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Industry Experts Offer Tech Predictions

Let’s face it: the technological revolution is upon us. Computers aren’t just in your pocket, they’re everywhere, and there’s plenty more to come. Not only that, but tech is infiltrating all other industries from food to agriculture to dynamic integrated business solutions to healthcare to military applications (autonomous killer robots are almost ready to be deployed by the Russian government.) In light of all of this unprecedented change, many industry analysts have come forward with their own ideas regarding what to expect from the tech explosion that is our modern world. So buckle up baby, because we are in for a wild ride full of ups and downs, robots and connectivity.

future techTake the predictions of industry insider Sanjay Ramendong for example. According to Ramendong, we can expect the distinction between “the tech industry” and “industry in general” to fade. Ramendong attributes this to “a massive price reduction in computing technologies and an upgrade in terms of portability of all widely used devices.”

“Although our capability is improving, we often neglect the ethical questions surrounding our advancements,” Ramendong continued. “Consider the issue of artificial intelligence; do we make the helpful robots cuter or capable of love? Should we purposefully limit their consciousness?”

Futurist and professor of integrated technologies at MIT Dr. Holly Sass has written a variety of books on the subject of new devices in a world where relationships between humans and technology are constantly forming and being rewritten:

“Virtual reality will change the experience of livestock in a way that most people haven’t considered. Assume a cow is wearing a virtual reality helmet; he will forget he is at a farm and can instead live a reality in which he is a swashbuckling pirate or an astronaut for all I know.”

“From an animal rights perspective, does it really matter how you treat an animal that’s wearing a virtual reality helmet?” she continued. “The answer to that question depends on a variety of factors, from how developed and compelling VR technology comes to how good the video is to the philosophical changes that occur in humankind in the time between VR helmets for people and VR helmets for cows.”

future tech3Industry analyst Ken Chambers writes for Technology Magazine and has spoken at multiple conferences regarding the nature of what he calls “Gaya” or technology-based natural solutions:

“There’s no reason to rule out smart dirt, perhaps called iDert or Dtech when the time comes for branding and market development. There are a variety of promising and well-funded startups devoted to making computers for trees. These computers will make it possible for trees to enter chat rooms, possibly giving a voice to the voiceless and fueling environmental discussions in the future.”

Whether or not these analysts are real, there is a high probability that computers will play a larger role in our lives and perhaps directly in our bodies. So let’s be honest, now is the time to ask ourselves not if but when and if when, but how will we prepare for these changes?

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What is Caching?

You hear the word all the time but you’re not quite sure what it means. Let’s see what this article can do to help:

cpu v memoryLet’s start out by explaining a developing problem in system design: at our present moment, scientists have found ways to greatly increase CPU (computer processing unit) clockspeed and performance, but the technology regarding equally speedy memory remains a bun in the oven. That leaves scientists scrambling to find a way to make sure their CPU speeds make a difference in overall computer function.

A common analogy used to explain the problem and solution involves a downtown furniture workshop and a lumberyard that keeps moving further and further out of the city and into rural land. That movement represents the increasing divide between the speeds of the CPU and of the memory (the memory is the lumberyard). No matter what size the trucks are that ship lumber from the lumberyard to the furniture shop, they’re going to take longer and longer to arrive after the furniture shop files its order.

Ok, conflict understood. Possible solution: rent out a smaller warehouse in the city and have it act as a cache for the workshop; it could have a driver on-hand who could drive out and get whatever the furniture shop needs whenever a need springs up. The bigger the cache, the better, because it will store more of all the raw materials that the furniture shop could possibly need.

Now think of that city warehouse as the level 1 (L1) cache. The L1 cache can be accessed extremely easily by the CPU, so it’s a sensible place to store of all the most relevant and predictably necessary data. The L1 is able to be so quick because it’s made of the fastest and most expensive type of static random-access memory (SRAM). The 4 to 6 transistors that make up every SRAM trump the one-transistor-per-cell of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), but they also cost quite a lot more, so engineers generally want to be conservative with them.

When the processor reaches for data that isn’t in the L1, it’s called a cache miss. This is definitely a situation worth avoiding seeing as people that pay for an ultra-high-clockrate processor like the P4 don’ expect to be forced to wait for the time it takes for data to load from the main memory (it’s not a simple matter of waiting for something to load; the time that that takes may keep a program from functioning properly).

lumberThe solution is to build a second cache. Expanding L1 is only an option so much as you’re willing to pay for more and more of those expensive transistors. If you want faster access to memory but don’t want to foot the bill, you can build an L2 cache that sits between L1 and the main memory. Hence the cache (or memory) hierarchy begins to form. The L2 isn’t as fast as the L1, and the L3 isn’t as fast as the L2, but each slower tier also holds less relevant information. At the end of the day, data is still transferred more efficiently with the tiers than without them.

Get your Hard Disk Data Recovered by Choosing Reliable Services

Everyone have their way around the computers and laptops and is becoming a professional in using them. The most crucial component of a computer or laptop is it hard drive. The hard disk is a hardware that stores all the date you store on your system. It is very essential to take care of your hard disk because if any virus or Trojan enters your data drive, it could either delete the data you stored or crash you hard drive. The biggest problem one faces with hard drives is that when it crashes you lose all your important data and if you have no back up then there is no way you can retrieve it.
harddrive1Many people go from store to store to get the data from their hard drive retrieved. Though it quite difficult to retrieve the data from a crashed hard disk however the many offered by companies makes it possible. These service companies make sure that the data you have stored in your hard drive is recovered without deleting or losing it and making the hard drive useless. However there are many companies in the market offering these services, thus its selection is very crucial. Here are a few ways you can choose the best and reliable hard disk recovery service companies.

Fees charged by the Service Companies

The service fee of recovering data from your hard drive varies from company to company. There are companies that offer cheap services but then these companies also give low quality services. However, this doesn’t apply to all the recovery service providers. Thus, it is essential to do a thorough research before hiring a data recovery service provider. This is because once you lose the data completely there is no way you can retrieve it back. Many companies only charge a fee that is required to fix the hard disk issue and the other work they do while recovering data from your crashed hard drive. Thus it is essential to read the terms and conditions before hiring their services.

Reputation in the market

It is essential to check the reputation of the recovery service company in the market before hiring their expertise. The service provider should be cost effective and use up-to-date data recovery software. It is also necessary that the experts handling your hard disk an experienced and skilled.
The service provider should be aware of the latest updates in the data recovery market and be experienced enough to retrieve it from a crashed hard drive. The company should have ample resources to retrieve your lost data from the hard drives, servers, memory cards and computers.

The companies offering hard drive recovery services should be reliable and mention their contact details on their website along with a good support system to solve the client’s query. They should offer maintenance and consider their client’s problems as priority. While looking for such services you will come across do-it-yourself techniques but if you are not skilled or have any technical knowledge then do not try your hand at it. This is because if you lose the data from the crashed hard drive, you can never retrieve it back.