Friday, June 14, 2013
We all love a good gadget. New gadgets create a buzz in the media and almost as soon as something is released we are all waiting in anticipation for the next one. Gadgets are also a great way to improve your life and make it easier (well most of them) and so here are five great gadgets to help make your bathroom a place filled with relaxation and luxury.
If you like your baths to be extra bubbly then this is the gadget for you. No longer will you have to spend ages swishing the bath water around in order to create the optimum foaminess; simply load up the bubble bath machine with your favourite bubble bath and watch it do the work for you. You can custom make all your baths from now on; choosing the right level of bubbles for each occasion. You could even leave it on whilst you are soaking to enjoy a Jacuzzi effect.
Heated towel rails may have been around for a while now but there is still no better way to heat your bathroom whilst also providing a delightfully warm towel for yourself when you get out of the bath. A heated towel rail offers an affordable luxury which is sure to enhance your baths and stop you for having to gear yourself up for the inevitable exit from your warm surroundings. You could even go one step further and install one of a new range of rails that comes equipped with the capability to heat scented oils and spread them into the room.
Just how much toothpaste should you put on your brush? How do you get that last bit out of the end of the tube? And surely there’s a better way to do this? These are all questions that you no doubt ask yourself on a daily basis and that will all be answered by this automatic dispenser. This device works in the same way as a soap dispenser would in a fancy toilet. Just simply put your brush under the sensor and it will dispense the perfect amount of toothpaste. Just don’t get this mixed up with the soap one if you have both.
Friday, June 14, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Whether it's sloughing off dead skin, firming the skin under the eyes or desiring a smoother complexion, there have been millions of touted skin care treatments since time immemorial. Seeing as how skin is the largest organ of the human body and one that is constantly visible, taking care of it is both an aesthetic and tangible mission. In the past few years, though, technology is making it increasingly more possible to address specific skin-related issues without resorting to complicated medical or dermatological procedures. In the following article, we will discuss four reasonably-priced gadgets that will put you back in control of proper and healthy skin maintenance.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator
Produced by one of the oldest and most trusted brands in skin care and cosmetics, Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Rejuvenator is a low-cost alternative to micro-dermabrasion. Using detachable pads that contain aluminium oxide crystals, the device rotates and massages your skin to remove rough and dry skin cells. The overall result is one that leaves skin feeling just as smooth and revitalised as if you had just left the spa – but without the costly and time-consuming visits. The Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator can be purchased online and in select stores for around $40.
Light therapy has been used by dermatologists for years as a way to treat issues such acne and skin firmness, but only few have ever had these procedures due to the costs associated with them. Enter the Ansr: Beam, a multi-functional device that uses varying lights to address problematic areas on the skin. Red light can be used to stimulate skin repair and kill off bacteria associated with acne, while blue light is used to encourage the production of collagen and increase skin fullness. For less than $200, the Ansr: Beam is a professional solution to many skin problems that fits in the palm of your hand.
Zeno Acne Clearing Device
NuFace Toning System
Today's guest author, Tori Wilson, is a cosmetician at Renovo MD, a clinic for skin doctors for acne Shrewsbury, MA. When she is not working, she is seen winding up with a coffee and a good book.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
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Monday, June 10, 2013
Skin care is one of the most basic concerns for most people, especially women. With technology revolutionizing almost everything that we do, the market is flooded with some amazing skincare gadgets that have made it all the more easy, simple, and convenient for us to take care of our skin. What follows is list of four such handy skincare gadgets that you should definitely consider investing in.
Clarisonic Mia Skin cleaning device
The Clarisonic Mia is an ultimate face cleansing device that uses speed along with sonic technology in order to clear facial debris, dirt, dead cells, blemishes, and other impurities from your skin. The gadget is equipped with a brush that oscillates almost more than 300 times a second to loosen and lift dirt and other impurities from the skin’s surface, making it look and feel smoother. The brush can effectively be used over the forehead, chin, nose, and cheeks, doing a good job of deep cleaning, unclogging pores, and polishing your skin. A compact, simple, and easy to use device, the Clarison Mia is an ideal gadget for you and definitely deserves your consideration, especially if you’re a frequent traveler, or if you have a busy schedule, or if you’re always on the go!
Are those cracked heels of yours causing you embarrassment? Dying to step out wearing your favorite open heels, but you can’t because of the rough skin around your heels? Maybe your heels need some exfoliation in order to get rid of all that dry rough skin that’s causing you trouble. The Emjoi PediSmooth is a terrific battery-operated gadget equipped with a little roller in it, which rotates 360 degrees, 30 times per second, buffing away the rough and dry skin around your heel in a matter of seconds! Convenient, simple, pain-free, and easy to use, this amazing device leaves your heel feeling smooth and soft in no time. So why spends hours indulging in a foot spa, scrubbing away your heels with a pumice, or pay a bomb getting it done at a beauty salon, when you have Emjoi PediSmooth at your rescue? Makes sense!
Clean, healthy, fresh, and younger looking skin is something that almost all of us would desire. There are quite a few revitalizing creams and lotions available in the market, but most of them fail to give us the desired result. This is exactly why you should consider checking out the Philips ReAura device, which has proven to be effective in treating common aging signs such as lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Essentially, the Philips ReAura uses Fraxel laser technology, which was initially only confined within the walls of a dermatologist’s clinic. This particular device brings the powerful Fraxel laser into your home, by adapting it into a lower intensity than versions used in salons. Right from smoothening fine lines, to giving you an even pigmentation, to making your skin look clearer, smoother, fresher, and more radiant than ever, this sleek gadget won’t let you down.
La-Tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezers
Most of us prefer threading our eyebrows in order to get that perfect shape, however, those little hairs around the edges and corners of the eyebrow sometime need to be plucked out individually using a pair of tweezers. However, sometimes due to dim lighting and shadows, it becomes slightly awkward to spot and pluck out those lingering strays. Now, did you ever imagine you could lay your hands on tweezers that come with an LED light? Apparently you can! The La-Tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezers come equipped with a built-in LED light, making it easy for you to tweeze your way even in the dimmest of lights and letting you see the direct spot you are plucking out. Besides, it comes inside a sleek case, which has a mirror in one of the shell casings – how cool is that!
Today's guest author, Jenny Wadlow, is a freelance blogger. She is a fashion enthusiast and often gives fashion updates and tips in her articles. In her opinion , smoky eye makeup is an amazing new fashion trend and makes your eyes look ravishing.
Monday, June 10, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Friday, June 7, 2013
Our skin is very important for many reasons but one of the most important features of this huge organ is the visibility factor. Sadly, many people are judged on how their skin is perceived and as a result many of us strive to make our skin look as healthy and attractive as possible. Cellulite is an extremely common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The skin has areas that have underlying fat deposits which give an appearance of dimpled or lumpy characteristics. This usually appears on the legs and buttocks and can start as early as post-puberty age. Adults everywhere are doing their utmost to get rid of this ‘orange peel syndrome’ and there have been some really good results. As well as visiting your skin care specialist you can also try some very clever gadgets that have been developed solely for the fight against cellulite. Here we look at a few and see if they make the grade.
This is a very successful device that differs from many previous cellulite removal appliances in that it does not use invasive surgery. Liposuction was the way to go for many decades and has been deemed a little unnecessary for the treatment of this condition. The way that Lipotron works is by using a bi-polar radio frequency to deal with the fatty tissue. This particular wavelength recognises fatty tissue and delivers a bespoke amount of heat directly to these cells. The heat actually tightens the skin by stimulating collagen production. As a result cellulite and stretch marks are vastly reduced. This can actually destroy the fat cells up to 8 inches deep, and the results of this activity are then secreted through the body’s lymphatic drainage system. To see the full results from this procedure you should have about 10 sessions, each are about 40 minutes each. Just find a local skin specialist who has the Lipotron installed and you will soon be wearing those ultra-short dresses once more! Men can also suffer from cellulite and should try this treatment, but the short dresses are optional!
Manual Cellulite Removal Tool
On the other end of the scale, although still very effective, is the manual cellulite removal tool. This is essentially a massage device that resembles a small rubber hedgehog mixed with a handheld scrubbing brush. The beauty of this gadget is that it can be used at home and will fit into your handbag or ‘manbag’ and can be whipped out any time you feel the need. The way that this device works is by using the soft rubber prongs to massage your affected areas. The skin is massaged and the lymphatic system helps to destroy the fat cells by its unique ‘repair’ system that breaks these tissues down and deposits them into the body’s waste system. Just use this for about 15 minutes per day and you will soon see some wonderful results. The brush device will last for at least a few years and will always be there for you! We love this inexpensive gadget and so will your skin!
Two Of The Best?
These are two fantastic cellulite treatments that are on opposite ends of the scales but equally useful. If you suffer from cellulite, you could do worse than buying the removal tool and booking yourself in for a few sessions on the Lipotron – Good Luck!
Penelope Jones, writer of this post, works for a leading Toronto laser hair removal clinic and is passionate about skin care and health. She frequently writes articles to share her expert opinions and tips with readers.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
But working out on a vacation plan can still be stressful, even if you can accomplish most of your tasks right on your mobile device. This is because since most of your options can be acquired online, the information overload makes it more difficult for you to decide on what kind of vacation to actually purchase.
You don’t have to fret though; in fact, there are many ways in which you can prepare for your vacation and start relaxing in no time, using only your smartphone. Among these ways include:
1. Start by organizing.
One useful app that you may find handy is Evernote. This is a notepad app where you can jot down your vacation plans and bring them out whenever you have already found the time to organize a travel plan.
Organizing is not only important when planning your holiday; it also essential when working on your schedule. With a properly arranged schedule, you will not be bothered by work-related stuff while in the midst of enjoying your vacation.
2. Browse online.
There are many apps that you can download to browse for vacation spots, among them include TripAdvisor and Conde Nast apps. These apps work almost the same as their online website counterparts; you can check on vacation establishments and read reviews made by users, as well as go through forums in which various vacation related topics are discussed. You can use these apps to check out activities that you can do in your chosen destination, or the landmarks that you should visit, where you can buy souvenirs, and how to max out your budget during your travel.
3. Book your reservation right on your phone.
There are also a lot of apps that cater to hotel reservations, such as the Expedia app. Through these apps you may not only book, change or cancel your reservations. You can also check out other facilities that you want to use in the hotel using these apps. For example, if you are looking for spa resorts in Connecticut, you can browse on the amenities of the hotels listed on the app’s database. This will make it easier for you to choose which hotel to stay in as you know what to expect from it.
4. Use your smartphone as a map.
With a GPS app installed on your phone, the better it would be for you to navigate around your vacation destination. You can go for walks without the need of asking for directions, or drive around the countryside with the proper guide.
There are different navigation apps that you can use during your vacation. These include Google Maps, which give you a satellite view of the streets and structures in the area you’re in. You can also log on to Foursquare, which gives you a rundown of the nearby local establishments that you may want to check out during your stay. With these apps, you will never get lost.
5. Share your vacation highlights right away!
The fun of sharing doesn’t stop in social media. You can also use your phone to log onto your blog using special apps. With these apps, you can start writing about your travel, the things you experienced, and your reviews together with photos and videos that you have taken yourself.
Going on a vacation is now made more fun and fulfilling thanks to mobile technology. All you need is to get the apps that will help you in processing not only your travel needs, but as well your holiday perks. With them available on your phone, you can definitely relax and enjoy a stress-free vacation right away.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Comic books were once something that only the uncool kids read. It was relegated to reading under a shady tree on the playground because either the other kids left you out of their game, or you simply weren’t interested. Today, comic book movies are the biggest money makers in Hollywood. Instead of a culture where “my dad could beat up your dad” is uttered, it’s “my dad’s comic collection is bigger than yours.” While it should not be encouraged to strive for popularity at the cost of your beliefs, encouraging your child’s interest in geeky hobbies because they are genuinely enjoyable can lead them to a more satisfying social life. It’s a win-win!
Most geeks don’t really care about being popular. They aren’t sitting out from sports because they couldn’t do well, they just don’t care about them. Living outside of social norms became such a movement that it’s now much more acceptable. The great thing about being a geeky parent is knowing that when you pass on your values and interests to your children, they will become socially independent. If and when comic book films, the Big Bang Theory, and cyber-culture settle down; real geeks will still love these things.
Embracing who you are and what you are interested in, and following those passions in life no matter what everyone else is doing is a wonderful way to be. While popular kids may sometimes shun you for it, if you were ever to sit down one on one with them, they’d admit a certain degree of jealousy. Geeks have cooler toys. Geek girls don’t have to worry as much about fashion. It’s a very liberating lifestyle.
If you’re not sold that you should indoctrinate your kids to a lifestyle of taped glasses and pocket protectors, consider what you want for them in life. A stable future should definitely be on that list, and that relies on doing well in school. Studies are showing that video games can help to that end. So while your kid is pumping quarters into that Ms.Pacman arcade machine while all the other kids are running around the jungle gym, think about the long-term.
Intelligence is valued within the geek community, and test scores are often held up with pride instead of the point spread in the latest football game. Encourage your sons & daughters to embrace their mind and their independence, and let their geek out. They may lead a better life for it.
Filthy air in the home is just not unpleasant, but something that can lead to a host of allergies and ailments if not properly treated. Depending on a home's age, the condition of the heating and cooling system and any drafts or cracks in the structure, dust, debris, pollen and other irritants can work their way into the home over time and cause undue harm to the respiratory system. Thankfully, several quality air purifiers exist that can purge the home of these toxins and leave the air clean and safe for you and your family. Below, we will outline four of these purifiers for your consideration.
Alen T300 Purifier
This high-tech air purifier is just one of many solutions for maintaining a healthy indoor air climate, but does a great overall job on its own. Included with the unit is a lifetime warranty; if anyone goes awry, simply return the product for repair or replacement. Taking up minimal floor space, the T300 can be set-up virtually anywhere and is capable of filtering up to 550 square feet of air twice every hour. Not only does it cleanse the air, but it also ionizes it to help remove smells. For around $300, the Alen T300 Purifier can be purchased in select stores and online.
Ionic Pro Combo Air Purifier
Billed as an economic solution for purifying air in single rooms, the Ionic Pro Combo Air Purifier delivers consistent results in areas up to 250 square feet. Using a minimal amount of electricity (12 watts), the Combo Air Purifier gently pulls through and ionizes air to trap pollutants and release fresh, dust-free air back into the room. With its design, you will never have to worry about costly air filter replacements; simply pull out the collection blades, wipe them clean and it is ready for use once again. One of the more affordable options on this list, the Ionic Pro Combo Air Purifier can be found for around $80.
Whirlpool Whisper 450
The Whirlpool Whisper 450 derives its name from the amount of square footage it can clean simultaneously (450 sq ft). Using virtually no electricity, the Whisper can run constantly or when you need it – weighing just 20 pounds, it can also be moved from one room to another with ease. LED lights will alert owners as to when to change filters, while the air output for this device can be controlled using three different settings. Out of all the purifiers on this list, the Whisper 450 can clean the largest amount of air in the fastest time, making it quite desirable. You will be able to pick up this Whirlpool product in stores and online for around $250.
Honeywell Compact Tower
Designed for use in small rooms, the Honeywell Compact Tower ($75) is designed for use in offices or other crowded areas where air quality is important for well-being. Filtering air only takes up a few inches of desk space and can be quickly moved to any room in the house or carried to and from work when needed. Described as being able to capture up to six times as many pollutants as traditional ionic filters, the Honeywell Compact Tower will trap smoke, dust, dander and allergens that otherwise can wreak havoc on your lungs and respiratory system.
Today's guest author, Ken Rogers, is a general manager at Steamatic, a firm that provides water damage restoration services based in Canada. He is a warm person and enjoys spending his spare time with his family.
Are you a hard core tea drinker? Is a perfectly brewed cup of tea the first thing that you look out for, as soon as you wake up in the morning? No matter what type of tea you prefer drinking the most, nothing gets better than a cup of tea that tastes perfect. Listed below are three revolutionary tea makers you could consider buying, which will take your tea drinking experience to a different level altogether!
Adagio's TriniTea Tea Maker
If you’re a tea lover looking for a decent all-in-one tea maker system, the TriniTea Electric Tea maker is one of the best options you could consider. A device that is affordable, customizable, and easy to use, the Adagio TriniTea Tea Maker proves to be an ideal tea maker. Right from heating the water, to seeping the tea leaves, to keeping your tea warm for as long as it lasts, this incredibly versatile appliance does it all. This gadget is ideal if you happen to be a frequent tea drinker since there’s practically nothing that you’re required to do – you could carry on going about with your daily chores and this one-step well-executed device will beep loudly and let you know when your tea is ready – perfect!
Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
If you really take your tea very seriously and don’t mind stretching your budget a wee bit, you should definitely check out the One Touch Tea maker by Breville. Apart from its stylish look and the sleek design, there are many other features that have it going for this revolutionary tea maker. With its variable temperature settings and time settings, this tea maker can prepare a perfect cuppa of any type of tea – be it Black, Green, White, or Oolong. Different teas require different water temperature and brewing times, so this handy device does it all for you, thereby eliminating all the guesswork required. It heats water to the perfect temperature, gently lowering and lifting the tea basket from the water with precise timing, gently steeping the tea leaves and infusing the tea. Likewise, there are many good tea makers available in the market but when it comes to the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker, things fall into a different league altogether.
Teavana Perfect Tea Maker
If you’re looking for something simple, good enough just to brew a single cup of tea, the Teavana Perfect Teamaker can literally prove to be the perfect tea maker for you! This device gives you a simple and efficient way to brew tea, in no time. Essentially, the device consists of a plastic mug-like container with a lid. All you’re required to do is to toss in the tea leaves, a few sugar rocks as per your taste, and fill up the mug with water, and let it brew for a few minutes, with the lid shut. Once done, put the mug on top of your favorite cup. The mug’s drain mechanism will strain or filter the tea into your cup, keeping the tea leaves in the tea maker – the tea gets poured smoothly, without creating any mess on the sides. So if you’re looking for a simple, unique, fun, easy, efficient, clean, and hassle-free way of brewing tea, the Teavana Teamaker is the best thing for you to buy!
Today's guest author, Jenny Wadlow, is a freelance writer. She is a tea enthusiast and attends various tea tasting events in the city and writes about her experiences in her articles. In her opinion, crushed tea leaves mixed with the processed tea gives it an authentic aroma and taste.
If you are one of those unfortunate people who find that getting a good night’s sleep is an uphill struggle, join the club! Millions of people across the world have the same difficult and many of them have found help by speaking to their doctors. Sleep Apnea is a serious condition that can really affect the quality of our lives. There are some clever devices that assist people with this condition. However some of us do not have full blown sleep Apnea, but still suffer from sleepless nights nonetheless. This article takes a look at some helpful gadgets currently on the market that may be just what the doctor ordered!
NightWave Sleep Assistant - $49.99
Verilux Rise & Shine Natural Wake-Up Light - $99.95
Zeo Sleep Manager Pro - $99
Today’s guest author, Abbey Brooks, is a sales executive at CPAPonly, a dealer that provides CPAP breathing machines. She is an avid blogger and enjoys sharing her views on a variety of topics, although her niche is healthcare.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
She makes use of a biodiesel back-up generator as needed. Hannah has managed to go completely “off the grid” by using water from a natural spring on the property as well as growing her own food. She’s even created a couch out of stones and moss found on the property.
According to Ling the house has over 60 solar panels, a passive cooling system (meaning no air-conditioning), is painted with zero-VOC paints and an EV-charging station.
These stars are but a few of the many who are embracing a different way of living. Granted they’ve got the money to do it all in one go but then again Rome wasn’t built in a day – surely a small step at a time will still make a difference to the whole.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0