Three technology breakthrough products in 2013

June 30th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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The year 2013 is done but it brought lots of technology innovations that will help us in the next years. Innovations led by education and knowledge make our lives easier. Here are some breakthrough products that marked the previous year:

1. Pebble watch. Pebble smartwatch introduced many people to the benefits of wearable technology. The Pebble’s e-paper display links to a smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing users to control their music, view text messages or tweets, and screen calls. And thanks to a software development kit, programmers can create apps to run on the watch. With just a twist of the wrist, a user gets a quick and stealthy peek at the wider world. Well also you have to pay around $150 as-well.

2. Seiki 50-Inch 4K TV. I am sure most of you have never heard of Seiki. Well it is a television company that offers a 4K TV for $1300! Major electronics manufacturers were planning to introduce similar-size ultra-HD (3840×2160) sets at prices around $5000 but Seiki beat them with no-frills TV that has no Internet connectivity and no 3D , just super –HD at a good price.

3. Thalmic Labs MYO. It turns human motion into digital control. However, the MYO is not confined to a room or a desktop. The bracelet uses a variety of motion-tracking sensors to measure the position and orientation of a user’s arm in space. It senses the electrical activity of muscles that corresponds to finger movements, allowing for complex gesture controls such as pinch, point and grasp.

USB 3.0 vs. USB 2.0

June 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Everyone is familiar with USB (Universal Serial Bus) and the benefits from it.

USB 3.0, the latest version of USB (Universal Serial Bus), provides better speed and more efficient power management than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices; however, data transfer speeds are limited to USB 2.0 levels when these devices inter-operate.

USB 3.0 is capable of transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps (gigabits per second); that’s a little over 10 times faster than USB 2.0’s 480Mbps (1,000Mbps equals 1Gbps). In practice, it won’t always be this much faster — mileage may vary depending on hardware configuration — but it will always be much faster than USB 2.0

USB 3.0 is more expensive than USB 2.0. Of course this is expected, but if you need it for something simple, then there is no need to spend more money and buy the USB 3.0

The standard-B connectors are smaller in size for USB 2.0but it takes extra space in USB 3.0 for more wires.

USB 3.0 also consumes 400 mA power than USB 2.0 which is also expected since it is capable of transfer speeds 10 times faster.

No matter which USB device, both of them are easy to install and easy to use. But as I said before, if you need it for a small project, then use the USB 2.0 since it’s cheaper and it consumes less power.

Lamborghini

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars. It is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary brand division Audi. I believe everybody have heard about this brand and many people dream about having a Lamborghini. Unfortunately they are very expensive and not many people can afford owning one.

Ferruccio Lamborghini founded this company in 1963 with the objective of producing a refined grand touring car to compete with offerings from established marques such as Ferrari. It grew rapidly during the first decade but sales plunged in the wake of the worldwide financial downturn and the oil crises. The ownership changed three times after 1973 and it includes bankruptcy in 1978.

Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. controls Volkswagen group Italia S.p.A., MML S.p.A, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., Italdesign Guidaro S.p.A.

Through its history it envisioned and presented variety of concept cars. Beginning in 1963 with 350GTV – the very first Lamborghini prototype. It had many famous muddles such as 1974 Bravo, 1980 Athon and many others.

The ost important markets in 2004 for Lamborghini’s sports cars are the United States with 41% of the total sales. Next is Germany with 13%, then Great Britain with 9% and Japan with 8%. Prior to the launch of the Gallardo in 2003, Lamborghini produced approximately 400 vehicles per year; in 2011 Lamborghini produced 1,711 vehicles.

The Nike Fuel Band

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Nike made a new gadget that tracks all the exertion and motivates you to get more active by turning your workout and everyday activities into a game with a reward called NikeFuel.

NikeFuel is a wristband that records data collected by an accelerometer. It also tracks calories expended, steps taken and the time of day as well as your NikeFuel score and presents it on a LED display. Your scored depends on an algorithm that assigns points to various movements which means the more active you are, the more NikeFuel you earn! The activities are measured the same way or everyone regardless of how many calories are burned. Unlike calories which vary depending on the gender and weight, NikeFuel holds a common score for each type of activity. Algorithms for some movements are not 100% accurate but it should not affect this gadget’s overall effectiveness. So if you want to lose weight or maintain weight, this might be the right gadget you need. It will motivate you and will help you solve your weight problem and also, it is not very expensive!

The band is water resistant so you are all set if you want to see how many calories you bur in the shower, but Nike recommends to take it off before you go in a pool, hot tub or a sauna.

Awesome Porsche

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Porsche Automobil Holding SE orshort as Porsche is a German holding with investments in automotive industry. This company is headquartered in Zuffenhausen which is a city district in Stuttgart and is owned by the Piech and Porsche families. It was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche.

One of the first assignments this company received was from the government to design a car for the people that is a “Volkswagen”. This resulted in one of the most successful car designs of all time – Volkswagen Beetle. During World War II Volkswagen production turned to the military version of Volkswagen Beetle. Porsche produced several designs for heavy tanks but they lost to Henschel & Son in both contracts which led to the Tiger I and Tiger II. After the war, in 1945, Ferdinand lost his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen and instead of him, Ivan Hrist was put in charge of the factory. He was a British Army Major. The relationship between Porsche and Volkswagen was always close and on 5th July 2012, Volkswagen AG announced a deal with Porsche resulting in Volkswagen’s full ownership n 1st August the same year. Volkswagen AG paid Porsche shareholders 5.61 bilion for the remaining 50.1% it did not own. This deal was classified as restructuring and not as take over which is not allowed.

Their logo was based on the coat of arms of the Free People’s state of Wurttemberg of Weimar Germany, which had Stuttgart as capital city.

 

Top places to visit in Asia

March 28th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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A lot of traveler addicts have been fascinated by some places in Asia. There are a lot of beautiful places that will leave you speechless.  If you want to visit a place in Asia but you don’t know which one would to visit, here is a list that hopefully will help you choose the right one for you.

  1. Bali, Indonesia. Often praised as one of the world’s best islands. This province of Indonesia has become a haven for tourists on Asian vacations.
  2. Sri Lanka. It is also called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” because of its natural beauty. This island-country contains tropical forests, diverse landscapes and lush wildlife. The beaches are justifiably famous, with shorelines dotted with charming beach houses and groves of fragrant bamboo, and plenty of places for quiet relaxation.
  3. Chiang Mail, Thailand. Also called the “Rose of the North” is known for its incredible landscapes and welcoming hospitality.
  4. The Great Wall of China. I believe everyone has heard of it and there is no need for additional explanation.
  5. The Taj Mahal. Also known as “the Taj” is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  6. Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. According to Fortune magazine and CNN Abu Dhabi was the richest city in the world in 2007.

Hiking Necessities

March 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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I love being outdoors but as much as I want to indulge in activities like hiking and camping, my busy schedule does not give me a lot of time to do so. But whenever I do have time, I try to enjoy these activities to the fullest. Hiking is something that I enjoy because it has many health benefits such as improved cardio-respiratory and muscular fitness, increased bone density or a slower loss of density, reduced depression, better quality of sleep, and weight control among others. Furthermore, I get to enjoy the beauty of nature.

There are plenty of places around the world where you can do this activity but hiking in Australia remains to be on top of my list. It has some grand walking trails like Heysen Trail, Victoria’s Wilsons Promontory, Bibbulmun Track, and Larapinta Trail across the Northern Territory’s West MacDonnell Ranges where you can do day walks, short scenic sections or pace end-to-end on trips that take weeks or months to finish.

Naturally you will need to wear the right clothes and shoes and have appropriate gear on your hiking trip. The essentials however, do not need to be expensive to be trail-worthy. But it would be great if they are functional, comfortable, and fashionable. Wear synthetic T-shirts, shorts, wool sweater, waterproof / wind-proof rain / wind jackets, hiking or rain pants, and hiking specific socks. As for footwear, hiking boots are the way to go. Your backpack needs to be big enough to carry your food, water, extra clothes and other necessities (map and compass, firestarter and matches, multi-tool or knife, first aid kit, flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries, sunscreen and sunglasses) comfortably.

Nowadays, we see a lot of online stores selling sportswear and outdoor clothing at affordable prices. One of them is The Clymb which offers discounts of up to 70% off retail on the best hiking gear by the most premium brands. Here you will find men and women’s apparel, hiking shoes, packs, poles, and a lot more from brands like Adidas, Timberland, Teko, Keen, Hanwag, Merrell Footwear, Columbia, Ecco etc. I happen to be interested in the Men’s Terrex Fast X Mid GTX from Adidas which is great for quick hikes. Some of its features are TRAXION outsole built with Continental Rubber for extraordinary grip on slick surfaces, FORMOTION in the heel which enhances control, and protective synthetic-and-mesh upper lined in waterproof breathable GORE-TEX.

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.

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