Tech hygiene often gets lost in the day-to-day flow of business, as employees get too caught up in operations to take the necessary steps for hardware and software maintenance. Office or retail systems that are neglected for too long can sustain compounded damage. Eventually, you might find yourself staring at a dead computer screen. Here are five essential tech hygiene tips to consider while maintaining your office or retail computers and gadgets. [Read more…]
Four Must-Have Apps for Road Warriors
If you drive long distances frequently, you may already have a list of items that you can’t live without – your phone charger, your favorite travel mug and your coffee shop gift card can make life on the road a little easier. But if you’re not using smartphone apps on your travels, you may be missing out on some of the best travel tools available today. Following are a few of them. [Read more…]
Self-Driving Cars – A Reality in the Near Future?
The self-driving cars we have seen so far that have manifested extraordinary abilities are those that have entertained us in sci-fi and fantasy movies. In the real word, autonomous cars still belong to the future car technology. Although not yet a reality, it is considered a possibility in the near future.
In simple terms, a self-driving car operates without the need of having humans perform any mechanical operation to make it function like human-driven cars. It is therefore expected to have the intelligence of navigating on its own through the eyes of a computer. Its capabilities for safe transporting largely depends on sensory inputs which makes them able to navigate safely through different environments.
The first visual idea of an autonomous car was publicized during an exhibit in 1939 sponsored by General Motors. The basic essence of such a car was one which was embedded electric cars on roadways, the control of which relies on radio. There are several technologies being eyed to make the autonomous car option a reality including laser radar, autonomous robotic control, and saccadic computer vision, among others.
Several car manufacturers such as BMW, General Motors, Audi, Volvo, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, and Cadillac are racing against time and each other to produce the very first fully-functional self-driven car. The earliest projections are being offered by the 2013 Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz 2013 S-Class. The most realistic projection however is sometime 2017 onwards for the semi-autonomous cars while a fully autonomous one may just have to wait for several more years approxiately in 2025.
Self-driving cars show much promise for realization because many prototypes are now being continuously tested using low speed. This is expected to improve any time soon as manufacturers try to find ways to make the self-driving car a viable option. Shops like MyNRMA.com.au makes the wait a lot easier since they offer exceptional car products and services to make existing cars exciting.
Best Smartphones of 2012
This summer we’ve seen some very impressive devices from the top phone manufacturers. In this article we’ll take a look at what we think are the best smartphones of 2012.
Samsung Galaxy S III
This smartphone is at the top, or near the top, of everyone’s smartphone rankings, and with good reason. You can find it on virtually every major carrier in the United States. Even the folks at Apple, known for this, have not been able to achieve this level of carrier adoption. The hardware is great, although perhaps not innovative enough. Some great software features include Smart Stay, Direct Call, Smart Alert, and the S Voice system for voice commands. With a competitive price and plenty of power under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S III is definitely one of the best, if not the best, smartphone of 2012. [Read more…]
Cufflinks for the Apple Fans
Are you a diehard fan of Apple and its amazing products? Do you feel the need to have accessories that feature the tech company’s icon?
If owning several Apple devices is not enough for you, maybe you can get more stuff that you can wear on your body. But if jewelry is not your thing, there’s one item that will suit you and these are the cufflinks.
Picture yourself in a white or other plain colored shirt or blouse with cufflinks engraved with the Apple icon showing on your wrists. Now that’s a real attraction. [Read more…]
Protect Your Business: Avoid Catastrophic Data Loss
The word “disaster” has an ominous and foreboding quality to it. One just assumes that it means the very worst possible things that could ever happen, and we tend to conjure up images of a fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, explosion or other monumental negative event. The term disaster recovery implies a large-scale relief effort in hopes of bringing the business back from the abyss and on the road to being functional again. [Read more…]
Hasbro to Reintroduce Jazzed Up Furby
About fifteen years ago, Furby toys were such a big hit with kids and even adults. The then high-tech toy allowed people to communicate with it and slowly teach it to “talk” back. The Furby can also detect another Furby and they will communicate with it each other.
Hasbro, the makers of the original Furby, now thinks a new generation of kids is ready for another Furby invasion. The company has announced that it will start selling the Furby on September 2012. [Read more…]
Which NAS Storage is Right for Your Business?
Network Attached Storage (NAS) present the opportunity for small- to mid-size businesses to easily and efficiently host information on their network for much cheaper than before. Due to the need for more storage capacity, NAS appliances have vastly improved over the last few years. Simply put, NAS devices allow people to share files from multiple computers, while allowing things like easier data access, easier administration, and simpler configuration.
The lower-cost systems of today are specialized for tasks by either hardware, software, or a configuration of both. Because of this, choosing the right NAS appliance can be difficult. There are several factors to keep in mind when selecting the correct NAS for your business. [Read more…]
The Powerbreather Could Be A new Advancement in Swimming
Advances in sports technology have a way of exciting me because of the claims of these technologies to enhance performance in sports. Think cybernetic upgrades only less science fiction and more product innovation.
One innovation that is being touted to increase a swimmer’s performance is the Powerbreather, an apparatus that can help swimmers breathe. [Read more…]
Kickstarter has become my favorite “gadget” website. Okay, it’s not really a site where you can technically buy gadgets. But I love reading about the new gadget proposals by enterprising individuals. Some of the things that have been presented there for funding are very “out of the box” and yet address real-world concerns. I bet you’ve visited that site and exclaimed to yourself, “yeah, I really need that!” [Read more…]
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