Gift Card 4 You

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Have you ever found it difficult when you’re looking for a gift for someone?

I’m sure you’ve been there, but now you do not need to be confused anymore

when to give a gift to someone.

because with the right gift your friends will really feel happy,

do you know it what I mean?.

I mean it here is a gift card,

This gift card is very interesting, because quite a lot of options available.

starting from the shape, color, and other variations.

And also this gift card can be customized to the age friends,

gender types, and even your friends hobby.

If you want to give birthday greetings to your friends,

you simply select one of the special card for your friend.

if you want to give gifts during the holiday season to your friends the other,

You also can buy one card that is appropriate for your friend.

Curious to see what I mean cards?

let’s see here, there you are free to choose gift cards you want.

to facilitate your search for the right gift card, there have been grouped

based on several Category, especially among men, women, children,

and so forth.

be quite easy is not it?.

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Starting a Home Business Using the Internet

September 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Starting a home business I not an easy task and to make things harder there are so many myths attached to starting a home business that it can become quite confusing. Some people get an idea in their head and just take off. Starting a business for them is easy. The majority of people, however, end up having the desire to start a home business before the actual business idea comes to them. Once they begin thinking about actually starting a home based business they are overcome with many myths that make it seem next to impossible to succeed.

One of the biggest myths about starting a home business is associated with the internet. The internet has opened many doors to home business owners, but at the same time the complexity of the internet has caused many to give up and abandon hope that they can ever get a business to be successful. Many people believe that the internet is a vast marketplace that is too he to compete in. That is simply not true. There are many small home businesses that are doing great on the internet. It is all a matter of knowing how to run a business website. A person has to understand about marketing and setting up a website. Once they’ve established their online presence they can make great money.

Another internet related myth about starting a home business is that there is no help available for the business owner. Anyone who has went to a search engine and typed in business will now this is not true. There are online networks of websites that are all aimed at helping people succeed in internet business. These people offer free information and plenty of support. A person can find answers to almost any question they have and even talk to others who have started their own business. The internet business environment is one of helping others.

One myth that may hold some truth is that marketing online is impossible. While it is, obviously, not impossible it can be difficult for the beginner. Starting a home business online requires plenty of research into internet marketing. The marketing tools used online are very different from those used in the traditional environment. A person has to understand how to drive traffic to their website and how to catch the attention of their target market. As mentioned above, there are plenty of resources available to help a person get their marketing plan in order.

These myths about starting a business all make it look impossible to tap into the internet marketplace. These myths are quite untrue and should be ignored. It does take hard work and dedication to start any business, but using the internet just opens up a business to a huge marketplace and offers additional opportunities that a traditional, offline business does not have. It is worth it for every business owner to look into the internet when starting a home business.

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Innovative XREP Wireless Taser Shotgun to hit some targets

September 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Taser International Inc unveiled a newly designed shotgun that seems to be able to produce a shock of 500 volts from the distance of more than 100 feet away. This high efficiency shotgun features wireless abilities and makes it possible for police to hit the target using special electric shock bullets intended to quiet the potential attacker.

Standing for Extended Range Electronic Projectile makes its presence felt and might be a good solution even if there are some attackers. However this aggressively looking weapon might cause some injuries if fired to the face or head of the suspect.

The XREP Wireless Taser Shotgun is capable of producing a 20 seconds of continuous shock being enough to immobilize even most aggressive criminals. This disabling weapon features provides a destructive power while four of its electrodes allows perfect clothing penetration. Hopefully, with the XREP Wireless Taser Shotgun our world would become safer.

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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics to appear on the high tech horizon

September 4, 2009 Leave a comment
Today is a lucky day for all BMW admirers as you can look at a brand-new model of BMW. Called BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics, this transparent replica appears to be a turbo diesel / plug-in hybrid. Scheduled to be showcased at the Frankfurt show in a few weeks to come, this splendiferous car is able to catapult from 0 to 62 miles per hour in staggering 4, 8 seconds so be ready for stylish high speed driving.

This mind boggling concept car runs on 1, 5 liter turbo diesel engine while producing as much as 163 horse power. Its marvelous hybrid drive system allows simple plugging into a conventional European 220 V power point with a battery making your driving possible for 2, 5 hours while the total drive system’s output equals to 356 horse power with a torque of 590 lb-ft.

The BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car is touted to be able to drive around 31 miles when driven in all-electric mode while its 6, 6 gallon fuel tank boasts a range of 400 miles. The electrical power consumption is 26, 16 kWh per 100 miles. This groundbreaking super car features all-aluminum chassis as well as suspension. LED lighting allows additional power consumption.

The power train of the concept car offers a top speed of up to 155 miles per hour however the super car is able to exceed this speed limit. When the battery is recharged, the electric mode will produce the CO2 level of up to 50 grams per kilometer. The BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car seems to be light weight to show high level aerodynamic performance.

The driver of this innovative marvel will be welcomed by changing gears with no power interruption at all. Another noticeable feature includes its lambo doors while its electric engine may operate as a generator and power the battery like when the driver applies the brakes. In order to charge this aggressive monster it will take a period of 2 and half an hour at maximum while most productive 380 Volts and 32 Amps power point reduces the charge time to be as least as 44 minutes.

The high tech tires of the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics measure 195 / 55 with nice looking 21 inches wheels offering a perfect road grip while the roof with external doors’ skin are constructed from polycarbonate. This miraculous concept car measures 181, 1 inches in length, 74, 8 inches in width and 48, 8 in height and is comfortably suitable for 4 persons while the luggage capacity of 5, 3 cu feet.

The curb weight of this daredevil replica is 3 076 lb while keeping the gravity center low. Speaking about the power to weight ratio, the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car boasts a high performance being at the same level as regular combustion engine sport cars feature.

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Self-powered wheelchair to be a step forward for disabled people

September 4, 2009 Leave a comment

There are a lot of disabled people using wheelchairs in order to move but now it seems to be possible to generate electricity while on the go. Developed by South Korean industrial designers Min-Goo Kim, Yun-Jin Chang and Su-Eun Park, these smart wheelchairs offer safe moving even at night.

This self-powered wheelchair comes equipped with included power plant that operates based on rotational wheels movement during the day to supply its LED lights installed on the wheels to make it clearly visible at night. Wherever the wheelchair’s user drives, he or she may easily monitor the reserve of power available in the batteries.

In order to do that, one should just check the LCD screen that appears to be positioned in the middle of each wheel. Once the power is accumulated it is then stored in a fitted battery so that your night driving experience could be highly illuminated.

Not only this helpful gadget is an ingenious solution to night driving but also is it a sustainable way to move. Moving by the wheelchair seems to become safer and ecologically friendly.

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IFA Berlin: From OLED TVs to e-lederhosen

September 2, 2009 Leave a comment

BERLIN–The global gadget tour touches down this week here in the German capital, having wound its way through Las Vegas and Taipei, and before it heads off to Tokyo.

IFA, which stands for Internationale Funkausstellung, kicks off Wednesday afternoon. In terms of attendance, IFA Berlin is the largest consumer electronics trade show in the world. Like its American counterpart, the Consumer Electronics Show held every January in Las Vegas, it’s a place for names large and small in consumer electronics to roll out their latest gizmos so the public, journalists, analysts, and retailers can eye them up close.

For an idea of just how big it is, IFA Berlin in 2008 took up 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space, and brought 215,000 visitors through the doors of the Berlin Messe to see more than 1,200 exhibitors. CES this year had a lower-than-expected attendance of 110,000, 1.7 million square feet of exhibitor space, and 2,700 exhibitors.

IFA brings out the big names you’d expect like Samsung, Sony, LG, Nokia, Acer, Asus, and more, plus hundreds of smaller companies that make computers and gadgets just for the European market. We’ll try to highlight the notable stuff that will be available in North America as well.

Miss IFA 2009Euro-styling: Miss IFA 2009 shows off the Dyson DC26 vacuum cleaner.

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IFA has been around in some form since 1926, and has an interesting, if dark footnote. It was originally organized as a radio exposition. Because it was a local event, IFA found itself a tool of the extreme right in 1933. Chief Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels used it as the platform to introduce the Volksempfaenger, a propaganda radio that was designed to receive only local radio stations, while blocking out broadcasts from foreign news agencies, like the BBC.

In the 70 years since, IFA has expanded far beyond radios and politics to include everything from TVs to portable media players, energy-efficient washing machines, Netbooks, and even electronic lederhosen.

The show’s ubergadget?
This year we suspect we’ll see more of what we spotted at CES several months ago, plus hopefully a few surprises: networked Blu-ray players, more superthin LED TVs, and maybe even some larger OLED TVs. We’ll be looking out to see if anyone here can outdo the very buzzworthy LG watch phone, which stole the show back in January.

Toshiba announced earlier this month that it would make its first Blu-ray Disc products more than a year after closing down its HD DVD efforts. Toshiba has said it will make DVD players, high-definition TVs, and laptops that support the HD video standard. The company could be planning to use this show to launch them.

The IFA show floor has been known to showcase legal dramas, as well. Last year, German customs agents seized more than 100 TVs and media players from the Hyundai booth due to a licensing problem involving the Korean manufacturer. And a few years before that, SanDisk and 18 other companies had some of their products seized in an MP3 technology patent dispute.

We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any legal maneuvering this year by competitors in the field.

The gadget expo officially opens to the public Friday, but there will be a parade of press conferences beginning Wednesday evening. If you see anything from the show we haven’t covered, or you have something in mind you’d like to see, please leave a note in the comments.

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Researchers seek funds to study cell phone safety

September 2, 2009 Leave a comment

Are cell phones safe? For years, studies have provided conflicting conclusions. Today, there is still no clear answer. But experts agree on one thing: more research is needed to find out the answer.

In an effort to raise awareness among consumers and to urge government leaders to allocate more funding for research, an international group of researchers is gathering in Washington, D.C. later this month to present study findings and to lobby government officials.

The issue has already gained the attention of at least one important congressional leader. On September 14, Sen. Arlen Specter, a Democrat from Pennsylvania and the former ranking minority leader for the Senate’s Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, will chair a hearing questioning scientists involved in the latest research. Researchers are hopeful that Specter, who was instrumental in increasing funding for the National Institutes of Health from $12 billion to nearly $30 billion and has long championed funding for cancer research, will introduce legislation that specifically asks for more funding for research in this area. But so far Specter hasn’t indicated one way or another if he will try to get money allocated specifically for cell phone health-related research.

“There is cause for concern,” said Dr. Henry Lai, a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, who has been studying the effects of cell phone radiation on humans since 1980. “But to prove that cell phones cause cancer or other health problems will take more work. At this point the biological research suggests that long term use can have some adverse health effects, with brain cancer being one of those effects.”

The conference, which runs September 13 to 15, is being sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; University of Pittsburgh; National Research Center for Women & Families; The International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety; The Flow Fund Circle, and the Environmental Health Trust.

Researchers from around the globe are expected to attend the event, including leading scientists from Western and Northern Europe, where cell phones have been used for much longer than they have in the U.S. Some of these researchers, including Devra Davis, professor of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh and the primary organizer of the conference, are likely to testify at the Senate hearing.

Longtime debate
For years, researchers and scientists have debated whether radiation from radio frequencies used to wirelessly transmit phone calls could adversely affect the health of cell phone users. And as more people throughout the world use cell phones and make these devices an integral part of their lives, concerns have grown as to long-term public health issues.

In the U.S. alone, more than 270 million Americans or more than 87 percent of the U.S. population, now owns a cell phone, according to 2008 data compiled by the CTIA, the wireless industry’s trade association.

Experts say the concern over cell phone use stems from a form of radiation that’s produced when these wireless devices communicate with cell towers using radio frequency. High-frequency radiation, such as the kind that’s used in X-rays, is known to cause cancer in high doses.

Cell phones emit much lower frequency radiation, but it’s unknown whether these milder forms of RF can cause adverse biological changes to humans. But the fact that cell phones are often held close to the body either right alongside the head or in a pocket, has caused some concern among researchers who believe that radio frequency energy is being absorbed into the body and can cause damage to cells or even alter cell phone users’ DNA. Even holding a phone 10 millimeters away from your head could decrease the exposure of RF radiation to the body by about 100 times, Davis said.

So far the research seems to be split in terms of the risk of this radiation exposure. An ongoing multinational initiative known as Interphone, has yielded mixed results so far. Meanwhile, some studies have found no correlation at all between cellphone use and brain tumors.

But a handful of studies that have looked at the long-term effects of using cell phones suggest that people who use a cell phone for at least an hour each day over a 10-year period are at an increased risk of developing brain tumors. This research also suggests that these tumors are more likely to be on the side of the head where the phone is most often used.

More recently, researchers have grown particularly concerned about the adverse effects that cell phone usage could have on children. Some Swedish research indicates that children are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones, but other research efforts have found results inconclusive.

The kid factor
One reason for concern is the fact that children who start using cell phones at a young age will inevitably be exposed for a longer period of time over their entire lifetime to cell phone radiation. But researchers are also concerned about the risk of cell phones with children, because children’s nervous systems are not fully developed. Also their brains contain more fluid than brains of adults, which allows for deeper penetration of radiation. And finally, children’s skulls are not as thick as those of adults.

“The reality is that the head of a child is different in terms of density of the bone and the amount of fluid in the brain than that of an adult,” Davis said. “And we know that the more fluid there is an object, the more deeply the radio signal can penetrate.”

Because cell phones have only really been used widely since about the 1990s, research on long-term health effects is limited. But research on the effects on children is even more scarce.

Still, there has been enough concern among public health officials in various parts of the world to warrant warnings.

For example, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), a government regulatory body located in the home country of Nokia, the largest cell phone maker in the world, is urging parents to restrict cell phone use for children, suggesting parents encourage kids to text rather than talk.

“Although research to date, has not demonstrated health effects from mobile phone’s radiation, precaution is recommended for children as all of the effects are not known,” the agency’s Web site reads.

France has even proposed banning advertisements encouraging children younger than 12 to use cell phones. And it has also warned parents that children under six are particularly at risk. Legislation in France would also make it illegal to sell a mobile phone without earphones, and the government is looking into limiting the amount of radiation that a phone is allowed to emit.

FDA’s stance
The Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. does not go as far as issuing a warning. But the agency recommends minimizing any potential risk by using hands-free devices and keeping cell-phone talk to a minimum.

The Federal Communications Commission in the U.S. also requires manufacturers to report the relative amount of RF absorbed into the head by any given cell phone. This number is known as the SAR, or specific absorption rate, and the agency publishes those figures for consumers to review. CNET has used this information to publish its cell phone radiation level chart.

But researchers such as Davis say more needs to be done.

“The big question to me is why has Finland, the land of Nokia, issued a warning?” she said. “Why has France issued the same warning? And why has Israel, which doesn’t even have a Clean Air Act, issued a warning on a government Website about children using cell phones? And in the U.S. we have no such warnings.”

The wireless industry itself has resisted warnings or restrictions for its products. And it often points to research indicating that there is no link between cancer or other harmful health effects and cell phone use.

“The peer-reviewed scientific evidence has overwhelmingly indicated that wireless devices do not pose a public health risk,” the CTIA said in a statement. “In addition, there is no known mechanism for microwave energy within the limits established by the FCC to cause any adverse health effects. That is why the leading global heath organizations such as the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, World Health Organization, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration all have concurred that wireless devices are not a public health risk.”

No government funding
While they have stopped short of issuing warnings, U.S. government agencies along with other governmental agencies such as the European Union, have said that more studies are needed to determine whether there are any health risks associated with cell phone usage.

But the big problem in the U.S. is that there is no government funding available for such research.

“There has been zero money available for research on the effects of cell phone radiation for about the last 10 years,” Lai said. “So there has really been no independent research done in the U.S. for at least a decade. Research is being done in Europe or the Far East, such as in China or Japan or in Israel. Even Canada has made some money available for research.”

Because there has been no money available in the U.S., Lai, who was a pioneer in studying the biological effects of cell phone radiation on humans, has turned his research attention toward studying medical applications for electro magnetic fields.

“Fifteen years ago, we were at the cutting edge of this research,” he said. “But now in the U.S., we are not involved in the study of the epidemiology of cell phone use at all. We are like a Third World country.”

This is likely what Sen. Specter, who is a cancer survivor himself and a champion for medical research funding, will try to rectify through the Senate hearings that will take place on Capitol Hill later this month.

Researchers, such as Davis and Lai, say their goal is not to demonize the cell phone industry or even suggest that the government ban the use of cell phones. But they believe that the public needs to be aware of the risks associated with using these devices and that more research is needed to identify these risks and to come up with ways to make them safer.

And while these researchers can’t say definitively that cell phones pose a public health issue today, they fear that without careful study and modification, these devices could cause an epidemic of cancer and other health problems in the future, since it can take decades for cancer and other maladies to manifest.

“Cell phones are very useful,” Lai said. “So I’m not saying we should throw them away. But we need to face the reality that there could be some adverse effects that come up in the next 10, 20 or 30 years. And we need to find ways to prevent or modify phones to make these devices less harmful. But to do that, we first need to understand how radiation affects us. And we need the money to conduct this research.”

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