From here to there : Data Teleportation via Quantum Technology

Fibre optic technology isn’t just limited to high end telecommunications and even NBN (National Broadband Network) these days. In a recent military trial by the US Army, data have successfully been teleported between two points: they teleported data from one data chip to another. It is now being developed to transmit images with the aid of fibre optic technology.

First it was a group of researchers from the Netherland who were able to successfully create the experiment and transport data from one chip to another. However, the US Army researchers did the same thing and they claim that they will be able to use it for sending images either by wireless communication or fibre optics and maybe even via broadband connections even. This breakthrough is the spark that would soon enable a host of advanced telecommunications – the next level of it so to speak.

What role would fibre optics play
As one of the key formats that can be used for this type of emerging technology, many future scenarios can be developed to speed up data transfers through quantum data transmissions. This would be completely secure and cannot be hacked into or intercepted. At this point, the transmission itself becomes an impenetrable network that only serves to replicate the data from point A to point B only.

At first, quantum technology was tested for transmissions using light switches between two fibre optic connections. This was late last year in a university in Vienna. This latest breakthrough was quite an advancement, and now involves teleporting simple data and will soon be applied to sending images in a closed and secured “connection” between two points only, enabling both a fast data transmission and a very secure and uninterceptable method of doing so. The “connection” is theoretical, and only exists at the point when teleporting from one position to another.

Fibre optic networks that are being used for applications such as NBN or high speed broadband internet are not yet as widespread globally. So any developments as to wider use can be seen in the coming next few years. However, the fast improving technology will soon enable more than just simple data to be teleported in the future. The ongoing NBN rollouts have been taking place to replace older copper and phone and data network cables, or to install new connection lines but with the latest National Broadband Network lines.

From here to there… in a split second…
As the connection and networks expand further in the next few years, it will soon lay the foundation for more practical or common uses. Once the technology gets to the point of teleporting more complex and bigger sizes of data, we could see teleportation for multimedia files, instructions, 3D printing blueprints, personal computer files, as well as databases and network resources, direct to a computer, network or a device or gadget interlinked to the receiving network. All this done in mere fractions of what normal NBN downloads are over a broadband fibre optic connection. This further advancement will open new capabilities for fibre optic cable connections at home and companies with bigger networks.

Imagine sending a whole database in one click, as it opens to a remote server from another part of the country or even another country or location halfway around the world. Information and files appear in the same time it takes a single copy and paste from a location to another location, cutting distance, time and speed into mere split second instances.

They have so far teleported light and data, and it might just be a matter of time when it would be possible to teleport actual matter. It might be a rather farfetched, if not impossible (in the future) idea but at rate that the technology is accelerating, it might be the next level of quantum technology. But we are not there yet. But this development makes it easy to imagine where it would lead to next…And whether it would be done wireless or also through fibre optics, well, that remains to be seen.

Going Wireless : Everywhere and on the go internet options

Mobile phones and smartphones hold a huge percentage of today’s telecommunications formats. It is not fixed, nor stationary, and lets users communicate on the go, with the same call quality as a reliable home phone. Best of all, it comes with so many other perks, extras, apps and special features you cannot find on a voice-only home phone or landline.

And with advanced smartphones and mobiles everywhere, it’s like having a mobile personal computer or laptop in a compact and lightweight handheld gadget. Traditional home phones and landlines are being replaced with mobile phones at an increasing rate every year, and with this, mobile internet is also keeping up with the on the go demand as well.

Best deals for mobile internet
Wireless mobile internet now comes in faster formats, such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and even NBN (stationary wireless connection in a limited area). When used with phones that have special capabilities, such as MIMO or a Multiple Input Multiple Output capability, connections are communications are maximised to avoid interruptions and data transfers and exchanges. Other formats include wireless access from a modem router on a main broadband connection.

When getting a mobile broadband deal, there are several options to choose from, aside from plain mobile plans with no fixed or locked in periods. It can be prepaid or postpaid, or bundled with an extra connection, or a brand new phone or gadget. It depends on the type of user signing up and what needs have to be met. Sometimes there is more than one gadget that will use the connection. Other times, the smartphone or mobile is the additional device or gadget on a main broadband plan. Other plans will even include an additional laptop or tablet along with the bundle, and will also provide the same broadband service.

Knowing these specifics versus what is needed, and what one will get and the budget allocation for the plan, as well as any locked in periods will help get the best deal and also set up a money-saving deal or plan.

What to expect…
As a rough guide, the fastest main mobile broadband formats to look out for are 4G LTE and NBN coverage, via a stationary router (that houses the residential NBN connection) or a take anywhere access anywhere USB stick especially for laptops and tablets. These are the fastest; however, it is limited to existing network connections and areas, not to mention the strength of the radio wave signals in some areas. This might be a few of its limitations that are gradually being improved with wider network coverage areas and stations where the service is installed and widely available.

Wi-Fi is another fast mobile broadband option, and uses a wireless modem or hub or the same USB broadband stick. It is often password protected, and must be properly set up with a firewall in some cases, to avoid unauthorised access or hacking. The same goes for mobile access via a wireless router connected to cable or ADSL services, and usually this type of secondary connection is offered as a bundle.

Going wireless does have its own advantages, however, to best maximise this service, some pre-planning and checking with these guidelines will help land the best deal or bundle for everyone.

Generations of Mobile Speed

2G, 3G, 4G LTE and beyond
The standards of mobile wireless technology continue to advance in terms of speed and reliable connectivity. Smartphones, mobiles and other handheld mobile gadgets are all connected to wireless mobile “Generations” (G), or formats of mobile connectivity. These are 2g, 3G, 4G (LTE). And currently in development is 5G (Fifth Generation), which would be the highest level for mobile connectivity and communication.

Each G or generation has its own speed, capability and far reaching connectivity, all according to each level. At each “generation”, there are certain things that can be expected for each of these formats.

Mobile connection commencing in 2, 3, 4…
2G (second generation) was the earliest known level of mobile connection for mobile phones, and introduced the use of text or SMS messaging for phones and simple communications functions. This is for most older, earlier mobile phones that have the most basic features for calling and SMS based services only. 3G (third generation) was the next level that was developed and released. And with it, common smartphone functions such as mobile internet, multimedia, apps, uploading and other higher bandwidth activity were introduced to ever advancing phone units and gadgets. 3G reached anywhere from 2Mbps to 7Mbps in optimal conditions.

4G (Fourth Generation) wireless broadband is the next level of high speed wireless internet and reaches maximum speeds up to 1GB max. It surpassed the 2 previous formats or versions: 2G which was developed for digital voice and SMS; and 3G which was designed for smartphones, high-speed web browsing and the use of apps.

4G is much faster and more reliable, and depends largely on the existing network (it mostly covers urban areas and select locations). It supports higher level smartphone operations seamlessly, avoiding lags and delays and providing more reliable wireless access. More importantly, this connection also enables Wi-Fi access (Wi-Fi hotspot) to other devices and smartphones, acting as a Wi-Fi hub while using the same wireless broadband connection.

Limitations with 4G and LTE?
However, 4G speeds vary largely on what is actually received in most smartphones. Theoretically, the maximum range is about 100Mbps and above, however in some instances, it can go anywhere from that to 12Mbps, or anything significantly higher than 3G. Connections that cannot be reached or achieved in the 4G level will automatically revert back to 3G default levels. This issue is a combination of coverage areas, traffic, quality of service and proper equipment, among others.

4G LTE or LTE (Long Term Evolution) is a connection that actually meets the highest global standards, exceeding normal 4G connections. This is referred to those that actually deliver the highest expected speeds and connectivity. The problem is that not all internet service providers deliver exactly what an LTE connection does, and not every company can meet this demand.  People who purchase smartphones that are supposedly for 4G LTE don’t exactly get this level of service in real life in some cases. If it’s not feasible, 3G and regular Wi-Fi services that actually serve their intended speeds with more consistency can be purchased instead. It is best to check both smartphone/mobile/handheld gadget and the actual capacity and capability of the promised wireless broadband service and make sure they are matched before making a decision.

How to avoid the pitfalls of data loss

Protecting data not only involves protection from harmful viruses, malware, spyware and unauthorised access, but also possible loss, corruption, system failures, overwriting and even accidental or unintended deletion. All these can destroy data and important files, and it is very important to have an understanding how data protection works. Anything open over broadband internet (even smartphones and mobiles with an online connection) can experience unauthorised access and data corruption through harmful malware, spyware or other viruses, and must be protected.

Although there are a number of ways to execute proper data recovery process for computers, it must only be as the last resort. Data recovery won’t guarantee complete recovery in some cases, and it’s best to have counter measures in order to preserve and protect important information.

Advice from the tech savvy and wise
While internal mishaps and data corruption is inevitable at some point, it is best to have back up plans and tighter security measures in place to make sure damage and loss is kept at zero or very minimum. In most cases this is possible. Preparatory time is always needed to set this up before things are operational.

As part of the preparatory steps, dependable Firewall / Security must be installed on the computers or network/server being used. Any high speed or broadband connections use reliable security measures, with levels ranging from common household use to huge network security. This system makes sure that entry level access and any other external access is monitored, recognised and blocked from the start. It ensures the network’s security and access is strictly limited to authorised personnel only and no other access from harmful programs and software.

Backing up files, system logs and other information is vital in case of isolated incidents in case internal or physical damages happen, theft, hacking and other unauthorised intrusion happens. The location of the backup must be in a secure drive or network or storage elsewhere, either virtual or via external mobile devices. A reliable and well protected high speed broadband internet connection must always be present but not always open (and preferably have a strong security system and properly set up firewall).

Back it up!
A reliable back up and /or storage format would be a Cloud Storage that is protected and hidden from everyone. Either third party or private, a Cloud storage is free from harm and will effectively serve as back up storage with extra convenience and ease of access. It must be updated regularly to make sure information and files are up to date. The Cloud can be accessed everywhere, from smartphones and mobiles to personal computers and macs, as long as these devices and their broadband connections are safe and fast.

Another form of backup is an external hard drive storage, and although storage size will be dramatically lesser, the portability and mobility makes up for it, and can be a movable Cloud that can be set up anywhere. Again, any drive has to be worked with tight security and also protected physically, to ensure safe data storage and also ensure safe storage and care of the actual physical storage drive (proper temperature, handling, connections and usage).

VPN or a Virtual Private Network can be set up as either a wholly private network or a part of it can be made hidden and invisible to public or common users. The invisible part of the network then serves as a private cloud backup and storage open only to authorised users and closed to the public and all outsiders. It is accessible from public internet networks everywhere, via broadband or any high speed internet service, but is closely encrypted and accessed with a password and log in name with only one connection to the logged in user. At this network, data and files reserved for authorised users can be accessed, copied, modified and used, safe from the outside world.

Breaking the Internet Speed Barrier

Some fast choices for going around the web
How fast does “fast” really go these days when it comes to broadband internet? Bear in mind that there are a quite a few really fast internet mediums out there that will fit everyone, and each with its own characteristics, strengths and conditions. They also are accessed through computers, smartphones, mobiles or tablets, connecting through different means.

These connection formats were designed to not only provide high speed broadband internet, but also provide it in their own peculiar ways. As they differ in format and varying speed, so do they differ as well in delivery and performance, depending on a few factors.

With that said, let’s take a look at what high-speed online connections options are available, and how they go about their business for certain connections and conditions.

Top Five High Speed Internet Formats

ADSL – using existing phone lines, ADSL or Naked DSL (without phone line rental services, strictly broadband internet only) can provide pretty fast internet, especially ISP’s with reliable connections and those living within the coverage area. ADSL can pretty much hit up to 5 to 10 Mbps depending on the connection and settings. This is one of the most commonly used household / residential broadband services.

Cable – usually sponsored by Cable TV companies, high speed internet via Cable is also a good format for fast online services. Barring both a congested network and the peak usage times, Cable can reach up to 30Mbps in optimal conditions, allowing for very fast downloads and uploads, although a few factors can affect its speed and bandwidth. It is often bundled with a Cable TV service for two services in one connection.

Fibre / NBN – This is the new standard of ultra-fast internet. However, it is currently on an expansion phase as copper lines are continuously being replaced and connected to the network. This means that coverage is strictly limited for now, with nearby NBN stations the best source, as it can only cover territories within the exact coverage area, with finished National Broadband Network lines installed. It is also offered in bundles, more popularly with VoIP or a voice over internet protocol service.

With either a fibre to the home or fixed wireless, fiber will deliver speeds of up to 100Mbps, and support quality broadband connections for uninterrupted streaming or Internet TV, downloads and uploads, teleconferencing, seamless online gaming and big online networks.

Wireless – With the proliferation of 3G and 4G LTE, broadband wireless is an exclusive speed contender for the mobile crowd. With many smartphones and mobile phones in use everywhere, strong and far reaching wireless networks using radio technology are supplying fast broadband mobile connections to high end phones that run every day for gaming, communications, online mobile internet access and other telecommunications via mobile. It can reach of speeds up to 5.8Mbps in optimal settings. An ISP can offer bundles for new mobiles or smartphones on a locked in period with wireless internet service.

Satellite – This format may not be as popular as these four other fast formats, but satellite is a powerhouse connection that can offer speeds of up to 10-50Mbps, depending on how updated the connection is, how strong the signal is and the total coverage area. It mainly relies on radio waves that pass through the network from the satellite to the gateways.

4G LTE – is it what it’s all cracked up to be?

Living and browsing in the high speed mobile world
High speed internet access and reliable mobile connectivity is recognised these days as the standard service for all smartphone, mobile phone and handheld gadget users who want the most out of their usage. In optimal conditions, it provides outstanding speed and reliability while on the go. 4G is currently the widely used format for most smartphones with a demanding high speed connection.

Previous high speed standards such as 3G have achieved this so far, however, higher levels of high speed access have been achieved in the form of the 4G and soon (in development) the 5G as well, ever increasing the speed limits of what global users are accustomed to, and providing the optimum in high speed, broadband internet access. There are some things to consider in order to optimise this technology and reap its benefits for a more powerful and stellar mobile and smartphone performance.

The road to the 4G summit
What sets the 4G apart from other connections is the global speed requirement of at least 300 Mbps, especially for most on the go, mobile access. This is supposed to be the maximum theoretical speed that can be reached, a higher threshold from the 3G connections used before.

In all actuality, this actual  “speed” threshold is regularly around half or more than half of this theoretical maximum speed limit, achievable in the most perfect of conditions; meaning it is the highest possible optimum speed level to achieve with a perfect 4G connection. It remains as the ceiling speed that can be attained, not as a concrete standard, but more of a highest capacity level threshold to shoot for, but not necessarily reached.

For the 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) high speed mobile broadband access, the data ceiling is the same, and is also the highest speed level among all networks. Since it is the highest level involved, using the 4G network presents significantly higher quality of service for both on the go broadband access and network connectivity.

What 4G can actually do, plus other things to consider…
For one, 4G especially benefits mobile users with exceptionally high data usage rates, i.e. those who use a lot of streaming media, high data downloads and uploads, high data browsing, online gaming and similar online activities. It avoids data throttling as well by using advanced technology to match the high speed mobile internet access to ensure smooth data flow.

If the connection is fast and powerful enough, the 4G connection in the phone can be configured to also serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot to provide access to other devices by interconnecting them into a smaller mini-network. However, it is advisable to gauge the level of usage and how many other devices can be connected without significantly cutting down on the access among the users involved. With this, data as well as phone call quality is improved, avoiding interference and making sure volume and call quality are both at its optimal levels.

However, to ensure effectivity and getting what is actually offered, we have to keep in mind that the rollout for 4G services is currently ongoing, and it is not a hugely widespread service yet like many other high speed online connections. For one, there are only a few existing networks operating them in full, and the coverage area might be limited to just a particular location, and lessens as it becomes farther from the central point from where the main signal is broadcast.

This connection relies on wireless radio technology and the signal plus coverage area might be limited in availability, depending on the strength of the signal and how far reaching the network claims. It is heavily dependent on these two main factors. Other factors include interferences and other network access disturbances or interruptions. In many cases, it is also important to follow certain restrictions on the tablet, smartphone or mobile using it, and it is the user’s responsibility as well to make sure it uses software and operating systems that are compatible for 4G LTE usage.

Although smartphone technology such as MIMO (Multiple Input and Multiple Output) can help improve speed and bandwidth, not all mobiles are equipped with it, and not all LTE connections are strong enough to guarantee fast and reliable connections when used with this capability. It will help, but in most cases it is advised to check local networks and do some pre-research to ensure effectivity. Some pre-testing and recommendations from other users in the same area can help gauge the quality level of the LTE service in these particular areas. LTE is still on the way to becoming a standard, and it will continue to improve as the number of networks and systems expand and improve their radio transmitting conglomerate.

How bundles can help you?

Thinking of buying a bundle that fits the budget? In order to determine what best suits for each person, we have to do some preliminary checks. For a fitting bundle, check what basic needs are needed, and what could be added to it to complete or enhance the monthly service. This is by knowing daily usage and what type of connection perfectly suits the single home or household.

We also have to know what devices are mainly used for broadband internet, and if there are any other additional devices used for access, such as tablets, smartphones, mobiles and home phones. Are there any needed additional connections that can be included in the bundle? Or is it just for a basic bundle that covers everything?

Weighing options…
Some important things to consider: the service coverage area, the terms and conditions and any other fine print details, such as those that refer to locked in periods, requirements and other crucial information. These are important to make sure the subscription package deal plan is understood and suits the need and the budget, and also delivers quality service without any issues.

Some bundles only support one main connection, plus a secondary one on a smartphone, tablet or modem. Other plans include a home phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Others are plans with a new mobile phone or tablet or other gadgets. There are many options and combinations to choose from, and what follows are some basic bundles and what to expect from them.

With phones – Internet services are usually bundled with internet phones via VoIP that cuts costs, since it practically puts phone bills and internet bills into one package deal service and does away with the traditional phone line. It may or may not include broadband access for additional gadgets or mobiles.

Two connections in one – for users that have computers and macs, plus a smartphone or mobile as an extra, a bundle is offered for two high speed internet services in one. Sometimes, this comes with a bonus gadget, device or a new phone as well, and might be set in a locked in period.

A New Handheld / Gadget / Mobile – brand new gadgets and phones such as Samsung Galaxy, iPhone, HTC and many others are offered in installment monthly payments with an accompanying internet plan, and usually set in a locked in period. The prices are competitive and subscribers get accompanying mobile broadband access along with a brand new phone or handheld device.

Unlimited offers – recommended for households with extensive internet needs, or for the single user or subscriber with heavy online access, the unlimited bundle can come in a variety of bundles, paring the service with a new computer, laptop, tablet, phone or other offers. It may or may not be set in a locked in period as well.

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A Different kind of Internet TV

Even more entertainment on Internet TV
We have so many options today for recreation and entertainment on TV that it’s practically impossible to experience all of them. Local network and satellite TV are the formats that are usually available at most homes and workplaces. Although most are limited to these two main TV sources, some users with high speed broadband internet connect their TV’s online and subscribe to get exclusive and non-scheduled content from Internet TV networks. It’s also another world of onscreen entertainment full of fun options.

Internet TV provides exclusive content and other conveniences much different from our usual television access. These are passed through Internet TV boxes that can access awesome web content, unlisted streams and other forms of internet multimedia, some of which are also from favorite standard TV networks, such as episode sets of favorite shows. Best of all, Internet TV does not follow a schedule, so depending on the type of internet connection and subscription, customers have a 24/7 access to great content such as streaming videos and movies all the time.

Always available content
The main types of content on Internet TV networks are TV series and episodes already available as a set or as anytime “on-demand” viewing, so there’s not normally a restrictive TV schedule, and the content is available anytime. Episodes are streamed from servers and don’t necessarily follow any strict settings from Cable TV or network TV stations. This means users find awesome TV shows and series available from many online hubs, servers and other networks at times that suit them.

Major TV networks also offer these in their internet TV services in the same way for viewing content at convenient times. Set times and schedules are not followed for this type of content, and viewers can choose an array of episodes available as streams, or downloads in some cases. Sometimes the content may have an expiry date. The material is loaded direct to the TV via the internet TV box or gadget on a fast online connection. The other material is streaming multimedia from a wide range of sources such as websites (including YouTube and all streaming websites), media hubs, local servers and other online sources.

The content is varied for Internet TV – and can include documentaries, drama series, sitcom episodes, recently aired programmes, telemovies, period dramas, reruns of classic and cult television, past shows, current affairs, streaming media from different websites (who also have exclusive content of their own), educational TV for kids, news, panel shows, reality shows, cooking and instructional videos, recent films, classic movies and also bonus content and exclusive material not shown on public networks and cable TV.

Three important components
The main set-up that provides the service for Internet TV are: the TV or monitor screen used for viewing, the Internet TV box (with remote control) and the high speed broadband connection connected to the Internet TV box – any form that delivers optimum online connections such as ADSL, Cable, and for some, NBN or the National Broadband Network. Some service providers will even package the service into a bundle that includes the TV top, the broadband connection plus an extra option item such as a TV, phone or mobile/smartphone bundle or a similar service package deal.

The TV set generally has to at least deliver resolutions of up to 720 and up, as most Internet TV service have high resolution settings at 1080 HD video streams. The online connection must be able to keep up to provide a steady stream of data and information without interruption, lags or fallouts, in this case popular formats include ADSL, Cable or NBN and any ultra-fast internet. The specifics have to be known ahead of time, and the connection tested and measured to ensure seamless service, as well as the correct data connections, such as a power over Ethernet cable.

Which Internet TV box to use is the consumer’s choice, and should be checked to see if it meets the demands and delivers popular content that’s heavily followed and favorite. While there are some major top box sets for sale out there, some can be supplied or put into a bundle as well by an internet service provider so everyone can easily get Internet TV and broadband needed to access Internet TV.

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.