eReaders and eBook Players
The year 2009 was witness to the rise and fall of technology and gadget trends. It was characterized by intensified video gaming blow outs, a new approach to mobile phone use and computer portability, and an endless quest to create better and more advanced gizmos.
As the New Year unfolds, video game expert and technology analyst Scott Steinberg unveils at Digitaltrends.com a sneak peek on the "what’s what" in technology for 2010.
1. The year 2010 may be the time for eReaders and eBook Players — digital tablets designed to simulate the customary reading-on-paper experience — to come into their own. Expected innovations in 2010 include selections powered by Android OS, more affordable models and full-color eReaders with touch screen and wireless 3G support.
2. Smartphones will continue to shine in 2010, but with added surprises. Android-run and Windows Mobile-powered smartphones will create an established market. Cell phones will likely be run by applications that offer more power and flexibility, allowing these devices to evolve and potentially replace laptops. Adapting to lifestyles, Smartphones will be must-haves in 2010, and Google’s Nexus One Smartphone is to watch out for.
3. The household names in television manufacturing are keen at beginning a new era of TV viewership. Shops filled with a display of cutting-edge three-dimensional TVs, as well as Blu-ray players that power 3D flicks, will be anything but extraordinary in 2010.
With the sleek look of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, you cannot help but be amazed when you see it new and enchanting you to be its first rider. What is more, you get the peace of mind that there will be no hidden defects, scratches or abused engines.
You should be aware though that Kawasaki Ninjas are priced differently according to the dealership that sells it. So do your research well to know which ones are reputable and which ones would likely offer you a better price. Take note that motorcycles that are in demand are more difficult to bargain for in terms of price, and with the Ninja 250R as a hot item, just take comfort that the additional price you pay would only mean better performance from a great looking bike. However, check out the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, there is no sense in paying more than necessary.
Buying a Used Kawasaki Ninja 250R
There are a lot of advantages to buying a used Kawasaki Ninja 250R. For one, it is more reasonably priced and not only that, great deals may be found if you know where to look.
Right now, the best place to start is the Internet via Craig’s List at http://www.craigslist.com or sites like eBay.com or more motorcycle-specific retail sites. These sites can be a gold mine for great deals from motivated sellers who for some reason or another needs to sell their current units.
If you are looking for a motorcycle that is both easy to ride, sleek, cool-looking but also packs the horsepower and superior engine performance, then look no further than the Kawasaki Ninja 250R. It has long been regarded as a “starting class” bike by club racers globally, and it has been lauded as easy to handle even by beginners.
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There was a bit of hubbub within the Internet community when Google started giving out exclusive invites for users to preview their newest baby – Google Wave.
Friends’ shout outs were variations of “I finally got a Wave invite!” and comments like “Nominate me!” and “Please send me an invite!” started going around social networking circles.
Google has done it once again, creating the same hype as when Gmail first came out. This “by invite only” feature works rather successfully, but will Google Wave live up to the hype and expectations of hundreds of intrigued users?
What is Google Wave? That is undoubtedly the first question to address.
Well, according to Google, it is an “online tool for real-time communication and collaboration.” Obviously, the key word here is “real-time.” Look at it as the evolution of email and IM thrown together – you can chat, post and reply to messages at once, share media – all in real-time.
Posts within the Google Wave interface are called waves. A wave can be:
• Edited – any participant can edit the content posted and share ideas, comments, or suggestions with everyone included in that particular wave.
• Media-rich. That is, you can post photos, videos, and other media within a wave for all participants to view.
One of the hottest gaming consoles out on the market today is the Sony Playstation 3 (PS3). As of March 2009, more than 170 million PS3 games have reportedly been sold.
With the recent release of the PS3 slim model last September 2009, even more games have made its way into the market. Here are 5 of the most recent and yet-to-be released PS3 games:
1. James Cameron’s Avatar
One of the most-awaited films of the year, Avatar promises to be a huge hit. The film breaks into cinemas worldwide on December 18th. However, its videogame adaptation, released earlier on December 1st, has proven to be a disappointment. Set as a prequel to the film, the game’s rich graphics and cool 3D environments suffer greatly from a thin plot and weak gameplay elements. Avatar: The Game is reportedly bland and mediocre, where you run around a beautiful world, meet characters that deliver boring dialogues, and shoot weird, unexciting enemies. IGN gives it a 6.8 rating, while GameSpot gives it a 5.5. The verdict? Don’t play the game before watching the movie!
Environmentally damaging or not, oil and petroleum is still the world’s hottest commodity. With most industries and consumers needing it every single day, petrochemical products are in hot demand and there is no indication that the demand will wane soon.
Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani owes his fortune to petrochemicals.
Ikea’s Ingvar Kamprad is Sweden’s richest man. The 83-year-old is currently worth around $22 billion and runs an empire that spans more than 30 countries. Germany’s richest man, Karl Albrecht also made his billions in retail through his discount supermarket Aldi Sud. Other billionaires in retail: Jim, Christy, Robson Walton of Wal-mart,
The next essential step to creating a Web site is to get it online so that people will be able to access it. In order to do this, you have to find a Web hosting company that will host your site. Indeed, one of the most critical components of running your Web site is your Web host.
Learn these seven simple tricks to getting a good Web host that caters to your needs as you start your site until you eventually expand.
1. Consider the Web hosting company’s infrastructure
There are Web hosts that offer services at low prices, but be wary of the risk of poor infrastructure, which consequently translate to low quality of service. On the other hand, costly Web hosting can come with quality services being delivered. Good hosting can come in good price, but it may be worth it.
2. Check the amount of Web space that the Web host offers
As your Web site gains more traffic in the future, it will need to expand. Consequently, your needs will vary, depending on the photos, sound clips or video files that your Web page will use. It pays to ensure that your Web host has enough space to cater to your needs in the long run.
3. Go for reliability and high-speed access
Select Web hosting companies that guarantee a minimum uptime of 99%. You can also check if your Web host offers refunds in the event that it falls below its guaranteed uptime.
4. Check for various restrictions and advertising features
Web hosting can set restrictions on their users, domains, FTP access, e-mail account, as well as limits on database, bandwidth and maximum file size. Also, Web hosts advertise to cover the costs of their services, and may require you to place advertising banners or pop-up windows on your Web page. Be sure that you are comfortable with these advertising arrangements on your site. Be aware of these requirements before sealing a package deal with your Web host.
5. Verify if you are dealing with a reseller of another hosting company
In certain cases, resellers of other Web hosting companies are not entirely knowledgeable about the business and therefore, cannot offer good and fast support service. This, however, is dependent on the arrangement between the reseller and its underlying Web hosting company. Do not hesitate to ask Web hosting companies about their services.
6. Do your research
While Web hosts’ visual presentations and offers can be very enticing, check on these providers by visiting mass comparison Web sites. It is also wise to read reviews and consider testimonials from various forums about Web hosting to discover if your chosen Web host actually offers what it guarantees.
7. Read your contract thoroughly
Convinced that you have found the real deal, do not take lightly the terms of service stipulated on your contract. Keep your eyes wide open for those terms on tiny prints before sign up with your Web host. Be sure that you will not be charged with hidden costs, and know beforehand their required fees when you eventually opt for upgrades or excess space and bandwidth.
The soothing sound of a wind chime relaxes the weary soul, but not all wind chimes are the same. The Music of the Spheres Wind Chimes can create delightful melodic moods that can enhance any environment. The ambiance it can produce can be calming and mesmerizing at the same time.
These impressive wind chimes are known as the Stradivarius of wind chimes because they can generate brilliant customized melody and harmonies that appeal to any listener’s mood. Think of the melodic pentatonic scale that dates from ancient Greek era. With a gentle breath of air you will be transported to a tranquil spot, right in your very garden.
The breath of wind or even the gentlest breeze is your wand with these exceptional sounding garden wind chimes. The Music of the Spheres Chimes feature interchangeable wind-catchers that can be adjusted to achieve resonating sounds. More than the pleasure of listening, the harmonious play of melodies and tones surely are pleasing to the senses.
Indeed, the tonal quality is nothing but superb. Each cylinder is precisely positioned to achieve maximum sustain. You can pick one from the range of models of Music of the Spheres wind chimes, from the Soprano 30” to the 14’ Basso Profundo. Choose between six sizes spanning four octaves that come in eleven musical scales. For standard sizes, there are several interesting tunings to choose: Whole Tone, Quartal, Pentatonic, Balinese, Mongolian, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Aquarian and Gypsy.
What do George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, and Ewan McGregor, to name a few, have in common? They are all great lovers of big bikes.
Just because they are earning millions of dollars for every movie they make doesn’t really mean that they are already “limousine people”. Though they don’t want to thrust themselves into the limelight all the time, they still want to get some thrill and a breath of fresh air by riding their very much loved superbikes.
Moreover, since you would definitely be so interested what they’re driving on, take a look at the list of celebrities and their bikes:
The Top Gun and Risky Business star was one of the first people in the world to receive Desmosedici RR, one of the newest models from Ducati. It is sold at more than $72,000 and is composed of different materials, such as magnesium and titanium. With its carbon fiber system, it can literally travel at most 200 miles per hour.
Who would have thought that the Grand Dame Elizabeth Taylor loves big bikes? Unknown to many, she actually owns Purple Passion, a Harley-Davidson bike. It’s not as massive as other models of the famous brand. However, for someone as delicate as she, she deserves something sexier or sultry to look at. Of course, it pays that she didn’t buy it herself. It was given by Malcolm Forbes, one of the wealthiest men in the world and where Forbes Magazine got its name from. Forbes himself owns more than 50 Harley-Davidsons.