Smartphones, tablets and laptops are traditionally considered connected devices, because each device connects to and interacts with the Internet. However, HDTVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles are also connected products, as a high percentage of their functionality performs on the Internet.
As a species we are connected. Our access to information is growing exponentially. Many authorities and governments around the world have concerns about what this access could mean for the people in their countries. These concerns cause them to censor the levels of communication that people have or cut them off completely if they feel the risk is too great.
You may have noticed some issues with picking pseudonyms if you were an early user of Google . Social media sites have, traditionally, allowed users to create accounts with fake names. Google’s decision to remove anonymity has had made some users upset.
We are all familiar with finding annoying spam messages in our e-mail inbox, labeled by subject lines offering cheap Rolex watches or urgent cries for help from friends mysteriously trapped in Europe. But what do you do when the tables are turned and it’s your friends who are receiving spam messages from your personal e-mail account? When this happens, it means your e-mail has been hacked.
Setting goals keeps us determined. As we strive to reach these goals, the challenges that we overcome inspire us to keep going, and set our future goals even higher. With every step taken we move towards the future that we have planned and the lives that we want.
What makes a good app? In short, it’s all about value. Apps like the Urban Spoon are useful because they offer excellent service in a market that has high demand, while apps like Angry Birds are successful because they are intuitive and just really fun.
Remember DOS, with its black screen and blinking cursor eagerly waiting for your command. The Disk Operation System (DOS) celebrated its 30th anniversary a week ago. DOS has arguably been the most significant OS of all time and in honor of it turning thirty, I would like to reflect on where it has come from and where it is going.
Gadgets, for the most part, are designed to make our lives easier. We have smartphones to keep us entertained, tablets to keep us connected, and even digital blood monitors to help keep us healthy. But are there devices out there that are designed to help keep us cool? Moderating body heat is an essential part of staying comfortable and thankfully, technology has worked to make that moderation more manageable.