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Random Staff Writer on 12 Dec 2018

Technology has become an eye opener

Technology is the best thing that has ever happened to humankind. The worst thing that people do is assume. And that is just how this world is made up. It is based on assumptions, people have an assumption about certain parts of the world.

Gone are the days when you would not know the truth unless you travelled and had the first-hand information. You had to be an eyewitness for you to know the truth, be it about a place or country whatever it is.

Now we are so grateful that technology is being advanced on a daily basis. This article will look deep into account the things that were clarified by technology that people did not know about. Obviously we are not going to talk about obvious things, everyone knows these.

Technology: The carpet lifter

Back in the day, people used to rely on one thing only. And that was the telly. News readers and a journalist were the whistleblowers. But that is another issue now. What are we talking about? Gone are the days when the telly was your only source of reference.

For example, we have often heard people complain that people have the thought that Africans ride on elephants to go to school and keep lions as pets. That illusion that was created from back in the days is still there.

But because of technology, you have so many devices and means of using technology that could show you the online casinos in sa.

Children are now exposed to know what is going on in the world that they live in which is rather a good thing. We are talking about the wars, the disputes, the suffering in other parts of the world. That awakens the sense of pathos in them. What another way can you have a child care about the next person?

Technology is moulding a beautiful world. When people look back at it we can bet you this that they will not regret it but rather smile and think to themselves that we did well.

Random Wes Novack on 08 Sep 2014

Jury Rights Day: Know your rights as a Juror

September 5th was Jury Rights Day! For the past month, we’ve been donating the banner ad space at the top of our site to help spread awareness on this important topic.

The Fully Informed Jury Association’s mission is to…

“educate Americans regarding their full powers as jurors, including their ability to rely on personal conscience, to judge the merit of the law and its application, and to nullify bad law, when necessary for justice, by finding for the defendant.”

“The Fully Informed Jury Association(FIJA)is a nonpartisan public policy research and education organization located in Helena, Montana. FIJA focuses on issues involving the role of the jury in our justice system and the preservation of the full function of the jury as the final arbiter in our courts of law. The FIJA mission is to inform all Americans about their rights, powers and responsibilities when serving as trial jurors. FIJA works to restore the political function of the jury as the final check and balance on our American system of government.”

Judges and lawyers will NOT inform you of your full rights as a juror. You have the right to deliver a verdict of NOT GUILTY if you believe a law is unjust. This is particularly useful for prosecutions where there actually were no victims. No victim, no crime! You have the right to vote not guilty when you feel it is appropriate.

Please learn more at FIJA.org.

nob &Random Guest Contributor on 28 Feb 2014

Suwit Muay Thai Training Camp

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Suwit Muay Thai Training Camp in Phuket Thailand. All opinions are 100% owned by the author, Eric Novack.

suwit-muay-thai1Muay Thai or Thai Kick Boxing, is a martial art or form of one-on-one sport combat that utilizes punches, vicious knee attacks, elbow strikes, thrust kicks with the foot and kicks that aim to slap your opponent with the shin bone. One of the premier “Stand up” Martial Arts that has been adopted by many if not all Mixed Martial Artists (Cage fighters), Muay Thai is a must know for basic street self defense. Beyond the obvious self-defense benefits lie great health side effects that come with the intense cardio needed for practice of the art form. Muay Thai is designed for everyone, ranging from the extreme hardcore Martial Artist to the average day Joe looking for some serious lifestyle change.

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nob &Random Wes Novack on 03 Feb 2014

AeroLife air-based powder nutrition system

This post brought to you by AeroLife™ . All opinions are 100% mine.

AeroLife sent us a product sampling package of their new smart air-based nutrition system. If you’re a consumer of vitamins, supplements, energy drinks or even COFFAY!, you might be interested in learning about the alternative, portable, no calorie energy and nutrition solutions that AeroLife has to offer.

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But what is AeroLife exactly and how is it different than the above mentioned products? Let’s take a look at the explanation straight from the company themselves.
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Entertainment &Hardware &nob &Random Steven Kippel on 13 Dec 2013

Gift Guide 2013 – Part 3

Gift Guide 2013 – Part 3

This series of gift selections is selected for people who live with technology. This is not a list of obvious technology items – those items people feel they have to live with – but items most people don’t know they need and whose lives would be enriched possessing such things.

Because it’s the Christmas season, I’m going to try to make as many of these options available with Amazon Prime shipping (free 2-day shipping).

Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder Portable Bluetooth Speaker – $199
If it seems like I keep hammering add-on audio, it’s because I believe it’s just that important. If the Audio Engine speakers in Part 1 won’t work, perhaps try the Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder. It seems every Bluetooth speaker is endorsed by a hip-hop or dub-step artist – but not this one. R&B singer John Legend put his name on the Sound Cylinder for a reason: it sounds musical. Other wireless speakers make music, but it’s an approximation with boomy bass and shrill highs. Not so with Def Tech. This small cylinder produces good quality audio. The form factor is also great; it can clip on an iPad or laptop, providing high quality audio on the go.

Eastern Collective woven USB cables
I have nothing to say about these cables except that the look cool. Fashionable, woven mini- and micro-USB, Lightning, Apple 30-pin, and 3.5mm auxiliary audio cables for your smartphone, iPad, or laptop. They range from $14-$20, and would add pop to your friend’s fashion-forward aesthetic. Don’t expect performance enhancement, only the satisfaction of being cooler than the cool kids. (I’m fond of the hounds tooth pattern.)

Saddleback Leather iPad mini Case – $88
This case isn’t cheap but it may well be the nicest thing the recipient will receive this year. Saddleback uses the highest-quality leather and highly-skilled craftsmen to make all kinds of leather goods (of which I’m intimately familiar), so you can trust they know how to keep an iPad safe. These things are over-built, and will protect not just against scratches but drops as well. It comes with a hand strap for one-hand grip, and may be folded into a stand for reading, typing or watching video. Available in four colors: Dark Coffee Brown, Chestnut, Carbon, and Tobacco. It’s a bit of an investment, but it feels like a million bucks.

SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music – $199
Not just another wireless speaker, the Sonos system is a way to create a whole-home entertainment system incrementally. Start with a PLAY:1 speaker in the kitchen for $199 (which comes with a free BRIDGE on special from Amazon right now), and later on add a PLAY:2 to the bedroom. Sonos streams internet audio from practically every source: MOG, SiriusXM, RDIO, Songza, AmazonCloudPlayer, Spotify, Hype Machine, Pandora, TuneIn, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio, last.fm, Batanga, Sticher, Slacker and more, all through a really cool and intuitive interface loaded on your tablet, smartphone or computer browser. Sonos is so cool it received the highest rating for customer satisfaction, being recommended to acquaintances even more than Apple. Get one for your friend or family member now and they’ll add on until they can fill the whole home with Christmas music next year.

More handpicked gift ideas are forthcoming.

Entertainment &Hardware &nob &Random Steven Kippel on 10 Dec 2013

Gift Guide 2013 – Part 2

Gift Guide 2013 – Part 2

This series of gift selections is selected for people who live with technology. This is not a list of obvious technology items – those items people feel they have to live with – but items most people don’t know they need and whose lives would be enriched possessing such things.

Because it’s the Christmas season, I’m going to try to make as many of these options available with Amazon Prime shipping (free 2-day shipping).

VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers – $298
I have said it again and again – call me an evangelist – TV speakers suck! This speaker bar system is so easy to set up and use – and at just the right price – that it’s a no-brainer. Just plug the TV audio output into the input of the speakerbar, turn off the built-in speakers on the TV, and you’re ready to go. (It has multiple audio inputs if that’s your thing.) Bluetooth connectivity is even included. The wireless sub and rear speakers connect automatically for a true 5.1 surround sound system. Each speaker has wall mounting kit included to make it even easier. While the price may fool you, this system actually sounds relatively good (as far as HTIBs are concerned). The price is for a 42″ speaker bar, which gives the widest front sound stage, but there are 40- and 38- models for cheaper if using a smaller TV.

Roku LT Streaming Media Player – $49
The Chromecast is awesome, but it’s not for everyone. If your grandma doesn’t have a smartphone, why should she be denied the benefit of watching old episodes of The Sopranos on her HDTV? (Disclaimer: The Roku isn’t just for old people, it’s awesome for anyone.) Roku offers more sources for music and video than any other standalone media player, and at under $50 it’s a hugely affordable too. Netflix, Pandora, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Crackle, and more than 1,000 other sources. Just plug it into the TV, sign into the various accounts, and you’re on your way.

DarbeeVision Darblet High-Defintion Image Enhancer – $319
The Darblet is a bit of an esoteric product for the person who has already bought into good quality video and audio. If it’s a great system, why not make it better?

Adding a DarbeeVision Darblet to a home theater will provide increased picture depth and clarity. Don’t ask me how it works, but it must be magic. It’s described as taking a layer cellophane off the TV.

More handpicked gift ideas are forthcoming.

Entertainment &Hardware &nob &Random Steven Kippel on 09 Dec 2013

Gift Guide 2013 – Part 1

Gift Guide 2013 – Part 1

This year, give the gift of technology. This series of gift selections is selected for people who live with technology. This is not a list of obvious technology items – those items people feel they have to live with – but items most people don’t know they need and whose lives would be enriched possessing such things.

Because it’s the Christmas season, I’m going to try to make as many of these options available with Amazon Prime shipping (free 2-day shipping). Amazon has been crushing it lately with delivery speeds. Every time I order from a site that isn’t Amazon I always get frustrated with how long it takes to arrive. For this reason, the first gift idea should be obvious.

Amazon Prime – $79/yr
Amazon is now offering Prime memberships for sale as gifts. If the recipient is already a Prime subscriber, the membership can be exchanged for an Amazon gift card. This gift membership does not automatically renew.

On top of free two-day shipping on most items, Amazon Prime also comes with instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV programs, and a free Kindle book rental each month.

Amazon Prime is one service you think of as being a bit too expensive to be worth it, but once you have it you can’t go back – might as well end your Costco membership while you’re at it because ordering from Amazon Prime is often times cheaper and you get the item at your doorstep before you actually have time to go to Costco.

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player – $32.88

It’s a stocking stuffer for just about anyone. Chromecast works with Android or Apple iOS delivering wireless video streams direct to the HDTV. Compatible apps include Hulu Plus, Pandora internet radio, YouTube, Netflix and HBO Go. More than that, the Chromecast can share any open Chrome browser tab on a mobile device, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, including those foreign streams of whatever live sporting event you don’t have from Comcast.

It’s not as fully featured as an Apple TV or Roku, but for the price it’s hard to beat. The Chromecast can even be easily taken on the road and used in hotels with game console hook ups (and reliable Wi-Fi).

Nuforce NE-600M-RED High-Efficiency In-Ear Headphones with Inline Microphone – $29.95
If you have someone who loves music but still listens with the ear buds that came with the phone, give them an upgrade. These Nuforce in-ear headphones will give them a whole new appreciation for their music. The flat oxygen-free copper cord comes with an inline microphone for phone conversations, and the silicone ear tips come in small medium and large size, and they’re washable to keep the earwax at bay. Select the right size tip, insert in the ear properly, and these headphones provide great sound isolation, punchy bass response, and clear mid range and treble. Forget multiple-hundred-dollar Beats headphones, these inexpensive Nuforce ‘phones are every bit as good.

Audioengine A2 Powered Desktop Speakers – $199
It seems like desktop computing is going the way of the dodo, and a pair of speakers seems out of place at the dining room table, but for those who do have a desk – be in in the home or office – upgrade the audio experience with a pair of high-quality speakers. Until you’ve lived with a good pair of speakers, you don’t know what you’re missing. These Audio Engine A2 speakers are slightly larger than a can of soda each, and are designed for near field listening (ears within a meter of the speakers), but positioned just right they will provide a visceral listening experience providing spatial stereo imagining, solid bass, and, most importantly, a feeling like you’ve rediscovered all your favorite music. The recipient of this gift will spend hours pouring through their music library listening to their favorite songs with new ears.

More than just desktop speakers, these are also good as portable speakers to pair with an iPod or phone. Just plug it into the 3.5mm input on the back and have a party wherever you are.

The benefits aren’t just for music either; when watching Hulu on your laptop, the dialog and soundtrack will finally sound realistic. The benefits of good audio with TV and movies cannot be overstated.

More handpicked gift ideas are forthcoming.

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