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  • Having a smartphone gives one a good feeling because you get to communicate in the best way possible. According to statista.com, over 2 billion people all over the world have smartphones. This translates to more reasons why the world is turning into a small village where you can communicate with anyone from anywhere. Currently, smartphones do a lot of things. These things include mobile banking, calling, texting and online shopping. This is a lifestyle trend in the current millennium. Practically, smartphones have solved the problems and challenges of people who found it hard to walk to malls for shopping or even queue in banks before. The only challenge with smartphones is that they need replacement or repair when they get damaged. You just need to choose the one repair option that works for you. How then do you know your smartphone needs repair? Below are some of the early signs that indicate your smartphone needs repair: Battery All smartphones have a battery that enables them to be operational the whole day. When you notice your battery is behaving funny, you might need some repairs. It may take less than ten minutes to be fully charged and probably take the same amount for it to run out of charge. This kind of battery life makes it necessary for one to have other charging options like power banks. Alternatively, you may have be carrying an extra battery with you. This is an early sign that you need to repair your phone. Take it to a technician and let him or her decide what needs to be fixed. 2. Charging system If your phone has a faulty charging system, you need the charging system repaired immediately. An impaired charging system means that the phone will not be getting charged when connected to the...
  • Do you want to see yourself working as a successful networking administrator? If yes, then you need to say yes to certifications. A good networking certification comprises of the majority of data that aspiring IT candidates depend on to manage the daily networking services. Even though certification isn’t just the only aim, it is a valuable tool to assist the IT professionals procured the required information. Additionally, certification is a proven procedure of authenticating an aspiring candidate’s IT knowledge and skills. It is also one of the best ways to match the skills and expertise to specific jobs. Concerning networking certifications, Cisco is one of the international leaders. A Cisco certification outlines from entry to expert level and also adds in various technologies. Even though this certification is vendor-specific, it gets commonly considered by several companies owing to the vendor-neutral data that it receives. The best 5 Cisco Certifications Discussed below are the top five Cisco Certifications that are highly in demand and helps aspiring IT candidates to select the best path in their career. Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) The CCENT is known as an entry-level certification program. It is considered to be one of the best options for the more qualified students who transition into networking as well as beginners. This certification includes network assistant skills right at the entry level and also sanctions candidates as network administrators, who possess the experience and expertise to manage, perform and develop small business networks. The basic requirements for a CCENT certification are knowing a basic computer features, functions and also the know-how of the operating systems. The certification prepares candidates for tasks such as administrators, network technicians, system engineers, and engineers. You can use this certification program and step into other higher CISCO certifications. Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)...
  • October 30, 2018

    5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Gadgets

    Technology has become a huge part of everyone’s daily life, most of all with the gadgets we carry on us a lot of the time. Personalizing these items can be fun and an expression of one’s personality. Since electronics only have small variances in the options you have available, it can be nice to make it your own. New accessories are constantly keeping up to date with the evolving technology. These 5 easy ways can help you to express your individuality by providing a way to personalize your gadgets. Phone Cases Cases are a way to keep your phone protected and decorated at the same time. It’s a given that the fancy new smart phones that come out every year become more and more delicate. iPhones, having a glass screen, need to have a case to reduce the chance of cracking. But no one wants a bulky boring case. Luckily, there are designs and colors galore to choose from. Whether you have a favorite color or certain style, you are sure to find a case to suit you. Swapping cases for every occasion can be easy. Want to accessorize your Halloween costume? There are even iPhone cases for Halloween! Creative cases come in all sizes and can even help give you inspiration for a costume. Pop Sockets Pop sockets are a new trend for the smart phone industry. They are small circles that pop in and out and stick on the back of your phone. This accessory provides an extra piece to grip onto when you are holding your phone with one hand. It aids in selfie taking and texting. Some people even use it as a stand to prop their phone against while watching shows or videos on their mobile device. These are a completely customizable piece to add...
  • Random number generators – or RNGs for short – are used in thousands of applications that we encounter every single day, from video games to bingo draws. The ability of a computer to randomly generate seemingly infinite but still random sequences of numbers is something that has been instrumental to technological progress over the past 50 years, allowing us to build the codes and architecture on which so much modern technology depends on. Although a seemingly simple and instantaneous process, the random generation of numbers is actually a complex and interlinked action, often determined by external factors. Here is exactly how RNGs work. The Basics The first thing you need to know is that there are two different types of RNGs: Pseudo-Random Numbers Generators (PRNGs) and True Random Number Generators (TRNGs). PRNGs are actually the most common type of sequence used by computers, despite that not being completely random in the same way that say, the roll of a die is. The sequence produced by the PRNG method is done via algorithms that make use of either mathematical formulas or pre-calculated lists. This has been described by Random.com as being “akin to rolling a die many times and writing down the results”. The order the numbers may appear in are random, but the numbers themselves are not actually random as they already exist in some form prior to generation. The other type is TRNGs. These can be described as “truly random” because they rely on a random, external factor to generate numbers. A common example, and one reportedly used by security agencies such as GCHQ, is the measuring of the radioactive decay of an atom, which has nothing to do with the computer itself. Since radioactive decay is impossible to determine, it is one of the few things in the universe that is...
  • October 11, 2018

    High-Tech Gadgets for Your Bedroom

    Nowadays, high-tech gadgets can be found and used not only in the living room and kitchen but also in the bedroom. There are smart gadgets for your bedroom that can help you sleep well at night and wake you up in the morning. Some of them can also make your other activities more manageable and convenient. We have listed below the best high-tech devices in 2018 that you could use in your bedroom. The Smell the Coffee Alarm Clock This alarm clock by Hammacher Schlemmer wakes you up with the sweet aroma of coffee, which is perfect for coffee lovers. If you want other fragrances, you may choose from its other scents, such as orange juice, pine woods, peppermint, freshly cut grass, apple-cinnamon, and seaside. Each smell emits a three-minute fragrance, which is then followed by an audio alarm of any of the five songs it contains. Kingtoys LED Blue Star Light Romantic Projector If you like to experience a starry and romantic night, you may use indoor star projectors such as the Kingtoys LED Blue Star Light Romantic Projector. You could watch galaxies of stars while lying in bed until you doze off. Ikea Nordli Bedside Table What is unique with the Ikea Nordli Bedside Table is that you can charge your cell phone by just placing it on the table overnight. Yes, you can charge wirelessly. It works for phones with a compatible built-in Qi wireless charging tech. BedJet Climate Control for Bed Probably, you want a warm bed, but your partner likes a cold one. There’s no use in fighting when the BedJet can resolve this by providing a gentle stream of cold and warm air in your bed. It features a dual-zone temperature control for cooling and warming each half side of your bed. Zoned Dough...
  • Some may argue that student life is much easier now than it used to be years ago. And yes, they have every reason to make such a claim. It is much easier to find essay help without stress, conduct research, and even communicate with your fellow student with ease. However, these things are made possible through the support of several gadgets, designed for different purposes. Most of them help students to study well. In this article, you will learn about 3 of the top gadgets designed to help study Practical Pen drive A laptop is a vital gadget that can help you with studying. But the issue is that you cannot move with it everywhere you go. Even if you manage to carry it along, there is no guarantee you will have a power source to change it wherever you are heading. Of course, if you are going to spend hours working, you need to worry about battery life. However, the pen drive can make things easier for you. It is lightweight and will also not occupy much space. It can help you to store all your lesson plans and assignments and enable you to transfer them to another computer even when yours has a low battery. Handheld Scanners The handheld scanners help to make note-taking a breeze. Even if you skipped a class, you can borrow notes from your classmates and quickly copy the entire texts into your device. The process is fast, and there won’t be any damage to the material you copied from. Plus it is less stressful compared copying notes manually. An excellent example of this gadget is the ScanMaker. The tool can even help students with learning disability to reach their full potentials. A power bank If you have documents or would like to research...
  • As many of you know I became a cord cutter in our new home my wife and I made the design out of the need to save money in our new home and it has been a great experience to this point. The only cable we have is 100mb of internet bandwidth that we have coming in from our ISP (Internet Service Provider). Many of the friends my wife and I know can live off of Netflix content and do not care about new shows until they come onto Netflix and they can binge watch them. My wife and I have lots of shows we really like and really can’t live on Netflix content alone plus there are shows we like to keep up with weekly. The one thing I have noticed as a cord cutter is certain channels you just can’t get without cable. Granted two of the stations below I could get with Sling as premium add-ons that come with extra package purchases. But none of the 3 of these come standard on Hulu Live, PlayStation Vue, Amazon Stations, DirectTV NOW or YouTubeTV the big hitters in the cord cutter space. The first channel you cannot get without cable is CMT (Country Music Television). While I am not a huge country music fan there is one show my oldest daughter and I like and that’s Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch. While I like CMT shows there is no way to even buy the service independently like FX the only way to get the channel is with a cable or Sling with an extra paid channel subscription which will set you back $75 dollars. The second channel that is an issue is HGTV it’s another channel that you cannot get without a cable subscription or a Sling subscription with an extra package....
  • As our lives get busier and our homes get smarter, our kitchens need to keep up with us! Luckily, there are plenty of smart kitchen gadgets that can help you reduce waste and save time and effort. Others improve the quality of life in your kitchen. To help you get started on your own smart kitchen, we have compiled a list of the top 8 smart kitchen gadgets: 1. Amazon Dash Wand For those who want Alexa in their kitchen but don’t want to spend too much might consider the Amazon Dash Wand. It comes with all the usual Alexa integration features, as well as a barcode scanner that will allow you to reorder products as you run out of them. Tools like measurement conversion and recipes are simple and voice controlled, and the Dash Wand is magnetic for easy storage on the refrigerator. 2. Simplehuman Foam Cartridge Sensor Pump Hand sanitiser pumps are breeding grounds for bacteria. The Simplehuman Foam Cartridge Sensor Pump is entirely hands-free, using motion sensors to prevent bacteria traps. This sleek soap dispenser dispenses foam by pre-mixing air and soap. The nozzle is mess free thanks to a snapping silicon valve. The cartridges are easily replaced and a variety of brands of soap are available. 3. Simplehuman Sensor Can with Voice Control The Simplehuman Sensor Can is a hands-and-feet-free kitchen bin, replacing the pedal or button with both voice control and motion sensors. A great feature is the variable range sensor. While the bin is closed, it only detects slightly above the lid. While open, it uses those sensors to check if you have left the room and, if you have, the bin closes for you! Available as a single refuse can or a dual recycling and refuse set up. Powered by mains or AA...
  • October 2, 2018

    Top 5 must have wearable tech gadgets

    The technology industry has been growing at a very rapid pace. Now, we’ve got multitude of hi-tech gadgets that were only a stuff of fiction a decade ago. Apart from innovative smartphones and home gadgets, you must really consider wearable tech as one of the best inventions of the recent past. But don’t think that wearable technology is about just a single gadget, as there are tons of gadgets from different niche. If you haven’t ever used such gadget, this article is going to help you explore some of the best wearable appliances out there. Continue reading to find out more about it. 5 best wearable tech gadgets If you want to wear something cool and technological device on your body, find out about the top 5 gadgets and choose the one you would want: Samsung Gear 2: A smartwatch that has been evolved with multiple features that are both effective and efficient. The best part of this device is the Super Amoled display which is of 320×320 resolution. You can pair this with your Samsung smartphone and seamlessly use it. With 1GHz processor, it lets you answer calls, access email notifications, and many more.   Image Source: samsung Google Glass: One of the most hyped wearable gadgets, Google Glass has a lot of features to offer. With this, you can easily access information through the smart glasses. You can also make calls, search for information, browse internet, and record what you’re seeing by voice commands. This device offers a LCD screen, where you see all the information just in front of your eyes.   Image Source: puzzlelondon Lechal GPS Shoes: The GPS in your smartphone could be a great feature to have. But it can become ineffective if you’re trekking or jogging, since it’s difficult to look at your...