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Posted on Feb 21, 2013 in Gadgets, Juegos / Games, Noticias / News, Otros

Revela Sony especificaciones técnicas del PS4

Revela Sony especificaciones técnicas del PS4

PlayStation fans, your wait is almost over. Sony officially announced the PlayStation 4 at a press event Wednesday, the next generation of its popular console.

PlayStation 4’s lead system architect Mark Cerny said that Sony started working on the console shortly after the release of the PlayStation 3, ultimately creating a console “for developers, by developers.” The console sports a completely updated UI, and a number of new features ranging from an updated controller to social features you won’t find on any other console.

The fourth-generation console has an X86 processor, enhanced PC GPU, and 8GB high-speed unified memory. The console will also have an updated DualShock controller, with a touchpad, share button, and a headphone jack directly on the controller. A light bar on the back of the controller identifies players, and a 3D camera on the console will track the controllers connected to the console.

Games you play on the PlayStation 4 can be suspended by just pressing the power button, and then started again by tapping the power button again –- right where you left off.

The console has dedicated, always-on video compression, making it easy to share video clips of your gameplay on-the-fly with friends.

Can’t get through a particular level? You can ask a friend on the web to virtually take over your controller and get you through. Friends can also watch you playing a game, virtually “over your shoulder,” and comment on your screen — if you allow them — while you play using the share button and the console’s “broadcast live” functionality.

Source: Mashable

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Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in Gadgets, Noticias / News

Veamos el interfaz de Project Glass

Veamos el interfaz de Project Glass

Hace unas semanas Google celebró un evento para desarrolladores en el cual estos pudieron tener acceso a las gafas de Project Glass y desarrollar nuevas formas de cómo utilizarlas. Hoy, a través de YouTube, Google ha publicado un vídeo en el cual nos deja ver cómo es la interfaz de estas gafas y cómo se utilizarían.

En el vídeo vemos que al parecer siempre habrá un reloj en el pequeño visor de la gafa y que en este también veríamos los comandos mientras los realizamos. Según lo que vemos el comando para iniciar el reconocimiento de voz sería “ok glass”, aunque es muy temprano para saber si el usuarios podrás cambiarlo. Las gafas de Project Glass te permitirán, por lo que vemos en el vídeo, realizar, mediante comandos de voz, Google Hangouts en Google+, enviar un status a esta red social y realizar búsquedas en Google, ya sea de texto o de imágenes (una interfaz bien similar a la de Google Now). Además, las gafas mostrarán información del clima, aunque no sabemos si esta tendrás que pedirla con un comando de voz.

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Algo muy interesante es la posible integración de Google ya que en el visor de las gafa aparecerá un mini mapa con la información de las direcciones que tienes que tomar para llegar a tu destino. Podemos inferir que las gafas tendrán una especie de Google Now y que te mostrará tarjetas cuando sean necesarias como la de un vuelo en un aeropuerto. Las gafas también te permitirán recibir traducciones de lo que le pidas, todo con un solo comando de voz. Lo que no quedó muy claro para mí en el vídeo es si podrás tomar fotos con las gafas haciendo gestos ya que al final del vídeo vemos como si fuese posible.

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Esto es todo lo que vemos en el vídeo y si contrastamos los dos vídeos que Google ha lanzado de Project Glass podemos ver que han ocurrido algunos cambios pero prácticamente tenemos las mismas funciones. La información filtrada que recibimos de nuestro informante confirma varias cosas: la funcionalidad social casi completa de las gafas y la integración de algunos servicios de Google como Maps, Translate y Google Now. Todavía no hemos visto ni escuchado información sobre una persona utilizando las gafas pero seguramente, en el próximo Google I/O en mayo estaremos escuchando más de Project Glass.

 

 

Fuente: http://qiibo.com

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Posted on Feb 19, 2013 in Tips & Tutorials

Trick your lazy brain into being more productive

Trick your lazy brain into being more productive

How often do you do only one thing at a time? Find out how your brain keeps you from checking things off your to-do list, and how to trick yourself into getting more done.

Be honest with yourself. How often do you do only one thing at a time?

Do you check e-mail on your phone during meetings? Do you suddenly find yourself checking Facebook and Twitter instead of catching up on work?

Even now, while I try my hardest to write this piece by giving the task my full attention, my brain begs me to check Facebook, refresh my inbox, check my Twitter @mentions, and reply to the text message I don’t really want to answer anyhow.

How your brain works against you

 

Though some are confident they are perfectly good multitaskers, you are more likely to complete a task if you make a commitment to do one thing at a time.

 

Focus isn’t the only issue, however — struggling to complete tasks thoroughly and on time can often be attributed to something almost every person can relate to: procrastination.

According to a recently published 10-year study by a professor in the Haskayne School of Business, distractibility, task averseness, and impulsiveness are all major predictors of procrastination.

Sound familar? The culprit is a close friend of yours — it’s called the Internet.

Those who do much of their work at a desk and on the computer constantly cope with the urge to escape work-related tasks and run away to a colorful world of YouTube videos, real-time news, social clubs, and any other activity that would provide instant happiness over the comparably negative tasks begging to be completed.

The problem is, you are perfectly aware that it would most benefit you to check that item off your to-do list immediately, but you still don’t start.

Seconds, minutes, hours pass until the clock strikes two and you have yet to thoroughly complete a task. And it’s not just work — household chores, errands, and side projects also take a hit from these unsavory habits.

Laura Shin of Lifehacker recently addressed this topic and preached the logic none of us wants to hear:

“…when we look at people who are able to ‘do more’ than we do, often it’s simply because they manage their time better. One of our biggest challenges when it comes to capitalizing on time: We don’t really know how we spend it.”

 

 

The three-step approach to being more productive

 

Simply deciding to manage your time better is not enough. As discovered, a good bunch of us are wired to put off tasks — including the task to manage time more effectively.

 

The best method to spending time more effectively can be broken down into a three-prong approach that fights off some of the issues associated with unhealthy multitasking and procrastination: task management, focus, and mindful use of time.

(Credit: Screenshot by Sharon Vaknin/CNET)

Step 1: Use to-do lists the right way
There is endless advice about the “right” way to create and manage to-do lists. These systems — which can be as simple as a sticky note, or as complex as the “GTD” method — are never a magic bullet, but many are often based on the same principles:

Write it down. Be specific. Acknowledge (and sometimes, reward) success.

The only problem is that oftentimes, we get so caught up in composing our to-do lists, that even that activity becomes a ways to procrastinate.

Wunderlist (MaciOS, and Android) is a clean, well-designed to-do list app that allows you to achieve all of the above, without the paper trail.

When a task is entered, you’ll also be asked to also include subtasks. Use these subtasks as action items. So, for example, if your primary item is “make the house spotless,” your subitems might include “mop floors,” “change sheets,” and “put away the dishes.”

By outlining the specific action you need to accomplish to complete a task, you are much more likely to do it.

As you complete these subtasks, check them off in Wunderlist, until you can finally cross out the master task. When it’s all said and done, the app will archive your completed to-dos, allowing you to acknowledge your successes at a glance.

Step 2: Time each and every task
How long does it really take you to clean your inbox in the morning, or write that proposal? If you’re one of many who allow to-do list items to compete with distractions, you could be wasting hours of productivity.

(Credit: Google Play Store)

To combat these habits, track how much time you spend on each and every task. Doing so will create just enough pressure to force you to focus on the task, and allow you judge how efficiently you’re using your time. Here are a few easy and accessible ways to track time spent:

  • Keep a simple spreadsheet. To use this method, make a basic two-column table in something like Google Docs, Evernote, or even Excel. Then, using the built-in stopwatch on your phone, log the time it takes you to complete each task. Alternatively, make a three-column table and log the start and end times.
  • Use an app like Toggl. This free app for iOS, Android, and your desktop streamlines the process of tracking time. The interface is minimal, giving you the tools to describe the activity and initiate a timer. When you’ve completed the task, stop it, and it will be added to the log.
  • The all-in-one: RescueTime. This robust desktop and mobile app eliminates much of the manual work, automatically tracking and logging how you spend your time. The service, which has paid and free versions, even goes as far as allowing you to block distracting Web sites while you tackle an important project.

 

Step 3: Trick your brain into focusing
Time and time again, science has shown that though you may not be tuned into the noises in your workplace, those ambient sounds are chronic stressors over time. Chatter, munching, and typing can all negatively affect your ability to be productive and focus on a task.

That’s where an app like White Noise (AndroidiOS) comes in. By filling your ears with ambient noise (like pink noise, white noise, or even sounds like water running), other noises are washed out, allowing you to focus on your task.

Interestingly enough, the software company Autodesk experimented with emitting pink noise over the loudspeakers in its offices. Though it’s unclear if productivity increased, office chatter was much more apparent when the pink noise was temporarily disabled.

So, try this: each time you begin a task, tune in to ambient noise using an app like White Noise or a Web site like SimplyNoise.com. Then, when you’re done with the task, mute the sound.

(Credit: Screenshot by Sharon Vaknin)

Not only will you reap the benefits of shutting out office noises, but the pink noise will cue your brain, letting it know it’s time to be productive.

Source: CNet

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Posted on Feb 8, 2013 in Gadgets, Noticias / News

Charge your phone with a cold drink

Charge your phone with a cold drink

Source: Cnet

The Epiphany One Puck project on Kickstarter is looking to charge up your phone by harnessing the power of hot and cold drinks.

The Epiphany One Puck may well be the world’s most awesome coaster. It may also be the most useful. The One Puck doesn’t just protect your coffee table from drink sweat, it also charges up your smartphone.

You don’t have to plug the Puck into an outlet. It uses a small Stirling engine to provide the power. The device has two sides, one red and one blue. Place a hot drink on the red side, or a cold drink on the blue side.

Stirling engines have been around since the 1800s. They work by turning heat disparities into energy. Epiphany Labs has built a working prototype of its One Puck, though the company is still vague on just how long it takes for the device to charge up a phone. There are a lot of variables at play, including how hot or cold the source is.

Any source of heat that can fit on the Puck will work, though I don’t know how much energy a warm cat would produce. It works best with something that’s very warm (like a steaming cup of tea) or very cold (like a frosty brewski).

Epiphany is aiming to raise $100,000 on Kickstarter to turn the prototype into a gadget that can be mass-manufactured. As development continues, hopefully we’ll get more details on how the Stirling engine technology has been adapted and how long it will take to charge devices. The expected delivery date for the pledge Pucks isn’t until March of 2014.

Early birds can still get in on a $99 pledge price. The regular pledge for a Puck is $115. It’s not as slim as most phone chargers, but it is portable enough to throw into a purse or briefcase for those times when an electrical outlet isn’t convenient, but an ice cold lager is.

Epiphany One Puck
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Posted on Feb 8, 2013 in Tips & Tutorials

Copia de seguridad del perfil en Facebook

Copia de seguridad del perfil en Facebook

¿Quieres hacer un backup del perfil de Facebook? ¿Cómo guardar la información de tu cuenta de facebook en un archivo?

Cómo realizar una copia con la información de tu perfil de Facebook en unos sencillos pasos:

    1. Accede a tu cuenta de Facebook.

 

    1. Escribe el usuario y la contraseña.

 

    1. Pestaña inicio y clic en Configuración de la cuenta.

Copia de seguridad Facebook - Configuración de la cuenta

    1. Clic en Descarga una copia de tu información.

Enlace descargar una copia Facebook

    1. Pulsamos sobre el botón Crear mi archivo.

Crear mi archivo de copia en Facebook

    1. Aparecerá una ventana de advertencia que nos indica que la acción puede tardar algunos minutos, luego pulsamos nuevamente en el botón Crear mi archivo.

 

    1. Botón Confirmar.

Ahora sólo queda esperar a que el archivo con la copia lo genere Facebook. (El botón “Pendiente” cambiará cuando este generada y lista). Un poco de paciencia.

No es necesario esperar desde la página de Facebook, recibirás un email en tu correo vinculado a Facebook cuando tu archivo esté listo para descargar. El tiempo de creación dependerá del tamaño de información del perfil.

Más info: http://www.efectoplacebo.com/2012/12/copia-de-seguridad-del-perfil-en-facebook/#ixzz2KKQieHAJ

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Posted on Feb 8, 2013 in Tips & Tutorials

Aprende En Android: cómo desactivar las aplicaciones predefinidas en el OS!

Aprende En Android: cómo desactivar las aplicaciones predefinidas en el OS!

Una gran ventaja de Android respecto otros sistemas es la capacidad de poder definir qué app debe abrir el sistema en cada ocasión. Así pues cuando por ejemplo se nos abre un enlace web, el sistema nos ofrece todos los navegadores instalados para abrirlo, con una pantalla que nos da a elegir qué aplicación usar y si queremos usar esta siempre para esta acción (dependiendo de la versión de Android esta pantalla puede cambiar).

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Si definimos alguna de las aplicaciones como predeterminada, no nos volverá a salir esta pantalla, hasta que instalemos una nueva app del mismo tipo o cambiemos la configuración. Puede haber muchos motivos por los cuales decidamos que no nos gusta esta configuración, en el ejemplo de los navegadores tenemos: queremos usar ambas configuraciones (navegadores sincronizados con diferentes cuentas), hay enlaces que queremos abrir con el stock (por ejemplo el Nightly no reconoce los enlaces de Google Play como tal y te abre las páginas en el navegador en lugar de enviarte a la aplicación) o sencillamente no nos ha gustado tanto como creíamos el navegador.

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Supongamos pues que queremos cambiar la configuración. Solo tenemos que ir a opciones -> aplicaciones -> todas -> la aplicación que hemos elegido como predefinida. también podemos abrir el visor de aplicaciones recientes y mantener apretado sobre la imagen de la que queremos, nos saldrá la opción de visualizar la información de la app y llegaremos al mismo lugar.Una vez entramos en la configuración de la aplicación solo tenemos que bajar en esta pantalla hasta encontrar “Borrar valores predeterminados” y clicar allí. Esta acción borrará todas las acciones que están ligadas con la app, por lo que si tenéis varias acciones ligadas a ella, quedarán todas desenlazadas y os saldrá el cuadro para escoger de nuevo.

 

Fuente: SamuroTek

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