Top Five Fun things to do on a smartphone

More cool stuff to do
Who said that smartphones and mobile phones are just for calling, texting and using or playing apps and games? Virtually anyone with a good smartphone, plus maybe a cool app and a fast internet connection and an add-on outside device linked to a phone via an app can do some really awesome functions. And yes, including some of those burgeoning and still-unheard of and unused by many already using it every day. We count the ways…

Solving a Rubik’s cube – although officially a human by the name of Mats Valk from Belgium has the fastest Rubik’s cube solution at 5.55 seconds, that distinction is still owned by a smartphone-led system called Cubestormer. Using a Samsung Galaxy II “brain” and Lego parts enhanced by machines, it beats all human competitors at a mere 3.253 seconds, proving that an ordinary smartphone has brains and speed that can accomplish advanced extraordinary feats despite being a commonly used item in many devices and systems today.

Unless a new Rubik’s cube champion (a human this time) emerges with something much faster, everyone is in genuflection in front of the Cubestormer’s feet, in mighty praise of its innate speed and calculating smarts, ironically even if humans also coded and invented the speed monster all along.

Being an all-around purity tester – equipped with an add-on device, that mobile or smartphone can break down and analyse virtually any type of substance to test for its purity and safety and to know the main components of that solid or liquid. It pays to know just how pure a given substance is and its toxicity levels, especially when dealing with unknown items. It also doubles as a fun science project, too.

MyDx is an app that can do this with its add-on partner device. This would definitely help people test for food, water and chemicals to ensure complete safety, not to mention also test air purity to detect unseen compounds, poisons and harmful chemicals hidden away and other health hazards before any further steps are taken. This is an invaluable tool to check elements in an area, test water sources, know all details of food, edibles and all substances and also make sure the environment in a specific area is safe.

Future instances of this app plus maybe a broadband connection can also make it possible to send and analyse these findings with qualified chemists, doctors or experts to know more facts, get advice or perhaps share in a discovery or a chemical breakthrough.

Top secret thorough surveillance – It might be old news to some, but seriously, higher level surveillance is now available on the smartphone. Best of all, this technology allows the person being spied on to not have a clue that he is the subject of a thorough surveillance. Just using the smartphone normally is enough. Mspy is just one of these, which uses powerful apps in a preloaded phone that watches in the background with no telltale signs.

Main elements tracked are location, activities, all messages and calls, apps used, terms searched online, emails, social media activity, locations and places visited, mapping, conversations and other directly involved activities on the smartphone.

Of course, with the advent of other technology that is bound to the phone as add-ons or as controlled devices through apps, extraneous devices such as drones, smart watches, can now add other surveillance information that is as important as other main surveillance points.

Drone remote control – Apps today now have tie-ins to the wonderful world of drones, and now, any smartphone can become an instant remote control to navigate drones. Using two or more related apps, it can function as an airborne spy dog, delivery carrier, surveillance gadget and filming aide, most especially for those that involve high altitude activities or on top of a scene or situation. Many apps now use the smartphone as default / makeshift remote control with even some real time video and audio for complete monitoring. And these apps and their actions are becoming more advanced, more refined and super accurate as it continues to be used and upgraded.

Underwater Photography – The line of waterproof cameras with decent cameras has also given rise to underwater photography, although for now, it is limited to upper and mid-level areas, due to water pressure and other factors. If most smartphone shots are selfies, models, hobby items, food, scene locations, hot events or shows and other now common subjects of photos, we now have a different category possible.

But in general, these two main capabilities of being water proof with having a high resolution camera are all that’s needed to explore this type of photography. These are available in many smartphones, and aspiring photographers can go underwater to take artistic shots, marine life spottings, fun vacation photographic documents, or just simply to feature what lies beyond the great vastness of the oceans, or any interesting water forms out there.

Five future scenarios with the Cloud

Looking forward to its future technology
The Cloud has so far enabled us many great conveniences: eliminate physical storage, build larger,  better networks and advance our telecommunication capabilities. It also provides secure data storage and networks.

With technology backing its continued advancements, we are close to making some ideas into functioning technology for the future. Some of these may not stay as ideas any longer. We have to take a look at future applications that are slowly shaping up.

A World Database – With further advancements in Cloud technology, eventually it will be possible to create a World Database – a digital archive and storage and repository of files, blueprints, history, medical and technological research, life experiences and many other important information related to the progress and advancement of mankind in many important fields.

Since we’ll be able to create and maintain perpetual clouds unaffected by time, these will help future generations, with this database serving as a complete reference and historical information hub. Since it will be for public access, it can easily be explored through any broadband or high speed internet connections, and may also be in mobile format for mobiles and smartphones.

It can also hold the digital versions of original artifacts and items, for the original physical copies to be stored safely for safekeeping, leaving digital versions for complete reference. These formats could be in 3D, hologram or on a simulated graphics app in an interface.

Global network remote access – Since Cloud technology continues to expand and process more and more information, it will be possible to interlink Cloud systems for communication and to remote-control networks, systems and devices from a distance. Individuals connected on the network can use it to network all gadgets, equipment and even vehicles used in daily life.

With any reliable broadband or other high speed internet or even NBN, a seamlessly connected network can be set up to enable global remote control of synced devices, computers and phones. This will also involve linking the cloud network to devices, smartphones, computers, home systems and other possible items. It can also be linked with VoIP or voice over internet phone systems to add communications and remote viewing into the network.

This will allow for example, a couple on vacation abroad to take care of their homes or monitor it with a smartphone. It can allow monitoring and security from different locations in one hub all in one laptop. A manager can easily check global factories or shops, process orders or have items checked and delivered by using the cloud network in the other area and controlling it from elsewhere. It can also be an alternative to global video conferencing, and can even make it more interactive as well.

Alternate Realities on each Cloud – by using the concept of a cloud as an exclusive network, we can apply it to a virtual reality project that can be developed to exist as alternate realities. These would be using virtual reality apps, programs and devices that are inside the Cloud network, to create a fully interactive digital world that can be used for education and for showing other distant realms, planets or galaxies even. Reliable high speed broadband or NBN can provide seamless access to avoid lags or fallouts. These could be used in conjunction with other devices that can map distant areas or those recreated from the past. New worlds can be constructed for training, exploration and accurate simulations.

Super Advanced VR Gaming Hubs – in creating virtual reality worlds, gaming will be one of the first to benefit this technology aside from the simulation and educational applications. With the arrival of the Oculus Rift VR headset plus accompanying hand based control gadgets, interactive online gaming and can be taken into new worlds in HD VR. Other devices such as smartphones, computers and digital cameras can be interlinked and used with the VR system and placed in a Cloud for an independent network VR gaming environment stored in a Cloud. It’s like visiting a virtual world inside a computer for gaming, effectively transporting gamers into fun, exciting game worlds, offering a much different and fully immersive physical gaming, from the usual TV and console (or computer) gaming set-up.

Global Interlinked Broadband Networks – Developing these Clouds and expanding them into global networks is also very possible. This network building can be used to provide broadband or NBN access or networking with same the speed as the region or area. Currently, smaller networks within regions in a country or region exist in an exclusive network, and over time, it can be developed to a national level. All that needs to follow is the bridging of countries and areas to eventually form a global interlinked cloud network that can also serve a number of uses, both on a national and global scale. This will provide uniform, high speed internet connections and a huge network that can be used to enhanced telecommunications as well.

Top Five Things that NBN will deliver

Superfast internet does have its benefits
For the past two years, the NBN or National Broadband Network has provided some of the fastest known working broadband internet connections. It continues to branch out to other areas, replacing old copper line networks with high-speed, fibre-optic connections. Fibre to the Home is the most common type, and is specifically used for residential connections. It provides high speed services and entertainment far beyond the usual residential broadband can deliver or match.

As more residences and businesses sign up on the fastest broadband network of all, the overall speed and quality that was once unattainable has now become standard. It also comes with some awesome capabilities we can expect see more of as it’s use becomes far and widespread. Here are some of them.

Faster Home Networks – a household with a normal broadband connection when compared to a household with fibre optic internet technology are two very disparate homes. Everything will be accomplished in five times the speed, from normal communications, VoIP or voice over the internet phone calls, remote controlling the house from a different location, to even sending a video message from half the world away. The household network becomes a more efficient and powerful hub that meets family broadband needs in lightning speed.

High Quality, streaming HDTV – Those with HDTV box services or hook up their computers to an HDTV now enjoy High Definition movies, series episodes, videos and online documentaries without any interruptions or lags on their streams direct to the TV. NBN more than makes up for delivering the stream in high quality HD like watching real time TV and in crystal clear resolution. Very soon, blue ray quality viewing will also become the norm, connecting viewers to the best and fastest loaded movies and videos online. This also applies to video, audio or multimedia applications, enabling ultra-fast, real time HD viewing.

Teleconferencing – lags, buffer times and interruptions are now a thing of the past for those who use VoIP, video teleconferencing and video calling. They can now be easily set up and accommodate a number of participants on a voice-over-internet-phone connection with video and digicams set-up without worrying about anyone of the participants falling out of the meeting, adding efficiency and productivity with this reliable connection. Even high speed broadband connections experience a few issues with this technology, and the NBN is the best solution.

Database transfers- a huge database that is more than the average hard drive of several hundreds or even thousands of gigs can be a huge problem to transfer, especially over usual broadband internet connections that can be unreliable and much much slower.

Now, with incredible speeds of fibre-optic technology, huge data transfers are super manageable and take five to even ten times the speed of ordinary uploads and downloads and direct file and copy transfers, especially for recipient computers, drives or networks. Cloud server uploads and access for example is more streamlined and will not experience any delay issues anymore.

Seamless Online Gaming – speaking of huge interconnected networks, the kind also in use with complex online gaming networks and competitions, this higher level of broadband internet enables graphics and gameplay intensive networks online to interact flawlessly and seamlessly, eliminating gaming lags and delay issues to deliver real-time gaming like never before. Very soon, other higher level gaming in 3D Virtual Reality will also benefit from its top shelf, top level speed.

Accessing the elusive VPN

Understanding how its system works
The Virtual Private Network or VPN is widely used today especially for businesses and corporations with huge networks and storage. It exists on a tightly walled and invisible area but is very much accessible. It services the company exclusively with its own network, internet access and data storage, but can be used outside work as well, preferably on a broadband online connection.

VPN uses the concept of a separate independent network and storage area for retrieving highly confidential and important information and files. Although it is hidden from public connections, this enclosed hub is directly accessible through it as well. It essentially acts as a secure cloud that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

Why go VPN?
Widely used but not a popular choice, the VPN or Virtual Private Network is suitable for any organisation running a huge network and database, but cannot be stored anywhere, but in the company’s own system only. It has been used for handling company files, sites with secure online payments, VoIP or voice over the internet phone, online broadband networks and for huge databases and archiving.

Despite the exclusive static location of this network, it remains an all open full access area that is available anytime with the right portal access only. The VPN can be accessed through any preferred high speed or broadband access or connection, even on NBN, and provides a reliable networking and data hub.

The VPN is a separate network like the cloud, and performs the same way, with higher security involved. The network has a connection to the public access network online and uses this as a bridge for authorised users from the company to open their files, programs and apps from the invisible network, from say, their laptops or home computers or even smartphones and mobiles (with limited options).

The bridge is the actual connection, but no other individuals or organisations have access to it since there is only one portal with deep encryption. It is also closed and invisible to public use as well. The structure is similar to a cloud service except that no third party is involved here. There is also local encryption involved from the company or organisation who owns and maintains it.

The Issue of VPN Security
VPN is not only used by companies and such, online businesses also use it for high security SSL or Secure Sockets Layer systems for online payments. Anything that uses credit cards, Paypal and other electronic payments use this system for added security and encryption of customer data. Other companies involved with a high speed and broadband connection also use it for networking with VoIP or voice over the internet phone, among others. It is a more reliable network in some cases for these functions.

With this, the issue of security is taken care of by protecting the data through encryption and other tight security software. In the event that someone is able to break through and hack, the information is in packets and is still encrypted, ensuring no information can be taken from it for double security. This works for both stationary devices (personal computers or macs) and all compatible portables (smartphones and mobile that have been configured). Other companies use their VPN with added security options, such as combination of VPN tunneling with Security Gateways, which prevent high level intrusion and hacking.

How to get the most out of an internet bundle

A basic guide for maximising your connection
Internet services have two options: a plain plan that only provides the service, with one main speed per each type of broadband connection. The other is a bundle or package deal service that has an extra thing or two – it is offered with a bundle to add extra value, provide a device along with the connection or offer two similar services in one package. These bundles usually have a special price and can save money for the customer, especially if it’s perfectly suiting, and according to how it’s used.

Internet service bundles available today are peppered with so many options to help the customer get a perfect plan that suits them and also fits their budget. This is important in order to get the most out of a plan or bundle. A short basic guide follows to help make sure the plan fits well and works well.

Identifying the bundle specifics
When getting a bundle, it is important to know the details of the deal, if there is a locked in period or contract, how long the plans are and more importantly, the coverage area. Some areas are not suitable or reliable for some specific connections, and might not work optimally for some customers. This is to ensure the connection is good and reliable before getting into it. This can be checked or inquired ahead of time with the companies offering it in the vicinity.

Main types of connection to choose from for broadband and high speed internet are cable, ADSL, NBN and Wi-Fi. The most commonly bundled broadband service is usually these formats. There are also other less popular connections, depending on availability: T1, satellite, 4G LTE among others, but some of these are used strictly for high speed mobile access or for businesses and large networks, and might be limited in coverage areas.

There are also a few types of bundles to consider here: with phones (home phone or mobile / smartphone plan), with a handheld gadget or tablet or Wi-Fi device or router. Check which one is most applicable, or if the pay plan gadget is really needed, depending if a new phone or device is necessary and fits the budget. Other options include a home phone and a VoIP or voice over internet phone service as the bundle extra.

Individual use or family / household use: for both, it is necessary to check how much data is actually needed or used in a billing cycle, as some plans have levels of data that might meet the needs of the user or users and can be cheaper, and save money in the long run. If the usage is always beyond the given data packages, that’s the time unlimited deals become the best option, however it is usually more expensive than limited plans.

There are bundles with set or limited data packages, designed for those with limited or minimal monthly internet use, mostly for emails and low-data online activities. It is important to know how much is used, to determine if a bigger plan, an unlimited plan or a set plan is applicable. This can often spell the difference and save money.

Another thing to check is the type of usage: stationary, mobile or combination of both. This will determine if the customer would want to put the service to a smartphone or mobile as the main connection or if a computer at home will need it more. It also determines if there will be two similar connections needed for two different devices.

Yes you can do your own DIY Websites

Skills preferably required, but not necessary
The world of websites isn’t really limited to experienced web designers and creators only. Basic web tools and pre-made but highly customisable templates are freely available, and help people get their stuff online.

People access sites and pages everywhere these days – not just on computers. Through broadband and Wi-Fi, tablets, smartphones and mobile phones are now also involved in the online game. They help people expand from basic social media, email and multimedia and help produce other quality sites and pages.

Making online presence felt has always been available and free, but these days, it has improved a lot for common folk to use and develop on their own. There are also tie-ups and links that benefit the beginner to intermediate level independent website creators out there.

Everything is already online, just add some extras…
Those do it yourself website things back in the late nineties (geocities, angelfire, etc.) are not much different compared to the instant sites we have today; some of them were also free and easy to set up to begin with. The only difference today is much better graphics and layout and more dynamic content. They are basically the same: a choice of templates, with color and background options and places in it where stuff can be posted and also modified. Except now, we have even more options to explore with, and even money generating schemes, if done right.

Although owning prime real estate online (i.e. dynamic and fully working whole websites) involve some money, there are simpler, template based basic ones that can be had for free, with basic layout and design. Yes, it still pays to know coding and web design and to have skills in creating great, dynamic sites that pull people and also generate hits for advertising and linking. But these fully working whole sites are best left for the upper level: companies, brands, professionals and those that have major presence on the World Wide Web.

For individuals that want their own sites for personal, hobby or indie-level business needs, everything is possible online, just add some basic smarts and limitless imagination to create visit-worthy sites and for free too. People can start by creating accounts on free basic web building sites online, or use wordpress, blogspot or any other blog generators out there. Although these are just basic sites, the level of customisation allows for a lot of personalised parts. Most of them can also be used with code, either from programmers and actual web designers and web developers, as well as the code generated from website making apps which are easy to use.

A great layout and eye catching aesthetics are possible using these free sites. Basic color, fonts and frame combinations can be used effectively. After this, well-chosen images and content follow, in order to make simple but awesome webpages. Also, a lot of imagination, ingenuity and web smarts help a great deal will go a long way.

Some important things to keep in mind
Aside from these ready-made templates that we can customise and add content on, we also have simplified programs that lets users layout a website as it actually appears online, often without generating a code or html code from scratch. In this case, it’s the other way around. It lets users with no knowledge or experience to use a graphics layout program to create a pages and “layout” the site per page, which then generates a simplified code. Programs such as Dreamweaver CC lets individuals create in this manner, and a whole package includes a Cloud server for uploading pages and content in one easy to use app.

The design must be tweaked further until ready for publishing, and must abide by basic internet “laws” or courtesies. Material must be safe from minors, and not espouse anything offensive or illegal. Final versions must follow these basics and have worthy content. As it develops over time, interlinking and exchanges with other sites can happen, and for those that build up bigger followings online can help monetise their creation by dealing with advertising. There are several levels – from ad-clicks, link exchanges, hit generation and many other ways, and generate money to support the site and the creator as well.

Since we are now in an age where there are several formats online and many ways to access pages, we have to take them into consideration. As mentioned, web access from handheld gadgets and devices like smartphones, mobiles and tablets are highly involved and must fit their format as well. Some sites are to be optimised to make sure they appear and load properly on smartphones and mobile phones. Others might take a while to load and will be proper for those only on broadband and high speed internet. Those that load with flash, heavy multimedia, animation or with streaming audio or multimedia are much preferred for users on a fast speed / broadband internet connections like ADSL, Cable or even NBN.

Top Five Things that NBN will deliver

Superfast internet does have its benefits
For the past two years, the NBN or National Broadband Network has provided some of the fastest known working broadband internet connections globally. It continues to branch out to other areas, replacing old copper line networks with high-speed, fibre-optic connections. Fibre to the Home is the most common type, and is specifically used for residential connections. It provides high speed services and entertainment far beyond the usual residential broadband can deliver or match.

As more residences and businesses sign up on the fastest broadband network of all, the overall speed and quality that was once unattainable has now become standard. It also comes with some awesome capabilities we can expect see more of as it’s use becomes far and widespread. Here are some of them.

Faster Home Networks – a household with a normal broadband connection when compared to a household with fibre optic internet technology are two very disparate homes. Everything will be accomplished in five times the speed, from normal communications, VOIP or voice over the internet phone calls, remote controlling the house from a different location, to even sending a video message from half the world away. The household network becomes a more efficient and powerful hub that meets family broadband needs in lightning speed.

High Quality, streaming HDTV – Those with HDTV box services or hook up their computers to an HDTV now enjoy High Definition movies, series episodes, videos and online documentaries without any interruptions or lags on their streams direct to the TV. NBN more than makes up for delivering the stream in high quality HD like watching real time TV and in crystal clear resolution. Very soon, blue ray quality viewing will also become the norm, connecting viewers to the best and fastest loaded movies and videos online. This also applies to video, audio or multimedia applications, enabling ultra-fast, real time HD viewing.

Global teleconferencing – lags, buffer times and interruptions are now a thing of the past for those who use VOIP, video teleconferencing and international video calling. They can now be easily set up and accommodate a number of international participants on a voice-over-internet-phone connection with video and digicams set-up without worrying about anyone of the participants falling out of the meeting, adding efficiency and productivity with this reliable connection. Even high speed broadband connections experience a few issues with this technology, and the NBN is the best solution.

Database transfers- a huge database that is more than the average hard drive of several hundreds or even thousands of gigs can be a huge problem to transfer, especially over usual broadband internet connections that can be unreliable and much much slower.

Now, with incredible speeds of fibre-optic technology, huge data transfers are super manageable and take five to even ten times the speed of ordinary uploads and downloads and direct file and copy transfers, especially for recipient computers, drives or networks from across the globe. Cloud server uploads and access for example is more streamlined and will not experience any delay issues anymore.

Seamless Online Gaming – speaking of huge interconnected networks, the kind also in use with complex online gaming networks and competitions, this higher level of broadband internet enables graphics and gameplay intensive networks online to interact flawlessly and seamlessly, eliminating gaming lags and delay issues to deliver real-time gaming like never before. Very soon, other higher level gaming in 3D Virtual Reality will also benefit from its top shelf, top level speed.

The Top Five “Other” Smartphone OS’s

Not so popular, but also good operating systems
We all know that the majority of the global smartphone and mobile phone users out there are either on an Android or an iOS platform and talk about either of the two for performance and aesthetics. While there are other operating systems also being used, just like big commercial brands, the two’s exclusive association with the biggest names in the smartphone market makes them the default top two choices for most mobile phones and gadget users.

And while the operating system isn’t strictly limited to just smartphones, other high performing OS’s are hard at work, making sure the smartphone, mobile phone or mobile device it’s installed on works flawlessly and seamlessly for the daily demands of life.

We pay tribute to these unsung heroes of the handheld mobile gadget world, doing their thing on their own terms.

Do you have this OS?
Windows Phone 8 – a rising OS which replaced Symbian and is now paired up with Nokia. This operating system has been designed for newer models from Nokia exclusively, as well as HTC and Samsung. The design aesthetics of this program uses tiles in color, framed with black lines, adding a colorful stack of apps and programs in plain sight with easy to use features and navigation for powerful and seamless operations.

Blackberry OS – Blackberry phones are known for a streamlined design, user friendly features and a QWERTY keypad that sets it apart from similarly structured smartphones and mobiles. The Blackberry OS follows suit as a top shelf exclusive system, with a host of features and user friendly functions such as active frames that shows active apps and programs minimised on screen for easy access; a Blackberry hub that has all notifications in a single list; Blackberry balance to separate work and personal profiles and shift effortlessly in between; an exclusive digital camera app plus an improved graphic interface and exclusive programs.

Firefox OS – Well known browser Mozilla Firefox entered the mobile and smartphone OS domain with the also open source OS last February 2013, aiming to be an alternative to the two dominating and brand-exclusive OS platforms in the market. They believe in the power of open source programs and how this can equal major OS’s and deliver the same level of professional excellence. Firefox features its own internet browser Gecko and user platform Gaia that integrates everything into an easy to use system. And because it is also open source, it’s also compatible with other systems and browsers. Although they have their own exclusive Firefox phone being geared for the OS release, there are a few other phones who will be partnering with Mozilla to use their OS.

Sailfish – this is a newer OS which is also open source for all Android based phones. All apps from the previous OS MeeGo (since recalled and replaced) works on Sailfish, due to being some sort of successor OS. It supports app and software development as well due to the open source nature of the software, allowing continuous development and interactive involvement for its apps and programs. It is also compatible with Android phones, tablets and devices, and runs similarly due to using the same drivers and software that made Android efficient and user-friendly.

Symbian – This operating system was a previous OS major contender, actually one of the very first ones commercially, until it was overrun a few years ago by the smartphone OS wars. BPO Company Accenture took over subsequently, but as of this year Symbian only offers existing apps and software. It still has a huge user base globally, especially for those not into the higher end smartphones and performs with the basics as well as a global touch as it carries a very wide international language support.

Good Health via mobile

Smartphones fast becoming a mobile personal fitness assistant
Yes, that smartphone or mobile that manages daily life and work also has another service feature: it’s a health and fitness monitor as well. It manages the user’s health and makes sure everything is going good with all general and specific concerns.

Currently this system is now active via Heathlkit, on iOS8 (and maybe soon following on Android). It is a combination of apps and systems interacting with the handheld device to process overall health and even provide support and medical feedback – all in the convenience of one phone or handheld gadget.

Smartphone Smart Health
Using sensors linked to the mobile or smartphone, the device checks for the pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs through a combination smart watch plus specific add-on devices linked to the smartphone or mobile via apps. This is also the basic structure for other health features. It processes other info such as steps taken from a run or walk session, length of that walk or run, calories burned, exercise stats, fitness metrics, nutrition facts and monitoring other health concerns.

In order to organise these, schedulers are included, which will notify the user to make sure certain health reminders are followed. External add-ons are now also available for very specific health features. They are a combination of apps with linked devices, and provide health info direct to the smartphone, with the corresponding apps taking care of the results.

The information and results from these are all posted with notifications and reminders that can be modified through the app. The first of these apps have now been integrated into iOS8 and future editions, serving as a hub that coordinates with specific apps and programs in the smartphone or mobile, for a wide variety of health monitors. This hub also creates a profile that will include all the basic health information of the user for easy access.

The smart watch and its linked mobile or smartphone works with a Wi-Fi, dual band and sometimes LTE sync on the device for a high speed mobile internet connection. This allows apps to send and receive messages and notifications regarding results of the tests to online doctors and clinics, and completes the overall health system to correct and maintain good health.

Other health specifics included
Aside from monitoring basic health, the smartphone or handheld gadget works with an external add-on to provide other very specific health services. These app-linked and controlled devices will process incredibly detailed and accurate functions, such as a calorie counter and a purity tester for food and beverages. Some apps provide support and monitoring services, such as apps for quitting alcohol and cigarettes, with a network support team plus helpful information, subtle alarms and reminders for gradual control.

The health systems are just continually expanding and improving, so it’s just going to be going on an upwards trend from here. And this is healthy good news to make sure everyone involved is well-functioning physically. Among other things to look out for, currently being developed, are a diabetes monitoring system called the artificial pancreas, blood testing systems for glucose levels and blood sugar; and continued security and confidentiality of the user’s profile and health info.

Creating the greatest online VR game, ever

Who says it can’t be done?
The mission is to create the most awesome virtual reality game ever using what current technology we have today. While it might be far from flawless, the object of this mission is to provide high level gaming that delivers what it exactly says. It is important to assess pitched ideas and make sure they can be realised and achieved with what we have right now, and deliver the ultimate. It should be a thousand levels of a ripper of game that gamers will ultimately forget reality, at least for a while.

While we are on the subject of gaming, the thing is, there won’t really be a so called perfect game that gamers would universally agree on. Everyone likes different things, look for different thrills but certainly want the ultimate in gameplay, graphics, characters, weapons, environments, storylines and other important game elements. Some don’t even need a storyline, especially for shooting and fighting games.
Let’s begin by checking on the most important things that will make this game excellent.

Important stuff needed for this game
The Oculus Rift, which is undergoing fine tuning and final finishing touches, should revolutionise gaming by offering a fully interactive virtual world where the actual gaming is; it will let gamers enter the actual game rather than view it from the “outside” (i.e. via a computer screen or maybe an HDTV).

With additional tools such as Control VR digital gloves, and an NBN or high speed broadband internet plus a few other special enhancements, this is possible, and should now be a possibility once these things are integrated into a whole. It can also interact and sync with other tools such as smartphones, smart watches, hand held mobile devices and other external items for added dynamics and side games, even.

Then there are some really cool ideas that are floating around that could work. These are what it would consist of and should allow us at least a glimpse of what we can wish or hope for, when everything is in place by next year.

In order to create a fully interactive world, pairing up Control VR gloves with the Oculus Rift is one of the most important steps. Whatever interactive game would be developed, it will allow gamers to have full control in the environment and experience it with their hands as opposed to using the keyboard or an installed control pad or joystick. It could also use a console that can support both. Imagine if random objects can be lifted, recreated, combined with other objects or even destroyed or used in hundred different ways, if doors can be opened or blasted off to reveal hidden secrets, premium items, bonuses or much needed health or strength to finish that level.

The environment and graphics must totally rule and have an immersive, fully dynamic and interactive world that defines virtual reality, at least on the level of gaming technology that we have right now. This means fully seamless graphics for each and every element in this world or dimension or realm, or at least the environment where the game will take place, no matter what gaming style is involved. In this case, full 3D application to high definition, cinematic visuals will be needed. This will apply to everything, including characters, weapons and all items, behaving like they do in the real world, or at least in the world that was created specifically for this game.

Since this is online, a reliable broadband or high speed internet connection is absolutely essential to eliminate lags or delays. Preferably the super-fast NBN or maybe high speed, fibre optic cable or similar broadband connections, optimised without interruptions, should do the trick. Anything less could debilitate the gameplay.

The last piece of course: the gameplay. And it must provide one hooley of a time to game to ensure great success. It could be a full scale RPG full of complex dialogues, missions, interactions and incredible worlds and realms to explore. It might rely on some of the most awesome comic book characters delving into a plot straight out of the greatest graphic novels and comics ever produced.

Or, it could be the most exhilarating racing game that transports you right at the seat of the action in a glorious race track somewhere awesome. It could also be an intense POV fighting game that puts gamers against the most elite from this world or maybe world beyond from other galaxies. The game could also be a movie or show series franchise that perfectly recreates it’s most awesome elements in a top shelf game. Another important element: fun, which is also very important. The possibilities are endless.

Other extras
With such rich graphics, deep interactivity, dynamic gameplay and interactive action and gaming, it is possible to extend the game with other accessories in sync. It can connect to a drone that simulates a certain location where the gamer can play with the VR gloves but the action will only exist in the Oculus Rift.

Any device with a camera and a wireless connection, such as W-Fi enabled digicams, smartphones and the like can send images or information, or stream direct into the VR interface as additional content. From these, walkthroughs, guides or hints can help spell the difference in a game in the most critical moments. Smartphones and mobile phones can interfere, help or interact into the game from other players or characters and provide incredible real life tie-ins with the virtual world. It may or may not need broadband or high speed internet, depending on what is involved.

With the coming next months, key tools and devices are coming to advance virtual reality gaming to even higher levels. The only limits we have are our imaginations, maybe fully optimised computers or consoles and just how many of those health refills or extra lives we can consume while escaping reality in these awesome games to be created and enjoyed in the near future.