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  • iD Tech's Game Development Insights From E3 2017

    Every year I look forward to E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. It’s a ton of fun watching the pre-show press conferences to see what cool video games are coming out; seeing interviews with developers and designers is inspiring, and then actually getting my hands on those games at the Expo in LA is immensely [...]

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  • Setting up Your own Minecraft Server

    How to Set Up Your Minecraft Server Minecraft has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Kids and adults everywhere are mining, crafting, and Minecrafting together in multiplayer worlds; players build social skills, improve their problem-solving abilities, and exercise their creativity when building together online. There are so many educational benefits of Minecraft it’s astounding. On [...]

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  • Exciting New Educational Tech from CES 2017

    The Consumer Electronic Show is the biggest tech convention in the world. Held in Las Vegas and occupying nearly 2.5 million square feet of convention space, CES is known for introducing things like the thinnest televisions, self-driving cars, and of course, educational tech. It welcomed nearly 180,000 attendees and more than 4,000 exhibitors, all experiencing [...]

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  • Randomizing your Flickr to vBulletin Feed

    Last time I discussed pulling your Flickr feed into a vBulletin installation (or really, any php-based CMS/website). That solution pulled the lastest photos up to some amount and displayed them. But what if you want to randomize them and not always display the pictures in the same order? We'll be pulling a large amount of [...]

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  • Integrating Flickr with vBulletin

    Our support forums here at iD Tech run on the popular internet forum software, vBulletin. Each year we constantly revamp the system with new upgrades, a new design, and new code plugins to make the process more specific to our business model and more accessible to our staff. In addition, we also have a public [...]

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  • Populating a Combo-box in PHP Dynamically from MySQL

    For this article, let's pretend you have the following database table. There are two columns (I'm separating the fields with commas for readability), Item and Price: Cheese Pizza, 1.00 Pepporoni Pizza, 1.50 Sausage Pizza, 1.50 Cheese Calzone, 1.50 Ham Calzone, 2.00 What if you want to populate a combo-box with your possible options? We can [...]

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