Samsung Galaxy S3(0)
Samsung Electronics launched it’s new smartphone the Galaxy S3. Samsung’s Galaxy series outsold Apple by almost 10 million units in the first quarter, but the real challenge will come with Apple releases its new iPhone later this year. One among many features of the new model is it’s eye movement tracking technology which regulates the screen keeping it from dimming or turning off while in use. This is a great battery saving feature. Galaxy S3 runs on Android OS and has one of the largest smartphone screens yet. The S3 also features voice recognition and image recognition software. The 16 gigabytes model runs about $300. We can expect the US release in July.
New virus dubbed “Flame” Resembles Stuxnet(0)
A new highly sophisticated computer virus capable of gathering data files, changing settings, and even turning on microphones to record conversations has been discovered. Researchers at Kapersky Lab say this virus may have the same origins as the famed Stuxnet virus which attacked Iran’s nuclear program in 2010. More than likely the attack was made by a government intelligence agency, Iranian officials have accused Israel and the United States. However there is still no certain knowledge of the exact origin of either virus. The US Defense Department declined comment.
Dyson Fan Review(0)
Have you seen the commercial yet for the new Dyson Fan (Multiplier)? This looks really cool. I had to go to YouTube and find a review on the fan. See it below.
After seeing this review, I think I will skip the purchase. I see Best Buy offers the smallest version for $299. Too rich for my blood.
Odd Pods Discovered in Connecticut Lake Turns Out To Be WaterBrains (Bryozoans)(0)
These strange pictures are pictures of Bryzoans found in a Connecticut pond. They appear to be some kind of alien pods.
These Bryozoans are firm and slimy to the touch. The insides of the pods are 99% water. This is all the information I currently have on them. If you have any further information, please post here in our comments section.
How to rank high on Google(0)
Everybody that has a website wants to rank high on the search engines right? Well here are a few easy steps to help you do that:
1. Add quality content
Iphone 4 – Droid X Side By Side(0)
Ok folks. If you wanted to see a side by side video of the iphone 4 and the Motrolla Droid X, here it is. All I keep hearing about how the droid is going to finally take some market share from the iphone. Watch this video and decide for yourself.
Changing Lives in Googley Fashion(0)
The story of Bonnie Brown, a San Francisco-based masseuse, just blew my mind. Her life turn, for the better (oh!, way better), happened thanks to Google.
Through happenstance, Mr. Brown answered an ad for an in-house masseuse part-time job at Google. That was in 1999, when the company had 40 employees. Fast-forward to 2007 and Brown is about to publish: “Giigle: How I got Lucky Massaging Google.”
Brown no longer rubs geeks’ backs. The shares she was offered when she joined the company making $450 weekly made her a multimillionaire. Now a world traveler who lives in a 3,000-sf house in Nevada, Brown is one of about 1,000 people who have each made more than $5 million worth of Google shares from stocks grants and options, according to The New York Times. (Last week the company stock hit its all-time high of $747.24.)
The reporter spoke to several Google employees, not identified by name, who gave her the whole Googley etiquette when it comes to skyrocketing stocks, cashing out and changes in life styles.
Here is what the reporter – Katie Hafner – learnt:
“It isn’t considered ‘Googley’ to check the stock price.” So, wrote the reporter, the stock price does not matter (Oh! I see…).
“It’s very clear that people are taking nicer vacations,”…
“One of the guys … showed up at work in a really, really nice new car.”
Land Rover Defender – Test Drive(0)
Recently we had the opportunity to test drive a Land Rover Defender. Defenders are the younger siblings of the higher end Range Rover, LR3, and Freelander.
Defenders can generally be seen as military vehicles in Africa (Their version of the Hummer) or on safari’s.
During our initial site of the Defender, our thoughts were,” This thing looks cool!” The exterior is square with the ability to mount cages on top to carry extra luggage. The
Defenders are 4 wd all the time. This doesn’t do much for gas mileage, an estimated 13 mpg.
Our test drive consisted of mainly muddy dirt roads. I have driven many four wheel drive vehicles before, but this was the most fun. The 8 cylinders powered through knee high mud. The shock absorbers were fantastic to be able to handle up to one foot ruts in the road. This baby was built for these horrible conditions. I have never driven a tank before, but this has to
Driving on pavement was a little noisy with the large tires making quite a racquet.
Our overall opinion of the Defender is that if I were living in the Amazon, this would be my vehicle. But for everyday driving on nicely paved roads, stick with an American made SUV. They are much more comfortable with a much smaller price tag. Ebay has some used Defenders for sale at prices in the $30,000 range which are over 10 years old.
Changing a Power Window Motor on a Car(0)
With the rising cost of auto repairs, sometimes it is best to ‘do it yourself’ to avoid the high costs of paying a shop (never mind pricey dealerships).
Driving a Ford Explorer we found that a common occurrance with the SUV is for the power windows to stop working. This can be a danger to drive around with a window that doesn’t work. Especially in South Florida where many a car has ended up in a canal. If you need to get out of a submerged vehicle and the window doesn’t function, you are toast.
That is why we figured that our best option was to make this repair ourselves. In our search of the internet, we did not find many helpful websites to prep for the job. Checking our favorite seach engine, MSN, we found a handy website to walk us through the process, CarCondition.com had a nice article on power window motor replacement, http://www.carcondition.com/power_window_motor.html.
It was quite interesting to find that the article is based on another Ford Explorer with two power windows that failed. Ford should do something about these poor quality power windows. Maybe we should do an article about common vehicle problems by line.
Simply put, we followed the detailed instructions provided by CarCondition.com and our Ford is back with a functioning power window just like new.
Free Public Relations for Websites(0)
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