Sunday, March 19, 2017

Brain's Processing Speed

Brain's Processing Speed

A cognitive function that is defined as the speed at which the brain analyzes information and produces answers.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

General Term for Conversion of Analog Data To Digital Data

General Term for Conversion of Analog To Digital

A general term used to describe the conversion of analog (continuous) data to digital (discrete) data?



Answer:

A/D (Analog to Digital)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The data that computer keyboards send ...

The data that computer keyboards send to a computer to report which keys have been pressed?





Answer:

Scancode (or Scan Code)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Word Finding Memory

Word Finding Memory

Human capacity and ability for finding right words to describe items in the mind such as ideas, images, and events.

Episodic Memory

Episodic Memory

The memory of autobiographical items and events; i.e., times, places, facts, names, faces, associated emotions, errand lists, and other contextual and individual knowledge. 

A model of software deployment ...

A model of software deployment ...

A model of software deployment whereby a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand?

Answer

Answer:

SaaS (Software as a Service)



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What Is Gamification?

What Is Gamification?
Source: Gamification with Unity 5.x - By: Lauren S. Ferro - Publisher: Packt Publishing - Pub. Date: Web ISBN-13: 978-1-78646-224-4 - Print ISBN-13: 978-1-78646-348-7
Gamification relates to the use of games to tackle issues related to real-world situations, and while the term has become popular, the concept is not entirely new. Think about loyalty cards, not just frequent flyer mile programs, but maybe even at your local butcher or café. Do you get a discount after a certain number of purchases; maybe the 10th coffee is free. For a while, various reward schemes have already been in place; even giving children a reward for completing household chores or good behavior and awarding gold stars for academic excellence constitute gamification. If you consider social activities such as Scouts, they utilize gamification as part of their procedures. Scouts learn new skills, such as cooperativeness, and by doing so gain different status, and receive badges to demonstrate levels of competency. Gamification has become a favorable approach to engaging clients with new and exciting design schemes to maintain interest and promote a more enjoyable and ideally "fun" product. The product in question does not have to be digital. Therefore, gamification can exist both in a physical realm (as mentioned before with gold stars awards) as well as in a more prominent digital sense (such as badge and point reward systems) as an effective way to motivate and engage users. Some common examples of gamification include:
  • Loyalty programs: Each time you engage with the company in a particular way such as buying certain products, or amount of you are rewarded. These rewards can include additional products, points towards items, discounts, and even free items.
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  • School House points: A pastime that some of us may remember, especially for fans of Harry Potter. Each time you do the right thing such as following the school rules you get some points. Alternatively, you do the wrong thing and you lose points.
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  • Scouts: They reward levels of competency with badges as well as ranks. The more skilled you are the more badges you collect, wear, and ultimately the faster you work your way up the hierarchy.
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  • Rewarding in general: This will often be associated with some rules and these rules determine whether or not a reward is obtained. Eat your vegetables, you get dessert; do you math homework you get to play. Both have winning conditions.
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  • Tests: As horrifying as it might sound they can be considered as a game. For example, we're on a quest to learn about history. Each assignment you get is like a task, preparing you for the final battle...the exam. At the end of all these assessments, you get a score or a grade that indicates to you your progress as you pass from one concept to the next. Ultimately, your final exam will determine your rank among your peers and whether or not you make it to the next level or not (that being anywhere from your year level to a university). It may be also worth noting that just like in games, you also have those trying to work the system, searching for glitches in the system that they can exploit. However, just like games, they too eventually are kicked.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Motion Graphic Design

Motion Graphic Design

Motion graphic design is a subset of graphic design which uses graphic design principles in  filmmaking, video production, etc. through the use of animation or filmic techniques; for example, graphics used in film and television opening sequences, or  the spinning, three-dimensional station identification logos of some television channels. Motion graphic design is for creating "motion graphic"; where "motion graphic" is pieces of digital footage or animation which create the illusion of motion or rotation, and are usually combined with audio for use in multimedia projects.

There are many software for motion graphic design in the market such as:

» Adobe After Effects
» Eyeon Fusion
» Nuke
» Autodesk Combustion
» Apple Motion/Shake
» Max/MSP
» Apple Quartz Composer
» Various VJ Programs
» Smith Micro Software Anime Studio
» Adobe Flash
» Natron

Also, there are many software for 3D motion graphic design in the market such as:

» Maxon Cinema 4D
» Softimage XSI
» Autodesk 3d studio max
» Autodesk Maya
» NewTek Lightwave
» e-on Vue Infinite
» The Blender Foundation Blender software
» EI Technology Group Electric Image Animation System

In the following you can watch Cinema 4D UK Motion Graphics Reels in 2015 and 2016.




 



Saturday, September 10, 2016

What is the Hardest Substances on Earth?

What is the Hardest Substance on Earth?

Lonsdaleite. It is 58 percent harder than diamond.

Lonsdaleite, also called Hexagonal Diamond, is an allotrope of carbon with a hexagonal lattice. In nature, it forms when meteorites containing graphite strike the Earth.


References:
1. New Scientist Live https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16610-diamond-no-longer-natures-hardest-material/
2. Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonsdaleite

Saturday, August 20, 2016

BSOD

BSOD

BSOD, or Blue Screen of Death, is a terminology for any critical system errors in the Windows operating system that causes a crash leading the system (computer) not to be able to recover and the user has to shut down and restart the system [source: here]. A sample BSOD is displayed below:

BSOD, or Blue Screen of Death, is a terminology for any critical system errors in the Windows operating system that causes a crash leading the system (computer) not to be able to recover and the user has to shut down and restart the system.
BSOD (a sample screen)