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Unit 3a The Impact of ICT on myself

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Unit 3a: The Impact of ICT on myself Personal * Digital Camera - Sony Cyber-shot W100 a) Description of my Sony Cyber-shot W100 The following are the full specifications of my Cyber-shot: Style Ultra Compact Megapixels 8.1 Resolution 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176 (3:2), 3072 x 2304, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1872 (3:2), 2048 x 1536, 1632 x 1224, 640 x 480 File Format JPEG Memory Cards Memory Stick DUO Zoom 3x Focal Length Equivalent 38 to 114mm Shutter Speed 1/8 to 1/1200sec Sensitivity automatic, ISO 80,100, 200, 400, 800, 1250 White Balance Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash Viewfinder Optical LCD Screen 2.5 inches Flash Modes Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, No Flash Flash Range 10.5m Shooting Modes Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach Maximum Movie Resolution 640 x 480 pixels Maximum Movie Frames Per Second 30 fps Maximum Movie Duration To capacity of memory card Macro Focus 6cms Metering Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot Self Timer Yes TV Video Out Yes Computer Connection Yes Batteries Lithium-ion Rechargeable Dimensions 94.2 x 60.6 x 24.8mm Weight 161g My Cyber-shot produces very sharp and clear images as it has 8.1 mega pixels. These pictures can then be viewed on the 2.5" LCD monitor built in the camera. Unlike analogue cameras, my digital camera's flash lightens as far as 10.5m which helps produce brighter photos. My Cyber-shot has 64MB built-in, it also has a memory card slot, so more photos can be taken in one session and unlike analogue cameras, you can copy these photos to a computer/laptop to save space on the memory card. ...read more.


Specifications Display: 262K TFD (176x220 pixels) Memory: Up to 64 MB user memory Size: 102 x 46 x 14 mm Weight: 93 grams Colour: Plush Orange, Satin Black SAR: 1.31 W/kg (10g)[1] Features Music - Walkman player 2.0 Supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+, WAV and m4a 512 MB Memory Stick included TrackID music recognition software Polyphonic ringtone, 72 channels Disc2Phone music management software Stereo headphones in the box FM radio with RDS Bluetooth stereo streaming support (A2DP) Java MIDP 2.0 Messaging TFD 1.96'' Display SMS, MMS, e-mail and IM Connectivity NetFront Internet browser RSS Reader Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP Infrared port USB 2.0 Supported Networks GSM 850 GSM 900 GSM 1800 GSM 1900 HSCSD b) How does it meet my needs? Having the need to be able to socialise with my friends on the go, I am able to socialise with friends and family through sending SMS/MMS messages. This service is very quick hence making my socialising experience more sufficient. By calling friends from my mobile phone, I am able to do other things rather than sitting next to a landline phone. With the phone's Bluetooth feature, I am able to socialise with my friends wirelessly. By using Bluetooth, I can send memorable photos, favourite songs and even captured video clips to anyone else with the Bluetooth feature capability. * Internet - Windows Live Messenger (WLM) a) Description of Windows Live Messenger WLM is an instant-messaging internet technology that allows me to talk to people, mainly friends, for free. ...read more.


Also it uses advance search which provides you with more accurate results. Google contains special features such as definitions, file types, images, book search, web page translator so you can translate the text and understand it. I use it to research school work and to find websites for personal interests. b) How does it meet my needs? When I have the need to research a topic that I am learning at school, going to the library can be quite time consuming so using Google can help me find what I need a lot quicker. If I didn't have access to Google, then researching the traditional way would mean I wouldn't have as much time to socialise or complete my other homework pieces hence detentions. Conclusion Technology in our world today has vastly increased to that of a merely decade ago. Technology greatly impacted my life. I relentlessly rely on technology to find solutions in meeting my needs through the simplest and most advanced methods developed. Without technology, every task I come across would be so time consuming and confusing. For example, listening to music has become so advanced compared to a decade ago, you would have to go to the stores and buy cassettes and CDs with a few music tracks recorded, however now you can download digital media and transfer the media to a portable media player or an MP3 player and MP3 players can hold thousands of songs, I only wish to see what the future of technology holds for us. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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