Monthly Archive:: February 2013

Smartphones are everywhere. They make our lives easier and keep us connected to our jobs, our friends, and our families wherever we go. They can also help keep us healthy by tracking our medical conditions, providing quick access to health information, managing our diets, and more. The five apps below are among the best of the many smartphone apps available to help us lead healthier lives. MyFitnessPal A favorite of doctors and nutritionists, this app allows users to keep a virtual food diary. It features a large food database, permits you to create and save recipes, and allows you to add custom foods. The app also gives you the ability to scan UPC codes from food packages for efficient tracking. MyFitnessPal is fully customizable, so

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If you have green ideas on your mind and are concerned about waste, a trip to a hospital is an eye opener. Immediately it becomes clear just how much stuff is disposed of in this type of establishment. No one wants to be injected with a needle that has already been inside another person’s vein. Certain items simply cannot be washed out and re-used. There are lots of green measures, however, which can lower a hospital’s impact on landfills and reduce costs in other ways too. When a hospital goes green, it can still run safely and efficiently yet be less of a financial drain on the nation’s economy. Waste Management One of the major problems hospital administrators have started to see is that garbage

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Digital multimeters, or DMMs, are among the most commonly used instruments for testing electronic equipment and other circuits. It works well for basic diagnostic purposes, such as finding a fault in a circuit, as well as more complicated measurements. You can use a DMM to troubleshoot home wiring systems, electronic equipment, homemade circuit boards, domestic appliances and for a range of other applications. Since the price range for a multimeter can range anywhere between $10 and $5,000, depending on the tool and its features, it’s important to get the right one for your needs and situation. Digital versus Analog  DMMs are the most common option for anyone who needs to check a circuit or system, including hobbyists and professionals alike. They provide a range of

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Due to the financial crisis and the public debate about the necessity of decreasing the unwanted greenhouse gas emissions, the public’s price sensitivity and environmental awareness are growing. However, people who rent a flat or just have a small disposable income are not able to install new energy saving heating options such as heat pumps, underfloor heating or solar energy systems. Those people need easy to tips to implement in order to save heating energy costs, making one’s home more comfortable and to contribute in helping the environment. Choose the right Provider of Heating Oil First of all, consumers are asked to purchase their heating oil from the closest provider in their area of living which decreases transportation costs. For instance, providers such as Weboil.co.uk

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Trampoline fitness may look like too much fun to be effective, but bouncing your way to a healthier body is actually serious business. Personal trampolines or mini-trampolines are often used as therapy tools to help patients who are recovering from injuries that affected their strength and balance. Medical experts from a variety of fields are discovering that bouncing is also good exercise that can improve the immune system and assist the lymph system in detoxifying the body. Benefits of Trampoline Fitness 1.     Aerobic Benefits Bouncing on a trampoline provides the same type of aerobic workout as jogging or running, but without the stress on the knees and ankles. Because the device absorbs approximately 87 percent of the shock of each bounce almost everyone can work

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Earlier in February, the Creative Arts Entertainment Group, or CAEG, released the results of in-depth testing into the benefits and drawbacks of various LED and plasma TVs. This report showcases the challenges for today’s shoppers who are in the market for a new TV. The television has experienced an intense and fast evolution in technology, and today’s shoppers have so much to choose from. Before you choose your next TV, take some time to look at how the TV has evolved from the black and white box of the I Love Lucy days to the option for theater level, 3D entertainment right in your living room. The Early Days The television first came on the scene in 1922 with the thick, heavy, glass-screened cathode-ray tube TVs.

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If you are a fan of BMX video games then you will be happy to know that there are a lot of free BMX games you can play online. While there are virtually hundreds of BMX video games online, the problem is finding the good ones. Just because a BMX game lets you be a BMX racer doesn’t mean that it is good. A good BMX games needs to be easy to play, challenging, and most importantly, fun. There are a lot of really good BMX bike games out there on the internet but the following five BMX games are some of the best you can find. Twilight BMX Twilight BMX is one of the most original offerings in the online BMX game genre. First

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There are many DSLR cameras available in the market but  the Canon EOS stand out from the rest, with features like silent video auto-focus, optical viewfinder, excellent image detailing and shooting capability of 5 frames per second. We will now look at the main design features and performance of this 18 mega pixel camera. Design Features In terms of design, Canon EOS Rebel T4i measures 3.9 x 5.2 x 3.1 inches and without the lens its weight is 1.1 pounds. It has rear LCD with point and shoot feature for framing viewfinder’s size. One design feature that expert photographers look for in a DSLR camera is the ability to easily access the settings and in this regard Canon EOS ranks well due to its Mode

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Streaming of videos live, on demand over private or public IP networks is accomplished by unified server software. One of the best places to get this software, one that is reliable is Wowza Media Systems whose industrial strength is its Wowza media server software. What Wowza Media Server actually is? The Wowza Media Server is a Java application and is compatible with a wide range of operating systems- Windows, Mac, OS X, Linux, UNIX and Solaris. It is a high performance and unified streaming media apt for any screen. The best feature of this is that it enables streaming onto a number of devices like iOS devices which include iPads, iPhones, iPods; and also other devices like Blackberry OS, Android, Symbian etc. In addition, the

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You’ve probably heard it many times before: Data is the new currency. We live in a world where companies live and die based on how data is managed and understood. It’s a great way to think about data for businesses. If you think about data in terms of currency, you’ll be more likely to take the appropriate measures to protect it from disaster. When something goes wrong – and you can count on things going wrong at some point in the life of your business – a quality backup solution serves as insurance. Types of Back Up Solutions ·       Local Back Up – Local back up has been the de facto solution for many small to mid-sized businesses for years. Traditionally, this has included everything from tape-based to

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Bottlenecks are those pesky hiccups in workflow that can cause massive backups in productivity if you don’t get past them quickly. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for handling workplace bottlenecks. Bottlenecks have various causes, and eliminating them requires an answer that fits the problem. Bottleneck 1: Slow Team Members Let’s say you have a project that requires input from every member of your team. It needs a little IT work, some accounting, a run through HR and a touch of promotion before it goes out into the world. The accounting department is swamped, though, with year-end tax work and budgeting. The project passes through IT without a hitch and stalls as no member of your accounting department has time to work on it. Solution:

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Back in the early years of marketing SUVs, they bore aggressive, daring names like the Trail Blazer to appeal to the off-road adventurers or the militaristic hint of the Armada to those who might fantasize about shooting Mini Coopers off the road. But today’s SUV has evolved into THE ultimate family vehicle, and the Nissan Pathfinder is at the forefront of auto choices for soccer moms and dads who take those camping trips with the kids. The Pathfinder still carries on the tradition of offering a rugged built with power in all the right places, but includes a spacious, luxurious interior to accommodate the family. Built for the conservative or aggressive family The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder comes in front-wheel drive for fuel efficiency, or in

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A study by researchers of the United States has found that rate of Type 1 diabetes has increased sharply among children of Philadelphia. The study claims to make a startling fact that children under 5 years of age in the region are being affected with the deadly disease. Such cases are on the rise for over a period of last two decades in Philadelphia. The study has formally established growth of such cases in Philadelphia, to match with those of Europe and the United States. An alarming factor related to this report is that the diabetic disease mentioned here points to be the deadly one. It requires insulin as a means of cure. It is reported that nearly 70 per cent increase of such cases

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Going away on a family camping holiday is one of the most exciting things you can do, and if you are anything like me then you count down the days until you leave in a fluster of nervous anticipation. However, once you get there could doing a bit of blogging help you enjoy the whole experience a little bit more? Share the Trip One of the first benefits we need to look at is that of letting other people see what you are getting up to. It can be difficult to explain to family and friends what a trip was once you get home and the magic feeling has faded a little. It is far better to try and get your ideas across while you

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