Advantages and disadvantages of AMOLED display technology

Advantages and disadvantages of AMOLED

In 2010, Samsung introduced a premium touchscreen-enabled, slate-format Android smartphone with a display panel that featured deep blacks and high contrast. With vivid colours, images that came to life, and wide viewing angle, the visual experience was incomparable. The Samsung Galaxy S rocked an active-matrix organic light-emitting diode or AMOLED screen. Critics and general consumers […]

Android versus iOS, A brief comparison

Android versus iOS: A brief comparison

Legions of fans have sworn an unwavering loyalty toward their preferred mobile operating system. Without a doubt, the Android versus iOS debate has become a pop culture phenomenon. Armed with cash to purchase their latest Android or iOS device and with an access to the Internet to promote their cause, these people have demonstrated the […]

Advantages and disadvantages of Retina display

Advantages and disadvantages of Retina display

Retina display is a brand name and a trademark used by Apple for screens with high resolution and pixel density. Although the company does not provide specific definition and technical specifications, the general idea is straightforward: A screen display having a resolution and pixel density high enough to leave a person unable to discern individual […]

What is gravity, Facts and discussions

What is gravity? Facts and discussions

Gravity or gravitation is a natural force responsible for bringing all things with energy—from stars and planets, to light and subatomic particles—toward one another. The understanding of gravity, as well as its characteristics and associated phenomenon has considerably evolved throughout the years. From the Newtonian equation and the general relativity theory of Albert Einstein, to […]

Advantages and disadvantages of IPS screen technology

Advantages and disadvantages of IPS screen technology

Liquid crystal displays introduced during the late 1980s suffered from several limitations, particularly poor viewing angle and low-quality colour reproduction, as well as poor off-axis image quality and moving picture quality. In addition, these displays that featured the breakthrough twisted nematic effect or TN display technology were initially more suitable for use in alphanumeric readouts such […]

Simplified defintion, What are gravitational waves

Simplified: What are gravitational waves?

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory or LIGO finally detected gravitational waves in September 2015. Results of further analyses further confirmed the existence of this elusive natural phenomenon. Experts described this discovery as a scientific landmark akin to having the ability to hear and see for the first time. But what are gravitational waves? What is […]

Simplified, How LIGO detects gravitational waves

Simplified: How LIGO detects gravitational waves?

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory or LIGO is a large-scale physics experiment and observatory constructed and operated to detect gravitational waves. The mission of this project is to directly observe gravitational waves of cosmic origin. Central to the technology behind LIGO is laser interferometry. In physics, interference transpires when two waves carrying energy meet up […]

Ecuador versus Chevron and the decade long court battles for justice from oil contamination

Ecuador versus Chevron: Oil contamination lawsuits

The decade-long court battles that pitted Ecuador versus Chevron due to oil contamination allegations seemed far from over. Ecuador has the third-largest oil reserves in South America and is the smallest oil producing member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. According to the data from the United States Energy Information Agency, the country has […]

Timeline, The scientific history of gravity

Timeline: The scientific history of gravity

The scientific history of gravity marks the perpetual quest to understand the beginning and structure of the universe. From the Newtonian equation in 1687 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2016, the understanding of gravity has considerably evolved throughout the years. From Aristotle to Einstein: Early scientific history of gravity Around 330 BCE: The […]

How the U.S. military uses video games for military training

How the U.S. uses video games for military training

Using video games for military training might sound far fetched to those who are not familiar with how gaming works. Take note that computers and gaming consoles have become more sophisticated over the recent decade, thus allowing the development of video games that are more realistic and immersive. Although common perception regarding gaming remains controversial […]

Why do we listen to sad music when we are brokenhearted

Why do we listen to sad music when we are brokenhearted?

Breakups are upsetting and a broken heart can bring forth both emotional and physical pain. The entire experience can be disabling. Those with a scorned heart often wallow in further sadness. For some, apart from shedding excessive tears and barraging friends with melodrama, listening to sad music seems to be one of the best ways […]

Timeline, The scientific history of Pluto

Timeline: The scientific history of Pluto

1906: American businessman, mathematician, and astronomer Percival Lawrence Lowell spearheaded an extensive project to search for a possible ninth planet that he called Planet X. His team used the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, California. 1909: Lowell and American astronomer William Henry Pickering had provided several possible celestial coordinates for Planet X. The entire team continued […]

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Google Cardboard: Simple and affordable virtual reality for smartphones

The idea behind Google Cardboard is straightforward—to provide an immersive experience in a simple and affordable way. This project is promising. Although there were several attempts to introduce virtual reality even before the dawn of the new millennium, none of them enjoyed mainstream success. Google is taking a fresh and unique approach. This time, using […]

Android M, Google is doubling the battery life of your device through DozeAndroid M, Google is doubling the battery life of your device through Doze

Through Doze, Google is doubling the battery life of Android devices

Phones are getting smarter but battery lives are getting shorter. However, Google is planning to double the battery life of Android smartphone and tablet devices through an upcoming update to its mobile operating system. During the Google I/O Annual Developers Conference held in San Francisco, California on 30 April 2015, the Internet search giant and […]

The all-in-one console Retro Lindo is brining those classic video games to your TV

All-in-one console Retro Lindo brings those classic video games back

Nostalgic about those video games you grew up playing with? Want to recreate those childhood memories of playing Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog from your favorite Nintendo or Sega console? Retro Lindo is bringing those classic video games back to your TV. Retro Lindo is an all-in-one media hub that combines all classic consoles in […]

Vessyl, the smart cup that recognizes and tracks everything you drink

Vessyl, the smart cup that recognizes and tracks everything you drink

With the exemption of water, whatever liquid you down has calories in it. Furthermore, if you are on a special diet, you should also consider the nutritional content of your beverage. Too much of something is bad. Too much of nothing is just as tough. Vessyl is a smart cup that helps you monitor everything […]

4 tips to innovate according to Walter Isaacson

4 tips to innovate and generate ideas according to Walter Isaacson

We often picture innovators as geeks who seclude themselves from the rest. Walter Isaacson begs to differ. For him, innovation is a product of interplay of varied kinds of knowledge coupled with the audacity to grab opportunities by believing in their potentials. In his book “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks […]

Microsoft unveils a portable, foldable universal keyboard for smartphones and tablets

Microsoft unveils a portable, foldable universal keyboard for smartphones and tablets

Smartphone and tablet devices are capable of running word processing software. In fact, Microsoft has extended its Microsoft Office apps beyond its Windows operating system and into Android and iOS operating systems. Quite a number of software developers have also introduced their respective office productivity apps. However, heavy-duty typing remains incomparable in desktop or laptop […]

Lenovo introduces its first Pocket Projector compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows devices

Lenovo introduces its first Pocket Projector compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows devices

For the past years, the consumer electronics market has been flooded with several portable or pico projectors. However, devices from premium manufacturers often come with higher price tags, retailing for more than $200. During the 2015 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, Lenovo introduces its first pico projector—the Lenovo Pocket Projector. The computer and […]