Welcome back to another edition of Tech Roundup Tuesday. Every week, we try to highlight tech information to know (even outside of the traditional IT sphere). We also point out great learning resources, gadgets, etc.
Stories of the Week
- A 900 Mile Long Pneumatic tube, AKA the HyperLoop: This might just be the geeky side of me but the HyperLoop is crazy cool! Yes, I know it would probably take 10 years to build and be well over the 6 billion dollar projected cost. But it is a train traveling at 700 MPH! Maybe this is just my generational urge but I want something cool. My parents had space, at least give me a giant bank suction tube.
- Is Windows RT really dead? If you haven’t played with Windows RT, give it a try – it really is a well designed tablet OS. It certainly puts iOS to shame. Rumor has it that Nokia (baby Microsoft) will reveal a LTE Windows RT tablet under Version. Maybe this means that a future Surface Pro will have LTE as well?
- Software Leadership: What poker taught me about work: A great article that takes the tech work we do every day and mixes in some great poker lessons!
Knowledge to Know
I am a big fan of RSS! Few methods allow me to read and keep up with quality content. In the past, I’ve used Outlook’s RSS features to sync my work (tech) RSS feeds. At home, I used to use Google Reader.
With the death of Google Reader (RIP), Feedly became my at home RSS reader. It allows me to sync across multiple device type (Windows and Android). It has a very clean interface made for reading.
After having Outlook’s RSS features freak out on me this week, I took the plunge and migrated all of my feeds to Feedly. Because Feedly supports filtering and folders, I have a clear distinction between Tech feeds and personal feeds. If you are looking for an RSS reader (or a replacement reader), give them a try.
Last week, JT left a great comment on our Tracking User Logins: The Manual Hack post. At the end of the article, we asked for alternative methods of tracking user logins. Here is JT’s suggestion:
Great suggestion JT – keep them coming!
That brings us to the end of this week’s Tech Tuesday Roundup. If you have suggestions, stories, or tips for next week, just leave me a comment below!