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Modern Language Wars: A Look at PHP, Python and Ruby on Rails

The world of programming has a wide variety of languages, as different from one another as English and Greek. Sites such as Google and YouTube were built in Python, which dates back to 1991, while Twitter and Hulu were built on Ruby’s rails (1995) and Wikipedia and Facebook were constructed in PHP (also introduced in…

POSTED IN Offbeat, Popular ON 13 Feb 2012

Are Tablets Taking Over?

It’s hard to go to any tech event these days without seeing dozens of people swiping a finger across a tablet screen, playing Angry Birds in glorious HD or live-tweeting on what’s basically a really large smartphone (minus the phone). But are tablets really taking over? Will they replace the laptop as the mobile computer…

POSTED IN Mobile, Popular ON 22 Jan 2012

How Social Media Technology Is Shaping Our Lives

Sometimes we forget that there’s a whole lot of technology behind our favorite social media sites. Sometimes it’s a platform, sometimes it’s an app, sometimes it’s software. But looking at the biggest events in social in 2011, it became clear that social media, and the technology that powers it, has an amazing ability to help…

POSTED IN News, Popular ON 13 Jan 2012

A Techrospective Look Back at 2011

2011 was an exciting year for tech geeks. The tablet came of age, Siri came to life and Spotify finally came to the U.S. The year also saw an end to Gowalla, Michael Arrington’s departure from TechCrunch and the loss of Steve Jobs, Dennis Ritchie and John McCarthy. Udemy put together this terrific interactive timeline…

POSTED IN News, Popular ON 4 Jan 2012

Apps to Save Your Sanity During the Holidays

The last few days before Christmas can be among the most insane of the year. Just try going near a mall today. I dare you. And Saturday? Did you know that the Saturday before Christmas long ago overtook the day after Thanksgiving as the busiest shopping day of the year?  When that day is also…

POSTED IN Offbeat, Popular ON 22 Dec 2011

The Rise of the Digital Wallet

We’ve all heard the credit card advertisement where the customer is asked, “What’s in your wallet?” With the rise of mobile and online payments, it’s more of a question of “What’s on your smartphone?” The rise of Jack Dorsey’s Square and other mobile payment apps – plus mobile apps from eBay and many retailers, where…

POSTED IN Mobile, Popular ON 10 Dec 2011