ScientiaWeb http://www.scientiaweb.com Your Source Of Most Amazing Technology News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:16:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Mobile Technology in the Cockpit  http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/20/mobile-technology-in-the-cockpit/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/20/mobile-technology-in-the-cockpit/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:16:28 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12874 There’s a lot going on in the cockpits of the nation’s aircrafts. Beyond advances in how planes are engineered and built, there are also advances in the tools that pilots and flight engineers use to do their jobs. The same mobile technology that we use to navigate through life on the ground is now being ...

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There’s a lot going on in the cockpits of the nation’s aircrafts. Beyond advances in how planes are engineered and built, there are also advances in the tools that pilots and flight engineers use to do their jobs. The same mobile technology that we use to navigate through life on the ground is now being used to navigate through the skies.

iPads

Pilots for some commercial airlines have been using iPads, both in- and outside of the cockpit, since at least 2012.

Pre-flight: A pilot needs to keep track of the weather conditions at the airport he’s flying out of, as well as the major airports in his vicinity. He also needs to keep track of any runways that are closed as well as FAA flight restrictions, which change often. Prior to the iPad, a pilot might have checked multiple sources on the internet to get all the information he needed; with the iPad, he can get most of his information from a single app called Foreflight.

During the Flight: The pilot needs to have access to multiple graphs, chart, and maps in case he has to find an alternate route mid-flight, or gets rerouted to a different airport. Prior to the iPad, he had to carry heavy bags full of multiple publications containing all the information he needed. Many of these publications would expire within 60 days, so that meant he also had to continually replace those large documents, resulting in a lot of paper waste.

With the iPad, he can access all of the information he needs in on a lightweight device, and the publications automatically update. Also, he doesn’t have to deal with juggling a bunch of books in the middle of a flight. Pilotmall.com has an interesting mount for the leg that leaves his hands free but also allows for easy access.

 

Google Glass

Although Google Glass is still pending release, as of this writing, the company has been testing its product for use in aircraft. In March 2014, pilots from the Adventia European College of Aeronautics did a test flight with Google Glass devices. The device had the pilots complete the pre-flight checklist and also transmitted data to the pilots during the flight. While the device is still in the testing stages, representatives of the Adventia flight training school had a lot of positive comments about the experience, and listed several benefits of introducing Google Glass to the cockpit including:

  •   Safety – pilots don’t have to take their hands off the controls, or their eyes off the windscreen, to view flight data; and,
  •   Accuracy and efficiency – the device requires the pilots to complete each checklist item before continuing to the next, or starting the flight, which makes the pre-flight setup more efficient and reduces the risk of error.

Aero Glass

While Google has been experimenting with aviation functionality, another company called Aero Glass is also looking to bring augmented reality into the cockpit. Using Epson’s Moverio BT-200 smart glasses, Aero Glass provides a stereoscopic display that gives pilots important data during the flight such as:

  •   Nearby aircraft;
  •   Nearby airports;
  •   Restricted airspace;
  •   Route; and,
  •   Much more.

The information is displayed as an overlay, and pilots can set how much or little is displayed. The device is currently in use by private pilots, and there are currently 200 using the Aero Glass system. The average retail price for the entire package is less than $1,000.

Some people may feel uncomfortable with the idea of pilots using tablets and augmented glasses to fly. There may be a concern about pilots getting distracted by Angry Birds, or Words With Friends, when they should be flying the plane. The truth is that having this new technology on-board can actually reduce the number of distractions in the cockpit by streamlining the way pilots search for information and receive data during flights.

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3 Technologies Reshaping The Medical Industry  http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/15/3-technologies-reshaping-the-medical-industry/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/15/3-technologies-reshaping-the-medical-industry/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:37:09 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12868 Skepticism of innovative medical technology is absurd.  Let’s just say it exceeds the number of patients coming in the world’s largest medical facilities and be done with it. Maybe that’s true and maybe it isn’t. The point is – and it’s becoming common knowledge – technological advancements are reshaping the medical industry and redefining its ...

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Medical Technology

Skepticism of innovative medical technology is absurd. 

Let’s just say it exceeds the number of patients coming in the world’s largest medical facilities and be done with it.

Maybe that’s true and maybe it isn’t. The point is – and it’s becoming common knowledge – technological advancements are reshaping the medical industry and redefining its future.

Medical has become a key focus for the technology industry, from modest companies focusing on medical apps to the biggest companies in the industry seeking to find ways to address issues of wellness through accurate monitoring and management of healthcare processes.

And though tools like electronic medical records (EMR) are now mainstream and available, there are more wide-ranging, sophisticated, IT-driven opportunities to be grasped. Also, mobile technologies, human-machine interface, and 3D printing collectively indicate a future where it is possible to deliver personalized and accurate care without human input and manual tools.

What follows are three technologies that are reshaping the healthcare sector:

3D printing 

The adoption of 3D printing is happening fastest in the medical industry. Previously, prototypes were sparingly used in medical design due to time and expense considerations, but three-dimensional printing provides a more streamlined technology that makes customized objects with no additional material waste or tooling.

A popular example of 3D printing technology enhancing patient care is the case of Eric Monger. He was diagnosed with a tumor in his face, which led him to undergo surgery. However, surgical intervention left a gaping in his face, which limited his ability to eat, drink and converse without holding his jaw. He went into depression – until Doctor Anderw Dawood, who uses 3D printing to replicate jaws in order to practice oral and facial surgeries, took a CT scan of his skull and fabricate a new jaw for Monger. The outcome was successful.

HMI panels 

HMI displays are being used for all sorts of medical applications: X-ray, image-guided surgery, ultrasound, dental medicine, vitro diagnostics, and many others. These particular display technologies are capable of meeting the toughest industrial requirements, such as vibration, temperature and shock resistance, so they could be utilized in conjunction with other digital healthcare equipment and in fast paced settings to deliver personalized care. And manufacturers today can provide customized HMI panels taking into account the requirements of a healthcare service provider.

HMI technology is also eliminating the need for manual messaging that can be incorrect, outdated or inaccurate by allowing companies to deploy touchscreen panel computers for displaying digital messaging inside and outside a hospital patient room. The panels directly allow physicians and other medical professionals to update messaging and data as well as personalize them to the patient’s condition. Some examples include charted information, documented allergies, and healthcare analytics for personalized care.

Speech recognition 

Speech recognition technology is helping the healthcare sector to improve patient care and reduce denials. Such technology contains an automated virtual assistant that recognizes and speaks multiple languages, while being compatible with medical equipment, web, mobile, IVR and other devices.

Ben Brown, research analyst at KLAS, revealed that some physicians use speech recognition instead of pointing and clicking in EHRs. He made his observation during a discussion of how medical providers perceive speech recognition solutions, reporting that these solutions are the ‘hottest steam’ in the market around EHRs and EMRs.

About The Author

This is a guest article by the webmaster of the popular technology blog; GizmoCrazed.

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WorldView-3 Launches; The first Commercial high-spectral resolution Satellite http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/14/remote-sensing-specialists-rejoice-as-world-view-3-launches/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/14/remote-sensing-specialists-rejoice-as-world-view-3-launches/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:33:43 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12854 Mirror Mirror on the wall, who has the highest spectral resolution of them all ? WorldView-3. World’s highest spectral resolution commercial satellite , WorldView-3, has launched with a promise of revolutionizing disaster management, crop study and every other field related to remote sensing. With a ground resolution of 50 cm, it can take incredibly detailed ...

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WorldView-3 High Resolution Satellite
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who has the highest spectral resolution of them all ? WorldView-3.
World’s highest spectral resolution commercial satellite , WorldView-3, has launched with a promise of revolutionizing disaster management, crop study and every other field related to remote sensing. With a ground resolution of 50 cm, it can take incredibly detailed images that will show even the smallest of objects clearly.

Just how small you ask? About as small as your mail box or a chicken. In simple terms if WorldView-3 takes an image of your neighborhood then you will be able to see each and every mailbox clearly.
Along with the spectacular images that its going to take, it’ll also be able to transfer data with extreme high speeds (1.5 GB per second) and in the event of a flood or extreme temperature phenomenons when timing is everything, WorldView-3 is going to save millions of lives as it will provide crucial information which will help disaster management departments take proper precautions and issue evacuation warning ahead of the flood or other natural disasters.

According to DigitalGlobe:

WorldView-3 will be the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite sensor operating at an expected altitude of 617 km. WorldView-3 provides 31 cm panchromatic resolution, 1.24 m multispectral resolution, 3.7 m short wave infrared resolution and 30 m CAVIS resolution. WorldView-3 has an average revisit time of <1 day and is capable of collecting up to 680,000 km square per day.

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Sony wants to make Silent Hill fans happy! http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/13/silent-hill-fans-sony-wants-to-make-you-happy/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/13/silent-hill-fans-sony-wants-to-make-you-happy/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:08:17 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12849 Gamescom 14 got off to a shocking start with Crystal Dynamics announcing that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox exclusive but thankfully, there are enough good news to make up for that. Sony in order to make things a bit interesting announced a new  survival horror game yesterday named P.T. and like gentlemen told the ...

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Gamescom 14 got off to a shocking start with Crystal Dynamics announcing that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox exclusive but thankfully, there are enough good news to make up for that.
Sony in order to make things a bit interesting announced a new  survival horror game yesterday named P.T. and like gentlemen told the gaming community that a playable demo is available on PSN. With literally thousands of games coming out every year and each game costing about 60 bucks, gamers are keen on first making sure that what they are buying is worth the buck.

So thousands of gamers swarmed PSN to check out this new horror game but nobody ever saw what was coming at them. Turns out that P.T. was actually “Playable Teaser” for a brand new Silent freaking Hill game starring Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon from Walking Dead). And to top it all off, Hideo Kojima is working with Guillermo Del Toro to make the new Silent Hill. Silent Hill (the new one) will be released on PlayStation 4 but no news of it being an exclusive have surfaced yet, so it has equal chances of being an exclusive or multiplatform. Here is a reaction of one of the players when they discovered the truth.

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Tomb Raider Fans; Crystal Dynamics wants to make you Cry http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/12/tomb-raider-fans-crystal-dynamics-wants-to-make-you-cry/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/12/tomb-raider-fans-crystal-dynamics-wants-to-make-you-cry/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:54:11 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12845 Tomb Raider fans, grab your tissues because what was recently released is going to break your hearts. Last year, a Tomb Raider game was released that received critical acclaim and had fans all over the world longing for more. Recently a sequel named “RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER” was revealed that was promised to be ...

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Rise of The Tomb Raider, an Xbox Exclusive

Tomb Raider fans, grab your tissues because what was recently released is going to break your hearts. Last year, a Tomb Raider game was released that received critical acclaim and had fans all over the world longing for more. Recently a sequel named “RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER” was revealed that was promised to be bigger and better than the prequel. Here is the reveal trailer.

During the conference, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer kept mentioning ‘Xbox exclusive’ instead of ‘Xbox One exclusive’, so it may hint there may be an Xbox 360 version in development. But the higher chances are that it might be an Xbox One exclusive.
Like it? But it seems a large number of people are gonna miss out because the new Tomb Raider has been revealed to be an Xbox One exclusive. This comes as quite a shock to PS and PC owners because just when they thought the Tomb Raider franchise is back on track and they’ll be enjoying some great games, Crystal Dynamics pulls this. Do you agree with this move?

UPDATE:

Good news! Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed exclusive and will be available on other platforms later.

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Gamescom 2014; It’s here and it’s coming! http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/10/gamescom14/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/10/gamescom14/#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:59:33 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12823 Just when you thought something new will happen this year, another annual event comes right at your door step, while the event might be something that happens every year, it’s the thrilling and exciting news that only happen once in a while. Nobody remembers the entire the event, it’s the individual announcements that leave gamers drooling ...

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Just when you thought something new will happen this year, another annual event comes right at your door step, while the event might be something that happens every year, it’s the thrilling and exciting news that only happen once in a while. Nobody remembers the entire the event, it’s the individual announcements that leave gamers drooling and in shock until the game actually comes out and soon after they figure out that it wasn’t as good as it was shown to be (Yes, I’m hinting at Watch_Dogs). Any way, this years Gamescom is bound to be one heck of an event with tonnes of exciting announcements, we’ll cover the official announcements as they happen but for now lets look at a few expected announcements.

1) Microsoft

Microsoft teases Gamescom 14

Yesterday Microsoft shared this photo on their social network accounts giving us a hint of what we can expect from Microsoft this year. For all those bored enough this is a good way to waste 20 or 2 minutes of your time depending on your gaming knowledge. Well I’ll leave you guys to it, do let me know when you figure it out!

2) Remedy 

From the creators of Alan Wake comes Quantum break, a rather unique and an interesting game that was previewed ( i.e if you call a 1.45 minute trailer a preview) back in E 3 2013. And now to the much delight of the few people who actually remember this game, it’s coming to Gamescom 2014 and Remedy will give you a hands on experience that will and I quote “make you speechless”. Remedy is leaving no stone unturned in creating hype for Quantum Break, all I can hope is that Quantum break gives us a break (pun intended) from all the generic shoot and kill video games that have been flooding the markets lately, by the way you can check the trailer on YouTube.

3) Sony

Sony has been looking for dawn to come for quite some time now, and until the dawn comes it won’t rest (Yeah, that was a bad pun). Until dawn has been looking for its dawn for quite some time now, announced back in 2012, it seems that Until dawn was stuck in some sort of never ending development night but finally the night of development has ended and the dawn of release is here. A few days ago, Sony released a rather short (15 seconds long) teaser showing a bloody axe and immediately after that, a text saying “It’s coming”. Now we are not too sure that its Until Dawn but there is a good chance it is. Here’s the teaser:

4) Bioware

The much beloved studio that brought you some amazing games like the Mass Effect trilogy, Dragon Age and the Star War games is expected to reveal yet another amazing game at this year Gamescom. A while ago a certain game surfaced on the internet known as Shadow Realms, no gameplay or story trailer was revealed just a shady teaser trailer showing a man with a smoky head and another man running in an alley. And now Bioware has released another 30 seconds long teaser trailer with a rather cliched tag line “You have been chosen”, no other information is known heck even the genre of the game is unknown, i gotta say in this age when literally nothing is safe from leaking Bioware has done a good job in keeping everything a secret. Full details along with a gameplay trailer is what we can expect from Bioware Gamescom panel, check out the trailer and tell us what you think ?

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3 Differences between Military Computers and Yours http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/06/3-differences-between-military-computers-and-yours/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/08/06/3-differences-between-military-computers-and-yours/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:32:59 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12817 So you just bought one of those fancy, new, cylindrical Mac Pros. You spared no expense. You checked all the boxes, maxed out the SSD and RAM. You even threw in a copy of Aperture, Final Cut, and Logic X just for the fun of it. They will make nice additions to your pro software ...

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So you just bought one of those fancy, new, cylindrical Mac Pros. You spared no expense. You checked all the boxes, maxed out the SSD and RAM. You even threw in a copy of Aperture, Final Cut, and Logic X just for the fun of it. They will make nice additions to your pro software collection, which includes a copy of the Adobe Creative Suite that you actually paid for instead of pirating like everyone else.

After paying a whopping $15,000 for hardware and software (did I mention the dual 30” 4K monitors) and software, you still don’t have a military-grade computer. Grant it, you can run a small country from your home office. But what you can’t do is run a military operation. If you wanted to do that, here is what you should have gotten:

Something a bit more Rugged

Rugged Military Laptop

A Rugged Military Laptop

Your Mac Pro is fine on a desk, and can probably handle getting scraped by your coffee cup on occasion. But how do you think it would fare after a cup of coffee has been spilled on it and in it? I doubt that is covered under Apple Care. What if your home office took on a bit of turbulence due to enemy explosives? How is your MacBook Pro going to work out after you and it have to hit the ground, hard, in a desperate bid for survival. Military-grade computers handle those situations just fine. They have to.

True ruggedization is something that few consumers will ever encounter in their devices. They have to be built that way from the ground up. Usually, specialized companies produce these rugged military computers. They not only build tough exteriors, but internals. Every component is designed to take the kind of beating that your Mac should never encounter.

Something a bit more Secure

What kind of security are you running on the Mac? Did you pick up some free software? Are you one of those who subscribes to the idea that Macs don’t need extra protection? If you do, you might even be right. But no matter how secure you think your machine is, it is not secure enough for military purposes. You are going to need to meet the latest FIPS standards. That is the Federal Information Processing Standards, incase you were wondering. Those standards include words like cryptologic modules, random number generators, and key establishment techniques. I could give you more details but then I would have to, well…You know…

Something a bit more Deadly

Sorry to have to bring up the fact that military computers are often used to kill people and break things. But this is the military after all. That’s what we train and pay them to do on our behalf. Fortunately for all of us, they are using computers equipped with the right software for the job. These days, computers and handhelds are used for precise targeting and weapons control. Such systems can help pinpoint and take out an enemy over 2.5 miles away. You can read more details about computer-aided guidance systems, here.

Unlike the term, professional grade, military-grade actually means something. It is neither about marketing nor consumers. You don’t have a military-grade computer because you don’t need one. That’s a good thing. The closest a consumer needs to get to a military computer is one that plays Battlefield 4 with all the settings maxed out.

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Scientific Collaboration across Continents has never been Easy http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/06/19/scientific-collaboration-across-continents-has-never-been-easy/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/06/19/scientific-collaboration-across-continents-has-never-been-easy/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:23:24 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12808 This age in human history has seen the world become quite a bit smaller and thus easier to manage. That doesn’t mean the continents have shifted or the globe is actually shrinking. It means that great distances can be traversed with the touch of a button and people can work together without having to get ...

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Scientific Collaboration

This age in human history has seen the world become quite a bit smaller and thus easier to manage. That doesn’t mean the continents have shifted or the globe is actually shrinking. It means that great distances can be traversed with the touch of a button and people can work together without having to get on a plane, in a care or on a boat.

Considering the number of substantial problems that are facing our planet and civilization everyday, this is an especially big positive when it comes to the scientific world.

Scientific Collaboration on Disease

One simple fact, when it comes to fighting diseases is that no one scientist is going to be able to crack the code all by his or herself. When it comes to working on something like cancer, finding the cure is going to take hundreds, if not thousands of researchers working together and working on the solution. In the not too distant past, this would have meant making one small breakthrough at a time, then sending those results out and waiting for other researchers to get a good look at what had been done.

Now, the Internet, video conferencing and the like has allowed for scientists in Germany and Texas to work together almost as though they are in the same room. With the amount of tools that are offered these days, researchers can also send and receive research papers and their findings quickly and easily as well. Not having to pick up and fly across the world means time isn’t being wasted. This is especially important when it comes to trying to solve life-threatening diseases.

Scientific Collaboration on Global Issues

When it comes to an issue like Climate Change, being able to collaborate across great distances comes in handy as well. An issue that affects every country in the world saves quite a bit of time when scientists can talk to one another even if they are in different time zones using technological advances.

Technological tools have advanced to the point where research on different and slight yet substantive changes in surrounding climate and other factors can be shared over long distances.  Because someone might not be able to truly understand what is going on in one place or another, they can even be sent video or other pieces of data to see reactions by the flora and fauna of climate changes.

The world seems to be coming around to the fact that climate change is real and presents an incalculable danger to our ecosystems. Turning the tide is going to take a great deal of effort from a huge number of parties. It is incredibly hard to get all of those parties in the room at the same time.

That’s especially true when you’re talking about collaborations between countries separated by huge physical distances, like China and the U.S. Weather, technological failures, power outages and other factors can also render these distances problematic when it comes to online collaboration. This is why on some issues, there are still times when two or more scientists are going to get things done more effectively when they are actually in the same room, looking at the same data and reacting to each other’s real time observations. The good news is that there are tools that have made physical collaboration that much easier as well.

Services that specialize in lab relocation make it that much easier for a scientist to pick up and move when the time comes. When the time does come, it’s always going to be important that the relocation goes as smoothly as possible.

Scientists can make do with simply travelling to one location or another and working with the lab equipment that has been provided to them at the new location, but that isn’t the most desirable way to go about working on projects that need as much time spent on them as possible. Travel time is always going to cut into research time. When it does, it makes more sense for the scientists to have their own materials and supplies on hand.

 

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OnePlus One; The “2014 Flagship Killer” from just $299 http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/04/23/oneplus-one-the-2014-flagship-killer-from-just-299/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/04/23/oneplus-one-the-2014-flagship-killer-from-just-299/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:45:17 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12795 You might not have heard of OnePlus brand before, but their debut smartphone just might pique your interest. After much hype and rumors, OnePlus officially unveiled their killer debut phone called “The One”, with enough strength to take on the current flagship smartphones. Specifications:   It also sports a load of other features like NFC, ...

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Never Settle

You might not have heard of OnePlus brand before, but their debut smartphone just might pique your interest. After much hype and rumors, OnePlus officially unveiled their killer debut phone called “The One”, with enough strength to take on the current flagship smartphones.

Specifications:

5.5-inch, 1080p screen (401 ppi)

Quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU

Adreno 330 GPU

13MP camera Sony Exmor sensor

5MP front camera

3GB RAM

16/64GB of storage

Custom CyanogenMod based on Android 4.4

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

 

It also sports a load of other features like NFC, 4G LTE, option to have capactive keys or on-screen keys. To add more to the customizability, The One will have swappable backcovers with different textures like Bamboo, Kevlar, Denim etc.

Moreover, the camera has the ability to shoot 4k videos and 720p video at 120fps.

Price:

$299 for the 16GB version and $349 for the 64GB version.

OnePlus One focuses a lot on customization, and CyanogenMod is well-received by the Android community and has good support. With these pack of features, it has a 3100mAh battery for enough juice to go through a day. The camera has 6 lens for better focus and to remove color aberrations and distortions.

So, the OnePlus One is one heck of a “Bang-for-your-Buck” with a perfectly justifiable price tag. You can read more at OnePlus’s (beautifully designed) website at http://www.oneplus.net/

If you’re still thinking about “Never Settle”, that’s not a threat from OnePlus; just their design philosophy which, in words of OnePlus, “‘Never Settle’ is about understanding our users’ root problems and making the best product decisions to solve them”.

OnePlus One

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Speed up your Windows 8/8.1 Start Menu Search http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/04/15/speed-up-your-windows-88-1-start-menu-search/ http://www.scientiaweb.com/2014/04/15/speed-up-your-windows-88-1-start-menu-search/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:18:14 +0000 http://www.scientiaweb.com/?p=12786 Windows 8 and 8.1 comes with a quick search from the new Metro Start Menu where you can just open the Start Menu and begin typing to search for something on your computer. If pressing the windows key and typing wasn’t that obvious, the new Windows 8.1 update even added a search icon for those ...

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Windows 8.1 Start Screen

Windows 8 and 8.1 comes with a quick search from the new Metro Start Menu where you can just open the Start Menu and begin typing to search for something on your computer. If pressing the windows key and typing wasn’t that obvious, the new Windows 8.1 update even added a search icon for those who didn’t know (and apparently a large number of people actually had no idea that you could search directly from the Start Menu).

This is really fluid, and this will become a common thing when you get used to it. Instead of going through your folders or Media Library, simply press the Windows key and type the name of the song and hit enter and voila! You’d play any video or music within a second or two.

This search is a great addition but unfortunately, a lot of people complain that it’s too slow for them, or there is a little delay before the search box appears. If you’re facing one of these problems, read on and hopefully your searching will be a tad bit faster.

Step 1

First things first. We need to make sure that the Windows Indexer actually indexes the start menu. Windows Search Index, as the name implies maintains a database of your files for quick searching. So every time you search, all the files will in your PC will not be searched in real-time (which is painfully slow) but instead, they will searched through the index that the Windows Indexing Service maintains, which results in impressive search speed.

If your Start Screen is too slow, then there might be a possibility that the Start Menu wasn’t included in the index to begin with. To check, go to Control Panel > Indexing Options

Windows 8 Control Panel

If it’s not present, you’ll have to add it manually. But the start menu folder is actually in a hidden folder called “ProgramData“. You’ll have to add the following folder to the index by clicking the Modify button:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

(If you don’t know how to unhide folders, go to Control Panel>Folder Options>View. The check the box “Show Hidden Files and Folders” )

Folder Options Windows 8

Simply navigate to the above director and tick the Start Menu folder,

Windows 8.1 Indexing Options

This should be good enough for a start. This was just a precautionary step. Move on to step 2 which will fix the delay or slow speed for users who already had the Start Menu in the index.

Step 2

This step is just deleting a registry key. If you don’t mess with the registry much, do not try to modify or delete anything else besides the ones mentioned in this step. Go to start menu and write “regedit“. This will require administrative privileges.

Now navigate to the following tree/directory:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\FileChangeClientConfigs

Delete the keys (the subdirectores) under FileChangeClientConfigs but don’t delete FileChangeClientConfigs itself. You don’t need to do anything on the right pane of the registry editor.

Delete Registry

Delete it and you’re done. Hopefully the search will be a bit faster than before. Follow us on www.facebook.com/scientiaweb for more tips and simple science news!

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