Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Your future smartphone could be entirely voice activated, displaying your text messages and other info with holograms. At least, that's the idea behind Alo, a new smartphone concept that imagines a touchscreen-less smartphone.
Alo- Created by French designer Jerome Olivet, ditches the typical smartphone display and instead the voice activated phone will project holograms from its camera to show you messages, or let you watch videos.
The core of the device is molded aluminum alloy, the outer shell is a "gelatinous, supple and natural envelope that perfectly fits in your hand.". Alo will come with an AI assistant that will respond to users voice commands and learn each users speach patterns.
Need a smartphone to hold you off until the holographic market takes off? Rent a smartphone today!
Posted by Alex Burton at 1/31/2017 12:47:00 PM
Monday, January 23, 2017
No one likes spending all that money on those high end software's like Microsoft Office, Photoshop and Sony Vegas Pro, unless you have a company buying the licenses for you. Here are some of the best more affordable apps that will help you get the work done.
- GIMP (Free, for Windows, macOS, and Linux)
- Libre Office (Free, for Windows, macOS, and Linux)
- Inkscape (Free, for Windows, macOS, and Linux)
- Blender (Free, for Windows, macOS, and Linux)
- Avira (Free, for Windows) and Sophos (Free, for macOS)
- LMMS/Linux MultiMedia Studio (Free, for Windows, macOS, and Linux)
- VirtualBox (Free, for Windows, macOS, and Linux)
- DaVinci Resolve (Free, for Windows, and macOS)
- Linux (FREE OS)
- Google Drive (Free, web based)
Need a computer to run any of these programs? Purchase a computer through Computer Service Now and they can pre-load any software/programs you want on your new computer.
Posted by Alex Burton at 1/23/2017 02:35:00 PM
Friday, January 20, 2017
PC gamers are by far the most die hard of gamers, yet most deny Windows 10 for a supposed drop in performance compared to Windows 7. However now Microsoft is promising to optimize gameplay with a new "Game Mode" in its new update. Its extremely vauge on details but on a post by the Xbox team, Game Mode will optimize your Windows 10 PC for increased performance in gaming, and thats basically it.
Want to test out Game Mode when it comes out but dont have a PC? Rent one today.
Posted by Alex Burton at 1/20/2017 03:37:00 PM
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Does your Rented Computer need a makeover? Well Opera released a new web browser today called Neon that’s meant to try out a bunch of untested design ideas. Neon isn’t close to being ready to replace your main web browser it’s being called a “concept browser” — but it does have some neat ideas that are fun to try out and, in some cases, you can imagine becoming part of a major browser one day.
Neon's homepage looks far different than any other browser's. Although it still has shortcuts to bookmarks and top websites, they are displayed as floating bubbles that are on top of your desktop wallpaper. There is no obvious search engine bar either; there is just a line above all of the floating balls asking you to type something in.
At the point the browser is at now it is too slow and odd to actually become a main browser for most people, but Opera isn't exactly shooting for that. Its real goal is to experiment with new ideas and test new never before seen features. One of the smarter ideas in Neon is built-in support for split-screen browsing. Drag one website’s bubble (its tab) over top of an already open page, and Opera will offer to split your view in two. Their sizes are adjustable, though only one side of the split-screen will respond to other tabs you want to open up — the other side remains more or less fixed.
Visually it is very pleasing. The browser also does away with traditional tabs, replacing them with circular icons on the right hand side of the browser, one for every page you have open. On the left hand side of the browser are a series of browser tools; one for screenshots, another for a gallery containing those screenshots, one for downloads, and finally the most interesting button pulls out an overlay that Opera calls the player. The player collects the songs and videos available to play throughout all of your tabs.
It is now available on macOS and Windows
Posted by Alex Burton at 1/12/2017 03:30:00 PM
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Pixel is a lightweight operating system with a clean desktop UI, and is now available for PC or Mac users who might want to throw old hardware into renewed service.The lightweight Linux-based OS now comes as a downloadable image you can either burn to a DVD or load onto a USB drive. That means if you have an old laptop lying around, like an ancient ThinkPad, you could get it going again with a modern OS for basic tasks, including web browsing via Chromium which is pre-installed.It really sounds like a pretty low-risk way to recycle old hardware you might have hanging around. If you experience any problems with the OS contact Computer Service Now for all of your computer service and troubleshooting
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Friday, January 29, 2016
The newest computer virus to plague is known as Ransomware. Ransomware is a malware that is used by underground criminals to get cash quickly from the pockets of innocent computer users. Ransomware is a virus that takes control of your entire computer, locking it down, and demanding a "ransom" from you, the user, in order to get control of your PC back. While users were quick to shell out the money when Ransomware first arrived on the scene, we now have better ways to combat it. To learn more about Ransomware and how to combat it, go here!