The Joy of Real Money Games On Your Smart TV

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The Joy of Real money games on your Smart TV is incomparable for a lot of people. People go to the Royal Vegas casino for the sort of rush that is going to be difficult to get in any other circumstance. They’ll be able to enjoy the feeling of having money on the line and being able to try to win it back or win more in the same action. Many of these games today are going to have great graphics, especially in comparison to a good portion of the other games that people are going to play. The Joy of Real money games on your Smart TV, in fact, is partly a function of the quality of the graphics that people can expect.

Smart TV games are going to offer people a different experience in more ways than one. They’ll be able to feel more like they’re participating in the action of the games, which will lead to a more thrilling experience for a lot of people. The Royal Vegas casino already offers people the sorts of games that are extremely immersive and that are going to allow them to really enjoy a very different experience. The Joy of Real money games on your Smart TV is just going to add another layer to the overall experience.

One of the good things about the Smart TV games that people will be able to play is that the entire platform will manage to add a new layer to the experience in a very real way. Many people have played nearly every game at the Royal Vegas casino by now. It is true that Microgaming keeps on releasing new games constantly, you can play this awesome new games at Royal Vegas Casino, which should prevent a lot of players from getting bored. It’s also true that with the sheer number of games available on the Royal Vegas casino website, people are going to find it difficult to really get bored with the games in general or with the website. However, some people might become jaded by the overall experience of game playing, and the Smart TV sets that they’re going to be able to get and to use for the sake of online gaming will make all the difference in the world for them when it comes to adding color, texture, and variety to what’s happening.

There will be plenty of games that were made specifically for Smart TV sets before long, which is going to fuel the demand that players will have for new games while also giving them a radically different experience with the games in general. It’s additions like this that have managed to keep the entire experience of playing games as fresh as possible, allowing people to really enjoy all of the different formats of the games, types of games, and other types of variety. The Joy of Real money games on your Smart TV is partly going to involve the sheer joy of being able to participate in such a new movement with new opportunities involved for everyone.

Is Your Business Ready for the Third Platform?

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According to the IT, telecom, and consumer technology analyst International Data Corporation (IDC), we are now entering the age of the Third Platform of computing. This current era of IT evolution is characterized by an environment built on four technological pillars: the cloud, mobility, social business, and big data and analytics. It is distinguishable from the Second Platform of the evolution, which began in the 1980s and featured computing environments developed around the client-server model, and from the earlier, First Platform era of mainframe computers, which emerged in the 1950s.

As early as 2007, the IDC has investigated and predicted the global paradigm shift toward the Third Platform. Now, they are predicting that virtually all of businesses’ new strategic IT investments through the year 2020 will revolve around Third Platform technologies and solutions.

An era of significant market opportunity

The move to the Third Platform is ushering in significant and far-reaching changes in the way enterprises are leveraging technology. Not only is it transforming the way businesses engage with their customers, it is also facilitating the delivery of products and services in ways never before possible. With the tools available to them, enterprises also have increasing capacity to innovate and to make their operations more reliable and more resilient.

The rise of the Third Platform also represents the coming of the actual Information Age. It will see the stagnation of legacy computing environments, even as markets within the four pillars of the Third Platform grow. The IDC estimates that by 2020, the worldwide industry spending on Third Platform solutions will be worth as much as $5.3 trillion dollars, up from just $3.8 trillion in 2015.

The increased spending will also be accompanied by the emergence of a new wave of core technologies that rely on the Third Platform and will serve as accelerators of innovation. These include the Internet of things (IoT), robotics, natural interfaces, cognitive systems, 3D printing, and next generation security.

Preparing for the big shift

As you can imagine, the Third Platform will not just revolutionize computing technologies, it will also transform customer experience on a grand scale. Organizations that are reluctant to embrace the big shift are certain to lag behind their competitors. Unable to keep up, they will fail to respond to the changes in the way customers want to do business with them.

One important area in which IT-reliant businesses and organizations should pay particular focus on is the blitzkrieg of data and traffic that the age of the Third Platform will bring. The network infrastructure of many organizations are still not prepared to tackle expected evolutions in capacity and complexity, making them ill-equipped for the future.

Both storage and security will have to be bolstered so that enterprises can keep pace with the rapid rate of change in IT environments. This is important especially because more and more of them are embracing both private and public cloud computing, not only as a way to minimize their hardware footprint and maintenance costs, but also in order to benefit from associated on-demand compute and storage resources.

It is important to note, however that traditional models of safeguarding business data simply does not translate satisfactorily to the cloud computing model. It is therefore reassuring that more companies today are beginning to realize the benefit of relying on robust, multi-feature security platforms that can help them secure their users, data, and computing environments.

The infrastructure monitoring and control platform Halo, for instance, helps enterprises protect their assets by delivering both security and compliance in a way that makes scaling automatically and being orchestrated across hybrid environments possible. The platform provides comprehensive infrastructure visibility, microsegmentation, automated compliance, and security at DevOps speed.

If your organization has not yet taken the necessary steps that will enable it to handle all the expected changes that the Third Platform will bring, now is the time to adopt a forward-thinking mindset and to explore the solutions that will make your enterprise all geared up for the future.

Americans Addicted To Mobile Phones

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New research has revealed that more and more of us are becoming addicted to our cell phones – and one in five (23%) would prefer to give up sex than be parted from their phone.

A cell phone addiction quiz commissioned by Decluttr, an online service that offers cash for unwanted electronics, DVDs, CDs, video games and Blu-rays,  discovered that the majority of us check our cell phones compulsively.

Over half of the quiz respondents (59%) admitted that checking their phone is the first thing they do after waking up and is the last thing they do before sleeping. 43% of people would never leave their house without their cell phone.

The research also revealed what people would give up to stay within arm’s length of their cell phone, a shocking 23% of people said they would give up sex for their cell phone, while 20% would give up sports and 18% would sacrifice alcohol.

The study also looked into personal cell phone usage and found that Americans use their cell phones primarily for calling/texting (11%) and listening to music (11%) followed by taking photos/videos (10%). Over a fifth of respondents admitted that taking a selfie was the first thing they do before a night out (24%).

Liam Howley, group marketing director at Decluttr, said: “Over recent years, cell phones have become psychologically addictive for many users, and not just the younger generation. While they can be an extremely useful communication tool and source of information, they can also lead to users switching off from reality, missing out on what’s actually going on around them. The fear of missing out is huge with 60% of people admitting to checking their phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night. With people checking their phones on average 150 times a day*, the problem only looks to be getting worse.

“Even when we stop using our old phones because they’ve been replaced by a newer model, we still can’t bear to part with them, as each house on average has three unused phones lying around.”

The study discovered that over half of respondents (69%) prefer their cell phones to have a sufficient amount of charge before leaving the house, as a result 29% of people said they are left feeling stressed when they realise their phone is at 5% battery.

The results also found that 45% of people would use their cell phone on a date night, but only in case of an emergency, however this is the one occasion when a fifth of respondents would never use their cell phone and will give their date 100% of their attention.

To help people test their cell phone addiction Decluttr has created an online quiz

Decluttr’s tips for weaning yourself off your cell phone.

1. Gradually leave bigger gaps between checking your messages or social media posts. If you normally check every 15 minutes, make it once an hour, if every hour, leave it for 2-3 hours etc. Build up to only checking two or three times a day. You can let friends/work colleagues know in advance that you’re going to be doing this and that if there’s an emergency where they need an urgent response from you, they can call you.

2. If you think you’ll get bored without your phone to turn to, think of ways you can fill your time instead. Read a book or listen to music when you’re travelling on public transport or waiting around. You could also make better use of your time learning a new skill or doing some exercise.

3. In social situations, only use your phone if you’re sharing something with the people you’re with – looking up information or posting a social media post that includes your friends.

4. Don’t check your phone when you’re on a date, or with someone you’re meant to be spending one to one time with. Focus on whoever you are with and give them your full attention.

5. Be fully present and start to appreciate being in the ‘here and now’. Take notice of what’s going on around you, connecting with real people in the real world.

Creating a Better 911 Emergency System for the Wireless Age

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Ever since the first U.S. 911 system was established in Haleyville, Alabama, in 1968, the emergency number has grown to become an important component of the overall public safety framework. This system was made more hardworking in 1999, when the Congress passed the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act on 1999, which designated 9-1-1 as the universal emergency number in the United States and decreed the use of an Enhanced 911 (E911) system.

The E911 system automatically associates locations with the origins of the calls by using an Automatic Location Identification (ALI) database, allowing the 911 operators at the public-safety answering points to quickly dispatch police, fire, and emergency medical personnel to those who need them.

Aging technological infrastructure

Today, however, the 911 emergency response system is facing a difficulty, and it’s going to take comprehensive government and private sector action to address it. The challenge? An aging technological infrastructure that is unable to keep up with the communication technologies being used by the public. In particular, people who rely on newer technologies like mobile devices, data networks, and Wi-Fi to communicate are finding that the current 911 system is unable to support capabilities that these technologies employ. There is also the challenge of getting emergency response to places that are hard to reach or not connected to traditional communication networks, something that could be addressed by ensuring constant connectivity through the use of appropriate wireless broadband solutions.

The problem was recognized as early as 2010 in a research paper submitted to the Congressional Research Service. It noted that that the existing 911 system at that time was developed around an infrastructure of analog technology that doesn’t support many of the newer technologies that Americans use and expect to be part of an emergency response system. The researcher noted that “efforts to splice newer, digital technologies onto this aging infrastructure have created points of failure where a call can be dropped or misdirected, sometimes with tragic consequences.”

Prone to failure

Five years later, in 2015, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reiterated the need for a system upgrade. In an op-ed for the New York Times, he noted that the communication technology behind “911 is dangerously out of date.”

He said that 911 centers now handle over 240 million calls every year, many of them from mobile devices. However, many of these centers don’t have basic capabilities like receiving text messages, images, or video, which could be vital in the emergency response action. Even worse, so many 911 call centers today rely on very old telephone technology that is prone to failure and no longer being supported by commercial vendors.

Next generation 911

The good news is that now, something is finally being done in order to make the necessary system overhaul possible. Next Generation 911, as the nationwide upgrading initiative is known, is creating a faster, more robust, and more flexible and scalable emergency response system through the use of internet protocol-based networks. It will make use of mapping databases and software to direct calls and to identify the location of callers, and it will also support the handling of digital information like voice, text messages, photos, and videos.

Although for now, only some parts of the country are able to take advantage of this upgraded system, the aim is to eventually make the changes across the board. This requires the cooperation and coordinated efforts of a great number of people from the government and the telecom and wireless broadband industries. Already, the FCC is adopting new rules and pushing for the modernization of the 911 governance structure to ensure that communication and emergency response action remain dependable as technologies and providers supporting these technologies transform over time.