Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-104: My experience with this affordable & Mod worthy Chromebook

*Disclaimer: I would like to point out before you read any further that I do not work for or affiliated with Toshiba & this / there products As you have probably heard over the last couple of years, cloud storage & usage of the cloud within existing operating systems has gained a great deal of traction. What was once purely an ‘option’ to use, has now branched out into a fully fledged OS of it’s own. Predominantly known as Chrome OS amongst most consumers, is a fork of Linux. Now…

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Virtual Reality – The futures NOW

Have a look for an 80’s movie touting virtual reality, and you will find at at the forefront of the fast action film that it’s set in what was a distant 2015. So how far are we from Virtual reality, the kind where we can step into a matrix like room and be unable to make the distinction between what is real and what is not? The thing is that there are many misconceptions based around the virtual reality technology. The belief that it can plunge you straight into a world…

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Self preservation and the psychology that aids it.

There is a lot we don’t quite understand about the human brain, like how do we encode information specifically to recall at a later date?, or what is consciousness?. There are however certain things like personality traits, behavioral patterns and the environment, which dictate who we become, though even then it’s not an exact science. This branch of understanding is known as psychology. There are many sub categories of psychology which examine totally different aspects, ranging from child development through to behavioral psychology, but all share a common connection, they all…

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A new tear in the fabric of research – Black holes may not exist

(Black Hole – Cygnus X-1) A black hole something which has been at the forefront of scientific research for decades. Put simply, a black hole is a region of space that has the properties of casting no light and an insane gravitational pull that causes everything including light, to be sucked in. The problem with finding black holes purely through observation is a difficult one, they don’t cast any light due to the intense vacuum they create meaning nothing survives its destruction. Observation is done through specialist telescopic equipment with…

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How many Android devices are out there? As of August 2014 = 18,796! What is going on with Smartphone vendors

You read it right, nearly 19,000 devices have been counted as of August this year! That’s up around 7,000 on the previous year. The below infographic show’s visually this astonishing number. The above graphic comes from OpenSignal What’s interesting to note here is the above graphic correlates to 43% share by Samsung! With this amount of devices out there you would begin to think there would be one device that would greatly shine over the rest. But in actual fact there isn’t. With the majority of the coverage being Samsung…

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The weird and wonderful world of Japan, and a nursing home for your dog?!

Yes you read correctly and only in Japan would you find something like this. Japan renowned for it’s weird and wonderful approach to everything. No matter what the situation the Japanese seem to find a solution for things which might not actually need a solution. Lets take a look.   The Face bib Admit it you’ve always wanted to stay in your early infancy just so you can justify wearing a round bib which protects you from pesky splash back, right? The Pupeko cheek exerciser The novelty about this is…

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Why you should be using Linux as a portable OS

First off what is Linux? Linux is an open source project that was started in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. It’s functionality is similar to Windows in that it is a fully fledged computer operating system. One of the difference’s which I will try to cover further down is that Windows operates as a closed project (Around £50+) as opposed to Linux distributions being favourably Open source (Free in other words) Without you actually realizing, you may have already come into contact with a Linux operating system (OS) already. If you…

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Why do we dream?

“Last night I was flying through the city of Los Angeles when I noticed I was naked” isn’t the most common of sentences to hear from a friend (Unless your friend is slightly mental in which case this may be a normal sentence to you) until they tell you they were dreaming and sometimes have an even more elaborate follow up of your own. Not everyone remembers there dreams and there have even been classical distinctions between the frequency of someone’s dreams and there IQ. But why do we dream?…

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Idea #1: The hybrid smartphone

I’m not certain whether there is development into this area or if there is an existing device out there capable of this, so I will go ahead and explain. Discussion: So in theory something would need to be used that can both conduct and insulate the energy collected, which brings me to graphene. I heard of this around a year and a half ago. For those people who haven’t heard of graphene, it is simply a one atom thick sheet of graphite, that has remarkable properties in terms of it’s…

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