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MekaMon

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The robots are upgradable and customizable with detachable legs, shields, and weapons. They feature four IR sensors, so the robot can measure distance and location and also accurately track and attack opponents. The robot can also flip on its back and stabilize rather quickly. Each robot weighs around 2.2 pounds, with a dimension of 11.8 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches.

When it comes to gaming competition with friends, most of us grew up playing games like Pokémon, battling with friends through Game Boys and old link cables, and mostly using our imagination when the gameplay animation was still pretty basic. Fast-forward a few decades, and you can still battle friends, but the modes have expanded incredibly. The latest form is a gaming robot from Reach Robotics. Called MekaMon, the four-legged robots have AR capabilities that can be controlled by your smartphone.

The toy connects to the smartphone app through Bluetooth, and other robots via infrared signals. The battery life is a bit limited, though: you’ll only get about one hour of play before it needs to be recharged. MekaMon’s story is set in 2076 and follows Earth after an alien invasion, where humans are fighting back using the battle robots. There are options to play them in story mode, arcade mode, or battle with friends. “We’ve created an entirely new video gaming platform,” Silas Adekunle, CEO of Reach Robotics said in a statement. “Players can whip out their smartphone to battle their multi-functional, connected battlebots in the physical and virtual worlds at the same time.”

The robots are compatible with both iOS and Android devices, using the phones’ cameras and infrared sensors. You look through your phone’s screen to guide your robot and objects in the room like tables and chairs can be used to hide from attacks in the game. Reach Robotics says more add-ons will be available from MekaMon.com in the future. MekaMon is available in white and black models from Apple and MekaMon.com.

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Firefox Quantum

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Firefox today released its newest browser Firefox Quantum out of beta. The company claims it’s twice as fast as the original Firefox from six months ago. Firefox Quantum has a sleek UI with the option to customize the toolbar. It also exceeds the performance of Google Chrome in a browser speed test battle. The new browser also includes Pocket recommendations of what sites to browse on every new tab. Night Mode and other features are available as Firefox free add-ons.

Despite competing against Google in the browser space, Firefox does resort to using Google as the default search engine in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. For years, Firefox used Yahoo as a default, though it also offered Google and Bing as alternative selections, but it recently terminated its contract with Yahoo, according to an email statement from Mozilla. The company’s chief business officer Denelle Dixon said, “We exercised our contractual right to terminate our agreement with Yahoo! based on a number of factors including doing what’s best for our brand, our effort to provide quality web search, and the broader content experience for our users.”

The biggest selling point of Quantum versus Chrome is the smaller RAM usage something Google has been repeatedly critiqued for over the years. As you open more tabs in Quantum, it takes up less memory than opening up multiple tabs in Chrome. On my Asus laptop with an Intel Core i5, it runs six processes for 20 open tabs, while Google Chrome runs 21 processes for 14 tabs. Note that after opening the 10th tab, Quantum begins to show a squiggly loading sign on new tabs.

Private browsing mode for Firefox Quantum looks just as good as regular browsing. A purple masked symbol on the right indicates what mode you’re in, and Firefox has tracking protection on by default. Quantum was a project open to volunteers, with about 700 authors contributing to the code. It took a year for Firefox to complete the project. You can download the final version today for free from Mozilla for the web, Android, and iOS.

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MSI Wearable Computer – Wearable Virtual Reality Backpack!

Monday, November 13th, 2017

 

 

MSI as we know is one of the leading designers of computer hardware, specifically when it comes to gaming computers which are known has high efficiency, high performance, and spectacular graphics Even though MSI is still young in the industry, they are taking over a niche that has long since been dominated by companies such as Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Toshiba. This new kid on the block packs all their computers with the fastest processors, high capacity RAM, and speeds that blow the mind. The only answer that other competitors have for MSI is their Alienware computers. These Alienware computers are the top line products that come as Desktops and Laptops for the flag ship of these varied manufacturers.

Now that Virtual Reality has taken its place in the mainstream and is rapidly being incorporated in all our everyday technology, it is only fitting that the leader in Alienware computers innovates one of their brands to take virtual reality to the next level. MSI has dubbed its new gaming computer system for virtual reality as “VR One”.  The MSI VR One is nothing short of a powerful system that the user wears as a backpack. The system is not only powerful, but also lightweight. The MSI VR One comes with two hand controllers, the system, the utility backpack carrier, and the VR headset. Just as with any system there are other accessories that a user can purchase. However, because it is a regular computer, the additional accessories are not solely through MSI, you can purchase from any other manufacturer accessories and use its plug and play feature with the MSI VR One.

The MSI VR One packs a punch by having high-end Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA extreme level GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics cards. These new enhancements to the computer allows it to give the full look and feel within the virtual reality without any constraints that other computers may currently have. The ability for a user to be totally immersed into the virtual reality without the anchor of cords or equipment holding the user back from making moves forward, is where the MSI VR One stands out amongst other potential competitors. The backpack can run up to 1.5hrs of constant play/usage without being recharged.

The MSI VR One has “hot-swap” battery capability. This means that the battery can be changed out without loss of power to the device which eliminates downtime. It comes with a full VR HMD compatible Direct HMD I/O.  The sleek ID design makes the slim figure of the computer even more stylish and easy to carry around. Because MSI has dedicated this device to the Virtual Reality platform, it has a plethora of VR One applications that enhance not only the experience, but opens the doors for users to see just how powerful virtual reality is becoming.  The ports on the MSI VR One are the 4 VR HMD ports, 1 HDMI, a mini display port, along with a headphone and mic jack.  The pack weights 3.6 KG which is a little less than 8lbs. With power being the major concern when using VR devices, the MSI VR One comes with 2 battery packs. Memory in this device varies by the cost that the user is willing to spend, hence, there are different options from 256GB to 512GB.  RAM in the MSI VR One comes with 16 GB which is (2x8GB) DDR4.  The operating system of choice is Windows 10 Pro, but can be changed to any version of Windows once purchased.Wifi connectivity on the MSI VR One is a breeze with bluetooth 4.1 and 1535 Wifi.  The headsets which work best for this device is the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.  Both headsets have to be purchased separately and do not come as part of the VR One package.  If the virtual reality capabilities are not used, the VR One can be used as a super powered Alienware desktop. The mobility of this device is the most intriguing and the fact that it is not only lighter than most desktops, but capable of being worn as a backpack.The MSI VR One is an innovation that MSI has been working on for years that has come of age. This computer is essentially what the future of virtual reality and its uses are headed. The MSI VR One is one of the high-end product lines which has prices that go along with the technology. Prices for the MSI VR One go from $1,899 to $2,129. IT GURUS OF ATLANTA prides ourselves as a trusted partner of MSI. We deliver the most innovative devices from various manufacturers such as MSI for businesses and the government.  MSI partners receive partner discounts and special pricing that allow us to give the optimal pricing of their products. Contact IT GURUS OF ATLANTA and let us custom design your next computer hardware project at a fraction of the cost.

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The Temperature-control MUG

Friday, November 10th, 2017

The Ember ceramic mug changed the way I’ll drink coffee, and it can do the same for anybody who hates lukewarm swill and the flavor of overcooked coffee sludge. Here’s the deal: within the mug, a microprocessor-controlled heating system gathers information from four separate temperature sensors and activates its adaptive dual heating mechanism. This means no more unintentional cold brew. It’s fascinating how little, everyday frustrations can stick in your brain forever. Like why isn’t there an apparatus that breaks spaghetti in half without throwing shards of raw noodle all over your kitchen? Or why aren’t there half-size spaghetti noodles? Anyway, a few weeks ago, I got a product that spoke to the very heart of me. It spoke to the part of me that has always hated tepid coffee.

The Ember ceramic mug allows you to set your ideal temperature preference—to the degree and keep it there. Most serious coffee drinkers know that the correct temperature for brewing falls between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the brew. Any higher and you will over-extract the coffee. Lower, you’ll under-extract, leaving the coffee sour and weak. The temperature at which you drink it, however, is much more subjective and is based on personal preference. The Ember mug allows you match your tastes. There are other methods for keeping coffee warm, but they have their flaws. Hot-plate-style warmers generate uneven heat from the bottom. Vacuum-sealed, double-walled containers leak heat constantly, despite their best efforts to hold onto those precious degrees. The only thing a hot beverage has to be is not cold.

The Ember mug is made of reinforced stainless steel and coated with a white ceramic. It comes with a matching coaster that acts as a charger, the cup holds a charge for about an hour and has a built-in LED light to notify you when your drink is at the optimal temperature or running low on batteries. The LED light even has color options for multiple users or drinks. Unlike the brand’s previous product the Ember Travel Mug, which has an adjustable dial on the bottom of the device, the new mug connects to your smartphone or Apple Watch to adjust the temperature. It senses when there is no liquid inside, puts itself into sleep mode when not being used, and then uses a three-axis accelerometer to recognize movement and wake the mug back up. The mug is approximately $80 and can be purchased on the Ember’s website or in most Starbucks throughout the United States and Canada.

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UberEats knows what you want before you do

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

UberEats suggests menu items based on what you’ve ordered in the past. On-demand food is a competitive space. Besides UberEats, people have a multitude of apps to choose from. There’s Caviar, Grubhub, Seamless, DoorDash and Postmates. There’s also the old-fashioned choice of simply calling a restaurant and ordering food, although not all restaurants deliver. By making its service more personalized, UberEats aims to stand above the rest. The food delivery service first launched in 2014 in Los Angeles under the moniker UberFresh. Then eventually it morphed into UberEats with an official launch in Toronto, Canada, in December 2015. By the end of 2016, UberEats was is 56 cities worldwide. Today it’s in 130 cities and is slated to be in 200 by the end of the year. UberEats is even in some cities that don’t have the ride-hailing service, such as Tokyo, Taipei and Seoul.

The food-delivery service added three new features to its app on Thursday that aim to learn your tastes, preferences and likes. It’ll now show “recommended for you” menu items, eater-generated restaurant ratings and also let you “favorite” certain dining spots. Essentially, UberEats is getting more personal. UberEats wants to get to know you. “With such a large and growing selection of restaurants on the platform, we’re thinking how can we show you what you want. UberEats is the food-delivery branch of the ride-hailing service Uber. Similar to how people can hail an Uber ride with the push of a button on their smartphone, they can also order food from dozens of local restaurants using the UberEats app.

Every single consumer on the platform is super different. By learning your preferences we can more intelligently suggest food that you like. UberEats’ new restaurant ratings work a little differently. Ratings aim to better guide eaters in picking restaurants and to help restaurants better learn what dishes are resonating with people. The feature will have a five-star rating system and show feedback over the last 90 days. Sometimes negative ratings can hurt restaurants. Businesses have complained that they’ve lost customers after receiving bad ratings on sites like Yelp, OpenTable and MenuPages. Negative ratings shouldn’t harm UberEats’ partner restaurants since they refresh on a rolling 90-day basis.

UberEats partners with restaurants, so restaurants can decide what they want to sell on the app. The company charges restaurants a service fee that’s calculated as a percentage of its sales on the platform. Uber now has partnerships with 80,000 restaurants, which include everything from upscale eateries to McDonald’s. “With an increasing choice of selection it becomes a little bit more difficult to choose what you want to order. Uber has created “technical solutions to solve some of the pain points for our customers.” UberEats’ new “recommended for you” feature uses machine learning to personalize the app based on what each person is ordering and favoriting. It looks at past restaurant and menu item choices to make suggestions much like how Netflix makes movie recommendations. So, if you tend to order pasta, UberEats will likely show you a restaurant’s spaghetti, lasagna or tortellini dishes.

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Increase Safari SPEED on iOS Devices

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Has browsing the Web become an exercise in frustration with Safari on your iPhone or iPad? The first suspect to consider in this crime most foul is your Wi-Fi network itself, but if other devices are humming along at a reasonable clip and it’s just a single iOS device whose Safari is acting sluggish and slow, there are a few things you can try to speed it back up.

Clear history, cookies and data

This move may speed up Safari but will also make the browser a bit more of a pain to use at the outset because it won’t suggest a URL as you type until you visit a site again. Go to Settings > Safari and tap Clear History and Website Data to clear your browsing history and data along with any cookies. Your bookmarks will remain, and Safari will remember your AutoFill information for forms.

Close tabs

It’s easy to run up the count of open tabs in Safari. As a lifelong fan of Ohio State football, I get a daily email newsletter about the team, and each time I tap on a story, it opens as a new tab in Safari. Do I then close each tab after I’m done reading about my Buckeyes? Of course not. When Safari feels a step slow, I close all of the open tabs I have sitting there in Safari by long-pressing the Tab button in the lower-right corner and then tapping Close All [insert number here] Tabs. (You can also tap the Tabs button and long-press Done to get to the same option.)

Disable background processes

It may be that Safari itself isn’t to blame but a couple of background processes that are syphoning off valuable system resources. If your iPhone is downloading updates and refreshing apps in the background while you are browsing, then your performance might suffer. To disable automatic downloads, go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores and turn off automatic downloads for Music, Apps, Book & Audiobook and Updates. To disable background app refresh, head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn it off. Or, if you have a firm suspicions of the app or apps that are refreshing in the background a bit too much to your liking, you can disable the feature for individual apps from the list below.

Reset network settings

When all else fails, you can try resetting your network connection. You’ll need to reconnect to any of your Wi-Fi networks, but it might fix what ails Safari. Go to Settings > General and scroll down to the bottom and tap Reset. On the Reset page, tap Reset Network Settings.

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Sharp like a “RAZER”

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

“You use this for a week and then go to any other phone, you’re going to be upset,” says Tom Moss, Razer’s head of mobile. He’s talking about the Razer Phone. Because where most new flagship phones are shiny rounded rectangles with curved screens, Razer’s first phone is unabashedly a black brick. It flaunts sharp 90-degree corners instead of curved edges. You can even stand the phone on end. The 5.7-inch, 2,560×1,440-resolution screen is flat as a pancake, and you’ll find giant bezels above and below that screen, just when we thought bezels were going out of style. But there’s another trite phrase that might accurately convey the Razer Phone: “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.”

When the Razer Phone ships Nov. 17 for $699 the company says it’ll be the first phone with a display that refreshes 120 times per second, like a high-end PC gaming monitor or Apple’s iPad Pro. Combined with a dynamic refresh technique Razer’s calling Ultramotion, it can mean beautiful, butter-smooth scrolling down websites and apps, and glossy mobile gameplay. The Razer Phone is not exactly what you’d call stunning, and the phrase “breath of fresh air” doesn’t really feel right either, even if the phone is pretty different from anything else on the market. Then there are the speakers. Remember those giant bezels that flank the screen? There’s a reason they exist: they house a pair of front-facing speakers that get louder than you’d imagine a phone has any right to be. When fired up the Dolby Atmos app in a big conference room in Razer’s San Francisco offices, I can’t believe how well they fill the room.

As we run down the spec sheet, it’s clear that Razer focused on meeting or exceeding the competition in other ways as well. It’s got 8GB of RAM. There’s a 4,000mAh battery. A 12-megapixel dual camera with both a wide-angle lens and 2x optical zoom. Two years of guaranteed software updates though it ships with last year’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with Oreo coming next spring and 64GB of storage by default, with a microSD slot to add up to 2TB more. The phone has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip you’ll find in most of today’s flagship phones, Razer claims theirs will perform better than the competition by borrowing some of the thermal engineering know-how the company uses for its high-end laptops, including an actual heatpipe to draw heat away from the chips. It’s the best landscape mode phone, it’s the best audio quality, it’s the best for movies, noting that the big, speaker-filled bezels aren’t just there for audio, they’re a way to hold the phone comfortably in landscape without blocking the screen.

Mind you, there’s no waterproofing to be had here, no wireless charging, and no 3.5mm headphone jack. Razer says the giant speakers weren’t compatible with the idea of waterproofing, the all-aluminum chassis doesn’t have a spot to pass the wireless charging signal, and there’s a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter dongle in the box. Perhaps more importantly, prospective US buyers should know it won’t support CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint. Like the OnePlus 5, our favorite budget powerhouse, the Razer Phone is strictly a GSM-only affair. It’s not yet clear what, beyond the Razer brand, makes this a gaming phone. When we ask, Moss downplays that idea a bit. “It shouldn’t just be a gaming phone, it should be a phone for gamers.” The phone will ship Nov. 17 from Razer’s website, Amazon and some Microsoft Stores. In Europe, it’ll exclusively be available where pre-orders begin today.

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Underwater Drones – The next Frontier – Buy Today!

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

 

Amazon, the king of the drone empire is making a lot of headway since their tests with drone flight for package delivery. News stations which are using drones to deliver captivating aerial videos have helped to propel drones to an all-time high of being the most sought-after gadget. Since their introduction for personal use, many are grabbing drones off the shelves faster than they can be produced. Now larger companies are catching on the craze and drones are available worldwide for both personal and business use. The sky is clearly the frontier that is rapidly developing into the playground for mankind. This only opens the doors for another frontier to be conquered by the evolution of drones. For that next frontier, the water is next in line.

BIKI Technologies is company that was founded in 2014 owned by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT).  Their focus is on algorithms and computational designs. Their innovation drove them invent the world’s first Bionic Wireless Underwater Fish Drone. Too many words to consider, well that is because of all the functionality within this drone and its capabilities.  BIKI Technologies and RoboSea paired up to bring RoboSea’s knowledge of underwater technology along with BIKI Technology’s knowledge of algorithms to BIKI’s underwater drone. Both companies have been working together to get this product on the market and now consumers can purchase from Kick Starter.

BIKI’s abilities underwater are amazing. For starters, you can control the device from your smartphone and view images while the drone does dives. There is automated balancing while the drone is in water this way it stays on a path, while capturing footage and can stay afloat if commended to do so.  The robot is shaped like a fish with a fin at the end to help it maneuver through water the same way that a fish would navigate through water in the ocean with the same swaying movement.  The speed of BIKI is amazing by being able to move through water at 1pmh rapidly.  The automated features of BIKI include setting its own buoyancy and level that removes the owner from having to constantly adjust the drone to keep afloat or to stay on its designated path.

 

One of the key features in BIKI is its ability to come back home. Once the battery drops to 20%, it automatically goes back to the origin point of the user for a recharge prior to being sent back out.  It’s a preservation feature that will not allow it to run out of battery power and preserve the key footage that it has captured.  This “come back home” feature is all possible through an internal GPS and IMU (inertial measurement unit).  That battery life of the drone is quoted to last between 90-120 minutes of constant use.  It is also capable of diving down up to 196 feet.

BIKI has two 114-lumen LED lights that it uses to shed light on the videos it captures giving a full view of objects that in front of the camera.  The camera is another outstanding feature which can shoot 4K videos while taking 16-megapixel photos. The lens is wide angled which captures images at 150-degrees.  During the constant swaying of the drone, the camera uses stabilizers to have the camera move against the movement of the body giving the images steady view with very little movement.  From the naked eye, BIKI is constantly moving and a steady image is hard to imagine, but from the user standpoint, the images and video are constant, clear, and stable.

The drone does not use “Bluetooth” technology to connect the device as Bluetooth tends to put strain on the battery during that constant connection. So, how does BIKI connect? It uses a WiFi signal that a smartphone or tablet can connect to, then once connected, the user can control BIKI with no problems. BIKI only allows one device to connect at a time and the connection can be password protected to avoid the use of the drone by other devices that are not authorized.

WiFi signals do not go very far underwater, so the next question comes into play to ask, “How can the device be controlled if it is to go down to depths of 196 feet?”.  Well BIKI has the answer.  There are two options for controlling BIKI below the connection level of its WiFi signal. One option is to program a patrol route, which the drone can automatically detect obstacles and avoid them. The second option is to use the underwater remote.  The remote uses an “acoustic communication technique”.  This communication feature allows the user to make dives with the drone while having the drone to dive up to 33 feet deeper than the diver.  While submerged below WiFi level, streaming videos and photos are not possible. However, with the remote the diver can control when the drone captures photos and videos for review once the drone is retrieved.

BIKI’s internal memory has a capacity of 32GB that can capture up to 2hrs of videos or 5,722 of 16 Megapixel photos. Combining videos and photos changes the dynamics of how much videos and photos the device captures, but still makes the capacity very significant.  While BIKI is available on Kickstarter for the public to purchase at $599, once it goes retail, the prices are estimated to reach $1,024 per BIKI.  BIKI is guaranteed to change the canvas of the ocean and how consumers view video under water. BIKI comes in two sizes which are both compact and having the same features. BIKI can be used as both a toy for the swimming pool and in the ocean for exploration. IT GURUS OF ATLANTA brings the latest in updates about BIKI and their movement towards mainstream. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter in the link below that we can provide our updates directly to your mailbox.

 

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Samsung Gear SPORT

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Samsung makes fantastic looking watches but it doesn’t always give them the best tools for success. So is Samsung Gear Sport a typical Samsung watch? The Gear Sport isn’t the super-powered mega-watch that last year’s cellular-enabled S3 was. Instead it focuses on fitness… and even takes a step back on making phone calls. It feels more practical than ambitious. The Sport has GPS and adds 50-meter water resistance, a first for a Samsung watch. That means it’s swim-ready in fresh or salt water, like current top-end fitness trackers such as the Apple Watch Series 3, the Fitbit Ionic and Garmin’s recent watches. It also launches alongside a Spotify app update that lets you download songs and albums if you have a premium account.

The Gear Sport launched last Friday for $299, along with a new longer-battery-life version of the Gear Icon X heart-rate-enabled headphones with music storage. Wearing the Gear Sport for a while, you will appreciate the watch’s more practical outlook and design and its detailed on-screen fitness and notification readouts. It’s worth considering, maybe, if you’ve wanted something a bit like an Apple Watch Series 3 for a Samsung or another Android phone. In other words, it’s a swim-ready fitness watch with a little music onboard. Its smart features are far better than Fitbit Ionic, but getting it all to function feels like a serious project.

The Gear Sport has a squared-off circle design, with rounded edges that poke under the circular bezel. The hematite-type glossy black model I tried looked great. It’s a sleeker-looking watch than many round Android Wear watches I’ve seen. It’s not as massive as last year’s Gear S3. The thinner replaceable band is comfortable and it’s pretty nicely done. But the case is definitely chunkier than the older Gear S2. The spinning bezel is still a unique touch. Introduced two years ago, it cycles through watchfaces and quick-glance apps. Is it faster than swiping or using a spinning side crown button? Maybe not, but it’s still satisfying. The display looks fantastic. The watch faces are bold and crisp. The extra fitness features have a lot more detail than similar watches, so you can check your weekly graphs and progress at a glance.

Spotify works, but it’s a hassle to set up. When paired with a phone, it acts as a remote to the phone app. On its own, it can browse and download music, or stream it over Wi-Fi or cellular. The Gear Sport doesn’t have cellular LTE, but last year’s Gear S3 had it as an option. Once connected, Spotify works well. The round interface can show album art, plus play and volume controls. Logging in was annoying, though. When away from a phone, the app made me log in on the watch by tapping my account info into a tiny keyboard. It didn’t seamlessly sync my account from the phone app. Still, having Spotify on a fitness watch with locally saved music (that can be downloaded over Wi-Fi from the watch itself) is a great perk for Spotify users. Eventually, the watch will be able to use Spotify with iOS, but right now it only works for Android phones.

Since Samsung’s key apps like Spotify, S-Health and Samsung Pay arrived, I like the Gear Sport more than the Gear S3, but all the app-connectivity problems have not yet been solved. It feels nice to wear, but it doesn’t always feel nice to use.

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Fiction into Reality – Movie Magic now Everyday Technology

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Movies tend to be the window into the future. Many screen writers and movie special effects staff come together to spin their imaginations together. Sometimes they couple together innovative technology that is currently being used, then fill in the rest with their imagination. By doing this, movies that have depicted futuristic technology have been able to capture audiences. Many watch the movie and wonder how life would be if the technology they see in the movies did exist. Many think that one day, humanity will get to the stage they see in the movie and then life will be completely different. Well IT GURUS OF ATLANTA is here to tell you that many gadgets and technologies used in a lot of movies done in the past are currently being used.  Its surprising how technology creeps into society and steadily becomes a part of our everyday living without anyone batting an eye or realizing just how significant a change this technology is doing.

Star Trek Replicator – 3D Printer

Many Star Trek fans know the infamous replicator which can produce any food or material that the mind can conceive if it is given instructions. This device was found in the cabin quarters of the crew members and most replicated food, but sometimes could replicate different objects such as a glass, plate, or a hand-held device.  In the movie and series, fans were left with the thought of being able to use a replicator. Now in 2017, we are almost there. We currently have 3D printers. Just in case you have been in a cave for the past 3-5 years, a 3D printer can create a replication of almost anything once it receives the image or description of what the object is supposed to be. 3D printers have varied functions and functionality that some can create buildings, objects, or even food. The materials that the 3D printer uses is critical to its function and what its capabilities are. While we do have a long way to go before we have a full-fledged “replicator” from Star Trek, we are very close to where this once thought concept is now a part of our reality.

Star Trek PADD – iPad

The Star Trek PADD was used in the early version of Star Trek in the days of William Shatner.  The PADD was used by the crew members to touch, type, and input data into a single pane hand-held computer with a flat pane.  This device during the 70s was the equivalent of imagination and considered another device that no one during that era would live to see. Well that was before Apple came out with the iPad. The iPad came into homes on January 27th, 2010 and introduced by Steve Jobs at Apple. The iPad literally blew the minds of many technology enthusiasts because the iPhone could move from just a mobile device to a full-fledged flat, hand-held device that could do the same capabilities as in Star Trek.  The wave came in of iPads and not much correlated the technology with Star Trek to get the euphoric feeling.

Star Trek Medical Tricorder – Scanadu Scout

All Trekkies know about this device as during any medical emergency in Star Trek, the medical team responded by first using a “Tricorder”. This device can get the vitals of the patient in a matter of seconds by pointing the device, pressing a button, then the device would read the vitals quickly.  Medically, no one thought this device was anywhere near to being created.  That was until the invention and introduction of Scanadu Scout. If you haven’t heard of this device yet, then now is the time to make that introduction. The Scanadu Scout is a lightweight version of the Star Trak Tricorder which can give a person’s vitals in a matter of seconds by simply pressing the device gently against the forehead, it can bring back immediate readings. Right now, the device after its initial launch, has been disapproved by the FDA, they are currently ramping up to ensure their next round of tests surpass the FDA guidelines.

Star Trek Communicator – Flip Phones – Smartphones

The Star Trek communicator which was a device very similar looking with the flip capacity of what we grew to know as the “flip phone”. That technology quickly came into society and as soon as it came in, it got modified and was quickly pushed out. Today the flip phone is an antique that is no longer supported by most networks and is replaced by the smartphone. The smartphone is literally a small computer in the palm of your hand that can compute, communicate, and surf the internet from literally anywhere. It is amazing to see that years ago the Star Trek Communicator was deemed to be so futuristic and today we have not only implemented that technology, but surpassed it as well.

Technology is clearly a part of our society and is key to the future of humanity. As we evolve, so does the technology we use. Services, hardware, and even virtualization which is the marriage of hardware and software shows the infinite possibilities to come. IT GURUS OF ATLANTA is a technology based firm which was created in this technological error and prides itself as a company that is constantly evolving with this innovation embraces the changes.

 

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