Wearable Technology

Wearable technology, also known to many as fashion electronics, refers to electronic devices that can be worn directly on your body or as a part of clothing items. The first wearable technology to be developed and used by many people was made in the 1500s, by Peter Henlein when he created small watches that could be worn as a necklace. Over the next several hundred years, watches remained the only known form of wearable technology, changing from necklace watches, to pocket watches, and finally to wristwatches. Today, there a variety of different forms of wearable technological devices available to the average consumer, used for a variety of different purposes. From hearing aids to calculator watches, wearable forms of new technologies have become more and more popular as time goes on. As the field of wearable technology has expanded, the uses of these wearable electronic devices has expanded as well. For hundreds of years, the only form of wearable devices were watches, simply worn in different styles and fashions. But the sheer convenience of being able to wear your technology attracted the focus of hundreds of inventors and pioneers, all aiming to make it easier to use their electronic devices wherever they want to go. By incorporating their inventions into the daily lives of their consumers so thoroughly, they have changed the way that people view both fashion and technology. As cellular telephones became widely popular and far less expensive to purchase, there were several individuals who worked hard to incorporate …

Swann Communications

In today’s world, people have never been so aware of the threats to their safety on a day to day basis. The twenty-four hour news cycle bombards us with stories of home invasions and burglary, leaving many people feeling vulnerable and unprotected where they should feel the most secure. As a result, the demand for improved home security technology has grown astronomically over the last decade. Swann remains at the forefront of this booming industry, providing their customers with the means to secure their homes and businesses with cutting edge technology. More than thirty years ago, David Swann founded Swann Communications from his family home, slowly expanding his business into an international leader in the security monitoring industry. What sets Swann apart from any of their competitors is a focus on DIY (Do it Yourself) security systems, giving all their customers the ability to keep their own homes safe without relying on any third parties. Instead of paying exorbitant installation fees and being remotely monitored by strangers, Swann’s customers purchase the equipment and use it as they see fit. Traditionally, the modern home security system provided by contractors is fairly simple. There are devices attached to the windows and the doors of your home that detect when they have been opened. One part of the device is affixed to the door or window, and the other to the frame that secures it. When they are no longer in contact, a signal is sent to a device that allows you to …

Dark Web

Dark Web

The world we live in today is slowly becoming more and more computerized every day. Lately, even household appliances are likely to have a connection to the internet. The internet is gradually pervading every aspect of our lives, accelerating the proliferation of information across the world. It is connecting humanity on a level that is unprecedented in history, with the promise of universal access to knowledge and communication on a worldwide level. But, despite the degree to which the internet has begun to dominate our lives, most people actually know very little about it or how it works. Specifically, the average person has no idea how much of the internet is hidden from them. Approximately four percent of the internet is able to be seen by a person surfing the web. Which leaves ninety-six percent of the internet hidden in the shadows. This vast majority of the internet is referred to by the term ‘deep web’. It consists of websites that can only be accessed by specific software or permissions, unable to be found by simply using a search engine. This includes sites locked behind paywalls, ones that require users to register in order to gain access, and email accounts. Most of this deep web is perfectly innocuous in nature, harmless and legal sites that are simply restricted from being accessed by the average internet user. However, while most of the deep web is harmless, a fairly large portion of it is devoted to legally dubious and completely illegal behavior. …

augmented reality

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality refers to a type of interactive experience that combines real world environments with digital information. While virtual reality takes place entirely in a computer-generated environment, augmented reality merely overlays computer-generated perceptual information onto the world around you. There are two main types of this information, destructive and constructive sensory input. Constructive information adds to the information you received naturally, enhancing what is already there. Destructive information masks the natural environment, replacing and removing things from your senses. Either way, augmented reality technologies alter the way you perceive the world without replacing it entirely with a digital facsimile. In everything from literary analysis to military training, augmented reality devices are beginning to change the way everyday tasks are completed. One of the fields that has benefited the most from this technology is archeology. By feeding researchers visual information about how locations used to look and overlaying it on top of the modern remnants, AR has revolutionized the way archeological studies are performed. For obvious reasons, education has also benefited greatly from this technology, allowing students to manipulate models and images with an ease that was never before possible. Video game developers are now taking advantage of this AR technology as well, allowing their customers to experience the digital games they love in a very physical way. While recreational endeavors enjoy the low hanging fruit offered by AR, life or death situations have been affected as well. In the medical field, AR tech has been used to help guide surgeons, …