The Samsung 42 inch Smart TV that offers a lot and requires very little


It is a simple mistake to make I suppose. I work in the dark and, as a result, am often only just getting up at midday. At time of writing, it's just gone 4AM (and I do not expect to get asleep for at least one more hour). So, I drowsily say goodbye to my girlfriend as she gets up for work at 7AM and then I doze until approximately 10.30 or 11.00, before getting up and going to work on my 'fun' campaigns like web comics, novels and attending internet literature seminars.

Once night rolls about again, I come back to my commercial work (the stuff that pays), that is why this article will end with the shameless attempt to sell you a tv (just in case you're thinking).

The genuine highlight of the day is when said gf arrives home from her job. She puts in a LOT of overtime and she goes to two weekly dance classes, so we don't get to spend a massive quantity of time together, particularly as her working day comes to an end as mine begins (she is also far less misanthropic than her accomplice and, as the result, actually has a impression of a social life).

There's a short, shining phase where we eat dinner (usually fondly prepared by yours truly) and settle down to watch TV together. We're both Sci-Fi nerds, so we tend to watch a fair bit of 'Star Trek' in its a mixture of incarnations, but we also like 'Cheers' 'Seinfeld' 'Frasier' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' in addition to many others.

That may not sound like a great deal of an exciting day, especially since the most enjoyable part is watching television, however it really is plenty of fun. Sometimes I wish it were more bizarre (and I once, in all honesty, actually tried to persuade her to stow away with me on a cruise liner), but watchingTelly with my other half is basically the high point of my day.

Support yourself; here comes the sales pitch. Basically, if we had the ultra-modern Samsung 42-Inch LED TV, we could enhance that little little bit of 'us' time even further. On the evenings when we wanted to watch a full show, especially a thing as superbly photographed as my recent favourite flick 'The Hunter' starring Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O'Connor; we'd be utterly entranced.

The Samsung smart Television, with its advanced picture quality and the chance for studio-quality sound output, could provide a new lease of life to any quantity of old favourites, and also badass newcomers like 'Skyfall'.

Furthermore to a, the Samsung 42 inch LED TV allows for the use of apps like 'Youtube', 'Facebook' and 'Netflicks' most of which might obviously be extra useful.

I remember being in class and having to write down an essay on how Television was an unpleasant invention that is tearing at the core of contemporary relationships, all I'm able to say is that, in my current relationship, I've found it being quite the contrary.

If you watch TV even half as often as we do, then you owe it to yourself to purchase a good one (unless you possibly can't afford it, naturally, you then owe it to yourself to start saving up and bookmark this page for a later re-read). Happy viewings!

Is this year about to be the year for AR


This Year is going to be the year of Augmented reality.

Here at the end of last year, we are already getting a rapid adoption of Augmented reality technology. Portable gadgets just like tablets, mini consoles and smart phones are seemingly tailor-made for the new darling of the Information period.

So what's Augmented reality? Well, AR (or 'augmented reality' to its friends), is essentially the practise of implementing computer generated imagery and/or information onto real life images (at the least the kind of AR we're talking here is, anyway, its an open-ended phrase, so post your complaints in the remarks section, please). AR could be functional to newspaper supplements (in order that when the content or pictures are watched on a phone application they spring to life and present additional content), street corners (like the app which will bring up all appropriate information pertaining to a restaurant, including comments, menus and special offers, just by holding your phone in the direction of the eatery itself) and even the night sky (yes, some Augmented reality apps will in fact offer scientific statistics and Hubble telescope information on fantastic bodies and constellations as you view them on your smart phone).

Augmented reality is coming together in a huge way and make no mistake about it. Google Glass, a development unveiled by Google X Lab earlier this year, is one such example. Taking the form of a fashionable set of spectacles, Glass users are able to walk down the street and access any information they see fit as they do so. They will even be able to film their every day events, or take snapshots of everything as they happen. Reality will be re-shaped in real time by glasses; it is possible to even use them to make video calls to loved ones. Google Glass is going to be offered to developers early next year and, by the beginning of 2014, will become commercially available, together with dozens of other interesting products of the ilk.

Augmented reality's impression on home entertainment (especially video games) may even be felt, but there's also far more 'grown up' uses for that technology in the pipeline. Variations of AR are already getting used to coach troopers, educate would-be doctors and instruct firefighters in virtual burning buildings. If you don't have the cash for a smart phone, Google Glass or anything else we've pointed out, you will see the effects of Augmented reality on television sports casting (take a look at the real-time analysis overlaid on recent NFL games) and on store window promotion (disobedient high street chain Anne Summers pioneered a very memorable one earlier this year).

In 2013, with an abundance of funds coming in from Augmented reality applications, video games and devices, we are able to anticipate a rapid improvement of this technology. This means that by the end of next year, AR may be an unavoidable fact of modern life. We expect AR to be a major selling point next year, with companies offering an increased amount of AR-ready mini games as accessories on various devices plus much more Augmented reality apps being built than at any other time.

In the event you're in training as a general practitioner, a soldier, a cop or a fireman, the odds are you'll stumble upon Augmented reality (if you haven't already) in 2013. Of course, this won't substitute the experience of dashing right into a burning building, going into battle or performing complex surgery (but it isn't trying to), but the possibility is there for more thorough and meticulous training for experts in these areas. Moreover, it won't be long before CEO's and managers are holding Augmented reality-infused meetings, in which the attendees can access relevant information in real time, which will certainly beat a Powerpoint presentation any day!

In 2013, expect advertisements, paper supplements and phone games to contain an mounting element of AR capability. AR is taking the fast track into our lifestyles and 2013 is going to be a pivotal time for this.

Next year will be the most technologically advanced period in mankind's history to date and, if that seems like a simple thing to say, consider the vastness of the statement. Like the Internet before it, Augmented reality is about to make a big splash in our lives and 2013 will be the the biggest ripple so far. Frankly, we can't wait for it...

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