Toaster Technology I Never Thought I’d Love

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Toaster Technology

There are so many technological devices that help our lives be simpler and more entertaining. I am a fan of technology and utilize it every day, but sometimes I find myself laughing or mocking appliances or machines because I do not see what benefit they have for me. One such piece of technology I thought I would never use is very basic, it’s my toaster oven.

When my husband and I became engaged, we thought it would be a good idea to create a gift registry, so we headed down to the store, picked up a scanner and started “shopping.” When we got to the kitchen appliances, I didn’t foresee any trouble.

We added a blender and a microwave to the registry with no issues, then came the toasters. I just wanted a basic toaster, the jack-in-the-box kind where you put two slices in, push the lever, and they jump out when they are done. My husband wanted a full-fledged toasting machine, complete with removable racks and a tray for browning. This was a serious problem.

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A toaster oven just seemed so over the top. After all, we had a microwave on the list, and who eats more than two pieces of toast at a time anyway? My husband put his foot down, the toaster oven would be on the list. I could add my toaster too if I wanted, but I huffed and grumbled and scanned the beast of a toaster oven to add it to the registry, and we continued to bath towels.

Of course, someone bought this overgrown toasting technology as a gift for our wedding. So I huffed and grumbled some more and packed it into the moving truck, then set it up on the counter in the new apartment. Begrudgingly I learned how to make toast, I think I may have even used the special browning tray once or twice during that first year or two.

Then, finally, after 5 years of marriage, I grew to love this toaster oven. I could never go back to just two pieces of toast. I find myself toasting a whole plate of toast, making garlic bread and reheating leftovers. In fact, I think I now use the toaster oven more often than the microwave, which is pretty incredible considering my cooking skills started out with the ability to nuke a corn dog.

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Whether the technology we use is brand new or time-tested, it always pays to give it a try. I still tend to scoff at things if they seem a little different or excessive, but by being open to new things, and exploring what is available, I find that I discover new tools that I just can’t live without.

A Review of Nvidia’s 3D Vision Glasses Technology

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Now you’re ready to turn on your 3D Vision glasses by a switch on the left temple that will turn a green light on. This light stays for 30 seconds and indicates that the glasses are working. The first thing you’ll notice as soon as you put your glasses on is how much darker your display looks. That is because each of your eyes is only receiving half of the light that they normally would.

The next page of the driver setup program will show you some test images. If you look at them, you will probably see random meaningless shapes. While wearing your glasses, if you close your left eye, you will only see some parts of the image, and if you close your other eye, you will see the other parts of the picture.

Together, this gives you the complete picture. The next page of the setup program will ask you if you see flickering. The next page will ask you if you see a 3D image popping out at you. The last page is a confirmation of completion, and now you have finished configuring your drivers.

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So now we’re going to talk about the IR emitter. Wherever you place it, remember, it does need to have a direct line of sight with the glasses because they also have a receiver to talk to the emitter. At the back of this device, you will see a wheel control. That’s for controlling how much 3D depth you’re comfortable with. A lot of people will start off with a little 3D depth and work their way up to more and more depth as they get comfortable. There is also a port for 3D Sync In, which is for use with 3D Ready TVs. Some DLP 120Hz TVs happen to be 3D Ready.

The advantages of the Nvidia solution include “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” program. That means that driver development is going to continue in future games, and there is actually a long list of games that are already supported by 3D Vision technology. The other huge advantage that it has over competed for solutions is that it does work with Nvidia SLI. 3D Vision is quite demanding on your video card because you need to run your games at 120 frames per second for the 120Hz monitor.

The system also has to render the images from two different angles which are very demanding, and SLI happens to be a huge advantage for this. The setup process is also quite advantageous because competing solutions take a lot longer to setup their devices with your system.

Nvidia's Max-Q tech

Once 120Hz displays become more popular, you’re going to be able to use your 3D Vision glasses with any computer and some DLP TVs.

Another Wall Street Technology Bubble Brewing

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Wall Street TechnologyJust in case you don’t have time to follow markets and the latest technology trends you may not have noticed the alarming stock prices of certain technology giants like Apple, which trades around $331 a share according to NASDAQ, Netflix which trades around $180 a share and Google which sells for around $600 a share.

In comparison, important companies like Lockheed Martin currently sell for $70 a share, Krogers $21 a share, and Exxon Mobile for around $74 a share. So either there is a supply shortage on overpriced technology timewasters, or someone is mucking up the price of certain stocks to create a bubble to cash in on.

You may have also missed that Goldman Sachs, supposed “market makers” who brought us investments that they knew were “crap” and then bet on the other side of those same “crappy investments” as they sold them to “uninformed” investors.

Those same folks, according to Bloomberg Business week Magazine, have just valued Facebook at $50 billion dollars, just in time for Goldman Sachs to offer investors another golden investment opportunity that will surely swell in price as ordinary investors wait to get a piece on the secondary markets.

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Unfortunately, any company that is based on a free service, which Facebook is, the market value is tentative, to say the least, especially since they make their profits off selling their user’s private browsing habits to advertisers.

But, this is the new age of speculative markets, where supply and demand or what you produce if you produce anything at all, doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that if “market makers,” who collude with government regulators to allow sophisticated scams to be perpetrated on in-the-dark public investors, want to make billions on the back of a company?

Then that company will most likely be overvalued short term to reel in investors in order to drive up the price of the stock as it becomes available to the public, and then the same “market maker” who has an implicit incentive to see the price rise will sell their shares just in time to watch the bubble burst in our economy’s face.

Sound familiar? It should, Goldman Sachs and other unethical “market makers” destroyed our housing economy and almost sent the real economy sliding off a ditch. If it weren’t for our tax dollars, companies like Goldman Sachs wouldn’t even exist, something I definitely did not sign up for when I paid my taxes.

I think it is definitely time to keep a very skeptical eye on any technology stocks over the next 2-5 years, especially if shady-no-good “market makers” are pulling strings behind closed doors.

What is Search Engine Marketing?

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Search Engine Optimization

Search engine marketing (SEM) is an Internet Marketing strategy, which helps increasing products/services/websites visibility over the Internet whereas making the place for sites over search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN.

Search Engine Marketing has been done using contextual marketing, search engine optimization, paid marketing and paid Ad placements. Here in this article, we put light on all these parts of SEM:

Contextual Marketing: It is the type of e-marketing in which pages are sponsored to the user based on the search regarding the product, services, or industry.

Search Engine Optimization: In this form of search engine marketing, Website is optimized to increase its visibility over search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc. Herein, the work is done to bring the Website on the first page of Google, Yahoo, and MSN so that more traffic and customer will reach to the concerned internet site. The main work done during Search Engine Optimization is keyword stuffing in Website content based on the product/services. Keywords are stuffed as per the keyword search volume.

Paid Marketing: it is an another part of search engine marketing in which other Website owners and blog owner are paid for placing ads of other brands on their Website/blog and for this they are paid whenever any visitor will click the ads given on their Website/blog.

Paid Ad Placements: In this form of search engine marketing, banner/text ads of products or services are created and placed on the Websites having the proper source of regular Web traffic. Ads are set up in the much productive way so that the user will click those ads. As soon as the visitor clicks the ads, he or she will be directed to the related Website increasing the visitor’s counter for that Website.

Search Engine Marketing

Afore listed are some of the parts of search engine marketing or SEM, which now days has become an integral part of online businesses. Thinking without this way of e-marketing is not feasible when the competition in the market is at peak. If you want to stay ahead of your competitors and want to get the high return on investment, then you must take advantage of search engine marketing strategies otherwise seeing your Website amid the first page of Google, Yahoo, and MSN will become a dream. Search engine marketing is the only way to attain high rank and visibility over the Internet and for getting great sales.

Alam Fathi is a search engine optimization specialist with a total industry experience of 17 years across multiple domains. He has worked with some of the top names in the business and possesses sound knowledge regarding all facets of SEO. Click to know more about Search Engine Marketing and search engine optimization