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Friday, December 21, 2012

Choose The Right Portable Accommodation

Today, with an increasing number of classes, the separation of the age groups and a growing number of disciplines in the curriculum, many schools have begun to consider to make a portable building as a way to get more space and better resources. Portable classroom has been used for many years in schools across the country and has proved very popular with students who like adventure leaving primary school building for classes! There are a lot of portable buildings on the market and the beauty of this structure does not require planning permission and can be built in a few hours, it is very easy and can be moved immediately. You can adjust the size and configuration of the building and user-defined functions, such as lighting, heating, and even drinking water systems. Are you a new set of portable buildings for a new lesson, or just need more input from students this year, so you can create a series of buildings to be installed on the site. When choosing a mobile classroom tips are available, and you need the right size and features to suit your needs and the space you have to be fair. Portable buildings at many schools are located on the edge of a park or sports field. It's often the only place where the school requires free building, but the good news is that this building can be built on any solid surface, giving you the freedom to plan their lessons and put their classroom if needed. While some portable buildings designed as a temporary structure. The nature and style of the building, they would take many years new classrooms will be built carefully by the installer with years of experience in the installation and configuration of mobile buildings. These buildings offer great flexibility and are ideal if you use a large building in other areas of the school, you can take classes on a regular basis without interruption. Also ideal as an office building and come in a variety of floor plans. You can learn more about building mobile online on the internet, which is available in multiple sites such as the site http://cabins4hire.co.uk there. This site serves a range of accommodation There are other types of portable accommodation available such as portable toilets, changing rooms and toilets, which can be placed in the area of ​​your choice. Everything you need will be provided, and you can choose from a variety of configurations to suit your needs and availability of your shopping budget.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Interesting Facts about Pluto

Pluto isn't a planet any more, but it's still a very interesting "dwarf planet" in the Solar System, worthy of our fascination and interest. Here are 10 interesting facts on Pluto. Some you might already know, and others will be completely new. 1. Pluto has an atmosphere Even though Pluto's average temperature averages a mere 44 degrees above absolute zero, the dwarf planet has an atmosphere. Not an atmosphere as we know it, but an atmosphere, none the less. It was first discovered back in 1985, when astronomers watched as Pluto passed in front of a star. They were able to calculate a slight dimming as its atmosphere passed in front of the star, before Pluto itself blocked the star entirely. From those observations, they were able to calculate that it has a thin envelope of nitrogen, methane and carbon dioxide. As Pluto moves away from the Sun, this atmosphere gets so cold that it freezes onto the surface. And then as the dwarf planet warms again, the atmosphere evaporates again, forming a gas around it. 2. Pluto has 3 moons You might have heard that Pluto has a large moon called Charon (more on that later), but did you know that it actually has 3 moons in total. Charon is the large one, with a mass of roughly half that of Pluto's. Two additional moons, Nix and Hydra, were discovered by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope on May 15, 2005. They were originally called S/2005 P1 and S/2005 P2, and then given their final names on June 21, 2006. They took a long time to discover because they're so tiny. Nix is only 46 km across, while Hydra is 61 km across.

5 Interesting Facts About Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Staging Hamlet, conversely, is something of an epic, which often means that it is cut, or the audience members leave with very numb buttocks. Penned between 1603 and 1607, Macbeth was one of the first plays Shakespeare produced under the reign of the new king, James I. Despite its longevity, the play is very much a product of its time, with many nudges and winks to England’s new king as well as references to the political unease of the era. Here are just a few interesting facts about Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the playwright’s motives in writing it.

Monday, November 26, 2012

10 Interesting facts about Shakespeare

This afternoon, I was reading about William Shakespeare and his works as a part of my course in English Literature and I came upon some interesting facts about him. Here's some for you. 1. After the writers of the Bible, Shakespeare is the second most quoted writer. 2. The word "assassination" was invented by Shakespeare. 3. William Shakespeare, known to be the world's immortal poet and dramatist and regarded to be one of the greatest figures of literature, has not attended university. 4. He wrote his first play, when he around 25 years old. 5. Shakespeare began his career by working as an actor. 6. On an average he wrote two plays a year, thirty seven in all. Apart from this he also wrote 154 sonnets and two long narrative poems. 7. He never published any of his plays. Shakespeare wanted his plays to be performed on stage, and was not interested in having them printed and read. 8. Shakespeare borrowed extensively from all possible sources which included earlier plays, histories and poems. 9. He married Anne Hathway at the age of 18. She was 26 and pregnant at the time of their wedding. They had 3 children together. His only grand daughter died childless. Shakespeare therefore does not have descendants. 10. Nobody knows his actual birthday but he is believed to have lived till he was 52.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rent Portable Accommodation

We have a wide range of mobile and portable accommodation units for hire that will suit a variety of needs including use on building sites as well as: Offices Canteens Toilet Blocks Farm Shops There are too many options to list individually but hiring portable accommodation provides a cost-effective, easy way of meeting your needs. Since these units are portable this type of accommodation does not generally require planning permission. Please give us a call to discuss your exact requirements - we usually find no two needs are the same - and we'll find a unit to suit you.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sell Your House Fast: New Book Offers Advice To Those Eager To ...

As the real estate market continues to rebound many homeowners are wondering if now is the time to sell. No one is interested in having a home remain on the market for a long time which is where, a new book, sell your house fast For The Right Price, comes in. The book features more than two dozen stories of successful home sales in 15+ markets in the United States.with 20 chapters covering both the practical and emotional side of home selling. The book offers strategies for home staging, price setting, and marketing from experienced agents who have sold over 11,500 homes collectively. Several of the Realtors who answer questions in our advice section were featured in the book including Phyillis Harb who is with Prudential California Realty in La Ca?ada, California. Phyillis wrote a chapter for creating your real estate game plan. She told us a little bit more about her work with the book and shared some insight from? with the editor Erica Glessing. How did you get involved in this project? Erica Glessing, chose exceptional real estate professionals from 15 major markets in the United States to provide insights into what works in real estate.? Erica says: ?I chose Phyllis Harb because she shone in her Los Angeles market for her dedication to her profession and her commitment to serve her clients. She stands out both for her track record, but also for her clarity and consistency.? What has the response been to the book so far? The book is just now being released and so far the response is good. ?Clients of our authors are happy to receive the book and seem to be getting a lot of value from ?sell your house fast for the Right Price!?,? explained Erica Glessing, who conceptualized the book to help sellers who had fears or who weren?t clear on how to sell their home. ?I wanted to have the authors demystify price setting so that sellers can experience the best results with the least time. You go on a learning curve when you sell your house, because you haven?t probably done this much in your lifetime. My authors help people leap past the basics so they can sell their house with confidence and experience the best results.?

Friday, November 2, 2012

As a real estate investor you know that the most important element of your business is constant contact. You must cultivate relationships on a constant basis, and of course you need to find homes that would make for quality investments, whether you are seeking to fix-up-and-flip or rent out those properties. An amazing online tool for keeping you ahead of your competitors is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a powerful business networking tool. As a real estate investor, you need to know real estate agents, loan officers, contractors, and title agents in various areas. And–you also need to stay in touch with all those people who may want to sell their houses, or buy houses. You need relationships with all of these people, and LinkedIn is an incredible hub that works. How should you use LinkedIn to further your business? 1. Once you have created your profile, immediately import all of your e-mail contacts. You’ll be told which ones are using LinkedIn and you can send them invitations to view your profile and link up with you. Also, add in all of your networking contacts. Take every business card you have and add those people in, too. When they receive your invitation to link up, they will better remember you and discover an easier, faster way to contact you. 2. Begin joining groups, recommending other businesses, and answering questions. The last thing that you want to do on LinkedIn is sell yourself. Never do this–as a matter of fact, any overly aggressive contact can be viewed as spam and could result in you getting your account terminated.LinkedIn is all about passive contact. * You can build your own group! To do this the right way, choose some broad theme that includes real estate investing under its umbrella. Lead the group in topical discussions about your theme. Be creative in how you get people to join your group. Invite your relevant contacts; place your group on your website; create a group blog; advertise your group or create widget for it to include in your autoresponder e-mails; even invited other real estate investment experts to join (it’s best, of course, to invite those who work in geographical locations where they are not competing with you). * If you give teleseminars or do trade shows, invite your leads and audience member contacts to join your LinkedIn Group. Then you can notify all group members about your forthcoming seminars or other events in the future, so that they come back and visit you again. 3. You can try LinkedIn’s Direct Ads.These work in a similar way to Google AdWords campaigns. You can have targeted ads going out only to relevant LinkedIn members. (They are not sent as spam, don’t worry.) LikedIn already contains 49 million professionals who have average household incomes over $100,000–meaning that you will be reaching out to people who can afford to do business with you

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The College Of The Future

So, if you're like me you went to college, drank too much and then got expelled. What did I have to show for all my hard work? A mountain of debt (about $30,000). Now, I was a decent student don't get me wrong. However, dry campus plus kegger in the dorm equals academic probation. A little known equation I learned the hard way. Ever since that fateful day I have been committed to earning an education on my own accord for free. I'm not alone though roughly one out of five Americans are in debt due to student loans and the costs associated with earning a college education are rising. Hope is not all lost, however, thanks to a number of online sites like Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, and EDx who offer free online classes taught by some of the world's leading professors from top universities.

The style of all of these vary greatly and each has their own strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, none of these have a complete course schedules or offer accreditation but many are working towards this. The Khan Academy, which has traditionally focused on Math, is expanding into Art, History and the Humanities. EDx, which started as MITx, joined with Harvard and most recently added UC Berkley and The University of Texas to its roster of Universities and offers classes from these schools. The scope of all of these sites are expanding greatly. In addition to offering video lectures EDx and Udacity offer course material and problem sets.

Khan Academy may have been the first to implement free online education but most certainly won't be the last. Recently Coursera and EDx has been of some particular note. I myself have just enrolled myself into three classes: CS550x: Introduction To Computers from EDx, Valuation & Investing from Khan Academy, and EP245: How To Build A Startup from Udacity. Throughout my next semester I will me giving you guys some updates into my progress. So far, I like the EDx setup the best; it offers course materials, syllabus, lectures, problem sets, tests, a final and I feel like it offers a more complete class offering than say Khan which mostly just provides videos and some tutorials with math. I will reserve my judgement until I finish my classes and will offer a brief overview as I go along.

I think this is just what our education system needs. Not just collegiate education but primary and secondary education as well. With the advances in technology I hope to see this integrated into more classrooms. Some teachers are actually using some of the Khan lectures in classrooms and their have been a lot of talks about 21st century education especially in developing countries. I hope my studeis go well and I hope that in the future these new free offerings from top educators can set the standard for education to come. As always, I would love to hear your opinion especially if you are an educator. What do you think the future holds for education?
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

YouTube Going Viral In Europe

In a bid to expand their user base and capitalize on the success of original content in the US, YouTube is expanding into Europe with 60 new channels. The channels will largely be celebrity and personality driven with a couple large exceptions. The BBC and a few other large European Media Conglomerates will get their own channels to help push their own original content. Last year YouTube launched some 100 channels in the US in a successful bid to push their appeal past viral hits which have made the site popular.

YouTube has seen huge gains since the launch of their new channels in the US and advertise something for everyone from parenting and cooking to music, sports and comedy. The push has been a key development for YouTube in attracting greater ad revenue. With the success of the current channels and the likely success of those in Europe, YouTube could continue to deal a larger blow to cable and satellite providers as networks and viewers continue to embrace the digital revolution without them. It is reported that YouTube viewers watched 4 billion hours of original content a month. YouTube has also stated that it wishes to fund content creators in the over 49 nations where YouTube is present.

The company states it wants to move away from low quality user generated viral videos and into more professional content that can build sustained audiences. This is already opening huge doorways for networks like the BBC, FOX, CBS and others. This blog itself has its own YouTube channel! As of writing this we are in the process of developing our first video which will be released this weekend on YouTube and on Geeked Out Future as well so look forward to that. As always, what do you think about this? Feel free to comment, I’m always interested in hearing what my viewers think.YouTube Going Viral In Europe

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ch-Ch-Changes!

Due to our ever constant work in keeping a fresh and up-to-date site chock full original content Geeked Out Electronics and Sister sites Geeked Out Politics and Future Shock have combined to bring you all new content, a new layout, and a new name Geeked Out Future. Throughout the week we will be working out the kinks and revamping the site to provide new and original content. we will also be expanding our content to include weekly podcasts and video.  We hope you enjoy and as always go forth and Geek!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pirate Bay Down But Not Out

Popular torrent site The Pirate Bay is down again. Over the last year the site has suffered numerous attacks in an attempt to shut down the site. Other sites such as Demonoid and MegaUpload suffered similar fates before ultimately being shut down. Will The Pirate Bay suffer a similar fate? Pirate Bay is currently down but promises to be up and running in a week. There have been multiple attempts at thwarting the site in the last year, including a DDoS attack, to no avail. Each time The Pirate Bay bounces back. The site has even dodged legal bullets in its home country of Sweden. The Pirate Bay claims it is currently down due to a power outage, the remains to be seen as torrent geeks and downloaders the world over commence to freaking out.

Over the Summer the Pirate Pay was targeted by a particularly nasty DDoS,  distributed-denial-of-service, attack and was down off and on. The attacks were over June, July and August respectively. According to the hacker group Anonymous the attacks were likely perpetrated by the MPAA, RIAA, or a government agency. On August 8 the Ukranian government blocked the site. So with the most recent attacks it is natural for geeks the world over to suspect the worst. Fortunately, The Pirate Bay's home country of The Netherlands has mostly allowed the torrent server to continue operating. The most recently it is reported the Pirate Bay only suffered a power outage which took the site down. Suck on that RIAA! Torrent freak reports the site will be up and running in a week.


Pirate Bay Down But Not Out

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Next Space Race

Since I was a little boy I've always been fascinated by the Moon. I think it has always been one of my greatest lifes ambition to visit our closest celestial nieghbor. We may be closer today to those dreams than ever before. If anyone believed the predictions of futurists after Neil Armstrong's landing on the Moon, we would all be living on Moon colonies and vacationing in space by 1985. So what happened? Why are we no closer to these goals? After many successful Moon landings, it seems the U.S. kind of gave up. That is all about to change. China already has plans in the works to make their first journey to our closest satellite. Additionally scientists are discussing possibilities of large scale moon bases equipped with telescopes and supercomputers on the Moon. The next generation of space entrepreneurs all seem poised to stake their claims on Earth's Moon.

 China recently unveiled a five-year plan for putting astronauts on the moon, which would make it the first nation to visit since the U.S. last set foot there some 40 years ago. "China will conduct studies on the preliminary plan for a human lunar landing," according to the state council, also calling for deep-space exploration of other planets and asteroids. Though there is no deadline for the launch the announcement is seen as an official declaration of China's lunar goals. China is also building its own prototype space station, the Tiangong 1, before construction of a Mir-class station. It has already mapped the moon with the Chang'e-1 lunar probe, and the Shenzhou-9 docked with Tiangong-1 in June. "Since 2006, Long March rockets have accomplished 67 successful launches, sending 79 spacecraft into planned orbits and demonstrating noteworthy improvement in the reliability of China's launch vehicles." Although the space program is backed by the People's Liberation Army, the government asserts the program is entirely peaceful: "China always adheres to the use of outer space for peaceful purposes, and opposes weaponization or any arms race in outer space."

Forget the U.S. data crunch. NASA admits their is an impending data crunch in space with the amount of data being processed by various satellites, shuttles and space stations the data traffic will become to much to handle. Enter Ouliang Chang, USC graduate student, who has developed a plan to solve this crisis by placing a supercomputer on the Moon to alleviate the coming crunch. The plan is likely to be vastly expensive and would be the most expensive supercomputer ever built. He is not alone, however, many scientists are advocating for an increased scientific presence on the satellite. NASA scientists are advocating placing Telescopes on the Moon. They say the absence of an atmosphere on the moon would allow astronomers to peer deeper into space than currently can be allowed. The base would even have advantage over satellites viewing into space as it would be much easier to repair and upgrade a telescope in a fixed location.

If their is money to be made someone somewhere is likely looking to profit. The Moon is no exception. Helium-3, also called tralphium, is widely sought for use as fuel in fusion generators. Helium-3 is extremely rare on Earth, but guess where it can be found readily? If you guessed the moon, bingo. Helium-3 is said to be three times less corrosive than hydrogen which would enable to fusion generators to run off the fuel three times longer. The possibilities this holds for making fusion energy a viable energy alternative could be huge. The results for those to capitalize off this would also be huge. The burgeoning private space industry could also be positively affected with increased travel to the moon. Already companies like Space X contract space flights to the ISS for the US government but as commercial development on the moon expands it grows the potential for their profit as well. Even James Cameron, Avatar Movie Director, seems ready to jump in, his project Planetary Resources has its sites on mining asteroids and possibly even the moon.

All this is, granted, years away but it seems the ideas are beginning to come together to start a major push for human interests on the moon. It was commercial and government interests that launched European exploration into the new world it will likely be a partnership between science, government and business that will launch our human civilization into the 21st century and begin our human transpermitaztion into space. 
The Next Space Race

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Factory of the Future

 The world is getting smaller. Technology has made our world faster, cheaper more responsive to change and, you guessed it,  smaller. Behold the new face of manufacturing the 3-D printer. Now, the 3-D printer has been around for a while, however, with recent advancements in 3-D printing technology the printer is cheaper and more effective. early models could only form 3-D models of resins and plastics, new models can print metals like steel, silver and even materials like ceramic and wood. In the future every mass produced object from cars to plastic key chains to furniture could be manufactured using 3-D printing technology. Traditional manufacturing used a method of subtractive processing where as materials where taken away i.e. drilling, molding etc,. What makes 3-D printing so exciting is it cheapens the process by using additive processing by where by layer of layer of material is formed to make a three dimensional model. This process removes the need for assembling parts from individual processes. For example an entire car could just merely be printed rather than each individual part be molded and then put together; no parts, no rivets, just one whole piece. Any entrepreneur with just a three dimensional design, and a few thousand bucks, could manufacture a product with little to no help.

This technology is cheap. The average 3-D printer costs about $1500 to $5000. Compare that to the average piece of factory equipment and you can see why the technology is so promising. Literally anything can be made with just a 3-D computer design. In fact recently a gunsmith manufactured an AR-15 with a 3-D printer. This huge leap in scientific advancement has many over-arching repercussions to consider. One being the manufacture of weapons by anyone in the privacy of their own home, Ted Kaczynski 2020? Furthermore, where will these leave the worlds unskilled labor force if manpower is no longer needed due to the ease of production. Businesses are becoming smaller and smaller, like the rest of our world, and with the evolution of business and manufacturing many will have to adapt greatly to overcome. This new technology opens the door for a great many of possiblities both good and bad I think it will be interesting to watch it's development.                                                   
Factory of the Future

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Coming Mobile Business Revolution

Mobile is changing everything. From the time we wake up, to the time we go to bed we are constantly using our mobile devices. In many ways they have become an extension of ourselves. Not only is this mobile revolution changing the way we live it is changing the way we do business. You can just look at the app market which in the last few years has become a multi-billion dollar business. Furthermore, many businesses, namely those monetizing through advertising, are struggling to stay above water in combating the growing trend. Even companies like Facebook are struggling to define their place in a  growing mobile market.

My day started like most anyone else. My phone's alarm sounded, waking me up to my favorite Bowie song. I quickly jumped out of bed hit my workout app and started today's days routine. Afterwards, I jumped in the shower while listening to my "shower" playlist, mostly motivational gems like "Eye of the Tiger." I got the kids ready and ate, while scrolling through my Twitter and looking for news. We checked the bus schedule through the Columbia Transit site and the kids played an educational app while we waited for the bus. Your day may have started slightly different but with one theme uniting us, our mobile devices have begun to define who we are. Our interests, our work, our day to day activities are all directly reflected through our phones and the apps we use on a daily basis.

This mobile business revolution with its focus on apps has become big money for a great many of businesses, but has shaken up even one time industry leaders and forced them to adapt to survive. Facebook is a major player that has been adversely effected.  The app industry is slated to become a two billion dollar industry in 2012, a hefty feat considering it is only a two year old concept. Many of these apps are raking in money through advertisers fees and paid subscriptions the app gaming company Zynga is slated to be worth $100 million. To put that in perspective it took Google three years to break even and become profitable. Facebook has been one of the largest companies struggling to keep up. Facebook makes the majority of its revenue from ad revenue posting advertisements on it's site. However, Facebook can not effectively advertise on the smaller screen of mobile devices and with a majority of people now accessing their Facebooks from a mobile device this makes a huge problem for the site to remain profitable.

So, how can businesses stay afloat and capitalize on this growing market? Companies need to become mobile. Just like companies in the late 90's and early 2000's moved to websites to stay relevant companies in the 10's need to develop apps or in the least optimize their websites to be mobile browser friendly and optimize to advertise while still being user friendly. Technology is moving at such a fever pace no one is safe from the effects of stagnation if Facebook does not quickly and effectively find a way to capitalize on the growing mobile revolution they may to find themselves in the anal's of history. 
The Coming Mobile Business Revolution

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Next Big Identity Threat

If you're the average person your phone holds your life. Schedules, appointments, reminders, personal pictures, notes, your favorite music, banking information, etc; New features being championed by credit card companies would even turn your phone into a credit card. This has made the cell phone a prime target for hackers and identity thieves alike. Most phones, however, offer little in the way of security make your phone a prime target.

If you're like me you have apps galore. Everything from Facebook and Twitter to Evernote, Pandora and everything in between. Most of us live our lives off our phones. From the alarm that wakes us up in the morning to the playlist that puts us to sleep at night. So much of our identity is stored to our phones and identity thieves want access. With many phones connecting directly to our content with out passwords for easy access, a cell phone in a thief or hacker's hands could be devastating.

What's more cell phone providers, credit card companies, Google and Paypal are rushing to push apps which could potentially give thieves direct access to our bank accounts. MasterCard, Citibank and Google have teamed up to bring you Google Wallet , which works anywhere that accepts MasterCard Paypass and would allow you to swipe your phone just like a Paypass card. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile also have a similar app Isis in the works. These all work on what is called a NFC, near field communication, chip. The technology does seem like a promising development for the future of commerce, however, with few firewalls on phones to prevent catastrophe it may not prove to be viable.

The smart phone killed the phone as we once knew it. When cell phones first become popular most people had it glued to their ears or spent their time frantically texting away. However, with the rise of the data revolution many users spend much more time on the internet on their phones than actually talking to people. In fact most of us spend more time talking to our friends via facebook on our phone than actually directly talking our texting them. Many developers had that in mind and many operating systems are dangerously without protection. Like computers you can buy virus protection for your mobile device but few people actually do. Which leaves the devices open for security breeches. With added security issues mobile developers should evolve to take greater steps to provide security for their customers but if not people need to take security into their own hands. You have been warned.

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The Next Big Identity Threat

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kinect Sesame Street allows Kids to Interact With Show

Ever watched your kid jump and down and talk at your TV during Sesame Street like Elmo and company are really listening? Well, now they are. Microsoft and Sesame Street have teamed up to bring Kinect Sesame Street to kids across the nation. The plan is to uses the  Kinect for Xbox 360 to allow children to interact with the show. Instead of merely watching kids will be allowed to actively answer questions, communicate and interact with what is going on in the show. This could help be a boon for Sesame Street which is using the device to develop more interactive content for their television programming. The current Kinect Sesame Street offers only episodes from last season but will offer more episodes in the future and the shows direction will move towards more interactive content. The use of the Kinect for Sesame Street could have further implications for other children's programming and classrooms as a whole.

The Kinect Sesame Street allows children to communicate with what they are seeing in ways they never have before. The program, which is available next week, allows kids to throw balls back and forth with Elmo, count coconuts on with Grover, even communicate with on screen characters who react to what the child says. Sesame Street already has a host of apps, but this will be their first attempt at integrating their television content with your child's interactions.

What Sesame Street hopes to accomplish with this is an active learning environment for your child. With the television being a passive medium many children do not retain information by simply watching. However, through the act of participating with these programs the children are opened up to a more effective learning environment. Other educational programs could soon follow suit. Nat Geo WILD also has a plan in the works.

The impact could reach beyond television and into the classroom. The technology could allow for more advanced subjects to be taught through one-on-one interactive learning allowing individual students and classrooms to receive hands on interactive education. What are your thoughts? Is this something you would buy for your child and what do you think the further implications of this could be?



Kinect Sesame Street allows Kids to Interact With Show

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nintendo's New TVii Puts Google TV On Notice

Nintendo has just released word of its new WiiU console and already pre-orders for the system are selling out. That's because once again Nintendo has out done itself and changed the way we interact with video games, even entertainment as a whole. The new Tvii for WiiU blows Google's Google TV out of the water by successfully integrating TV and Internet in a unique and user friendly experience. This development is huge and is likely the reason WiiU is already selling like hotcakes. The WiiU will come in two different specifications.One a white 8 GB device retailing at 299.99; the other a black 32 GB device retailing at 349.99. As can be seen above the WiiU comes with a tablet like controller that features a touchscreen. Like the Wii controllers this controller uses motion control and for multiplayer the Wii nunchuck controllers can still be used. The new Tvii feature, however, is truly what sets the device apart. Tvii integrates Hulu, Netflix, Tivo and your current cable providers content into one searchable location and then plays it on your television. No changing inputs required and works no matter who your cable provider may be. Tivo, as of right now may be the only DVR that Nintendo is working with, however, Nintendo indicates that may soon change. To show furthermore that they had pulled out all of the stops, while watching your favorite show, movie or sporting event the WiiU controller displays information and stats about what you are watching. This feature is most impressive when watching sports, giving you a breakdown of stats field position and other games. It even categorizes games in order of your personal preference. In all the WiiU looks pretty damn exciting and I personally can't wait to get my hands on one. Tell me what you think. What's your favorite thing about the new WiiU?

Nintendo\'s New TVii Puts Google TV On Notice
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

ELECTRICITY MAGNETISM


MAGNETISMThere are several relationships between electricity and magnetism. We will explore them one by one. The first relationship we will discuss is how current flowing through a wire creates a magnetic field. A steady current creates a steady magnetic field like that created by a magnet. Electro-Magnet We can create an electro-magnet by wrapping many turns of wire on a core, then causing an

BOOST CONVERTER


A boost converter is a DC-to-DC power converter with an output voltage greater than its input voltage. It is a class of switched-mode power supply (SMPS) containing at least two semiconductor switches (a diode and a transistor) and at least one energy storage element, a capacitor or inductor. The boost converter is also called as step-up converter.



Basic schematic of boost converter.



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Friday, August 10, 2012

PIR motion sensors






PIR Sensor





 


     
PIR sensors allow you to sense motion, almost always used to detect whether a human has moved in or out of the sensors range. 
They are small, inexpensive, low-power, easy to use and don't wear out. 

For that reason they are commonly found in appliances and gadgets used in homes or businesses. They are often referred to as PIR, "Passive Infrared", "Pyroelectric",

How the Internet works?




Here is a fantastic animation on the topic "How the internet works?".
It explains the basics of the Internet and Search Engines.
I hope it will be useful for all.
 
Animation of the Internet

"From Atom To Electricity" a microscopic view





Here is a microscopic view of electricity. How electrons flow inside the conductors. 

Please click the Below Link to view the Animation.

I hope it will give you a better understanding on it.

Animation of Electricity

What do you meant by earthing?


Earthing is a safety device used to prevent a shock due to leakages arising from weak insulation, breaking of the element or otherwise. 

The metal bodies of appliances handled like the electric iron, kettle or refrigerator must be earthed, that is, connected to a pipe leading deep into the earth on to a metal plate.

In case the metal body becomes live, the circuit is completed through the

Perceptron- Artificail Neural Networks




Neural Networks


Artificial neural networks are composed of interconnecting artificial neurons (programming constructs that mimic the properties of biological neurons). 

Artificial neural networks may either be used to gain an understanding of biological neural networks, or for solving artificial intelligence problems without necessarily creating a model of a real biological system. 

The

Why, when birds sit on transmission lines or current wires doesn't get shock?


 Its true that if birds touch the single one line (phase or neutral) they don't get electrical shock... if birds   touch 2 lines then the circuit is closed and they get electrical shock..

 so if a human touch single one line(phase) then he doesn't get shock if he is in the air (not touching or     standing on the ground).

 if he is standing on the ground then touching the line (phase) he will

Why transformer ratings are in KVA?





Since the power factor of transformer is dependent on load we only define VA rating and does not include power factor .

In case of motors, power factor depend on construction and hence rating of motors is in KWatts and include power factor.

What is difference between fuse and breaker?




Circuit Braker



Fuses are burned at the time of over current flows in the circuit but breakers are just open(not burn) at the time of over current flow.


 Fuses are used in only one time, but  breakers are used by multiple number of time

Why electricity in India is in the multiples of 11 like 11kv, 22kv, 33kv ?







 Transformer Induced voltage equation contains 4.44 factor.

               

                       E=4.44*f*T*phi



E -Induced emf per phase

T -number of turns

f -frequency

phi -maximum flux per pole





From the equation we see that E is proportional to 4.4 and it is in turn multiple of 11.So always transmission voltage is multiple of 11.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

What is Resistance?


Resistance is the force that reduces or stops the flow of electrons. It opposes voltage.Higher resistance will decrease the flow of electrons and lower resistance will allow more electrons to flow.









What is Current?



CURRENT is the quantity or flow rate of electrons moving a point within one second. Current flow is also known as amperage, or amps for short.

Higher voltage will produce higher current flow, and lower voltage will produce lower current flow.









What is Voltage?









       
Voltage is the electrical force that moves electrons through a conductor. 

Voltage is electrical pressure also known as EMF (Electro Motive Force) that pushes electrons. 

The greater the difference in electrical potential push (difference between positive and negative), the greater the voltage force potential.

Why DC series motor should be started with load?


In any DC motor, the speed of the motor is inversely propotional to the flux and directly proportional to Back EMF . 



When starting a series motor the current flowing will be high, but the flux that the motor produces will be moderate since the series winding has less number of turns. 



Hence, if u start the motor without load the speed will increase. 



As speed increases the back emf

Can we give DC supply to a Transformer?




What is inside a Transformer?



Transformer works on mutual induction principle. In order to generate an alternating flux, we need alternating current. If we provide DC current to the transformer there is no linkage of flux to secondary winding.  DC current will produce only constant magnetic field. So we will not get output from the secondary.

Can an Electrical Equipment Be Run On Lower/Higher Than Rated Frequency?




Electric Motor Working



We all know about the supply frequency which is essential for any electrical machinery.

But can we run a motor rated for 50 Hz on a 60 Hz supply, or vice versa?

The relation between the speed of the motor and its frequency is given by the expression

N = 120f/P.

From this expression, it

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

An Introduction to Micro Processors


Here is a fantastic animation for the fundamentals of Micro processor.





What are the main components of the Micro Processor?
How a Micro Processor works?

Please click on  ANIMATION 1 to view the introduction on Micro Processor.
Please click on ANIMATION 2 to view the detailed animation on  working of the Micro Processor

Breakthroughs in ICs over a decade


We know that the advancement in the IC technology changed the world and it is the main reason for the portable devices available now-a-days.



First Integrated Chip



In the below animations, you can see what happened in the past years after the first IC has been manufactured.


Animation 1
Animation 2

All about FLIP FLOPS - Animation


I have gone through a fantastic Flash Animation of Flip Flops.



Difference between LATCH and FLIP FLOP



I got a clear idea about the difference between LATCH and FLIP FLOP through this animation.

You can learn all the basics of Flip Flops here.

Please CLICK HERE to view the animations


Actually, what is this Virtual Ground concept?




Virtual Ground Analogy


Look at this circuit Diagram.

Virtual ground appears in the common point between two series connected resistors, if

• two voltages are applied to the other ends of the resistors,

• they have opposite polarities,

• they bear the same proportion as between the respective resistors.



Virtual ground phenomenon is summing of opposite equal quantities, which is

Memory Hirerarchy in Embedded Systems




Memory Hierarchy



The cache memory is defined as the first level of memory after the Registers. In the memory hierarchy, it is placed right below the processor registers as shown in the figure above.



Speed Vs Distance Vs Size of the Memory

 The above diagram shows the position of the Cache memory based on the Speed, Distance from the Processor and the Size.



How the Processor check for

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Instruction Fetch in a Microprocessor




Instruction Fetch


The above graphic animation illustrates typical operation of an instruction by the processor.

It places the contents of the instruction pointer onto the address bus and fetches the instruction.

Once decoded, the instruction is executed and the instruction pointer altered to point to the next instruction.

Coulombs Law - animation



Coulombs law:



 

 Click below to view the animation

Coulombs law





Hardwork Can Never ever Fails..

Best Luck...

Processor Animation



Processor:





Processor or processing unit may contains the following,



CPU

Microprocessor

Graphics processing Unit

Physics Processing Unit

Digital signal processor

Network Processor

Front end processor

Data Processor

Word processor

Audio Processor



Click the below link to view the working animation

Processor Animation



Hardwork Can Never Ever Fails..

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Fiber optics


First a bit history
In 1870, John Tyndall demonstrated that light follows the curve of a stream of water pouring from a container, it was this simple principle that led to the study and development of applications for this phenomenon. 


John Logie Baird patented a method of transmitting light in a glass rod for use in an early colour TV, but the optical losses inherent in the materials at the

Decibel


What is a decibel, and how is it measured?The decibel (abbreviated dB) is the unit used to measure the intensity of a sound. 


The decibel scale is a little odd because the human ear is incredibly sensitive. 



Your ears can hear everything from your fingertip brushing lightly over your skin to a loud jet engine. 



In terms of power, the sound of the jet engine is about 1,000,000,000,000

Monday, August 6, 2012

Latchup and its remedies:



What is Latchup?
Latch-up is a condition in which the parasitic components give rise to the Establishment of low
 resistance conducting path between VDD and VSS with Disastrous results. 


(in the figure, moat = substrate)




The start of trouble!





Electron flow builds up voltage





The forward biased source injects some holes





The holes are swept into the substrate





Voltage drop

Newtons First, Second and Third Laws - Animation




Sir. Isaac Newton


Click below to view the fantastic animation of newtons law:

Newton's Laws


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Nuclear fission and chain reaction


Nuclear Fission: A nuclear fission is either a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei), often producing free neutrons and photons (in the form of gamma rays), and releasing a very large amount of energy, even by the energetic standards of radioactive decay.


click below  to view the animation



Nuclear fission 

Current Source and Voltage Source



Current Source:




----A current source is an electrical or electronic
device that delivers or absorbs electric current. A current source is the dual of a voltage source. The term constant-current sink is sometimes used for sources
fed from a negative voltage supply.





----If the current through an ideal current source can be
specified independently of any other variable in a circuit, it is

Kirchoff's Voltage & Current Laws


To learn Kirchoff Voltage & current law through animation... click the following links..



Gustav Kirchoff


Kirchoff's Voltage Law animation.. Click Here

Kirchoff's  Current law animation.. Click Here

Scientific notation and Metric Prefixes


Hi dear friends click the below link to learn the following things... Really useful...

Scientific notation

for example the mass of a proton
Proton mass = 0.00000000000000000000000167 grams

a steady electric current of 1 amp
1 amp = 6,250,000,000,000,000,000 electrons per second

Arithmetic with scientific notation
(6,250,000,000,000,000,000 electrons per second) x (25 seconds) =

Lemon & Potato battery


A lemon battery is a battery used in experiments proposed in many science textbooks around the world. It is made by inserting two different metallic objects, for example a galvanized nail and a copper coin, into an ion bridge (for example a lemon, a potato or paper soaked in salt water or acid).

The copper coin serves as the positive electrode or cathode and the galvanized nail as the

ROVER






Seeking life: The rover is equipped with a drill to gather samples
underground and send them to a self-contained lab to determine if there
are any microorganisms present on the planet.




A rover (or sometimes planetary rover) is a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of a planet or other astronomical body. Some rovers have been designed to transport members of

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Shift Register


A register is a semiconductor device that is used for storing several bits of digital data. It basically consists of a set of flip-flops, with each flip-flop representing one bit of the register.

Thus, an n-bit register has n flip-flops.

A basic register is also known as a 'latch.'

A special type of register, known as the shift register, is used to pass or transfer bits of data from

How GPS Works?






GPS Orbits


The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a location system based on a constellation of about 24 satellites orbiting the earth at altitudes of approximately 11,000 miles.

GPS was developed by the United States Department of Defense (DOD), for its tremendous application as a military locating utility.

The DOD's investment in GPS is immense. Billions and billions of dollars have

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Rectangular Waveguide -Animation



What is Rectangular Waveguide?



 Rectangular waveguides are the one of the earliest type of the transmission lines. They are used in many applications. A lot of components such as isolators, detectors, attenuators, couplers and slotted lines are available for various standard waveguide bands between 1 GHz to above 220 GHz.







A rectangular waveguide supports TM and TE modes but not

An Intro to Waveguides-Animation



What is Waveguide?

A waveguide is a structure which guides waves, such as electromagnetic waves or sound waves. There are different types of waveguides for each type of wave. The original and most common meaning is a hollow conductive metal pipe used to carry high frequency radio waves, particularly microwaves.












 Modes of Operation: 





When an electromagnetic wave propagates down

Gate Turn-off Thyristor (GTO)-Working



GTO:
SCRs and GTOs share the same equivalent schematics (two transistors connected in a positive-feedback fashion), the only differences being details of construction designed to grant the NPN transistor a greater β than the PNP. This allows a smaller gate current (forward or reverse) to exert a greater degree of control over conduction from cathode to anode, with the PNP transistor's latched

How The Google Search Engine Works?


Google's search engine is a powerful tool. Without search engines like Google, it would be practically impossible to find the information you need when you browse the Web.



Like all search engines, Google uses a special algorithm to generate search results. While Google shares general facts about its algorithm, the specifics are a company secret. 



This helps Google remain competitive with

SOLAR CELL


A solar cell is also called as photovoltaic cell is an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. It is a form of photoelectric cell when exposed to light, can generate and support an electric current without being attached to any external voltage source.




Basic structure of silicon based solar cell



Photovoltaics is the field

Semiconductor Basics


Diode Vs Resistors

If Resistors are the most basic passive component in electrical or electronic circuits, then we have to consider the Signal Diode as being the most basic "Active" component.

However, unlike a resistor, a diode does not behave linearly with respect to the applied voltage as it has an exponential I-V relationship and therefore can not be described simply by using Ohm's law as

Replacement for Silicon Substrate in IC Fabrication


High-k dielectric

The term high-κ dielectric refers to a material with a high dielectric constant κ (as compared to silicon dioxide) used in semiconductor manufacturing processes which replaces the silicon dioxide gate dielectric. The implementation of high-κ gate dielectrics is to allow further miniaturization of microelectronic components, colloquially referred to as extending Moore's Law.

Two bulbs are connected in series but different ratings


Two lamps A and B are rated 60W 220V and 100W 220V respectively


Two Bulbs in Series
























Lamp A by itself has power of P = I x V ; 60=I x 220 ; so I = 60/220 = 0.27 amperes.
Thus the lamp has a resistance V = I x R ; R=220/0.27 = 807 ohms.

Lamp B by itself has a power of P = I x V ; so I = 100/220 = 0.45 amperes.
Thus the lamp has a resistance V=I x R ; R=220/0.45 = 489

Why we are having 1phase,2phase & 3phase only and not others?


















The total power of the system increases if we increase the number of phases.

Two phase system has 40% power more than single phase system.

Three phase system has 50% power more than two phase system.
But in four phase system it is 7% power only.

Also the design of the system will be more complicated. So we have three phase system only

Friday, August 3, 2012

Silicon Controlled Rectiier(SCR)-Working



SCR:

A silicon-controlled rectifier (or semiconductor-controlled rectifier) is a four-layer solid state current controlling device. The name "silicon controlled rectifier" or SCR is General Electric's trade name for a type of thyristor.











Working:
This device is generally used in switching applications. In the normal "off" state, the device restricts current to the leakage current.

Class C amplifier - Working



In class C operation, collector current flows for less than one half cycle of the input signal.




The class C operation is achieved by reverse biasing the emitter-base junction,which sets the dc operating point below cutoff and allows only the portion of the input signal thatovercomes the reverse bias to cause collector current flow. if an input signal amplitude is increased to the point

Sequential Logic Circuits







Unlike Combinational Logic
circuits that change state depending upon the actual signals being applied to their inputs at that time, Sequential Logic
circuits have some form of inherent "Memory" built in to them as they are able to take into account their previous input
state as well as those actually present, a sort of  "before" and "after" is involved with sequential circuits.

In other

Power ampifier Class




Power Amplifier Classes







Class

A

B

C

AB


ConductionAngle

360o

180o

Less than 90o

180 to 360o


Position ofthe Q-point

Centre Point ofthe Load Line

Exactly on theX-axis

Below theX-axis

In between theX-axis and theCentre Load Line


OverallEfficiency

Poor, 25 to 30%

Better, 70 to 80%

Higher than 80%

Better than Abut less than B50 to 70%


SignalDistortion

None if

Class AB amplifier-Worrking




The Class AB Amplifier is a
compromise between the Class A and the Class B configurations above. While
Class AB operation still uses two complementary transistors in its output stage
a very small biasing voltage is applied to the Base of the transistor to bias
it close to the Cut-off region when no input signal is present.

An input signal will cause the
transistor to operate as normal in its

Monday, July 30, 2012

Pioneer AVH-P8400BH 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with 7" Widescreen Touch Panel Display, Advanced App Mode, Built-In Bluetooth, and HD Radio™



Product Description

ENTERTAINMENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS The AVH-P8400BH is Pioneer's top-of-the-line DVD multimedia receiver that features a beautiful 7" motorized touchscreen interface with our new Advanced Display Resolution technology, built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD Radio tuner, and Advanced App Mode for iPhone 4/4S. The newly designed and innovative user interface makes direct operation of the unit stress-free by eliminating complicated layered selection displays, so access to desired functions is smoother and simpler than ever. A variety of multimedia options ensures that you will be properly entertained. Customizable audio and video functions make it easy to suit your mood. The AVH-P8400BH is Pioneer's top-of-the-line DVD multimedia receiver that features a beautiful 7" motorized touchscreen interface with our new Advanced Display Resolution technology, built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD RadioTM tuner, and Advanced App Mode for iPhone® 4/4S. The newly designed and innovative user interface makes direct operation of the unit stress-free by eliminating complicated layered selection displays, so access to desired functions is smoother and simpler than ever. A variety of multimedia options ensures that you will be properly entertained. Customizable audio and video functions make it easy to suit your mood.MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-i
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Brand New JVC KW-AV50 In-Dash 6.1" Double DIN Touchscreen DVD, CD, MP3, WMA Receiver with iPhone/iPod control to turn your headunit in to a fully functional GPS system



Product Description

Brand New JVC KW-AV50 In-Dash 6.1" Double DIN Touchscreen DVD, CD, MP3, WMA Receiver with iPhone/iPod control to turn your headunit in to a fully functional GPS system Features JVC KW-AV50 Touchscreen Car DVD Receiver Compatible with iPhone and MotionX GPS App- App allows you to turn your AV50 in to a navigation system using your iPhone and App with no extra information necessary Peak Power: 50 Watts RMS Power: 20 Watts Channels: 4 Channel 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs 6.1" Full color touchscreen monitor Detachable anti-theft faceplate CEA-2006 compliant amplifier CD text information display MP3/WMA/WAV ID3 Title/Artist/Album (TAG) Display Playback of DVD, MPEG1, MPEG2, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, MP3, WMA, WAV, JPEG, DivX Sirius and XM Compatible: Accessory Required HD Radio Ready: Accessory Required Bluetooth Ready: Accessory Required iPhone/iPod Compatible: Accessory Required for Video Playback Pro EQ3-band parametric equalizer with 7 selectable tone curves (6 Preset, 1 User) 24 Bit Digital Analog Converter (DAC) for excellent sound quality Loudness function boosts the low and high frequencies Variable Color Illumination with 30,000+ color options Playback of Region 1 DVD discs AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets Electronic Shock Protection (ESP) 1 Rear A/V Input 1 Rear A/V Output Source volume adjustment Integrated high-pass and low-pass filters Subwoofer control Rear Aux Input Backup Camera Function Front Aux Input Rear USB Input
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Friday, July 27, 2012

7 Inch 16:9 TFT LCD Widescreen Car Rearview Monitor Mirror with Touch Button, 480(W)x 234(H) Screen Resolution, Car /Automobile Rear View Mirror Display Monitor Support Two Ways Of Video Output, V1/V2 Selecting



Product Description

Product Details:
* Power: Switch For Power Supply.
* Video: V1/V2 Selecting.
* Menu: Choosing Brightness, Color, Contrast.
* Voice+: Increase Button.
* Voice-: Reduces Button.
* Mode: Selecting Results of Display.

Package:
1 x 7 Inch LCD Widescreen Car Rearview Monitor.
1 x Wire Harness.
1 x Remote Controller.
1 x User Manual.
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7 inch TFT Color LCD Car Rear View Camera Monitor Support Rotating The Screen and 2 AV Inputs



Product Description

Parking rear view priority: The monitor will start up automatically, and synchronously display the video from rear view camera when you're backing your car; the monitor will close itself after backing.
Scenes will cut to rear view camera automatically while you're backing the car and change back to the original scene after that.

Display Screen:
- Screen Size: 7 inch.
- Display Component: Color TFT LCD.
- Resolution: 480 x 234 Pixels.
Contrast Ratio: 100:1.
Video Frequency: PAL/NTSC.
Video Input: Two way video input.
Power supply: DC 12V.
Housing Material: ABS.
Working Temperature:
- Work: 0 to 80 degrees C.
- Storage: -10 to 80 degrees C.
Product Dimensions(L x W x D): 193 x 135 x 25mm.
Product Net Weight: 381g.

What's In The Box:
1 x 7" Car Monitor.
1 x Bracket.
1 x Video & Power Cabl.e
1 x Remote Controller.
1 x User Manual.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Panasonic Lumix ZS15 12.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 16x Optical Zoom



Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

The Lumix DMC-ZS15 features a versatile 24mm ultra-wide angle and powerful 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 32x Intelligent Zoom. It also features a large, 3.0-inch 460,000-dot Intelligent LCD Touch Screen.

Panasonic Lumix ZS15 Highlights

LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens
With a newly-redesigned lens system, the ZS15 features a new mechanical structure and optical system to further improve image quality and with Nano Surface Coating technology, it offers stunning image clarity with minimized ghosting and flare.

Amazing Picture Quality
Featuring a newly developed 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, the ZS15 is able to provide amazing image quality. Coupled with the advanced image processor Venus Engine, the ZS15 features high speed, high sensitivity image recording. High speed burst shooting at 10 fps in full resolution and Light Speed AF allows you to capture even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

Full HD Recording
With the ability to record high-res, Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4) format or (30p in MP4), the ZS15 is able to produce extremely clear video details, even when subjects are moving quickly.

Product Description

The LUMIX DMC-ZS15 features a versatile 24mm ultra-wide angle and powerful 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (24-383mm on 35mm camera equivalent) with 32x Intelligent Zoom
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Sony HDR High Definition Handycam Camcorder Black, Camcorder with Built-in Projector



Product Description

Color: Black | Style: Camcorder with Built-in Projector

From the Manufacturer

Sony HDRPJ260V High Definition Handycam Camcorder

XR260v
  • 1920x1080 Full HD Recording w/ 8.9MP still image
  • Project up to 100-inch(diag) videos with built-in projector
  • Up to 3 hours of recording with 16GB* embedded Flash Memory
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode
  • Wide Angle G lens to capture everything you want
  • Back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor for superb low-light video
  • 30x Optical/55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • 3.0-inch touch-screen Clear Photo LCD display (230K)
  • Face detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects
  • 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound
  • Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording
  • Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
  • Clear Phase stereo speakers for true-to-life audio playback
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Intelligent Auto (120 different scene combinations possible)















Create 1920x1080p Full HD video and captivate your audience with a built-in projector and stereo speakers with the HDRPJ260V Handycam camcorder. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode helps minimize camera shake and blur, even when using 55x Extended digital Zoom. Enjoy the advantage of superb low light shooting with Sony’s Exmor R CMOS sensor. 



Key Features

1920x1080 Full HD 60i Recording w/8.9MP still image capture

The Sony HDRPJ260V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60i recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV** providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories.

Sony Projector light

Built-in High-Contrast Projector

The high-contrast projector built-in to the LCD panel gives you the freedom to share your favorite memories virtually anywhere. Powerful enough to project up to a 100-inch diagonal screen, this small mobile theater packs a powerful punch. Combined with advanced Clear Phase stereo speakers, your memories will come alive for you and those you’re sharing with.

16GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 3 hours of recording*

The built-in 16GB* embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 3 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.

Wide Angle G Lens to Capture More of What You Want

Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm focal length in Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.

Back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor for Superb Low-light Video

Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.

55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action

Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.

3.0-inch touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display (230K)

The 3.0-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus screen displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.

Closer Voice(with Face Detection)

When the camcorder’s Face Detection technology identifies people in a scene, an Advanced Acoustic Processor automatically reduces background noise, resulting in recorded voices with outstanding clarity and intelligibility.

Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame

Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns.

5.1ch Surround mic for Vivid and Dynamic Surround Sound

Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording.

Wind Noise Reduction for Clear Voice Recording

Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience.

Expanded Recording/Monitoring with Mic/Headphone Jack

Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).

Event Browse Groups Photos/Videos for You for Easy Reference

Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.

Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions for You

Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.

Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True and Dynamic Sound

Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony’s high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.

Geotagging with Built-in GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps***

A built-in GPS receiver*** makes the HDRPJ260V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software****. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.

Direct Copy to External HDD without PC*****

Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive(sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV**, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.

Built-in USB Cable for Easy File Transfer/Charge

The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it’s out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.

Intelligent Auto (120 different scene combinations possible)

Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 120 different combinations possible: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Wind Noise Reduction. The camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10db compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound.


    *1GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions. Records in 29 minute segments
    **Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately.
    ***Map service requires PC with Internet. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice
    ****For PC: Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/Windows Vista Sp2/Windows 7. For Mac: Requires Mac OSX(v10.5-10.7)
    *****Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32.USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).

    Product Description

    Create 1920x1080p Full HD video and captivate your audience with a built-in projector and stereo speakers with the HDRPJ260V Handycam camcorder. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode minimizes camera shake and blur, even when using 55x Extended Zoom. Enjoy the advantage of superb low light shooting with Sony?s Exmor R CMOS sensor.   1920x1080 Full HD Recording w/8.9MP still image capture Project up to 100(diag) videos with built-in projector 16GB1 embedded Flash Memory for up to 3 hours of recording Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for superb low-light video Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode Wide Angle G Lens to capture everything you want 30x Optical/55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action 3.0? touch-screen Clear Photo LCD display (230K) Face detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction Tracking Focus follows selected subjects 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording Intelligent Auto (180 different scene combinations possible) Direct Copy to external HDD without PC Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge Clear Phase stereo speakers for true-to-life audio playback Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps     1920x1080 Full HD 60i Recording w/8.9MP still image capture The Sony HDRPJ260V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60i recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV4 providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories. Built-in High-Contrast Projector The high-contrast projector built-in to the LCD panel gives you the freedom to share your favorite ...
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