Latest Technology Making the News

Technology is the lifeline of the busy routine of today. There has been nothing more obliging than the latest technology to see off the pressing concerns of a modern lifestyle. Wherever there is talk of an innovation, technology is the first thing that comes to mind. This is because though the idea may be relevant to some other walk of life but it can only span its reach through technology and the latest advents it has brought about. It is very common to see the latest gadgets and technology making the headlines every other day. Here are some of the latest technological marvels doing the rounds these days.

Curved UHD TVs

Gone are the days of the flat screens and sleek LCDs and even LEDs are going out of vogue slowly. The future presents a brighter picture with curved screen UHD (Ultra High Definition) TVs that are slowly making their way to the market and consumers. These new age TVs have decidedly higher resolutions, somewhere to the tune of 5120X 2160 pixels and high aspect ratio like 21:9, and therefore present a much better picture quality. The screens afford a truly optimized picture suited aptly for different viewing environments and preferences.

Acer Iconia W4 Tablet

Acer is one of the innovators in the market for computing devices. Since the time computers are slowly being replaced by tablets, there have been a host of new and innovative products introduced to entice. Acer Iconia W4 is one the most affordably attractive among these. Sporting an 8″ screen with IPS and zero air gap technologies, this tablet gives users an enhanced experience with regard to clarity and brightness. Housing a fourth generation Intel Atom Processor, it is swift as well as easy to use since it comes preinstalled with Windows 8. Another aspect worth mentioning is the superb battery life that gives a user great value for money.

Vigo

Long drives are a lot of fun. But they can also be extremely dangerous if undertaken with a sleepy head. But this is something drivers won’t have to worry about anymore. Vigo, a new wearable device, keeps you on track by nudging you when you tend to doze off on a long drive. And the most amusing aspect is that it can also be used by students to prevent them from nodding off in a class or lecture. On a serious note, the device tracks patterns from your body movements and blink durations and intensities to decide when you are sleepy and gives suitable stimuli to wake you up in time. Vigo can be used like a Bluetooth headset and is capable of doing much more than just nudging you awake.

News Flash, LinkedIn Is NOT a Dating Site

Lord, where do I even Start with this one!

My fellow ladies. I’m disappointed and utterly disgusted. Why? Because LinkedIn has become an online version of a New York City street.

When I joined LinkedIn, I did so because I wanted to network with other professionals and further my career. But instead, LinkedIn has become a go-to place for guys to yell at me about my looks rather than my portfolio.

I’ll elaborate.

Here’s a LinkedIn message a friend of mine received last week. My friend is an attractive blonde, UCSB graduate, and tech recruiter in San Francisco. She had never met or heard of this guy before – this message was entirely out of the blue.

Subject: Cute Smiles

What a cute smile you have on here (on a nice profile) you look resplendent in such a way that intrigues everyone that views your profile. I was actually browsing through the list of my connections when I came across yours, pulsed and couldn’t resist to say hi having seen such unique beauty.

I sincerely apologize for writing such personal message to you as I understand that this Professional Networking site prohibits it, but just like I said, I couldn’t resist to say hi.

Please do you mind staying in touch? I would love to know more about you.

Hope to hear from you soon.

WARMEST THOUGHTS.

If this had been said in the workplace, it would be classified as sexual harassment.

While many of us will probably just laugh it off, why treat a professional networking site any less professional than the workplace?

Females have worked hard and come so far to be treated equally at work.

Now, this isn’t to say women aren’t hitting on guys on LinkedIn, too. And not all men are creepy LinkedIn nerds. This is just my personal experience. However, after speaking with a few friends of mine, I KNOW this happens regularly with a lot of women.

Guys (and girls), if you find yourself wanting to hit on someone, that’s a-okay. We all need love.

Only next time you want to get your cyber creep on, follow these directions:

Close LinkedIn

Download Tinder

Download OKCupid

Download Coffee Meets Bagel

Troll as much as your heart can handle

See how many alternatives there are? They are sites actually intended for dating. Unlike LinkedIn. Hell, OKCupid even has a filter so you can find someone within a specific income bracket. See, it’s a lot easier to keep the online dating messages within an online dating site.

Unless, of course, LinkedIn has a “hot woman” and “at least an 8 out of 10” filter. Possibly that’s a Premium feature?

And of course, if you want an even more dependable piece of advice, GET OFF THE COMPUTER! Hit on a girl in person. As long as it’s friendly and funny, we love that shit!

One last little thing

Hence, to prove my point, I did a little experiment of my own.

Simply by posting one modeling picture of myself once a day for the past 5 days, I have received over 1600 new connection request. ALL FROM MEN! My profile views went up from 200 a day to well over 1,000 a day. And of course the utmost disrespectful messages I have ever seen in my lifetime! It is beyond deplorable. But hey, at least creeps are consistent!

Please feel free to comment, good or bad.

How Apps Are Evolving the News and Magazine Industry

Everybody is ‘on the go’ with little time to sit for a while at calm and consume quality content. The urge of people to go through high-quality contents including news, entertainment stories or editorials has led to the upsurge of news apps. They have become the new frontier for magazines to help people go through the latest news stories and stay updated.

With dozens and dozens of news channels penetrating in the market, it is not everyone’s cup of tea to get into readers’ hands. Thus, it requires a well-integrated, winning strategy with efficient resources to break the ice and get increased downloads and usage. Following here are some of the vital factors that will signify how apps ultimately work as a boon for your business.

The New Frontier of Money Making

Magazines have an array of profit-making tools such as advertisements, subscriptions, sponsored events and paid articles. However, in the mobile-first world, you need to dig out ways by which, you can earn profits via your news application. A reader visits your app just and just to read useful contents and not to watch out banner ads. Thus, to offer a seamless experience, you should think of intuitive ways of displaying ads. Such creative ways include displaying sponsored articles below general articles or showing videos at bottom of the page.

Push Notifications

While talking about online or paper magazines, you can refer notifications to the readers only when they wish to. On the contrary, with a news app, you can send instant push notifications to readers for going through the latest stories. Moreover, it will help readers to stay in control whether they want to receive the notifications or not by disabling or enabling these services.

Social Media Connectivity

The people who visit your app daily are certainly loyal to your business. However, it is important to find out potential ways to reach rest of the world and expand your reader base. Considering this issue, social media is the best place to showcase your stories. Promoting your articles via social media can help you to fetch a wider scale of audience. Moreover, your can include a feature in it to help readers share the news on various social networking platforms as well.

Easy Navigation

In magazines, it is important to offer something interesting and new to the readers on their most liked topics. In a news application, you can develop a range of categories from which, the reader can select his preferred topic. Thus, it works as a centralised place for them to go through all the stories of that genre. Moreover, you can highlight all the relevant articles at bottom of the article. You can also place a segment of breaking stories, live videos which, readers can get easily access.

There are endless opportunities to explore for the news industry by making it mobile-driven. All you need to do is assign a group of talented app developers for building it right and promote it wisely.