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General Tech
Ways to avoid being caught out by an email scam
By Jay Gory


With scams being traced as far back in history as the French Revolution the idea of making money by conning innocent people is not a new one. However it would appear that in this new digital era the scammers are becoming more sophisticated meaning that more and more people are falling prey to these hackers. With fraudulent emails being sent which appear to be from your friends and family as well as trusted big brands it is no wonder that so many people are falling prey to these methods and as seen with the recent TalkTalk hack, anyone can be affected.

These scam emails can go to anyone and be from anywhere. Being concerned about their customers’ online safety, Datalabel have produced this handy infographic. It provides a little more information about how the scamming process works as well as top tips to try and avoid becoming a victim of an online scam.

call 911 right away for emergency medical help. Your safety and the well-being of all those involved should be the main priority. Once everyone is deemed safe, you should also call:

 - Local law enforcement: A police...

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Automotive
Mechanic-free DIY car repairs
By Jay Gory


Lots of smart people, especially women, feel like complete dummies when it comes to car repairs. They perceive and automobile as a complicated monster mechanism whose constitution is only comprehensible to auto gurus. Well, this cannot be denied but, on the other hand, if you have managed to master your computer and treat its light 'illnesses' on your own, there is no reason why you wouldn't be able to do some small car repairs yourself. In fact, your car owner's manual usually provides basic instructions on minor maintenance and as long as you can follow them, there is no need to pay extra to the mechanic. All you would need to possess to do some minor repairs is a standard toolkit paired up with attention and a little conscientiousness.

One of the most common car problems is when its battery fails to perform because of old age, damaged terminals or other factors. The owner's manual normally lists the step-by-step instructions on how to replace a dead battery sta...

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Automotive
Green Cars, Where are We at? A Look at Eco Friendly Cars
By Jay Gory


Green cars are more than a concept, they are the future and if you still have not given it some thought, maybe you do not belong. Pollution is not a scare, it is a reality. Huge ice shelves at the Polar region are melting due to the increase in the average temperatures. These rises in temperatures take place due to the carbon dioxide blanket, which smothers the entire earth. Reduction in carbon dioxide levels would bring down the temperatures again one hopes.

Therefore, we design the green cars, ones that will not spew out menacing fumes that would pollute the atmosphere. Another danger caused by pollution (I am sure you understand that there are many aspects to atmospheric pollution) is the onset of diseases like asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Green cars
Green cars depend on solar or electric power for propulsion. While hydrogen cars are available, they have not caught on due to p...

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Gadgets
Dilbert author to speak at IBM Connect 2014
By Jay Gory


Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert comic strip is the keynote speaker for IBM Connect 2014, he's taking the stage on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Scott Adams is also the author of a number of works in business, satire, commentary as well as general speculation. His comic strip Dilbert started to gain popularity during the 1990s in America, during the downsizing period. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hartwick College as well as MBA in economics and management from the University of California, Berkeley. After studies he worked in Pacific Bell, a telephone service company in California where he encountered many personalities who later became the inspiration for many of his characters in Dilbert comic strip.

In 1995 he became a full-time cartoonist. By early 2000 the comic was appearing in 2000 newspapers in 57 different countries, in 19 languages.

At IBM ...

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Space
Chinese Lunar Rover Malfunctions
By Jay Gory


China's first lunar robotic vehicle showed signs of a mechanical control abnormality over the weekend, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, and scientists are now trying to organize repairs.

The rover, Jade Rabbit, reached the moon last month, the first soft landing on the lunar surface since 1976.

According to the Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, the malfunction was due to the "complicated lunar surface environment." The administration gave no other details.

Jade Rabbit and its lander draw power from onboard solar cells that charge their batteries. During the frigid lunar night, which lasts about 14 Earth days, there is no sunlight to provide power, so both parts of the probe go into sleep mode.

The abnormality occurred before the rover's second scheduled dormancy, on Saturday. The lander also went dormant on Friday.

The rover and the lander have car...

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General Tech
Google Tests 'Smart' Contact Lens that Monitors Blood Sugar
By Jay Gory


Internet giant Google says it's testing a 'smart' contact lens that could visually alert patients when their blood sugar level drops.

Diabetics struggle daily to monitor and control their blood sugar level which, if left uncontrolled, can lead to long-term damage to their eyes, kidneys and heart.

Most test their glucose level by drawing a tiny drop of blood, but scientists are trying to find easier ways to do that by experimenting with other body fluids, such as tears.

On its blog, Google says that tiny chips and sensors, and antennas thinner than a human hair, could be embedded into the soft contact lens material. Placed on the eye, it could monitor sugar levels as often as once every second.

Google says it has completed multiple clinical studies and is now testing prototypes with tiny LED lights that flash when the glucose level drops. Researchers also envision new apps that would make that information available online to bo...

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Gadgets
New gaming technologies introduced at G2E
By Guest Author


During this year's Global Gaming Expo a number of new games and consoles, innovations, new technologies were introduced by the more than four and a half hundred exhibitors. What else could you expect from one of the world's largest as well as one of the most important gaming trade shows in the world.

Among the hundreds of exhibitors was also the gaming technology giant International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) introducing new things from their company. IGT is listed on the S&PO 500 list, has an annual revenue of almost $2 bullion and is the company that manufactures roughly half of the slot machines in the U.S. With offices all over the world, the Nevada based company specializes in offering full solutions to their customers, from the very design and concepts to development, manufacturing as well as sales and distribution of gaming machines as well as network systems.

During G2E they introduced their more  


General Tech
Video Game Tips You Can Use Today
By Guest Author


Video games have something to give to everyone! Modern games simulate everything from simple math lessons for kids to programs involving world domination. Review the piece that follows to gain additional knowledge about what video games have to offer.

Use the subtitle feature. Do you find dialogue hard to hear because of the music, special effects and other game components? Check in the menu for a subtitles option. Many video games have an options menu which allows you to change the audio settings. You can try to adjust subtitles at this screen if you wish.

It's important to set up a console that connected to the Internet to maximum privacy. This allows you to control the things your child will see, so as to protect them from anything inappropriate. There are also options to set the levels of chat they can participate with others when online.

Spend some time with your children playing video games that both of you like. Kids love to play vide...

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General Tech
Determining The Right Path To Take In Running A Blog
By Guest Author


The Internet has changed the ways people interact with each other, as well as humanity itself. Blogs allow everyday people to express opinions on virtually any topic available and to build an approving audience in the process. If you're interested in making online connections through writing a blog, keep reading. Blog Posting may make a bigger difference in your life than you can imagine.

Write new blogs on a regular basis. A common mistake a lot of bloggers make is creating a blog but not updating it enough. Even if readers love your blog, they'll lose interest if they have to wait a long time for updates. A good rule of thumb is to create new blogs weekly and send out email updates.

If you are serious about blogging, buy a custom domain name rather than hosting your blog on a free service like Blogger. Domain names are inexpensive and they will give your blog a more professional image. It is often a good idea to purchase a domain name suitable to your ...

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Mobile Tech
Are you up for some truly interactive entertainment?
By Jay Gory


Appiphany Technologies has announced that in Q3 of 2013 they will be launching the world's first 3D animated brand for kids based on the sport of mixed martial arts. Recognizing that during recent years the popularity of mixed martial arts brands have really had explosive growth, Appiphany decided to come out with something really new.

The new brand, MMA Animals, will be offering the consumer a true mix of physical and virtual world. While it might sound just a bit weird, that's what they said they will deliver. There will be eight different characters to choose from and eight different interactive stories stories to play through. Everyone will be able create their own stories based on the goals they achieved, on their game play, and everything else.

How do they plan to mix the physical and virtual worlds? For one, if you use the mobile app together with the ...

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Spy gear
How The Spy Pencam Became So Popular And The History Behind All Of It
By Jay Gory


A spy pen camera is a kind of micro DVR (Digital Video Recorder). It is constructed into a deceitful package and resembles a small item like a watch, lipstick case or key chain. Acknowledged by numerous terms such as gum cam, thumb cam, cam stick; the devices function pursuant to their corresponding apparent function; a pencam assists to write. They are extremely tiny electronic devices with outstanding adaptability. Commencing in 2008, spy pencams got appeal due to their dropping prices.

Extreme sports practitioners used the spy camera concept in the late 2000s, to record snaps that were hardly possible to capture at one point. Spy Camera sun glasses were a notable device containing a micro HD (720) camera, situated in the central position of the frame, to enable the glasses to capture a viewpoint perspective video. Spy Camera glasses are widely known among the extreme motorcycling and snowboarding communities because of its professional picture of quality and light wei...

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Gadgets
Music and Accessory Trends For Today's Active Women
By Jay Gory


Music and exercise have always complimented one another well, but fitness trends and research indicate real, quantifiable benefits.

Regardless of how you work out, music, and how you get it, seems to be a must-have to compliment your exercise routine. According to Costas Karageorghis, deputy head of research at the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University in London, music at the right tempo can increase motivation and lower the perception of physical exertion.

A study published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology found that treadmill walkers showed more endurance when listening to high-tempo music. Unfortunately, in the marketplace today, women often find few headphone products that really are designed for their needs.

For today's active woman, not only must you have the right playlist but you also need to find a headphone that matches who you are as a per...

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Mobile Tech
Cigna Launches Health Plan App
By Siim Einfeldt


Cigna, global health care provider with 70 million customer relationships worldwide, has just announced the launch of their new smart phone app, meant to help their customers gain better control over their health care spending and health in general.

"Now Cigna customers can put their smart phone or tablet to work helping them better manage their health care and save money on their medical costs for a happier and healthier new year," said Tom Richards, Cigna president for individual and family plans and online experience.

The new Cigna mobile app, myCigna, offers its users a way to find themselves a doctor using Cigna's award-winning physician directory, research drugs at 60 000 pharmacies as well as compare the prices across all of them. The app also enables their customers to look up pharmacy, medical and dental claims as well as to manage their account balances and...

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Spy gear
The Coolest Spy Gadgets To Spy On Your Friends
By Jay Gory

People are using spy gadgets to connect with people or to keep them safe or for many other reasons. Gone are the times when these gadgets were used by only some special personnel.

Some of you might remember some gadgets like disappearing ink which was found in different comics and movies. In today's market many high tech spy gadgets are available to everyone, be it from eBay or somewhere else. A common example is the high-tech spy camera with high definition with the ability to record data up to 8 gigs; they are easily available and also affordable.

The Spy cam video pen camera is another pretty spy gadget with the look of a classy office pen that comes with a single battery and 2 hours operating time. It is always easy to operate and due to its built-in USB connector easy to hook up with one's computer. All the captured videos are in AVI format.

Another gadget to be mentioned which is easy to use without even the slightest attention is th...

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Automotive
Are you up for some innovative designs and never-before seen cars?
By Jay Gory


From world debuts to North American debuts, and everything in between, before, and after. That's how this year's North American International Auto Show could be described. It was open from January 14th through January 27 and offered the attendees 500 vehicles on display, including 59 new vehicle introductions (of which 50 were world debuts, 9 North-American debuts), brought there by 40 manufacturers.

The most expensive car of the floor of 2013 Naias Detroit was Bentley Mulsanne, hand-crafter luxury vehicle that takes 500 hours to complete. The price tag for the car, of course, is worthy of the craftsmanship, and says $368,000.

One of my favorite concept cars of the show was probably Hyundai Genesis HCD-14 Concept, which represents Hyundai's design direction for their future premium vehicles.

The car show was held as an international annual event for ...

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Mobile Tech
New mobiles to look out for
By Jay Gory

At the start of a new year, there is always a great deal of speculation about what new technological devices can be expected and, true to form, a new generation of mobile phones is set to emerge. Besides new models from individual brand names, there are some exceptional features that may soon become standard across the board. For example, flexible phones and smart skin phones will offer new kinds of functionality and seem set to change the appearance of smartphones in a dramatic way.

Flexible phones
These are phones that can be bent, rolled up and folded over, making them extremely durable. The prototypes have been of great interest to crowds at gadget shows. Recently, Samsung demonstrated their Organic Light Emitting Diode display technology – or OLED – which replaces traditional LED displays and is more flexible as well as thinner and lighter. Other companies known to be working on similar f...

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Mobile Tech
Why Doesn't IPhone 5 Sell As Good As Expected?
By Jay Gory


IPhone 5 is thinner, simpler lighter and faster that the former iPhones 4s, it is, in fact, the world's thinnest smartphone ever created. Before the day apple launched this product, everyone knew that this was going to be the Smartphone that would combine all the latest improvements as well as refinements that people have been looking forward to having. However, most people logged on to their social media accounts soon after the phone was officially launched, to express their disappointment and bitterness. As opposed to analysts' predictions that the phone would definitely spark worldwide hype in terms of sales, a colossal percentage of the world's population became rather reluctant in voting for the phone using their wallets.

After the launch of iPhone 4s, people put a lot of pressure on apple to create a revolutionary smartphone that incorporates smart technology, which it did. So how come there is so much heartiness for the unleashing of this embodiment of technologic...

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Gadgets
Latest home gadgets for 2013
By Jay Gory


With every New Year, fans of technology tell the world it’s going to be a revolutionary 12 months full of gadgets the masses have never seen before. Well, this year that claim looks to have more than a ring of truth about it. With the seemingly endless march of progress it's possible to argue that homeowners truly will be stepping into the home of the future, now.

It’s not just the convenience factor people will be looking to exploit, either. In these times of heightened environmental awareness, home gadgets need to have been designed with green credentials in mind. From solar charging kits and energy-saving light sensors to innovative broadband UK options and smart thermostats, this kind of kit looks like it will ensure that 2013 is going to be the year of the green home gadget. Here’s a look at some of the latest and greatest.

Voltaic Solar Charging Kit
One of the most sought after ga...

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