Just some study i made, only the understanding or conclusion here. For the years 2012-16. Low power consumption means we all last longer, healthy, si no, carbon footprint, Ser hombre bueno.
Units and Metrics -
Screen Size is in Inches. Carbon or 'caramba' is the color code to emphasize the energy consumption. Power is the zap or punch of 'P4 at 2 Giga Hz with 1GB Ram' - Let us say, this configuration packs One "Gonz".
Energy is the juice it takes on the average browsing, word processing or multimedia, in Watts. What you saw and What you got
If a Video was created in a Lower Resolution it is no use showing it at a High Resolution. A Video created or acquired in High Resolution can be shown in any lower resolution.
Showing a Video in High Resolution in smaller devices will not help much. This is the limit of the Human Eye itself. So do not waste bandwidth and processing power in very small devices.
Gracias Senor or Senorita, for the patient reading.
Date Time Clock Widgets
When i found the Remote controls and the early mobile phones difficult to use. I felt i have to try to design user interface within a small footprint. This helped me innovate a Active or Dynamic GUI concept; as shown in the Ability to change the skins of the Audio Music player and Digital Alarm Clock. The metronome too see the other project in this profile. These were done around 2005-6-7. Both for elements on my site and gadgets.
Digital Alarm Clock Gadget - I also made a Virtual Web Gadget Alarm Clock Simulation that will demonstrate a Dynamic GUI in a Limited Facia Area.
Reduce the number of operations a user would do at achieve a purpose. Auto, Intuitive, Context Gui. When a Customer comes to buy Trousers, Take him to the Trouser Corner. Do not show Tuxedo option. The colors have good contrast and the text clearly visible.
A Highlighted reaction to user action. Tactile. Dynamic GUI, see in Gadgets above. GUI Elements appear only for that sequence of actions. No clutter. Menus if used, should not get stuck. Should not be fidgety, should not be menus at all if possible.
Any Device with Computing Abilities and an Integrated Screen of Size 7
Inches or more can be called a Pad, Tablet, Netbook, Laptop, Notebook
or Desktop according to the size and use.
In this Professional, Serious and Productive Work can be done.
The All-in-One Low Power Desktop PC or the Nettop clinging behind the
Monitor are the “Heir Apparent” of your Erstwhile Power Hungry Tower
The 14-15 inch Notebooks with or without being convertible to Touch-Tablet is the clear winning computing device.
Innovate Next Notepad
The Mousepad and Mouse have to be Integrated in the side of the keyboard. The Touchpad has to be replaced by some Invention.
We could slide a tray on the right of the Laptop, which becomes the
Mousepad or GesturePad. A low profile flat wireless mouse docked at the
bottom of the Laptop (wireless charging on dock) is removed and put on
the Pad. The Mouse is back …..life is much much better.
It could also be just a GesturePad as big as a mouse pad, A sturdy
thin unbreakable reinforced poly carbonate pad that slides into the
Notebook when not in use.
To use it, keep the entire palm on the pad and make Touch-Screen like
Gestures, The three main fingers all can tap to simulate
click/double-click and even the page scroll with middle finger.
An Embedded Device less than 5 Inches is a Portable Communication and
Gaming Device only. This is not good enough as a Computing Device.
What we now need is the GesturePad that slides from the right of the Laptop along with TouchScreen Laptops that have already arrived.
Here is an example how i feel a DTH portal can interleave with interactive optical/wireless networks on land.
Let us assume Simtel has a DTH Channel. They broadcast MS updates from
10.00 AM to 10.30 AM. Linux updates at 11.00AM and Mac at 9.00 AM. All
updates, some repetitive in gzip format and a advance xml feed
indicating and enabling parsing of content on a digital device.
From 1.00 PM to 5.00 PM is subscriber time. "Your favorite software is
'played' at these times". A user can use his phone or tablet to request a
media. paid or free. All software will be broadcast at the time slot.
With a xml feed/sitemap.
The user transfers the software from dth box to his computer using
usb/lan. If he has been mailed dual layer decrypt keys he will be able
to unzip the paid software. Else he can look thru the
formatted/presented xml for any free software/media he would like to
DTH software providers can monetize using software developers to
publicize their demo versions. Other firms from computers to toothbrush
providers can give a "Media Promotion Pack" with
wallpapers/freeware/video/audio/presentations and discounted/free
Auxiliary Software Media DTH Download Box - Reduce Net Congestion
# Either you connect the USB of this Download-Box to Router to make a
media server for your Netbooks & Tablets or plug it to your Desktop
# This has a Tiny LCD Touch Screen, Key in the URL & Press Get,
Wait. Media ready beep will come in a few secs. Satellite Delays don't
# Invent something like Satellite Software/Media Download DTH Service -
Small dish on Roof, A Stand alone Box with One Tera Byte HDD and USB.