The Fresh Coming of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi computer now comes newly in budget-priced tag and it offers fresh features dealing with child coders and faster processor. Besides that, larger memory is also attached. For the price will be same as the previous one. The new Raspberry comes with Pi 2 Model B. it is basically designed to be six time stronger than the prior as called as Model B+. the kit’s prior versions have been adopted by many avid people and schools around the globe. Surely, as the improvement, the competition with other kit is also increased. The rivals of this kit cannot be underestimated such as Gizmo 2, Galileo from Intel Hummingboaard, Arduino and many others. The considerable rival of the Raspberry Pi 2 is the Imaginations Creator CI20 that brings flash storage in built whereas the Raspberry Pi does not. In this case, Pi 2 still leads the price as the cheaper since the CI20 has double price rather than Pi 2.
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Raspberry Pi 2 Major Changes
There are two main changes of Pi 2 that are different from the prior although some other components stay their way. The central processing unit is now with quad-core. The prior was attached with the single-core. It makes the more power in computing and fewer help saving the consumption in power. The processor currently runs at 900 MHz using the Cortex 7. It is more than the previous that were only 700 MHz. the smoother video is performed by the Raspberry 2 with double amount in RAM with its 1 GB RAM in the board. The Raspberry Pi 2 founder claimed that the kit is now really a PC with six times stronger than before. Using the kit, every activity that people is able to do using OC can also be done using the Pi 2 with bundling with tools for children to learn about programming the system. Since the other parts besides those two changes remains as before, the performance will be much better.
Some Raspberry 2 Improvements
Linux-based system can be run out of the box with ability to run in Microsoft as the next support of OS. The Raspberry 2 will work with Windows 10. The makers will be free of charge to obtain this compatibility with Windows 10. It is since the community of makers is regarded as the wonderful source to innovation. The improvement of Pi 2 is about the capability and low-price board as well compute modules. The fresh kit will tag for $35. Besides that performance, the graphics will be supported with extra memory. Now, using Pi 2, it will be handy to stream any media and play hi-def game in smoother experience. Besides that, it will be less in buffering when streaming. In a month, as the low cost, Raspberry Pi 2 is sold about two hundred thousand. Although this kit has already competed with some strong rivals, the plus side of this kit is the price that keep being still low whereas the rival has been tagged for twice time higher than Pi 2. The Pi 2 will be the favorite among modern people.
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HTML 5 Allows YouTube Videos to Stream Faster
It is official. Adobe flash, a standard streaming video platform that has been used by YouTube was replaced by HTML 5, follows Vimeo, Netflix and Apple. By default, YouTube videos use
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Video Tag on HTML 5
HTML is a language that used to write a website. CSS helps it to look better, but HTML always be the base of the website itself. Web programmers have been using it to build the frontend of a website. But in the most case, it has been used for the basic operation only. Multimedia is still using the third party technology. In the past, video is not native yet. But HTML 5 brings more improvements, especially on the multimedia support. Only with HTML, music or video can be played much easier, even faster.
Video tag on HTML 5 has been launched since a few years ago. Even it has been used by several video stream media such as Vimeo and Netflix. But YouTube preferred not to use it at that time. Maybe it causes by several considerations. But there is still a big question about it. Why they decide to use it now? Video tag on HTML 5 has several excellences. HTML 5 is basically pre-installed on the latest browsers. Unlike adobe player, HTML has become a standard web programming language, specifically for the frontend. And now, video tag works natively. There are several benefits from this. By working natively, video can be rendered easier by
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Windows 10 is going to the Phone and this is what to Know
There is no more Windows Phone soon. In the latest version, Microsoft will fuse the smartphone, tablet and PC platform into a single platform which is named as Windows 10. It has been informed since the last year. And in this year, this is the time for Windows 10 to show up. Although Windows 10 technical preview has been released in the last year, it is only available for PC platform. There is no more information about Windows 10 for smartphone. But the waiting time will not be so long. Based on the several sources, Windows 10 for smartphone will have several improvements. At least, it looks more similar with the desktop platform.
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Windows 10 Supports 512MB of RAM
Compared with Android or iOS, Windows 10 mobile has a great advantage on the performance. This is so fast and does not need the large RAM. This trend will be kept on the Windows 10 for smartphone. It is possible for smartphone with 512MB to run Windows 10. Gabriel Aul, the Microsoft Engineering General Manager confirmed it. He said, Windows 10 for smartphone was designed to support smartphone with 512MB RAM. But he did not say the specific devices yet. Possibly, it will support only for the middle-end and the high-end Lumia.
The Better Look
Simple and minimalist, this is what people see from Windows Phone. In Windows 10 for smartphone, the user interface is still minimalist. But there will be some improvement on the design. Based on the leaked screenshots, the action center will come in 3 bars. For this, there will be more settings can be accessed from the action center. The menu setting is coming with icons too. The keyboard is also equipped with the positioning feature. On the other screenshot, the keyboard positioning can be changed to the left side of the right side. Of course, it gives the better control to type in one hand and improve the typing experience on the larger Lumia.
Cross Platform Experience
Maybe this is the best thing about Windows 10. In the latest version, users will get the seamless experience on the smartphone, tablet and PC. Windows 10 is coming in the similar design. The action center of the Windows 10 smartphone can be synced with PC too. Now, users can see notification from their PC. They can also expand single item or dismiss it. All of the recently installed apps can be accessed from the top.
Actually, the concept of the universal app has been introduced on the Windows 8. But it stills limited on the several apps, especially on the app that can be download from the Microsoft app store. In Windows 10, Microsoft will improve it. Office app will be included on all Windows 10 devices. Windows 10 smartphone will get this app in default. In the Microsoft Office 2016, this app is coming with the touch friendly design. It looks friendlier for touchscreen. Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar on Windows 10 are coming with the new design too. In the new design, it gives the similar experience no matter the device.
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Nano Technology for Smartphone
Have you ever imagine to connect some Smartphone into a tablet? The technicians Nano Magnetics and Nano Technology will realize this unique concept. This device will combine multiple Smartphone with magnets to attach a harness and unify the systems on Smartphone as well as tablets. Additionally, users will connect the Smartphone with Nanoport. This will make a greater comfort and do some other interests things and activities. Nano technology is a new revolution of technology that can protect your Smartphone.
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The first superiority of Nano technology is the touch screen. The screen is one device that is easy to crack and spread to several other software. This display consists of an electrode layer on the polymer surface and it made into a major touch screen. This new nanotechnology beat some other touch-screen technology and a two-fold more efficient battery.
Second is waterproof Smartphone. One of the easiest ways to destroy Smartphone quickly is by dropping it into the water. By using Nanotechnology, your Smartphone will be advanced to the water. This technology makes your Smartphone durable, corrosion resistant and of course waterproof. In addition, your Smartphone will not easily damaged and very easy to grip.
The Ability of Nano Technology for A Few Things
This time will discuss the Jeans waterproof. So, what is the correlation between jeans and a Smartphone? A company in Croatia provides a pair of jeans that protects the wearer and the Smartphone user of water. Jeans are made impervious to liquids and stains with safe pants pocket for storing Smartphone in it. In addition, these jeans will easily remove fingerprints and stains that are on the phone when you are finished using your Smartphone.
The second is as a remote control for window cleaning. Nowadays technology allows Smartphone users to control in cleaning window by using the NanoShutters application and thin clear plastic that is applied to the window. NanoShutters will be connecting to a small cable and connected to the control box. Then, the user simply clicks on the phone and open the application. Then they have to touch the Smartphone screen to remotely to wipe the window. Nevertheless, the process in making NanoShutters is still unfinished. Their vision is to expand this Nano technology to several other types of digital display.
The last is the detection of disease. To function as disease detection, Smartphone users just need a lens attached to their Smartphone. This technology will detect chemical reactions, molecular bonding, and pathogens. However, the technology is still being developed to detect some parts of the course. The Smartphone camera and flash has successfully changed and use the lens attached to the microscope. Currently, the goal is to develop these systems become more affordable, user-friendly, works quickly, and maximum results.
There is still some sophistication of Nano technology that is connected with Smartphone and allows users to perform some other activity. The creators are still doing some experiments to prove that Nanotechnology will assist and complement the Smartphone with some additional tools and additional applications that connect the Smartphone with this technology.
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Nowadays technology is growing with the changing times. In 2015, some technology trends will change the world into a sophisticated and easier device for many people to do all things. These technologies will provide a tremendous impact on people’s lives. Several technology trends are known to originate from the emergence of highly advanced Smartphone technology to the emergence of robots that closer to humans. By doing so, you will still enjoy everything with ease and help you to fulfill all the facilities daily.
Talking about technology, there is some technology trends and electronic technology that is designed to facilitate and enable people in many ways. The first is electronic money and a digital wallet. The concept of mobile payment has been initiated since the ATM and credit cards. In 2015, the concept of mobile payment such as Apple Pay will be combined with NFC technology or Near Field Communication. In addition, the digital wallet will make users have electronic money. The second is the AI. AI or Artificial Intelligence will divert human intelligence as the ability of the human brain, which can translate various languages in the world only through sound. The third is the Big Data. In 2015, data usage will grow more rapidly named Big Data. This is evidenced by several major technologies like Intel and IBM companies that are ready to transform the data into one of the important aspects in making the Big Data. This concept would allow users to store more data and do not worry about insufficient storage capacity.
Next is a robot. There have been many robots are designed to perform some human activities such as talking, doing housework, doing physical activity, and much more. This time, the robot is a robot created closer to humans. Google will release an automatic car. This car is the same as unmanned aircraft that can undergo multiple orders.
There are many Smartphone that are created with all its sophistication. Wide touch screen design and will allow users to access multiple applications. This time, the Smartphone will be created with a flexible screen. The presence of a Smartphone with a concave screen is one idea that more sophisticated technology trends. By doing so, the Smartphone will be easy to put in different place. This Smartphone will continue to be equipped with WiDi technology or Wireless display super flexible Gorilla Glass version and can be adapted in many non-flat surfaces.
Second is a nanotechnology. Currently Nano technology has been used as a nurse’s face. Smartphone is already using this technology is the Nokia Morph. Nokia Morph is a mobile device is quite complete and sophisticated because it can be transformed in three forms: tablets, Smartphone, or smart watch. The advantage of the use of nanotechnology is enabling the use of some materials and components, which are flexible, elastic, transparent, and very strong. The latter is a wireless battery. In 2015, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will produce greater energy and strong with wireless charging technology. This wireless battery charging is only using the internet signal and connecting to the Smartphone.
The Danger Is Lurking On Android Popular Apps1
Maybe not every people now know that actually some of the popular apps that are officially in Google Play store contains what we call malicious adware. These apps have hidden code which makes the malicious ads show up. One of the security firms, Avast, has discovered that one of the popular apps that have been downloaded as many as 10 million times was infected by malicious code. The app is called Durak, a card game type. Google now has suspended the apps. It is said that the malicious code make the phone running slow. It is also followed by pop-up message which similar to the system notification. If someone follow the notification then it will direct him to download apps which is probably also contain the malicious code. Google may also make a further action in order to prevent the malicious code to spread. It of course will raise anxiety among the Android users. By closing some of the dubious apps that probably have the malicious code, Google also work on the report by the users in order to prevent the serious problem.
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Increasing Infected Numbers
It seems that the malicious code is not only infected the Durak apps. Some of the apps which are also popular have also reported or alleged to be infected by the malicious code. Other apps such as Russian language IQ test and Russian History Tool has been reported to be infected. These reported apps have at least 50,000 downloaders. So it may increase the awareness of Google security system which may be the most influence from this issue. However Google also has its own argument that the number of downloader may be faked. The numbers of infected phone may not be as severe as it seems. It is also indicated that the perpetrator increasing their download status to reach a great numbers. So the so-called popular apps will be downloaded by people who are interested in it. That is why Google is still in doubt whether the number of Android that is infected is really that big.
Doubling The Guards
Google claimed that they have already done the cross checking to their Google apps. It is also has advance malicious tracker which able to detect the infected apps. However it does not work 100% as the malicious apps may be slipped from the checking. As the users we should also need double checking on the apps that we downloaded. It may prove more effective. Try not to download apps that is offered from illegitimate apps. Try also to download other security system. There are a lot of security firms that help you to protect your smartphone from the malicious apps. If you have problem with your smartphone, it would be better to immediately report to the Google or you can check your security firm that was already installed. By doing this way you may have doubling the guard against the malicious code which endangers your smartphones from working. Hopefully the malicious apps will not enter your smartphone as long as you are careful with your downloading habits.
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New Drone Delivery System
Nowadays the usage of drone is more and more increased. The most of drone usage we know today is of course for military which is the one who developed its technology to the fullest. Delivering bomb to the target and surveillance are the task of military drones. However the usage of drone does not become the monopoly of military. It is now also used for civilian usage. The technology of drone is mostly used for making an aerial view of certain place. With camera attached to the drone people can see the aerial view of the place where the drone flies. Some researchers also use the drone for scientific purpose such as mapping certain area or even monitoring certain condition in one place. These uses of drones nowadays are even more increased by the development of drone delivery system. Now people are able to use drone in order to deliver a package from one place to the other. Though the system are now being developed but its result will change how man decrease the cost of delivering things.
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The Development Of Drone Delivery System
A famous English businessman, Sir Richard Branson, is known for his investment of what we call 3D Robotics drone. In his video which is made in order to promote his drone, we can see that the drone actually is able to deliver Sir Richard’s sunglasses. Only by using his smartwatch he can control the drone to fly to deliver what he needs. Though it only a small object which is delivered, the idea that is made by this video is really brilliant. The project of 3D Robotic drone itself is still in progress. It means that the development of drone delivery system has not also realized yet. However, by knowing the willingness of Sir Richard Branson for making the investment for this technology should be enough to make us grateful that at least there is a progress toward the development of drone delivery system.
The Practical Use Of Drone Delivery System
The video of 3D Robotic drone makes us realize that the drone delivery system is actually important though the drone itself is not made for the purpose of delivering item. The drone selling point is its automatic control from the smartwatch. That is why Alibaba Company, the biggest Chinese internet retailer, has interest in the drone delivery system. It said that the company will start to make a delivery trial. So they will use quadcopter drone which has long controllable range to delivery their package to the customer. However the delivery is still in the range of one hour from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The other company such as Amazon has also developed their drone delivery system experiments. However this development is still looked as skeptical. It is happen because the U.S has stricter policy about aerial use in public space. That is why the Amazon experiment is still in the halt. In the future, with the more developed technology it is hoped that the drone delivery system is able to be more reliable and safety.
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iPhone 6 vs the Upcoming Galaxy S61
Everybody knows the rivalry between iPhone and Samsung. Last September, iPhone 6 has been launched. To compete it, Samsung will launch Galaxy S6 on March 1, 2015. How will those two smartphones compare? If you want to know the answer, this is the right place to find it.
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iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6: design
iPhone 6 has 4.7 inches of screen. It is bigger yet thinner and lighter. It is only 6.9 mm thick (should I use the word ‘thin’ instead?). This smartphone feels nice in your hand. Its chassis are made of metal and glass only. You will not see any boundary between the metal and the glass. The only thing you see is a smooth seamless bound surface. The design itself is pretty simple. However, every detail is made with precision and consideration. It is available in three choices of colors; gold, silver, and space grey.
Based on several reports, it is reported that Galaxy S6 will be available in two designs, i.e. rounded and flat screen. The flat one has 5.1 inches of screen. It is bigger than iPhone 6 but is smaller than iPhone 6 Plus. Meanwhile, the one with rounded edged screen has 5.3 inches of screen. The S6 with round edged screen will be similar to the GaIaxy Note edge. The tiny curve will display notifications and apps. It is said that the S6 will have metal body similar to iPhone 6. It will be available in several choices of colors such as white, gold, blue-green, and dark blue.
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6: features and specs
iPhone 6 is equipped with various applications that will give more convenience to the users’ life. Some of them are health, maps, and compass. This smartphone is equipped with great security system called touch ID. It uses your fingerprint as your password. Another great feature from iPhone 6 is that you can shop online easier in a secure method. All you need is use the Apple Pay feature and approve your purchase with your touch ID. This smartphone is equipped with 8 MP camera.
It is still unclear what features that the Galaxy S6 has. However, it is said that it will have Samsung Pay to make your online shopping experience more enjoyable. It will also heart rate sensor as the health application. It is predicted that the S6 will have up to 20MP primary camera. Meanwhile, the secondary camera will be at least a 5 MP camera.
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6:battery
iPhone 6 is powered with built-in lithium-ion battery. Its stand by time is up to 10 days. Meanwhile, the internet use is between 10 to 11 hours.
Galaxy S6 is powered with lithium-polymer battery. It is said that it is a new generation battery. Unlike the previous models, the battery of the Galaxy S6 is not replacable. Therefore, users cannot change the battery by themselves.
It is still undecided yet which is the winner of those two smartphones. You must wait until next March to find out the winner is.
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Virtual Reality Technology Might Have Bad Side Effects
With Samsung’s recent release on its virtual reality technology, the Gear VR headset which powered by Oculus Rift, the dream of indulging more in the beauty of virtual reality is getting one step closer to realization. However, alongside with positive impacts that the development of this technology gives, there are also foreboding lists of possible threats it is capable of imposing to our health. Read this article more to find out more about what the possibilities of the newly-developed virtual technology to our heath.
Possible Health-Related Risks Virtual Reality Tech Usage
People need to be aware that there nasty side effects that come with using Gear VR. Amongst the lists of its possible side effects are loss of awareness, seizures, nausea, eye strain, as well as symptoms that might be similar to those belong to motion-sickness. Moreover, this device is also not recommended for children who are younger than thirteen years old. The device is followed by lengthy disclaimer that warns the risks of prolonged used. Such as negative impact on the ability to multitask, as well as affecting the coordination of hand and the eye balance. Samsung also warns user to not use the device in any moving vehicle, because it can give an even more nasty effects on the coordination of a person and may cause some really bad impact on the users’ health. Although a virtual reality technology has become a common technology in almost everything from entertainment to the military training, there is still little to no sufficient understanding on how virtual reality can affect the brain.
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Possible Risks Involved
Thanks to the invention of this technology, Cybersickness is now quite a common word to be used. Cybersickness or simulation sickness are the kind of conditions which are triggered by the effects of virtual reality, which are also the kind of conditions that sometimes appear to people who watched 3D movies. This probably arises from the fact that our brain is not used to such visual stimuli (it seems real, but it is not). And our brain is used to everything in order so the visual reality stimuli may affect the brain in the wrong way, as the virtual world is essentially “incomplete”. Brain shutdown is another, more serious risks that may arise from the usage of virtual reality technology, as the brain either show signs of abnormal patterns or shut down altogether. The neurons which is used to be the one who map the physical space of real world can be destroyed in the real world as it does not get a physical response from the space it perceives. Again, it is the matter of how our brain demand everything to be in sync. This is why, it is necessary for people to know that a prolonged use of this virtual reality technology is possibly dangerous and it is better to not use it too much. The field of study on this kind of matter is still relatively new and there are a lot more things that has not yet been known about our brains.
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Our brain is a mysterious place. For a long time, humans had been curious about it and various researches and studies had been conducted to learn more about the mysteries that our brain had. Now, with the development of modern technology, things has gotten a lot more convenient for us, and that also includes the studies of the brain. Recent studies has given birth into another stellar invention, wearable brain scanner that could scan the brain as people do various activities and interact with a lot of people. Although it is still in the stage of development, but there is a likely chance that the hope knowing how our brain a little better as we went on our day could turn into a reality. A team of engineer and scientists had joined forces to make such dream come true in order to reveal natural activity of the brain while a person is engaging on social interactions or creative activities.
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Wearable Brain Scanner, Explained in a Nutshell
Positron emission tomography scanners make use of radioactive substances that used by body cells (typically as sugar) to create images of brain activity. The traditional version of this scanners are very big and bulky. However, the recent development has made it possible to be much more portable and wearable. The team has managed to turn the bulky size of the original scanner into a helmet-like size so it can be worn on the head of a person while he or she is doing activities. Future researches would be immensely benefitted by the presence of this device as it can give better knowledge on how a healthy brain works. It is also likely that this brain scanner can give us better insight on several neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and depression.
Behind Its Creation
Every social experiment which has been done in a brain scanner so far is essentially artificial and leans a lot more to speculation rather than the real thing. With the invention of wearable brain scanner, scientists could learn better about what really goes on in a human brain when they are having emotions and experiencing daily lives. The concept of this wearable brain scanner was patented by Stan Majewsky. He is a physicist which is currently works at the University of Virginia. Then the idea inspired Brefczynsky-Lewis to realize the project and then they got together with Majewski and other scientists to build the prototype of the device. This project was funded by BRAIN initiative as well as the National Institutes of Health. The device they are currently working on consists of a ring-shaped PET scanner which make the helmet looked like something out of a sci-fi movie. It is designed in a way that makes it lightweight and dynamic enough for a person to wear on day-to-day basis. This scanner would allow researchers to observe about what goes on in the brain of people when they are doing certain activities, such as what monitoring the brain activity of a stroke patient in a rehabilitation exercises. In addition, since the device is worn on the head, it also requires a significantly lower dose of radioactive chemicals used to trace the brain activity.
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