Get SSD for a solid performance boost!

When buying a new computer, we look at a few specs such as the processor, memory, storage and sometimes graphics. However, many of us fail to realize that what is actually slowing down our computer is the good old Hard Drive. Let’s take a look at one solution for this.

Last week, I purchased a new laptop. After discussions with a good friend, I was convinced that the best way to increase performance is to get an SSD. Continue reading

Arduino: a revamped tiny Sketch

Couple of days ago I wrote a post about how I got started with an Arduino UNO and wrote my first Sketch (a Sketch is an App written using Arduino IDE and and uploaded to the board via Serial). Click here to read it.

The Starter Kit had an LED attached to a a very small PCB with four pins. Picking it up I realized it was an RGB LED with three resistors printed on it. Neat!

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RGB LED board

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Arduino: a tiny Sketch

A friend of mine gifted me an Arduino UNO starter kit a while ago. I didn’t have the time and motivation back then to dabble in it.

Fast forwarding to this day, I watched Massimo Banzi’s TED Talk in the morning, one of the guys who helped invent the Arduino. It was inspiring.

So, what is it anyway? Arduino is a credit-card sized micro-controlled board that can be be used for a whole lot of purposes,  so much that one could dedicate his life on researching the everyday potential of it.

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Arduino UNO

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Materialize your site!

I ended my last post saying how awesome the Material Design is, which was revealed along with Android Lollipop a year ago. After writing a few apps on Android Studio I wondered how amazing it would be if we can have this beautiful typography, subtle transitions and animations in more places than just droids…

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Materializecss.com homepage

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Android Development – Why and How

Needless to say, Android has become the leader of the mobile platform market. Starting with smartphones and tablets and moving onto TV, wearables and vehicles, Android never seems to stop.

My message here is that there is never a better time to hop into Android Development, in case you are programmer or hoping to be one.

I am not here to undermine other mobile OSes. iOS, WP and BB are great too, but I have always been an android fan and the market too points in its favor.

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