Friday, May 10, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
So there you have it- 10 ways to create an awesome YouTube video. What do you think of these tips? Do you have some of your own you want to add?
Brittany Clark is a video maker who loves to share her experiences with others by writing articles with tips and advice.
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Monday, April 29, 2013
Here are some great shows, both to see and to participate in.
The incomparable beauty of the Volunteer State plays perfect host to thousands of pre-1972 customs, muscle cars and hot rods. The Nationals take over most of Tennessee during this time, with rodding and muscle enthusiasts getting out onto the winding roads in the Smoky mountains for at least a week before and after this show. There is outdoor activity of every conceivable type to enjoy in this state, and if you can’t swing a hotel room in Knoxville, there are cabins and campsites all over the place.
This weekend-long event is an absolute blowout, with nearly 12,000 cars showing up to the state fairgrounds every year. There are cars from every era, but there is a heavy emphasis on street rods and 1960s muscle. Northern plains temperatures and beautiful surroundings combine with lots of outdoor noise and visual impact. Minneapolis/St. Paul is one of the largest cosmopolitan areas in North America, so there is plenty of nightlife and accommodations won’t be a problem.
This event has everything. Thousands of cars from every era, road runs, shows, classic car auctions and barbecues with concerts fill the schedule from start to finish. Hot August Nights is a premium destination for any car enthusiast. Reno, Sparks, and nearby Lake Tahoe play host to smaller events on the previous weekend of August 2. Plenty of hotels and casinos along with national forests, historic ghost towns, and gorgeous scenery mean a great time for the entire family.
If you can’t get out to Hot August Nights, this is the place to be in mid-August. Over 10,000 cars return to their birthplace and cruise famed Woodward Avenue in Detroit. People start coming in for a week before the actual event, and this run is a muscle car lover’s dream. There is plenty of iron from every decade, but the 1960s muscle cars steal the show. Cruising starts at 9 AM and continues until 9 PM. It’s free to drive in this cruise and it’s free to watch it.
The Smoky Mountains are full of hot rods all summer long, and the Shades of the Past Rod Run is the big wrap-up of the summer season in the Southeast U.S. Thousands of pre-1972 cars gather in Pigeon Forge, with cruising, barbecues, concerts, and shows packing the Pigeon Forge Parkway all weekend. Early arrivals begin filtering into the valley for a week before the show. The weekend is capped off by the Hot Rod Roundup, where one lucky participant will win an actual hot rod. This year it's a '31 roadster by Alloway.
If you want to experience the great American love affair with the automobile, get out to one of these fantastic shows this summer, and let the kids soak up some horsepower along with the sun.
Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, April 22, 2013
Boiler Room – Be Careful with Your Investments
In Boiler Room, a young college dropout begins work with an investment firm selling illegitimate shares. Though the sales tactics are aggressive, the overall company seems clean until the FBI gets involved. The lesson here is never to trust a cold caller offering investment opportunities. Thoroughly research any investment you consider putting your money into.
Trading Places – Don't Let Your Past Hold You Back
Wall Street – Play By the Rules
Wall Street addresses the classic battle between money and morality. This film focuses on the dark and dangerous practice of insider trading. If you haven't learned this lesson from the real life story of Martha Stewart, this movie will help underscore the dangers of this practice. The final lesson is that you should always play by the rules when it comes to the stock market.
The Pursuit of Happiness – Hard Work Will Get You Everywhere
The Secret of My Success – Learn to Act As If
Movies are a fun starting point for financial lessons, but you'll learn even more if you continue your education with real world resources like Fisher Investments Market Minder. Strive to continually learn more and you'll be a financial wizard in no time.
Monday, April 22, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This is no different when it comes to music. Let’s travel back around sixty or seventy years when artists like the Beatles, Elvis, Nick Drake, Led Zeppelin or the Doors only had access to instruments that existed in reality; that they could pick up and play with their hands. In 2013, musicians can access a whole plethora of fantastical instruments and all it takes is a few clicks of a button. Synthetic sound is accessible, cheap and with every year that passes it sounds even better to our ears. In a hundred years, will have synthetically produced sound completely have taken over?
History of Music
History of Synthetic Sound
In 1919 a Russian inventory by the name of Leon Theremin masterminded an instrument which didn’t even require touch to make it function, just the waving of hands in an electrostatic field. The sound was hugely eerie and was used by many horror films at the time.
The widespread use of synthesizers wasn’t until the era of Robert Moog in the 60s and 70s. Moog’s creations were something that people had never seen before, spreading by word-of-mouth in the music industry like wildfire. Soon, many bands had started to use synths such as the Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who and Simon and Garfunkel. When the 1980s came about, there was a big demand for synth-pop, and most bands from the time implanted synths in their performance.
Music in 2013
The Reactable is another synthetic instrument. The Reactable is described as a modular, visual synthesizer from the future which functions through placing different objects on a surface. Sound is changed through interactions with the objects and their relationships with each other on the surface.
However, are real instruments falling by the wayside as we get carried away with producing sound digitally? The answer is no. Yes, a lot of people are starting to use digital sounds in production because they have access to an unlimited amount of sound at a few clicks of a button…but people will always want to real instruments. These new digital instruments are great, but a reactable is never going to be able to replace a piano or a violin. Not yet, anyway.
As much as digital synths are fantastic, there is nothing better than picking up and mastering an instrument which exists in the real world. The future of music is exciting; it will be full of reinvention and innovation. But at the end of the day, a guitarist will always want to rock out with a real guitar that he see, touch and feel with his fingers.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Dance Top 100 is an awesome app that lets you instantly check out the Top 100 charts for Dance songs in 23 different countries. You can browse and check out all the hottest dance tracks, save your favorites, and download them directly from the iTunes store. Dance Top 100 also integrates with Last.fm so that you can read artist bios, see photos and album covers, and more. This is a must-have app for dance lovers who like to be up on the latest trends.
Tiny Nightclub is a simulation game that lets you play out your fantasies of owning and operating the hottest nightclub around. Tiny Nightclub is similar to The Sims, but it’s focus is on the nightlife. With Tiny Nightclub, you can use your love of dance to keep your nightclub patrons happy. It’s a fun and addicting way to waste some free time when you’re not on the dance floor.
You simply cannot ignore the latest dance craze that’s been sweeping YouTube - the Harlem Shake. Harlem Shake videos are fun, energetic, and very entertaining. They generally follow the same formula of a slow beginning that suddenly cuts to a wild scene with plenty of shaking. The Harlem Shake apps makes it easy for you to create your own Harlem Shake videos. After you record both parts, the app will splice them together to make the “perfect” Harlem Shake video, which you can then upload and share online.
This app is excellent for anyone who loves to create music or to dance. With this app, you can create your own beats with the bongos, which are professionally-recorded with real bongo drum sounds. You can play along with other music, and you can also play the cowbell and sticks for more percussion options. If you like to create your own beats to dance to, get this app.
If you’re a dancer who is always looking to expand your skills and try new dance styles, why not get the Learn Bollywood Dance app? This app provides instructional videos on how to dance Bollywood-style, and it also has workout routines that incorporate the dance moves for excellent cardio exercise. There are more than 35 videos that you can stream or download to watch later.
The Dance Just Like Me app features instructional videos starring some of the best professional dancers in the world. Dance Just Like Me gives lessons on swing dance, salsa, line dance, hip-hop, and much, much more. It’s a great way to learn some new moves.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
While the 90-ball and 75-ball variants of online bingo are the most widely-played, keep in mind that there are several other varieties of bingo available online as well. For instance, there are coverall bingo games in which players must daub out each and every number on their ticket. Or perhaps if you can’t decide between 90 ball bingo and 75 ball bingo, you could play a hybrid variant, such as 80 ball bingo. Hopefully, regardless of which game you decide to play, you walk away a winner.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The progression of the Internet in terms of ease of use, anonymity, control in the hands of the user, low cost, round-the-clock accessibility, convenience, and availability of pretty much everything imaginable, created exposure to just about anything from the comfort of your own home. The appeal of the Internet is also what has lead many of its users to, what Inaba and Cohen site as, “Internet compulsion disorder” and “Internet addiction disorder.”
The two forms of cyberaddiction are identified by compulsive involvement in chat groups, online game playing, stocks or commodities market watching, online gambling, online sexual relationships and other online activities.
Approximately 6% to 10% of all Internet users display some of these signs of addiction.
Do you, or someone you know, engage in some of these recreational pastimes?How can you tell if there is a problem with Internet usage? Could your online activity be diagnosed as an Internet compulsion disorder or an Internet addiction disorder? Have you considered an intervention for Internet addiction?
A 53-year-old computer addict and self-proclaimed information junkie shares his experience with Internet addiction disorder:
“I tried to combine playing the Net with a home life, so I moved the computer into the family room. My wife said she got to know the back of my head very well, maybe five hours a night. I would be hunched over the computer, occasionally throwing out some miscellaneous fact that I had Googled in between playing solitaire, Minesweeper, or Sudoku.”
If we are following the definition of addiction, which in the world of substance abuse treatment equates to: a progressive disease process characterized by (1) loss of control over use, (2) obsession with use, (3) continued use despite adverse consequences, (4) denial that there is a problem, and (5) a powerful tendency to relapse, then there are ways to easily identify...
1. Loss of Control Over Use
Have you ever lost track of time while doing something online? Have you found yourself needing more and more time online each time you do something you enjoy on the Internet to reach the same level of satisfaction each time you log on?
If minutes turn into hours without you even realizing it, and you have not taken time away from the computer for hours on end, you may have an Internet addiction, and an intervention for an Internet addiction may be necessary.
2. Obsession With Use
Do you think about being online almost all the time?
Do you take every free opportunity at home, work, or school to go online? And when you are online, do you download more and more each time, and post more and more messages during each visit?
Are you connected to the Internet in some form for closer to 40 hours each week than 8 hours, the average for those who do not show signs of Internet compulsion or addiction disorders?
Do you eat in front of your computer monitor?
Does the thought of an intervention for your Internet usage scare you because it may take you away from being online?
3. Continued Use Despite Adverse Consequences
Neglecting responsibilities to be online, like missing school or work, and continuing to spend a large part of your time online, even when relationships with a spouse, family member, co-worker, or friend have clearly slipped, are sure signs of the need for an intervention for Internet compulsion or addiction.
Additionally, experiencing psychological consequences, such as feeling anxious or irritable when you are not able to go online, points to a compulsion or addiction disorder.
4. Denial That There is a Problem
This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you can answer yes to several of the questions above, but you do not think you have a problem, you are in denial.
If you are reading this for a loved one, and he or she is denying the problem that you see, look into conducting an intervention for Internet addiction.
5. A Powerful Tendency to Relapse
Have you tried to reduce the amount of time you spend on the Internet, or stopped going online altogether, but you can never quite stay strong? It’s time to seek help.
Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, March 4, 2013
phone batteries a thing of the past with the super slick X-Power – your
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The X-Power is an easy to use, portable BATTERY, CHARGER and SPEAKER system in one, making it super simple to keep your Smartphone, tablet or iPod powered up wherever you are WITHOUT having to be near an electrical power point!
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Description: X-Power 3 in 1 Speaker, Emergency Battery and Stand
Monday, March 4, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, February 25, 2013
The premise is simple enough, it’s a book you listen to. But it can be something of a revelation to the unacquainted. Probably because listening to audio books just seems so obvious. Yet still, there are few of us that do it with regularity. I mean, how many dreary hours have you spent staring at a cold, grey, murky motorway desperate to get home and go to sleep? Or worse, desperate to try and stay awake before you can even home and go to sleep!
Audio books could open up a whole new world of literature and learning. Now you can finally get round to reading, or, more accurately, listening, to all of those classics that have been on your reading list for the past thirty years. Time can really fly on the road absorbed in a Dickensian world of antiquated England, or a realist depiction of old America with Hemingway, or a world of daleks in a DrWho audio book.
The possibilities of different worlds are endless. And that’s only fiction. Imagine all of the things you could learn in non-fiction with history, travel, culture and biography. If there’s anything you've ever wanted to learn, there isn't an excuse for you because audio books let you turn that time in the car staring at the motorway into a classroom of learning.
If you’re with the family in the car, listening to an audio book can be an excellent way of bonding via a shared experience. It’s all a bit familiar because once upon a time, listening to a book in a group was the norm. Before the introduction of pocket paperbacks, families would read in groups together. That was just how it was done. Likewise, in the car, an absorbing adventure book will keep adults entertained and, perhaps most usefully, keep kids quiet.
You might be concerned that listening to an audio book would distract you from driving. But more often than not, it’s the boredom of driving itself that keeps you from concentrating on the road. Having something else to do while driving keeps your brain active, concentrated, and reminds you to keep your eye on the road. In all reality, listening to an audio book while driving will actually help you focus.
Hopefully, this will encourage you to make that all important first purchase. Once you've decided on your reading material, you can download audio books and put them straight onto your MP3 player. This should plug into the car stereo simply enough. Audio books are easy, practical and straightforward. And, best of all, it costs no more than an ordinary book!
Monday, February 25, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0