The Features and Advantages of a Battery Fan

If you enjoy spending time browsing the internet, especially for the latest electronic appliances, you may have come across a little gadget; the handy and portable battery fan. Although you may be interested in owning one of these, information about them can be difficult to find. The purpose of this article is to supply you with all the information you may need on the features of battery fans, and the advantages to you of owning one.

Connectability

You will already have guessed from the name that this fan runs on batteries (usually ‘AA’)! However, they can also be run using the USB connection on your laptop, or even in a conventional way, using mains electricity (a standard 110V outlet). Being able to take one of these fans with you wherever you go is a distinct advantage, as they also function as air conditioners.

Health benefits

These mini air conditioning appliances use the process of evaporation and a powerful fan to cool the air. They have a cellulose cooling filter that should be removed, soaked with water before use and replaced, enabling you to benefit from refreshingly cool air. This cool air has a humidifying effect, and therefore is extremely beneficial for those who suffer from allergic conditions which are exacerbated by dry and dusty air. The humidified air provides essential moisture to the skin, bringing relief to sufferers.

Versatility

As the battery fan is a portable appliance, no fixtures and fittings are needed. Also, the base of the unit ensures stability when used on any flat surface, such as a desk, table or even a bedside cabinet, and this handy cooler has variable speed settings so you can adjust it to suit your needs.

The advantages of owning one of these appliances will soon become apparent. The most obvious is its total mobility; it can be used anywhere. You’ll be delighted to find that it can also save you money! It can even be used in your car; therefore conserving expensive fuel that otherwise would have been used up by your car’s air conditioning. Turn off that large and expensive air conditioning unit in your office and use your new mini system, saving even more money. It’s a really economical way to stay cool.

If you are looking for ways to cut down on expenses and live a ‘greener’ existence, turn off your air conditioners and other expensive appliances and invest in an eco-friendly solution. You will be amazed by how much money you can save every year. Why not have a handy air cooler in every room? Have one in your car and office too!

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You Can Sell More Using the Assumption Close

Joe went to the hardware store on a fact-finding mission to look at a new gadget he had heard about. He asked the clerk were to find the whatchmacallits, but instead of pointing, the clerk led the way, picked one up and asked, “How many?” This is an example of The “Assumption Close” at work. Joe came to him, Joe asked for the product by name. No need for a pitch. This was is a sale standing there ready to buy, right? The clerk closed the sale by asking “How many?”, reaching in the bin for more.

Joe stood there dumfounded and managed to stammer, “Well, ah, one”. Sitting in the front seat in his car in the parking lot Joe examined the whatchmacallit (which is what he wanted to do in the first place). It wasn’t what Joe had thought it might be. But since Joe had asked for the product by name and accepted the Assumption Close, he felt stuck with it, reluctant to take it back. Joe went home with a whatchmacallit he didn’t want.

The Assumption Close will work in any business. There is nothing to remember, just set about your business as if the sale was already made. By “assuming” the customer is going to buy it, your questions are all after the fact. Not “Can we deliver it?” but, “What time do you want it delivered?”

Funny thing, the assumption flows right to the customer, removing that part of the sale where the customer might be able to say no. With the Assumption Close, the customer has to “back out of the deal”, not say “no”. Backing out is a whole lot harder.

Newspaper and yellow pages ad people use it everyday. They walk in with no doubt whatsoever that the prospect is going to advertise. The only questions are how much and when. Their “technique” is simply to announce their presence and ask “Gotchayur ad ready yet?”

In many small businesses, Daddy got the store from Granddaddy and Sonny continues the tradition. The advertising people have been coming in for three generations; even Sonny assumes the they are “entitled” to his business.

The magic of the Assumption Close is so strong it transcends the selling process, eliminating most of it. It is safe to conclude every person reading this article has fallen prey to a skillful use of the Assumption Close. Maybe at the hardware store, maybe for a Yellow Pages ad. Provided the product is beneficial, there was no backlash.

The Assumption Close is just another tool in the sales arsenal that you should know and practice.

Who knows, maybe Mickey Dees will adopt it, too, and instead of asking “You want fries with dat?” they might proclaim, “You want your fries super size or regular?”

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How We Write Cell Phone Reviews

We test a variety of electronic products in our test center and our cell phone review team is the busiest. This is because phone market is the busier as compared to other gadgets. Lots of cell phones are coming in market; some are master pieces while some are disaster pieces. When we write cell phone reviews we look for the following factors.

The display of a cell phone is the first thing that you are bound to look at in a phone. If the phone is high end, we need a big resolution because it gives you lot of real estate to work on. Phones mostly uses LCDs for screen but some high end devices have now started to use AMOLEDs and OLED displays. This technology gives you better quality but they also come at a premium.

Not all phones have keypads. Smartphones are dumping this to have a bigger screen. Some smartphones have a slide out QWERTY keyboards. If the phone has a slider interface we look for smooth movement at the joints. The keyboards must be spacey and should give good typing experience. The buttons should also be elevated above the surface which makes typing easier.

Music player is very important in a cell phone. People look for good music player in a phone because they don’t want to carry a separate PMP. Service providers also offer a variety of services for music purchase. When we write cell phone reviews we check if the music quality is good. We also look for features like playlist creation on-the-fly and repeat and shuffle modes. Finally a high end smartphone must have a 3.5 mm jack which lets us plug in any standard headphones.

If you are a shutter bug freak on a stiff budget, you are likely to purchase a smartphone with good camera. 2 MP cameras are outdated; we think manufacturers should put in 5 MP or atleast 3.2 MP cameras on their products. In our reviews we also give additional points if the camera is equipped with mirror and flash.

The cost of the phone must do justice to the features. When people read our reviews they will probably check the cost first. If the handset doesn’t have good features or if the features don’t perform well (for example – a 5 MP camera might give poor photos) then a high price will turn off potential customers. Also if the price is low and the features are good, then we strongly recommend the phone to our readers.

This might depend on the type of the phone. If it has inbuilt GPS, it must perform well, if it is a business smartphone, the messaging features must be top notch. While writing reviews, we also check if there are any games to play during leisure. Finally the battery life must be good. We seldom find a phone with poor battery life but we always perform battery tests.

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Dream What You Want To Dream, Go Where You Want To Go

Hey! But where?! Where exactly do you want to go? And where do you want to be? These questions are interchangeable as both ask about the direction in which you are heading. At a micro level, most of you know roughly where you are going.

Your direction in life probably looks like this:

You are born…

You went to school… to study history, language, science, etc.

You had dreams…

You came out from school and started working…

Maybe you achieved some of your goals like getting a car, having the latest gadget…

Then what? You are looking forward to buy a home.

Day in and day out, you go to work waiting for the next pay-cheque to buy more things…

Some of you are happy in this state…

But most of you feel that something is missing in life. Life can be better than this. Life should be better. However, somehow along the way you got lost.

You believe that you can excel and become better. And you can! The first step is to start by understanding yourself!

There is this part in Alice in Wonderland, where Alice comes to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.

At a macro level, a lot of people are at loss as to where they are heading. What the Cheshire cat said was true. It doesn’t matter which road you take if you have no idea where you want to be because any road you take will bring you there. The only problem is the destination may not be where you want to be. Worst still you may be circling around and land in the same old place.

Most of you are likely in your comfort zone right now and let things be when the pay-cheques are still coming and everything is still looking fine. It is only when some drastic event happens, that you begin to desperately make changes. At this point, you have no idea what your needs are or what you want to change to?! You’re in panic mode with no time to think or plan things properly. In this instance, you are likely to be making changes through trial and error with more errors than you care to know. It causes you anger and fear! It is painful to go through that kind of change.

You know what? You do not have to go through this painful experience at all. You do not need to feel uncertainty, ANGER and FEAR every time you make a mistake. Just START NOW! Now is the best time to find your direction and start making small changes that will lead to your dream, where you have ample time to adjust and work WITHOUT FEAR AND ANGER. Your dream will become reality with your right action.

To do this you must first know your thoughts by understanding yourself. Your thoughts lead to your action, and the action will create result.

Here is why most of you are at the crossroad or getting stuck and unsure as to where you are heading or what to do… Take a quick note which category you fall into.

  1. You have the same old thoughts which spur you into action that give the same old result. Usually you do not realize this!
  2. You have too many thoughts that lead to too many actions which give little or no result. You are the type who enjoys the action more than seeing the result!
  3. You have too many thoughts that caused you to keep changing your action thus this lead you to no where. Do you know that you are fickle-minded and easily influence by outside forces?
  4. You keep on thinking with no action. You’re likely immobilized by too much information.
  5. You have very little thoughts but many unfathomable reasons of your underachievement. You are the lazy type and have a very pessimistic mind-set. You too did not realize your inherent negativity. This type of people is the hardest to change.

You may say, “I’m not one of above”. Let me tell you this, if you are in anyway feeling unsatisfied or discontented, then there is definitely something wrong. By KNOWING YOURSELF, you can recognize the issue whether it is coming from within you or from your environment.

If you have already set your goal and know where you’re heading, well congratulations! However may I ask, do you know the easiest way to achieve your goal? Sometimes you have to not only look at where you want to go, but also find the easiest and nearest road, and steer in that direction.

Therefore, it is important to take some time to understand yourself, your needs and wants. Find out your natural talent and set a direction on where you want to be in life.

The Great Wall of China was not built in one day. The same goes with everything you do too. It takes time and your conscious effort to make the changes in your life and make your path to success.

The simplest way to understand yourself is through BaZi analyse. Your Day Master of your BaZi already fill with many information of yourself and this is only first layer of your characters:

Wood Day Master

Wood element can be categorized into yang, Jia Wood, and yin, Yi Wood. Jia Wood is like the tall trees of the Amazon forest.

At a glance, Jia Wood people are very sociable and comradely to all his Jia Wood brothers. But in fact, they are loner and very territorial. They have a direct, genuine and honest personality which is a virtue not many will appreciate. They will call a spade, a spade and nothing else. Thus, often enough their words may come-off as crude and lack of diplomacy.

A Jia Wood person will fall soon when they become too successful like a tall tree being chopped down for other usage. Being on top a corporate company or in any organization as the first man is a bad sign indeed for them.

Yi Wood is like flowers, creeper and small plants. They look soft and gentle but while tree tumble after a storm, Yi Wood will still be there in the next morning.

Similar to the creeper, Yi Wood is a social climber. Their main talent is networking. Due to their sociable and diplomatic nature, they are very good at handling public relation matter. Like the creeper or plain grass, they will survive any storm that comes their way.

Yi Wood is never firm with their decision because of their fickle nature. Hence, they may come across as a person who is short of principal. However, it is this nature that save them from many danger. They are the Master of “Damsel in Distress”. Only they will know their truly bad patches in life.

A Yi Wood has a far reaching career than Jia Wood in climbing the corporate ladder.

Fire Day Master

Your Day Master tells a lot about yourself. It represents your core-self, and can review your likes and dislikes. By understanding you’re the element of your Day Master, you can understand how you behave and react in such a way from the influence of external and internal forces around you.

Fire element can be categorized into the yang, Bing Fire, and the yin, Ding Fire. Bing Fire represents the one and only sun. It has the ability not only to shine on every corner of the earth and but also bring lights to other planets in this solar system.

As such you know Bing Fire people are naturally generous and giving. They emit warmth, happiness and are always energetic. Their laughter is almost contagious to the people around them. Albeit their friendliness, Bing Fire people are also a loner.

Should you meet a Bing Fire person who behaves the opposite of this cheerful nature, you will know they are facing tougher time of their life.

Ding Fire represents the candle light. It has a very illuminating nature, and the candle brings lights by lighting another candle one by one.

Therefore, Ding Fire people are helpful in nature. They are the care-taker. They have a gentle persuasive manner to get their message across. They work better in group compare to their yang brother, the sun.

Ding Fire person unlike the Bing Fire, who is self-generating, can be burned out with their constant helpful nature. When this happened, they take on a “couldn’t careless attitude” in their life.

Earth Day Master

Earth element can be categorized into the yang, Wu Earth, and the yin, Ji Earth. Wu Earth can be represented by mountain, rock and big boulder. The term rock solid aptly apply to the Wu Earth people.

Like the “Great Wall of China” built to block the attack from enemy, Wu Earth people are naturally protective, quiet and steady. Whilst they are a good listener, they hardly talk or speak their mind preferring to keep silent and thought to themselves. Not many will know what a Wu Earth think hence, they may come of as mysterious to some. However, people still trust the Wu Earth naturally due to their quiet strength. They like to confess their darkest secret to Wu Earth person because they know that Wu Earth will not reveal their secret anytime soon.

Sometimes Wu Earth people are bug down by too much secret. It becomes a burden to them. Their weakness in expressing their inner emotion and ideas makes it even harder for them to call for help when needed.

Ji Earth is the soil that grows the plants and produces mineral.

Therefore, Ji Earth people have a nurturing and motherly characteristic. They are very good care-taker. Since Ji Earth can growth thousands things, they are naturally resourceful and giving. People always come to Ji Earth looking for answer and help while Ji Earth people will hardly say no to any request that come their way.

Hence, Ji Earth needs to be assertive, as people tend to walk all over them because of their good giving nature.

Metal Day Master

Metal element can be categorized into the yang, Geng Metal, and the yin, Xin Metal. Geng Metal can be represented by raw metal, axe, sword or in human form, Geng Metal is the hero who always rescue the damsel in distress.

Therefore, heroes like Captain America, Iron Man or Superman are very Geng Metal. They are very protective. Unlike the Wu Earth who just standby, fortified and protect, Geng Metal people will not hesitate to fight back or attack. Geng Metal people have a tough exterior and do not mix around easily. However, once they become your friend, it is for life. This is because of their altruistic nature. They usually are very fair person and demand justice to be served.

The tougher the life of Geng Metal the better their luck. If thing is getting easy for the Geng Metal, it spell trouble for them soon.

Xin Metal is the jewellery, ring and sparkling accessories. It main objective is to attract people and for show.

Therefore, Xin Metal people love the glamorous limelight. They are natural in showmanship. However, they are not attention seeker but they demand people to pay attention to them. Face value is important a Xin. Xin Metal people may not be pretty but they must standout in the crowd. The best way to get into the right footing with Xin is to shower them with praises. However it must be done with sincerity because they dislike being deceives. They may look like a “dumb blond” sometimes but their mind and words are as sharp as a knife.

Xin Metal is going through bad cycle, if they have to work hard or are unnoticeable.

Water Day Master

Water element can be categorized into yang, Ren Water, and yin, Gui Water. Ren Water can be represented by the ocean. It covers 71% of the Earth’s surface. The ocean itself contains many living forms and creatures that hardly can be seen on the outside.

As such, Ren Water people are extrovert and adventurous on the outside while introvert when it comes to emotional matter. Ren Water people are very resourceful too. They are true capitalist because of their strategic mind, in born entrepreneur talent as well as their ability to pull the entire important factors together to run a business. Most of the top riches men in the world are Ren Water.

Hence, Ren Water people should not delve deeply into emotion matter and should focus their mind on a trade. You’ll know Ren Water are down and under when they are involves in emotional issue.

Gui Water is like the morning dews, the cloud or the rain. It do not have a form and hard to contain. Gui Water brings coolness to their surrounding with morning dews, and freshness to the plants with their slight drizzle. In the form of cloud they shade us from the bright hot sun.

Therefore, Gui Water people are helpful and nurturing in nature. They are naturally introvert and shy people. Their strong quality comes from intuitiveness, and they are very good with their gut feeling decision.

Gui water is at their worst when they are being contain. They will act like a cage animal, ready to spring on you in the element of surprise, and then dash for freedom.

While both Gui and Ren Water are flexible, Gui Water lack the Ren Water’s dynamism and stamina.

An in depth analysis of your BaZi can tell you more of yourself.

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Find Out How Scratch Off Tickets Are Seen Through

Scratchers is a form of gambling game wherein the individual who bought the card (with a price range of $1 to $10) is expected to scratch off a silver covering by using a coin or any item that may scratch off the material. This conceals the information that concludes whether they have a winning ticket or the same losing ticket.

The government is supposedly raking in money from this particular kind of gambling, especially from the $1 dollar scratch cards because it is most affordable to people who want to invest their dollar in a lucky game. If they did win the $5,000 pot money, then their dollar is definitely worth it. If they didn’t win, it is alright since it’s just a dollar.

But either because of desperation or curiosity, people who want to milk money from the scratch card game were able to study how to find the perfect scratch card in a bunch of available cards for sale at the lottery office, convenience stores, or gasoline stations. These people claim that scratch-off ticket see through the silver material.

However, if this is true, then why do they have to share it with the world? They could earn millions of dollars by employing the same techniques they claim to “work” for themselves. Some people do bite the sales pitch of these proud gamblers. And when they order an instructional manual to guide them in choosing the winning card, all that they do is give the gambler more revenue at the end of the month. They end up losing even more money than what they could’ve spent for another scratch card.

What these professionals were able to observe through their years of experience, untrained people will also be able to notice by paying the proper attention to these scratch cards. If scratch-off tickets see through then the combination will be easily noticed. There is no secret. Every piece of information is free for the taking-scratchers or customers only need to sharpen their senses in finding the right card. Sometimes, even gut feel is a very good indicator, although gut feel is very arbitrary. In case the customer has already forgotten, this is still a game of chance though tips make it more like a strategy game.

The truth is that there are many strategies used in winning this game. Techie people have already developed how scratch cards can be “scratched” (i.e. the information underneath the overlay is revealed) without physically scratching off the surface. Now this is real evidence the scratch-of tickets see through. Just think of the contribution of these kinds of gadgets to a person who plans to get rich by gambling-or more appropriately, a cheating gambler.

Cheating or not, the debate will continue and it will be an endless argument of whether to use these certain devices to see through the scratch cards. Various reasons might be valid, but in a highly moral society, this technique is not widely accepted. It is much better to win a lottery game knowing full well that you did not use any means to cheat the process.

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Here’s an Easy Golf Swing Lesson That Will Give You Huge Results

If you have ever hit the perfect shot, you know that it is a thing of beauty. It’s the one thing that keeps people playing this game. There are others, but the quest for the perfect shot is right up there with the best of them.

Let’s say you have hit the perfect ball. Watched it sail away toward your target as if you had complete and total control of it’s final destination. A wonder to be seen by your golfing partners, to be marveled at and remembered. A topic of discussion for months later at the bar and at work.

What a shot, they would remark. And you will remember it for the rest of your life.

Why? Because it is so rare that this actually happens, it’s like finding a pot of gold. A never ending voyage in search of that one shot, finally achieved. Once in a lifetime.

The Perfect Shot ! Was it a complete and total accident. Come on! Was it?

I’ll answer that for you. That shot was not an accident. No way.

It was an accumulation of all the right parts and pieces moving at exactly the right speed , on the correct plane in the perfect path to an excellent impact position. A beautiful combination of power and grace all joining together to create results that we can only hope to achieve once in a blue moon.

” The Perfect Shot”

Man .. .How I love watching the ball rise to it’s height, then flatten out it’s trajectory with tons of spin and superior direction. Then as if tuned to perfection, begins it’s descent to the target. And finally settling into a spot that was in your mind but beyond your abilities. Achieved! Wow!

Do you remember a few years ago, when Greg Norman endorsed a product for learning the proper position of the right hand. It was a gadget that you strapped onto your wrist.

It had a thingy that pulled your index finger back a bit, and forced your right wrist to bend back in a

” cocked position”

Try this.. Just hold your right hand in front of you with your palm pointing to the left and then bend your wrist straight back toward your forearm.

You see that angle between the back of your hand and your forearm? That is what this device of Greg Normans did.

Believe it or not.. this is the perfect position for your hand to be an impact.

That was the whole idea behind the gadget. To teach people how the right wrist was supposed to act in the Golf Swing. ( I know there are lefty’s out there, sorry, your on your own to reverse things)

Trouble was that it was really not at all comfortable. You could use it chipping. And it was a very useful gadget for that. But it was hard to use in a full swing.

But it sure did show how the wrist should work.

And that is one of the major missing ingredients between a hackers swing and a good players swing.

Good players have this angle, poorer player never do.

It is the way a good player achieves that rising trajectory. And the sound you hear on the range when a better player is hitting balls. It is the sound of pinching the ball. Can you hear it?

It is truly one of the secrets of great impact position.

Here is a quick way to experience this position… now remember these positions are very hard to describe without a picture so bare with me here. If you don’t understand it ..blame someone else. I’m just trying to help.

But if you can do this.. you will hit the ball as if by magic. And you will think that I actually know what I’m talking about.

Here we go: As with all of these positions, take a good grip…………please do this.

Now at your very best address position, and remembering the position of the right wrist, I want you to PUSH the right wrist bent. If you do this correct your wrist will be bent back toward your forearm like we did a few minutes ago without the club.

Your hands at this point will be slightly ahead of the ball, slightly. not leaning way over just a slight bit and the right wrist is bent back or “cocked”

One way to think about this is to push the pad of your right thumb down onto the knuckle of your left thumb. This will bend the right wrist. Or push the wrist bent.

After you do this you will notice that there is now an angle between the clubs shaft and your right arm. This is very very important. Caution: don’t over do this, these are slight angles not big noticeable pretzel positions.

You can now take this angle and move the whole affair back and forth as in a mini swing using just your shoulders. No arms, wrists or hand movement at all, just move the shoulders and let the angle go with this movement. Just the shoulders.

Pay close attention to the angles. Keep them in tact. Turn the shoulders, and maintain the angles.

You can now hit mini chip shots. These angles must be maintained through impact. You will hit down on the ball and the ball will go up and you will notice a crisp hit.

I cannot express how important it is to turn the shoulders and just allow the arms and club to move with the shoulders and not do anything on their own. Maintain the angles.

Once again. As you push the right wrist bent, you will create an angle between the clubs shaft and your forearm. You now have two noticeable angles. The shaft to forearm and wrist to forearm. They are almost the same angle and you really cannot have one without the other.

Keeping a close watch on the shaft to forearm angle, move your shoulders to the right as if in a back swing, allow the arms to go with the shoulders and make sure the angle stays in tact.

You do this by pushing right wrist bent.

The down swing is the exact opposite. Turn the shoulders back and maintain these angles as long as you possible can. This, you will do with considerable speed. Turning the shoulders I mean.

If you set up with the clubface square and used a “good grip” and kept the angles, if you did that. You have just managed to keep the clubface square through out the entire swing and there is no way you could hit anything but a straight or slightly right to left ball.

I said earlier that this is an easy lesson. It’s not! This is hard to do. But, that said, if you practice this using a mini swing and chip with it, it won’t be long and you will find a way to incorporate it into your full swing.

It is at that point that you will see the magic in this move. It’s all about leverage and angles. No leverage no power, no angles no leverage. That’s just the way it is.

I will tell you that this one move, this one thought is what I use to play with. I hit it good when I use this thought and execute and I hit it poor when I don’t. It’s that simple. I play to a 1 handicap with enough rounds below par to keep me very happy, most of the time.

One last thing, (man I’m long winded), this weekend, watch the pros.. when you get a chance to see the swing slowed down, pay very close attention to the angles we have discussed here. Often you will be able to see exactly what you learned here.

There is no better Golf lesson than watching these guys and gals, but you have to know what to look for. So look for the angles there are only two.

This is an advanced golf lesson, but there is no need of for poorer players to be kept in the dark about what works in a golf swing. Just because you may not be able to do it right now does not mean you should not be aware of it and work it into your swing later.

So give it a whirl next time you have a minute on the range. Chip some balls using this technique.

Should be easy … right?

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Game Addiction? How To Play Moderately And Live A Healthy Lifestyle

Have you ever experienced the feeling that you want something? And, you need it right away without delay? Or, the feeling that you wish to eat your favorite food? And, when that food is in front of you, you would feel the excitement to put that food in your mouth and taste its sweetness.

Let’s talk about vices in black and white manner, like the feeling of wanting to drink alcohol to be drunk, the urge to gamble, the need to smoke, etc. Or, let’s talk about the need for our basic survival: the need to eat, the feeling that you need a comfort room right away or the sleepy feeling and you need a bed to rest your back and sleep. That feeling is the same feeling when you are addicted to games.

I remember I started playing PC games during my college days way back 2000. During my high school years, I used to say to myself that I will never play video games and will never spend a cent on it. Unfortunately, peer pressure, I was invited by my friends to play PC games, and I discovered something which excites me every time I enter the computer shop and sit down in the chair with my eyes bulging on the PC screen.

To be honest, I have been playing games since 2000 until now. But there is a major difference between now and then. Before, I cannot control the urge to play PC or video games. There is no day that I would not touch a computer and play games. Before, I spent 10 hours per day in the computer shop and skipped meals just to satisfy my urge to play. Year 2001 I was diagnosed with Gastritis, worst result of spending more time in PC games. I even forgot to study my lessons. I was a graduating student back then when I was addicted to computer games. But thank God I was able to graduate college and had considerable grades though. But the addiction continued. After I graduated college I was able to land a good job. However, I spent more time in games than my work and I ended up hating the job and favoring my games. Year 2005 I had a relationship which would bring me a wife and a family. During those times, that relationship was shaken and tested because of my addiction. Following the urge, I always played PC games than be serious in my relationship. There were times my girlfriend would look for me in every computer shop because I never showed up in our date. When we got married and started a married life, of course a new couple we began buying home appliances. And, do you know what my first favorite appliance was? Bang! Personal Computer installed with games.

There was a time I was jobless but I never felt worried. I loved to stay at home and do nothing but games. I used to wake up early in the morning to play games. The cycle continued for several months. Favoring my PC games than anything even forgetting to go church or any birthday gathering or even spend time with my wife and friends. I came to the point that my favorite sounds are the battle cries of the online favorite character. There were times that I dreamed of those games that I played and I always received a bad comment from my wife in the morning when I wake up. I really felt the urge and excitement when I sit down and moved the mouse hearing the clashing sounds together with video graphic characters. And, the worst thing that happened to me is mimicking the mantra of those characters even when I am walking. My parents, wife and friends said something negative about my game addiction. At first, I never accepted their remarks, however, I realized that I was addicted to PC games and it’s ruining my entire life.

“In vertus medio stat,” “always stay in the middle,”

“In medio stat virtus:

Virtue stands in the middle.

Virtue is in the moderate, not the extreme position.”

That’s what Aristotle said. Virtues stay in the middle when both sides are extreme. Any technological gadget that offers fun and excitement is designed for leisure but too much of it is extreme. After that realization, I was caught in the struggle between fancy world and real world. I even tried to sell my personal computer just to avoid being addicted but it was not a guarantee. Computer shops are open 24hours in 7 days. Horrible! How will I ever stop this craziness?

All I can say: It’s a personal decision and all the struggles can be done by you. Your parents, friends and relatives can offer you options but still it boils down to your personal decision to say “NO” to your bad habit.

Things that I do to overcome my struggle:

1. I never stop abruptly; I just put restriction to myself. First, five hours of playing games, 2 hours for the next weeks and one or two days without games.

2. I avoid long term games like online games which would need more time just to level up.

3. I began choosing a game that can be finished in one month. Like Call for Duty and its entire version and other games that can be finish but not online games.

4. I controlled the urge by firmly saying to myself “NO” and it’s not time for playing.

5. I kept on telling myself not to be silly and stupid, and do things that are real and connect with real people.

6. I managed my time. Give time to your parents, family, kids (if you have) and friends.

7. When I felt the urge to play I try to stop it and say “NO”, that would be a hint that I can overcome my emotions. I usually go somewhere else without bringing any gadget.

I love games and I love to spend time with it but not more than five hours or more in a day. There are things that are more important than that. That is only a want and it is not a need. I offer you no guarantee with all the things I listed above because it is you and yourself is the main factor who can decide and change yourself. Just play moderately.

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Tips on How To Get a Good Reception on Your Summer Baby Monitor

Devices that function wirelessly have a tendency to portray interference problems, some of these gadgets can be household devices and baby monitors of which the Summer Baby Monitor could fall under this category. Most times they can interfere with your cellphone or other wireless gadgets.

About Wireless Interference

Interference can show up in the form of static, humming or buzzing sounds. Also, if your monitor has a video monitoring capability, then you could have interference in the form of a fuzzy reception. Another known issue with interference is that you could also pick up your neighbors monitor unit, their baby could wake you up in the middle of the night, this could turn out to be a detrimental problem as it makes it difficult for you to detect or hear any sound coming from your baby’s nursery.

Wireless Interference – How to fix it

The good news about the issue of interference is that there is a solution, and the following provides tips on how to avoid or reduce the problem of interference in your home.

Always consider your other wireless gadgets in the home

When choosing your monitor, make sure you pick one that works on a different frequency band from your existing household gadgets. Nowadays, most cordless phones operate on the 2.4GHz frequency band. Therefore, if you use the same channel for your monitoring unit, some of the summer baby monitor devices use this channel, you will encounter problems with the signal.

Adjust the channel

The majority of modern wireless devices allow the changing of channels in an attempt to fix interference issues. It may be as easy as sliding a switch or pushing a button. So, if you’re using a wireless router, for example, you’ll have to use your computer in order to resolve the problem. You must remember not to set your router to the lowest or uppermost frequency bands if you’re using an analog phone that’s set in 2.4GHz.

Opt for wireless gadgets that use the 1.9GHz or 5.8GHz band

Most baby monitors operates on the 900MHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands, so it would be a good idea to choose gadgets with frequencies 1.9GHz or 5.8GHz channel as these channels are not as commonly utilized as the 2.4GHz frequency band and are less prone to interference.

Power up the baby monitor first

In order for you to get the best possible reception and transmission from a 900MHz or 2.4GHz baby monitor with video capability, switch off all 900MHz or 2.4GHz devices in your house. Follow on by switching on your baby monitor and then your wireless router, if you have one. Once you’ve carried this out you can switch on any other wireless gadget in the house. By following this step-by-step method, the monitor gets to capture the initial accessible signal that will give out the best reception and not impinge on the other wireless gadgets in the process.

Consider purchasing a digital baby monitor

In order to prevent your next-door neighbors transmitted sounds being picked up by your monitor, it would be better if you purchase a digital monitor as the 900MHz or 2.4GHz digital technology ensures sound clarity and prevents interference from occurring.

Stay at a safe distance

Once you’ve carried out the frequency band adjustments and you’re still experiencing interference, keep the differing wireless appliances as distant from each other as possible. If this doesn’t work, then go get a replacement of the product.

Conclusion

The summer baby monitor operates in the 900MHz or 2.4GHz digital technology, has at least two channel selection and is an example of a type of baby monitor that you can always do something about, i.e. switch to another channel, if for some reason it suffers from interference with other wireless devices in your home or other monitors in your neighborhood.

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Various Types of Security Systems, Products and Gadgets

It is human tendency to ignore unpleasant circumstances until they happen! Security takes low priority among other things, when it should be treated as the most important and the foremost thing. No matter how secure your country, state or neighborhood maybe, security should precede all other facilities. Whether you are looking at a residential, commercial or office area, the prime feature to look out for are its security systems. After all, you invest your hard-earned money to make your place as per your choice. So you should invest some more to prevent it from unprecedented acts.

The early ages of mankind saw traditional methods of patrolling and bow-arrow. With the advent of new technology security has taken a new, more sophisticated form. You get various security gadgets to prevent unauthorized access to personal property. Some of the high-end security products are:-

* Burglar Alarm System – Burglar alarm systems are designed to detect unauthorized access in a confined area. These consist of an array of sensors, a control panel and alerting system, and interconnections. The sensors are capable of detecting unauthorized access by various methods like monitoring door and window contacts, by passive infrared motion detectors, ultrasound, vibration, electric or magnetic fields, or microwaves. These alarm systems can be used for various purposes like fire protection, intrusion protection and many more.

* Vehicle Security Systems – Vehicle security systems are designed specifically for the security of your vehicle. These typically include GPS trackers, rear view cameras, car alarms that raise a high volume sound if any unauthorized access is attempted.

* CCTV Camera – Closed circuit television cameras are used to transmit a signal to a specific place on a limited set of monitors. These are typically used for surveillance activities in public places, industries, offices and highly secured zones.

* Digital Safe Lockers – These are the upgraded forms of traditional lock and key lockers. These gadgets are more reliable as they work on keypad number entry combination locks.

* Door Locks

* Electronic Key Tags – A famous form of Electronic key tags is RFID tags. Most of the asset tracking, logistic industry and payment systems use RFID to make their operations smoother.

* Electronic Security Systems

* Fire Alarm System – Fire alarm systems are designed to detect fire caused accidentally. These devices raise an alarm the moment fire breaks out. These have heat detectors, smoke detectors, flame detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

* Glass Break Detector – A glass break detector is a sensor used in electronic burglar alarms that detects if glass is shattered or broken. These sensors are commonly used near glass doors or glass store-front windows to detect if an intruder broke the glass and entered. Glass break detectors use a microphone which monitors any exceeding noise or vibration coming from the glass. A detector circuitry detects a certain set threshold and raises an alarm.

* GPS Tracking System – A GPS tracking system uses Global Positioning System to find the precise location of living/non living entity.

* Home Security Systems – Most home security systems consist of door and window sensors, motion sensors and a central keypad controller. These systems take care of your home even while you are away from home.

* IP Camera – Internet Protocol Cameras are installed for surveillance purposes. These devices can send and receive data via a computer network. They are broadly classified into Centralized and Decentralized IP cameras.

* Metal Detectors – These are commonly used to detect the presence of hidden metal. Metal detectors work on the principle of magnetic field. It consists of an oscillator producing an alternating current that passes through a coil producing an alternating magnetic field. If a piece of electrically conductive metal is close to the coil, eddy currents will be induced in the metal, and this produces an alternating magnetic field of its own. If another coil is used to measure the magnetic field the change in the magnetic field due to the metallic object can be detected.

* Motion Sensor Detector – Motion detectors are used to monitor movements. IT raises an alarm the moment it captures a moving object.

* Security Camera

* Smoke Detector – It is used as an indicator of fire. It detects smoke in commercial, residential and industrial areas. These devices use optical detection and physical process for sensitive smoke detection.

* Surveillance Systems – These are a collection of security devices that are collectively used for surveillance purposes.

* Video Door Phone

The above is a small list of security products available in the market to give you protection against unforeseen circumstances. Find the best manufacturers, suppliers and dealers in your city. Invest wisely and stay protected!

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Mobile Mania

A single device, small enough to be carried within your fist, holds the capability of keeping you connected with the rest of the world, no matter where you are. The gadget I am talking about is mobile phone, the craze of the age. There may hardly be any single electronic product that acquired as much popularity as mobile phone, within such a short span of time.

The unprecedented development in mobile phone technology and insatiable demand for it has resulted in the continuous supply of new mobile phones with latest facilities available on a basic mobile hand set. In the recent years, mobile phone makers have incorporated several trendsetting features in the phones like camera, music player, games, internet browsing and mobile emails, all at the same time.

The mobile phones not only help us to effectively communicate with our near and dear ones they also enable us to access the Internet and secure invaluable information that would enhance the quality of our lives in today’s competitive world. And they help us to keep ourselves entertained in the highly stressful times that we are living in. We could play the latest mobile games to take our mind off pressing problems or listen to our favorite music tracks to sooth our senses!

The capabilities of the latest mobile phones with facilities like email access are way beyond our wildest expectations. Emails on mobile are the quickest, easiest and the most cost effective way of sending and receiving information across the world.

These days email access is available on the mobile which allows users to real time access to their email account from their mobile, anytime and anywhere.

The pleasure of reading beautiful emails sent by your dear friend and viewing his/her images along with the text, while you are on the move is really incredible.

Imagine your mobile browser working like a web browser.

Now the Question that is baffling you is

“WHAT ABOUT THE COST OF AVAILING SUCH FACILITIES”?

The development in the field of technology has automatically solved all the problems. Nowadays free mobile email solutions allow you to own a free mobile email ID and access your emails on any basic GPRS enabled mobile phone, operational with any mobile service provider, thereby eliminates the need of buying a smartphone and extends the use of existing mobile phones. You can also create your free email ID directly from your mobile phone hence liberating you from the limits of a P.C.

The power of communicating with the world is at your finger tips. The developments in the mobile telecommunications sector, have transformed our dreams and fantasies regarding communication into a reality. It is in fact redefining the ways in which we communicate and entertain. Hopefully new developments in the field of mobile technology will enhance the power in our hands.

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