These days, many devices are “converging”. There is nothing new about it. Everyone will tell you that in a few years time, you will be able to buy a mobile phone that is also an FM radio, digital camera, PDA, MP3 player, universal remote control, USB drive, clock, have untold wireless connectivity protocols, and computer (with web browser, email & other general computer abilities).
Many experts would hesitate to include the “computer” in the above list. They mention many technical difficulties, such as: screen resolution, keyboard, pointing device (mouse), processor speed, heat dissipation & battery life.
I argue that Similar arguments can be made about laptop/notebook PCs. Take a look at many offices today, & you will see many laptops being used as a normal desktop computer. People will connect external mice, keyboards & monitors & then you hardly notice you are using a laptop.
Now, you are also seeing … Read More
There are innovative coaching techniques based on new insights into the nature of human conditioning that are extraordinary in helping to understand what keeps people stuck and more importantly, how to help them get unstuck. Human conditioning includes far more than limiting beliefs. It involves powerful feeling-level interpretations about ourselves and life. These feeling level decisions occur when we are very young, well before we can put words to them. The Core Dynamics model and its insights about human conditioning are important to coaching because it is these feeling-level decisions that cause us to live inside of limitations without even being aware it. These feeling-level decisions are at the basis of the inner conflicts that keep us stuck.
As an example, most people don’t consistently trust and act on their intuition. Why? When we are young, we often have experiences of doing something that comes from an inner, intuitive, creative … Read More
No one can know the future. But can we predict the future gadgets? The answer is yes, of course our prediction will not be 100% accurate. We predict the future gadgets by paying attention to current trends. The trends will guide us to discover what devices will become part of our life.
The trends for the gadgets of the future are:
o Futuristic and bold design
o LCD with touchpad usage
o Usage of hi tech and hi speed chips
o Usage of green, eco technologies
The trend in technology is to create ever-smaller scales for first mechanical, then optical and most recently electronic devices. The miniaturization trend can be traced back to ancient times both as an abstract science and a physical practice, beginning with atomic theories of the nature of matter and the use of early microscopes and leading, centuries later, to the current sciences … Read More
If all the predictions of the twenty-first century were correct then by now we should be driving flying cars and we should be having robots do our household tasks. Predicting which gadgets and technological devices will change our lives is a task fraught with difficulty. The future predictions are not 100% accurate but they do guide us and help us discover what new gadgets will become the part of our daily lives in future.
Based on the trends of today that include instantaneous communications everywhere and mobile access to e-mails it can be predicted that the future will consist of even faster networks, increased performance of computer processing and storage. Lighter, portable and cheaper high definition screens will be available and the Smartphone will rival today’s desktop PC’s for power and storage. The trends for future gadgets are:
• Futuristic, innovative and bold design
• Touch screens
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Digital signage is new and experimental way to reach people when they are outside of their homes. Usually, this kind of advertisement consists of colorful banners, videos with or without audio and simple text messages that are displayed on electronic screens, displaying different advertisements at different times toward target audiences. Although Digital signage does initially cost more than the traditional television, radio, or old fashioned word of mouth advertising, it has been proven to have a greater return on the original investment. A firm could also choose to use more Dynamic digital signage which includes high definition resolution, 3D environments, and impressive audio tools to heighten the quality of ads. These signs are more effective because they are flashy and can grab people’s attention easily from across a crowded mall.
Many companies are now trying to develop digital signage software to keep up with the changing advertising world. The goal … Read More
Netflix just announced their new “Watch Now” feature allowing subscribers to view their movie rentals streamed to them over the internet. This was a direct response to Blockbuster’s Total Access program which allows their subscribers to return and get new movies from local Blockbuster stores, a feature Netflix could never compete with. Blockbuster’s franchise is simply too big. However, as the internet speeds up and more people are connecting their TV to their PC, streaming movies is becoming the future.
Streaming movies is a service also offered by companies like Apple and Amazon, so Netflix is certainly in the first to do this, but they are the first company to stream movies in conjunction with renting DVDs. Subscribers can watch an hours worth of video per dollar their subscription costs. So, the $17.99 plan will get you 18 hours of movie watching through Netflix.
So what’s the big deal about … Read More
Ethical Technology Advocates are going to be mankind ‘s go betweens with a wave of robots and artificial intelligence programs which will be helping to operate our complex and connected community by 2025.
Certainly one of their crucial tasks is to negotiate the delicate relationship of ours with the robots by setting up the ethical and moral regulations to which the devices – as well as the makers of theirs – operate simply exist.
The role of theirs is going to be essential in making sure that not one of the nightmares of ours about robot world domination by chance come true. As Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, claims,’ The many critical next step in our goal of AI would be to agree on an empathic and ethical framework for its design.’
This can be 1 of our most pressing concerns as the robot revolution unfolds, says roboticist as well … Read More
In increasing numbers, consumers shopping for a new television have the question of whether they should choose an LCD or plasma as their primary concern. Certainly, both plasma and LCD technologies offer excellent high definition viewing with respectable viewing angles and good color saturation and brightness. While plasma has the advantage in low light situations, LCD displays excel in rooms with brighter ambient light due to better protection against glare. The two television technologies also experience equivalent longevity making them dependable for many years. Both offer the same slim profile making them aesthetically appealing, modern, and unobtrusive within any living space.
However, plasma TV has lagged a bit with consumers in recent years despite its price advantage over LCD. This hesitancy on the part of consumers appears to be due to plasma’s early history of problems with burn in. This is unwarranted however, as the risk of burn in is … Read More
Rising energy prices, increased environmental awareness and desire for greater control on the power consumption are some of the factors that that have led to an urgent need for making our power grids technically advanced. Though, smart grid technology has been making headlines recently, few are familiar with the entire gamut of its benefits and its role in boosting the power sector.
What can a Smart Grid do?
Most of our existing power plants pump energy into the electricity grid but have no precise control over the flow or amount of electricity or over frequency fluctuations, something that is increasingly important with modern gadgets and power sensitive facilities like data centres. We also know how an electricity disruption can drastically affect banking, communications, corporate businesses and security. A smart grid with distributed set of sensors and switches and two-way interactive capacity can add resilience to the electric power system, minimize … Read More
In the midst of discussions and debates on the choice of an innovative television in the contemporary market environment, the question about the future of existing technologies arises. The days of CRT are over and the craze is for LCD or plasma technology. Both are sophisticated products which offer high definition television. Each of the above has many positive factors in the context of consumer satisfaction. Experts on the subject and experienced viewers make loud thinking on the respective advantages of both these modern television products.
At a time when plasma technology appears to have an edge over LCD, efforts are being taken to improve the features and performance level of the Liquid Crystal Display screens. The manufacturers are contemplating on the introduction of more sophisticated and consumer friendly products in the near future. It is imperative for them to offer more innovative products in order to survive in the … Read More