Friday, March 19, 2010

iPad: Screenwriter's best friend?

Maricris V. Faderugao
BJ 3-1D

From Kindle to Nook and now, ipod to ipad, these days, you need not to buy a book, smell the ink and spines to read. The necessity for information is growing fast in today's fast-paced way of living and we cannot let mother nature to suffer. Still, we have to keep up with the demand.

If you think carrying your library+pen and paper is impossible, I'm going to break it to you, you've got it all wrong.

Scott Stein on CNET news wrote: iPad: Screenwriter's best friend?

The idea of an e-reader actually being used to create notes as well as display text is, at least to me, the real holy grail of all e-reading. The original purpose of e-readers (and the e-ink displays of readers like the Kindle) was to replace the printed page, and most of the paper I waste goes into creating copies of scripts or rough drafts that I then read and make notes on before re-entering edits later on. I do this because, though I love using a laptop to write, I absolutely hate using a laptop to read. Hundreds of old stories and drafts sit in a folder, largely untouched, because they're not easily readable or sharable on a laptop, and I'd rather not waste the paper to print them. Having a diverse e-reader that can not only read e-books but also allow easy note-taking and edits is the desire that turned me off to limited-use devices such as the Kindle, and I'm not the only one.

3 Facebook Setting Every User Must Know

Maricris V. Faderugao BJ 3-1D

Facebook is relatively known to my generation as the
"I've graduated from friendster account". With it's addictive features like games, live update and chat, presto! You are connected with the world! Not so fast missus. Because facebook has made some changes that you might want to rethink last December about its user's privacy.

Sarah Perez writes..
Check link: The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now

In December, Facebook made a series of bold and controversial changes regarding the nature of its users' privacy on the social networking site. The company once known for protecting privacy to the point of exclusivity (it began its days as a network for college kids only - no one else even had access), now seemingly wants to compete with more open social networks like the microblogging media darling Twitter.

Those of you who edited your privacy settings prior to December's change have nothing to worry about - that is, assuming you elected to keep your personalized settings when prompted by Facebook's "transition tool." The tool, a dialog box explaining the changes, appeared at the top of Facebook homepages this past month with its own selection of recommended settings. Unfortunately, most Facebook users likely opted for the recommended settings without really understanding what they were agreeing to. If you did so, you may now be surprised to find that you inadvertently gave Facebook the right to publicize your private information including status updates, photos, and shared links.

Want to change things back? Read on to find out how.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Doom or Boom?

Internet provides us every pleasure we wanted. We ask; Google, Yahoo, Bing and alike sites provides us answers. We want to get connected with our friends; Friendster, Facebook, YM and alike sites connect us. We wish for online games, there’s Ran Online, Hero Online, World of Warcraft and a lot more. We love writing, there’s Blog Spot, Multiply or we could even create our own site.

Now internet not only provides us with those, we get a hang of it then we earn some bucks. It’s not new that through internet lots and lots of entrepreneurs gain profit.

From advertisements, sites like Yahoo make money to improve their sites far better. Just like hundreds of growing commercial sites.

But not only commercial sites like Yahoo get to gross big bucks. There are online stores which caters every online visitors and buyers.

There’s online store for almost everything. For gadgets, food, CD, books, magazine and a lot more list. There’s also online site which promotes their services like wedding arrangements, and birthday party.

What’s amazing is you don’t need to go outside the comfort of your home. It’s just a click away. And for the bills, it’s all in the credit card; of course you need to have one to be able to purchase.

It is very evident how online business boom. It’s not a question anymore. Everything could be accessed. Easy, faster and convenient.

It is also one big factor why there has been increase of people promoting their boutiques, stores and a lot more stuffs online. There’s less hassle selling online one just need to be computer literate, or very technical. But of course, a person trying to be successful on an online business, there’s a lot of patience and hard work on promoting his/her site.

Some peek on advantages of building business in an online world; minimal investment or none at all, yourself is your boss, there is no need to travel to go to the office, and like what every business minded people wanted there is a big possibility of fast growth if the site has proper promotion.

However, if we say online we can’t remove some scam sites which are created by cons. But it’s easier to track them out now. Buyers have been keener on choosing sites they ought to buy their stuffs.

Unmistakably, the fast paced world dictates what should be the trend. And it follows. Just like how it turned up online business go boom due to the era we are in, the computer era.

by: Ella May Galindez

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Electronics Growth Upward

2010 exports forecast for electronics industry has been revised from simply making up for last year’s global downturn-caused plunge to higher level of expected growth.

Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI) Chairman Arthur J. Young claimed that from a 10-15% growth outlook, Philippines’ sale of top export could increase by over 20% from year-ago levels based on a surge orders recorded to date.He also added that he think electronics industry could beat 22.2% loss due to decline last year.

Information Technology predicted that there will be growth on worldwide semiconductor revenue due to demand for personal computers and storage devices. On the other hand, here in the Philippines, the demands are strong for components used in solar devices and solar power gadgets. The buyers are mostly from China, Asia Pacific, India and South America.

On the latter part, the forecast is threatened by the country’s power supply problem and unproven talks of increase in minimum wages.

by:Ella May Galindez


Monday, March 8, 2010

The new rebel

By: Maricris V. Faderugao
BJ 3-1D

Canon unveiled it's new offspring off the EOS digital SLR camera family------Digital Rebel T2i or the EOS 550d in Asia.

This new rebel boasts an 18.7 megapixel DIGIC IV processor, 1080p & 720p HD video recording, external Microphone socket, movie crop function, eye-Fi connected functions compatibility, iFCL metering system with 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor and a groundbreaking customizable ISO sensitivity up to 12800.

This toy is a real treat for photography enthusiasts. With the growing tough competition on the market for DSLRs, Canon raised the bar yet again providing more features and choices with the EOS 1000d and 500d selling alongside with the new 550d.

Below is the world's first hands-on review and field test of this new rebel conducted by DigitalRev TV.

Reformatting brains?

Our brain can store lots of information more than we can possibly imagine. It's like there are millions of high memory flash disks inside it. Say, you were given the chance to select a certain memory that you would like to permanently erase. Would you do it?

In Paycheck, Ben Affleck's character is a reverse engineer who does technical jobs for companies and as soon as he finishes his task, his memory of the work he has done is removed. In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, two unhappy lovers decided to have each of their memories erased so that they can only see each other as strangers again. Seems impossible? YES.. but that was then..

The scientists in Brooklyn have discovered a single dose of drug that can manipulate certain areas in the human brain. The substance apparently plays with a molecule that is responsible for memory storage and which in turn, can lead to solutions on various memory problems.

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Maricris V. Faderugao
BJ 3-1D

Sunday, March 7, 2010

6-core Gaming Chip

Weeks from now, Intel is expected to introduce a 6-core processor designed to crunch through the most 3D-intensive games.

Napoleon: Total War and alike 3-D-intensive games could be first seen this year’s Developer’s Conference a week from now. While the official Intel’s 6-core “Westmere” processors can be expected later this March.

Primarily, Core i7-980X is Intel’s first 6-core “Extreme Edition” processor based on the chipmakers cutting0edge 32 nanometer process technology. Its performance depends on how small the manufacturing process. The smaller, the more circuitry can be packed onto the chip making it better.

Core i series processors features hyper-threading. Hyper-threading can double the number of task or threads a processor can execute. This enables 6-core processor to be able to handle 12 threads. However this technology is not offered to Core 2 chips.

by: Ella May Galindez