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Seeedstudio Fusion Vs Elecrow Vs JLCPCB

จันทร์, 03/11/2019 - 20:25

I have been building these small projects for quite some time now and used a lot of PCB building services. Professionally made PCBs brings in a lot of advantages, the one I like most is that I don’t have to get rid of the etching solution after – oh I have to mention the silkscreen and solder mask finish that you won’t get from DIY PCBs. The professionally build PCBs generally performs better than DIY PCBs.

I have used these services in the past – let’s look at them in detail and see which service you should apply for your next project.

The first part that we should look at is the order screen and the options they offer.

Most DIY projects would only go two layers but for those who need complicated layer stack up and shielding JLCPCB offer up to 8 layers while Elecrow and Seeedstudio offer up to 6 layers.

In terms of material, Seeedstudio has the most offering having FR4, Aluminum and Flexible Boards while JLCPCB only has FR4 and Elecrow didn’t state so I would assume FR4?

In the area of surface finishing, Seeedstudio takes the lead by offering HASL, HASL lead-free, ENIG, and hard gold finish. On the other hand, JLCPCB offers HASL, HASL lead-free and  ENIG while Elecrow offers HASL, HASL lead-free and immersion gold finishes.

 

A flower project that was fabbed by seeedstudio, this shows that you can also use these PCB services for decorative purposes.

Next stop is what I regard as the most important thing, and it doesn’t have anything to do with performance, Color: Elecrow, JLCPCB, and Seeedstudio offer six color variations (Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, White, and Black). In this field, Elecrow takes the lead with two additional color offerings with purple and matte black.

PCB thickness is another offering that we need to look into especially when dealing with space-constrained designs. Seeedstudio offers thickness from 0.6mm up to 3mm, while JLCPCB and Elecrow both offer 0.4mm up to 2.0mm.

If your designs require heavy grounding or high current draw we would suggest looking into this next category – Copper weight. Seeedstudio offers copper weights from 1oz to 3oz. While JLCPCB and Elecrow both offer 1oz and 2oz copper weights.

Turn around time is something to look into when your project timelines are a bit tight. Seeedstudio’s production time is 3 to 4 working days, Elecrow can turn around in 4 to 7 working days, and JLCPCB took the lead on this one with a turn around time of only 1 to 2 days.

We now go to price differences; for this calculation, we looked at a 10pcs build of 100mm x 100mm two layers using HASL finish with 1oz copper weight. Seeedstudio and Elecrow total at $4.90 while the clear winner in terms of cost JLCPCB quotes us at $2.

All these three suppliers have their own DRC file checkers as well as layout guidelines, be sure to run the full DRC check and make sure everything passes before sending your files for fab.

Why you need EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to secure your important data

พฤ, 03/07/2019 - 19:35

We live in a particular technological era where we are sufficiently computerized not to print more photos and documents preferring a digital data backup but, at least for many, not too confident of the many cloud services offered on the net by Google, Apple, Dropbox and many others and choosing so on simple external hard drives for storing sensitive and personal data such as photos, documents and videos.

Unfortunately, however, relying on external hard drives can also be an extremely risky operation because a simple system crash during copying, a mechanical failure or simply an incorrect deletion of a folder can mean the loss of your precious data. Fortunately there are several software that help to recover deleted or lost files from their hard drives and one of the best is definitely EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, subject of our in-depth test.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a PC and Mac software developed by EaseUS, a well-known American developer company founded in 2004 and established in the field of data recovery. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is available both in a completely Free Data Recovery Tool, fully functional and with only the limit set in a maximum recovery of 2 GB of data and in the PRO and PRO + WinPe versions that are characterized respectively for the possibility of unlimited recovery of data and an advanced support from the parent company and the possibility for the WinPe version to create a boot disk to perform data recovery even on operating systems that do not start anymore.
How does it work

Subject of our review the PRO version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows PC that is characterized by an extremely clear, clean, easy to use and completely localized Italian user interface.

Once the application has been started, all the internal and external recognized Hard disks are shown. Once you have selected the disk for which you want to perform data recovery, the system will start a first quick search of the deleted files while, subsequently and in a completely automated way, begins a thorough search of the entire disc that will obviously require more time compared to the first but that presumably will offer an even higher number of possible files to be recovered.

You’ll find a screen

The screen initially offers a view divided by file type, showing graphic files such as images and photos, audio files, office documents and PDFs, videos, e-mails and other files. Furthermore, once the in-depth scan has been completed, the left side of the interface shows the entire folder structure as they were available before the deletion or loss of the files, so as to further simplify the search and recovery by the user.

How to recover deleted files

Once the hard disk is scanned, the restore operation will be extremely simple: it will be sufficient to select the folders or individual files to be recovered and press the “Recover” button. At this point it will be necessary to select a folder, on a hard disk different from the one being scanned, where to restore the files and the system will proceed to recovery.

Our Test

We performed a recovery test on a damaged 25GB SSD and whose data was suddenly lost making the unit inaccessible from the Windows 10 operating system that requires formatting to allow it to be used again. Performing a thorough search, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro has recognized as many as 1022 files for a total weight of 1.70 GB. Of these data we tried to restore photos, videos and word and PDF documents and in all cases the recovery was successful with files actually restored correctly and perfectly visible on Windows 10.

Conclusions

For those who want to recover deleted files EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is definitely one of the best choices: it is a complete suite, professional but also incredibly simple to use.

 

Proxy Market Research 2019 – infographic

อังคาร, 03/05/2019 - 21:46

A market research uncovering proxy market leaders, trends, and demand for proxy services.

Read full Proxyway’s proxy market research report here

What to Do If Your SD Card Becomes Unreadable, Use a Free SD Card Recovery Software?

พฤ, 02/21/2019 - 22:59

Did your memory card stop work? What’s the issue, you can’t find your files or does your system no longer reads it? Whatever the cause, your data is at stake, and you must look forward to recovery it Asap. To help you do it, following we are giving you a quick guide!

Fix the Issue

If you use your SD card with your smartphone or camera, and it gets corrupted, then how do you recover your data?

There are several strategies to fix this content. Following, we are offering you quick guidelines to fix it:

  • Click the “Start” button and enter search box, type “diskmgmt.MSC” and press enter. Now you will find the Disk Management Dialog Appears; it will show all available letters
  • Right click on Memory card, and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths” in the Pop-up menu
  • Change drive letter or path window, Tap the “Change Button.” You can see the current drive letter of your memory card in the drop-down list. Now you have to choose from the list a driver letter, (like X, Y, and Z)
  • Connect the Memory card into the system and confirm your card shows up with the new drive letter

When you follow these steps, it will solve the issue. But depending on your use and severity of the problem you might face it again after some time. So, you best use a Free SD Card Recovery Software to recover every bit of essential data and toss the card out. This is the only way you can keep the problem from coming back.

Things to Mind When Buying a New SD Card

To make sure you won’t face any issues with your card, it’s important you buy a high-end SD card. We understand the general user has no idea what to look for when buying a memory card. Therefore, following we are explaining in brief what things you should look out for!

The Right Type

There are two essential things you need to mind when you purchase a memory card. First is how you will use it, and second it what sort of device you will use it for.

If you want a card for your smartphone, tablet or an entry-level camera, then you need a basic and afford a card like Micro SD. But if you’re going to take high-resolution snaps or shot video, then you will need a Speed Class 10 card.

Compatibility

Before you invest in a card, you need to mind what device you are going to use it with. These cared some available in different formats, and you must choose one that suits you must. Some cards are designed for the latest cameras while others are better suited for Smartphones. SD or Micro SD means Secure Digital; these cards are intended for several uses and store all sorts of content. On the other hand,

SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) and SDXC (Secure Digital Extreme Capacity) only store photos and video and they are specific for high-end cameras.

Compact Flash Card or CF are still used today. However, they are not compatible with medium DSLRs but can support some High-end models. They are slow but offer better security.

Word of Advice: If you try to use a card not compatible with the given device, then it might damage your card or device. This might make you lose your files. Also, you should invest in recovery software beforehand. This way, you won’t waste a lot of time when it comes to recovery your document. Just search for memory card recovery software free download.

Capacity

You must learn about the different sizes of SD cards available in the market. The card capacity is generally measured in Gigabytes (GB). This also indicates the number of snaps, videos, songs, and other items you will store in your card.

Usually, these cards are available in 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 Gb, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and more. Just consider your use when you buy a card.

Speed of Card

The speed of an SD card is often overlooked, but it’s crucial. The speed of card means how fast will write data to the card. This is particularly important when you deal in high-resolution content. The big data files find in handy often. With that said, you also need to mind what card reader do you purchase. Its imperative that you invest in a good one.

Self-Driving Cars – What Does This Mean For The Future

พฤ, 02/21/2019 - 00:22

We all love to think about the future when it comes to our cars. It is so easy to imagine flying cars and so much technology that could be fitted inside the vehicles that we use daily. At the same time, there is technology aimed to increase safety and that offer information in a way that was just not possible in the past. It is even already simple to find the car if you do not know where you parked it, or it was stolen. However, no matter how much we think about automotive technology, the one thing most people want is a self-driving car.

According to Pickering’s Colorado auto repair shop, the self-driving car is not a new idea. This is true since there are so many movies and TV shows where such cars were featured. Although fantasy, it does showcase the desire that many people have. We do not have a self-driving car at the moment, one that manages to drive itself. There is technology to help us park, stay in lane, drive at constant speed and so on. However, the real self-driving car is not reality, although we are now closer than ever.

Google engineers already managed to test self-driving cars in Nevada and California, for over 200,000 miles on various roads and even public highways. The cars that Google uses record road images and have computerized maps that view road signs, see traffic lights before a person can see them and quickly find alternative routes when needed. These are vehicles that use cameras, radars, and lasers. They are capable of analyzing and then processing data about surroundings at a speed that is simply impossible for humans.

Statistics show that US citizens spend around 100 hours per year just sitting in traffic. If the self-driving car becomes a true reality, a lot of time can be gained. This is because cars driving themselves will surely have the platooning option. This means that many cars end up driving really close to one another, similar to just one unit. Platooning is really interesting since it has the possibility of decreasing accidents on highways. Close proximity means cars can communicate with each other. Then, if something happens, they can react fast, without having to deal with the distractions that can easily affect humans.

Google’s self-driving car tests are quite promising. In some of them, cars managed to learn road details by simply being driven on a route for many times. This allowed the cars to get the information needed to be effective during self-driving. When it is time to self-drive, the car is capable of identifying when pedestrians want to cross and stop. This is important as it means human error is drastically reduced. Keep in mind that 95% of accidents happen because of human error.

To sum up, self-driving cars do seem like a dream but Google, GM, and other manufacturers already performed tests, and there is an excellent possibility that some self-driving cars will be featured in showrooms in under 10 years.

Benefits Of Using Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM)

พุธ, 02/20/2019 - 02:51

RIM (Remote Infrastructure Management) quickly becomes a vital solution companies rely on in order to lessen stress associated with improving and maintaining current IT assets. Technology improvements tend to come so much faster than what people expect. This includes things like high-quality connectivity, better bandwidth, new security technology, proactive enterprise management software and increased automation. All of these can create an operation infrastructure that is a lot more effective than in the past.

Scalability

IT teams and system users can now be connected to systems and networks from all across the globe, all while scalable capacity is simple to be adjusted whenever needed. Generally, modern RIM is helping businesses become more responsive and a lot leaner.

Reduced Costs

Enterprises need to reduce how much money is spent on IT in order to remain competitive. RIM is now accessible for companies of all sizes, not just for large corporations. Due to this we can say that benefits are now always available. RIM lowers operational costs by mitigating costs of buying enough power, space and maintaining a highly skilled IT staff.

Process Improvement

RIM shines when it comes to process improvement because it offers access to modern tools, optimized methodologies and technical expertise. This creates an ideal service structure based on the current needs of the business. Service levels are consistent and visible so low IT failure risk appears as RIM infrastructure is highly advanced. 24/7 maintenance and monitoring become reality, with the staff of a business being able to always focus on business processes that are vital for profit generation.

Other Benefits Of Using RIM

We can also highlight the following benefits that apply to many businesses:

  • Individualized services can be accessed based on specific requirements. The business can practically choose what stays on-site and what is outsourced.
  • RIM vendors can easily offer tech support whenever it is needed. There are usually dedicated teams that take care of every single account.
  • Outsource maintenance costs are lower than the alternative of keeping IT departments on-site for the exact same purpose.
  • Infrastructure analysis is normally performed by the service This is included in the deals signed. Because of this, various issues can be identified and eliminated in the business’ current infrastructure. As an immediate result, performance is optimized.
  • Upgrades and patch management will be available whenever needed.
  • The dependence on using IT resources that are internal means uptime and system availability are The RIM service providers work with other service providers in order to guarantee constant server uptime and reduced network redundancy.
  • Businesses gain access to the latest available technologies. They can be used as a part of the network system strategy used and a part of customer support, among many others.

Using remote infrastructure management is something that needs to be taken into account, especially in the event that there are different departments in a company or operations are handled across various countries. Companies that do not want to invest funds in RIM can end up losing ground fast as performance and efficiency are reduced.

Home Automation in San Francisco: Turn Your House into a Comfort Zone

พุธ, 02/13/2019 - 06:25

Do you want to turn your old house into a modern masterpiece? Home automation is your ultimate solution. With a home automation system, you can increase comfort in your giants box seats. The system uses innovative technology and artificial intelligence. You can automate everything around you, such as door locks, thermostat, and watering system of lawn.

Once you set a schedule, the home automation technology will follow it to complete every task. For instance, you can skip a day in a week for a sprinkler system. Sensors in the ground can measure the moisture level in your lawn and send a report to the central system to take the final decision. To activate this system, different sensors will be placed around your yard and in your house. These sensors will automate your home to manage everything as per your desires.

Home Automation: How it works?

Home automation allows you to decrease your security bills, increase your comfort and security. The system needs your preferences to manage different activities of your house. The main automation system acts as the hub of operations and other components, spread in your home, will follow its orders. With these components, you can schedule different events based on specific conditions or time. Feel free to use your keyboard, voice or phone to modify your preferences.

Components of Home Automation Technology

Unlimited options are available to connect to a home automation system. Here are some essential elements to automate:

  • Outdoor and indoor lighting
  • Heating, air conditioning, and fans
  • Home theater and televisions
  • Video streaming and music apps
  • Shutters and blinds
  • Audio systems
  • Fountains, sprinklers and water features
  • Lights and pool filters
  • Fireplaces
  • Doors and locks
  • Cameras
  • Shower and bathtubs

Modern technology allows you to increase your comfort. Everyone has different devices in the home for entertainment and other tasks. With technology advancement, you can control your electronics with a phone or your voice without leaving your comfortable couch.

Enhance the Security of Property

If you forget to lock your front door or activate the security system, you will need this technology. With this system, you will get peace of mind and security. If you are out of your house, use your phone to confirm if the doors are locked. You can check each room to ensure everything is fine. With this technology, you can provide optimum security for your family members. The use of home automation technology is enough to keep you calm and confident.

Manage Property with Convenience

If you are worried about home maintenance schedule, you will need this technology. A smart home allows you to save time and pay attention to other activities. In San Francisco, you can find a reliable company to automate your house. Make sure to select a company with the latest technology and expert technicians for seamless installation.

An automated home allows you to complete your regular activities on time and impress your family. You can control everything, such as lights, climate, security, entertainment and more.

5 Telemedicine Solutions Helping Patients Live Longer

เสาร์, 01/19/2019 - 18:24

In the modern world, using technology has become a way of life. Many industries have already digitized their services, using technology to their advantage to serve their clients as efficiently as possible.

When it comes to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, however, the transformation has taken longer to take shape.

In fact, according to Digital Authority Partners, just six percent of healthcare and pharmaceutical companies said they had gone viral in a recent study, compared to 11 percent of companies in other industries.

With that being said, the telemedicine market has exploded in recent years with new technology devices aimed to help people live longer arriving on the market every day.

If you don’t already know what telemedicine is, however, you wouldn’t be alone. Despite having a vast and important history in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, little is known about this form of medicine outside of the industry.

According to HealthcareWeekly, telemedicine is “a term used to describe the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients via telecommunication channels like the internet and mobile platforms”.

All this really means is that patients can receive treatment for their health conditions, and diagnosis for new conditions, without ever having to see a physician in person.

Originally created to facilitate people with health conditions living in rural areas, telemedicine has become an industry that caters for busy lives. It makes healthcare and pharmaceutical industries more accessible for those who want to continue living their lives while ill, and could change the way we view healthcare in the future.

Making managing health conditions easier for busy people isn’t the only benefit of telemedicine. Research from the University of Missouri-Columbia has found that it can be used effectively, and not only that, but it also helps people to live longer by remotely managing their health conditions.

Many healthcare executives are warming up to the idea of telemedicine. For example, Simon Stertzer, the father of modern cardiology sees telemedicine as: “a useful adjunct to a good deal of patient management and follow up.”

Here are just some of the telemedicine solutions that are helping patients to live longer.

Heart Rate Monitors

Portable heart rate monitors have been a revolutionary telemedicine solution for patients around the globe since they were created.

While people with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases used to find themselves confined to a hospital bed for days at a time to monitor their health condition, they can now go about their usual business with a small device that hardly inconveniences their everyday life at all. This device will then feedback information to their cardiovascular consultant without having to communicate with them at all!

As well as being a revolutionary device for those who may need heart rate monitors in the short term, they also help those with respiratory conditions like heart failure, who may need these devices year round.

One study of over 3000 congestive heart failure patients in Boston found that putting these devices in place reduced readmissions within the participating population by 44 percent.

This was because they were able to receive accurate advice through telecommunication with the nurses assigned to their care, allowing them to handle any discrepancies with their health before things escalated to the point of being admitted to hospital.

Sweat Monitors

South Korean researchers made a recent telemedicine breakthrough with sweat monitors that could replace pinprick tests for measuring blood sugar in individuals with diabetes.

These monitors work by offering a non-invasive way of reading blood sugar levels through the sweat of the individual with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to determine how much insulin they need and when.

This could help prevent people from experience hypoglycaemic or hyperglycaemic shock which can result in the individual falling into a coma and, in extreme cases, death.

This enables people to live longer as it helps self-management of diabetes without the need of specialist consultations with a professional which could decrease the amount of people suffering from complications from diabetes, like heart disease and amputations.

Online Pharmacies

Online pharmacies work by allowing people to input their prescriptions through a secure phone app or online website so that they can receive their medication to their door when they need it.

Some online pharmacies will also require a confirmation of the prescription from the physician prescribing them to make sure that the prescription isn’t being filled fraudulently.

These online pharmacies are a lifesaver for those with health conditions that leave them housebound, where medication may be needed to perform basic functions and they could be put at risk if they happened to run out of medication or miss a few doses.

When 60 percent of Americans have a chronic condition, some of which are life-threatening, these services are much needed.

It isn’t just people with life-threatening conditions that find these useful, however. Those who have busy lives may also find themselves forgetting when they need medication, but thanks to these online pharmacies, they can book their prescriptions in advance.

Telehealth Counselling Services

In the modern world, more and more people are turning towards online counselling services to help them through mental health illnesses.

Lots of people are too scared to reach out for help with an in-person specialist, so having online services that can step in and take on this role is vital. It can also make the experience more comfortable for the individual as they are in the comfortable surroundings of their own home instead of a strange doctor’s office.

The main way that online counselling services are helping people to live longer is through crisis lines, set up especially for those who are at risk of suicide.

Having someone intervene and talk to you during your time of crisis can really help to change your mindset, providing you with logical explanations to the problems that seem like the end of the world in that moment. This can help to reduce death rates of suicide, and allow more people to seek help and therefore live longer.

Pendant Alarms

Pendant alarms, otherwise known as personal alarms for the elderly, were introduced around four decades ago in western societies like the US and the UK.

They are often worn like a necklace around the neck, and allow individuals to press a panic button for assistance, where a care worker will be immediately alerted to their distress.

This allows elderly people to reach out for help when they have fallen, experienced a stroke, or other complications of their old age that may prevent them from being able to access another form of communication, like a phone.

By having this system in place, care workers can assess the needs of the individual quicker, and make sure that the elderly person receives the help they need as soon as possible.

If an elderly person presses their pendant alarm after falling, for example, the care worker will be able to call for an ambulance and provide them with assistance like turning them onto their side, so they aren’t putting unnecessary pressure on potentially broken bones.

If this wasn’t in place, the elderly person could be lying on their side for days at a time, experiencing pressure sores, and potentially complex broken bones.

There is the potential that, without these alarms, elderly people could die from things that could be easily rectified because so many do not have the same ties to the community that younger people do.

This post comes from JGBilling, a medical billing and coding Chicago company

Flower Technologies You May Want To Know More About

จันทร์, 01/14/2019 - 00:43

For most of us, flowers are beautiful, a symbol of something we really like. It is easy to understand why people from all around the world love flowers. However, flowers are so much more than what we initially think. Those flowers that we instantly recognize are the ones that quickly attract birds and insects.

Technology is changing the way we interact with flowers, their availability and more. Nowadays, it is really easy to go online, visit a site like Flowwow, and order exactly what we like. Flowers would reach our door and we can give them to those we love. We can also keep them, of course. This is what we all see when it comes to the influence of technology on how we interact with flowers.

What we do not see is the hard work of numerous scientists that take advantage of what technology can do and transform flowers into something that was only a thought in the past. With all this in mind, here are some flower technologies you may want to know more about.

Nanoflowers That Can Improve Our Eyesight

Richard Taylor from the University of Oregon is now developing nanoflowers that are capable of helping connect electronic chips to eye nerves. This can restore the eyesight of some people that have ocular diseases. Artificial neurons use nature patterns and look just like flowers.

Flower Robots

Robotic flowers, named Florabots, were showcased at the Taipei International Flora Exposition. They were manufactured by ASUS engineers. These robotic flowers include sound and motion detectors that allow them to respond to what visitors do. Every single robotic flower can sway to music, alight and perform other actions. Science practically works with art. Visitors used RFID bracelets in order to print off special Florabot mementos.

Waterproof Materials

The leaves of lotus flowers are highly hydrophobic. This means that water droplets that fall on the leaves simply bounce off. Rises are capable of clinging to water droplets while in an upside down position, an action known as “rose petal effect”. Flower surfaces have long been studied with the purpose of creating surfaces that are non-adhesive.

Chuan-Hua Chen from the Duke University is now studying lotus leaves. He and his team figured out that the structure of the leaves can lead to the development of highly-waterproof materials.

Power Flowers

NL Architects, Dutch architectural firm, is work on Power Flowers, a design concept that aims to turn the common wind turbine into a design element, one that is actually desired by people. Regular wind turbines do not look great. In fact, most of us would not want to have them around. However, if the turbines would look like flowers, people would actually want to use them.

Flower Fuel

It is no secret that crops are now being grown in order to produce biofuel. However, one that is really interesting is mustard relative camelina. It is a yellow crop that cannot be eaten and that has extremely oily seeds. This crop might change the way we use biofuel in the future since the crop is highly scalable and even the US military is interested in using Camelina in order to develop aviation fuel.

5 Great Graphic Design Software Programs For 2019

พุธ, 01/09/2019 - 16:46

Whether you do graphic design to earn a living or to simply let your creative juices flow every now and then, there are many options to choose from these days, from minimalist drawing tools to complex 3D design software. No matter what you want to create, there’s the right program for it.

Of course, not all software is created equal and when it comes to graphic design programs, there are certainly options that outshine the others. In this list, we’ve curated the absolute best, most versatile, accessible and intuitive programs for you to make use of in 2019. Let’s jump right in.

Crello

For those who specialise in creating marketing material and print advertisements, Crello is a pretty solid option. Thanks to a library of over 65 million image files, thousands of templates and hundreds of fonts, one doesn’t have to start from scratch and is always spoiled for choice.

Designers can also create animated graphics through the Crello software, which is free to try. A reasonably priced Pro version is available, which adds some additional functionality.

Altium

Graphic designers who work in a specific field will probably agree that it’s difficult to find good dedicated software for their niche. This has been the case for PCB design for a while.

Altium’s comprehensive 3d circuit design software offers a fully functional 2D and 3D design environment where you can perform every step of the process from a single application. This can save a significant amount of money and time as you don’t need more than one program to fully render and view your creations.

Gravit Designer

For something a little simpler, Gravit is a completely free application that offers a variety of illustration tools including icon designs, vectors, text and animation integration as well as logo work. This makes for a comprehensive tool for all your 2D design needs.

Vectr

As the name would suggest, Vectr is a vector design tool that provides everything you need to create beautiful, fully detailed graphics. One of Vectr’s more impressive features is its ability to sync your projects online, allowing you to start a design on your PC’s browser and continue on your iPad.

And, just like the Google Docs system, you can invite and grant access to collaborators, allowing for seamless teamwork on large projects. Vectr is suitable for logo design, presentations, advertisements and brochures.

Design Wizard

This fairly new piece of software is a great option for those who want a wide variety of functionality without paying Adobe prices. As a matter of fact, Design Wizard offers a completely free version as well as an upgraded subscription. A vast library of video, graphic and illustration options make this a solid piece of graphic design software with something for everyone.

A clean, modern and intuitive user interface is the icing on the cake for Design Wizard.

No matter what your needs, one of these pieces of software is bound to do the trick. Even if you aren’t a major graphic designer, be sure to give one of these programs a try. You may just turn a hobby into a career.

Mbps Makes The Big Difference In The Speed

ศุกร์, 12/14/2018 - 01:12

The Internet speed has been improved in the last decade. During the early days of the Internet, it was important to have an offline version of your software so that you can work even without an Internet connection. In this modern era of cloud computing, you don’t even need to install any software to do something on your computer. All you need is a browser and a stable Internet connection.

Cloud computing is not the only area where the improvement on the Internet has thrived in the past decade. Gaming became more competitive now that there are more players playing online. Competition became bigger. Even the movies and TV shows can now be streamed without any hassle because of the improvement in the technology used.

But the Internet connection available right now is still not the best, even though it is better than a few decades ago. With data transmission having more demand than ever, the Internet speed should be able to keep up. It would not be too long when the day would come that we measure every small thing in gigabytes. Because of this, the Internet speed, or rather, the Internet bandwidth should evolve too.

The speed of the connection usually depends on the Internet bandwidth that the Internet service provider provides. Internet bandwidth is the amount of data that can be sent to the client and is usually measured in Mbps or megabits per second. When you’re subscribing to an Internet service, the higher the Mbps would give you a better-perceived speed. And that’s because of the bandwidth.

Think of the bandwidth as a freeway; the more lanes you have, the less congested the traffic would be. For example, if 1 Mbps is one freeway and you’re downloading a 10mb via a car, the car needs to cross the freeway ten times for ten seconds. But if you have a 5 Mbps freeway, it would mean four more additional freeways. Now that we have five freeways, we can also run five cars. Running five cars means that we can transport that 10mb in just 2 seconds. That’s the reason why a bigger Mbps will be faster.

A lot of Internet service providers are offering their services in 5 Mbps standard. There are people who are ok with that, especially with light browsing. However, the Optimum Internet speed for gamers and people who use cloud computing for apps is higher than that.

Apps, like the Google Docs, would require a fast Internet connection so that people can collaborate on projects in a real-time environment. Gamers will also want to get a faster Internet because of a certain thing that they hate the most when gaming: lag. Streaming would buffer if the bandwidth is not that good. With a faster Internet, more things can be done and more time would be saved. But when to know if a bigger bandwidth is overkill?

20 Mbps is for people who want to get their casual streaming, occasional music downloads, and loading photos fixed. 100 Mbps is for people who want to get a decent speed even when sharing with a lot of people, like family usage. 200 Mbps is for the people who want a fast connection even though a lot of people uses the internet to watch HD videos and play multiplayer games. 300 Mbps is already too overkill for people who want this in their homes. This bandwidth is for people who run computer shops. If you need 400 Mbps, chances are you’re using it for an organization, like a building that houses a lot of employees who uses a lot of data to keep things running.

The more bandwidth you order, the more expensive your bills would be. The key to making sure that you pay the right amount for the service you’re acquiring is to know what kind of activities you do online. If you’re a casual browser and just like to read articles or scroll down your news feed, a lower bandwidth is good. But if you’re one of those who want to have a fast Internet, then paying extra for an extra bandwidth would be the best solution for you.

What Will Smartphones Look Like in 10 Years?

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The smartphones of these present times can be regarded to be emblematical technological oak trees that could not have been even imagined two decades ago. With every innovation in high-speed connectivity, sensor technology, advanced touchscreen interface and powerful cameras among many other features, there are no boundaries to what smartphones can do.

However, given the far that technology has come within a handful of years, it is worth considering just how far on that man`s innovative mind will shape the smartphones of the future. Let’s dive into some of the features that the smartphones of 2028 will be endowed with.

1. NextGen Phones Won`t Need Chargers

At one point in time, we have all complained about our mobile phone`s battery life. As a result of this, over the years, manufacturers have put a lot of effort into enhancing phone batteries with every new model. However, despite making such advancements, they also come up with faster processors which end up draining more energy.

A decade from now, this problem is likely to be a thing of the past due to the potential breakthroughs in power generation for smartphones. Future new releases will be powered by nano-batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, kinetic energy or even solar power. With technology such as kinetic energy harvesters being in place, you’ll find that next gen phones will be charging as you move about!

2. New Cell Phone Tech Will Enable Smart Phones to Recognize Their Owners

Over the past recent years, myriads of smartphone manufacturers have been in the business of trying to innovate methods of reinforcing smartphone security while concurrently providing a means by which users can avoid irritating PINs. Presently, most smartphones have features such as fingerprint and iris scanners which have already been proven to be vulnerable to hacking. These shortcomings are however expected to be alleviated with the upcoming phone deals.

New cell phone tech such as advanced facial recognition which scans facial features as well as examining a person`s head and face contours are set to be the future of Android. In addition to this, the recognition software will be made even more difficult to hack as they will be wired to recognize a person`s other unique attributes such as your voice and typing patterns.

3. Augmented Reality Will Become Common

The next-gen phones are bound to augment reality to the point of even bringing about tremendous changes in industries such as online shopping. Picture buying a dress or shirt online and when you view it on your phone, you get to see how it would exactly look on you. In addition to this, the iPhone future could be all about revolutionizing pivotal industries such as healthcare and retail by taking augmented reality a step higher than it already is in.

What`s more is that with the progress of app developers being given access to mobile phone augmented reality toolkits, the future of Android and the upcoming windows phone could be centered on taking communication to a whole new level. This is because app developers will already have the power of accessing phone motion sensors as well as their cameras hence enabling them to come up with apps that can lay digital substances on the phone camera’s live view and still maintain accuracy when moved around.

In ten years’ time, this technology will have advanced to the extent that smartphone will not only have the ability to capture and alter images; they will also have the power of projecting them to the real world. This means that on top of the expected foldable screens from next-gen phones, it is highly likely that communication with smartphones will entail talking via the use of holograms.

Conclusion

As we have seen above, the possibilities of what our smartphones will look like in the future are endless. As much as it is impossible to predict the precise details of what will take place in the future, one thing that you should rest assured about is that your phone will not be similar to the one you will own in the year 2028.

Do you have any thoughts or ideas that you think people should expect from future phones? Please feel free to let us know some of them. Your comments will be highly appreciated!

About the author: Lucas M. Cappel is a travel enthusiast and a content writer from New York, USA. He is fond of human culture and education. Apart from this, he also assists in creating reviews on BestTechExpert.