Tag Archive for technology

Today’s TV Boxes

FTR TV Boxes

TV Boxes have been around for a few years and now are gaining greater popularity. But what exactly are they and what do they do?

21st Century Carrier Pigeons

The word “Drone” has come a long way from merely defining ‘a male honey bee’ or a ‘robot in general.’ Today ‘unmanned aerial vehicle’ is its most common association – just ask certain governments how they have been using them for spying purposes. Notwithstanding, some innovative young companies have taken it to the next level and made their drones accessible to the public with prices as low as about $100 (€75).

The Avalanche of Smartphones

We’ve noticed that more people are buying Smartphones have had to relinquish their favourite but older “dumb” phones for various reasons: updated software not possible, functions missing, batteries not charging, etc. If you have never had a Smartphone and are faced with hundreds of choices, what are the most important things to know before you buy?

Implement your DIY project with Arduino

Everyone, every day uses technology. The majority of people leave the task of creating technology devices to engineers thinking that electronic design and programming is challenging and complicated. In reality it is not that difficult and it can be a fun and interesting activity.

A Hard Sell

Our previous articles have generally reflected on tech and software trends; this month we’re looking at hardware. Specifically, there is an industry change that is invading all types of equipment: Solid State Drives (SSDs).

Hands On Ultrabook: Part 2

Last month’s article discussed the pluses of this new laptop genre… this time we’ll take a look at what’s behind the scenes of this tech marvel.

First of all, the name Ultrabook is owned by Intel Corporation who brought this era of responsive computing to the world. As the world’s prime processor developer and manufacturer, it was only a matter of time that this genre would evolve.

Are you Smarter than your Smartphone?

2011 was the year of the Social Networking boom and 2012 is set to be the year mobile phone hackers expand their reach worldwide. Since the first iPhone was launched in 2007, there has been a steady growth in the quality and popularity of ‘smartphone’ technology. Today, almost 30% of mobile phone users have either Apple or Android phones and they’re growing.

2012: New Year’s Resolution

Technology has come a long way in helping motivate people to meet that resolve and get off the couch and sweat it out. Notwithstanding the competition, the three biggest enablers are Nintendo’s Wii, Sony’s Playstation3 + Move, and Microsoft XBox-Kinect – all of whom provide gaming consoles.

A Brilliant Mind with Attitude – By Zen II Net

Practically anyone who uses a computer, regardless of the operating system was recently made aware of the demise of Steve Jobs, co-founder of the Apple brand. His story is not simply one of a young, intrepid and ‘geeky’ California boy who made good. His story is about Attitude.