Previously a copywriter and editor for TechWell, SQE, and StickyMinds.com, Noel Wurst has written for numerous blogs, websites, newspapers, and magazines. Noel has presented educational conference sessions for those looking to become better writers. In his spare time, he can be found spending time with his wife and two sons—and tending to the food on his Big Green Egg. Noel eagerly looks forward to technology's future, while refusing to let go of the relics of the past.
Estimation at the start of a software development project doesn't have to be done blindly; nor does it have to involve making empty promises. By incorporating agile—or even an estimation center of excellence—both customers and developers can have a much clearer view of the road ahead.
Google's done it again. Another day, another new life-changing project announcement. But expect the news of this one to stick around a little longer, and expect the critics to be a little quieter—or even completely nonexistent. What is Google aiming for, and why should we all be on its side?
Now that we're running dozens of apps around the clock, our mobile device batteries are often in need of a charge. Remote charging spots are popping up left and right, but so are the risks of those hotspots being used by hackers. The USB Condom is poised to be a solid solution.
News of the recent collapse of a welfare reform project in the UK has agile in its crosshairs and does little else but blame the philosophy for the project's failure. But a recently released retrospective-like report shows that perhaps the expectations of agile were unrealistic, to say the least.
Bone conduction audio transmissions have been around for a long time, but a new creation from Disney definitely has people turning heads—to find out who stuck a finger in their ear, and why they can hear a recorded message being broadcast directly into their brain. Don't worry, we're confused, too.
Can creativity be built with high priced space-age office designs or would time and money be better spent encouraging employees to be creative in whatever methods best suit them? Eye-catching office spaces aren't always an option, but the good news is they're not as necessary as they are popular.
Created to try to answer the question—Can machines think?—the "Turing test" has never been passed. With the progress and accomplishments made in computers and software, some people feel we're getting closer to reaching that milestone.