The computer is designed to perform human functions at an even greater speed compared to what it would naturally take a normal human being to perform the same function. This is why programming can be associated with the daily life of human beings. Nick Bostrom who is the Oxford University's director of the Future of Humanity Institute posits that:
Humanity is literally living in a computer simulation. Instead of having brains in vats that are fed by sensory inputs from a simulator, the brains themselves would also be part of the simulation. It would be one big computer program simulating everything, including human brains down to neurons and synapses. (Kuhn R. L) Now let us consider some aspects of programming that reflect the daily life of humans.
Ever heard about ChromeCast? Well, it is developed by Google. It introduces a line of digital media-player which helps you to watch videos on any device that you want, including televisions. There are a lot of things that you need to know about ChromeCast.
ChromeCast- The Digital Streaming Device
The first generation devices of ChromeCast are shaped like a dongle. It helps you to watch videos in HD or listen to audio content on your home audio- system. You can stream the content, using your smartphone or your laptop, from platforms such as Youtube or your Chrome browser.
Operations Of ChromeCast
Two methods are offered by ChromeCast Setup which helps in streaming content. The first method includes web and mobile apps which are able to support Google-Cast Technology. The second method supports mirroring of content from your browser. In both the scenarios, the ‘cast’ button is used for initiation of playback. When no content is available to stream, ChromeCast will show personalized information such as photos, weather, news, and artworks.
Updating ChromeCast Audio
In 2015, ChromeCast Audio was updated which supported high-resolution audio. It also enabled multi-room playback where users can group ChromeCast devices and play audio content simultaneously in different locations. This makes it unique than its alternatives as ChromeCast is way cheaper.
Setting Up Google’s ChromeCast
You do not need a lot of cables or complex setup procedure for ChromeCast. It is the ideal device for anyone who doesn’t know much about technology. You need to connect your computer or smartphone to wifi and then use it as a remote controller. ChromeCast gets hidden behind the tv, and you won’t even know that its there. Even though there has been an update and HDMI cable, which is quite flexible, was introduced, the ChromeCast device still required power via USB port. The setup process is quite easy as you have to download the ChromeCast app from Google Play (if you are using Android) or App Store (if you are using iOS). The app is quite useful as it gives you the instructions for set-up and you need to follow it.
Newest Model Of ChromeCast
The newest dongle of ChromeCast provides support to 802.11ac Dual-band network. It also makes use of an adaptive antenna for improved networking. This means that ChromeCast will not cause any problems anymore when it comes to local streaming. Fast Play also decreases the time gap for you to view the content more quickly. This indicates that ChromeCast starts buffering the content while you are still browsing through the menu. The app has also been updated and now supports wireless connection and mirrors your device’s home screen.
Unique Features Of ChromeCast
Google launched ChromeCast, and it has gone through several updates to reach where it is right now. It has earned good reviews from users and is still playing in the market, despite newer devices being introduced in the market. You can go through the reviews online and decide whether you want to buy it or not. If you are interested in watching visual content with good quality on tv, then GoogleCast is a good investment.
Variable can be said to be a value that is liable to changes. A variable is subject to change as it depends on the conditions and information worked on the program by the programmer.
In human beings, emotions, needs, desire, expectations and other such related feelings can be regarded as variables.
This is because they are subject to alterations as a result of the influence from internal and external conditions or the environment we find ourselves. For instance, people will be happy when something good happens to them but they become sad if something bad occurs.
What has happened here is that we have subjected our mood to changes in internal and external conditions. In programming, therefore, mood becomes the variable whose value is subject to alterations based on the program and the programmer.
A constant is an identifier that has an associated value and which is not subject to alteration by the program during the process of its normal executionPhew! This definition is a tough one for normal people as me to remember but let us look at it this way:
The human body is thought to be bipartite, right?
There is the soul and there is the body.
The body is believed to be just an outer covering (epidermis)—a variable subject to change.
On the other side is the soul which is basically constant.
The soul can traverse from one body to another and remain constant.
So, consider the human soul as a constant, it never dies.
But our body is subject to various variables such as growth, disease, food, death and decay.