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Google’s New Tech Tog to Leave You Smelling Fresh and Sweet All Day

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Where innovation is concerned, it is often a question of what will they think of next? While some inventions end up as a lazy aid or completely useless, others can become a person’s extension or life saver.

Take for instance Google’s fragrance emission device. Considering that it comes from a company that has their users’ best interest in mind, you can bet this new invention would be anything but useless. The FED, as we will shorten it for easy recall, is a wearable tech that detects if your body odor is about to reach unacceptable social levels and deodorizes you promptly.

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As described by a patent, issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the tech tog will keep anyone smelling good and fragrant all day. The device will easily fit under your clothes, and will be attached close to body parts that emit body odors. It comes with an array of sensors that will monitor all your activities and gauge how smelly you have become after doing all of them. It will then shot down any stench that threatens rise with a blast of sweet fragrances. This eliminates the need to re-apply deodorant after a long day at work and you need to go out on a date or something.

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Not only is the FED useful for people who have B.O. for a shadow, but also for people with keen smells. Rather than suffer through a stinky train ride, you will only smell the roses, provided that the B.O.-riddled passenger uses the FED. Moreover, it is intelligent enough to release just the right amount and whiff intensity, so as not to irritate your nose.

Aside from a fan that ensures fragrance is distributed to the right places, it detects if anyone in your social network is nearby. Considering that you will always be ready to socialize when you know you don’t smell, might as well meet regularly with friends or colleagues, right?

What tools do you need when studying from a distance?

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Long distance study offers the chance for those to earn a degree who might not otherwise have been able to do so. Wherever you are, whatever your interests may be, distance education programs make it possible for you to spend time concentrating on what matters to you, improving your job prospects for the duration. Your first step should be to decide on a career, as this allows you to map out a future path. Determine the type and level of degree that you will need to reach your goals because this makes it easier to select a school at which to study. You might also want to choose a school that can provide you with an internship, since this is a great way to get your foot in the door with a reputable organization. Work on building your skills and your personal brand while earning your education to give yourself the best chance of landing your dream job in the future. 

Studying for a degree isn’t always straightforward, however and studying from a distance can sometimes be even more difficult. There are a number of tools which you’ll want to have at your disposal to make life as a student that bit easier. Here, we take a look at a handful of these tools.

Strong internet connection

The internet is the very foundation of most distance learning courses. Whether you’re relying on email correspondence with your tutors or are watching video lectures, there are a whole host of reasons why having a strong internet connection is essential to your studies.

If you’re studying from one place, it should be easy enough to establish a good connection to the web. If you’re to be travelling on the move, it’s worth looking into mobile internet plans to ensure you’re never left in the lurch.

Long distance studying
Long distance studying

Powerful portable devices

When you don’t have immediate access to the concrete resources of a university, you’re likely to be heavily reliant on your devices. From a tablet on which to keep up with your weekly reading to a laptop on which to type up your essays, it’s wise to invest in some reliant portable devices.

If you are caught off-guard during an essay writing period, it’s not the end of the world. UK custom dissertations written by ivory research can help you to achieve your goals even when things aren’t going quite as you’d planned.

Library access

While the web might hold almost all of the resources you need to get on with your degree, sometimes there can be no substitute for a paper copy of your core texts. Access to a wide range of texts, coupled with a peaceful and expansive working environment mean that public libraries are still a great place for students to visit.

Whether Ivory Research are helping you meet your deadlines or not, looking into your local libraries can be a hugely helpful step to help you get where you need to be before the end of term. Libraries can also be a good place to pick up a strong internet connection.

Leap Second in June 2015 – What Does It Mean?

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Software companies are on the watch as the International Earth Rotation and Reference System Service or IERS in Paris announced the need for a leap second this year. The Earth is going to get an extra tick, and extra second on June 30, 2015.

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A leap second is an extra second added to Coordinated Universal Time or UTC so that atomic clocks and astronomical clocks remain in synced. The Earth’s rotational speed around its own axis (which determines the length of a day) is slowing down causing it to differ slightly from the very accurate atomic clocks. So life on Earth may have gotten fast-paced in the modern era, in truth, it’s quite the opposite based on the time it takes for the planet to rotate on its own axis.

This isn’t the first time for the world to experience a leap second. About 25 extra ticks have been periodically added to the clock since 1972, the most recent being on June 30, 2012. The day upon which the extra second is added becomes a second longer than the rest of the days.

The leap second in 2012, however, disrupted software platforms like Linux operating system and the Java application, causing many websites such as Reddit, Mozilla, Gawker to bug down. This year’s leap second is expected to cause the same bugs, but software companies have time and experience to prepare.

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Due to the disruptions in software platforms, some countries like the United States suggested to get rid of leap seconds arguing that the extra second gravely affects precision systems present in communication and navigation, among other things. Other countries, however, welcome leap seconds saying it’s risky to have discrepancies between atomic clocks and the Earth’s rotation.

An international radio communication conference was held in 2012 to address leap second concerns, but decisions have yet to be made. What software companies and website managers need to do is to have contingency plans to minimize if not prevent any unwanted disruptions when July 1 arrives.

The Android becomes more secure | New update

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Samsung and Google have announced that part of the Samsung KNOX technology will be incorporated in the next update of the operating Android. The new version of Android, which was presented at the conference Google I / O, will include a series of new features for IT professionals and managers, as a separate container for the management and security of business data. This new experience answered the evolving trend towards using mobile devices in enterprises.

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Android

We welcome with joy this revolutionary partnership with Google. The Samsung, a leading manufacturer of mobile devices running Android, is responding rapidly to the needs of the users that have Android mobile devices for safety and protection of their personal data, said the senior vice president of KNOX Security Group of Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Knox Security Service
Samsung Knox Security Service

With this unique collaboration, the two companies aim to meet the constantly evolving needs for a stable and secure mobile platform. At the same time, the privacy and data of the final user is secured, and can enjoy the same Android experience at work, just like the personal use. In parallel with this effort, Samsung will continue to offer advanced and customized business solutions to corporate customers.

Samsung Knox Security Service
Samsung Knox Security Service

The Samsung KNOX platform is currently the sole provider of security for Android mobile devices at defense and governmental needs of the U.S. Government and the Ministry of Defence. This allows its use in government and other, highly controlled, professional environments. The platform Samsung KNOX received the approval from the STIG «US Defense Information Systems Agency», for use in the networks of the U.S. Department of Defense in May 2013 and upgraded to a STIG version in April 2, 2014.

Samsung Knox Security Service
Samsung Knox Security Service

The UK government recently issued the guide «End User Device Security Guidance» for the Samsung KNOX, in selected devices Samsung Android. In addition, devices with integrated KNOX, as the Galaxy S5 and the Note 10.1, 2014 Edition, are certified by the Mobile Device Fundamentals Protection Profile Common Criteria in May 2014, while the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note PRO in February 2014.

By Nicole P.

StoreDot | Recharging your smartphone’s battery in 30″

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A new type of charger has been created that can charge the battery of a smartphone within 30 seconds. This technological advancement belongs to StoreDot, a technology company based in Israel. It is a device that promises to recharge your phone with energy in a flash, even if you are traveling to exotic locations and do not have access to a power outlet! The miracle- charger was presented at the conference of Microsoft «Think Next Conference» in Tel Aviv, recharging at 100%  an empty battery of a Samsung S4 in just 26 seconds!

Full recharge in 26''
Full recharge in 26”

Researchers speak of a battery pack that will take the next step and advance using tiny magnets, the “nanodots“. However, the company explains that the product will not be available on the market before 2016,  since some changes are required on the size, as it has a similar size and  shape of a laptop charger. Of course, after being funded with 6,25 million dollars, the start-up firm is able to change the future of the charging proccess of smartphones, tablets, TVs or even biomedical devices.

StoreDot Ultra fast charger
StoreDot Ultra fast charger

The expected time needed to reduce its size is estimated to be a year, and  two years’ time is needed to have ongoing rates of energy and performance of the battery. To put it in an other way, it is expected to hit the market in three years, as a complete product, and all these according to dr. Doron Myersdorf, founder of StoreDot. It is worth mentioning that the charger uses biological semiconductors that are manufactured from natural organic elements, the peptides. Thus, the charger exploits the chains of amino acids and gives energy in less than a minute.

Natural organic elements
Natural organic elements

The interest shown about StoreDot was quite large as you need a period of 2 hours to fully recharge your device. It’s no use comparing it to the approx. 1 minute StoreDot needs! The estimated cost of the device, of course, is expected to be twice that of a classic phone charger. Well, things like this are worth paying for though!

Totally worth it!
Totally worth it!

By +Nikos Kontorigas

Coolest apps to earn you some extra money

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In this smartphone age, there are apps we can download to our phones to do practically anything, from social media to business transactions and from choosing investments to playing games.

But did you know there are also plenty of apps out there that can make you some handy extra income? Here are some of the coolest money-making apps you can download today.

Photo selling apps

There are billions of webpages out there online, with thousands more being added literally every minute. Every one of them requires some sort of image, and many have several. The people behind Foap cottoned on to the fact that in this age of everyone owning a smartphone we are in the habit of of taking thousands of photos, and they brought together supply and demand. You can charge what you like for your pictures, and Foap will simply split the proceeds with you.

Money gaming apps

Surely anyone who thinks casino games are a way to make money is setting himself up for a fall – after all, the house always wins, right? Not necessarily. The gaming sector is crowded and competitive, meaning sites are offering all sorts of bonuses and incentives. It’s worth keeping up to date with the latest news about free spins on free-spins.org to find out about the very latest offers. After all, it becomes much less of a gamble when you are playing with free money!

Survey apps

Filling out surveys for rewards is nothing new – in fact it is something many of us remember our parents and grandparents doing long before anyone had heard of the internet or a smartphone app. Today, there are more options around than ever. Knowledge is power in the big data age, and research firms will pay you for your time in providing valuable information. Having said that, you are never going to get rich taking surveys, and you might wonder if it is really worth the time. That’s where sites like Swagbucks make a difference. Once registered, you can do as few or as many surveys as you like, but with the add-on app, you will also find yourself earning bonus points just by visiting sites or making online purchases. Even if you never fill out a survey in your life, it is worth installing. i-say mobile is another option that works on similar principles and offers lucrative points bonuses when you buy from companies like Amazon or iTunes.

Apps for selling things

Yes, we all know about Gumtree, eBay and so on, but who really enjoys taking the photos, writing the adverts and then dealing with the jokers and timewasters? There are specialist apps for particular products whereby all you need to do is scan your item and you’ll be connected with a range of buyers. For example, Bookscouter will get immediate prices for your old books at the scan of a barcode, while Cash Your Laptop is a great and hassle-free tool for making money from your unwanted tech.

Cool Tech Gadgets That Should Be in Your Game Room

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An ideal game room should have the balance of comfort and an assortment of technologies to make it satisfying for you to play your favorite games even in long periods. While other game rooms are set in common spaces without actual planning, you should make yours optimally set up for comfort from the start. Here are some tech gadgets that you should have in your game room:

  • Multimedia Remote

There would be enough hardware to put in your game room, which means that there will be a lot of remote controls. So, why not reduce such clutter with a multimedia remote? This small-sized gadget can work like an all-in-one remote for your TV, video player, sound system and more. You can also communicate with it using certain apps that use Bluetooth technology.

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  • Cable Organizer

Before, tangled cords have been a hassle in any space that uses modern technology, but today, companies have already created solutions for those helplessly drowning in cable clutter. One of these inventions is the cable organizer that will let you focus on the game, instead of the stray wires.

  • Gamer’s Wireless Router

If you are an online gamer, then you most probably have faced a situation where a lapse in your broadband connection resulted in a lag that adversely affected your gameplay. Now, with a gamer’s wireless router, you will have an intelligent system that prioritises which devices will get consistent and more broadband feed.

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  • Control Charge Station

Your video game controllers should no longer have to be attached to their systems themselves, but in this case, they would require constant charging. With a charge station, your controllers will be kept on standby and their batteries would be topped up without the messy cables.

Now, do you want to make your game room more comfortable and enjoyable? Do not miss having these cool tech gadgets!

 

Games of the future | CES

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Every year in early January in Las Vegas is hosted the international exhibition of electronic products and technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show or CES. This year, the exhibition opened its doors on January 7 and ended on the 10th. In this, paraded from mini drones to cars that bounce, electronic skateboards and the new generation of gaming, which is expected to break into the wishlists of adults and children in Christmas of 2014. In this exhibition, one can find the most bizarre and fascinating gadgets he could never imagine, and some of the best technology games.

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The latest version of the ball rolls faster than ever, controlled via Bluetooth to the smartphone, and can even be equipped with its own tires for better grip.

Orbotix Sphero 2.0
Orbotix Sphero 2.0

Yuneec E-Go Cruiser electric skateboard

The skateboards displayed at CES are the upgraded version of the traditional models. The Yuneec E-Go Cruiser has a motor, while riders can fly in the air with a push of a button. It can climb hills and uphills and travel within 29 km on one charge.

Yuneec E-Go Cruiser electric skateboard
Yuneec E-Go Cruiser electric skateboard

Ozobot

The tiny robot that does not exceed the size of a bottle cap, while acknowledging codes and sensors around the portable devices and other electronic games. Although it does not do much more at this stage, experts estimate that there are many prospects for development in developing a more modern version of table games.

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Ozobot

Onewheel

The Onewheel is like a Segway, with the user being balanced precariously on a wooden plank. It can run up to 20 minutes per charge, but the price is somewhat overwhelming. It is available on Kickstarter at the price of 1,200 dollars!

Onewheel
Onewheel

By Nicole P.

Smartphones and tablets impair sleep

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New research carried out by scientists from the University of Washington showed that the use of electronic devices and especially smartphones, seriously affects the quality of sleep and therefore our performance at work the next day. For this reason, experts advise to disable early and postpone sending e-mails for the next morning. The explanation lies in the blue light emitted by the screens of these devices, which appears to inhibit the production of melatonin. This hormone, which during the night is secreted by the pineal gland in the brain and released into the blood, leading to feel sleepy.

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Smartphones, Τablets

These findings came from two surveys. In the first, took place 82 managers, while the second involved 161 employees. The researchers observed the time spent in front of all participants in electronic devices for 2 weeks. The assistant professor at the Foster School of Business Administration at the University of Washington and lead investigator, Christopher Barnes, said that the smartphones are particularly valuable to do our job, when we are away from the office, but research shows that the possibility provide us with a cost.

Smartphones, Τablets
Smartphones, Τablets

Their use allows to remove a large amount of work at a given time, but this results in the day to feel more tired and thus be less effective. This is because these smart devices are designed in such a way as to disturb sleep, which is very important for our performance at work. The findings will be published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Smartphones, Τablets
Smartphones, Τablets

By Nicole P.