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PAGE 4 I THE MEREDITH HERALD | NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Technology has reached a
whole new level in our age of the
high tech world. So many things’
have come into existence that
virtually anything can now be done
with technology, even exercising. .
it seems that each month a new ^
gadget is released that sweeps the
nation by storm. ,Here Is a look at
some of the newest technologies
that Popular Science Magazine
says to be on the look-out for in the
. up and coming months.
Windows 7: First there was
Windows XP, then Windows Vista
and now the newest addition to
the Windows line of software,
Windows 7. Windows 7 features
a lot of new features that make
users computing experience more
enjoyable. The new Windows Me
dia Center allows users to record
television right on their computer.
Internet TV allows users to watch
their shows when they want;
anywhere they want to for free.
Windows 7 is marked by every^
thing from an enhanced desktop
with the ability to access the
Internet, Microsoft Word, and any
other device in a matter of seconds
to improved quality of photos and
a new program called HomeGroup
that allows users to share files in
just four clicks.
Touch Screens; A technology
that is sweeping the nation from
phones to computers to cameras
is touch screen technology. It all
started with the iPhone and Black
berry Storm and has now iTioved
on to numerous other appliances
(even refrigerators!)The new touch
screen Verizon Droid is trying to
imitate the Apple iPhone, featuring
new features such as Google by
, voice, allowing users to use their
voice to search on the internet
from their'phone. The Droid also-.
features a number of apps.that can
be downloaded from the Android
Market, The Droid features special
features such as a 5 mega pixel
camera, the ability to shoot videos
with DVD quality, and the ability
to watch movies, play music, and ■
access WIFI. The phone also has
both a virtual keyboard and a real
keyboard to make texting easier,
The HP TouchSmart Computer.
is taking the'computer'to all riew
heights. The TouchSmart actually
allows users to touch the screen
instead of using a mouse!''- •
The TouchSmart also features
an HD screen; improving the clar
ity of the screen so it is better for
watching movies and television.
On the idea of touc.h screen tech
nology, Nikon recently released the
new Nikon CoolPix, a touch screen
camera. From shooting to play
back, the entire camera is touch
screen, allowing the user to scroll
through pictures, enhance photos
and adjust the lighting all with the
touch of a finger.
Music: Are you a fan of Dance
Dance Revolution? Get ready for
the newest electronic dance game,
Tiger U-Dance. This motion-
sensed dance system allows
players to dance to the steps on
the screen by simply attaching,
wireless foot tags to fheir feet, tha
gaiiie features popular songs to
make playing even more fUn. Is
music more your thing? The new
Ovation IDea Guitar.is an MP3
equipped guitar that allows users
to record songs on the guitar.
Exercise; It’s hard to believe
that exercise has reached the tech
nological world, but with the Wii Fit,
exercise was taken to a whole new
level. Now, the new FitBit Tracker
is even more advanced; it tracks
calories burned, steps taken, dis
tance traveled, and sleep quality.
The FitBit Tracker contains a 3D
motion sensor like the one in the »
Wii that tracks user’s motions and
converts it into Useful information
about- the user's daily activities,
the FitBit Tracker fits in a pocket
or on a clip on the waistband, and
at night the FitBit can be worn on a
wristband to track the user’s sleep
ing habits. The FitBit automatically
uploads data trackedbn the FitBit
\o Fit6it.com where all users have
a personal page showing their
A lot of the products featured
are some of the hottest gift ideas
for the holiday season. With the
New Year quickly approaching, be
■ assured that 2010 will bring even
more new technological gadgets.
Until then, happy shopping!
Photo courtesy: http://blogs-guardian-co.1jk/technology/archives/images/iphon9jinux-x.jpg
WHINES & GRIPES
Dear Youth: When you say “baby daddy/mama” I’m confused. Did you forget to make it possessive, or is it really a miniature or young dad/mom?
|For the girls who can not seem to leave highschool behind, go back if you miss it that bad! .
Dear girl who just left Ledford: Whoever told you booty shorts were appropriate for November lied to you. Go put some real pants on.
IWInter Break? Yeah right! It is more time to work on things for our majors or figure out our majors!
Jemestr"""''' Meredith now offers an on-campus apartment option. Considered this for next
To the girl who pretends to be my friend, just go away please!
IFYI: When you commit to something, doit!!!!!! .
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