Category Archives: Computers

Meet Jibo, The World’s First Family Robot

How would you like to own a  personal assistant robot for only $499?

Jibo, which almost look like Eve from Wall-E, is an 11 inch tall, 6 pounds robot that can be your photographer when you have a party at home, read stories to your children, order you pizza or shop online. And more as it learns and adapts to your needs.

Creator Cynthia Breazeal, an MIT professor social robotics expert, said in an interview that “Jibo doesn’t replace people and human relationships; rather, it is designed to support, complement and extend what we need from others in an affordable, effective and delightful way so that we can succeed, thrive and grow.”

 

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Classic Menu for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013

Starting with the MS Office 2007 version, Microsoft has changed the user interface of the MS Office programs. One of the most important function they have changed is the Classic Menu which has revolved into a Ribbon Menu interface. The design looks appealing, however its functionality does not provide all the options that the users used to have in the older versions. If you’re one of the many users that are annoyed or frustrated by these changes of Microsoft and you’re wishing to get back the old Classic Menu incorporated in the MS Office 2010 and 2013 versions then continue to read on and find out how to solve this issue.

IFA 2013 Wrap Up: Asian Firms Lead The Way

To wrap up the recently concluded IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany, it was apparent that Asian firms lead the way in the battle for consumer electronics dominance. Various new technologies spanning from smartphones, smartwatches, ultrabooks, smartTVs and more were showcased for over five days.

Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, LG and Lenovo were among the companies who show off their own products which will be available in the next few weeks.Yeah, its just about the right time  for the holiday season spending spree.

Does FB Use Make You Feel Blue? Study Says So

Does Facebook use really make you feel blue? That’s what a recent study says so. It indicated that the more participants browsed FB, the worse they felt subsequently.  The research was conducted by Ethan Kross  and other social psychologists at the University of Michigan.

For two weeks, the researchers tracked 82 young adults, asking them how they  feel and how satisfied they are with their lives. The report concluded that “On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. Rather than enhancing well-being, however, these findings suggest that Facebook may undermine it.”

Supporting this view, other studies have also surfaced explaining the theory FOMO or Fear of Missing Out- a side effect of seeing friends and family having fun at parties or enjoying vacations while you are on a computer.

Facebook Cooks Up Deal With Voice Recognition Specialist

The future of Facebook is unfolding as it cooks up a deal to buy Mobile Technologies, a voice recognition specialist.  This is the 36th company acquisition made by the largest social networking site with over 1 billion members. The list of firms acquired includes some big companies  such as Instagram and Face.com, a facial recognition platform developer.

The purchase has already been announced by both companies but the details of the terms has yet to be confirmed. On its website, Tom Stocky, a product-management director at Facebook, said “Although more than a billion people around the world already use Facebook every month, we are always looking for ways to help connect the rest of the world as well. Voice technology has become an increasingly important way for people to navigate mobile devices and the web, and this technology will help us evolve our products to match that evolution.