Annotated React Examples

November 27, 2017 | 1 Comments

Author: Muriel Gonzalez, Front-End Developer Looking for some React to play with? I have commented a handful of examples taken from React’s documentation. These examples cover the very basics of React: JSX, props, component level state, and life cycle. Setup I’ve embedded a JSFiddle below for you to try out the examples and see them […]
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Ancient Technology

October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Cooper Crowell, Business Analyst New Old Stuff Most of us use digital technology every day and don’t know the history of it. Tech history isn’t exactly riveting, so I understand that. There are no great naval battles for the development of the microprocessor, and nobody deposed an emperor to bring us OLED technology. But […]
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Trying to Keep Up…

June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Gary Willmann, Studio Designer So here I am, 52 years old, a veteran of the old days, i.e., the predigital world… I grew up in a cellphone-free world; our signal to be home was sunset after being gone all day without any communication whatsoever from anyone other than the one or two best buds […]
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Digital Spring Cleaning

April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Brenda Talavera, Digital Project Manager Spring…ahhh, that time of year when the birds are singing, the trees are blooming and we feel the need to start cleaning up our accumulated clutter. It’s a time when we finally look around and decide what needs to be tossed and what we can’t live without. Just like […]
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The Future of Wearable Technology

April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Jason Mallott, Front-End Developer Look around today, and you’ll see a continuous parade of wearable technology. Devices like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and VR headsets are everywhere. These devices offer a wide range of functionality, from checking your health to keeping in constant communication at the touch of a button. With all the innovations […]
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Debugging Vagrant Hosted PHP through Sublime

March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Seth McLean, Back-End Developer It’s no secret – I’m a fan of Sublime Text. It’s my tool of choice for development. It’s lightweight, fast, good at managing projects, and has a host of utilities that make coding and general text manipulation a breeze. Its user interface is clean and uncluttered. Of course, primarily being […]
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Bluetooth 5 Is Finally Here

January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Joseph Perkins, Quality Control Analyst First, we need some backstory on what Bluetooth is. In essence, Bluetooth is a form of wireless technology that allows devices to connect to each other. This form of wireless connection isn’t the same as the normal Wi-Fi that devices use to connect to the Internet. The wireless connection […]
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Qualia and Strong AI

November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: James Michals, Multimedia Developer Consciousness. What is it? Does it require a body to exist, a metabolism, neurons and synapses? Truly, consciousness is the only thing we can be sure of. Everything else is an inference. We are talking about the inner experience; is the red I see the red you see? The process […]
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E-Health: Tracking Your Health With Technology

November 7, 2016 | 4 Comments

Author: Meredith Ford, Digital Studio Designer Do you strive to become the healthiest version of yourself? With everything around us becoming “smarter,” you have more and more chances to track your health on the most minute level. When the e-fitness revolution started, you had to log everything yourself. With new innovations in technology, it has […]
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In the Dash of an Eye

October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Shayna Fung, Digital Project Manager The concept behind the Amazon Dash Button is to help people get one step closer to living in a world where everything is connected and where users’ needs and wants can be met without the use of a computer. The Amazon Dash Button allows shoppers to order their favorite […]
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How Businesses Can Utilize Slack to Create a Community of Brand-Loyal Customers

August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Collin Smith, Digital Project Management Intern It is a goal of every business to connect with its consumers, be it in person, on social media or some other digital tool. After reading an article from Buffer Social on how and why businesses should create a Slack community, I knew that with the right approach […]
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The Genius of

August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kari Berdelle, Digital Project Manager Last month was monumental for Instagram. It surpassed 500 million monthly users and gained more than 100 million users in the past nine months alone. And there is no social media platform as essential to a fashion blogger as Instagram. It’s perfect for sharing the classic “outfit of the […]
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Teach Your Kids to Fix Your Wi-Fi Router in the Future

August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Roberto Gutierrez, Multimedia Developer A few years back, we, as a civilization, put clocks on our phones so that we don’t have to look at our watches, and with the development of the Apple Watch, we put phones on our watches so that we don’t have to look at our phones anymore. What I’m […]
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My Travel Tool Kit

July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly O’Neill, Project Manager If all goes according to plan, I’ll be on a Greek island when this article is published. Yay, me! And as carefree and breezy as that sounds, I don’t travel anymore without the help of some very essential travel tools. I got the travel bug early in life. And while […]
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WordPress Is About to Catch Up to the Rest of the Web

July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Grotton, Front-End Developer Since its introduction as a branch of trendsetting blogging software b2/cafelog, WordPress has evolved to become much more than just a tool for fledgling writers to easily get their thoughts and opinions onto the web browsers of the world. As any diehard WordPress developer will tell you, the platform has […]
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Technology in the 2016 Rio Olympics

June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Brenda Talavera, Project Manager The 2016 Rio Olympics are just around the corner and for us sports-crazed fans, it will be a great time to get our geek on! The times have changed since we had to stay up all night waiting for our favorite sport to come on network TV. In addition to […]
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Bots Are Back

May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Eloy Tavera, Quality Control Analyst Chatbots are nothing new; they have been around since the time of AOL’s Instant Messenger (AIM). But modern chatbots can be interfaced with verbally rather than through text like their predecessors. Siri is an example of a bot that got people used to asking their phones questions in natural […]
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Internet of Things

May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Steven Morvay, Digital Developer In the digital world, “things” come and go. But the “Internet of Things” is here to stay. The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects – devices, vehicles, buildings and other items – embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and […]
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Digital Marketing and E-Commerce

April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Drake Williams, Motion Graphics Even though digital marketing and e-commerce are on the rise, some businesses are still finding it difficult to convert website visits into actual sales. There are several things a brand can do to help this, but understanding mobile commerce and how it works is one large step toward perfecting your […]
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Website High Availability and Power Grid Reliability

March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Peter Stettner, Project Manager An Ignored Co-Dependence of Our Internet Website hosting availability (high availability) is communicated as a percentage of uptime and defined by how many “nines” are in the percentage. One big factor that is not figured into this equation is the reliability of the country’s power grid to feed power to […]
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NPM as a Build Tool

March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Muriel Gonzalez, Front-End Developer Some Background “For many years, JavaScript had a single widely accepted module format, which is to say there was none. Everything was a global variable, petulantly hanging off the window object. This invited risky propositions, too sweet to ignore, and some of us began monkey-patching built-in objects. Chaos prevailed. We […]
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Texting Your Customers Can Send the Wrong Signal

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Ryan Bates, Studio Designer According to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, 73% of U.S. adults text and 83% of U.S. adults are mobile phone owners. So it’s understandable that in this day and age, a large segment of that population prefers to be reached by text message […]
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The Force Is Strong With This One

January 26, 2016 | 1 Comments

Author: Alan Morkovsky, Project Manager In mid-November 2015, Google let its geek flag fly as it asked users to “Awaken the Force Within” with their Google Star Wars Experience tool. With the tool, users can transform familiar Google apps with a fresh coat of Imperial or Rebel paint. Along with the “Jakku Spy” Google Cardboard […]
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January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: David Lacy, Business Analyst We’ve all been there. Browsing our favorite site on the Internet, when a seizure-inducing, flashing ad pops up on the screen. Most of us simply close the offending ad and continue on our way. Others will exit out of the page completely. And then there are those who are so […]
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All Access(ibility) Pass

December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Shawn Ewert, Business Analyst If you are reading this article right now, chances are somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 to 1 that you are reading it without the use of any kind of assistive technologies. That’s great, but what about the other 15% of Internet users? How does their Internet experience differ, and […]
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