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Must-have tech gadgets for digital home security

A digitally equipped home is incomplete and insecure without proper security in place. Well, technology has the power to grant most of your wishes, if not all. There are a number of digital security gadgets and tools that move up the radar and put your house in total control. From smoke detectors to thermostat controls and from windows sensors to garage door controls, these tech gadgets allow you to remotely control your home from your laptop, Android device, or an iPad. Moreover, you can set your own programs and sequence of events, connecting multiple systems to one power control.

Take the help of these digital security solutions and give your home a complete and a competent security solution:

  • Lockitron – An intelligent digital security gadget

Place Lockitron over your existing deadbolt and you can easily use your phone to lock/unlock the door from anywhere. Simple, isn’t it? This intelligent digital security tech gadget can sense when someone walks to your door using its Bluetooth technology so that you can open the door through your iPhone from virtually anywhere. Best of all, it informs you if someone tries to mess with it. So, anytime the door opens, you get a notification on your phone, thus putting your home security system under complete control.

But, why just doors, with digital security in place, we can remote control every aspect of our digital presence. Digital Life lets you do just that.

  • Digital Life – The ultimate home automation and digital security system

This home automation and digital security system allows you to remotely setup and control every aspect of your digitally connected home. It connects to your door locks, security cameras, power outlets, smoke detectors, as well as your lights to let you remotely control them from your laptop, iOS, or Android device. Working on AT&T’s 3G network and wireless communication, it allows you to activate security cameras, turn on/turn off lights, as well as unlock the door directly from your device.

Use this tech gadget along with Hue and stay tension-free, whether you are in town or on a trip.

  • Hue – An automated lighting solution that’s worth your attention

Do you fear burglary when you go out of town for an important business meeting or a while going on a long family trip? Now confuse the thieves looking for empty homes by using Hue, a three-pack set of LED bulbs that work through a controller to control your lightening remotely using your smartphone. Well, the usage doesn’t end here. This digital security gadget works with a thermostat control that allows you to program the lights turn red to warm your room or turn them on so that you don’t walk into a dark house.

And, how about a digital security gadget that senses your digital surroundings and talks to your apps in real-time? If you are interested in one such, then take a closer look at Ninja Blocks.

  • Ninja Blocks – Keep all your devices in complete control

Things become much simpler when one tech gadget connects to the other, so that you can directly focus on your app without the need to worry about embedding programming or networking protocols ever again. Ninja Blocks is basically a small, handheld computer that senses the surroundings and does the talking to your apps. And everything that you connect to the device, talks to your smartphone. A knock at the door, and you get an instant notification on your smartphone via your social media handles. A motion detected in your garage, and you get an instant alert on your phone. In short, Ninja blocks is a digital security gadget that keeps all your devices in complete control so that you never miss any important alert or notification!

Facing troubles keeping your house digitally connected? Give us a call and our experienced technicians have all the expertise to answer all your queries and help you install and setup all the latest apps and tech gadgets to keep your house secure and digitally connected.  Not just this, we can also help you better access your needs to find out all the apps and tech gadgets that are right for you.

CES 2013: It’s all about cool gadgets and hot tech

If you live and breathe tech, then you must be one of them who are surely making to Las Vegas to experience this year’s biggest Consumer Electronics Show. But if you are still making up your mind and looking out for a sneak peek as to what CES offers this year, then we have jotted down a list of top 5 technology-powered gadgets that are rumored to debut during CES 2013 – the biggest U.S. trade show of the year.

Though smartphones and tablets remain the show shoppers during this year’s CES, thanks to their growing popularity, other gadgets that plan to dot the show are camera-equipped vacuum cleaners, internet-connected smart TVs, Wi-Fi smartcameras that can instantly upload your photos to Facebook, and mobile apps that promise to keep you connected.

Here’s the list of top 5 gadgets that will put the show on fire:

Samsung’s ‘Unprecedented’ TV

Though the Korean giant has not yet confirmed the launch, but rumors abuzz that the company will launch its new prototype TV during the show. Samsung recently teased the image of this TV on its blog, describing it as “A true innovation of TV design is coming up with a unprecedented new TV shape and timeless design.”

Sony Xperia Z

Forget smartphones, CES 2013 will allow us to get our hands on new superphones that are built with quad-core technology. As of now, the rumor mill is quite live about Sony launching its Android smartphone – the Xperia Z – during CES 2013. The smartphone is said to offer 5-inch 1080p displays, powered by quad-core processor with 12-megapixel camera.

Moneual’s Touch Table PC

Moneual, a Korean company, is all set to display their technology-powered restaurant-style table that will allow users to use its touchscreen interface to browse menus, order foods, and also pay the bill directly from the table.

Samsung Robotic Vacuum

Samsung has revealed the images of its latest robotic vacuum cleaner, hinting its debut during the upcoming consumer show. Though a lot of have been kept under the wraps, it is said to feature the “world’s first” pop-out brush that will boost up its efficiency by providing it with upgraded dust removal capability for corners.

Y-cam HomeMonitor

The CES 2013 will witness the launch of the first-ever home monitoring solution that offers both indoor as well as outdoor Wi-Fi-enabled installations and offer true cloud-based viewing and recording. HomeMonitor offers ‘plug & play’ secure cloud camera service that enables people to easily monitor their loved ones and belongings from anywhere. With this Wi-Fi-enabled device, users can now see and store events securely on the cloud and ensure that their house is safe while they are traveling.

Sony® – Get Charged for Charging your Gadgets

Sony has come up with new idea of providing a service for charging electronic gadgets. The motto behind this notion is to make judicious use of power supply for avoiding blackouts. The service will also help in handling payments for recharging electrical vehicles.

Sony is planning to install charging outlets which will charge you on the basis of your device and the number of times the socket will be used. It will also be enabled with NFC and RFID technology. The sockets will be smart enough to alarm you when you get short of power supply and can be managed by Cloud technology also.

In addition, you may expect some gadgets in the future that will come with a payment device to process the payments without any worries. In addition to their purpose to serve people in their need, such gadgets will also keep a tab on power consumption.

While this is an interesting idea, but paying for getting your gadgets charged is sounding a little unpleasant.

Gadgets launched at CES 2011

At the 2011 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), several new gadgets such as laptops, tablet computers, smart phones, televisions, operating systems, and more, were launched. Acer introduced the innovative dual touch screen ICONIA notebook. The Acer ICONIA notebook has the Windows 7 operating system, virtual keyboard, SocialJogger, Gesture Editor, and many more advanced features.

At CES 2011, Dell introduced the Dell Inspiron Duo convertible tablet. It has a 10.1-inch touchscreen which can be detached to convert it into a tablet computer. Dell Inspiron Duo is powered by the Intel Atom N550 processor and the screen has a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels. It has 2GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB SATA hard disk drive, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. In the original position it is a regular netbook with a full keyboard. On detaching the screen it converts into a tablet with touch screen. It has four-cell battery, which offers back up for four hours.

Samsung Series 9 Notebook will compete with the Apple MacBook Air laptop. The new ultra-portable 13.3-inch Samsung Series 9 Notebook runs on the Windows 7 operating system.  This laptop features a 128 GB SSD, the Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 13.3-inch LED HD screen, HDMI ports, USB 3.0, Ethernet, headphone output, two speakers of 1.5 Watt, etc.

How Heat Affects Computers

Computers are electronic devices and just like other gadgets, they are bound to generate heat. A computer has some mechanical components as well which in turn dissipate considerable amount of heat. Mechanical devices like the hard drive, optical drive, and floppy drive get heated up in just a few minutes of their operation. All the other components like processor, mother board, input-output devices, memory cards, graphic cards, BIOS and all the other components consist of millions of transistors and flip flops which either manipulate the electronic signals or store them for some time. Heat is also generated by the oscillating circuitry of the motherboard. The digital pulses control the overall cycle of processing. Theoretically the semiconductors which are used in making these chips and other components change their behavior with change in temperature. If the temperature increases beyond the operational limits then you can face problems like slow performance, frequent lockups, blue screen errors, or complete device failure if not taken care. In this post I will discuss effects of heat on various components of a computer system.

Processor

A processor generates heat and that is the reason why we install heat sinks and a fan on it to maintain its temperature within the operational limits. Processor consists of millions of micro sized transistors made up of semi-conductors. These semi-conductors dissipate heat when current passes from within them. If you have ever opened a computer tower, you must know how hot the processor becomes after just a few minutes of working. It becomes so hot that without proper cooling it can literally burn itself and melt. Over-heated processor causes system lockups, and shutdowns. This is the reason why it is advised to run keep computer systems in a cool work place.

Memory and Graphics Card

Memory is another component which is in use almost all the times but not in an idle situation as during this time memory just holds the current and this does not cause the heat to dissipate. So not much care is required for cooling the memory modules because memory modules never generate too much heat, but a device which gets enough to destroy it without proper cooling is the graphics card. The operating system and applications available these days are very graphical and require lots of graphical processing and thus it makes the card very hot while operation. Graphics cards available these days have processors of their own and it tends to get hot while processing the graphic signals. Some of the graphic cards have their own cooling systems.

Most of the modern motherboards have heat sensors which communicate with the software installed in the operating system and takes necessary measures in keeping system cool. This could be done by either increasing the speed of the fan, or by intimating the user and shutting down the system. These sensors keep the user updated about the mechanical status of the CPU fan so that if it is faulty then it can be replaced before any further damage occurs.

Angry Birds Seasons game and gadgets for Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 to commemorate the death of Saint Patrick. According to traditional beliefs, Saint Patrick used the Shamrock plant, which has three leaves, for explaining the Holy Trinity. Celebrations on Saint Patrick’s Day include parades, feasts, using shamrocks, wearing green and a lot more. People usually wear green clothes, ribbons and shamrocks to mark the event.

A Shamrock

To celebrate the occasion of Saint Patrick’s Day, Rovio Mobile has released a special edition of the popular Angry Birds Seasons game. Fifteen levels based on the Saint Patrick’s Day theme have been added to the game. New updates to the game include the Go Green, Get Lucky level, Celtic background music, pots of gold and clover leaves. The game was initially launched as an application for the Apple iPhone in 2009. With the increasing popularity of the game, it was also released for other smart phones that were based on the Android platform. Since its release, the game has registered over 50 million downloads across the world. Angry Birds Seasons is also compatible with iPod Touch and iPad. To download the game, an iTunes account is needed.

For Saint Patrick’s Day, several gadgets have been launched in green color such as iPod Nano, laptop bags, headphones, digital cameras, and cases for the Apple iPhone, MacBook Pro, BlackBerry Bold, etc. You can also buy green decorative lights and kitchen utensils with shamrock designs. On this Saint Patrick’s Day, you can truly embrace green by going green, that is, one can use environment friendly products such as solar heaters, solar lights, LED bulbs, and devices made from biodegradable materials. So there are several ways by which you can go Green on this Saint Patrick’s Day.

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