Friday, 21 March 2014

5 Videos You Must Watch Before Buying A New Television

Since you're here, I'm assuming you're looking for a new TV. If new technology is alien to you and you hate having to talk pushy, know it all sales people in store then you need to take a look at these 5 videos to get you started on choosing the best TV for you.

1. High Definition (HD)  

2. 4k Ultra High Definition 

3. Difference Between LCD, LED and Plasma

4. Some Useful tips on choosing your TV

5. What is a Smart TV?

I hope this helped and that you're feeling ready to walk into your nearest store and pick out your perfect TV. Feel free to share your own tips below in the comments section.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Watch Live 2012 Olympics Online for Free

London 2012 Olympic Games is coming closer and closer. Have you prepared well to embrace the sport spirit? It’s very lucky to own an Olympic ticket. But not everyone is a lucky one and not every day is a luck day. It does not matter that you did not get the ticket to enter Olympics 2012. You can enjoy it at your home, office, outdoor or anywhere by watching it on your computer. By the way, outdoor needs a Wi-Fi.
To watch 2012 Olympics online for free, there are two ways for you to select one. You can find an online TV which can show you live-broadcast for Olympics. But unluckily the TV will not wait for you. It means that you will miss some splendid scenes or enjoy worse TV quality. The other way is to watch Olympic Games on your computer with a TV box connecting your computer.
Why use a TV box instead of watching online? Take BlazeVideo HDTV Player as an example. There is a time-shifting feature which allows you to enjoy the whole event show in a natural way after coming back from a little away time. Also you are allowed to schedule some sports show even when you are out. You can also watch two or several channels at the same time. All these features will never let you to miss any exciting moments.
I know BlazeVideo is giving a give-away for HDTV Player Professional now. The winners can gain BlazeVideo HDTV Player Professional V6.6 for and free TV boxes for free. It’s very easy to attend. Make a video related to Olympics. Anything is OK. Then upload the video to Youtube and share it on BlazeVideo promotion page. If your video can gain some little votes, 3 or 5, I do not know, you will win the software and TV box for free. There are not many videos now. So long as you make one, you have chance to win. Here is the link:

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Google’s Project Glass

Google has been working on some very interesting projects like the self driving car. But the one that has made the world sit up and take notice is the Google’s Project nicknamed Glass. If you have been looking through the trending topics in the last month you would already know about this amazing device.

What is Google Glass?

It is an augmented reality head-mounted display. Augmented reality is a view of the real world with a layer of computer generated images. This enhances your perception of reality. If it sounds complicated, remember the scene from Terminator where Arnold’s character the T-800 scans his environment and he is able to see additional information of each and every element in that environment, this is augmented reality. Google is making glasses which can perform similar functions in a head mounted device. There have been many prototypes of such technology in the past some of which is actively used in the defence sector but Google has managed to make it smaller and slimmer than anything else that we have seen till date.
Google has promised to release this amazing technology to the public around the same cost as a current Smartphone.

Purpose of Google Glass

* Google Glass will provide hands-free display of information that is available on the Smartphone.
* Accessing the internet through voice commands.
* Full integration with your Android phone which will allow you to send messages make calls including video conferencing and take pictures without using your hands.
* It will also act as an advanced augmented reality device helping the wearer with direction and other augmented reality experiences.

The prototype has already received positive response when it was worn by Sergey Brin co-founder of Google at an event in San Francisco. Google has also released an incredible 2.5 minutes video from the perspective of the person wearing these glasses. He is shown wearing these glasses and going about his daily life in New York City while the glasses adds another dimension to his life. One can speculate that this is not Google’s forte but Larry Page has defended his decision saying that Google is committed to bring about change in the world. Google is still tweaking this technology and hopefully by the end of this year we can experience Google’s Glass.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Choosing an antivirus software

Love it or hate it, it’s an accepted truism that you need internet security installed on your pc. In fact, you need it installed on all devices that you own that connect to the internet. If you don’t have it, you leave your data and information that you have stored on these devices open to attack from viruses and Trojans that hackers spend their time creating to do just that.

So, how do you choose the right antivirus software? There are lots of different companies out there offering more or less the same products. If you go to your nearest Currys store, all the sales people will be recommending Norton 360. While I think Norton 360 has bundled within it, virus fighting protection, it's far from the best option. It’s a question of deciding which one works best for you. Fortunately there are lots of free downloads available so that you can trial different versions. For example, you can get Kaspersky free antivirus versions across the range of products that the company sells and AVG is another strong, free option.

When deciding which antivirus software to buy, look online at the different packages available or go into a computer store for some advice but be careful because most stores will push Norton 360 on you because of the high profit margins they get on it.. Be aware that everyone has their own opinion, so you may not get a completely objective view from other people, but you can also ask colleagues and friends and see if you get any kind of majority view.

Using a trial version will allow you to see how the antivirus software works on the system you have. Some people find that certain antivirus programmes can slow their systems down – at least by trialling a package, you’ll find out whether this is the case or not.

As well as your computers, it’s important to get your mobile devices protected too. The Kaspersky mobile antivirus software is available on a seven day free trial and is suitable for android phones and Blackberries.
The most important thing to do is to get some kind of antivirus software installed immediately. If you find you’re not happy with it, you can always change it when it’s up for renewal or the trial period is over.

Monday, 23 January 2012

First Steps to Making your Wireless Broadband Internet Secure

We all know just how useful it can be to enjoy the freedom and convenience of wireless broadband internet, but alongside all of the positive aspects of this, there can also be things to watch out for. The main issue with many wireless networks is that they’re often not secure, which means that all and sundry can hop on and tap into your broadband.

Known as piggybacking, this can slow down your high-speed supply and also allow people to download unsuitable content via your account, which is not ideal by anybody's standards. However, while many of us are now finding out how easy it is to prevent this, there are still many people who have not bothered to secure their networks and, considering it can be done quite easily, it seems amazing that this happens.

Get secure

The first and best way to lock down your high-speed broadband account is to ensure that your Wi-Fi network has been encrypted. This is a way of effectively securing it from the outside world and thereby allowing only authorised users to tap into it. All home wireless routers can be setup in this fashion and you’ll find it well documented in the instruction manual, just in case you’ve never bothered to look before now.

Aim to get yourself secured using the standards WPA or WPA2 as these are seen as the best forms of security compared to the less effective WEP method. You’ll need to come up with a really good password for maximum protection when you do this – the steps to doing it should be in the instruction manual or can be found online if you search for the router that you’re using at the present time.

Use the internet to get some tips on choosing a secure password too, rather than going for the same one that you use on all of your other accounts. That’s a really bad habit, but people still tend to do it on a regular basis.

Software options

Remember too that for added protection your router may well have a firewall, but it’s also a good idea to get an additional third-party firewall software option too. This sort of thing is very cheap to buy but can help you add an additional layer of protection to your wireless internet setup and give additional confidence to you if you’re feeling susceptible to external attacks.

There are some free downloads available for this kind of software, but as always you get what you pay for, so it’s also a good idea to investigate the software that you have to pay for as a more complete package. Either way, you’ll certainly be able to feel more confident about how secure your wireless broadband setup is once you’ve gone through and implemented these procedures.

It my take a couple of hours in order to get yourself sorted, but that’s much better than finding some months down the line that your broadband has been used by some unknown, while you have to sit and suffer with a poorly performing connection.

Friday, 2 December 2011

The Push to the Cloud!!!

If you've been around the internet the last few years, you may have noticed the rising popularity of cloud computing. Sure, social sites like Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo Games and Google+ have been around for years, but many businesses have been turning to cloud computing for software solutions. Compare Google Docs to the more standard Microsoft Office. Sure, Microsoft Office still has a stranglehold on office productivity applications, but Microsoft's release of the cloud-based Office 365 earlier this year proves that cloud computing is a force to be reckoned with. According to a recent study by Microdesk, this trend will only continue in the future as companies push the limits of what the cloud is capable of.

A cloud-based software application, commonly referred to as software as a solution or SaaS, offers clients a number of advantages over traditional boxed software. First and foremost is a lower total cost. SaaS is cheaper to acquire, operate and maintain than traditional software. For example, DocRaptor is a web-based application that converts HTML to PDF documents. This SaaS application features subscription based pricing, which is a common feature for cloud-based software. Clients only pay for the services required, and may upgrade or cancel subscriptions at any time. Another key feature of cloud-based applications is easier maintenance. Because it's a service clients pay for rather than purchased software, there's no large up-front cost, no need to install it on multiple machines, and no need to maintain licenses or update software. With a cloud based application, all updates are rolled out centrally and pushed to all users simultaneously.

The internet has decentralized many things: information, entertainment, communication and productivity. With the portability of a SaaS, clients gain a greater amount of choice for workspaces, because the software can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. However, this ease of access has raised concerns for many business owners. Security of data stored in the cloud has been an issue since the beginning, but recently some technologists' have put forward the theory that data stored in the cloud may actually be more secure than data stored on-site. If the security is done correctly, that is.

Security concerns aside, it's obvious the cloud isn't going anywhere and even more obvious that more businesses will be relying on SaaS in the future. As with every all technologies, cloud computing will grow, evolve and become ever more sophisticated. There may well come a time the cloud is the standard, and boxed software a distant memory.

Top 5 3D TVs Today!

3D television – the optical illusion of the XXI-st century is now an undoubted hit and has went even out of the cinema and entered into our own houses! 3D home cinema has become almost an obsession for TV lovers and it really amazes with the reality it creates. The unique experience of seeing thing into depth is incomparable for sure and it gives you the feeling that your favorite characters will really jump out of the screen and come and sit next to you on the couch. If you want to become a part of the 3D adventure of the new century, then you have to know that there are different options how to do that. However, there are 5 top ways to guarantee you and your friends that every single detail will become live in front of you in the most vivid colors.

Get the Best TV for You!

Samsung 3D Smart TV with Web Connected Apps

Incredible depth and vivid colors – this is the best solution offered by Samsung. If you want to almost feel the leaps of your favorite characters, then the Samsung 3D TV is the best choice for you! With it you will explore the wonders of 3D and be more pleased than ever. The variety of 3D TVs offered by Samsung is great and you can choose from different series to find the one that fully satisfies your expectations. For example, the latest Samsung 3D series, 8000 Series Smart TV, comes with different sizes of its display and great features. The Smart TV has web-connected applications and web browser. These features make it possible for the user to browse the web and find everything necessary to make his visual experience just perfect – from the best movie to the most interesting TV show. Samsung provides you with captivating premium-quality 2D and 3D in full HD 1080p. In a few words, Samsung guarantees you incredible 3D depth and the best 3D effects.

LG CINEMA 3D SMART TV Series – The Next Generation 3D TV

Another competitor for the prize for the most amazing 3D experience is LG. This time the TV giant presents a 3D TV with stunning high definition picture and brilliant clarity. The LG Cinema 3D Smart TV Series comes with a special remote control and much more comfortable glasses. The viewing angle is wider than that of conventional TVs.

Panasonic VIERA® 3D HDTVs

Panasonic removes any doubt that only the two specialists in technologies mentioned above can create a real 3D experience. On the contrary, Panasonic presents its VIERA® 50" Class ST30 Series Plasma HDTV with 3D, which amazes viewers with its full HD 3D capabilities and infinite panel. This series comes with improved pre-discharging and filter and ensures great 3D effects combined with clean picture. What is strange about this series and differentiates it from other 3D TVs is that although it is a great 3D TV, it has no shutter 3D glasses.

Sony Creates a New 3 World

Sony also contributes to the creation of a new 3D world with its BRAVIA LCD TVs and active shutter glasses. With its innovative technology which transmits images for the left and the right eye, Sony makes it possible for its fans to enjoy the beauty and magic of the 3D world. This technology makes it possible for the user to watch a clean and absolutely realistic picture, which is, in fact, its greatest advantage.

Toshiba class 3D TV

Toshiba once again proves its great capabilities for making amazing TV configurations. Toshiba 55TL515U 55" class 3D LED TV gives you a great chance to experience a new 3D dimension of fun. For both game fans and movie lovers, this TV recreates a real 3D atmosphere.