Monday, February 2, 2015

10 Emerging Technologies To Bring Revolution Soon!

Change is the only constant and it's so very true when it comes to technology. Every year so many new technologies are arriving and many of them have the potential to become a part of the mainstream technologies. We can consider a smartwatch in this scenario which was just a prototype two years ago and now almost all the tech majors are creating innovative smartwatches. There are some other technologies too which look promising enough to become a part of the mainstream segment. Here are ten out of them:

1. Smart Glass: 

Google Glass has proved a little bit how a smart glass can evolve our world and Google Glass has marked the beginning of a new era. Within a couple of years from now, Google will be releasing a consumer version of the smart glass too which will be more reasonable. As Google Glass is already in the scene, it's unlikely that other companies don't plan to launch their respective smart glasses in competition with the Google Glass.

2. Smart Data: 

Automation is the key to the modern advanced technologies but some things are still there which need manual intervention. Adding someone to your contact list on phone or in email is one of them. But very soon, these manual tasks will also don't exist. Companies are working to turn relationship management into an automated thing too by automatic building of contact lists based on email inboxes and currently contacted persons.

3. Wearable Technology: 

Google Glass and smartwatches are also a part of these wearables. But there is much more into it too. There are some wearable electronics under development which will connect you to your own body. Now ear buds will also monitor your heart rate, contact lenses will measure your blood sugar level and some temporary tattoos will be able to unlock doors through NFC technology and such cooler things. Soon a day will arrive when you will start getting implant alerts even before you undergo a heart attack or something like that. Wearable technologies will increase mortality rate at large.

4. Smart Houses: 

Well smart houses are not a distant dream anymore. Smart appliances are already there as refrigerators can alert you when a particular food item is running out or an oven which can be controlled via a smartphone. In future, all these smart appliances will be merged together into an entire home unit and the entire home will be controlled by a smartphone, a tablet or a computer. You will be able to change the TV channel and get laundry notifications without even moving a bit from your sofa. Your house will talk to you and you will talk to your house soon. This day is not far away now.

5. Display Without Screen: 

Things will be displayed but without a screen. In last two years, this technology has advanced a lot and will take full shape in the coming years. Holograms are becoming reality now. Contact lenses will be able to capture images too. This will be a huge achievement not only for the entertainment industry but visually impaired people will also benefit a lot with a simple laser surgery.

6. Brain-computer Interface: 

This is already a reality. Through this method quadriplegics talk via computers but the technology require more refinement before becoming part of mainstream technology. You may not require a mouse or a keyboard in future to use a computer. Just think about something and the computer will do that for you. People with disabilities will benefit a lot from this technology as well as gamers.

7. Robots: 

Robotics has taken a complete new shape in the last decade and the coming decade will bring much more interesting innovations. Stable and reliable robots are what the world is awaiting. These robots will be able to do such manual work which humans are usually unwilling to do. Robots will also be able to perform surgery on humans with full control in doctors' hands.

8. Renewable Energy: 

In next few decades, solar and wind energy will see green revolution. People are looking for energy sources in almost everything now. Though we are still very much dependent on oil and coal for energy, but in next years the world will change with electric cars, solar panels at houses and so on.

9. 5G Network: 

Yes it's true that the era of 4G has just begun and most of the world is still under the influence of 3G. Research work has already started for 5G. If we look at the past it took only a few years to move from 3G to 4G. So why should we wait more for 5G?

10. Artificial Intelligence: 

Artificial intelligence is moving out of movies to enter our real life. IBM has designed a robot which is made by artificial intelligence. Well, AI has a long way to go from now but with technologies like Siri, Google Now and Cortana, roaming around us, that era is not far away when a software will predict and react just like real human beings so.

Two New Budget Android Smartphones Launched, Courtesy Videocon

Videocon is not leaving any stone unturned to tap the Indian budget smartphone market. In a recent, the Indian smartphone maker has launched two new budget Android smartphones in the country, known as Videocon Z40Q Star and Z50Q Star. The two smartphones are priced at rs 4,499 and Rs 5,999 respectively and will be available for purchase soon.

Jerold Pereira, CEO, Videocon Mobile Phones says in a press statement, “In line up to the ongoing Digital Revolution in the country, Videocon is determined to introduce consumer-focused devices which are high on style and cost-effectiveness. With our superb smartphone range, we ensure that the varied needs of new-age smartphone users are being fulfilled indigenously.”

Both the latest Videocon smartphones run on Android 4.4 aka KitKat operating system and are powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Other common specifications of the two smartphones include 4GB of internal storage, 5MP rear camera, microSD card slot and 3G support.

However, there are some differences too. The Videocon Z40Q Star packs a 10.16-cm (4-inch) WVGA display along with a VGA front shooter. The budget smartphone runs on a 1500 mAh battery, and is fitted with 512MB of RAM. 

On the other hand, the Videocon Z50Q Star smartphone comes with 12.7-cm (5-inch) FWVGA display, and is fitted with 2000 mAh battery. It also has 1GB of RAM and 2MP front camera. The two smartphones come pre-loaded with V-safe app, which is a safety tool designed for women, elderly people and children for security purpose in any emergency or panic situations and V-secure app, which is a mobile security app to protect the device against malware and malicious apps. 

Top 8 Devops Tools For Automated Infrastructure

Leading organisations as well as employers have started to realise the importance of DevOps now. In this age of DevOps environment, it is important that you use right set of tools for your organisation. To achieve faster application delivery, you need to use multiple tools for server provisioning, configuration management, automated builds, code deployment and monitoring.

There are many tools available for infrastructure automation. The right architecture and infrastructure defines the tool. Today we have listed eight great tools that can help you in carrying out work of configuration management, orchestration, continuous integration and monitoring.

1. Chef:

Chef is configuration management tool. It has cookbooks where you can code your web infrastructure in DSL (domain specific language). You can use Chef in configuration of virtual machines by following cookbooks. Chef agent runs on all configured severs.

2. Puppet:

This is similar tool to Chef. You can use Puppet to write configuration code using DSL and wrapped modules. Puppet focuses on system administrator while development. It doesn't follow the cookbook approach. Puppet agent communicates with puppet server to install compiled module.

3. Saltstack:

This is Python based configuration management tool. This tool supports remote exception of commands. Unlike Chef and Puppet, this tool can push the code for configuration to many nodes at the same time. This tool is quite fast as compared to Chef or Puppet.

4. Ansible:

Ansible is agent-less configuration management tool. Ansible can be used as orchestration tool. Configuration modules in Ansible are called as Playbooks, written in YAML format. This tool can be used for cloud provisioning as well. Writing code is relatively easy in Ansible.

5. Juju:

Juju is Python based orchestration tool. The tool has very user-friendly UI. You can use Juju for cloud applications. You can configure, scale and deploy applications using Juju. Juju is developed by Canonical.

6. Jenkins:

This is Java based continuous integration tool that can help you with faster delivery of applications. Jenkins can be easily used with version control systems like SVN and github. Jenkins takes care of building and testing of new ode whenever it is pushed to repository.

7. Vagrant:

Vagrant takes care of configuration of virtual machines for development environment. It can run on virtual box. You can use the simple configuration file called Vagrantfile to install on VM. Developers can share this Virtual Machine to use same development environment. The tool features several plugins for cloud provisioning. 

8. Docker:

Docker is process level virtualisation system, based on Linux container (LXC). This tool can create isolated virtual environments for container applications. Developers can ship these tools to new server without modifying the application. The tool is quite popular amongst Devops professionals.