Economic Woes and the Need for Energy Efficient Technology

Economic uncertainty is the major issue we face in todays world. Large and local businesses are struggling to simply stay afloat and are looking for anything that might make a difference to their bottom line. The current trend has been for large scale companies to push new, improved, and alternative technologies to struggling businesses with the allure that theyd help stimulate business. Unfortunately, the economy hasnt recovered to the point where alternative technology is profitable or saves businesses money. Many would argue that the real solution to businesses looking to save money and gain new customers is to invest in energy efficiency technology for your business.

Economists would agree that the U.S.A and the Global economy are not doing as well as they could be. Specifically in Western nations, all the progress that was made in the area of energy alternatives and new technologies has had to pause due to lack consumer spending.

Alternative energy such as wind, solar, and geothermal began to hit it off with many major industries around the globe before the economic crisis and still to this day. The argument for alternatives was grounded on the fear of global warming and economic collapse that would stem out from a decrease in employment.

However, the idea that alternative energy sources would be the revitalization that the world needs was flawed from the get go. First off, alternative energy is a huge and expensive project that involves starting from the ground up. A business needs to already be financial well off if they even want to break ground with alternative energy.

As alternative energy was growing around the world, the longstanding energy efficiency industry stood its ground. Alternative energy requires businesses and industry to start fresh where as energy efficiency technology simply improves preexisting technology to function cleaner and more efficiently.

Energy efficiency technology has many benefits for both your business and the environment. By reducing the energy that your equipment consumes you instantly beginning reducing CO2 emissions, conserve water, and help insure a healthier environment for the future. A reduction in consumption also means saving money on utility bills such as electric, gas and water.

A major hurtle that prevents businesses from using environmentally friendly products is the upfront costs of the technology. Fortunately, for energy efficiency technology businesses can pay for the technology within a surprisingly short period of time. For example, the energy efficient technology that our business Sidel Systems USA creates is able to save enough natural resource that it pays for itself as soon as 6 months after installation.

The economic difficulties of the day should not put an end to businesses making smart and profitable decisions. Energy efficiency is an invaluable way to work towards the goal of reducing environmental impact while still insuring your business will find success in the future. Alternative energy sources are an important yet massive undertaking that most businesses are simply not ready to make. Choosing technology like our Waste Heat recovery condensing economizer or some other form of energy efficiency technology will go a long way in helping your business grow while staying true to the values that your business and your customers hold true.

Car Mp3 player with FM transmitter

Today, with the development of the society and technology, more and more people own their personal car, and every car does need a music system. There are many ways in which one can fit in good music system. The latest trend in this domain is of a car mp3 radio transmitter.

This car device is a very easy to fit one time investment for your car. This solves the question of music in your car. These transmitters are of high quality and latest specification. They have a good amount of built-in flash memory. This flash memory provided can vary in size depending upon the model and the price of the gadget. This can either be 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB and is known to have 2 GB flash memory. This memory can be added later on or exchanged with a higher memory card. Since this is a radio transmitter it has FM, which is modulating at various frequencies from 87 to 88.9. Many of these radio transmitters give optional frequencies.

These transmitters play the Fm station is catches or is previously set. One does not have to keep adjusting the mp3 radio transmitters, as the car starts the player also starts playing. The following is the introduction of mp3 radio transmitter:

Features:
1. Suitable for all iPhones(includes iPhone 3Gs), iPods (all generations),whole house fm transmitter,
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2. Hi-Fi
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3. Transmits audio through
digital fm transmitter from your iPhone or iPod to your Car stereo system.
4. Supports iPhone hands-free talking through car stereo system.
5. High Quality construction, extremely versitile tube design allows bending and turning to use this with virtually any vehicle.
6. The cradle is lined with sold silicone material to protect your device. MOST Advanced on the Market!
7. Supports charging for
car wireless fm transmitter, GPS and other devices (through Mini 5-Pin Jack) with outside 5V,whole house fm transmitter, 1A USB socket.
8. Charges your iPhone on the go!
9. Bright backlit LCD for night time.
10. The unit includes a remote controller which can be used to control both the
Bluetooth handsfree fm transmitter itself and audio functions for the iPhone or iPod.
11. Installs in seconds,bluetooth fm transmitter MP3 radio transmitter,whole house fm transmitter, no special skill required.

These car mp3 radio transmitters can play both the mp3 and the wma files apart from direct transmission to radio. These car mp3 radio transmitters also have USB ports hence one can load any USB or other I/O device attached to the car mp3 radio transmitter.

The car mp3 radio transmitter comes with an innovative and a very fashionable design and the case to fit it inside the car is also elegant making it look as just a part of the car but not protruding or an extra device hanging in the car. These are light weight and easily attachable devices. These devices also have a phase locked loop technology along with sound coding. The car mp3 transmitter comes with a remote controller. The users of these systems are pretty happy with it is as the memory is high, it is slim. It also saves them the pain of changing CDs and USBs again and again.

Give Your Technology Career A Jumpstart With IT Certifications

There are many good reasons to pursue IT certifications. People who are looking for a way to get started in the technology field can use entry level certifications to show that they have a base level of knowledge. Those who are already employed in the technology field may seek certification as an avenue to pursue a higher paying position. There is some difference of opinion about which certifications are the most helpful to one’s career.

The choice of certification should involve determining what one’s career goals are. One’s current experience level and skill set also plays a role in choosing which certification to pursue. A person that is seeking an entry level position should seek an entry level certification. Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA all offer entry level certifications. The vendor neutral certifications offered by CompTIA have some advantages because they are not tied to one single vendor. The Network+ certification would be an option for those seeking a career in networking. Security skills are sought after by many employers, making the Security+ certification another entry level certification that is beneficial for people entering the technology field.

For people with some experience, Microsoft has some good certifications to choose from. Because most companies use Microsoft products, it is important to have a good understanding of those products. Microsoft has many different certification paths. Programmers, system administrators, desktop support professionals, and help desk analysts all have their own certification tracks. The entry level certification for Microsoft is the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCST), which is achieved by passing any Microsoft exam. The next higher level of certification is the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), which is achieved by passing between three and five exams, depending on the certification track that is chosen.

Security is becoming more important as threats against companies continue to increase. There are several different certifications from different vendors in the security field. The most respected of these is the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). This certification requires two years of IT security experience as a prerequisite. The certification exam is a challenging exam that requires in-depth knowledge of IT security.

People interested in a career in the networking field should consider certifications by Cisco. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNS) is Cisco’s entry level certification. It requires passing one exam to become certified. The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is the next higher level of certification. It requires passing three exams. The CCNA and CCNP are well respected certifications that many employers require for their networking positions.

One of the more popular certifications for those who are beginning their career in technology is CompTIA’s A+ Certification. It requires passing two exams that cover the basics of computer hardware and operating systems. It provides a strong foundation to build upon with more advanced certifications. It is sought after by many employers because they know that A+ Certified individuals have the skills needed to begin as entry level technicians.

Some people ask why they should get certified at all. In today’s competitive job market, those who have certifications will have an edge over people who do not have certifications. Studying for a certification also increases ones knowledge level for a particular technology. Certification is not a replacement for real world experience. The best way to advance ones career is to combine IT certifications with real world experience on the job.

Slyce Acquired Yorku Computer Vision Technology For Retail E-commerce

Toronto, Ontario, February 05, 2014 – Slyce today announced that it has acquired a computer vision technology developed at York University that quickly analyzes and aggregates similar images. Through the acquisition, Slyce also hired former York PhD student, Dr. Ehsan Fazl-Ersi, to lead the integration of the intellectual property into Slyce’s Visual Search Platform as their new head of Research & Development.

Slyce is a premium provider of visual search technology for retailers, brands and publishers. Their platform allows customers to take a picture of real-world products with their smartphone and then find direct or close-matching products from the retailer’s catalogue, which they are able to purchase on the spot.

“Identifying and classifying an object captured within a scene is difficult due to the effects of background clutter, lighting variations and viewpoint changes on the object’s appearance,” says Fazl-Ersi, who designed and developed the technology with his PhD supervisor, Dr. John K. Tsotsos, a professor in the Lassonde School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a member and former director of York’s Centre for Vision Research.

“This is a much bigger problem for mobile applications where the algorithm’s speed and efficiency are the difference between losing a consumer or making a sale,” says Fazl-Ersi. “Our technology will provide higher accuracy when quickly identifying retail items so that consumers can choose among similar items according to style, colour or pattern using a mobile device.”

The researchers partnered with MaRS Innovation and Innovation York, York’s commercialization office, to file patent protection on the initial technology, develop a commercialization plan, secure grant funding, facilitate business development meetings and negotiate the resulting transaction.

“Slyce is excited to reach this deal with York University and MaRS Innovation and add another piece of unique technology to our platform,” said Adam Jarczyn, Slyce’s chief product officer. “Visual search is experiencing explosive growth and has become a compelling way for retailers to engage their customers. York’s technology provides us with another competitive edge in ensuring a high-quality consumer shopping experience.”

Through a Market Readiness Phase I grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the researchers were able to better understand the computer vision market place and create software development kits that let potential industry partners test the technology and benchmark it against state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms.

“York University is pleased to support this deal, which will make Professor Tsotsos’ and Dr. Fazl-Ersi’s computer vision technology available to customers all over the world,” said Dr. Robert Hach, York’s vice-president Research & Innovation. “The deal demonstrates Innovation York’s ability to assist our researchers in commercializing their intellectual property and securing employment for the highly qualified professionals who are trained at York.”

“The Slyce-York transaction will allow a Canadian company to secure Canadian intellectual property and a highly qualified professional from a Canadian institution,” said Dr. Raphael Hofstein, president and CEO of MaRS Innovation. “This transaction reaffirms our capability to move technology from the lab to the market so that it benefits our members and their researchers in several ways. We look forward to making rare transactions like this one more commonplace.”

About SlyceSlyce is a visual product search platform which enables people to discover and purchase the things they love by snapping a photo with their smartphone or hovering over an image on their desktop. Using advanced image recognition technology, Slyce integrates with the world’s leading retail brands, enabling them to be there at their customers’ point of inspiration – wherever that might be. Slyce Media Kit

About York UniversityYork University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York’s unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets us apart. A York degree empowers graduates to thrive in the world and achieve their life goals through a rigorous academic foundation balanced by real-world experiential education. As a globally recognized research centre, York is fully engaged in the critical discussions that lead to innovative solutions to the most pressing local and global social challenges. York’s 11 faculties and 27 research centres are thinking bigger, broader and more globally, partnering with 288 leading universities worldwide. York’s community is strong – 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and staff, and more than 250,000 alumni.

About MaRS Innovation MaRS Innovation (MI) is the commercialization agent for 16 of Ontario’s leading academic institutions. Its development pipeline, grounded in $1 billion in annual research and development, provides a gateway for investors and licensees to access the most promising technologies from MI’s member institutions. Supported by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence, by the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Centres of Excellence, and by its 16 members, MI advances its portfolio assets into global markets through industry partnerships, licensing and company creation. For more information, see http://www.marsinnovation.com.

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Amadeus Consulting Discusses The Speed of Technology

Moores Law

First described by Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore, Moores law basically states that the number of components in integrated circuits will double each year. While Gordon Moore only thought this would hold true until 1975 or so, it has become somewhat of a self-fulfilling rule as companies set long-term planning, and to set targeted goals for research and development. It is now expected to hold true through at least 2015, if not further.

Other such “laws”, such as Kryders law, Butters law, and Barry Hendys Pixel per Dollar scale are essentially a reflection of Moores law in different areas of technology, specifically hard disk storage, network capacity and the cost of pixels per dollar, respectively.

In more practical terms, we can see that the average middle-market computer on sale now is about as fast as supercomputers back in 1990. For example, the Cray 2 held the position of the fastest supercomputer in the world for most of the late 1980s, and utilized advances in integrated circuits and liquid cooling in order to maintain its speed. However, now that same processing power can be at your nearest Best Buy or similar computer store, for a fraction of the cost, and a fraction of the size.

Other aspects of technology advancement are shown in todays Smartphones. For example, despite being small enough to comfortably fit in your pocket, the average iPhone has as much as 100x the processing power and over 1000x the memory capacity of a standard home computer from the 1980s, and we have only gotten started with the power and abilities of mobile technology.

These types of advances have basically turned Moores law into a colloquialism that whatever new technology you buy today will already be a few generations old by next year, if not sooner.

Keeping Up With Technology

I remember a joke from a year or so ago when Linux, a popular operating system, received a patch that allowed it to support up to 4096 CPUs up from the old limit of 1024 CPUs but still lacked support for playing full-screen Flash videos and other more practical advances. Sometime technology advances in awkward lurches, rather than in leaps or bounds.

As a custom software development company, we have definitely played a major role in helping companies update and modernize their business systems in order to take advantage of new technologies, and increase the power, efficiency, and usability of their systems.

These efforts help companies make big leaps forward, and are measureable in the impact on revenue, cost savings, customer conversion rates, and other metrics associated with the particular software. However, even though sometimes it is appropriate to make “big leaps” forward, there is also another option that can help in between each giant leap.

We call this a Development Retainer. Much like you might hire an advertising or PR agency to do a certain amount of work for you each month for a set cost, we are now offering retainer software development, which gives you access to our development staff for a set amount of time each month.

Mobile accessories Their utility and description

Car accessories are nowadays available with advanced technology incorporated in them. Wide array of car kits comprise of Bluetooth car kits, hands free Bluetooth kit, Bluetooth car speaker phone, plug-in-cars hands free, quad lock and lot more. Car accessories are designed with the aim to let users utilize mobile phone even if they are driving car. In this way, these accessories lets user to use mobile phone without any limitations.

These accessories are generally made with supreme quality materials that offer users with great comfort in using the mobile phone while driving a car. From the collection of car accessories, you can pick your desired accessory which suits your requirement and budget.

There are numerous ways in which you can integrate Bluetooth in a device or accessory. Amongst the most sought after Bluetooth devices are Bluetooth car kits.

Bluetooth car kit provides nice mobile phone experience. This accessory incorporates Bluetooth technology. The car kit will automatically sync with your Bluetooth mobile phone. This accessory truly offers feature packed performance that can suit your busy lifestyle and can still provide you with brilliant hands free technology for your car.

This accessory comprises of speaker phone or headset so that you can hold the steering wheel of car and simultaneously can watch the road. This accessory proves very useful for those who need to travel a lot and at the same time require attending calls as well. Hands free Bluetooth car kit generally comes in two forms. An integrated kit which can be connected into the stereo system of vehicle and also offer several useful features.

Car holder makes it simple for users to drive their car along with listening to the music from their mobile phone. This accessory proves very useful when you want to use your mobile phone while driving. Mobile mart is full of car holders of different hues, styles and designs. Also if you are budget-conscious, you can go for car holders priced at affordable rates and can satiate your need.

For getting more information regarding car holder, Bluetooth car kit and car accessories, internet is the best place to get all the required details regarding these accessories.

Albert Bright is known for writing judicious reviews regarding popular Car Accessories like Bluetooth Car Kit, hands free car kit, in car kits and other car accessories via all major brands available in UK mobile market.

Technology Behind Sms

SMS or Short Message Service is a revolution in the field of wireless world. The technology of SMS enables two mobile phones to send and receive text messages between each other. Vodafone is the mobiles company to send the first commercial SMS way back in1992 in Europe. At the infant days of short message service system messages could only be send through GSM mobile networks. Later all the telecom networks including the landline networks were included in the circle of SMS service facility.

If you want to know some technical facts about SMS service then you should know that a SMS could consist of 160 characters if the used character-encoding format is of 7-bit. Otherwise a SMS text could only consist of 70 characters if the used character-encoding format is of 16-bit Unicode UCS2. To dodge past the triviality of character limitation The Long Message Service is launched by which people can send a longer message by sending number of SMSs one by one. EMS or Enhanced Message Service is also introduced to add some colors of special effects to the normal SMSs.

Here are some of the facts, which make SMS so successful and popular around the entire globe. First of all you need to reply as soon as you get the SMS. You may read or reply the SMS anytime since it is stored in you mobile inbox. Secondly, you can send SMS to the switched off mobile phones. The receiver will receive the SMS through his handset right after he switches his cell phone on. SMS message also seems not to disturb a person when still he is busy in some work. Another fact is that SMS generally supports Reverse Billing System. Suppose you want to download a ring tone and you have to pay for it. Then you may download the ring tone from any recommended website and the cost of the ring tone is added to your mobile phone bill. And the most important and most accepted advantage of the SMS service is its low cost nature. It seems that the cost of sending an intra-operator SMS is considerably lower than the cost of sending an inter-operator SMS. Again cost rate of sending local SMS is lesser than sending cost of international SMS.

You must know some useful applications of SMS. The first application is person-to-person text message sending, which is already known to you. Mentioning other applications, you can download materials from Internet to your mobile phone using SMS codes. Some alerts and notifications also come to your mobile phone through SMS. SMS is an important tool for business management these days.

There are some cons of SMS too. Since the SMSs are stored in the inbox, any unwanted person could read your sent SMS other than the person to whom you wanted to send the SMS. If the receiver switches on his mobile and the validity period of the SMSs were already expired during the switch off time, the receiver will not be able to get the SMS.

Some online messengers launch the SMS facility too. The popularity of SMS is increasing day by day and will keep increasing despite of those little cons.

Influence of digital technology in creating personalised Pop Art

The art of Andy Warhol was such that one of his pictures was soldrecently for over $100 million. He is best known for his pop art creations of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Mick Jaggar along with the art of the more mundane items of daily life such as Campbells soup. Other noteworthy Pop Artists are Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, and Man Ray.

The pop art ‘process’ used today in photo studios can be used to transform a photograph into a similar work of art. With todays digital technology creating personalised Pop Art from photographs is now an affordable way to get art for your home that is your own. Warhol style four panel pop art of portraits or pets are getting increasingly popular as the colours used help create an eye catching and unique centre piece for any room.

These days, many people are trying to recreate the magic that was created by Warhol in the 50s. This is because the media and other advertisers are trying to make various inroads into the minds of the people viewing programs and advertisements by manipulating various photographs. This has largely been possible because of the creative mind of people who first created pop art culture.
Though Warhol did not have all the modern technology with him, he was able to make stunning pictures that have lasted well beyond his lifetime in popularity. The use of myriad colors by the people of yesteryears in the pop art can be replicated using todays digital technology. The technology and the creative methods have changed but the concept of using one background for another picture has remained the same, using todays technology but the old styles and designs equally stunning effects can be created using anyones favourite photos.

Some of the tools that are needed to transform photographs into pop art include software like Photoshop or illustrator. There are various companies that make the work easy and convert the photograph into pop art. The photograph is made into a digital file and then the image of the person is cut out. This image of the person is then inserted into a different background to create a unique artwork that has become transformed into pop art.

Blue Horizon Printing provides a full service Pop art creation service offering as many proofs as the customer requires until they are 100% happy with the artwork, the design is then printed onto premium quality canvas and stretched over a solid wooden frame. The final pop art masterpiece is then delivered for free ready to hang straight on the wall.

Blue Horizon Printing is a premium quality Pop art canvas specialist company with a strong focus on customer service and affordable prices. Logon to the website today for more details, or to view the range of Canvas pritimg on sale in the gallery.

The Importance Of Knowing The Latest Technology News

It can always be quite an exciting thing to hear about the latest technology news. With the incredible pace that our technology has been going through, some people really need to get updated with tech news to know exactly what kind of technologies are already existing and what the future holds for the world of computers and technology. Knowing about the latest technology news is quite important. Just like reading about or listening to the daily news on current events, news on technology is something people need to be aware of. So what is it that makes knowing about the latest technology news important for us? Learn about the importance of technology and stay updated with technology with this article.
It is the news that tells us about current events. We know about the lives of certain people, the situation in different places, the weather, the economic status in different countries and many things. When it comes to knowing about technology, we get to realize how far we have gone. As our technology continues to get better, life for us gets better with new technologies to make difficult tasks simpler and convenient. One of the easiest ways for us to know about developments in technology is through knowing about the latest technology news.
News on technology is very widespread. One can learn about it through news channels on the television or hear about it on the radio. Others can easily read articles on the latest technology news through the Internet. There are actually a lot of websites which simply contain articles on developments in technology. These sites can be very amusing with their interesting articles to read on. You can read the latest technology news on various topics including video game consoles, laptop releases, computer hardware, programs, research developments and more.
With access to the latest technology news, one can be aware of new gadgets available in the market as well as new computer programs and software for various gadgets. News on technology can give us sort of a glimpse of what direction our technology is going to. For IT professionals, being aware of the latest technology can help them know what new systems they can develop based on the currently available technologies.
Reading about the news on technology could be fun. It can always be entertaining when you learn what new gadgets are available and what they can do. These types of news can get people really excited for the next big gadget. Thus, you should learn more about the latest technology news to stay updated.