As Hurricane Sandy blasted the New Jersey shore with winds nearing speeds of 100 mph, 26 nuclear plants were on high alert. One of these plants was the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey, N.J. The plant, which is America’s oldest, was shut down for maintenance during the storm, but it still faced the onslaught of unusually high water. Experts, including Christopher Busby of the European Committee on Radiation Risks, said that the plant’s corroded rods were dangerous, even if the plant was offline.
Emergency personnel had to be ready to respond quickly in case radiation posed a threat. According to Neil Sheehan, a Nuclear Regulatory Committee spokesman, federal inspectors relied on satellite phones to keep communications up during the storm. As Sandy knocked out power and disabled cellular communications, satellite phones helped first responders reach people in need of assistance. Some companies even reported an increase in satellite phone rentals before the storm as people anticipated cellular communications would be unavailable.
More and more, people have realized that satellite communication is essential during emergencies. In fact, back in 2008, the state of New Jersey purchased 21 satellite phones, one for each emergency management department in each of its 21 counties.Over the years, first responders have learned to construct what they call “hastily formed networks” (HFN), which enable communications and Internet access when other infrastructure is disabled. Satellite technology has a high up-front cost, but its dependability in a crisis has motivated many states and municipalities to invest in satellite phones for emergency personnel. [click to continue…]
As technology evolves more and more, very new and creative technologies come of it. Of these new technologies, the Oculus Rift was created. Palmer Luckey the founder of this technology was striving to find the latest, greatest, best and most innovative virtual reality tech on the market that comes in the form of a head-set. The sad truth he found out was that there wasn’t any sort that was made in a retail-friendly manner. In most cases, a user would have to go spend thousands of dollars for an expensive but limited virtual reality headset at a very high cost. From this moment, Palmer had set out to help to inspire millions with his idea for what ended up being known as the Oculus Rift. The most ground-breaking aspect is that rather than all the other virtual reality equipment being built today, this is built with the consumer in mind. A retail-friendly version of virtual reality that will be within the average persons budget, and to help those that truly want to immerse themselves in Virtual reality to do it without any issues.
What is Oculus Rift?
The purpose of the Oculus Rift is to truly help gamers of all sorts to truly immerse themselves into their virtual reality by putting on a head-set on and truly getting into the gaming experience. The purpose of Oculus Rift head-set is to be put on your head, wear it as a type of goggles and to truly experience the game like you’re within the game. If you turn your head right or left, guess what? You’ll experience that in the game, too! The exciting part of the Oculus Rift is already here, as you can only see with the goggles the virtual reality, aka the game you’re currently playing. [click to continue…]
Recently Samsung introduced 2 new ATIV notebooks- ATIV Book 5 and 6
It is announced that all the ATIV’s will now operate with windows based services. So users are going to get windows 8 included with all the features it has to give like free sky-drive. Both of these ATIV Books are available for per-order, Ranging from $899.99 for Book 5 and $1200.99 for Book 6.
The thing with Google’s Android and Apples IOS is they are already furnished and has proved themselves in the market. One other thing is people love them. The new player in the corner Firefox have to face the two giant in unprepared condition. As far we have seen the Firefox OS in action inside the Alcatel- this is a complete disaster.
If you say that Firefox will live as the phone will be cheaper than the Apple or Nexus- you are very wrong my friend. People are buying iPhone and costly Androids because they can afford it. There are lot’s of people who will deny only to have the new Firefox OS phone as it has lacking in touch response or build quality.
Historically, virtual private networks (VPNs) were primarily used to securely share information between various offices around the world. Companies would often lease lines through their telephone provider, which could be very expensive, and the costs would increase based on the distance between points on the network.
Today, the Internet can be used to allow people to connect to a VPN, so it’s unnecessary to lease lines that connect locations. This works out cheaper, and it’s also more convenient, because employees can connect to a VPN from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Even a year ago the most convenient flash drive was 256GB and this year it has come to increase in 1TB. The following flash data drive has shown in CES 2013. It’s Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 and works both on usb 3.0 or 2.0.
The drive is fast enough as the reading speed is 240 MB per sec and writing speed is 160 MB per sec.
From the launch of Google way back in September 4th, 1998 they have always been known for their ground-breaking web development and features such as their well-known search engine, Google Maps, Google Adsense, and many other features all brought to you from the Google company. However, as they’re still ever steadily expanding in the online realm of things, they feel that it would be beneficial to tie both their online aspects with tech of the real world to come out with a quite ground-breaking technological piece which they refer to as Google Glass. The Google Glass project has already released to a fairly big group of people in it’s testing phases to better evolve it and what it can do far is literally quite amazing, and simple. Whether you want to take a picture of that very moment, check the time, record a movie in real-time right there and then, share what you see live, find where you’re going, speak to send messages to friends on your social networks, find out more information about something, translate text, or simply get information relevant to your situation without having to ask, Google Glass will do that for you.
One of the most appealing features of the upcoming Google Glass for public release is that of their ability to take pictures and record video to share with friends. Whether you want to capture that picture-perfect moment without having to hold up a camera and take a picture, to recording an important family member or friends moment in life, Google Glass lets you do that. Not only can you record in such real-time, but you can even stream live to friends and family. Maybe they couldn’t quite make it to visit you but you have something important going on in your life, you can stream it live to them no matter where in the world they are so they don’t miss a thing!
If you go out to buy a television today, you are likely to encounter a new kind of TV called the Smart TV. So, what exactly is a Smart television and what does it offer?
The Meaning of Smart TV
The Smart TV offers a range of internet connected services much like a smart phone. It features a built in computer offering a range of services. These include IPTV, games, web browsing, streaming media and apps. Smart TV refers to this range of services. [click to continue…]
This is the new design Apple has patented last week (March 29, 2013). As you can see this is somewhat different from the as usual liquid-crystal display. In this new wrap around design it has omitted the buttons and have more space for viewing angle. Apple might have use this design to show screen on both side as a result watching movie for two people would be more easier. So, the era of new screen is begining and the concept of only flat screen will be challenged from the new iPhone version, I hope. — AP Photo/U.S. Patent office
Once Apple was the most favorite choice of people and still it is holding the most market share in the US. But things are not going to stable in the market as the android approaches with the open-source and huge third party app store for the people around the world. The surfacing of android has driven many dreams for other companies like Samsung and killed the market of Nokia too.
But where comes the facebook in this arena. Their has been a rumor for quite some time that facebook is going to launch it’s own phone for it’s huge user groups and still it is a rumor.