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Hardware &Software &the web Staff Writer on 17 Jun 2018

Non-profit Technology can help you do good

Due to time and budgetary constraints, many non-profit organisations tend to put technology way down on their priority lists. However, there is now a major case for why they should be bringing technology back up to the No. 1 position!

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In order to assist in allowing the adoption of the latest technology to become an easier, and more affordable, activity for non-profit organisations of all sizes, Microsoft recently launched a brand-new programme for these called Technology for Social Impact, or TSI. It allows for predictable pricing along with standardised discounts, and further makes several Cloud and Hardware offers available for non-profits to take their pick from.

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Hardware &Software Staff Writer on 14 Jun 2018

Digital Twin Technology: What is it?

The world has changed in more ways than one, and digital twin technology is a perfect example to it. Using digital twin technology, scientists and researchers can create virtual replicas of physical devices to run simulations and make changes in their design before making the final physical device.

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Think about it from the augmented reality versions of Star Wars characters that you can see on your Google Pixel devices. What if you wanted to develop a Star Wars robot, and could see the actions performed by the Star Wars robot first, just to know if all’s good? The simulations could help you identify small to big errors, enabling you to get it right when you actually manufacture the robot.

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Entertainment &Hardware Wes Novack on 10 Feb 2018

Get free over the air HDTV with an HD Antenna

Fire your pay TV provider! Yes, I’m referring to your unfriendly local cable TV company, your satellite dish TV provider, and the like. Most of these companies have atrocious customer service, they gouge you with ridiculous or hidden fees, and they continue to hike the price of TV subscription packages year after year with no end in sight.

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If you can’t break your TV addiction and you don’t want to continue shelling out your hard-earned loot, it’s time to consider installing an HDTV antenna! Most people aren’t even aware that you can get absolutely free, high definition broadcast television channels over the air (OTA) with a modern HDTV antenna.

To dive into this brave new world of free HDTV, you’ll need proximity to a major metropolitan area that has broadcast television towers and you’ll need to be in the receiving path of the signals. I’ve used my HDTV antenna in the Phoenix Arizona area and the Salt Lake City Utah area, at 3 separate homes.

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Entertainment &Hardware &Software Staff Writer on 05 Jan 2018

Is Virtual Reality a Fad or the Future?

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Virtual reality, a.k.a. VR, is one of the hottest new innovations in the tech arena. Despite its widespread applications in the medical, military, and aerospace arenas, there is still a smidgen of scepticism about its ability to go mainstream. Before we answer this question about VR, it’s important to elaborate a little more on this cutting-edge technology. Back in the 1990s, The Matrix popularized a virtual reality where the mind was plugged into a computer mainframe and people interacted with one another in an alternate virtual universe. This virtual arena breached the divide between the real world and the virtual-reality arena, with real-life consequences.

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Hardware &Mobile Phones &Software Wes Novack on 18 Dec 2016

LG G4 bootloop of death

LG G4 bootloop of death

This past August, out of the blue and quite unexpectedly, my LG G4 (VS986) smartphone became entangled in a never ending reboot cycle. I experienced long pauses on both the LG branded boot screen and the Verizon branded boot screen, followed by a quick black screen. The cycle would then repeat, continuing in a dreadful, never-ending infinite loop. I had owned the LG G4 for approximately 11 months before this incident occurred.

Below is a video of the LG G4 bootloop in action.

Twas a good old chap and I really did enjoy using the ol fella. I had a mostly trouble free relationship with the device. All was well until the nefarious BootLoop of Death (BLOD?) cycle reared its ugly head.

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Hardware &Mobile Phones &nob &Software Guest Contributor on 17 Mar 2016

The Apple 3D Touch Function in Gaming

New advances are being made all the time in the world of mobile gaming. For one thing, mobile devices in their own right have inspired whole new generations of games, causing game designers to specifically focus on them. People will find nearly countless games on the mobile app stores, and that is going to shape the nature of the market. The new Apple 3D touch function used in gaming is going to cause even more transition in this extremely diverse world, possibly inspiring a new generation of games that can really only be played with the mobile devices that are equipped with this sort of function in the first place.

Photo by Barkbud, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

Photo by Barkbud, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

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Entertainment &Hardware &nob Wes Novack on 20 Dec 2014

Unleash your inner photog with the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
• Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
• Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
• Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
• The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

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Canon has been manufacturing high quality photography solutions for as long as I can remember. The Canon brand has gained well deserved prestige in the industry, by continually producing cutting edge photography and video equipment.

I’d love to get my hands on a Canon DSLR. Owning one of these bad boys will quickly catapult you into the ranks of aspiring professionals and advanced photographers. The myriad settings and the fine grained controls built into these cameras allows you to experiment, adjust, tinker and really delve into advanced photography techniques, which will help you step up your game in order to capture more stunning images.

Nowadays, these DSLR cameras are also fantastic tools for capturing stunning high definition video. I know many friends and colleagues who use these for filming skateboarding, snowboarding and all types of other activities. These Canon DSLRs produce crystal clear video quality that rivals, and many times bests, traditional high-end ‘camcorders’.

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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