News magazines

News magazines

Apr 23

The delivery of news from magazines has been practiced for long. These include coverage of events, analysis as well as prescriptions. They range from health, motor vehicles, celebrities, family and sporting magazines. Each is dedicated to a specific area where they emphasize on excellence coverage.

Health magazines will focus on looking for most recent information on nutrition and healthy living. They cover real-time stories as a sample of the whole population they target. These include foods to help people keep physically fit. They will cover importance physical exercise and their benefit to every reader. The increased use of supplements is not left behind. They will engage professionals who write a detailed analysis of the effects of these supplements in the diet. They will also offer a column for public opinion where they publish the feedback from their audience.

Increased rates of lifestyle diseases have led to the emergence of personal medical providers. This includes doctors and therapists. They have columns in health magazines where they inform the audience about the ways of prevention, living and cure of these diseases. They will cover scientific facts on the disease in a simplified language for the target audience to comprehend. Their services are highly relied on by the readers. The information offered will face public scrutiny. This comes as reader’s opinion after they have followed the given instructions. Individuals looking for marketing chances will find these magazines important. They will advertise their goods alongside the articles by professionals. For instance, nutritional products will be advertised in the columns which cover healthy diets.

The Rise and Death of 3D TV

The Rise and Death of 3D TV

Mar 03

As recently as 2010, 3D was all the rage and the promise of an immersive three dimensional experience excited many people. The release and subsequent success of Hollywood blockbusters like 3D film Avatar indicated greater things to come. DisplaySearch, a display market research company, projected unit sales exceeding 90 million by 2014. Broadcasters like the BBC and ESPN even started offering 3D broadcasts.

Three years down the line and BBC have shut down its 3D division, ESPN is shutting its service by the end of the year and 3D TV sales are going through the floor. What happened to such a promising form of display technology? The facts are varied and I will highlight some:

Eyestrains and headaches
According to a 2010 Nielsen Co study, over 25% of those interviewed complained of headaches resulting from watching 3D TV, especially at home. The sheer amount of information and alteration of reality meant viewers got overwhelmed and this caused them disorientation and discomfort.

Inconvenience
Many people found that wearing 3D goggles for home viewing was impractical and inconvenient to their comfort.

Incompatibility with existing player capabilities
3D content must be filmed, played and displayed through 3D capable devices. So, buying a 3D TV meant buying a new player for DVDs and movies shot in 3D.

Lack of Content
The ultimate killer of the format was that there just wasn’t enough 3D content on the market (even Hollywood gave up) so the display was used in 2D instead.

The Smartphone Revolution

The Smartphone Revolution

Feb 03

Cell phones have been evolving exponentially since Motorola unveiled the first handheld mobile phone in April, 1973. The phone allowed half an hour of talk time and charged for ten hours. The phone had no other function except for calling.

Today’s gizmos can do an amazing range of tasks; calling, texting, surfing the web, document viewing and a range of other applications through application programs (apps). The apps are the latest craze on the Smartphone. Apps are short programs tailor made to carry out particular functions using the operating system on the phone.

A simple example is the Gmail app which enables the user to access their email in one click of the an icon on the phone display as opposed to manually searching and logging into their account on a web browser. This type of app simplifies access to websites and functions on the phone and includes apps for Skype, online retail stores like eBay, social sites like twitter and many others.

There are apps for games like Angry Birds, apps for brain training exercises like Lumosity on the iPhone among others. These apps open programs. The vast majority of apps however, are tools to perform specific jobs and there are literally thousands of amazing things they can do; apps that can diagnose air quality (Breathometer), test water for impurities, apps that read your fingerprints and even Omnio, an app that could make a medical diagnosis.

These apps have simplified access to information and that can only lead to more innovation.

Top news websites for entertainment

Top news websites for entertainment

Jan 27

There is a high demand for news delivery in the digital world. The need to integrate the world has led to more methods of news delivery. People are eager to know about all parts of the world as they seek to expand their activities in these areas. The major events are covered by live television stations, FM radios, social sites as well as websites. Rapid growth is being experienced in websites news delivery as they are more convenient to all online users.

Entertainment websites will cover the world of music, poetry, movies among others. They will follow the events organized for specific celebrities and their fans. There are numerous genres of music and movies. This has led to emergence of specialized websites which will focus on a specific genre of music. They include Rock, Jazz, Hip hop among others.

The increased love of music has led to rapid growth in music production and marketing. This has in turn led to rapid growth in the number of music news websites. Celebrity life will be closely followed by these web sites. They will seek to report each action and plans they have for their supporters. Some production houses will own personal sites. They will offer information on every song or album they release.

The Websites linked to entertainment television channels will also offer valuable information on music trends. Since they are in direct contact with the fans, they are responsible for popularizing the released music. They will also offer producers a chance to know the feelings of their fans. There are music charts which will offer the top music in a specific genre. They will rate them in systems such as world top ten hits, annual top ten hits and most downloaded music in a week.

Top news websites for sports.

Top news websites for sports.

Dec 09

Sports websites will attract many sports lovers. They will offer information on major games played in the world. They include football tournaments, cricket, athletics, motor racing, swimming among others. Each website will focus on a specific sporting activity. They will inform about sports organizations, the scheduled tournaments as well as expected participants. They will document a vivid history of the sporting activity and the outstanding performances.

Some teams will own websites which are entirely dedicated to their activities. These include football teams which boast a large number of followers. Events organized by these teams will be covered by the sites. They also offer an opinion column where the spectators will express their expectations on the teams. Players will also be featured comprehensively. Their history and playing record will not be left out.

World sporting organizations are a major contributor to sporting news. Some will own sites which will report on activities they are carrying out. Increase in number of internationally recognized sports has been witnessed in the recent past. This has been followed by the formation of numerous governing bodies which range from global to continental and national. They will document the latest changes in rules of the games.

International stadiums will host games for international teams. They will offer this information on their own sites which are entirely dedicated to the events they host. Charges and spectator conduct is also well listed in these sites. Past records of performances will help any site visitor to make informed decisions before attending these events. They may include the charges expected at the entry points.