4/22/2015

3 Ways to Make Your Car Go Faster

Are high speeds your passion? You’re not alone. There are many reasons race car driving is such a popular sport. The thrill that comes with vehicles reaching such high speeds is matching in hardly any other sport. It’s one thing to just sit and watch a race, though; it’s quite another to get behind the wheel. The average person, however, will never drive a race car in his or her life.

While you may be unlikely to drive a race car, did you know there are ways you can make your own vehicle go faster? While it’s not recommended to stomp on the gas of your souped up vehicle in an unsafe situation, there are plenty of safe ways to drive fast -- or even drive really fast. Read on for a few ways you can boost your car’s speed.

Performance Chips

If buying your own race car isn’t in the cards for you, one great way to help your car reach top speeds is a performance chip. If your car is from the 90s or later, it probably uses electronic fuel injection. This electronic fuel injection is controlled by a computer. With a small tweak to your car’s electronic fuel injection computer chip, you can enhance its power.



You can buy a chip that’s already programmed, or purchase a chip that allows you to program it yourself. Performance chips are versatile, so they can be programmed to make your car do almost anything. You can improve your gas mileage and horsepower as well as speed with the right chip.

Upgrade Your Carburetor

Most older vehicles use carburetors. As you probably know, cars use combustion engines. Carburetors mix fuel and air to create the combustible mixture that provides the energy for your vehicle to move forward. If your car is older, you may be using an older carburetor. This means your vehicle has lower horsepower than it could have, and that keeps you going at a snail’s pace. If you have a 2 barrel carburetor, try upgrading to a 4 barrel model for a big boost in your speed.

Strip It

Perhaps you’ve noticed that race cars don’t come with a lot of passenger seats. Commercial vehicles have a lot more considerations than just speed, so they are built with a lot of add ons inside. While these are useful for taking your kids to soccer practice, they’re slowing your vehicle down. A low-cost way to increase your car’s speed to to strip out as much of the inside as possible. Take out the seats, air conditioning system, and spare wheel for a big boost in speed. You can always put them back.

Conclusion

These are just a few ways you can help your car reach its speed potential. Learn more about your vehicle to find out more about becoming a speed demon without buying a race car.

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4/21/2015

5 Best Apps Made by Government Agencies

Now a day, it seems like you can find an app for almost anything. From saving money on groceries, to booking a flight to Japan, smart phones offer a vast source of information right at your fingertips. It’s no surprise then that the government has taken notice and produced handy apps of its own. Here is a list of the top five government apps on the market today.

NASA App

Available for Apple products and Android, this app was the first high-performance app issued by the government that was available to anyone for free. NASA has always been well ahead of the curve in terms of public outreach, and their convenient app is no exception. Available since 2010, the NASA app features high def images of space, relevant news, and press releases.



U.S. Jobs

The economy has seemed to have found its footing again, but there are still tons of Americans looking for work. The USA Job app, for iOS, is an attempt by the Office of Personnel Management to help give you access to numerous job listings nationwide. Launched in 2010, the elegant interface is easy to navigate and enables you to custom tailor your search to specific fields, agencies, and locations. The app will also send you a notification when a new position becomes available. You can also get your resume on file and keep track of all of the jobs you’ve applied for.

WISER Wireless Info for Emergency Responders

This app, compatible with Apple, Android, and Blackberry, was made by the National Institutes of Health to help save lives. Originally designed for hazmat teams and other first responders, the app offers a searchable feature and information on many safety topics, including how to determine if people were exposed to certain toxins.

Ask Karen

Made by the U.S. Agricultural Department, Ask Karen is a fun and informative app. Karen, a digital food safety icon expert, will answer all types of questions on food and cooking. Compatible with Apple products and Android, the app also features a live food safety expert on weekdays from 10am to 4pm to answer any questions you might have.

GovConTrack

While it’s not created by the federal government, this app helps you to easily search for government contract jobs and grants from your iPhone or iPad. GovConTrack can pull information directly from the Federal Procurement Data System and provide you with the latest government contract jobs in your area.
These five apps for your smart phone or tablet offer vast resources and are informative and fun. Whether you use them to study outer space, or simply find what is healthy to make for dinner, these top government apps should definitely be the next ones you decide to download.

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4/19/2015

5 Best iPhone and Android Apps for Recovering Alcoholics

Drinking plays a big part in most people's social circles, and while some people have little problem keeping their drinking at a reasonable level, there are millions of people across the country that suffer from alcoholism. According to the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, for those 16.6 million adults ages 18 and up, a full 7 percent of those who drink had an AUD in 2013. Overcoming alcoholism can be an extremely difficult task, often requiring rehab and tremendous individual effort. One of the new tools recovering alcoholics can now put to use in their battle is the smartphone. There are several apps available to help monitor drinking levels and aid in the recovery process. It might seem a bit far-fetched, but there have already been positive studies surrounding apps in this area. Using rehab centers and support groups are still, of course, the most effective and beneficial for recovering alcoholics, but here are a few apps to help along the way.

Stop Drinking with Andrew Johnson

Available both on iPhone and Android systems, this app is based on the stress-management coaching of the guru Andrew Johnson who's been in the game of helping people for nearly to two decades. The app features a number of relaxation techniques and visualization tools that are designed to help with alcohol addiction recovery. It can be useful, whether the person has been alcohol-free for a while already, or is just beginning their journey.

12 Steps AA Companion

The long time popular Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) support group has come up with an app so that recoveries can access their help from anywhere.  Both iPhone and Android users can download the app and use its features which include a running sobriety calculator, all of "The Big Book" text, allows users to send and share uplifting messages, and even incorporates the use of social media.  Another great feature is a map tool that allows users to find the nearest AA offices and meeting destinations.



Biblical Encouragement - Alcohol Addiction 

Religion often plays a large part in recovery and owners of the iPhone can turn to this app for Christian scripture that gives them support and encouragement. Regardless of what phase the recovery is at, this app offers words of wisdom to help and inspire. One of the great features is the power to share favorite passages through Facebook, text, and email.

AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker

Here's one only available on Android systems.  It's an alcohol consumption tracker that lets users count the drinks they've had that day, week, or month.  Someone attempting complete sobriety may not find this very useful, but those who are ready to drink can keep track of their blood alcohol level using the calculator tool. This app helps hold you accountable via social apps or email.  It's just one of several different alcohol tracking apps.

My Daily Journal

Writing is often one of the most powerful tools a person can have in any recovery program and this iPhone app allows users the freedom to journal from any location, and even add photos or share entries when they wish. They can write about what triggers usage, any emotions they have before, during or after cravings, and anything they need to get off their chest.  Entries can be password protected so private thoughts and emotions are kept safe.

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4/12/2015

Technology of the Analog Clock

Technology is an amazing thing. Once upon a time the only way there really was to tell time was by how the shadow fell on certain types of clocks, like the sun dial. However, just like with any other invention, someone decided to build upon what was there and create a more useful product, this one being the analog clock.

The analog clock is a clock that have moving hands that point to different numbers, from one to 12, to tell what time it is. The little hand on an analog clock shows what the hour is and the big hand shows what the minute is, in case you’ve forgotten since most people have grown accustomed to digital clocks.

The Invention of the Analog Clock

All technology starts somewhere small, with just an idea. One day, someone decided there was a better way to keep track of the time through the day and they invented a clock. The first mechanical clocks and watches were powered by water and didn’t look a whole lot like today’s clocks.



Around the 13th and 14th century mechanical clocks made in Europe that weren’t powered through the use of water were introduced. However, they were too complex for general use and weren’t of a convenient weight. There were many people that built upon the creation of the clock, but the first person to invent what would be our modern day analog clock was a German by the name of Peter Henlein. He made the first clock that was spring-driven, sometime around 1511. It would take some more work in order to create a timepiece that would keep time, as this first one would lose hours over just one day.

Clocks of Today

From the basic analog clock, there was the follow of the pendulum clock, like that in grandfather clocks. There would also be the electric clock and the quartz clock. Watches give you choices like windup and battery operated.

The clocks of today, unlike that one in the 1500s, keep time quite well and most don’t seem to even lose minutes as the day or week passes. You can choose from the lovely analog clock, with regular numbers or Roman numerals, or you can go with the even more technologically advanced digital clock.

Many people couldn’t function without knowing the exact time. In the busy human life of the world of technology it’s important to always know what time it is so you can make it to work, appointments and meetings on time. No matter what kind of clock you use, whether it’s an analog clock in the kitchen, a digital alarm clock in your bedroom or the clock attached to your trusty smartphone, because of the drive of inventors, you can tell the time without determining where the sun is in the sky.
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4/02/2015

Top 3 Breath-a-Lyzers for Personal Use


Drinking and driving seems to be an unfortunate reality in our lives. Most people would never consider driving while under the influence; most people who are driving don’t consider themselves to be under the influence. Fortunately, technology exists that can give you a head’s up about your blood alcohol level. Unfortunately, the devices are not foolproof.

BACtrack

This device is a fuel cell unit that can display the results on an iPhone via a Bluetooth link. It displays a graph that predicts how a person’s blood alcohol level will be affected in the hours to come. It shows the level diminishing to zero and tracks the time it will take to do so. It can be purchased for $150.

The device works like this:  a chemical reaction starts inside the hand-held unit. When the person breathes into it, the alcohol in their breath is broken down into water and acid. Electricity is produced during this reaction, which is easily measured and then used to calculate the blood alcohol level.



Alcohoot

This competitor to BACtrack costs $99 and relies on the same technology to run the blood alcohol level. It claims the technology it uses is the exact same used by law enforcement. It only works with iPhone and includes an app that shows local restaurants to eat something while sobering up. It also lists taxi companies.

The main problem with both Alcohoot and BACtrack devices is that they need to be calibrated correctly. If they aren’t, the readings will be wildly inaccurate. They may be some of the same technology that the police use, but if not used properly, they will be of absolutely no use.

Tin Oxide Semiconductor

Several manufacturers also offer a device that ranges in cost from about $30 to $70. This relies on a tin oxide semiconductor to get a reading. Alcohol from the breath is evaluated by its ability to conduct electricity. This gives the blood alcohol level indication. Unfortunately, these sensors often go bad after just three to six months. Also, they give lots of false positives; they make the mistake of thinking acetone, hair spray or other very common ingredients are actually alcohol.

Good Representation

What do you do if you’ve trusted your device and still got arrested for a DUI?  Get a lawyer. Quickly. As soon as possible, you need to start researching and interviewing lawyers. Find one that has experience with DUI’s and has a winning record. Find out how past clients’ arrests and or convictions have been dealt with. You need to make sure the lawyer knows what to do in court and knows how to keep you in the loop and out of jail.

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3/31/2015

Architectural Technology Inside Your Home

When most people think of technology they get stuck on the thought of computers, gadgets and other digital devices. However, technology is much more than that. Technology revolves around many things, including equipment and machinery that is developed from using scientific knowledge. Equipment can be anything, from your comfy computer chair to the special spatula you use in your kitchen because it doesn’t stick to anything. Think ergonomic furniture, when it comes to technology inside your home.

Of course, gadget technology can also take over your home, from designing your own in-home theater to controlling mechanical devices from your smartphone.

When you design your own home, you want to invest in the best items to make your home architecturally sound, and you want the best in technology. You want everything to function perfectly, and look great too.



Starting at the core

If you are building your own home, the core starts from the base up. You determine what architectural design you are going for, whether or not you want a home with green technology, and even the simplest things like how many rooms you plan to have and their layout.

If you purchased a home and are just remodeling, your core starts a little farther outside the walls. You want to determine what kind of railings you want on your stairs, connecting different floors. Maybe you’ll be putting some permanent shelving in, or removing a wall or two to expand a room.

Then onto decor

Once your core is all set, it’s time to decorate. Technology comes in handy here too, when choosing your kitchen, bathroom and entertainment gadgets. Not only do you need to determine what you are going to decorate your home with, but there is also a technical way to determine where everything will go. You want to ensure your home flows and allows good energy within.

Look at decor that is efficient and helps you with the things you want to get done. Maybe you need a special chair for at the computer desk. Maybe you like a minimalist style and don’t want a lot of art or decor on the walls or shelving.

Everyone has their own taste when it comes to their home and the technology they use to make that house feel like a home. You may prefer a dial up home phone, a TV with rabbit ears and a VCR player. That still brings technology into your home, it’s just old technology. Part of technology is the fact that it keep growing and evolving as new things are invented and new problems are solved. We can live without much of technology, at least that which is created for our homes, but it helps make life that much easier.
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3/29/2015

mCent Hack Trick 2015 | Earn Rs. 700 Per Referral

Hi friends, As I already shared many tricks to earn free mobile recharges and earn money online. Today I am gonna share an amazing trick or you can say hack to earn Rs. 700 in your mCent wallet by just referring one of your friend. You can earn 700 Rupees per referral, means every time a person will register on mCent via your invite you will get up to 700 Rupees in your account.

What is mCent?

For those who still don't know what is mCent: mCent is a mobile application which gives you free mobile recharge for just installing and trying apps on your mobile phone. It also gives huge amount by their referral program.

mcent hack trick 2015

mCent Hack Trick 2015

Now friends come to the main point of this article. Actually friends this is not a hack or any trick. It is the official service of mCent. Today I checked my mCent app and I shocked after watching the message that was showing earn Rs. 700 per referral. You can also see this in the screenshot given below. Actually I am analyses mCent app from past few days and I found that mCent changes the amount they offer per referral too frequently. One day I noticed it was Rs. 50 / referral another day Rs. 35, then one day Rs. 350 and today Rs. 700.

mcent hack trick 2015


How to earn free recharges with mCent app?

SignUp on mCent: Click Here to sign up on mCent and create your new account if you don't have one. If you are already joined mCent then skip this step. 

Check mCent app Daily: We usually don't open mCent app daily or we stop checking mCent after installing and trying all given apps and redeeming earned money. But by doing this we miss something big. As I explained above mCent is now offering Rs. 700 per referral and I only come to know this because I open mCent app everyday.

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3/25/2015

Best Apps for Business People On the Go

Being a traveling business person takes a lot of energy. Between keeping track to boarding passes and luggage, navigating unfamiliar cities, and being even busier than usual with work, many business people struggle to keep everything organized when traveling. The experienced business traveler may have their routine down to a science – but still, business travel is often financially inefficient for companies. You may be surprised what parts of your routine are less efficient than you think.

Fortunately, technology has a solution for the business traveler. Hundreds of new apps are developed daily to meet the needs of people in every niche imaginable – and that includes traveling businesspeople. Looking to make business travel less hectic, and become a more relaxed and efficient traveler? Read on for some apps that can help.

Best Business Travel Apps
  1. BestParking. Business travel often involves renting a car. Depending on where you're traveling and what kind of business functions you will be attending, finding a place to keep that rental car can be a problem. Companies typically will reimburse for parking costs – but that doesn't mean you want to overpay. In any case, finding good parking in an unfamiliar place can be difficult and can wind up making you late. BestParking is an app to remedy this problem. It points you to inexpensive, convenient parking all over the country. The company also offers $5 Starbucks gift cards if their app ever leads you astray.
  2. AwardWallet. If you're a frequent traveler, there are lots of potential benefits transportation and hotel companies offer you for your loyalty. However, it can be difficult or impossible to keep track when you're traveling often – you may fly different airlines or stay at different hotels depending on your location and what your company wants. AwardWallet can help you keep track of your hotel, credit card, and frequent flier points. You can log in to all of these rewards in one place, making it much easier and more efficient to get the rewards you've earned.
  3. Expensify. Do you need to turn in receipts for your travel costs to get reimbursement? Many companies take time to reimburse you for what you spend on a trip. Sometimes, the expenses can rack up – and what's even worse is when you lose the receipts for those expenses. It's easy to mix up receipts in your busy travel schedule. Expensify can help by tracking all of your expenses from one app. Sync your credit and debit cards to the app and it compiles all your purchases into an expense report. For cash payments, you can scan your receipt. Expensify is a must for the business traveler.
Conclusion
Technology is advancing every day to help the business traveler. Never fall victim to inefficient travel methods again with these and other excellent travel apps.
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