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Enjoy the comfort of your home. Avoid crowds, uncomfortable seats, and the rising cost of going to the movies. Design a dedicated home theater with rumbling chairs, kick-ass sound, and of course-sound proof! Or, utilize a multi-purpose room to enjoy movies with the whole family.

Rest assured. Know your family is safe while at work logging on via the web. Receive email messages when your kids get home from school and disarm the system. See video of who is at your door, or just use sensors to let you know when someone is trying to enter unannounced.

Getting a little soggy? Be warned when a leak is threatening to turn into a flood. Some systems can detecat as little as 1/8 inch of water and alert you by phone.

Baby it’s cold outside. Call from the airport and bring temperatures back up via cell phone call or your PDA. Never come home to a cold house again!

Having a party? One click of a button and you can have music, lighting,

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Teenagers and Technology

Be aware

Do you know what an iPod is? What do you know about social networking sites like Facebook and Linkedin? Twitter? Flickr? This biggest mistake many parents make is not taking the time to find out about the latest gadgets, software, and websites. If your knowledge of technology is limited to a cell phone, then a good starting point is simply finding out what is available.

Become a consistent user

As a parents do you feel like your teenager is more techno-savvy than you? There is good news. The world of computers changes as rapidly as time itself, and it seems to become more user friendly in the process. Get educated. Take some classes, read some books. Better yet – ask your teenager to help you. Most teenagers enjoy showing their skills and tend to be pretty good teachers – the key is in the asking.

Embrace technology, rather than avoid it

Can you remember what the new technology was that your parents were resistant to when you were a teenager?

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Website Creation Technology

Before committing time and money to any website or blog creation teacher, take some simple steps to introduce yourself to the subject of website technology. Focus on increasing your basic knowledge at little to no cost by gathering information from the following sources.

  • Call your local library. Most libraries now include a bank of computers for their members’ use and classes intended to increase their members’ ability to use them. My local library provides the services of a computer “geek” to answer questions. Does your local geek have the know-how to teach you how to create a website or blog? Is the library planning to give a low-cost course. Or perhaps the geek has a friend in the business or has taken an online class in the subject and can recommend who you should turn to. It never hurts to ask.
  • Read about creating a website. While at the library, use some old technology to learn some new technology-read a how-to book or two about creating and maintaining a blog. The library geek as

Virtual Reality Change Education

They can schedule an exam on one of the convenient dates online and appear in the online exam accordingly.

Books may not however go extinct. Along with the replays of tutorial lessons, students can buy hardcover or digital books, whichever they prefer, and prepare themselves for tests and exams.

Online classes are already available this way. Virtual reality taking over traditional education means online classes will become rampant and widespread.

Over the course of two or three decades, this is how I assume virtual reality will take over and how life would become more comfortable for students.

No need to wake up in the mornings, no need to gulp down a not so tasty breakfast, no need to commute or drive – life gets that simple and easy, all from the comfort of home.

Now comes the case of discipline. Will students rely on themselves and behave smart to attend all the online classes? Will they keep their promise to their parents that yes, they will act out of discipline and order?

In traditional education, there is always a teacher or professor to guide students all along. But can students stay disciplined

Database Design

In order to manage that data, businesses become reliant on computer systems. Some are more complicated than others, but all have the same basic purpose: to help record, track and store that crucial data. But once data begins to be collected you have the question of what to do with it next? How do you figure out ways to manipulate that data in order to learn from it? That’s the basis of a good database design.

While most business owners may understand the need for analyzing and using their data, they generally don’t have the specific skills necessary to design a useful database. That’s when they usually turn to IT professionals to tap into their unique skill set and get the help they need. And this is why having a database design business of your own could put you in the driver’s seat.

Unlike those untrained business owners, you have the ability to look at sets of data and figure out the best system for manipulating them in order to get useful results. You do this by considering the data itself, then looking at how various data elements relate to each other and finally using those

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Access Control

Put Access Control into practice. Limit the password access to your system, every employee should only have access to the password he needs for his job only. Explain them that it is best for both customers and employees. If your business gets breached then investigating the matter will be easy due to restricted access to network.

Data Protection

Keep the data protected and save the physical records of customer and cardholder information, either by a physical lock and key or a card system. If your business includes manual processing of credit card then limit the access to receipts and slips by locking up them safely. If the data is stored in your network then it should be encoded and kept behind the company’s firewall.

Monitoring

Monitor your network by providing each terminal and user a unique ID number. This way in times of a breach IT professionals will find it easy to know from where the attack took place.

Secure Network

Create a secure network by keeping your firewalls updated and working. Under no circumstances let your firewalls go down and don’t give employees permission to disable firewalls for

Benefits of Hybrid Cloud

The first and probably the most important benefit of the hybrid cloud is the price. This solution is highly cost effective and can help save customer thousands in the long run. Rather than paying high prices for various pieces for equipment, you get all your processing power and storage in one place making use of a variety of platforms, which are safe and secure, putting your mind at complete ease.

Another benefit which cannot be ignored is that the hybrid cloud improves data recovery after a disaster. Almost every single company these days rely on the computer to perform daily functions. Your customer information, order history, current orders, deliveries and invoicing is all stored on the computer. In the event of a computer crash, you could lose everything, which leaves you unable to contact clients, unable to invoice for current projects and unsure which orders have been fulfilled and which are still to be dispatched. As you can imagine, companies have lost customers along with thousands of potential income due to their computers crashing and losing everything.

With the hybrid cloud all your data is stored off site and is easily accessible from anywhere at any

Keep Disk Space Free

Use a Disk Cleanup tool: This is an effective tool to clean your hard drive effortlessly. Use this tool to free up enough space on your system to make it run smoother. To do so:

  • Open the Start button and Run “Disk Cleanup” and select it from the list.
  • When prompted select the drive you want to clean and press OK.
  • Select the check boxes to pick the file types you want to delete and press OK.
  • Select Previous Windows Installation(s) check box to remove data from any previous installation of Windows.
  • Now go back to the Computer in File Explorer and select the drive which you have cleaned and Refresh.

Uninstall desktop programs you don’t use: Use this feature to uninstall all those apps and programs you no longer need or use. To uninstall desktop apps, go to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Uninstall a Program. When prompted select the programs or apps you don’t want any more.

Certain programs include an option to change or repair the program itself in addition to uninstalling it. To change a program, click Change or Repair option.

Robotics Technology

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 and torque, speed and acceleration, tactile, and distance sensors. The majority of industrial robots use simple binary sensing, analogous to an on/off switch. This does not permit sophisticated feedback to the robot as to how successfully an operation was performed. Lack of adequate feedback also often requires the use of guides and fixtures

Bose SoundSport Wireless

Design and Features

StayHear tips work well your ears, keeping the buds securely and comfortably locked in, even while you are jogging. However, the open design can let in ambient sounds, so they aren’t much good when you are in a noisy environment. The Bose SoundSport Wirelesst comes with a unique sport version of the Stay-Hear tips that conforms to any ear shape, and remain in place comfortably, throughout the day. They are available in a wide variety of colors such as Charcoal, Energy Green, Frost, Power Red and Neon Blue. Apart from these, it comes with a sport-inspired case that matches the color of your own headphones. The case protects as well as stores the headphones while not in use. It can also hold your cash and keys, when you are out exercising.

Naturally, the Bose SoundSport wireless effectively resists water and sweat and water. It boasts of a remote and inline mic that allows you to skip songs if necessary, regulate the volume, as well as make and take calls, without in any way reaching out for your smarphone. These amazing headphones are designed to overcome the demands of a busy life. In fact

Look at The Future Technology

Nowadays, surgeons are using robotics in their surgical operations. As a matter of fact, technological development in AI, navigation, computer vision, MEMS sensor and other technologies have been making the robots consistently better.

Moreover, robotics will speed up the process of innovation, hence disrupting and modifying the paradigm of the future business operations. In addition, robotics can sharpen the competitive edge of a company by improving quality, and increasing productivity. Given below are some predictions that will help you get a glimpse of the future of robotics.

Growth of Robotics

In 2019, about 30% of the use of robotics in industries will be in the form of a RaaS model of business. This will help businesses cut down on the cost of robot deployment.

Robotics Officer

In 2019, about 30% of the major organizations of the world will use a chief robot officer in order to make their businesses better.

Evolving Competition

In 2020, large organizations will be able to choose from different vendors with the entrance of new players in the multi-billion dollar industry of information and communications in order to increase the deployment of robotics.

Talent Race

Driverless Cars

One of the main reasons behind developing such a technology is to reduce road accidents and traffic congestion. If we think about it, we humans actually make terrible drivers. We lack clarity in making judgement calls and as a result run into trees or traffic lights and other vehicles on road. Sometimes medical conditions like blind spots, seizures, heart attacks or just leg cramps also lead to accidents. Not to mention, reckless drivers and people who fiddle with their phones, maps or GPS while driving are responsible for significant number of hit and run cases. If a smart automated software system can take precise and timely driving decisions on our behalf, we can avoid running into such scenarios. The software that self-driving cars uses is smart enough to detect the wait time at traffic signals and also on road stops which would reduce unnecessary traffic congestion on busy streets. Hence, the traffic system can function in a controlled and systematic way by implementing such technology. Moreover, since we now don’t have to worry about driving we can focus on other tasks like making important phone calls, conducting work, surfing the web or just catching up on some sleep

Shining Moment for Tech

It Started With a Car

Tesla took the next step in attempting to revolutionize how we think of and use energy for our everyday needs.

The first step was with its Model 3 – the first electric, Internet-connected and self-driving car. The company has taken roughly 400,000 preorders for this car worth upward of $10 billion, and it’s not even slated to launch until the end of this year.

This sleek-looking car has an approachable entry price of $35,000, and it appeals to millennials by being environmentally friendly while still giving them access to all the latest technology.

Plus, Tesla comes with an innate “coolness” factor as it sits right there on the cutting edge of the latest innovations.

And now Tesla wants to have a hand in your home… well, your roof to be exact.

Cutting-Edge Tech for Your Roof

Tesla recently announced that it had begun taking orders for its new solar roof system with its so-called “infinity” warranty.

Rather than adding the current enormous solar panels on top of your existing roof to capture the sun’s rays, Tesla has created tiles that look just like regular terracotta,

Mechatronics

One can understand the extent that mechatronics reaches into various disciplines by characterizing the constituent components comprising mechatronics, which include: (i) physical systems modeling, (ii) sensors and actuators, (iii) signals and systems, (iv) computers and logic systems, and (v) software and data acquisition.

Engineers and scientists from all walks of life and fields of study can contribute to mechatronics. As engineering and science boundaries become less well defined, more students will seek a multi-disciplinary education with a strong design component. Academia should be moving towards a curriculum, which includes coverage of mechatronic systems. In the future, growth in mechatronic systems will be fueled by the growth in the constituent areas. Advancements in traditional disciplines fuel the growth of mechatronics systems by providing “enabling technologies.”

For example, the invention of the microprocessor had a profound effect on the redesign of mechanical systems and design of new mechatronics systems. We should expect continued advancements in cost-effective microprocessors and microcontrollers, sensor and actuator development enabled by advancements in applications of MEMS, adaptive control methodologies and real-time programming methods, networking and wireless technologies, mature CAE technologies for advanced system modeling, virtual prototyping, and testing. The continued rapid development in these

Enjoy Virtual Reality

Flying

Ever dreamed of flying? Well, here’s your chance to experience how it feels like. Using VR glasses, you will be able to fly. VR glasses presents to people a very realistic image or video that helps wearers build the momentum and excitement for the whole experience. Aside from that, if you want to experience flying, you may try this new invention made by the researchers of Zurich University’s Interaction Design Program called Birdly. Birdly is a Virtual Reality console that allows a person to lie on a padded, cross-shaped apparatus and gives people the sensation of flying over buildings or across country sides.

Swimming

In other cases, a VR headset will also let you experience swimming. But it’s more than that. It will also let you feel what it’s like to be swimming under oceans with dozens of fish, sharks, and whales swimming around you. You will definitely feel like being underwater because you will be able to see and hear the beauty and sounds of these sea creatures.

Roller Coaster

If you’re just at home sitting on your couch and have got nothing to do, why not ride a roller coaster?

About Avoiding Digital Probate

Musicians inhabit the same world we do, however, and that means they have all sorts of digital connections.

In fact, they’re more likely than most to use mobile banking, so they can deposit checks from their gigs instantly. They pay their impatient bandmates via PayPal or Venmo.

Ditto for social media… Facebook and Twitter have become the most important means of advertising upcoming shows.

But since the life is hard, and many musicians tend to be… shall we say, a little too fun-loving and irresponsible… they often die relatively young.

They rarely leave behind clear instructions about posthumous access to their bank accounts, social media profiles and other digital assets. That’s why, on more than one occasion, their survivors can wait months – even years – to access those assets. The Facebook pages of several deceased musicians I know are still up because nobody can log in to them.

The same thing can happen to you… and probably will, unless you take steps to prevent it.

Today’s Digital World

In today’s digital world, most of our financial transactions and communications occur online. That world expects us to have email, credit cards,

Indoor Positioning Systems

The system uses different technologies. Some of the most common are:

Proximity beacon tags: This technology is synonymous to when you are using Bluetooth low energy. In this technology, you use simple, inexpensive tags to transmit their IDs. The transmitted information goes to the backend system that calculates the location of the object or person. The attractive thing about this technology is that it’s cheap.

Ultra narrow band: Ultra-narrow band systems feature cheap tags that chirp out weak, wideband signals that are received by three or more readers. Since the signal is wideband, the accuracy is usually outstanding. This makes the indoor positioning systems using this technology to be the most accurate in the industry.

Infrared: Here infrared light pulses are used to locate signals inside a building. A professional installs infrared readers in every room of the house, and when they create a pulse, the pulse is read by a reader device. When properly installed, this system is highly accurate. Unfortunately, you have to install a reader in every room, which can be expensive if you have a large building.

Wi-Fi based tags: This technology relies on Wi-Fi transmitters that send simple packets

Hackers Work

The presence of this invisible antenna makes it possible for hackers to use power houses called strong wi fi connections to the detriment of hapless new laptop purchasers like myself for instance.

A neighbours computer wi fi e-home router connection can make the system a parent to one that is owned and situated in another’s home. Since cloud tech being used now in windows 8.1, the workings of boot X sometimes is a horrible nightmare when neighbours computer becomes parent. No security stops this parent machine as it is automated. A simple example is my office installation CD has become a dummy installation and when I browse through the CD files I get some weird lines of commands like “on demand – yes”. Even the words “dummy installation” once appeared on the files.

Some random program lines that could be captured from my CD before an illegal parent laptop makes the lines disappear from child system are codes like Code”91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE” and SkuComponentDirectoryProHybridr.WW DownloadCode”VSCommonPIAHidden” displayed on Microsoft office 2007 small business CD. This shows the installation becomes a waste due to the fact that it has become a dummy. To give the hack a uniqueness, a simple

Maintain Your Re-Chargeable Batteries

There are plenty of stuff you should do. When making the purchase always remember that a rechargeable battery is as good as its charger; therefore, you should never fast charge it. When you charge your battery too fast, you put it at the risk of overheating which puts it in great danger of getting damaged.

Just as you should never fast charge the units, you also should never over discharge them. To be on the safe side, wait until they show the low battery signal. Don’t wait until the charge is completely gone as it will destroy the battery.

You should be cautious of how you use the batteries. As rule of thumb, you should never mix different batteries. The best way of going about it is using batteries of the same capacity, brand, and chemistry. You also should never mix rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries as they have different voltages. This results in them damaging each other.

You should be cautious of how you charge the units. When it comes to the chargers, go for high-quality chargers that won’t overcharge the units. For a great experience, work with high-quality smart chargers. You should regularly check

Samsung Goes Light

The chassis is sleek and thin. The design is simplistic in a silver case. The body is magnesium-alloy, which some may find a bit too bendable for a premium notebook.

Samsung has designed a built-in recliner to set the device down to 180 degrees to share your view.

It does have a slim 0.61 inch edge. Coupled with the lighter frame it makes a nice companion for a business trip or vacation.

Speaking of business, the 9 may be lacking in bulk but still has the work ethic.

The left side includes a USB 2.0 port, a USB Type-C port, a headphone jack, and a power input. Flip to the right and find two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card reader and an HDMI port. There is plenty of connectivity to help complete most any task.

The display is extremely vibrant. Colors pop on the screen with 1080p resolution. Users will find a high-end clarity whether watching movies or editing work documents.

Keys have been ergonomically designed. The touch pad is glass-coated for a smoother ride.

The finger print reader is a breeze to use. It is placed conveniently on the

NDP

Router Discovery

Although there is a version of DHCP that can be used with IPv6, another option is to locate the local router which can provide information relating to DHCP servers and also provide an address prefix so that hosts can configure their own IP Addresses. When a host is first connected to a link it automatically multicasts a Router Solicitation message to the All Routers multicast group address. Any routers active on the link will respond with a Router Advertisement message to the All Hosts multicast group address. The Router Advertisement message can indicate a variety of information.

Contained within the Router Advertisement message is an address prefix or multiple prefixes relating to subnets available on the local link. The Host then knows which subnet or subnets are local and do not need the assistance of the local router to reach. The Host can automatically configure it’s own IP Address by using the prefix and EUI-64 rules. This involves adding an EUI-64 interface identifier derived from the interface MAC Address to the advertised prefix. The Interface Identifier portion of the IPv6 IP address is used to identify a unique physical interface on a link. The

Apps on the PC

A very important part of today’s life is the World Wide Web. If you want to know anything about the world we are just a click away from it. This has become so easy because of the presence of internet. The medium trough which this information is transferred is commonly called web application or app.

The apps are helpful in many ways and have made the functioning of the PC grow. Some of the ways are-

  • The portals from which we chat with our friends by creating IDs are web applications that help people to stay connected no matter where they are.
  • Another creativity of this world is the video calling app that not only connects people, but also enhances their conversation experience. This is done by giving them face to face talking experience in real time.
  • Fast and easy communication is ensured by emails. An ID should be created here to send emails to the people one wants to communicate with.
  • The users are given the chance of editing information if they find something irrelevant. Similar chances are provided in Wikipedia and other such information based sites.
  • In the case of

Cloud From on-Premises IT

For numerous years IT delivery in FAO has been centralized and IT delivery has been performed in a more traditional manner. The infrastructure is centralized through a corporate data center, the software is developed on an ad-hoc basis to meet the ever-changing needs of the organization and keeping up with such a fast-paced demand is becoming more and more difficult.

One of the avenues being explored is going to cloud based solutions. Moving to the cloud poses many challenges and we need to analyze diverse criteria before taking the plunge. In this article I will discuss some of the major considerations that were taken in the IT division. Cloud based technology is not new and is increasingly becoming the dominant model in IT. Unfortunately the lack of knowledge on cloud based solutions has been the biggest challenge in most organizations.

FAO has a traditional IT infrastructure with a centralized data center in each of the major offices and delivery of IT solutions has been through development projects based on the user’s requirements. Most of the organization’s IT delivery is managed in-house, with occasional assistance from software development companies, and for the majority of the corporate systems