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Home Security Alarm Systems

With the extensive use of technology and sophisticated gadgets there has been a marked improvement in the characteristic of human life in various respects. Modern technology has also made people’s lives much safer. Electronic alarms have helped people to make their homes less vulnerable to burglary. Home security alarm systems are very popular because of their efficiency and relatively low price.

Alarm systems available in the market are of assorted kinds. Certain types of alarm systems can be made operational without any specialized knowledge. On the other hand, there are others that need to be installed and made functional by the alarm company service staff. The choice of a home security alarm system depends greatly on the specific needs of a particular household and the lifestyle led by a particular family.

All home security alarm systems consist of three fundamental parts: the alarm, the sensor that keeps track of the illegal intrusion, and the control that triggers the alarm to sound in the event of a disturbance caused by an intruder. Home security alarm systems can run on power supplied by a battery or can function with the help of electricity as a power source. Alarm systems that run on batteries can be installed without much trouble but are considered less effective than their electrical counterparts.

Home security alarm systems can also be divided into self-contained alarm systems and alarm systems with separate components. Self-contained alarm systems keep the alarm, control, and sensor in a single unit. They are appropriate for use in small houses, offices, or apartments, which have a smaller number of doors and windows. These units are reasonably priced and can be installed without much difficulty. In alarm systems with separate components the units divide the sensor from the control and alarm. They function effectively in larger homes with multiple rooms needing simultaneous protection.… Read More

New Technology Trends For Future Gadgets And Mobile Devices

If all the predictions of the twenty-first century were correct then by now we should be driving flying cars and we should be having robots do our household tasks. Predicting which gadgets and technological devices will change our lives is a task fraught with difficulty. The future predictions are not 100% accurate but they do guide us and help us discover what new gadgets will become the part of our daily lives in future.

Based on the trends of today that include instantaneous communications everywhere and mobile access to e-mails it can be predicted that the future will consist of even faster networks, increased performance of computer processing and storage. Lighter, portable and cheaper high definition screens will be available and the Smartphone will rival today’s desktop PC’s for power and storage. The trends for future gadgets are:

• Miniaturization
• Futuristic, innovative and bold design
• Touch screens
• Using hi technology and hi speed microchips
• Greener gadgets

Miniaturization

Miniaturization trend is related to the creation of ever-smaller mechanical, optical, and electronic products and devices. There is an inclination towards constructing and manufacturing ever smaller-scale gadgets due to the desire for size efficiency and mobility. Devices that take less space are more desired than those that are bigger, bulkier and occupy more space. Miniature gadgets are being created because they are convenient to use, easier to carry and easier to store.

Futuristic and innovation design

The future trend for the gadgets is to take up an innovative design or to adopt a combination between a traditional design and a futuristic one. Certainly numerous simple gadgets will be there which will adopt the classic design for those of you who regard simplicity as the new intricacy and who simply do not like using hi tech gadgets.

Touch screens

The coolest items that are in today are touch screens that are used in gadgets like mobile phones, mp4 players, GPS’s, monitors, car mo3 radio’s, LCD TV’s and PDA’s. Touch screens have great popularity and are easy to use thus the future devices must continue using them. Furthermore, using touch screens permits making cheaper yet attractive gadgets.

Using hi technology and hi speed microchips

Electronic gadgets of today would have been impossible to create without this tiny yet powerful chip that has a far-reaching impact. The integrated circuit has transformed yesterday’s machines that used to occupy an entire room into today’s mainframes, minicomputers and desktop PC’s.

The microchip technology plays an important role in the process of miniaturization and making gadgets smaller and faster. The future gadgets will make use of these tiny powerful integrated circuits and make them super fast and super powerful. All these devices are known as hi technology and hi speed gadgets.

Greener gadgets

The future trend will be creating greener gadgets and eco friendly products. People are becoming inclined toward protecting the environment and nature and using environment friendly gadgets. Using gadgets that take up less energy is the trend for new gadgets. Solar power is … Read More

The Newest Home Electronics and the Latest Travel Gadgets of 2010

It is only the first of the year, 2010, and already another enormous array of electronic innovations is being introduced at the 2010 CES EXPO. It never fails to exhilarate me to know I am about to plunge into a gathering of all of the latest and greatest electronic gadgets man has produced over the past 12 months, since the 2009 CES. One can never be completely prepared for the insurmountable number of products that were presented at this global event. There were over 2800 companies represented and over 20,000 new products, with over 120,000 new products.

The Jan 13, 2010 edition of CEA published the following article, New Rules of Business: Women in Business. Here is an excerpt from that article:

“With 40% of the nation’s businesses owned by women, representing 16% of jobs in the US, these firms have a major impact our economy – approximately $3 trillion. According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, these firms grew at twice the rate of other segments between 1997 and 2002, and have continued to keep pace. And I can only see continued growth in their contribution, especially as many women are starting “side businesses” to bring in extra income during the recession. Still, they can face more obstacles to success – including access to capital and markets and managing work-life integration – than many of their male counterparts. They invite you to join them February 17-18, 2010, in Houston on a discussion on “The New Rules of Business for Women Entrepreneurs”.

Featured were all of the up to date traveling gadgets, as well as anything that the mobile business exec or vacationer could utilize in their quest to remain in touch with friends and families, associates and customers. From easing the work load to cutting costs on communication and production. From cell phones to VOIP internet access, smart computers to tablet computers, mini storage devices, mobile chargers and an abundance of new games and equipment.

We reported last year on several inexpensive ways to communicate around the world for pennies, including Skype and Magic jack. Now Panasonic and LG are producing TV’s with built in internet and Skype, a camera and a microphone. From the comfort of your own couch you will be able to have video calls to family and friends on large TV’s while munching on your favorite snacks.

Netbooks are being replaced with Smartbooks, mini-computers, and Tablets, with faster and longer battery life being the key to this new stylish and efficient computer. Lenovo has a 10″ Smartbook with 3G and a 10 hour battery for $499. Many other prices are down though, with a full computer inside a keyboard form $99.00 to an array of small computers from $150 and up. And don’t forget the most important item, backup. DataJack has unlimited nationwide 3G internet access available via a USB modem ofr $39.95 with no contacts or activation fees.

Worried about data loss or computer crash? “Crashplan” will back up your entire computer, programs … Read More

Walking Sticks From 1700 to 1800

Walking sticks were still seen as an implement of fashion from 1700 to 1800. However, we see the rise of the use of the gadget cane. Walking sticks also were used as political statements. Also, cane etiquette became generally accepted.

The sword cane, introduced in the 17th century, was still used by gentlemen in the 18th century. Carrying swords was no longer fashionable, but walking sticks were. Combining the sword and the walking stick answered the gentleman’s need for protection and the conventions of fashion. While the 18th century was considered “safer” than the 17th century, many gentlemen still felt it necessary to carry this fashionable weapon. In fact, the popularity of these swords canes peaked around the mid-18th century, but they were still used into Victorian times.

After the adoption of the sword cane, which is a kind of gadget cane, other gadget canes became popular, such as walking sticks outfitted with telescopes and pedometers. Additionally, physicians carried gadget canes in the 18th century, and although they were fashionable, they were also functional, serving as an inconspicuous way to carry medicine and tools. A physician carrying a physician’s bag was more likely to be recognized and harassed, as he was identified as an individual who carried drugs. Physicians also employed walking sticks as a preventive measure to contracting disease. The head of the cane contained potions and powders that could be inhaled and were believed to keep the doctor safe from disease. As they entered the rooms of the sick, they would bang the shafts on the ground to diffuse the compounds into the air. Additionally, these walking sticks could also contain flasks of liquor that the physician would partake of as another protective measure.

Austria and Hungary can lay claim to some gadget canes themselves. They developed a cane that carried a flute. They can also be given the credit for developing a walking stick that was made up of three adjustable sections. In the lowest section was a quill pen with ink and paper, in the second section a measuring rod, and in the third section a telescope.

Unique practices emerged because of the use of canes. For instance, in England, one had to procure a license to carry such an implement. Here is a sample of such a license:

You are hereby required to permit the bearer of this cane to pass and repass through the streets and suburbs of London, or any place within ten miles of it without let or molestation; provided that he does not walk with it under his arm, brandish it in the air, or hang it on a button; in which case it shall be forfeited; and I hereby declare it forfeited to anyone who shall think it safe to take it from him.

Signed…………………………………………. (Lester, Oerke, & Westerman, 2004)

Also in England, a group of young people imported some Italian fashions and started the “Macaroni Club” around 1772. Why “macaroni”? Macaroni was a little-known food in England at this … Read More

Smartphone Skins – HTC Skins and GPS Skins by XO Skins

The Insatiable Need for the Latest Gadget

Many of you reading this are like me; you have to get your hands on the latest and greatest gadgets. Awed by the technology, features, and most current human achievements designed to dazzle your imagination. Many of these new devices are designed to either entertain, make our lives easier or both. People anxiously wait in lines outside stores, overnight sometimes, to get the latest gadgets spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on their shiny new device. An entire industry has subsequently been born for accessories to protect these devices. Cases, pouches, skins, screen protectors, guards, shields, and armors developed to keep your expensive new toys from baring scars from the abuses of daily life.

Scratches are one of my biggest fears when I get a new gadget. My latest toy, the HTC Google Nexus One, is my shiny new companion and daily I am discovering the amazing things this phone can do. The very first thing I did after ordering it was order a full body and screen protector from XO Skins. With clean hands and a little concentration, this clear protector went on fairly easily and is nearly invisible. I have had many gadgets the past few years and have suffered with the bulky and flimsy cases that detract from the beauty of my newest toy. This is no longer the case and XO Skins now has a fan for life. To my horror only 2 days after installing the clear skin I dropped my phone and it skidded across my driveway. I rushed to pick up my phone fearing the worst and brushed the grit off of it. There were no marks, nothing! I couldn’t even tell I had dropped it!

So here I am typing up the story of the Nexus One that could, the XO Skins shielding and guarding it from damage, and the clumsy geek who can’t hang on to his expensive toys. If you are like me, your phone is like a digital leash, an endless supply of information at your fingertips, connecting you at the speed of light to friends and information a world away. If you told someone you could harness a connection to the whole human knowledge in the palm of your hand a hundred years ago, you would have been burned at the stake. We truly live in a remarkable age with endless potential. Maybe that explains our relevant pursuit to have the greatest gadget connecting us at a millisecond faster than our old device.

Obtaining the Nexus One was not as difficult as some of my past gadgets. I didn’t have to camp in front of a store, braving the elements, I ordered it from the comfort of my home and got it the next day at my front door. Now how’s that for awesome? Thank you, Google. While I do miss the collective buzz of anticipation waiting in front of a store, it was nice as an early adopter, to not … Read More