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How Reliable Is Social Media Data?

Social media has proven itself as a major source of valuable data for companies. Every post or comment made by users reflects a certain impression of what they normally do, like, or think about. From specific individual behavior to a more collective one, one can find some regularity that can be used to generate consumer intelligence worthy of a company’s attention.

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What is Kodi?

Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium

Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media.

It is a multi-platform home-theater PC (HTPC) application. Kodi is highly customizable: a variety of skins can change its appearance, and various plug-ins allow users to access streaming media content via online services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video, Crackle, Pandora Internet Radio, Rhapsody, Spotify, and YouTube. The later versions also have a personal video-recorder (PVR) graphical front end for receiving live television with electronic program guide (EPG) and high-definition digital video recorder (DVR) support.

The software was created as an independently developed homebrew media player application named Xbox Media Center (abbreviated as XBMC) for the first-generation Xbox game console, and was later made available under the name XBMC as a native application for Android, Linux, BSD, macOS, iOS/tvOS, and Microsoft Windows-based operating systems.

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What is a AppScooter?

A AppScooter is an electric scooter

The AppScooter is an electric scooter developed by Bolt Mobility, a startup from Delft. The boys behind Bolt Mobility describe it as the ' Tesla of the Scooter world '. The AppScooter is designed to a large extent by Bolt Mobility and with a range of 150 kilometers with 1 load, it not only leaves the normal gasoline driven scooters as well as the electric scooters far behind. The name AppScooter comes through the extensive collaboration with a smartphone, 4g module (with unlimited data), built-in software and also: it is a scooter that gets better as it gets hold. With a lot of investment money the first round of the scooters is already sold and you can now register on the 2nd round. The whole concept and design is conceived from the ground up, so it is not a normal scooter that is simply made smart and electric. The scooter itself has a touchscreen with large buttons where you can see information about the scooter as well as apps on your smartphone.

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Kanban board

What is Kanban?

Kanban is a software development method

Kanban focuses on releasing software early and often and is designed to help teams work together more effectively. People working with Kanban often use a board where all the work is visualised by cards. Each card contains one task that has to be done. Kanban is based on 3 basic principles:

  • Visualize what you do today: seeing all the tasks in context of each other is very informative
  • Limit the amount of work in progress: this helps teams to not commit to too much work at once
  • Enhance the flow: when something is finished, the next highest thing from the backlog will be picked up to do next

Kanban promotes continuous collaboration in the team and supports active and ongoing learning and improving by creating the best possible workflow for the team.

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Wordpress

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free CMS

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL

WordPress is installed on a web server that is either part of an Internet hosting service or a network host in its own right. The first case may be a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case could be a computer running the software package WordPress.org. A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2016. WordPress is reportedly the easiest and most popular website management or blogging system in use on the Web, supporting more than 60 million websites.

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. WordPress is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license from the Free Software Foundation.

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What is Github?

GitHub is web-based version control software

Github manages changes to a project without overwriting any part of that project. So if you and a coworker are both updating pages on the same website – Github will make sure that you don’t overwrite each others work. You and your coworker can each upload your revisions to the same page, and Github will save two copies. Later, you can merge your changes together without losing any work.

GitHub is the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in the world. The trademark mascot of GitHub is Octocat, an anthropomorphized cat with cephalopod limbs.

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What is a (chat) bot?

A (chat) bot is a robot

A bot or chatbot is software designed to perform tasks for you by means of chat. A bot simulates a conversation-it seems like you’re chatting with a person, but meanwhile the bot collects the information needed to perform the task for you. For example, a bot can reserve a table for you in a restaurant, order a pizza for you or book a plane ticket. Read More

What does 360 video mean?

A 360 video is a rotating video

A 360 video (or actually: 360 degree video) is a video that is recorded with a camera that films around. When you look at a 360 degree video you can turn around and see another part of the video. It gives a completely different picture than the classic experience that you can only view from one side. These cameras used to be very expensive and the stitching of the images took a long time. With the current techniques, the 360 cameras become more affordab Read More

What does HTPC mean?

HTPC means Home Theatre Personal Computer

An HTPC is a computer equipped to play video footage and audio. An HTPC is usually used in a home-like atmosphere for displaying movies, it is a home cinema. You can tinker with a HTPC yourself, but you can also buy them ready for you. It is often a small and quiet device that has enough power to play movies. An HTPC offers a flexible system that can play more than just movies: with the right software and settings it can serve as a server, or download movies. Many HTPC systems use the free XBMC software.