Know more About the Dangers of Texting while Driving

September 20th, 2011 10 comments

Texting while driving has become in the last few years a reason for concern especially among teenagers who are not aware of the dangers of texting while driving. Texting while driving a vehicle can claim lives and if it’s not the driver’s life, it will certainly be the lives of innocent people. As such, no phone call or text message is worth the risk that someone can injure himself or die because of a few seconds of inadvertence.

Dangers of Texting While Driving

texting-while-drivingOn a yearly basis, more than fifty thousand drivers are injured, while six thousands are claimed deceased because people are not aware of the dangers of texting while driving. If in the past drunk driving was one of the main causes for deceases, now texting seems to have taken the front seat.

Teenagers are very active, euphoric and they can easily get distracted. In addition, whilst at their age they also don’t know too much about responsibilities (i.e. the dangers of texting while driving), the consequences of their actions can be more severe. There are a few types of distractions that can make them look away and they are cognitive, manual and visual. With the latter, it’s easy to understand that it can take the driver’s attention off the road. Yet when it comes to texting, it’s all of the three that we mentioned, which makes it a very dangerous distraction.

Thus, there are plenty of dangers of texting while driving and consequences that such behavior has, as we will number below. I must thank my friend Marco Antonio from “Como Espiar Celulares” (“How to Spy Cell Phones”) blog for his help on putting this list together. You can visit his Spanish blog at http://comoespiarcelulares.com/ for a good read on spying cell phones.

One of the dangers of texting while driving is that teens could easily hit someone and not only cause serious injuries, but also kill the victim. When teens are involved in such events, this puts a lot of pressure on the parents as well and they will not only be deprived of their liberty, but school as well, so their future will just be put on hold. Parents will, depending on the country, take part of the blame and even serve time in jail.

Injuring someone because of the lack of attention on the road doesn’t only have immediate legal consequences, but the driver involved and also the victims can be psychologically traumatized for many years. Being involved in an accident is a shock because most of the times, people don’t believe that it can happen to them. Such shocks, especially when doubled by other unpleasant similar events from the past can scar people lifelong and put a permanent stigma to their quality of life.

Financial involvement, especially in cases resulted due to the dangers of texting while driving can be tremendous. Any parent would like their kid to walk away with it, so this calls for huge amounts of money that is going to be spent in court and also for any hospitalization expenses on behalf of the accused (if applicable) and also the victim.

Last but not least, if a fatal accident is the outcome of the dangers of texting while driving, then the ones involved are scarred forever. The teens depending on their age, can serve time in jail, while the families involved will be marked psychotically by the event, which of course would deem that massive amounts of money would be involved for mending the affected side. Regardless of whose fault it is, accidents destroy lives and rare are the cases in which full recoveries are possible. More to that, being the witness of people texting while driving can encourage teens to engage in similar behaviors as they deem it to be harmless.

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Firefox 4 Friday: 25 million downloads, anti-aliasing, and how to make it look like Firefox 3

September 3rd, 2012 Comments off
Firefox 4 racks up 25 million downloads in 3 days

If you’ve had your head under a rock for the last few days, here’s this week’s Firefox news in brief: Firefox 4 was finally released.

Yes, 13 months after the initial release of Firefox 3.7 alpha 1 and four more alpha builds, a renumbering to 4.0 and 12 beta releases, and finally a release candidate (or two), Firefox 4 has been released into the wild.

Just like every other Firefox release, initial reception for the new browser has been nothing short of insane. 7.1 million downloads were registered in the first 24 hours and the download rate continued to accelerate, clocking in more than 15 million downloads after two days. At the time of writing, three days in, Firefox 4 has been downloaded over 25 million times. In case you’re wondering, the United States accounts for 7 million of those downloads, just beating out Germany’s Firefox-downloads-per-capita.

But now that you’ve installed Firefox 4 (you have, right?), what do you do now? Well, obviously, in true Download Squad fashion, it’s time to tweak Firefox 4 using add-ons and about:config hacks!

First up is an add-on called Stratiform that lets you change every aspect of the Firefox 4 browser chrome — including the color of that orange button!

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Windows 8 welcome screen revealed, looks very Metro

September 2nd, 2012 Comments off
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It’s not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7′s Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven’t seen a lot of really telling evidence. However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now available to Microsoft Connect partners, it was really just a matter of time before we started to get a peek.

Thanks to Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, we’ve now had a glimpse at what the Windows 8 welcome screen will look like. As you can see, the typography is very Metro indeed. Within Windows also mentions that the background image is customizable, and we’re wondering if it might not pull from your current Windows 8 theme. This particular shot shows the CTRL + ALT + DELETE login option, but we imagine you’ll still be able to log in by clicking your account picture tile as well.

Rivera and Thurrott also mention that the tablet version of the welcome screen will allow you to log in by swiping a pattern on the screen — as you can on current Android devices.

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O’Reilly helps Japan, offers entire e-book catalog for 50% off, today only

September 1st, 2012 Comments off
O’reilly make some of the best computer books in the world. They also sell them as DRM-free e-books in a bunch of formats, including PDFs and Mobi for Kindle.

They usually offer one “Deal of the Day”, which is a 50% discount code for a book chosen for that one day. But just for for today, they’ve created a discount code — DDJPN — that gives you a 50% discount on their entire catalog, and they give a part of the proceeds to aid Japan relief efforts.

So far they’ve raised over $60,000, and the day is still young. So if you’ve been recently hankering after some nerdy book (or three), now would be a great time to grab one.

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Dual E-Ink and LCD Phone Just Means Twice as Many Fingerprint Smudges [Displays]

August 31st, 2012 Comments off

Evoluce Win&I brings Kinect gesture controls to Windows 7

August 28th, 2012 Comments off
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We’ve been looking at some pretty cool Kinect and Windows interactions for a while now, but we were hoping that the release of an official SDK would lead to even more coolness. Evoluce has stepped up, and is now offering Win&I — a full-featured gesture control system for Windows 7.

The company claims that a range of up to four meters is supported, which should be perfect for just about any home theater setting. In the video embedded after the break, you can see an Evoluce demonstrator flip through a photo album, pan through a map, rearrange application windows, browse the Web, and control media playback. Two versions of Win&I are offered — the home version goes for about 20 Euros, the business version for 40.

Anyone else having fun pretending his stance is a little “Iron Man”? We’re tempted to put a repulsor on that hand.

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Blue Angels app for Android

August 27th, 2012 Comments off

Blue Angels App

Just in time for the final shows of the season, the Blue Angels — the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstraion Squadron — finally has its own official Android application.

First things first — the Blue Angels app is $1.99, with proceeds going to the National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. With that out of the way, the apps’s a nice little portal into the Blue Angels, with show information (including maps), “news” (which is really just a Twitter feed) and then the meat of the matter. You get a roster and bios of the entire team (not just the pilots), info on the aircraft (including Fat Albert), and a list of all the manuevers the Blues (and, again, Fat Albert) do during a show. The maneuvers are the really slick part, with graphic showing the basic move. Video’s just a touch away, however, and then you get a three-camera look at what it’s like inside and outside the F/A-18. Very cool.

Our only real niggle here is that the app’s a bit on the slow side, and be sure to not hit your phone’s back button. But otherwise, it’s a cool look into the Blues and the people who make them happen, and a nice way to support the Museum Foundation.

We’ve got screen shots, hands-on video and download links after the break.

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Splashtop Pro released for businesses

August 26th, 2012 Comments off

Now that Splashtop has its consumer Android remote desktop offerings on the market, they’ve now placed their efforts on the next logical customer — businesses. Aiming for the enterprise market and looking for the love of IT Admins everywhere Splashtop Pro is now available and will help bring your desktop PC to your Android tablet or smartphone.

Splashtop Pro is the fastest way to enable mobile workforce. In 30 minutes, a company?s workforce is up and running with mobile tablets with full access to their apps and files on their computers,? said Mark Lee, CEO and co-founder of Splashtop. ?We are excited to bring the ease of consumer apps to the corporate IT world, while supporting IT to centrally control and manage secure connectivity among devices.?

The services are available to IT Admins who can sign up for a Splashtop Pro account that supports 5-25 users on a 30-day free trial basis. After the trial though, it’s $15 per person / per month for access or $149.99 per person / per year. For the full details you can hit the source link below.

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Splashtop Releases Splashtop Pro for Businesses

Splashtop Pro Enables IT and Service Providers to Mobilize a Workforce in 30 Minutes

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2011

Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in cross-device computing, today announced the release of Splashtop Pro designed for corporate IT, service providers and system integrators to enable a mobile workforce with tablets. Today, Splashtop mobile apps are enjoyed by more than 5 million tablet and smartphone users to remotely access PC and Mac applications and files with full audio and high-definition video.

With Splashtop Pro, IT can securely manage and monitor the devices through an easy-to-use cloud-based web console. Now IT can deploy and set policy that enables mobile workforces to leverage personal, private, and/or public clouds, whether they are running on a physical or virtual machine.

?Splashtop Pro is the fastest way to enable mobile workforce. In 30 minutes, a company?s workforce is up and running with mobile tablets with full access to their apps and files on their computers,? said Mark Lee, CEO and co-founder of Splashtop. ?We are excited to bring the ease of consumer apps to the corporate IT world, while supporting IT to centrally control and manage secure connectivity among devices.?

Using Splashtop Pro, an IT administrator can:

  • Easily deploy tablets in an organization without infrastructure changes
  • Enable secure access to applications, files and content on corporate computers from a mobile device
  • Centrally manage the connectivity of mobile devices and computers via a simple web-based Admin Console
  • Manage user permissions
  • Group computers for shared access
  • Manage connections based on policies such as connection type and time
  • Monitor connection history
  • Manage updates
  • Receive priority support

With Splashtop Pro, employees can be mobile and more productive by using a tablet to share a company’s hardware and software resources. Pro eliminates the need to transfer, convert or sync files and multimedia among devices. Important work files and office applications, such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word, are easily accessed, as well as videos, music, and photos for presentations.

Splashtop Pro is suitable for use in a variety of business scenarios, for example:

  • Field sales reps needing access to their company?s internal CRM system or other pricing and inventory info
  • Real estate agents wanting to adjust their schedules without going back to the office
  • Telecommuters working from home and remote in to the office computer over VPN
  • Designers looking to impress their clients when presenting
  • Healthcare professionals seeking easy access to patient EMR to explain findings interactively
  • Franchise owners sharing marketing or other useful info with branches
  • Restaurant managers using mobile devices for inputting orders

IT administrators can sign up for a Splashtop Pro account that supports 5-25 users at http://www.splashtop.com/pro free, for the first 30 days.

About Splashtop

Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in cross-device computing, was founded in 2006 with the goal of enabling people everywhere to quickly access content and applications across devices and clouds. Splashtop’s flagship product, Splashtop Remote Desktop, is a best seller in the Apple App Store and Android Market, allowing users to enjoy a full computer experience from mobile devices and PCs.

Today, Splashtop-based products are available on more than 70 million PCs and mobile devices from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG and Sony. Splashtop has received numerous awards, including the prestigious ?Most Innovative Product? award from PC World, the ?Best of What?s New? award from Popular Science, and ?Best of 2011 CES? award from LAPTOP Magazine. Splashtop Inc. is headquartered in San Jose with offices in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Taipei. For more information, visit splashtop.com.

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Microsoft releases sexy Bing app for iPad

August 25th, 2012 Comments off

It’s still a bit odd seeing Microsoft deliver apps for Apple’s mobile platform. And it’s even stranger still to see one as sexy as the new Bing app for iPad, which brings a slick, immersive search experience to Apple’s tablet.

Just as a regular search on bing.com will, the Bing app for iPad tailors the results it displays based on what you’re searching for. There are loads of custom views, covering everything from movies and maps to weather and shopping. The app also offers a heads-up display of currently trending searches, complete with related images, which is an iPad-exclusive feature.

Navigation is a breeze thanks to multitouch controls, allowing users to flick or swipe through results. And while the development team refers to the app as “touch and decide,” Bing Voice Search is also built in — making it easy to start a query without using the iPad’s on-screen keyboard.

The Bing app for iPad is available for download now from the App Store.

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