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Things To Consider Before Ordering A Playstation 5

Playstation 5 is Sony's next-generation console, and the details around its hardware have been filtering out slowly since they announced it. The Playstation 5 will be available for sale soon, and we'll finally be able to see what the case looks like, how much room it's going to take on your entertainment center, and how much it's going to cost. We aren't completely in the dark about what's going on under the Playstation 5's hood, and there is stuff to consider before investing the next generation of consoles. So let's pop on out the blue-light blocking glasses, and go over what we know.

As far as graphical power, the PS5 will sport a custom 8-core AMD processor and a GPU based on the Radeon Navi chipset. The GPU will support 8k and ray tracing, which will take the load of lighting off the software end and let the GPU handle it, making reflections and specular lighting look more natural and make it easier for programmers to put in fancy lighting effects. It will also have a built-in SSD storage system, which will lower loading times for both the games and opening game saves. With all that hardware clunking around in there, it will be used to support Sony's VR efforts, and as such, it will also be backward compatible, so you won't have to toss all your old PS4 games should you switch over.

Sony is also doubling down on its Playstation Now service. Sony is touting the Playstation 5's cloud processing abilities and that it will take their game streaming service to the next level. For some, this is great news because Playsation Now is the only way to play some of the PS3 libraries on the current generation Playstation. Sony even worked with Microsoft to bolster its ability to cloud stream games. It would be truly impressive if Sony could get its streaming infrastructure to the point where you could stream something with almost 1 to 1 input, making multiplayer first-person shooters and fighting games a viable experience for players. We don't know that it WILL be able to do that, but it will be interesting to see if it can.

Sony isn't content with just improving the console hardware, either. The PS5 controller will be getting a makeover, as well. The new controller will have haptic feedback which will replace its current rumble technology, which will make player feedback through the controller more immersive, and the trigger buttons will be more reactive to light or strong presses, giving developer's the ability to program around that feature and make using the trigger buttons more dynamic. This will allow for more interesting ways to use those buttons in the future.

So with all these hardware improvements, it will be interesting to see what the price point of the console is when it is announced next year. Will the PS5 be in that sweet spot of around $400 on release, or will it be a bit more expensive than the original PS4? Part of Sony's success with the current generation was its initial price point being cheaper than the Xbox One. The other sticking point is, while PS5 hardware is much more impressive than the PS4 Pro, it still isn't top of the line when comparing it to PC gaming. Granted, PC gaming is a bit pricier, and system optimization can be a bit of a bear, but PC gamers have been enjoying 4k graphics and at least 90 FPS for the past few years. If you already have a large library of Playstation games and have the budget for a brand new console next year, the PS5 may be worth grabbing, but if you're a PC gamer or an Xbox owner, the draw might not be enough to bring you to the PS5 party.

The Negative Effects Of Poor E-recycling Practices

Electronics recycling can have tremendous benefits for businesses and the environment by recycling old materials, converting them into new and usable raw materials, thus decreasing the need for mining for rare earth metals in new land.

But, these benefits would not provide a 'net positive' if electronics recycling is not done right. In some cases, it even makes things worse for both nature and the business, despite the good intention to recycle e-waste.

This is the unfortunate scenario caused by poor recycling practices common among recyclers in developing and developed countries alike. Furthermore, nothing is stopping recyclers from their inadequate practices due to the profits for selling rare metals acquired from old electronics.

1. Degradation of the environment
Electronics contain barium, cadmium, lead, lithium, mercury, and polybrominated flame-retardants. Without proper disposal, these can contaminate the surrounding environment.

Such materials are among the most harmful to the environment due to their nature as persistent bio-accumulative toxins. These materials end up in the soil and in turn, get absorbed by plants which pass them on to the animals. Animals can also absorb them by contact through air, soil, and water.

Exposure to these chemicals causes both flora and fauna to decrease in number. Some have even disappeared completely due to poisoning from the toxins, or to the disruption of the food chain in their habitat.

2. Human exposure to toxic materials
Humans are likewise at risk from exposure to the persistent bio-accumulative toxins found in electronics. When humans eat animals contaminated by these toxic chemicals, they are absorbing the accumulated toxins stored in the fat tissues.

These toxins increase the risk for disease due to the damage experienced by the body, specifically in the brain, heart, lungs, digestive system, kidneys, nervous system, and skeletal system. Babies exposed to these chemicals during pregnancy have increased risk for having birth defects.

3. Increased risk for data breach
If a recycler does not follow strict standards in their processes, you cannot expect them to have proper secured e-recycling measures in place. And, since electronic devices will retain data in some way, business secrets can be exposed if someone with the proper skill and motivation to access it stumbles upon your business' storage hardware in a trash pile.

4. Loss of Valuable Materials
Good e-recycling practices involve the use of the right equipment to maximize the extracted materials from e-waste. Without these technologies, valuable materials are inevitably thrown away even after passing through the (inadequate) recycling process. This is the case when a recycling service only uses manual labor and does not have the necessary equipment and processes for sorting and extraction.

These negative effects are most prevalent in countries and businesses with informal recycling practices. This is the reality due to less developed countries and low capital recyclers not having the means to construct and operate the necessary facilities. It is for this reason that due diligence should be done to ensure that you are dealing with recyclers with the capability to properly and responsibly process or dispose your business' end-of-life electronics.

Wired Vs. Wireless Speakers:

Top Pros and Cons:

Are you a movie buff or an active music listener looking to beef up you TV, PC, Tablet or Smartphone for a better movie watching or music listening experience? If yes, you need to invest in some high quality speakers.

When it comes to choosing speakers, youll need to choose between the two main categories wired and wireless. The best way to know which among the two categories is the most ideal for you is to analyze both their strong points and drawbacks beforehand.

The following are the top pros and cons of each:

Pros of Wireless Speakers

The use of wireless speakers is a convenient alternative to wired speakers. The following are the advantages that wireless speakers have over wired ones: 1. Better Aesthetics: Wireless speakers feature sleek designs that make them quite aesthetically appealing. Moreover, they do not come with wires, thus do not create clutter.

2. Portable Design: These types of speakers are quite convenient as they can be used anywhere. You can easily use them outdoors, take them while you travel, or relocate them to another place with ease.

3. Advanced Technology: The advanced technology used in wireless speakers to convey signals allows for connectivity to a wide range of devices. Furthermore, many wireless speakers come with access to a wide variety of audio sources and streaming services.

4. Additional Features: Most wireless speakers come with additional features that give them an edge over the wired types. For example, some wireless options are waterproof, with various options featuring intricate features and utilities such as an alarm clock, among others.

While wireless speakers present obvious benefits in terms of convenience, there are various drawbacks to take into account. The following are the disadvantages of wireless systems:

Costly Option: Advanced technology and additional features most definitely entail higher prices. You can expect wireless speakers to be 5 times as expensive as wired speakers.

Unreliable Performance: Wireless speakers largely depend on a stable internet connection for them to operate. The speakers may perform poorly if internet interruptions occur due to severe weather or other disruptions.

Transmission Interference: Since wireless speakers utilize infrared technology to convey digital signals, they can interfere with other signals conveyed to other devices used in the house, including WiFi equipment, microwaves and cordless phones.

Sound Interference: The interference with other signals tends to decrease the quality of sound from the wireless speakers. Pros of Wired Speakers

1. Cost-Friendly: Compared to wireless speakers, wired speakers are cheaper. This is because most of them are quite basic and do not utilize advanced technology for sound transmission.

2. Better Sound Quality: If you want precise control over sound, then wired speakers are an ideal choice. Wired speakers are not susceptible to transmission interference, thus transfer audio files smoothly and seamlessly. Moreover, wired speakers distribute sound evenly, allowing you to hear sound at the right level and volume in every spot.

3. Less Compatibility Issues: With wired speakers, there are no compatibility issues as long as the speakers are correctly plugged in.

Cons of Wired Speakers

1. Create Clutter: Wired speakers require to be connected to the power source and other audio devices via wires for them to work. This creates clutter that not only presents complications of plugging and unplugging, but they can also compromise the aesthetics.

2. Less Versatile: These types of speakers are not portable. This makes them less convenient to use outdoors or on the go.

3. Less Advanced Features: Compared to wireless speakers, wired speakers are quite basic and most of them do not feature any advanced features or utilities. Lack of advanced features limits the number of devices that can be used with the speakers.


If youre on a tight budget yet you want a type of speaker that will get your hair blown back in a whim, you should consider the wired options. However, if youre looking for more convenience and can afford the expense, a wireless system will do.

Note that even the best systems have their drawbacks, whether its convenience, functionality, or price. Be sure to take everything into consideration before you buy so you can ultimately be happy with your purchase. Want to learn more? Find out some of best wireless speakers Review.

What Is Net Neutrality?

If you've been anywhere on the internet in the last few months, you've doubtless seen that 'Net Neutrality' is the major hot-button topic of late '17. People from every country around the world are joining together to 'Keep the internet open' by sharing messages and contacting people in power to have their view heard. But why is this so important to most people around the world, when only a few major countries are going to affected by the changes?

The answer is simple; it's a slippery slope, and one that won't be easy to clamber back up. Changes to freedoms on the internet for any country set an established precedent for other countries to do the same, and if the USA changes these laws then it's only a matter of time before other countries do the same.

Net neutrality is a simple concept, and one that many people believe is just an unarguable, inherent fact of the internet; the freedom to visit any website freely. Now there are a few long-standing exceptions to this hard and fast rule, but those outliers are for public safety and legal reasons. For example, some websites aren't allowed in most countries as they are for illegal activities such as purchasing illegal drugs, or the services of an assassin on browsers like Tor using .onion instead of .com or similar. These sites are illegal for good purpose, and it is rarely argued that people should be allowed access to these sites. But, despite what some obfuscating people would like the public to believe, is not what net neutrality is about. Net neutrality is about keeping the full, legal internet available to anyone with an internet connection.

The analogy goes like this; say you pay a certain amount each month for a library card, because you like to use your local library. Now, you wouldn't expect to be able to rent a book on home bomb-making, because it's likely to be used for illegal criminal purposes. But say you wanted 3 novels from separate authors, and you got to the counter, scanned your card, and suddenly you can't rent them all. The librarian is a big fan of JK Rowling, and lets you take the book for free using your card. The second author is Stephen King, who she believes is too dark, but she lets you rent it anyway for an added charge. Now the third author, George Orwell, is one she ideologically detests, so she takes the copy of 1984 and does not let you have access to it. Now this is clearly unfair, because the librarian is imposing her own ideological beliefs on your choice of media, and is censoring the library.

This is exactly how Net Neutrality works; the library is replaced by the internet, and the librarian is replaced by your ISP. Neither the librarian or the ISP has any right to dictate what content anyone receives, as long as it's not the outlier illegal content for inciting hatred. But if the current laws on Net Neutrality get repealed in America, then the internet will no longer be a place for the free exchange of information and ideas that it is today, it will be a politically driven censorship of individuals and a direct violation of freedom of speech.

Imagine this; you live in one of the many areas of the world with only one service provider, and are already being strong-armed into paying through the teeth for internet access. There are no other options, if you want internet access, you go through the only choice. Not ideal, but you can deal with this, albeit reluctantly. But what if this service provider was one with varying interests, such as Virgin Media. If net neutrality is repealed, then Virgin could block access to competing websites, such as Sky News or holiday websites. This type of blatant censorship would become common worldwide, because strictly speaking, it makes sense business-wise. People have a choice, either censored internet or no internet, but that's not really much of a choice is it. Politically driven access to 'free media' is oxymoronic, and 1984 wouldn't be the first radical thing to be banned. It's bad enough that these ISPs are throttling data usage across the board without extra payments, but to censor the one place on Earth for truly free speech? 10 years ago this would have been laughed at, yet somehow it's happening.

Service providers have already been throttling people worldwide, do not let them choke us too. Keep our net free.

Rare Earth Elements And Tech

Rare Earth Elements are the chemistry class of 17 individual elements which, though not rare in a typical sense, only occur in reserves in a few key locations. These elements are used in almost all modern tech, from smartphones to computers to relays to servers. Touchscreens need indium tin oxide to function properly, and mark the change from pressure sensitive screens to true touchscreens.

These elements are all completely unique, and few have any possible substitute that could be used in their place. In the last 10 years there has been heavy scientific research around the world to find replacements for REEs, but with no avail. The unique properties of each element mean that if resources simply vanished, then there would be nothing able to take their place. If indium tin oxide was no longer available, no more touchscreens, and modern smartphones would become a thing of the past.

With the worldwide geological distribution of REEs, there are a few main reserves which can be accessed. The first major one was in Sweden, and 4 of the REEs are named after this place. Reserves here aren't massive, but because Sweden is part of the EU, they put these resources out to the global market at a very fair price. This was great for people worldwide, as it allowed everyone greater access to technology, but what happens when a country doesn't want to export these metals?

The main historic example of this would be China, which produces a monumental amount of REEs, topping the market at over 95% of the worlds production. The massive new demand for these elements means that large scale, open cast mining operations are now viable in China, and they are developing a stockpile of these commodities. But this came with a massive risk to the rest of the world, what if China simply stopped trading? They would grow as a technological superpower, while the rest of the world would fall to the wayside. This is exactly what they tried to do with their 2009 export decrease. By monopolizing the market for these crucial resources, then lowering supply, they increased the value and rarity, greatly increasing their net worth, albeit with a strain on international relations.

The Chinese trend of lowering export volume continued year after year, with a 30% drop in 2010 and a further 10% drop in 2011. 2012 saw a 20% drop in export volumes, while their mining operations continued uninhibited. For obvious reasons, the rest of the world did not enjoy these price hikes, and technology companies across the globe suffered. Finally, in 2014, US President Obama appealed to the WTO to reconsider the Fair Trade Agreement, and managed to fix export amounts so the whole world could enjoy better access to technology. But this brings up an interesting point; what would happen if a war were to occur?

If the global super-reserve of Rare Earth Elements suddenly stopped exporting its goods, then how would the rest of the world cope? Technology would quickly become much more expensive again, with fewer and fewer companies able to mass produce computers and smartphones. Most countries are already worried about this, and are stockpiling REEs just incase, but that does not fix the problem, only delay it. You can get a small amount of REEs from recycling, but for mass producing tech? These resources will run out.

It's estimated that our current known resources will last another 50 years before production grinds to a halt. But what are the alternatives? After this, you will have to mine in places nobody wants people to mine. The Amazon forest, the nature reserves around Mongolia, the Alaskan Oceans; all important ecological features to be preserved, but at the cost of people having computers in their pockets instead of the size of rooms? Only time will tell.

Why You Need To Have A Website Security Strategy

When you are talking about web design it is always great to use a platform that's been on the market for a while. It is true that there are new content management systems (CMS) that you can use these days, but WordPress is still the leader.

It is quite normal for beginners and old timers to use this kind of blogging platform as it will offer all that you could need. Someone who has been working in website development for many years and understands advanced web design techniques will also find WordPress is easy for them to work with and get great results.

It's also secure as long as you understand what you need to do to beef up the basic settings. If you are talking about WordPress Security, you'll have to be prepared to make some changes under the hood.

Whether you plan to use this for blogging purposes or you would like to create an ecommerce website, you must pay attention to website security. Here are some of the important facts to know about WordPress and the methods to enhance its security.

The Significance Of Website Security Security is definitely a major part of website development because it is very important to protect the content of your website. It won't matter if you have a blog or an ecom site, online hackers can grab user information and set up malicious software on the website. The hackers can find a method to damage your status by publishing random things in your site or they can also trick your customers in order to get money from them.

In March 2016, Google actually reported that 50 million website consumers had been informed about websites that may contain malware. Google also blacklisted a lot more than 20,000 websites due to malware issues and 50,000 sites for phishing. Now all the SEO techniques in the world are not going to help you get visitors to your site if Google has told everyone that your site is dangerous!

You Should Keep Your WordPress Updated WordPress is an open source software that's regularly managed and updated. It will install updates automatically if you tell it to. This is extremely important because updates indicate improvements to the features of the blogging platform and the fixing of any security issues. Keeping up to date and fixing loopholes that some online hackers may have found to gain access to the websites, is critical to your site security.

In addition to updates to the WordPress core you will also need to update your WordPress plugins, particularly the ones that are related to website security. Often hackers will gain access to your site through older plugins that have been compromised.

Using Strong Usernames And Passwords If the username and password that you are using are incredibly easy to remember, the hackers will have an easy time to discover them as well. The best thing that you should do is to use strong account access credentials for the site. You should stop using the username "admin" and make your own which is very difficult to remember. For the passwords, you have to make a strong password that is made up of symbols, capital letters, numbers and the longer the better.

There are a lot of site security professionals who can help you to improve your site security. You should never be reluctant to seek their help to make certain that your website is always safe. The savings in the long run will always outweigh the short term investment.

Access To More Sports Than Cable Tv

There was a time when both cable and satellite TV companies ruled the earth when it came to watching television. When it was time to switch from OTA (antenna) TV to digital TV, these companies made it appear they were needed. Many TV viewers thought they needed them to continue watching their favorite TV programs.

What kept many TV viewers continuing paying high cost of cable and satellite was fear of not being able to watch favorite TV programs and sports. However, the Internet changed everything after the digital TV changeover.

The Internet grew exponentially over the years with more streaming live TV channels to watch online. Many streaming content providers, television networks, and 3rd party web-based TV/VOD services are now all over the web. One can get access to more sports online than cable and satellite TV combine. As a result, TV viewers can watch TV on Laptop when having Internet access.

Not only a laptop but TV viewers can watch live TV and sports via any Internet-connected device. Some devices will provide access to more live sports than other devices due to compatibility. But a laptop has no apps, limitations, or restrictions to deal with. Therefore, a laptop will have the ability to access any streaming content from any source over the web. TV viewers and sports fans alike can watch live TV from across the globe easily.

If wondering how to switch from cable or satellite to Internet TV, use any Windows, Mac, or Linux laptop computer. Use any free or pay-to-watch third-party web-based TV/VOD service. Just sign up to one of that also includes live sports. They low-cost services are better than free 3rd party sports TV and live TV websites.

Third party service will provide access to live sports two ways:

1. Daily live sports TV schedule with listing of each sporting event by name, day, and time

2. Live premium sports TV channels/networks

The same goes for other live TV channels/networks. These services also include many live premium non-sports TV channels/networks. Members can get access to over 150 TV channels and networks which also includes sports. Although local TV channels from stations in the area will not be included, national and international TV channels can be accessed.

Canceling cable or satellite TV doesnt mean the end of the world of TV. Many folks dont realize or forget that an HDTV antenna connect to an HDTV can be used to watch television. And they can watch TV without the likes of cable/satellite. Couple this setup to watch television offline with a 3rd party web-based TV service and you get the best of both worlds offline (OTA) TV and online TV.

Many young people have laptops and use them for various reasons. A laptop is portable and can be made into a TV instantly, with or without a 3rd party service. Theres plenty of free stuff to watch online. College students stand to benefit greatly if saving cost and space are important. Those who travel a lot, near or far, also stand to benefit.

Even if someone with a laptop wants more channels to watch movies, TV shows, news broadcast, or sports stand to benefit. A laptop has all the multimedia and video software needed, and with the Internet it can watch streaming content on screen. Nothing else is needed, unless choosing to install a TV tuner card inside the laptop to watch television programs. There are some USB TV tuners on the market as well.

How to watch live sports TV on laptop and various types of live TV programs are very easy to do nowadays, no matter what part of the world an individual lives.

Watch Tv Online Quick, Easy Setup That Even Grandma Can Do

Ever wonder how is it possible that people of all ages can find their way to watch favorite TV shows, sports, movies and other programs online? Well, it's really not that hard. It doesn't take a tech savvy person to create his/her own watch TV online system nowadays. To beat the high cost of paid television subscription fees or buying an expensive Internet-ready smart television or hardware, there's another option a person can consider that doesn't cost much and very easy to setup.

Just a computer with access to the Internet and special software is all it takes to get access to 100s if not 1000s of free TV content online instantly. Some people are savvy enough to find some of the channels and shows online manually but for others who either don't have the time or find it a bit difficult may want to rely on automation and technology to do all the work.

There's software out there, namely TV software for PC and Mac that helps newbies and TV enthusiasts alike setup a do-it-yourself web system where they get instant access to 1000s of live and on-demand global channels and shows. This includes sports, sitcoms, movies, news, radio stations, music and the list goes on. With a stroke of a key, the user simply points and click to any country, genre and channel of choice to watch a program online.

This technology is best suited for individuals who use their computers a lot, looking for more channels to watch, are living with or without cable/satellite or simply want to watch television from any location in or out of the home.

The software is really a TV player preloaded with tons of local, national and international channels and radio stations. The 1-2-3 setup process doesn't require a manual. The on screen instructions are easy enough to follow when downloading and installing the software. Moreover, there are feature enhancements inside the player such as Full Screen and Add to Favorites that heightens more enjoyment.

This type of multimedia software comes with support, at least the pay-to-download ones. When sticking with the top leading TV for PC and Mac brands such as Satellite Direct, a lifetime membership with tech support, channel updates and software upgrades is included. This also helps keep the technology from becoming obsolete, entertainment getting stale and user losing interest.

Perhaps the best benefit is downloading the software to a laptop where the user creates a TV traveling companion to watch favorite programs anytime, anywhere. There are many countries with channels in various languages to suit users who speak English or Non-English.

Although using this technology is opposite of sitting on the couch at home with the remote in hand and watching a small/large screen television, this web TV system offers another dimension with advantages such as:

* Creates extra TV via desktop

* Creates 'TV Anywhere' system via laptop

* Instant access to English and Non-English channels

* Offers more freedom and savings with less restrictions than traditional TV

* Quick, easy setup that take less than 5 minutes without adding hardware or wires

* Can connect web TV system to any television

The downsides are not many which outweigh the cons. This technology is best used with a broadband (cable or DSL) Internet connection. Higher the connection speed better the picture quality and overall performance. Using a wireless connection works well enough but some channels may have a harder time playing than others.

These kinds of 3rd party services help individuals watch more and search less when employing automation. The whole idea is letting users rely on a service to do all the work so the user can sit back and enjoy watching his/her favorite programs online.

To build a robust system to watch live TV online, individuals can add other free on-demand TV/Video websites such as,,, and others. Sprinkling in some of the subscription fee websites such as Amazon Instant/Prime Video, Netflix, NBA, NFL game pass sites and others provide a la carte programming that should fit anyone's pockets -- without having to purchase a bundle package. This can boost a person's enjoyment of watching television online for many years to come.

The End Of Telemarkeing Calls To Your Phone

As cell phones ended up being the standard, we expanded positive in recognizing that due to the Telephone Customer Security Act of 1991, every mobile interaction we got would certainly be essential to us. Telemarketers were prohibited from calling a cell phone, so we did not spend for their ads.

For years, telemarketers troubled us at all times of day with their typically pointless, consistently bothersome industrial messages. "ORDER TODAY" and also get a 10% price cut.

A False Feeling of Telephone Safety

Telemarketers call our home or land-line phones, regardless of do-not-call checklists. TEXT Text messages, also direct internet messages proclaim the most current credit rating repair service systems. As well as a rising number of our cell phones drop sufferer to the very same torment.

Why Telemarketers Call Mobile phone

We have the entirely unaware telemarketers. They call your phone at any time of day or evening. As well as they utilize computer system automated dialers to tape-record times you address to create the most reliable, frustrating calling patterns.

In enhancement to hands-on calls, telemarketers could likewise finish up calling cell phones if the number has been ported from a land line system. As even more individuals change phones, even more phone are obtained.

Why have we begun receiving phone calls on cell phones if it's unlawful? It is not entirely prohibited for telemarketers to call cell phones. The Telephone Customer Security Act just restricts the usage of 'computerized voice dialers' as well as 'tape-recorded messages' when calling a mobile phone.

They ignore Efficient Interaction Concepts

They stop working entirely to recognize the lessons progressed modern technology has instructed to modern-day day advertising and marketing - if a person does not desire your message, they will certainly disregard it - they will certainly not get. There are no outright guidelines, as well as when they call 20 million individuals at when for nearly no expense, they acquire if also just.01% of people react.

Modern technology to Recognize and also Quit Telemarketers

Ample complimentary info is not typically offered for cell phones and also independently accurate numbers After paying a little one time cost, we could see the name, address, history, and also extra for any phone number. We merely report it to the phone firm, federal government, or cops - depending on its beginning.

If we could recognize these telemarketers, also some of them, we could quit them. Today, we could have just kind our phone number right on the Web as well as search. Occasionally the number troubling you has currently made a credibility - as well as somebody has recognized it.

The, even more, numbers we could report, the less unwanted phone calls we have. They frequently originate from the very same locations, so quitting one telephone call quite numerous.

The Basics Of Website Security And Maintenance

Hackers strike when you least expect it, and theyre able to do so when you fail to effectively manage your website security and maintenance. Just like any other page, your site will work with systems and servers that will call for regular upgrades or occasional updates. Usually, these are meant to protect your site from vulnerability issues. And this is why you should always see to it that the proper security protocols are in place.

There are professional service providers that can lend a helping hand if you are not too familiar with the elements involved in maintaining your site and its security. But even if you avail of professional services, its still a good thing to have an understanding of the basics. Here are some of the things that should be a part of your tech know-how if you own a business website, or any operational site for that matter.

1. Backups

Having a backup means having an archive or copy of your vital system files, drivers, programs, themes, images, and other essential components of your site. For websites, there are plug-ins that make it possible for backups to be generated within certain periods of time.

When updates and upgrades occur, these sometimes cause files in your site to be deleted. With the backup in place, you have a way to restore all of the necessary components after the changes have been made.

2. Updates

An update involves making small changes to some of the components of your website. It can focus on bug solutions, flaw repairs, or any minor issue adjustments.

Simply put, an update is a modification on an already existing version of a program. For example, if your company page is running on version 2.2, an update will be marked as update 2.2.1. Even if there are updates, the website will still be able to function with past versions up to a certain point.

3. Upgrades

Upgrades and updates are usually mistaken for one another, but an upgrade involves more drastic changes to a system. It may also mean that a system is currently susceptible to more risks, thus demanding a complete overhaul. Just like an update, an upgrade can be distinguished by a numerical code used in the program. For example, if the version your site is running on is 2.2, upgrading it means moving to 2.3 or higher. When there has been an upgrade, your site will no longer be compatible with older versions of the system.

All of these components work together. Updates and upgrades should never take place without the existence of a backup. With the help of professionals, you can rest assured that these things, and more, will be well taken care of. A small investment you make today can make a difference not only on how your site operates, but how secure all on-page transactions will be.

Watch Tv On Pc Software - Tv In The College Dorm

Living the college life is not always as ideal as some might think that it is. Students who choose to live in the dorms are usually going to have to share a room with another student, which can really limit the amount of space available for each person. This is where it is a good idea to use either a software TV online download or web-based TV/VOD service/website. I choose the latter to watch TV in the college dorm and reap a great amount of benefits.

It is very common for students to have a laptop computer and mobile phone instead of a desktop. This of course is not only to save some space but to make connecting to the Internet, studying and working much more comfortable. Be sure to have a newer model computer so that the actual operating system will be able to handle system requirements.

It is not going to be too hard to figure out how this system works. In fact, even those who do not have a lot of experience with computers and installations, being able to download a TV on PC software is simple. Follow all of the installation instructions that come along with the software and enjoy watching whatever the heart desires.

Take the time to take note of the actual operating system that is being used on the PC. It is going to save a lot of time when it comes to shopping around and will help the individual make all upgrades necessary. If the computer is too slow, it can affect the actual picture and speed of the downloads.

High speed Internet connection, and higher the better, is recommended. This will help eliminate poor picture quality and playback issues. An Internet connection speed of 15 Mpbs or higher is best. But keep in mind peak hours when more people are using the Internet and number of devices you are going to connect to the same wireless (wifi) network. Having more than 15 Mpbs would be ideal.

Most students like to remain as private as possible. When they use this method to watch TV, they are going to be able to have a perfect, private source of entertainment. The student will be able to just lounge around in bed or even at the library and plug in with some headphones and watch their favorite programs.

It is simple to use a watch TV on PC software - TV in the college dorm. Individuals who want to ensure that they save space and get some privacy can easily turn to this tool. Get started as soon as possible to ensure that everything is all set to go before the school year. Use a headphone set for even more privacy when others are in the same dorm room or wherever you go.

While TV software can be option, a web-based TV/VOD service is better. You dont need to download software. These services direct-connect members to tons of live and on-demand TV content. Some of the best entertainment can be viewed with these services such as live sports, news, TV shows/episodes, movies, and so on.

Another benefit is device compatibility. Use any Internet connected device with a web browser to watch streaming content from any location. If an Internet connection can be made, there is no restriction. Cost saving can be tremendous compared to any cable and satellite TV subscription. More money in the pockets for dating and doing other things. TV software can work but web-based TV/VOD is better.

Is Internet Download Manager The Best Download Software?

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is considered as an excellent downloading tool due to its faster speed. It is an extraordinary downloading tool that has the ability to let the user download any kind of audios, videos and file whenever they want. Apart from this, IDM can also recommence file with continual downloading process. IDM comes with efficient and simple features, making it the most recommended downloading tool nowadays. For those individuals who are in search for the best and effective downloading tool with faster downloading speed, then Internet Download Manager is the perfect choice for you.

The Great Features, Pluses and Minuses of IDM

Here are some of the noticeable features of Internet download manager:
- Internet Download Manager has built-in scheduler. This feature allows users to easily set the schedule when the tool can connect to your internet and download the files you need.
- Internet Download Manager has automatic antivirus checker. With the help of this feature, you can be sure that all your downloaded files and items are 100% free of viruses and Trojans.
- Internet Download Manager has video grabber. This downloading tool can record and download any type of videos from well-known video sites such as MySpaceTV and Google Video.
- Internet Download Manager has the ability to support all browsers and applications. Some of the well-known browsers that this downloading tool supports include Firefox, MSN, IE, AOL, Chrome and many more.
- This downloading tool offers one click downloading process. All you need to do is to click the download link and the download will start.
- You also can pause or resume any download as you wish.

- Internet Download Manager has browser integration. It simply means that it has the ability to automatically detect whenever there is a downloadable video on the website you visit.
- This downloading tool offers you with contextual help. Once you are stuck in using a particular function, just click F1 and select the help you need.
- One of the best things about Internet Download Manager is that it has fast downloading process. Unlike the other downloaders out there, short videos in this downloading tool can be easily downloaded in just a matter of seconds.
- The IDM is a clean software and safe to use for downloading purpose.
- This software received many awards from many reputable software review sites.

- Internet Download Manager has clunky interface.
- Some advanced features are not available on free trial version.

Conclusion: A great software for your download needs!
Internet Download Manager has lots of exceptional features that make it the best audio video download software. This downloading tool is also designed with advanced features that make the downloading process safe and fast. With Internet Download Manager, you are assured that you will have the safest and best downloading experience.

Facebook Uploads Via Dji Inspire 2

Facebook allows all types of digital camera to Facebook Live, a recently added FB feature even a DJI drone. From the air post to your wall, AVID Drone Lovers said. During F8 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launching of an API for its video function live-streaming. This will allow biggest developers to build a video streaming app that is directly accessible to FB. The Zuckerburg demonstrated his live stream aerial drone made a video directly to the social media. The drone made a shaky entrance, and so is the video quality. That was the first time Facebook aired such a proud breakthrough since its beginning.

DJI launched live-streaming to its drones in the summertime of 2015 with the release of the Phantom 3, followed by Phantom 4 and Inspire 1 of this year. But that ability only worked with YouTube and Youku, its Chinese rival. Drone lovers will now have a third alternative on where they can showcase their video -the Facebook's news feeds which by the way, is being pushed hard. Celebrities and Publisher's streams have been getting 10s of millions of total views simultaneously.

To make that happen, DJI lowers the maximum speed of its brand-new Inspire 2 drone. To capture the specific moment, the camera should be stable as possible up in the air. The sensor control should be more sensitive. DJI has announced that its remarkable Inspire 2 drone-- revealed earlier this month-- will be somewhat less fast than initially prepared. The Chinese drone producer stated last night that the Inspire 2 would now have a top speed of 58 miles per hour, that would need five seconds to reach 50 mph. It is lowered down from 67 mph to meet the stability requirement. This was seen brilliant by millions of Youtube Artists and Aspiring Viral Video Makers.

The business says the change guaranteed speed does not compromise video quality and stability. The Inspire 2's target market are the filmmakers, with two cams, barrier tracking and a brand-new image processing system that works an onboard SSD. This potential feature makes it a good reason to the quality of video it can produce.

The DJI's raging competitors made an issue whether the drone is not making any progress to the speed. A small change in speed in able to enhance video quality is surely not a big deal. Currently, DJI is offering a money back guarantee if the drone hit 60mph. We are holding them to that promise and surely, this DJI Inspire 2 will have a tremendous effect on Video and Film Making Industry and Professional Facebook and other Social Media Updates. Click Here to read more.

How To Find An Affordable Web Developer

You don't necessarily have to spend a fortune to get a great website. Instead, by shopping around, you can find an affordable web developer who not only fits within your budget but also has the skills and expertise to build you an amazing site. Here are some tips on how you can find a low-cost design service that you can trust:

1. Ask around. Do you know other business owners in your area? If so, talk to them about which web development company they used for their website. Find out if they felt that the prices were reasonable for the service that they received. Getting a personal referral is one of the best ways to find a reliable company to build your site.

2. Search online. When it comes to web development, you aren't just limited to local companies. Instead, you can work with web design agencies throughout the world. That means that your choices are practically unlimited. Spend some time online researching the options that are available. If you find any companies that interest you, get a quote on how much their services would cost.

3. Don't sacrifice quality. Even if you have a tight budget, you should never sacrifice quality in order to save money. Your website directly reflects back on your business. If your site is poorly designed, it won't give your visitors a good first impression. If you need to cut back on the cost of your site, consider starting with a smaller site that is built by a reputable design agency rather than a larger site that is built by someone who doesn't really know what they are doing.

Finding an affordable web developer can help you get a fantastic site for your company that easily fits within your budget. Spend some time shopping around to see which companies offer the highest quality service at the lowest price.

Salterra is a Affordable Web Developer and Search Engine Optimization company based in Scottsdale/Phoenix AZ, our team has metropolitan experience with a small town personality. This adaptability and sophistication gives us the range to interact professionally with all sizes of companies and corporations. No matter the size of your business, we value your decision to integrate us as a part of your support network. Salterra specializes in everything from graphic design, affordable web designs, Internet marketing and on-line services, our team will not only provide you with a user-friendly and striking website design, but we will also ensure that the site reinforces your brand, increases traffic, and increases customer loyalty.

Quick Guide: Stop Your Teen From Texting And Driving

Texting on cell phones while driving now rivals drunk driving as the number one cause of accidents among teenagers. Accidents caused by distracted drivers account for 80% of all traffic accidents and thousands of deaths annually. Although plenty of adults are guilty of texting while driving, Teens are more likely to be involved in traffic incidents caused by texting. This is why is it important to set a good example for your teen as well as speaking to them about the dangers of texting and driving.

Before you talk to your teenager make sure you are indeed setting a good example of responsible ways to drive. Some ideas include buying a phone mount for your car or typing in directions to your destination before you leave the driveway. These small changes create a bigger impact on your teen than you may realize. The next step to preventing your teen from being involved in a texting related car accident is to speak to them about the potential danger.

Pick a relaxed time to share your concerns regarding the high number of young people who text while driving and the dangers that may or may not cause harm to themselves, their passengers, or pedestrians. Avoid approaching this conversation with a dictator type of attitude. Show them you are only thinking of their safety and explain how the outcome of a serious crash can be life threatening.

Start a brainstorm session allowing you and your teen to think of ways to drive safely. Some ideas include turning off the phone when entering the car, putting the phone in the glove compartment or on the back seat, or to hand over the phone to the passenger to answer if someone calls or sends a message. Bluetooth is a great way to speak to people using your phone without taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road. I picked up a great bluetooth headset in a shop that does cell phone repair in Montreal.

Your life and your teens life are at stake while texting and driving. The guilt of taking away their phone or their driving privileges is much smaller than the guilt of knowing you could have prevented something horrible. If you or your teen are really struggling to put your phone down while driving, consider downloading a free mobile app that blocks incoming calls or texts once activated. Some apps will even generate an auto-reply to let your friends know you are driving and will reply once you arrive to your destination. Apps, such as Speed Limit, will block texts or calls when you are moving at speeds only attainable while driving. This is possible because Speed Limit accesses the GPS that is built into many smart phones.

Improving Data Quality In Clinical Research Studies With The Use Of Edcs

If theres an easier way of doing things, wouldnt you be interested to try electronic data capture? Traditionally, clinical trials were conducted manually. Information is first collected on paper and then filed away for later use. Doing things this way is a fairly effective technique, but it isnt without its flaws.

The biggest of which would be the fact that it is tedious and time-consuming; two things that our modern world rarely has time for when it comes to task management. This is where EDC enters the picture.

What is EDC?

Electronic data capture is basically a system which collects and organizes all of the data gathered during a clinical trial or research activity. It is one of the best eClinical solutions when it comes to planning, collecting, accessing, exchanging, editing and archiving any information collected during clinical trials. Learn more about EDC in this video:

Where paper records could take up a lot of physical space, through the use of EDCs you can have all the information you require in one place one that you can take with you wherever you go. Quite convenient, right? This is just one of the reasons as to why people are switching from paper records to something more digital.

Pros and Cons of a Clinical Data Management System

There is no such thing as the perfect software and in this case, there are pros and cons to using EDCs when it comes to collecting information. To keep this article unbiased, well tackle both the pros and the cons.


- The biggest would be convenience. With just a few clicks, youll be able to sort through hundreds to even thousands of files to find the one you need. Many EDCs also come with search filters that would make navigating through your archive even easier. Just type in a keyword and youre good to go.

- Security is another priority. With clinical trial management software youll be able to set permission levels and filters when it comes to the actions a person can do whilst logged in. This is helpful especially if youre allowing access to more than just a few members of your team. Individual passwords can also be added to further enhance the security of your files. You can protect it from manipulation, from getting stolen and from any accidental deletions. Back-ups will provide you with an insurance against that.

- Make information exchanges easier and safer. These days, any file can be sent digitally and within seconds it can reach its intended destination. The same applies to any file saved within an EDC.

You can send it to any place in the world without worrying about costs or delays. Any edits made to the records would be reflected in real time as well, making it less troublesome for people who might be working on the same thing, but in two different places.


- The cost. EDCs arent the most affordable tools for this purpose, this is a fact. Whilst there are free versions of it available online, these have far less features than others and offer no form of customer support. If you want something thats fully functional, investing in one is your only option. HOWEVER, do consider the free versions for trial purposes.

- Learning curve. As most people wouldnt be familiar with how a clinical trial management system works, there will be a learning curve to overcome should you decide to switch to using one. Now, it isnt very difficult to comprehend and most people only require a few hours to get familiar with it.

However, people who have had no prior experience with using a similar system might need a bit more time to fully understand it. If youre prepared to make the necessary adjustments and give people ample time to learn it then this shouldnt be that big of an issue.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Clinical Data Solutions:

- Hosting

- User Support

- Costs

- Regulatory Requirements

All of these things can affect how successfully you can implement the system. Theres also the human factor to consider. How familiar is the employee when it comes to using it? Remember, not everyone has the right attitude or management skills that would complement with the use of an EDC.

Should You Invest in a Clinical Trial Software?

The general answer would be: YES. It is an efficient tool for streamlining the task at hand and it serves its purpose well. True, some people do harbor certain doubts when it comes to its useprimarily concerns about accuracy, security and its overall costs. So it all boils down to your preferences and needs. If it meets all the prerequisites you have and youre prepared to spend some of your resources on it then there shouldnt be anything stopping you from giving it a try.


Online Radio Can Be Free Entertainment.

The internet has grown to the point where it is now used daily without thought by people searching for information, online shopping and other online services. Another wide spread use is for entertainment purposes for people who want to watch videos on youtube-type services or simply to download music album tracks to help build their music collections. Recently another entertainment source has come to the fore - internet radio. More and more traditional broadcast radio manufacturers are now including internet connectivity and internet radio tuners into their standard range of products. The features of a typically modern, internet radio equipped product are illustrated in the following video:

This however is not the only way to enjoy the benefits of Internet Radio. As each stations output is distributed over the Internet, it can be accessed from anywhere in the world. It only requires a computer and a reliable internet connection. So someone in Australia and someone in the United States can both be listening to entertainment content emanating from, say, Finland. These live broadcasts can be streaming a wide variety of entertainment formats, covering news, sports, business or politics, as well a vast spectrum of local and international music sources. It is currently estimated to be over 20,000 such radio channels broadcasting across the whole spectrum of output. As the vast majority of these stations are set up by individuals, or small groups of people who just do it because they love the subject matter or because they want to serve the international community, the output is free of charge and without interruption from commercial breaks.

Internet radio has several advantages over traditional terrestrial local or national radio. This vast number of independent channels means that each station can choose its own entertainment niche, or sub-niche. This may be based on quizzes, stories, comedy, niche-specific news or if it is music entertainment you are looking for then every genre, sub-genre and sub-sub-genre is available.

Although the array of Internet Radio stations is vast, it is in fact easier to find your desired channel than with a traditional AM/FM/DAB radio. This is because there are a number of Internet Radio 'portal' channels that act as directories and list individual Internet Radio stations by location, language, niche output, by artist and/or music genre etc. This makes it extremely easy to locate the type of entertainment you may be looking for.

Throughout all these opportunities you will find that the high standard of Internet technology now available, ensures a much higher, consistent, audio quality which is unaffected by weather conditions or distance from a transmitter!

If this article has wetted your appetite for Internet Radio and you wish to find out about free internet radio products available for use in the family home, please visit '' where you will find information and reviews on the best Internet Radios currently available.

Advanced Duct Systems Innovates Duct E-commerce Technology

What's so out of the ordinary when it comes to establishing an online shopping cart in Australia for selling ductwork components on the web? Anyone who works with ducting parts will tell you, it's really hard to accomplish, because there is an incredible array of ductwork parts sizes, as well as each one has its own specific sales price.

Normal dimension variables consist of particular diameters, lengths, and angles and all these variables means conventional online shopping carts aren't able to tackle the high quantity of variables, without resorting to itemizing each and every product repeatedly, with the only variation being the dimension, which leads to operating the shopping cart into something that is quite complex and time consuming for a customer exploring the range of products.

Right here is an example of what we mean:

Let's just say you intended to get a piece of straight, standard galvanized duct, which is a fairly straight forward unit, however the variety of length as well as diameter permutations is rather considerable. First off there is the duct length. Conventional galvanized ducting comes in 3 general sizes:

  • 0.5 of a meter
  • 1 meter
  • 2 meters
Next we need to think about the large variety of diameters the product can be found in, in this instance we'll show diameters which are the most frequently used, which are as follows:
  • 80mm
  • 100mm
  • 125mm
  • 140mm
  • 150mm
  • 160mm
  • 180mm
  • 200mm
  • 225mm
  • 250mm
  • 275mm
  • 300mm
  • 350 mm
  • 400mm

That means we have 3 different lengths as well as 14 various diameters, so to build an e-commerce shopping cart just for straight galvanised ducting, it'd necessitate 42 individual catalogue products. And that's just for straight galvanised ducting! There's a huge selection of other items individuals utilizing galvanized ductwork might require, for example; lobsterback bends, branch pieces, telescopic duct, duct with a door opening, gates, valves, sweeps, rings, flanges ... the catalogue goes on, and each one of these also has an assortment of diameters, lengths as well as sometimes additional variables, like angles.

Now you could find yourself thinking, that surely there are existing shopping carts on the market that are capable of dealing with a variety of products like clothing for instance can vary both colour and size and yes that's true, but when the colour or size of a pair of shoes is changed the price doesn't change with it, whereas in the range of ducting products, every variation in size corresponds to a different price and that's the degree of complexity that normal shopping carts don't manage very well.

Are you able to fancy being a customer seeking to browse an e-commerce shopping cart to look up and buy the ducting units that you need to produce a complete ductwork install? How unfriendly and also bewildering would it be to get through hundreds of different ductwork items, all with differing diameters as well as lengths?

This complex selection of variables has made web based transactions for ducting items wearisome as well as time consuming! Yet not anymore! Due to Advanced Duct Systems fixing this situation by putting together a custom made web based store where a buyer need simply just pay a visit to one particular component web page to choose any variable for that part from a drop down selection, as well as have the sales prices for any composite of variables update real-time in the webpage on the e-commerce shopping store.

This makes on-line browsing and ordering a breeze, as you can now simply and easily buy a number of diameters as well as lengths from the one page! You can likewise obtain total specifications from the shopping cart as a pdf from the exact same web page.

So if you operate in a trade which needs to get ductwork pieces, I invite you to take into consideration the convenience of making use of ADS to buy your equipment online. Orders are sent right to their pick and pack locations and you get an order confirmation directed by e-mail. Gone are the days of faxing or calling through your orders and the chance of "you communicated one thing they heard another" mistakes in orders is likewise dealt with.

Advanced Duct Systems (ADS) distributes standard galvanised ductwork, pneumatic tubing, powder coated duct, pneumatic conveying ducting systems, stainless-steel ductwork and flex ductwork online, from the world's most convenient online store for buying ductwork. Check it out next time you need to acquire ducting parts. And, wholesale and trade buyers are given special prices by being accorded a distinct code which presents them with discounted rates.

Essential Information On Photo Booth Maintenance To Ensure Return On Investment

Photo booth is nowadays a lucrative business with its high demand among the users of all kinds. However, running a photo booth requires a bit of technical know-how and awareness of the changing trends in order to flourish.

In fact, an ideal photo booth consists of many movable components including the booth itself, camera, props and backgrounds, computer, touch screen, and last but not the least, a printer.

At the very first point while setting up a photo booth, you need to ensure the quality and performance of each of these individual components and once running, proper maintenance also has to be done.

* Photo booth maintenance

The primary aspect to consider in terms of photo booth maintenance is the upkeep of the booth itself by ensuring hygiene and safety. Most of the new-age photo booths are of dismantling type. You need to clean the booth components and store it in a dry safe place after each use. Cleaning and close inspection also has to be done each time before erecting the booth.

* Camera, computer, software, and printer

Digital cameras needed to be properly rolled from time to time in order to ensure sharpness and clarity of the pictures taken. Leans also needed to be cleaned each time before use. Computer and software used in photo booths also has to be updated from time to time.

Printer must be kept clean and the toner also needed to be checked each time. A back up of all these mechanical components needed to be kept handy, which too require proper maintenance even if not in active use.

Along with these vital components, it is also important to take good care of the curtains, backgrounds, props etc. which are used in photo booths. These needed to be kept clean and hygienic all the times, and also needed to be changed once in a while based on the latest trends and demands.

Pose it right Standing in front of the camera is what we usually mean by giving a pose but there are many intricacies to it that have to be addressed. The body language that is displayed has to be orchestrated consciously by making every part of the body display its best demeanor. Do not pose straight with full body but turn at an angle of 45 degrees to the photographers so that the waistline appears to be shrunk slightly. Keep your arms, if its sleeveless, apart from the body to give an overall slender look. The right pose would bring out the best in you.

How To Protect Mobile Devices And Smart Phones

With the advancement of mobile technology and smartphones, the mobile device has become an integral part of everyday life for most people.

These devices are in fact a powerful computer, and in some cases even more powerful those desktop computers and they need to be protected against cyber threats the same way you need to protect your desktop.

Some of the basic levels of protection needed to desktops apply also to mobile devices. This includes some of the following:-

* Make sure you have safeguarded access controls- where possible use biometrics.

* To prevent data loss use an encryption key for added security

* In the event that your device is lost, install remote find and wipe tools, to prevent unauthorised access.

* Make sure that your operating system, and any other security software installed is up-to-date. As manufacturers and App developers become aware of the cyber threats, their in- house developers are able to provide patches to their software to stop the hackers gaining access, make sure all patches and updates are installed.

* Make sure you only install Apps from a trusted source; refrain from downloading Apps from unfamiliar sites.

* Make sure that any permission requests from Apps are legitimate; do not allow access from any unfamiliar or unused App.

* Dont jailbreak devices, iOS devices can have their operating systems manipulated make sure your iOS operating system is updated.

* Make sure Apps updated to the most recent version.

* If suspicious App is identified, delete it immediately.

* Change passwords regularly, especially Apple ID, Google Play and any third party App stores.

* If you receive any suspicious or unfamiliar emails it would be prudent to delete these emails.

* Make sure that all company data is protected by implementing a secure online backup policy.

* If a patch is needed for any software, make sure you proceed with great caution when using your internet browser, or any such internet activity until the update is performed.

* If you have an Android device, make sure all update are performed as soon as received from your software provider.

Whilst this is not an exhaustive or comprehensive set of actions to help protect your mobile device from a cyber-attack, make sure you apply these procedures to help protect your personal data from being compromised.

In the years to come it is expected that cyber-attacks on mobile devices will become more and more attractive to the internet hackers. Most of the manufacturers are working hard to secure their platforms and operating systems. One area that the manufacturers are really trying to improve within mobile technology is the validation and sign in procedures. This will allow the systems to be compromised less easily.