Automotive and Technology

The internet is a fantastic and useful tool. With a click of our mouse we can read today’s news, play an online game and if we wish shop to our hearts content. But when did it all start? What is the history of Online Shopping and what does it mean to shop online? Online shopping is the process a customer takes to purchase a service or product over the internet. In other words a consumer may at his or her leisure buy from the comfort of their own home products from an online store. This concept was first demonstrated before the World Wide Web was in use with real time transaction processed from a domestic television! The technology used was called Videotext and was first demonstrated in 1979 by M. Aldrick who designed and installed systems in the UK. By 1990 T. Berners-Lee created the first WWW server and browser, […]

Probably one of the first safety tips to share when you’re going to do an oil change on your car engine is to be ready for the oil spills, the grease, and the dirt. If you’re a squeaky clean kind of person, then maybe you would rather bring your car to an auto repair shop and let them do that for you. But of course, changing the oil yourself is more practical and you get to save more money every year as change the oil periodically. Now before starting out on the task of changing the oil in your engine, prepare the tools you need first. A preparation of all the things you need will make the job easier and with no hassle. You will especially need lots of old newspapers or cardboards to cover the floor and protect it from spills. Oil filters, wrench set, an oil container, a […]

Unlike other traditional lights which require bundles of cables and drain a lot of power, LED lights are much simpler to use and easy to install. The cluster of these miniature size lights are fixtures made in such an efficient way that they are capable of illuminating any area of your choice. Installing LED lights in your residential or commercial application will help keep environment green, save your energy cost and above all, makes you a smart owner who follows latest technology trends. Every lighting technology has some attributes that determines its nature and requirements of installation. Similar is the case with LED, you need to think, decide and plan precisely to get LED fixtures properly installed in your place. LEDs uses are versatile and so its type and specifications are also varied in accordance to the application. LEDs are applicable in both dry and wet areas, knowing the proper […]

The basic components of a high-quality car stereo system are an AM/FM tuner, a CD player, an amplifier (optional but recommended) and great speakers. Rule: No auto audio can equal the performance of fine home equipment. The car compartment is small, besieged with engine and traffic noises, and surrounded with competing electrical signals. And all of this in a moving environment. A welter of technical and personal choices dictate the final package. General guidelines: Shop around. Car audio components are often discounted. Check mail-order houses and the Internet for the best buys. Essential: Deal with reputable businesses and buy name brands. Make sure you can exchange or return components in case they prove incompatible or do not fit into the car. Remember each unit must be installed and may require custom mounting accessories. Keep personal tastes in mind. Rock and country music fans usually prefer stronger bass ranges. Classical music […]

Everyone should know some essential computer basics in order to keep their information safe, be able to quickly fix problems as well as to keep their systems running fast and smooth. The basics are not limited to just understanding where the power button is on your system, there are many other important features that should be understood before operating a computer for work, or for play. Keeping Your Information Safe When it comes to computers, most of us are using the internet and with that comes some risk. It is very easy for someone to steal your identity, bank information or other valuable data if you do not understand how to protect yourself. One of the first lessons for keeping your system and its information safe is to install an anti-virus program on your computer and keep it updated. Anti-virus software is designed to spot and eliminate malicious software from […]

For the ones that still find these terms a little confusing, in this article I'll try to make some light in this matter and to provide easy to understand examples which are representative for the three types of applications: web, desktop and mobile. Desktop applications are the ones which you can access from your desktop and are installed on your PC; Web apps are accessed over a web browser / network and you need an Internet / Intranet connection to access them; While mobile applications are applications developed for smartphones and tablets. Pay attention that there are also web applications for mobile devices, called mobile web application. The difference between them and mobile applications is that the former run on a web browser / microbrowser, such as: Android and BlackBerry for mobile, or Firefox for mobile. With an increasing number of households that have Internet access, (only in UK, in […]

Proper posture and body mechanics are essential to avoiding back, neck and shoulder pain. For piano players, these two essentials make the difference between suffering through your music and fully enjoying the experience. A musician studies both his instrument and himself when developing his musical style. Part of this study for pianists should involve how you hold your body and how you interact with the piano. Proper form and ease of movement will reduce pain and improve your playing. Piano Form Posture is one of the main determinants of muscle tension. Posture is poor when muscles are held at abnormal lengths. The following tips will help you maintain correct posture at the piano, thereby reducing muscle tension. 1. Don’t hunch over so that your face is parallel to the keys. Some do this simply because it makes it easier to see the keys; other may do so unconsciously due to […]

Throughout my years of movie watching and electronics sales, I have noticed one trend that I find kind of amusing, and might help explain how we *cough* “know” who the Nerds are… Technology. Say what you will about Nerds, nerds and technology are almost interchangeable terms. Regardless of whatever else they are fans of, nerds LOVE their technology, and are often the first to embrace the newest technological advances. People, (and by people, I mean in general and not in specific), foster a love/hate/fear relationship with technology. When we first get a new technological device, we love it. We love our cars, computers, cell phones, tablets, cameras, and all our gadgets and chirpy little doodads that go along with modern life. Once our device doesn’t work *exactly* as desired, we get angry. We fear life without them, and fear life with them. People often take out their frustrations on innocent […]

With everyone being so reliant on computers to perform all sorts of tasks like, video editing, image creation, house design, data storage, emailing, social media, conferencing or even just chatting to a friend on the other side of the world, it’s important to know what type of computer and accessories you will need before you make a purchase. So many of us are not too sure where to start, when it comes to buying a new PC. We rely either on what someone else has told us or on what the computer sales person tells us. This article with provide you with some helpful tips on purchasing a PC and accessories that will meet your requirements and help prevent you falling prey to pushy sales people. Misinformed By not knowing what your computer requirements are and what you should buy, puts you at a disadvantage and at the mercy of […]

If you are harbouring thoughts on tracking cell phone location then you may be able to get the data that you want for free; without incurring unnecessary costs on your part. There are several reverse cellphone lookup services online that offer to give you free searches; in most cases, the result shall generate the name of the State where the owner of an unregistered mobile number is possibly located. However, that is the only data that you will get when tracking cell phone location for free. If you want to gain access to the full details of the subscriber, such as the name and other personal information, then you are required to upgrade to their premium services for a certain amount. Once payment from your end is received and your account is upgraded to its premium form, you can enjoy full access to their online facility where you can obtain […]