Google Glass – Is It Going To Change Your World?

Technology as Google Glass bring people together

Technology like Google Glass bring people together

While technology brings the world together, it is infamous for creating distance between the closed ones. Have you ever been on a lunch or dinner with a group of friends and yet felt lonely? No, not because you are a loner but because all your friends were busy looking down on their gadgets screen. This is exactly the vision with which a team led by Sergey Brin started working on a new technology. After 2 years, they are now just a step away with the world watching and waiting. This technology could change the way you communicate, talk, socialize and live for years to come.

So, what is Google glass?

It is a wearable computer, fitted with Bluetooth, GPS, camera, microphone, touchpad, display and battery. All of this in a compact lightweight tiny pair of glasses. As unbelievable as it sounds, it uses display technology, which puts data in the upper right corner of your prism screen. However, it has a resolution of 640X360, which gives you an equivalent feeling of looking at a 25 inch high definition screen from about 8 feet away.

What is so special about it?

Google Glass give you access to the world in a very different way

Google Glass gives you access to the world in a very different way

The two notable features are how you communicate with the device and how it communicates back to you. Saying OK glass is same as calling for a genie to make your wish come true. As for hearing, it does not have earplugs. It rather uses a new and innovative bone conduction transfer technology, which means you hear sound because of the vibration caused in your skull bone. It can record and share videos as you move that too from the first person perspective. Since the display is on the upper right corner of your right eye, there is no obstruction to your view. It has a storable memory of 12 GB and can be connected a Google drive in the cloud. It can be connected to your android phone or a device that has Bluetooth connectivity. It also comes with an attachable touchpad, which can be attached to one of your arms. If you are already wearing glasses, do not worry. Google is already working on doing partnerships with various lenses companies.

Is there something you might be missing?

One of the notable disadvantages of the device is the display. It can be a little tough to see the display in broad day light. In addition, the hearing technology can be a little inefficient especially when you are in a noisy place. For better hearing, you might have to insert ear buds in the ears. However, the biggest challenge that Google might be facing is relating to the security and privacy. Since, it has the technology of recording from the first person perspective; it can be an intrusion to your privacy.

Google Glass is wearable technology

Google Glass is wearable technology

In spite of some challenges, Google glass is undoubtedly the most awaited device. It is slated to be launched in end of this year. The approximate price is estimated to be around $1500, though it can be priced later. In addition, the grapevine is that Microsoft and Apple among other big players are already working on their own variants in this space. If Google glass can really change your world or is it, just another fashionable device can only be seen by the end of the year.


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Your New Default Homepage: 5 Dating Sites Of 2013

Match.com is on option if you are looking for love

Match.com is an option if you are looking for love

In a day and age where technology has bridged the gap between people, online dating seems like an almost obvious choice for a lot of us. Offering handsome rewards while granting comfort, they have easily turned into among the most favored platforms of people who want to date. If you’re a first-timer, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a lot of options that you can choose from for your profile. These 5 websites below are considered to be the best of all of them:

Match.com

This website boasts of the highest number of members, which assures you of as many chances of finding the one true love of your life. It also employs a smart tool that matches (thus, the domain name) candidates according to your set requirements.

Zoosk

zoosk is accessible through its mobile app

zoosk is accessible through its mobile app

Zoosk is recommended for the more tech-savvy dates, with its integration with social media networks. It is also accessible through its mobile app, so you don’t have to worry about lugging your laptop around to find people who look like they can mean something special to you.

eHarmony

The dating platform is responsible for quite an impressive percentile of married people in the US. It features a compatibility-based system that makes searches more comprehensive (and, more satisfying), as well as encourages serious online dating. With this website, you are assured of finding a partner that is as ready to commit, if you are.

AdultFriendFinder.com

Now, if you’re just looking for someone to maybe hang out and catch a game with, AdultFriendFinder.com should be your website of choice. It is visited by more than 25 million users monthly – a demographic that is as willing as you to keep things casual and light.

OkCupid

ok_cupid is the most populat of this websites

OK cupid is the most popular among these websites

Arguably the most popular dating website – not only in 2013, but for a consistent period of time now – OkCupid brings in potential dates by the drove. It’s also considered as a revolutionary in setting online dating trends, which makes it an effective platform for those who want to be privy to techniques and strategies that really work.

Regardless of which online dating website you prefer to sign up for, though, it must be stressed that you can’t expect to have great results if you forget what you are on a dating website for: to find someone that you can connect with. That means being honest about who you are, because someone out there is willing to accept it, wholeheartedly. Also, protect yourself when you log on to these websites because there are several scammers out there who will capitalize on your broken heart, or your love search, that they will make you feel what you’re supposed to…while they get what they’re not supposed to. Good luck!


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3 Power Exercises You Can Do From The Comfort Of Your Own Home

You can workout at home

You can workout at home

You don’t need to go to the gym at all, just at the comforts of your own home and with the help of your lawn and backyard, you can make your own fitness program. There is no easy step to fitness and health, or a fast getaway from getting grumpy and fat. But if you have the will, you will find the way.
There are power exercises that you can do from the comforts of your own home. These exercises maybe simple and basic but it is very helpful into getting your perfect figure attainable.

Take time and move!

Take time to exercise. That’s the first thing that you need to do. Just a twenty or thirty minute routine will help a lot. It may be a simple fitness program but the good thing is, it is doable with an effective result. Doing an exercise doesn’t mean to be time-consuming. You don’t need to spend the next 4 hours of your whole day at the gym. If you think and you feel that it is already too heavy for you to move, go out and move! Here are the 3 exercises you can do at your home:

    1. Walking—simple and easy. It is the most natural way to burn fats. This is very effective into burning fats in your body because it is a
    Go for a walk outdoors

    Go for a walk outdoors

    repetitive motion that targets certain parts of the body. It will serve as a warm up in anything heavy that you need to do. You can do walking just in your backyard, however, to avoid the feeling of monotony and you might want to look at the sceneries along your way, so you can do that outside. After your slow walk, you already do brisk walking to improve your rate. You will know that your rate increases if you are not gasping at all.
    2. Jogging—from easy walking, you can venture into physical jogging. In jogging, you don’t really need to go out of your house. You can do it in your yard or even at your stairs. Remember that while jogging, you have to maintain the correct posture so that you can build up your leg muscles. Start low, and achieve higher grounds. Remember, the higher you go, the better for your heart rate. Think of this—for a 20-minute jogging, you can burn up to 340 calories.

Happy is healthy

Exercising your body you also get a healthy mind

Exercising your body you also get a healthy mind

Aside from the 3 exercises that you can do from the comforts of your homes, one thing that will really make you healthy is to be a happy person. There is no perfect routine to increase your heart rate, or to look fit and healthy, but yourself. If you are a happy person, you are a healthy buddy.


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3 Ways To Know That You Have A Shopping Addiction

If shopping gives you a thrill that nothing else can you might be an shopp addict

Does shopping give you a thrill nothing else can?

Some people don’t love shopping. Others are addicted to it. These people tend to spend more than what they can really afford. They shop, shop, and shop. They even end up in debts. When can you say that you have a spending addiction? There are lots of ways to say that you’re addicted to spending money. Here are 3 ways to know for sure:

1. Shopping gives you a thrill that nothing else can.

You feel good when you shop. If you don’t control yourself, you’ll end up shopping till you drop. You simply get high when you go shopping. If there’s nothing else in your life that can match or exceed the excitement that shopping gives you, then you have a spending addiction. Sex, food, and even your loved ones merely come second to shopping.

2. You become uninterested in your purchases right away.

You become uninterested in your purchases

You become uninterested in your purchases

When you are a shopaholic, you get so excited whenever you buy something new. However, that feeling fades away in no time. It can happen in a matter of minutes, hours, or days after the purchase. Shopaholics tend to buy clothes that they never use. They purchase beauty products that are left unopened. Simply put, they buy more than what they really need. Hoarding even becomes a problem for extreme shoppers. They aren’t contented with what they have. What they enjoy isn’t the stuff they buy, but the act. So if you have the habit of buying things and losing interest in them right away, you are indeed a spending addict.

3. You have debts because of shopping.

How can you fight a shopping addiction

How can you fight a shopping addiction

Shopaholics often have debts because they keep on buying things even if they are no longer financially capable. The worst part is they also don’t have the means to repay their debts. These shopaholics often have huge credit card debts. Using the card is just so easy for them. The card gives them the freedom to buy whatever they want and whenever they want. Even if they are aware that they can’t afford an item at the moment, they’re not afraid to swipe the card. They treat their card as the temporary answer to their shopping woes. The addiction becomes so bad that their debts reach tens of thousands of dollars. The hole gets deeper that getting out of it is very hard. This is not just a tell-tale sign that you’re a spending addict. It’s also a warning that things are getting out of hand and you need to solve the problem immediately.

A spending addiction can be difficult to treat. The first thing you should do is to admit that you have the problem. You have to change your behaviour and make the necessary changes in your lifestyle. Get rid of credit cards. Don’t shop on your own; take someone with you. Moreover, it is advisable to find new hobbies such as engaging in sports and spending time in the gym. A spending addiction can destroy your life if you don’t deal with it. Don’t let that happen. Do what’s best for you and that’s to treat the addiction as soon as possible.


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Tax Refund and a Startup Business? Why Not!

Small business owner

Small business owner

The rule of money has always been clear and simple: spend some and invest more. The spending part isn’t a problem especially when you have a tax refund. In reality, it’s quite tempting to splurge and indulge yourself by buying the things you feel you were deprived of. But often, after getting relief from shopping, you suddenly feel as though you haven’t used your refund wise enough. This is where the idea of investment comes in. This year, instead of spending your tax refund, why not invest it in a small business?

Small Business as an Investment

People wonder about whether or not it’s a wise decision to use their tax refund and start a small business. Others are skeptical about how far tax refund money can go. So let’s get re-oriented. Starting a small business is like planning a family. If you don’t have enough capital, you can start to build one. Also, starting a small business is risky especially to some who don’t have a clear strategy. It is true that you might end up losing your entire tax refund if things don’t work out. And finally, your idea of what a small business is really like affects your success.

Tips for Small Business

Tips for Small Business

Know this: a startup business is small. And because it’s small, the risks are small. You have complete control over its general direction. If you’re thinking that a small business is one that is popular and profitable, you’re not being realistic. Growth takes time.

Small Business as a Long-Term Goal

Some people can wait. Although they’re keen towards starting their own small business, they have a clear perception of time and a realistic projection about how much money they need. Business loans are always an option, but if you are to stay debt-free, then you can invest your tax refund and grow it by other means before settling for a small business. So get a savings account, a savings bond, a CD, or an annuity to start off.

Small Business as a Partnership

If you’re amenable, you can bring in a family member or a friend and start a joint business venture. With your combined tax refund, you’ll have enough to start off a small business. Keep in mind that a small business doesn’t have to be physically somewhere. Smart businessmen start in their own homes, in their own garage, or in their apartments. Steve Jobs, anyone?

Small Business Options

If you wish to be by yourself, there are many ways at which you can start a small business without using much of your tax refund. In fact, there are ways for you to start off a business online for a minimal amount. So your options are endless. If you’re planning something big, stall that and settle for something more immediate and realistic first. It’s wiser to learn the basics first before taking the great leap. An example: a lending club.

Small Business Offerings

Always remember to do your tax return

Always remember to do your tax return

If you intend to start a business in the future, you have to have a product or a service offering. If you don’t have that yet but you know what you want to offer, you can use your tax refund to develop a product or a service. No, it won’t land you in business operations but it gives you a chance to start solidly. If your refund isn’t enough, you have middle three options above to consider.

As you can see, starting a small business with your tax refund doesn’t mean that you need to start now. It takes a great deal of planning and money to get you started. So settle for alternatives for now, find your way towards additional financing options, or look for ways to grow your refund money until such time you have a good amount to start building a business.


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