Category Archives: Information Overload

Spider Dress powered by Intel

Amazing – imagine in the next 3 years how much gear will be fused with wearable technology. Battery charging technology will be able to charge a cell phone in 10 mins. This means it will get smaller and be used by more devices. Check out Intel’s spider dress!

Smart Spider Dress, powered by Intel Edison, blends fashion with robotics and wearable technology to express the wearer’s emotions and protect their personal space.

This fascinating and captivating couture is her latest exploration into what can happen when the worlds of robotics, wearable technology and fashion collide. It made it’s public debut at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week.

Intel Spider Dress

The Dutch designer is known for creations such as the brainwave and the dress Fergie wore during the Black Eyed Peas live performance at Super Bowl 2011. She came to Intel last fall to work on projects that inspire innovation in wearable technologies beyond wrist and eyewear. She calls her one-of-a-kind Spider Dress “badass” for how it pushes and bends the boundaries of social norms.

Intel Spider Dress

“Fashion and tech are merging at the moment, beyond blinking dresses or cute skirts. I’m showing how fashion can be thought provoking, something that pushes people to think and share their feelings.”

Her latest creation is a 3D-printed experimental dress crowned at the collar with robotic spider legs.

It’s a violent thing of beauty, at once mesmerizing, provocative and intimidating. The legs constantly move, reacting to real-time biometrics based on pre-programmed social norms and violations. “Spider Dress acts as the interface between the body and the external world,” said Wipprecht. “It uses technology and the garment as a medium of interaction.”

The so-called animatronic arachnid limbs on the Spider Dress know exactly when someone is invading the wearer’s personal space. The legs are driven by computer and sensor technologies that allow it to be autonomous, but assistive and adaptive to the owner’s emotions and desires.

Spider Dress


“Since the system based with mechanic spider legs is literally hosted on the shoulders of the wearer and attacks using the same viewing angle as the wearer, the system knows how you feel and adapts to those feelings,” she said.

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Dual-Core getting weaker

Gaming so far has been good to those on a budget. Intel’s Pentium G3220 and the Pentium G3258 Anniversary editions provided light for many gamers out there. But according to several posts on blog sites and social media, these days might be coming to an end.
Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 does not run on straight dual core PCs and ends up displaying a black screen and a failure to launch bug. In all fairness, Far Cry 4 does have the Intel Core i5-750 or AMD’s Phenom II X4 955 listed in its minimum requirements section.
Far Cry 4 however is not the only game which has moved past dual core CPUs. EA’s Dragon Age: Inquisition is another game that does not support dual-core processors.
While EA is encouraging demands for a refund for Inquisition and Ubisoft is expected to release a bug fixing the failure to launch bug, by the looks of things, it might be a good time to start saving for a quad core upgrade.
You all know that the new consoles Xbox One and the PS4 pack eight cores coupled with 8 GB of RAM? Even more games such as Watch Dogs show poor performance on dual core CPUs. On mine it would skip and act bogged down. Truely poor when other games run amazingly 60 FPS. They are using programming assigning tasks for multi-cores. Without that extra cores the instructions just halt, even if your dual could handle it at a slower latency.
Looks like times are getting to the last stop folks.
Though not for AMD it would seem, with its low-budget CPUs looking to be the next best alternative for low budget gamers. They have 90$ chips with actual quad cores – where the best 4x core I have listed below.

High Performance Gamer’s Pick

Intel’s Core i5 processors are well-known for their high-end gaming prowess at reasonable prices. We look to the new i5-4460 for its balance between price and performance at $190. Although this CPU’s multiplier is locked, you don’t need aggressive overclocking to achieve excellent frame rates with it.

Architecture Haswell
Frequency (Turbo) 3.2 (3.4) GHz
Cores (Threads) 4 (4)
Cache (L1, L2, L3) 4x 64KB, 4x 256KB, 6MB
Integrated GPU HD Graphics 4600 (530MHz, 1.15GHz Turbo)
Memory Support DDR3-1333/1600, dual-channel, up to 32GB
Process 22nm
Socket LGA 1150

We shall see what intel can do for us now.

Windows 10 Beta Style

Microsoft showed off the latest version of its flagship operating system at an event in San Francisco Tuesday. It wasn’t a complete unveiling — Microsoft focused on a handful of features that will benefit business customers.

Here’s a quick rundown:

– Return of the Start menu. After being inexplicably removed from Windows 8, the Start menu is back, and includes a new personalizable space for favorite apps, programs and websites.

windows 10 start menu

– Apps in windows. With Windows 10, Microsoft has standardized the format for apps from the Windows Store and regular desktop programs. Both now run in traditional windows that can be resized and minimized from the bar at the top.

windows 10 apps

Related: Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion

– Multiple desktops. A feature Mac users have enjoyed for years: the ability to create and swap between different desktops.

windows 10 multiple desktops

– A soup-ed Snap. The “Snap” feature, which allows users to work on multiple apps at once from the same screen, has been redesigned with a new quadrant layout to allow for up to four programs at once.

windows 10 snap

– New Task view button. A new button on the task bar takes you straight to a single screen that displays all your open apps and files (the old Alt + Tab trick).

windows 10 task view

One noteworthy aspect of Tuesday’s announcement was the revelation that Microsoft will allow business customers to choose specific Windows features to upgrade one at a time, rather than being forced to transition all at once from an older version.

Windows 10 is a key part of new CEO Satya Nadella’s effort to position Microsoft as a “mobile-first, cloud-first” company with a particular emphasis on productivity software. The goal is to make products like Office, Outlook and Skype staples for individual customers regardless of the device they’re using, and to transform Windows from a desktop operating system to cloud computing platform that can be accessed from anywhere.

Related: Under Ballmer, Clippers bench the iPad

Microsoft says Windows 10 “will run across the broadest range of devices ever,” from consumer products like PCs, tablets, Xboxes and phones to enterprise data centers and “Internet of Things” connected devices. There will be just a single app store for all these formats, and Microsoft says it will be possible for developers to write an application once and then deploy it across device types.

The company didn’t provide a timeline for when it would announce new consumer-focused features, let alone when Windows 10 would be available to the public. Microsoft typically shows off Windows features incrementally to customers to try them out and provide feedback.

Packet Tracer Tutorials in May!

Greetings all! Today is May 28th! What a glorious day to tackle. So many big opportunities are in your grasp today. This mysterious day penetrates our very soul, it can be a blessing or a curse. We hope you all gain more insight by visiting this site, and above all get inspired to learn new things. Packet Tracer is a MUST if you are wanting to be CCNA.

Thanks for all your comments and support!

Below is links for Packet Tracer Tutorials.

These have really helped me learn Cisco and networking skills. These videos are a great way to start the learning process.

Getting Started
Interface Overview
Shows how to start using the program.
Shows how to customize Packet Tracer using the Options menu.
Logical Workspace
Creating a Network Topology
Demonstrates how to create, arrange, delete, and connect devices.
Custom Device Templates
Demonstrates how to create and remove custom device templates.
Clustering a Network Topology
Demonstrates how to create, arrange, uncluster, delete, and connect clusters.
Editing and Annotating a Network Topology
Demonstrates how to edit and annotate a network topology.
Configuring Devices
Configuring Devices Using the Config tab
Demonstrates how to configure devices using the Config tab.
Configuring Devices Using the Desktop tab
Demonstrates how to configure devices using the Desktop tab.
Configuring Devices Using the CLI tab
Demonstrates how to configure devices using the CLI tab.
Realtime and Simulation Modes
Simulation Environment
Introduces an overview of the simulation environment.
Simulation Panel
Demonstrates in detail of every feature in the Simulation Panel including the Event List, Play Controls, and Event List Filters.
Advanced Features in Simulation Mode
Introduces more advanced features in Simulation Mode to users.
PDU Information
Explains the information displayed in a PDU and how to use Challenge mode in a PDU.
Physical Workspace
Navigating Physical Workspace
Introduces a brief description of the interface of Physical Workspace and how to navigate Physical Workspace.
Modifying Physical Workspace
Explains how to modify Physical Workspace by creating new objects, removing existing objects, and moving objects from one location to another location in Physical Workspace.
Structured Cabling
Demonstrates how to create realistic structured cabling in the Physical Workspace.
Interaction between the Logical Workspace and the Physical Workspace
Demonstrates how the Logical Workspace and the Physical Workspace interact.
Activity Wizard Novice
Launch and Exit Activity Wizard
Demonstrates how to launch and exit Activity Wizard.
Write Instructions
Demonstrates how to write instructions for an activity.
Answer Network
Reviews features related to the answer network.
Initial Network
Reviews features related to the initial network.
Test Activity and Check Activity
Explains how to use the Test Activity and Check Activity features to create a reliable activity.
Set Password, Save and Distribute the Newly Created Activity File
Demonstrates how to set a password, how to save and distribute an activity.
My first Lab Please attempt the activities as described in the Shockwave files below.
Viewing Help
Creating a network
Realtime Mode
Web Server Connection
Simulation Mode
PDU Window

Information Overload lol?

February is  here! Already? Wow, so fast! We are trying to keep up with the cisco classes, the crunch time finals, and all the drama of day to day life! God almighty, and now – the 28 team is learning about……

Information Overload ?

In many ways, the advent of information technology has increased the focus on information overload: information technology may be a primary reason for information overload due to its ability to produce more information more quickly and to disseminate this information to a wider audience than ever before (Evaristo, Adams, & Curley, 1995; Hiltz & Turoff, 1985). “Information overload” (also known as infobesity or infoxication) is a term popularized by Alvin Toffler in his bestselling 1970 book Future Shock. It refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information.[1] The term itself is mentioned in a 1964 book by Bertram Gross, The Managing of Organizations.[2] “Information overload occurs when the amount of input to a system exceeds its processing capacity. Decision makers have fairly limited cognitive processing capacity. Consequently, when information overload occurs, it is likely that a reduction in decision quality will occur.”[3]

In today’s society, day-to-day activities increasingly involve the technological world where Information technology exacerbates the number of interruptions that occur in the work environment. [4] There has been a study from 1997 that found 50% of management in Fortune 1000 companies were disrupted more than six times an hour by emails they were receiving. Being compared to this decade’s use of the internet, management are commonly more disrupted which leads to more interruptions on their decision making and result in more poor quality made decisions.

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