Smell Features and Computer Hardware

Imagine computer hardware that put out a smell while you watched DVD, online movie, music video, or played a video game? All that is now possible and it is on its way as we speak, perhaps hitting the shelves by 2012 for those personal tech leading edge early adopters. Who knows maybe you are one, and this is intriguing to you. Well then, let’s discuss this new technology and some of its implications.

There was an interesting article recently in PC World in the Geek Tech section titled; “Smell-O-Vision Wafts Closer With New Research Project” by Elizabeth Fish published on June 20, 2011. The article said;

“Forget 3D HDTV; here comes smell-o-vision! Maybe. Researchers from the UCSD & Samsung’s (SAIT) have developed a smell-o-vision concept device, which could add another aspect of realism to what you watch on TV. In a proof of concept paper, researchers showed it is possible for 1,000s of smells using a ‘compact device’ that attached to the back of a screen or built into a cellphone. The team built the device in such a way that keeps costs and circuitry down to produce around 10,000 scents.”

That is rather interesting isn’t it? Yes, it is and recently I was discussing all this with a fellow think tanker, Troy LaClaire, and I laughed and said; okay, but then you’d need special smell-neutralizing kits to de-smell your house each month. He agreed and suggested that we invest in a home smell air-cleaning system and get on board for the great wave in a new industry? Well, that makes sense, may as well hedge your bet, and make even more money that’s funny.

Troy had suggested that the system would have to use smells that would dissipate quickly, and possibly include an “air neutralizer” cartridge that would work in tandem, that way you could clear out smells, so that they don’t overlap too much. Yes, that is a great point, and yes that’s a big problem with chemicals accumulating, and then there is the whole issue with the human immune system and smells, and accumulated combining chemicals.

Troy mentioned another challenge which could cause lawsuits for a computer hardware smell system, namely that there would be the possibility of the units causing seizure, as some can be set off by specific smells so you do not want it to be something that might cause a seizure, while on the flip side some are preceded by specific smell ‘auras’ – so you do not want to freak someone out.

Yes, this is a real issue, it’s something that must be considered, there are folks that have Real Problems with this. Maybe there could be a list of scents one could block-out, kind of like not accepting peanuts on an airliner if you are allergic. It appears there are still a few bugs to work out on this technology, but it will be our future. Please consider all this.

Burn Nintendo Wii Games – Backup Your Wii Games and Save Your Money

Nintendo Wii games are precious in value and content. The high quality graphics of the Wii games are simply amazing. The Wii game discs are costly as compared to Xbox or PS3 games. The pricey game discs have compelled the Wii gaming console owners to backup their original games. That is why, it is insane on the gamer’s part to spend twice on a single game.

Since the game discs are fragile, it is inevitable that they are subjected to damage one day due to the overuse. That is why it becomes essential to backup the game disc. But this cannot be done using your usual CD or DVD burning software. It requires a special game copying software that you need to purchase. Some people prefer to fix the scratched game discs rather than spending $30 on the game copying software. They run behind the fixing methods like banana trick and alcohol trick. Rubbing banana or wiping alcohol on the scratched discs is not an ideal method to fix the game discs. In fact, I would say that once the game disc has got scratched, it is far from fixing. In stead of pursuing such silly methods, it is wise to spend some amount on the game copying software and go on making backup of your favorite game discs.

Making backup of your favorite game discs is not difficult at all. What you need is install a game copying software, a bunch of blank DVDs and your own original game disc that you are willing to burn. The burning process is not lengthy, if your computer is newer and faster. It will take few minutes to burn a DVD and make a backup copy in no time.

The burning process is quite simple. Firstly, load the Wii game disc in your computer that you want to make the copy. Secondly, start the game copying software. It will decrypt all the data of your game disc onto the computer. Then the software will prompt you to load a blank disc. The last thing is it will make an exact duplicate copy of the original Wii game.

Thus, you can save your money by backing up your original game discs. The condition is you should purchase the game copying software. That is the legal and royal way to backup your favorite Nintendo Wii games.

Accounting Fraud and Computer Crimes Create Need For Qualified Investigators

An epidemic of white-collar financial crime has resulted in the development of specialized education programs focused on economic crime investigation and fraud management. These college-level degree programs attract students who are interested in law enforcement and are attracted by the very unique nature of these types of crimes and the special investigative techniques required to solve them.

There seems to be no end to the greed in the hearts of some professional business people. It isn’t enough to have fancy cars, vacation homes and other lavish perks of the highly successful. Many selfish individuals have decided to play a risky game of “milk-the-company-for-all-it’s-worth” to fuel an unhealthy appetite to acquire more “things” for no other reason than to have them. As a result, books are cooked, balance sheets become unbalanced and finally, as in the case of Enron, there is nothing left to share with the shareholders.

Economic crime is a broad category encompassing a variety of offenses all of which are focused on bilking a private company, government agency or other professional institution out of their financial resources. Individuals at any level of an organization including, as we have seen in recent years, the most senior management, may perpetrate these crimes. And the methods that they use may be highly sophisticated including manipulating computer systems or fudging accounting records.

A fraud investigator must be highly educated and well versed in the financial and technological systems and practices that may have been altered or doctored in some way. Terms like “computer forensics and “accounting forensics” have entered the lexicon of crime investigators as they begin probing a crime scene that does not contain blood evidence, signs of violence or even an obvious victim. But these are certainly not victimless crimes.

Hundreds of major corporations, government institutions and law enforcement agencies are staffing up with economic crime specialists, fraud investigators and fraud management specialists. The need for qualified investigators has prompted colleges to develop specialized curricula devoted to the study of economic crime prevention. Some schools feature Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs in Economic Crime. The courses are usually instructed by faculty members experienced in economic crime investigation and computer crime control. Right now, more than 90% of their Bachelor’s in Economic Crime Investigation graduates are working in professional positions relevant to their career interests.

Graduates with these unique, highly specialized degrees are in great demand. A number of colleges are now making these programs available for online study. That means that, no matter what your current commitments or time constraints, these very attractive and potentially lucrative and rewarding degree programs are available to almost anyone. Who knows, at some point in the not-too-distant future you may be instrumental in finding, apprehending and convicting economic criminals that are stealing from us all.