Employees in the Bay Area have a lot to smile about, according to a report from career website Glassdoor. San Jose tops the list of cities with the most satisfied employees for the second year in a row, followed by San Francisco in the number two spot. It’s not surprising, said Glassdoor community expert Scott Dobroski, because the tech sector reigns in this region.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with it comes some HUGE traffic and travel headaches. Using historical data and trends, Google has shared some details of the worst travel times and days. According to the research Wednesday is the worst Thanksgiving traffic day for most cities, with Saturday the worst day to return.
If you’ve followed me over the years then you likely know that I really luv mobile photography… yet no, I refuse to call any of my work or myself a photographer, iphoneographer, AndroidOgrapher etc… heck, we’re all photographers in my mind!
But, there’s some great way to enhance your photo taking skills and the tricks are quite simple. Check out this very cool video with some simple tricks that will WOW yourself and your fiends… happy snapping!
Some WAY cool technology here just in time for the holidays – the Burg smartwatch/smartphone! Priced atonly $199, the “Dick Tracy”-like BURG 12 smartwatchfunctions as a standalone phone, with the ability to make and receive calls and texts without connecting to a smartphone. It offers all the basic functions of a smartphone – phone calls, text, music, video, camera, calendar, contact lists, voice recording, etc… Available from WalMart, The BURG 12 functions as a standalone phone utilizing any GSM SIM card. BURG includes a SIM card with $25 prepaid talk and text.
It offers all the basic functions of a smartphone – phone calls, text, music, video, camera, calendar, contact lists, voice recording, etc
Found this little nugget via Twitter (@ChrisLeSueur) and courtesy of Jeff Shaner @jeffshaner and the ArcGIS mobile team… yep, Explorer for ArcGIS on Android, coming soon! According to details of the release on the ArcGIS blog… “Explorer for ArcGIS on Android is a native app and has a look and feel that will be familiar to Android users. Like our other Explorer for ArcGIS apps on iOS and Mac OS X this app was created for everyone, it is intuitive and easy to use…no special training is required to us the app.” See more on the Esri blog
From Smart Growth America… In 2012, pedestrians accounted for nearly 15 percent of all traffic deaths, up 6 percent from 2011 and representing a five-year high. More than half of all pedestrian fatalities occur on arterials, and over 60 percent of these tragedies occur on roads with speed limits of 40 mph or higher. These roads were not planned or designed for more than speeding traffic – Dangerous by Design 2014spotlights the issue of pedestrian safety and the factors that make walking dangerous—and identifies the tools and practices available to put an end to the decades-long neglect of pedestrian safety.
This week at the annual Trimble Dimensions conference in Vegas, the company officially released the latest update to SketchUp, the awesome 3D modeling environment. the following are just 10 of the new features and functionality awaiting users:
64-bit Support: In addition to continued support for 32-bit systems, SketchUp Pro 2015 is available in a 64-bit version for Windows and Mac.
IFC Import: In addition to export, SketchUp Pro users can now share models between Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools and apply industry standard types that stay with the model as it travels with SketchUp 2015’s new IFC file import.
Ruby API and Extension Warehouse Enhancements: A variety of improvements to SketchUp’s Ruby API
Faster Core: Models render faster with core modeling performance improvements
Professional Drafting: Using SketchUp’s LayOut 2D drawing and documentation tool, users can manage drawings more easily and display more data from their information models
Modeling Tools: With the addition of a 3-point Arc tool, users can now draw arced edges four different ways.
Expanded 3D Warehouse
SketchUp Pro 2015 also supports 3D CAD and BIM services
download starts with a 30-day trial of Pro features
Socrata (www.socrata.com) has announced the launch of the Socrata 2014 Open Data Benchmark Reportdesigned to measure and report public-sector use of open data in the United States. The report reveals that an increasing number of public-sector organizations have embraced open data as a way to boost visibility into government decision-making and performance.
“This benchmark study clearly and dramatically confirms what we’ve been seeing during the past few years – open data adoption and usage is exploding in governments all over the world,” says Kevin Merritt, Founder and CEO of Socrata. “Open data has gone mainstream. It’s a viral movement that’s now unstoppable. And, as the lifeblood of connected global networks, it’s improving the lives of people on just about every continent.”
A tragic and sudden end to the Antares Rocket for NASA today as the launch went sideways, so to speak, and the rocket exploded shortly after launch.
This from the CBC… The 14-storey rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp (@OrbitalSciences), bolted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. ET carrying a Cygnus cargo ship for the International Space Station. It exploded seconds later. It “suffered a catastrophic anomaly” shortly after lift off, according to a NASA statement.
Tuesday’s planned flight was to be the third of eight under the company’s $1.9 billion US contract with NASA. Outfitted with a new, more powerful upper-stage engine, the Antares rocket launched on Tuesday carried a Cygnus spacecraft packed with more than 2,200 kilograms of supplies, science experiments and equipment, a 15 per cent increase over previous missions.
This comes via Nokia Conversations blog… When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since then, we have naturally been making the change from Nokia to Microsoft in our websites, packaging and other consumer touch points.
Looking for a new, or additional smartphone? Did you know that BlackBerry devices, many unlocked, can be bought directly from BlackBerry online?
A quick look at the BB online shop reveals a number of smartphones for sale including the Bold 9900, Passport, Porsche and a number of unlocked BlackBerry devices including the Q10, Q5, Z30 and the BB Z10 is for sale, unlocked at just $299
You Tweet But Are You Aware of your Twitter Analytics? Here’s How — Ok you tweet, but do you have any idea how well your tweeting is doing? Indeed using twitter is subjective and it really is tough to say to anyone that they are doing it right or wrong. However, there are analytics and tools at your disposal that can qualify your tweeting and show you quite clearly what’s working and what isn’t.
Using Twitter’s analytics capabilities you can easily connect your account and deep dive into pretty detailed analytics and reports. Brows your twitter activity by date range and quickly view tweets along with data showing impressions and engagement activity including: likes, replies, retweets, favorites, and link clicks.