Daily Archives: February 24, 2015

New StoreDot smartphone battery takes just one minute to fully charge

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As smartphone technology continues to evolve, innovate and improve, mobile phones now offer users more functions and features than ever before.

Whilst users enjoy larger, higher spec screens, more powerful processors and an array of different functions, all these new features dramatically impact battery performance.

A study carried out in 2014 by the research company GMI found that people regard longer battery life to be the most important consideration when buying a new smartphone.

There has of course been some innovation with regards to battery charging, but generally speaking, battery life technology is perhaps the only feature of current smartphones which has not only failed to improve a great deal in the past 5 years or more, but which has arguably taken a backwards step in terms of innovation.

Do you remember the battery life of your old Nokia, for example?

You’d often get several days of heavy useage before you would need to recharge. Compare that to your current smartphone and it is probably the case that you struggle to get through a full day without needing to charge your device.

The fact that smartphones need to be recharged so frequently is perhaps the biggest annoyance of users.

However, a company from Israel claims it has developed new technology which will help to ease the battery related woes of smartphone users.

According to The Guardian, a research team from Tel Aviv University looking into Alzheimer’s disease have inadvertently discovered a new type of peptide molecule which can gather and store charge much quicker than the options available currently.

The research team, in partnership with StoreDot, claim that whilst the the new technology does not improve overall battery performance, it is capable of charging a smartphone battery in just one minute.

The Guardian goes onto say that StoreDot is already in talks with more than a dozen phone manufacturers and there is a possibility that this technology could be available to users as early as next year.

A battery which could fully charge in just one minute is likely to appeal to every smartphone user. However, there are a few points to highlight regarding this breakthrough.

First of all, the StoreDot battery would not work on existing smartphone batteries as it requires a special kind of charger.

StoreDot says that its battery would likely result in an additional $50 on top of the cost of smartphone handsets, although some users may think this is a small price to pay for a battery which could be charged so quickly.

StoreDot also says that its technology could be used to charge car batteries, as well as on  tablets, laptops and other electronic gadgets.

TT

How To Become A Successful Software Developer: 13 Steps

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Software Development is no longer considered as an art. But it was made as an engineering practice. A successful software developer is a person who is able to write each line of code with passion. And passion cannot be obtained by any software engineering degree, it must come from within yourself.

1.Be passionate about the being a software developer. If you are not passionate for sitting in front of the PC for the whole day, simply enjoying the lines of code you write; this is not for you.

2.Always start with the simple hello world.

3.Don’t try to learn all the programming languages. What you need to know is the concepts.

4.Don’t start programming with a languages such as C/C++. Try something like Java or C Sharp.

5.When you face an error. Always tell to yourself, “I’m NOT ALONE, Someone in this world should have faced the same error before”. And GOOGLE the exact error message. Chances are 99% you will find the answer.

6.Be more public. If you will not show others that you are cool and you deserve more, how will they know? There is simple way to do that – start blogging, ask and answer questions, ensure Google knows something about you. Share your knowledge in your team and project. If you learned something new, why do not share it. You will forget it if will not be trying it.

7.Never use Microsoft notepad to do coding. Use at least Notepad++.

8.When you see an application(web application or windows), tell yourself. If this is an application. Then it’s technically possible for me to build a similar one.

9.When you see an application(web application or windows), try to model it in your mind. Always ask yourself, can you build a similar application yourself. If not try to find the place where you think you might get stuck. And try to Google and find how to do it.

10.If you get stuck in a code logic for more than two hours; STOP your work; go out to have a tea or coffee, before trying it again.

11.Be confident. Help others and ask from others. Different people will have different aspects to solve an issue.

12.Never be ashamed, when you find the bug as a single line of code. Usually most of the bugs can be corrected in a single line of code. What matters is, how hard you tried in different aspects to solve the issue.

13.Find a mentor. This does not mean that you a need a person who will help you in doing your job – it is a coach or a more senior staff then you are. This means that you need a person who stays where you want to be and you need to take a leaf from his/her book. And if he will not be high enough – you will need to find another. But all the time you need to have that person. Also have people, friends if you will, who will help you keep on track. It could be your wife or girlfriend , or best friend who always supports you (in my case he is a developer, but this doesn’t matter).

TG

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