Top 10 Android Powered Gadgets 2013. Thanks to the wonders of technology, we are now able to take our computers with us in the form of phones and tablets. A modern wonder that now seems a given. For a long time, Apple had the biggest bite in the OS pie, but thanks to Google’s commitment to this industry, the Android has become a suitable rival, spilling the proverbial apples from the cart. Don’t turn your nose up – there are many big players in this field such as Sony and Samsung. Take a step away from the Apple crowd and consider the top android powered gadgets.
Not sure which android to go for? Take a look at our careful selection. Were sure you’ll find something to tickle your fancy.
1. Sony Xperia Tablet S
If you’re looking for something that is powerful but also aesthetically pleasing, then this is the Android for you. It is beautiful. Powered by 1.3GHz processor with 1 GM of RAM, it has a sleek 9.4 inch display that is sure to deliver on all fronts.
2. Samsung Galaxy Heaven
We list Samsung Galaxy Heaven on 2nd position on our list of top 10 android gadgets. This is more than a phone. It is a friend. Looking like a gadget straight out of a Bond film, this phone is definitely for those of us who want to stand out from the crowd. It’s flexible enough to be worn as a watch and strong enough to become a stand during video calls. Who wouldn’t want to own one? Best of all, it comes with the Samsung Flexible AMOLED 4.5 inch WNGA display screen with a staggering 2mm thickness. Heaven.
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3. Samsung Galaxy Note II
The best of a phone meets the best of a tablet. Just when we thought that the power packed Samsung Galaxy Note could not be out done, Samsung launch its power twin – the Galaxy Note II. The 5.5 inch AMOLED touch screen demands attention and promises not to disappoint. Although launched in 2012, its popularity has meant that it needed to be included in this 2013 list.
4. The HTC 5 inch Tablet
Yet to be launched, HTC’s latest phablet is set to be a success. You can be sure that it will have all the power needed for an Android plus the sleek attractive beauty that continues to ensure the popularity of phablets. It will run on quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.
5. ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
The features and specifications of this tablet make it a worthy contender with the iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Despite its slimness, the Transformer Prime holds microSD and Micro-HDMI. Why not take a look?
6. Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition
Despite having a front and back facing camera and a huge screen, this tablet is surprising light to hold and is pleasant on the eye. It is successful in delivering to a market that demands thin, light yet powerful tablets.
7. Google Nexus 10
The success of the Nexus 7 tablet inspired Google to launch the new and improved Nexus 10 tablet. Packed with fabulous features, this tablet will certainly go head to head with the iPad (3rd Generation). The high screen resolution will not disappoint and, as is expected, it is thin and light to hold. A must buy!
8, 9 and 10. HTC Tube Tablet, Phone and Laptop
Finally on the list of top ten android gadgets of 2013 is HTC. Designed by Antoine Brieux, the Tube series includes a phone, tablet and laptop. Three for the price of one!
Although hundreds of known species are endangered and disappear off the face of the Earth each year, it seems as though nature finds its way to adapt to the various man made conditions and destruction to still sustain others. Even more, scientists, in their tireless quest for the knowledge, announce to the world that new species are discovered annually, species that no one has classified, described or even seen before. From the amazing Amazon forests and heights of the Himalayan peaks to the most beautiful meadows and the darkness of the narrowest caves, we bring you the top 5 new species discovered.
The Bulbophyllum nocturnum is probably the most amazing orchid known today because of its unusual night-blooming cycle. Out of more than 25,000 species of orchids classified until today by botanists, this is the first orchid that flowers only at night. This orchid was discovered by a Dutch scientist while conducting his research in New Britain, somewhere near Papua New Guinea. When brought back to the research labs in the Netherlands everyone was taken aback by an unexpected thing: while the flower buds 2cm long seemed to wither during the day, just a few hours after dusk they opened up in all their splendour and closed back a few hours before dawn. Today, it is still a mystery why the Bulbophyllum nocturnum, which belongs to the largest group in the orchid family, only flowers at night, especially because of the pollinating aspect. Scientists speculate that nocturnal flies carry out this task.
Amongst the high mountains of Nepal, at an altitude of about 14000 feet, a group of botanists who were collecting plants “miles from human habitation”, risking their own lives during the heavy monsoon rains, discovered a stunningly beautiful Himalayan flower. Later on they named it Meconopsis autumnalisbecause this Nepalese Poppy blooms only during autumn.The surprising fact about this new species is that although it was collected from the Himalayan slopes on two other occasions – in 1962 by the plant hunter Adam Stainton and in 1994 by staff of the University of Tokyo – at that time it was not recognized as being new.
Crurifarcimen vagans is the genus name of a newly discovered African millipede and as it turns out, it translates in the more common name we know it by today – the Wandering Leg Sausage – which also describes it perfectly. Imagine a sausage-like shape with 56 fat podous rings, each with two pairs of legs. Crurifarcimen vaganswas found in Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountains and it is currently known to live in eastern and western Usambara Mountain forests at altitudes of 940 to 1800 meters. It has also been declared the largest millipede, measuring about 1.5 cm in diameter and growing up to 15 cm in length.
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Although Pterinopelma sazimai has been discovered decades ago, during the 1970’s, by an intrepid Brazilian zoologist who first collected exemplars of this species, our top 5 includes it because today it is still one of the most beautiful tarantulas ever found and above all, because we can no longer find it in its natural habitat: the high tabletop Brazilian mountains. Commonly known as Sazima’s Tarantula – named in honour of Doctor Ivan Sazima – the Pterinopelma sazimai can be seen today only in national parks due to loss of habitat and over-collecting for the pet trade.
Diania cactiformis is the name that has been given to the fossilized animals found in the now famous Chengjjiang deposit in south-west China. This organism is about 520 million years old and it is thought to be the ancestor of arthropods, which is the most diverse group of animals on the planet. Diania received the nickname of the “walking cactus” because of its shape: a worm-like body to which spiny jointed legs are attached. Scientists also discovered that the Diania genus grew about 6 centimetres long and had ten pairs of robust legs. All the facts suggest that it belongs to an extinct group of animals known as Lobopoda.
Business Card is an essential need and identity for most of the businesses, companies or individuals – the purpose behind is in not just to promote the business but rather to stand out from the crowd and give a brief intro that most people in your connection want to inquire of or to extend this to masses, and as such it the easiest way to get your business or identity noticed in a brief overview.
Business cards are essentials for every business or individuals who interact with people of same or different interests. Whether your work or business is online or offline, business card serves the purpose of interaction and thereby customers get to recognize and reach you through the contacts on the card.
The content written on business cards should be minimal and not much flooded with text that covers the whole space. Graphics and logo and color need to be coordinated well with the brand. Meanwhile the graphics and coloring should need to stand a mark for the business core theme or brand. Meanwhile while taking into consideration the minimal content on the card, does not necessarily mean that it should not include some important points that are very crucial e.g., the card should include name, designation or profession, contact details such as website, phone/mobile/fax number and email address, PO Box or physical address.
Meanwhile, the format and dimensions of the business card also conveys the message and brand of business. While designing business card, every aspect and detail is taken into consideration to make it more appealing, elegant, and creative. So, don’t underestimate the hidden powers of business cards that can take the business to grow further. The design of the card must be coordinated accordingly with that specific business, profession or website. To find more about the compelling ideas & designs for business cards click here – the innovative designs, various shades of colors and perfectly crafted graphic elements such as logo, symbols added onto the card can surely make a huge difference in the business exposure and reach.
The year 2012 has truly been an amazing science ride for all those who have been reading the headlines. This year has given us a glimpse of what the future has in store for the entire human race by unveiling some of the most unexpected and mind-blowing breakthroughs in every field, starting with biology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, robotics, engineering, and finishing off with physics and astronomy. So, let us have a look at the top 5 science discoveries that I personally think will have a huge impact on our lives once they have gone mainstream.
On the 18th of December every journal in the world had on its front cover the story of a woman who although paralyzed from the neck down, could for the first time feed herself chocolate with the help of a robotic hand. The groundbreaking technology that has allowed her to experience this has been recently developed and the first try-outs have been more than promising.A team of doctors at the University of Pittsburgh have surgically implanted two micro electrode arrays into the left motor cortex and then connected the prosthesis. After weeks of training and pain staking efforts, Jan Scheuermann could move the limb with the power of her mind. This story has given many people suffering from a similar condition hope for a better, more autonomous life in the future.
The concept of augmented reality has been with us for a while now, but 2012 has literally taken it into the science fiction realm. This year Google unveils Project Glass which is a research and development program aimed at creating a HMD or an augmented reality head-mounted wear. The prototype has already been launched in June 2012 and the inner workings of it all are beyond what anyone ever imagined. First of all, the information display is in a smartphone-like format, both hands-free and able to interact with the Internet at all times via language commands. Suffice it to say that with a HDM one would stay connected 24/7 with the rest of the virtual world while exploring the real world. If this smart gadget invades our daily lives – just as I personally believe it will happen at some point – the concept of privacy will take on a totally different meaning.
Replacing human labor with perfectly synchronized error free robotic labor has been an endeavor of the tech communities – either private or not – around the world for many years now. The year 2012 will also be remembered as the year when the company Rethink Robotics has come really close to fulfilling the above mentioned endeavor. It has created a robot named Baxter that is equipped with sensors and software which promote human-like behavior such as learning and adapting to a new environment. For example, if it accidentally drops an object, Baxter will replace it with another one before carrying on with its task. And above all, anyone can train it to do any set of complex movements in less than 30 minutes.
We already know that the Human Genome Project has been declared complete in April 2003 with the release of the first rough draft of the human genome. However, the year 2012 is full of genome related articles such as: the development of synthetic DNA compounds, the successful genome sequencing of the Western gorilla and later on, of the bonobo. All things considered, the biggest headline of them all is the fact that genome sequencing becomes more accessible to ordinary people as costs plummet. Today there are a number of companies offering easy and relatively cheap ways to administer genetic tests which can show if you have a predisposition for developing a number of illnesses like: cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, liver diseases, hemostasis disorders and many, many others.
Another groundbreaking discovery made in the medical field, namely in neuroscience, has been achieved with the help of the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Specifically, patients suffering from complete paralysis can now spell words only by using their thoughts. The fMRI which is normally used to track brain activity can also indicate what letter from the alphabet a patient has chosen to use when trying to communicate with the outside world. This research –although still in its infancy – is both exciting and promising for the paralyzed patients all over the world who will most surely soon be able to spell words, make sentences and literally speak their mind.
The internet is by far the most effective way to advertise in this day and age, both in terms of the amount of people you can reach and the amount of money it costs to do so. Social media is in turn the most effective way to advertise on the internet itself, far more so than simple banner ads or the like. But when people think of using social networks for their business, they usually simply think of Facebook and leave it at that. By stopping there, a business is denying themselves a huge audience in Google+ users.
There is a reason why Facebook is the number one website businesses use to advertise on social media. It is the number one social media site, and there are no signs that this will stop in 2013. Google+ however does have quite a strong following, and will consistently accrue more and more users as 2013 wears on. Though some of these people will have Facebook in addition to their Google+ accounts, many others will either be permanent migrators or people entirely new to social media. If you do not spread out and make a profile on Google+ for your business, you risk losing out on free advertising to all of these people.
The solution is simply to make a Google+ account, but it’s a little more complicated than that. What makes a good profile for a business is far removed from what makes a good profile for an individual. It is highly recommended you hire a company that specializes in setting up the best account possible for your business, like Media Whiz. Though it’s possible to create your own account, you will suffer for not having someone who can add logos, excellent formatting options, clearly place information and so forth. This is not where their services end however. Having a profile is great, but it’s rather pointless if you don’t do anything with it.
The more people you have in your circles, the more people will see your profile. This in turn will result in a lot more people using your services. The best part of social media is that it can a cascade of buzz, where people commend your services and recommend others to use them.
Social media is the way of the future, and Google+ is the future of social media. Though Facebook and others like it will never go away, it isn’t about choosing one website and sticking to. Your business can only thrive if you give yourself a presence in every major social media network, and Google+ is certainly a major social media network. In fact it is well on its way to being one of the largest ones on the internet. If you want to get into Google+ before everyone else does to stand out, now is the time to do so.
The perfect way to begin work in the IT profession is by earning the Strata IT Fundamentals certification. Offered in the basic certification series by CompTIA, this certification is ideal for anyone entering the IT field for the first time or in/applying to a job that involves basic to intermediate computer processes. Although it does serve as the introductory certification for the specialty certifications, as well as the A+, Security+ and Network+ certifications, it can be earned as a stand-alone certification; there is no requirement to continue in the CompTIA certification program.
The basic series certification is exactly as its name implies. Basic, foundational IT and computer topics will be brought up. Comprehension of the functionality, compatibility, and components of PC’s will ensure your success in this program. Additional topics, such as Green IT and preventive maintenance measures, may also appear on the certification exam. The knowledge presented will be on a technical level but can be applied in any business setting.
Overall, this is a certification that represents a wide general overview of the IT program and computer involvement in such areas as networking, storage, and security. Whether you already have experience as an IT professional or are just starting out in the field (if you are a college graduate or are shifting careers), this is a certification that will become extremely useful in your career. The skills learned in CompTIA’s basic series are ones that you will carry with you regardless of what your future is in the IT field.
The world of technology has advanced exponentially the last few years, and it is expected to do so in the future. Although its mission at first was to make our lives easier, in the post-modern times the number of technologies you own say something about your social and financial status. In other words, tech is being re-purposed; it is converted into a common good that everyone can buy at fabulously cheap prices and then simply discard once they are bored of it or when a new generation of that same product comes out. It seems as though people are so wrapped up in the consumerist mentality of these times that no gadget is performing or stylish enough that it cannot be replaced within a few 2 or 3 months with another slightly modified version of itself (i.e. Apple’s ipads). In the following paragraphs we will present some of the latest gadgets that you can find on the market and it is up to you, the readers, to decide whether they are more or less useful in everyday life.
Air Umbrella is a unique electronic gadget, and the concept of it has been patented by two designers: Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon. The unconventional umbrella works in the following way: the stick of the umbrella can change its length and at its base you have the control button; once you press it, the handle blows the air beneath it above your head, thus creating an adjustable air-curtain that protects you from the raindrops; if the rain is heavier then you can adjust the power with which the air is being blown in order to avoid getting wet. The gadget has been promoted as ensuring maximum portability (i.e. you can carry it in your pocket or your bag) and as Eco-friendly due to the fact that it discourages the use of plastic bags.
The Popinator is a voice-activated robot designed to release popcorn from its stash and project it right into your mouth at command. This invention has also been labeled as the “ultimate feeding toy” of the century because it is based on high end engineering, and the idea stemmed out of the need to multitask. Actually, the Popinator uses a binaural microphone system, which is very similar to the science behind our hearing system, in order to decode the distance from which the word “Pop!” has been said and the trajectory. Although there are a few infinitesimal errors of decoding the sound because of possible sound wave interferences, the Popinator is still amazingly precise at delivering the “Pop!”.
Have you ever considered the possibility that at some point mankind will have to adapt energy wise? Well, this next gadget is way ahead of you: the BoostTurbine is specifically designed to provide you with a portable charger that you can use for you telephone or laptop or any other device even if you do not have any power source near you (i.e. if you are in the forest). The BoostTurbine has a hand-turbine power generator and a rechargeable lithium battery, so that with only one minute of turning that handle you have enough energy to re-open your telephone, make a few calls and send texts. One can say that such a gadget can literally save your life!
The ICEdot Sticker, also called the Crash Sensor, is the latest technology developed for cyclists. Practically, this sensor, once it is placed on the bike helmet, connects with the rider’s cell phone via Bluetooth. Let us see how it works: if you fall off your bike or your helmet is knocked off you head, the sensor will automatically start calling all your emergency contacts in the list, also giving them your GPS coordinates. In case of false crash detection – when you accidentally drop the helmet on the ground, for example – there is a countdown before the sensor starts dialing, so that you have enough time to stop it from continuing if you are really not hurt. I think that everyone riding a bike will feel a little bit safer once they get the Crash Sensor.
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Gone are the days when an anniversary gift has to be a very expensive item that one can only use on special occasions. Diamonds, crystals, and leather still make us happy of course. But these days, more and more people want practical gifts on even the biggest anniversaries. If you have a celebration coming up and you have no idea what to get your significant other, here’s a practical gift guide to help you out.
For the couple on a really tight budget, a cute yet sweet way to celebrate an anniversary is by buying couple t-shirts that will show everyone how proud you are of your spouse. You can buy them ready-to-wear at a specialty store, or you can go the extra mile and get them custom made. What’s great about couple t-shirts is that you can wear them on any casual day.
A nice new pair of running shoes will encourage your special someone to live a healthy lifestyle. Choose a style that you know they’ll love so they’ll be inspired to work out. You can even get matching pairs so you can go jogging together in the morning. This is a great way to save money on gym memberships!
There are different kinds of massage pillows in the market and they really work. A massage pillow on your anniversary shows your significant other that you care and that you want them to be happy and comfortable even when you’re not there. This is an especially nice gift if your husband or wife works long hours.
Play a little game and get intimate pieces of clothing for each other the day before your anniversary. The only rule is: you can’t shop together. That way you won’t know what your spouse will be picking out for you. On the night before your anniversary, wear the lingerie you got for each other to welcome your anniversary.
A sturdy media player will get you through hundreds of movie marathons. For your anniversary, get your sweetheart a Blu-ray or DVD player. Burn all your favorite songs, videos, and photos onto a disc and insert it into the player for that added surprise.
Even if you already know how to cook, you can always take a few cooking lessons to learn a few new kitchen skills. There are places that offer cooking classes for different budgets, so find one that you and your husband or wife can enjoy together. He or she will love spending time with you. You can even choose a start date that’s earlier than your anniversary so you can just cook at home on your big night.
A camera will record all your most precious moments together. Sure there are mobile phones that allow you to take professional looking photos and applications that allow you to upload them on your favorite social networking sites. A dedicated camera will still be a great anniversary gift, though. Take photos of each other and bring it with you whenever you travel. You can even use it to take photos to start a scrap book for your next anniversary.
If you want to splurge a little, get your life partner a nice wrist watch. Get a bejeweled piece for her to remind her of you whenever she checks the time. For him, you can’t go wrong with a nice leather strapped watch to add to his growing collection. You can even buy a piece with additional features.
If you don’t have time to go to the gym and you jogging around the neighborhood is not enough for you, you can invest in gym equipment. For a big anniversary, surprise your husband or wife by converting an extra room in your house into a gym. A gym at home will also give you guys more time to bond with each other.
After building a life together, it’s time to reward yourselves with a nice, new bed. The best part about getting a bed for your anniversary is that it’s something you’ll both love. You can each pay half of the cost and consider it an investment. It is, after all, where you’ll be spending countless nights together. Decorate the room with candles and rose petals to make your anniversary memorable.