Mazhar Ahmed

12 Added | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 26 Following | 4 Followers | @mazhar266 | Co-Founder and Director of Research, Design and Development at ST Solutions International LLC

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

Product Design

Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB

Apple has acquired FoundationDB, a company that specializes in speedy, durable NoSQL databases, TechCrunch has learned.<p>A notice on the FoundationDB site notes that it’s no longer offering downloads of its database software. Financial terms of the deal were not available. CEO David Rosenthal was …

Databases

SQRL Secure Quick Reliable Login

The SQRL system (pronounced “squirrel”) revolutionizes<br>web site login and authentication. It eliminates many<br>problems inherent in traditional login …

Information Systems

Google acquires Flutter to bring Kinect-like features to computers

Flutter, which builds gesture-recognition technology for desktop computers, has been acquired by Google. The year-old startup builds software allowing users to control their computers by making gestures in front of their webcams, initially describing itself as "Kinect for OS X." Its early efforts …

HTML5 Flash Player (Shumway ) landed

Today Shumway landed in the Firefox codebase. Shumway is a way to support playing Flash (<p>SWFfiles) without the Adobe Flash Player.<p>The Adobe Flash …

NerdyData: a source code search engine

<b>By Caleb Garling</b><p>Developers David Bielik and Steven Sonnes were tasked with finding certain widgets embedded in websites around the vast expanse of the Internet — a digital needle in the haystack.<p>Much of the Internet is governed by the concept of search but when it comes to the scaffolding behind …

How to Monitor your Website’s Uptime with Google Docs

Do you have a website or a blog? Would you like to receive instant alerts as soon as your site goes down or becomes inaccessible to users? Would you …

Apps

MongoDB and MySQL are pretty similar in many regards — they even share similar weaknesses.

Translations<p>A Japanese translation of this article is available here.<p>Yesterday evening I tweeted: “MongoDB seems to be as bad for NoSQL as MySQL is …

Nexus 5 to be first smartphone with MEMS camera: fastest on a phone, Lytro like functionality

We have already seen from the leaked logs that the Nexus 5 will have an 8-megapixel camera, and some will be quick to utter a collective meh. Don’t …

No excuses! You can build great mobile games using HTML5

Earlier this year Spil Games asked us to create a new mobile HTML5 version of their classic Mahjong-inspired game, Dream Pet Link. If you know anything about HTML5 game development you’re probably aware that there’s some controversy over whether it is now, or ever will be, a viable platform for …