Smart technologies

January 30th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Smart technologies are getting more and more involved in our lives. Starting from smart phones, to smart cars, smart TV even smart toothbrush! If there was only a product that could make Smart people that would be great and it would probably sell more than all these other smart products together. Unfortunately there is not. Smart is short for Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation.

Popular Smart products:

1. Smart phone. Definitely first on the list. It has a lot of features and that is why it is the most popular smart product

2. Smart TV. It is sometimes referred to as connected TV or hybrid TV. It describes a trend of integration of the Internet and Web 2.0 features into television sets and set-top boxes, as well as the technological convergence between computers and television sets and set-top boxes.

3. Smart car. The design concept for smart cars began in the late 1980s. After a period of backing by Volkswagen, the first model was finally launched by in October 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original design, called the Fortwo, now in its second generation and available as an electric version.

4. Smart bike. Have you ever wondered how smart a bike could be? The smart bike is also known as e-bike. You can charge it and travel 100 kilometers with one battery charge! There is a holder for your smart phone as well, so if you have a map on your phone to follow, you can put it there and it makes it easier.

Samsung Electronics

January 15th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsungbrand, and is the largest South Korean business conglomerate.

Samsung has a powerful influence on South Korea’s economic development, politics, media and culture, and has been a major driving force behind the “Miracle of the Han River. Its affiliate companies produce around a fifth of South Korea’s total exports. Samsung’s revenue was equal to 17% of South Korea’s $1,082 billion GDP.

They sponsor the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, the English Premier League club Chelsea and also F.C. Swindon Town and Leyton Orient.

Samsung operating many sports clubs, football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings, baseball club Samsung Lions, basketball club Seoul Samsung Thunders, volleyball club Daejon Samsung Fire Bluefangs and etc.

Samsung Electronics Co. is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group and has been the world’s largest information technology company by revenues since 2009spent an estimated $14-billion (U.S.) – more than Iceland’s GDP – on advertising, promotion, and marketing in 2013.

At 5.4 percent of annual revenue, this is a larger proportion than the world’s other top-20 companies by sales (Apple Inc. spent 0.6 percent and General Motors spent 3.5 percent. Samsung became the world’s biggest advertiser in 2012, spending $4.3-billion, compared to Apple which spent $1-billion. Samsung’s global brand value of $39.6-billion is less than half that of Apple.

In recent years, the company has diversified into consumer electronics.It is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones fueled by the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy line of devices. The company is also a major vendor of tablet computers, particularly its Android powered Samsung Galaxy Tab collection, and is generally regarded as pioneering the phablet market through the Samsung Galaxy Note family of devices.

Phone applications

January 12th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Phone applications are very popular nowadays and that’s why many people making them and trying to learn as much as possible about making better applications.
There are two ways to get a phone application:
1. Pre-installed during manufacturing
2. Downloaded from various mobile software distribution platform
3. Delivered as web applications using server-side or client-side processing to provide an “application-like” experience within a Web browser.

Here are some of the most popular phone applications:
1. Facebook application
2. RunKeeper
3. Dropbox. Plenty of apps exist for transferring content between your computer and your device, but Dropbox is free and easier to use than most of its contemporaries. Dump files you want to sync in a folder on your computer and Dropbox for your device will enable you to access them, download them for offline viewing, and, in many cases, view them.
4. Skype
5. TonePad. Virtual pianos and guitars are all very well, but purely digital musical toys are more suited to Apple handhelds. TonePad is the best of them, using a grid-based interface that enables you to turn notes on and off and compose pleasing and harmonious loops; your creations can be edited, saved and uploaded to share with other users.
6. Twitter
7. Ebay
8. Google Earth
9. XE Currency allows you configure a list of currencies, and it shows current conversion rates.

PC programs that you must have

January 11th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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You bought a PC or you already have one but you don’t know which programs to install to make your PC better? In this article I will talk about FREE useful programs

1. Google Chrome. The best web browser out there at the moment. Mozilla Firefox is alternative.

2. AVG free antivirus program. You don’t want to surf the internet without protection. This is very important.

3. Picasa offers a near-comprehensive photo-management solution that’s a joy to use.

4. Gimp probably the best free image editor.

5. Paint used to be a program that keeps the kids busy and creative at the same time.

6. Audacity best free program to record audio, edit audio and create as-well.

7. Open office.

8. CC cleaner allows you to clean through files that are difficult to find and access manually.

9. Skype allows free internet calls and cheap online calls!

10. Adobe Acrobat Reader is an application that solves the problem for reading files in PDF format.

11. BS player is a very powerful video and audio player for your PC. It can also be set to download subtitles automatically on your preferred language.

12. Team Viewer is the most used tool in the world to connect to a friend’s computer and help him with anything.

If you need another free useful program you can also search on google and you can easily find what you need.

Nikon or Canon

January 7th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Those who are working as professional photographers know a lot about cameras, camcorders, photocopiers and a lot of other items. But most of the people can’t make difference between these two and if you ask someone about them, you will get an answer that both of them are brands and that all the products they sell are high-quality. After all, those who are not working as professionals don’t really a good and expensive camera. So if you don’t plan on making money making photos around, then don’t buy any expensive camera, unless you have a lot of money and can afford it.

Canon has 4 times bigger revenue than Nikon, and more than eight times more employees as-well.

There are more Canon users world-wide and Canon is more popular than Nikon. But the truth is both Canon and Nikon cameras are all good according to camera experts. Nikon cameras are, however, believed to be bear better lens compatibility than their Canon counterparts; they work with most lenses.

Both Nikon and Canon have different prices for their products. Some product are cheaper, some not.  So there is no right answer about which one is better. Both have proved their quality on the market and that is why they are the most famous in their industry making huge profits every year.

So, if you plan on buying a camera on example, you won’t make a mistake as long as you buy Canon or Nikon one.

Apple iPhone vs. Samsung Galaxy

January 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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One of the most interesting technology fights in the technology world nowadays. Samsung has been very aggressive company and seems like it has a goal to bring iPhone to its knees by all the commercials that are making in the last few months. Anyway, if you buy any of them, you will not regret, that’s for sure. But there is still big difference between them.

Why iPhone is better than Galaxy:

1. Better applications selection. If you have an iPhone, then you are guaranteed to get the best new mobile applications first.

2. Better video and music selection. The main reason for this is iTunes which allows iPhone to have access to the best selection of music, movies and TV shows for renting or owning.

3. Free technical support from Apple! Yes, this is a big advantage for iPhone owners. If your Galaxy breaks down there is nobody you could call.

Why Galaxy is better than iPhone:

1. Longer talk-time. Talk-time on IPhone is 8 hours, talk-time on Galaxy is over 14 hours.

2. Better screen resolution. Galaxy has 1920×1080 compared to iPhone’s 1136×640.

3. Galaxy has infrared and iPhone does not have.

4. Better camera software. Galaxy has 13 megapixels camera compared to iPhone’s 8.

5. Galaxy users can expand the Galaxy’s storage.

But as I said, no matter which one you will choose, you won’t regret buying it !

How to save money and buy the right PC for you

December 29th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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The right PC for you is the one that meets the lowest requirements for the purpose you need it for. So, before you buy one, ask yourself “What am I going to use it for?” Great! Now you know what the right PC is for you!   Most of the people are buying the best that they can afford. There is no need to do that! You do not have to buy the most expensive one if you are going to use it for writing documents or if you are buying one for your kids.

So, when you are buying one, get the cheapest one that will get the job done.

Next thing which is as important as the previous is to not rush when buying PC.  If you saw an advertisement or you heard of a good PC that you like, don’t buy it right away, just don’t! Before you do that, you need to check its price in all the stores that sell the same one and make sure that you are buying it as cheap as possible. This actually applies to everything you buy, not only PC.

Now after you made sure you got the right PC and you are paying as less as possible, you can buy it and also save some money!

Driverless car

December 12th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Driverless or also known as autonomous cars are an autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the human transportation capabilities of a traditional car. As an autonomous vehicle, it is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Robotic cars exist mainly as prototypes and demonstration systems. Currently, the only self-driving vehicles that are commercially available are open-air shuttles for pedestrian zones that operate at 12.5 miles per hour (20.1 km/h)

If you ask some older people about this, you can get two types of answer. Some of them will be very skeptical and say that this will never happen in real life. But others will give the traditional answer that everything is possible and in the future there will be even more amazing things that will happen.

Many people have read in newspapers about this and I am sure everyone will agree that it is a great thing but, is it going to happen or not? Well according to some websites, Volvo expects vehicles that can be autonomous at up to 31 miles (50 km) per hour, with expected use in heavy traffic this year! By 2018, Google expects to release their autonomous car technology and by 2020, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Nissan and BMW all expect to sell autonomous cars.

Everything sounds great, all we have to do is wait and hope that one day we will have our own autonomous car.

Car applications for smart phones

December 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Who would’ve thought that there will be applications that will make you better driver? Well the phone applications are having bigger and bigger influence in our lives and there are all kinds of applications. Here is a list of applications related about your car. Some of them are free, some of them are not.

  1. Gas Buddy — Free(Available for: iOS, Android and Blackberry)
    Why to pay more for money for gas when you don’t have to? This application is comparing local gas prices in an easy-to-use format and in different grades, including diesel.

    1. Repair Pal — Free(Available for: iOS and Android)

Since auto mechanics don’t have the best reputation for trustworthiness, repair pal is helping you to calculate the amount of money you need to pay for your repair. Select your car and the

type of repair needed and it’ll spit out what you might expect to pay in your area.

  1. Witness Driving – $0.99(Available for: iOS and Android)

Dash cams are a great way to protect yourself from insurance fraudsters, bad drivers and even an undeserved ticket. Rather than shell out $50-$300 for a dedicated dash cam, you can simply convert your smartphone for only $0.99. Besides the looping record function, Witness Driving also logs time, date, speed, location and acceleration.

  1. Honk — $0.99 (Available for: iOS)

With this application, you can mark where you parked with a GPS pin. It can also track how much time you have left on the meter, alerting you when your time is about up.

The 3D printing

November 26th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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3D printing is also known as Additive manufacturing and it means making a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model.

Many people were focused on this but up until 1980s there was no 3D technology. In the next 30 years, until 2010, the printers became widely available. This shows how fast 3D printers and the technology in general is developing. The oldest-known way of printing was woodblock printing which was 1800 years ago. Until 1900s, there was one innovation related to printing every 50-100 years. Since 1900 until today, there are over 10 different new ways including 3D printing, Digital press, Laser printing etc. The first 3D printing was created by Chuck Hull in 1984. Today, 30 years later there are many kinds of 3D printers such compact 3D printer, desktop 3D printer, experimental 3D printer and many others. There are companies that are focused on improving them, there are companies focused on selling them and it is easy to buy one. The cheapest one you can buy is around 250$ but also there are very expensive ones that can cost up to 25.000$.

You can easily find companies that will sell you one if you make a simple Google search. Also you can visit Amazon and make a search there as-well. The 3D technology is used for prototyping and disturbed manufacturing with applications in architecture, construction, automotive, military, even fashion, footwear, jewelry and many other fields.

 

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