Month: June 2020

Become a professional photographer with this giant 20-course training bundle

TLDR: The Pro Photography and Photoshop 20 Course Bundle is a perfect launching pad for young photographers to understand their equipment, software, and the true art of picture taking.

In the wake of the smartphone revolution, virtually every person on the planet has access to photography technology and tools that masters of the camera would have killed for even a decade ago. Of course, just because you have the built-in power of an Android or iPhone camera array backing you up doesn’t mean you’re one of those camera masters. If you want to go from being a semi-skilled enthusiast to

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How to use color-matched parentheses in RStudio

Hi. I’m Sharon Machlis at IDG Communications, here with a very quick Episode 49 of Do More With R: Color matched parentheses in RStudio.

No matter how good you are at formatting and indenting your code, if you’ve got a long and complex task, you can start losing track of which brackets and braces belong to what. Now, what we probably ought to do is refactor the code – break it up into smaller pieces and functions. But for those of us who don’t always do that . . . well, color-matching parentheses and brackets have been an RStudio requested

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Will the Lordstown electric truck beat the Tesla and Rivian to market?

In the developing electric truck market there seem to be five key players emerging: the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Hummer EV, Nikola Badger, and the all-electric Ford F150. But a sixth just burst onto the scene, and its ambitious plans could see it being the first to market.

Lordstown, the electric car startup that was only founded last year, unveiled its debut vehicle, called the Endurance, yesterday. What’s more, the company is planning to deliver it early next year, which is one heck of a timeline. It’s expected to start at around $52,500, putting it in a similar price bracket

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Why data and processing should live in the cloud, not on devices

I’m a big fan of IEEE’s coverage of the emerging cloud computing space. The technical depth of the articles won’t tempt the average IT reader to subscribe, but I like their focus on new innovations, followed by the detailed solutions that prove the innovations—sometimes too much detail. 

I recently came across this article titled “Energy-Efficient Decision Making for Mobile Cloud Offloading.” It triggered a mental note that mobile computing devices have lived with clouds for more than 10 years. We have yet to put a stake in the ground or a best practice around the tiering of mobile device processing

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Amazon Honeycode lets non-developers build apps

With Amazon Honeycode, introduced June 24, 2020, Amazon Web Services is offering a managed AWS service that allows non-technical users to build mobile and web apps without writing any code. 

Now in beta, Honeycode uses a spreadsheet model, allowing users to leverage what they know about spreadsheets and formulas. The goal is to enable quick development of custom apps without having to wait for the IT department or developers to find the time to do so. Instead, non-programmers such as business analysts, finance managers, and technical program managers can build these apps via a visual interface.

Honeycode handles the creation

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This training will help you build video game characters that leap off the screen

TLDR: The training in The Hardcore Game Development and Animation Bundle can help emerging game creators build stellar character and gorgeous in-game experiences.

It’s one of the globe’s longest simmering conflicts. Year after year, the tensions peak and ebb, with both sides occasionally firing volleys before retreating back to their respective bunkers.

But after several seasons of comparatively low-key gamesmanship, that calm is inches from once again exploding into one of the rivalry’s fiercest clashes ever. As a fabled Jedi master would say, reignited, the console wars have.

With game announcements already launching fast and furious, the late year

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