Is Technology strengthen our skill?

Today technology has played a bigger role in our lives, our skills in critical thinking and analysis have declined, while our visual skills have improved, according to research.

Researched by Patricia Greenfield, UCLA distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, Los Angeles.

Greenfield said. if we want to develop a variety of skills, we need a balanced media diet. Each medium has costs and benefits in terms of what skills each develops.

Among the studies Greenfield analyzed was a classroom study showing that students who were given access to the Internet during class and were encouraged to use it during lectures did not process what the speaker said as well as students who did not have Internet access. When students were tested after class lectures, those who did not have Internet access performed better than those who did.

More than 85 percent of video games contain violence, one study found, and multiple studies of violent media games have shown that they can produce many negative effects, including aggressive behavior and desensitization to real-life violence, Greenfield said in summarizing the findings.

In another study, Video game skill predicted laparoscopic surgery skills, Greenfield said. The best video game players made 47 percent fewer errors and performed 39 percent faster in laparoscopic tasks than the worst video game players.

Visual intelligence has been rising globally for 50 years. Greenfield believes much of this change is related to our increased use of technology, as well as other factors, including increased levels of formal education, improved nutrition, smaller families and increased societal complexity, etc.

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Is Reading others Mind possible!

reading-mindsThe  scientists demonstrate the ability to decode a persons preference for one of two drinks with 80 per cent accuracy by measuring the intensity of near infrared light absorbed in brain tissue.

Canadas largest children’s rehabilitation hospital have developed a new technique that uses infrared light brain imaging to decode preference with the goal of ultimately opening the world of choice to children who can’t speak or move.

This is the first system that decodes preference naturally from spontaneous thoughts,

After teaching the computer to recognize the unique pattern of brain activity associated with preference for each subject, the researchers accurately predicted which drink the participants liked best 80 per cent of the time.

Most brain-computer interfaces designed to read thoughts require training.

Wearing a headband fitted with fibre-optics that emit light into the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, they were shown two drinks on a computer monitor, one after the other, and asked to make a mental decision about which they liked more. When your brain is active, the oxygen in your blood increases and depending on the concentration, it absorbs more or less light.

Luu says. The brain is too complex to ever allow decoding of a persons random thoughts. However, if we limit the context limit the question and available answers, as we have with predicting preference then mind reading becomes possible.

Luu says. In some people, their brains are more active when they don’t like something, and in some people they are more active when they do like something.

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GPS Fleet Tracking System

What is GPS Fleet Tracking Systems?
GPS (Global Position System) utilizes satellite signals to track location. It will monitor and manage your entire fleet from a single computer. By Using Feet GPS Tracking system, you can monitor your cargo, assets, employees, etc It will helps you if your products are misplaced, stolen, etc
By Using GPS Tracking system, you can track down the stolen or misplaced products. Technology is getting newer everyday with a lot of new inventions especially in the area of security. GPS Fleet tracking technology in vehicles or any other objects is one of those important technology.
By attaching a GPS device in vehicles or any other objects , we can monitor the vehicles or any other objects from a remote place from anywhere across the globe.
GPS Fleet Tracking will allow their companies to monitor all their vehicles and other assets from a single computer. This will greatly reduce the operating costs for them and eliminating unnecessary cost and wasted time. There are a lot of benefits of using these fleet tracking systems with some different features. Most of these GPS systems are also equipped with alarm systems, cameras, audio (voice) recorders, telephones and added security devices.

GPS Fleet Tracking System Gives following Features:

* Gives Location Data.
* Gives speed Information and alerts.
* Present Direction.
* Automatic e-mail alert.
* Fastest Speed Report.
* Historical Data.
* Accumulated Mileage Alert.
* Map Detail and so on…

These systems also helps their parent to track down where their teenage kids are driving. Parents really just want to make sure their kids are driving to some safest place. but I too feel uncomfortable being monitored while driving. But then again the safety comes first.
These systems also helps in rough terrain such as into the desert or forests it is too easy to lose your bearing and your directions when nightfall. A GPS Tracking System can literally save your life, they have saved many lives in recent years and authorities use them in such locations religiously.
In recent years the process has been refined to the degree where Some phones have GPS tracking built in System.
GPS Fleet Tracking Systems are definitely great ways to monitor your business by tracking your vehicles or any other objects. There are so many GPS fleet tracking device are available according to our usage.

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India’s $10 laptop

$10 Sakshat laptop that Indian officials unveiled yesterday?

it’s not a laptop. I’ve been reading conflicting information about this device for the past few months. Sometimes it’s supposed to cost $10, sometimes $100. And sometimes it’s called a laptop while other times it had been referred to as a portable computer, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as a laptop.
Now that the first image of the device has popped up online, the picture is becoming a bit more clear. As I predicted last week, there’s no keyboard or CPU. The box is a portable device that’s about 10 inches by 5 inches, and which can store information. You can access that info from a full fledged computer. It sounds to me like this is a glorified USB flash drive, but it’s also supposed to be able to let users connect to the computer, so I’m guessing there’s some sort of processor in there.
The price right now is being pegged at closer to $30 than $10, but the goal is to bring the cost down so that the Sakshat doesn’t cost much more than a textbook. You know, unless you also want to plug in a monitor and keyboard.

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Google Gives Tough Competition to Yahoo and Microsoft

Google Gives Tough Competition to Yahoo and Microsoft

There is a tough Competition between yahoo and Microsoft… but now there is another competitor in the race.

Microsoft is the first largest e-mail service, with 283 million users

Yahoo is the second largest e-mail service, with 274 million users

Gmail is the third-largest e-mail service, with 113 million worldwide users as of September  according to comScore.

Google announced Tuesday it is adding video and audio chat to its free e-mail service, joining Microsoft and Yahoo in a race to make communication on the Web a more social experience.

Both Microsoft and Yahoo offer video with their instant messaging services, but have not integrated it into e-mail.

Last month, Yahoo announced it was providing programmers the software instructions they need to write applications that can extend the features of Yahoo mail. Ash Patel, executive vice president of the audience product division, said the goal was to help hundreds of millions of users “communicate better and get more done.”

Microsoft has also been upgrading its communication platform, known as Windows Live

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Top 10 personal firewall

A firewall is a software running on computer, which inspects network traffic passing through it, and denies or permits passage based on a set of rules.
The following are the top Best 12 rated free personal firewall.
To choose the personal firewall that best fits your needs. check out our detailed reviews which is coming soon….

Top 10 personal firewall.

1. ZoneAlarm PRO Firewall 2009
2. F-Secure Internet Security
3. Outpost Firewall Pro
4. Prisma Firewall 2009
5. Norman Personal Firewall
6. eConceal Pro
7. NeT Firewall 2009
8. COMODO FIREWALL PRO
9. Webroot Desktop Firewall
10. ESET Smart Security – Firewall

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USB Drive With Beer

If  you’ve run out of beer and for some awful reason you cant go get more. What could possibly taunt you more than a beer filled USB drive? I swear it would not surprise me in the least to see a news bulletin somewhere, where a guy decided to try to suck the beer out of his USB drive. Itd likely start with one guy either daring or offering up some small fund to do it, like a dollar. It really wouldn’t take much for someone to do it. Well luckily there are no links to actually purchase this USB drive, instead it is just an example of all the cool things a certain company can do with USB drives.The company can not only fill your USB drive with liquid but add little objects to the mix. Like a car for a racing company. Basically, those cheesy pens that the top of them was filled with liquid have now been replaced with these USB drives. Well, I suppose it had to happen eventually. If you feel the need to create liquid filled USB drives with your company name stamped on them just follow the link to find out more info.

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Why PCs crashes?

The Mains reasons why PCs crashes is as follows:

Hardware conflict

The number one reason why Windows crashes is hardware conflict. Each hardware device communicates to other devices through an interrupt request channel (IRQ). These are supposed to be unique for each device.

Bad Ram

Ram (random-access memory) problems might bring on the blue screen of death with a message saying Fatal Exception Error. A fatal error indicates a serious hardware problem. Sometimes it may mean a part is damaged and will need replacing.But a fatal error caused by Ram might be caused by a mismatch of chips.

BIOS settings

Every motherboard is supplied with a range of chipset settings that are decided in the factory. A common way to access these settings is to press the F2 or delete button during the first few seconds of a boot-up.

Hard disk drives

After a few weeks, the information on a hard disk drive starts to become piecemeal or fragmented. It is a good idea to defragment the hard disk every week or so, to prevent the disk from causing a screen freeze.

Viruses

First sign of a virus infection is instability. Some viruses erase the boot sector of a hard drive, making it impossible to start. This is why it is a good idea to create a Windows start-up disk.

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Creative’s X-Fi audio technology

Creative has a better answer to the iPod touch and Zune. Creative is up with a wireless music player with Wi-Fi media sharing capabilities called the Zen X-Fi. As it can be seen in pictures those show the device sporting a chrome-and-black plastic look that’s vaguely reminiscent of the iPhone, along with a nine-point directional pad. Besides certain Internet features, X-Fi will also come with an SD card slot and a built-in speaker.

According to leaked specs, the nine-point pad will offer users the option of instant messaging on Windows Live or Yahoo Messenger in a phone-style typing schema. The device will also use wireless to share media between home networked computers and access an Internet-based media pool, called a Public Home Server.

The player is named after Creative’s X-Fi audio technology, which restores lost data in compressed music files to create concert-like audio effects. Users can turn to two X-Fi options Crystalizer makes audio richer and clearer, and Expand repositions the music to sound like it’s coming from in front of you, simulating listening to a live performance on stage.

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