Have you ever tried screen mirroring (or casting) your phone on a Smart Tv? You must have. There are tons of available applications for this task. If you haven’t heard of Screen mirroring, let me explain:
Screen mirroring (sometimes called screen casting) allows you to mirror your mobile device’s content to your TV screen.
Currently, Bitcoin is leading the charts among all coins. So what exactly is the technology that makes Bitcoin so special and why do so many people, including me, thinks that cryptocurrencies are going to change the world.
As we all have seen, cryptocurrencies (cryptoC) are the latest thing everyone is talking about. People are loving it, hating it, investing in it and surely talking about it. Many wallets and trading platforms have emerged to ease short term trading and long term investment. In this article I’m going to share my thoughts on this uprising technology that is taking the world by storm.
Around ten years back when social platforms started gaining popularity, everyone was amazed to look how Internet can change lives and what power it beholds.
Now there is an application / website for everything. Every single thing that can cross our minds. That’s really helpful, right? Well sure, up to a certain level. Our day to day lives have changed a lot since the online evolution. Now we get news in 60 words, there are online trial rooms, there is even an application for reminding us to drink water every hour for god’s sake!
Now here is where I think we have crossed a line. Using technology to simplify our lives is brilliant, but being dependent on our phones for every little damn thing of our day to day lives is kind of depressing. Sure, we don’t realize this yet, but we soon will.
There are several studies explaining the dark sides of technology, namely how the virtual world affects our state of thinking, and makes us more prone to depression, stress and anxiety. But yeah, we don’t give a fuck.
We tend to deny our level of dependence on our smartphones. We can’t give up that dopamine release when we hear the notification sounds. I think it’s time to realize our shortcomings and try to get rid of this severe addiction. Shall we?
Here are some things I tried:
For starters, I have blocked all the notifications for all the social networking applications from my android device. Might help in focusing more on the physical than the virtual world.
Have limited the use of service providing apps like Grofers, Paytm etc. Not that they aren’t helpful. It’s just nice to visit the market sometimes.
Managing my time with my devices. I try to use my phone for either work or learning something. For entertainment purposes, I prefer reading a book.
Let’s try to keep a balance between the real and virtual world. Technology is awesome, let’s just not let it empower us.
I’m gonna write some short posts on React now onwards that will help beginners with the JS library made by Facebook for making User Interfaces.
As there are tons of articles on the topic which nicely explains all it’s features, uses and it’s strengths and weaknesses compared to other frameworks/libraries, I’ll keep the posts really short only describing why new developers should give React a try.
The three topics for my future posts on the series will be:
What is React and who’s using it.
Why we should use it.
React in future and future by React.
Stay tuned for these. I’ll add links wherever necessary for the readers to explore.
PS: I worked on React + Redux at Myntra during my six months Internship.
These days all of us are addicted to Social Media, agreed, but i was really wondering how bad this addiction can be and how will one react if he/she is denied the access to all the social hubs out there for a day. I tried it on myself. Damn! It was too hard.
Regularly, after every couple of minutes, I felt the need of checking Whatsapp/Facebook/Quora… the list is endless(though Quora serves a different purpose, we’re focusing on the bigger picture here).
I realized, this anxiety is a result of my prolonged use of these platforms and though they prove to be very useful at times
(after all, they are an important source of communication, you’ll say) aren’t that beneficial. Yes! We are now habitual to visiting(and staying on) these online gatherings, at regular intervals in a day. Ironically, most of time we ignore the fact that this addiction is purely because of their fraudulent nature and they aren’t as serviceable as we ponder they are.
So ultimately I reached to the conclusion that:
I don’t use Facebook, Facebook uses me.
So, try to cut down your time on these social mongers and get relieved of Whatsapp-iliosis 🙂
Yes the name is nice, I chose it :p . The startup we founded is still a child, merely a couple of months old, but is holding some brilliant ideas within. A small team comprising of some engineering students made for developing some solutions for our daily problems through technology and innovation is officially going to make their products/services public soon.
We do not and will not follow a specific stream. We are just trying to make our ideas a reality. We are mere sophomores and hence aren’t afraid of failure. We are working towards our goal to make a difference in society by our efforts, and are constantly trying to make efficient and innovative products.
It’ll be too soon to mention the details of our products, but soon a prototype will be launched.
As of now we are focusing on Wearable tech and Android apps but soon we’ll…
Realizing this small fact while talking to a developer friend of mine yesterday, I tried to find the reason why most of the coders/developers are so functional at night, and why all their hilarious works are a product of a coffee and a sleepless noche.
Is it the stillness or the silence of the room, or is it the hyper brain activity many people feel at the end of the day. I don’t know about the scientific reason, but yes i clearly found the psychological one from my own personal experience.
“The guilt of not doing anything functional the whole day”
Yes, personally I feel this is the only reason we spent our nights dwelling. To save ourselves from the haunt of useless time waste we do in the daylight. I read a beautiful answer on Quora depicting the mentality of an average programmer.
Waste time – Code at night – Pledge to not do this again – Repeat!
Yeah, that’s what we go through each day.
Its still not that bad, at least we end up doing something, but realizing the fact that’s its going to happen every time, I’ll make my work schedule accordingly next time and will try to make my days more efficient.