I really don’t know what has become of my beloved Garden City! The alluring and lush greenery has been rudely replaced by towering cement blocks or shimmering glass covered buildings. While the gardens and parks have made way for some unplanned apartments blocks that are meant to house the teeming millions who throng to this once pensioner’s paradise for work. That aside, the lakes and ponds have all dried up too, and have been replaced by arid waste land, or any number of the previously mentioned concrete monstrosities. It was all terribly regrettable and so disappointing!
Furthermore, the cool and enlivening climate has died quite an unnatural death too! Gone are the pleasant summers, the timely and rejuvenating monsoon season, or even the cool and invigorating winters. Now, more than ever, the city seems to be moving towards one homogenous season, with some minuscule variations that range from simply being hot, hotter or hottest. To make matters worse, the traffic and infrastructure scene is an absolute nightmare in Bangalore City too. While the pollution, dust and smoke only seeks to exacerbate
Cloud computing and software is becoming increasingly widely used around the globe, for both individuals and businesses alike. Cloud storage is one technology that is particularly popular for a number of reasons, and the principal one is that it has far greater usability than other backup methods such as backing up data manually.
With cloud backup solutions it is possible for data to be stored in the cloud automatically by an automated programme by the service provider. These programmes will transmit data from your computers whilst they are in use, keeping your backups up to date without you having to do anything.
This can be extremely practical, as no effort really needs to be made on your part, aside from the fact that you need to check that your cloud storage backup service is running correctly. Furthermore, you will not have to take out any time from your busy schedule to manually back up your data yourself.
Many people who are interested in this technology however, are concerned
If you have a computer, tablet or any other valuable electric device in your home you need to have a surge protector. This is a device that protects your electronics from voltage spikes. Traditionally, voltage ranges between 110-120 volts. When there are problems, the voltage increases up to 170 volts putting your devices at the risk of getting damaged.
Voltage spikes are brought about by many factors including: tripped circuit breakers, lightening strikes, downed power lines, malfunctions at the power company, and on/off cycles of large appliances and tools.
How the surge protector works
The protectors have a simple working formula-they short-circuit power surges and redirect them to the electrical ground. The devices have the capability of working up to 200 volts. Extremely high spikes brought about by lightening can damage the protectors; therefore, you should protect them from damage by unplugging them when lightening is too strong.
Factors to consider when buying surge protectors
For you to buy the right protector you need to consider these factors:
Type of protector: There are four
While fiber optic cables have been around for long, few people know about it. Here are 6 things that you should know about them:
They have a solid history
Although, many people started hearing of these cables in the 1990’s they have been there since 1870’s. Just like any other technology, the cables have been growing and improving everyday and they will continue being made better.
They are green
To protect the environment, companies have been coming up with harmless products. Fiber optic cables are one of the harmless products that consume just minimal amounts of light to transfer data from one place to another. Due to the low energy required, low levels of carbon dioxide are released thus the environment is protected. The low energy also means that the cost of running the cables is low which saves money to network owners. The users also have a great experience.
The cable uses light
Most of the data cables known to mankind use power to transfer data, but this isn’t the case with fiber optics. The units use light thus there is no
Video interfaces connect the monitor to the Image decoding device. Concerns over image quality and video protection has led to significant changes in display interface technology gradually. Although the VGA interface is still used in PCs, the future is moving to digital interfaces. Various methods including analog connector, hybrid digital plus analog interfaces and several digital interfaces have been developed up to now. However, there is some overlap in the features of display interfaces. We study several practical analog and digital video interfaces.
Analog display interfaces
S-video, standing for Separate Video, transmits video signals over a cable by dividing into two separate signals: one for color and another for brightness. Due to this separation, sharper and higher quality images than composite video can be achieved. S-video does not carry audio, so it commonly run with red and white RCA audio cables.
This video interface is superior over both composite and S-video. Because its three cables better preserve the various elements of the video signal including brightness and color, resulting in enhanced picture quality. Component video uses three RCA connections,
Nothing is going to change the way we live our lives more than the Internet of things, artificial intelligence and robotics. While these technologies will make life a lot easier and businesses more efficient and profitable there is a huge flip side as well. This has to do with employment prospects and if some prominent scientists are to be believed artificially intelligent machines might one day turn on their creators and destroy all humanity.
The Internet of things is expected to connect people, data, processes and devices on a gargantuan scale by the end of the decade – a whopping 50 billion connections. Before one starts worrying about the prospects of humanity being at risk from a take-over by machines, one needs to figure out how the opportunities presented by the Internet of things are put to optimal use, which in itself will require some doing.
The biggest existential threat to us will not be from sci-fi movie like scenarios where artificially intelligent machines and robots will rebel against humans, but by the security vulnerability that this mass scale
There is no doubt that in the technology world, smaller is better, something made apparent in the modern computing industry. This is why there is no shortage of super compact computers that are made to be used anywhere and everywhere, making computing practically ubiquitous. However, these machines are not really computers, although they can double as such, at least for educational purposes. Even though you can buy a high-end Raspberry Pi for less than $100, you wouldn’t normally use it to replace your desktop. What if you are tired of the bulky tower you have, however, for your home (or business) computing? This is where the mini-computers come in.
Mini-computers are high tech devices that make use of laptop technology, to deliver desktop performance, at a significantly smaller space and with a fraction of the electricity consumption of a tower machine. This makes them the most eco-friendly option out there. Mini-computers boast relatively large RAM, good graphics, and high-speed web connectivity (both cable-based and Wi-Fi), while at the same time they have fast processors to accompany all that. Usually they come
It seems like everything today is touched in some way by the Internet of Things. It is changing the way goods are produced, the way they are marketed, and the way they are consumed. A great deal of the IoT conversation has revolved around transformation in industries like manufacturing, petrochemical, and medicine, but one industry that has already seen widespread adoption of IoT technology is often overlooked: agriculture.
Of course, many of us are very familiar with some of the efforts that have been made to optimize food production. As populations continue to grow, there has been a serious and sustained drive to increase the crop yield from our available arable land. Some of these efforts have not been particularly popular with consumers (i.e. pesticides, GMOs).
With the advent of new technology and the Internet of Things, farmers are finding new ways to improve their yields. Fortunately for us, these new ways are decidedly less disturbing than toxic chemicals and genetic manipulation. Using sensors and networked communication, farmers are discovering ways to optimize already-known best practices to increase yield and reduce resource consumption.
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To understand cloud computing as a concept, forget the hard drive!
There is no place in cloud computing for such a device, the hard drive is classified as local storage; it’s onsite and available to the network of users, but there isn’t designated hardware or a server for data storage included.
Cloud computing = internet.
To be classed as cloud computing, the service must be accessed via a network and this is normally the internet. It takes its name from the days when the internet was depicted in presentations as a big fluffy cloud with wires.
As the internet is broadly available and in an ever-growing number of locations, home and field based staff can access data via the internet without having to be physically present in the office. Also, if a sleepless team leader wants to access their report to work on it at 3a.m. then, if it is stored to a cloud and they can use the internet, then they will be able to work on it.
There are three cloud options on the market and they are relatively inexpensive as the
All electronic systems, to include portable consumer products and even precision commercial devices, are susceptible to damage from the extremes of both cold and heat. If they’re not adequately protected, the components will be easily damaged by temperatures that don’t adhere to the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer’s suggestions. Anyone who questions this should check the owner’s manual for any particular electronic and see what it has to say.
There are many ways one can use to make sure a safe operating temperature range is kept including installation of a 120 mm fan kit, or proper size. The best choice is dependent upon the type of system and the components included. A sensing device is the newest and most impressive element to any modern setup. Temperature sensors bring several bonuses.
Even in programmable options, temperature sensors are of a great benefit to anyone who has a 120 mm fan kit and wants to only run it when necessary to save on electricity. This is a great “green” addition to any setup. Many wonder how IC temperature sensors compare to other types; to include
If you have a USB flash drive you need to take good care of it to prevent loss of data and damage of your appliance. To help you out, here are tips on how to take good care of your USB drive:
Protect it from moisture, cold and heat
Just like other mechanical devices, flash drives don’t respond well when submerged in water or exposed to extreme temperatures. It’s common for people to put drives in the pockets of their pants and shirts. While this provides convenience, the heat from your body can create moisture which might condense in the drive thus causing corrosion and damage to the electronic components located inside.
In addition to avoiding putting the devices in your pocket you should also avoid placing them in areas where they can get spilled on. Also avoid placing them in areas where they can be exposed to extreme temperatures such as near fire.
Protect the USB connector
The USB connector is the part that enters the computer so that you can access your files.
Ever since drone technology has been introduced in the market, it has captured the imagination of people belonging to different sectors. From the armed forces to the real estate businesses to sports, drones have found applications almost every sector. However, even with the amazing success of drones, people have identified the need for continual improvement if these aerial vehicles are to realize their true potential. This is the reason why scientists and tech experts all over the world are trying to make improvements and upgrades to the existing drone technology to iron out its flaws. The following are some of the areas of the drones in which improvements are being made.
One of the biggest challenges faced by the people when using drones is that of its limited battery life. The drones that are currently available cannot remain airborne for more than half an hour as their batteries don’t hold that much power. This is one of the aspects of drones in which a lot of progress is being made. Scientists are trying to come up with more powerful batteries that can keep the drones
Today’s robotics systems operate by way of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical power. Electric motors have become progressively smaller, with high power-to-weight ratios, enabling them to become the dominant means by which robots are powered.
Robots are, of course, comprised of several different elements, depending on their purpose. The hand of a robot, for instance, is referred to in the industry as an “end effector.” End effectors may be specialized tools, such as spot welders or spray guns, or more general-purpose grippers. Common grippers include fingered and vacuum types. Another central element of robotics control technology is the sensor. It is through sensors that a robotic system receives knowledge of its environment, to which subsequent actions of the robot can be adjusted. Sensors are used to enable a robot to adjust to variations in the position of objects to be picked up, to inspect objects, and to monitor proper operation (although some robots are able to adjust to variations in object placement without the use of sensors, provided they have sufficient end effector flexibility). Important sensor types include visual, force
When it comes to finding a computer repairs service, there are many different factors to consider. These can range from choose a certified brand service provider – for example dealing in Apple or Toshiba laptop repairs – right through to ensuring that replacement parts are of the highest quality.
However, there are many great service providers out there to choose from, meaning that you are likely to find the reliable professional you are looking for relatively easily. With that said, here are several important things that you must know about computer repairs services when you invest in them.
First of all, be aware that some companies are partners with brand names such as Samsung, Apple, Dell and more, which will often affect the quality of service that you receive. This is because partners have to prove their competency in delivering repairs on behalf of the brand, and certain lofty standards will need to be upheld.
If you are looking for Toshiba laptop repairs for example, choosing a Toshiba affiliated provider of repairs services is likely to get you the
In the past few decades there has been a revolution in computing and communications, and all indications are that technological progress and use of information technology will continue at a rapid pace. Accompanying and supporting the dramatic increases in the power and use of new information technologies has been the declining cost of communications as a result of both technological improvements and increased competition. According to Moore’s law the processing power of microchips is doubling every 18 months. These advances present many significant opportunities but also pose major challenges. Today, innovations in information technology are having wide-ranging effects across numerous domains of society, and policy makers are acting on issues involving economic productivity, intellectual property rights, privacy protection, and affordability of and access to information. Choices made now will have long lasting consequences, and attention must be paid to their social and economic impacts.
One of the most significant outcomes of the progress of information technology is probably electronic commerce over the Internet, a new way of conducting business. Though only a few years old, it may
As we stepped into the information era, more high-tech devices are required to access this information. All those devices require a powerful CPU to process massive data in order to let people access the latest information. People always think that creating a CPU is the same as printing an electronic board. However, the manufacturing of CPU is closely related to chemistry.
When companies like Intel and AMD decide to make CPUs, the ultimate puzzle for them is how to organize something with 1,000,000,000 pieces, and then create a plan so it can be put together correctly and at once. Most CPUs, both commercial and professional, are smaller than half of a credit card size. The only way to solve this problem is to use chemistry. The process of making CPU is called fabrication. The structure of CPU is so complex that even a single dust could ruin the complex circuitry on a chip.
The main component of chips is silicon, and sand has a high percentage of silicon. First silicon is purified to less than one alien atom
Just a thought about the perils that your business or home might have to face when you are not there, frustrates you. At the same moment, another thought that crosses your mind is – the thought of being present at all the places that you care for. Am I right?
Well, the good news is that the modern day technological advancements let you do that! All you need to do is consider installing a security camera with ‘remote-viewing’ feature, which you might have been ignoring up till now.
These days, security cameras come with enhanced features to deliver outstanding protection that you truly deserve. The best choice among the ambit, in my opinion, is PoE based IP security cameras. All thanks to the exceptional advantages that these surveillance cameras extend, more people have started relying on IP security cameras. Their innumerable benefits such as high definition, lower installation cost and easy use, have allowed IP surveillance cameras to take over the traditional analog cameras. The added PoE feature supports plug-and-play setup. PoE is also known to provide extra security without any extra expenses.
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Cloud computing has been a hot topic for these past few years and it’s bringing its best game in changing the technology world, making life easier and faster. On the other hand, global warming has been an age old environmental topic that has got the world at its mercy. It is a term used to describe the century scale rise in the average temperature of the earth’s climate change and its related effects. But the question is, how does these two totally different topics have any relation and how do they affect each other?
Computer expects and environmentalist have questioned if cloud computing is an actual game changer or green washing. Cloud computers have been progressive in its advancement for years now. Another question that is asked is how clean is your cloud? Is the cloud harming the environment in any way?
With a general overview of both arguments, I would say it causes less harm to the environment as expected. From the environmentalist’s view, data centres are needed to keep up with the cloud server capacity intake resulting in
What the Fan Does
The main job of a computer or electronics fan is to keep the part cool. Chips inside them can get very hot so air flow keeps them at a regular temperature. Sadly, stock fans within electronics sometimes aren’t enough. Especially if there are several components working together, perhaps in an office or entertainment center.
That’s why a good fan and fan filter are a great addition to any setup. Learn more about the various types of fans below.
Common Types of Fans:
• Power Supply – Most power supply units or PSU’s are provided with a 90mm or 120mm fan filter and internal fan.However, some suggest that they have two fans, one for intake and one for out-take. It is very crucial to keep all elements cool to lengthen the life of the equipment. Avoid melting and even exploding components from overheating by providing this type of cooling. The absence of a fan can greatly reduce its life span. Why take a chance?
• Central Processing Unit – Having a smoothly operating fan
A PC is not an acronym and here and there truncated as comp or ‘puter. The expression “PC” was initially given to people (human PCs) who performed numerical counts utilizing mechanical adding machines, for example, the math device and slide principle. The term was later given to a mechanical gadget as they started supplanting the human PCs. Today’s computers are electronic gadgets that acknowledge (information), prepare that information, produce yield, and afterward store (stockpiling) the outcomes.
The primary computerized PC and what a great many people consider as a PC was known as the ENIAC, worked amid World War II (1943-1946). Early PCs like the ENIAC utilized vacuum tubes and were vast (once in a while room size) and just found in organizations, universities, or governments. Later, PCs started using transistors and in addition littler and less expensive parts that permitted the normal individual to possess a computer.
Today, PCs make occupations that used to be confounded much less difficult. For instance, you can compose a letter in a word processor, alter it at whatever time,