New Affordable Home Personal Assistants from Amazon and Google

You know that we have entered the age of the Internet of Things, with these AI (Artificial Intelligence) devices that soon will be found in most connected homes. By now, you may have heard about these hot new home tech devices developed by the two tech giants, Amazon and Google. They’re both quite affordable, so it’s time to give them a try. Plus, they make the perfect gift for any tech lover that you know.

Amazon’s Echo Dot comes in black or white and can be wall mounted or sit on a shelf

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon has developed the Echo Dot, which is a compact and more affordable version of the Amazon Echo, without the larger speaker.

The Echo dot is a puck-sized personal home assistant, named “Alexa”. You can ask Alexa many things, such as daily weather forecasts, news updates, and even jokes. Alexa will tell you what your day looks like, once connected to your calendar, as well as the day and time. It can sit discreetly on a shelf or can be mounted on a wall.

The Google Home Mini
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Google Home Mini

The Google Home Mini is powered by Google Assistant. Also puck-shaped, it has a soft mesh cloth covering. It comes equipped with the Google Home Assistant which can answer all your questions regarding your day’s events, control your lights, play some music, and start your TV at your request. It’s like having your own personal assistant.

Features

Both devices will play your favorite music when requested, through the built-in speaker is not great. Instead, it comes with an audio port so that you can plug in your existing speakers, or connect a wireless one via Bluetooth.

Once you’ve downloaded the app on your smartphone, you can follow the steps to connect to your WiFi network.  There are all kinds of skill sets you can add that are provided by different companies and available through the app.

One of the best things they do, however, is the smart home control. If you have any other device, such as the Nest, Honeywell, or Hive to name a few, you can enable your personal assistant to control them. Then you can just walk into the room and ask to have the temperature turned up the lights switched on or off, the TV, and on it goes.

Fight over App Add-ons

Currently, the two tech companies are battling over the YouTube app availability. Unfortunately, this all becomes confusing and unpleasant for the consumer. We can only hope they will “play nice”, and keep app availability open to all.

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8 Best Packing Tips for a Stress-free Flight

Flying can be stress-free

Fly with confidence when you follow these 8 simple tips

Make a Packing List

You’ll have more piece of mind if you keep a checklist of what you are packing. It will eliminate any worries about having left anything behind.  Once you’ve packed and zipped up your baggage, you can be confident of what’s inside, without having to open them and rummage through to check for an item.

Mark Your Checked Luggage!

There are so many luggage sets of the same or similar color, so it’s a great idea to mark yours in some distinctive way so that it will stand out and be easier to identify picking out from the luggage carousel. Mark your luggage with a colored strip of tape, stickers, or tied shoelaces or ribbon so it is easily recognizable.

Be aware that some airlines are cracking down on “smart luggage” that uses GPS technology, as the lithium-ion batteries it uses can be a fire hazard. Although there have not been any reported cases of fires caused by lithium batteries from these equipped suitcases, airlines are concerned about their safety. “Smart luggage’ includes an I.D. “chip” that stores the owner’s personal contact information, flight info and enables tracking the luggage using GPS technology, amongst other features.

Rolling Your Clothes

Rolling your clothes seems to be the best way to go to maximize the amount of clothing you can pack. Done properly, it will also minimize wrinkles. Rolling can be a little difficult for bulky puffy items like vests, coats, and sweaters, so you may have to fold these items flat.

Follow the 3-1-1 Rule

All liquids brought on to the plane in your handbag and/or carry-on luggage must fit in a 3.4 oz bottle, inside a clear quart-size sealable bag. Mascara, lip gloss, toothpaste and aerosol items are all classified as gels. Foods such as peanut butter, pudding and icing also fall into this category, however liquid prescription medication is exempt. Failure to follow this simple rule will cost you holding up the line plus having your items confiscated.

Your Carry-on Bag

Many of us bring gifts when we travel. While wrapping them is allowed, it’s not encouraged. Airport personnel may unwrap them if they need to check what you’re carrying. Make your life easier by packing all your liquids and gels in your checked luggage. This includes bottles of wine, liquor or beer, so long as you are within your allowed personal limits. Otherwise, you must conform to the 3-1-1 rule as outlined above. It’s good to include at least one extra change of clothes, in the event your checked bag is delayed.

Never Check Essential Items

Always keep your most important and essential items with you in your carry-on luggage.  Your passport, id, jewelry, electronics, meds, and any other valuable items should always be kept with you on the plane.  Airlines work hard to keep all checked luggage ending up in the right location, but we all know someone who has had their luggage delayed or even lost completely!

Think Layers

Often, we are traveling from one climate to another and dressing in layers makes it easy to remove or add as needed for temperature changes.  You will want to wear stylish and yet comfortable clothes that allow for extended sitting and stretching on your flight. Packing in layers also makes it easier for your bag to be scanned by airport security and keeps you moving along to your destination quickly.

Your Personal Item Allowance

Airlines usually allow one personal item, and one carry-on bag to be brought on board at no charge. Don’t waste your personal item on a small purse. Bring a larger bag that you can fit more items in. You can stow it under the seat in front of you and keep anything you need for the flight close and handy.

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Will a Robot Steal your Job?

Robots will take over most of these jobs within 30 years, experts warn. If you are doing any of the following jobs, you are in danger of surrendering it to a robot, since somewhere in the world; they are already doing your job!

Stockroom worker

A robot stockroom worker can easily outperform a human worker in efficiency and accuracy.

3,000 Kiva robots zoom around Amazon’s warehouse floors moving inventory.

German fashion retailer, Solebox is using robots to staff its shoe stockroom.

Both the automotive and electronics manufacturing industry have experienced the benefits of replacing human workers with robots for many years.

Bartender

Your next cocktail aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas ship may be served by none other than a dancing robot; the cruise line has added two of these—named the N1-C and the B1-O—to its new ship.

Meanwhile, in the German town of Ilmenau at a bar called Robots Bar and Lounge, a robot will serve up the drinks.

Sous Chef

Noodlebot will cut a specific type of noodle called dao xiao mian, or “knife cut noodles,” and works faster than chefs. The robot is not only faster, but more accurate, and cuts 150 noodles a minute.

Bulldozer Drivers

Restrictions on visas for blue-collar workers caused the worst labor shortage in 20 years for Japan. In an effort to remedy the issue, Komatsu — the second largest construction company in the world — is using robo-dozers that are led by drones.

Soldier

Soldier robots can handle everything from dismantling land mines to engaging in front-line combat.

Pharmacist

Currently, at the University of California, San Francisco, computers receive the prescriptions and robots package and dispense them.

Farmer

There are already wine-bots, which prune vines in vineyards, and lettuce-bots, which pull up the weeds near the base of the plant, among many other farming robots.

Bomb Squad

Bomb squads use robots, which often can better dispose of the bombs while minimizing the risk to human lives.

Journalist

Business journalists—especially those who focus on numbers-heavy stories like market reports—and sports journalists who do a lot of numbers analysis—may be most at risk.

Housekeeper

The company, who makes the Roomba, iRobot, also makes the Scooba 450, which will scrub the floors, as well as a sweeping and gutter-cleaning robot.

Paralegals and doc-review-focused attorneys

Silicon Valley-based Blackstone Discovery offers that service—it can search both words and concepts—without the need for human hours.

Tellers and Clerks

At least one bank is trying to drastically reduce that cost: at more than a dozen Coastal Federal Credit Union branches in the U.S., consumers won’t find a single bank teller when they walk into a branch; instead, they’ll find “personal teller machines” that do much of what the teller could.

Nursing

The Humber River Hospital in Toronto is using robots to deliver patient care. Robots there are capable of mixing chemotherapy for patients, taking radiation scans, and making food and medical supplies deliveries.

Actor

An Android named, Geminoid F is starring in a Japanese film based on a play by Oriza Hirata. But Geminoid F still requires a human to control her.

Delivery Drivers

Drones and driverless cars are taking over this function. Domino’s Pizza has introduced “DRU”, a self-driving vehicle developed by Sydney-based company Marathon Targets, delivering freshly made pizza to waiting for customers in New Zealand.

Two former co-founders of Skype at Starship Technologies have developed a food delivery robot that can transport up to 10 kilograms or 3 shopping bags to homes within 15-30 minutes in a 3-mile radius.

Astronauts

A dexterous humanoid robot named Robonaut has been designed and built at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. They are continuing their research to build robots that can help humans work and explore in space.

Store Clerks

In many department stores around the world today, store clerks and cashiers are being replaced by virtual assistants and self-serve machines.

Babysitters

Would you let a robot entertain your child?

Several mechanical child-sized babysitters have been introduced to the market. One is iPal developed by Avatar Mind, with offices in China and Silicon Valley. iPal is able to keep three-to-eight-year-olds entertained for “a couple of hours” without adult supervision. It can sing, dance and even play rock, paper scissors!

Another, named Pepper, an emotionally responsive human-like robot was built by SoftBank, a Japanese technology company. It retails for an affordable $2299.18 CAN.

Rescuers

Robots can reach areas that are inaccessible to humans and provide crucial help in rescuing victims from natural disasters.

If you’re still concerned, check out this cool online calculator that the BBC has developed to check if your job will be automated in the next 2 years:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34066941

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Robots

Articulated robots have rotary joints. A rotary joint is a connection between 2 objects. The connection allows both objects, even though each connects to another item, the capability to have or rotate moved up to 360 degrees. The two rigid objects that are attached by the joint are sometimes called a kinematic pair while the joint is referred to as a mechanical constraint. The majority of the time these two objects that are linked together are cylindrical. The connection provides both objects, enhanced capabilities to perform work functions. Articulated robots generally have numerous of these connections which gives them a great deal of versatility in performing work tasks. Each joint that a robotic has represented a boost in flexibility to carry out tasks. There is no limitation to the variety of rotary joints that articulated robots can have and a robotic could have other types of joints to increase its capability much more. After a specific number of joints, however, there would be reducing capability of the robotic to do any productive work. All the movements of each of the objects that are linked together to produce articulated robots need to be set to relocate order to do the tasks that they are assigned to do. The more joints that a robotic has, the more intricate become the robotic functions. These are called degrees of flexibility. A boost in the complexity of the robotic would enhance the set of guidelines that inform the robotic when, where, and how to move. Usually articulated robots are appointed a restricted variety of tasks to carry out.

Not unlike the industrial engineering functions in manufacturing facilities of years passed, the program made to run a robotic work station need to consider how it communicates with the other workstations on ‘the line’. One of the huge differences between the work increments defined by industrial engineers years back and the program steps specified by robotic programmers today is the inaccuracy of human beings in contrast to the speed and precision of robotics. Articulated robots are capable of really exact and endless, repetitive tasks that simply cannot be done as accurately and as swiftly by human beings. Often times the robotic replacement for a human in a manufacturing line can carry out many more steps in the production procedure than the human might ever want to achieve at the exact same work station.

Now we’re getting into it..

The joints of articulated robots are set to work in unison with other parts of the robotic or can work independently. This characteristic gives the robotic a high degree of functionality. There are great variations in the kinematics of articulated robots. This arrangement of the rigid member and the joints in the robot determines exactly what the type and range of activities of the robotic. Simple tasks that are to be carried out require just a limited amount of rigid parts and joints, while multiple rigid parts and multiple joint can do even more difficult tasks or even a number of tasks.

The utility of articulated robotics has grown so much in the last few years that they can now do the most minute deal with the tiniest objects, while their counterparts deal with large objects.

Features of articulating robotics have approached fulfilling the requirements of demanding manufacturing operations. Straight combined drives are much more trustworthy than robotics constructed with pulleys, belts or chains. There are various mounting alternatives, relying on robotic size, upright, inverted, or wall, whatever meets the needs of the application. Cable televisions are confined in the body of the housing to remove entanglement. Encoders have absolute positioning so that homing or calibration is eliminated at power-up. Other units have both electrical and pneumatic connections. With articulated robotics set up on a rail more than one device can share the very same main processing device. These units are the most versatile for medium payloads and work well for welding, clean down and clean space applications.

Cartesian robots can be found in numerous different sizes. Loading centers can have huge Gantry robots that are suspended above the work area. These heavy weight workers load and unload products from ships and other automobiles. On the smaller sized shield, robotics move screws to the precise area for another device to mount them into a toy that is being put together in a plant. All varieties of Cartesian robots are cost efficient. There is no requirement to issue about incorrect assembly or modification having to be made to finished products. The operation that utilizes Cartesian robotics is exceptionally accurate with a high throughput. robots are one of the strongest characteristics of Cartesian robotics. The use of these devices has a direct bearing on the decrease of the cost of people in the manufacturing equation.

Small articulated robotics, if set up on the floor, need less floor space for operation. These type units can be configured in multiple methods to accommodate a wide range of payload, reach, and application requirements. Some units are controlled by multitasking controllers with individual axis, keeping track of. A single electrical gripper or two pneumatic grippers can handle components. The gripper force is constantly adjustable, so that fragile items are managed securely and firmly. Larger counterparts of these robots have an additional long reach area with extremely small footprints, however with greater payloads. These serve in spot welding, product handling, sealing, die and financial investment casting, material activity, device tending, assembling of small parts, calibration, and testing, grinding, polishing, and bonding.

Bigger models of articulated robotics are developed without the need for counterbalancing. These units have advanced link structuring and have the capability to manage extremely heavy payloads, Usually this type of robotics has mechanical stops and limit changes to create a safe working environment. These robots are used for dealing with engines and car bodies, moving big devices, financial investment casting, and creating applications. Some models are developed to stand up to incredibly cold temperature levels with the requirement of heating or shrouds. These are the genuine workhorses of the market.

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Quantum Computing – Your Choice

The picture you just headed out and purchased the fastest computer system readily available. The advertisements assured warp speed and significant capability, and everything ends up being real. You’re delighted with your new purchase. Wait – how remarkable is it true? Computer system technology is still fairly new, and our hardware and software application is still rather primitive – think the Model T versus Bugatti Veyron. There’s a considerably more effective machine that you carry around with you every day – your brain. If your computer can work just like your brain, now imagine.

Quantum computers are computers that run like brains, using atoms and sub-atomic particles to process information. Rather of running in a linear fashion like the computers our company knows today, quantum computers will certainly run in even more of a ‘branching’ fashion, making connections and seeing patterns instead of just processing data.

But, What About?

Your computer system processes information in bits. Bits are the most fundamental building block of the data world, and can either be a 0 or a 1. The particular combination of 0s and 1s is exactly what mentions to the computer system what to do, standing for data. Yes, they get acknowledged and processed incredibly quickly – but they still get processed one at a time.

Please read on…

The data in a quantum computer system are processed in qubits, basically ‘quantum bits’. Like bits, qubits can also be a 0 or a 1 – however, they can also be both at the very same time. This expands the processing capabilities infinitely, and implies that the quantum computer can process information with all possible values of the input specifications.

Digging Deeper into Quantum Computing

The arrival of a practical quantum computer opens up a big selection of possibilities in almost every field. Information is processed a lot quicker, exceptionally complicated estimations can be run quickly, huge data sources can be browsed as easily as a book index. Mathematics, science, engineering, medicine and even the arts would take giant leaps forward – our capacity is only limited by our technology, and eliminating that restriction can introduce the mankind into Star Trek ability.

Techies are dealing with a task that would make our PCs able to consist of 10s to hundreds of parallel working cores. The gadget will have the ability to process big amounts of information. To produce this technology, Intel is discovering the possibility of utilizing nanotechnology and allowing for billions of transistors.

Developing a computer system that functions like a human brain is the very first step in developing real synthetic intelligence. Consider it – as advanced as modern robotics are, they are still just reacting to a set of commands programmed by the maker. The longer and more full the list of commands, the more sensible the robot – however it’s still essentially checking out from a script. A quantum computer would give that robot a real, actual brain – left unconfined, the robot would respond and act according to those countless instant connections the same way you do. It would reason, react and predict similar to a human.

All will not be roses when quantum computers lastly attacked the scene. To start with, they require a whole new kind of programs. It would act simply like your existing computer and procedure information the same way, if you were to program a quantum computer utilizing the algorithms your existing computer system users. But if you make use of algorithms made to make the most of the quantum computer’s full abilities, incredible things start happening.

Among those amazing things is pattern acknowledgment and lightning-fast computation and processing. Scientists at AT&T Bell Labs devised an algorithm for factoring big numbers. This trouble is so hard that it’s the mathematics upon which contemporary encryption technology is based. Loaded on a computer like the one you’re on now, it would take about as long as the universe has existed to break a typical encryption. Whoever loaded onto a quantum computer system, making the most of the ‘both’ nature of qubits, the encryption would be broken in seconds. This implies that no digital data would ever be safe, because the infinite computing power to break any kind of encryption code would exist.

Do not begin stressing over your credit card numbers and your Internet history yet. We’re still a long way away from useful quantum computers. In 2000, Los Alamos researchers were able to utilize magnetic resonance to line up a couple of atomic particles to mimic information coding equal to about 7 qubits – it was in a drop of fluid. The next year, scientists from Stanford and IBM managed to discover the prime aspects of 15 utilizing another 7 qubit quantum computer, but it wasn’t up until 2005 that any individual managed an 8-qubit computer system. By 2007, analysts at a personal company declared to have attained a 16 qubit computer system that actually resolved a Sudoku puzzle, however, their methods were questioned for functionality and scalability, and apparent assumptions were made that cannot be validated.

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Quantum Computing Explained

There were two fantastic revolutionary ideas in physics at the turn of the 20th century, relativity and quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is perhaps the best of these. One third of the state-of-the-art market presently involves devices whose efficiency depend on quantum concept. Quantum mechanics have actually likewise revolutionized our understanding of atoms, molecules, chemistry, as well as biology.

Quantum computer systems have been theorized which would theoretically make use of quantum mechanics and, in some cases, other (as of yet undiscovered) measurements in order to carry out these kinds of operations.

The quantum transformation started in 1900 with Max Planck’s description of the blackbody spectrum. According to classical physics, a blackbody, i. e. an item which is completely opaque to all forms of radiation, needs to release increasingly more radiation at greater frequencies, in what is known as the ultraviolet disaster. By postulating the presence of packets of energy known as quanta, Planck was able to explain the observed blackbody spectrum and prevent the ultraviolet disaster.

The next development happened in 1905, when Einstein discussed the photoelectric effect, whereby electrons are given off from a metal plate upon which light is being shone. When once again, classical physics can not explain the photoelectric effect correctly. By postulating the existence of photons, particles of light, Einstein had the ability to properly describe the effect.

Quantum Computing???

Neils Bohr accounted for a third breakthrough in 1913 when he designed a quantum mechanical version of the atom, including is taken care of orbits for the electrons. His version properly explained the spectrum of hydrogen along with the stability of atoms, which, according to classical physics need to be unpredictable and decay in less than a millionth of a 2nd.

Quantum mechanics culminated in 1925 to 1927 with Heisenberg’s development of matrix mechanics and Schrodinger’s independent development of wave mechanics. By 1927, Heisenberg showed that these 2 versions of quantum mechanics are comparable. This version of quantum mechanics has survived to this day.

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Spotlight On Quantum Computing

I like the word quantum. It’s a very future sounding word. Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett likes it too, and uses it in his novels to describe anything that cannot really be described or understood. It’s a word he uses fairly often considering his stories take place on a world that drifts through space balanced on 4 giant elephants standing on a turtle.

Maybe we ought to create an Artificial Intelligence Agent using Quantum Mechanics that will lead us to a whole new dimension of understanding the world we live in and our economy.

Quantum is like a bridge between what is possible and what’s probable. It makes science fiction science fact. It’s here. Well, near here. The issue of quantum computing has been puzzling researchers for roughly 3 decades. Now it’s like we are just a few short years away from buying them from our local tech stores.

And Now For More Quantum Computing

What’s the big deal with quantum computers anyway? Well, they are super-fast and super-efficient, making current PCs look like the monstrous machines that took up an entire room when they were first developed. According to Fred Chong, from the University to California, a quantum computer would be in a position to solve in mere months problems that would take a conventional computer millions of years.

You must admit it makes sense…

The key to their “superness ” is the fact that quantum bits or qubits aren’t bound by the conventions of time and space as we know them. Normal electrons spin either clockwise or anti-clockwise. Quantum electrons spin in both directions at once. This ability to transcend one state of existence means that when they are used in computing, quantum electrons transform conventional “bits ” into qubits. Conventional bits can be either a 1 or a 0. However, qubits can be both at the same time.

Dive Into More Quantum Computing Details..

In quantum mechanical terms, the qubits exist in superposition. This leads to an inherent parallelism, which according to physicist David Deutsch allows quantum computers to work on a million computations at once. Current PCs can work on only one.

One of the most significant benefits of quantum computers, aside from all the other “superness ”, is that they will make silicon based microchips obsolete. This is a positive thing because within about 4 years silicon chips will have evolved themselves out of existence, being too low to be of any practical use.

One of the manner in which they will negate silicon chips, and completely revolutionise the way computers are wired, is thanks to the quantum property of teleportation. Using teleportation, information about one particle will be communicated to another without using any wires at all. In Star Trek terms, information is beamed from one particle to another. The nice thing about quantum is that there will still be enough power to do this. No flailing about in outer space, panicking about another Klingon attack for these babies. You’re always good to go.

Simple quantum computers are already in existence. However, they are nowhere near achieving what they are capable of. In 2007, a Canadian company, D-Wave, created a 16-qubit (the objective is to at least 30 qubits) quantum computer that could solve sudoku puzzles. Other quantum computers can solve the riddle of Schrodinger’s cat (a cat in a hole with poison, is it alive or dead? Until you open the box and have a look, it occupies both states, not unlike quantum electrons and qubits), considered one of the key equations in quantum mechanics.

Desktop PC or cell phone can be adapted for practical quantum computing. Quantum computing exploits the properties of subatomic particles and the legislation of quantum mechanics. Today’s computers have bits in either a 1 or a 0 state. Qubits, however, can be in both states at the same time.

It may not seem like much to the man/woman on the street. However, it’s adequate to get quantum physicists out of their baths and running naked in the street with cries of “Eureka”.

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Mobile Technology Realities

Just about everything you could do on your computer a while ago, is becoming smaller, faster and is currently available on the move. This has become possible owing to the rapid advances in mobile Programming.This mode of communication have established a kind of hype all over the world with its instant connectivity, flexibility and versatility. With the help of these types of communications, we now have features and services available that were unheard of few years ago. Whether you want to share a picture with someone or send a business proposal, it can all be done with your mobile.

There is a special grouping of embedded system in mobile devices such as mobile phones and laptops. Memory devices, display etc are same as those observed in the embedded systems. You need mobile application software to be contact with each and every happenings of your business. A mobile computing system also helps you to vie in the ever-aggressive world of business. Today, mobile phones have become part of our lives and with wireless technology providing interpersonal and device communication services, it helps you to always be ahead in your business. There are many applications which can serve to carry out various activities of your company through our mobile devices, for example, now a business owner can locate his staff’s position through staff location tracker.

To widen the discussion about mobile technology)…

Thus this application can be incorporated in the mobile system and can be helpful for organizations that have field intrinsic people like marketing, sales, PR etc. This can be carried out by using various platforms like GPRS, Bluetooth and WAP technology. Custom software development company India providing mobile applications has experts, who’ve the years of knowledge in the area of mobile application development. These professionals are are well versed with latest technology available in the market and have thorough understanding of the various platforms like J2ME, iphone, Blackberry, BADA, Android, Palm OS, Symbian, and Win CE. Mobile application development companies offers development services with no hidden costs attached. These companies provide almost 24 x 7 easy accessibility to their clients through various communication channels like IMs, Skype, and gtalk and carry out work based on the most recent technology and applications available and suitable for the work in development process.

Talking About Mobile Technology..

The phone devices such as iPhone and BlackBerry have already won a huge market share and have become to choice of mobile users in the world along with the consistently evolving solutions of mobile development in Newport Beach. Thanks to the Mobile Programmer services linked to the mobile development in Orange County, users now enjoy access to pretty much every form of software applications right on their palms in their mobile devices, such as their smart-phones, iPhone or Black Berry smart-phone.Mobile-communications have changed how we do business by increasing connectivity among employees and employer, and between clients and businesses. It is through mobile that e-mails are checked at the very minute they’re received, and are answered there and then.

The computing power is increasing on a daily basis and value of these devices is reducing rapidly. With the constant efforts of the mobile developers in Orange County, the operating systems, such as Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Apple I Phone OS, and Google Android are getting richer with each passing day.

Mobile Programmers who’re into the mobile development in Orange County are developing new and cutting edge applications and are contributing them to the community.

Also, the open source software market is flooding up with useful mobile applications that are capable of running on different types of mobile phones and wireless gadgets. Utilizing the custom built mobile application is becoming popular for the population to run their businesses keeping up with the present market demands too. For example, if you’re an equity trader in Orange County, constant availability of information concerning the fluctuating prices of various instruments can be of vast use to you. This is something you can achieve if you select a good provide of services in mobile development in Orange County.

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Quantum Computing

If you’re trying to find areas in which maths can be applied to the real life, look no additional than computing and in certain the latest exciting advances originating from colleges in the US. At a meeting of the American Physical Society in Dallas, scientists from the College of California, Santa Barbara have been demonstrating the latest steps on the roadway to a quantum computer.

Quantum computing is, of course, a set of algorithms and processes that use quantum physics to process and shop details. Unlike regular computing, which only makes use of quantum mechanics just for hardware; quantum computers utilize it for everything from the CPU to memory to storage to programming. This quantum nature makes them the utmost games devices. They would possess the power and speed of a thousand or so very computers, however, only need to take the kind of your average mobile phone. These computer systems would be so quickly that they would have the ability to run a genuine 24/7 vacation, without any concerns, in your basement. Mathematicians and physicists have actually been dealing with the algorithms for several years, however there has yet to be any advancement that would move quantum computing from concept to a truth, until now that is.

A quantum computer system, something that, as far as we understand, has yet to be built, would have the ability to perform computations on a scale that would significantly out-perform today’s super-computers.

Another valid point on the topic of quantum computing

The UCSB gadget is one action along the road to such a computer. It houses a chip containing 9 quantum devices, 4 of which are ‘quantum little bits’ or Qubits, which do the estimations. Later on this year, the team intends to increase the variety of Qubits to 10. When researchers are able to increase the number of Qubits to about 100, they think the chip will be the basis of a feasible, functional computer system.

Further Discussions About Quantum Computing

They will be able to resolve specific issues much faster than any of our present classic computers (for example Shor’s algorithm) if large-scale quantum computers can be constructed. Quantum computers are different from other computer systems such as DNA computers and standard computers based upon transistors. Some computing architectures such as optical computers [3] may make use of classical superposition of electro-magnetic waves. Without some particularly quantum mechanical resources such as entanglement, it is conjectured that an exponential benefit over classical computer systems is not possible.

All of this opens the possibility that in the near future we’ll have the power these days’s super-computers on our desks, on our laps, even in our mobile phones.

For these developments, we owe a lot to Erwin Schroedinger, whose deal with quantum physics and wave equation led the way to the weird world of quantum mechanics.

At its heart, quantum computing depends upon ‘super-position’, which is the seemingly unnatural ability for a particle to be in 2 states at the same time. A particle spinning in one direction could be provided a weak pulse of energy, which might be enough to set it spinning in the opposite direction, but maybe not. As long as the particle is not being observed or communicated with in any way, quantum physics says that the particle is in both states at the same time.

Now, we can make use of an entire line of these bits to stand for the binary digits of a number. We would require to feed each number into the computer separately if a calculation is performed using a traditional computer. But because a quantum computer system can operate on bits in super-position, it can do the calculation on all the possible mixes all at once. A number whose binary representation is 7 digits long is between 0 and 127. A traditional computer system would should do a calculation on each of these 127 numbers. As soon as, a quantum computer system could do them all at.

But the power of quantum computing brings huge challenges to society. As things stand, a completely functioning quantum computer would threaten the stability of the world. This is since world commerce relies on the use of safe ciphers to protect and validate monetary deals. Furthermore, many safe and secure discussions in between governments and government institutions are performed utilizing the exact same sets of ciphers. With the unthinkable computing power that quantum computing would bring, these ciphers, which we have formerly thought about unbreakable, would be rendered useless.

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Has Kitchen Innovation Gone Too Far?

For most of us, a kitchen is not just another room in the house. Its more than that. The kitchen is the place where most of our time is spent, where we have the most meaningful conversations are had and where we can be creative. The kitchen is the home.

For that reason, we invest a lot of time and money into making our kitchen into one we’ve always dreamed of. We know what style we like, and the colour we want the cupboards, but where we are left a little puzzled is the area of kitchen technology. Rapid innovations in the kitchen space make it hard for us to keep up.

When the first self-cleaning oven came out people were ecstatic, no longer did we spend hours on our Sunday’s scrubbing that big metal box. No longer did we panic when something overflowed and dripped down in the oven … this innovation gave us a less stressful and more convenient kitchen ‘life’.

Now, innovation has gone beyond making things more convenient. We’re now into luxury items that in 10 years, we’ll start to wonder how we ever lived without kitchen of the futurethem. Fridges can now tell you whether a perishable item has expired or not, they can even segregate different types of fruit and customize the temperature it is chilled. Heck, there’s even technology so you can even text an espresso machine, place an order, and it’s ready for you when you get downstairs. How perfect is that?

These innovations are just a couple examples of how far technology has come in the kitchen space. Trying to stay ahead of the curve is impossible. This begs the question…are 15 year warranties on appliances even applicable anymore? Do prices need to go down as we expect a higher turnover? Is the average lifetime of an appliance or kitchen technology now based on cool new features and added convenience as opposed to the classic signal ‘does it still work?’.

Several people have been writing about kitchen technology lately, talking about all the cool things available on the market, the prices and which brands are the best to buy. Some of the innovations I’ve seen are starting to border ‘ridiculous’ but then again … I want pretty much every item that I’ve seen.

This is my ultimate wish list (some of these things I haven’t seen on the market yet!)

  • germ eliminating knife block
  • customizable temperature fridge
  • fragrance to get rid of food smells
  • portable induction oven

These are just a few of the ideas that I have …. I would love to hear your feedback. Is there anything you wish you had in your kitchen? Or is there something you’ve recently purchased that you feel everyone needs to know about?

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Investing in Data Centre Services

As businesses are becoming increasingly tech and security savvy, the need for managed IT services has grown. Backing up and storing data has become a necessity for businesses across a wide range of sectors, from telecoms to big financials and even more so with SME’s.

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Inevitably, the need for additional data storage on more servers increases the workload for any in house technician or IT manager. Having to continuously watch server activity 24 hours a day internally, is not feasible, even for the most hard-working human. The requirement for skilled and efficient staff can become expensive for business, hence them investing in a cost effective Data Centre service. But what exactly does this involve? And how can you guarantee your data is secure?

Businesses investing in data centre services must consider many aspects such as how much storage they might need or the amount of bandwidth they use on a daily basis. The ability to increase the amount of data stored and backed up comes as standard across most suppliers, and normally at a package level. Cost implications might include the considerations of a growth in IT and whether their chosen service provider accommodate for this at a rate they can afford?

Businesses are concerned that if data is hacked or stolen, their business reputation will be ruined as well as a lack of trust from their customers and high recovery costs, causing long term damage to their business strategy. In terms of security, most data centre service providers guarantee your data is secure with many strategies in place to ensure this. Solutions from controlled video surveillance to a diverse set of storage locations give them the ability to reassure their customers. Google themselves state they have “robust” disaster recovery measures in place such as additional back up data centres and emergency power generators.

Companies such as Amcom, provide secure data centres for businesses throughout Australia. With a range of products and services to suit any business, they can ensure data is monitored and secure around the clock. The have the capacity to move your data to alternative centres across the country, as well as get your business back up and running immediately if you experience something as severe as a disaster or unexpected power cut or loss of data.

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How technology is improving your health

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After spending years research and practice the question is still there on the self : how technology is improving our health? No doubt the new robotic surgeries have revolutionized the meaning of surgical procedures but when we ask a common person about it will he be able to give his views with same aspect as a medical person can do?

With the period of time, new medical developments and techniques have been developed that has promised to give a better hold on health care. The aim of medical sector is to provide the society everything that it can to improve their health and mental status.. From treating cancer and delivering babies to dealing with heart attacks, doctors have developed technology and improved techniques to make things easier for them.

Technology aims to make the health opportunities digital so it is making the numerous apps do that mobile devices gets a great way to integrate and streamline all aspects of the medical process for enhanced care which can even let a common person to keep himself healthy at regular normal basis..

At regular levels health and fitness apps  have opened up a whole chapter in the field of medicine. Pretty much everything you do that involves fitness can be enhanced by an app.  there are BP apps, ovarian cycle app, ecg apps, all in all all the good thing right in your phone to make you visit doctor less and of course gadgets like blood glucose checker that again works for you like a mini clinic at home.

The point is with changing time and developing technology , it has become easier for a common man to get the best of his health and that also right within his reach.

 

 

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