Technology

What does Brexit mean for tech?

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The UK’s tech sector was tremendously in favour of the country staying in the EU. However, despite the results, investors and analysts have stated that the tech sector is well prepared to withstand the exit.

The main concern for technology companies and supporters, is the effect that Brexit will have on Britain’s ability to hire new talent and tap investment. The co-founder of TransferWise –a money transfer company, Taavet Hinrikus stated:

“The two main benefits of being part of the EU are access to talent – because of the free movement of labour – and the fact that you can ‘passport’ regulation so if you’re regulated in the UK, you’re regulated across the EU…We don’t know what’s going to happen with either of those. It’s not good news for the tech sector either in the UK or in Europe.”

The elimination of direct access to new talent and investments has generated an uncertain future for Britain’s tech sector. Despite this, advantages have been pointed out by optimistic investors who highlight the beneficial short term impact on tech in the UK. For example, Saul Klein points out the resultant equal opportunities for start-ups and investors across different cities in Britain:

“Whether you’re based in Manchester, London or Edinburgh, you still have the same opportunities. There are billions of dollars of venture capital in the UK.

We’ve got a government that’s one of the most forward looking in the world when it comes to the adoption of tech. So while I’m disappointed, if you’ve got lemons you make lemonade, that’s what entrepreneurs do.”

It is evident that the future of tech is uncertain with Brexit, however delving into the uncertain can also be advantageous. As it will take a minimum of two years for Britain to leave the EU, any significant changes in the tech sector are expected subsequently.

LG, Smart Watch, Smartphone, Technology

LG Reveals Two New Treats For Tech Lovers – The Urbane Watch & V10 Smartphone

For all those who had been waiting for LG to give something new to its fans, well the company certainly has not one but two new treats for you. They finally unveiled their latest two developments – a quirky smartphone and a Smartwatch, Android wear. The watch is quite nice looking and appealing. But, how the smartphone can be quirky? Well, surprisingly, the phone has two screens – which is quite unusual – and two selfie cameras.

lg-watch-urbaneLG Watch Urbane is the second edition wearable offered by this South Korean Company. At first glance, the Watch gives the impression that it is quite elegant and far better looking than those Android wearables already present in the market. The company picked up some style cues from its predecessors and worked on making it better in design and also improved it’s functionalities and fundamentals.

When it comes to looks, the watch is quite similar to the company’s original Urbane smart wear. It has been tweaked up a bit. The O-PLED has been upgraded to 1.38 inch circular display, it has a 480 x 480 pixels screen resolution and pixel density goes all the way up to 348ppi.

Some internal improvements and upgradations have also been made. The biggest one is the installation of a 4G LTE chip along with cellular connectivity. No other Android wearable contains this feature; this is the very first you will find in Android wearables. The battery has also been amped up a bit.

lg-v10-smartphoneNow, moving on to the doubled screen smartphone, the V-series has a new device in line. The V10 smartphone is the first launch in the pre-existing V-series. The unusual thing about the phone is the second screen that sits right above the main screen – a 5.7 inch display – and that second screen always remains on.

You will always be updated about the time, weather and date even when the main display is off. But when the main screen is in use, you can use the second screen to select apps to run. While you watch a movie or some show live, the notifications will pop up on the small screen and not the main one. Now you can watch anything you want in peace.

Another appealing thing about the phone is the set of front cameras that have a separate lens each. The LG Company quite unashamedly admitted that the second front camera was added for one sole purpose only – to take selfies. Quite amusing!

They have been positioned in a way to allow you to either take an 80 degree photo or a wider one. So if you’re one of those people, this device is perfect for you.

Other than this, the device has everything a good Android handset should have. The device will be available in a few colors for its fans to choose from.

Smartphone, Technology

Has the Quality of Human Interaction Lost Due to Technology?

We are always admiring technology and praising the amazing inventions we have right now. But like everything, it has a bad side too which we ignore most of the times. How different is texting someone from actually speaking on the phone? How dissimilar is meeting someone than just having a Facebook chat? Many times we are comfortable on texting rather than calling someone. Ever thought why is that so? Aren’t humans supposed to interact with one another with the strongest means of communication by meeting people face to face and exchanging thoughts and ideas? The medium of human interaction has changed considerably since the past few years. Let’s see to what level has this affected the human interaction.

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If you happen to visit any college or university, you will find most of the people with their eyes stuck on screen literally even having their friends around. Checking mails and text messages was practiced alone in free time but now we are always inquisitive about these electronic messages, more alert towards our laptop or phone screens than aware of the people we have there at our place. Even if it’s a face to face meet-up after a long time, we still can’t rid of this habit. Doesn’t this make us slave of technology? We may have freedom of speech but more appropriately it should be called freedom of writing in text than delivering a speech.

The statistics of means of communicating with each other has drastically shifted from phone calls to texts. More accurately, we can say that telephone call is now a dying institution. The findings from UK relating to this topic is surprising. The research revealed that youngsters aging between 16-24s use text based applications a lot more than any calling apps. Face-to-face interactions are also a rare event as Facebook has invaded these meetings.

Developmental psychologists are emphasizing on this problem more as they are well-informed of the adverse effects of using these devices to communicate. They are more concerned about the kids using smartphones and laptops to communicate rather than having one-to-one chit-chat. This is not because children use tech gadgets frequently but because they start using such devices at a very early age when they are supposed to learn inter-personal skills not by face booking or texting but having a neat facet-to-face communication.

Moreover, this more and more text based interaction is ruining our surroundings.  Human society is run on the basis of power. This is human nature to gain power and have more control on things. If we talk about our daily lives, we face such power struggles every day during texting conversation. We usually feel that the person who texts first is more attached and weak for the other person compared to the one who texts back in reply. The person starting the conversation has in a way lost a little power as the person to whom the text has been sent. But this doesn’t exist in the live face-to-face communication.

Texting and socializing on social networking sites is not wrong but using to this much extent is surely something harmful for our upcoming generations and society build up. No doubt the quality of human interaction has lost its essence due to lesser heart to heart conversations. If you feel that way, stop getting ruled by technology and do what empowers you rather than what weakens you.

Fitness Wearable, Technology

4 Amazing Fitness Wearables for 2015

According to the latest technology trends, it is being predicted that 2015 is going to be the year of heavy loaded wearable devices. The facts reveal that the global market for wearables will be expanding at a compound annual rate of 35 percent over the next 5 years. If you desire to buy wearable devices, then you can make a choice out of these 4 superb gadgets which will surely benefit you.  

  1. NeuroOn

packshotEver heard of polyphasic sleep? It’s a term which refers to sleep you aim to have in breaks throughout the day enabling you to sleep less but with better efficiency. This device is specifically designed for people who practice this and follow different kinds of polyphasic schedules.

Here comes the interesting part, the NeuroOn provides the user with a sleep mask. This mask is especially designed to measure brain waves, muscle tension, and eye movements, and it efficiently identifies the exact phases you are going through during sleep. After detecting the phases, it comes up with a pre-defined plan to keep your sleep on right track. There are lights inside the mask that lit up when it’s time to wake up. NeuroOn is definitely a unique device helping you to set your sleep schedule. 

  1. The Basis B1 Band

51AjkIb4PmL._SL1000_When it comes to wearable devices especially made for keeping track of your health and fitness, we long for Apple Smart watch or Fitbit surge but Basis B1 band is also another great wearable which keeps a good track of your activities. It features a heart rate tracker and also records your varying body temperatures. If there are any problems arising out of these records, it provides you with suggestions to help improve health. Moreover, it classifies your activities like sleep, running, walking and biking. After recording this information, it sets a number of goals for you by which you can achieve fitness level you always wished for.

  1. Vigo

vigoVigo is another fitness wearable device that records your activities. It informs you about different phases your body goes through, alerts you when you are exhausted and asks you to take breaks. It looks similar to a Bluetooth headset, and you have to wear it at a side of your eye. It is well equipped with infrared sensor, accelerometer that helps determining the level of your alertness. Keeping the track of over 20 parameters of the blinks, it actually detects about your body functioning, when you are fatigued, when should you take rest etc. Hence, Vigo is total fitness device helping you to get fit.

  1. Reign

12-752x490Reign is an amazing activity tracker that is going to hit the market soon. It serves all what you want from a fitness tracker. This sleek looking tracker works with the support of its companion app which keeps the data. It comes for both iOS and Android. Making good use of sensors, it automatically records the activities you carry out such as bike ride, walking, swimming etc. Featuring ‘Go Zone’, strictly tells you the right things to do. The stylish and reliable Reign falls right in line with your needs for achieving a fitness level you desire.

Apple iPhone, Smartphone, Technology

The World’s Fastest Phone Recognized

iphone-5s-68Having so many latest smartphones around we do get confused about which one would be the best buy according to our needs. Some phones are great at taking good photos while others deliver good gaming performance. Some select the phones because of impressive design and functionality etc. but there is another class of users who like to opt. for a fastest phone. The phone which is at doing things quickly and efficiently. But how would we know that which smartphone is the fastest?

Well, looks like the most streamlined phones would try to be stunningly fast. We took four top most brands to get to the bottom line namely Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG. Firstly, the researchers tested these phones on the basis of processing speed. This was a wise decision as processor speed determines that how fast is the phone at opening apps, play games and videos, multi-task etc.

So which phone managed to stay ahead in this race? Any guesses? It’s the amazing iPhone 5S which passed all the benchmark tests scoring better than other phones in the competition. Yes, fellows this phone has completely left other streamlined phones far behind. The runners-up were LG’s G2 which stood 2nd and surprisingly Galaxy S4 came third.

This fact becomes even more interesting when we realized that Apple’s phone 5S has a dual-core processor while its rival Samsung Galaxy S4 features quad-core processor. Normally the phones featuring quad-core processors are believed to work faster than dual-cores. But iPhone 5S has proved our observations wrong. These results firmly indicated that number of cores is not the necessary indication of better performance.

The phones had to undergo the strict benchmarking tests using Greenbench software. This is the most reliable indicator of deciding the phone’s speed. Each phone was tagged with a score after passing through a particular test. The higher the phone’s score, the better and faster it is. Well no doubt that most of the top phones would work fantastic in every respect but iPhone S6 takes the edge over all these phones. A noticeable difference was seen in iPhone than other rival phones as it worked with visibly extra speed when videos were edited or worked on any power hungry app.

Brief Introduction of iPhone’s 5S Features and Specs:

The iPhone 5S comes with 4 inch display with the diamond cut aluminum body. This makes it so premium and solid. The camera is just outstanding with the 8 Mega-pixels. It also has a finger print reader that reads extremely fast. The apps launch and web pages load real quick. The 64-bit A7 chip delivers fast CPU and graphics performance. And the M7 motion coprocessor handles specific tasks to make iPhone 5s power proficient. iPhone 5s supports fast LTE bands you will find around the globe.  Moreover, the battery life is quite good that lasts for 10 hours. You will find it expensive but you won’t regret investing on it. Well, iPhone 5S is certainly not the latest phone nowadays but surely the fastest!

Technology

5 Cunning Gadgets for College & University Students

‘Student life is awesome!’ – The statement will hit every student in a dissimilar way. The individuals who are going to their take exams soon and have to prepare some ultimate scary stuff will take this as a serious life threat while those who are about to end their student life and entering into professional spheres might agree with it. Nonetheless, student needs remain the same. Taking notes, carrying heavy bags, deadlines, tests, grades, money constraints, and lastly efforts to look great are the major highlights of a student life.

Well, let’s make your life bit fun and easier by introducing 6 clever gadgets that will change your college or university life for better. And of course, you’ll be able to look good after having these gadgets around.

  1. Evernote Moleskine Smart Notebook

95afee71d0749cc47424178f124ec7fa2To which category you belong, note takers of note stealers? Well the good news is Evernote Moleskine Smart Notebook doesn’t discriminate. Write down your class lectures via pen and paper, and simply translate them with all the organizational and accessibility perks of Evernote app. Moreover, you can even translate from paper to pixels by simple use of of Evernote’s page camera on your smartphone and capture a photo of your notes.

Store up these notes in the app with a whole bunch of organizational options available. You can make use of customizable, searchable ‘’smart sticker’’ for the purpose of tagging. It might even solve your money problems. How? Share your notes with others trough this gadget and charge for every lesson.

  1. OtterBox phone charging case

apl33-iphone-5s-20-2Academic life can get really chaotic especially if you keep things messy and lack organizing skills.  Running to get in class for time, internships, extra curriculars, tests and what not. In this kind of hectic routine, you might just not be able to charge your phone fully or your phone might die during long working hours. But, we have got a solution here, The OtterBox Phone Charging Case.

It extends the battery life twice over, and will auto-stop charging to conserve power. Isn’t it cool? Grab this one, stay connected and live!

  1. Kindle Voyage

kindle_voyageHate carrying books with you? Then you don’t need to do it anymore.  Technology hasn’t forgotten your daily life problems. Now easily get access of you books in digital form. Through Kindle- select from a collection of over 600,000 books lists every semester. Moreover, the Kindle Voyage has a night light function enabling you to read even in dim light.

  1. Fitbit Flex

simple.b-cssdisabled-png.he2e3da70d98b34b28ddbee568cbd794cAs discussed before, studenthood is all about being active and meeting deadlines. But individuals often fail to balance their routine life with studies. Welcome Firbit Flex in your life. This is an incredibly useful gadget helping you to manage stuff easily. Now you can stay fit and manage to set up your routine thorough this gadget. This will act as your basic tracking device, complete with a silent alarm option. You are surely going to appreciate this device.

  1. Portable ice maker

T_WithoutZoomOh, we talked about a lot of gadgets except something that could make your body happy. Let’s break the ice, Portable Ice Maker is the cool gadget both literally and figuratively. If summer semesters are annoying you with its heat, then enjoy frosty beverages by making up to 26 pounds of ice per day. Chilly drinks are going to leave your mind and body refreshed and relaxed.

Technology

F1Technology Soon to Be Used in Operating Rooms

Who doesn’t know Mclaren? One of the biggest names in F1. Excelling in automotive industry, it kept on surprising the world with a chain of new products belonging to different industries such as electronic, food industry, TV animation, health care, sports equipment, clothing & accessories & the list goes on. Being the best on providing F1 technology, Mclaren has kept on entertaining the people in car racing championships putting a lot of interesting drama on the race tracks.

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After all these wonderful creations, Mclaren is all set to take its F1 technology in the operating rooms. Yes, you heard it right F1 in the operating rooms.

F1 technology is no longer limited on roads, it is now determined to make surgeons more skilful on their job.  McLaren Applied Technologies, a subsidiary of the McLaren Technology Group ensured that it will soon be applying their expertise on surgeries, which is also a game of seconds. MAT has made an agreement with Oxford University to enhance key medical skills especially using the F1 technology.

This news is definitely going to leave you inquisitive that how this technology works in surgeries. Here is the information to keep you calm. Hargrove, Technical Director of MAT explains the procedure. A sensor is placed on the elbow of the surgeon while the operation is being carried out. The data is sent via Bluetooth technology to the computers. The sensor produces a stream of data that provides immediate feedback to the surgeons in real time. She says, “We know there are certain traits that distinguish a great surgeon, such as speed and dexterity – how jerky or smooth is their movement when they cut. There’s always a subjective element in teaching any surgeon. This adds objectivity to it …in addition to another surgeon’s feedback.” By comparing the results with previous surgeries carried out, this would actually be helpful in spotting whether the surgeon has improved as compared to the last time or not.

Expert surgeons are also appreciating the advancement brought in by Mclaren. Now, let’s discuss if this technology is helping the patients or not. Sensors are placed on the patients’ body parts in pre-op & post op which helps in identifying patient’s conditions even from home. As a result, doctors can easily observe if the patient’s health is good enough to undergo a surgery. It has been realized that most of the patients don’t like the idea of any device being inserted in their body for any checkup or operational purposes.  Hargrove points out that no sensor goes on the patient during surgery “As that aspect is already superbly done”.

The F1 technology is also facilitating in keeping weight check as well. Geoff McGrath says, ‘With data, we can spot a trend – why has this person’s weight gone up when their diet hasn’t changed. Or, we can monitor a person’s gait (how they walk). When a person’s gait changes, it’s usually due to a medical condition. But you don’t notice this visually’

Well, after learning all of this fantastic information, technology is making us proud and so is Mclaren.

Technology, Virtual Reality

How Can Virtual Reality Help You in Enterprise

With the popularity of Virtual Reality people are busy in guessing how much change it will bring in gaming, education and other fields of life. But most of them are missing out on one of the most important thing, Business. Virtual Reality like other fields can greatly influence enterprise and business as well.e9e1b00a21c02ae31952123e31d4f1db

Virtual Reality can be a game changer in enterprises. From connecting to customers to differentiating yourself from the competitors, Virtual Reality helps you in everything. It may not be bringing drastic changes currently but in future it will totally revolutionize the enterprises. These are few example how enterprises can make use of virtual reality in next few years.

  1. Training

Virtual Reality can prove a major help for trainers and they are going to use it extensively in the future. With Virtual Reality people can be trained in entering a new world and not leaving the office at the same time. Companies will become more competitive as they will be able to train their representatives more often. People like financial managers can train by using virtually created office environment so they can learn good communication and leadership qualities.

  1. Working with Remote Workers

Relationships between employees working in same enterprises but different areas can also be made better by using virtual reality. Those employees who are working in remote areas or from home can also work in virtually created office with peers colleagues sitting around them. This will make the employee feel more as a part of enterprise, plus the boss will also know that you are actually working at home.

  1. Less Travelling

While expanding your business you often need to have meetings with international clients. Most of the time you travel to other cities or even countries for meeting these clients as video conferencing is not hugely preferred because it does not give the feeling of a face to face meeting. Virtual Reality on the other hand can give you face to face meeting experience even when sitting in two different corners of the world. It will not completely replace business travel but it will surely reduce business travelling. The reduction in travel cost is one of the biggest advantage plus it will also reduce the time employee is out of office.

  1. Try Before Buying

Comparing the devices before buying is a common habit. Just imagine you will be able to compare products just by sitting at home using virtual reality. And not just small things you could compare cars houses and other such things by actually experiencing them. Before buying a car or going for an international trip, we spend weeks to get maximum possible knowledge regarding the things so we can make the right decision, but with virtual reality you can decide immediately by having a real feel of car, hotel or whatever you’re concerned about.

Microsoft, Microsoft Surface Tablets, Technology

Few Back to School Devices You Must Have

There were times when the list of school supplies included notebooks, colours, sketchbooks and more this kind of stuff but today this list is totally transformed. With all the typical school supplies latest electrical gadgets are also becoming essential for all levels of students from primary to college. Tablets, e-readers, Bluetooth keyboards and smart pens have taken place of heavy books, papers and pencils. Below is a list of some amazing back to school gadgets, it may include the one you’ve been looking for yourself.

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

content_sec1_imageTaking down notes is a thing we all have to do in schools and colleges, well it is made much simpler with Livescribe 3 Smartpen. It features a small infrared camera at the tip which captures your handwriting and saves it in the memory. When connected to the tablet it syncs all the notes to Livescribe+ mobile app. It uses Bluetooth technology to par with the devices plus its long lasting battery gives you 14 hours of usage on a single charge. Livescribe 3 Smartpen is compatible with most of the newer Apple devices.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

en-INTL-L-Surface-64GB-i3-4YM-00001-mncoSurface Pro 3 is a perfect device that gives you convenience of a tablet and functionality of a full fledge laptop. It is like a tablet which comes with a click in keyboard or a kickstand keypad. Powered by 4th generation Intel processor it gives you optimum performance in every task. In schools and colleges you mostly need these devices for web browsing whereas its high capacity battery gives you nine hours of web browsing between the charges. Its capability to run Windows 8 and full Microsoft Office Suit it makes it more ideal for a student.

Seagate Portable Drive

downloadOur PCs often crash down which lead to loss of our important data including all presentations and assignment. To save our self from this kind of crisis it is better to keep an external drive which backs up our important documents. Seagate Portable Drive is slime and light so you can easily carry it around plus its 2TB storage capacity is more than enough for storing your files and even your favourite media.

Virtual Keyboard

kbdiamondVirtual keyboard is the latest technology used in institutions these years. Most of the students own tablets so virtual keyboard makes it easier for them to work. It is a keyboard projected by a laser on a flat surface like desk, the advance optic tracks your finger movement and works accordingly. It uses Bluetooth technology for connecting.

MediaShair Hub

RAVPower_FileHubMediaShair Hub is a device that allows you to take your media and important files everywhere with you and enables you to share them with various wireless devices. You can easily plug in any SD card, portable hard drive or USB drive to the media hub and the built in wi-fi will share the content with up to seven devices including laptops, Apple and Android devices. It runs for up to nine hours on a single charge and also serves as a portable power station.

 

 

 

Technology, Top Gadgets

5 Latest Gadgets You Can’t Wait To Buy

No matter where you are what are you doing, tech devices can always help you with your work. Whether in office, home or on the move, there are some gadgets and devices which saves your time and make your life easier. With every passing year these devices become more advanced and improved and gives you better performance than they ever gave before. Here we are presenting you some latest tech devices which are a must buy.

  1. Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

bluetooth-multi-device-keyboard-k480-1This multi-device Bluetooth keyboard is simply the best device you can get to amplify your multitasking. It is designed in such a way that it can simultaneously work with up to 3 devices no matter what kind of computing platform they have. Now you can simultaneously work on a document on your computer, comment on a friend’s picture or reply to a text message all from one device just by using the switching dial. 

  1. G-DRIVE ev SSD

G-DRIVEevSSD_StandingHero_LoResIf you are tired of the slow speed and low storage capacity of your computer then G-DRIVE ev SSD is the device you have been looking for. By connecting it to USB 3.0 you get ultra-fast speed of up to 400MB/s. Coming with the storage capacity of 512GB it gives you enough room to store all your media plus it is compatible with Mac OS, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows 8. It comes with three year warranty so you can work with complete peace of mind.

  1. Livescribe Echo Smartpen

livescribe-echo_g1This superb gadget is equally useful for business professionals and students. It lets you record voice while taking notes. If you miss some lines while noting you can listen the recording later and complete your task. The best thing is you can also share these notes with computer, iPad and iPhone through a USB connector which is also used to recharge the pen. It has huge storage capacity and can store up to 400 to 800 hours of audio depending on the version you have. In addition there is an OLED display which lets you interact with the apps easily.

  1. iPad Scanning Dock

84570_1000x1000Photos are the tangible memories of memorable events. Photographs can be ruined with spills or their bright colours often fade off with the passage of time. The best thing to prevent these memories is to convert them to digital files. This work is made easier with iPhone scanning dock. This sheet-fed scanner takes just 12 seconds to convert photo into 300- or 600-dpi color JPEG image which is directly stored in iPad’s camera roll. It features a built in dock that holds the iPad upright and also recharges its battery.

  1. SyrenPro

bocina-bluetooth-iluv-syrenpro-exteriores-inalambrico-negro-23294-MLM20244470049_022015-FIf you are a music lover and often have parties outdoor then SyrenPro Bluetooth speaker can serve you best. It is weather resistant so work efficiently in all conditions plus it has TrueWireless Stereo pairing which lets you create your own stereo system wirelessly. You can either plug it in or use its rechargeable battery which gives you up to four hours in a single charge.