A slump in economic climate inevitably inspires a whole new level of creativity from an assembly of competent entrepreneurs, leading to profitable economic times and booming businesses. It is part of a natural cycle. The superiority of automation and technology that exists on the globe today has freed us from the bonds of putting all our efforts into basic survival. We have time on our hands for expanding our mental horizons and according to the marketplace, far more disposable income than ever before. As technology moves forward in quantum leaps and bounds it unceasingly delivers us gadgets and toys that improve our quality of life and give us plenty of entertainment value. Here are some of the most interesting gadgets (some not quite on the market yet) you will want to have the moment you know they exist…
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The latest fad, gadget or gizmo is not the basis for controlling crime. Or, the coolest technique used in some gee-whiz crime drama. Policing communities cannot be driven by polls, ratings or media sensationalism. We cannot address neighborhood crime problems by believing in myth, magic or metaphor. And, techno wizardry is only a small portion of the crime fighting picture. There is no doubt that gadgets and gizmos are important. But, techno-savvy policing, in the real world, is only as good as the cops that have the know how. Crime control strategies boil down to effective and efficient police work. This means the cop on the street or in the jail facility. The man or woman on the front lines, he or she are the people who really count. Effective police work requires competent police officers. To get them, you need high standards, effective recruitment and exemplary training. Once on … Read More
Although HDMI cables are the standard when it comes to connecting a computer monitor to a PC, many individuals who are using older components may find that their monitor or computer simply does not support this new technology. Older monitors are generally designed for a DVI or VGA cable. Unfortunately, replacing a VGA cable is not as simple as purchasing the least expensive unit that a person can find since there are different versions which are capable of delivering different resolution. It is also important for a person to decide whether or not they need additional EMI shielding in order to deliverer the best signal possible.
Shielding is often considered to be one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing a VGA cable. Like other types of cables, a VGA cable is susceptible to interference from other electrical devices or cables which can disrupt the information that … Read More
The goal of the Software Project Tracking and Oversight Key Process Area (KPA) is to provide sufficient insight into project performance so that the project manager can detect variances between performance and the plan and take preventive or corrective action. This KPA influences all PMBOK knowledge areas and is most closely associated with the Monitoring and Controlling group of processes. As with the other KPAs Software Project Tracking and Oversight is organized into goals, commitments, abilities, activities, measurements, and verifications.
The goals of this KPA relate to and support project oversight and corrective actions. The goals are that results are tracked against project plans, that corrective actions are taken when there is a variance between planned results and actual results, and that corrective actions that change the project plan are agreed to by the affected groups. The abilities and activities all support the achievement of these goals.
Commitment to … Read More
Liposuction is THE most requested and performed plastic surgery in the United States bar none. Millions of people have already had the procedure. Unfortunately, not all of them are satisfied. The goal of this article is to explain why the results of liposuction are not always what the patient anticipated and to suggest a solution to the wide-spread problem.
There are two main reasons why liposuction often produces disappointing results. The first is the type of the technology used in the procedure.
Most current liposuction procedures are performed with laser-assisted devices. Laser-assisted liposuction means (among several other things) HEAT-assisted liposuction. The fact that heat is involved in such a procedure puts many limitations on the physician who is compelled to use extreme caution in sensitive areas of the body such as around the umbilicus area, for instance, or particularly “bony” places. Long story short: laser-assisted liposuction devices can cause accidental … Read More
How does the next generation flat-screen video display developed by Canon and Toshiba differ from other emerging video technology? SED TV, (Surface-Conduction Electron-Emitter Display) born from the marriage of Canon and Toshiba’s SED Inc., was on display as a prototype at the recent CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. Actually, that’s a little backwards as SED Inc., the company Canon and Toshiba formed to mass-produce the exciting new SED TV after years spent researching this new technology. But nonetheless, SED TV enthralled the attendees at this year’s show, leaving video aficionados all across the country anxiously anticipating the launch of the SED TV in American Stores.
SED TV combines both yesterday and today’s technologies to give the video viewer the very best of both worlds. For example SED TV uses one electron gun per pixel as opposed to just one electron gun. Since the electrons don’t have to travel … Read More
How to Rebrand Your Business Like A Boss
There are so many different reasons why a small business owner may decide to rebrand a website: poor conversions and/or sales, confusing navigation or an outdated design, to name a few.
However, as I mentioned in my previous blog The Right Reasons for Rebranding Your Business Logo, it’s essential to have strong reasoning, logic and stats behind rebranding your business.
For example, are poor conversions due to an ineffective design or a glitchy shopping cart?
Is your website truly outdated or are you just bored of the colour scheme?
This guide will help you first understand whether or not you need to reinvent your business, and if you do, how to rebrand your website in the most effective way possible.
I’m going to share a personal example for this article. We are rebranding our website at the moment. We decided this was … Read More
After the introduction of the web, the primacy of web design could not be ignored. The first was the baby of TimBerners-Lee of CERN, (one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research) when he created a global hypertext project, which he christened as the World Wide Web defined as “a wide area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give access to a large universe of documents.”
Web design, though now associated with graphic design arises from technological advancements of the browser in particular. Starting with the Mosaic to Internet Explorer and beyond, web browsers have helped web design evolve at a rapid pace.
Today, companies vie with each other and are constantly improving on their web design. And this is not surprising because first impressions, which are very important, are all formed on the basis of the design of the website.
There are seven components of … Read More
Website Development 101: the Proper Website Design
Is your website easy to understand?
A popular country singer who performed before sold-out crowds was asked his secret to constantly packing ’em in.
“Every time we come into a city and are setting up the stage,” he explained, “I go out into the empty auditorium and work my way to the back row. I sit there – all the way back in the seat farthest from the stage – and imagine what the person sitting in this seat will see. I always keep that in mind whenever I create a stage show. I ask myself what the average paying customer will be seeing.”
That’s a good way for companies to think when it comes to their web design. Does your corporate web page have the viewer in mind, or is it simply a pretty billboard? How sensible is your e commerce web … Read More
Technology is the energy that drives our lives. It runs in the veins of society. Technology is related with innovation and creativity. It transforms ideas and thoughts into reality and into something that is helpful to society and human life. It has brought luxury and benefit to an average person’s life. The level of automation that technology has brought about has saved time and human effort to a great extent. It has simplified the access to information and brought distant places closer.
Technology has automated crucial industrial as well as household processes. The gadgets have penetrated into our homes and have saved us from household chores. Now machines are executing various mundane jobs that once were carried out by human workers. Technology has evolved to such an extent that the machines can do tasks that are physically unapproachable by man.
Comparing the current ways of carrying out tasks with the … Read More