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The mathematics involved in 3D game programming

Writen by Diane Ware - May 03, 2018 in Programming
If you've played three dimensional (3D) games before, you have probably wondered - how do they do this? How do computer programmers create this amazing 3D-space illusion that shows up on the monitor? Two-dimensional space basically allows you to travel left or right, and up or down, and any diagonal variation away from such directions, all on a flat plane, similar to the older style Super Mario Brothers game. These directions and their points are normally given coordinates from x and y axes on the coordinate plane, similar to what...
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Android vs. iPhone

Writen by Diane Ware - March 23, 2018 in Phones
Curious about the differences and similarities between Android Phones and iPhones, and some of their pros and cons? Well, keep reading. We compiled a rather short blog article to address some of these comparisons.  Android and iPhone's iOS Operating Systems (OS) The Android OS was developed by Google. This OS was originally based on the Linux kernel and, according to the
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A website for your business - the benefits can be enormous!

Writen by Diane Ware - March 15, 2018 in Computers
If you own a business, and especially if you have had this business for a while, you will understand quite readily the importance of your customers - they are your business!  And coming in a close second is how to reach those important customers.  Gone are the days of relying on those big ol' Yellow Pages books. Most people nowadays, speaking for myself as well, when looking for a plumber or some other local goods and services, will just take out their phone or flip open their laptop, load a web browser, and search for sa...
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The highly anticipated 5G network and its resultant ruckus

Writen by Diane Ware - March 08, 2018 in Software
What is a 5G network?  Well, as you can probably assume right off the bat, since most mobile networks are either 3G or 4G, it will be a FASTER network.  And you would be right.  Here are some details.  First of all, 5G (5th generation wireless technology) networks, according to this 5G wikipedia article, encompass varying speeds, as quoted from the article: "Which technologies should be called "5G" is disputed. 
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SSD verses HDD, the pros and the cons.

Writen by Diane Ware - February 21, 2018 in Computers
SSD - Solid State Drives.  HDD - Hard Disk Drives.  If you haven't heard of the differences between these two types of computer storage drives, see the two tables below to give you a quick overview of the differences and pros and cons of both drives. To read more about these two drives, see the links at the bottom of this article or any of the various links in the tables.    ...
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Future smartphone cameras could detect hidden objects around corners

Writen by Diane Ware - February 05, 2018 in Phones
Cameras on phones that can pick up unseen images from around corners? Seriously? Yes, apparently, according to the results obtained from Ramesh Raskar's research team.  The key to this new technology is something called femto-photography. Femto-photography, as described in the Wikipedia link, is "a term used to describe a technique for recording the propa...
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Beware! A new Facebook malware hack is being sent to users via Facebook Messenger

Writen by Diane Ware - January 30, 2018 in Computers
Over the weekend, a Facebook friend of mine noticed an odd message (via Facebook Messenger) was sent to her from someone who normally only communicates by leaving comments on my friend's timeline, not by messages.  I also received the same message from this person (she is also a Facebook friend of mine), though I hadn't been on Facebook, never clicked on it, and just took a screen shot of this message today: 
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Information about 'Blue Alert'

Writen by Diane Ware - January 19, 2018 in Phones
Today several of us here at Ware Repair received emergency alerts on our phones.  These emergency alerts were actually Blue Alerts.  And what is a Blue Alert?  Well, it is similar to an Amber Alert, for missing children, and a Silver Alert, for missing elderly folks, usually those with some sort of dementia. The difference is a Blue Alert is to help police officers find perpetrators w...
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