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Understanding the Difference between NoSQL and SQL

<b>Hadoop is not a type of database, but rather a software ecosystem that allows for massively parallel computing. It is an enabler of certain types</b> …

Six Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Industry 4.0 Data

The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 for short is changing the way the industrial sector looks at data and analytics. Many industrial businesses feel overwhelmed by this data, a recent survey reveals, with many finding that “they cannot use them in an integrated manner or access them …

LED bulbs could foster an urban farming revolution

<i>Video screen capture</i> <i>YouTube</i><p>A major factor contributing to global climate change is the emissions from transporting food from where it's grown to far …

What Are the Best Inexpensive Lightweight Hiking Boots?

<i>A:</i><p><i>Summer Buyer's Guide</i> tester Billy Brown currently has an office, a closet, and a garage overflowing with next year's light hikers. The founder of Trek Tech blog and his testers have run about 120 boots through the ringer over the past year. In other words, he knows this category about as well as …

Germany, Off the Beaten Path

Germany is full of beautiful cities, such as Berlin, with its cosmopolitan flair and bustling art scene; Leipzig with its architectural diversity and inspiring revolutionary spirit; and Frankfurt, otherwise known as Mainhattan, for its incredible museums and breathtaking parks.<p>Crossing the Helbeing …

Intel Mashery: How To Manage An API

APIs are big news in IT circles, but what are they? Everybody talks about them in the modern sphere of software application development, but there seems to have been a lot of initial assumption that we all know what they are. Tell me you haven’t heard “Hey! We’re launching a new API!” — great, what …

Nasa researches Star Trek warp drive for future space travel

Nasa scientists are developing a Star Trek-style “warp drive” that may eventually allow spacecraft to travel to the stars faster the speed of light.<p>Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.<p>These so called “warp bubbles” …