How To Use The PC And Technology For Entertainment Purposes

The PC has a very broad range of applications, such as watching movies, interacting on social media, and playing games. The list goes on. Still, many people don’t really know what to do when they get online. Whether due to habit or lack of knowledge, a lot of people still only edit word files and read the news on their PC. If you’ve got some extra time, why not try some of the many different forms of technology entertainment.

Technology Provides Endless Options For Entertainment

There are so many different things to do with modern technology, sometimes people get lost. Like trying to choose a single bag of chips when there are no less than 150 varieties available at the local supercenter. Of course, you could just download a new e-book from Amazon and be done with it. For your convenience, here is a list of some of the best computer activities. If you’re to be getting a lot of screen time, it’s best to invest in an ergonomic gaming chair to maintain proper posture.

  • Watch movies or TV series
  • Play games and simulators
  • Consume news from a variety of sources like independent citizen journalism 
  • Interact on social media. Try something other than Facebook. Like Twitter, TikTok, or Instagram 
  • Listen to some new kinds of music. Why not try out some Mongolian throat singing
  • Learn a fun new skill or research something you’ve been curious about
  • Read an e-book
  • Go shopping!

Gaming Is The Go-To Form Of Digital Entertainment For Today’s Youth 

If you’re under 40, there’s a good chance you are interested in gaming. Never before have so many people across so many generations been into the same thing as they are now with gaming. If you’re looking to get started with this hobby, it’s best to read some console vs. PC reviews before committing to a particular gaming platform.

You’ll need a little equipment if you’re going to spend a lot of time playing. You might consider investing in a gaming desk and gaming chair. There’s endless equipment you can buy to enhance your experience regardless of whether you decide to go with a console or a PC. It’s likely you already have a PC which makes PC gaming the most convenient at first glance. But unless you’ve recently bought a high-end PC loaded with RAM and a top of the line GPU, you probably can’t play the best available. Consoles, such as the PS5 or the XBOX Series S, are the most convenient ways to play. 

Of course, you might be a seasoned player looking to spice up your performance or change gameplay. One way to change your gameplay experience is to use cheats. Game cheats are a great way to enhance your gaming experience. These are wildly popular. Even though they came out years ago, GTA5 cheats and The Sims 4 cheats are still some of the most popular game enhancements. 

A Plethora Of Digital Media Options At A Click Of A Button

It was mentioned in the list, but it’s worth bringing up digital media again. If you’re just looking to relax with minimal effort, indulging in some binge-worthy entertainment is the best route. There is a mind-boggling amount of new original media being brought to the consumer across many different platforms.

Regardless of whether you go with Netflix, Amazon Prime, or some other high-quality streaming service, you’ll find more fascinating entertainment than you could watch in a lifetime. Each streaming platform has a variety of classic films and TV series. This is in addition to the gripping original content. 

With so much difference in available content across the different platforms, it can be hard to choose which is best for you. But if you’re still paying for cable television, the decision is simple. At $100 plus dollars a month, you could subscribe to all the major streaming services and still save $50-$60 a month. People that make the switch are generally happier as they have much more content available on-demand and for a fraction of the price(without complicated contracts and fabricated taxes and fees). You can also access your premium streaming service on your PC, phone, tablet, or laptop with no additional fees. You can even login on to your friend’s smart TV when you go for a visit.

PCs and other forms of modern digital technology have the potential to entertain more effectively than ever before. The Next time you’re bored and sitting in front of your computer looking for something to do, try out one of the several suggestions detailed here instead of just scrolling through Facebook.

Study Shows Computers Are Here To Stay – But Are They Really?

Tablets won’t be replacing computers any time soon.

At least according to a recent study by Robert W. Baird & Co. 83% of consumers surveyed said that they could not do without a computer for the foreseeable future. According to consumers, tablets are cool. They’re fun. They’re wildly popular. But, for the majority of users, they simply cannot replace a computer. Not in their current form, anyways.

When compared to a tablet or smartphone, what is it that makes the PC so indispensable to the vast majority of the population? It’s not a keyboard or mouse – tablets can accommodate traditional input devices such as these already. It’s not power. Well, not for most users anyways. Today’s tablets and smartphones can easily handle the average users’ needs. For those that need more, it’s only a matter of time before mobile devices catch up to traditional PCs in terms of processing power, RAM, graphics, and storage. So if it isn’t these things, what is it?

In my opinion, it comes down to the form factor and operating system. Tablets and smartphones are great on the go, but it’s hard to beat a 24” screen with a “desktop-optimized” operating system when you’re at the office or at home. If that’s the case, why can’t tablets and smartphones offer these features as well? They can.

We’ve said it before – computers as we know them are going extinct. Devices like the Motorola Atrix and the Asus Transformer already offer tools for attaining the “desktop experience” from your mobile. Soon, many more mobile devices will offer the ability to dock to the traditional monitor, keyboard, and mouse setup. Your “computer” will actually be just a shell powered by your mobile device.

So 83% of consumers are in luck – they won’t have to go without a computer in the foreseeable future. What they may not realize, however, is that their computer will, in fact, be a tablet or smartphone.

The Extinction Of Computers As We Know Them

The only constant is flux.  Nowhere is this more true in today’s world than in mobile technology.  Recently, Motorola released the Atrix 4G phone.  A unique and widely promoted feature of the Atrix is its new “docking” system. This system sows the seeds for yet another paradigm shift in the mobile world.  As if the iPad wasn’t enough.

Imagine this:

The alarm on your phone wakes you up for work.  You jump into the shower and have your phone read aloud the contents of your new email while you bask in the warm water.  You know which emails you can knock out with 140 characters or less.  Your list of 30 emails dwindles to 15 by the time you finish your commute to the office.

In the office, you dock your phone to the peripherals.  Using just one cable, perhaps utilizing Intel’s Light Peak technology, you are able to dock your phone to your office monitor, keyboard, and mouse.  All the apps you need for work are there.  Email, calendar, docs, tasks, notes, file browser, online storage, and more – readily accessible on the device you already carry with you every day.

While working on a new proposal, you get a phone call from your client.  Your screen informs you who it is, and you accept.  While on the call, you are able to refer to files relating to the client, make notes, schedule meetings, and more.  When you are finished, you disconnect, and your previous workspace is restored, exactly as it was prior to the call.

At the end of the workday, you undock your device, put it in your pocket, and go home.

You check email once more before you go to bed.  Instead of pecking at the virtual keyboard on the phone, you dock your phone to your monitor, keyboard and mouse at home.  After responding to an email or two, you undock the phone and head to bed.

You get the idea.

With this paradigm shift, the phone has replaced the laptop.  You have a palm-sized device with multiple CPUs, adequate graphics prowess, robust storage, unlimited entertainment and productivity apps, and the ability to conveniently dock to any set of peripherals, anywhere you are.

It is simply a matter of time before your “pocket computer” becomes your only computer.