A car with a built-in computer

We always want anything that is easy to use and makes life comfortable. Like searching through the internet using high technology gadgets. We also want it more convenient while on a trip or travel to use social media. That’s why today,  cars has its built-in computer.

The idea of a computer that is the brain that runs our transportation has been around since at least the 1960s, when the legendary film 2001: A Space Odyssey featured HAL 9000, a sentient computer that, of course, ran amok.

In reality, cars have had computers in them since the 1980s, helping you navigate, controlling driving systems and ensuring you get the best possible performance from your engine. The newest innovations take this even further, offering you everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) you get from your home PC. In addition to vehicle-related navigation and performance, you’ll be able to check your email, use social media, search, and generally behave in the way you do when you’re using your tablet or laptop – but please not while you’re driving at 120 kilometres per hour on the highway.

 

Posted by: Delicana, Flora Mae

Draw it!

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                  Most of us Filipinos are making drawing our hobbies. Drawing makes us express our feelings and makes us creative. With Moleskine’s Smart Writing  technology, we can now draw and print it directly or share it direct on our social media accounts. With Moleskine’s Smart Writing  technology , it makes our drawing more awesome and the main features of it, we can save our drawings directly into our memory stick or in a computer.

               Are you ready for this new gadget? Get ready to keep writing and see your handwritten notes turn digital with Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set.The set includes the “Paper Tablet,” a notebook, and the Pen+, a pen with a hidden camera that will digitize everything you write and send it to the Moleskine Notes app (iOS) or Neo Notes (Android, coming soon). Yup, that’s right. Anything you write will move over to the app, where you can then edit or transform it into other file format to share. The notebook is called a tablet since it has rounded pages to look like one. You can buy the entire set for $199 or just the “Paper Tablet” for $30. So what are you waiting? Get ready and buy it now.              

Source:http://www.popsugar.com/

Judems Daub BSIT III

“World’s First Solar-Powered Plane”

Solar Impulse is a Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project, and also the name of the project’s two operational aircraft. This Solar Impulse project’s goals were to make the first circumnavigation of Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power and to bring attention to clean technologies.

It has the following characteristics:

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 22.4 m (73.5 ft)
  • Wingspan: 71.9 m (236 ft)
  • Height: 6.37 m (20.9 ft)
  • Wing area: 17,248 photovoltaic solar cells cover the top of the wings, fuselage and tailplane for a total area of 269.5 m2 (rated at 66 kW peak)
  • Powerplant: 4 × electric motors, 4 x 41 kWh lithium-ion batteries (633 kg), providing 13 kW (17.4 hp) each
  • Propeller diameter: 4 m (13.1 ft)
  • Take-off speed: 36 km/h (22.4 mph)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 90 km/h (56 mph) 60 km/h (37 mph) at night to save power
  • Service ceiling: 8,500 m (27,900 ft) with a maximum altitude of 12,000 meters (39,000 ft)

And, on the 26th of July 2016, at early hours in the morning, this solar powered plane made a history on our society. This is the first ever solar-powered plane to complete an epic around the world trip with 17 legs. it was piloted by  Bertrand Piccard which starts the journey from the following courses/routes:

Flight 1: Abu Dhabi to Muscat
Flight 2: Muscat to Ahmedabad
Flight 3: Ahmedabad to Varanasi
Flight 4: Varanasi to Mandalay
Flight 5: Mandalay to Chongqing
Flight 6: Chongqing to Nanjing
Flight 7: Nanjing to Nagoya
Flight 8: Nagoya to Hawaii
Flight 9: Hawaii to San Francisco
Flight 10: San Francisco to Phoenix
Flight 11: Phoenix to Tulsa
Flight 12: Tulsa to Dayton
Flight 13: Dayton to Lehigh Valley
Flight 14: Lehigh Valley to New York
Flight 15: New York to Seville
Flight 16: Seville to Cairo
Flight 17: Cairo to Abu Dhabi

Astonishing images of the plane moving over the Pyramids of Giza were released just hours after the final leg to Abu Dhabi began

Solar Impulse 2 began the final leg of its round-the-world trip from Egyptian capital Cairo on Sunday

The final leg between Cairo and Abu Dhabi lasted for 48 hours

Experts feared the plane might struggle to complete the last leg from Cairo to the emirate because of extreme 54c temperatures currently blasting Arabia.

But the giant aircraft – powered only by the sun’s rays – finally touched down after the 17th, and final, leg following a 48-hour journey from the Egyptian capital.

Other legs saw the 71 metre-wide plane cross the entire Atlantic Ocean, and cover the Pacific from Japan to Hawaii.

But, in the end this technology was a very successful invention that can help us have a clean environment because this is an environment friendly tech, and can reduce noise polutions. 

Sources:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/2016/07/26/daredevil-pilots-become-the-first-to-complete-round-the-world-trip-in-sun-powered-plane-after-epic-20000-mile-journey/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Impulse

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Rusel Feliscuzo

BSIT III

IT 314 – Semis

Latest Invention: Dell to Launch World’s Thinnest Laptop

 

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Prepare to witness the launch of Dell’s brand new XPS 14z laptop, an ultra-thin and powerful device.

The laptop has a slot-loading DVD burner on the right side of its frame that is just 0.9-inch (23 mm) thin, which makes it so far the thinnest, fully-featured 14-inch laptop in the world.

To be able to create such a thin machine, Dell decided to save some space around the edge of the laptop’s 14-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution display in order to fit it where usually 13.3-inch displays are mounted. The laptop itself measures 13.19 x 9.21 x 0.9-inch (335 x 234 x 23 mm).

The user will also be able to benefit from a 1.3Mp webcam and dual microphones found at the top of the screen, a backlit andspill-resistant keyboard.

The target market of Dell’s new device is business users. The XPS 14z laptop boasts a nice anodized aluminum finish and it will be available in a selection of 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 dual-core processors with up to 8GB of DDR3 1333Mhz memory.

The users will also be able to equip the laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M graphics with 1GB of dedicated video memory and an HDD with a capacity of up to 750GB or SSD storage with a capacity of 256GB.

Running Windows 7, the laptop includes an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 Wireless-N and Bluetooth 3.0 technology, a USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and a HDMI 1.4 ports, as well as Mini Display-Port and microphone/audio connectors.

According to the Dell, the 8 cell battery of its laptop will be able to hold for 6 hours. It will hit the US and Canadian markets on November 1 and the rest of the world on November 15, wearing a price tag that starts at $999.

Posted By: Maria Fe Delicana

Source: https://www.google.com.ph/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=nly1V5TKFZTG8QXnzZLYDg#q=Latest+invention+of+Laptop+in+2016

 

 

3D Printer

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3d printing or additive substance assembling is a procedure of making a three-dimensional solid object of essentially any shape from an advanced/digital model. 3d printing is accomplished utilizing an added substance process, where progressive layers of material are set down in diverse shapes. 3d printing is additionally viewed as unique from conventional machining strategies, which generally depend on the evacuation of material by systems, for example, cutting or penetrating (subtractive procedures).
A 3d printer is a constrained kind of mechanical robot that is equipped for doing an added substance transform under machine control.
While 3d printing engineering has been around since the 1980s, it was not until the early 2010s that the printers got to be generally accessible economically. The main working 3d printer was made in 1984 by Chuck Hull of 3d Systems Corp. Since the begin of the 21st century there has been a substantial development in the offers of these machines, and their value has dropped substantially.according to Wohlers Associates, a consultancy, the business sector for 3d printers and administrations was worth $2.2 billion worldwide in 2012, up 29% from 2011.
The 3d printing engineering is utilized for both prototyping and circulated assembling with provisions in building design, development (AEC), modern outline, car, aviation, military, designing, dental and medicinal businesses, biotech (human tissue substitution), style, footwear, adornments, eyewear, instruction, geographic data frameworks, sustenance, and numerous different fields. One study has observed that open source 3d printing could turn into a mass market thing in light of the fact that domesticated 3d printers can balance their capital expenses by empowering customers to dodge expenses connected with acquiring basic family questions.
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3D Printing process

1. CAD – Produce a 3-D model utilizing “Computer Aided Design” (CAD) programming. The product may give some clue as to the structural trustworthiness you can expect in the completed item, excessively, utilizing exploratory information about specific materials to make virtual reproductions of how the article will carry on under specific conditions.
2. Conversion to STL – Convert the CAD attracting to the STL design. STL, which is an acronym for “standard tessellation dialect”, is a record arrangement created for 3d Systems in 1987 for utilization by its “stereolithography apparatus” (SLA) machines. Most 3-D printers can utilize STL documents within expansion to some restrictive record sorts, for example, ZPR by Z Corporation and Objdf by Objet Geometries.
3. Transfer to AM Machine and STL File Manipulation – A client duplicates the STL document to the machine that controls the 3-D printer. There, the client can designate the size and introduction for printing. This is like the way you might set up a 2-D printout to print 2-sided or in scene versus picture introduction.
4. Machine Setup – Each machine has its necessities for how to get ready for another print work. This incorporates refilling the polymers, fasteners and different consumables the printer will utilization. It likewise blankets adding a tray to serve as an establishment or adding the material to construct transitory water-dissolvable backings.
5. Build – Let the machine do its thing; the construct procedure is basically programmed. Each one layer is normally about 0.1 mm thick, however it might be much more slender or thicker. Contingent upon the item’s size, the machine and the materials utilized, this procedure could take hours or even days to finish. Make certain to keep an eye on the machine occasionally to verify there are no failures.
6. Removal – Remove the printed item (or numerous questions in a few cases) from the machine. Make sure to take any security safety measures to dodge damage, for example, wearing gloves to secure yourself from hot surfaces or harmful chemicals.
7. Postprocessing – Many 3-D printers will oblige some measure of post-transforming for the printed item. This could incorporate getting over any remaining powder or showering the printed article to uproot water-solvent backings. The new print may be frail throughout this venture since a few materials oblige time to cure, so alert may be important to guarantee that it doesn’t dampen or go to pieces.
 8. Application – Make utilization of the recently printed question or articles.
Posted by: Edna Mae Buniel

LATEST INVENTION OF MOBILE PHONES (Top 10)

10. Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

A compact beast with a splendid price

Weight: 138g | Dimensions: 127 x 65 x 8.9 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow |Screen size: 4.6-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1280 | CPU: Snapdragon 810 | RAM:2GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 2700mAh | Rear camera: 23MP | Front camera:5.1MP

Compact design
Impressive camera
Still a 720p screen
No wireless charging

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is another in the line of smaller handsets from the Japanese brand, packing in all the power into a smaller, more manageable phone.

It’s got all the same power credentials as the Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, but has the added bonus of being a lot more pocketable.

The main reason you’d go for this phone is that it’s a dinkier device, with a 4.6-inch screen combined with the strong camera, waterproofed chassis and allows you to hear all your audio in beautiful upscaled sound quality.

Battery life could be better, but it’s no worse than a lot on this list – and Sony certainly has a unique design that plenty like to fondle.

9. Nexus 6P

The best phone for those that like a simple interface

Weight: 178g | Dimensions: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | CPU: Snapdragon 810 | RAM:3GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB | Battery: 3450mAh | Rear camera: 12.3MP | Front camera: 8MP

Great specs for the price
Front-facing stereo speakers
Ugly rear camera bulge
No wireless charging

The Nexus 6P is a larger phone, but that means it comes with some upgraded specs too. There’s a vivid QHD display, which is much sharper than many other smartphone around, but Huawei (the brand making the Google Nexus phablet) has tried hard to make it more palm-friendly.

You’ll always get the latest version of Android first with Nexus phones (currently the highly-rated Android Marshmallow) and there’s the innovative placement of the fingerprint scanner on the back – which is both quick and accurate, while being much safer than a PIN.

It’s not super-cheap like the old Nexus phones (although it’s more competitive than other phablets in the same screen size bracket), but it’s very well made, and thanks to the improved camera and battery capabilities you’ll likely be very impressed with what Huawei has made here.

8. iPhone 6S Plus

The best phablet you can buy

Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm | OS: iOS 9.3 | Screen size:5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Apple A9 | RAM: 2GB | Storage:16GB/64GB/128GB | Battery: 2750mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera:5MP

3D Touch has exciting potential
Bright, vibrant display
Big and heavy
Expensive

Apple on the slide! Regular visitors to our best phones ranking will note that Apple’s duo of flagship phones have taken a tumble down the order of late. Why? Well while the Android army has been busy in 2016 launching their latest and greatest, the Cupertino firm has been patiently biding its time.

That’s not to say the iPhone 6S Plus has gone backwards – it’s still a great handset – it’s just that the competition has moved on since its launch in September 2015. Of course, we could see the Apple brand leap back up the chart later this year with the arrival of the iPhone 7 Plus, but that will all depend on whether it’s actually a decent upgrade.

If you’re OK with a larger iPhone, then you’re in for a treat with the iPhone 6S Plus. It packs all the same upgrades as the smaller 6S – namely the innovative 3D Touch screen and upgraded camera – and fixes some of the flaws we all hate.

The battery is larger, and while the screen is Full HD (with a really great ability to show colours) this is easily the longer-lasting of the two iPhones, meaning you won’t have to reach for the charger as often.

The camera is actually better than on the iPhone 6S, with optical image stabilisation providing sharper and brighter images thanks to mechanical help.

If you’re an Apple fan looking for a ‘bigger’ experience, this is the phone for you.

7. iPhone 6S

The best iPhone Apple’s ever made

Weight: 143g | Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm | OS: iOS 9.3 | Screen size:4.7-inch | Resolution: 1334 x 750 | CPU: Apple A9 | RAM: 2GB | Storage:16GB/64GB/128GB | Battery: 1715mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera:5MP

Great design
3D Touch impresses
Battery life low
Price high for a low-res screen

Apple tumble! Like the 6S Plus, the iPhone 6S Plus has also dropped in the rankings. Fear not, for it’s still a great handset, it’s just that the competition has moved on since its September 2015 launch. We may see Apple leap back up the chart later this year with the arrival of the iPhone 7, but that will depend on whether it’s a decent upgrade.

The iPhone 6S might look the same as 2014’s model, but peer below the hood and there are a number of interesting upgrades.

The camera is enhanced, the processor is once again more powerful to let you play ever-better apps and games with speed, and the 3D Touch display is proving innovative.

The new touch system lets you press harder into the screen to open quick shortcuts – so taking a selfie is merely a hard push and swipe of the camera icon away.

It’s still a brilliant iPhone, the phone that loads of users are desperate to get their hands on, and Apple’s not done any harm at all with this upgraded model.

6. Sony Xperia Z5

A top flagship with a strong camera and waterproof chassis

Weight: 154g | Dimensions: 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow |Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Snapdragon 810 | RAM:3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 2900mAh | Rear camera: 23MP | Front camera:5.1MP

Great fingerprint sensor
Stronger battery life
Heats up
Expensive

The Sony Xperia Z5 is the Japanese brand’s ‘mainstream’ phone, and one that we’re happy to talk about – it’s got a number of nice features that make it worth checking out.

It’s a big upgrade on the earlier phones, and the speedy autofocus – much faster than anything else on test – has to be tried to be believed. You can whirl around and still get a sharp snap, and in bright light the Z5 is probably the best camera around.

It’s added in a pleasing fingerprint sensor on the side, and has the latest Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM. The waterproofing is amazing when you see how many open ports there are, but Sony has managed it. You can drop this in the toilet without fear, basically.

The large 5.2-inch screen looks great thanks to Bravia technology – it’s the best phone Sony has ever made, and we especially like the frosted rear glass too. Recent price drops have made it even more palatable, so it’s still sitting pretty near the top of our rankings.

5. LG G5

The best innovation in a smartphone we’ve seen

Weight: 159g | Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.3-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | CPU: value | RAM: 4GB |Storage: 32GB | Battery: 2800mAh | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera:8MP

Super performance
Useful wide angle camera
Questionable design
Battery could be better

LG’s back, and with an innovative bang. This is a phone that’s designed to fall apart – well, come apart at least. You see, on top of the clever dual camera there’s a clip at the bottom that lets you pull the battery out.

That’s good in itself – too many phones lack a removable power pack – but you can attach new modules to improve the audio, battery life or camera grippability with more to come.

Another ‘alternative’ phone from LG, and we’re big fans of the brand trying to keep separating itself from the rest of the market.

4. OnePlus 3

A genuine flagship killer

Weight: 158g | Dimensions: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | RAM:6GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera:8MP

Premium design
Affordable price
No microSD slot
Camera could be better

The Chinese firm has improved on a number of issues fans had with its predecessor, wrapping the OnePlus 3 in a new premium suit and managed to keep the price low enough to worry the established names in the market.

We love the new design, the AMOLED display is bright and vibrant and the fingerprint scanner is much improved and lightning fast.

The lack of a microSD card, and a battery which doesn’t last more than a day may put some off, but considering the price you’re paying the OnePlus is fantastic value for money.

If you’re desperate for a high-end phone, but don’t have the money to stetch that far the OnePlus 3 will make you very, very happy.

3. HTC 10

Not 10/10, but the best phone for music by far

Weight: 161g | Dimensions: 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow|Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | RAM:4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera:5MP

Amazing audio
Great design
Camera not impressive
Boomsound not great

After the success of the HTC One M8, the world wondered if time was up for HTC after it didn’t really ignite the smartphone game with the One M9.

Well, that’s not the case as the brand went away, made a beautiful phone that’s ‘sculpted by light’, added in a genuinely impressive camera and improved the battery life.

But that’s not the best bit – that comes when you plug headphones into this thing. It’s sensational – can this thing pump beautiful, Hi-Res Audio into your ears or what? It’s sensational.

For that reason alone it’s worth a place in the top ten, and the myriad other improvements impress equally.

2. Samsung Galaxy S7

One of two five star phones from Samsung

Weight: 152g | Dimensions: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.1-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Exynos 8890 | RAM:4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP

Improved, waterproof design
Fantastic screen and power
High price
Fingerprint magnet

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a phone that initially looks just like the S6 from last year – but pick it up and you’ll see there’s a world of difference.

Firstly, the rear of the phone feels much nicer thanks to a curved back (through a process called 3D Thermo Forming), it’s now water resistant and a microSD slot is a welcome feature to return, after it was dropped last year.

The camera is just brilliant – it’s lower in megapixels but improved in quality. You’ll get brilliant pictures time and again, and you’ll want to keep trying it in different scenarios. It’s a great phone that you’ll be happy to pull out of your pocket.

1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The best smartphone in the world – it’s a work of art

Weight: 157g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Exynos 8890 | RAM:4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 3600mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP

Beautiful screen
Super camera
Slight plastic feel
Expensive

Last year’s Galaxy S6 Edge was a good phone, but not brilliant. It was the same as the Samsung Galaxy S6, but had a curved screen – and that was it. It was the same size, power and camera, and that wasn’t enough.

Fast forward to today and the S7 Edge takes all the great looks of the S6 Edge, makes the phone even curvier and combines it with the superb power and feature set of the S7.

The camera is just brilliant, the mix of metal and glass is really nice to hold, and even the Touchwiz overlay is turning into something more usable than before. Battery life improvements are hugely welcomed, and while the price is higher, it’s now affixed to a phone that offers simply the best in nearly every department, so many will be happy with the outlay.

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/20-best-mobile-phones-in-the-world-today-645440/10

Posted by: Geraldine Kaye Medrocillo

 

The 10 best digital cameras in 2016

By  tech radar  January 19, 2016 Cameras

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1. Sony A7R II

Sony’s top mirrorless camera is a real show-stopper

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: full frame, 42.4Mp | Lens: Sony E mount (full frame) | Monitor: 3-inch tilting, 1,229k dots | Viewfinder: EVF | Continuous shooting: 5fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Expert

Excellent resolution
High-end 4K video
Relatively limited lens range
Menus need streamlining

Once, if you wanted a professional quality full frame camera it had to be a Nikon or Canon DSLR. But Sony has changed all that with its mirrorless A7 series cameras, and the A7R II is its highest resolution model. Its 42.4 megapixel sensor is second only to the 50-megapixel sensor in the Canon 5DS for resolution, yet the A7R II is only two-thirds the size and weight of the Canon. It has a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and 5-axis image stabilization built into the camera body, and the full-time live view that’s integral to the mirrorless design gives Sony’s A7-series cameras a real advantage for video.

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2. Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

It’s the baby of the range but the Olympus is a little gem

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor size: Micro Four Thirds, 16.1MP | Lens: Micro Four Thirds | Monitor: 3-inch tilting, 1,037k dots | Viewfinder: EVF | Continuous shooting: 8.5fps | Movies: 1080 | User level: Enthusiast

Small size
Versatile and customizable
Comparatively small sensor
4K timelapse movies play at 5fps

The OM-D E-M10 II is another mirrorless camera but at the opposite end of the scale to the Sony. It’s small, neat and rather beautiful and designed for beginners and enthusiasts rather than pros. It’s looks and handles like a miniaturised DSLR, complete with a top-quality electronic viewfinder and extensive external controls – yet despite its small size, it doesn’t feel unwieldy or cluttered. It uses the Micro Four Thirds format, which means that the sensor is a little smaller than those in other mirrorless cameras – but it means the lenses are smaller and lighter too, and there’s a really good range to choose from.

Read the full review: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

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3. TomTom Bandit

It’s the action cam with everything, even motion sensors!

Type: action cam | Weight: 190g | Waterproofing: Splashproof, with lens swap |4K video: 15fps | 1080: up to 60fps | 720: up to 120fps | Stills resolution: 16Mp | Battery life: 3hrs

Clever editing features
Easy to mount and position
Heavy compared to rivals
Needs a lens swap to be waterproofed

In third place we’ve chosen a camera that’s even more different. You might expect our top action cam to be a GoPro, since that brand name has become practically synonymous with the action cam market as a whole. Instead, we’ve chosen the TomTom Bandit for its bullet-shaped design – perfect for helmet mounting – and its in-built GPS and G-force sensors. The way these are used is really clever – when they detect that something exciting just happened, producing G-force spikes, they automatically tag that section of video. Later on, you just give your phone a shake and the TomTom app will automatically combine the best bits into a movie, ready for sharing.

Read the full review: TomTom Bandit

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4. Sony RX100 III

Premium performance in a super-small package

Type: high-end compact | Sensor size: 1-inch, CMOS | Megapixels: 20.1 | Lens:24-70mm-equivalent, f1.8-2.8 | Screen: 3-inch tilting, 1,228,800 dots |Viewfinder: EVF | Continuous shooting: 5fps | Video: 1080p | User level:Enthusiast/expert

Especially compact size
Wide aperture lens
Fiddly EVF activation
No touch-screen

The problem with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras is that they don’t fit in your pocket. They’re fine if you’re going out on a proper photo expedition with all the gear, but impractical on a day out with family or friends. That’s why high-end compact cameras are so popular – they combine DSLR-style manual controls with a bigger sensor and better image quality than you’ll get from a regular pocket-sized compact. And Sony’s RX100 series cameras pull off that combination of compactness and quality brilliantly. The latest model is the RX100 IV, but we’ve chosen the older RX100 III because it’s practically as good but a whole lot cheaper. You get a 1-inch sensor and a 2.9x zoom lens with a large maximum aperture plus a high resolution pop-up EVF, Wi-Fi with NFC, 10fps continuous shooting and a customisable control ring around the lens. Brilliant.

Read the full review: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

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5. Panasonic TZ70/ZS50

The perfect travel camera – small but versatile and with a big zoom

Type: Compact travel camera: Sensor: 1/2.3-inch, 12.1Mp | Lens: 24-720mm, f/3.3-6.4 | Monitor: 3-inch, 1,040K dots | Viewfinder: Electronic | Continuous shooting: 10fps | Movies: 1080 | User level:Beginner/enthusiast

30x wideangle-to-telephoto zoom range
Manual controls and even raw files
Small sensor restricts quality
A touch-screen would have been nice

The problem with the RX100 III, and high-end compact cameras like it, is that the zoom range is limited. This means you’re a bit restricted to subject matter, and you might be happy to sacrifice just a little image quality in exchange for a longer zoom range. This is why so-called ‘travel compacts’ are so popular. These are like regular point and shoot cameras – perfect for novices and casual photographers – but with souped 20x or even 30x zoom lenses. The best examples add some more powerful controls, and the TZ70 is the best of the best. In fact, it’s half way to being a full-on high-end compact, with manual exposure modes and the ability to shoot raw files too – it even has an electronic viewfinder built in. We can’t wait to take a look at the brand new TZ80 and TZ100, though.

Read the full review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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6. Leica Q

Not just a brilliant camera, but a thing of beauty too

Type: high-end compact | Sensor size: Full frame | Megapixels: 24MP | Lens:28mm, f/1.7 | Screen: 3-inch touch-screen, 1,040K dots | Viewfinder: EVF |Continuous shooting: 10fps | Video: 1080p | User level: Expert

Especially compact size
Wide aperture lens
Fantastic full-frame quality
Fast f/1.7 Leica lens

Going from one extreme to another, the Leica Q costs ten times more than the TZ70 and its fixed focal length lens offers a fraction of its versatility. Leica also has a reputation for producing absurdly overpriced cameras with specifications that can be matched by regular cameras costing a fraction as much. But the Leica Q does have a 24-megapixel full frame sensor, it does have a Leica Summilux lens and it does handle like a dream. It’s also capable of producing beautiful quality images. It’s far too expensive for all but the most affluent consumers, but then you can say the same thing about a Ferrari. The difference is that you might (if you win the Lottery) just about be able to afford the Leica Q.

Read the full review: Leica Q

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7. Nikon D7200

Versatile, powerful and capable of excellent results

Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C, 24.2Mp | Lenses: Nikon DX, FX | Monitor: 3.2-inch, 1,229K dots | Viewfinder: Optical | Continuous shooting: 6fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Enthusiast

Especially compact size
Wide aperture lens
Excellent sensor and image quality
Features and sturdy build

We’ve come a long way down this list without mentioning a single DSLR, and there was a time when this was the camera of choice for any keen photographer. So this is where we put this right, with a pat on the back for the Nikon D7200. This is one of Nikon’s most advanced APS-C format cameras and offers compelling blend of power, performance and price. It has a 24-megapixel APS-C format sensor with no anti-aliasing filter to produce some of the sharpest images you’ll see outside of professional full-frame cameras. The D7200 can shoot at 6 frames per second for up to 100 JPEG photos or 27 raw files, and it uses a 51-point autofocus system taken straight from Nikon’s pro DSLR range. The only other APS-C Nikon to beat it is the brand new D500, and that costs a lot more money.

Read the full review: Nikon D7200

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8. Canon EOS 760D

Canon’s best entry-level DSLR yet offers power and performance

Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C, 24.2Mp | Lenses: Canon EF/EF-S | Monitor: 3-inch articulating, 1,040K dots | Viewfinder: Optical | Continuous shooting: 5fps |Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

Good touch-screen/button controls
Good 24Mp sensor
Pentamirror offers only 95% coverage
Slow route to setting AF point

We like the Nikon D7200 and we like the Canon EOS 760D for much the same reasons. These cameras offer a level of performance, features and image quality that are not so far behind much more expensive professional cameras, but at a price which the average photo enthusiast can afford – and maybe have enough cash left over for a couple of decent lenses, too. There is a cheaper alternative, the EOS 750D, which uses the same sensor, but we prefer the EOS 760D for its more advanced external controls and its additional status LCD on the top plate.

Read the full review: Canon EOS 760D

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9. Panasonic LX100

Amazing big-sensor quality and classic controls in a pocket-sized camera

Type: High-end compact | Sensor: Micro Four Thirds, 12.8MP | Lens: 24-75mm, f/1.7-2.8 | Monitor: 3-inch, 921K dots | Viewfinder: Electronic | Continuous shooting: 11fps | Movies: 4K | User level:Expert

Micro Four Thirds sensor
Classic manual controls
12Mp resolution not the highest
Pocketable but only just

We’ve already featured one high-end compact camera on our list and here’s another. The LX100 would be a lot higher on our list if it wasn’t for just a couple of little gripes. Its multi-aspect ratio sensor only delivers 12 million pixels, even though the sensor has 16 million, and it’s just a little too big for the average pocket. Otherwise, it’s a dream. Somehow, Panasonic has squeezed a mirrorless camera sized Micro Four Thirds sensor into its compact camera sized body, and a 4x zoom lens to go with it with a maximum aperture of f/1.7-2.8. It’s topped off with traditional external controls for lens aperture and shutter speed, and it’s like using a beautiful classic camera with all the advantages of modern digital imaging.

Read the full review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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10. Panasonic FZ1000

The bridge camera for the photographer who wants quality too

Type: Bridge camera | Sensor: 1-inch, 20.1Mp | Lens: 25-400mm, f/2.8-4.0 |Monitor: 3-inch articulating, 921K dots | Viewfinder: Electronic | Continuous shooting: 12fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Enthusiast

Large 1-inch sensor
Very good lens
Big, heavy and not cheap
Not the longest zoom range

Our final camera is a ‘bridge’ camera, a type that we don’t normally like very much because the ultra-zoom design forces the makers to use titchy 1/2.3-inch sensors the same size as those in point-and-shoot cameras. You get the look and feel of a digital SLR, but you certainly don’t get the image quality. But the Panasonic FZ1000 is different. It sacrifices a huge zoom range in favour of a much larger 1-inch sensor. It’s a compromise most serious photographers will applaud. You get a 16x 25-400mm effective zoom range, which is pretty handy even if it doesn’t match the 50x or 60x zooms of most bridge cameras, but you also get a massive jump in quality – this is the same size sensor you get in the Sony RX100 III. The FZ1000 also offers full manual and semi-manual controls, the ability to shoot raw files and 4K video. It’s big and pretty expensive, but it’s in a class of its own amongst bridge cameras.

Read the full review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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 Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/best-camera-1271079

Posted By: Cristina O. Libuna

Data Privacy

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 Data privacy (or data protection), is the relationship between collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, and the legal and political issues surrounding them.

                Our society today is pretty awesome, that’s because our technologies today are more convenient and powerful than the past technologies. Our computers today are more powerful than the past generation. As well as our communication today, with the help of the powerful hardware and software of our latest computers today, it makes our communication better, clear and fast. Sounds pretty good , right? But there is one thing that we do not know about this latest evolved of our technology, that is the “Data Privacy.”

As we all know , we like new gadgets like cellphones or a computer or even a laptop. We use it everyday for  play games or making a  word projects. Also we use it for our social media activities. Social media today is the common involved in data privacy. Social media also the main highlight for the hackers today. Without a proper data handling, your data will be exposed or taken and used it for cyber-bullying or the worst one is to blackmail. Hackers today improves their ability to steal data. But we are lucky , you know why, because there are latest trends in our data privacy. 

How the Latest Trends in Data Security Can Help Your Data Protection

                    Data breaches are on the rise. The constant threat of cyber attacks combined with the high cost and a shortage of skilled security engineers has put many companies at risk. There is a shift in cyber security investment and IT risk and security leaders must move from trying to prevent every threat and acknowledge that perfect protection is not achievable. PCI DSS 3.2 is out with an important update on data discovery and requirements to detect security control failures.In this webinar, cyber security expert Ulf Mattsson will highlight current trends in the security landscape based on major industry report findings, and discuss how we should re-think our security approach.
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Platform Architecture

 

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One of the most significant trends identified in the report finds that the age of “viewing everything through an application lens is coming to an end.” Instead, platform architectures will be selected primarily to cope with soaring volumes of data and the complexity of data management, not for their ability to support applications.

The tried and true relational database will not go away, but it will soon start to make way for other types of databases – streaming databases, for instance – that mark a significant departure from what IT departments and business users have relied on for decades.

Source: http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/show.aspx?c=87336&slide=4

Posted By : Cristina O. Libuna

“The Future of Information Technology”

The future of IT: Data Security

In today’s modern world, we are already surrounded by technologies. Data are stored digitally not like the past decades and centuries which are manually saved. It helps us work faster than before. 

Before, data/information stored can be easily taken or stolen because they were in hard copies. Unlike nowadays, they are stored easily on a soft copy which are more easy way in terms of handling information. But, we must look also to the other side of the story, its security. 

As we define data security, it refers to protective digital privacy measures that are applied to prevent unauthorized access to computers, databases and websites. Data security also protects data from corruption. Data security is the main priority for organizations of every size and genre.It is also known as information security (IS) or computer security. (https://www.techopedia.com/definition/26464/data-security)

Data security is the practice of keeping data protected from corruption and unauthorized access. The focus behind data security is to ensure privacy while protecting personal or corporate data. (http://www.spamlaws.com/data-security.html)

Data’s stored before has both advantage and disadvantage. Its disadvantage is that it can be wipe out through accidents like fire or etc., and can be stolen but they are more reliable and resourceful. Nowadays, data’s stored digitally, has both ends also. They can be gone because of viruses or access unauthorized with hackers because of the developing applications used.  But its security can also be more secure through the development of its security systems and firewalls.

The development of the future of Information Technology in our society will really have both ends. This can be also in good way like more advance in data security and access or, it can be more accessible with an unauthorized access with hackers through the used of their advance applications and technologies also.

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Rusel Feliscuzo

BSIT III – IT 314