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10 Best Google Home Commands That You Probably Didn't Know
If you've used been alive since 1998, had an inkling of a curiosity about any topic imaginable, or simply ever used the internet, you've probably heard of a little thing called Google. Well, Google has come a long way from solely being the hub of all information available in the world. With the release of the new technology coming to households in 2018, this company is going toe-to-toe with brands like Apple and Microsoft for the title of "King of the Operating Systems." I know, personally, that I have been caught in public whispering obscenities to Siri as she fumbles over my commands, or even had Alexa place an unwanted extra order of cheesy bread from Domino's (not because I didn't want it, because I didn't need it); and have oftentimes wondered, "Would Google know better?" It turns out, Google always knows better; and with these Google Home commands, you'll understand why the bar has been set by this company in terms of home assistance and processes.
Thoughts of a Technologically Attached Student
In this day and age, everyone has some sort of mobile technology; whether it’s a phone, an iPod, e-reader, or laptop, most people have at least one. Adults aren’t always as technologically dependent as we “youngsters” are. The other day I was trying to teach my grandpa how to answer a text on his flip phone, and after about an hour he goes, “I fought in Vietnam and had to disable bombs, yet that is easier than learning how to text.” That got me, your average 20-year-old who probably can send ten texts a minute, thinking. Why is it that the older generations can live without technology, yet my peers and I can’t even put our phones down long enough to make our beds in the morning? I mean, you’d think that the older generations would want to get their hands on this new technology more than we do since they grew up without it. Yet, I’ve found that most of them would be just as happy to carry on as if technology never existed.
The 10 Biggest Tech Scandals of 2018
The year 2018 has not been a good year for many tech companies and many tech-related organizations. Due to the harsh political climate and the fact that media has been exposing serious transgressions made by company CEOs, the year has been marked by having scandal after scandal hit the tech world.
Augmented and Virtual Reality: The Promise and Peril of Immersive Technologies
Facebook purchased Oculus for $2 billion and Goldman Sachs predicts that AR/VR market will be around $95 billion by 2025. The demand for AR/VR devices is growing day by day. The industries where VR/AR will dominantly be used are live events, retail, video entertainment, and gaming. They also find applications in industries like education, healthcare, military, and more. Let’s look into some of the issues and concerns regarding these technologies.
10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Smartphone
Speaking as someone who's slightly tech-averse, buying a smartphone can be a pretty intimidating experience. There are a lot of different phones being sold in stores, each with their own perks and pitfalls. Most of the time, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you.
Which iPad Is Best for You?
So, you've been thinking about which iPad is best for you? The Apple iPad has been around for quite a while now, but with all the models out there, you may still need some guidance. There are many different versions of the Apple iPad, including the iPad mini, iPad Pro models, and the iPad air. The 2018 iPad models will provide you with all the features you need to have an amazing interactive and portable experience. Apple has continued to change the game, providing upgraded models over the years with each new generation iPad. Here are the available Apple iPad models today, and their features to help you decide which iPad is best for you.
My Social Media Detox
My name is Alexis, and I am addicted to my phone. Okay there I said it. The first stage to fight addiction is admitting to it, right?
Virtual Reality in Job Training: It's a Bang Well Worth Its Buck!
What is Virtual Reality? Virtual Reality is an artificial environment created by software and is presented to users in such a way that suspends their belief and they accepts it as a real environment.
Best Wireless Earbuds to Buy in 2018
Whether you like it or not, wireless earbuds are entering a heyday. Apple removed the headphone jack from their latest iPhone, and it's only a matter of time before other smartphone manufacturers follow suit. This new era of Bluetooth headphones has been controversial, but there's no denying it's the way of the future. Whether you want truly wireless earphones for working out or you don't have a choice because your phone doesn't have a headphone jack, these are the best wireless earbuds for any purpose.
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started with Programming
Introduction In our ever-growing digital world, technology dominates almost every corner of our lives. From browsing Spotify playlists to asking Alexa what the capital of Finland is, software is everywhere, and hence programming education is being pushed more so every day. However, it's not always clear where and how one goes about starting to read and write these modern-day hieroglyphics.
Openbook: Our Quest for a Safer Social Media Experience
I have had a Facebook account since 2009. Before then, I used Myspace for connecting with family and friends. I didn't even set up my first Myspace page. A friend did it in 2006 using a picture of me she had taken with her cellphone. Surprising me, she called me from her lunchbreak at work to give me my new account password. At the time, I don't think I even had an email, so she set me up with that as well. I was in no way shape or form 'internet savvy' at the time. I thanked her and that was my introduction to the 'social media challenge!'
2018 Without a Phone?! Do-Able or Disaster?
Wow! No "clickbait" here. Honestly, it's so sad to even think that one day this would be a "crisis." Like, yes, the title is true. I have been living without my phone for about a month & a half now.