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New Software Testing Helps Identify Flaws in Surgical Robots

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Many people are torn about the idea of going under a knife that’s controlled by a robot. On one hand, a robot is going to be steadier and better skilled than a human. On the other hand, a robot can be affected by glitches that could be fatal for the patient. Software testers are working to end the fears associated with surgical robots, but will it be enough to calm a patient’s nerves about robotic healthcare?

Why Robots Would Be Beneficial

Doctors are under a lot of stress from long hours and when you throw in family problems and other stress factors, a doctor’s mind can be a million miles away. This can be extremely dangerous in the operating room. Robots don’t have to worry about anything except the task at hand. This means that there’s complete focus on the operation. Another problem is human mistakes. Doctors and their surgical team certainly don’t mean to leave items inside their patients, but it does happen. A robot is working on a set of instructions, making it near impossible to make such mistakes. Read More

Will Windows 8 and Windows RT will be successful like Kinect?

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Kinect was one of the game controllers launched by Windows. It became extremely popular and within a year it was sold in such a number that it could successfully take its place in the Guinness World Record Book.  One statistics can prove this fact. Within 60 days 8 million units could have been sold. This immense success increased the courage of Microsoft in the hardware Industry. They launched ARM in the month of October this year and in the coming January they are going to launch x86 Surfaces. They are expecting the success of these two devices also.

Windows 8 and Windows RT

Now the million dollar question is that whether Windows RT and Windows 8 are going to repeat the success story of Microsoft what they experienced with Kinect. After the Thanksgiving Day people of America goes for shopping. It generally continues to be in the same extent till Christmas. $52bn was bought by 226 million people of America last year during this time.

This is the time when most of the retailers offer discounts on their products as people do shopping in a wild manner. This is no doubt the best time to launch a product and Microsoft has perfectly chosen this time to sell Windows RT and Windows 8. Amazon, one of the best retailing chain in America are selling Lenovo, Dell and other Laptops containing Windows 8 with offer price and already their plan is getting success. Peripheral and Touch Covers are provided to customers with discount price.

This is no doubt a success story but if you compare it with the success of Kinect, the success is not that much. It was asked to 2000 adults that they want to upgrade their PC with Windows 8 or not. Thirty Nine Percent of people have given positive response. There is no doubt about the fact that it is a positive start. However, one thing also has to be admitted that Microsoft expected little bit more than this.

Well as per the Tablets are concern, Windows 8 is fighting quite well with Apple iOS and Google Android. People are keen to buy tablets with windows 8 in the same level with which they are buying tablets having Google Android application. People who have used windows before want the new version of windows. This is no doubt happy news for Microsoft.

However the news for ARM and Windows RT is not good for Microsoft. As per the survey only 2% of people want to upgrade their PC with these two versions. This is no doubt a shock for Microsoft. Windows 7 was no doubt a big success for Microsoft. However, it is not clear that the new versions will be that much popular or not. However, this is quite clear that, the craze what Kinect got, can not be reached by the two new versions launched by Microsoft.

Well, it can be said, that the new versions like Windows RT or Windows 8 can become more popular as the day progresses. However, Microsoft can not expect the same success story what they got with Kinect.

Joe Danger: Special Edition Review

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Great news for the Xbox 360 folks as you will now be able to get your hands on Joe Danger. Blend the physics of Trials and the level design of Excitebike and mingle it with cartoon presentation and what comes out to be is a satisfying fun game called Joe Danger. Joe Danger is probably the best motorcycle game I have come across and Xbox 360 users should download it right away.

Joe Danger: Special Edition Review

The story of the game is pretty simple and yet great. The story revolves around the main character Joe who once was a great stunt motorcyclist but his long lasting careers end with a devastating injury. He now decides to get back into the stunt business but he has forgotten how to pull off tricks and it is now your duty to help remember and perform those amazing stunts. Performing stunts isn’t that much of a difficult job due to easy and responsive controls.

One thing that really stands out in Joe Danger is the amount of freedom you have. Each stage is comprised of several objectives but it is up to you how to them and which one to accomplish first. You can either go for collecting the letters which ultimately spells “Danger” or you can aim for finishing the race under the given time. Completing these objectives earn you star which can then be used to unlock additional levels. Even if you get stuck on a level, you can always jump to other level and do something else.

The game isn’t about race tracks only.  You can find hidden areas and items as you explore the Joe Danger’s world. Trials was a good game but I have to say later levels really got on my nerve whereas I found Joe Danger much more encouraging. It does provide you with difficult objectives but you will never find them to be too hard to complete.

So, there you go! In case you’re looking for a cool game to help you relax from your daily troubles, Joe Danger is a great option, and since it’s available via X-box live you can get it right away if you want. Have fun playing, just make sure it doesn’t disturb your productivity, ok?

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