- Get in touch with friends and family instantly via AIM on Facebook, Twitter, or elsewhere.
- A function of some instant messaging applications whereby a user may post a message that appears automatically to other users if they attempt to make contact, and he or she is not available.
- The centrepiece of AIM, a list containing the status of up to 600 buddies stored on an AIM server so you can access this list from any instance of AIM. The status can be 'online', 'away', 'idle', 'mobile', or 'offline'.
- If a user is feeling threatened or annoyed by someone, he or she can "block" the sender, which prevents the sender from contacting the user by any means.
- AIM users can connect to each other on port 5190 and send various forms of media.
AOL Instant Messenger is World's most popular chatting program. AOL instant Messenger (AIM) service is a free online service that lets you communicate with family, friends and co-workers in real time. Using the AIM Buddy List® feature you can see when your buddies are online and available to instant message. The newest version of AIM lets you to take instant messaging to the next level! With Video IM, Screen Name Linking, AIM Games and Mobile IM, instant messaging has become more fun than ever!
AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) Features
iPhone RedEye Mini Dongle $49
You’ve heard about it for months , and now the universal remote that looks nothing like a universal remote is finally on sale in 52 nations. Thinkflood’s RedEye Mini — which simply plugs into the headphone jack of your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch — can now be procured for $49, and when used with the gratis app in the App Store, can control anything in your home entertainment setup that accepts IR commands. ZDNet was fortunate enough to get a little hands-on time with the device, and their early impressions are quite positive.
In fact, they recommend skipping the Harmony hoopla and heading right for this if you’re already an iDevice owner, and at a buck under a Grant, we certainly aren’t in a position to argue. Gallery: Thinkflood RedEye Mini Continue reading RedEye Mini dongle now on sale for $49, looking good in early review RedEye Mini dongle now on sale for $49, looking good in early review originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Tuff Luv iPad Case - Choosing the Best Case for Your iPad Is Now Easy
If a year and a half, the netbook was the king of the jungle in technology, it is now time for Slate, also known as tablet, take the lead and show the world what brilliant minds can come at all by putting the best of the best gadgets provided by unmasked so far. Apple iPad gizmo was the first of its kind to be published, making even the reluctant secret desire for the beautiful touch screen 9.7-inch capacitive viewing the world in the eyes of the user and ... fingers. And as always happens when a child is born, quite the crowd gathered to meet their needs in this particular case, the design of products to store and protect it.
The most popular of them all is undoubtedly the case, as this little trick makes magic of Apple is not in danger. And here's the big question, "If that is the best for my" iPad? The "Tuff Luv case iPad", of course.
Directed by i-nique, a company based in the United Kingdom, which has been designing unique accessories for MP3 players, cameras and phones since 2006, Tuff Luv iPad cases have become a must-have for anyone tech-savvy there, as the quality of materials used is doubled by a lifetime warranty. What sets them apart in a sea full of these products is the combination of style and versatility. Beautiful colors as the British Racing Green, hemp brown, red, pink blush and gray are an inspirational boost, because they have a positive impact on the user. Go to the versatility, it should be emphasized that we do not talk about everything iPad leather case here, but leather cases for iPad with stand, the company's products are renowned for its two-axis models . For example, the Tuff-Luv Bi-Axis Saddleback Leather case cover for Apple iPad & 3G / WiFi offers viewing angles of 20-70 degrees in landscape mode.
The Tuff-Luv Bi-Axis Napa leather case cover for Apple iPad & 3G/Wifi has been appointed as the first on Ebookreaderguide and the best accessory for IPAD by the Sunday Times because of its higher level of functionality.
Tuff Luv Napa iPad covers are extremely popular for their twice a multifunctional stand where multiple viewing angles, making the user experience as comfortable as possible, reducing stress on wrists and neck, thus benefiting the product Magic the maximum Apple.If a year and a half, the netbook was the king of the jungle in technology, it is now time for Slate, also known as tablet, take the lead and show the world what brilliant minds can come at all by putting the best of the best gadgets provided by unmasked so far.
Apple iPad gizmo was the first of its kind to be published, making even the reluctant secret desire for the beautiful touch screen 9.7-inch capacitive viewing the world in the eyes of the user and ... fingers. And as always happens when a child is born, quite the crowd gathered to meet their needs in this particular case, the design of products to store and protect it. The most popular of them all is undoubtedly the case, as this little trick makes magic of Apple is not in danger. And here's the big question, "If that is the best for my" iPad? The "Tuff Luv case iPad", of course.
Directed by i-nique, a company based in the United Kingdom, which has been designing unique accessories for MP3 players, cameras and phones since 2006, Tuff Luv iPad cases have become a must-have for anyone tech-savvy there, as the quality of materials used is doubled by a lifetime warranty. What sets them apart in a sea full of these products is the combination of style and versatility.
beautiful colors as the British Racing Green, hemp brown, red, pink blush and gray are an inspirational boost, because they have a positive impact on the user. Go to the versatility, it should be emphasized that we do not talk about everything iPad leather case here, but leather cases for iPad with stand, the company's products are renowned for its two-axis models . For example, the Tuff-Luv Bi-Axis Saddleback Leather case cover for Apple iPad & 3G / WiFi offers viewing angles of 20-70 degrees in landscape mode.
The Tuff-Luv Bi-Axis Napa leather case cover for Apple iPad & 3G/Wifi has been appointed as the first on Ebookreaderguide and the best accessory for IPAD by the Sunday Times because of its higher level of functionality. Tuff Luv Napa iPad covers are extremely popular for their twice a multifunctional stand where multiple viewing angles, making the user experience as comfortable as possible, reducing stress on wrists and neck, thus benefiting the product Magic the maximum Apple.
AT&T may have waited until after T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint released their own branded Samsung Galaxy Tabs, but today the carrier finally made the Galaxy Tab official for their network. Launching on November 21st, the AT&T Tab will sport a $649.99 price tag and two pay-as-you-go data plans that are good for 30 days: $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB. Besides getting access to AT&T's cellular network, Galaxy Tab owners will also get to use AT&T's WiFi hotspots located across the country. Meanwhile, U.S. Cellular will be launching the Galaxy Tab on November 19th for $399.99 with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate. If you'd prefer to go contract-free, the U.S. Cellular Tab will run you $599.99. Data plans for U.S. Cellular include a $14.99/200MB option or $54.99 for 5GB. You can check out the full press releases below.
While other carriers are pricing their no-contract Galaxy Tabs at $600, AT&T has decided to charge customers $50 more for their version of the Tab, and $20 more than the entry-level 3G iPad. While it's nice that AT&T is offering PAYG data options, the largest allotment available is a measly 2GB. That may be plenty for a smartphone, but I've got a feeling that you'll burn through that pretty quickly on a 7-inch tablet. Sure, you can re-up if you need more data, but that's definitely not ideal. I'm sure that there will be some interested customers who want everything on one bill, but the combination of the small data plans and high device cost could end up turning a lot of potential customers away from the AT&T Galaxy Tab.
AT&T Introduces Samsung Galaxy Tab With Pay-As-You-Go Monthly Data Plans, Easy Activation Directly on Device
Android-Powered Tablet Available Nov. 21 Online and in 2,200 AT&T Stores Nationwide
DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.(1), today announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will launch on Sunday, Nov. 21 on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, and just in time for the holiday season.
The Galaxy Tab will be available for $649.99** at more than 2,200 AT&T company owned stores and online at Samsung Galaxy Tab (www.att.com/galaxytab). AT&T will offer two pay-as-you-go data plan options for the Galaxy Tab, a $14.99 pay-as-you-go plan for 30 days with up to 250 MB of usage and a $25 pay-as-you-go plan for 30 days with up to 2 GB of usage. If customers use all the data included in their plan before 30 days, they can purchase another pay-as-you go plan. For additional convenience, these plans can automatically renew every 30 days, when customers pay for these plans with a credit card or debit card.
AT&T data plan subscribers also get access to AT&T's entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional charge. Subscribers can activate their service plan directly on the Galaxy Tab, without making a phone call or a visit to the store, whenever they need access to data within the allocated U.S. footprint.
The data plans do not require a long-term contract. Customers have the option to change plans or purchase more data without penalty as needed. As a courtesy reminder, AT&T will notify customers with a text and email when their 30-day plan is close to expiring or when they are close to depleting the amount of data available in the plan.
In addition to the domestic data plans, international passes are also available which provide data coverage in more than 100 countries, including Canada, Mexico, and countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Plans start at $24.99.
"Consumers are seeking cutting-edge mobile computing devices and we're proud to give them another great choice in our product portfolio," said David Haight, vice president of business development, AT&T Emerging Devices. "Samsung's Galaxy Tab is a sharp device boasting a brilliant screen for watching videos, a powerful processor and a host of cutting edge features that everyone in the family will enjoy. Pairing it with the nation's fastest mobile broadband network and most extensive Wi-Fi network gives AT&T Galaxy customers the best mobile broadband experience in the market."
"We are excited to bring the Galaxy Tab to AT&T customers for the holiday season," said Omar Khan, Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Mobile. "Its seven inch form factor, pocketable weight and robust feature set make it ideal for work and play. It's the kind of device users will want to carry with them every day."
Powered by the Android™ 2.2 platform, the Samsung Galaxy Tab touts a 7-inch enhanced TFT touch screen, 1Ghz Hummingbird application processor, support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, Media Hub - Samsung's own content service that offers an extensive library of acclaimed films and TV programming – Samsung Social Hub, dual cameras, and many additional features. For a limited time, AT&T customers will receive a $50 Media Hub Movie Rental credit with Galaxy Tab purchases.(2)
AT&T consumers will enjoy a rich web browsing experience with the mobile tablet, along with access to many forms of multimedia content on the 7-inch display, including movies, photos, ebooks and more – all on the go Also, users can communicate via e-mail or social networking with the optimized user interface. In addition to the numerous Samsung Mobile features, the AT&T-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab also features AT&T Connection Manager, which automatically connects users to AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots to better manage data usage. Additional information on AT&T data plans for the Galaxy Tab is available at www.att.com/galaxytab. For more information on AT&T, please visit the AT&T website.
Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Available to U.S. Cellular Customers in Stores and at USCellular.com on November 19
With "no contract after the first" from The Belief Project, customers can purchase the mobile tablet for $399 with a two-year contract and never have to sign another one
CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday shoppers who want to get a head start on their gifts can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ from U.S. Cellular beginning Friday, Nov. 19. The carrier's first mobile tablet will retail for $399 after a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year contract.
The Galaxy Tab's large 7-inch touchscreen creates a web browsing experience that is more like a PC, and the vibrant graphics and 1 GHz processor deliver games with dazzling clarity. It's loaded with Samsung's Media Hub, a single source for buying and watching movies and TV shows that are optimized to fit the brilliant display. The Galaxy Tab can also be a convenient e-reader with free downloadable applications from Kindle and Nook. It's a world of information and entertainment that is still small enough to hold in one hand.
Customers can access data on their Galaxy Tab via Wi-Fi or on U.S. Cellular's high-speed nationwide network. The carrier offers two rate plans that are tailored to match how often customers will use Wi-Fi for their data needs. The $14.99 plan is ideal for customers who will use Wi-Fi most of the time and comes with 200 MB of monthly network data usage on U.S. Cellular's network for those occasions when Wi-Fi isn't available. Customers who don't want to rely on a Wi-Fi connection can select U.S. Cellular's $54.99 plan, which provides 5GB of network data usage and can turn the Galaxy Tab into a mobile hotspot for other Wi-Fi devices.
Customers who opt for the $54.99 plan will receive all the benefits of The Belief Project, U.S. Cellular's series of industry-leading initiatives designed to elevate the customer experience. All customers on a Belief Plan get automatic upgrades of their device at promotional prices every 18 months and get rewards just for being a customer that can be used for even faster upgrades.
"We're bringing tremendous value to our customers through The Belief Project, with plans to match how they use their devices and products they really want, all backed by innovative services that make their lives easier," said Edward Perez, vice president of marketing and sales operations for U.S. Cellular.
Luckily we have TiVo and other DVR, which help to record all the matches so that we could make them up later on TV, without missing any of the matches. However, fanatic football fans may complain, "Why can't I bring the World Cup matches with me and watch the football game on the way to my work?" Well, of course you can. As far as I know, TiVo Desktop, free supplementary software by TiVo, can help TiVo users to transfer their recordings to computer or laptop.
In order to enjoy TiVo recordings on iPad, you get to transfer TiVo to your PC and then convert TiVo files to iPad compatible formats.
1. Transfer TiVo recordings to PC (or laptop)
Transferring TiVo recordings to PC is easy and straight-forward. All you need is a freeware by TiVo--- the TiVo Desktop (download the latest version v2.8). Connect the TiVo box with your home network, and run TiVo Desktop. Click on "Pick Recordings to Transfer". Check the box next to the title of the show (or shows) you want to transfer and click on "Start Transfer". Transfer times vary, but may be as long as the show's duration to complete the transfer.
2. Convert TiVo recordings to to iPad compatible formats.
There are too many converting tools on market, yet few do convert TiVo files. A recommended one is Pavtube TiVo to iPad Converter, which converts TiVo files as well as HD footages, Flash videos, Matroska container format, tec.
Best Way to Convert TiVo to iPad - Pavtube iPad Video Converter
With the Best iPad Video Converter, Follow the optimal settings to get excellent playback quality.
iPad HD Video(*.mp4)
Video Codec: H.264
Size: 1280*720 or 768*576
I hope it will be of great help for you
PS3 3D Blu-Ray Works
Yesterday Samsung sent over an email in response to our article about its current 3D Blu-ray players not working. The story centered on 3D Blu-ray movies functioning incorrectly on the players--movies that were ready for mass production and have not yet hit the market. Supposedly the Blu-ray players were incompatible because they were shipped before the final certification specs were released by the Blu-ray Disc Association. The previous report also stated that the players were on sale at Best Buy, and that Samsung may need to recall the stock while providing a firmware upgrade plan for current customers.
However Thursday a Samsung representative clarified the picture. The Samsung BD-C6900 is the only device in question, and the rep assured us that the player has indeed passed all tests "based on the Blu-ray 3D test specification of the BDA issued to date." This means that the BD-C6900 has officially obtained Blu-ray 3D certification, and it may be that the Blu-ray movies used to unofficially test the player were incorrect.
"Samsung is fully committed to upholding all technology standards issued by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), said Samsung in an official statement. "The Samsung Blu-ray player (BD-C6900) has passed all tests based on Blu-ray 3D test specification of BDA issued to date, and has officially obtained Blu-ray 3D certification at the authorized Testing Center. Samsung products that were shipped to the US prior to receiving final certification are 100% certified and do not require any modifications to play Blu-ray 3D discs." Strangely enough, the Samsung BD-C6900 is nowhere to be found on Best Buy's website, however the new BD-C5500 and BD-C6500 are available to purchase... both without 3D capabilities but feature Internet and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Calvin Klein 3D Sunglasses Coming December
Following Gucci and Oakley, here comes ck Calvin Klein. The famous fashion brand has just announced its ck3D 3D sunglasses based on Marchon3D’s M3D technology, which is the only curved 3D lens on the market that is RealD certified. The ck3G features the M3D circular-polarized lens technology to provide the best possible 3D viewing experience, and photocromic capability for transitioning from indoor 3D glasses to outdoor UVA/UVB/UVC protected sunglasses, allowing users to wear their glasses indoors and outdoors.
“With Marchon3D’s M3D technology and ck Calvin Klein Eyewear’s sleek, fashion-forward design, we are providing consumers the best 3D-enabled sunglass on the market,” said Claudio Gottardi, President of Marchon and CEO of Marchon International.
The majority of plastic baby bottles marketed to parents of young children has known carcinogens and can leak these toxins over time when washed with harsh dishwashing soap. Recent tests have also shown that BPA can and do migrate from polycarbonate when used in a microwave oven. Besides baby bottles, a common source of plastic used in food storage can be found in the plastic polycarbonate lining of cans used to store and sell baby food. Another known plastic that can leach unfriendly toxins are based on Polyvinyl chloride or PVC.
Pregnant women should avoid BPA derived polycarbonate bottles and refrain from eating canned foods. The plastic lining in food cans contain polycarbonate. BPA is known to mimic the behavior of DES, an artificial estrogen banned for use by pregnant and nursing mothers. Since most plastic is made using BPA and the labels do not normally indicate the use of this toxin, it is important look at the bottom of the plastic container or baby bottle and check the SPI code in or around the recycling triangle. It is also important to note that SPI labeling requirements vary between states in the USA.
The first of the SPI codes represents the plastic resin PET or PETA and is represented by the number 1 inside the recycle triangle on the label or bottom of the container. These have no known hazards and are supposedly BPA free. The second SPI code represents the plastic resin HDPE and is represented by the number 2 inside the recycling triangle. HDPE has no known hazards and is used heavily in plastic toys.
The third plastic is called PVC and we know this to be commonly used in PVC pipes, but it can also be found in plastic food wraps, so look for the number three in the recycling triangle. Low Density Polyethylene is commonly known as LDPE and is plastic number 4, there are no known hazards as in BPA derived plastics, one reason why it is used in plastic food packages and soft sport bottles. Polypropylene is a BPA free plastic and is plastic number 5 or PP in the SPI code. You can find this plastic used in food containers for storing butter and yogurt. Following PP is the plastic used commonly in egg cartons, known as PS, using the SPI code number 6.
With the advent of new resin combinations, the SPI code included the number 7 designated as OTHER to differentiate these plastics from SPI codes 1 - 6. Many plastics were clumped under SPI code 7 including BPA derived polycarbonates and natural non-hazardous plastics.
A Marvelous Spy Gadget
At present, technology is actually developing bit by bit on a daily basis. You might have seen Hollywood spy movies like James Bond series; the gizmos used in these movies are beyond doubt overwhelming. Gizmos used in these movies might be incredibly diminutive and one gizmo could be changed into a different one in a jiffy. A small number of these gizmos revealed in these movies can actually be procured from a number of spy shops in your neighborhood or from online spy websites and one such gizmo is the spy pen camera.
This is actually a spy mini camera that is formed into an ordinary pen and is intended for carrying out various covert activities. Spy cameras could look diminutive yet its elements are as good as that of a good quality digital camera. Typically it is used by persons who fancy keeping a watch on something or an individual without being identified. Various elements of the spy mini camera comprise video footage, included microphone for recording sound and is PC ready by means of USB port. Besides, the most excellent thing regarding it is, it actually works akin to a normal pen.
Because of its miniature size the user can take spy pen camera wherever he desires and record the entire happenings that he wants to. Hidden camera can be carried along without a hitch and no one would know about that they're being observed because the pen camera actually seems to be a common pen. Besides, spying these cameras could be handy in recording events like conversations, meetings, speeches and seminars, what's more, these are incredibly handy for those who wish to capture every incident regardless of where they be. In addition these cameras could be used for covert television sting journalism and by private detectives.
Besides it can be handy to persons who want to do some form of detective job and take advantage of this camera is to gather proof. Many individuals think this to be uncomfortable recognizing that they are being observed even as others could do something unusual making the evidence collected of no value. By using a hidden camera you ensure, the person being observed possibly will not have knowledge of that he/she is being recorded and as a result possibly will act upon usually and end up giving the crucial evidences given that the individual being recorded may feel comfortable and could ease up more and act evidently that possibly will lead them to offer more proofs.
Spy pen cameras are extremely valuable in looking after intruders too. They possibly will not know about that they are being recorded and hence they will stay and carry out their job usually. Spy pen cameras are merely one of the several advanced equipment accessible in market at present. Spy pen cameras do not cost a bomb and you can actually purchase one for anywhere around $100 to $250 reliant on the specifications and quality from any spy shop in your neighborhood or specialist online spy shop. Nevertheless, do pay attention to not to use your spy pen camera for any criminal activities if not you would find yourself in prison.
We buy mansions with rooms that we never enter. We buy SUVs that guzzle more fuel than an armored tank. We buy pizzas big enough for use as manhole covers. But if you think bigger is always better, think again. In the field of technology, bigger is seldom better. In fact, modern production has focused on miniaturization. Where the first computers once filled up a room, today's versions have shrunk to the size of a matchbox. While telephones were once machines that included two lengthy horns and a large box, today's cell phones fit into pockets. Clearly, technology is one area where smaller is better. Enter the mini spy camera.
How Small Is Mini?
Once upon a time, spy cameras were as big as bags. They had to be to fit the right components for certain features. Today, however, more features are being crammed into tinier phones. The "mini" in mini spy camera refers to a small security camera, which includes several hidden camera types, such as covert, pinhole, or spy. "Mini" does not stand for a particular size standard, however. As a matter of fact, today's cameras are shrinking year after year, innovation by innovation. So the mini spy camera may range in size from a handbag to a wallet.
Fine Or Fineable?
Before you start shopping for a mini spy camera, find out whether or not it is legal to use one in the place you want to put it up on. The general principal is that in areas where the public expects privacy, filming is not permitted. To avoid legal problems, do your homework. to learn if your proposed filming area is good to go, legally speaking.
A Mini for You
It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the endless mini spy cameras that various companies manufacture. These cameras are frequently used as a nanny cam, or for hidden surveillance in a home or retail store. The functions of the cameras are often for hidden or covert surveillance using video, with their size being ideal for such applications. To find the right camera for yourself, make a list of features that you need. Some questions you could ask yourself include:
* Do you need to make adjustment to the camera from a remote location?
* Do you require a wireless camera?
* Do you want to use the Internet to watch the recorded video?
From Theory to Practice
After determining what type of mini spy camera you need, think of how you want your camera to look. Your options are limitless!
Wearable Sunglasses Camera: What you see is what you record with these high-tech shades with UV protection. A tiny camera in the sunglasses records what you view.
Cigarette Lighter Spy Camera: Do you want to play James Bond for a day? This mini spy camera may look like a cigarette lighter, but it's as covert a means for video surveillance as they come. It is so small it fits into a purse or pocket. The camera can store over 100 standard-sized pictures, which can be downloaded to your PC.
CCD Button Lens Camera Set: Spy in style with this mini spy camera that fits into a button the size of a quarter! The features of this model include adjustable focus, low consumption of power, and a 92 degree field of view. If you lose this button, fear not because five replacements are included.
Mini spy cameras are revolutionizing the way we gather information covertly, and if there's anything these mini spy cameras prove, it's this: sometimes, the smaller, the better.
Human indulgence in powerful calculating machines such as computers has put our world to higher ground. Computers have unlimited uses. And it has brought our generation to another level of development - the age of advanced technology.
And since computers are highly in demand, there are various PC accessories now that are sprouting at the wholesale market. It is a great gift option since it can be used by everybody. There are various flash drives, Bluetooth devices, computer cameras, external hard drives and USB devices that are available for wholesale. You can give it to your loved ones as gift or you can earn money by selling them to other people. Engaging in a wholesale market can save a lot of money and in business side; it can increase your profitability
These PC accessories can help us effectively in our work and can even make our computer time much more enjoyable. And to give an idea of what to include in your shop list, I have identified the newest and the most saleable computer accessories that you can buy at the wholesale market.
1. USB Digital Microscope - Just like the traditional microscope, this can be used to examine those little things that our eyes cannot see the only difference is, it can already be attached to the computer and all the detected microscopic creature can now be seen right there at your computer screen.
2. Laser Key Projection Keyboard - This keyboard is much portable as its size is twice smaller than the normal keyboard.
3. Dental Intra-Oral Camera - It is a high tech dental gadget to examine our teeth.
4. 8 GB USB Flash Drive Necklace - This is not just to suit your technical needs but it can also be used as clothing accessory for fashionistas on the go.
5. Hamburger Mini-Speaker - This PC accessory can also be a novelty item that can also satisfy our funny thoughts.
6. Remote Control Presentation Laser Pointer - This can be very useful for your technical presentations making it a functional tool than a novelty item.
Buying PC accessories at wholesale market can be so much fun with these new PC items that can be both functional and novelty items. There are lots of PC wholesale suppliers that also offer computers accessories. Just a few clicks on your computer and you can be amazed at how wide this niche is. You can use a reputable web directory like SaleHoo so you can filter out legitimate wholesalers from the scammers. SalehHoo can provide you a wide selection of wholesale contacts and a wide selection of computer accessories at a cheapest price. So jumpstart your PC accessory Business and reap unlimited rewards now.
Covert listening devices are generally known as a bug or a wire. It consists of miniature radio transmitter and a microphone. It is generally used in police investigations. Mostly these devices use a radio transmitter but there are other device options available for carrying the signals. The radio frequencies can also be sent through building main wire system and can be collected outside or in main room.
Transmissions of a mobile or wireless device can also be monitored. It is also possible to capture the data from an ill functioned wireless computer network. Bugs come with different shapes and sizes. At the start the basic function of Covert listening devices was to relay the sound. But due to vast technology boost these are available to catch a television signals for commercial use. Now available these devices can be fit in pens and calculators and other daily used objects.
Some micro Covert listening devices are of the size of a small shirt buttons. Now it's possible to listen to an in car discussion by the Covert listening devices attached to the car tracking systems. But these devices are prohibited to use as it was appealed in court by the car owners. The technology has reached to a level where mobile phone microphones can be activated without even physical excess to the handset. This device is mostly used by the law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies to maintain law and order in the region. Actually the interface soft ware is manipulated or over written so that the calls that are done on infiltrated program are not shown. A special feature is to accept the incoming call without showing on the mobile screen interface. But this feature is only possible when the mobile is not already having any communication.
Covert listening devices have the ability to make the calls and receive the calls even when the mobile phone is switched off. Actually when the mobile phone is switched off it is only a temporary stand by status but there is a soft ware working back hand in a clock alarm wise and it rings the alarm when a call comes and it can be intercepted and also any call can be made. These devices are not only used for communication but also that it's possible to use the blue tooth device for data transfer from a certain mobile hand set. A general user can not notice that the mobile phone is used by someone else but an observant person can notice that the battery of the hand set is consumed when he or she did not use the set.
Electronic Cigarettes - A Healthier Alternative To Smoking
There is a brand new invention that everyone who smokes should know about. It's called the electronic cigarette, also known as a smokeless cigarette or e-cigarette, and it is changing the legal landscape for cigarette smokers around the world. The patented Electronic Cigarette offers to effectively simulate the experience of smoking an actual cigarette, without any of the health or legal issues surrounding traditional cigarettes.
While Electronic cigarettes look, feel and taste much like traditional cigarettes, they function very differently. You see, electronic cigarettes do not actually burn any tobacco, but rather, when you inhale from an e-cigarette, you activate a "flow censor" which releases a water vapor containing nicotine, propylene glycol, and a scent that simulates the flavor of tobacco. All of which simply means that electronic cigarettes allow you to get your nicotine fix while avoiding all of the cancer causing agents found in traditional cigarettes such as tar, glue, hundreds of additives, and hydrocarbons.
In addition to being healthier than traditional cigarettes, and perhaps most importantly of all, is the fact that electronic cigarettes are completely legal. Because Electronic cigarettes do not involve tobacco, you can legally smoke them anywhere that traditional cigarettes are prohibited such as bars, restaurants, the work place, even on airplanes. Furthermore, electronic cigarettes allow you to smoke with no fears of inflicting harm on others due to nasty second hand smoke. The refillable cartridges come in a multitude of flavors as well as nicotine strengths. You can get regular, menthol, even apple and strawberry flavored cartridges and nicotine strengths come in full, medium, light, and none. While electronic cigarettes are technically a "smoking alternative" rather than a smoking cessation device, the range of nicotine strengths offers some obvious potential as an aid in the ones attempts to quit smoking and seems to be proving popular within that market.
The nice thing about electronic cigarettes as apposed to say, nicotine patches, is that e-cigarettes produce the same tactile sensation and oral fixation that smokers desire, while satisfying ones tobacco cravings as well. When you take a drag from n electronic cigarette you actually feel the your lungs fill with a warm tobacco flavored smoke and when you exhale the smoke billows out of your lungs just like regular smoking, however, as mentioned, that smoke is actually a much healthier water vapor that quickly evaporates and therefore does not offend anyone in the immediate vicinity. While electronic cigarettes have been around for a while in various incarnations, it has been recent advances in the technology as well as ever increasing restrictions against smoking that have propelled the e-cigarette into a new found popularity. If you are interested in a healthier alternative to smoking, or if you simply want to have the freedom to smoke wherever and whenever you want, an electronic cigarette might be the solution you've been looking for.
Home Sentry 2 Camera Digital Baby Monitor Review
The Home Sentry 2 Camera digital baby monitor is an interference-free video baby monitor with auto channel switching and an encrypted 2.4ghz signal. Guaranteed privacy of your baby's image is important in a video monitor. This unit can also be expanded up to 8 cameras which no other system can accomplish. This type of angle coverage provides you the ability to see your child no matter how much they move within their crib or play area.
Home Sentry 2 Camera Baby Monitor Description
The Home Sentry 2 Camera Baby Monitor comes with two cameras and one parent unit, both designed with a sleek, modern black and white look. The parent unit includes a large 2.4" LCD screen with a full color image during daylight hours and black and white night vision to see your baby at night. The two cameras include eight LED infrared lights providing a clear night vision picture. Both the cameras and the parents unit can operate on rechargeable batteries or on A/C power for versatility.
The parents unit runs on a 2.4ghz encrypted system, with automatic hopping across 250 plus possible frequency sequences for a completely private and clear signal. The range on the unit is up to 400 feet in open air and 100 feet indoors.
Home Sentry 2 Camera Baby Monitor Features
- One parent unit
- 2.4" full color LCD screen with black and white night vision
- Sleep mode with VOX voice activation to reduce battery drain
- Rechargeable batteries with 3 hours continuous use and AC adapter for charging and non-portable monitoring
- Option for USB power
- Digital clock with up to five alarm settings
- Video and audio or audio only settings
- Automatic time out of video screen to save energy
- Belt clip
The parent unit includes audio and video strength indicators, the option to scan between the cameras, volume control, and digital zoom. An on screen menu lets you change settings on the fly. The cameras may be wall or table mounted for stability.
Home Sentry 2 Camera Baby Monitor Reviews
This monitor offers the best in digital encryption technology, ensuring that you won't be broadcasting the image of your sleeping baby beyond the walls of your home. You can also be assured of static free picture and sound with no interference.
While up to 8 cameras can be added, there are no additional parents units available, meaning you will have to carry the one unit everywhere you go. There is no nightlight feature on this monitor. The 100 foot indoor range is on the low end for digital monitors.
The general consensus among users is that it is easy to use and performs very well. The clear picture and sound are the major selling points on this unit. The Home Sentry 2 Camera Digital Baby Monitor puts the emphasis where it belongs: on good quality video and audio to allow you to see your baby and hear clearly. It does offer many additional features that enhance performance, but lacks some of the extras like a nightlight.
ICT provides opportunities for teachers to be creative in their teaching and learning. There is a wide range of ICT accessories which are optional to interactive whiteboards like wireless graphic tablets, tablet monitor, wireless presenter and interactive pen for CRT monitor. They offer limited features of an Interactive Whiteboard and are economical. Using these ICT products, Presenter can annotate over presentations, programs, documents and web pages. The most popular ICT accessory is Wireless graphic tablet, also called mini whiteboard. This works with special pen called stylus. There are macro keys, also known as softkeys available on the top of tablet which can be customized as per the requirement of the presenter.
This ICT product has computer connectivity through a wireless RF interface that plugs into any USB port on the computer. It provides wireless communication with computer and Interactive Whiteboard. Presenters can navigate and annotate computer files while moving around classroom. Another important ICT accessory is Tablet Monitor that is an LCD monitor with an interactive Drawing tablet and multimedia pen for annotation. It saves the presentations into computer as files and can be used for future lesson.
Tablet monitor comes in the sizes of 15 inch and 17inch. They provide sharp, flicker free viewing having TFT active matrix LCD monitor. It is generally installed at Podium or Teacher's desk. Wireless Presenter is an ICT accessory acting as a wireless mouse for power point presentations with easy plug-in and play connectivity with computer. While Interactive pen allows you to annotate on any CRT monitor.
The pinhole camera is one of the earliest cameras used in photography. It is an-odd looking thing because, unlike other cameras, it does not need to use lenses to take pictures. To explain, images are projected into the pinhole camera when light passes through a tiny hole in its box-like frame. According to Wikipedia.com, the small hole of the camera can focus light by directing it through a single point. This article will talk about its illustrious history.
Early Discoveries of The Ancient Greeks
Pinhole camera history in Wikipedia.com says that these simple devices were already used by the Greeks as early as 500 B.C. It was a common belief that people were able to see because the light rays were bouncing from the human eye. Wikipedia.com adds that, later on, they found out that seeing was actually an effect of light rays entering into the eye, rather than bouncing from it. This important realization led to a better understanding of how these work.
Mo Jing, a Mohist philosopher in 5th century-China, was said to have studied and experimented with phenomenona of images projected via a very small hole. Because of this, the Mohist philosopher was able to contribute to the development of the pinhole camera and the Burning Mirrors used by the ancient Mohists. Much of the pinhole camera history revolves around key events in Ancient China. In fact, Wikipedia.com also states that Shen Huo, a Chinese scientist during the Song Dynasty, was able to establish the key geometrical and quantitative concepts vital to the development of the pinhole camera today.
1000 to 1600 A.D.
The 10th century Muslim mathematician Ibn al-haytam is credited for inventing the first modern pinhole camera. Further advancements were made to the camera when the Muslim mathematician realized that a smaller hole produced a more sharper image.
In addition, more ideas and studies were done by the brilliant minds of Gemma Frisuis and Giambattista della Porta. These two published a paper explaining why images projected into the pinhole camera appeared upside down. Lynn Bryant, writing for a video surveillance website, said that the studies made by Gemma Frisuis' of a solar eclipse projected into a dark room was the first documented use of a pinhole camera in history.
1800s and Beyond
Lynn Bryant also says that Sir David Brewster, a Scottish scientist, was the first one to take pictures with the pinhole camera back in the 1850s. Lynn Bryant also says that this simple camera was not regarded as a popular medium of photography, not until the 1960s. It may be owing to the fact that the photographers during the period preferred to take pictures using a conventional camera, as opposed to the pinhole camera.
The pinhole camera history can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks, with advancements contributed by the Ancient Chinese and by brilliant scientists and philosophers in the late 20th century. Its history, like the histories of all things ingenious, is colorful, interesting, and absolutely eventful, and one that never fails to prove how great things can come from a simple idea.
The system is a unique range of Bluetooth hands-free car kits known for combining the latest communication technologies with a full set of services devoted to music. The MKi establishes in a few seconds with any phone conversations once paired with Bluetooth mobile phone. You can drive without needing to handle themobile, even leaving it in your pocket. Connection with mobile phone is no brainer and completely transparent. The MKi car kits incorporate user-independent voice recognition and voice synthesis functions easing the way of usage in every situation.
The MKi hands-free kit comes complete with all kins of connector for iPod, iPhone, iTouch, USB keys, USB MP3 players, Bluetooth Stereo devices, CD players, MiniDisc. The MKi9200has Color TFT 2.4' dot matrix display and its screen measures 72 x 57 x 12 mm and 2.83 x 2.24 x 0.47 in. MKi9200 screen displays Phone status, Phonebook, Wallpaper, Caller picture ID, Menus & Settings, Full playlist and LP Covers. The MKi9200 voice out the caller identification and displays the name and number as well.
The Parrot MKi9200 delivers hi-quality conversations even in tough conditions. An independent RF remote control can be fixed on the steering wheel or places as per your convenience. It gives you total control at your fingertips. The Parrot MKi kits is an proficient combination of an external double microphone and new software which eliminate environmental and in-car noises with full-duplex and zero-echo crystal clear conversations. The screen is detachable from its support designed for safety against theft. SD connector is also featured on the screen of the MKi9200 to easily access 32GB of music! The music is played back on the car's speakers (front and back) where the MKi built-in digital amplifier transforms your car into a true concert hall!
GPS Vehicle Tracking Basics
A GPS Vehicle Tracking system supplies companies with a wealth of vital information to ensure safe, secure and faster on- time delivery services by reducing problems commonly associated with transporting goods. From running small scale fleet to operating international business operations, a system of commercial vehicle tracking is now considered essential technology for navigating 21st century transportation challenges. Known originally as the Navstar Global Positioning System.
The GPS (Global Positioning System) was first conceived at the Pentagon in 1973 in response to the demand for an error-proof satellite system. In 1978 the first operational GPS satellite was launched and by the mid-1990s the system was fully operational with 24 orbiting satellites continuously transmitting radio signals.
A GPS receiver is installed in a vehicle and a system set up to receive the information at the company's 'back office', distribution centre or warehouse in order to continuously track the exact location of each vehicle along their delivery route. To determine the exact position of each vehicle, the GPS receiver must be able to lock on to three satellite signals. The receiver will be able to calculate latitude, longitude, and altitude by measuring the difference between the time the signal was sent and the time it was received from all three satellites.
Live vehicle tracking and managing the GPS data is a two-part system which is customised to the specific needs of each individual business operation.
A company with a small fleet may only require a basic vehicle tracking device. This type of fleet tracking system shows location, route, stops, and speed of vehicle. Doubling up as a 'mobile worker solution' allows independent contractors, company executives and the general workforce to use the basic system as a way of keeping guaranteed accurate travel records of mileage and time. A large scale organisation operating a sizeable fleet or who require more detailed information, may be advised to install a real-time GPS vehicle tracking system. Designed for a time critical service to be applied to many vehicles at once, digital and satellite maps with location updates are provided every few minutes, with automatic email reports and a record of vehicle maintenance.
Designed for large fleet, an advanced real-time system, requiring a laptop computer or a PDA, can include additional features such as wireless communication, two-way text messaging, and automatic downloads. The GPS receiver can record information for over two months, track idle time via an ignition on/ off sensor and document actual stop locations.
Additional 'long haul' on-board automated DOT (Department of Transportation) reporting on engine diagnostics is also available.
There are systems that will continue to track a vehicle on demand, without waiting for historical data when it enters a non-reception area. This would be vital for emergency services, local authorities, police and security or a company that cannot afford to be without coverage due to signal loss.
With a GPS vehicle tracking system, vehicle arrival times are predicted more accurately, unauthorised usage can be reduced and/or eliminated, and notification sent when a driver speeds or departs from the designated route. Additional benefits are increased safety and security assistance for drivers losing direction or for vehicle breakdowns.