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[Other] [Tech Weekly Vol 55] Types Of Touchscreen Technology, GPS Tracking, Big Data And More!

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Technology is making our lives easier and simpler day by day. Do you know technology advances every 18 months? That means a new technology is born every 18 months, pretty cool isn't it? In the era of advancing technology let's look at the technologies evolving day by day. Our super awesome Techie Team comes up with the explanation of all possible technologies so our beloved Mi Community members stay updated with the latest happening in the world of technologies. Let's take a look what we have this week for you!

How Do Advertisers Track Your Activity Online? - Explained!
- Sam_crazy

I hope you all are well . Friends, Have you ever searched for a deal on a mobiles and laptops and for the following week, all you see are online ads about Mobiles and Laptops? It’s clear to most users that companies are tracking our online activities. While advertisers use a number of methods to track users’ online habits, one popular method is called a “tracking pixel," also known as a “web beacon.”  I will try to explain in details about this in this thread so stay tuned.

What Are "Tracking Pixels " Or Web Beacons?

Web beacons are small objects that are embedded, usually invisibly, into a web page. The most common form of web beacon is the 1×1 GIF (not to be confused with the animated GIFs you know from memes). The format is the same, but GIFs are used as beacons because the format is universally recognized on every modern web browser. Let's see how to check these web beacons.

Let’s get back to the page view in the browser. To an ordinary eye, the page looks like this:

All You Need To Know About Different Types Of Touchscreen Technology!

  • Resistive touchscreen technology is considered the most affordable of the lot to implement, and uses quite a simple principle. It consists of two transparent and flexible layers which are electrically resistive, separated by a thin space where electric current is passed.
  • capacitive touch technology is a widely used and very versatile technology based on capacitive coupling, which takes human body capacitance as input. The difference between the dielectric of air and  the dielectric of fingers or a stylus is detected by the touchscreen, which then registers input.
  • Surface acoustic wave touch technology is a very interesting technology that employs transducers to register touch input. Two transducers, one each for sending and receiving, are placed along the X and Y axis of a screen’s glass plate. Also added are reflectors, which reflect electrical signals sent from one transducer to another.
  • Infrared LED and photodetector pairs placed around the edges of the screen. These beams are projected in vertical and horizontal patterns over the screen. Any disruption in the path of the beams is detected by the photodetectors, which translates into the location of the touch event. The best part is that infrared touch technology works perfectly well with different types of inputs, like fingers, styli, gloves and more.

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HD Ready TV Vs Full HD TV: Difference Explained!
- Sam_crazy

  • In the U.S., HD Ready for a TV means that the TV can output 720p images and has a built-in digital tuner. However, the same HD Ready logo is also printed on several projectors, computer monitors, and other devices which don’t have a tuner. The TV is the exception.
  • The term HD Ready was first in the United States to indicate that a television had the capability to display a high-definition picture, which meant that it could handle 720p (HD), 1080i, and 1080p (Full HD). The “p” in 720p and 1080p stands for “progressive scan”, indicating that the image on the TV is drawn line after line, resulting in a sharper image, especially when there’s a lot of action is on screen.
  • The “i” in 1080i indicates “interlaced”, the opposite of “p”, in which the TV plays back images at a rate of 60 frames per second, but are broadcast at 30 frames per second , resulting in a doubling up, or interlacing, of the images, resulting in a better sense of motion and less flicker.
  • Because these HD Ready televisions did not contain a built-in HD tuner, in order to realize its full high-definition potential, an HD source, such as a cable box, or other HD content device, had to supply the TV with a signal. As a result of this confusion, the FCC required TV manufacturers to include a digital tuner in these HD Ready machines, and as of March 2007, this term has been obsolete.

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Everything You Need To Know About GPS Tracking!
- Sam_crazy

  • GPS stands for Global Positioning System. It’s a space-based navigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the U.S. Air Force. The U.S. Department of Defense first created the system in the 1970s using 24 satellites, but it didn’t become fully operational until the 1990s.
  • Despite being a project operated by the American military, the Global Positioning System is free for anyone to use. All you need is a GPS receiver, a direct line of sight to at least four satellites, and to be somewhere on (or near) the planet Earth.
  • Everything You Need To Know About GPS Tracking!
  • While GPS is open to everyone, the U.S. can deny access to certain people or organizations. As a result, Russia developed a different system. GLONASS is currently the only alternative option that spans the entire globe and offers comparable precision. China, the European Union, and India are each working on their own solutions.

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All You Need To Know About Big Data!
- Sam_crazy

In this modern age, data is the new currency. We all know the basic thing that data means some type of information,  but there's more to the story friends. When we think about data, all we get in mind is a collection, organization and storge of large information. But how much data? In this internet age, companies and organizations around the world has collected so much data that now when we are talking about it at very large scale. It's a BiG Data which has a huge impact on our lives. In this thread, I'll try to explain you Big Data in detail. So, let's get started.

What Is Big Data?

Big data is a data set so large that our traditional means of managing information isn’t up for the job. This collection can take many forms.


  • The tweets stored on Twitter’s servers.
  • The information Google gets from tracking car rides.
  • A country’s full set of local and national election results, going back as far as records have been kept.
  • What health insurance companies know about who gets what treatments done at which hospitals.
  • The types of purchases and places that appear on credit cards.
  • What people watch on Netflix, when, where, and how long.

Well, this was all about the best technologies for this week, special thanks to all the authors of the threads for contributing their knowledge and time so that our fellow Mi fans stay up to date with the latest happenings in the world!

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