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.