03 Sep

The PS4 Smartphone App Is Here!

We’ve all been there, you’re in the middle of your favourite game, just about to beat the final boss, or seconds away from shattering your high score – and then someone wants to use the TV. They want to catch up on the day’s news, or watch this week’s episode of ‘Doctor Who’ and, argue though you might, you know have to turn the game off. It is annoying, almost as annoying, in fact, as unplugging your...

20 Jul

Is it true that most cancer in Firefighters is caused by Radio Waves and not by Smoke Inhalation?

Apparently it is. One S. Milham brought this alarming statistic to our attention in 2009. Formerly of the Washington State Department for Health, the (by then retired) Milham explained the story behind this startling discovery. “In the 1970s I set up a system for coding and analyzing the occupational information on the Washington State death record. Three volumes of these analyses have been published by National...

02 Jul

Is Silicon Valley Failing Minorities?

According to USA Today, America’s top universities turn out African American and Hispanic American computer scientists and engineers at twice the rate that technology companies actually employ them. This alarming statistic was the subject of a recent study by USA Today journalist Paul Overberg, who looked into the largest software companies hiring procedures, as well as their responses to the study – and...

05 Mar

Buy The Right Kenwood Radio Earpiece So You Can Work Hands-free

Radio earpieces are extremely important when you have to perform tasks where you can’t use your hands to hold the radio to communicate with your people. Furthermore, earpieces are also important for employees who have to take important calls but their hands are not free to pick up those calls. Take the employees and workers working in a restaurant for examples. These employees cannot pick up calls on a handset...

28 Jan

What are communication concepts?

Communication concepts, basically, refer to different types of communication, topics of communication and communication terms. ‘Ask Jeeves’ actually defines this term pretty well, so we’ll go with that. “A type of communication could be interpersonal referring to a relationship between two. A topic of communication could be empathy and how well one can empathize. Terms include identity, and finding...

05 Nov

What is Communication Competence?

In the broadest possible sense, communication competence is the ability to communicate effectively with other Human beings. For example, if you wanted to eat your friend’s chocolate bar that was sitting on a table in front of you, it would be far more competent of you to say “Hey, Ned, can I have that chocolate bar?” …Than it would to nod your head in the direction of the bar, put on your best puppy dog...

01 May

Can I Get a Memory Card for my iPhone 6?

A lot of people have been asking if it is possible to get a memory card for the iPhone 6. …Unfortunately, the answer is a brief (and rather emphatic) “no”. Put simply, there is just no place on the iPhone for a memory card to go. In fact, there isn’t even anything remotely resembling a card slot anywhere in sight (barring the SIM card slot, of course). From a technology standpoint, Apple does not use SD...

13 Jan

Oysters Inspire Military Breakthrough

The fact that scientists at MIT have been working on a new form of bulletproof visor doesn’t sound particularly newsworthy, but the additional fact that this breakthrough was inspired by a type of oyster certainly makes the story a little more unique. MIT scientist Christine Ortiz and her team have studied the nanoscale structure of windowpane oyster shells, determining that the science behind their natural makeup...

08 Dec

A Look Into The Acoustic Tube Earpiece

Although it has been around for quite some time, quite a number of people still do not know much about an acoustic tube earpiece. The device may also be referred to as tactical earpiece, surveillance earpiece, and radio headset among many other names. Basically, this is a special kind of device for listening that comprises of two parts. One piece is placed behind the ear while another part is positioned in the...

30 Sep

Why does touching a radio antenna dampen static?

Has anyone ever noticed that annoying radio static can be prevented if the listener moves closer to the device itself? No, me neither, but I read somewhere that it does… Essentially, static arises because of poor reception (as I explained to Preeta from Newcastle last month). Crackly old static is the sound you get when there is no broadcast (or only a very weak signal) coming through to your chosen...

16 Apr

How Far Do Walkie Talkies Reach?

Ever since the two way radio was invented and available for sale to the public, the burning question that has always been asked has been: “What sort of range will I get with this?” Well that question is a lot like “How long is a piece of string?”. It just depends upon a whole lot of different considerations. And it doesn’t help when you have a raft of websites and product brochures...

28 Oct

How to Connect your Bluetooth Headset to a Computer

Yes, you should be able to connect a Bluetooth headset (or any device, for that matter) to your computer. However, you’ll need either built-in Bluetooth or else an external Bluetooth dongle (USB). There are two main ways of connecting a Bluetooth device to your desktop, laptop or tablet. Method one concerns a PC running Windows and method two deals with a MAC running iOS. We’ll detail both here. The computer you...

28 May

What is Communication Technology?

Broadly speaking, the term ‘communications technology’ can refer to any technology that allows its users to communicate with one another. Using this (admittedly loose) definition, two-way radios and mobile phones fall into the category of ‘communications technology’. The term also refers to computers and computer-related work. Here in the UK, schoolchildren study a subject called ‘ICT’ this stands for...

15 Dec

An Explanation of a Acoustic Transducer

Have you ever come across the word acoustic transducer or wondered what it is? If not, this article explains what it is, its variations and how it is commonly put to use. This is simply an electrical gadget that lets you convert or rather change sound vibrations into either electrical or mechanical energy. This feature can be put to use in practical applications to play back sound or record it. Apart from sound...

19 May

What Is a Spy Earpiece: Everything you need to know

A spy earpiece is a wireless earpiece that is connected to a mobile device or two-way radio using Bluetooth technology to allow for discreet communication. A spy earpiece is a small device that is hidden inside the ear for secrecy; no one can tell that you are wearing an earpiece. A spy earpiece receives transmissions from a two- way radio or cell phone via Bluetooth technology. A spy earpiece includes a built-in...

03 Feb

Microsoft Unveils Prototype ‘Holodeck’

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled an amazing new invention that could revolutionize gaming (and, by extension, all digital entertainment) forever. The new system, dubbed ‘RoomAlive’ was announced at the User Interface Software and Technology conference in Honolulu, Hawaii in front of a group of astounded onlookers. Essentially, Microsoft have created a prototypical version of Star Trek’s...

01 Nov

Do all 2 way radios work together?

Mobile technology has greatly improved over the past years. However, cell phones have some inadequacy at some point. They are reliably dependent on network coverage and tend to fail in areas with poor or limited coverage. On the other hand, walkie talkies beat them to this. Do all 2 way radios work together? This is a question being asked by many users or those planning to acquire such devices. To answer this...

24 Jul

What is Formal Communication?

Formal communication is to the use of language what formal wear is to casual clothing (and no, we don’t mean that it’s uncomfortable, ill-fitting and only comes out for weddings, workdays and funerals!). Essentially, formal communication is a type of communication that uses correct language, avoids slang entirely and keeps personal information to a minimum. If you write an email to your boss (known as ‘upward...