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Oct 2009 31
Learn a Language on the Go. Learn to speak a new language on the go with Rosetta Stone with Audio Companion, the device that lets you continue learning a language away from your computer. The Rosetta Stone software utilizes a combination of images, text, and sound, with difficulty levels increasing as the student progresses, in order to teach various vocabulary terms and grammatical functions intuitively, without drills or translation. They call this the "Dynamic Immersion method". The goal is to teach languages the way first languages are learned.
With Rosetta Stone you can:
Learn naturally: As a child, you learned to speak instinctively by experiencing the world around you. Rosetta Stone recreates this experience through a fully immersive environment right on your computer. No translation or memorization. It has eliminated the traditional approach of using translation and grammar rules, empowering you to think in your new language. There are no flash cards, dictionaries or memorization drills. A carefully designed sequence of activities. By surrounding you with words, images and the voices of native speakers, our method lets you progress naturally from words and phrases to sentences and conversations.
Engage interactively: Unlike tapes, videos or books that passively feed you language, you’ll constantly interact with the program. The Adaptive Recall feature brings back review exercises to help you transfer what you’ve learned into your long-term memory.
Speak confidently: Step-by-step, you will gain the confidence to speak on your own. You'll develop your intuitive ability to create sentences from scratch in a conversational setting. Before long, you'll be in the middle of conversations and you'll be doing the talking! The speech-recognition technology helps you pronounce syllables, words and sentences in your new language, and provides immediate, ongoing feedback.
Have Fun: As you learn —and solve one language-learning puzzle after another—you'll experience a series of "ah-ha" moments that keep you motivated so, you'll want to keep learning more. With every step, you'll move forward and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Oct 2009 29
Clocky clock is outfitted with wheels, allowing it to hide itself in order to force the owner awake in an attempt to find it. Invented for an industrial design class by Gauri Nanda, then a graduate student at MIT Media Lab, Clocky won the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize in Economics. After earning her Masters Degree from MIT, Nanda founded a company, Nanda Home, to commercialize Clocky clock radios and other home products.
Clocky is a clock for people who have trouble getting out of bed. When the snooze bar is pressed, Clocky rolls off the table and finds a hiding spot, a new one every day. It leaps off of your night stand, and drives around your room, making random turns and racing away from your grasp. Now you have to get out of bed and hunt the little bugger down to turn it off.
Oct 2009 26
After the disappointment of the Samsung Instinct S30, Samsung has redeemed itself with the Samsung Instinct HD for Sprint. Both an upgrade and an improvement over the original Instinct, the Instinct HD offers a sleeker design, a brighter display, and more features. However, be prepared to pay a price for this cell phone. Samsung Instinct HD offers a sleek design with an attractive user interface and a brilliant display. Its HD-capable camera is one of the best around, photo and video quality are sharp, and the loaded feature set includes Wi-Fi.
One of the key HD features about the Instinct HD it’s mentioned multiple times on the box is the ability to play your photos and videos back on auxiliary HD devices. The phone even has a mini-HDMI video out port on its side. The Samsung Instinct HD does take advantage of some of Sprint’s cool video services, like Sprint TV (which offers a mix of live and pre-packaged TV and video clips) and the NFL Mobile Live service, which lets you watch live football games. Both of these services are included with the voice and data plans that Sprint offers for the Instinct HD, which start at $69.99 a month.
The Instinct HD went on sale Sunday, September 27 for $249 with a service contract. As much as the phone offers, we find the price rather hard to swallow. After all, you can get a full smartphone like the HTC Hero for $70 cheaper, but if high-end multimedia is your main interest, the Instinct HD should deliver them. The major selling point on the Samsung Instinct HD, however, is in the name; the smartphone offers a 5-megapixel autofocus camera that shoots video in 720p HD – a first for mainstream devices in the U.S. The capacitive touchscreen is highly responsive and the haptic feedback on the virtual QWERTY is excellent. Also excellent is the SMS/MMS/Exchange messaging. With that in place, owners can use the Instinct HD to watch content from their phone, the microSD card inside, or from the internet on their big-screen TV. Samsung have also preloaded Opera Mobile 9.7, Twitter and Facebook access and Visual Voicemail, to which Sprint add Sprint TV, Sprint Navigation (with 2D and 3D mapping) and various sports-related apps.
Full Touchscreen with Accelerometer : The Samsung Instinct HD is perfectly in sync with you. The advanced touchscreen is extraordinarily responsive to your touch, a fact made quite clear with haptic feedback. The orientation of the screen instinctively rotates from portrait mode to landscape mode when you turn the device, thanks to the built-in accelerometer.
Full HTML Web Browser : See your favorite websites on the Instinct HD the way you see them on your computer. The built-in full HTML web browser even lets you bookmark them to spare you from having to re-enter those URL addresses. To enjoy a wider view, simply rotate the phone into landscape view
Advanced GPS Navigation (2D & 3D Maps) : Running on empty? Search for the nearest gas station by proximity to your exact location. Check out prices beforehand, too. Looking for a Wi-Fi hotspot? With the Samsung Instinct HD you can search for Wi-Fi spots and find out which ones are free. Keep your eyes on the road with audible, turn-by-turn directions to your destination. If it’s a friend of yours that is lost, send them directions in a message
Visual Voicemail : Whose call did you just miss? Now it takes even less time to figure out which messages to listen to and which ones to delete. With the Visual Voicemail display, you can now see who called out of the corner of your eye.
5.0MP Camera & TV Out Capable : Capture stunning pictures and video with the built-in 5.0MP camera. You can either check it out in all its high-res glory on the 3.2" HVGA screen, or view it on the HDTV in your living room with the TV Out feature
Oct 2009 26
Although the look of Windows 7 may seem to be nothing more than some polish applied liberally to the Vista Aero theme, make no mistake: this is a full replacement operating system, and more than just "Vista done right." From driver support to multitouch groundwork for the future, from better battery management to the most user-friendly interface Microsoft has ever had. Many say this is the Windows that Vista was supposed to be. Also, Windows 7 is the first major redevelopment to the GUI since Windows 95. Besides the GUI there have been major changes under the hood, and added technology. Plus, Win 7 can run on older computers unlike its predecessor Windows Vista.
The Windows 7 GUI (Graphical User Interface) has been changed in a few ways from previous versions of Windows. Instead of rectangles with the name of the program running on the taskbar, square icons are used. Below are more new features of Windows 7.
Pin - Pin programs to the taskbar. Pin files to Jump Lists. Just like tacking notes on a bulletin board, you can use pin to keep the things you need close at hand.
Snap - Size and arrange windows by simply dragging their borders to the edges of your screen. Instantly expand to full screen and back, or arrange two windows side by side or compare two files side by side with a quick drag to the edge of the screen.
Play - To Play music, photos, and videos from your PC to media devices connected to your home network. You can send media from your PC to other compatible devices in your home.
Windows Touch - Ever wish you could just point at what you want and move things around with your hand? With a touch-sensitive screen and Windows 7, you can. You can use your fingers to do more with your touch screen PC.
HomeGroup - Easily share the photos, music, and files on each of the PCs running Windows 7 on your home network. It's especially handy when you want to share a printer. This takes the headache out of sharing files, devices, and printers on a home network.
On top of all that Windows 7 is the most secure version of Windows to date. Yes there is still the UAC (User Account Control), but it isn’t as annoying and you control the level of security you want from it.
Oct 2009 22
Introducing Lookbookstores. At lookbookstores.com, we help you find the lowest book prices on new and used books by comparing prices to find you the cheapest new and used textbooks. Are you a college student looking for discount prices on new or used college textbooks? We can save you tons of money on this semesters textbooks. Lookbookstores.com does not sell books, we only compare the price and then provide a convenient link for you to make your purchase from the merchant of your choice. Lookbookstores compares all the best textbook stores at once finding the sweetest, cheapest textbook deals on the planet.
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Oct 2009 10
Introducing halfvalue uk, a free uk online shopping service aimed to provide the best shopping tools for online shoppers in UK and Ireland. We search thousands of online sellers and various websites to make sure we find the cheapest prices. Using our service you can view real time reviews about products and watch how-to's and buying guides for millions of products. We offer shoppers easy-to-use search tools, engaging content and time saving navigation, along with millions of unbiased product and merchant reviews all in one place.
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Oct 2009 9
Many cell phones offer optional GPS navigation services. Even standalone GPS vendors like TomTom and Navigon now offer iPhone apps. But the Garmin nuvifone G60 is a first: a Linux-powered cell phone and bonafide Garmin GPS device in one. That means you get text-to-speech capability, a database with millions of points of interest, and full-blown search capabilities.
The only 3G phone to fully integrate the world’s best-selling GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile web. Find people, addresses, businesses, and navigate there with local search and Spoken turn-by-turn directions announce streets by name just like a Garmin nüvi personal navigation device. nüvifone G60 is the only phone to fully integrate the world’s best-selling GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile web. Because GPS is integrated and not just an application, nüvifone allows you to do more, such as talk on the phone while continuing to navigate. Always know where you are and where you’re going with nüvifone. It provides the easiest, most advanced and intuitive navigation experience of any phone currently available.
Garmin Nuvifone G60 Smartphone and GPS Navigator is part of the Garmin-Asus Nuvifone Series of navigation mobile phones. Like the Apple iPhone, Garmin Nuvifone G60 is a touch-screen smartphone with virtual buttons and keyboards.
According the Garmin, the Garmin Nuvifone G60 is a 3G hybrid handset. One it is docked into car mount, the Garmin Nuvifone G60 automatically turns on its embedded GPS navigator. Even in GPS use, Garmin Nuvifone G60 still enables hands-free calls. Sweet! Another great feature of the Garmin Nuvifone G60 navigator and Smartphone is that has a built-in geo-tagging camera. So the images taken by this G60 Nuvifone can trace where these geotagged images were taken.
The nüvifone G60 is a great new idea--a smart phone that fully integrates a GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile Internet. Because the GPS is not a separate application, the G60 allows you to navigate while you talk on the phone or use other features.
Check your email and enjoy full HTML web browsing over Wi-Fi or your data network, snap photos with the built-in 3 megapixel autofocus camera, view Microsoft Office documents, and plenty more. All on a sleek and light device with a 3.5-inch anti-glare touch screen. With nüvifone, you can always know where you are and where you're going.
Oct 2009 7
Give a boost to your viewing experience with the latest Samsung UN55B8500 55" 1080P LED HDTV. Enjoy breakthrough picture quality, multiple connectivity option and smooth motion, all wrapped up in an ultra slim 1.6" design. The new Samsung UN55B8500 55" 1080P LED HDTV uses LED local dimming backlight technology, supports Auto Motion Plus 240Hz technology and Wide Color Enhancer Pro feature to recreate reality through color and light. The connectivity options of this TV include Internet@TV that will let you to receive content via Yahoo!®, Flickr® and other online TV Widgets on screen and four HDMI. You can now easily and quickly connect your digital camera, thumb drive and even your MP3 player to the UN55B8500, thanks to the USB 2.0 Movie: Multi-media Center feature. The HDTV further comes with a pebble shaped remote control, which is an exquisite piece of electronic integrated with exclusive Touch of Color style.
Samsung 8500 8 Series LED TVs boast breakthrough picture quality, ultra slim 1.6” depth and total connectivity so there's always something exciting to watch. And with an incredible 7,000,00:1 dynamic contrast ratio colors are bolder and brighter and images are sharper. The Samsung UN55B8500 LED HDTV also uses LED local dimming backlight technology. Change the way you watch TV with Samsung 8 Series LED TVs.
With local dimming the 8500 series LED/LCD TVs can selectively shut off lighting to areas of the screen as the picture dictates, allowing the set to approach (perhaps event meet) the black levels of top of the line plasma televisions. Off-axis viewing was respectable and picture uniformity, at least under the bright lights of the CEDIA Expo is also excellent. The TV's screen is a bit more reflective than some other LCD models, but this is not noticeable in normal on-axis viewing and hey, you can always draw the curtains.
Picture performance, advanced connectivity, and an eco-friendly and stunning design come together with the Samsung UN55B8500 55-inch LED HDTV to achieve a high level of picture quality as well as provide a unique and immersive entertainment experience. Using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as its primary light source--rather than traditional Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL)--this cutting edge HDTV also offers the benefits of an ultra-high contrast ratio and a slim depth that allows for a more artful design. And the 8500 Series also includes innovative LED Local Dimming technology, which selectively turns blocks of LEDs off to render perfectly true blacks while others are left on to produce more light in order to express pure whites.
Oct 2009 7
Buying child costumes can be both a pain and a joy. Sometimes it's a wonderful experience watching your children choose their Halloween costumes, and other times it can be a total drag. More often than not, the Halloween season costume shops that pop up come October are super-crowded and under-staffed. To avoid getting caught in this kind of unfortunate situation, consider buying your children's costumes online. Choose your favorite characters from Thomas the Tank Engine, Sesame Street, Teletubbies, Batman, or familiar neighborhood characters like the Postman or UPS driver – so many choices in comfortable, safe and affordable toddler costumes you’ll never want the little one to grow up! The Lil’ Monkey sure is cute and the Lil’ Banana costume has real appeal and the Lil’ Lion costume gets roars of approval!
"What are you going to be for Halloween this year?" Help your child answer that age-old question with Halloween. Choose from a T-Rex, Baby Minnie, and more! Go back in time with historical costumes from a regal princess to a roman gladiator. Sometimes the best Halloween costumes are the ones you make a home. Dress your kids up as their favorite superheroes like Wolverine, Wonder Woman, and many more! Does your child aspire to be a baker, a police officer, or a fire captain? Inspire your little one this Halloween. Add a flavor to Halloween, From lobsters to grapes, food-themed outfits will satisfy your cravings for delectable costumes. This Halloween, Hogwarts fans of all ages can transfigure into their favorite Harry Potter characters. From Batman and Darth Vader to Cinderella and Barbie, you can find something for every child.
Superheroes rule for boys - let them be their favorite character: Ironman, Batman, Spiderman, Incredible Hulk, Transformers, X-Men, Star Wars costumes and more are ready to go and easy to wear for safe and affordable Halloween fun. Girl’s dream big - make their dreams come true in Disney fairy costumes, High School Musical costumes, Hannah Montana costumes, Barbie and Bratz costumes…get girl power and let her be all she can be.
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Oct 2009 6
Check out these lovable Totoro toys from the classic anime movie My Neighbor Totoro. They're cute and cuddly and want to be your quirky friends. Totoro is the big cuddly thing from My Neighbor Totoro, a Hayao Miyazaki animation. My Neighbor Totoro, is a 1988 Japanese anime film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film follows the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. The movie won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1988. The movie was originally released in the U.S. in VHS format with the title, My Friend Totoro.
Totoro is a spirit of the forest. Totoro is not a traditional Japanese character, he came completely from Miyazaki's imagination. However, he is obviously a mixture of several animals: tanukis (ie. the raccoon dog, a wild dog similar to raccoons), cats (the pointed ears and the facial expressions), and owls (the chevron markings on their chests and the "ooo"-ing sound they make with their ocarinas at night). Children and Totoro have a special relationship. This warm, round creature of the woods can be seen only by children, with their pure and innocent hearts. Totoro speaks no human language but communicates fluently with children. Cat Bus takes Totoro and his friends wherever they want to go. Makes a great gift for totoro fans.
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