Relay, A Smartphone Alternative For Children

Relay (Republic Wireless)

What do you do if you have young children who you know aren’t ready for a cell phone (perhaps because you aren’t ready for the inevitable battles about screen time and social media), but you still want to be able to reach them when they’re not with you? Relay may be just what you’re looking for. Relay is essentially a walkie talkie, with a few fun twists. For example, since it works over 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, it has they same (essentially unlimited) range as a cell phone, so friends in different states can communicate with each other. And it has GPS tracking, so if you use the free companion app, you can see where all of your Relays are in real time. Relays also come in a variety of friendly colors and with stickers, so your child can personalize his or her device.

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The Top Tips For Computer Programming For Beginners

In this article, we will talk about some excellent different tips and tricks to help you sharpen your computer programming skills. The first thing that is essential to beginners who want to excel at programming? Their playing method! What we mean by this is to make sure that you change things around and play with the code you are working with. This will offer you some insight to help you better understand the changes you are making by switching various details around. By simply playing around with a few of the functions, as well as the visual aspects within the code, you will begin to cultivate a better grasp of the creative control that programming offers.

The second thing you should be doing while you are still in the beginner stages of programming is to work hard towards the foundations and fundamentals of programming. What this means is to put forth your best effort toward understanding the core values of programming. This can be the longest step for most individuals due to the fact that they are new to the concepts of programming and have little to no experience with the new material that they are working with. However, when you do this you receive a better long-term education and ability to use the more advanced skills that you build upon. For anyone seriously interested in programming as a career we highly suggest using this tip to its fullest.

The next tip for anyone new to programming is to be coding by hand as well as typing code out on the computer. It has been proven that writing the code out by hand and making changes this way, while still in the learning process, enables you to retain more knowledge of what you are trying to get better at. Another huge advantage of being familiar with hand-coding is that most college exams use this handwritten method to test students. In addition, most of the top companies that conduct interviews with computer programmers will use this way of testing a candidate’s ability to code and work with different computer languages. By practicing this method, you will be doing yourself a huge service, especially if you plan to use your programming skills to fill a position with one of these companies someday.

A great tip to keep in mind is that you should never be afraid to ask for help. This can mean collaborating with another programmer or doing a simple internet search of what you need to learn. Either way you turn to presents itself as a good tool to use if you are unclear on a particular problem that you have encountered. When you seem to be at a standstill a fresh pair of eyes can be exactly what you need, and you will be able to learn a proper or correct way of handling programming that you may not have been aware of previously.
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Great Accessory for your Phone #selfiebetter #monetallday

Monet is beauty and function for your phone. The ultimate fashion accessory for the on-the-go minimalist.  It’s a an extension of your hand with its easy slip on grip that provides a secure hold on your phone while taking better selfies. That same grip becomes your kickstand and Monet is a sleek wallet to hold money and cards. It’s currently available in 30 color variations with more colors currently in production.Monet is your 3-in-1 phone grip and the only accessory you need for a busy lifestyle:

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Introducing Monet: Beauty and Function for Your Phone The Perfect Phone Accessory #selfiebetter #monetallday @monet_brand

Monet is beauty and function for your phone. The ultimate fashion accessory for the on-the-go minimalist.  It’s an extension of your hand with its easy slip on grip that provides a secure hold on your phone while taking better selfies. That same grip becomes your kickstand and Monet is a sleek wallet to hold money and cards. It’s currently available in 30 color variations with more colors currently in production. Monet is your 3-in-1 phone grip and the only accessory you need for a busy lifestyle:

cell phone strap

  • The Gym
  • Pilates
  • Coffee dates
  • Meeting for brunch
  • Dinner Dates
  • Night Clubs
  • Traveling
  • Quick shopping trips and more….
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Mynt – Smart Tracker and Bluetooth Remote Control

 

What is it?

Mynt is a compact (2.5cm wide) Bluetooth device that can be used as a smart tracker for objects, or when paired with a smartphone, used for a variety of remote control actions.

How can it help me?

A Mynt Bluetooth device can be attached to your keys, wallet, purse or bag. You can download a free app to your Smartphone and connect it to your Mynt device(s) to turn it into a smart tracker.

When you activate the device within the app, your Mynt chirps so that you can find it.

A Mynt device has a range of around 150 ft. If you lose an item outside this range, the Mynt app shows you the GPS coordinates of the place the device was seen. So if you leave your rucksack in the pub, Mynt will tell you this.

If you report an item lost within the Mynt app, then the Mynt community springs into action. Each smartphone with Mynt installed can detect a Mynt smart tracker device nearby. So the more Mynt users using the app, the more Mynt smart tracker devices will be detected by the network.
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Six Upgrades You Might Need Right Now

Technology advances as fast as bullet trains.  You purchase a new device today, only to give a celebratory welcome to another gadget in a span of months.

From gaming consoles, signal boosters, wallpaper TVs, to talking laptop assistants, you just might feel the need to equip almost any gadget or techno toy in your backpack. This list narrows down just the must-haves to help you alleviate the electronic clutter, not to mention money flusher items.


Phone and computer storage

Cellphones have an of average 128 to 126 MB for memory and 128 for RAM, while computers are equipped with 160GB of hard drive and 1 GB of RAM. According to Lifehacker, almost forty-five percent of users responded to requiring more than 1 TB for their data. Not ready to let go of those Euro trip photos yet? Definitely you can’t bring yourself to uninstall the latest apps for service or gaming. Maybe it’s to upgrade that memory pack.

Wireless charging pad

Resembling an intelligent saucer, a wireless charging pad is a sleek, convenient powerhouse for the Android and iPhone. It comes with a micro USB, USB adapter and wall charger with every purchased item. Take it anywheresoft, light and easy at optimal charging speed, it even prevents your phone from slipping while on charge.

Smartphone case

Take a good look at your phone. Do you have a long-standing casing for its preventive wear and tear? Plain plastic is just no good nowadays, especially not for the environment. The best phone cases are leather and more recently, plasma and composite. Durable iPhone cases have especially well-designed armor for their phones to withstand hard falls and accidental slips.
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Tech To Bring Music to Your Ears and Light Up Your Life

As we spend more time outdoors, we look for ways to bring some creature comforts with us.  Check out some of the gear that makes outside a little more modern.

Do you love a good run? Maybe hike, kayak, or even just some time in the gym. Finding good earphones that can deal with sweat is not always the easiest task, but most of us like to bring music (or some form of audio) with us for our workouts. The new PaMu TWS wireless earphones are easy to wear, truly have no wires (really, Pinocchio) until you have to charge them, of course, and are sweat-proof and water resistant. They have some must have features, including Hi-Fi Sound, Auto-connects,Touch Control, Auto Pairing that lets you make calls and listen to music while your phone is in your pocket (or beyond), an In-Ear Mic, they come with a portable Charging Pod that neatly fits your buds and doubles as a travel case, and more. They are reasonably comfortable for ear buds. To me, while wearing them, they reminded me of a Dr. Who episode of Cybermen- that’s how it all started. Giant ear buds, then you become a Robot working for your new alien overlords. Ah, maybe not- but it makes me laugh. You can grab yours before they even hit shelves on indiegogo.

Always on the go?  AdventureJumpStart is a great option for those of us who are constantly on the move- it can not only recharge your tablets and smartphones, but it also has the ability to jump start most cars, trucks, boats and ATVS. Really. And? It’s small. Best. Gift. Ever.
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Weekend Wandering: 3 Ways You Can Have Fun with a Drone Over the Weekend

Drones are skyrocketing in popularity as one of coolest technological toys available. There is increasing variety in sizes, types and features, reaching an even larger market. Dronenthusiast is one great resource with extensive information about selecting and operating your ideal drone.

Once you’ve awed at its functionality, you may wonder what else to do with your new gadget. People have made use of these impressive little flyers in all sorts of applications, from work to pleasure. Here are three fun ideas you can try over the weekend.

Create a Video Montage

 

This can really unleash your creative side. You have probably seen some of the amazing footage that is already being captured with these wonderful devices. It’s time to add your personal touch. You can get some great drone video with or without much planning. If you want to embark on a more elaborate project, draw up a storyboard and orchestrate specific shots with a truly unique point of view. If you want to save great memories in a new and entertaining format, bring your drone to the weekend get together or sports match. Ask people to get involved, recording their own messages as the drone flies by to make it more interactive and personal. Drone videography is a developing art and there are plenty of useful tips available online to help you master your technique.
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