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New Developments in the Race to VR

daydream4Google is already on its way to owning the rights to everything you could ever want or need. Now, they’re bringing you your own imagination.

As of the 2015 developer’s conference, Google has launched blueprints for its newest life-changing necessity, Cardboard. With Cardboard, users will be able to have a low-level Virtual Reality experience without having to refinance their cars or sell their homes, because Cardboard is essentially instructions to craft a headset using your own materials. That’s right, kids; a model airplane without the pieces, all to access a fairly unfamiliar platform. You can now walk through the desert or swim underwater, sort of, for only about 20 bucks!

Google’s idea is that this inexpensive new toy will encourage users to contribute ideas to existing Cardboard apps, and hopefully develop their own, new apps to further the growth of the Poor Man’s Headset. With the plastic – and – packaged alternatives pricing in the low hundreds, high thousands – the Oculus pricing anywhere from $900 to $1500 – it’s no wonder the idea’s popularity is skyrocketing. Cardboard and Daydream– a company who is building off the Cardboard platform – are already quoting downloads of over 50 million since its start-up last year.

google cardboardMarxent CTO Barry Besecker told TechNewsWorld that Google is “betting that mobile will be the key to VR proliferation, vs. desktop or console-based hardware like Oculus,” meaning the company hopes that, instead of creating and exploring a virtual world from the safety and comfort of their homes, users will venture out into public, wearing their cardboard headsets freely, unplugged and without need for backup PC power. If you thought Bluetooth to Public secondhand conversation interaction was confusing, just wait to be run over by a canoeist with a cardboard facemask, trying frantically to escape from the 450 foot drop just ahead, oh nooo!!..

However, even though Google’s VR efforts have firmly held the attention of the masses, Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, thinks it’s still too early to predict the successes of Daydream and Cardboard, as, despite high interest among buyers, Google has developed a reputation for failing to follow through, he told TechNewsWorld.

“Daydream VR appears to be the new strategic direction for Google VR,” Enderle said, but “be aware that Google has the attention span of a small child on sugar, so how long this will remain ‘strategic’ will likely be measured in months.”

ddreamAnd as we all know, Where there’s a “Will you buy my product?!” There’s a “Wait, no, mine’s better!” Any sign of hesitation on Google’s end could be an open door for its competitors to rush the market.

“Microsoft is betting on HoloLens, and we still have to see what’s up with Apple,” Roger Entner, principal analyst at Recon Analytics told TechNewsWorld; “Often Apple comes a little bit later than the others, but then they do it a lot better. I think that’s the game plan here.”

While Cardboard eventually grew beyond Android to support iOS, Daydream is native to Google’s mobile operating system, which could be a death sentence all its own. As more and more eager startup companies enter the race to the future, trends still find consumers sticking by the big-name OG companies when it comes to new ideas.

But for now you could still, you know, go outside. But first, Google “cardboard bicycles”.

What’s a Graphics Card?

graphics card bGraphics cards are an integral element to your computer’s proper functioning, even if they’re not as widely discussed as the motherboard or CPU. They’re an important component to understand, especially if you’re in the market for a new computer. Read on for a better understanding of what a graphics card does and why it’s important.

When you look at your computer’s monitor, what you see is actually composed of over one million tiny dots of color called pixels that come together to create one cohesive image. In order for your computer to manage these pixels and ensure that they are all the correct color to create the correct image, it receives binary data from your computer’s CPU and turns it into the picture you can understand. While some computers have this graphics ability built directly into their motherboards, it’s much more common for this translation from binary data to visible image to occur on the graphics card.

Let’s zoom in a little further. Your computer’s CPU works with your computer’s software applications, which are written to send information about the preferred image to the graphics card. The graphics card then decides how to use the pixels provided by your computer’s monitor to create the image that the applications want to project. The graphics card sends that information to your computer’s monitor through a cable, ultimately allowing the image to appear.

g cardTo create an image using only binary data requires a tremendous amount of data. A graphics card attempting to cast a 3D image will need to create a wire frame out of straight lines, then rasterize the image and provide the lighting, texture and color. When this process it put to the test in fast-paced gaming environments, your computer is forced to go through this process around sixty times per second. The graphics card is essential to these fast-paced functions, which would overwhelm your computer were it working alone.

The graphics card functions with the help of four other computer components: the motherboard (for data and power), the processor (for directions regarding each pixel), the memory (to store data regarding each pixel and to store completed pictures), and the monitor (to output the final image).

g card2The graphics card itself is composed of a printed circuit board (much like a smaller-scale motherboard) with its own processor, called the graphics processing unit (GPU) and RAM, or random-access memory. It also contains an input/output, or BIOS chip, where the card’s settings are stored and diagnostics can be run on the memory, input and output upon startup. A graphics card’s GPU is specifically tailored for performing the difficult mathematical and geometric calculations necessary for rendering graphics, and top-tier GPUs can actually possess more transistors than the average computer. That kind of processing power can creates a lot of heat, so graphics cards tend to be located under a heat sink, fan, or both.

When the GPU creates images, the data that composes completed pictures are stored on the graphics card’s RAM. This data could include information about every pixel, from its color to its location on the screen.

That’s just a quick overview of the graphics card. Hope this was helpful!

Find the Right Laptop for You

happy woman using laptopWith so many products on the market, it’s definitely an intimidating process for any non-tech-guru to figure out exactly what kind of device is going to fit their processing needs. Here’s a guide for how to better understand what you’ll want in a device that best suits your lifestyle.

There’s a few different factors to consider when you search for the right laptop: You’re going to want think about your preferred screen size and weight, the CPU that best suits your needs, and how much RAM you’re going to want.

As far as screen size goes, know that laptop screens tend to range in size from 9- to 17-inch displays. If you’re thinking you’re going to be playing a lot of COD on your device, you’ll probably want a bigger screen so you can see the action that much clearer. The same goes for video editing and graphic designing. Basically if you plan on using your computer a fair amount for business, you’re just going to feel better with a larger screen so you can see what you’re actually doing. If you’re looking for a laptop to take on the road with you between destinations that have desktop computers or provided laptops, you might want to opt into a smaller screen so it’s more portable and less expensive.

CPU is another important factor. Definitely opt into more CPU for anything that involves video editing, music producing, video game playing, etc. However, if mostly you’ll be using the computer for writing or browsing the web, you don’t really need the top model. The less CPU, the cheaper, so keep that in mind.

laptop2And let’s not forget RAM. RAM or Random Access Memory is important for any laptop user who wants a quick boot for the computer and high processing capabilities. This is another computer feature that will be enjoyed in large amounts by graphic designers, video editors and video game players while people who need to do writing work, browse the web and send emails can opt into more cost effective options. RAM helps people to feel good about their computers if they actually care about that kind of thing, but is useless past a couple GB for most non-tech-field workers who simply need the basics of a computer.

So now if you’ve figured out exactly what kind of computer user you are, you might be able to browse with a little more efficiency and more effectively. There are a lot of online resources that are also available to the laptop shopper, including shopping sites with tools and search engines that can help you to choose the right laptop. Microsoft actually created a very innovative and useful program called PC scout that can help users to walk through the process of choosing a computer and present viable choices (that are obviously going to run off Windows) at the end. This might be a good exercise for PC shoppers or really any potential laptop buyers, but just make sure to take the results with a grain of salt; it’s not just a test, it’s also an advertising method.

Details about Android all Business Should Be Aware of

Android is one of the popular names among the mobile user which is actually a mobile operating system. Nowadays it is known by the people of all generations, but it truly made by an American company, Google. It commonly comes installed on all most all smart phones as well as tablets providing facilities to the users to access to Google’s own services such as Search, YouTube, Maps, Gmail and many more.

android1This implies you can without much of a stretch search for data on the web, watch videos, seeking the direction and compose messages on your mobile, generally as you would on your machine, yet there’s a whole other world to Android than these straightforward illustrations.

There you can find thousands of apps, game and other various types of feature which you can download from Google Play store. There is also camera apps available on the android operating system that enable you to take pictures with various types of artistic effects. At the same time music players permit you to stream your prefer music from the internet, or you can create the playlist. You can alter the presence of your Android handset with various wallpapers focused around pictures you’ve taken yourself or downloaded from the web as well.

Moreover, There are different on-screen widgets available on these high technology opration systems for download. It has the capability to allow the user to access and you can make a change on the settings on your mobile, without having to dive through phone menus because you would on non-Android devices. You will be able to create your own system of shortcuts as well as menus to better go with how you exclusively use your mobile. Well known games accessible for Android phone such as Angry Birds, Draw Something and Temple Run 2 to name however three, yet there are a huge number of free and paid applications and games on offer.

The android application development market is one of the quickest developing market today in mobile technology, with most of its developers being young individual under the age of 34. This development is recognized for the fact that android operating system are available now in all most all mobile network and. Android applications can be disseminated without any charge, gratis, or monetized with promotion. They are generally focused around GPS and Wifi, SMS and Email, utilization of Google maps, program and contacts, and interactive media.

android2In this technology based ear most of the Software consulting organization are offering the strong support for the android platform. So that you can keep yourself up to date with the latest and new technologies. These consulting organizations have noticed that the rise in android application development is measured to be straightly proportional to the rise in the user population. because of the great demand of Android applications. So that most of the Software firms have hired invested the skilled developers who are expert in mobile applications.

The android market has the most high rate of uses from third-party developers. However, these applications need to request authorization before getting to specific peculiarities, for example, perusing and keeping in touch with clients’ memory cards and getting to clients’ location books.