The history of gadgets spans as far back as humanity itself – since hominids began creating tools to make their lives easier. Social media started out as a convenient way of keeping people in touch with each other. Through this innovative outlet, internet surfers from around the world were instantly given the ability to communicate with friends and family without having to actually talk to them. With a few uploads of your pictures and a couple lines of text, dormant friendships were given new life and everyone was excited to be part of the newest fad. Then the novelty wore off. Popular sites like Myspace became child’s play and sophisticated adults became embarrassed to be a part of the fad anymore. But just when you thought it was all over for this ‘new toy’ here comes Facebook, rounding the corner, picking up speed, and eventually leaving all other runners eating its dust. Now it’s cool again! Even better, now you have to be part of it! Everyone’s on there, you don’t want to be left out do you? You don’t want to be an outcast? Young, old, fat, skinny, ugly, pretty, white, black, girls, guys, everyone is welcome! Oh and it’s safe! Only your friends can interact with you, no strangers. Strangers are dangerous. So many ways to keep in touch with family and friends. So many ways to fight time on a slow day. So many ways to keep you entertained while you’re online. What could go wrong? How about human nature. Importance of electronic technology flourishes with abandon, doubling upon itself every fourteen to twenty-four months, constantly becoming that which we won’t do without, thanks to the growth of technology. Time-consuming tasks that once took hours, even days, are now accomplished in minuets. When you dedicate hours a day picturing yourself in another life (travel blogging on a beach in Bali, for instance), it’s a pretty good sign that it’s time for change. IEEE 1100 is called the IEEE Emerald Book. IEEE standard 1100 outlines the recommended practices for powering and grounding electronic equipment. IEEE 142 is called the IEEE Green Book. Very good point and thank you for sharing your views. The idea that it’s all cultural has a lot of merit because clearly people other countries like Guatemala aren’t enslaved to their devices, and human beings are adaptable. My approach was on a broader scale where gadgets and devices drive a huge chunk of the economy, but I agree with what you’re saying. Everyone is different but over time people can change and not be so reliant on their phones or similar products. Of course don’t tell the president of a first world country that or they’ll throw you out of the country.
As nondefense demand for semiconductor components came to dominate industry demand, defense-civilian technology spilloversâ€ declined in significance and reversed direction. By the late 1970s, military specificationâ€ semiconductor components often lagged behind their commercial counterparts in technical performance, although these milspecâ€ components could operate in much more hostileâ€ environments of high temperatures or vibration. Concern among US defense policymakers over this technology gapâ€ resulted in the creation of the DoD Very High Speed Integrated Circuit program (VHSIC) in 1980, which sought to advance military semiconductor technology more rapidly. Originally planned for a 6-year period and budgeted at slightly more than $200 million, the VHSIC program lasted for 10 years and cost nearly $900 million. Nonetheless, the program failed to meet its objectives, demonstrating the limited influence of the federal government within a US semiconductor market that by the 1980s was dominated by commercial applications and products. Chemical engineers work in diverse fields like petroleum refining, fertilizer technology, processing of food and agricultural products, synthetic food, petrochemicals, synthetic fibres, coal and mineral based industries, and prevention and control of environmental pollution. Chemical engineering is concerned with the development and improvement of processes, design, construction, operation, management and safety of the plants for these processes and research in these areas. Thanks Bob. I do hope that we’ll have more incentives to invest in solar power R&D. Fortunately, there are many cutting edge companies out there with exciting solar products to sell to homeowners and businesses. Solar shingles are definitely going to be more commonplace soon. Google found itself in the crosshairs of government regulators Tuesday as the U.S. Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against the tech giant for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in online search services and in search advertising. “This is a monumental case for the Department of Justice and, more importantly, for the American consumer,” U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr said in a statement. Microprocessors have replaced combinations of switching and timing circuits. They are programmed to perform sets of tasks and a wider variety of logic functions. Electronic games and digital watches are examples of microprocessor systems. Digital methods have revolutionized music, library storage, medical electronics, and high definition television, among thousands of other tools that influence our lives daily. Future changes to socalled “computer architecture” are directed at greater speed; ultra-high-speed computers may operate by using superconducting circuits that operate at extremely cold temperatures, and integrated circuits that house hundreds of thousands of electronic components on one chip may be commonplace on our desktops.
Other type of microphone is embedded within Google Glass head mounted optical display to enable interactive voice activations, with computers and mobile phones. Very insightful hub- and true enough. However, there’s always going to be jobs available- robots can’t do everything. It’s just going to be a battle of the best- returning human kind to its roots, survival of the fittest. It’s probably going to get really ugly- just as you noted! I just hope it isn’t in my lifetime. One study , which took place on a tram and compared the Italian, Swiss and German apps, concluded that the technology was very inaccurate, no better than “randomly selecting” people to notify, regardless of proximity. The resulting false alerts have likely added to public confusion and lack of confidence in the tracer apps. Materials Engineering is concerned with the properties of matter and it’s application to science and technology. This generally refers to the study of the structure of materials at the molecular level, and includes elements of applied physics and chemistry. Nanotechnology is one such example of materials engineering in action. Completing this course will enable a graduate to design solutions for a variety of electro-mechanical equipment. Ideally, they should be able to design, develop, test and manufacture electrical and computer-controlled machines, supervise the use of automated devices or assist engineers who develop such equipment in performing tests, recording information and making written reports. Graduates of this course can land in industrial jobs such as being an electro-mechanical technician, industrial electrical technician, machine electrical assembly technician, maintenance electrician and mechanical maintenance technician. The average human can have between 10 to 30 billion fat cells. The amount of fat cells in a person’s body is set during adolescence and levels off into adulthood; however, if you are an obese child, you will add twice as many fat cells compared to a child of average weight as you mature. Regardless of weight, you replace about 8 percent of your fat cells each year. Your fat cells shrink when you lose weight because of an energy deficit and your body’s release of waste products. Open source software such as SAMBA is used to provide Windows users with Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing. Linux is entirely open-source, unlike other operating systems, meaning one literally has thousands of people around the globe tearing apart the Linux source code on a daily basis. The open-source community looks for every single security vulnerability and then issues a security patch for it. The more people you get to look and review your code, the better. On the contrary, when you only have a select team of people (as with Windows and macOS) to review code, you’re definitely going to run into some significant issues, and you will have far more vulnerabilities than the global crowd-sourced one.