Samsung Installing Keylogging Software In Laptops

Network World unveiled that Samsung has been installing a key logging software on its laptop and desktop computers. One guy who has just recently bought a brand new Samsung laptop has been discovered an application called StartLogger on his laptop. He said that the software was installed in C:\ drive and it was recording every keystroke, including emails, documents, usernames and passwords.

He reached to Samsung Support Center and told them about the software and reports this to Samsung Support and logged incident number 2101163379 with them. Samsung's support Center denied the existence of any such software on its laptops.
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Google +1 Feature for Search Results - New Social Feature

Still Google don’t want to stop and really trying to get upper hands in social arena. Google has announced a new social feature for its search engine, a new social service called Google +1 that competes directly with the Facebook like button as a signal for determining what content is most relevant to an individual.

Google +1 feature is only available on search results, but Google plans on rolling this out to many different Internet objects eventually. The functionality requires you to have a public Google profile, and your +1 rating will be posted to your profile.

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Google To Launch Mobile Payment System

Google is now joining hands with Mastercard and Citigroup to setup a mobile payment system for Android phones that will turn Android phones into a kind of electronic wallet. This new technology, which is in its early stages, will allow Android consumers to use their Android phones in a form of checkout counter to make payments.
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Amazon Launches App Test Drive Feature for AppStore

Amazon has introduced a new platform where Android users can test their apps directly from app store before buying any app of android. Today in any App stores it’s really hard to take a test drive of any particular app so if you purchase an app that you do not like or want then there is a little chance of being able to return it. In most cases, you can’t even try a demo version of the application, so what did Amazon do? They have actually created a virtual machine that allows app users to test out any app from their store in your browser before you buy it.

Amazon more said that; App Test Drive feature is a great solution to an issue that end users currently face. The one downside to Test Drive is that you have to be at a PC and it currently does not work if you are browsing on your mobile device.
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Amazon Launches Its Own AppStore - Amazon AppStore

Amazon has also comes into a market with its own AppStore after Andoird and Apple stores. Amazon AppStore will more attract those audiences who regularly shops at Amazon's portals. The AppStore looks familiar with apps divided into logical categories, best seller, paid and free sections. Pages for individual apps are laid out in a similar manner to any other product on Amazon, with screenshots, ratings and product descriptions all present and accounted for.

Amazon will also screen every app before allowing it to appear on the Appstore, an approach far closer to that taken by Apple and a definite step away from the relatively open submission process for the Android Market.

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Google Announced New Chrome Logo

At Chrome 2nd anniversary, Google has officially announced that they are redesigning the logo of Chrome web browser. The new design of Chrome Logo seems to be look cleaner and seems to follow the Chrome idea of making things simple. This information will surely helps those who have been using the developer builds of Chrome or Chromium should have started to see it pop up.

According to Google's Chrome blog statement, the general consensus by Google was that a redesign was needed to show the true meaning behind Chrome, in which the new logo “embodies the Chrome spirit, to make the web quicker, lighter, and easier for all.”
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Mozilla Firefox 4 Officially Released - Download and Install Now

Now no more wait for Mozilla Firefox 4 Final Build, Mozilla has officially released it Firefox version 4 web browser for users all over the world. After releasing a second Release Candidate version of Firefox just over a week ago, Mozilla has finally signed off on version 4.0 and made it available to the public ahead of the official launch date of March 22.

The official final version of Mozilla Firefox 4 was originally scheduled to deliver in November 2010, but repeated delays saw the release schedule revised on more than one occasion. Based on the Gecko 2.0 engine, Firefox 4 sports an all new user interface, new ways to organize tabs, a revamped add-on manager, support for HTML5 video standards, multitouch support on Windows 7 and a range of performance and security enhancements.
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TalkBack Refreshed: Accessible On-Screen Keyboard And More ...

Android Access: TalkBack Refreshed

1 Android Access: TalkBack Refreshed

The latest enhancements to TalkBack now brings Android Accessibility to devices without a physical keyboard. Many of these enhancements also improve the overall TalkBack experience on all devices.

1.1 Highlights

  • New TalkBack Keyboard.
  • On-screen talking keyboard enables text entry via the touch screen.
  • Text review provides spoken feedback when moving the cursor by character, word, sentence, or paragraph.
  • Virtual D-Pad for navigating the Android user interface.
  • Global TalkBack commands enable one-click access to oft-used commands.

1.2 TalkBack Keyboard

The TalkBack Keyboard is an Accessible Input Method (Accessible IME) that when activated enables you to enter and review text via the touch screen. To use this feature, you need to first activate the TalkBack keyboard via the Language and Keyboard option in the Settings menu. Next, customize the TalkBack Keyboard to taste via the TalkBack Keyboard Settings option --- here, you can customize additional features including auditory feedback as you type. Finally, open your favorite editing application, long-press on an edit field, and select TalkBack keyboard as your default IME. Note that you need do this only once; once the TalkBack keyboard has been made the default, it persists across reboots.

1.3 Entering Text On The Touch Screen

TalkBack keyboard is an on-screen keyboard that supports touch exploration along with synchronized spoken and auditory feedback. This means you can now enter text when using devices that don't sport a physical keyboard.

But wait, there's more here than meets the finger at first touch. Once you have activated the TalkBack Keyboard, you can switch the keyboard among three states by long-pressing the volume up/down buttons:

Hidden
The TalkBack keyboard is not displayed.
Navigating
You get access to an on-screen virtual D-Pad, along with Back, Home, Search, and Menu buttons.
Typing
An on-screen qwerty keyboard.

My preferred means of using the keyboard is to turn on auditory feedback from within TalkBack Keyboard Settings, as well as having SoundBack active. In this mode, you hear keys as you explore the keyboard along with an auditory icon; picking up your finger types the last key you explored. Typing produces a distinctive key-click.

The on-screen keyboard occupies the bottom 1/3 of your screen. While entering text, explore and find the top row, then move above it to hear what you have typed so far.

1.4 Reviewing Text By Character, Word, Sentence Or Paragraph

You can now navigate and review text by character, word, sentence or paragraph. Use a two-finger tap to move forward through these navigation levels; a two-finger double tap moves in the reverse direction. Once you have selected your preferred mode of navigation, you can use Up/Down on the physical track-ball/D-Pad, or alternatively, flick up or down on the virtual D-Pad to move forward or backward through the text being reviewed.

Note that text review works when the TalkBack keyboard is in either/navigating/ or typing mode; personally, I find it less error-prone on keyboard-less devices to first switch to navigating mode when reviewing text, since it is easy to inadvertently enter spurious text otherwise.

1.5 Using The On-Screen Virtual D-Pad

Placing the TalkBack keyboard in navigating mode provides an on-screen virtual D-Pad --- this is especially useful on devices that do not have a physical D-Pad or track-ball on the front of the device. When active, the virtual D-Pad occupies the bottom one-third of the screen, and fast-flicks in that area has the same effect as moving with a D-Pad or track-ball. Tapping anywhere within the virtual D-Pad is the same as clicking with the track-ball.

The corners of the virtual D-Pad also provides Back, Home, Search and Menu buttons --- these are especially useful on devices that lack explicit physical or capacitive buttons for these common Android actions. You can explore the virtual D-pad by moving your finger around the D-Pad area; crossing the top-edge of this area provides haptic and auditory feedback that can be used as an orientation aid in finding the virtual buttons on the corners.

1.6 Global Commands

In addition, selecting the TalkBack Keyboard as your default input method enables a set of global commands that can be accessed from your physical keyboard --- eventually, we will make these available via the soft keyboard as well. Here are a list of the current commands:

CommandDescriptionKey
BatterySpeaks the current battery levelmenu + B
TimeSpeaks the current date and timemenu + T
ConnectivitySpeaks the connectivity state of each connection: WiFi, 3G, etcmenu + O
RepeatRepeats the last TalkBack utterancemenu + R
SpellSpells the last TalkBack utterancemenu + S

These shortcuts are listed in the Accessibility Preferences application where they can be edited. You can choose between menu and search for the modifier, and any letter on the keyboard for the letter.

1.7 Summary

All of these features work on Android 2.2 and above. In addition, TalkBack makes WebView accessible in Honeycomb --- look for a separate announcement about accessibility enhancements that are exclusive to the Honeycomb release in the coming weeks.

Author: T.V Raman

Date: 2011-03-16 Wed

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Comments Anonymously About Any Facebook Profiles

Do you want to comments about any of your friends profile anonymously? and don’t want to let them know about your real identity? Than you can do this without letting him know. A new website called AboutEveryone.com has been launched which provides you an opportunity to comments about any of your friends profile anonymously.

AboutEveryone.com is a website which doesn’t required any registration to comments on facebook profiles anonymously and this new website is set on getting straight to content without any obstacles in its way, the website is still in beta but allows anyone to put in any Facebook user's profile URL and comment about them anonymously. There are no extra steps required.
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Internet Explorer 10 To Launch With Windows 8?

Rumors are spreading rapidly now a days about Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Internet Explorer 9 has already launched by Microsoft, infact it’s not even a month of its release and now, Internet Explorer 10 rumors are already starting to surface. The latest, and possibly first, IE10 rumor says that it will ship with Windows 8.

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Amazon UK's Most Pre-Ordered Gaming Console 'Nintendo 3DS'

As we know Nintendo 3DS is soon going to release on March, 27 so as time getting closer people are taking more interest to place Pre-Order the popular gaming console. Amazon UK has revealed that Nintendo 3DS has become its most popular pre-ordered console of all time. The online retailer has also slashed the price of the handheld to £187, down from £197.

Gamasutra has reported that, Amazon UK announced that customers have placed 20 percent more pre-orders on the Nintendo 3DS than the PlayStation 3 had in 2007, and 56 percent more than Wii, the last most pre-ordered Nintendo console on the website. Additionally, it has also beaten the pre-order numbers of every Nintendo DS model, with a reported 255 percent more pre-orders than DSi alone.

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Release Date of Mozilla Firefox 4 Announced

After a year of development and testing twelve betas and one release candidate version, Mozilla has now finally going to release its most awaited final web browser version of Firefox 4 on March, 22 at 7AM PDT. Mozilla has already released its RC version of Firefox 4 on March, 9.

According to Mozilla's senior engineer director Damon Sicore in its message to developers says that, the first and only Firefox 4 release candidate would likely ship as the final version of the browser.

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Launch of iPad 2 in Japan Delays - Apple

Apple has delay the launch of iPad 2 in Japan due to massive earthquake strikes last week in Japan. Apple had a planned to start selling the iPad 2 in Japan on March 25, but the company did not provide a rescheduled launch date of iPad 2 in Japan.
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Verizon HTC Thunderbolt Smartphone Release Date Announced

Verizon has confirmed that they are going to launch HTC Thunderbolt a 4G-capable phone on March, 17. HTC Thunderbolt is a large (4.3-inch) Android phone that is packing LTE from Verizon onboard for the fastest connectivity around. That fast connectivity will require the Thunderbolt to have lots of storage space for video, so in addition to the 8GB of internal memory Verizon is including a 32GB memory card.
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The way to download R4 DS Games

The progress will not stand on one place each day we could see constant development of everything. The identical goes about Internet. Nowadays we are able to do almost anything via the Internet. We will purchase whatever we would like, we can easily find some piece of work for us, and that we can meet our love there and plenty of other interesting and useful things. And notice speedier having a fun? Naturally we are able to possess a fun on the Internet by playing PC or Internet will help us to download games for playing Nintendo such as. On the web you can get several web-sites which provide to download games NDS for some price and of course you will find enourmous amount sites which provide you download these games absolutely free of charge.

And if you could have just bought the Ds lite the question of downloading games because of this the game console . becomes very urgent for you to be able to have got a fun. Plus this example we face we two major questions that happen to be crucial for many people: it really is question connected by using the R4 memory card for Ds lite and the question which is linked with choosing good website that could satisfy your proposes the most effective. The storage device R4 it is crucial component if you want to download games for your Nintendo. In addition, besides games you'll be able to download songs, movies or e-books for making use of your Nintendo ds lite as being a real multimedia player and not merely like only the game console ..

In the event you have no R4 card you should purchase it and you can practice it in any special gaming shop. And you should be aware that these R4 memory cards ? this can be a real revolution on the globe of Nintendo and contains made something was impossible before ? about it it is possible to considerably quicker and easier download all DS games. R4 memory cards never require some special pass-cards or software installations and will not really a hassle available for you. By drag and dropping you will have possibility to easily move different movies, softwares, games or songs for your SD card. Firstly you should insert Facts into R4 SD card?s memory slot that might should be connected to slot with the Ds lite.

Downloading games is not really quite hard task when you know how to insert memory card into your Nintendo it will not make any difficulties that you overcome this. Design for selecting websites for downloading games to your Nintendo you must choose only reliable site due to this purposes. The choosing website must have special personnel that may help you in so of facing with problems regarding downloading R4 DS Games in your Nintendo. Hopefully that previously listed easy methods to download R4 DS Games will help you to suit your needs and you will have enable you to download different DS games without to worry about the protection in this or this web page.

Playing Nintendo DS is very enjoying thing, nevertheless for this you must download Nintendo DS R4 games & play R4i NDS Card and find the right website for downloading.


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Telecom Funding A CLEC Resource

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A CLEC, or competitive local exchange carrier, is a telecommunications carrier that competes with other carriers that are already established in the marketplace, usually the utility telephone company (ILEC). The ILEC is Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier or the utility service provider for the area.

Historically, CLECs began competing with ILECs around 1985 by offering private phone service and special access services to the defined community. In October 1984, the Federal Communications Commission ordered the deregulation of telephone equipment being leased to customers by independent phone companies. The adopted deregulation plan was set to start by Sept. 1, 1985.

In the current environment, how can the CLECs gain the competitive edge they need to survive in today's economy? One strategy is to hire a skilled telecom consulting team to give a CLEC the knowledge and resources it needs to compete effectively with the big market players, including acquisition of telecom funding.

Telecom Funding Resources:

For example, if a CLEC needs telecom funding, an experienced team can help the business to apply for and successfully obtain the loans it needs to expand its market share. However, obtaining telecom funds is a tricky process. The first challenge is that traditional lenders might not understand a CLEC's business model. Therefore, traditional lenders often see telecommunication businesses as risky candidates for funding. However, professional help is available.

Streamlining Billing:

In addition to securing funds through lenders, the telecom billing process can also be challenging. It is wise to carefully study policy and implement changes to make the procedure efficient and process-driven.

Streamlining your CLEC's billing into a more efficient process will free up a large amount of capital to fund your future business endeavors. However, you have the power to revamp your billing system, which can ensure both customer satisfaction and the highest possible rate of payment for the services your company provides. A consulting firm can help you with customizing these policy changes to best suit the needs of both your business and your customers.

Additionally, having a streamlined billing system helps reduce paper waste and lessens the number of overdue payments. An efficient process also helps to increase the amount of clients you are able to serve effectively.

From the initial credit check to contract renewals, a skilled and experienced consulting firm is a CLEC resource your company can use in today's unstable economic climate.

In order to compete with the major players in the telecommunications industry, you need to free up as much available capital as possible for your business expansion and growth. That means calling in for the advice of experienced professionals.

If necessary, you can generate even more capital to expand your business by finding telecom funding sources to lend you the needed funds to build your presence in the marketplace and to be a strong competitor. Whatever your financial goals are, good advice is sure to help maximize the financial future of your telecommunications company.?

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Warner Tests Renting Film on Facebook for Web Cash

Warner said on Tuesday that it would allow Facebook users in the United States to rent the film “The Dark Knight” directly on the social networking site, and pay for it using Credits, Facebook’s virtual currency. If other studios make similar moves, Facebook could tap a significant revenue stream, bolstering its Credits currency as it seeks to create a rival to PayPal and other payment systems.

Warner said it might make other movies available on Facebook over time.

“This is definitely a test,” said Thomas Gewecke, president of Warner Brothers Digital Distribution, in a telephone interview.

While some analysts saw the move as a danger to Netflix — a threat investors seemed to take seriously as shares of Netflix dropped more than 5 percent on Tuesday — others said that for Facebook, which is already one of the most popular places to watch videos online, the payoff from Warner’s move might be more in the expansion of its online currency.

“I think this is much more about payments than about movies,” said Alex Rampell, the chief executive of TrialPay, an advertising company that offers free Facebook Credits to people who buy certain products.

Mr. Rampell said that millions of Facebook users were using Credits to pay for virtual goods inside games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars. “It seems like a logical step to use the currency to pay for movies,” he said.

Facebook began testing Credits in virtual games nearly two years ago. But the company, which keeps 30 percent of all transactions conducted through Credits, has made it clear that it wants to turn its virtual currency into a payment mechanism for all sorts of digital goods.

To expand the use of the currency, Facebook last year began selling Credits through prepaid gift cards at Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy. Earlier this year, it opened up Credits to all application developers on Facebook. Warner appears to be the first major media company to take advantage of the service to charge for content.

Facebook said that more than 400 developers were already using Credits.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the new and interesting ways that developers and partners use Credits to offer virtual and digital goods in the future,” Jonathan Thaw, a Facebook spokesman, said in a statement.

Like other Hollywood studios, Warner is racing to figure out how to deal with two significant problems: piracy and plummeting DVD sales, both of which are growing worse as broadband access spreads across the globe. The industry’s best hope for a solution is to make more content available for digital purchase on more platforms.

But Hollywood is also fretting that certain delivery systems — particularly Netflix, with its rapidly growing streaming service — are becoming too powerful. If Warner’s go-straight-to-the-fans Facebook experiment is successful, it could be a way of skirting those middleman distributors.

It chose the “The Dark Knight” in part because a related Facebook page run by the studio has a robust four million fans. The rental costs $3, or 30 Facebook Credits.

For now, Facebook is hardly a rival to online movie rental services, and it is not clear if the company plans to become one. It did not specifically help Warner and has not signed a licensing or distribution deal with the studio. And even if other studios follow Warner’s lead, Facebook lacks a feature for users to find movies.

But some analysts said that Facebook could eventually inch its way more aggressively into the movie rental business.

“On a longer-term basis, we think that Facebook could become a credible threat” to Netflix, Ingrid Chung, an analyst with Goldman Sachs, wrote in a note to investors. Ms. Chung noted that for now, however, Facebook “lacks content, does not have wide distribution across devices that connect to the living room TV, has few people on the payments platform.”

Warner’s Mr. Gewecke is bullish on another experiment, this one involving the sale of movies through a newly introduced iPad app. Warner now offers “App Editions” for two films, “The Dark Knight” and “Inception.” Rather than gaining access to the films through iTunes, consumers instead download a free app, which lets them buy the movies for unlimited streaming.

The app route is significant because it allows Warner to sell “Inception” and “The Dark Knight” in 23 countries where iTunes does not currently operate a video store — including fast-growing and highly pirated markets like China and Russia. “This platform allows us to experiment with an early version of what you might call a ‘connected movie’ — the ability for us to offer new extras over time as updates,” Mr. Gewecke said.

“We think that is a great way to add more value to the digital ownership experience,” he added.


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What Are Chemical Bonds and Why Do They Form?

Attraction between atoms or ions leads to a chemical bond. According to the types of bonds contained in a molecule, the physical properties including melting point, hardness, electrical and thermal conductivity and solubility are determined. Chemical bonds involve only the outermost or valence electrons of atoms. Using the example of the simplest element, hydrogen, its two atoms on approaching each other, cause electon-electron and proton-proton repulsions to attempt separation of the atoms. But counterbalance by proton-electron attraction fuses the two hydrogen atoms forming a bond.

This example demonstrates the gain, loss and sharing of electrons by atoms for possession of the same number of electrons as the noble gas in closest proximity on the periodic table. With eight valence electrons (s2p6), all noble gases are chemically stable in a phenomenon called the octet rule. But certain exceptions are possible. Among them, one group of atoms has less than eight electrons like hydrogen with only one. BeH2 has just four valence electrons around Be, with Beryllium contributing two electrons and each hydrogen with one. The second exception applies in elements in periods 4 and above. Their atoms can have over four surrounding valence pairs in certain compounds.

Types of Chemical Bonds
Familiarity with three types of chemical bonds is required for the SAT II Chemistry exam, ionic bonds, covalent bonds and metallic bonds. Ionic Bonds
An electrostatic attraction between ions with opposite charges, cations and anions causes ionic bonds. They usually involve metals and nonmetals as elements active in ionic bonds are mostly from opposite ends of the periodic table with an electronegativity difference exceeding 1.67. Being very strong, ionic bonds in compounds increase melting points and take a solid form in normal conditions. Finally, an electron in an ionic bond is transferred from the less electronegative atom to the more electronegative element. A prime example of an ionic bond-content molecule is NaCl or table salt. Covalent Bonds
Atoms may share electrons instead of transferring them from atom to atom, resulting in covalent bonds. But the sharing is rarely ever equal due to the difference in electronegativity value of each atom. The only exception is the bond between two atoms of the same element. Covalent bonds are said to be non-polar when the difference in electronegativity of two atoms ranges from 0 to 0.4. Polar refers to electronegativity difference between 0.4 and 1.67. For both non-polar and polar covalent bonds, higher electronegativity in an element results in stronger attraction of the electron pair. Carbon dioxide, CO2 molecules have two bonds which are covalent bonds.

It is possible for covalent bonds to be single, double or triple. A single bond occurs when only one pair of electrons is shared. This single bond is a sigma bond with the electron density being most pronounced along the line joining the two atoms.

Metallic Bonds
Metallic bonds are exclusive to metals alone, including aluminium, gold, copper and iron. Each atom in a metal shares a bond with a number of other metal atoms, thereby allowing their electrons unrestricted movement within the metal structure. It is this specific phenomenon that is behind the properties of metals being unique, an example being their high conductivity.

That basically sums up the essence of chemical bonds, the differences in various types and the reasons for molecular structures being formed.


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Start-Ups Are in a Rush to Bring the Chat Room to the Smartphone

Apps from a wave of new start-ups allow multiple people to participate in the same conversation on a mobile phone, like a group chat room or conference call held by way of text message. The new applications, most of which are free, include GroupMe, FastSociety, Beluga, Kik, TextPlus, PingChat, HurricaneParty and Yobongo.

Several of these services have made their debuts just this week, right before the opening on Friday of South by Southwest, the technology and music festival in Austin, Tex. They hope to gain some attention at the festival, which attracts scores of technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists interested in seeing the latest innovative ideas.

Caleb Elston, one of the founders of Yobongo, which is based in San Francisco, said the timing of the app’s release, a week before South by Southwest, was “no accident.”

“It is the perfect storm of developers, designers and business people in a sphere where there is a natural social dynamic for networking,” he said. “Lots of services already help you connect with your friends, but the point of South by Southwest is to meet with new people that have your interests.”

The stakes can be high. The weeklong event has helped propel several companies, including Twitter and Foursquare, above the noise of the thousands of other companies vying for attention as start-ups.

And the group messaging start-ups face challenges even at this stage. Mostly, they must stay ahead of the curve of big companies like Facebook and cellphone makers, said James E. Katz, a professor at Rutgers University, who studies communications. The big companies, he said, might be looking to tweak their own services in ways that could eliminate the need for the upstarts.

“Those companies have shown themselves to be incredibly nimble and innovative when it comes to spotting new trends and jumping aboard,” he said.

Indeed, in early March, Facebook announced that it had acquired Beluga, leading many in the technology world to wonder if the flurry of interest around mobile group messaging services was over before it truly began.

At the same time, there is speculation that Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, will bring its popular instant messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger, to Apple and Google smartphones. R.I.M. declined to comment on its future plans.

The desire for the new group messaging services, their creators say, stems in part from the popularity of Facebook and Twitter. As those sites have evolved and grown, the start-ups say it has become harder to cut through the clutter to have a meaningful conversation.

“Try having a conversation on Twitter or Facebook with you and 500 of your closest friends,” said Steve Martocci, one of the founders of GroupMe. “They are limited by their broadness. People can’t say what they want or express themselves.”

To address that, GroupMe limits the number of people allotted to a single conversation to 25, although users can participate in as many groups as they like.

Many of the applications seamlessly switch between allowing users to chat within the service and via SMS, to accommodate people who do not own smartphones and times when participants wander into areas with weak data coverage.

The services are a little different from one another. GroupMe, Beluga, Kik, TextPlus, PingChat all allow people to create groups and invite their friends to chat in a group session. HurricaneParty performs a similar function but with the specific goal of organizing a party or get-together. Yobongo allows its users to join a group chat with nearby people.

GroupMe and similar sites help transform the smartphone into a private social network, one that is ideal for trading inside jokes, organizing impromptu outings and coordinating plans at a larger event, like a concert or festival like South by Southwest.

Venture capitalists have been eager to cash in on the rush for these services. Kik, which is based in Canada, recently raised $8 million from prominent firms like Union Square Ventures, RRE Ventures and Spark Capital.

GroupMe, which introduced its service last May, raised $10.6 million from Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, First Round and SV Angel, among others.

“People have noticed that there is a gap in the market,” said Charlie O’Donnell, a venture capitalist at First Round Capital, which was one of the first firms to invest in GroupMe. “The value proposition for location tools that tell everyone where you are or help discover new stuff is not the same. For a lot of people, the response is that ‘I already like who I know and what I have. I just want to talk to my close friends and family.’ ”

Many of the application makers say they are already seeing growth. GroupMe says it sends a million text messages each day — double the number a month ago. Yobongo, which began in early March, says tens of thousands of people have signed up for the service.

But most are still fleshing out their business models. GroupMe says it sees potential in allowing advertisers to show ads that may be helpful in making a group decision, like a deal for a meal or group outing. The service is working with several large music events, like Coachella and Bonnaroo, to be the official mobile application used to help festivalgoers keep in touch with friends that are also in attendance.

Jared Hecht, another GroupMe founder, said the interest of big companies in group messaging was an indication that the business might be lucrative. Even so, the company recently updated its application to sharpen the competition with its peers.

“Things always run hot and cold in the tech industry,” Mr. Hecht said.


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iPhone4 The Future of Smartphone Technology

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iPhone is the most sought after and long awaited product from the house of Apple products. One after the other, after years of culmination, Apple has come up with a masterpiece. The iPhone is the first of new gen mobile phones, running on Apple's OS X operating system and touch screen. The latest firepower to the iPhone product cannon is iPhone4!

iPhone4 has improved features and the latest iterations, enhancing a series of important elements such as display, camera with auto flash, dual-microphone, larger battery (longer battery life) with multi-tasking etc. If we take a closer look at its body work, iPhone 4 is a lot different from 3GS. It's 24% thinner making it only 9.33mm thick. The new 'Retina Display', has 4 times the pixel density compared to its previous model.

iPhone4 has A4 processor, the same processor used in iPad. The big battery combined with super-efficient A4 processor, gives you 7 hours of 3G talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 40 hours of music and 300 hours of standby time. The 3 axis Gyroscope along with 6-axis motion-sensing provides far more accurate motion-sensing to developers.

The camera feature has been immensely improved from the last model to 5MP. iPhone4 offers high-definition recording at 720p video at 30 frames per second plus an additional tap-to-focus facility is also inculcated to the video mode. Another marked improvement is the FaceTime app. Apple with this application is trying to introduce VoIP standard for video calls (Limited to iPhone4 users).

Since it was released in the market in June 2010, the market for iPhone4 has developed into a big one. Apple sold over 600,000 phones on pre-order in a single day. The brand loyalty for Apple came into play and was clearly reflected by the figures. 77% buyers were upgrading from ad older iPhone, which is an increase of over 40% since 2008. 16% switched to AT&T as carriers and 54% went for the larger 32GB model. An estimation of 1-1.5 million iPhone4 sales was made for the first 3 days.

If we take a sneak peek into iPhone4's software, especially iOS4, we'd see a marked difference from the 3GS version as well as others in the market like Android. The iPhone4 hardware coupled with new features of iOS4 elevates the iPhone game considerably. With over 2.5 million applications to choose from iPhone4 definitely has an edge over it predecessors. Multi-tasking functionality which the iPhone users were asking for since the first iPhone has also been embedded in it. This allows them to keep track of other activities and work on others at the same time.

Apple's philosophy is to make the best products in the world. They are one of the very few mobile manufacturers in the market that make excellent hardware and couple in with extremely efficient software to give the optimum combo. Apple with their latest addition to mobile family, iPhone4, with its outstanding hardware features and iOS4, will continue to set the standard in the Smartphone world.

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VIZIO E370VA review

Most of us just lately were required to send back a different brand of telly (Westinghouse 40") caused by very SUB-par overall performance and excellence of each photo in addition to appear.
Most of us decided to switch for VIZIO E370VA this company & type, eventhough it was a little smaller sized together with a higher price tag (the some other Television would have been a dark-colored Exclusive offer about Goal pertaining to $300; this place went us all $400 available and it is 3" (diag. evaluate) smaller sized.

Nevertheless, side-by-side contrast at the store was a stark distinction with picture, and then we seen a similar about installing this set in-home. Picture will be plain along with sharp, less than intense/too saturated just like many. You can actually begin to see the photo Superior with this (small) Television set compared to you may while using larger type we interchanged. Of which photo seemed to be blurry around almost all shape collections and not does show up clean along with distinct such as this one really does.

Take note that this rating intended for appear (previously mentioned) referrals exactly the audio components (certainly not the internal Tv set audio system) when you would certainly work with to set-up a house movie surround experience. The actual audio tracks exchange is actually perfect, with no trace involving distortion or even opinions towards the loudspeakers.

This specific VIZIO E370VA will be truthfully a really nice TV for your price tag; distinct photo...virtually no pixelation...well-defined colorings. They are doing take some modifying to your specific loving...We seen any Blue ray dvd player last week initially...in addition to truthfully : it turned out a massive progress above Something I've truly had before.

I was searching Flatscreens for a long time - in addition to fact advised, Now i'm amazed simply by a few of the products on the market...although you'd probably need to bounce around At least 2 times the price of a large begin quality connected with photograph. That is suitable for seeing 6-12 ft . mileage.

When searching for fantastic appear you'll have to connect that up to your own stereo audio or multichannel program; common sense dicates that has to be the truth for the majority of smooth window screens tho...straightforward basic acoustics stipulate that more is needed/not possible in a small display case.

Should you be buying your very first time Flatscreen...you may such as this VIZIO E370VA lots; additionally, smashing to give the practical photo you receive on this above the older tv photographs...along with approach superior to projection...dsi...adored your totally free far too!!


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Get iphone apps feasible to your needs

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Iphone is one of the latest technological gadgets that have hit the market. And till date there have been more than around 13 million users of Iphones around the world. With the Iphone everything just lies at your finger tips. You can email, surf the internet, text a friend, listen music, watch videos, search address of your old friends and keep the daily schedule. The I phone just not allow you make calls but gives you an edge in technology where you can do almost any thing within your palm. But still you may find iphone not satisfactory. I would be little rude to say like this but its true, and its not the iphone to be blamed for that, but it's the human nature and wants that never get satisfied. But still you have a solution with that. Several software and web companies are providing Iphone application development.
If you just want to expand beyond as what is basically available with your iphone then go for the iphone app development. The team of app developers will give you an opportunity to think broad and they can get your things implemented. Many users have got application incorporated in their Iphones and you can also do that. Even you can get your website made Iphone compatible. You can have access to your website on your I phones. And you can also access your website through your iphone. There are several Iphone application development companies that are encouraging the users to make their I phone feasible to their needs.
A number of iPhone developer applications are available Tempo web design that sells the applications online. They can develop feasible applications that are of use to the Iphone users. The applications available pertain to various domains such as entertainment, news, diary organizing, reminder setting, receiving and sending messages in different formats, accessing emails, camera and video/audio recording. There may be several features in your iphone that may be of limited use to you while there may be several other application that you might want in your iphone to be, that could have made your iphone even more convenient and easy to use.
So when you have got an Iphone and want to add more apps to it you can simply contact an experienced Iphone development expert. Narrate him the desires and apps that you want in your iphone and he will get that developed in your iphone. There are several iphone developers in the market who would boast of their capability but you are to think wisely and take a nice step. Make sure the one you are choosing is really the experienced one and has the capacity to get your desires fulfilled.
If you are looking for an iphone developer who can get the feasible apps installed in your iphone and let you make your I phone even more convenient and easy to use, then you can simply refer tempo web design. For more information and details you can simply log on to: www.tempowebdesign.co.uk
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Facebook Users Who Are Under Age Raise Concerns

Across the nation, millions of young people are lying about their ages so they can create accounts on popular sites like Facebook and Myspace. These sites require users to be 13 or older, to avoid federal regulations that apply to sites with younger members. But to children, that rule is a minor obstacle that stands between them and what everybody else is doing.

Parents regularly go along with the age inflation, giving permission and helping children set up accounts. They often see it as a minor fib that is necessary to let their children participate in the digital world.

Plenty of people fudge the truth about their age, whether to buy beer or project a younger image to potential mates. But researchers and other critics say allowing children to break the rules sends the wrong message. And, they argue, it sets children loose in a digital world they may not be prepared for — exposing them to the real-life threats of inappropriate content, contact from strangers and the growing incidents of bullying by computer.

“Not only are kids lying about their age, but more often than not, parents teach them to lie about their age,” said Danah Boyd, a social media researcher at Microsoft.

Ms. Boyd said this ran counter to the goal of getting parents more constructively involved in children’s online activities, which was one aim of the legislation that spawned the age restrictions in the first place.

At the same time, the practice is hard to stop, say Web sites and federal officials. Sites try to catch under-age users — “We are not burying our head in the sand,” said Joe Sullivan, the chief security officer at Facebook — but verifying a young person’s age over the Internet is a task that ranges from tricky to near impossible.

Cristina Flores, 44, a nurse in San Francisco, said she had decided to allow her 11-year-old son to get onto Facebook rather than deny it to him and risk that he would sign up behind her back. Besides, she said, she did not realize there were any age restrictions on the site.

“It’s not like there’s a legal age limit for being on the Internet,” Ms. Flores said.

Her son Jake said he had told Facebook that he was 15: “I just picked something random.”

In one of Jake’s fifth-grade classes at Commodore Sloat Elementary school, 15 of the 30 students said they had Facebook accounts.

“And you should see all the third-graders who are on,” said Aundrea Kaune, the class’s teacher. Last year, she went onto Facebook and was shocked by how many students from the school were there.

“It’s lying — and about age,” Ms. Kaune said. “What happens when they want to drink beer?”

The risks for under-age members of social networks are not theoretical. Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer of Myspace, who now runs an Internet safety consulting business, recounted a recent incident from his business. In New York State, he said, an 11-year-old boy accepted a friend request on Facebook from a girl in his class. But the girl’s account was fake, and the person behind it began posting images of the boy on sex-oriented sites, along with nasty comments.

When the boy’s images started showing up in Google searches, the school suspected that he had posted them and summoned his parents. Other children began picking on him.

“It can be a living nightmare for an 11-year-old who just wanted to hang out with his friends,” Mr. Nigam said.

In 2006, 31 percent of 12-year-olds in the United States were using social networks, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. That figure grew to 38 percent by mid-2009, when the survey was last conducted.

ComScore, a firm that measures Internet traffic, estimates that 3.6 million of Facebook’s 153 million monthly visitors in this country are under 12. Some of those visitors may not have Facebook accounts and may simply be visiting public pages, comScore said. (It reached that figure by cross-referencing its own traffic analysis with household demographics.)

Internet companies have set up the rules against under-age users because they must comply with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, passed in 1998, which says Web sites that collect information from children younger than 13 must obtain parental consent.

Obtaining that consent is complex and expensive, so companies like Facebook and Google, which owns YouTube, reject anyone who tries to sign up using an age below 13. Google, Facebook and Yahoo all declined to talk about how many children jump the barriers, but they say they try to enforce the rules.

Mr. Sullivan of Facebook said the company blocked new registrations or deleted the accounts of thousands of under-age users every day.

But some children’s advocates say these companies are not publicly owning up to the scope of the problem.


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With The Help Of Medical Scheduling Software Health Care Practices Of All Kind Function More Efficiently

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Medical scheduling software came about as a method of furthering the computerization of healthcare practices in a way that helped to make the process more effortless. As with most industries, the development of these systems has been put in place in order to make the work day go by more efficiently. There are numerous benefits for clinics that choose to go with a digitalized version of their scheduling system rather than having everything in print. Though each software title will offer a different setup, these are some of the most common benefits.

Having medical appointment scheduling in place makes everything far simpler for healthcare workers. It permits MDs, dentists, midwives, and other professionals to judge how long they can stay with each patient and how many patients they can take each day. Offices that use this type of practice are generally much more orderly. Without some sort of program to effectively manage time these places would erupt into chaos. It would not be possible to handle time wisely or keep up with client needs.

Medical scheduling software makes it much simpler for staffers to keep up with the multitude of patients that most modern clinics see in one week. With a computerized setup there is virtually no need for paper in the office anymore, which allows for a great deal less wasted space and resources. Setups like these are rapid, organized, and highly beneficial to those working in the office and just visiting.

Having everything available at their fingertips makes it so much simpler for those who manage the office to do their day to day tasks. Most of the hundreds of clients who call in to health care facilities on a daily basis do so in order to verify some thing to do with scheduling. With a good computer program staff members are able to rapidly look up a patient, give them the information they need and move on to the next phone call. This really helps to keep things running smoothly.

The work of scheduling is so much simpler for those who work the telephones at healthcare practices. Having a print free schedule software incredibly reduces waste and increases efficiency. The task of making appointments is extremely simple with this method.

Clients are very happy with this type of service because of the benefits it offers them. They are able to get in and out far quicker. Studies have illustrated that this is one of the biggest determining factors for returning to a practice.

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Kaspar, the friendly robot comes to the aid of autistic kids

In the wake of an apparent rise in autism cases amongst kids, scientists have designed a child friendly robot, given the name Kaspar. The hi-tech invention is created in London, with autistic kids in focus.
Autism is a mental condition which hinders a child's normal interaction with others. The condition makes normal communication difficult and hampers building normal relationships as well. The newly invented robotic therapy would help solve the difficulty, expects scientists.
Medical experts conducted several 10-minutes classes with Kaspar. The series of interactive secessions, with the friendly robot, would help the child learn appropriate social communication and relationship building skills.
An autistic child showed improvements
In an example of the capabilities of the robot, a four-year old girl, Eden Sawczenko, took several lessons from Kapsar and showed remarkable progress in her social relations, thereafter.
During the sessions, Eden used to learn from the robot which was controlled by a scientist with a remote.
Eden's mother Claire said her daughter never reciprocated before when her friends hugged her, and also was indifferent towards friendly gestures like holding hands. But, after meeting Kasper she developed emotions and started reciprocating physical gestures.
Claire said, "She's a lot more affectionate with her friends now and will even initiate the embrace"
How Kaspar, the robot helps an autistic child ?
Kaspar is available at the University of Hertfordshire for $1,300 pounds, The latest data suggests the technology is worth buying as it has helped around 300 autistic children all over Britain.
Kaspar is designed and programmed in such a manner to behave no less than a friendly human being.
All the human emotions including smiling, blinking, frowning, waving arms and of course laughing are minutely incorporated inside Kaspar's brain.
In addition to this, Kaspar can also play Nintendo Wii along with the child. The latest pro-version has also got cells which makes the robot's exterior to feel like that of a human skin.


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Dolphins - Amazing Creatures Of The Ocean

Since dolphins swim in the water many people think that they must be fish. However, dolphins are in fact warm-blooded mammals that breathe air and give birth to baby dolphins rather than lay eggs. This fact alone makes dolphins unique creatures, but they also have many more characteristics that make them one of the most interesting animals on the planet.

If you're ever had the opportunity to be near a dolphin you'll understand why they are as unique as they are. Dolphins, just like whales, are considered to be cetaceans and are part of the grouping of whales that are called odontocetes, which means that they have teeth. The teeth found on a dolphin are shaped like cones. Other whales fall into the group called mysticetes, in which case they don't have teeth to use for feeding.

Dolphins live in tropical and warm waters. Many people are unaware of the fact that rivers and freshwaters are also home to few species of dolphins. These dolphins are however endangered and exist in very few numbers.

Fifty-seven different species of dolphin make up the world's population today. Dolphins have sleek bodies and their noses, called "rostrum", are long and beak-like. Many of us think that dolphins and porpoises are related, when in fact they are not. One thing that makes them different is their teeth. As mentioned the dolphin's are cone shaped and the porpoise have teeth that look more like spades. This enables them to dig for food among rock. The other major difference is the fact that porpoise are able to live in water that's colder than a dolphin can even tolerate.

One of the most common and well known species of dolphins is the Orca, also known as the killer whale. This large dolphin is considered to be fearless in the water, dominating the list of sea animals that people think of when they think of ferocious creatures.

Female dolphins are pregnant for twelve months before delivering their babies, or calves as they are known. The calves weigh between 30 and 40 pounds and are about 30 inches long. They will nurse from their mothers until they are two years old.

Unlike other species of animals where the mother gives birth and the young leave her side after a short period of time, the dolphin calf will stay with its mother for five to seven years. During this time the young dolphin will learn many skills from its mother, including how to feed and how to get along with other dolphins.

Dolphins live in groups known as "pods" and travel together. The females interact with the young, while the males keep more to themselves and don't participate in parenting.

The Dolphins are considered very friendly and are amongst the most wonderful animals on earth due to their intelligence and easy mingling with the humans. They try to convey through chirping their tongue whenever they interact with humans. This fact keeps the humans curious about this wonderful animal forever.


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Media Decoder: Lights! Camera! Ahoy There!

DESCRIPTIONJames Brolin is directing a Web video series for Royal Caribbean International to showcase its newest ship, Allure of the Seas.

Another advertiser is clambering aboard the bandwagon of sponsoring original series of video clips that can be watched online.

The newest convert to the trend is Royal Caribbean International, which is behind a series of webisodes under the title “Ocean Views.” The videos will be available on March 14 on the Royal Caribbean Web site and the cruise line’s YouTube channel.

The online series is being created and produced by Mindshare Entertainment, part of the GroupM unit of WPP, and Generate LA. The videos will feature actors who will also direct the webisodes.

James Brolin will act in and direct a video called “Royal Reunion,” which tells the story of the many generations of a family taking a cruise on the newest Royal Caribbean ship, Allure of the Seas. Among the cast members are familiar faces like Dean Cain and Amy Yasbeck.

Jenny McCarthy will act in and direct a video called “The Allure of Love,” which also takes place on the ship; it is a comedic look at a star-crossed romance.

The Royal Caribbean webisodes typify another trend in online video, the increasing involvement of celebrities in such campaigns after early clips mostly used unknown actors.

Among the known quantities in recent Web series are the comedians Samantha Bee and Adam Carolla, the cook Paula Deen and baseball players like Albert Pujols.


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Running Track Technologies

But the complications with these tracks are the great upkeep fees and weather conditions dependence. Suppose asphalt is chosen in the top rated layer of these tracks, it will be troublesome to use it in scorching climate. That is as a result of asphalt tends to melt in hot climates. As an outcome of this, cinder tracks are more and more being displaced by all climate tracks. The running track engineering behind all weather conditions tracks consider treatment to retain the track previously mentioned the impact of climate alterations.

For all kinds of tracks, there will be a sub base that fits the track to the ground solidly. This sub base must be in a position to stand up to the heavy pressure even though large voltage operating and other environment associated emotional stress. The base should not crumble on external pressure. Above the base, a layer of asphalt or concrete is put to use. In hotter climates concrete is put into use, despite the fact that in colder climates asphalt is favored. Previously mentioned this layer, a major layer manufactured of rubber chips are laid along with a cementing layer. A range of kinds of rubber resources are applied for this function. The rubber chips are put into use so as to furnish a smoother and bouncy working surface to the athletes, which boost the overall performance of the athletes.

School Students Get the Most up-to-date Technological know-how by Selling Outdated Phones

The most beneficial tools for any college pupil these days are their pcs and their cell phones. These are the instruments that get them linked to their academics, their colleagues and the rest of the globe exterior of their school bubble. A person issue that's real for most college college students is also that they are very often making an attempt to balance school and get the job done, and most are on a really tight spending budget. College students are also the generation of everyday people who are the most technologically state-of-the-art. They have all the most recent tools and gadgets and are often related to the internet.

1 way that university students can have the most beneficial know-how probable with no need of breaking the bank is to sell their iPhone motherboard replacement components. The fact is that the bulk of the population of visitors who very own iPhones are university pupils. Technology as advanced as iPhone combine computer and cellphone, make it easy for you to get using the web and make calls, and they also have an amount of other applications for your entertainment. To this extent they are the all in one particular tool that retains students connected and entertained. It's a students' dream to have the most up-to-date product launched each and every 12 months, but this can be challenging with the growing value of newer versions.

IPTV Engineering - Earning Television More desirable For The Foreseeable future

IPTV technological know-how is currently transforming the way citizens will view media. The loads of advantages of IPTV compared to the classic cable or even satellite broadcasting procedures, is that it will make use of the on-line to help stream all of its contents. With this brand-new path in the direction of the media it can now produce a customised way which will fit an enormous range of programs. An example would be all accommodations, universities and hospitals will advantage from its abilities and the providers It is capable to furnish.

If you just want to add more interactivity or it's possible just broadcast to a more substantial group of people, or maybe grow the stage of high quality of the photograph and also the video clip methods, you can carry out this free of any added outlay. This most recent technology is capable to offer you with an excellent treatment for all of these kinds of demands.

3 Tips on Using Technological know-how in New Solutions

As an Options Architect in the IT area, I enthusiastically carry new technologies to my consumers. When I'm not bringing the top technologies has to make available to my customers, I experiment with my personal bits of the digital universe I have at home. Fashionable own electronics like computers, game consoles and clever phones come with impressive processors and innovative capabilities that to do outstanding things.. Most of us have at least one particular of these products in our residences, but don't take benefit of these new highly effective benefits. Use these terrific products in new solutions and you'll be blown away how they will simplify your daily life.

Speech to text: Applying speech to text application to compose e-mail has been a technical actuality for pretty some time. Install a small gadget (about the dimensions of a fifty percent dollar coin) into your car, mix it with any bluetooth capable cell cellphone, and now you can compose and send the exact e-mail even when in your car or truck applying only your voice For any individual who spends the most of their doing work hrs in a vehicle, speech to text program creates a great productiveness enhance. Integrate a couple of products you may well currently have in your family home and handle your desktop computer, cellphone, radio, and even your residence with your voice. Taking advantage of open expectations and simple and easy configuration utilities, you can use voice management to make your daily life a good deal more "hands free".

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F2 Labs Press Release - Approval from the Executive Director of the California Energy Commission

Damascus, MD - March 2, 2011 - F2 Labs has received approval from the Executive Director of the California Energy Commission. Now fully accredited as a Testing Laboratory for the State of California Energy Commission's Appliance Efficiency Regulations, Section 1604 (g)(2)(I) for Electric Spas.

F-Squared Laboratories is able to certify tests that monitor the standby power requirements of heating modules during the operation of portable spas. Variable factors to be monitored and recorded during the testing include the power requirements of the heating modules while in standby mode, the average water temperature over the course of a specific time- period, and the average ambient air temperature over the course of a specific time-period. The results of this testing will determine if the product in question can be certified for sale in the State of California.

"F2 realizes that to remain an industry leader, a company must persistently evolve in order to continue to meet the needs of its clients. With this in mind, we are continually applying for, and receiving, the latest in accreditations as established by some of the largest legislative and regulatory organizations in the world", said Wendy Fuster, President and CEO of F2 Labs.

With over 37 million residents, a gross state product of nearly $1.85 trillion, and the planet's 8th largest economy, California is a true international leader, and is home to some of the most progressive and influential legislation in the world pertaining to energy conservation and protecting the environment. California's Appliance Efficiency Regulations were established in 1976 in response to a legislative mandate to minimize California's energy consumption. The regulations are refreshed periodically to allow for consideration and possible incorporation of new energy efficiency technologies and techniques. The present core regulations were implemented by the Energy Commission on November 18, 2009.

The Appliance Efficiency Regulations include standards for both federally regulated appliances and non-federally regulated appliances. Twenty-three categories of appliances are contained in the scope of these regulations. These categories include everything from consumer audio/video equipment to lighting fixtures, air conditioners, pumps and heaters. The California Energy Commission selectively accepts applications and approves Testing Laboratories to certify new and existing products to ensure that they properly comply with the regulations. An approval by the Executive Director of the CEC entitles the accredited laboratory only to perform tests and issue certification for that one specific portion of the Appliance Efficiency Code. Each portion of the Appliance Efficiency Code that a Testing Laboratory wishes to test for and certify requires a separate application and approval by the CEC. For more information concerning the California Appliance Efficiency Program please visit appliances@energy.state.ca.us

Based in Damascus, MD USA, F2 Labs, an industry leader in the field of product
compliance consulting, testing and approval, is a full service product conformity assessment organization founded in 1992. F-Squared has three facilities strategically located in Maryland, North Carolina and Ohio. Accredited by A2LA to provide a variety of services, including testing/certification of products for US/Canadian Listings, FCC, Industry Canada, European CE, Australian Communication
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I Wish HTC Touch HD Satisfy Your Desire to Connect

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It is very late in the market for mobile handsets HTC. Do you want the 'HTC HD is enhanced with the latest technology and features are rattling model is too late. LCD capacitive touch screens to move the scope of the 123 x 68 x 11.8 mm and has a hectic end of the pipeline, such as an accelerometer sensor interface, auto-rotation, and the proximity of the device off the machine, HTC Understanding UI indicator and multi-touch method. You should get 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual LED camera shows with a Geo-tagging, face spy who would have access to all the moments of liveliness fair, as well as the best classified as Slip 32, HSDPA@14.4 Mbps 3G ; HSUPA@5.76 Mbps and Wi-Fi wireless Fi to keep you updated via the internet PRESTO, a real connection.

All recipients of EU textile O2 equal River, Vodafone, Virgin, 3 Peregrine; T-Mobile launches HTC Desire HD offerings on the market that nobody has attracted users in the industry in the UK. You mature offer holidays, Pay As You Go and SIM free flotation unbalanced noise prefabricated users. Z Want treated as HTC, the HTC HD deals they offer would also like part of a goody bag of semi-freedom procedure Freeborn, text of the offer, the net charges and instant prizes up cash. All these can be used only when you know a prefabricated damaging to trade for any period of 6 to 36 months with the mesh that you designate. HTC is the face would you go to remove the SIM flight also gives you to enjoy sound mechanical connector.

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Globalization and Communication Growth

The 21st century has ushered in a new era in man's ongoing quest for a better life and a better world. For the first time in history, we can now claim to live in “One World.” Globalization has removed many of the gaps that have existed between and among nations. While the physical divide is still present, the impact of the Information Highway on how we communicate and live in the present day is simply staggering. Through globalization, cultural exchange is now open and dynamic. Economies have also been merged, with the economic life of a n Asian country affecting other nations in other parts of the world, and vice versa. Rapid improvements in information technology have allowed us to exchange information and communicate almost everywhere, anywhere, and anytime. The nature of business and how it is done had also improved by leaps and bounds all because of globalization.

globalization and its discontents

An example of the remarkable effects globalization is the invention of the telephone and the television. Television has enabled young people and adults to have the ability to share cultural and ethnic experiences with others. The t.v. has allowed generations of people to see how other people live, think and feel in other parts of the globe. In full color, we can now “meet” new peoples and cultures without even having to take a single step outside our home. With just the use of a remote, right in the comforts of our own home, we can explore different worlds that we would not have known without the visuals and sounds transmitted through our t.v. Telephones have also greatly improved communication. Gone are the weeks and even months of waiting for that letter. Anybody can talk to anyone who has another phone regardless of distance or location in the planet. With the aid of satellites, 3rd generation phones allow us to make a phone call, send a video, or even receive an e-mail. Because of these developments in the field of communications technology, now, no two countries are really apart. These breakthroughs in communication have revolutionized business, commerce, and even the personal lives and relationships of millions of people.

Indeed, globalization has spawned a new age of connectivity in culture, society, economy, social life, technology, and politics. Globalization, as a general term, is best understood as the spread of ideas about the environment, democracy, human rights, and less complicated issues like fashion and fads. The mass marketing of computers and the wide availability of Internet services have brought many parts of the world together, as if we are all woven on a single pattern or web of daily life. Countries today do not just export raw materials or the usual projects. Global exchange is now taking place as the market of ideas, culture, and beliefs expand through the use of technology.

Because of the electronic media, vast amounts of important information can reach any parts of the globe in no time. Business establishments, whether big or small, are using the Internet in many ways to build or expand their company's growth. With the ever improving technology comes new markets, high demand for products, and also greater competition. Making investments in information and communication technology is now a must for any business enterprise.

Another form of improved technology is the fusion of the Internet and the fax machine, giving birth to Internet faxing. Internet faxing is faster and more economical than traditional faxing. It is a general term which refers to the convenient use of faxing technology over the Internet. It is a method of using e-mail or a particular website like FREEiFAX that offers internet faxing services. FREEiFAX has combined the speed and efficiency of e-mails and the low cost sending or broadcasting documents. Through e-mails, these faxes are sent faster and frees the subscriber from the time-consuming task of making several phone calls to check if the transmitted documented actually got through. This kind of service enables business companies to save time and money. Additionally FREEiFAX Internet faxing does not require the purchase of another device, accessories or any additional configuration or phone lines. All that is needed is a computer with an Internet connection and an e-mail account.

To avail of this Internet faxing service, all one has to do is visit the FREEiFAX site and sign-up. By signing up, consumers are allowed to gain access to incoming and outgoing fax messages. These messages are accessible in most parts of the world where there is Internet connection. FREEiFAX Internet faxing can be enjoyed without having to pay monthly bills. A minimum reload of $5 is required to keep an active account and send fax messages for only 2.5 cents per send. FREEiFAx is one of Internet faxing companies preferred by many individuals around the world. It boasts of thousands of satisfied users around the world.

Many economists claim that globalization and the Internet have created many advantages for small and medium-sized businesses around the world. This advantage can be utilized while avoiding many business obstacles by using Internet faxing properly. Visit freeifax.com for more details about the company and other Internet faxing needs.


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How to Find the Perfect LCD TV for Your Viewing Needs

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Upgrading your current TV to a shiny new LCD TV can be exciting and scary at the same time. The excitement comes from the fact that you're getting a brand new TV--possibly a bigger and most definitely a better one than you already own. But it's also scary trying to figure out the best TV for your living space. TVs aren't cheap even when they are on sale so buying the wrong one could mean that you'd be stuck with it for a while. But if you do your homework and prepare before you buy, you should have no problem finding the perfect TV.

Always do your research before you step into a store. When you decide to buy a new TV, don't just automatically head into your nearest electronics store. Buying from straight impulse can easily get you caught up in the excitement and make you prone to a clever sales pitch. This can blindside you from purchasing a TV that is 100% what you want and what you need.

When it comes to an LCD, or liquid crystal display, TV size does matter, but not in the way you may think. Usually people want to buy the biggest TV they can afford, but this isn't always the best solution. If you have a small living room or den, or your thinking of putting your new TV in a bedroom, you may want to opt for a medium to small sized TV. If you get a 60-inch TV and your TV room is small, your new TV will be way too big for the space and look awkward. You'll find yourself squinting in order to try to see the screen. Sure, if you buy a TV that's too big odds are you can take it back, but that can be a huge hassle and could cost you money, especially if you had it delivered or had to pay shipping charges.

Because an LCD TV is thinner and a lot lighter than older TVs, you have more options when it comes to where you put your new TV. You can buy a TV stand or you can mount it right on the wall. If you choose to mount it on the wall, you once again want to make sure that you buy the right sized TV. Also, you want to make sure that you can mount it in such a way that you won't end up straining your neck looking up at the screen. Be as meticulous when picking the mount as you are when choosing the TV. You want to make sure the mount is built for your particular screen and that it is durable.

Once you figure out the size of the LCD TV that you want, you should then look around at the different makes and models. Online is the best place to do your search. Websites that compare different companies that sell TVs and the different models can help you narrow your search. Once you decide on two or three models that fit your needs, you can then start comparing the prices between different stores. When comparing prices, make sure to also take into consideration delivery or shipping costs and whether there's a restock fee if you exchange the TV for a different model.

Buying a new TV can be a fun experience, but it can also be rather stressful if you don't spend a bit of time doing some prep work. To find the perfect LCD TV for your viewing needs, make sure that you do your homework before heading out to shop for it. Smart research and knowing what you want will make your shopping experience quick and easy.

Author Resource:- Sandy Winslow is a writer on various subjects, including electronics. If you are shopping for an LCD TV there are a few basic things that you should keep in mind to make sure that you get the perfect TV for you and your family.
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Why iPhones Get Damaged

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Apple iPhones are amazing devices make no doubt about it. They are literally a phenomenon that has swept the globe and if you look around on any train carriage it becomes immediately apparent that the best proportion of the population all own them instead of other phones. This is because they are so practical and entertaining, owing much to their constant internet connection and their other functions such as GPS and compass. The really revolutionary part is the fact that they allow us to download new applications on the fly which other users upload. This has opened up the phone to a wealth of creative new programmes which has made it exponentially more powerful and useful than it otherwise might have been. You can use an iPhone to call people of course, but you can also use it to wake you up in the morning, to convert currency, to locate nearby restaurants, to direct you in the car, to entertain you with games, to watch television, to listen to the radio, to shop online quickly and easily and to manage your finances among many many other things.

However despite all the amazing aspects of these wondrous phones, they do seem to get broken quite often and there are a number of reasons for this. The first reason is the fact that these phones are so useful, thus meaning that we take them out of our pockets every two minutes in order to use them – the more time a phone spends out of our pockets of course the more time there is for us to drop them. At the same time the camera is a rather awkward design requiring you to touch the screen rather than having a dedicated button. This then means that you end up holding it very awkwardly when trying to take arm length photos of yourself and friends. Then there's the fact that the glass is so fragile – it needs to be in order to be sensitive to touch (though subsequent companies have developed things like 'gorilla glass' which enables touch sensitivity while still being highly durable). As this takes up the whole amount of the screen this also means that there is an awful lot there to be damaged and that any impact has an almost 50% chance of hitting the screen.

Another important thing to consider is the fact that the shape of the phone – though ergonomic – does not have a particularly easy grip built in. This then means that it can more easily than most phones slip out of your grasp and fall. That then means that on a night out or when getting it out of your pocket in a hurry it is fairly easy to drop and break it. This is not helped by the fact that so many iPhone games involve what is called an 'accelerometer' which means that you have to violently shake and swing the phone in some cases to do well in the games. This then means that the phone can slip out of your hand during such activities resulting in your throwing it a long distance.

In any of these cases it is important to know how to repair iPhone damages by using an iPhone repair service. An iPhone repair service will know how to repair iPhone problems ranging from cracked iPhone glass to damaged circuitry.

Author Resource:- Many things result in iPhones getting damaged. Take your iPhone to an iPhone repair service by following the links and they will know how to repair iPhone problems for you.
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Speed Camera Detectors with Advanced GPS Technology

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Submitted 2011-02-16 02:07:45 Speed camera detectors are preferred by many people to avoid speeding and red light tickets. As per the latest data, the number of people receiving such types of tickets is on a rise, simultaneously increasing your chances of receiving a traffic ticket without committing a violation without any intention or knowledge. The fine amount also varies based on the number and frequency of the times you are violating an installed speeding or red light camera. Also, the people who drive frequently across different locations and territories, they have a greater chances of receiving these tickets. So to avoid paying the fine, most of the people prefer to purchase speed camera detectors to save their driving license and stay away from any type of legal troubles. These tickets also cause some amount of mental trauma and emotional trouble, when a person receives a ticked suddenly for a violation committed unknowingly and unintentionally.

Accurate Information: Most of the traditional devices are ineffective in providing more accurate results in comparison to the latest devices available in the market. Some people install radar detectors to get warning before approaching a traffic camera. But these devices fail to provide accurate warning as the various speeding and red light cameras do not emit any type of signal. So when you are considering any of the speed camera detectors, you should emphasize on getting the most accurate and exact details regarding the location of a traffic camera. There are some detectors available in the market that uses the most advanced and perfectly legal technologies to detect the installed cameras, whenever you are traveling through a location. You can consider these latest models to get warning each time you are passing through a speeding and red light camera and avoid receiving these traffic violation tickets.

Comprehensive Coverage: Some of these detectors also include an on-board map containing the location of thousand of red light and speeding cameras installed across various locations in the United States. These devices refer to a comprehensive database to compare current position of your car with the list of traffic cameras installed throughout the route. These speed camera detectors are more effective in warning you whenever you are approaching a potential camera, in comparison to the devices made using some of the traditional technologies like the radar. You can rely on these instruments to warn you at the exact time and concentrate of driving safely and carefully.

No Legal Restrictions: Many drivers hesitate to install these detectors being scared of the legal restrictions relating to the usage of such devices. But some of the advanced devices use GPS technology to get the current location of your car and compare the same with the list locations stored on their respective database. The GPS technology is commonly used to track navigational details of a vehicle and there is no legal restrictions regarding installing the speed camera detectors on your car. But you are still responsible for the way you drive and these devices will only save you from paying fines on being caught by a speeding or red light camera.

Author Resource:- Alex Bruce has several articles online about how to avoid a speeding camera. According to him, GPS Angel, a speed camera detector from beatthecameras.com can help in avoiding red light camera violations. He believes that Radar Detectors can help detect speeding cameras.
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