Will Deepfakes Destabilize Democracy?

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For the last couple years, I have periodically heard the term “deepfake videos”, but prior to completing the research for this post, I didn’t know much about them. In fact, my knowledge of deepfake videos was limited to a few key facts that I’d heard repeated on the news and the internet: the average person can’t tell the difference between a real video and a deepfake video, anyone with a computer can make one, they will soon be everywhere, and they will definitely destabilize democracy. 

Discovering Nginx: A Developer’s Guide to Maximizing Your Web Server Potential

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Nginx is something that most software developers have used at some point in their careers. However, there is a difference between working with Nginx and really understanding it. Nginx offers many advanced features that most people are not aware of and, therefore, not utilizing.

In this post, I’ll go over some of the unique features that Nginx offers and how they can help you take your web application to the next level. 

Examining How Brain Computer Interfaces Will Shape the Future

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We are not strangers to the unprecedented ways that new technological devices can reshape society. In the last decade, we have witnessed how things like smart phones and social media have dramatically altered how we, as humans, interact.

One of the major technological advances that will likely continue to shape our human interactions is brain computer interface (BCI) technology. In this post, I am going to delve into the history of the BCI and look at some of the current developments happening in the realm of BCI technology.

Textiles and Tech Styles – How Textiles Influence High Tech

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It may seem strange to bring up textiles when discussing computer programming. However, my interest in the correlation between the two was piqued last week when my friend sent me a question currently circulating on the internet: Is it possible to knit DOOM? Thinking about this question led me to consider the immense influence that the textile industry has had on computer science and modern technology. 

Defining Talent in UX Design

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There have been countless books written on talent, we know talent when we see it, and we can sense talent in people around us. While most of us have a fundamental understanding of what the word “talent” means, most of us would have a hard time clearly defining it.

Optimizing User Flow Test Automation with QA IDs

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User flow testing, also known as workflow testing, analyzes how an application is performing from the standpoint of the user. In this post, I am going to talk about some of the challenges with automating these types of tests and how we’ve addressed these challenges on several recent projects. 

Understanding PDF Generation with Headless Chrome

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Headless browsers are currently gaining popularity as an efficient way to test web applications because they do not affect the user interface. In this post, I am going to discuss the benefits of Headless Chrome and two approaches for using Headless Chrome to automatically create PDF reports. 

The Uncertain Future of Moore’s Law

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In 1965, Gordon Moore, CEO and co-founder of Intel, made a prediction that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit (the main component on a computer chip) would double every two years for at least the next decade. This prediction, known today as Moore’s Law, has continued to be fulfilled since 1965. While it is known as Moore’s Law, Gordon Moore’s prediction is not truly a law; rather, it is a trend that chipmakers around the world have been encouraged to match via technological advancements, research, and development.