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Breathing New Life Into a 10-Year Old Video Game

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October 18, 2017

At Incursus, we really dig video games. Not just from a recreational standpoint, but from a design and development standpoint as well. As you may be aware, we also encourage our employees to get involved in various community and/or open-source development projects. One of those projects was an attempt to revamp an almost 10-year old video game with new graphics and mechanics. Read on!


How Do 3D Printers Work?

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October 9, 2017

In recent years, a new technology that promises to bring about great economic changes at both the producer and consumer level has been gaining ground while making headlines in the process. 3D printing, a process for making three-dimensional objects using instructions from digital computer files, has the potential to revolutionize the way parts and products are made. Following is a basic introduction to this intriguing process and the different technologies that make it possible.


Tech Trends Worth Noticing (That Are Not AI, VR or Bitcoin)

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September 12, 2017

Much hype surrounds AI, virtual reality and blockchain technology, but there are other developing technologies deserving of attention too. Examples include civic tech, gene editing, personalized technology and advancements in energy.


A Stroll Around the Block (Chain)

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September 1, 2017

Like so many things in technology, blockchain's promise is largely unrealized. But its potential would seem to be unlimited. Is it really positioned to become Web 3.0? Lots of really smart people think so.


8 Trends Taking Over Design in 2017

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August 28, 2017

While staying original, digital designers and business owners should also be aware of current trends. The following digital design concepts are showing up over a wide range of design projects in 2017.


Does Your App Have to Follow Other States' Laws?

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August 13, 2017

As e-commerce expands, more states are trying to regulate online purchases, web subscriptions and even free downloads. Because apps can instantly go global, this creates huge headaches for developers who now need to be aware of laws in places they've never been.


The Internet of Things And Your Privacy

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August 13, 2017

While exact numbers are unknown, estimates are that by 2020, more than 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be sending your information and that of other consumers to manufacturers of those devices. There are many great features offered by IoT technology, but the price for this convenience is the loss of privacy.


Implementing Redis as a Caching Backend for Drupal 8

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July 26, 2016

Drupal 8 is packed with features designed to optimize performance (e.g. BigPipe). However, for busier sites, it may be desirable, or even necessary, to get a little bit more horsepower. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use a "caching backend", such as Redis, a very popular and reliable NoSQL platform. In this article, we'll explore just how simple it is to install and configure Redis as a caching backend for Drupal 8 on a Linux host.


Extending Twig in Drupal 8 to Add Your Own Filters

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July 16, 2016

One of the best changes implemented in Drupal 8 was the implementation of the Twig templating engine. Packed with features, it is light years beyond doing it the old way with native PHP template files (a la Drupal 7 and earlier). However, you may come across the need to "extend" it to add your own capabilities. In this article, we'll explore just how simple it is to add your own content filters to the template engine.