He Got a Hoverboard for His Birthday

When my son first told me he wanted a hoverboard, I told him to apply those brakes quickly. The first thought I had was of Marty McFly, which was a tad bit scary for a mom. After he finally stopped laughing at me, he told me that they stay on the ground, and somehow he worked in the hoverboard price into our conversation. Since we spend roughly that amount on his birthday, he felt that it was a safe bet that he would get one if he could convince me of the safety of it.

That is when he began to educate me on them. He told me that there is very little difference to his skateboard. He stands on his skateboard, which also has two wheels, and he relies on his balance to get him from point A to point B. The main difference between the two is that one is run by battery and the other is powered by his own energy. With his skateboard, he has to take his foot off the board and use it to propel the board again once it starts slowing down. Continue reading

Great Holiday Deals on a 144hz Monitor

My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost five years now. He loves playing video games on the computer. I wanted to surprise him on Christmas this year with a 144hz monitor. He has been hinting around about it for months now, but I kept telling him that I already bought his gift and wasn’t able to get the monitor. It was hard for me to keep the secret from him that he was going to get the monitor of his dreams.

I waited in line on Black Friday to try and get one at a fantastic price at a local store. After waiting for over six hours they sold out five people in front of me. My heart sank and I was so disappointed. I didn’t know what I was going to do since I anticipated purchasing it at a reduced price. Continue reading

My Grandson Loved the Hoverboard

My wife and I did a search online for hoverboard with wheels this past Christmas because our grandson was interested in one and we had no idea what it was. I guess that happens when you’re over seventy years old. All these new things come out and we don’t know anything about them. A hoverboard to us sounded like something out of an old science fiction film or book. Our son told us that they were these things with wheels that kids use to move around. I suggested buying him a bike because frankly that sounded like the same thing, and it sounded safer.

But our grandson insisted he wanted a hoverboard likely due to the fact that all the other kids his age either had one or wanted one. So the wife and I looked around on the computer to see if we could find one he would like. We found an excellent site that offered hoverboards in three colors. We knew he wanted a black one, so that base was covered. We did additional research to make sure this item was safe to use. There were some stories about the items in question catching on fire.

Fortunately the ones we found are safe to use. More importantly, they’re very durable. I imagine durability is important because you wouldn’t want to be tooling around town on one of these things only to have a wheel drop off. We order the hoverboard and handed it over to our grandson and he loves it. He immediately started zipping around outside on it. I still think a bike or a skateboard would work, but that’s probably just my opinion due to my age. He seems to love it and he’s pretty good at riding it so I think everything will work out well.

Siri Misleading Adds take Apple to Court

Misleading messages” about Apples well known product Siri are the reason for the latest lawsuit against the big communications company. The suit, filed in Regina by Merchant Law Group, notes a press release introducing Siri lauded it as “an intelligent assistant,” the article adds. After buying an iPhone 4S, Regina resident Catlin Hendriks — – the only named plaintiff at this point — claims Siri didn’t work as advertised.
The statement of claim notes Apples video advertisements showed individuals using Siri, which became available with the iPhone 4S in October, to “make appointments, find restaurants, and even learn guitar chords to classic rock songs or how to tie a tie.”
“Siri either did not understand what the plaintiff was asking or, after a very long wait time, responded with the wrong answer. The plaintiff quickly recognized the futility of using Siri,” contends the suit.
A statement of claim contains allegations not yet proven in court. The proposed class is all persons in Canada who bought an Apple iPhone 4S. The suit cannot proceed as a class action until it receives approval by a judge.
A spokesperson with Apple Canada’s corporate office said its company policy is not to comment on litigation. A statement of defence has not yet been filed.

This is the third such lawsuit; the two others are based in the U.S. Earlier this week a new suit was filed in a U.S. District Court by a California resident named David Jones, who argues that Apple oversells Siri’s abilities in advertising and TV commercials, reports the “L.A. Times”.
“It contends Apple took advantage of consumers, violated consumer protection legislation and caused “substantial injury” to the plaintiff and other members of the proposed class, who have lost money.
Among the compensation sought, the suit seeks a refund in the difference in purchase price between the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 (without Siri), and damages for “loss of use, annoyance and inconvenience.”
Among the compensation sought, the suit seeks a refund in the difference in purchase price between the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 (without Siri).

The Regina suit claims Apple knew of the Siri’s “shortcomings” before its distribution. “Indeed, buried in Apple’s website is the amorphous sentence: ‘Siri is currently in beta and we’ll continue to improve it over time,'” it says. The suit claims Apple didn’t disclose that the Siri transactions in its commercials are fictitious and real consumers can’t expect it to perform such tasks.

E.F. Anthony “Tony” Merchant, Q.C. (born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan) is a lawyer and former politician. He is senior counsel at Merchant Law Group LLP, which has offices across Canada including in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. Several of the largest lawsuits in Canadian history have originated from Merchant Law Group LLP’s offices, multi-Billion dollar class-action lawsuits concerning Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, 911 Fees, defective automobiles, Facebook user security problems and shareholder class actions. Merchant Law Group has major involvement in the residential school lawsuits in Canada.

Sony Ericsson G900 A Phone With Latest Technology And Innovative Style

The new, stylish Sony Ericsson G900 is a slim, stylish and trendy 3G Smart phone which is actually a member of the Sony Ericsson G range. Sony Ericsson G900 is a very amazing mobile phone. All of its niche features have very unique kinds of characteristics. It has a very astounding camera features, which include a 5 mega pixels camera with auto focus, 3 x Digital Zoom, photo light, photo fix along with image stabiliser and Red Eye Reduction. It also has video recorder, video light, video stabiliser, video player, video clip, video streaming with 3G video calling with picture wall paper.

The compact 3G Smart phone comes with as usual a Symbian Operating system which is an open operating system for every mobile smart phone range, which allows its users to download new applications on their smart phone easily.

This phone’s organiser menu is really very large as it serves its users with utmost technology. Organiser menu contains phone book, alarm clock, calculator, calendar, tasks, timer, stop watch, notes, Flight mode, Speaker phone, vibrating alert, Symbian OS technology, Document Editor, Document Reader with phenomenal Handwriting Recognition and Touch screen controls.

It has the option for Internet as well. Internet network comes in four different marvellous ways, they are: Opera Web Browser, WAP 2.0 XHTML, WAP 1.2.1 and Web Feeds.

It also has very innovative kind of connectivity options, they are– as this phone is called 3G Smart phone –3G connectivity with WLAN Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB Cable port. It also has network connections of Tri Band Technology, Tri Band Technology has GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900 with UMTS 2100.

This mobile phone has a very fascinating kind of built-in media player which allows its users to playback music and video files. The user can enjoy high quality sound as it has very good kind of clarity in its sound section. Sound section has media player, album art, FM Radio RDS, Polyphonic ring tones, MP3 and AAC Ring tones, Mega bass, Track ID, Play Now and Bluetooth Stereo(A2DP).

Apple Pie Recipe with Coconut Flax Crust (Neo-Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

They say it doesnt get more American, more home-made or more nostalgic than apple pie. But for those trying to live a Paleo/Primal lifestyle, apple pie is usually right off the list.
Trying to cut out carb-loaded, nutrient-poor grains and their system-irritating baggage (gluten-ouch!) seems to mean sacrificing some of the dishes we like best. Not so with this apple pie. Its gluten-free, grain-free, easier on the lactose-intolerant (goats milk is so much gentler on the system!) and made with 100% maple syrup and coconut sugar for a flavorful sweetness that tastes real.
Crust Ingredients: Bottom Crust 1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond flour
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 rounded tablespoons flax meal
1/2 cup whole goat milk
1 tablespoon 100% maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt Top Crust 1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond flour
5 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup whole goat milk
1 tablespoon 100% maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt Directions: Mix crust ingredients in bowl until crumbly mixture forms. Coat the pie pan with butter or other natural non-stick oil. Push the bottom crust into the pie pan with fingers, distributing evenly after step 3 below.
Filling Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons almond flour
1/8 cup water
1/2 cup xylitol
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg white
5 Organic Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and sliced Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the almond flour, water, xylitol, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
3. Reserve some of the sauce to pour over the crust right before baking. Take the main portion of the sauce and mix in a large bowl with the apple slices to coat them.
4. After placing the bottom crust in your pan, fill with apples, mounded slightly.
5. Cover apples with the top crust. Brush top crust with egg white.
6. Gently pour the remaining sauce over the top crust.
7. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking for 30 to 35 minutes. This pie rocks! Enjoy it with goats milk, spiced tea or home-made (read:real) orange cider. Your body will thank you for skipping the grains!

What’s Better For Business – Iphone Or Android Apps

The popularity of mobile applications, or apps, has caused businesses of all types to try their hand at the mobile market. Creating a mobile app that ties in with your business can be a smart move, but it’s not without some risk. Not only that, but knowing which of the two most popular mobile platforms to develop for can be a tricky decision to make.

Developing a Mobile App Pros & Cons

Before creating an app for your business, it’s important to make sure it’s a good investment by weighing the benefits versus the drawbacks.

Pros:
-Provides better customer service, allowing users to access your business directly from their phone.
-Shows your business is modern
-Provides your business with more exposure by essentially advertising your company to anyone that browses the app store on their phone.

Cons:
-Requires a significant investment that may offer your business no additional revenue.
-Highly competitive app market means your app may not be downloaded.
-Very difficult to develop a mobile app that perfectly fits your business.

The iPhone

Once you’ve determined that a mobile app is a right fit, you’ll have to choose which platform you want to release it on. The iPhone, due to its massive popularity, may seem like an obvious choice. For one, it has a huge install base that loves to download apps. Secondly, your app can be developed to work on any iPhone since they all have the same specifications. It does have its share of problems, however. For one, the iPhone app store is very competitive. The iPhone app store is significantly larger than the Android market, meaning you have less of a chance at competing. Secondly, while growth is high now for the iPhone, the market for Android-based phones is just beginning and growing at an exponential rate.

Android Phones

The main reason to choose to develop an app for the Android market is due to its growing user base. It has a huge install base of potential customers that continues to grow. Secondly, there is less competition in the Android market, giving your app a better chance to shine. Conversely, while the Android market share is widening, it is spread across hundreds of different phones. Making an app that works with all of them can therefore be tricky. Secondly, despite a large market share, the overall number of apps downloaded to Android phones is dwarfed by that of those downloaded to the iPhone. Even with no competition, your app still might not get downloaded.

Conclusion

If you are sure you want to develop a mobile app for your business, you’re currently better off developing for the iPhone. It’s overall simpler to develop for, it has a large install base, and its users are known to download a lot of apps. If your iPhone app is a success, however, consider creating an Android app to match. It’s a growing market for website development that shouldnt be ignored.