Friday, 23 June 2017

How to Create the Perfect App

App Streamlining Path to App Success


A lot of individuals would prefer pricing their app at the 99 cent price point and by default, it could not essentially be the best price for your app. But 99 cents could be a good offer for a game which kids tend to buy since it seems easy for them to convince their parents to spend some money on a game. However when it comes to an utility apps, there seems a sense that one would get what you pay for and hence people could really opt for a higher priced app in the same group.

Some may prefer to charge a million dollar from a user though no one would purchase it. However one needs to be realistic while not underestimating one’s services. An individual could experiment with their price and find a price where some seem to purchase your app at a fast speed. Several of the app makers tend to find the price to be about $4.

 App monetization assistance is provided to individuals by online service provider. The app had been developed in order to assist streamlining the path to app success and is expecting that with the help of videos they would be successful in directing the user step by step to their app career.

Various App Styles – Develop & Monetize


Guidance is provided in imparting knowledge on how to build an app from scratch, how to create an app from a template and how one could distribute your app. Moreover there are also videos which could explain the marketing techniques together with videos that provide full explanation.

At times reading on how to develop and market an Android app could be puzzling and daunting and essential information has been made available by the provider for every app making need though there could be requirement of further assistance and it is here that the provider offers the necessary guidance.

A short one minute video tutorials has been created which tends to portray how one could create an app from scratch, giving the user ideas for content, guiding them on how to make money from their app. They have also permitted the complete collection of app templates to be monetized which gives the user more than 50 various app styles that one could develop and monetize.

Style of Affiliate Ads


For creating apps one could log in and opt for the template style. Then you could insert your content either the URL of your company, your brand icon, family video, or any content which one may have developed and within a few clicks it is accomplished.

To monetize the app, one needs to insert the code of your ad publisher in your dashboard within the monetization tab. The best way to monetize your app in a passive way is the banner ads. The way it tends to work means that a person at any point of time is using your app and with the banners displayed, you tend to get revenue though the amount earned is not known since it is based on several factors.

This could comprise the style of affiliate ads one may have chosen, the number of times people may tend to view the banners and the time which is spent on your app.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Cyber Firms Warn of Malware That Could Cause Power Outages

Malware

Malicious Software – Modified with Ease Harming Critical Infrastructure

It was recently noted that malicious software had been uncovered by two cyber security firms which is presumed to have caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, cautioning that the malware could be modified with ease in harming critical infrastructure operations all over the world.

A Slovakian maker of anti-virus software – ESET together with Dragos Inc. a U.S. critical-infrastructure security firm had released information analyses of the malware called Industroyer or Crash override and had dispensed private alerts to governments as well as infrastructure operators to assist them in defending against the threat.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had mentioned that they were investigating the malware but it had not perceived any evidence to put forward that it had infected U.S. critical infrastructure. The two firms had stated that they were not aware of who had been behind the cyber-attack. Ukraine had put the blame on Russia but the officials in Moscow had denied the blame constantly.

The firms still cautioned that there could be added attacks utilising the same method by the group that built the malware or by imitators who alter the malicious software. ESET malware researcher Robert Lipovsky had stated in a telephone interview that the malware was easy to repurpose and utilise against other targets which was certainly alarming and could cause wide-scale destruction to organization systems that are dynamic.

System Compromised by Crash Override

That warning had been verified by the Department of Homeland Security stating that it was working to understand better the threat posed by Crash Override. The agency had mentioned in an alert post on its website that `the tactics, techniques and procedure described as part of the Crash override malware could be modified to target U.S dangerous information networks and systems’.

 The alert had posted around three dozen technical indicators that a system had been compromised by Crash Override and requested firms to contact the agency if they had doubted that their system had been compromised by the malware. Robert M. Lee founder of Dragos had stated that the malware had the potential of attacking power systems all over Europe and had the tendency to be leveraged against the United States with small modifications.

Risk to Power Distribution Organizations

Lee had further mentioned by phone that` it is able to cause outages of up to a few days in portions of a nation’s grid but is not strong enough to bring down an entire grid of a country’. Lipovsky had stated that through modifications, the malware could attack other kinds of infrastructure comprising of local transportation providers, gas and water providers.

A leader of Kroll’s cyber security practice, Alan Brill had mentioned in a telephone interview that power firms are concerned that there will be more attacks. He further added that they have been dealing with very smart people who came up with something and deployed it. It represents a risk to power distribution organizations everywhere.

Industroyer had been the only second piece of malware that has been uncovered till date which has the potential of disrupting industrial process to manually intervene, without the help of hackers. Stuxnet was first discovered in 2010 and is generally believed by security researchers to have been utilised by the United States as well as Israel for attacking nuclear program of Iran. The Kremlin and Federal Security Service of Russia had refrained from replying to their request for clarifications.

Deep Learning With Coherent Nanophotonic Circuits

 Nanophotonic Circuits
Light processor recognizes vowels

Nanophotonic module forms the basis for artificial neural networks with extreme computing power and low energy requirements

Supercomputers are approaching the enormous computing power of up to 200 petaflops, ie 200 million billions of operations per second. Nevertheless, they lag far behind the efficiency of human brains, mainly because of their high energy requirements.

A processor based on nanophotonic modules now provides the basis for extremely fast and economical artificial neural networks. As the American developers reported in the magazine "Nature Photonics", their prototype was able to carry out computing operations at a rate of more than 100 gigahertz with light pulses alone.

"We have created the essential building block for an optical neural network, but not yet a complete system," says Yichen Shen, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. The nanophotonic processor developed by Shen, together with his colleagues, consists of 56 interferometers, in which light waves interact and form interfering patterns after mutual interference.

These modules are suitable for measuring the phase of a light wave between the wave peak and the wave trough, but can also be used for a targeted change of this phase. In the prototype processor, these interferometers, which in principle correspond, in principle, to a neuron in a neural network, were arranged in a cascade.

After the researchers simulated their concept in advance with elaborate models, they also practically tested it with an algorithm for recognizing vowels. The principle of the photonic processor: A spoken vowel unknown to the system is assigned to a light signal of a laser with a specific wavelength and amplitude. When fed into the interferometer cascade, this light signal interacts with further additionally fed laser pulses and different interference patterns are produced in each interferometer.

To conclude these extremely fast processes, the resulting light signal is detected with a sensitive photodetector and is again assigned to a vowel via an analysis program. This assignment showed that the purely optical system could correctly identify the sound in 138 of 180 test runs. For comparison, the researchers also carried out the recognition with a conventional electronic computer, which achieved a slightly higher hit rate.

This system is still a long way from a photonic light computer, which can perform extremely fast speech recognition or solve even more complex problems. But Shen and colleagues believe it is possible to build artificial neural networks with about 1000 neurons from their nanophotonic building blocks.

In contrast to electronic circuits of conventional computers, the energy requirement is to be reduced by up to two orders of magnitude. This approach is one of the most promising in the future to compete with the viability of living brains.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Gelsight Sensor Giving Robots a Sense of Touch

Innovative Technology – GelSight Sensor

The research group of Ted Adelson at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory – CSAIL had unveiled an innovative sensor technology known as GelSight sensor, eight years ago which utilised physical contact with an object in providing an amazing comprehensive 3-D map of its surface.

The two MIT teams have now mounted Gelsight sensors on the grippers of robotic arms providing the robots with better sensitivity and agility. Recently the researchers had presented their work in twofold paper at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Adelson’s group in one paper had utilised the data from the GelSight Sensor to allow a robot to judge the hardness of surfaces it tends to touch a crucial ability if household robots are to handle the daily objects. In the other Robot Locomotion Group of Russ Tedrake at CSAIL, GelSight Sensors were used to allow a robot to manipulate smaller objects than was earlier possible.

The GelSight sensor is said to be somewhat a low-tech solution to difficult issues comprising of a block of transparent rubber. The gel of its name is one face which is covered with metallic paint. When the paint coated face is pressed against an object, it tends to adapt to the objects shape

GelSight Sensor: Easy for Computer Vision Algorithms

Due to the metallic paint the surface of the object became reflective and its geometry became much easy for computer vision algorithms to understand. Attached on the sensor opposite the paint coated surface of the rubber block one will find three coloured light with a single camera.

Adelson, the John and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Vision Science in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences has explained that the system is said to have coloured light at various angles and it tends to have this reflective material and on viewing the colours, the computer is capable of figuring out the 3-D shape of what that thing would be.

A GelSight sensor in both the groups of experiments had been mounted on one side of a robotic gripper which is a device to some extent like the head of pincer though with flat gripping surfaces instead of pointed tips.

As for an autonomous robot, gauging the softness or hardness of objects is needed in deciding where and how hard to grasp them but also on how they would behave when moved, stacked or even laid on various surfaces. Moreover physical sensing would also assist robots in differentiating object which may look identical.

GelSight Sensor: Softer Objects – Flatten More

In earlier work, robot had made an effort to evaluate the hardness of object by laying them on a flat surface and gently jabbing them to see how much they give. However this is not how humans tend to gauge hardness. Instead our conclusion depends on the degrees to which the contact area from the object to our fingers seems to change as we press it.

Softer objects seem to flatten more increasing the contact area. This same approach had been utilised by the MIT researchers. A graduate student in mechanical engineering and first author on the paper from the group of Adelson, Wenzhen Yuan had utilised confectionary mould in creating 400 groups of silicon objects with 16 objects for each group.

 In each group, the object seemed to have the same shapes though with altered degrees of hardness which was measured by Yuan utilising a standard industrial scale. Then GelSight sensor was pushed against each object physically and thereafter documented on how the contact pattern seemed to change over a period of time thereby producing a short movie for each object.

In order to regulate both the data format and keep the size of the data adaptable, she had extracted five frames from each movie, consistently spaced in time describing the formation of the object which was pressed.

Changes in Contact Pattern/Hardness Movement

Eventually the data was provided to a neural network that mechanically looked for connections between changes in contact patterns and hardness movements resulting in the system taking frames of videos as inputs producing hardness scores with high accuracy.

A series of informal experiments were also conducted by Yuan wherein human subjects palpated fruits and vegetables ranking them according to their hardness. In every occasion, the GelSight sensor -equipped robot came to the same rankings.

The paper from the Robot Locomotion Group originated from the experience of the group with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge – DRC wherein academic as well as industry teams contended to progress control systems which would guide a humanoid robot through a sequence of tasks linked to theoretical emergency.

 An autonomous robot usually tends to utilise some types of computer vision system in guiding its operation of objects in its setting. Such schemes tend to offer reliable information regarding the location of the object till the robot picks the object up.

GelSight Sensor Live-Updating/Accurate Valuation

Should the object be small most of it will be obstructed by the gripper of the robot making location valuation quite difficult. Consequently at precisely the point where the robot needs to know the exact location of the object, its valuation tends to be unreliable.

 This had been the issue faced by the MIT team at the time of the DRC when their robot had picked up and turned on a power drill. Greg Izat, a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science and first author on the new paper had commented that one can see in the video for DRC that they had spent two or three minutes turning on the drill.

 It would have been much better if they had a live-updating, accurate valuation of where that drill had been and where their hands were relative to it. This was the reason why the Robot Locomotion Group had turned to GelSight. Izatt together with his co-authors Tedrake, the Toyota Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering, Adelson together with Geronimo Mirano, another graduate student in the group of Tedrake had designed control algorithms which tends to utilise computer vision system in guiding the gripper of the robot towards a tool and thereafter turn location estimation over to a GelSight sensor when the robot is said to have the tool in hand.

Microsoft Issues Urgent Windows XP Updates to Block US Spy Tools

 WINDOWS XP GETS A NEW PATCH TO BE SAFE FROM HACKERS

The recent attacks- ransomware has created a great chaos among the netizens. So, Microsoft has done a U turn when it as time to provide the most important updates of security for the Windows XP. They were supposed to provide an important patch in order to protect the computers from cyber-attacks.

The Tech giant company has asked the users who were still using the software version of 2001 to get the update and the patch for the security purposes. Those who have not opted for it have to bear the brunt and face a huge issue. Some were asked to pay huge amount of bucks and the worst part of the ransomware was that even after paying the amount they were unable to get the info or their precious data back from the hackers. The Wannacry attack has realty shaken the world.

THE OPERATING SYTEM

The Windows operating system has been idle for more than three years as they were not providing any kind of support from 2014. There are still computers or machines which use the Windows XP version even though it has become outdated. Well, some people have the habit of using the old versions and things and this has cost them a lot recently.

The reports state that more than 5 percent still use the same old version of the Windows XP. The attacks don’t guarantee that they would get the updates of Windows XP even after the attacks of ransomware. So, the people are at a big mess.

The recent report is a bit confusing from the windows team as they have revealed that they are not going to provide any kind of support. The current attack is more threatening and so they would look into this very carefully. The engineers have decided to post the updates more efficiently in a broader spectrum.

THE FAILURE

The initiative has been taken as the Wannacry have already damaged a great number of computers over the world in a span of two days. The global attack has created a fear among the common multitude to use the internet or do any kind to transactions online.

The attack was mainly done with the help of Eternal Blue tool which was formed by the security Agency. But unfortunately, it got leaked and went into the hands of one of the famous hackers round the world who are known as the Shadow Brokers. The attack has hit very badly even the top organisations in like the Airports of England, Health departments and many more.

THE PATCH

The tech giant released a patch which has solved more than 94 problems but there are few issues which needs to be solved. Else the hackers may take advantage again. The users should update their systems in order to be safe. However, it has released a patch as an exception for the Windows XP in order to completely bring an end to support the old version of Windows XP.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

What Facebook Knows About You

Facebook

Model Devised to Analyse Facebook `Likes’

Whenever the advertisements on one’s Facebook newsfeed tends to appear unusually significant, it could be due to the social network giants being aware of you very well. The social network takes pride of having almost two billion users and provides a amazing amount of free content which has a tendency of keeping most of the users engrossed for hours daily. It intends to improve its efforts further in the near future by keeping the users on-site for even a longer time or in other owned properties of Facebook such as the Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram.

Facebook is said to have accumulated an estimated $26.9 billion by way of ad revenue in 2016 by drawing out its massive troves of data on its 1.86 billion users in order to sell directed information to advertisers used to provide products as well as services depending on their particular preferences. There seems to be more disturbing methods wherein companies tend to utilise personal information. A model had been devised by researcher Michal Kosinski which tends to analyse Facebook `likes’ of a user in predicting information like ethnicity, sexual orientation together with political belief in creating as well as locating personal psychological profiles.

Facebook Most Appalling Spying Machine

As it was recently revealed by tech publication Motherboard, wherein an identical scheme was reported to have assisted Donald Trump in reaching the White House, on sending directed campaign ads which had appealed to individual needs together with requirements. Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, in an interview with Russian news site RT, had called Facebook as the most appalling spying machine which has ever been invention.

 Assange had claimed that they have the most comprehensive database regarding people in the world, their relationships, their names together with their addresses, their locations as well as the communications with each other, their relatives, all being within the United States and accessible to U.S. intelligence. He added at a book launch in 2014, that each time one goes to a party, takes an image and posts the same on Facebook, you are being a traitor.

However even his organisation finds it difficult to refrain from joining the damage. Wikileaks tends to have its own Facebook page that seems to disclose the secrets of the rulers of the world. What Facebook intends to do with the data seem to be a subject of debate though the data it has is alarmingly all-inclusive. The following details will bring about an awareness of how much details Facebook can have regarding its users:

1. How much Facebook tends to know about the user, its family and friends

The source of one’s profile seems to be the on-site behaviour that covers the profile information one tends to provide, the advertisements clicked on, the events created and attended, items one prefers and the information that one has posted. All these behaviour tends to expose the age, gender, language together with the educational level, the electronic device one may utilise and how one would connect to the internet.

The post and the profile provide the details of your Facebook data footprint though the company gathers a huge selection of information from the other sources for adding personal information beyond those which have been significantly uploaded.

The user’s online behaviour together with the information from third-party sources are inclined to get mixed in conveying to Facebook about their job, whether the user is married, engaged or intending celebrating an event, whether you are a parent or expecting to be one. Moreover, it is also aware of who is in the family, how far they seem to be living and their anniversaries and much more.

2. Facebook aware of your finances and spending habits

It has a tendency of paying data brokers like Experian and Epsilon for added information they have compiled over a period of time in collection of additional information from government, surveys together with commercial sources like magazine subscription list.

 This conveys to them where one may shop, what is purchased and whether one owns a car. It also tends to be aware of the value, size, and composition together with the type of property one may be living in and when the said property had been constructed. Besides this, it not only knows what may be in possession with the user, but also what one purchases, on comprehending their tastes and when they would be likely in upgrading to some degree.

The financial information of the user is all taken hold wherein Facebook can forecast what one had invested in, or if is in possession of a credit card and if it is in debt, your net worth and income, together with details if one is a member of a credit union, national bank or regional bank

3. Facebook is aware of the websites visited and the apps utilised

The online activity of the user tracked by Facebook is not restricted to the social media site only. Should the user visit a web page which utilises Facebook technologies like Facebook pixel, then the publishers as well as Facebook can trail visits from the users. The information is utilised by the advertisers to craft ads for the individuals who tend to visit the website or use the mobile app.

 It covers any page with `like’ or `share’ button which informs Facebook where one could be browsing, any downloads of their mobile apps as well as any purchases done from the site or products which may have been added in the shopping cart. The family of apps and services of Facebook comprises of Instagram and WhatsApp which tend to add to the data record of the company.

4. Facebook knows the whereabouts of the user

The location data is utilised by Facebook to support advertisers in targeting individuals in or within a specific area. This detail is conveyed by the IP address where one tends to connect to the internet, the GPS as well as the location services on your phone, your check-ins together with the listed areas in your Facebook and Instagram profiles. In June 2016, debate came up when Facebook had first acknowledged and later denied that it was using smartphone location details to recommend friends, though eventually revealed that it had briefly done the previous year.

5. Facebook knows about your beliefs

Directed advertising utilised by the Donald Trump team before the US presidential election of 2016, had revealed the value of Facebook data in the political campaigning. If one mentions their political preferences, expresses a political leaning or like a page connected with one, Facebook has the tendency of utilising the information in presuming your political opinions.

 However, the company is not only in need of direct evidence. If the user like pages viewed as characteristic of a certain position, it could recommend you to share those beliefs. Liking Exxon for instance could specify that you are more expected to be traditional. Facebook tends to combine the details with demographic information to classify the users as substantial, traditional or reasonable.

6. Facebook knows your secret thoughts

The old saying of `think before you speak’ has given a new lease to life on social media where the fake security shield of screen together with the keyboard has given rise to several regrettable tap of the enter key. Recently it had been revealed by data scientist Vicki Boykis that Facebook tends to know what the user could be thinking even when they choose not to comment on it.

 The company can trail your typing in order to read your mind. Facebook tends to gather the text as it is typed by sending code to the browser which has the tendency of analysing the keystrokes and report the metadata. It comprises of deleted post, comments together with check-ins. The company has named these unpublished thoughts as `self-censorship’ and had earlier utilised the data in researching the human behaviour.

The overall incoming data amounts to about 600 daily terabytes if the estimates of 2014 of Facebook engineers tend to be precise. As per the calculations of Boykis, this could be the equivalent of uploading 193 million copies each day of the novel War and Peace.

7. How to find out what Facebook know about you

A board outline of information is provided by Facebook that tends to accumulate in its Data Policy though does not expose the complete details of how it functions. This can be found out by going to your ad preferences on the social network which comprises of profile information, categories of interest together with advertisers the user may have interacted with as a customer, a website user or by just clicking on their ads.

One could also hide advertisements regarding sensitive issues which you would like to opt out. Users of Facebook could also block certain kinds of ads by going to Facebook ads settings. The only means of averting the controls of the Facebook data collectors together with their partners is by quitting the social network completely though it may not provide you with a clean break.

 The data of the user has left an ineradicable mark and once the user tends to agree to hand it over they are no longer entitled to get the same back. However, one could download the complete Facebook data history as a ZIP file by utilising a self-service tool that has been designed by the company.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Mario caps Nintendo's triumphant comeback

Mario

Nintendo's super comeback!

Gaming in consoles has taken a huge turn with passing years, where the youth of the country invest quite a sum annually into various gaming consoles. The year was marked by the return of the famous Nintendo. And above it all, it is worth mentioning how Super Mario caps the royal return of the company.
 
The Wii back in its time was the talk of the town. Every kid in town seemed to have one tucked in their backpacks. It was definitely a challenge for Nintendo to come back with expectations of competing with Microsoft or Sony, however, their growth has been astounding. The newest talk of the town, the Switch had been released earlier this year. It may not have blown off minds but the company is pretty confident about its growth in the market. Perhaps the name pays off. There has been quite a growth in the passing year.

The Switch:

 This new device had a major sell-out after its release, peaking to sell almost 3 million devices. The famous- Legend of Zelda, the game has said to sell almost seven million copies. That is a whopping amount indeed. The Switch unlike perceived by many, made it big in the consoles market, bringing back the fame Nintendo deserves.

It brings back a nostalgic feel while indulging in the games. Innovation at its peak. Nintendo's hopes cross the number of copies sold for Wii when it comes to the Switch. It may be difficult, but with the return of Mario, it can’t be impossible. An innovation takes on the product, the Gameplay mechanic uses the product’s dual motion controller and shows off various new additions to Mario.
 
Mario caps the release:
 
Remember our favorite chubby plumber? Well seems like he is back with a bang with newer additional this October.

The Super Mario Odyssey, releasing this October has a lot of expectations. This time our favorite character will be seen in a real-life situation, perhaps in one of the busiest cities in the US. What is better is that it can be customers, people are free to the customer with the character, make it do what they want, go where they want. Similar to GTA perhaps, but no one dies. With the dual motion control per, with a click of a Switch, one can fling Mario’s new cap, the 'Cappy’ into the air, helping him combat enemies.

Mario surely caps the release of Nintendo.

Nintendo is to release another game this year called Arms, an action based game and another one called the Spatoon 2, featuring paintball shooting by squids.

The question is if people are fine without the 4K feature. Nintendo unlike other consoles like Chod does not support third party games with grand visual quality. According to talks, this is one of the development and additions Nintendo wishes to make this year on its consoles. The Wii however always had a larger impact, and matching up to that is difficult. The Switch wishes to do that in future. Wii has revolutionized the idea of gaming, making it as real life as possible. It was no more about pressing buttons.  The company had miles to go indeed.

Solar Paint Offers Endless Energy From Water Vapor

Solar Paint and its capability to Produce Fuels out of Water Vapor


Researchers always tend to turn the whirlwind with their innovative research and invention. This time they have decided to bewilder the world with the most innovative research in terms of paint. We have heard about the use of solar energy to generate electricity, but this time the impact of solar power will be located in paints as well. The researchers have unveiled this new development (Solar Paint) which can be used as a measure to generate water vapor which would further split to provide hydrogen. This has left all the science Nazis with utmost eagerness to follow up this research as soon as possible.

The paint would be so tempting because it would contain all essential compounds which would act like silica gel. This compound seems to be frequently used in most of the materials, these days. It is most commonly used in all the sachets in order to absorb moisture, so that the food, medicine or any other product in sachet would remain fresh and undetected from any sort of bacteria. But other than this gel, there are several other materials such as synthetic molybdenum-sulphide which also acts as a semi-conductor and behaves as a catalyst in spitting the water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen.

One of the renowned researchers at the University of RMIT in Melbourne known as Dr. Torben Daeneke, Melbourne, Australia, has confirmed that they once absorbed that when they added titanium particles to compounds it resulted in forming a paint that could absorb sunlight and thus, produced hydrogen from solar energy and moist air. Hence, the name solar paint was given.

Observation suggests that the white pigment which is already present in wall paints is known as titanium oxide, which means that just with the addition of this new component a simple material can upgrade itself to form large chunks of energy harvesters and real estate which produces fuel by converting walls of brick.

The researcher has further concluded that this invention in terms of solar paint has several advantages. Usage of water can be restricted to some extent, as the water vapor or moisture absorbed from the atmosphere can now be utilized to produce that too in much-affected ways. One of his colleagues also seconded him by adding that hydrogen is the cleanest and purest forms of energy which could be used as fuels by utilizing it in fuel producing cells and in combustion engines that are conventional with an alternative measure other than fossil fuels.

This invention can be used in all sorts of places irrespective of the weather conditions. May that be a hot or cold climate or places near to the oceans this formula would be applicable in all places. The formula is very simple, the sea or ocean water would evaporate due to sunlight and thus, the vapor formed can be utilized to produce fuels. The way solar paint is turning out to be beneficial in everyday life soon its impact would be realized globally. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

Sennheiser’s PC 373D Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headphones

Sennheiser has not made any adjustments to the basic concept on the PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones while comparing with its successful predecessor. The gaming headset, like its predecessor, can be connected to the PC via USB or mini USB and is based on an open design for good ventilation of the ears.

The design of the PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones has been slightly revised compared to its predecessor. While the PC 363D was completely black, the successor has additional, discreet red elements. There are small red lines on the microphone bracket and the cable. The inside of the auricle was also lifted in color.

Overall, however, Sennheiser continues to rely on the familiar, simple, functional design. The processing is high-quality and the carrying comfort was increased.

Great Package of Delivery


The PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones is delivered with manageable accessories. In addition to the headset, the scope of supply includes a 1.2 m long extension cable so that the cable length can be extended to a total of three meters. In addition, there is a USB surround dongle in the package, which can be switched between stereo and surround sound quickly.

The specifications of the PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones are as follows:

Transducer principle: Dynamic, open

Frequency range: 15 Hz - 28,000 Hz

Impedance: 50 Ohm

With these specifications, the headset is also compatible with all other players, such as MP3 players and mobile phones.

Sound Quality

The goal of Sennheiser is to produce headsets with a sound that satisfies both professionals and ambitious amateur gamers. This is the absolute success of the manufacturer with the PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones. The Sennheiser PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones delivers 7.1. Dolby Surround Gaming Sound of the top class.

The sound is clear and the gaming headset manages to reproduce basses as well as letting higher notes sound naturally. The highs and lows also have a very good correlation with each other.

The 7.1 surround sound in PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones is characterized by a realistic and precise spatial sound. One has the feeling exactly to determine, where the sound in the game comes from.

Sennheiser has developed a new software for the PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones to precisely adjust the surround sound for every gamer's ear. The software implementation is intuitive and allows gamers to choose between four different equalizer settings.

Microphone

The new Sennheiser PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones headset is also equipped with noise canceling. In this way, background noise is avoided, thus ensuring that only your voice is recorded. The voice is clearly transmitted.

There is also the possibility to use the "Mic Sidetone" on the headphones and the Sennheiser software to adjust the voice reproduction. This makes the voice recording even clearer.

Of course, the PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones also has the simple, intuitive mute of the microphone, which we know from the PC 363D. The microphone is muted when the microphone is raised until a "soft" sound is heard. A small but very useful feature.

Overall, the implementation of the microphone is impressive all along the line and is in no way inferior to the sound quality.

Comfort

Besides the sound quality, Sennheiser has always attached great importance to the wearing comfort of the headset.

The auricles are covered with velvet. This makes the headset very soft and comfortable to wear. Sennheisser himself applies the ear pads as an "XXL ear pad".

With a weight of 354 grams, the headset is not a light weight. Due to the very soft padding of the temples, this weight is not noticeable even during long gaming sessions when worn.

Overall, the Sennheiser PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones is also convincing in terms of style and comfort.

DirectReality of Microsoft - New VR Interface Planned for Windows

Since Microsoft has presented projects such as HoloLens, the company is the pioneer in innovation for many people. Now Microsoft has once again secured more rights to something new called

Although Microsoft recently assured that VR is not shown during this year's E3 during the own briefing, the company only a few days earlier secured the rights to something called DirectReality.

Sounds exciting and many people will now say that it has nothing to do with gaming, but you are wrong. DirectReality is said to have a direct reference to gaming. Microsoft has just registered a new brand name just a few days ago, which points to a new interface for Windows and perhaps also the Xbox One Scorpio. What exactly lies behind DirectReality hides this year's E3 probably not give up.

Microsoft applied for trademark protection for the term "DirectReality" on June 2, 2017 in the United States and applied for computer software, computer games, software for holographic apps and their online versions. However, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does not provide more detailed information. Companies such as Microsoft also often secure brand names, which are ultimately not used.

 

DirectX, Direct3D - DirectReality?


However, in the context of the forthcoming E3 games fair and the presentation of the Xbox One Scorpio, the brand DirectReality ensures some speculation. Microsoft has been using the term "Direct" for important interfaces for the Windows operating system, for example DirectX, Direct3D or DirectShow. Even the Xbox owes its name to DirectX, since it was originally planned as a DirectX box. This could be a new graphics interface for DirectReality that is related to the mixed reality features that Microsoft is planning for Windows 10 and in Hololens.

Perhaps a standard for VR / AR under Windows


However, it would also be conceivable that Microsoft, like DirectX for 3D graphics under Windows, is planning a new standard for virtual and augmented reality in Windows 10, which allows the development of software for hardware from many different manufacturers.

A standard would probably also be very useful for developers who want to offer their VR software for consoles like the Xbox One, Scorpio and Windows 10. There may be some information at E3 during the Microsoft press conference. Microsoft has a lot to tell and in the person of Phil Spencer already warned that this time 90 minutes will not be enough.

The Microsoft could be a feature with regard to the HoloLens, but of course also the Scorpio, which supports VR headsets, possibly also the Hololens. In addition to Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality, DirectReality would be a new form and could even be a reference to a controller unit. With a little luck, we know more about the E3, otherwise it could be a long-term project, so we could only learn about it in the distant future.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Novel Innovation Could Allow Bullets to Disintegrate After Designated Distance

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Purdue University – Bullet to Be Non-Lethal

Presently bullets have been made from various materials particular for the projected application which tends to retain an important portion of their energy after travelling hundreds or thousands of meters. This could result in unwanted significances like unintended death or injury of those around the place as well as security damage if the target was missed.

Very often stray bullet shootings are overlooked consequence of firing which could result in severe injury or even death to bystanders or collateral damage victims in the military. Hence a need in law enforcement, military together with civilian segments for a safer bullet would considerably decrease collateral damage as well as injury.

Technology has been created that could avoid these occurrences at Purdue University. Research group headed by a professor of materials engineering and electrical and computer engineering, Ernesto Marinero has designed novel materials and fabrication which enables a bullet to be non-lethal which collapses after a selected distance.

This technology was the consequence of a need for safer bullet which would considerably decrease security damage as well an injury in law enforcement, civilian and military segments. Conservative bullet tends to have a substantial percentage of their energy after travelling a hundreds or even thousands of meters.

Combination of Stopping Power of Standard Bullets/Restriction of Range

The newly developed Purdue innovation helps the bullet to break over a predetermined period owing to the heat that is generated at the time of firing in combination with air drag together with an internal heating component. The heat conducts over the complete bullet part, melting the low temperature binder material facing drag forces that tends to result in breakdown.

The technology is said to be a combination of stopping power of standard bullets, the shrapnel-eliminating aids of frangible bullets together with a restriction of range in decreasing injury or death of would-be spectators. The Office of Technology Commercialization of Purdue Research Foundation has patented the technology and is said to be available for license. The researchers at Purdue University had established materials together with fabrication for ammunition which became non-lethal after a chosen space.

A professor of emergency medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Centre, Garen Wintemute had commented that `stray bullet shootings gave rise to fear and insecurity among the people. They tend to remain indoors and stop their children from playing out in the open thereby changing their pattern of their daily routine to evade from being struck by a bullet intended for someone in mind.

No Research – Exploring Epidemiology of Firings

However, no research had been done at the national level in exploring the epidemiology of these firings and such information is essential in identifying preventive measures’. He further added that stray bullet firings are mostly a side effect of planned violence what is indirectly known as collateral damage.

Those who tend to get shot have little or no warning; opportunities to indulge in preventive measures once the shooting tends to take are restricted. We will only be capable of preventing these shootings to the extent that we are able to prevent firearm violence unless we intend to bulletproof the complete communities together with the residents.

Millimeter-Wave Technology: Highly Sensitive Tracking Nose in Space

Millimeter-Wave Technology

Low Power Millimeter-Wave Amplifier

It was recently announced by Hiroshima University and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited – MIFS, the development of a low power millimetre wave amplifier which tends to feed on 0.5 V power supply, covering the frequency range from 80 GHz to 106 GHz. It had been invented utilising Deeply Depleted Channel – DDC technology of MIFS and is the first W-band amplifier (75-110GHz) which operates with low power supply voltage.

 Technology details will be presented at the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium – RFIC 2016 which was from June 4th to 6th in Honolulu, Hawaii. The W-band is said to cover frequencies utilised by automotive radars. Radars with millimetre-wave beam would be essential for sophisticated driver-assistance and self-driving to scan capability which can `see’ in day as well as night conditions as well as in adverse weather situations.

 This type of phased array would comprise of up to hundreds of transmitters and receivers. Since battery-powered cars tend to be more common, it is vital that these circuits have a tendency to be low power and lowering the power-supply voltage seems to be the most effective means of achieving the same. But transistor performance tends to fall with voltage and W-band amplifier has not operated so far as low as 0.5 V.

High-Performance Silicon MOS Transistors

A W-band amplifier at 0.5 V had been successfully demonstrated by the team of researchers by bringing together DDC technology of MIFS and design techniques created by Hiroshima University. The DDC technology provides high-performance silicon MOS transistors also at low voltages and is presently made available as a 55-nm CMOS process from MIFS.

 Moreover, the design techniques tend to enhance transistor as well as circuit performance at millimetre-wave regularities. A graduate School of Advance Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University, Professor Minoru Fijishima had commented that `now seriously low power W-band circuits really seem possible, they would think about what can be done with them. Applications aren’t restricted to automotive radars and high-speed communication between base stations.

 What if one had radar on their smartphone? Presently smartphones tend to sense things already such as acceleration, audible sound, and visible light together with the magnetic field of the Earth. However the only active searching device is that tiny LED – light emitting diode, which can brighten at best a few meters.

W-Band Amplifier - Reliability

He further stated that by adding millimetre-wave radar on your smartphone, it does not have to be a imaginary main radar that tends to sense waves reflected back but your smartphone could respond to waves from the radar of your friend, sending some signals back to them.

 A new set of applications can be developed comprising of games. Professor Fujishima further added that another significance of our 0.5 V W-band amplifier is reliability and the researchers are aware that they are long lasting. They tend to degrade as one measure them, within days or hours and not years due to the supposed hot-carrier effects.

The 0.5 V supply voltage is said to reduce hot-carrier generation, considerably. In comparison to conventional SMOS the DDC transistors provide amazing performance in low-power processes. The research group intends to progress in exploring the possibility of low-voltage millimetre-wave CMOS circuits.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

High Pressure Key to Lighter, Stronger Metal Alloys, Scientists Found 

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With the scientists and technicians creating a revolution, the world has witness some of the great changes. We are quite grateful that we are able to live a more peaceful and cosy life when compared to our earlier generations. However, the world has progressed in every field be it technology, medicine or even metallurgy. There are reports every day that amuse us and we are quite blessed to live in this era. Each day we come across some new kinds of discoveries and this has only got better with each passing day. Certainly, a change has shaped the world into a better place. Few weeks ago, a report was released which stated that if high pressure was allowed, then it could make the new and improvised versions of metal compounds which are can resist heat than the normal metal alloys. This theory of the conventional metal alloys was released by the researchers of the Stanford University

THE BLENDING OF METAL ALLOYS

It has been since ages that metallurgy has seen the blending of the metals in order to create improved and stable metal alloys. They used to have exclusive properties for the last hundreds of years. The previous theory included with one or two important metal comprising a higher portion of the mixture and the other elements are in less proportion.

They form a compact structure. Ever since the inception of the metallurgy, the scientists were successful in creating 2 structures till date. The third structure has taken a huge toll on the scientists as they have not been able to figure out still.

THE STUDY

The recent study which was published in the recent journal have reported that they were successful to come up with a new design of an alloy which comprised of normal metals. The structure is somewhat hexagonal in shape and it is closely packed. This type of similar structures has been created in the past but they used to contain a huge amount of harmful elements.

The elements were mostly alkaline metals or rare species of metals. They have been able to make the compact structure from the very common metals which are normally used in the engineering department.

THE PRESSURE APPLIED ON METAL ALLOYS

They have found that it is ultimately the pressure that helps in achieving all these. A new device kind of form has been used in order to achieve this. The device is used to confine the minute samples of the high entropy metal alloys to get pressurized to a high pressure normally as 55 Giga Pascals.

The pressure is so humongous that it can be seen when there is large meteorite crashed on the surface of the earth. The high pressure seems to break the interaction of the magnetic impact. The metal alloys still maintain the compact hexagonal structure even if the high pressure is taken off from them. So, we are grateful to the great renowned scientists.

Largest Hybrid Flywheel Battery Project to Help Grid Respond to Energy Demand

 Flywheel Battery

The Biggest Innovation of Hybrid Flywheels to Satiate the Demand of Energy.

The engineers from the university of Sheffield are up for a biggest venture till date that would compensate the ever-growing demand of energy till date. To meet this venture Europe’s biggest and UK’s the very ancient flywheel system induced by battery will be coming together to the grids of United Kingdom and Irish that will enable to meet the demand of energy with adaptable Balanced Energy and Freqcon.

A project of 4 million euro, with 2.9 million is being developed for this innovative measure of developing hybrid flywheel battery that would provide hybridized storage of energy with aiming at balancing of excessive power in Europe on the prevailing grid infrastructure.

Wheels to fly work by stabilizing a rotor to a maximum speed using electrical energy that effectively stores the energy within the system as a rotational energy; so, that it can be converted back to electricity whenever required. Flywheels don’t degenerate over time in comparison to batteries that degenerate over time. Thus, the combination of two uplifts the system supporting storage to function more marvelously and it also minimizes according to the lifetime of the system. This seems to be the most effective formula that would give a new dimension to the production of batteries.

This latest technology initiated by Schwungrad Energie Limited, includes Adaptive Balancing Power Gmbh who is sure to guarantee dynamic flywheel technology. Freqcon Gmbh has assured that they are sure to build amazing adaptable power converters that can connect the flywheel to grids.

A noted professor called Dr. Dan Gladwin belonging from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; University of Sheffield has confirmed that the United Kingdom national grid is progressing towards being volatile because of the increasing non-perishable sources of energy. This would have the capability to indulge itself in manipulating differentiations from the minimal 50Hz frequency or as per the demand is.

Technologies related to Battery and flywheel has the potential to provide immediate responses, and can also travel energy induced by this technology to be both adaptive and responsive in times of fluctuating frequency.

The facility of hybrid flywheel battery is reported to be put up in Ireland first, which would be foreseen by Energie of Schwungrad at their very hybrid flywheel battery facility, which has already led to the expansion of high demonstrable projects, in combination to EirGrid. Hybrid flywheel battery has the power to support the power of 500kW and can also store 10kWh energy all throughout.

Further reports are such that shows progress in terms of Hybrid flywheel battery is still going on and it will upgrade to offer 1MW of power and 20KWH storage of energy and can also be used to provide hybridized form of energy storage with the aid of batteries which would locate responsive frequency services.

The way the progress in terms of flywheels is taking place, in no time this would emerge as a valuable innovation which would be capable of satiating the ever increasing demands of energy all throughout the world that too in a much volatile way.

Fast and Direct Vehicle Charging with Solar Energy

High Speed Charger – Cars Charged From Solar Panels

Solar vehicle, an electric means of transportation is driven totally or considerably through direct solar energy wherein photovoltaic – PV cells comprising of solar panel alters the energy of the sun directly into electric energy.Solar power could be utilised in providing power for communication or controls or also for other auxiliary operations.

At the moment, solar vehicle are not retailed as real regular conveyance device but mostly demonstration vehicles and engineering exercises that are frequently sponsored by government agencies. But indirectly solar-charged vehicles are said to be prevalent and solar boats are now made commercially available. Solar cars tend to be influenced by PV cells in converting sunlight into electricity in driving electric motors.

Similarly solar thermal energy that has a tendency of converting solar energy to heat, PV cells directly converts sunlight into electricity. Electric cars can be considered as sustainable if they tend to be charged utilising power which has been created sustainably. TU Delft in association with the company Power Research Electronics has developed a high speed charger which tends to allow cars to be charged with power directly from solar panels.

Vehicle-to-Grid System

This means that the electricity network is not required as a provisional stage for charging. Besides this, the scheme tends to work in two ways. The electric car can be charged with solar power and the energy from the charged car battery can be used as well to supply your house with electricity.

A system for charging electric vehicles directly with power from solar panels was demonstrated at the TU Delft Research Exhibition on 6th and 7th June’ 2017. Technology News regarding this was provided by Prof. Pavol Bauer from TU Delft who commented that solar panels tend to generate direct current which is essentially required in converting to alternating current before it is utilised to charge an electric car.

With the charger – 10 kW, which is no longer essential,this seems to mark a main step forward. He further added that in the Vehicle-to-Grid system, one could also go in any direction based on what is favoured at the time.

Possibility of Predicting Supply of Solar Energy

This would mean that one could also supply your home with power from the battery of the car. Besides this, there is also a possibility of delivering electricity back to the grid, though it may need conversion into alternating current.

The structure can be extended by connecting various chargers together with solar panels together and in the near future it could support business parks as well as residential districts in supplying electricity in a new manner, partially separating from the electricity grid.

 According to Bauer, another main benefit is that the structure tends to be smart. Information together with predictions regarding the present situation on the electricity market is taken into account. To some extent, there is a possibility of predicting the supply of solar energy.

Should there be an oversupply of solar power, the price tends to fall and vice versa and depending on this, one could make a choice for the smartest energy consumption plan.Twenty-high-speed chargers of this kind have been produced by Power Research Electronics and the company anticipates the system to be available towards the end of this year.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Three Tech-Based Strategies That Can Help Your Company Grow

It's no secret that technological devices and services can be deployed to make a company more savvy and successful. Yet not all business owners have tapped into the power of using technology to grow their companies. If this is the case for you, now is the time to hop on the technology bandwagon. Below you'll find three tech-based strategies that will help you do so:

1. Optimize Your Staff's Technological Proficiency. 

One tech-based strategy that can keep your organization on the road to growth is optimizing your staff's technological proficiency. This technique is empowering because it can help your company complete daily operations with greater skill and speed. Optimizing each employee's technological proficiency can also make staff members more qualified for promotions, thereby increasing your ability to promote from within rather than hiring an individual who doesn't know anything about your company culture and its methodologies. Luckily, there are hundreds and hundreds of strategies you can implement to enhance each employee's proficiency with technology. One is teaching them how to do internet research to find ideal suppliers when you're in need of equipment. By learning how to do internet research, employees can visit the website of a company such as Mil-tek to learn more about the balers and compactors they offer.

2. Start Using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software.

In addition to optimizing your staff's technological proficiency, make sure that you start using CRM software. Using CRM software can benefit your organization in many ways. First, this software can be used to expedite and optimize key business-building processes such as sales automation and lead generation. Additionally, CRM software enables your marketing team to store important customer data in a centralized location that other staff members can access before interfacing with the client!

3. Develop A Savvy Online Presence.

One final tech-based strategy you can implement to make your business more successful is developing a savvy online presence. This technique is effective because it helps your organization maintain a cutting edge image while also enabling you to constantly connect with individuals who may not have been exposed to your brand through offline advertising methods. Some of the digital services that a marketing team might deploy to optimize your internet image include web design and development, content marketing, social media optimization, and email marketing.

Become A More Tech-Savvy Business Now! 

If you're ready to make your business more successful and savvy in 2017, now is the time to get started. You can use some or all of the tech-savvy techniques offered for you above to get the growth process underway immediately!

Google Reveals Object Identification Software Using Phone Camera

Google CEO

OBJECT IDENTIFICATION SOFTWARE – LATEST INTRODUCTION OF GOOGLE

The world is changing fast and with the latest technological inception, everything has become automated. The automation made many things easier for us. The software and the tech companies have paved the way for a better future. Well, recently the mega company Google came up with the idea of object identification software. This can be used using our camera.

THE REPORT ABOUT OBJECT IDENTIFICATION SOFTWARE

In the last conference held by the CEO Mr. Pichai, it was announced that a new tool has been devised for the users to get more information about any sort of object whenever you point your camera towards it. Well, it is really exceptional as you may not be knowing everything when you are in a foreign land and this would save you a lot.

The name is Google lens which takes into consideration the combination of both the image recognition and the AI in order to answer the questions about anything with the help of photographs obviously. The object identification software will make your jobs and tasks easy. Well, you have to wait for the exciting feature as it is still waiting to be included in the virtual helper of the company and that is Google Assistant. The object identification software will surely change the perception of the human kind.

THE ADVANTAGE OF OBJECT IDENTIFICATION SOFTWARE

The company states that the software would help the multitude in order to recognise the object ranging from food to any handmade crafts works. Well, it can also act as a medium to route images while getting connected to the router. You can do this by simply taking the picture of the password of the router and the rest is assured.

This is really incredible as you won’t have to take the pain to type the password. By taking the picture is enough to get connected to the wireless network. The project was unveiled in the headquarter of the Google conference I/O. The object identification software will be pretty handy when you are travelling and also you are a shutterbug. The object identification software will enhance your knowledge as well.

THE OBJECT IDENTIFICATION SOFTWARE TECHNLOGY

We are all moving fast and are trying our best to keep pace with the latest technology. The world is moving to the era of the Artificial Intelligence and we have to adapt fast. This was advised by the CEO Sundar Pichai in the conference that was organised last Wednesday in the headquarter of the Google. Everyone in the technological department is embracing it and we have to follow the same path.

There are future aspects and also future projects coming from the tech giant which promises to change the world a great deal. It was stated that Google Home smart speaker would be efficient to make the voice call. Well, if we think of future everything would become automated and we would be enjoying our lives on a couch. The tech giant Google is really taking the world forward in a different path and we are fortunate.

Leaked FaceBook Rule Book States What is not allowed on Social Media

FaceBook Rule Book
Image Credit:  Guardian
The current generation is mostly found spending their maximum time on social networking sites and facebook is the most onymous in this regard. The very notion of posting an update on facebook frequently is what makes it even more gripping. The whole crux behind this idea is to get more likes and comment. More unique posts are directly proportional to more likes and comment. Social networking sites are applicable only for those updates that are society friendly and if one does not understand this then he or she is subjected to a vicious circle leading to cyber crime. Mark Zuckerberg has invented Facebook to connect people from all over the world via this platform, but its high time when he should launch a ‘facebook rule book’, to make a clear stratification of the do’s and don’ts as some are bent on misusing this platform for their anti-social nuisance which needs to be kept in check.

Keeping a strict watch on billions of users is next to impossible hence, putting forth of guidelines in this regard is an important move which is applicable both for the users and for the moderators, both before putting up a post and censoring a post respectively.

Some cases as per the ‘facebook rule book’ are:

  • One can share a video of an abortion taking place only if it is free from nudity as then only the issue of censorship arises. 
  • Sharing of animal or child abuse is allowed as it is done with an intention to educate the mass with the injustices incurred on them, but again too much use of graphic elements is a big NO as that makes the entire post very disturbing for the viewers. 
  • Videos or pics related to violent death can be posted with the underlying notion of educating the mass of certain ailments like mental illness, depression and many more. So, this would act as an awareness program. 
  • Threatening someone on this platform is strictly prohibited. You cannot abuse anyone here, neither raise question on someone’s character, as that is offensive. Life threatening someone is again a big No. 
  • You cannot use this platform to motivate people to do acts which are against the general norms of being a human. Provoking someone to take up terrorism is severely offensive and if found guilty you can face severe consequences.
These are certain guidelines that facebook moderators have put up as Facebook Rule Book that every user using this platform needs to abide by. The whole crux behind these guideline is, that as long you are posting something which can result in creating awareness for the general mass till then your post is justified on moral grounds and if even once you go cross your limits facebook officials are liable to take severe action against you which may also lead to face judicial consequences if your post is degraded to that level. Power of Speech and thought is granted by our constitution and by Facebook until it does not go against the general code of conduct.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Scientists Demonstrate Microwave Spectrometer Tailored for the Majorana Quest

Majorana

Majorana Particles: The Researchers Quest Pass on to Next Level

A scientific team led by Attila Geresdi to research in Majorana particles has recently paved way to pass the research of the Majorana particle to the next level. They had illustrated a new technology altering certain description for future control of Majorana particles. The Majorana states, unusual quantum particles, only survive under very special condition.

While in theory projected in 1938, the researcher team of Leo Kouwenhoven inm 2012 were determined for the first time in a chip. The key constituent is a nanowire ariled by a superconducting part’, states Attila Geresdi, directing researcher of the study.

These magical particles are the structure blocks of topological quantum computation, a bright path in quantum technology that is chased by various research groups in cooperation with Microsoft.

The topological quantum bits are as such bastioned from faults, that means that if you execute a quantum procedure, it ever works. In the road towards the quantum computing based on Majorana particles there are big obstacles on the way to face, but this recent great work open the grand doors to a new program of quantum experiments. Through this new method both primal physics and scientific challenges towards the activity of Majorana states can be explored.

The Quest for Majorana Particles

The Majorana particles, named after Ettore Majorana, are used in elementary particle physics to mathematically describe fermions (i.e., particles with a half-numbered spin) when they are equal to their own antiparticles: so-called majorana fermions.

This property implies that the particles described must not bear any electrical charge. The researchers across the globe has great quest for this Majorana particles which are the building blocks for the topological quantum computer. Generally, the realization of this Majorana particles is quite difficult as they exists only in a very particular circumstances. Majorana research through Nanowires

Semiconductor nanowires represent an interesting research area at the interface between basic research and technology. Analysis of the growth process, properties and possible applications is part of the research on semiconductor nanowires.

Successive semiconductor nanowires have been successfully produced and characterized by various growth methods in the electron microscope. Further studies, e.g. Of the electrical and optical properties are currently being carried out. The superconducting propinquity phenomenon in semiconductor nanowires has newly alter the work of new superconducting edifice.

The researchers across the globe in colloboration with Microsoft are conducting researches to find out the Majorana using the Nanowire covered with a super conducting layer. Fortunatly the team of researchers found that the Majorana states only rely on measuring of electron flow through Nanowires.

The Delft research team joined hands with scientists from Yale University combines a Nanowire to a Microwave Spectrometer which does not disturbs Majorana's in any manner. The researchers across the globe are greatly facing hurdles on the research for Topological quantum computing.

But, this wonderful work of the researchers has paved way and pass quantum computing to the next level. This amazing work of these researchers can be found at Nature Physics.



Friday, 9 June 2017

New Nokia 3310 UK Release Date is Here!

The relaunch of legendary Nokia 3310 took the world by surprise when the Finnish company announced its release date in Barcelona. The news made fans rejoice and took us back to the early 2000 when it was first launched. It was ahead of it's time and was termed as unbreakable due to it's hardy design. The announcement came as a shock as people wondered that whether the re imagined model would work in the modern times of smartphones and tablets. However, the company is banking upon the nostalgia factor and is positive that it will have its respective buyers from all over the world.

With the tagline of " modern classic reimagined" the developed model of the new Nokia 3310 has been improved and customized slightly from the previous handset retaining the trademark features with some added new attributes.

Back in the time, this model was famous for being "unbreakable “, having an extended battery life about two weeks and the world was introduced to the mind puzzling Snake game. People didn't care about carrying a charger every time while going out. Lighter than the old model, the new phone retains the original shape like that of a brick and is sturdy as well.

However to cope with the present time, it comes with new added characteristics like the camera. It has a 2MP back camera with a LED flash which can also be utilized as a torch. The phone lacks front camera, an important aspect of the smartphone. The options of self-timer and different image modes are available to choose from in this version.

The 2.4" curved out screen ropes in the users for a better reading experience. Unlike the smartphones there is an absence of high resolution as this handset comes with a resolution of 240*320 pixels. It also comes with a 3.5 mm jack and an internal inbuilt memory of 16 mb which can be extended up to 32 gb through the micro SD card. It may be disappointing for the users so use of the memory card slot is must. The Opera browser and the Opera mobile store is pre-installed which includes important applications like the calculator, calendar, weather etc.

It has the additional features of Bluetooth, text message, 22 hour talktime, standby time for about a month, micro USB port, Nokia series 30+ operating system and 2.5G network. The model is available in both single sim and duel sim variant with a removable battery. Users can have their handsets from the several color options like the glossy warm red and yellow or the matte finish grey and dark blue.

Nokia 3310 does have some drawbacks as it doesn't support Java applications. There is availability of a music streaming device, no navigation application. The screen tends to be scratched easily.

The phone is ready to hit the stores on 24 May will cost much less than the original. It would be available to all major retailers and operators. According to one of the major retailer, the demand for the retrophone is astonishing and fans are waiting eagerly for it. There has been a rush in signing up to get hold of the Nostalgic 3310 for its long battery life, hardiness and pure nostalgia.

Intel unveils 18 core / 36 thread Core i9-7980XE

Intel was reeling under huge pressure from its competitors in past couple of months due to the launch of highly affordable range of processors. However Intel is making a comeback in a glorious fashion with the unveiling of new Core X series processors which will boast the 18 cores and 36 threads specification. Before this AMD was ruling the market with its Ryzen 9 1998X which had 16 cores and 32 threads along with the ThreadRipper processor.

This new offering from the Intel will be featured right alongside the other existing line up and it is expected to make use of the LGA 2066 pin socket that is usually found on the X299 motherboards. Intel has made this massive upgrade in the number of cores after a pretty long time that also at a better price point which has left a number of tech experts surprised.

Everything about the Intel Core X series

Before the official unveiling of the Core X series everyone was expecting it come with anything above 12 cores and no one was expecting the 16 or 18 cores offering at all. Intel has worked to keep the cores details under wrap and take the market by surprise as well subdue the consistent rise of the AMD varied SKU lineup with a remarkable product offering.

It is worth noting that the complete line up for the Skylake X and Kabylake X are designed to make use of the LGA 2066 socket and users will certainly get a wide count spread to choose from while powering their devices in future. The best thing about the new Intel platform is that they are highly scalable. Intel will be shipping the Core X series processors along with the latest version of the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 which will help in improving the single as well as dual core performances.

Secondly one should also note that the unveiling of the new X299 platform also brings the demise of the X99 platform. Intel has claimed that the new core X series will bring 10 percent faster multi-thread performance as well as 15 faster on the single threaded performance than the earlier generation processors.

More power comes with the Extreme Edition

Intel will also be bringing the Extreme edition CPUs which will take the performance levels to a whole new level for the computing activities. The new Core X series will allow the AVX-512 ratio offset along with the memory controller trim voltage control into the play. This functionality will help the users in getting a better stability at higher clocks while working on the robust projects.

This is specifically designed to handle the CPU heavy programs with ease with the existing programs without limiting the overall performance of the device. This will help in bringing fast video encode, audio production, image rendering as well as offering real time previews in the best resolution to the users.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Personalizing Your Search with Google Personal Tab!

Google has never failed to surprise. This time they add their and our personal touches to it. Imagine logging into your Google account, which all of us permanently do, and finding your search window personalized according to your like/dislikes and interests. Simplifying life, right?

What’s new in Google personal tab?

The latest additional to Google includes the addition of the Google personal tab on your Google page. Mountain View –giant has successfully made the addition of personal tab in the Google search section. The access is limited to people who are logged into their Google accounts and automatically Google will sync results from one’s Gmail and Google photos. It is easy to spot under the search tab and can be used by every Google user. On the other hand, it can be seen under the More tab. Even an amateur won’t have trouble with the feature.

How do we use Google personal tab?

The usual drill starts by logging into one’s Google account and enter the related search in the search tab, following this Google personal tab is used and this will show all related results that you have used or accessed previously through Google. Might seem like intrusion of privacy, but it’s not. It is simple and precise at the same time. To add on to this, photo searches too have been made easier.

The related photo is selected and again clicked to find out more about the topic in mind. It is similar to the previous addition of the In Apps feature, by Google by virtue of which an individual can access their Apps for data like messages or contact details. Another addition was the shortcuts option delivered by Google to Android and iOS and Google.com users to access the search tab in a jiffy.

Revolutionizing web experience with Google personal tab!

Google is revolutionary and innovative, and time and again they have proved so by adding the smartest of technology on their web features. Google is the common man’s helpdesk and what is better than bringing down the entire world’s data one touch away. People are busy and they want output fast in today’s world. Google has taken care of that. The personal search tab by Google makes sure that our work is not only simplified, it is fast and precise.

People can also get flight details, internet speed, travel information, navigation etc shortcuts via Google. Thus small searches are shown with a wider spectrum with a personalized touch. For example, one might search for a particular shopping site they want to access, Google shows all the previous orders placed on the same site, giving individuals a view of their activities, again simplifying their life!

It might take some getting used to, but with time this addition too like the rest will be a huge success. No waiting for long hours and browsing to find data, everything is one touch away in every individuals smart-phone.

3D Printed Turbine Blades a 'Breakthrough', Says Siemens

SIEMENS MADE THE HEADLINES WITH 3D-PRINTED TURBINE BLADES

The world is full of competitors and the tech companies have taken it to another level. We always witness a tussle among the top-rated companies and we are the ones who get the advantage of being a common man. Due to the advanced technologies prevailing in this world, we have been able to lead a more comfortable life. Once we start getting things easily, we don’t really care from where it is coming and how it is happening.

We just enjoy the flow without knowing the nitty gritty. Well, the tech companies are always on the run to develop new gadgets and design something new for the betterment for the lives. Recently, the company Siemen have made a breakthrough in terms of the printing technology by challenging the 3D printed turbine blades.

THE BLADES

The German pioneer Engineering group Siemens has gone ahead and made a breakthrough by testing the 3D printed turbine blades. The technology of the 3D printing is new and it was purchased by them from Material solutions. The 3D printed turbine blades make revolutions of 13000 per minute and that too when the temperature is more than 1250 Celsius. This is certainly incredible. The mechanism has made really breakthrough. The 3D printed turbine blades have a weight more than 180 gm but when the blade rotates it weighs more than 11 tonnes with speed.

THE FACTS

Additive manufacturing is another term of 3D printing. This takes into consideration of adding extra thin layers of materials one after the other. The 3D printed turbine blades were made from a special technology of 3D printing which includes the impact of cooling geometry. A special type of powder made from metals is placed over the layer and the rest is done by the laser.

The parts can be designed and printed using the Auto Cad software which is in high demand for the designing purposes. The fact that is not still clear is that the time duration that the 3D printed turbine blades will take to roll into the market and become available for the common multitude. However, the testing duration is a bit more.

Once it becomes available for the market, it would gain a huge popularity. The scientists are trying their best to bring this into the commercial market. The tests are going on and also they need to check the durability of the material so that once it is rolled into the market, it does not create any sort of mess. The 3D printed turbine blades should be hard and durable in order to make and impact among the other competitors of the turbine blade dealers.

THE MATERIAL

The material is processed by using the process of casting. Well, it is one of the best technology in order to process such kinds of materials. But one thing that will annoy you is the time required for the completing the process. The time can be shortened by using additive manufacturing. The time is cut down to 3 months.