New Playstation Concept and Ideas

New Playstation Concept and Ideas

The purpose of this article is to inform you, the reader, about potential PlayStation 4 implementations and designs. Although this new system hasn’t even been announced yet, concepts and ideas can still be thrown around about what it could look like or do. First, let’s start with design ideas, what could the next system possibly look like on the exterior? I feel fairly certain that the system will remain a rectangular shape, although it may become a bit smaller than that of the PS3. I also feel fairly certain that Sony will decide to stick with the sleek black color, with the strong chance of throwing the silver trim back in, giving it a nice accent. As experienced in the past, not with Sony as far as I’m aware, there have been cooling problems with some consoles, I feel this will be taken highly into consideration and that there will be ample cooling and ventilation slits. As with both the PS3 and Xbox 360, I’m sure that the PS4 will be given USB slots, either in the front of the system or in the back. In the case that this new system still uses controllers, which I’m really hoping it will not, it will most likely also have micro USB slots for controller plug in.

As far as controller design goes, I think that after all of this motion detecting software has been fully learned, it would be amazing to harness it to the level we no longer need controllers. Think about it, ever since gaming was invented, we’ve had to rely on an input method that involved controllers or a handheld device. I think it would be completely possible in the near future to play games with our minds, via neural connectors. At the rate technology is advancing I wouldn’t be surprised to see something like this emerge in the next ten years or so. However, since this is not yet a perfected form of game play, I’ll go ahead and wager that the next controller will stick to the basic button layout, but the controller will most likely fit the contours of the hand a little better than the current design.

To summarize on what was discussed in this article, the PS4 hasn’t been released yet, but that won’t stop us from dreaming up possible ideas of what it will be like. Even tho it may still be a while before we get any real evidence that this console is even in development, we can only hope and wait for it in anticipation.…

Do What You Do Best – Realistic Technology Tips For Paralegals

You may have heard so much about e-discovery in the last few years that if you see another article, webinar or seminar you might burst. You may feel overwhelmed with technology and that it’s moving faster than the speed of light. You may be frustrated with those you work with, because they expect you to be educated on the latest and greatest technology tools, but when it’s time for their document review, you’re told to make multiple copies or print all the documents out!
The reality is that paralegals are expected to find a unique balance for each case, each legal team and each client. Paralegals have always been required to be flexible, creative and able to juggle many different projects. However, those traits are becoming more challenging as the management of cases becomes more complex. Here are some tips to consider while managing the balancing act as we survive the evolving practice of law.
Understand your role and gather the resources you need to do your job
Paralegals work in different environments. Some have a litigation support professional available to assist them with the complexities of managing electronic data; others are expected to add those responsibilities onto their existing job description; and there are those who are somewhere in between. Wherever you are on the spectrum, you should make certain that you understand the expectations placed upon you and that those you work with understand your capabilities. Your job responsibilities are varied and learning new technologies is an added expectation. Have you been relieved of other tasks with the advances of technology? Likely not! It’s okay to be an excellent paralegal and have a skill set whereby you add value and efficiencies to the management of the case, yet not necessarily be the technical processing guru. As a matter of fact, it may be that a paralegal who doesn’t have the expertise to internally electronically process productions ends up spending more time doing so – and therefore costing the client more money than if they work with an specialist who does have the expertise. Paralegals need to have a solid understanding of the capabilities of technology, but don’t need to be the expert who performs each task. If it’s more efficient to delegate these tasks in the best interest of the client because it will lower cost and time involved, then it’s your role to recognize that and surround yourself with the appropriate resources. Knowing the appropriate resources is important. Technology is becoming so complex, that specialists are evolving in all its different aspects. You may be someone who is an expert in all areas of technology, but if you’re not, stop beating yourself up. Highly qualified paralegals can manage their cases and the electronic component of them equally effectively if they understand their role and surround themselves with the appropriate resources. A simple cost benefit analysis is a good tool to help determine the best approach to a task.
Reality Check – we are not a completely paperless society
Despite the daily blogs and articles about electronic discovery, there is still paper in our world and in the world of our clients. Discovery, in the majority of cases, will include both. Paralegals need to help the legal team with the best management solution. Logic tells us that having our entire discovery in one place, despite its original form, is the most effective. Early on, this was done backwards. Electronic data was received and printed out. It did not take long to realize that it’s more efficient to scan to image the paper and keep the electronic data in native form, then load all of it into a litigation support database. Managing litigation documents in litigation support databases is becoming a requirement with most cases today. Paralegals need to understand the processes and have the ability to work with the legal team to ensure that these databases are established for the efficient review and management of discovery. The initial set up of a database and proper collection of documents is the most important component in a productive litigation support database. Data collections that do not capture important information at the outset will be less useful and can leave a negative feeling with those forced to work with it. Likewise, knowing when it’s appropriate to print out of the database is equally important. For example, printing deposition exhibits is appropriate. Printing boxes and boxes of documents to put in chronological order for attorney review – probably not. This leads to the next tip.
Be an advocate
You don’t have to be the expert on how everything is electronically processed, but having a solid understanding of the capabilities of technology and the ability to communicate with the legal team and clients will add value and efficiencies to your role. It’s frustrating …

Flexible Keyboards – The Ultimate Travel Gadget

Flexible Keyboards – The Ultimate Travel Gadget

The rule of the day is to move from big to small and also from more stationary to more portable. This is particularly true when we look at the world of electronics where the advancement of technology according to Moore’s law has resulted in the computers becoming smaller and more powerful with time. We have seen the shift from huge computers to smaller desktops and in recent times from desktops to laptops, and slowly moving to tablet PCs or net books and smart phones.

All these innovations have created devices which are easy to carry and move around with the smaller size and reduced weight. However, on the best of these small devices, if the user has to work for long times typing long emails or writing large amounts of programming code, their fingers will become tired owing to the small size of the device. Moreover, the small size of the individual keys and the lack of distance between them also make the maneuvering and typing difficult and more prone to mistakes.

This has resulted in a lot of people wanting to have their own separate peripheral keyboard, which is a normal size keyboard so that they can work comfortably. But in most cases, the keyboard is larger than the device and hence reduces the benefit of portability that the device provided in the first place. The solution to this problem is the invention of roll-up computer keyboards.

The portable computer keyboards are made from materials which are highly flexible in nature. These keyboards also called the roll up computer keyboards are actually flexible enough to be folded into a small package and carried around easily. When the user wants to make use of the peripheral device, these flexible computer keyboards can be unrolled into a full size keyboard, which can then be used comfortably.

The second biggest problem with technology is the impact that water can have on electronics and hence the portable computer keyboards are made from various water resistant polymers like silicone or polyurethane. Moreover, these keyboards are also sealed completely in rubber like material to allow for more flexibility and this material also makes the keyboard completely washable and hence water proof.

The only shortcoming of these portable computer keyboards is that sometimes they are soft and do not make any typing sound. There can be a period of adjustment for new users to get used to them.…

3D TV Without Glasses and Its Technology!

3D TV Without Glasses and Its Technology deals with the different kinds of these three-dimensional televisions that do not require the use of 3D glasses such as Parallax Barrier Technology, Lenticular Lens Technology and 3D TV Box.
3D TV Without Glasses and Its Technology!
Technology, indeed, has changed the destiny of man. It has even changed the way men want to be entertained. Gone are the days when he was content with watching the latest baseball game on the old black and white television. With the advent of technology came the “feel as if you were there” 3D movies.
Years ago, people could watch 3D movies in cinemas alone. They even had to wear 3D glasses to make them feel as if they were watching the movie a few steps from the scene. The result was astounding and people craved for more.
Today, 3D movies can be enjoyed not only in cinemas but also in the comfort of your own homes. The 3D Television Without Glasses has been enhanced to meet your demands. Manufacturers continue to research and discover the technology that is 3D Television.
What are The Various Technologies that Deal With 3D TV?
Parallax Barrier Technology
This technology uses minute lenses which are incorporated into the TV monitor, thus eliminating the need or glasses. These are called layered liquid crystal displays which contain small stripes that conceal certain pixels so that some are visible to the left eye while the other pixels can be deciphered by the right eye. These pixels then produce images that can be transmitted to our brains.
However, the spectator must remain in the same place to obtain the maximum effect this technology provides.
Lenticular Lens Technology makes use of lenticular lenses that are built on the display monitor, so glasses are no longer needed. These lenses, which look like fried eggs, bend the left and right images that are produced. This technology allows the watcher a broader view of the image.
This technology works by utilizing a webcam that locks on to a spectator’s eyes and adapts the images sent by using a webcam that locks on to a viewers eyes and adjusts the images transmitted from the display as the spectator shifts his head so they see in 3D. This is much like the headset used in movies like “Virtual Reality”. When the spectator moves, the image moves too, tricking the brain that there is dimension behind the screen.
The Three Dimensional TV Box
This is a new discovery in 3D TV without glasses technology. This operates by taking an average three-dimensional image and sending it into the 3D TV Box to be displayed. The 3D TV Box takes the image and projects it on to the TV monitor at the same dimension you see when using 3D glasses on most 3D sets, and can take subject the various services that have streaming 3D content solutions.
With the 3D TV Box, faults may still be found, but at least, images look sharper than with the other 3D TV technologies.…

Powermat – How Does the Powermat Wireless Charger Work?

Powermat – How Does the Powermat Wireless Charger Work?

PowerMat is an exciting new wireless charging technology. It was first demonstrated in 2008 and early 2009 and is now available to buy for the home and office.

So what is PowerMat? It is a small device that uses wireless charging to charge your most important gadgets like cellphones (including the iPhone and Blackberry), video games (including the Nintendo DS), and iPod without you having to connect them to a charger or plug them into the wall. The PowerMat itself is, of course, plugged into the wall and connected to mains electricity by a wire, but from then on everything is wireless. You drop your device onto the PowerMat and it gets charged wirelessly, without you having to do anything.

So how does PowerMat wireless charging work?

The technology behind PowerMat is known as ‘electromagnetic induction’ (or just ‘magnetic induction’). Michael Faraday is generally credited with the discovery of the induction phenomenon in 1831 though others were working in the same field at the time.

This electromagnetic induction is officially defined as “the production of voltage across a conductor situated in a changing magnetic field or a conductor moving through a stationary magnetic field” but that does not mean very much to most people. A better way to put it is that it is a means to transfer electrical power using a shared magnetic field.

Consider this arrangement:

1. Put electrical power into a coil of wire

2. This will produce a magnetic field around the coil that affects any metal within the field (as demonstrated by Faraday)

3. Change the field quickly over time and an electric current will be generated in the metal

So what is happening when a PowerMat is charging is that it is generating rapidly changing magnetic fields above the mat; these are converted by receivers on any devices on the mat into electrical power, and so these devices get charged. The magnetic fields and electrical currents are, of course, very small and so they can work on handheld gadgets without being a health risk to humans.

The same technology is used in a huge number of other devices and systems including generators, motors, transformers, some cookers, induction welding, and so on. Perhaps to most people the best known example is in rechargeable electric toothbrushes, where they are familiar with dropping a toothbrush into a ‘dock’ daily to keep it charged. However they may be unaware that similar systems are also operating in electric guitar pickups, video tape players, and computer graphics tablets.

PowerMat is currently the best known example of a wireless charger but this technology is developing rapidly and soon we will see it in many other applications and products. The PowerMat company itself is planning to extend the technology and feature it in kitchen counters, walls, and other surfaces around the home. One day this technology may be used everywhere and be invisible, it will be so commonplace. Finally we will be freed of the endless tangle of chargers and wires around the home.…

What We Would Like To Expect in the PS4

What We Would Like To Expect in the PS4

As the title indicates, this article is about the new gaming console that is starting to get a lot of buzz on the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 and what features it is most likely to have and also a closer look at when it might be getting released.

After a bit of a rough start, the PlayStation 3 has established itself as a fine gaming console, providing a top-end Blu-ray player, adding as a powerful media hub and of-course offering cutting edge gaming, but as the PS3 entering it’s last few years of it’s cycle, attention has turned to what the next generation PlayStation will bring to the table. We have compiled a wish list of what we would like to see in the next gen console, the PS4.

The first one is not so much what it will add, but what features we would like to see get carried over from the PS3. That being said, we would like the PS4 to continue being a Blu-Ray player and continue being an on-demand video player from hosts like YouTube to keep it busy under our TVs.

We would also like the PS4 to be more powerful than it’s predecessor, we expect the PS4 to bring the latest graphics technology and unparalleled sound and even better 3D functionality to accommodate the newest 3d TV and all the other benefits that will come with an even more powerful chip processor.

Although the PlayStation Network has been a big hit, the Xbox has had an edge in terms of community so we would like to see the PS4 step it up in that department and figure out the secret recipe in this department that has been working so well for the Xbox.

Also we would like to see the PS4 be more portable:

Although we’re expecting some neat new tricks from the PlayStation Vita, which should have been around for a while by the time it acquires a new big brother. We want Sony to take a good look at how it’s going to make it’s gaming experience more portable with the release of the PS4. We want to see portable data and gaming and an adequate link up with phones, tablets, and laptops.

There is a large back-catalog of games that we love to play on the PS1, PS2 & PS3 and would love to be able to play those games from time to time on the new PlayStation 4, that is why backward compatibility would be desirable.…

The Coming Revolution

There will be a worldwide revolution in your lifetime. It is one that will shake the foundations of society as we know it. In fact, it has, without much notice, already begun. And its name is 3D Printing. What? 3D Printing you say? Ridiculous. Surely you jest. How can something as trivial as printing change my life? And yet it will; dramatically so.
The basics
Through several different technologies 3D printers can print just about anything. Instead of the old printing as you know it, 3D printers can create solid objects from a digital model. These printers can create an object by laying down successive layers of materials – millions of them. The materials are fused with a laser. The printer adds successive layers of material until you have a model of what you are trying to create. The model can be very detailed and precise. But the real revolutionary aspect of this technology is in the hundreds of materials one can use to create. To date, they include plastics, aluminum, titanium steel, food (yes food) and even biological cells.
What we can do now
Companies such as Concord and Boeing are already using 3-D printing to create certain airplane parts. Lockheed developed a similar process to create an airplane wing at substantially less time and cost. Even now industry is printing auto parts (including some near complete cars), furniture, clothing, tools, buildings and much more. A few examples are as follows:
The UK University of Southampton recently designed and printed the SULSA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It has a wingspan of two meters and can travel at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Others are also printing small UAVs for atmospheric research. Because these planes are printed with embeded electronics and moving parts, designers can create shapes and structures at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing.
Italian inventor Enrico Dini created a 3D printer that uses a magnesium based material to bind sand particles together creating sedimentary stone in a matter of minutes. Nature’s process takes hundreds of years. Stone can easily be molded to specific shapes avoiding the need to cut. Mr. Dini can construct a building four times faster than conventional means at less than half the cost.
3D printing is used to make reverse copies of limbs for prosthetic devices. So if a person suffers the loss of a limb, a near exact copy can be made as a replacement. In fact, 3D printing is used to make many bone replacements including jawbones and hips. The laser imaging process ensures that the replacement part has all the same articulated joints and groves needed for tendons, nerves, and veins.
How about clothes? No problem. 3D printing has recently been used by the fashion industry to create everything from bikini’s to Lady Gaga’s dresses (those are strange). But the point is that nylon can be molded into minuscule threads and shaped in any fashion. Eventually the printing process could customize clothes by using a body scan to create an exact fit for the customer.
Are you hungry? 3-D printing takes foods like chocolate, cheese, ground turkey and celery and makes them into new and exciting shapes. A food printer developed by Cornell University students uses softer foods which can be poured into a print head and then pumped out via syringe to form intricate design. Future prospects for food printing are even better.
The Coming Revolution
Amazing things are happening as we enter the cusp of this coming revolution. Even more exciting revolutionary changes are on the horizon.
If you can print jawbones, hips, and car parts; why stop there? How about food? Food is made up of carbons, fats, and fibers. It can, therefore, be printed. Dutch scientist Dr. Kjeld vanBommel gave a talk at TED detailing processes for printing food that could be customized for specific diets. There will come a time in the not too distant future when one can program a home food printer to print a healthy (or not) diet individually customized for each member of the family, or starving village.
But food is only one small part of the revolution. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have begun printing blood vessels. They have printed artificial biological molecules that are formed with a laser into the shape of actual capillaries and veins. So the question comes, If you can do capillaries and veins can you print something really cool, like an actual human organ? Well, it looks like the answer will be yes.
Dr. Anthony Atala at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine received worldwide fame when he became the first person to grow a human organ – a bladder – in a laboratory and implant it in a human being. He recently upped the game by printing a …