Monthly Archives: December 2016

Google Io Showcases Wearable Technologies

It seems that wearable technology is going to be the in thing in the next few years. During the 2012 Google I/O, a major theme that was being pushed would be technology that would be wearable by the consumers.

Instead of having to bring along a separate device in bags or pant pockets, it seems that Google (and other tech companies for that matter) would want users to actually wear them as part of their outfit. Perhaps the idea behind this is that it would make the device much more embedded into the lives of its users.

Historical Use:

Industry observers mentioned that the idea is not that far-fetched. In fact, the military would already have prototypes and actual products of utilizing wearable computers. Usually, these military themed devices are used either for their communications capabilities or their GPS functionalities. However, the trend is to slowly bring these military devices into use for regular consumers.

In fact, there are now more companies who have tried to integrate their devices into more wearable designs. For example, MIT researches have long been looking at how they can manufacture wearable computers. Another example would be on how Apples iPod Nano has now made a wristband like peripheral which you could use to wear the highly capable device as a wrist watch.

Googles take:

Not one to be left behind by technology, Google also has something up their sleeve. They have previously announced the Google Glass. Google glass is a wearable device that would provide its users with a video game like heads up display while they are doing their everyday tasks.

Some analysts believe that Googles involvement in wearable technology would help push forward the acceptance of wearable devices. As of now, the use and acceptance of it is usually limited to the aforementioned military uses as well as to some of the rich and tech savvy people.

Analysts are speculating that similar to what happened with Android and smartphones, a Google role in the push for wearable technologies would also help push the number of devices that would provide this kind of function to the consumers,

Of course, people should note that despite the Google glass being highlighted in this years Google I/O, the actual thing is still in development. Many experts believe that the soonest that it would become available for commercial release would still be in 2 or 3 more years.


Forex Trading Robots – The Shocking Truth

Forex trading robots are an automatic way of seeking profit potential from global forex markets and the logic is you simply follow the rules and have a disciplined system for profit – that’s the theory but the truth is…

Very few will make you money and the reason is they have never made any “real money” just paper profits in hindsight. You will almost always see this and it makes the track record to present worthless:

“CFTC RULE 4.41 – Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown”.

Will a track record with this on it help you make money? I doubt it.

Don’t fall for the hype check the facts and if you see the above ask yourself why you should trust a made up track record? We would all be rich if we knew the future and tomorrows price now but that’s not life.

Today, most novice traders are looking to take short cuts or think a guru mentor or robot can give them success but the reality is ( as with any venture where there is a lot of money to be made ) you need to do your homework and get the right forex education.

There are good automated forex trading systems out there with REAL track records but you need to keep one more point in mind, if you want to enjoy currency trading success.

Keep this equation in mind:

Forex Trading method + Disciplined Application of = Forex trading Success

When you have a good trading system, you still have to apply it with discipline and keep in mind, if you don’t have the discipline to apply it, you don’t have a system – it’s as simple as that.

So if you find one with a real track record you like make sure that you know how and why it works, so you have confidence in it when it hits a losing period and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise even the best system draw down for weeks or months at a time.

Forex Robots can make money and the above information will put you on the right track in finding one.


Computer Desk Hardware Shopping Guideline

In choosing the best computer desk, there are several things you need to consider very well. One of the most important things is the hardware. Definitely, it is not the hardware inside the computer, but the parts of the desk itself. Why it is very important? The main reason is because you should put several important things related to the computer and you need to make sure that you can access or find them easily whenever you need them. So, finding the best computer desk hardware is a must thing if you really want to find the product to get its best function and make your home looks tidy.

What should you consider in looking for the most functional computers desk hardware? In this case, the term hardware will be related to CD racks, the sliding keyboard, file cabinets and also the mouse shelves. However, it is fully depended on your needs. If you are a person who use computer just for typing your stories, poems, or doing your tasks at school in simple way, you do not need many shelves or drawers to put the CDs of software and several other things which people usually need for certain purposes. The complete hardware will influence the price of the desk itself. Surely, the more complete racks, the more expensive price you would have paid for such thing.

Can you take one of the examples? If you still do not know about the recommended one, the Tuscany Brown Corner Desk Set will be one of the possible alternatives. This is the product from Bestar Furniture which will give you great and amazing options. The great CD rack will help you to store up to 26 CDs. For some people, this is a quite large space and capacity, but those who need more space will consider it as small space. Matching the specifications with the needs become the most important point to be done. What about the sliding keyboard shelf? You can enjoy it too and let the tidy and simple look of your desk. It is always great to see the keyboard under the desktop if it is not in use. This desk is designed in such a way for those who want to get the best benefits of corner computer desk.

What else? The computer desk above will bring another great thing which is separated from the desk itself. You can enjoy the mobile file cabinet which is completed with two utility drawers. Besides, the letter file drawer will be brought to your hand. The wheel casters will support the great mobility feature, thus you can move it easily. The easy access and great design will be helpful for you to work conveniently and let you enjoy the ultimate functions of a computer desk greatly.


Several Tips To Create An Interesting Multimedia Presentation

Nowadays, we are faced with the presentation almost every time. Generally, many of us use slide applications, like Microsoft Power Point or Open Office Presentation. Obviously, the simplicity of this slide application provides for limitation to be able to display an interesting visual presentation. Therefore, the multimedia application, like Macromedia Flash can help a lot.

Like a story, a multimedia presentation also needs to be preceded by an interesting intro and in accordance with the theme of material presented. For example; a multimedia presentation of Pepsodent Nightbrushing by SmartShell tells about the program and Pepsodent strategy that invites consumers to brush his teeth every night. The threat of night germs is the prologue of multimedia presentation.

Told in the intro, a child who sleeps at night is not free from the threat of oral bacteria. The germs remain in action even though the child is sleeping. For that reason, it is important to brush your teeth before sleeping. The use of music and sound effects also helps to build the atmosphere of the presentation. If you do not create an uninteresting multimedia presentation, it is impossible for the audience to be interested in seeing the presentation material further.

Then, you should pay attention to the content division of presentation, the right stage, and the presentation order. Visual, music, and sound effect that are relevant with the presentation material will keep the audience on being interested to pay attention to your presentation.

If the presentation material that you give is full of texts, set the gap among others by inserting illustrations, photographs, video or other applications. This step is should be done to relieve the burden on viewers’ eyes who tend to be tired when being confronted with continuous text.

Finally, end the presentation with the conclusion that directs viewers to the message you want to convey. If necessary, complete it with video or animation to visualize the various possibilities you can get from the implementation of the materials that you deliver.


Modern Technology In Sports

What is it about sport that makes it so attractive to people? Is it the adrenaline rush of competitive and/or dangerous sport? Is it the feel good factor of recreational sport; is it the opportunity of socialising with others, or perhaps all of the above? Whatever the reasons may be, sport is certainly getting more and more popular, especially in the developed world.

A major factor in the popularity of sport is the role of modern technology. Improvements in modern technology have resulted in better playing conditions and equipment for players as well as greater viewing pleasure for spectators.

Perhaps the greatest changes have taken place in the designing of sporting facilities – such as modern sports surfaces and improved artificial lighting that offer increased opportunity to play. Modern sports surfaces are low maintenance, therefore low cost, and allow year round use. Professional technical expertise is needed to design and install a modern sports surface. Properties such as its rebound resistance, slip resistance, and shock absorption are measured to ensure that the surface is going to provide optimum playing conditions for that sport, whilst giving players ease of movement and adequate protection from injury. Regular maintenance of sports surfaces, both outdoor and indoor is recommended to ensure safety of players.

Along with an increased number of players there are also an increased number of viewers all over the globe. With the spread of satellite TV, events in one part of the world can be watched real time, in another. Modern flood lighting has not only allowed greater use of sports facilities at the recreational level, but also made possible higher-level competition fixtures such as day-night cricket matches, night-time football matches etc. Electronic score boards, photo-finish timing devices, slow motion replays and large viewing screens have also added to the viewing pleasure of spectators.

Modern materials are used in the manufacture of synthetic sports surfaces as well as sports equipment. Third generation synthetic grass is made from polymers and provides a maintenance free all-weather surface for sports. The use of composite materials makes sports equipment such as rackets and protective gear, lighter and more durable, enabling athletes to further improve their performance. Advances in modern technology have also led to improvements in the design of sports equipment such as trainers and sports shoes, starting blocks for use in athletics, pole vaults etc.

Whilst it is difficult for the average user of sporting equipment to keep up with the latest developments, as a guide in the UK sports equipment and sports facilities and surfaces should comply with British standards. Some governing bodies of individual sports also offer certification to demonstrate compliance with international standards.


Second Hand It Hardware For Small Businesses

When it comes to buying a second hand IT hardware, some small and medium sized business enterprises adopt a strategy of purchasing both new networking hardware and used IT hardware. By adopting this approach the business owners will be able to cut the exorbitant costs of buying new IT hardware equipment.

Small and medium sized business owners have to look at a dependable provider who will be able to provide used branded hardware products such as used Cisco networking products. The suppliers should be able to provide used IT hardware products at economical prices, but at the same time, the quality of the hardware products should be very good.

There are some second-hand networking providers who will refurbish second hand equipment and make it look like new hardware. These providers follow a strict quality control process to ensure that branded second hand equipment is working well.

Many organizations go for second hand hardware to have it as a back up when the main components break down and the company’s network has failed due to the breakdown of the equipment. In such a scenario, the used equipment kept as stand-by will come in handy and allow the continuing function of the IT network without any interruption. Thus the business owner will be able to ensure that the data processing through their computer systems continue to happen without any interruption.

The business owner doesn’t need to spend too much money on purchasing second hand hardware products. Business owners also have to ensure that second hand IT hardware suppliers also provide a warranty on the products supplied. Hence the business owners have to look for suppliers that provide warranty on their second hand products. Business owners should also ensure that the after-sales service and the customer support provided by the supplier are of a high quality.

Some of the suppliers provide extended warranties and lifetime warranties on refurbished products. Hence business owners have to ensure that they select such suppliers that provide lifetime warranties on refurbished hardware products. One has to also have an eye on the type of shipping facilities provided by the supplier. The suppliers should be able to make the shipment within 24 hours of placing the order, or at least within a short period of time.
Thus it is very profitable for a small and medium sized business owner to opt for used or refurbished hardware equipment when purchasing additional equipment.


Hardware Virtualization Support In Modern Cpus

To avoid the issues surrounding the non-trappable privileged instructions, CPU manufacturers have added virtualization capabilities to modern CPUs. These CPUs still need to behave exactly like their older counterparts, to ensure backward-compatibility with existing applications, so the behavior of the non-trappable privileged instructions is identical on these newer units. However, a new set of instructions, which were not previously available, provides for a special virtual machine mode of operation. This mode provides extra levels of I/O and memory protection, and allows the special instructions to be detected and handled externally by the CPU in conjunction with a suitably written hyper visor VMM.

The first revision of this instruction set provided basic support for virtualizing the non-trappable privileged instructions, and the supporting instructions required to interface the hardware support to VMMs written to make use of it.

CPUs with first generation hardware virtualization support are not capable of nesting VMMs in a way that allows the nested VMM to also take advantage of the hardware virtualization capabilities. This means that when using CPUs with first generation hardware virtualization, only the outermost VMM can benefit from the hardware acceleration. While this may not initially seem to be a problem, some modes of operation are not possible without hardware virtualization support, meaning those modes will not be available in a nested-VMM configuration.

Furthermore, some computer manufacturers intentionally disable hardware virtualization support in their PCs, even if the hardware is capable of supporting it.6 The second revision of this hardware support, present in only the newest CPUs at the time of this writing, does allow virtualization of the hardware virtualization instructions, allowing for some degree of nested VMM capabilities.

Limitations and Challenges

Performance There will always be some level of performance overhead associated with hyper visor VMMs. As CPUs evolve to include more hardware support for virtualization, the areas of performance impact will shift from the VMM to the emulated hardware instead, which can still result in a non-trivial impact.

VM inside another VM As mentioned before, unless one uses extremely new hardware it is not possible to run a hardware-accelerated VM inside another hardware-accelerated VM.

No hardware assist Especially important in a virtual desktop solution, one must consider the millions of PCs in the field that could be used as host PCs that do not have even the first generation of virtualization support.7


Usenet A Old Technology Made New

The plethora of sites dedicated to the Usenet system reveal that it is still very much alive. In fact, with the growing popularity of P2Ppeer to peerfile sharing, Usenet has proven that its long-standing model of transferring files is still viable.

This method is preferable to torrenting and other technologies in several regards. There is no place where the debate between one technology and another is engaged with such passion as it is on the Internet, and Usenet has been the subject of a great many conversations of late.

Many of these conversations have to do with speed. Torrent protocols have proven that they can deliver large downloads at impressive speeds. However, it is not only the torrent protocol that can make this boast. Usenet manages the same high speeds via a very different protocol.

While the adherents of one protocol or another continue to take swipes at each others pet technology, most users find themselves using the Usenet system as a part of their entire Internet technology use. The debaters, in many cases, fail to see the forest for the trees, as every technology has its use, whether its old or new.

Usenet offers users a different way of using the web to interact with others, which has also made it part of the conversation where social networking is concerned. Though its proponents like to refer to social networking technologies as Web 2.0, the Usenet system has roots that extend far before there was even a Web 1.0.

This system has some of the best features of bulletin boardstext posts, fast downloads and very specific interest groupsand some of the best features of new technologies. Its users are just not going to give it up, and for many good reasons.

There are literally thousands of subjects among the Usenet newsgroups. Contrast this to the relatively few interests found on any given forum. A Usenet user can surf newsgroups very quickly, whereas a forum user has to create a separate account for every different forum. Social networking sites also come and go very quickly.

Usenet has been around for a very long time and the work that one puts into forging relationships via the newsgroups oftentimes pays off for many years. Oddly, much of the debate surrounding Usenet concerns whether this venerable technology still outdoes its modern peers. It does, in many cases.


Cbse India Introduces A Common Syllabus For Maths & Science!

The Union Ministry of Human Resource and CBSE India are leaving no stone unturned to make lives easy for school students across the various boards in India! The latest stride towards this endeavor is the introduction of a common syllabus for Maths and Science for the students of classes XI and XII across all the educational boards. Therefore, from the academic year starting 2011-12, students from all the boards in the country can look forward to a uniform syllabus!

An initiative like this by CBSE India will ensure a level playing field for all the students while they prepare for their engineering and medical entrance examinations. Hence, while all you students studying in classes XI & XII, preparing for your national level engineering and medical entrance exams from the year 2012, need no longer worry about the extensive syllabi covered by your friend in CBSE or other national/ state board.

A common syllabus is just the first step by the Human Resource Ministry and CBSE India towards a flexible pattern of education that is comparable to the education systems existing in the West. CBSE India also has plans in the pipeline to conduct a common entrance exam for Medical and Engineering courses in India by 2013. If such a plan by CBSE India gains acceptance from all the academic corners in the country, life after class XII is only set to get easier for students.

However, implementation of a common syllabus by CBSE India has also garnered a lot of criticism by NCERT. NCERT is of the view that Council of School Board of Education (COBSE) has no right to push the common syllabus agenda. NCERT believes that the decision to undertake any curriculum revision exercise should rightfully rest with itself as NCERT has been instrumental in all such changes over the past years. It also believes that COBSE is just a coordinating body between the various school boards in the country.

Amidst all this controversy, major stakes are now on successful implementation of this common syllabus scheme for Maths and Science. Success of a common syllabus like this could also spread cheer in the lives of students studying in the Commerce and Humanities streams. Talks are around for a uniform syllabus for various subjects in these streams as well. What more could have students asked for to ensure a smooth and stress-free studying experience!

There are various websites that provide CBSE-aligned learning resources for students studying in classes V-XII. A common syllabus for Maths and Science will also ensure that more students can now seek help from such websites and reap benefits of quality and extensive learning resources.

All students studying under CBSE India can expect a lot of good news in the near future as well.

All the best for the future!


My Reviews Of New Forex Robots – Which One Works The Best Today

New forex robots are entering the market each and every day. These programs find trading opportunities, begin and end them, all one your behalf in the forex market. These programs have made me good money in the past, so I always keep watch over the latest robots. If you’re interested in this technology or just better forex trading, let’s take a look at some new forex robots worth knowing about right now in this article.

FAP Turbo is one of the latest in new forex robots. A descendant of the massively popular “Forex Autopilot”, I was already excited to test it once I got it. I found that the major difference made between FAP Turbo and Forex Autopilot as well as the vast majority of robots on the market, new and old, is that it focuses on lower risk/reward trades entirely.

This works very well to this new forex robot’s advantage, giving it easily the best winning rate of a robot which I have ever tested or more specifically 9 out of 10 trades which it enacts I make good money on. The problem with other, more aggressive systems is that they go for the biggest, riskiest trades, and more often than not need someone to watch over their shoulders or they’ll lose more than they take in, at least that’s been my time tested experience, and this easily defeats the basic purpose of using this software in the first place.

On my first trade, I initially gave FAP Turbo $500 to trade with. After a week it came back with $800 ($300 in profit). I reference this first trade because it is very characteristic of the results which I continued to experience in the subsequent weeks and months, or a 60% increase on my trades.

One thing I have to mention is that if you decide to try FAP Turbo you’ve got to have a computer to run it on which you feel computer leaving on and connected to the net 24 hours a day. This is because the program works by analyzing and reacting to real time market data, so in order to effectively trade for you that whole time, it’s got to be able to be connected around the clock. If you can’t do that or don’t feel comfortable leaving your computer on under those conditions the publishers will run the program for you on their servers for a slight up charge, giving you the chance to still check in on the program from home.