Saturday, May 18, 2013
If you’re a business professional who owns an iPhone, one accessory you must definitely own is a wirelesss keyboard. No doubt, the touch screen of your iPhone is impeccable when it comes to basic surfing or sending texts or short messages, however, it can at times get frustrating if you have to type a long email or make a presentation or compose other documents. Especially so, if you’re a business professional who’s always on the go, nothing can come in handier than a wireless Bluetooth keyboard to type a quick email or compose an urgent document. There are a number of good wireless keyboards available in the market, which are not only compact and portable, but are also foldable! These amazing keyboards connect wirelessly to your iPhone. So just unfold your sleek keyboard and start typing away – perfect to be used during meetings, or while travelling.
Being a business professional, one thing is for sure – you’re likely to be spending at least half of your day on calls. Whether it’s about talking to clients, or dealing with traders, talking to business partners, discussing important matters with subordinates, or carrying out telephone conferences or meetings, a businessman literally always has his ears glued to his phone. In such a scenario, nothing can be more convenient than a wireless Bluetooth headset device. Whether you’re walking, travelling, driving, riding, or even jogging, calls related to business are hard to avoid and so a Bluetooth headset would be a perfect solution. This amazing headset connects wirelessly to your phone and lets you receive and make calls effortlessly without having to hold your phone pressed up against your ear. Moreover, if you get tired of too many business calls, connect wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, iPod and other Bluetooth devices, and use the headset to enjoy music, games, or videos!
If you are a hardcore business professional, you are likely to carry more than one phone – perhaps one for personal use and one for business. In such situations, especially if you’re travelling abroad or out of station, you would definitely want to make sure your phone remains charged all the time. This is when the Powermat comes into action. With the help of this incredible gadget you can simultaneously charge two or three devices at the same time. This is perfect to be used in areas such as conference rooms, meeting areas, or even in your living room. You no longer need to look for empty plug points to charge your phones. Just get yourself the sleek Powermat and all your charging woes will be sorted.
Need to rush for an urgent meeting and forgot to charge your phone? You’re out on a business trip and you’ve just realized that you lost your charger? Do long business calls drain out your phone battery by afternoon itself? If yes, think no more and get yourself an iPhone battery case. There are quite a few good options available in the market as far as these cases are concerned. These brilliant cases not only give your phone that extra boost of power, but also double up as a protective case keeping your phone safe. This accessory is an ideal option if you’re travelling or attending meetings and don’t have time to charge your phone. Just slip your iPhone into a batter case and you’ll have one worry less.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
The Garden Designer app is available for Apple and Android devices and it makes it incredibly easy to design your dream garden. You can let your imagination run wild and introduce swimming pools, decking and flowers galore. Fences and paving can be re-sized and the app is intelligent enough to place lawns beneath trees as opposed to the other way round. And once you have your garden design sorted, you just need to find someone else to do the work so you can sit back and enjoy the nice new view.
Unless you are a serious botanist, you probably can’t tell a flower from a virulent weed. Thankfully, if you buy the Flowerpedia app for iPhone, you don’t need to. The Flowerpedia app is an easy to use reference tool for common garden flowers. It will help you identity flowers you see in other people’s gardens, so if your neighbour has a beautiful array of blooms and you fancy something similar in your garden, use the Flowerpedia app to help you find out what the flowers are called. Once you know the correct name of the flowers, you can pop along to your local garden centre and buy them.
Eden Garden Designer
Planning the perfect garden is not always easy, especially if you are starting from scratch. The Eden Garden Designer for iPhone aims to make the design process a lot easier. Use the app to take a photograph of your garden and then drag and drop garden features and plants to see how they might look. The app won’t actually help you plant a new garden, but at the very least you can see how your backyard will benefit from some stone fountains, a topiary maze and a vast array of flowering shrubs.
Sometimes a garden needs to do more than just look pretty, and cultivating fruits and vegetables is a fun way of maximising your outdoor space. The iVeggieGarden app helps you plan your vegetable garden and monitor progress of your crops once planting is underway. The app has an extensive database of vegetable types, pests and diseases and it can even be used to track more than one garden if you have particularly green fingers. Upload information into the app about your garden and let the app help you to grow food for your family.
Friday, May 17, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Many women struggle with conception, making the process of having a baby seem more like a stressful ordeal than anything else. Plenty of home remedies and suggestions exist for conceiving a baby at the right time, but DuoFertility helps take these urban legends out of the equation and uses real science. By measuring blood temperature and deriving highly sensitive readings from the data, this device can determine when a woman is ovulating – which makes the process of conceiving much simpler. If you have been struggling with having a baby, then the DuoFertility can help you overcome these woes.
The measurement of kicks that any baby is giving is often a sign of health: a rapid decrease in a baby's kicking motions can mean that an underlying health issue is developing. While not all babies are active kickers, the KickTrak helps monitor these movements, records them and displays the results on an easy to read LED screen. This information can then be presented to your OBGYN or medical professional to show any changes in the baby's behaviour between check-ups. While some may not think these sorts of measurements are important, you can never be too observant when it comes to your baby's health.
Checking the baby's heartbeat is an important and regular part of any check-up: why should you not be able to do the same from home? Thanks to the Hi Bebe Fetal Sound Doppler, you will be able to detect and listen to your baby's heartbeat from about two and a half months onward. This FDA approved device shows you the heart rate on a LCD screen so you can both listen and record relevant data for consultation with your physician. The Hi Bebe product has both loudspeaker and microphone capability, giving you the choice of sharing it with those around you or just listening by your lonesome.
Numerous scientific studies have shown that babies can hear noises when they are in the womb. In fact, some studies have even shown that listening to music can encourage the foetus to grow at a faster pace! Bellybuds is ideal for women who want to test out this research. This innovative product enables a pregnant woman to attach "bellyphones" to her stomach so that the baby can clearly hear the music that she is playing. The Bellybuds can be connected up to an iPod or any standard music player, enabling the mum to be to play music of her choice. What better way to play some soothing symphonies or encourage your child’s love of rock music?
Cameras That Predict Crime
Surveillance cameras have been in use widely in countries such as the United Kingdom for many years, and serve as an effective deterrent to crime in many areas. But what happens when cameras can actually sense crime before it happens? Developers at BRS Labs have developed a unique camera system that can profile actions and people in order to make an assessment as to whether is crime is being committed or is about to be committed. These cameras are already in use throughout select cities, including San Francisco.
Fingerprint Reading – From Across the Room
Fingerprint scanners have been around for several years and are usually a method of verifying one's identity for various purposes. However, developers at a Huntsville, Alabama facility in the United States have unveiled technology that can detect a person's fingerprint signature from up to
We have seen the sophistication of unmanned drones in the battle arena, but an increasing number of local law enforcement agencies are adopting stripped-down versions of these drones for local surveillance and monitoring of key people and places. These drones can be used to scout out a hostage situation, for example, without having to send in manpower that might find themselves in a dangerous situation with no prior intel. Many worry about the use of these drones in civilian arenas and what they mean for future privacy, but it is very likely that this will just become another common occurrence.
Mobile Phone Spying Techniques
There are multiple ways in which local law enforcement can keep tabs on you via mobile phone. One way is through the use of impromptu cell phone towers that can intercept data for any number of phones; by using this, authorities can access any particular conversations, text or data that comes through the tower. Another way is through the request of records from mobile phone companies. In many cases, local law enforcement can request the information of hundreds or thousands of users' data without any resistance from the mobile phone companies.
This new product aims to revolutionize the beverage industry by eliminating cans – along with corn syrup and other additives. The SodaStream Source ($150) uses CO2 canisters along with flavoured cartridges to create drinks that taste almost identical to name brand soft drinks. While the cost of using SodaStream is not necessarily much cheaper than conventional cans and bottles, it is a great way to enjoy drinks with fewer additives and contribute less waste to landfills. Kids will also love making their own drinks due to the press and release system that injects blasts of CO2 into the drinks as they are being made.
Making waffles is great, but we all hate the mess that can occur when we wait too long to flip them – with the Wolfgang Puck Rotating Waffle Iron, you can say goodbye to ruined waffles and charred remains forever! This smart gadget flips each waffle while it's being cooked, without having to rely on human input to create the final product. Costing about $90, the waffle iron may not be on everybody's radar as of now, but we know for a fact that automated breakfast is something everyone can appreciate.
Part of kitchen convenience means not necessarily having to go into the kitchen to retrieve your favourite items. Enter the Hammacher Schlemmer Remote Controlled Beverage Cooler ($80), which can easily hold a twelve pack of your favourite beverages plus ice. With handles and straps for carrying, the cooler can be transported traditionally in addition to the four foot range it boasts on its wireless antennae for moving about the house. Operating off of 9-volt and C batteries, this item is perfect for use during game time in the living room, on the deck or in the kitchen.
Toaster ovens are a great way to prepare foods without having to heat up that expansive oven, and they produce food to a higher quality than that of microwaves. The Hamilton Beach Easy-Reach Toaster Oven provides all the mainstays of conventional cooking with added features of convenience. Regular toaster ovens have just a simple door on the front that opens, often leading to burns and mishaps, but the door on this model lifts and retracts to the back of the unit to allow you to lift and reach into the oven without worrying about coming into contact with hot surfaces. This model is available for purchase online and in stores for just $50, making it a wonderful addition to the kitchen.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Far-Reaching Benefits of Internet Resumes
Google Searches Lead to Success
Social Media's Impact on Your Online Reputation
Blogging About Your Expertise
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Algae and Hydrogen:
Algae farming is becoming a significant source of biofuels. Oil is extracted from algae and converted to fuel that performs like traditional petroleum products. Recent advancements increase the efficiency of algae growing as well as the breakdown of the cells for extracting energy. Algae-based fuels are biodegradable, and algae farming occurs on land not appropriate for traditional agriculture.
We need more research and development in physics, and more experience in piezoelectric, thermoelectric and pyroelectric materials to realize the potential of these harvesters. Nanotechnology will be used for developing materials and manufacturing processes. Advanced ceramic and crystalline materials capture and convert wasted energy to usable energy. Industry and automotive technology already use existing products of thermoelectric developments. In the near future, kinetic energy such as walking on a floor will be converted to electricity by piezoelectric technology.
Singlet exciton fission is one development to boost efficiency of solar energy production. In a standard PV cell, each photon of light knocks exactly one electron loose inside the PV material. Wires capture this loose electron and provide an electrical current. The singlet exciton fission method allows each photon to knock loose two electrons, making the process twice as efficient. This is done with visible light waves and allows many potential uses in solar PV panels.
Researchers see no intrinsic barriers to optimizing the conversion process to allow efficiency of over 30%, compared to today's solar panels with maximum efficiency of 25% at best. Stacking different kinds of solar cells together will also improve efficiency. Using OPV technology as an inexpensive coating on traditional solar cells promises better affordability plus efficiency.
Underwater Thermal Power:
The OTEC application is towable and can be implemented almost anywhere in the world. The technology heats warm surface water, producing steam and driving a turbine generator. Colder water is pumped from 800-
Just about everyone is starting to realize the benefits that come with online cloud storage. This is, after all, is much easier than carrying a portable drive everywhere. People that lose flash drives on a regular basis will definitely see the value in signing up for a DropBox account.
When people use DropBox they don't have to worry about leaving files at home. They will have access to their files wherever they go. The great thing about this app is that the desktop version can be loaded on multiple computers. This allows people to synch all of these computer files regardless of the PC that they are working on. When they use the app on their mobile devices they will have the most up to date apps available wherever they are.
The OneNote app has become one of the apps that people use when they want to store everything. People can create tabs for random thoughts or upload pictures and documents. This app is perfect for just about anyone that is trying to centralize all of their information today. People that want to log into OneNote will have the ability to set up multiple tabs and separate their content by subject.
When people want to experience a mix other than their own they should check out mix cloud. There are so many mixes posted here in a wide range of different categories. People can think of the MixCloud platform as an app with podcast type mixes and audio files that they don't have to subscribe to.
The Mix Cloud has become the platform that people can use when they want to share their mixes with the rest of the world. This is something that is gaining a lot of attention with professional and amateur disc jockeys. The end result is a wonderful collection of mixes from all over the world.
Millions of people have replaced their physical libraries with eBooks. All of the Kindle Readers have taken a liking to the Kindle Cloud Reader app, but this is just the beginning. The app is even available for people that don't have a Kindle. People that have an iPad or iPod can also use this app. Amazon will occasionally give users free eBooks and this has made the app even more popular over the years.
Amazon also provides services for another one of the best cloud based apps for mobile device users. This app is NetFlix. This is one of the most popular platforms for entertainment. Netflix has millions of subscribers that use this app to watch all of their favorite movie and television series.
The cloud apps are becoming some of the most valuable data access apps on the market. These web streaming apps can save lots of time.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Cameras are great for athletes who want to catch themselves in action and a great way to get cool Facebook photos. At the same time though, they can also actually be useful for improving technique and performance as they allow your friend to record themselves in action then watch themselves back for critiquing purposes.
If you want to really push the boat out and get them something really impressive, then perhaps consider looking into a 'GoPro' camera. These are cameras that are designed specifically for sports and which can be attached to a helmet, a bike or a head/shoulder. This way your free running/cycling/hockey playing friend can capture the action from their eye-view in HD and with no worry of the camera getting damaged.
iTunes vouchers might not seem like a sporting gifts but that's the great thing about vouchers - the recipient can spend them however they want. Give an iTunes voucher as a gift and they will be able to download a plethora of sporting apps whether for entertainment or to improve their performance. Entertainment wise, these vouchers can be spent on things like games, magazine subscriptions or streaming apps. For actual athletes though there are a range of possible uses here: golf fans can make use of golf GPS devices for instance which will keep them informed of where the holes and bunkers are on any course, while video analysis apps can improve technique in a range of sports.
The Nintendo Wii was the console that really showed how popular an alternative form of input could be on a home console. With the Wii, you control the on-screen avatars not by mashing buttons, but instead by actually carrying out the actions yourself (or approximations thereof). For most of us that means wildly swinging our arms at the screen to kill demons with our virtual swords, but for genuine athletes it's a great opportunity to hone technique and skills. Playing Wii golf might not be the perfect virtualisation of swinging a golf club, you can nevertheless go through the process of checking your stance and your grip etc. and improve all the same. This is an expensive gift, but one that has a lot of play value.
If you know what your recipient likes to play, then there are a range of gadgets they can enjoy specific to their sport whether those are motion sensors or calorie counters. Any of these can help them to get more from their sport and will show time and thought on your part.