As far as the baristas at Intelligentsia Coffee in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago’s north side are concerned, I might as well be a coffee junkie. I most certainly am, by all accounts, but the difference between your run-of-the-mill junkie and me is that I actually have a job. But what’s great about my job as a freelance graphic designer is that I can do it anywhere and at anytime of day. That is, if I have a cup of Intelligentsia Coffee by my side. I started drinking coffee as most people probably do, which was in college with gallons of cream to delude the actual flavor. But eventually you undergo the process of learning to like how it tastes, or noticing the differences between a French roast and an Ethiopian roast, and the difference in texture based on preparation method.Read More
As a white-water rafting guide on the Snake River in Rexburg, Montana, keeping my phone dry isn’t exactly a simple task. The families, bachelor parties, and businessmen on team retreats who I frequently lead on these trips are always stunned to hear me ask them if they want pictures of them on the ride. But of course, they always say yes, so I bring my phone along with me, and then when we get to a particularly gentle eddy in the river, I rip out my iPhone and take some action shots. Everyone’s always very impressed. That is, unless I either A.) fall in the water with phone in hand or B.) drop my phone in the water and never see it again. Either way, my phone is ruined, and so is my reputation as being the river guide who effortlessly takes fantastic photos and shouts hilarious, encouraging things, all while hurdling down a river at an electrifying pace.Read More
If you’re ready to take your online business to the next level, you’re going to want to take advantage of all the tools and technology available right now. There may not be a more powerful marketing and advertising medium and online video at this moment – and YouTube provides you with the perfect outlet to capture the attention of hundreds of millions of people with no extra effort whatsoever.
At the same time, you can’t just dive headfirst into the world of YouTube marketing and expect fantastic results. You’re going to need to create high-impact videos that are filled with killer content but that also helped to push prospects deeper into the “greased chute” sales funnel that you’ve created, allowing you to capitalize on all the marketing leverage you created in the first place.
Here are some of the absolute “must haves” for smart and savvy entrepreneurs or business people that are serious about getting the most out of their online video and YouTube marketing efforts.
A decent quality camera and above average lighting
When it comes to YouTube videos, there’s no reason to try and become the next Steven Spielberg or Michael Bay when it’s not necessary. Sure, coming out with ultra-slick YouTube videos might help you get some extra bonus points with upper management – but time and time again we’ve watched as “guerrilla marketers” have been able to dominate the space and create amazing results with average camera equipment.
The one thing that really separates the “boys from the men” when it comes to YouTube videos has to be above average lighting equipment. Lighting is absolutely everything when we’re talking about video quality, and almost all consumer grade cameras are capable of some pretty fantastic image quality on their own. Spend your dough on above average lighting and watch as the quality of your videos shoots right up.
An oversized white board for storyboarding and “cue cards”
Though it can feel pretty liberating to try and “wing it” when you’re producing a YouTube marketing video, the truth the matter is you’re going to get far better results if you white board out a bit of the story and create “cue cards” that you can refer to on a regular basis throughout the shoot.
This is going to make sure that you stay on track, and still provide you with the natural flexibility you need to make sure that you don’t sound like you are reading from a script.
Having “feature words or phrases” will provide you with just enough insight to know exactly where you want to take your YouTube video without becoming overbearing or two demanding on your time or focus.
A passion for the content that you are sharing
While this isn’t something that you can purchase, it’s definitely something that you can practice – and you’re going to want to do exactly that if you’re serious about making YouTube marketing a key part of your business moving forward.
You have to understand that people aren’t only going to be focusing on the content that you’re looking to share when watching your YouTube videos – there also going to be focusing on all of the different things you bring to the table as well. Delivering even the most life-changing content in the world in a monotone voice just isn’t going to get things done, so make sure that you inject a ton of passion into your presentation to “grease the influence” if you will.
Though this list is nowhere near comprehensive or complete, it definitely gives you the foundation and backbone of what you need to produce stunning results with YouTube marketing.Read More
Quadcopter is making a buzz in the market. It is providing an opportunity to explore a new region of delivery mechanism. However, building a beginner’s quadcopter requires several parts and components. In this article, I have outlined the components and the procedure to build one.
The basic component that one requires is a transmitter. The transmitter is a radio control mechanism and uses the radio waves to communicate with an unmanned aerial vehicle. These transmitters are available in different types. Every category has a different level of frequency. The best mechanism that would work for your copter is a 6 channel transmitter that works like a charm on the 2.4GHz frequency. The flight control board is the second component in the list. This board is the brain for the copter. It provides the mechanism to control the motors present within the copter. There are several models available in the market and each has its own advantage and purpose. For example, there are sophisticated boards that are capable of going on for a GPS mission. You have to research a little bit to come across the model that you wish to build.
Electronic speed controllers (ESC) and motors form the third components. ESC forms as the interface between the flight control board and the motors. When a user operates or gives instructions to the flight control board, it calculates accordingly and transmits the same to the ESC. The ESC in-turn sends the information to the motor and controls them accordingly. The fourth component is the battery. You need this to power the entire system. As we speak about RC Quadcopter, the most popular batteries that deliver power to entire electronics is the lithium polymer batteries. A single cell has 3.7V. Battery capacity is calculated in mAh. When the value of mAh is high, the battery will deliver power for a long time. The component is the frame, which accommodates all of these components.
Speaking of frames, there are different versions available. For example, the + configuration frame allows a single arm to possess the forward orientation. The X configuration frame has the forward orientation between two arms. Every frame is specific for an action. The H frame is useful for aerial photography, as the rotors do not come in the way. Hence, you have to understand the necessity for building the copter to choose the best frame. The frame of the copter is the most customizable unit in the entire component list. There is also a possibility for you to build your own frame. This could give a personal touch to the copter. Building a frame is simple and easy. However, you have to spend a lot of time with it and do some engineering calculations. Customization gives an easy accessibility to the entire structure. You can include all the hardware that you wish to place on the copter to complete a mission. Make sure you have all the components to build a perfect copter. Do ensure that you buy quality products from the market. Indulge in research to learn about components, their specifications and usability.Read More
If you’re a tech geek and your in to home gadgets then the next 12-24 months is something to start getting pretty excited about.
Whether it’s the Kitchen, dining room, lounge or the bedroom, I bet there’s a gadget out there that could improve your life just a little and below I will cover some of my favorite tech that’s on the market at the moment.
There’s some very slick looking gadgets around at the moment, so if your design savvy then you are in for a treat. Here’s a small selection of my favourite gadgets which have appeared on the gadget show this week.
The Best Gadgets For The House
For gadgets to catch my eye, they need to be both design and function led. There’s no point in something looking good if it doesn’t work or fulfill a purpose, and I hate it when inventors are lazy and create something with great functionality but just looks plain boring.
When they get these two right the gadget is on to a winner in my eyes. Recently I’ve seen a couple of new gadgets like Bluetooth kettles, toasters and automatic blinds fulfill both of these functions.
Pretty cool maybe, but are they really needed?
Sometimes tech is created out of necessity, other times it’s purely to take advantage of the market and cash in on impulse buys and Bluetooth kettles I feel, really falls under the latter.
The best gadgets I have seen lately though are the latest releases of robotic vacuum cleaners. These are pretty design led and look fantastic, but overall they have improved their intelligence and they are much more functional now.
Projector tv’s should be a staple in any home and of course the new iPads are looking pretty good too.
The Best Gadgets For The Garden
For the outside and garden space, I’m loving wireless controlled lights at the moment. These can even be controlled at a distance when you’re out at work or set on timers to work as a security measure for when you’re away on business.
But there are lots of other uses for these which are more commercial in nature, and just think about how cool this would be if you’re looking to stage and sell your home.
Before the buyers come round you could set up the lights to light up the front and back gardens (and even the pool lights) very cool.
This can really set the scene ready for when your estate agent arrives to show the prospective buyers around. You can follow this up some wireless music to set the mood and finish off with the lights showing off the back garden waterfall feature.
I love all this stuff, and the potential to add value for a range of different commercial markets is massive.
As a CEO I can’t help but see the business side of this and if I was involved in high end property sales I would be all over this for sure!
I can see great potential with this and other uses for companies in the property staging market.They spend thousands on each house, staging it with furniture ready for a sale to make a home look lived in and to attract buyers to the lifestyle. So just think of the potential for staging companies to add these gadgets to their setup and service.
Or even in the high end property markets, where money is barely an issue, estate agents could provide this level of staging and setting to their premium clients.
Just imagine if you were a seller and an agent offered you this kind of service, do you think you would pick an estate agent or private buyer ?
This service would be gold dust on the higher value properties.
Granted if you are maybe in the lower end of the market and you’ve got a 2 bedroom terrace that you’re struggling to sell and you’re wondering what can you do to sell your house quickly then maybe adding gadgets to your home isn’t such a viable idea.
Future Household Gadgets
Even with all this technology, things are still improving and future signs are looking good for a completely wireless home that can be controlled from anywhere.
A fully futuristic home is on the horizon and it looks good.Read More
Many financial advisors and bankers carry around special calculators that are
designed to carry out complex net present value and future value calculations
as well as future prediction tables and expectation flows.
These calculators usually cost upwards of $400. Today Accounting Pro Calc just
released its new consumer grade financial calculator called the Finance Pro with
a starting price of only $50. This calculator measures a mere 2″ x 6″ and is
only .9mm thick. This size calculator can comfortably fit in your pocket or
easily be carried in a notebook.
With this low of a price point, Accounting Pro Calc is most likely trying to
attract finance, business, and accounting students who are required to purchase
these for college and high school classes.
The Finance Pro has almost all the features that a traditional financial
calculator and a few extra ones that will primarily be used by students. The
Finance Pro calculator can calculate all of the same net present value tables
and projections as a typical financial calculator.
It can also calculate every different kind of financial leverage ratio including most inventory
ratios. This capability is a key feature because students are often tested on
inventory analysis and calculation requirements on standardized tests such as
the CPA exam and the CFP exam.
One key ratio that this calculator can compute is the inventory turnover ratio formula. The Finance
Pro has an easy to find inventory screen where all the most common inventory
calculations and computations can be accessed. Students can use the navigation
to inventory calculation screen from the home page by using the navigation row
Another key feature that student might find helpful with the Finance Pro is the
back or release button. This button allows students to view previous
calculations without navigating to additional screens or even re-enter
calculations. This allows the user to check previous calculations and even copy
and paste new formulas into old calculations.
Overall, this product is quite good. It starts at an affordable price and will
be available for all students starting next year. Although it is missing some
of the more complex features that a true business or finance calculator has
such as 3D graphing and complex regression analysis capabilities, its price
more than makes up for the lack of features. Some online calculators can even
perform these functions. Here are some examples.
I wish the Finance Pro had a slightly larger screen or even a touch screen, but
the pixels are easily viewable and create a clear display. The casing and frame
is rigid and can be dropped without having to worry about being broken or
I would recommend this product to any business professional looking for an
inexpensive financial calculator alternative or a student who needs one to
finish their business, finance, or accounting course work.
The Finance Pro financial calculator from Accounting Pro Calc gets 3.75/5 stars
only because of the lack of complex features. Otherwise this is a great buy and
anyone looking for a good value calculator should go to his or her local Office Depot and test one
When it comes to owning your own business, whether it’s small or large, there are some helpful tools that could become a huge benefit to you. There are also some beneficial tips that could help you run a successful business.
There are programs that can help you stay organized. When it comes to a business, you may have receipts, invoices, and other important paperwork scatter around or saved in different areas of your computer. There are programs that will help manage how you save these files, and help determine which ones you actually need to keep.
Not only is it good for you to stay organized with your business, but it’s also professional for customers to see how organized you are. You will be able to keep their orders neat and that will give you the ability to ship their items easier or keep track of their information easy.
It’s always essential to have the right amount of assistance with your business. Whether your business is small or large, it can become overwhelming when you have to keep track of everything, other employees, and especially answering the phone. Instead of worrying about missing a phone call, there is an option for 24 hour answering service. What happens is when you leave work, the answering service will be already programmed for that time, and customers will be able to get through and leave a message at all times of night. The service fee is $39.00 per month. The company that helps me with this is super easy for me to manage. I simply called them 1-800-500-5020, and I was up and running with answering service within a few days.
Having the phone system is cheaper than hiring someone to stay overnight to answer calls and take messages. If you have to run out for a while for an emergency, you won’t have to feel guilty leaving your business as you can just set the settings to take over until you return. Having the phone service gives the customer reassurance that you will return their phone call as soon as possible.
Keeping customers happy
It’s a huge advantage to have the certain tools and the right assistance for your business. Your ultimate goal when you have a business should be to keep each of your customers happy. If they aren’t satisfied with the customer support or how the business runs, they could easily switch to another company.
If a customer gets their product easy and sees how efficient your business is ran, they will want to stay with you. Some customers will even pay top dollar for an efficient and well serviced business. Happiness from customers is your key in making your business last and should always be on your mind while you’re at work.
Applying the above tips and services to your business could turn it around if it’s not going well. It could also start up a new business on the right track. Some business can have a bad start right in the beginning if they don’t plan properly, but with the simple steps above, especially the phone service, any business could really take off and become such a success.Read More
Travel vs video conferencing
There is a fair amount of travel in business which creates downtime because of the actual need to navigate airports and the time spent on the actual journey. There is also a financial cost and environmental impact.
I’m not one of these people who says everything could be done remotely because I believe there is simply no substitute for meeting with someone face to face. This is especially true if you are involved in high value sales where everybody involved in the deal would be concerned if the complete transaction was done via conference call or video conference.
With this said, a large part of business discussions could be completed over conference and good quality video is transformational. I’m guilty of thinking of video conferencing as Skype or perhaps some kind of dedicated old school device operating over low quality bandwidth and line quality. However, today, the market is different and growing at a seriously fast rate.
It was a visit to one of our clients which had recently purchased a fixed circuit to replace their older connectivity after reading about some of the benefits within an article. The extra bandwidth and improved service elements had allowed them to consider using video conferencing. Out of all the options in the market place, they decided to go with MS Lync with a dedicated server hosted using their new circuit. The results are outstanding! I’m sure most of us have watched HD television – HD video conferencing is really exactly the same. I have to admit, I did keep expecting to see slow down of the image or poor voice quality but the image was completely stable. It just so happens that the contact on the end of their video conferencing session was also using a good, solid connection.
Having done a bit of research into video conferencing for our own business, there is more to take into account than just having a good quality circuit within your office.
Firstly there’s bandwidth
The typical fixed circuit bandwidth is 100Mbps these days so plenty of bandwidth for general surfing and video conferencing but note that these connections are not cheap. More than this though, it isn’t always just about the bandwidth, there are other factors to take into consideration such as latency and jitter. Latency is the time it takes for traffic to move across the network and back again and jitter is the space between each segment of data as it is sent across your circuit. These two attributes must be sufficiently low to support good quality voice and video.
What about the other end?
This is often a forgotten important point! For a two way video conferencing session to work correctly, the party participating in your video call also has to have a good quality connection. Typically, you’ll know what to expect in terms of performance because your service provider will deliver performance figures within your SLA. However, the elements which you cannot control exist within your contacts office and their Internet service provider.
And this is where things might typically go wrong for Internet based video conferencing. Because you have no control over your contacts elements of the service. If they, for example, are using a poor low bandwidth service then the video quality will be poor.
There are other alternatives such as private based circuits but the discussion would be much more in-depth. Where possible, I would advise you to try and ensure both sides of any video conferencing session are either via the same provider or ensure the connectivity and latency are good. There’s some good content available over at the web site which provided my clients circuit.Read More
For those who are new to the binary options trade, they have to find the best brokers in town to aid them become millionaires – and at the same time, make dealers be at ease knowing that the chosen broker is trusted and has a reputation that exceeds the others.
Here is a list made specifically for you to aid and guide you to knowing where to look for the brokers that are trustworthy and will not walk away from you with all your money in their pocket.
The Top Three Brokers You Should Know About
Because binary options are now more famous than ever, then thousands of brokers have broken free and are online to provide their services, taking advantage of people who want to try the newest fad in the stock market. Only the select few have respectable reviews and honest policies. Here they are:
- 99 Binary– they score a whopping 95 out of 100 stars amongst their clients, only showing that they have helped many of their clients gain a higher percentage of their profits. They started out this 2012, and has a normalized profit of 91% and is composed of veteran forex and binary options brokers that add to their profitability as a site. They use a tool called Panda for their binary options, and are one of the only few who are using the tool. In terms of support, as a new site, they have shown such great customer service knowing that this is one way to gain more dealers to their site.
- Stock Pair – this site of brokers started early 2010, but has ventured into binary options in the early 2012. They score 98 out of 100, and have amazing great customer support with an email support and eleven phone numbers for different countries and online chat support. The great thing about them is the tools they use are uniquely their own, and was developed from the ground on. Stock Pair provides a sleek and a very easy navigation that helps the dealers when making correct decisions. Stock pair shows the largest selection of trade able assets among most of the sites that have received reviews.
- Bee Options – amongst all broker sites, Bee Options shine with an outstanding score of 100/100. A site that started last 2012, it is number one because of its unique pure honesty policy. When checking reviews made by their clients – you will see how happy their dealers are with their service and who are raving for the rest to try it out. They provide all the details as it is – no flowery words, hidden charges, secret requirements and that is why most of their dealers go back because of the honesty and integrity of the site. They do not oversell their product, and just state exactly what they can and cannot do.
When looking for brokers to help you in trading binary options, you can try each of the three and be assured that your investment is safe and that your profit has more chances of growing, and you can be the next millionaire in the stock market.Read More
If you’ve read any of my blog you’ll know that I love useful technology. And when useful tech meets outdoors I get excited. So today I wanted to review some exciting new options for portable electricity – namely: portable generators. But there’s a twist. I’m only going to look at the newest and most advanced options. The inverter generators which are small, quiet, fuel efficient and deliver smooth enough electricity to power your laptops and other sensitive gear.
You see, I know that when you (and same for me) go camping for a few days you want to feel like you’re at one with nature: peace and quiet, the smell of trees and eating baked beans from the can… But I also know it can be nice to have a heated blanket, a radio/music player and some lights to play cards late. The newest inverters are quiet and compact. Let’s have a look at some of the top options.
How is an Inverter Generator Different than a Conventional Generator?
The differences are mainly two fold:
1) Inverter generators use a microprocessor controlled inverter to convert the multiphase AC coming from the stator circuit to DC then back to the high quality AC fed to your devices.
2) It uses magnets instead of copper coils in the rotor to induce the electricity flow in the circuit connected to the stator. Conventional generators need a heavy, bulky copper winding on the rotor to induce the required electricity in the stator. The magnets are more compact, more efficient and are generating max electricity independent of rotation speed. Whereas the conventional ones need to reach 3600rpm before they are producing the rated wattage of the generator.
All up, these two main difference amount to a wide range of benefits. Let’s take a look at them below.
Benefits of the Inverter Generator
Inverters are quieter than conventional generators because they have less vibration and smaller engines to turn the rotor. Because they use magnets in the rotor they can have significantly smaller engines and that leads to significant reductions in vibration – which is the main cause of the noise levels.
Light, Compact and Portable
Smaller engines and no copper windings lead to smaller fuel tank and smaller structure to support the smaller parts. An inverter generator and conventional generator of the same power will very different sizes – often the conventional can be 2x or 3x bigger.
The Yamaha 2kW inverter generator uses only a can of Coke’s worth of fuel every hour at half load. And it’s fuel tank is about 10 Coke cans big. This is because of the inverter technology. Because the magnets generator electricity at all speed of the rotor – it can adjust the speed to the load.
Clean Electricity to Power Sensitive Microprocessor Controlled Gear
Clean electricity is electricity without distortion – it’s smooth. The inverter takes in the multiphase AC from the stator circuit and turns it in to DC (so you can charge batteries) and feeds the clean AC outlet as well. The inverter does the heavy lifting for this and the engineers designed them to perform this task internally.
Best Inverter Generator
There’s about 20 brands that sell inverter generators at the moment. In my opinion, based on my experience, Yamaha sells the best ones. I found a website made by a mechanical engineer that offers a plethora of useful info on all the types of generators. Check out Top Generator Reviews.com and spend a few moments looking around. Particularly good are the style pages and the explanations of why the generators are best for those styles.Read More
Chemicals and technology often go hand-in-hand. Chemicals are used to create the most sophisticated electronics such as flat screen televisions. People with diabetes depend on chemicals such as aspartame to get a sweet treat without consuming sugar. Chemicals were also used in experiment associated with the development of taste television. The goal is for people to be able to taste recipes presented on the television to determine if they like them before they decide to prepare them.
People with diabetes must watch their sugar intake. Fluctuating blood sugar levels can be dangerous for people with diabetes and even lead to a diabetic coma or stroke. It can be difficult to give up sweet foods. For example, some people really want to use sweetener in their morning cup of coffee. Aspartame is a chemical sugar substitute. It adds a sweet flavor to beverages and foods to make people with diabetes feel satisfied without raising their blood sugar levels. It is one of the most common ways chemicals have been used to create a taste sensation. People who are watching their weight also use food and beverage products that contain aspartame instead of sugar.
Chemicals to Create Taste
With the success of chemicals such as aspartame, researchers wanted to find out what other taste sensations could be created through the use of chemicals. Many people want television to appeal to the senses. A 3-D television gives people a more realistic experience. They feel like they are part of the activities happening on the television. Home entertainment systems make television sound like real life. These features are especially exciting when someone is watching an action movie or sporting event. After these incredible improvements in sight and sound, people longed to be able to taste what was being shown on television. Researchers experimented with chemicals to try to create a taste television experience for viewers. Large amounts of chemicals were required to recreate a certain taste. Now new experiments are using electronics.
Electronics and Taste Television
Imagine being able to taste what a gourmet chef prepares on television. You can try a recipe before you visit a certain eatery or attempt to make it on your own. This fantasy could be a reality in the near future. Rather than using chemicals, television cuisine would be sampled through the creative use of electronics. An electrode would transfer certain flavors to the tip of your tongue. The technology would be able to recreate four main taste sensations including sour, sweet, bitter and salty. This type of advanced technology could be used for a variety of purposes. Beyond taste television, people could try a meal at a restaurant before they buy it. There might even be a way to simulate sweetness for people with diabetes who are unable to consumer sugary foods.
The way we watch television has changed dramatically since the 1970s. The intelligent use of chemical and electronic advancements will continue to change the face of everything from food to television. In fact, the two worlds might soon collide in a very tasty way.Read More
Home technology is changing the way people control their home environments, and remote home security systems are the latest innovations, aside from mortgage rate comparison tools of course, that are in high demand by home buyers. A top notch home security system can do more than just set an alarm, and being able to control every aspect of your home from anywhere in the world can give any homeowner the peace of mind they need. Many who are searching for new homes are looking for this type of remote home security system and are willing to pay more in their mortgage loan while using comparison sites like Rateline.ca to get the technology they need. It isn’t just about security anymore, as convenience is becoming an ever-increasing consideration for people designing their living spaces.
What They Offer
More and more home security companies are working one-on-one with homeowners to create systems that work for them in particular, which means these remote security systems can offer anything a homeowner wants. They may wire the system to control the lighting, home entertainment system, security and locking, and even the plumbing. The sky is literally the limit… well, the sky and your bank account balance.
This means a homeowner can shut off a running faucet, lock the garage, turn on the porch lights, and turn off the television and stereo all with the push of a button, and all from anywhere in the world. Those who live in tropical environments may also request such features as remote window coverings so the blinds can be closed even when on the road, keeping the home cool during the warmest seasons! No matter what a homeowner envisions, there is a technology company that can design it and make it come to life. Custom designs aren’t the only way to get customizable options though, as there are more and more “out-of-the-box” home systems on the market every year.
Why Choose Remote Security Systems
Other than convenience, why choose such a remote security system? One reason is that you can make your home look occupied even when it’s not. Timers for stereo systems and lights are very popular but potential thieves and intruders can detect these very easily. They also need to be set manually before you leave the house; if a homeowner forgets to do this before heading out, their home is vulnerable. Lights coming on and off in a pattern that mimics an individual walking from room to room, or a shower turning on and off, are going to be sure-fire ways to make potential intruders that this house is not empty.
These remote systems also give a homeowner exact access to every system in the home. They can adjust the temperature to a specific degree and even adjust the volume of the entertainment systems they turn on by remote. Remote security systems also offer added peace of mind to homeowners with children who may be home alone. They can watch them through monitors and better ensure their safety even when away from home.Read More
Cosplay is a Japanese art that has always been impressing people from all over the world, no matter what job they had and this includes tech CEOs as well. There are numerous reasons why a I can attend a cosplay event and the primary one is the opportunity he has to discover this art and learn new interesting aspects about it and its native country, Japan.
What can a I find entertaining or interesting in a cosplay event? Every person has a different opinion about cosplay, but a tech CEO can transform everything in a profitable and advantageous technology that will change the entire world of cosplay. For instance, of a person in my position can think about developing an Android or iPhone application targeting information and other resources about cosplay; this would be a great way for cosplay fans to stay up-to-date with the latest events taking place and learn other fascinating things about the art of cosplaying a character accurately.
Probably, the most interesting aspect during a cosplay event for a CEO would be the lan party, where people portraying various manga, anime or video game characters are trying to win the different contests or, at least, to gain a more extensive experience. In addition, a tech CEO can always think about how to spread the art of cosplay among other countries and regions of the Earth as well, so people from all over the world can attend them and have fun.
Sometimes, a tech entrepreneur can be actually impressed by the technology used in order to create and support the cosplay event in question, because the equipment that is used is usually very performing and it works extremely well. There are several aspects that make a cosplay event very interesting and captivating and the large variety of cosplayers is the primary one, which can impress even a me through its originality and uniqueness. A cosplay event is completely different from any other event that is related to technology or other similar niches and hence, people get a unique and memorable experience there.
Being a young man involved in the tech industry might be very complicated, but attending a cosplay contest can help me get inspiration for developing new technology or software. Even though cosplay is popular in the entire world, there are no applications or other technologies that were developed specifically in this regard, not allowing this art to evolve or increase its popularity in any way. Apart from being a new and revolutionary idea that can bring novelty to the cosplay world, it is a good way to determine people to like this art even more and be more engaged in it. People like technology and everything that is related to it, so they will surely like gaining access to information or other funny activities through an application or something similar.
Concluding the above, we can easily say that being a tech CEO can offer you a large variety of possibilities, because you can forward your career and make cosplay more popular at the same time. If you want more information I found that this website is a great source of info and can help you on your journey to discover this subculture and its potential.Read More
CNA’s are taking on more and more responsibility in the workplace. Nurses and doctors may see patients once or twice a day, or if an emergency arises. A CNA, on the other hand, spends much more quality time with the patent, often getting to know them on a much more personal level. A CNA’s training gives then the ability to assess a situation and address what they can while waiting for the nurse or doctor to arrive.
Being the first staff member on hand means they have the opportunity to assess a situation and begin to take the steps to prevent it from getting any worse. With today’s state of the art technological advances, CNA’s have more tools at their disposal to help their patients. Although they cannot offer any type of medical treatment, their presence alone may sooth and comfort the patient until the nurse is able to handle the event.
One of the most important responsibilities of a CNA is to document each and every situation or medical episode. With digital technology, documenting is no longer the immense chore it used to be. Most digital devices are linked together through a bar code system. A wrist band with a bar code containing all of the patient’s pertinent information is linked to a digital chart. Each time the CNA or nurse scans the bar code, the patient’s medical history is immediately ready to display. Any medications, medical devices or utensils that are to be used by the patient also have the same bar code attached. With everything being linked together, all the CNA needs to do is scan the code on the patient and item being used and everything goes directly into their medical chart.
Digital thermometers provide an accurate reading within just a few seconds. The CNA or nurse only has to link the thermometer to the file to record any data it collects, storing it securely as part of the patient’s digital medical record.
Digital Blood Pressure Cuffs
Just like the digital thermometer, a digital blood pressure cuff provides an accurate blood pressure reading in less time than a conventional set up. Once again, all the nurse has to do is sync both systems and all information is securely transferred and stored.
Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s)
Personal Digital Assistants or PDA’s are also a great help. CNA’s can record vital information, such as a change in a patient’s eating habits or mood. They can also note changes in behavior or symptoms they have noticed that were not present a few days ago. By recording the information on a PDA, the CNA can return the device to the nurse and evaluate each note. References are made in each patient’s chart and measures are taken to make sure each patient’s symptoms and behavior are addressed.
While a CNA’s primary concern is the hand on care of a patient, they also spend much more time with the patient than other members of the medical staff. For this reason, providing them with the tools they need to document specific changes in a patient’s health can greatly improve the quality of care they receive.Read More
This is undeniably the digital world. Computers, tablets and smart phones are on the rise, and it seems nothing can stop innovation at this point.
The best part about advanced technology and innovation is that even the littlest computer accessory gets its new design and features, as well.
Looking at the best wireless mouse in the market today as perfect example, though it basically answers to consumers’ desire of dealing with less clutter on their desktops caused by tangled accessory cords, its evolution makes it difficult for consumers to identify the best wireless mouse among the many.
This article will help you deal with that by listing the top 10 best seller computer mice in the market today.
Each of them claims to be the best wireless mouse today, with its ergonomically designed and state of the art features. But it is up to you to make that decision.
Logitech Performance Mouse MX
It can be tracked on any surface with no mouse pad being required. It has four thumb buttons which you can use to take control of your browsing escapades. It comes with a receiver that can be plugged in to your PC. Charging is easy with its built in micro USB. It costs $100.
Apple Magic Mouse
It is the first of its kind. It’s a touch and gesture mouse, connects via Bluetooth, and is exclusively made for MAC. It gives the user the feeling of actually touching the screen. Gestures such as swiping, moving or zooming icons on the screen are just some of the best features of this mouse. It costs $69 when bought separately.
HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse
This mouse does not need a separate receiver to work. It makes use of your PC’s built in Wi-Fi to connect, in effect making a USB port available for use. Battery life is good for 9 months. It costs $40.
Belkin Wireless Comfort Mouse
This mouse was designed for comfort. Though it is relatively small, it is still easy to grasp. It is portable and very easy to install. It has optical movement detection technology, and compatible with both PC and Mac. It costs $30.
Microsoft Touch Mouse
A mouse that works both ways – scroll/click and touch. It has built in settings of a gesture mouse that can be easily switched on when needed. It is very responsive even when you are 10 feet away from the PC. It can be easily configured, i.e. adjust its sensitivity. This product can provide you with the same vibe of having a touch screen (windows 8 feature). It costs $80.
This is a gaming mouse with a 4g sensor system. Precision is the name of its game making it the best wireless mouse in the gaming world. It has longer battery life and comes with a charging dock which also acts as a wireless receiving unit. It costs $130.
Logitech Wireless Trackball M570
The best wireless mouse for those suffering from wrist pains. Instead of putting the pressure on your whole wrist, this mouse allows you to make good use of your thumb with its ergonomically designed trackball. It connects using its dongle USB. It runs with one AA battery and can actually last for 6 months. No other software needed when installing. It costs $50.
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Its surface is made of rubbery material. It is called an “arc” mouse because you need to literally bend it to turn it on. Its arc is also a perfect hand rest for those who are after comfort. It costs $60.
Hippus Handshoe Mouse
This is another mouse that provides comfort more than anything to its users. It was designed to prevent RSI or carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition caused by severe pressure on the wrist. It comes in 3 sizes to make sure that you only use one that perfectly fits your hand size.
Apple Magic Trackpad
This is basically an external version of the built in track pad on a laptop or macbook, and is particularly designed to make available the same features to a desktop mac. It is the best wireless mouse if you are an Apple user. It connects through Bluetooth, and works only under Mac operating system version 10.6.4 onwards. It costs $69.
So, which do you prefer the most? Which among the ten is the best-wireless-mouse
for you? For more information about your choice in wireless mice check out http://www.wirelessmousehq.com/
You should feel protected knowing when you find yourself getting army goods specifically second-hand, that you can get a massive price reduction.Lots of army surplus online shops offer products that have been made for battle which goes through an important and rigorous research and development period before being supplied towards soldiers. For instance, the United States Navy issues its own soldiers with gear that may last for 5 years and then needs to be thrown away. Due to this demand for equipment as well as uniforms made to military specifications it is usually better made than the newer typical end user accessible replacement which means it has given military surplus an incredible standing over the more expensive and also under delivering well-known equivalents. Generally speaking army surplus is better than end-user alternative products created for exactly the same function with a drastic improvement in cost even though they happen to be pre-owned. In comes as no surprise then that the general potential customer indeed believes in army surplus simply because of its quality not to mention reliability.
Army or marine surplus is comprised of a variety of gear because the army necessitates a great deal of things to equip their whole troopers . You could buy it by a fraction on the price exactly the same products pre-owned for instance gloves, hats, bottoms, footwear and additionally cargo bags etc. as opposed to what you would in the event it was indeed new. Websites of navy surplus buy stock from over the world and frequently direct by the secretary of state for defence. As a result there’s a huge selection of military clothing to purchase all of which will get recreated since fresh designs are usually brought in. It can be hard not to buy something which is usually authentic and unique when considering trying to find a second hand bit of army gear. Things like this never forfeit their particular attraction possibly because of its overall purpose and also toughness. Often you will notice that the things available coming from a military excess merchant or retail store comes from typically the 1950′s or even even older, they are pretty much antique items but still operate as well as accomplish the job it was primarily created for.
How many times have you observed an individual donning any military bit of clothing? The specific marine appearance is presently popular since it continues to be observed by many important cool people donning it. There’s a lot of variety when you’re thinking of deciding upon products to put on. These days various societal groups buy military style in order to be a tad distinct and also novel when it comes to fashion and style.
Having said that, there are a few issues that you should look for. The volume of marine design differs from the maker for the region involved with produce. There is a variety of fine makers to order your equipment through, having said that we believe French Military to be the most reliable. – it’s the finest gear most of us have discovered provided for their soldiers of their own military’s. It’s because a lot of cash will be expended developing the best gear for their own troops. As a result keep watch out just for this government if you possibly can if deciding to purchase something. It really is pretty much a big deal.Read More
As you know, one of my favorite technology innovations in this decade is WordPress, and with it the rise of Content Management Systems (CMS). Specifically a specialized type of CMS for education that is commonly referred to as Learning Management System (also known as LMS).
Most of us might not be familiar with the term Learning Management System, but we have all came across an LMS in one form or another. They are used from the early days of Elementary, High School to College, and when you are done with learning and start your job or career, LMSs are implemented even at the corporate level.
They are essential to our current times as they are how online courses are delivered today, through either a form of blended learning (a term used for classes that are taught offline in an actual class and online on a computer), as well as help keep track of your progress throughout all your classes, or in case of the corporate world, your skills training.
There are many LMS vendors out there, some too complicated to setup and others too out dated for you to want to setup. With so many to choose from, I decided to shed some light and share with you one particular LMS I personally like allot and just recently came across.
Most LMS vendors use either a proprietary technology (like BlackBoard) or a community open source project (like Moodle). However, they are mostly an all or nothing software solution that can be costly and overly complex to use. Especially for an individual that wants to enable a basic virtual classroom on their site with some added features to keep track of student progress (whether they complete the course or not), their login habits (how often do they attend and when), and who completed the course and with what grades. This helps determine what kind of badge they earn, and if any (more on this cool feature below).
The LMS Plugin
What grabbed my attention is a new (at least new to me!) and innovative plugin that I want to introduce to you named LearnDash. Its a WordPress Learning Management System (LMS) plugin, that can transform any WordPress site to a full blown learning management system.
It was all the usual features like:
- Drip-Feed Lessons
- Reports with Tin-Can API
- Priced Courses and Subscription Plans
- Quizzes with Certification if passed.
- Unlimited number of courses
- Course pre-requisites
- Works with Any WordPress Theme!
You can checkout the full list of cool features at their site or just go to platinumlms.com for their demo web page to try things out for yourself.
Make Online Learning Fun and Social
Now what I thought was pretty amazing is this whole gamification integration that they teamed up with BadgeOS. With it any task you do, any course you finish, any assignment you turn in, can earn you points, awards and of course badges! Then either secretly horde your trophies or gloat to your buddies, because with only one click of button you can share your achievements on Facebook and twitter. How awesome is that?
So if you have a WordPress site with a dedicated following and always wanted to teach your own course, but was too overwhelmed with so many LMS options, then this is the perfect plugin that can help you do just that.Read More