Change is imminent in all aspects of life thanks to technology.
No matter what avenue of life you’re in, the developments of technology have somehow had an impact on your life in one way or another. Some are minor (the ability to call transportation with the touch of a button) and some are major (the fact that your cell phone is now a computer).
Of course, one of the biggest advances in technology come in an avenue that we’re all affected in; the medical field. These have had a positive impact on the world we live in. Access to information on certain diseases and cures can be found with some savvy search engine research. The devices physicians and nurses have access to have helped improved overall health over the past decade or so.
However, they’ve also brought some negative effects, most notably the cost.
“Health care spending in the U.S. continues to rise. It’s now over $3.5 trillion...
The Escape Game is quickly becoming America’s favorite real-life, puzzle-solving experience, with a variety of platforms for thrill-seekers to choose from.
The popularity of the escape room phenomenon has been exploding over the past couple of years now. In 2014, there were only 22 escape rooms in America. Now, that number has eclipsed to over 2,000, including three Escape Game locations in the Nashville area. Escape Game seems to have laid claim as the most popular escape room company across the United States
Even with three, the sites all get a heavy barrage of visitors looking to test their wits and nerves as they try to work together to complete the objective assigned to them. To combat the large crowds, the Escape Game at Opry Mills have installed kiosks outside their location, helping cement that they might not be just the most popular escape room company, but also the most...
Are you ready for some fantasy football? It’s that time of year again, and we have done the research to point you in the right direction so that you can snag that trophy and win your fantasy football league! Below you will find the best apps and podcasts to help guide your decisions throughout the season to keep your team on top.
ESPN Fantasy Football
This is the most crucial app to download to your smartphone. Not only because of its ability to provide you with a live feed of all the games, but also it sends alerts with player injury updates, so you know who to play and who to sit on the bench each week. Another fun feature is the smack talking that you can accomplish in its discussion boards and messaging capability. This app is free for Android and iOS, so you can’t go wrong there.
NFL Fantasy Football
Obviously, this app warrants a free download to your Android or iOS because...
What is an API?
An API is short for an Application Programming Interface, and it is a great “shortcut” for developers and coders to utilize when building an app or a website. Simply put, an API provides developers with various operations they can use instead of building a new operation from scratch. This provides consistency across the app and saves the developer a ton of time since they do not need to get into all of the nuts and bolts of the code. API’s help developers by not making them have to reinvent the wheel over and over again for basic needs of various apps and websites. For example, if you wanted your app to have the capability of taking a picture or video, the coder would not have to create a new camera interface for your app. Instead, the coder simply uses the API that is already available and integrates it into your app.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Third-Party API’s...
With the ending of June and the beginning of July, you begin to see the red and white tents popping up all over the place with hundreds of fireworks to purchase. However, for the big, jaw-dropping Fourth of July fireworks display in Nashville, they do not rely on the typical backyard hand-lit explosives to receive the crowd’s “ooooo’s” and “ahhh’s.” Instead, technology is a driving force behind the amazing firework displays that we get to enjoy on the Fourth of July and other special events.
Fireworks are now equipped with microchips that are activated remotely and pre-programmed by the pyrotechnician to shoot off and explode at a specific time in the night sky. This is one of the ways technology has enhanced firework displays that are synchronized to music for our viewing pleasure. Another microchip in fireworks is known as a Pixelburst Shells. These microchips transform the...
We were thrilled to work with Time Miner to launch their app that is revolutionizing the way professionals bill their clients for their time used with a smartphone to talk and to text. Before this app, professional would have to go through the time-consuming process of billing by making notes with pencil and paper, scrolling through phone records, and recalling phone conversations and text messages by memory to keep up with billable time. Sean Martin and Pierce Schubert had a vision to create an app that is not only easy to use, but also functional for the users. We were honored to work with them to achieve their goal. It is no surprise to us at DevDigital that they were honored at the ABA Techshow in Chicago and voted as one of the top three legal technology startups!
Time Miner launches first of...
Last month, the social media giant, Facebook, notified 87 million of its users that their personal data had been breached. These users personal information was accessed by Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm. Their plan of attack was through the use of a third-party quiz app to gain personal information about Facebook users in an effort to build psychological profiles to target voters with political ads. Facebook is now responding to this unfortunate breach in security by providing their users with the information that the third-party apps are using and how to delete them.
To prevent this catastrophic leak of personal data from happening again, the European Union is putting forth a piece of legislation that could have a big impact on some of the biggest technology firms, Google and Facebook. This piece of legislation titled the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was approved...
On March 14, 2018, the world lost Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our time. Hawking explained the universe to the masses and pioneered many discoveries concerning quantum gravity, general relativity, and cosmology. Although Stephen Hawking spent half of a century in a wheelchair due to ALS, he continued to research and share his discoveries with the world with the help of assistive technology. With assistive technology, Hawking could lead a more independent life that allowed him to continue to share his remarkable ideas with the world.
In 1985, Stephen Hawking lost his ability to speak, but this did not slow down his desire to communicate his ideas to the world. He began communicating by raising his eyebrows to certain letters on a card to spell out words. This process of selecting letters to form words was eventually developed into a computer-based communication. ...
Change is coming fast and furious within the online learning industry. From cloud-based software adoption to video, tablets, and massive online courses, new eLearning innovations have been hard to keep up with.
Consider the following:
The Learning Management Systems (LMS) market will grow from $5.22 billion to $15.72 billion by 2021. This makes sense as more and more companies make the switch to tech learning solutions. (Source: MarketsandMarkets)
Online-only learners are projected to make up almost 25% of all students by 2020. (Source: LearningHouse)
4.6 million college students are taking at least one of their courses online. And this number is expected to grow as universities expand and take on larger student populations. (Source: CertifyMe)
And 3.4 million college students take all of their courses online. (Source:LearningHouse)
DevDigital is proud to say that as a...
Cryptocurrencies have continued to gain popularity over the past couple of years. Some popular cryptocurrencies that you may have heard about in the media are BitCoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Zcash and Ripple to name a few. Needless to say, there are new cryptocurrencies emerging everyday. While the emergence of this new form of currency is exciting, the thing that is really grabbing people’s attention is the technology that makes cryptocurrencies possible: Blockchain.
To understand the basics of Blockchain, consider the following analogy. William Mougayer explains in his book, The Business Blockchain, that Blockchain is similar to a Google doc. In a Google doc, two users can work on a document simultaneously as opposed to working on a Microsoft Word document. Changes are continuously updated for everyone to view in a Google doc without the hassle of opening the doc, editing, and sending...