The Rise of Technology in Rifle Scopes

The Rise of Technology in Rifle Scopes

Rifle scopes are engineered to precision so that they fulfill one purpose, which is to make the marksman’s target smaller. Humans have had 176 years to perfect the rifle scope and there has been incredible headway made. The recent rifle scope review of the Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 2 enlightens the audience to the marvel that is the rifle scope of the 21st century. Crystal is created specifically for optic use with multiple coats of aluminum or silver that are vaporized onto the prisms so as to make them not entirely reflective so that marksmen have a clearer view of their target. Scopes are “O” rings, which are sealed tubes filled with nitrogen to help prevent fogging and make them more water resistant for longer periods of time.

Rifle scopes are made to endure adventurous hunts and stay more accurate than ever before utilizing the best in telescopic technology from some of the most reputable companies today. Your heart rate can slow and you can release that breath you have been holding as you squeeze the trigger, knowing for certain your shot will hit its mark, due to the precision engraved in the engineering of your scope. Now, in the age of big data, Nikon has revolutionized an industry it was already standing strong in by putting more power in the consumer’s hands. Spot On, which is an application for your smartphone designed by Nikon, helps the consumer to compare ballistic analysis for their specific weapon to their scopes so that the aiming points of the reticle align exactly with the yardage they are shooting. This is the closest thing to having a spotter telling you how many “clicks up” you need to aim to hit your target with long range shots.

There have been great leaps in technological advances in the last 176 years. There are optics to help with any situation, low light, no light, infrared, and advanced combat scenarios. There are several uses for a fire arm and technology has to stand its ground against the elements. In those tough situations, it is paramount that Nikon do its job and uphold standards that keep their marksmen shooting straight. Rifle scopes have come a long way sense their beginnings and so has marksmanship. So whether you own a Nikon at the lowest range of cost or one at the highest, you will be pleased with your purchase. An $1100 Nikon Monarch with illuminated reticles, 12x zoom, and an infinite amount of parallax may seem like a hit to the wallet, but it has a ton to offer. You will be able to rest assured in the technology that has been implemented in each shot you take. Your view will be optimized and your eyes will rest comfortably.

2017 marks Nikon’s 100th birthday. As a company, Nikon has brought the world a clear view of itself for nearly a century, and now they are extending usability to allow the hunter to bag a trophy for the wall. When you expect technology to live up to function, design, and durability, Nikon has the product you need.

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The Best Televisions of 2016

The Best Televisions of 2016

the best TV 2016Over the years we have seen drastic changes in televisions. My grandpa use to tell me about the days of him staring into a department store and watching the black and white television. They had terrible reception, some had to be hand cranked, and they were tiny. As the years went on they got bigger and more bulky. My first television was a 28” Sanyo that had no remote. Whenever I wanted to change the channel, I had to get up and push a button. Unless there are still televisions like those floating around, kids these days will never know what that was like. Today, they have the capabilities to get the internet on their televisions, which makes me question how far technology is really going to go with new televisions in 2016.

Ultra HD 4K- Panasonic TX-65CZ952

Just the name of the television sounds like something out of a Back To The Future movie and something that you aren’t going to easily be able to afford if you are just the average working man or woman. The Panasonic TX-65CZ952 has one of the best picture qualities that has ever been viewed by human eyes. For example, the 65-inch television has Freeview Hd, a 3840 x 2160 resolution, OLED technology, is curved, and tackles previous OLED issues. The price tag on this beauty, a whopping £8,000. If you have any interest in this television you may want to get it now because they aren’t expected to sell in large quantities.

Sony KD-75X9405C

The Sony KD-75X9405C is a television full of beautiful color and resolution. It has one of the best contrast performances in the wide world of LCD TV’s. This particular television offers an Android TV smart platform and network connections that support streaming from tablets, smartphones, bluetooth, NFC, and networked computers. You can also download apps, stream movies, and make use of the built-in 16GB of app storage. Although this television doesn’t feature every single app you could get on your android device, it does make your TV watching experience one to remember.

LG-55EG960V

So far we have yet to see a television that isn’t a well known name, which is a good thing I suppose, which brings us to the next well known TV maker, LG. This television has incredible realism, perfect video quality, amazing colour, and a reflection-free curvature. The 4K detail of this television is clean and crisp with self-lighting pixels, which are said to be the future of television. The LG-55EG960V comes equipped with Freeview HD and FreeSat HD, OLED panel technology, webOS, a 3840 x 2160 screen resolution and an unaffordable price tag.

As I stated earlier, it is hard to tell how much further technology is going to go with televisions. For some reason, I can see our televisions just being holograms in our living room giving us a real life experience of being in the actual show. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what the television companies come out with next.

 

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Saving on Your Cell Bill

Saving on Your Cell Bill

There are some months when we open our cell phone bills and about fall over because of the price that comes with it. Most people don’t even pay attention to what is in their bill and just pay the price they see. So, how do we know if we are getting ripped off or not if we don’t even look at all of the charges. Some cell phone companies charge random things to your account in hopes that you don’t notice, because most likely, you won’t. So, what can you do to save on your bill and avoid charges that you shouldn’t even be getting?

Weeding Out the Useless

First off, don’t bother buying insurance for your phone because there is a good chance that you aren’t even going to have to tap into it. Not to mention, if something does happen to your phone, you have to jump through hoops to even receive money. Second, forget about the roadside assistance. This is unnecessary and your cell phone plan probably already includes assistance of some kind. Not to mention, most credit cards offer roadside assistance to help when you need it, so if you already have one of those, you probably don’t need one for your phone too.

School & Employee Discounts

A lot of companies partner with phone providers to offer their employees a discount of some kind. Many medium and small businesses offer discounts, but you have to go looking for them because most of the time they don’t advertise the price cuts to their employees. Same with student discounts, they are there, but unadvertised. If you go to your human resources department, they can tell you if there are specific discounts available. These savings can drop your cost by 10 to 30 percent per month, once you find them.

Prepaid Is In

Remember back in the early 2000’s when cell phones became smaller and starting using minutes? People today are going back to that method because it cuts the hidden costs and fees. Prepaid plans vary and some charge a daily fee or only for the minutes you use. If you don’t use your phone for anything other than making the occasional phone call or sending the occasional text message, prepaid is the way to go. This can save you a lot of money in the long run. With a prepaid service, you won’t have the option for a fancy phone like an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. You will get a plain phone with very little features, but what would you rather have? A simple phone that you pay the same amount for each month or a smart phone that you pay $150 or more a month for?

Ask for A Better Deal

Yes, it is that simple, ask for a better deal. If you are willing to do some haggling, you can definitely get a better rate. Cell phone companies will do just about anything to keep your loyalty, even if it means cutting your rates. Always ask for specials, upgrades and other discounts when you are talking to your phone companies customer service specialist. Your phone service is negotiable and flexible, you just have to know how to do it.

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Fiber Optic

Fiber Optic

Fiber-optic communications find their basis on a physical principle of light within a glass apparatus is capable of carrying significantly more information over longer distances than for example electrical signals can carry in a coaxial of copper conduit or radio waves via a wireless medium. Today’s glass fiber with its purity , with an improved electronics system, permits fiber optics to transfer light signals that have been digitized hundreds of miles with no need for amplification. Having almost no losses in transmission, high bandwidth and very low interference, using optical fiber is close to perfect choice for a transmission medium.

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What is an optical fiber?

_originalIt is a clear, see-through and flexible fiber made of glass, plastic or silica, with a thickness little above a strand of hair. It works as a waveguide to transfer light from one side of the fiber to other. Optical fibers that are mostly used in communications, allow transmission at long distances and high bandwidths much more than wire cables. Fibers are not affected by electromagnetic disturbances and data loss is much smaller.

imagesFibers have many other uses and applications for example: for illumination, projecting images, fiber lasers and sensors. Optical fibers are usually made up of a transparent core encompassed by a see-through covering material with low refraction index. Fibers that support many crosswise modes are called multi-mode fibers, and ones that support a single one are single-mode fibers.Multi-mode fibers with a wider diameter are used for short-distance communication and single-mode fibers are mostly used for longer connections.

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Joining optical fiber is more complicated than joining electrical cable. The ends of the fibers must be correctly spliced one with the other and their cores must match perfectly, then they are fused together using heat. There are also special connectors to temporarily connect fiber ends. Optical fibers are commonly used in telecommunication, and also with creating a computer network due to it’s flexibility and the ease of bundling as cables.

fibre2The light signals going through each channel of the fiber can go up to 111 Gbit/s, where 40 Gbit/s is common in use today. A transmission of 400 Gbit/s within a channel was established by scientists in June, 2013.Each fiber can contain a multitude of channels, where each has it’s own wavelength of light. A standard Ethernet cable, with a capacity from 100 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s speeds is mostly used in office networks because even one fiber of it has a higher capacity than a regular electrical cable, another advantage is also the immunity to electrical obstructions. They are resistant to lightning, explosive fumes so they can keep communications equipment safe in many dangerous areas and are much more difficult if not impossible to tap.

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