New Technology Creates New Problems for Sports

New Technology Creates New Problems for Sports

Recently, as noted in USA Today newspaper (see references) professional golfer, Padraig Harrington, was disqualified at the Abu Dhabi Championship for failing to note that...
Recently, as noted in USA Today newspaper (see references) professional golfer, Padraig Harrington, was disqualified at the Abu Dhabi Championship for failing to note that his ball had moved a fraction of an inch when he went to pick up the marker. Since he didn't know the ball had moved, he didn't replace it, which meant he wound up filling out his score-card incorrectly which DQed him. Viewers watching at home though were able to see the ball moving very clearly because they were watching the close-up on their HDTVs; and it was one of them that called into the...
Learn How To Take Great Portrait Photographs

Learn How To Take Great Portrait Photographs

Everybody wants to be able to take great photos of people. Many get upset because they just can't seem to get it right - what...
Everybody wants to be able to take great photos of people. Many get upset because they just can't seem to get it right - what is it that professional photographers do that they can't? Don't worry, there are a few simple tips that will have you on your way to great portrait photography in no time.  LightingThis can solve MAJOR problems. Most people with digital cameras don't pay enough attention to their lighting. First: Don't use your flash. You'll get really dark backgrounds, really bright subjects, ugly shadows, and uneven yet even light. Unflattering on anybody. Instead, take advantage of...
Consumer Electronics Show's (CES) Gaming Tech Highlights

Consumer Electronics Show's (CES) Gaming Tech Highlights

Get Your Game On!Looking for new ways to interact with your games? The Novint Falcon might just prove to be a rare bird in this...
Get Your Game On!Looking for new ways to interact with your games? The Novint Falcon might just prove to be a rare bird in this year's plethora of gaming peripherals. A hit in this year's CES, the Novint Falcon allows you to interact with games in a whole new way, leveraging on a Quick Disconnect handle that exerts 2lbs of force as the controller moves in all directions, including up, down, forward and backward, for that three-dimensional feedback. With the ability to make virtual game dynamics like the pressure of throwing a ball or the weight of swinging a golf...
A Crash Course in Electronics: Basic Electrical Theory

A Crash Course in Electronics: Basic Electrical Theory

Voltage, current, resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors - Oh my! This article will examine each basic circuit element from a conceptual standpoint only. Except where...
Voltage, current, resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors - Oh my! This article will examine each basic circuit element from a conceptual standpoint only. Except where absolutely necessary, all math has been omitted so we can concentrate on understanding why these elements behave as they do. Once you understand that, the math will come much easier. Throughout all your study of electronics, think of electricity as though it were water flowing through a hose. It's surprising how far this analogy will get you in electronics. Voltage would be represented by the water's pressure, and Current by the actual amount of water...
NTeQ Lesson Plan Integrating Technology and Science

NTeQ Lesson Plan Integrating Technology and Science

Lesson SummaryThe purpose of this lesson is for students to discover whether or not plants need sunlight to grown and what makes plants green and...
Lesson SummaryThe purpose of this lesson is for students to discover whether or not plants need sunlight to grown and what makes plants green and healthy. In groups of four, the students will make observations of plants in sunlight, of plants in artificial light, and of plants with no light. The students will create a spreadsheet to show comparisons of the three plants' growth. They will communicate their findings through a bar graph. The students will make inferences and draw conclusions based on their observations and data collected.Learning Objectives By the end of this lesson, the students will know whether...
Photographing Kids Made Easy

Photographing Kids Made Easy

You don't have to be a professional photographer to take stunning pictures of your children. Digital cameras are becoming more popular and affordable. The advances...
You don't have to be a professional photographer to take stunning pictures of your children. Digital cameras are becoming more popular and affordable. The advances in the technology of digital cameras are making it easy for even amateurs to feel like real photographers. Using these simple suggestions you can produce quality photos.Keep the Camera Close Children are full of surprises. You never know what they are going to do! So always have your camera with you at home and on the go. Make sure the batteries are charged and there is room on the memory card. Candid pictures of your...
Saving Money on Electronics Costs More Than You Think

Saving Money on Electronics Costs More Than You Think

Compact discs were introduced in 1983. However, until 1990, or so, cassette tapes dominated the music market. Department as well as music stores had wall-to-wall...
Compact discs were introduced in 1983. However, until 1990, or so, cassette tapes dominated the music market. Department as well as music stores had wall-to-wall cassette tapes, but little in the way of compact discs. Most of us missed out on compact discs in 1983 because they weren't readily available in department stores. There was no Internet back then, so, we depended on department stores to bring us the latest and greatest that technology had to offer. The department stores let us down, however. Most of them offered few, if any examples of the new compact disc technology for sale....