Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Covering much of the business side of the industry, Engadget is known for providing quality editorials and news on the companies responsible for smartphones, computers, tablets, gaming consoles, and internet-based services.
One of the most popular and comprehensive gaming websites in the world, Kotaku brings attention not only to the games themselves, but to those making them, the industry behind them, and the community who enjoy them.
Apple is a huge driving force in technology, and The Cult of Mac specialises in news about the company and reviews of its diverse line of products. Many Apple stories break here first before being picked up by other outlets.
Bloomberg is one of the most respected sources for news regarding business, economics and industry. The Tech Blog section of the site provides a deeper look into the business side of technology.
Rock Paper Shotgun (rockpapershotgun.com)
According to their tagline, Rock Paper Shotgun have been covering “PC Gaming Since 1873”, more than a century before the advent of PC gaming. The joke is indicative of the blog’s entertaining writing style, which isn’t light on information, but doesn’t take itself too seriously either.
CNET’s accessible writing style is supported with a strong international presence. Local teams are situated in the USA, UK, Australia, Asia, France, Germany, Japan and China, and while all report on global events in technology, each will dedicate space to more local news and products.
Keeping an eye on interesting, upcoming technology can be difficult, so Tech Radar focuses much of their time and energy on informing readers of what they should be looking forward to. Interviews and previews seem to be their specialty, and they pride themselves on reviewing gadgets “more thoroughly and carefully than anyone else.”
Under the same umbrella as Kotaku, Gizmodo applies many of the same values and style to technology. Its scope is broader than many, covering standard topics like gaming, computers, and smartphones, while also providing insight into science, cars and tech culture. Like Kotaku, it has a tendency to publish personal experiences based on the subject matter.
While it does branch out a little from its titular technology, PC information is PC Mag’s strong point. The whole site demonstrates an unparalleled level of expertise, and presents itself quite clearly, although readers will need to bring some prior knowledge with them. Their hardware reviews are particularly comprehensive, comparing similar devices and weighing up the suitability of each for different types of users. It should be the first port of call for anyone considering desktop or laptop rentals or purchases.
One of the world’s longest-running newspapers, The New York Times has a strong reputation for quality and thoughtful reporting, and those values carry across to its Technology pages. Expect a detailed analysis of the news surrounding technology companies.
Michael Irvingis a freelance writer and blogger, who scoured the net for tech blogs while looking into laptop rentals. PC Mag led him to the perfect device for his needs.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, February 11, 2013
When you purchase a smartphone, one thing you want to consider is how long it will last. In other words, how much money do you need to spend on a smartphone that will last you at least a couple of years? Then, ask yourself how much money you are actually willing to spend on your next smartphone, especially if you are planning on replacing it in a relatively short amount of time if you prefer to keep up with the latest technology or you plan on renewing your mobile phone contract and you want a new phone to go along with it.
Once you have figured out your budget and determined the type of smartphone you want, you can decide which smartphone will be best for you. Here are some of the best smartphones on the market that will give you the most value for your money. These worthwhile gadgets will get to work for you right away, and they will be sure to keep working two or more years from now as well.
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S III
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Comes with 2 Different Remote Controls
It actually comes with 2 remotes which might sound strange, but works rather well. The main remote control uses radio frequency rather than traditional infrared model and means that you can switch over to use a universal remote if you want to at any point in time. Customers who still want to have an IR main remote can call Samsung Customer Services and they will give you an infrared IR remote for free.
Full High Definition Television in Your Home
Like most HDTVs today, the Samsung UN46B8500 46-Inch 1080p HDTV is a Full HD TV. This means that the user can watch full HD (High Definition) movies, as well as using the screen as a computer monitor for games too with a total resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. Because this technology allows more pixels to be placed on a screen, the picture quality is much sharper compared to a HD Ready TV or one that uses a standard definition. The picture quality of this Samsung is quite simply superb. Using the concept of local dimming the unit is capable of producing a contrast ratio of 7,000,000:1 – which is truly exceptional in today’s TV market.
Sound Quality Like the Cinema
The sound quality is decent too as it uses SRS Tru-Surround HD, and is compatible with all the leading home theater accessories for the true movie or gaming experience. However, the 46-inch LED HDTV is not the best fit for all sizes of rooms. It may be ideal for a living room, but definitely not recommended installed in a small room or small bedroom. This is because the screen is too large.
Therefore, for this smaller size of rooms, it is recommended that you purchase the 32 inch version instead. The audio and visual quality remains the same but it has less impact on the wallet!
Web Functionality Could Be Better
One last thing to mention, for those that want full web functionality: The Samsung will support HDTV Medi@2.0 for Internet Access - However, some argue that the program takes too long to load. Compared to the HD TiVo, this HDTV has an advantage because it can play HD videos from YouTube, while TiVo does not have the capacity to do so.
Conclusion on This Best Buy Samsung HDTV
To conclude, I would say that the Samsung UN46B8500 46-Inch 1080p HDTV is worth buying as it is one of the best buy LED HDTV’s currently on the market. It offers a premium experience at a decent price. However, do not forget that most LED HDTVs are more expensive than their LCD counterparts. Unless you have the money, it might be worth opting for an LCD screen instead as these are far cheaper and more affordable.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
First of all it has to be stated that Google Wallet is a free feature. There is no doubt Google plans on monetizing this novelty. However, the plan is to use it as another advertising channel. When you use Google Wallet to pay for stuff, Google gets a clearer ideas on what your shopping preferences are. This way they can send you more tuned ad offers to make money with you.
Now, there are three things you have to do to operate Google Wallet. First of all, you need to own a NFC (near field communication) smartphone. Then you need to upload Google Wallet app onto your phone. Finally, you need to find stores, equipped with special NFC readers. A good thing is that this new Google app is compatible with MasterCard's PayPass system. So, if your nearby stores are equipped with that system, you may use your smartphone there to pay the bills.
Once you get registered with Google Wallet, you can register your credit or gift cards there. Then you can pay for things using discounts. The application is protected with a PIN. When you decide to use your smartphone as you wallet, you need to bring it close to the NFC reader, then you enter your PIN and get the transaction finished. Of course, presently the use of Google Wallet is somewhat limited. Just few stores are equipped with NFC readers this far. Still, you get over 150 thousand stores furnished with MasterCard's PayPass system. Plus, Google is working with some of the larger retail networks on getting them equipped with NFC readers, too.
Another valid benefit of using Google Wallet is that you can get discounts and coupons with one tap of your finger. Google sends your smartphone notifications with coupons or discounts in them. So, if you choose to shop through your smartphone and pick their offer, you atomically claim the coupon or discount. This makes mobile shopping experience more enjoyable and easy.
The big idea that stands behind Google Wallet is to make you forget about your physical wallet by turning your smartphone into your ultimate shopping solution. With time you would be able to use it for online mobile shopping as well as for offline one.
Presently, only few smartphones come with NFC chip in them. The rest of smartphone users have to download the applications from the web. However, it is very probable that in future more and more smartphones would be produced with the built in NFC option. There are good chances that in few years Google Wallet and other similar apps would win over the market and become very popular ways to close transactions.
So, as you may see, learning the ins and outs of Google Wallet today may keep you on the front line of technology. You stay tech savvy and benefit from various offers provided by free Google apps. Plus, you surely can find many great discounts and coupon offers from Google Wallet advertisers.
Sean Harris is tax and technology writer for serveral websites.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Throughout the Nortel Auction, a group teaming Microsoft Corp., Apple and Research in Motion Ltd. bought Nortel Networks Corp.’s patents for $4.5 billion out of bankruptcy last year. Google has lost the auction for those patents after making an initial offer of $900 million. This time, Google decided to join Apple in order to escape any further bidding loss after they had both created separate teams to try to get some of Kodak patents.
What lead those two companies to lineup when they could have fought over the patents as they have always done? What incentives did they both have to meet after a long history of business conflict? In order to obey bankruptcy terms, Kodak announced that she would be discharging 1,100 patents of digital imaging sort. Both, Apple and Google were interested in those patents since they represent a technology where they would both want to be successful. Apple and Google knew for sure that those patents will be sold for a very high price that is why they decided to team up to collect a high amount, higher than $500 million dollars, enough to win those patents.
However, spokesmen of all mentioned companies strictly refused to make any official statement. Similarly to every underground discussions, private negotiations or secret lineups, the representatives of these three companies refused to give any legitimate declaration or official statement about any of the news posted on Friday. When asked, Kodak’s spokesman didn’t want to reveal any information not even a small hint related to what’s going on behind the scenes and remained silent about all the declarations and leaks that have been broadcasted. The followers and the people interested in technology and business will have to stay focused on the news if they are willing to be the first to know what this teaming and bidding might produce.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Nano Technology (and other small things)
Today, thanks to nano technology, even the most complex procedures are much less taxing on patients. Nano technology involves shrinking things - everything. Now surgeons can see the chambers of the heart without ever cutting open the patient's chest or skin. All they do is run a catheter through a small hole in the leg, through an artery and into the heart. Cameras, stents, balloons and other life-saving medical devices and tools can be inserted into a body. And the best part is that damage to the patient due to trauma, incisions, and mistakes is significantly minimized. Shrinking technological devices are used in everything from heart to cancer to neuroscience. And it's paying off big time.
Electronic Health Records
Today, thanks to electronic medical records, patients' medical information is available to any medical professional who needs them and has the patients' permission to access it. Records are more comprehensive than ever, including doctor notes, images, and prescription history - all of which can be cross-referenced to ensure that a patient's doctors are all working with the same information. EHRs can, and have, proven to be life-saving advancements for thousands of patients across the country each year.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
1. Make common sense your guide.
Your computer may have the capability to pull information from four sides of the globe but although you may still have a hard time doing mental mathematics, you are still a lot smarter than your computer. Just because something shows up in your online search doesn’t mean it’s true and what can help you with that is your common sense.
2. Keep cross checking.
Don’t rely on just one website. If we were taught back in grade school to have at least three printed sources when writing a report or a simple paper, you need to visit various websites as well just so that you can verify the veracity of the information that you’re seeking.
3. Go for scholarly articles rather than ordinary websites.
If you’re trying to write a college report or a paper which you’ll present to a large crowd, then you need to get all of your facts straight. Scholarly articles are your best online bet for getting the right information. These scholarly articles include articles from journals and published studies. For an easier way to search for scholarly articles, try using Google Scholar.
4. Visit the websites of well-known journals.
Everything is going digital nowadays. It’s not just newspapers that have a website; even journals do, too. While chances are that you’ll have to pay for membership in order to have access to these online journals, there are a few journals which selectively allow free access to their articles. If you’re a student or work for an educational institution, then you may be able to get on free.
5. Look for articles which were written by authorities in the field.
If you have a question, the best person that you could throw that question to would be someone who is an authority in the field. For instance, if you have a law-related inquiry, then go to a prominent law firm’s website and check if they’ve released any online articles which answer your query.
Henry de Leon loves to share great ideas through his blogs. He also shares the best info in the site, for Macquarie telecom (MAQ)
Friday, December 7, 2012 by Tech News 24h · 0
Friday, November 30, 2012
These days even children in the west have their own phones before they leave primary school. Now smartphones have upped the game once again. People expect to be able to use their phones not just for making calls and sending messages but for staying connected to the internet at all times. Smartphones make it possible to do everything you can do from a home computer from wherever you happen to be.
In 2012 new technologies emerged and made smart devices faster, easier to use and more connected than ever before.
These all offered what has been billed as 4G technology, the fourth generation of mobile device innovation. From 4G technology the consumer can expect mobile ultra-broadband internet access as standard, with a higher rate of connectivity and a faster service than ever before. The new smartphones are very similar to having a computer in your pocket. They allow instant, constant access to social networking sites, shopping facilities, research, data and anything else you may require.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Later on, it was found that other objects – diamonds for one – also had the same reaction as amber. These became known as insulators. Other matter of this nature, including gold, copper and silver, did not create a static charge as the diamonds. These were known as conductors, allowing an electric current to flow right through them instead of serving as an obstacle to the current.
Inventions and Discoveries
During the 18th century, the idea of electricity became increasingly popular. Many demonstrations were made to the public, depicting new designs for generators. A teacher called Pieter Van Musschenbroek from Holland, came up with a storage item for electricity. He called it a Leyden jar. It was the first proof of the fact that electricity can be stored and kept for later use. Even today, lots of things are based on the Leyden jar, including televisions, computers and camera flashes.
Ben Franklin is famous for his electronic experiment. Awaiting a stormy night in 1752, he flew a kite with a stiff rod attached to its top, along with a key attached to the string, up into the sky. He allowed it to drift close to a Leyden jar. Rain began to wet the string, and when lightning struck, it conducted electricity, allowing sparks to bounce from the key to the jar. Not only did he prove the existence of electricity in lightning, he also showed that pointy rods were better for attracting sparks than balls.
Where other scientists focussed on the generation and storage of electricity, a man named Charles de Coulomb was the first to measure the quantity amassed in a circuit board. Today, we still call the unit of an electrical charge after his name; coulomb to honour his discovery.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Medical devices are an evseential part to everyday life, treating and diagnosing some of the most complicated diseases in the world and is something we have all come to reply on. FOr that reason I would like to pay homage to the top three developments in fascinating world of medical devices.
Ultra sensitive colour testing spot for HIV and cancer
Researchers in the United Kingdom have succeeded in developing a machine that can test for HIV and cancerjust by looking at your eyes. As well as testing for cancer this breakthrough device can also test for the presence of viruses and other pathogens and diseases. The naked eye tester is more than ten times faster as compared to the currently used standardized methods. The naked eye tester was tested using prostate cancer and HIV viruses. With this new device, it is now cheaper and simpler to spot the early developments of the above diseases. The device will be of greater help especially in poorer developing countries. In their presentation, lead researcher Stevens Molly from the London Imperial College says their prototype was used to detect the p24 biomarker that causes HIV in a high success rate. This is a cheap technology that improves sensitivity in detecting the early development with less sophisticated instruments.
The TCT 2012 MASTER
The TCT 2012 Master is a medical deviice which can greatly improve the flow of blood in the veins. The researchers published their findings through which there was an improved blood flow restoration in the heart tissues for patient with heart conditions. The trials were presented at the cardiovascular Transcatheter Therapeutics meetings.
Heart patients with angioplasty problem use the stent micronet that will prevent and reduce embolisation by holding thrombus in a good place against the arteries that are blocked. For patients undergoing coronary treatment, they have to use micromenet stents compared to the bare metal and eluting stent resulting in higher rates of coronary blood flow in the arteries.
Angioplasty catheters is a new development used for treating arteries found below the knees. The use of two catheters will only target interventional treating of the narrowed atherosclerotically arteries. This PTA device come with an over the wire diameter measuring 0.35mm. It also comes with a high pressure range. It offers a wider working range and additional size. These technological devices offers' faster deflation-inflation solutions to angioplasty below the patients' knee. The other deeper PTA catheter inform of a balloon will target the lesions found in various arteries below the knee. The two catheters are designed well and will reflect the unique characteristic in the vessels that will be targeted in the body. The two will give solutions for the arteries found below the knees while targeting the lesions below or above the knee areas. The new development on the Amphirion balloons allows good 'pushability' and 'crossability' that makes it the ideal tool in the market to help in managing the critical limb problems.
Lee is a part time blogger and technology nerd, writes for 'med-techinnovation.com' andloves things that go 'Beep!'
Thursday, November 15, 2012 by Tech News 24h · 0
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Car, coach and cycling accidents are a major soource of injuries and deaths on the roads of countries around the world; as the focus of car manufacturers shifts from power and speed to increased levels of safety major motoring brands are using technology to keep drivers and passengers safe. Many of the advances made in car safety are designed to reduce the effects of collions causing physical injuries including broken bones and whiplash.
Whiplash claims are a common legal claim made with the assistance of personal injury practices following a motor vehicle collision. Whiplash is a common physical injury caused by a rapid acceleration or deceleration resulting a rapid movement of the head or neck; whiplash is caused by damage to the sift tissues of the shoulders and neck resulting in symptoms including stiffness and pain from the neck down to the lower back. The symptoms of whiplash may not always be evident at the time of the accident of collision and may develop or a number of days following the accident.
In an attempt to increase passenger safety technological advances in the auto industry include the development of new forms of seat belt technology. A motorized seat belt buckle that is a new addition to the market uses sensors designed to warn drivers of accident risks or possible collisions to automatically tighten seat belts around the vehicle. Equipped with a motor the belt automatically tightens when sensors around the car detect an increased risk of accident or collision.
Sensors spread around modern auto's are another advance that has changed the way we drive to avoid problems involving collisions and accidents. Automatic detection of surrounding vehicles can activate technologies such as automatic braking that uses information on the road conditions and other vehicles on the road to slow a car that is in a dangerous driving position. The types and number of sensors used on vehicles are evolving with the available technologies of the 21st century; some major car manufacturers are working on improvemetns to their safety systems that include the use of GPS and laser technologies that will reduce dangerous driving. The number of accidents resulting in injuries to pedestrians, cyclists and car passengers should be reduced with new tehcnologies.
Car accidents have been a major problem for the healthcare industry since the vehicle was invented. Accidents and collisions can result in medical issues requiring expensive and time consuming medical treatments and physiotherapy to reduce the pain and return the accident victim to full mobility and their everyday lives.
Lyle Osborne is a professional writer and is having knowledge on accidental claims. Here he gave some tips for Whiplash Claim.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Aesthetics and Interfaces
Apple iOS 6 still carries the basic and functional, but a bit boring interface it has been sporting for the past iOS systems. It is still the same start screen; no widgets no tiles or anything like that, but iOS 6 provides a menu that stretches along the pages. In addition, the iOS 6 allows the creation of folders that help users customize and segregate the home screen pages. For those users who opt for simplicity, getting a device with the iOS 6 system is a brilliant idea though the system is only functional for devices in the Apple line. However, for those who want to own a mobile device with a highly customizable interface, then welcome the Windows Phone 8. The Windows Phone 8 provides a refreshing change from all those simple interfaces available in the market today. Microsoft ensures that users will enjoy their "livelier" screen that houses customizable tiles that come in different sizes and color themes. Microsoft also provides everything in one screen. The Windows Phone 8 system is only available for those that have license obtained from Microsoft.
The stage for Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS6 battle does not end with Aesthetics and Interfaces; these two systems must battle it out through performance and multimedia functionality as well. The Windows Phone 8 sets the standard as it offers firmware that supports not only the multi core chips but the quad core technology as well. Though the previous version of Windows Phone only supports a single core, this upgraded version supports Dual Cores and is believed to be quick and effective. The iOS 6 does not fail to deliver, as it also supports an A6 chipset which is said to be two times more effective than the previous processors iOS systems have and is compared to the quad core chipset in performance.
The Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6 continues. Both systems are known to provide functional media capabilities such as music, video and radio functions, cameras, etc. However, what sets Windows Phone 8 apart is its microSD slot expansion for greater memory though iOS 6 manufacturers believe that providing a large internal storage function is also great. In addition, iOS 6 also provides a fresher media player from iTunes. In terms of connectivity though, both systems run under 4G LTE and Wifi.
Overall, both Windows Phone 8 and iOS 6 provides up to date and great function. The battle between Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6 is far from over. A consumer may just have to design which of the two providers she or he would like to support. Does the consumer love to customize or does the consumer just want to have a simple phone? Both are ergonomic. Choose wisely: Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS 6.
This article has been written by Kim Watson. You can click here to get more information on her.
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