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Is Technology Helps us to Improve?


Today technology has played a bigger role in our lives, our skills in critical thinking and analysis have declined, while our visual skills have improved, according to research.

Researched by Patricia Greenfield, UCLA distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, Los Angeles.

How much should schools use new media, versus older techniques such as reading and classroom discussion?

Greenfield said. “If we want to develop a variety of skills, we need a balanced media diet. Each medium has costs and benefits in terms of what skills each develops.”

Among the studies Greenfield analyzed was a classroom study showing that students who were given access to the Internet during class and were encouraged to use it during lectures did not process what the speaker said as well as students who did not have Internet access. When students were tested after class lectures, those who did not have Internet access performed better than those who did.

Do video games strengthen skill in multi-tasking?.

More than 85 percent of video games contain violence, one study found, and multiple studies of violent media games have shown that they can produce many negative effects, including aggressive behavior and desensitization to real-life violence, Greenfield said in summarizing the findings.

In another study, Video game skill predicted laparoscopic surgery skills, Greenfield said. “The best video game players made 47 percent fewer errors and performed 39 percent faster in laparoscopic tasks than the worst video game players.”

Visual intelligence has been rising globally for 50 years. Greenfield believes much of this change is related to our increased use of technology, as well as other factors, including increased levels of formal education, improved nutrition, smaller families and increased societal complexity, etc.

Top personal firewall

A firewall is a software running on computer, which inspects network traffic passing through it, and denies or permits passage based on a set of rules.
The following are the top Best 12 rated free personal firewall.
To choose the personal firewall that best fits your needs. check out our detailed reviews which is coming soon….

Top personal firewall.

  1. ZoneAlarm PRO Firewall 2009
  2. F-Secure Internet Security
  3. Outpost Firewall Pro
  4. Prisma Firewall 2009
  5. Norman Personal Firewall
  6. eConceal Pro
  7. NeT Firewall 2009
  8. COMODO FIREWALL PRO
  9. Webroot Desktop Firewall
  10. ESET Smart Security – Firewall

Dell Mini 12 My review

Features are

  • 12.1in 1,280 x 800 screen
  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 CPU
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 80GB hard drive
  • Windows Vista Home Basic Edition
  • 25.5mm thick, 1.25Kg
  • 3-cell 24WHr battery

The use of an Atom CPU with a mere 1GB of RAM to play Windows Vista Home Basic Edition. A Linux system is expected to come later, so it’s not all bad news though.

The Mini 12 costs £429

If considered as a small, low-powered and above all portable notebook, then, the Mini 12 could be a lot more attractive.

How to Choose a Good Domain Name?

Choosing a domain name for your site is one of the most important steps towards creating the perfect internet presence. Many factors must be considered when choosing a good domain name. 

Domain names can be really long or really short.In general, choose a domain name that is short in length

The shorter your domain name, the easier it will be for people remember.  If your site is long and difficult to pronounce, people will not remember the name of the site and unless they bookmark the link, they may never return.

You should also consider the different top level domain names. here are many top level domain names available today including .com, .net, .org, and .biz. In most cases, the more unusual the top level domain, the more available domain names are available. However, the .com top level domain is far and away the most commonly used domain on the internet, driven by the fact that it was the first domain extension put to use commercially and has received incredible media attention. If you cannot lay your hands on a .com domain name, look for a .net domain name, which is the second most commercially popular domain name extension.