• Gadget,  Technology

    Benefits of LED Technology

    LEDs are extremely energy-efficient and can consume up to 90% less power than conventional fluorescent bulbs. As such they help to massively cut power costs. Because of low power usage, LEDs are becoming popular light sources in remote areas that use solar panels. LEDs also have long life of up to 60,000 hours compared to 1,500 hours for luminous bulbs. Moreover, they are durable and can withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperature. You can also improve safety by using LED since they produce 3.4 btu’s per hour compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs.

    People are using LEDs in a variety of applications, including residential lighting, aerospace, architectural lighting, automotive, aviation, broadcasting, electronic instrumentation, entertainment and gaming, and more.

    Especially in the micro-projection system, use of LED optics will increase over the years. It is because lighting uniformity and efficiency on spatial light modulators or SLM are two most important factors to gauge performance of micro-projection system. People often use tapered light pipe (TLP) and square compound parabolic concentrator (SCPC) as a beam shaper in LED-based micro projection system. By this, you will get SLM with uniform and efficient illumination.

    However, TLP or SCPC has some

  • Computer,  Technology

    Facts About Emails

    • 29% of the emails you receive are newsletters. Remember you registered there, subscribed on that and so on and so on. Every time you register you are automatically subscribed to newsletters of that company, so do remember to untick the box “Receive email notifications” or similar, because that’s just annoying isn’t it?
    • Less than 50% of emails deserve an attention. Probably most of you have noticed that, when you open an email account every morning you firstly delete around 30% of your inbox and then you start checking other emails which you believe are important. Read the point above and unsubscribe from the newsletters are rarely open and add the email addresses you don’t want to hear from into SPAM folder.
    • Five minutes of every hour an average employee spends on writing and reading emails at work. That can sound perfect, but if you think about how much time could be saved, taking into account that less than 50% of emails should be really be opened or read. In a year that could save you around 80 hours. If you are employer – think about that.

    Some fun facts about emails:

    • Homer Simpson had
  • Computer

    Computer Madness

    The brain is developing and channels must be open for the success of the child in later life. These channels are like arteries that are pushed free of blockage by learning. But it is only the right kind of teaching that makes a difference in their capabilities as young adults.

    One of my grandsons was given a phone by a friend and this became so precious to him that he even took it into the shower with him. He barely raised his head from the screen as he skipped classes at school, became non co-operative at home, even quite abusive, and his world began to fall apart.

    In a fit of rage a couple of weeks ago he threw the phone at an object and it broke. After a period of withdrawal he is suddenly a different child. He is not only co-operative at home but helpful with chores and even cleaning his room. The facts are that computers and electronic gadgets are not a brain stimulant that parents expect to be.

    Following my reincarnation and with a strong link to the Spirit of the Universe, the only God, the knowledge poured into me about

  • Technology

    Smart Buildings

    The Tip of the Iceberg

    With the advent of smart building technology, we are at the precipice of a world very different from the one we know. We are soon to see entire smart communities composed of smart buildings, smart cars that drive themselves on smart highways lined by smart street signs and smart billboards.

    And why are these smart buildings and smart cities necessary? Haven’t we done just fine without them? While that is certainly debatable, it is becoming difficult to deny that urban areas around the world have infrastructures that are severely strained by ever-increasing populations. The World Health Organization reports that in 2010 more than half of the world’s population lived in cities. They estimate that the number will increase to 60% by 2030. The United Nations estimates it will be over 70% by 2050. With power distribution systems, water management systems, sanitation systems, transportation systems and more encumbered by increased demand, and with the budget constraints that most municipalities face, there is a strong push toward increased efficiency and sustainability in cities around the world. Additionally, many governments are now enforcing laws mandating cleaner technologies and reduced emissions.

    The world in

  • Technology

    Proper Visual Management Tool

    The Ability to Brainstorm

    All great platforms will allow your employees to brainstorm and throw ideas up on the big board without having to start the planning process right away. In order to do this properly, they should be able to have a digital holding center for all of these ideas where all of the team members can access it, no matter where they might be. This brings us to our next requirement.

    The Ability to Work With Remote Team Members

    There are many reasons why team members cannot be all in the same location at once. Maybe different team members are on other teams as well and time slots do not match up. Maybe there are field teams and corporate teams in your company. No matter what the reason is, these visual tools should be able to be used by all team members no matter where they are in the world. This means there has to be a web-based interface and the ability to host several users at once.

    An Easy-To-Use Interface

    All of these tools need to be usable by all members of the team. Unlike some programs, where only certain

  • Computer,  Technology

    Laptop And PC Recycling

    Laptop and PC recycling comes with a number of advantages. One of the advantages is that the process aids in preventing misuse of resources. Since the old devices are used in making new ones, no new natural resources are used in the process and this aids in preventing misuse of resources.

    Recycling also has economic benefits in that it aids in saving energy and money that will have been used in manufacturing new devices. Since the money is not used in recycling, it’s used in uplifting the economic status of a country.

    The recycling process is also eco-friendly as it eliminates accumulation of waste which often results to the spread of toxins and diseases. Since there is no accumulation of waste, there is no generation of greenhouse gases and as a result there is no climatic change. This means that people live in a healthy environment that is free of pollution.

    The first thing that you need to do is to erase all personal information that might be in the device. Removing all the information protects you from identity theft and also ensures that your personal files can’t be accessed by someone else.

    To

  • Technology

    List Internet Service Providers

    Verizon

    Verizon is a leading brand when it comes to ISPs globally. It is all about delivering high connectivity, great surf speed that includes nothing less than 1.23 Mbps. The service provider delivers high speed Internet connectivity by using the fiber-optic network or the FiOS. However, with this in mind it is not always possible for everyone to opt for the technology of FiOS. There is a great possibility that due to a different geographic location you might not be able to gain access to a better network or even feel compromised with the lack of FiOS.

    Comcast

    Comcast is a great brand that is known to deliver XFinity service that is a collaboration of high-speed connectivity through fiber optic. It is with the recent upgrade to the technology of XFinity that can provide 1 Mbps surf speed. You get 15 Mbps download without any hassle or technical glitch. However, chances are that some geographic locations are out of reach. It is possible that due to a different geographical location you cannot benefit from it just yet. However, the standard version will still provide you with 992 Kbps surf speed.

    Cox

    Cox ISP

  • Computer,  Technology

    Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues

    Check if the wireless radio is on

    The initial thing that you should start with is the special function key or the hardware switch if you are using a laptop. Remember, this should be the switch that helps you turn on/off a wireless radio. This is required to see if it was not accidentally turned off.

    At times, it is possible that the wireless radio is turned off to manage power settings on your device. Go to Power Options and change the settings that will keep it on even during low battery.

    Go to access point

    You should keep this in mind that if the access point to your wireless is obstructed by physical objects then it will affect the strength of the signal. You need to change the location of your wireless router to a place from where it can receive signals without any obstruction. Another thing to do would be to placing the wireless router in a central location if you are in your house.

    Reset Router

    If you are able to gain access to wireless router then you can try turning it off and restarting it. This would reset

  • Technology

    Helpdesk Customer Service

    A helpdesk is nothing if it does not seek to improve. There are a number of ways that good companies should be keeping on top of things particularly when it comes to customer service.

    First of all, they have to make sure that the helpdesk staff are up-to-date with all the latest issues and know how to handle them. With something like IT support, where things can change quickly, this requires regular initiatives to ensure the customer gets the right answer and access to the appropriate expert advice.

    Another way to ensure your helpdesk is up to scratch is to survey your customers and ask their advice. This can be done by a follow up call or email and helps you find what works and what needs to be improved.

    Other helpful ways to track the success or otherwise of your helpdesk is to monitor phone calls and to retrain staff when necessary.

    One of the bug bears for those who outsource their IT infrastructure is the level of support received when there is a problem or issue. At M2 Computing our helpdesk is based in the UK and manned by skilled IT technicians

  • Technology

    Effective Real-Time Data Visualization

    It’s not a new concept; data has been visualized in pictures for centuries. A map is a type of data visualization, for instance, as are the many charts and graphs that have been used since the end of the 18th Century. What is new is the massive quantity of data available to nearly everyone, and the wide array of tools that can be used to create compelling visualizations. Think about the cool infographic you saw the other day. Was it created painstakingly over several days of carefully reviewing ethnographic data compiled by a dogged scientist over the course of his career? Maybe, but probably not. It was more likely created by some marketing department somewhere (not that there’s anything wrong with that) using somebody else’s data and somebody else’s visualization tools.

    The purpose of this post, though, is not to discuss the merits of data visualization in general, but rather the specific subset of data visualization that deals with real-time data. This is a completely separate species of data visualization and should be treated as such.

    Real-time data visualization refers to visualization of data that is continuously updated as new data is generated by connected devices