A picture is worth a thousand memories behind them which are far from forgotten. Looking back the old family photos is actually a “feel-good” way to live back in the past again.
As technology evolves, all these albums are replaced by folders in photo apps on our computer’s hard disk. Accidentally deleting these photos results in a huge loss. But nowadays, various operating systems provide different ways to retrieve these pictures within their specific predefined time and space constraints. Actually, all the photo apps provide numerous features which need to be overlooked in detail, but mostly ignored by the user.
These techniques for recovery of files increase with the advancement in iOS. In windows, there is a Recycle Bin option to retrieve those pictures, but it fails when these files are deleted directly from the flash drives.
iOS 8, provides an easy way to restore deleted photos on your iPhone or iPad while keeping the condition of predefined time constraint. The procedure is very simple:
Open the photo application on your phone.
In the main menu, you will find all the different albums saved.
By scrolling down, you will find a folder with the name of ‘Recently Deleted’ which will be containing all the pictures you have deleted in the last 30 days.
Select the picture and tap on the Recover button on the bottom navigation. For multiple photos, there is the option to recover all photos back too.
Do keep in mind the time constraint, all the pictures deleted a month ago will no longer be retrieved.
The video game storm has influenced our lives to the point that it has overtaken pretty much everything. Mobile gaming has changed means past the period of time playing with a few rounds of a snake to the present smart phone. But still serious gamers don’t take these smart phones’ games as a good upshot. Although the touch screen controls still aren’t as quick to respond as compared to the old hard buttons Game boys and Game Pads.
To cater this problem, many new innovations in this field hit the market. These gadgets involve plug and play devices with your smart phone. Last year, Hyperkin launched an innovative addition in gadgetry by introducing a smart phone accessory, which allows users to play typical Game Boy games on android phones without compromising on speed and other latency factors.
Although this was initially shown as a prank, but now the company has taken this seriously. This means the concept of normal android phone will be turned into a Game Boy will soon turn into a reality. Hyperkin is working on the development of the Smartboy Developer Kit, which includes Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges from Nintendo. This gadget will be connected to Android phone via USB and will provide a handheld console through tactile buttons.
Open source serial app and firmware
Compatible with GB and GBC cartridges
Classic handheld-style tactile button set
Designed for Android smartphones
Double-sided micro USB port
Specs for Devs:
NTSC/PAL cart compatible
Phone Size: 5in-6in
SmartBoy Serial App Access for Mounting and Controller mapping
4.4.4 Android KitKat OTG minimum OS requirement
Initially they are planning to launch the open source serial app and firmware of the product, to encourage further development and enhancement by the experts. It will allow developers a chance to move ahead the current build to a new level.
Virtual Reality is a computer technology that mimics the real life by creating an immersive expression of an interactive 3D environment. It gives a feeling of being part of a computer generated world through head mounted devices i.e. HMD. These HMDs are placed on the user’s eyes, thus whatever they see follows them. Users head and body motions are translated in a three-dimensional world for the interaction. Soon eye movement tracking will also be used to do further operations. It is the next generation of traditional PCs and laptops.
The concept of VR hits almost ten years back and now developers are using it to revolutionize gaming and entertainment for users. VR competitors like Oculus Rift and HTC have set the standard quite high by giving best experience of 3D world which requires high computing power. They require serious PC hardware to power properly, thus making the whole gaming package quite pricey.
The main panic was created by Oculus Rift in VR gaming, but couldn’t receive up to the mark response from the users. The design provides a sitting experience where only user’s head movement is tracked. Also Oculus Home acts as a library of game, as major standout games are yet to be released. Also Oculus users complain more about the motion sickness issue.
HTC has been leading the VR world by providing the main sensation of Lighthouse room tracking in HTC Vive. The package contains more materials than Rift, including two proprietary controllers, and two “base stations” which helps in tracking the user’s entire body movement in their room. It allows the user to freely move about with the headset on, placing your entire body in the VR world. This feature is enabled by mounting the sensors in your surroundings, thus making it much pricier than Oculus Rift. Also, this setup requires enough room for this experience which makes it quite unpractical.
But with the announcement of Sony’s PlayStation VR on-sale date, there are chances that it will create a benchmark in the VR market. It is offering low price as compared to the entire available competitor’s VR which makes it more attracted to the users. But the low price will come up with the trade-off in the technology obviously i.e. VR experience will not be up to the standards of its competitors. But its compatibility to operate on Sony’s existing PlayStation 4 gaming console allows it to target the huge potential base. All the PlayStation holders can easily switch to VR. These factors make it quite distinct over HTC and Oculus. But Sony has to work hard to increase the number of games to keep the PlayStation a hit for the long time in the VR market.