Monday, October 29, 2012

Sky is equipped with an electronic pen interface Wi-Fi and supports cloud service Evernote

Name of Livescribe familiar to our regular readers for news about interesting devices for which is best known as "electronic pen". This week the company started with the announcement of Livescribe model Sky, equipped with Wi-Fi interface and supports cloud services. All that the user writes with Sky, automatically into the account service Evernote (of course, you must be connected to the Internet through an access point 802.11b/g/n). It notes can be stored, reproduced, sort and share them with other users. The handle is not just for writing, but also for working with tablets, smartphones and computers. In addition, it serves as a voice recorder.




Sky is working with free and paid accounts Evernote Evernote Premium. The handle adds to the allowed monthly volume of data downloaded 500MB.
In addition, the company announced the release of Livescribe Developer tools Livescribe Mobile SDK (0.9). It will allow developers to integrate support Sky in applications for smartphones and tablets. Version of the Mobile SDK for iOS is due in the first quarter of next year, a version of Android - in the second quarter.


Sales will have started at a price of $ 170 for the version with 2 GB of memory. Model with 4 GB costs $ 200, with 8 GB of memory and an annual subscription to Evernote Premium - $ 250.
Source: Livescribe

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Netbook Acer Aspire One 725 with APU AMD C-70, and Windows 8 is seen in sales

The company continues to improve netbook Acer Aspire One 725. Recall that in May this year, in the configuration of this laptop went hybrid processor AMD C-60, and is now available online Best Buy Aspire One 725 with APU AMD C-70. This version of the laptop is $ 350, though the version with AMD C-60 is in the same Best Buy more - $ 364.
Acer Aspire One725

Hybrid processor AMD C-70 made ​​its debut recently at the end of September. This APU features two cores running at a frequency of 1.0 to 1.33 GHz, and GPU AMD Radeon HD 6290. In addition to his Aspire One 725 is equipped with 4 GB of RAM, HDD 320 GB, and pre-installed Windows 8.


Acer Aspire One 725

The list of the other characteristics of the device - communication adapters Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Ethernet 10/100 Mbps, a card reader, web-camera with 0.3 megapixel, three-port USB (one of them - USB 3.0). The netbook comes with chetyrehyacheechnoy battery capacity of 2500 mAh, which should provide up to 5 hours and 50 minutes of battery life.
 
Acer Aspire One 725

Dimensions and weight of the updated Aspire One 725 - 284.5 x 203 x 22.8 mm and 1.215 kg, respectively.

Source: Best Buy

American doctors using computer games teach children to manage anger

Children who have problems with anger, can help computer games, more precisely, one simple game. This was the experience of researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital.American doctors using computer games teach children to manage anger
The essence of the experiments is simple: because the children usually show much more interest in video games than in psychotherapy, the researchers asked them to play. Game called RAGE Control («Anger Management") is designed to motivate children to control their emotions. It is assumed that children will later apply acquired skills in a difficult situation.



The player must shoot the enemy spaceships, trying not to hit friendly ships. During the game sensor, fastened to a child's fingers, heart rate monitors and displays the value on the screen. Once the heart rate exceeds a certain level, the player temporarily loses the ability to shoot until you calm down. In other words, to achieve high performance, we have to keep cool.American doctors using computer games teach children to manage anger
Uncontrolled anger occurs in people with a weakened relationship between the executive and the emotional centers of the brain. According to the researchers, the experiment showed that the game RAGE Control helps to learn to use these centers are more consistent.


In the experiment, five days was attended by two groups of subjects between the ages of 9 to 17 years who have no contraindications. One group only regular program psychiatric help, and additional members of the second group played at least 15 minutes every day in RAGE Control. After five sessions, members of the second group showed a significantly better self-management skills.
The researchers intend to continue to work, in particular, will see whether you can increase the effect of the game, if you use it at home with their peers and parents.
Source: Children's Hospital Boston