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Myo – The Armband That Is Set To Revolutionize Gesture Control Devices

Thalmic Labs has finally made it a reality to let users intuitively operate remote devices with only their hand gestures, or in this case, arm gestures with the revolutionizing armband, Myo.

Controlling presentations or listening to your iTunes, while being far from your device isn’t just a fantasy anymore. With its block like contact and zigzag band that fits any arm it is worn, Myo armband has been unveiled to make those “Minority Report” like moments come to life. And, for real this time!

The device tracks the movements of your arm gesture and lets the user control the device with simple hand gestures. It comes with a USB cable and a small Bluetooth device that must be left connected to the device which is needed to control remotely- be it a desktop PC or a Tablet.

Though the device doesn’t come with any useful instructions, installing and getting familiarize with its controls isn’t that difficult. To complete the synching process, connect the Bluetooth to your device that supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE, wear the armband on your dominating arm and do the single-hand Kamehameha pose. Well, I’m kidding! It’s not exactly a Kamehameha pose but a bit different version. Here’s how:

Hand Movement

Myo armband comes in a black as well as white contact color. It can be extended between 7.5 to 13 inches which is enough to be worn on arms of different sizes. It is compatible with Windows 7 and higher, OS X 10.8, iOS 7.0 and higher, and Android Jellybean and higher

Although it is still in its infancy, Myo armband has certainly opened the doors to new possibilities and opportunities to make futuristic computing by any means possible.

Capturing Thrilling Moments in Real-Time! Not a Dream Anymore

The mid of 2014 marked the dawn of Drone age, the autonomous flying droid that operates more like a flying sphere from the movie “Flubber” but with a bit sleek and efficient ergonomics.

Drones enter into the mainstream usage with a big splash. From newscasters to adventure-seeking consumers, Drones cater mainly to the videographing needs of today’s consumers, allowing them to make real-time footages or video-selfies from up and above.

Cherry on the top, with the autonomous drones available on the shelves, it is now more than ever convenient to take videography to the next level.

The newest editions of drones under the name of Lily and AirDog now come with a “no-remote-control” feature that allows the users to worry less about their real-time footages and focus more on enjoying their sports. With basic flight settings and a sensor that acts like a beacon to keep its focus on the user, autonomous drones smoothly follow their route and make easy flight adjustments that need little to no attention at all.

The many amazing features of today’s high-end drones include resistance to rain, hail and even sub-zero temperature. These drones can easily stay aloft for around 10 to 20 minutes, and it is speculated that the in-air time of these gadgets would most likely go up with more advancements or tweaks. Their folding ability allows consumers to fit the gadget in a backpack of any size and carry it conveniently to any place they desire.

Perhaps the most fascinating feature of these drones is the Sense and Avoid ability. Using the built-in maps app, users can limit the areas that are a No-Go or Red zone. Plus, they can also mark the obstacles like trees, cables or any other object that the device could clash into while in the air.

As I mentioned earlier, this high-end devices mainly caters to adventure enthusiast who just can’t settle on mundane stuff and want more out of life. These drones bring convenience to their life as they can be left aloft while the user climbs the rough steeps or hike dangerous treks.

Currently, these drones area available at initial prices of $900+ which of course isn’t something every consumer can afford. Still, with the passage of time, the prices of drones would eventually reduce as they become a more mainstream product.

Crowd-sourcing Fiverr or Fever?

Fiver anything for 5 dollars

These days its all about crowd-sourcing and how beneficial it gets when people use services like kick-starter to fund their campaigns or when they can easily hire graphic designers and programmers through odesk and elance.

One such player in the crowd sourcing marketplace is Fiverr. Its unique model is to sell all services starting from $5 whcih can vary from branding to fake reviews and testimonials. So, the next question that pops in your mind is that how-come services like logo design, programming and some more comprehensive jobs like professional translation can be done for such a small price. To get answer on all those keep reading.

1) Unlike odesk and elance where service providers can pass and complete tests to verify their credentials there is nothing like this on fiverr, even a rookie or a kid in school can become a designer or a programmer over here. So if you expect that you’ve got a windfall by getting all the services from $5, think again, i must emphasize think many times again!

2) Now the interesting part, from the $5 you pay, you need to pay $0.5 more to fiverr for their platform and the seller gets only $4 instead of $5 as fiverr keeps $1 as commission. So in actual contractors are providing you a service for mere $4 which they get after 2 weeks time. Isn’t this amazing? I call this slavery since Walmart look so good when compared here, period!

3) In addition to this Fiverr keep minting coins while those working just do what anyone can do for mere $4. And what buyer gets in the end, YOU can decide yourself.

4) Fiverr is notorious for their rude and disrespectful customer service and famous for closing accounts without any notice. This might be because they need to play street cop more often then anyone else where everything just sell for $5. So who cares if their account get closed, trying your luck and running away isn’t too hard at all.

5) Another thing to beware of is that fiverr as per their terms can close your account without any notice, so in case if you have purchased any service from them and its still in progress you may lose your payment. The only way to get it back is through a dispute via paypal as this is the only method which they accept. The looser here again is not Fiverr but the contractor who is working for mere $4 per gig and seller who just found a treasure hunt for mere $5.5. Pity isn’t it?

So finally those who still think of Fiverr as a remarkable platform, please do check the negative review here and here. So when next time you put your feet in this domain you better know you are wasting your time for mere $5.

Is your Website Mobile Ready?

Mobile Friendly Web Design

Recently google has mentioned April 21st deadline for website owners whose website is not mobile friendly to revamp them and make them mobile ready so they move along with the growth in mobile usage landscape where it is estimated that every other google search is made on the mobile device so it is very important for your website to display well when opened on a compact mobile screen and in small resolution like cell phone or tablet.

In short your website may not rank well in search pages if your website is not mobile ready by this time. Google has also provided a web link where you can test if your website is compatible for mobile phones or not, you can check it through google webmaster tools or through this link.

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