Thursday, October 31, 2013

Computer Virus

Computer Viruses insert copies of itself into other computer programs, when it is replicated it affects The areas. Other than computer programs it can infect data files, boot sectors of the hard drive. Viruses perform a type of harmful activity on infected hosts like stealing hard disk space, or even access personal information. For more information about Computer viruses click Here.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Computer Animation

Computer Animation, also called CGI Animation, generates animated images by using computer graphics. The technique used is similar to illusion of movement made on televisions and motion pictures. Computer animation is known as the digital successor of stop motion animation used in earlier days. Two kinds of animation are mainly used. 3D and 2D animations. 3D animations are rigged with a virtual skeleton to help with movement of characters or creatures. For 2D animations layers are used and sometimes skeletons as well. Eyes, mouths, and limbs are moved by the animator to fit the frame. The difference in appearance of the character in each frame is calculated by the computer automatically. To complete the animation, the animation is rendered to run in smooth movement.
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the 4K TV
The newest TV is a 4K TV. Other TV's presented the images in 2 megapixels, but this tv has its images in 8 mega pixels. this type of TV in about 4x better then the previous HD TV.

John Deer 7R series

2014 is a big year for John Deer as they come out with their new series of models. 
with the tier 4 engines being put in. they hold lots of horse power and  very few emissions that are being produced. The larger models will have the PSS Engines which is the tier 4 but larger for more HP. communication tech becomes the infrastructure for new features too. Click here to learn more 

Xbox one Xbox is releasing the new member to the family.

Northrop Grumman X-47B

The Northrop Grunman X-47B is a combat unmanned air vehicle developed by American Defense Technology Company Northrop Grunman and is now part of the U.S. Navy. The company intends to bring the X-47B prototype into a battle ready aircraft by 2019. The program is costing the U.S. $813 million to continue in the research and test flight of these new drones. 3 different versions are being researched, the X-47A, X-47B, and the X-47C. Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a very innovative child who loved playing and fiddling with electronics. As he grew up he did not have a specific career that he wanted to pursue. Then in 1976 Jobs and Woziak started Apple Computers. These computers were a big hit. The next several products produced were not such a big hit, and they thought Jobs was the reason behind it. Then Jobs purchased the Pixar Animation Studios. He had good success with this. Jobs later got pancreatic cancer and died on October 5, 2011.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

iPad Air

The fifth generation iPad, called the iPad Air was released on Tuesday. The new iPad's processor is the A7, which is also found in Apples knew iPhone 5s. It weighs only one pound, becoming the lightest full size tablet in the world. It is 7.5 mm thick, which is 25 percent thinner than the previous iPad.  It has a 5-megapixel iSight camera, and a 1080p FaceTime camera on the front. It will be available in black, white, silver and space gray. The new iPad's will start at $499, and will become available on November 1. For more info click here


The HTC One X is a touchscreen phone with a slate sized design manufactured by HTC. There is 1GB of ram. There is also a  4.7 inch (120 mm) 1,280x720 pixels. One of the features is that it has a camera on the back and on the front. The rear facing camera has an 8-mega pixel. The battery has a 1,800 mAh battery. On the front of the camera there are three buttons. The home button, the back button and the more screens option. There are three physical buttons to the up and down on the volume and the power button. Click here to see more information.

The Colorful IPhone

Apple sells exploded on September 20, on that day, Apple released its brand new IPhone 5c. Apple's new concept building the IPhone 5c around a steel reinforced frame that acts as an antenna. It is then attached to the outer shell by laser wielding, creating a precise fit. The software stored internally is the latest of its kind, the iOS 7. The completely new design of the software make the IPhone 5c looks extraordinary. It contains an A6 chip which displays super clear graphics and high quality videos. As a bonus, the 8MP camera lets you take a clear picture wherever you may be. Plus the lowered price makes it more attractive to less fortunate countries and people.

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The coin-sized Retriever is a solar powered GPS tracking device. The device is roughly the size of an American quarter and a centimeter thick. The tracker uses the smallest fully operational GPS module also having an antenna. It has a SiRFstarIV processor which allows it to work in areas a regular GPS could not. It is also water proof up to a depth of three metres and has a lithium ion battery. It also has the ability to have perimeters set that once it leaves the area, it sends out an email, text or phone call. It will cost $169 and a monthly subscription fee of $1.79. Click here for more information. 

Playstation 4, High prices in Brazil

Sony's Playstation 4 will be released in a month and people in Brazil are already crying out in anguish. Most Brazillians wont be able to affor the PS4 because it is said it will cost 3,999 Brazillian currency. This is about $1,845 American. Sony representatives came out to explain the high costs. They explained that due to the high taxes on imported electronics and electronics in general the cost is much more than the cost elsewhere in the world.

Samsung Galaxy S5?

Now that the S4 has landed, there are expectations for the S5 already. 
It's very likely that we'll see the Korean firm take to the stage with the fifth generation Samsung Smart Phone sometime in March 2014. A lot of rumors are going around that there is going to be all metal. Samsung wants a bit of the 64-bit A7 Processor that apple has put into the IPhone 5S. The Samsung will match the new coming IPhone with its own 64-bit chip. The design will possibly way different from the SIII and S4, The metal chassis will help the change of the look. The romours of a fingerprint scanner are true, Samsung is following Apple with a fingerprint scanner to the Galaxy S5

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Space Ballooning

for the low low price of just 75,000$ a head, you and seven friends can follow in the footsteps of Felix Baumgartner and travel to the edge of space in a helium balloon.( although there will be no jumping this time.) the balloon will take you up to 98,000ft into the atmosphere and safely back to the ground. this is the first step towards "space tourism" which is expected to take off in the not so distant future. to learn more click here

Fastest Battery Charge

A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created micro batteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries for example “jump-starting a car with powering a cellphone. The group was led by William King and is working on shrinking the batteries down to fit inside a “credit-card thin” device. In practice, the batteries could help create devices last 30 times longer or transmit farther distances for more information click here

Friday, October 18, 2013

Welcome to Credo Tech[nology]

Welcome! This is a blog for the BIM students at Credo to share their discoveries about technology from the world around them. Each month they will be required to make at least one post describing something related to technology. Each post must be unique and therefore whoever posts the entry first gets to keep it. It is your responsibility to make sure you're not repeating what someone else has already described. Read your classmates posts and enjoy the discoveries!

Specific requirements for each post will be given in the box on the right.