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Archives for January 2014

Scientists Blast EU Regulations

In an open letter to the EU's health commissioner Tonio Borg, fifteen prominent scientists have criticised the interpretation of scientific research used by the European Union to potentially restrict electronic cigarette sales. Image sent by author Strict restrictions to the sale and regulation of electronic cigarettes have been drafted in the EU's Tobacco Products Directive. The body has produced a draft proposal that would see e cigarettes regulated as medicinal products and restrict the strength of nicotine used in e-liquids. However, the scientists have claimed that the scientific … [Read more...]

Eight Modern Marvels that we don’t Appreciate until They’re Gone

The modern world is full of technology and engineering that has made our daily lives easier and more comfortable. But, like most people, you’re probably unaware of many of the technologies that enrich your daily life. What would you do--what would any of us do--if those modern marvels suddenly disappeared? Electricity Electricity, generated from a variety of sources, powers the majority of the devices you interact with. The computer you access the internet on, the television you watch the big game on, the lights in your office--all of these devices run on electricity. Did you know that, … [Read more...]

Eight Modern Marvels that we don't Appreciate until They're Gone

The modern world is full of technology and engineering that has made our daily lives easier and more comfortable. But, like most people, you’re probably unaware of many of the technologies that enrich your daily life. What would you do--what would any of us do--if those modern marvels suddenly disappeared? Electricity Electricity, generated from a variety of sources, powers the majority of the devices you interact with. The computer you access the internet on, the television you watch the big game on, the lights in your office--all of these devices run on electricity. Did you know that, … [Read more...]

How Smartphones Are Making Life Easier For Everyone

While the popular belief that a dog was man’s best friend was true some years back, smartphones and tablets are slowly claiming this spot as they are turning out to be our closest and most useful devices. With over 56% of American adults owning at least one smartphone, this device has proved to be the major game changer for our century. Though smartphones are basically cellular devices that allow easier communication between people, they have earned a new status after proving that they can handle much more than making calls and sending texts. Image sent by author Mobile Payments Just … [Read more...]

LG G2 Models to get Android 4.4 KitKat by the end of January

LG is fortunate enough to have Android 4.4 KitKat on board from the end of this January, the company will be releasing the devices with latest OS soon for LG, G2, G pad 8.3 and G flex, whereas Samsung and HTC has already claimed for the roll out update for their devices. Image source phonearena.com Android has changed a lot since last two years and fortunately with lots of change in its version and features since than Android is gaining a massive loyal following throughout the globe. Although we know Google introduces its new OS version’s through the flagship devices and therefore another … [Read more...]

Hybrid Cloud Improvements

The cloud computing is well know by all tech enthusiasts. If you don’t know what it is yet, cloud computing means computing utilizing a large number of computers via a network. It is simple than you think. In real life it usually means you will use a third party service and your device (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone) over the Internet. Keeping you files and accessing them online is an example of cloud computing. Nowadays cloud computing is used by both individuals and companies. People use the cloud typically for storing and safekeeping their data. In most cases PC backups, … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Protect Your Personal Information On And Offline In 2014

As hackers and online criminals become more savvy, the public needs to become more aware of the risks involved of having their personal and financial data compromised. One way to do this is to proactively reduce the risk of identity theft and data loss. Below are 5 ways to protect personal information both on and offline. 1. Be Careful About Sharing Information Ensure that you know who is receiving your personal or financial information. Do not provide personal information unless it is absolutely necessary and it is clear who the requester is. If companies send emails asking for personal … [Read more...]

Better travel experience with best smartphone apps

A lot of Smartphone apps are really nothing but decoration, but the location based and travel ones do seem to have a value that goes beyond novelty and needless use. It is possible to use travel apps to save you money and time, which is more than most apps are able to do. Below are a few apps that you can use when traveling. AllSport GPS Blackberry & iPhone Image source play.google.com You can use the GPS on your phone to navigate as you travel. You can calculate the route you are going to take, and it will trace the route you have been. It can calculate speed and distance, and if … [Read more...]

Five Apps to Keep Your Hectic Life More Organized

Between doctor’s appointments, bill paying, work and grocery shopping, life can get very hectic at times. If your busy schedule is making it difficult for you to keep track of everything you need to take care of, here are five great apps you can use to keep your hectic life more organized. Image sent by author 1. Mint With Mint’s mobile apps, you can view all of your financial information from all of your accounts in one place. Mint can gather your financial information from your checking, savings, investment and retirement accounts so you can set a budget and financial goals and track … [Read more...]

Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet: Most Bank for Your Buck

Is 2014 the year you finally invest in a well-built, highly versatile tablet? Tablets are arguably the hottest mobile devices available, and every tech junkie wants to get his or her hands on one. As you research different makes and models, don’t overlook the Yoga Tablet 10 from Lenovo. Image soource  media2.newsobserver.com The competition is tough, and the market is ripe with options, but the Yoga Tablet has earned its rightful place amongst the competition. Critics have called the Yoga Tablet 10 “aesthetically unique” with a “thoughtful design.” Here are a few reasons to consider … [Read more...]