bookmark_borderProtecting Digital Footprint

Even if you have never been on-line, don’t have email or use social media, you still have. Yes, the more you are on-line the greater your exposure to some sort of identity theft.

Here is something to think about. Is it safer to go to a store and use your credit/debit card in person, or is it safer to shop on-line with your credit/debit card? The answer and explanation will be at the end of this article.

So how do we protect ourselves while on-line?

  • Have a different password for each on-line account you have
  • Use a non-dictionary password, using caps, numbers, symbols at least 12 characters
  • Use a password manager to keep track of all your passwords
  • Be careful of what you put on social media
  • Keep all your devices OS up to date (do the updates)
  • Use Internet Security software for you PC’s
  • Use security software for your phones and tablets

When you are banking or investing on-line it would be wise to use what is called “Two factor Authorization”. This means that after you put in your User Name and Password, you will get a text with an authorization number that you must input

bookmark_borderVisual Inspection Systems Capable

There is no doubt that these inspection systems are at high par, and possess intelligence that is unmatched to the other alternatives present in the market. They also come along with a camera or in some cases, multiple cameras along with even lighting and video. These visual systems have the ability to measure parts as well as verifying parts to check if they are in the right position or not, another purpose of the system is to be able to identify the shapes of the parts. They are also capable of sorting as well as measuring parts at incredibly high speeds. With the help of computer software, one can process the images that have been captured whilst the process is carried out and one is trying to get the measure of for the capturing of the data. These systems are smart enough to be able to take decisions that will, later on, affect the function that one is trying to guess, this is done often times in a fail / pass capacity for triggering an operator to take action. These kinds of inspection systems can also be embedded into one’s lines for providing an unvarying supply of information.

bookmark_borderTechnology Has Improved Education Levels

Online Resources

You can always research on the internet for any educational information you need. You are always bound to find some help on the web from the broad range of resources available. The use of online resources such as studying tips, free courses, and secure custom support will help improve your grades.

Multimedia learning

People learn in different ways. While some individuals learn better visually, others do so using audio. This has made most education institutions and teachers to change their tact. Instead of focusing on lectures and giving notes, most educators and schools have resorted to using of multimedia to help teach their students better. It comprises use of auditory, visual and kinesthetic. With technology, there is always a way you can effectively learn.

Use of E-books

Nothing bores a learner like having to lug around a pile of books for a curriculum. You can carry your entire course materials wherever you go in a tablet. You can always open the eBooks and do light studying wherever or whenever you wish like reading. The e-books are also known to cost less compared to the usual paperbacks making them affordable to most

bookmark_borderBefore Buying a Hoverboard

  1. Find a Specialist.¬†First and most importantly, hedge your bet by buying from a reputable vendor. When you buy from Amazon, eBay, or Craigslist, you might get a quality product, or you might not. These companies just provide a way for individuals to sell their products to large audiences, so it can be a risky purchase, depending on the nature of the seller. Even if the listing specifies all of the best components, you are relying on the seller’s honesty to get a quality product. In these cases, we strongly recommend you remove the cover upon receipt and at a minimum, inspect the battery. It should have a sticker on it that states the cell-brand and the country of manufacture. If you discover a discrepancy, you may be limited in your ability to get a compensation or replacement from the vendor, as you will be working through a third party and have to deal with the red-tape associated with that. If you buy directly from a store that specializes in hoverboards, however, there is much more accountability, and you can contact the seller directly if there is a problem. As an added bonus, without all those listing fees, the

bookmark_borderFix Speed-Related Errors

Uninstall Useless Software

The very first thing you should look at if your PC is not performing at peak speed is the software you have installed. It is often the case that there is an overabundance of programs that you no longer use, and you will regain a lot of speed by getting rid of them. Don’t hang on to that art program you used to complete a project 3 years ago. Uninstall everything that you haven’t used in more than 6 months.

Install a Good Antivirus

While you should trim dead weight when it comes to software, one thing which you must absolutely not be without is a good antivirus. A decrease in your system’s speed can often be attributed to malware of any sort, and it is thus prudent to have protection against such threats before they even strike.

Install Those Updates

A lot of Windows users put off installing updates as the process can take quite some time to complete. However, these can be essential to your operating system’s function. So, the next time you receive a notification that updates are ready for installation, don’t leave it for another day.

bookmark_borderOptimize Windows Registry

It also contains information necessary for booting. In addition, it stores data related to system settings, file associations, and installed applications. It is a binary data tree that is organized into different structures, such as “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_USERS, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, HKEY_DYN_DATA, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG.”

However, your Windows registry can become congested with unnecessary or obsolete entries over time. The more you upgrade, delete, or install applications and components, the more clogged your Windows registry can become. When this happens, your computer can be slower and have an erratic system performance. If you want your computer to have an improved performance, you should learn how to optimize Windows registry.

How can you know when you need to optimize or clean your Windows registry? Well, here are some of the signs you need to watch out for:

  • Your computer is still new yet it is slow and its performance is not satisfactory, considering its specs.
  • Your computer has a very slow start up.
  • Your computer frequently freezes.
  • Your computer crashes all of a sudden.
  • You often see error messages on your screen.
  • Your applications usually freeze or do not open immediately.

So when

bookmark_borderLithium Ion Battery

Different types of li-ion batteries make use of different types of cathodes. The cathodes are made of lithium molecules. Generally, the anodes are made of carbon. As with other types of batteries, the chemical reaction that happen between the cathode, anode and the electrolyte generate electric current. Aside from this, the stuff used for these will affect the cost, capacity, performance and the safety of a certain type of battery.

Li-ion batteries, for instance, that feature a lithium cobalt oxide cathode can give you a bit higher capacity. However, they are more reactive because of the lower thermal capacities. Another great option is the lithium iron phosphate. Their life cycle is 4-5 times longer. Moreover, their power density is around 10 times better.

These batteries are of various classes, but they are commonly used in portable or consumer devices like smartphones and laptops. Aside from this, this type of battery is also popular for use in aerospace, military and other electric automobiles.

Given below are some pros and cons of lithium ion batteries.

  • Lighter and smaller: These batteries are lightweight but offer higher capacity than other types of products out there. Therefore, it is

bookmark_borderVirtual Desktop or Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop

Initially known as terminal services, the remote desktop is a Microsoft service that allows users to have a virtual session by accessing files and applications through a server. The experience of using remote services is more or less like using a local desktop; the only difference is that the session is processed on a server not the desktop.

Remote desktops are relatively simpler as little infrastructure requirements are needed to be met; thereby reducing implementation costs. Moreover, it helps in enhancing remote worker’s efficiency because it is most suitable for remote workers, contractors and corporate workers working from a remote location.

However, the biggest drawback of a remote desktop is that it has compatibility issues. Since it has a terminal environment, many applications fail to work. Nonetheless, improvements have been made over the years and many applications have started working, but still some applications do not work till date.

Virtual Desktop

Also known as VDI, the virtual desktops are basically interfaces that run on a virtual environment and not on a local desktop. However, the virtual desktop environment and infrastructure tends to be more convoluted than the remote desktop. The administrators

bookmark_borderEfficient Personalised Variable Data Printing

Digital printers already have the equipment needed to produce VDP campaigns, so there’s no great expenditure required to begin offering VDP to their clients; all that they need to understand is the software requirements and the workflow digital signature.

From the hardware perspective, a variable data print set-up looks like a lot like any other digital printing installation, with a digital press, a RIP or digital front-end (DFE) to drive it and whatever inline or offline finishing equipment is needed to turn printed sheets into a sellable product. The differences from normal static print are mostly at the file creation and pre-press stages: the two main software components are the database and the authoring software, though VDP also puts some extra demands on the RIP or DFE.

As discussed elsewhere in this series, the printer doesn’t necessarily have to own a database application, as long as the data needed for the personalization can be extracted and supplied in CSV or Excel formats to use with the master template in the authoring application.

VDP authoring applications come in a variety of types of digital signature online. Some, like

bookmark_borderPointer Technology At A Glance

Programming and Writing in General

My first training in computer programming languages came from Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Everywhere I looked, I could identify things that reminded me of my training there. Because I’ve been doing a lot of fiction writing, I’ve noticed that even symbols like ellipses remind me of computer programming.

There was a time when I saw data as products on a conveyor belt. Because the products looked round and white, they reminded me of ellipses in the English language. Catching up to date, currently in fiction I’ve been writing about robotic technology.

This part of my fiction-writing is still under wraps but I’m sharing it here to make a point about pointers. Melting rock formations is the basis for what will fuel robots in my science fiction stories. After these rock and stone formations have melted down, they are re-formed into swirly mini balls that look like marbles. They melt as they course through what one might call a ‘pin ball machine’ system of a typical robot.

In programming, these marbles will represent data and when product after product or data after data are flowing through, in one direction, in order