All Things IoT

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard about IoT. But, do you know what exactly IoT is? In the simplest terms, IoT or Internet of Things refers to the network of connected devices that are capable of collecting and sharing data across the network. Over the past few years, IoT has grown in popularity and it’s believed that about 33 billion devices will be connected to IoT by 2020. But, we are not going to talk about why IoT is important or why it has grown in popularity. Rather, the focus of this article is IoT applications. So, let’s dive into a few applications of IoT by industry. Internet of Things Home Innovation Imagine a world where people’s homes could listen to them, talk to them and make decisions. In fact, this is already happening. Connected devices inside homes allow you to control your appliances like…

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How to Protect Your Business’s Computer Network

Your business needs a computer that is connected to a network, or in other words, the internet. Think, for a moment, about all of the benefits that you would obtain from doing this. You would be able to communicate with your clients, customers, and prospective employees daily. Not to mention, it allows you to have a presence on the world wide web, improving your credibility as a company. So, you decided to set up a computer network, but have you thought about what you need to do to protect it? To safeguard yourself against cybersecurity attacks and to keep your connection secure, you must adhere to the following steps. Monitor by installing a firewall A firewall is a software that people use to protect their private network security. It is precisely for this reason that it should be one of the first steps people take to safeguard their networks, which…

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Scale up Big Data mining with Hadoop machine learning tools

Each human or organization doing various activities are constantly generating massive amounts of data. In real life when you visit supermarkets, doctors, institutions, log into a bank account, visit webpages, spend time in social networks, buy online – you leave a footprint of data. The data of your past carries lots of interesting information about your human habits, interests, behavior patterns. If we scale up to organizations, where every process and decision play a significant role in business success, data becomes a valuable asset. Collected and properly mined historical data may help to make critical decisions for the future, optimize the structure and even see the trends where the business is heading. Hadoop machine learning tools Big Data is everywhere and, so storing analyzing it becomes a challenge. No human can handle and effectively analyze vast amounts of data. This is where machine learning and distributed storage comes in handy.…

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Must-Have Tech for Aspiring Music Producers

Music producers are often as talented as the artists they work with. They’re great at building and maintaining relationships; this might be through coaching and supporting the artists to ensure they are focused and motivated and can produce their best performances. Sometimes they need to be a diplomat as they try to keep both artist and record label happy when their creative visions conflict.  If you’re an aspiring music producer wanting to turn your dream into a reality, you need to make sure you’ve got the right technology.  Building a home recording studio doesn’t need to cost the earth; in fact, it’s often best to start with the essential items and expand/upgrade it up over time. Here’s the list of everything you’ll need to get started.

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6 Important Camera Accessories Every Photographer Should Own

There is always one debate among photographers that photography isn’t about the gear, but it is about the person behind the camera. That’s true, but let’s face it: there are some camera accessories that you should have to aid your skills. Here we have listed down a few accessories that you should buy if you own a DSLR. #1 Tripod The relation between a camera and a tripod is inseparable. Tripods can help you in capturing photos where you require the help of another person. Moreover, they are also used in sports photography, astrophotography, and time-lapse videos as well as capturing long exposures. With a tripod, you will be able to achieve excellent stability and get correctly focused photos by avoiding the camera blur. #2 Extra Battery Imagine you are in long event photography and suddenly your camera shuts down. It is frustrating to stop taking photos in the middle…

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ABCD method for screening skin cancer

To improve diagnostic accuracy, the  ABCD rule of lesion screening is widely used which is based on asymmetry (A), border (B), color (C), and differential structure (D) measuring. •         A total dermatoscopic value (TDV) results from the calculation TDV = A·1,3 + B·0,1 + C·0,5 + D·0,5 •         This score contributes to the differentiation between benign and malignant lesions:                                            1,00  –  4,75 – benign skin lesion                                            4,75  –  5,45 – suspicious                                            More than 5,45 – melanoma Asymmetry A – Asymmetry of Shape, Structure, and Color. The skin lesion is divided into four regions, and there is symmetry inspected across x or y-axis. If asymmetry is only by one axis, it gives 1 point and if on both axes there are 2 points calculated. So for shape, structure, and color, there can be 6 points maximum.

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What exactly is a Laboratory Information Management System?

Simply put, a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is software which allows the effective management of test results, samples (and their associated data) to improve lab productivity. By adopting the use of a LIMS, your lab can integrate instruments, automate workflows, and manage samples and associated information. Plus, as well as producing reliable results more quickly, you can also track data from sequencing runs over time (and across experiments) to improve efficiency. This kind of software helps standardize tests, workflows, and procedures. At the same time, it allows the provision of accurate controls (such as test limits) of the process itself. You can also integrate instruments into the LIMS to automate the collection of test data. This eliminates the need to manually transfer results between the instrument and the LIMS, eliminating typographical errors. Entering numbers by hand typically results in a 1-3% error rate, and forces all results to be manually…

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