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Archives for October 2014

Going Techno: Degrees to Get in Technology

The digital world is an expanding frontier. However, navigating the new terrain is helped tremendously by degrees in technology. Thankfully, degrees in technology vary widely. A digital artist may create a logo for a company with advanced editing software. Meanwhile, a computer programmer may be asked to implement new code for the company’s data storage. New methods for interacting with technology change daily, but a degree will help pave the way for a successful career. Image sent by author Electronic Media and Communication A degree in electronic media and communication is vital when … [Read more...]

How Your Devices Learn to Talk to You

Electronic devices that can carry on a conversation with humans are no longer the stuff of science fiction. These days, no one is particularly fazed when someone pulls out their iPhone and asks Siri to look up nearby restaurants, or when a customer service recording asks callers to give voice commands to get to the correct part of the directory. However, this is still relatively new technology, and it’s worth learning how it has evolved to allow devices to talk to people. Image sent by author What Is Automatic Speech Recognition? The technology that allows devices to talk is referred to … [Read more...]

Australia: Best Places To Shop For Your Gadgets

In the recent years, gadgets have become a very important part of life. They are an important part of a traveler’s arsenal. The greatest challenge facing the travelers and other users, who go to foreign countries, is where to buy standard gadgets. For instance, an American visiting a new country will try to find a gadget that meets the standard of the gadgets back home. Images sent by author This may not be easy seeing as the person is new to the country and may have little knowledge of the shops with the best gadgets. In Australia, there are several reasons why you would be there. For … [Read more...]

Engineering Feats: Technologies That Make a Difference

There are several different types of engineering. These include: Civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental, computer engineering, bio engineering, and specialty engineering like processes including industrial, packaging and logistical. In each of these types of engineering, advancement rules in concepts and designs. Civil engineers are likely to use hi-tech measurement instrumentation and infrared monitoring for land and structural assessments and evaluation. Image sent by author Mechanical Mechanical engineers use multi-dimensional technologies to design and create mechanical parts … [Read more...]

5 Keys to Identify a Stolen iPad or iPhone

Ever have one of those moments where you picked up a phone on the cheap, and you suspected that just maybe it might not be entirely legit? What about those of you who maybe ducked into the corner pawnbroker to pick up an iPad Air that was just unbelievably priced? Well… wonder no more. Apple has released a new tool that will let you see if the iPhone or iPad you’re purchasing is a legit device, or is stolen (well, most of the time anyway). The tool works on a feature released with iOS 7 for devices that use the Find My iPhone setting. It’s called Activation Lock, and lets the owner of a … [Read more...]

$5 Gadget Can Save You 5 hours of Frustration

If you have ever placed your earbuds in your pocket, purse or gym back, you know what happens. Somehow they become so tangled, you have to waste 30 seconds untangling the complex web of of knots. That equates to five hours of time wasted on average per year. Images sent by author While there are many "spool-type" plastic organizer on the market to solve this problem, many find them less convenient to use due to their bulk and time required to unwind your cord before each use. Additionally, they require the user to carry a separate accessory that easy to misplace when needed. … [Read more...]

Water Works: New Technology for Cities to Economize

The city water system is the most important part of any community. People can live for a few days without electricity, but cannot go for even a day without clean water. Our city water systems are connected to nearly every part of the city. People walk by parts of the water system they do not even acknowledge, and the city must make sure they have economized as much as they can to keep the city healthy. Image sent by author Wasted Water At Hydrants According to Terminal City Iron Works Ltd, cities go through maybe a few fire hydrants a year, but these fire hydrants must be updated to suit … [Read more...]

Assistive Technology Gadgets That Could Change Your Life

The assistive technology gadgets are designed to improve physical and mental functioning and increase the capacity to learn. The guys from health care adaptations put together an infographic showing how this type of gadgets can improve your life. … [Read more...]

Technology Upgrade: 4 Ways to Update Your Toys and Save Money

Technology can be an expensive habit to pursue, whether it's for work or fun. There are a number of ways to upgrade your technology without having to lower your standards for quality. Here are four ideas to help you update your toys and retain a little pocket change at the end of the day. Image sent by author Avoid Extended Warranties They serve to increase the cost of your product, and aren't usually worth it. On the other hand, if you're the clumsy type and have the notches on your belt buckle to prove how many times you've broken a tech toy, go for the extended warranty. In any event, … [Read more...]

The Oculus Rift: The Next Big Thing in Horror Gaming?

For those of you who don't know about the Rift, here is the skinny, the low down, the Big Picture. Oculus Rift is a headset, but not just any headset. This fancy looking piece of equipment is so impressive that mega social media giant, Facebook, bought the company that designed the Rift for a price upwards of two billion dollars, an astronomical price to pay for something that people wear on their heads. So, what does this thing do that makes it so special? It is possibly the worlds most advanced Virtual Reality gaming machine. Period. This headset will drop a user, instantaneously, into a … [Read more...]