Friday, 30 October 2015

Having Problems Waking Up in the Morning?

Would you get out of bed fast if you’re woken up by a stranger’s voice?
Wakie, an apps which connects you with total strangers to either be woken up by. It works a little like an old-school hotel wake-up call service. After signing in with your phone number(phone numbers are kept private), users are divided into two groups: Wakies and Sleepyheads. Sleepyheads are the anti-morning folks who want to be woken up and wakies are the users that want to do the waking.
So after that, Wakie specifically tries to pair you with someone of the opposite sex, and then you will start your mornings with the most awkward minute-long blind date. If there is no one available to wake you, the app will generate an automated call. Wakees can rate the wakers too. Sounds fun?
Wakie Alarm App
(Images via Wakie app)
Download for: Android | Windows Phone
(To read more: Wakie)

Friday, 23 October 2015

The Disappearing Desk

Thought this was worth a shre.

the Evolution of Our Work Desks
The Evolution of the Desk video was produced by Ben Faw, for more info visit

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Home CCTV: Standalone Kits Vs Pc-Based Kits

If you are planning to install security cameras for home use, you will ultimately have to decide: will you choose standalone household CCTV kits that come with their own DVR? Or will you choose PC-based home CCTV systems that hook up to an existing desktop or laptop computer?
Security Cameras For Home
Here are a few key differences to help you make a decision that will best suit your needs:
Budget and existing hardware
If you already have a spare desktop or laptop computer laying around, then you already have a potential platform for storing and archiving recorded footage. This can lead to significant savings in the long run, especially when paired with budget security cameras designed specifically for use with PCs.
This may, however, not be feasible if you don’t have a free laptop or desktop PC to spare. Storing a large archive will also be a problem if your PC has limited storage capacity – typically less than 500 GB. In this case, a standalone kit with a DVR may be the more practical choice.
Remote Viewing
If you need to remotely view or manipulate the cameras while on the go, then you will typically want to stick with a PC-based surveillance kit. Using wireless Internet access points, you can use smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices to work with your cameras even if you are hundreds of miles away.
The growth of Wi-Fi compatible DVRs, however, is slowly eroding that advantage of PC-based systems. The more recent crop of DVRs not only archive the footage, but also allow for remote access via the Internet. So if you need to check the feed of your security cameras for home use on a regular basis, PC-based systems and standalone DVRs with Wi-Fi connectivity can help you out there.
If you want your security system to be as secure as possible, then you will want to get a standalone DVR kit. These standalone DVRs come with their own customized operating system, which is significantly harder to viruses, Trojans, denial of service attacks and other remote threats.
Another main advantage is that nobody tinkers with the system as much as a PC. People typically use their PCs for various purposes – reading email, visiting websites, installing programs and a whole lot of other things. This is a major weak point that remote threats can exploit, and can be a liability if your household CCTV system captures sensitive information.
This is another field where DVR-based security cameras for home use have a clear advantage over their PC-based counterparts. DVRs don’t have as many sensitive parts as PCs, and you don’t need to worry too much about updates being constantly installed on the unit. You may be surprised to find budget security cameras wearing out faster than the DVR units they come bundled with!
Aside from the initial setup process, cleaning and dusting the DVR on a regular basis is basically the extent of all you need to do. This significantly reduces the need of DVR-based home CCTV systems for constant maintenance – perfect for when you want your system to keep chugging for years to come.

Friday, 9 October 2015

5 important points to get the best LED Flashlight Headlamp

LED flashlight headlamps are a great line for various people out there. A simple head-mounted flashlight will prove to be immensely useful for anyone that needs to focus on a task and needs both hands free to do so.
LED Flashlight Headlamp
The problem, however, is that not all LED headlamps out there are equal. If you want to find one that is best suited for your needs, then you will definitely need to learn what sets these headlamps apart from each other:
1.Lumens – this is one of most important things you need to look out when picking out LED flashlight headlamps. A high lumen rating means that the beam is a lot brighter, while a low lumen rating means that the headlamp consumes less power and is typically cheaper.
2.Beam Distance – technically measured in candelas but is more often measured by the meters the beam of light will travel before it fades out in the darkness. Again, LED flashlight headlamps with high beam distance ratings will cost – and weigh – more, so it’s another tradeoff between performance and economy.
3.Lux – lux simply means the concentration of light over a given area. A high lux rating, means that even a low-lumen headlamp will focus its meager light on a small but brightly-lit area. A low lux rating, on the other hand, means that a headlamp with the same lumen rating would spray its light over a wider area but less brightly than its high lux counterpart. If you want concentrated beams, get a low-lumen, high lux LED flashlight. If you want wide-area illumination, get a high-lumen, low-flux variant.
4.Battery Life – simply put, a LED torch with a higher mAH (milli ampere per hour) means that its batteries will last longer than the same torch powered by batteries with low mAH ratings. This is an important consideration when picking out a rechargeable flashlight or headlamp. If you need your headlamp to last for long sessions at a time, then you will need to invest more money into a model with batteries that have a high mAH rating. You will also have to deal with the added problem of weight as higher mAH batteries tend to weigh more. If you are working on a budget, need your headlamps to stay light or don’t really need to use your headlamp for prolonged periods of time, then you can work with lower mAH batteries.
5.Design – there are two primary ways LED flashlight headlamps are designed: fixed or movable. Fixed headlamps have their lights, well, fixed in one position. You can expect them to aim wherever you point them. Other headlamps, however, allow you to tilt the light so that you can manipulate the beam even without moving your head around so much. Movable headlamps are ideal for when you need to keep your neck in a fixed position, like when you are lying down or fighting against gravity. Fixed headlamps are preferable when you are free to move around as you will.