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A New Technology to Reduce Carbon Emissions

May 16th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in News

Automobile manufacturers tend to spend time researching new technologies that can help to make their specific automobile brands a bit better and more enticing to consumers. New technology has been introduced that could substantially reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from a vehicle. Strataclear could help transportation companies to earn a higher level of income and could make a significant dent in the amount of fuel costs that these companies have.

Strataclear is designed to capture up to 40 percent of the carbon emissions that trucks release. This is regardless of the specific type or model of the engine in the truck. During regular operation, the exhaust gas from a vehicle passes through a catalytic converter before it enters the Strataclear system. In recent tests, the system showed as much as 30 percent in savings on gas. Companies that have an average of about 30 trucks can save tens of thousands of dollars each year on fuel alone. This can help those companies to lower their transportation costs to customers, attracting more clientele than they could with their current costs and expenses.

Typically, trapped carbon is a toxic liquid that is required to be disposed of in a special way. This trapped carbon is normally buried or dumped at sea. Because of the costs associated with disposal, companies generally incur additional expenses that can often be very expensive. Strataclear technology offers a solid residual that is not toxic and can be used in a number of industries as recycled material. This means that instead of having to pay to have this material dumped or disposed of, these companies can simply use that material in other realms such as in construction or road building. The solid carbon residual can be used as a replacement material for sand when producing brick and it is a bit stronger and can resist temperature changes much better than traditional brick making materials.

Companies that offer transportation will be able to provide better contracts for their clients and save money themselves. The patent is still pending for this technology in spite of its obvious benefits. The outlook for transportation companies however is good. The technology would allow those companies to save money and to cut down on the amount of carbon emission that each truck produces which ultimately helps to keep the environment cleaner. More tests and research is being done to determine without doubt if this is a feasible technology that offers benefit to both company and consumer. As of now, it is estimated that the residual carbon can be sold to profit centers which would open up new streams of revenue for transportation companies, allowing them to provide even lower prices to customers.

New technologies are introduced virtually on a daily basis and as those technologies become available, many anticipate even better ways to clean up the environment and help to save on fuel costs and other expenses. If the Strataclear technology is used by transportation companies when it becomes available, there are definite benefits to both the company and its clientele.

New Technologies to Watch for in the Coming Months

May 6th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in News

New technologies are introduced every day and many wait anxiously to see just what is going to be released next. Technology has already provided things like cars that parallel park themselves, smartphones and a number of other gadgets that some consumers simply do not want to live without. With recent advances in technology, there are a number of new gadgets that could hit markets as early as late 2013.

Google has filed a patent for a smart-watch design although there is no word on when this design will actually be available to consumers. Many smartphone manufacturers are rumored to be working on devices that will work just like a smartphone but come in a handy watch design. Imagine having all of the computing technology available in a watch. This is definitely something that some tech savvy consumers will be watching for earlier next year.

Digital currency is another rumor that could actually come to fruition within the next couple of years. Bitcoin is very popular already and is a secure way to manage online transactions. The only problem right now is that there is no central regulatory authority so the value of Bitcoin fluctuates quite a bit. Values may go from $5 to $200 and then back again quickly but with the right regulations in place and a bit more work, this could definitely be something to watch for.

Brainwave authentication is not new to researchers although consumers may have never heard of this technology. Scientists at the University of California in Berkley have been working on an authentication protocol that is more secure than anything seen thus far. A Bluetooth headset has been developed that will identify the wave patterns and brain activity using concentration and emotion areas within the brain which could unlock their secure systems. More studies and research are currently being done but given the advances in technology over the past five years alone, this is certainly something that consumers may see available within the next year or so.

Finally, 3-D printing is likely a thing of the very near future. 3-D printing involves printing solid objects and doing so with a printing machine that is guided by a computer program. The overall concept has gained much popularity over the past year alone. The concept itself is nothing new but the advancement will be in building huge 3-D printers that can handle multiple tasks which smaller printers cannot handle at the moment.

Technology is going to continue to change and grow and as it does, more and more gadgets will be introduced to consumers. These are all things to watch for in the coming months into the next year or so. Beyond that, there is no way to tell just what scientists and tech savvy researchers are going to come up with that will be the next big thing for consumers to use. Cars that fly may actually not be as far into the future as many believe and as technology increases, so does the possibility of seeing these and other advances.

Why the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best for gaming

May 3rd, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Games

The Samsung Galaxy S4 launch was a little understated, and the phone has received a certain amount of criticism in the popular press, though most of that criticism was nothing more than nitpicking and concerned mainly the amount of memory used up by preloaded software and apps and can easily be fixed by adding some extra memory to the phone’s basic 16GB. However now that those things have settled down a little and people are beginning to realise that this new device from Samsung is one of the best smartphones on the market, the phone is receiving glowing reviews in the technical press and it is being acclaimed widely and especially for its abilities as a high end gaming device.

The display on the S4 blows you away. It is the clearest display ever. Although just as in the S3 it employs Super AMOLED technology, this has been upgraded to full HD (1920 x 1080) and the difference is apparent. If you think that the iPhone 5 display is really cool, then check out the Galaxy S4; it is clearly superior. The colour cast which could give the S3 display a blue tint if you viewed it really close to has completely gone, the contrast ratio has been increased, and the brightness level is very good (though possibly not quite as high as the iPhone 5).

The UK version of the S4 has a quad core processor while versions launched in other countries boast an 8 core processor. However there seems to be little difference between the two in terms of raw speed and both are ideal for playing even console type multiplayer games. They are certainly more than adequate for playing online slots games for which the S4 is the perfect device. The Android mobile casino from Jackpot City is the perfect companion to the Galaxy S4, the best phone in the world for gaming.