Category Archives: Future Tech

Laptop Cooler

The article will provide a reader with information on laptop cooler. A laptop is not cheap, so the last thing a user want to do is run the risk of it overheating and being damaged. A user would think that this won’t happen to a user, but be warned; prolonged use of the laptop can cause it to heat up and sometimes even overheat to the point where it will do the laptop damage.

Avoid this from happening with this sleek and slim laptop cooling pad. Powered by two USB cooling fans, this slim line pad will fit all sizes of laptop computer and the Apple iBook and keep the valuable laptop safe and cool!
The two high performance noise reduced fans are built into the sturdy moulded black plastic pad and run directly from the USB port on the laptop (so no need for batteries or power cables) and whilst the laptop is turned on and running the fans are also on – keeping the underside and area on the laptop that heats up, nice and cool!
A user use put the laptop on a normal desk or table and run for a prolonged period of time and naturally the laptop will heat up and potentially cause damage; or place the laptop on an ‘always on’ set of cooling fans and no matter how long the laptop is running it will be kept cool and safe – the choice is users choice.
If a user owns a laptop then this is a must have gadget.
Features:
• Reduce the temperature of the laptop
• Protect and prolong the life of the laptop
• Pad is lightweight and easy to carry with the laptop
• Two high performance fans keep the laptop cool
• Fans run with little of no noise that can cause distraction
• Powered by the laptop USB – so no need for batteries or cables
• Ergonomic and sturdy design to handle any weight and pressure
• Suitable for all laptops, iBooks and widescreen laptops
• Measures 300mm (h) x 230mm (w) x 17mm (d)
• No need for installation, just plug the laptop in via the USB
After reading the article, a user would have learnt about the laptop cooler.

CMMS software & PPP Performance Reporting

Any growing business  that has to maintain many different systems and software, knows that to do so they need to have an effective CMMS software package or a PPP Performance Reporting system. Both CMMS software and PPP Performance reporting maintain a computer database of information about an organisation’s maintenance operations. Thisv ensures that the management of that organisation can review the company’s software maintenance on a daily basis.

The Benefits of CMMS Software

CMMS is intended to help maintenance workers do their job a lot more effectively. By choosing to use CMMS software a company can see exactly what machines require maintenance and  which store rooms contain the spare parts. Not only that but the software can also help members of management make informed decisions; for example, they might need to calculate the cost of a machine  breakdown compared to the cost of preventative maintenance for each of their machines.

The software  not only help with the upkeep and maintenance of machines though,iIt also produces daily status reports and documents which give in depth details and summaries of the maintenance activities. However whilst CMMS software and PPP Performance reporting are similar, they have both important different functionality..

Need Something Different? It May Be PPP Performance reporting!

One of the differences that PPP Performance reporting has to a CMMS software system is that it is a public private partnership management  system.  These partnerships have become in recent times an alternative to public financed projects around the world. PPP Performance Reporting provides a needy management tool to these public private partnerships. It  gives a higher degree of management intervention whilst enabling an effective proactive management of services daily. It can provide a company with an early identification of potentially costly failures, which in return gives earlier opportunities for management intervention.

Why your company should use these systems

When selecting  PPP Performance reporting or CMMS software, you need to ensure that the software is latest version and  from a reliable source. The last thing that you want is for the software to not do its job properly. However, once you have either one of these systems in place you will see many cost effective changes happen within your organisation.

i-Control Wireless iPod Controller

The article will inform a user about i-Control Wireless iPod Controller.  IPod remote controls used to require wires, but the i-Control remote pad lets a user wirelessly control the iPod using infra-red. In a compact case in keeping with the iPod, this little gadget has controls for play and pause, forward and back, and volume control.

If a user has all the audio and other media on an iPod, this is going to make a99 life a whole lot easier. Relax where a user likes and controls the iPod with no fuss, no wires, and a considerable amount of style.

A user can simply connect the infrared receiver to the iPod unit and then a user can receive signals from up to 30 feet away by remote control. The infrared receiver is powered by the iPod, and the i-Control transmitter requires one lithium iron battery that is included in the package.

The i-Control supports 2G/3G/4G/Photo and the Mini iPod. Whatever iPod a user has he/she, the remote control device will enable him/her to listen to the iTunes from a distance.  A user can utilize an iControl system comprised of a single iTAG configured with Wide Area Network (WAN) capability for communications (thus performing the gateway function of an iGATE). A user has multiple sensors within a relatively close geographical area, it may make more sense to share resources (share one cell or satellite service, to communicate data from multiple sensors on a wireless network). In the long run, this may be a more cost effective solution.
The iTAG and mLOCKs have embedded WAN capabilities that include both 2G GSM/GPRS quad-band and 3G UMTS/GSM penta-band cellular modems. The iGATE options include Ethernet, cellular (GSM/GPRS), and satellite (Iridium, Globalstar). For high-value asset tracking and monitoring, the iTAG also has an option for satellite communications.
iControl’s MATTS system doesn’t utilize passive RFID technology.  Passive RFID technology relies on a nearby reader(<100m) for interrogation. The MATTS technology is an active RFID system that utilizes powered tags with onboard processing for determining when data needs to be uploaded and through which type of communications network. MATTS tags transmit data (location, alerts) and receive directives (queries, parameters) via an adaptive, multimode communications architecture with embedded LAN and WAN capabilities. This maximizes MATTS worldwide availability and operation in that cooperative networks are not required for communications or location determination.
The Return on Investment is obviously unique to the application, but iControl keeps the investment cost low by offering a product line that can be used in a variety of industries.This broad use of our products means that the development costs are spread out and the innovations are driven by a greater number of users. Industry-specific interfaces are added as modules and different protocols can be implemented on the fly. Depending upon the industry and current mode of operation, typical ROI numbers range from 5 to 20. iControl’s products show the trends of the equipment and are used to diagnose potential problems.

After reading the article, a user would have gained knowledge and understanding about i-Control Wireless iPod Controller.

LG’s Super Ultrabook

The article will provide a reader with information on LG super ultrabook. The LG Z330 Super Ultrabook is a 13-inch laptop, measuring less than 0.6-inch at the thickest point, and weighing 2.66 pounds. The metallic cover sports a “gyro-brush line” finish that appears to be similar to the radial spin finish seen on the Asus Zenbook UX31. Crammed into that 0.57 by 12.4 by 8.45 inches (HWD) chassis is a 13.3-inch display, boasting 1366-by-768 resolution. The Z330 will be offered with a selection of Intel 2nd Generation (Sandy Bridge) Core i3, i5, or i7 processors, paired with 4GB RAM and choice of 128GB or 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). LG is also including its own Speed Boot Technology, which claims boot times of 10 seconds, half that of Intel’s own RapidBoot technology.

The larger LG Z430 Super Ultrabook bumps up the screen size to 14-inch display, but at the same 1366-by-768 resolution. A bit beefier at 0.78-inch thick and 3.3 pounds, the Z430 also changes up the specs, offering either 128GB SD or a larger 500GB spinning hard drive paired with 16GB of solid-state memory to maintain the responsiveness and speedy boot times of an SSD. The Z430 will have no Core i3 option, with only Intel Core i5 and i7 processors available, and doubles the RAM to 8GB.

The new Super Ultrabooks will be launching worldwide sometime during the first quarter of 2012, but specific dates and pricing details are not yet available.

Features

Let’s have a look at features:

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64bit)

Quiet & Comfortable Computing

10x Faster Data Transfer with USB 3.0

Ultimate Smart Performance with the 2nd Generation Intel® Core i7 Processor

Up to 11x Faster Speed with SATA3 SSD

Super Speed Resume

14.7mm of Super Slimness & Gyro-Brush Line completes the Chic Urban Look

Super Compact Clutch Design with Super light weight of 1.21 kg

3x Faster Booting in 9.9 seconds with Super Speed Boot

Quiet & Comfortable Computing

Ultimate Smart Performance with the 2nd Generation Intel® Core i7 Processor

Super Speed Resume

Super Compact Clutch Design with Super light weight of 1.21 kg

0x Faster Data Transfer with USB 3.0

Up to 11x Faster Speed with SATA3 SSD

14.7mm of Super Slimness & Gyro-Brush Line completes the Chic Urban Look

3x Faster Booting in 9.9 seconds with Super Speed Boot

Processor

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 or i5 or i3 Processor

OS

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64bit)

Bezel Width

Super Slim Bezel (Compare with other brands)

Screen Size

14.3″

Memory

4GB

Graphics

Intel® HD 3000 Graphics

Display

13.3” HD (1366*768) LED LCD

Battery

3 Cell(Li-Polymer)

Audio

HD Audio, SRS Sound Solution

Input / Output Port

HP-Out, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, DC-In, Internal Mic, HDMI, mini RJ45

Webcam

1.3M HD

Design

Super Compact Clutch Design with Gyro-Brush Line

Multi Media Card

Micro-SD

Storage

120GB (SATA3) or 256GB (SATA3)

After reading the article a user would have gained knowledge and understanding about LG’s Super Ultrabook.

LG Prada 3.0

The article will provide a user with information on LG Prada 3.0.

DESIGN

Let’s have a look at the design of LG Prada 3.0.  It is a high-end Android smartphone and the Prada 3.0 is one very Galaxy S II-esque phone in terms of design, being very slim and having a cheapo plastic casing. Prada 3.0 is going to sport a Saffiano leather material (that’s the characteristic leather texture used by Prada), but in reality, it’s just plastic with the said Saffiano pattern.

In terms of looks, the LG Prada 3.0 does qualify in the category of the better-looking Android handsets.  In terms of looks, the Prada 3.0 qualifies in the category of the better-looking Android handsets. It comes with a visually-pleasing perfectly rectangular shape. The rectangular shape creates the impression of a very large phone, but it’s actually possible to operate it with one hand only. Judging by its minimalist, predominantly black and white looks, the Prada 3.0 seems like a solid candidate to join the company’s product line for businesspersons.

The top side of the handset is where a user will find the 3.5mm jack, microUSB port, hidden under a very well-made sliding cover, as well as the power/lock key, which isn’t situated in a way that would make it comfortable to press when working with one hand only. There’s another button on the top, sitting right above the front facing cam. LG and Prada have decided to stick with touch-sensitive navigation keys below the screen.

DISPLAY

LG Prada 3.0 a very well-equipped phone. Prada 3.0 comes with a large 4.3″ screen TFT type.  The Prada 3.0 has got a WVGA (480×800) resolution.  Its pixel density of 217 ppi is still adequate though.  LG has used the so-called NOVA PLUS screen tech, delivering the impressive 830 nits of luminance. The handset’s display is very visible when looked under bright sunlight.

FEATURES

- TDMB TV tuner (Korean version only)

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)

- SNS integration

- Google Search, Maps, Gmail

- YouTube, Google Talk

- DivX/MP4/H.264/H.263 player

- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

- Document viewer

- Organizer

- Voice memo/dial/commands

- Predictive text input

By reading the article a user would have gained knowledge about LG Prada3.0

HTC Titan

The Titan runs Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango OS, and is HTC’s largest smartphone to date with its 4.7-inch S-LCD screen.
The HTC Titan is a giant of a mobile phone, and with its mammoth 4.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen, it’s the largest HTC smartphone to date.  Along with the HTC Radar, the Titan is also the first of the company’s phones to arrive running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS – equipping the beast with over 500 new features. Chief amongst these is multitasking, enabling users of Microsoft’s platform to finally switch between apps without closing them. The fruity OS bump also adds Internet Explorer 9, HTML5 support, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation and Twitter integration.

If the camera’s anything to go it looks like HTC are right, as the Titan wears an 8 megapixel rear-facing shooter complete with dual LED flash and 720p HD video. This is accompanied by a 1.3 megapixel front-facing shooter, which will take advantage of Windows Phone’s new-found Skype integration.  It may now come with Skype support, but Windows Phone is yet to find its way onto a dual-core smartphone – the Titan only packing a 1.5GHz single-core chipset. There’s no support for memory expansion yet either, with HTC’s latest phone packing a mere 16GB of built-in memory.

Other confirmed specifications include Dolby Mobile SRS surround sound, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, and all of the usual Microsoft goodies (Office, Xbox Live gaming, Windows Marketplace).  The HTC Titan will be available in the UK from October, although its pricing is still to be confirmed.

The HTC TITAN has the largest screen out of all Windows based Smart Phones. It is unlike anything that you have ever held! If you want a smart phone to help you multitask, organise your work load more efficiency or to create office documents then the HTC Titan is for you! Its large touchscreen keyboard all these tasks are so easy. As well as being perfect for the more serious side of life it is also packed with entertainment features and the perfect place to take an store you photos, videos and music.

Specification
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
Processor: 1.5 GHz
Memory: 16 GB of Internal Storage
Screen Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA)
Screen Size: 4.7 Inch
Keyboard Type: On-screen
Communications: Bluetooth, GPRS, GSM, EDGE, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, HSPA+
Camera Resolution: 8.0 megapixels

Google Mail Lab

The article will provide a user with information on Google Mail (GM) Lab.  Gmail has introduced a new feature in Gmail Labs.  This helps a user to search Google Docs and Internet from their Gmail account.

This feature will extend the regular mail search with the integration of Google Docs and Google Sites. The feature will return a user the most relevant documents and sites right in his/her Gmail. If a user wants to enable the particular feature then he/she can navigate to Google Labs settings and seek and enable the feature saying “App Search”.  after that a user can save the settings that he/she has made. 
Let’s see what is App Search is.  An App Search extends search with Google Docs and Sites results. It will find the most relevant docs and sites and show a user below the Gmail search results. This will be helpful for a user as in this manner a user will be able to find documents and pages from the other services in a quick manner.  In order to use Apps Search, a user can go to Settings and then Labs options in Gmail and then enable Apps Search lab.  In this way, Gmail Search will be changed to Search Mail and Docs from the Search Mail.  A user will then be able to easily search documents stored on docs and also search emails on Gmail.    Gmail is becoming a central location for performing all searches. 

There is a possibility that this feature might not work straightaway and a user will not be able to see results fro the Google docs account.  A reason behind this can be that Gmail might take some time to index all the files in the Google Docs and Sites account.

A user can easily enable the feature go to his/her Google Labs tab in Settings and then scroll down till he/she see a header for “Available Labs”. Under this header a user can enable the “Apps Search” feature and save the settings.

If a user wants to use Gmail to search then he/she should go to Home » Google » Search Email, Google Docs and Sites from Gmail Dashboard.

The 5 Best Mobile Phones

The following is a list of the five best mobile phones that we give a rating of 5 stars, including the Samsung Tocco Lite, Samsung Jet, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Samsung Genio Touch and Apple iPhone 3G S.

Samsung Tocco Lite. Available in black or pink, the Samsung Tocco Lite is seen as a response to the LG Cookie. The touchscreen mobile phone is great value for money, but lacks 3G. All the features you would expect from a modern mobile phone are included, with easy access to popular websites such as YouTube and Facebook, a 3.2 megapixel camera, FM radio with RDS, video recording, music player, Bluetooth and a memory card slot. It’s available for free on contract with a range of free gifts, such as a laptop, free line rental or an X-Box 360!

Samsung Jet. This attractive slimline phone is extremely fast and responsive. Not only does it deliver a lot of features and good quality, but it comes at a middle-of-the-road price. It delivers access to a range of online widgets, fantastic web browser, multi-tasking and a fast processor to handle it all. It comes with a 5 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, FM radio with RDS, music player and a fantastic AMOLED display. This great phone comes packed with incredible features.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Available in Black, red and blue, the first touchscreen phone to be released by Nokia is very impressive. Some may say that the list of great features make it better than the iPhone, even if the iPhone seems more polished. The benefits include a 3.2 megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics, 3G video calling, a Flash supported web browser, and the touchscreen offers an extremely high resolution with 16 million colours. In addition, a music player with FM radio, GPS positioning, WiFi, Bluetooth and an 8GB memory card!

Samsung Genio Touch. Similar to the Tocco Lite, this touchscreen mobile phone is ideal for those looking at entry-level. The camera is more basic than the Tocco Lite, and the screen smaller, but MySpace, Facebook and Twitter are easily accessible. With its bargain price-tag, the Genio Touch is an all-round great phone.

Apple iPhone 3G S. Last, but by no means least, the iPhone is the best known and quite easily the greatest phone to ever be released. This isn’t just a phone, but equally a media player and internet device, too. Also included are GPS, a digital compass, WiFi, extremely fast web browsing and there are thousands of applications available. Complete with 32GB of memory, a mountain of music storage is possible. The only problem is that most of us will have to wait for the high price to drop!

Mobile Airwaves to be Harmonised

The EU is encouraging its members to occupy the same airwaves for mobile broadband In an attempt to reach its 2013 target of 100% broadband coverage.

As members change from the traditional analogue to the new digital broadcasting method, the spectrum will be made available.

The change will make it much simpler to use devices “across borders” and permit consumers to use “roaming” services.

The plan is being likened by some to the rise of GSM mobile phones in the 1990s.

Using a common frequency as planned would be of significant benefit to rural communities as it travels over long distances.

The EU revealed that approximately 30% of its rural population is currently without high-speed internet access.

The development will use the 790-862 MHz sub-band radio spectrum  which is part of the “digital dividend” which was made available from the digital switchover.

However, during the changeover, the EU will be determined that all of its members agree on its technical standards.

 Without such agreements, different states may allow different uses for the spectrum which could cause interference, revealing that “radio spectrum knows no borders.”

A bonus for mobile broadband users is that the 790-862 MHz spectrum can easily penetrate buildings.

According to the commission, it is feasible that “3G and 4G mobile phone services that allow video streaming, full web browsing and fast downloads on a mobile handset,” could be used.

This would enable “high-speed broadband coverage of 100% of the EU population by the end of 2013.”

This switchover would need to be made by 2012 according to the EU and the developments are being encouraged by British broadcasting regulator Ofcom, who will study the proceedings with the government.

A spokesman announced, “the spectrum could deliver benefits such as mobile broadband or any other suitable services to EU citizens.”

An open auction for the frequencies made available by the switchover will be held in the UK, with many groups interested, such as broadcasters who could use some frequencies for high-definition services.

The EU has several “strategic objectives” to take advantage of the digital dividend, including a European-wide agreement on how the frequencies should be used and meeting targets on the technologies that will be allowed to use them, too.

By making agreements over the use of the frequencies, up to £45bn could be generated as a result.

Viviane Reding, the EU commissioner for information society and media declared that “The digital dividend is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make ‘broadband for all’ a reality all over Europe and boost some of the most innovative sectors of our economy.”

“Europe will only make the most of the digital dividend if we work together on a common plan.”

Internet Set for Language Revolution

The internet is all set for the onset of what is seen by many to be the “biggest change” since its invention 40 years ago, according to regulator Icann.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) announced that coming to the conclusion of plans to allow non-Latin characters to be used in website addresses as Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs).

Initially accepted in 2008 , the change will see domain names written in Arabic and other Asian scripts.

The regulatory body revealed that applications would begin to be considered for approval by 16th of November if granted for approval on 30 October.

The president of Icann, Rod Beckstrom, believes that the first IDNs could be in use by “mid 2010.”

Beckstrom continued, “Of the 1.6 billion internet users today worldwide, more than half use languages that have scripts that are not Latin-based.”

“So this change is very much necessary for not only half the world’s internet users today but more than half, probably, of the future users as the internet continues to spread.”

According to Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of the board which has been set the duty of reviewing the change, IDN plans were approved in June 2008 but the system has been undergoing rigorous testing for much longer.

Dengate Thrush is pleased with the developments, stating that “you have to appreciate what a fantastically complicated technical feature this is.”

“What we have created is a different translation system.”

The alterations will be applied to the internet’s Domain Name System, which works in a similar way to a phone book, translating web domains names such as google.com into a series of numbers, more commonly known as IP addresses.

The modifications are due to allow this current system to understand and translate non-Latin characters.

Dengate Thrush added, “we are confident that it works because we have been testing it for a couple of years.”

“We’re really ready to start rolling it out.”

In China and Thailand, internet users can already access websites using their own language, as the website owners have used special work around techniques. However, these website addresses don’t work on all computers and are not internationally approved.

The meeting will take place in South Korea and include talks on the introduction of generic Top Level Domains (TLDs), such as .uk or .com.

The organisation allowed a relaxation on the rules regarding TLDs last year so that businesses could use their brand as a website address and individuals could use their names.

The US government founded Icann in 1998 in a big to control regulations on the internet, but has undergone years of criticism, leading to the relaxing of its control over the non-profit body.

Autonomy was provided to Icann when the US government signed an agreement on 1 October.