Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Google’s Mobile Search Now Comes with a Mobile Friendly Label

You might be among the people who enjoy using their Smartphone’s to the maximum potential and have not encountered any major issues in recent times. Still, it gets annoying sometime to stumble on a webpage, which requires lots of finger movements and acrobatics just to view them. There might have been times wherein you would have been fed up and totally given up to get into the website. Google has now come forward with a unique solution to overcome this issue with the websites. They have identified the need of mobile friendly sites in the search results.

The company is planning to roll out a new label in their search results, which will enable the users to know if the website they are visiting is mobile friendly or not. This will allow the smart phone users to be alert of the websites, which are not optimized for the mobile devices. This news was posted on Google Webmaster Central Blog on 18 November and posted by Doantam Phan and Ryoichi Imaizumi, who are the search members of the Google Mobile team.

What is the idea? 

According to Google, their idea of a mobile friendly site consists of a website, which should not be encouraging software, which are not much in use and the ones, which are not available on most of the devices. According to the company, they want a website with text, which should be effortlessly read by the users, there should not be any need for zoom in the screen to read the text. They want the websites to fit according to the display of the user’s phones and it should not be requiring them to scroll from one side of the screen to another to read the complete text.

One of the other reasons given by Google towards mobile friendly device will be placement of links to different websites to be far off. This way a customer will avoid clicking on websites they do not wish to visit. There is a special offering for web developers, wherein Google has come with a special page, which will allow the developers to enter and test their URL.

This way they will come to know if their website is mobile friendly or not. If it meets the criteria, it will be given the Google’s new label. Currently this service is being launched only in English, but the company is working on rolling it out in other languages as well. The Company also stated that they are working towards getting the mobile optimized websites to be listed above the other websites, when the customer is using to access them over their smart phones and tablets.


This feature is expected to be released out in the next couple of weeks, but if you are among the people, who do not get their labels showing, the wait might too long.

Even though mobile users have not come across such feature until now, but certainly this step from Google will be an advantage for them.

Router – Networking Device – Specialized Hardware

Router, a networking device is a commonly specialized hardware which forwards data packets between networks of computers creating an overlay internet work in the form of a router. This is connected to several data lines from various networks and is commonly connected to two LANs or WANs or a LAN together with its ISPs’ network which are located at gateways, places where two or more networks are connected.

Routers tend to use headers and forwarding tables to identify the best path in forwarding the packets using protocols like ICMP in communicating with each other as well as configure the route between two hosts, keeping in touch through network advances.

When a data packet comes across one of the lines, the router has the capabilities of reading the address information in the packet and determines its ultimate destination and on using informing in its routing table or routing policy, it navigates the packet to the next network journey. Routers perform the task of directing the traffic function through the internet. The data packet is forwarded from one router to another through network which constitutes internet work till it arrives at the destination junction.

Connectivity Within/Between Enterprises and Internet

Small office and home routers are some of the familiar forms of routers which pass data like email, IM, web pages and videos between the internet and in home computers for instance, a router would be the owner’s cable or a DSL router that is connected to the internet through an ISP. Routers provide connectivity within enterprises, between enterprises and the internet or even between internet service providers – ISP networks.

Enterprise routers, which are rather sophisticated routers, are connected to large business or ISP networks up to powerful core routers which can forward data at high speed along the optical fibre lines of the internet backbone. High performance access points providing wireless connectivity are provided in resorts, churches, restaurants, universities, offices and schools.

Software based routers are getting more popular though routers are typically dedicated hardware. Some offer dual band wireless products, with companies providing their employees, staff or students with more options in transferring huge files within their network or while using other bandwidth intensive application. Multiple routers when used in interconnecting networks, exchange information regarding destination addresses with the use of dynamic routing protocol.

Interface for Different Physical Forms of Network Connections

Individual router tends to build up a table listing the desired routes on the interconnected networks between any two systems and the router has interfaces for various physical forms of network connections like the fibre optic, copper cables or wireless transmission.

It contains firmware for a various network communicating protocol standards where each network interface utilises this specialised computer software for data packets which is forwarded from one protocol transmission system to another system. Routers could also be used to connect to two and more logical groups of devices known as subnets with each having a different sub network address.

The subnet addresses that are recorded in the router do not directly map to the physical interface connections. Other networking solutions could be provided by Wireless Distributions System – WDS and avoid the cost of introducing networking cables in buildings.

Monday, 1 December 2014

3D Printers Can Copy Your Loved One's Head - As a Cremation Urn

Loved One's Head
3D technology has come along a long way from being able to create a 3 dimensional image of the fetus to using the 3D technology in the 3D printers. These printers are being used for a variety of the reasons like printing of shoe burgers to printing the cars according to the requirements of the customer.

The extent or the reach of 3D technology can be felt now when we can easily add the features and the shapes of your loved ones on the cremation urns. It might sound off or may have come as a surprise for many people, but believe it or not, Vermont-based Cremation Solutions are now offering 3D printed cremation urns which hare custom made according to the request. This cremation urn will have the image of the people you love. However, mind you, this imaging is not restricted to the people you love; you can get the image of your favorite celebrity or even Obama, the president of the United States of America.

What difference will it make? 

Vermont-based Cremation Solutions have come up with a unique solution for the people who are looking to honor their loved ones in a unique way and not going through the traditional metal or wooden urns, meant for storing the ashes. According to the information available on the company’s website, they are using the most modern technology to develop the urn, which will have the closest possible resemblance to the deceased one. This will be carried out by using photographs and other facial recognition software’s, which are meant to transform the 2D image into a 3D sculpture and that too with finesse. Adding to this advantage, the company also offers “erase blemishes”, to present your loved ones in the best possible look ever.

Cremation Urn

According to the Company, the urn will come in two different sizes. The first size is 6-inches, meant for storing only a portion of the remains of the deceased, but the second urn comes in a size of 11 inches with the potential of holding all the remains or ashes of a deceased person.

The 6-inch urn has been given the name of keepsake sized personal urn. By this time, we can clearly understand that these urns will not be easy on the pockets. The smallest size of the urn has been priced at $600 while the largest one can go up to $2600. On the downside, the hair of the person has not been included but the company has stated that they can add artificial hair to give the urns a more realistic look.

While it might sound strange, but a 3D printed urn clearly shows the growth in the technology. It has already been said that the world will change due to 3D technology and there will be a rise in business as more companies are focusing on matching the needs of the customers with their service.

The Company has also stated that they are offering the service for not only the deceased ones, but also for a person who can make their own urns as well. People always plan their cremation to take the burden away from their family and nothing will add to their memories than the urn reminding them about you.

Sony’s Experimental E-paper SmartWatch

E-paper SmartWatch
Rumours have been circulating regarding Sony working on an experimental Smartwatch which uses e-paper as display and e-paper is the same technology used on e-reader screens. Sony has developed this new entry as part of an initiative to experiment with the use of the material for fashion products.

According to Wall Street Journal, the FES Watch, an e-paper watch which appeared online somewhere in September is an offshoot of the Playstation maker and it is said that Sony has kept its involvement a secret to gauge public view instead has used the name Fashion Entertainments to move the product ahead. However, the video is in Japanese but the style of the FES watch is not deniable. The prominent feature of the watch beside the use of e-paper is that of the animation which is not just limited to the screen but the whole strap can be customised.

The tech in the watch is minimal with no real features to talk about rather than telling the time resulting in a battery life which could last up to two months on a single charge. Gadget expert, Stuart Miles from Pocket lint has described the latest device as `retro and cool’. He states that `one of his predictions for the next year is that fashion is going to play a huge part in shaping the tech industry and having a phone which is big and square is one thing but if it is actually worn, it needs to look good’.

Watch Face and Straps - E-paper Display

Compared to the technology used in e-book readers like the amazon’s Kindle, the watch face as well as the straps has an e-paper display which means that the watch can change between various different styles of watch face and strap design. Sony has kept the development of the watch very low and has opted in using a spin-off division known as Fashion Entertainment to work on the device.

According to Wall Street Journal it was reported that to fund the watch’s creation, Fashion Entertainment organised a crowd funding campaign and raised around 3.5 million yen. An anonymous reported informed the newspaper that `they had hidden Sony’s name since they wanted to test the real value of the product and whether there would be demand for the concept’, while a spokeswomen for Sony also confirmed to BBC that Fashion Entertainment is a division of the company’s New Business Creation department and are striving to work on various e-paper prototypes.

Release of FES Watch yet to be Provided 

Other projects which Fashion Entertainments have worked on e-paper include bow-ties, shoes and glass though the only drawback of using e-paper instead of, for instance liquid crystal displays – LCD which is a limitation on possible features due to the limitations of what e-paper could display.

However Mr. Miles states that he did not envision it being so significant a drawback for e-paper technology wearable. He further adds that on looking at traditional watches presently, they only tell the time and the people are happy with it, bringing about awareness that one of the popular smartwatches available in the market, like the Pebble, uses e-paper. The release of the FES Watch has not been provided by Sony yet.

Scientists Predict Green Energy Revolution after Incredible New Graphene Discovery

Andre Geim
Graphene – Positively Charged Hydrogen Atoms/Protons

It has been discovered by researchers that graphene enables positively charged hydrogen atoms or proton to pass through it inspite of being completely impermeable to other gases inclusive of hydrogen. Recently discovered is a type of carbon graphite, the material in a pencil lead, having unexpected properties that could create a revolution in the development of green energy and electric cars.

According to scientist, the implications are immense since it could increase the efficiency of the fuel cells generating electricity directly from hydrogen. This breakthrough has brought about an expectation on the prospect of extracting hydrogen fuel from air and burns it as a carbon free source of energy in fuel cell in order to produce electricity as well as water without any damaging waste products.

There is some amount of hydrogen in the atmosphere which ends up on the other side in a reservoir and this hydrogen collected in the reservoir can be used to burn it in the same fuel cell in making electricity according to Professor Sir Andrei Geim of Manchester University. Since the discovery, ten years ago, graphene has amazed the scientisit which is the thinnest known material, million times thinner than human hairbut more than 200 times stronger than steel as well as the best conductor of electricity in the world.

Permeable to Protons

Till date, being permeable to protons was not taken into consideration as a practical possibility but Sir Andre’s international team of scientists who shares the 2010 Nobel Prize for his work on graphene has shown that the one atom thick crystal acts as a chemical filter which enables the free passage of protons but forms an impenetrable barrier to other atoms and molecules.

Sir Andre states that `there have been three or four scientific papers before about the theoretical predictions on how easy or how hard it would be for a proton to go through graphene and these calculations give numbers that take billions and billions of years for a proton to go through this same membrane. It is just so dense an electronic field it just doesn’t let anything through. But it is a question of numbers, no more than that and this makes a difference between billions of years and a reasonable time for permeation. There is no magic’.

Graphene Tough and Light 

Graphene being tough and stronger than steel is incredibly light and is considered the first two dimensional material since it forms sheets of crystal which are one atom thick. Besides it is also a good conductor of electricity and is useful for anything related to electronics, like bendable mobile phones, camera and wearable electrical devices attached to clothing.

Moreover, Graphene is also being utilised as a new material for membrane connected in separating liquids and could be used in purifying water in the developing world or also to create efficient desalination plants. Scientists are of the opinion that graphene’s high strength together with the low weight could be harnessed for new composite material and polymers for the transport industry making travel much safer and fuel efficient and it seems that graphene could also be used to generate upgraded type of generating clean electricity with the use of hydrogen fuel cells as well as technology in harvesting hydrogen fuel from air.