A wristwatch that can be used as a boarding pass, a suitcase that can be tracked using a smartphone, various mobile applications that make life easier, they’re all here now. Almost anything that people can think of is easily made available these days, thanks to technology. How aware are you of the latest trends in technology? There are so many to notice, but here are a few new gadgets that you should really know about... [...]
For you to be able to surf the net to see web pages, view images, or watch videos, you will need an internet browser or a web browser. Web browsers are software applications that can also be used to receive, send, and present information on the World Wide Web. Most of them come in different languages, and have features like spell-check, anti-virus, private browsing, and password management, among others. http://youtu.be/LqFcK_PeGgQ Here are five of the most popular internet browsers (installing any of these on your computer will surely enhance your browsing experience, in both speed and security): [...]
Being up-to-date with the latest trends in technology is a plus for businesspersons as well as economic leaders. There are lots of conferences on technology that are very informative. They are also a perfect venue for meeting possible clients and business partners. Here are five of the most popular annual forums on technology, and looking [...]
There goes the saying that “when there’s smoke, there’s fire.”
Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes come neither with smoke nor with fire. Invented as an alternative for those who want to quit smoking, it can also be used in non-smoking areas since it does not emit smoke. Some e-cigars that are made to look like real tobacco cigars have nicotine. Of course, there are also those enhanced with flavors instead.
E-cigarettes use high quality, high-tech lithium-ion batteries that could last for about 200 to 300 puffs. The battery, which is rechargeable, is considered as the most important part of the e-cigar.
The e-cigar works by atomizing (or heating) liquids and producing vapors, which are then inhaled by the smoker. It is said to be safer health-wise compared to normal cigarettes, because the vapor does not contain any of the harmful chemicals found in a cigarette stick.
An e-cigarette uses modern microelectronic technology, a strong and high-performing battery, and a cartomizer. When the smoker puffs the e-cigar, the LED located at the topmost part of the stick lights up, which in turn causes the liquid to vaporize. The LED mimics the fire, much like how a real cigarette is lighted. Nowadays though, the LEDs of e-cigarettes come in different colors, such as blue, white, orange, yellow, and green.
The cartomizer, which you put in your mouth, works hand in hand with the battery. The cartomizer acts as an atomizer (or a heating element), while its cartridge holds the liquid solution or e-liquid. The e-liquid is usually mixed with nicotine and other ingredients. The e-liquid comes in different flavors such as menthol, mint, chocolate, coffee, caramel, watermelon, grape, cherry, and apple. As you puff, the atomizer or heater boils the solution and vaporizes it. The vapor is what you inhale, into your mouth and lungs. As for the microprocessor, it essentially controls the heater and light.
You need not puff hard if you want to inhale more vapor. It is actually advisable to puff slowly to achieve more vapors. When you stop puffing, the battery turns itself off. So, the e-liquid stops boiling. If the flow of vapor seems to be slow, it means you have to recharge your battery or swap the cartomizer. Some e-cigarettes have manual switches that start the vaporization process.
For some, getting e-cigarettes may not be the best way to dodge the dangers of smoking. After all, some studies reveal that e-cigarettes may still pose a threat to health. Indeed, technology often comes with drawbacks, which people have to deal with.[...]
In this world, where smartphones seem to play a big part in almost everybody’s life, the battle between Apple’s iPhones and Android phones (like those made by Samsung, LG, Sony, and many other companies) continue. Here is a compilation of the observations of experts as well as ordinary consumers on the use of smartphones:
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