Archive for April, 2012
First launched at the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, USA, in 1999, the digital video recorder (DVR), also referred to as a personal video recorder (PVR), is an application software, or a consumer electronics gadget that records digital format video to a disk drive, SD memory card, USB flash drive, or any networked mass storage device. The fast-growing market for the DVR has grown exponentially from a 1.2% representation in American homes in 2006, to a phenomenal 42% in the year 2011.
Digital video recorders form an essential part of video recording surveillance systems because these allow such gadgets to function even when there is no human involvement. Usually, these are known as a standalone DVR recorder. The improved versions of video codecs make them far more reliable, especially the ones that use the H264 standard, in comparison to the particular MPEG-4 or possibly M-JPEG requirements. Normally, the device used for storing video clips is a hard disk. However, many systems used improved and stronger products like SD cards. An exceptionally good feature of the latter is that it has sleek and stylish looks, quite easy to hide when transferring pieces are not around.
With a digital video recorder, you can keep a record the pictures taken by the home security camera at any time and date. You can also connect it to a motion-sensing unit, so that it will, record only when it senses some actual movement in the room and thus save valuable recording space. It also keeps your battery energized so that it has the adequate power to run the devices any time something is happening.
Embedded DVRs excel in performance, style and connectivity. A high-definition resolution up to D1 facilitates easy mobile access by Smartphone apps. Easy offload by DVD, network and USB, are additional features.
The portable video recorder is a compact, ingenious and portable, which facilitates portable video recording. Some of them have HDV features and x.v Color technology facilitating extra sharp and detailed colors from multiple angles. It also offers still, slow-motion playback and zoom features.
Many DVR recorders offer triplex operation, meaning that it can simultaneously execute three types of jobs. It means that it can concurrently record video clips, playback video clips and facilitate network entry. Another complicated program can offer pentaflex process, meaning it can record, make exhibits live, utilize the system and execute back videos that will produce backup copies almost simultaneously. Safety digital cameras sometimes integrate the digital video recorders, whereas the actual storage space system is generally an SD memory card. Read the rest of this entry »
At one time, the only place a spy camera would be noticed is in a movie or on a television show. It is not that world any longer. Small spy cameras are available for all citizens to buy and put to use in their homes, their business, loved ones, or on their properties. By implementing digital recording devices, we can be assured that the family and belongings are safe.
A spy camera is not used exclusively by law enforcement. It can be used in children’s rooms, entry areas or common areas when the homeowner is not at home. Some of the digital technology will allow the owner to watch from their computer while on vacation or at work.
The new digital technology provides owners with the ability to have clear images. Some are equipped to respond to remote commands such as zoom, pan and tilting. This allows the owner to choose the view desired. Spy cameras with recording devices are useful in the baby nursery, swimming pools and in your office. These capabilities are especially useful if the camera has audio features. Live broadcasting can keep the baby safe and the swimming pool safe.
In a place of business, the audio capabilities of the spy camera can be helpful if there is the need to fire an employee after there have been reported problems with the employee. This becomes evidence and can help to prove a case if taken to court or the labor board. With a spy camera, in your business the ability to observe activities in the stock area, cash register and other places that are prone to unwanted misbehavior.
Caution should be used with these hidden cameras used in the home as a nanny cam. If the camera records sound as well as picture, the nanny needs to be informed. There are some states that consider the voice recording as an invasion of privacy but allows video without informing the nanny. Parents often tell the nanny that they are recording activity in an attempt to prevent abuse of the child. Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know that the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs once said that it is better to concentrate on 10 products than to have a thousand products out on the market?
Well, you might find this principle absurd, but this very principle is the reason why many people go loco about Apple devices. Steve Jobs wanted to concentrate on a limited number of products because he wanted to raise the bar of quality.
This is the main reason why Apple products are in the front line of revolutionary features and innovative designs. iDevices are given so much attention which is why they are hailed as the best gadgets in their own right. No wonder they’re able to sell iPhone fast like hotcakes!
So go on and be proud that you own one, after all, it’s not like everybody’s lucky enough to have it! For now, let’s talk about the other tips and tricks you can do with your iPhone buddy.
1. Swipe to delete.
You have to admit it, sometimes you want to delete some messages even without bothering to read its contents. Well, who can blame you when you think it really is a waste of time to read it, right?
However, the iPhone might actually ask you for a little more effort to delete these messages when you have no time for it. This is the part where it gets annoying.
So here’s my advice: Why don’t you try deleting it by swiping?
Yes, you can delete email messages or even text conversations by swiping. Just swipe across the email or a conversation and wait for the Delete button to appear. Once it is shown, tap the button to officially delete the messages. Not so hard, is it?
2. Print wirelessly from iPhone.
This is one thing you cannot do without your iOS 5. You need to update or sell iPhone fast to make sure your phone runs on iOS 5.
Before, you still needed to put in a cord, plug it up to a printer and accomplish a lot of unnecessary steps before you were able to print whatever it is that you wanted to get a hard copy of.
But because of the iOS 5, you can simply and easily print pages, documents, pictures or anything straight from your iPhone. All you need is to be connected to a wireless internet connection in your house or at your workplace. Read the rest of this entry »