Inspiring Ezine » Technology Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:45:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Top Ten Android Powered Gadgets of 2013 http://inspiringezine.com/top-ten-android-powered-gadgets-of-2013/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:55:23 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Technology AMOLED android Gadgets HTC Tube Tablet iPad Phablets Samsung Galaxy sony Top Ten WNGA Display http://inspiringezine.com/?p=895 Top 10 Android Powered Gadgets 2013. Thanks to the wonders of technology, we are now able to take our computers with us in the form of phones and tablets. A modern wonder that now seems a given. For a long time, Apple had the biggest bite in the OS pie, but thanks to Google’s commitment [...]

Top 10 Android Powered Gadgets 2013. Thanks to the wonders of technology, we are now able to take our computers with us in the form of phones and tablets. A modern wonder that now seems a given. For a long time, Apple had the biggest bite in the OS pie, but thanks to Google’s commitment to this industry, the Android has become a suitable rival, spilling the proverbial apples from the cart.  Don’t turn your nose up – there are many big players in this field such as Sony and Samsung.  Take a step away from the Apple crowd and consider the top android powered gadgets.

top ten android gadgets 2013Not sure which android to go for? Take a look at our careful selection.  Were sure you’ll find something to tickle your fancy.

1. Sony Xperia Tablet S

If you’re looking for something that is powerful but also aesthetically pleasing, then this is the Android for you.  It is beautiful.  Powered by 1.3GHz processor with 1 GM of RAM, it has a sleek 9.4 inch display that is sure to deliver on all fronts.

2. Samsung Galaxy Heaven

We list Samsung Galaxy Heaven on 2nd position on our list of top 10 android gadgets. This is more than a phone.  It is a friend.  Looking like a gadget straight out of a Bond film, this phone is definitely for those of us who want to stand out from the crowd.  It’s flexible enough to be worn as a watch and strong enough to become a stand during video calls.  Who wouldn’t want to own one?  Best of all, it comes with the Samsung Flexible AMOLED 4.5 inch WNGA display screen with a staggering 2mm thickness.  Heaven.

Also Read: Top 5 Android Apps

3. Samsung Galaxy Note II

The best of a phone meets the best of a tablet.  Just when we thought that the power packed Samsung Galaxy Note could not be out done, Samsung launch its power twin – the Galaxy Note II.  The 5.5 inch AMOLED touch screen demands attention and promises not to disappoint.  Although launched in 2012, its popularity has meant that it needed to be included in this 2013 list.

4. The HTC 5 inch Tablet

Yet to be launched, HTC’s latest phablet is set to be a success.  You can be sure that it will have all the power needed for an Android plus the sleek attractive beauty that continues to ensure the popularity of phablets.  It will run on quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

5. ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime

The features and specifications of this tablet make it a worthy contender with the iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.  Despite its slimness, the Transformer Prime holds microSD and Micro-HDMI.  Why not take a look?

6. Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition

Despite having a front and back facing camera and a huge screen, this tablet is surprising light to hold and is pleasant on the eye.  It is successful in delivering to a market that demands thin, light yet powerful tablets.

7. Google Nexus 10

The success of the Nexus 7 tablet inspired Google to launch the new and improved Nexus 10 tablet.  Packed with fabulous features, this tablet will certainly go head to head with the iPad (3rd Generation).  The high screen resolution will not disappoint and, as is expected, it is thin and light to hold.  A must buy!

8, 9 and 10.  HTC Tube Tablet, Phone and Laptop

Finally on the list of top ten android gadgets of 2013 is HTC. Designed by Antoine Brieux, the Tube series includes a phone, tablet and laptop.  Three for the price of one!

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Top 5 Science Discoveries For 2012 http://inspiringezine.com/top-5-science-discoveries-for-2012/#comments Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:29:01 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Education Science & Health Technology Anthropomorphic Eyeglasses Genome Sequencing Robotic Hand Science Discoveries smartphone http://inspiringezine.com/?p=785 The year 2012 has truly been an amazing science ride for all those who have been reading the headlines. This year has given us a glimpse of what the future has in store for the entire human race by unveiling some of the most unexpected and mind-blowing breakthroughs in every field, starting with biology, nanotechnology, [...]

The year 2012 has truly been an amazing science ride for all those who have been reading the headlines. This year has given us a glimpse of what the future has in store for the entire human race by unveiling some of the most unexpected and mind-blowing breakthroughs in every field, starting with biology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, robotics, engineering, and finishing off with physics and astronomy. So, let us have a look at the top 5 science discoveries that I personally think will have a huge impact on our lives once they have gone mainstream.

1. Mind-controlled robotic hand

Mind-controlled robotic hand On the 18th of December every journal in the world had on its front cover the story of a woman who although paralyzed from the neck down, could for the first time feed herself chocolate with the help of a robotic hand. The groundbreaking technology that has allowed her to experience this has been recently developed and the first try-outs have been more than promising.A team of doctors at the University of Pittsburgh have surgically implanted two micro electrode arrays into the left motor cortex and then connected the prosthesis. After weeks of training and pain staking efforts, Jan Scheuermann could move the limb with the power of her mind. This story has given many people suffering from a similar condition hope for a better, more autonomous life in the future.

2. Augmented reality eyeglasses

Augmented reality eyeglassesThe concept of augmented reality has been with us for a while now, but 2012 has literally taken it into the science fiction realm. This year Google unveils Project Glass which is a research and development program aimed at creating a HMD or an augmented reality head-mounted wear. The prototype has already been launched in June 2012 and the inner workings of it all are beyond what anyone ever imagined. First of all, the information display is in a smartphone-like format, both hands-free and able to interact with the Internet at all times via language commands. Suffice it to say that with a HDM one would stay connected 24/7 with the rest of the virtual world while exploring the real world. If this smart gadget invades our daily lives – just as I personally believe it will happen at some point – the concept of privacy will take on a totally different meaning.

3. Anthropomorphic factory worker

Anthropomorphic factory workerReplacing human labor with perfectly synchronized error free robotic labor has been an endeavor of the tech communities – either private or not – around the world for many years now. The year 2012 will also be remembered as the year when the company Rethink Robotics has come really close to fulfilling the above mentioned endeavor. It has created a robot named Baxter that is equipped with sensors and software which promote human-like behavior such as learning and adapting to a new environment. For example, if it accidentally drops an object, Baxter will replace it with another one before carrying on with its task. And above all, anyone can train it to do any set of complex movements in less than 30 minutes.

4. Genome sequencing under $1,000

Genome sequencing under $1,000We already know that the Human Genome Project has been declared complete in April 2003 with the release of the first rough draft of the human genome. However, the year 2012 is full of genome related articles such as: the development of synthetic DNA compounds, the successful genome sequencing of the Western gorilla and later on, of the bonobo. All things considered, the biggest headline of them all is the fact that genome sequencing becomes more accessible to ordinary people as costs plummet. Today there are a number of companies offering easy and relatively cheap ways to administer genetic tests which can show if you have a predisposition for developing a number of illnesses like: cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, liver diseases, hemostasis disorders and many, many others.

5. fMRI used to communicate with paralyzed people

fMRIAnother groundbreaking discovery made in the medical field, namely in neuroscience, has been achieved with the help of the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Specifically, patients suffering from complete paralysis can now spell words only by using their thoughts. The fMRI which is normally used to track brain activity can also indicate what letter from the alphabet a patient has chosen to use when trying to communicate with the outside world. This research –although still in its infancy – is both exciting and promising for the paralyzed patients all over the world who will most surely soon be able to spell words, make sentences and literally speak their mind.

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CompTIA Offers Basic Series Certification http://inspiringezine.com/comptia-offers-basic-series-certification/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:13:57 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Education Reviews Technology A+ Certification good job Green IT IT Profession Network+ Security+ Skills http://inspiringezine.com/?p=617 The perfect way to begin work in the IT profession is by earning the Strata IT Fundamentals certification. Offered in the basic certification series by CompTIA, this certification is ideal for anyone entering the IT field for the first time or in/applying to a job that involves basic to intermediate computer processes. Although it does [...]

The perfect way to begin work in the IT profession is by earning the Strata IT Fundamentals certification. Offered in the basic certification series by CompTIA, this certification is ideal for anyone entering the IT field for the first time or in/applying to a job that involves basic to intermediate computer processes. Although it does serve as the introductory certification for the specialty certifications, as well as the A+, Security+ and Network+ certifications, it can be earned as a stand-alone certification; there is no requirement to continue in the CompTIA certification program.

The basic series certification is exactly as its name implies. Basic, foundational IT and computer topics will be brought up. Comprehension of the functionality, compatibility, and components of PC’s will ensure your success in this program. Additional topics, such as Green IT and preventive maintenance measures, may also appear on the certification exam. The knowledge presented will be on a technical level but can be applied in any business setting.

Overall, this is a certification that represents a wide general overview of the IT program and computer involvement in such areas as networking, storage, and security. Whether you already have experience as an IT professional or are just starting out in the field (if you are a college graduate or are shifting careers), this is a certification that will become extremely useful in your career. The skills learned in CompTIA’s basic series are ones that you will carry with you regardless of what your future is in the IT field.

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4 Unique Gadgets You Don’t Know About http://inspiringezine.com/4-unique-gadgets-you-dont-know-about/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:31:17 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Inspiration Science & Health Technology air umbrella Apple Awesome Gadgets Bike Bluetooth BoostTurbine cell phone Crash Sensor Gadgets GPS hand-turbine Helmet ICEdot Sticker iPad latest technology microphone Pop Robot The Popinator http://inspiringezine.com/?p=584 The world of technology has advanced exponentially the last few years, and it is expected to do so in the future. Although its mission at first was to make our lives easier, in the post-modern times the number of technologies you own say something about your social and financial status. In other words, tech is [...]

The world of technology has advanced exponentially the last few years, and it is expected to do so in the future. Although its mission at first was to make our lives easier, in the post-modern times the number of technologies you own say something about your social and financial status. In other words, tech is being re-purposed; it is converted into a common good that everyone can buy at fabulously cheap prices and then simply discard once they are bored of it or when a new generation of that same product comes out. It seems as though people are so wrapped up in the consumerist mentality of these times that no gadget is performing or stylish enough that it cannot be replaced within a few 2 or 3 months with another slightly modified version of itself (i.e. Apple’s ipads). In the following paragraphs we will present some of the latest gadgets that you can find on the market and it is up to you, the readers, to decide whether they are more or less useful in everyday life.

1. Air Umbrella

Air Umbrella is a unique electronic gadget, and the concept of it has been patented by two designers: Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon. The unconventional umbrella works in the following way: the stick of the umbrella can change its length and at its base you have the control button; once you press it, the handle blows the air beneath it above your head, thus creating an adjustable air-curtain that protects you from the raindrops; if the rain is heavier then you can adjust the power with which the air is being blown in order to avoid getting wet. The gadget has been promoted as ensuring maximum portability (i.e. you can carry it in your pocket or your bag) and as Eco-friendly due to the fact that it discourages the use of plastic bags.

2. The Popinator

The Popinator is a voice-activated robot designed to release popcorn from its stash and project it right into your mouth at command. This invention has also been labeled as the “ultimate feeding toy” of the century because it is based on high end engineering, and the idea stemmed out of the need to multitask. Actually, the Popinator uses a binaural microphone system, which is very similar to the science behind our hearing system, in order to decode the distance from which the word “Pop!” has been said and the trajectory. Although there are a few infinitesimal errors of decoding the sound because of possible sound wave interferences, the Popinator is still amazingly precise at delivering the “Pop!”.

3. BoostTurbine

Have you ever considered the possibility that at some point mankind will have to adapt energy wise? Well, this next gadget is way ahead of you: the BoostTurbine is specifically designed to provide you with a portable charger that you can use for you telephone or laptop or any other device even if you do not have any power source near you (i.e. if you are in the forest). The BoostTurbine has a hand-turbine power generator and a rechargeable lithium battery, so that with only one minute of turning that handle you have enough energy to re-open your telephone, make a few calls and send texts. One can say that such a gadget can literally save your life!

4. ICEdot Sticker

The ICEdot Sticker, also called the Crash Sensor, is the latest technology developed for cyclists. Practically, this sensor, once it is placed on the bike helmet, connects with the rider’s cell phone via Bluetooth. Let us see how it works: if you fall off your bike or your helmet is knocked off you head, the sensor will automatically start calling all your emergency contacts in the list, also giving them your GPS coordinates. In case of false crash detection – when you accidentally drop the helmet on the ground, for example – there is a countdown before the sensor starts dialing, so that you have enough time to stop it from continuing if you are really not hurt. I think that everyone riding a bike will feel a little bit safer once they get the Crash Sensor.

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Top 5 Androids Apps Making Life Easy And Comfortable http://inspiringezine.com/top-5-androids-apps-making-life-easy-and-comfortable/#comments Sun, 02 Sep 2012 20:16:11 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Technology android business tycoons dropbox eagle eye google mind blowing money management phonebook precious time remarkable feature remarkable innovations saving accounts spreadsheets voice recognition http://inspiringezine.com/?p=95 Top 5 Android Apps: Technology has revolutionized human life and several remarkable innovations are designed and introduced each day to make life easier and simpler. These days Android and iOS are in an interesting app war and each company is making their users available with mind-blowing and heart breaking apps. Increasing number of apps have [...]

Top 5 Android Apps: Technology has revolutionized human life and several remarkable innovations are designed and introduced each day to make life easier and simpler. These days Android and iOS are in an interesting app war and each company is making their users available with mind-blowing and heart breaking apps. Increasing number of apps have made it difficult to track an app that honestly worth your precious time. To make your list simpler here is top 5 Android apps that can make your life easier than ever before.

5. Taskos

One of the most popular and highly used apps is Taskos that help user to stay organized. It has a voice recognition feature and has a simple interface. It is not an ordinary To-Do List app. It enables users to add, delete, edit and share tasks with friends via SMS, Google sync and emails. Moreover, users can configure alarms and can write notes. The impressive features that put Taskos apart from its competitor apps is its feature to auto-complete names from the phonebook and dial them from the app directly.

4. Droid Wallet

People having problem in money management will be happy to know about this application. As it helps them with their monetary woes. Droid wallet is number 4 on our list of Top 5 Android Apps – it enables you to keep an eagle eye over your financial goings-on. Either small or large financial activities droid handles everything and is completely customizable. You can customize and categorize your income and expenses by transaction date or type. It has a remarkable feature that makes you able to track your daily spending. Users can set up their monthly or weekly budgets and helps you in boosting saving accounts. It also has password protection attribute and supports almost all currencies. It also offers an ease to keep the backup of all information in CSV spreadsheets.

3. Dropbox

Dropbox is also most widely used android app- the best app for business tycoons as well as for personal use as it helps in organizing a huge pile of files. It is a personal storage enabling people to store documents, photos and videos anywhere and eliminates memory issues often faced with other apps. You can easily share office files or pictures with your friends anytime from any part of the world.

2. Recipe search

Recipe Search is listed on our 2nd position amongst the top 5 android apps. It is the best app for food lovers and for people having no understanding regarding cooking. This app enables you to discover above 70,000 recipes with complete instructions and you are left with no option to get bored of food. If you are diet specific this recipe app has categories like baby food, diabetic recipes, vegetarian and low calorie food and many more. This is the best app for students and bachelors living in hostels. You can search your favorite recipe easily note the ingredients and can cook a scrumptious meal within no time.

1. Pocket Yoga

Health is the important most assets of human being and everybody yearn for harmony. But, unfortunately in today’s competitive era man has overlooked to look after their health. That is why android has introduced the busy people with super cool Pocket Yoga app. It will serve you like your personal instructor and will show images and instructions for diverse yoga poses and assist you through the entire yoga course.  You are thinking now, how it makes life easier? Yoga combat stress, anxiety and relaxes your body and mind. With the stunning features of pocket yoga you can practice yoga in office, nearby park, balcony or the garden.

Hope you have enjoyed the list of some of the best android apps!

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