When you think about some of the most pressing issues the world is facing, global warming and pollution definitely come to mind. With the ever increasing number of cars, trucks, motorbikes and whatnot that still run on fossil fuels, our environment isn’t getting healthier, specially in some of the larger cities. In fact, a few cities have gotten so polluted by exhaust fumes and the like that stars in the night sky aren’t visible properly. Speaking of which, Beijing is considered one of the most polluted cities in the world. It is often covered in dense smog caused by industrial and automobile exhaust smoke, to the extent that citizens are asked to wear face masks. If that’s doesn’t sound bad enough, there are large television screens around the city that show a virtual sunrise at appropriate times because the natural sunrise isn’t visible through the smog!
Embedded systems is one of the most important, yet overlooked subjects in the electronics world. When you think technology, mobile phones, tablets and laptops come to mind, but the devices that actually help us in our daily lives are not talked too much about. They’re often confused with larger or more general purpose computers, and it’s sometimes difficult to discern between one and the other. However, once you understand what embedded systems are used for, and for that matter defined as, it’s pretty easy to see what is used where. Here’s all you need to know about embedded systems, its history, types, characteristics and more! [Read more…]
Virtual Reality, also known as immersive multimedia, is an artificially created environment used for a variety of purposes, entertainment or otherwise. It basically simulates one’s presence in real or imagined worlds, often simulating sights and sounds, but sometimes also touch, smell and more. Although most prefer the term ‘virtual environment’, both are interchangeably used. There are basically two general rules when it comes to virtual reality, rather two requirements before anything can be termed a virtual reality. [Read more…]
Touchscreens are electronic displays-cum-input devices used in a wide variety of devices today. Over the past few years, touchscreens went from a technological fantasy to something so widespread that it’s now considered standard. Go back a few decades, and touchscreens would be looked at as nothing short of magic. Yet here we are, using them in our daily lives. It’s quite wondrous to think that technology is advancing so rapidly that in a couple of years, even what we consider impossible now would be very much doable. If you’ve ever wondered about how this technology works, you’ve come to the right place!
Ever since the dawn of time, man has worked tirelessly to make life better. With the advent of computers and the internet, communication and information transfer has become extremely easy. But there’s always been one common way of interacting with these machines. [Read more…]
Nowadays microcontrollers are being used very often for implementing embedded based projects and applications. These microcontrollers play significant role in projects involving low-cost and less complex circuits with greater reliability. [Read more…]