Kamis, 16 Desember 2010

Deals on Electronics, Watches, Family Products

Deals on Electronics, Watches, Family Products

For perpetual bargain hunters and other shoppers looking to get a great deal on the latest electronics, brand name watches, wireless accessories, jewelry and more, 1SaleaDay.com is the lowest-priced deal-of-the-day website offering unheard-of exclusive deals on just a single item and only for 24 hours. To keep customers coming back for more, 1SaleaDay.com even offers surprise free products once or twice a week.

As the largest independently-owned daily deal site in the world, 1SaleaDay.com leverages its tremendous buying power with major brands and retailers plus a dedicated team of competitive price-comparison experts to offer outrageous deals to more than 350,000 daily site visitors, like a Magellan Roadmate GPS, HD camcorder or 12 MP digital camera-all of which recently sold for just $39.99.

How 1SaleaDay.com offer such amazing prices? Rather than spend precious dollars on marketing to attract new customers, 1SaleaDay focuses on giving deep savings to customers, who then pass the word on about the great deals they've discovered at the site.

"Thousands of customers make 1SaleaDay.com their first web stop of the day to see what's hot and get the best deal on the products they want at a price anyone can afford," said Ben Federman CEO of 1SaleaDay.com. "Collectors, gadget geeks and even parents and grandparents check us out first to get the best deals anywhere on the web on gifts for their kids or grandkids - or even for themselves."

With a new deal posted everyday at midnight EST in each of five categories-Deal of the Day, Wireless, Watch, Family and Jewelry-1SaleaDay entices shoppers who stop by every day to check out the deal, offering items like a TomTom GPS device, luxury watches, a waterproof MP3 player with earphones, black freshwater cultured pearls, and even kid's games, accessories and home decor.

Once in a while, 1SaleaDay clears out its inventory with the Chunk o'Junk Deal featuring a box full of items randomly selected from past deals, such as laptops, MP3 players, USB adapters, GPS units, cables, accessories and cell phones - a $200 value - sold for just $5 plus $5 shipping. Chunk o'Junk deals are limited to the first 1,000 customers and are usually gone in just a few hours.

"Customers often tell us that they love shopping at 1SaleaDay not only for the great deals, but also for the fun, creative and catchy descriptions for the products," Federman said. "We don't just tell them about the product-we tell them how they can use it to get the most out of their purchase."

Most items ship the day after ordering and typically arrive in 3-5 business days via UPS or USPS. Products offered on 1SaleaDay.com are almost always new, in original packaging, with occasional deals on refurbished or wholesale packaged items for even greater savings. The site is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and authenticated secure by Comodo, Authorize.net, McAfee and PayPal.

To find out about today's Deal of the Day, visit www.1SaleaDay.com. And, stop back tomorrow for a different deal-there's a new one posted every day.

PC That Saves Energy

PC That Saves Energy

The world is moving towards technological advancement overlooking many priorities, and it is evident now that we are moving ahead at the cost of our own future. Carbon emissions are inarguably growing into an epidemic, while sources from all walks of life strive a bit in the direction to curb the headed catastrophe players from the Silicon Valley too feel the need to catch up, cutting on their energy consumptions and the carbon footprints.

With energy conservation as brainwave, Zonbu has resorted to the idea of detested subscription based PC, with all amenities - it is an ultra mini PC thatll be a sale for $99 with the subscriptions priced between $12.95 to $19.95 per month.

Zonbu (certified by the Green Electronics Council) can be purchased through its website, zonbu.com, and is a perfect deal cause the 15watt PC can save up to $10 a month in electricity capered to the standard 200watt PC.

Zonbu the energy efficient PC, comes with an intel powered microprocessor from VIA technologies of Taiwan with 512 MB RAM plus 4 GB flash memory instead of the regular (power consuming) disk drive. The PC also uses the Gentoo version of the Linux operating system that allows a free upgrade to latest version of all the applications, the device comes without the power-consuming fan as well.

Grgoire Gentil and Alain Rossmann are the names that have devised this device with a green twist, setting an example for the computer related equipment manufacturers to build products that are more energy-efficient. It may be difficult to fathom consumers going in for the energy efficient device that sells on the much unappreciated subscription system, yet, the two designers believe the PC will sell like cellphones with people paying out of their monthly earnings.

Zonbu is without the keyboard, mouse and monitor, which the company will sell as options. This PC fits in the category of the second PC at home and can surely be a good solution to curb power consumption, giving your kids a PC in the kitchen.

New wireless sensor network keeps tabs on the environment

New wireless sensor network keeps tabs on the environment

Have you ever wondered what happens in the rainforest when no one is looking?.

Research in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Science may soon be able to answer that question. The departments of computing science and earth and atmospheric science have been working together to create a Wireless Sensor Network that allows for the clandestine data collection of environmental factors in remote locations and its monitoring from anywhere in the world where the Internet is available.

The research team, including Pawel Gburzynski, Mario Nascimento, and Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, recently launched EcoNet, a functional model of a WSN for environmental monitoring in the display house in the University of Alberta's Agriculture/Forestry Centre. The display house hosts a small but feature-rich environment that mimics that of a tropical forest. Using a WSN, many sensors can continuously monitor factors like temperature and luminosity and will process, store and transmit data co-operatively and wirelessly with other sensors to generate data that can then be collected and made available to users virtually anywhere on the globe. The sensors represent a technology for scientists to monitor diverse phenomena continuously and inconspicuously.

Having the data continuously monitored by scientists substantially increases the chances of uncovering anomalies early enough to investigate them promptly and thoroughly.

The overall framework of WSN can also be extended for use in other closely related scenarios such as monitoring potentially dangerous situations like hazardous waste disposal, or hard-to-witness phenomena such as ice cap movements in the Arctic.

The opportunities these sensors will provide to researchers are paramount in a global environment that is changing at an ever-increasing pace.

Once the display-house prototype is tested and customized, at least two sites are to be fully deployed in the fall, one likely in the Brazilian rainforest, and the other in a forest in Panama.

Senin, 13 Desember 2010

7 Great Computer User Tips - For Windows® Users Only

An Easy Performance Enhancement

If you’re using the NTFS filing protocol on your system, instead of FAT32, you can get a bit more speed by disabling Windows® Indexing. The downside to this is that searching your drive for a specific file might take a moment or two longer, but everything else should run faster.

To disable this feature open My Computer and then right click on the drive you wish to reset – usually C-drive. Now click on Properties and then uncheck “Allow Indexing Service.” It will take Windows® a few moments to accomplish this task, based on your processor speed. If you have other hard drives, perform the same process for them. After this is done, it’s a good idea to empty the Recycle Bin and then Defragment your hard drive(s).

FREE Software

If you have a system and it does not have an office suite, such as Microsoft Office, and you don’t want to pay several hundred dollars to have one, try Open Office. This is a great alternative to other suites, and it’s free! Simply direct your browser to www.openoffice.org and follow the instructions for downloading and installation. Make no mistake, this free office suite is an extremely powerful set of software tools – easily a match for any competitor.

Internet Explorer (Microsoft’s Internet browser) is unarguably the standard in computers. This is why hackers develop so many malware applications to invade it. If you use a different browser, you have much less chance of an invasion by malicious software. There is a great alternative available, and it’s free. You can download a copy of Firefox at www.mozilla.org/products/firefox. You can even move your Internet Explorer settings into Firefox automatically – so you don’t lose your Favorites, etc.

Laptop Printer Fix

If you’re using a laptop that is running Windows® ME, and you’re having trouble printing through the USB, try this simple fix. Go to the website for the company that manufactures your printer. If you use a Hewlett-Packard, for example, go to www.HP.com and download the appropriate drivers and install them. ME has drivers that recognize the USB printer is present and attached, but not the drivers needed to make it print. Which drivers you download and install will be dependant on your printer. After installing new drivers, update the printer as necessary in the Control Panel.

Save $$$ When Shopping On-line

If you’re making a purchase on-line, and you know the item you want to buy, you can easily compare pricing all across the Internet. This can amount to a very substantial savings.

At this writing, I went to www.mysimon.com and typed in that I wanted to buy a printer: a Canon PIXMA iP4000. The service instantly checked the Internet and returned prices ranging from $62.00 up to $286.00. This kind of price spread is not at all unusual, especially for computers and electronics.

The My Simon website service only checks pricing, it does not provide a platform for purchasing anything, though it does link to such places. It also gives a rating for the sellers and other users’ input regarding their experiences with the company. You can order the results of the search for your product by price, so that you can quickly find the lowest price from the highest rated dealer.

Windows® XP Professional Only

A feature of Windows® XP Professional, that is not available in the Home Edition, is the ability to encrypt files. This encryption prevents others from opening the files in the folder you encrypt. To encrypt one or more a folders, follow these easy steps.

Click Start, then My Documents. Now locate the folder you wish to encrypt and right click on it and choose Properties.

On the General tab, click on Advanced. Put a tick mark in the box for Encrypt Contents to Secure Data. Click okay two times and the confirmation dialog box will appear allowing you to select the folder, the folder and all files, and/or the subfolders within it.

Now you'll be able to place files in this folder (or folders) and since they're encrypted, others will not be able to access them.

Internet Safety

You should never reveal your username or password to anyone who e-mails you and asks for it. This information is frequently asked for by an Internet scheme called “phishing.”

In a common phishing scam, you receive an e-mail that looks quite official. It usually appears to come from a bank or credit card company. A common title for these e-mails is “We need to verify your account information.” Another is “Please logon to your account and verify your settings.” If you do click where instructed, you’ll end up on a site that appears to be the real one. If you fill in the username and password for of your on-line banking account, you can expect serious problems within twenty-four hours.

If you believe that a company or business that you do on-line business with really does require your information, then simply contact them. This way, you will know where you are sending your information, and what it will be used for.

CD Burning Error Fix

Burning music, video, and data CDs has become quite popular over the past few years, and the evolution of the supporting technology has yielded hardware and software that is better than ever – and very reasonably priced. CDs offer a great place to store substantial amounts of data in a small, easily retained format. They also give us new control over aspects of our entertainment.

A relatively common error received during CD burning informs you that the CD cannot be burned, or that there was an error during burning. Of course, you could actually have a defective CD drive, but this is usually not the case.

If you receive a message indicating that your CD cannot be burned, go to the website of your CD drive manufacturer. Look for the list of CD types (manufacturers/numbers) that are compatible with your device. Most often, you’ll find that your CDs are not listed. The two types that seem to have the least difficulty being burned are manufactured by Sony and TDK. These cost a bit more, but they burn very reliably.

Along the same lines – H-P has introduced a new CD burner. This new burner requires the use of special CD blanks, but after you burn your data into the CD, you can flip it over and close the drive again. Then you can use the laser to burn a title for the CD directly onto the CD itself. It’s new technology, but perhaps it will catch on and we’ll see newer, better such devices in the near future.

Computer Guide: Editing User Accounts in Windows.

In this article, we will tackle how to setup the Windows User Accounts. This will allow you to add new accounts or close old accounts. You can even change passwords or upgrade accounts from “standard user” to “administrator.” First we will cover how to use the windows XP interface, then we will see how to use the windows vista and windows 7 interface.

Part One: Windows XP interface.

To edit user accounts in windows xp:

1. Press the start menu key in the bottom left area of the screen.
2. Click on Control Panel.
3. Find the “User Accounts” button and double click it.

Your first three options will be: change an account, create a new account and change the way users log on or off. Clicking change an account will allow you to manage existing accounts. From there, you will be able to:

1. Change my name. This allows you to change the name of the selected account.
2. Change my password. Click this to EDIT your current password.
3. Remove my password. This removes the password associated with the account. Anyone will be able to access this account!
4. Change my picture. Edit your account profile picture. This is the image you see at the top of the open start menu and the login screen.
5. Change my account type. This option allows you to change from standard user to admistrative user.

The second option, create a new account, is a very straightforward manner of creating a new windows user account. After selecting the name of the new account and choosing whether to make it an administrative account or a standard account, you will be able to manage it with the step one instructions.

Finally, the third option, change the way users log on or off, allows you to choose between two options. The first option allows you to display the welcome screen as users attempt to login. This will list all of the accounts on the computer. If this is disabled, then a prompt will appear instead where the user needs to type the account name and password to log in. The second option determines whether a user account “shuts down” when the log off button is clicked. This will allow your programs and documents to remain open while someone else uses the computer and then you will be able to log back on to your account and find all your work intact.

Part Two: Windows Vista and Windows 7 Interface.

To edit the users in the later versions of windows:

1. Click on the start menu key in the bottom left area of the screen.
2. Click on Control Panel on the right side.
3. Click on User Accounts and Family Safety.
4. Click on User Accounts.

The screen that appears will allow you to perform all of the same functions as the old windows XP interface except that you will be able to do so in less clicks. For example, the options on the main screen are:

1. Create a password for your account/Edit your password.
2. Change your picture.
3. Change your account name.
4. Change your account type.
5. Manage another account.
6. Change User Account Control Settings.

The main difference between XP and Vista/Windows 7 is the addition of the 6th option to control UAC or User Account Control. This is the additional screen that appears when making changes to your computer system to confirm that you want to proceed. After clicking on this option, you will be able to choose what sensitivity to set the UAC settings to, if any. Slide the bar all the way to the bottom to turn off UAC.

The Power Behind Cloud Computing

Cloud computing and virtualization deliver a host of benefits centered around flexibility and reduced costs. There is also a perception that they are more environmentally friendly options. While this may be true to some degree for virtualization, in the case of cloud computing, it is often a misconception.

When an enterprise migrates to a virtualized infrastructure, it most likely consolidates down to fewer machines. Often consolidation is one of the drivers. Sometimes new (and, thus, typically more energy-efficient) hardware must be purchased to accommodate the increased workload per machine. In either case, fewer servers running ultimately means a smaller carbon footprint.

The same cannot be said for cloud computing. In cloud computing, at its simplest, you're basically transferring your computing needs, or part of your needs, to a different location. Sure, the enterprise sending its data to the cloud is reducing its own carbon footprint, but there is no net reduction.

Such was the subject of a recent Greenpeace report that has gotten a good bit of attention this past week. The report, "Make IT Green, Cloud Computing and its Contribution to Climate Change," was deliberately released to coincide with Apple's iPad release because, "it is a harbinger of things to come. The iPad relies upon cloud-based computing to stream video, download music and books, and fetch email."

The report lays much of the blame on consumer demand for the iPad and similar devices that rely on on "the cloud" (and vendors that drive it, like Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon and Google) rather than traditional, disk-based media. Data centers in general, however, have their share of responsibility. The report claims data centers will consume 1,963 billion kilowatt hours of electricity by 2020. This is more power than currently consumed by France, Germany, Canada and Brazil combined. The report also claims that if global telecommunications and data centers were considered a country, it would rank fifth in the world in energy use in 2007.

However, companies using the cloud vary in their approaches. Yahoo, Facebook and Google have taken widely diverging approaches in how they meet their power and cooling needs. As the Enterprise IT Planet Green Blog notes, Facebook, is powering its new Oregon-based data center primarily on fossil fuel for generating electricity. Yahoo, in contrast, built a data center in New York that is 100 percent powered by renewable energy.
And that is the most key call to action in the report. Despite the negative connotations implied in the name, it is not an indictment against the cloud as a concept. Nor should it be read an indictment against the devices that the cloud powers -- that door is open and the horse is far from the barn. Rather, as Internetnews reports, it is about looking at the choices that must be made, "Will the cloud run on coal or renewable energy?"

The fact remains that most data centers are plugged into power grids fueled by coal. That must change, especially as one analyst put it several years ago, the data center is the symbol of 21st center business, much like the smoke stack was the symbol in the 20th Century. Data centers have no maxed out on size, but will need to figure out how to meet their ever-growing power demands.

Senin, 29 November 2010

ation for Twitter: BLAQ New Application for Twitter: BLAQ

agi kamu yang sering menggunakan Twitter, pasti familiar dengan Twitter for Blackberry dan UberTwitter. Sekarang ini ada aplikasi terbaru untuk pengguna Twitter di Blackberry yaitu BLAQ. Aplikasi yang satu ini cukup unik karena menggunakan istilah-istilah baru yang disesuaikan dengan "BLAQ". Apa saja kelebihan dari aplikasi yang satu ini, mari kita lihat bersama...
  • BlaqOps – Request a mutual follower’s contact info
  • BlaqOut – Block users and phrases
  • Custom refresh settings – Set custom refresh settings for the home timeline, mentions and direct messages
  • Quick Tweet – Tweet from any screen
  • Tweet #nowplaying – Tweet the info of the song you’re listening to with the #nowplaying hashtag
  • Tweet a web page – Grab the URL of the web page you’re viewing and tweet it
  • Bl4q.me – Custom Blaq URL shortener (you can still use bit.ly or another custom shortener)

Berikut ini merupakan tampilan BLAQ di Blackberry kamu :

Aplikasi ini bisa kamu dapatkan secara gratis maupun bayar. Versi Gratis bernama BlaqLite sedangkan versi bayar bernama Blaq. Untuk versi Gratis bisa di-download di sini :