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Reviewing the Nook color

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With so many eReaders on the market it was only a matter of time before we would see companies like Barnes and Noble take that next step forward to create their own eReader as well. Seeing how popular the Amazon Kindle is, Barnes and Noble knew they needed to step up big with an electronic reading device of their own. Their product is known as the Nook color.

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Electronic cigarettes are here, give them a try!

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If you are hoping to quit smoking for good, there is a new technology that may be able to help. Electronic cigarettes are providing users with the ability quit smoking by giving them the touch they need from a cigarette and offering a smaller amount of nicotine when you inhale. Then you don't have to worry about the exhale of cigarette smoke, which can cause all the people in the room to be exposed to second-hand smoke and increase their chances of getting cancer as well. To see the electronic cigarette in action watch "The Tourist" and you will be able to see Johnny Depp's character puffing away on the electronic cigarette when he is in need of a nicotine dose.

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Accessories you need for an eReader

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eReaders, also known as eBooks are portable electronics that are storming the world with their amazing digital book and periodical reading capabilities. Similar to a tablet computer, the eReader offers long life batteries and better screen readability in different light. What makes the Amazon Kindle works is how it really does look like a real book. The ink and the color is literally like a page that you would traditionally read out of a book, only it is a wireless reading device. The Amazon Kindle is one of the most popular eReaders out there as it can be used in any light. It does dim or have glare problems when you are in the sun like other eReaders do and it is moderately priced when you compare it to other things like tablet computers.

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Reviewing the Blackberry playbook tablet

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Blackberry is one of the largest smartphones on the market with over 50 million subscribers and over 115 million Blackberry's sold, it's safe to say that branching out into the tablet world is something they can take by storm. The Blackberry PlayBook tablet isn't as large as other tablets on the market but it does the job just fine.

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How Pinpoint technology can keep your finances secure

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Since fraud is a growing problem, several programs have been launched to help keep your bank account information safe and to ensure no one is stealing your identity. Cell phones relay your information to satellites and it is possible to gather your location from your cell phone provider. With this type of location control out there it has caused some phone providers to look at how they can use this to their advantage by mapping your location and relaying it to your bank. This way when you have a transaction done, your cell phone connects with your bank to protect your identity and to show that it is you.

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The Stealth PC

internalcdplayer36824792.jpgWith technology constantly changing and new things being released all the time, there are so many different options if you are in the market for a PC. The older computer models took up a lot of room in your home and most people have found that they are a rater inconvenient option. Thanks to Stealth, you can purchase their new LPC-100 which is ideal for anyone looking for a smaller PC. This small device can actually fit right into your hand and it's very fast.

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Plastic spintronic computer memory device

concernedman19185284.jpgJust about every computer company is seeking new solutions that will allow them to develop better computers using less plastic and other things. Spintronics is working on a few new solutions that you may find impressive, one of which is the plastic computer spintronic computer memory. What does the plastic spintronic computer memory device do? It needs less power for one because it is being charged by the spin of the electron charge.

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Pioneer's Dreambook Epad

communication23689951.jpgWith so many new technology devices on the market, how can you find one that is ideal for what you need and want? The Tablet PC world is huge right now and Pioneer has jumped on the chance to capitalize and compete with other companies.

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Faster USB drives with USB 3.0

USB19143376.jpgIn today's society and economy, it is almost impossible to survive without a computer. Computers are used for just about everything. Our cell phones are now computers, we have small computers we can carry on airplanes with us, iPods are computer used to listen to music and watch movies, and we have computers at our desk. Our desk and home phones are even computers we use every day. Without computers, we would not be able to take on the world and challenges to complete our tasks at hand. Every day there are new improved ways and new technologies being released to better the computers when own and use. There are different memory programs being released and there are also new USB devices being released to help speed up the performance of our computer.

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Using high contrast keyboards to type better in the dark

keyboard30458580.jpgThere are many different reasons to why people use computers. There are some people who use computers for work, others who use computers for entertainment and there are the new users to computers who are learning how to use the computer. The number of reasons to use a computer is endless and growing every day. No matter the reason we have to use a computer, we are all guilty of being on the computer late at night. Many times when we are on the computer late into the night, we leave lights off to not disturb other people in the house. If you are one of these people who work on the computer in the dark, look into investing into a high contrast keyboard to help you see your keys and keyboard in the dark.

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How to choose the right TV for you

entertainmentcenter63493818.jpgIf you are shopping for a new TV it can be an overwhelming experience. Only a few years ago, a visit to your favorite electronics store meant only have having a few choices. Today, technology with TV's has literally exploded leaving the average consumer with a dizzying array of choices. Keep in mind that before you head off to the store, or even beginning browsing a site, for you next TV, it can be helpful to keep certain things in mind. Here is what you need to know about how to choose the right TV for you-

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How to choose between a PDA and a Blackberry

womanpondering16341449.jpgIn this world of "take it with you" technology, many people find themselves debating between a PDA and a Blackberry. There are several factors listed here that can help clarify the situation and help you choose the right one. Here is what you need to know about how to choose between a PDA and a Blackberry-

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Your official review of the Andriod tablet

bluetooth33032969.jpgIf you have seen or heard of the iPad, you have probably also heard of another unique device known as the Andriod tablet. The Archos android tablet is unique as it has a great screen quality at 800 x 480 and its impressive design is turning a lot of heads.

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The future of driving, HUD display navigation

car71993610.jpgFor several years we have seen HUD display navigation in fighter jets in movies but now this amazing technology is available for your vehicles. This means that you don't need to look away from your usual driving viewpoint in order to receive directions. Since the smaller GPS devices are usually in your dashboard or mounted to the dashboard, it can cause you to lose focus while driving.

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The buzz behind Toshibas Airswing

womanonphone30715748.jpgThose cool sci-fi movies where you can change the computer screen by using your hands is now possible thanks to Toshiba and the AirSwing. The natural user interfaces aren't exactly new, but they are pretty unique to use and to see. With Toshiba's AirSwing you don't need to pay for expensive hardware or purchase all these additional software programs to make it work correctly.

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The best apps for your iPhone or Blackberry

cellphones37025442.jpgWhen you upgrade to a new phone like the iPhone or Blackberry, there are so many apps out there that it can be hard to figure out which ones you really need and which ones are worthwhile. Finding a guide to help can be just as challenging as the `Users Guide' to iPhones and Blackberrys offer just the basic operating instructions to get the phone up and running and they don't offer any information about how to install apps or which ones are the best apps. Here is a guide to your new iPhone or Blackberry and the best apps for them.

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Reviewing the iPhone 4

cellphones37033895.jpgHave you been back and forth on buying an iPhone? When the iPhone first was announced, it was completely different from any other type of cell phone or portable device out there. Now iPhone is onto its latest version the iPhone 4. Here are some things you need to know about the latest version of the iPhone and if now is a good time to buy a new iPhone or not.

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Microsoft Kinect versus the Wii

gaming22493755.jpgWhen the Nintendo Wii came out, it completely changed the way people play video games. Now you aren't just sitting around playing, you are standing up, jumping, bouncing, running, and all in all you are moving. To respond to the Wii, many other companies have been developing their own motion activated video game systems. Right now Microsoft and PlayStation have both unveiled their new creations that are designed to finally give the Nintendo Wii a run for its money. Here is guide to the new Microsoft Kinect and how it compares to the Nintendo Wii.

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Buying the right digital photo frame

womenwithcamera33277526.jpgTechnology lovers have been in love with digital photo frames when they first hit the market. As technology advances, the digital photo frame has come a long way. You no longer need to have multiple pictures displayed all over your home, all you need to do is upload your pictures to a USB mass storage device and plug it into the digital photo album. While the device is turned on, it will flash the different pictures on the 4x6 or larger screen. This gives you an opportunity to show off all your pictures without printing them out and storing them in multiple scrapbooks that take up a lot of room.

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Spy gadgets

manlookingaroundwall23507439.jpgIf you want to keep your home safe from intruders, some spy gadgets are definitely the way to go. You can get fun spy gadgets like pens that record audio for 5 minutes from Office Depot and other office stores for about $65, but the unique spy gadgets like peephole reversers and GPS track sticks are for the serious junkie that like spy gadgets.

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Kindle

laptop30767380.jpgIf you want one of the coolest gadgets out there, you need to invest $299 into Amazon's Kindle portable reading device. Kindle allows you to download books and other digital media and take it with you everywhere you go. The original Kindle device sold out in less than 6 hours. The Kindle 2, released in early 2009, has additional features like faster page-refreshing, reduced thickness, and more internal memory. In mid-2009, Amazon released Kindle DX which has a larger screen and includes PDF file downloads. This is helpful for readers that want to download newspaper content. What makes Kindle so unique is the E Ink they use. The electronic ink looks similar to that of the ink on a real page.

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GPS Units

clock63312045.jpgWhen GPS units first came out, they ran for upwards of $500. Now for about $99 you can purchase a quality GPS unit and never get lost again. GPS is short for Global Positioning System. It finds your location using a high-frequency radio finder. Pretty much every type of handheld device features a GPS unit. You can download a GPS feature to your cell phone or to your PDA. This is a great way to find where you are at when you in a different city or you can use it to help you perform your job easier (think pizza delivery).

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A look at smart phones and iphones

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If you are interested in keeping up with technology then you have probably heard of the term smart phones and iphones. And if you pay any attention to the news or any other kind of media, including television commercials you are already ware of the fact that there are numerous smart phones available for you to purchase, but there is only one iphone. Something else that you are probably already aware of is that the smart phones are able to be purchased and used with almost any wireless phone provider, even though the company that makes the smart phones is usually the same for each wireless provider. But with the iphone there is only one company that creates it, Apple, and there is only one wireless company that can use the iphone, which is AT&T.

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Getting the right podcasting equipment for your needs

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One of the things that make podcasting so popular is how easy it is to create a podcast, there isn't a lot of equipment that you need. You actually don't have to buy any extra equipment to start creating a podcast because most people's computers come with a microphone and allow you to record audio. But people who are serious about podcasting usually end up spending a bit of extra money to upgrade their equipment so that they can get better audio for their podcasts. Remember there are millions of podcasts out there and people are going to listen to the ones that sound the best. So if you are trying to get more listeners you should first upgrade your equipment to help produce better podcasts.

Here is a list of basic equipment that most serious podcasters will end up using:

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Direct TV Satellite Receiver

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The digital satellite receiver is one of components needed for satellite TV. Because it's responsible for receiving the signal from the satellite and then transferring it to the television set, it is crucial customers have a good receiver for their satellite systems.

How Does A Receiver Work?
In order for a receiver to work, a number of things need to be in place. For the channels to relay onto the television screen, a process like this is followed:

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Direct TV Satellite Dish

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The digital satellite dish is one of components needed to receive satellite TV. The satellite dish is responsible for receiving the signal from the satellite that is in orbit around the earth, and then transferring those signals to the receiver located inside the house.

Satellite dishes used to be large, bulky things that took up almost an entire yard or rooftop, making them impractical for most homes and impossible for people who lived in condos, town homes, apartments, or houses with small yards. As a result, satellite dishes were mostly reserved for businesses and the very wealthy.

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Direct TV Receiver

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The receiver is perhaps the most important component for satellite TV. Because it's responsible for receiving the signal from the satellite and then transferring it to the television set, it is crucial customers have a good receiver for their satellite systems.

Types of Receivers
Direct TV has a number of different receivers, depending on package and upgrades purchased. The standard receiver is nice and has a variety of features that will make the satellite system easier to manage and handle. For example, it has a universal remote, which is nice because many satellite systems have separate remotes for the receiver, VCR, and DVD players. This can be cumbersome after awhile and sometimes the remotes are difficult to keep track of and learn how to use.

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Direct TV Receiver

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When you get your new satellite system from Direct TV, one piece of equipment you'll be getting is the receiver. The receiver is perhaps the most important component for satellite TV. Because it's responsible for receiving the signal from the satellite and then transferring it to the television set, it is crucial customers have a good receiver for their satellite systems.

Types of Receivers
Direct TV has a number of different receivers, depending on package and upgrades purchased. The standard receiver is nice and has a variety of features that will make the satellite system easier to manage and handle. For example, it has a universal remote, which is nice because many satellite systems have separate remotes for the receiver, VCR, and DVD players. This can be cumbersome after awhile and sometimes the remotes are difficult to keep track of and learn how to use.

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DirectTV HD Receiver

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More and more people are switching from traditional analog television to HDTV, or High Definition Television. Analog televisions are becoming obsolete as a result of HDTV's ability to broadcast television programs at an exceptionally higher picture and sound quality than the standard analog television. The picture and sound are so good, in fact, that many people compare it to that of a movie theater.

HDTV has twice the resolution and picture clarity of standard television that is displayed in widescreen format, just like a theater. In addition, its digital format provides for clear surround sound.

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Direct TV HDTV Receiver

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What Is HDTV?
As the traditional analog television becomes obsolete, it is now being replaced by High Definition Television, or HDTV. HDTV broadcasts television programs at an exceptionally higher picture and sound quality than the standard analog television. The picture and sound are so good, in fact, that many people compare it to that of a movie theater.

HDTV has twice the resolution and picture clarity of standard television that is displayed in widescreen format, just like a theater. In addition, its digital format provides for clear surround sound.

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Direct TV HD receiver

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Making the Switch to High Definition
As the traditional analog television becomes obsolete, it is now being replaced by High Definition Television, or HDTV. HDTV broadcasts television programs at an exceptionally higher picture and sound quality than the standard analog television. The picture and sound are so good, in fact, that many people compare it to that of a movie theater.

HDTV has twice the resolution and picture clarity of standard television that is displayed in widescreen format, just like a theater. In addition, its digital format provides for clear surround sound.

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Direct TV HD DVR

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It used to be that in order to record a favorite TV show or movie, you had to find a blank tape, program the VCR, and then hope it worked. And if you wanted to record something while you watched another program, figuring out how to do so was difficult at best.

But recording shows onto VHS tapes has become a thing of the past. Now there is DVR, or digital recording video. A DVR works by recording television shows or movies onto a hard drive for easy viewing when it's convenient later on. The DVR box connects to the TV set and satellite receiver, and users program it to record shows. DVR is easier to use than a VCR, which is pretty much obsolete now, and has more features. In addition, it's much easier to access the shows you have saved.

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How to use anti-static mats to prevent damage

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Sometimes static can be one of the worst inconveniences of your day. You walk across your living room, see a sock that you dropped the day before and bend down to pick it up, only to be shocked by a bolt of electricity known as static. Or maybe it's an exceptionally dry day outside. Before you left for work this morning, you spent nearly an hour working on your hair so that you'll look perfect for that special lunch meeting today. But thanks to static electricity, your hair has been flying wild and free all day, regardless of the pound of hairspray you applied in the hopes that it would keep it tame.

An even worse situation is when you're being introduced to the new boss or a new client and your office is dreadfully static-y. You approach your new boss or client, greeting him or her with an outstretched hand. When your hands touch, there that familiar and dreaded zap and crackle! You're both shocked by static electricity. Your new boss or client shrieks and gasps with surprise and recoils from your static-filled self. You turn away in shame, appalled that your problem of static has struck yet another unsuspecting victim.

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How smart phones can improve your company's efficiency

cellphones37025442.jpg Having a smart phone can really help improve your business communication and efficiency. The latest thing in communication technology and cell phones is the smart phone. The smart phone combines sexy styling with a number of incredible features that cuts down on your need for all of those other tech gadgets. Instead, a smart phone gives you everything you want with fantastic prices, head-turning and attention-grabbing styling, and easy to use interfaces, and smart phones aren't just for those high powered executives on Wall Street. Due to a number of different factors that make smart phones great, the sales of smart phones are expected to double from 74 million in 2006 to 122 million in 2007, according to the research firm Gartner. Gartner also says that by 2010, about half a billion people will have a smart phone. So what does make a smart phone so great that half a billion people are heading to the stores to pick one up?

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Best scanners on the market

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With so many different scanners on the market today is can be quite overwhelming trying to find one that meets your needs. Finding the best scanners on the market today can be an added asset to any business. The key to finding the best scanners is understanding what each one is capable of, and what your needs as a business are. We will take a look at what you should look for in a scanner and some of the best scanners on the market today.

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Should I purchase brand name or generic electronics?

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When it comes to purchasing technology for your business, it's important to get quality materials that will last a long time and perform well. After all, you don't want your speaker phone to go out in the middle of an important conference call, or your fax machine to break down when you're expecting a contract to sign.

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