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Technology and innovations have made our lives easier. Gadgets and high-tech hardware have been created for different industries in the world. Home appliances are now becoming much cooler. From cooking, cleaning and other household chores, there are a lot of appliances who have helped us make things easier and quicker to accomplish. If you are not updated, here is a list of appliances or gadgets that will surely make your home cool and will help you in your day-to-day home chores.

Samsung Refrigerators with applications and Wi-Fi1. Samsung Refrigerators with applications and Wi-Fi
Samsung continues to offer elegant refrigerators with spacious cool storage and an ice dispenser. If you are not updated, Samsung has innovated their refrigerators to have touch screen 8 inches LCD panels that have built in applications that will help you in your cooking and will remind or notify you of many things. Applications vary from the memo pad, photo displays, recipe viewer, weather app, Google Calendar, Twitter, Pandora and many more. All applications are updated through a built-in Wi-Fi in the refrigerator. This fridge will surely help make your kitchen hi-tech and cool. Broadbandmart offers cheapest broadband deals for home, business and mobiles and you will get reliable internet services with high speed.

2. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Creating sandwiches for breakfast and snacks have never been this easy. Hamilton Beach’s Sandwich Maker will do egg muffins, or ham and cheese bagels in a breeze. The sandwich maker will cook your eggs, grills your ham and cheese, and toast your bread all at the same time. This will cut the time on multitasking on different appliances, and all you have to do is to place the different parts of the sandwich in the different layered compartments of the appliance, and after it’s cooked, it will be assembled for you right away.

3. Philips HomeCooker and Cutting tower
Take cooking into a revolutionary way with this appliance. It is a multi-functional device where in you can stir, sauté’ stream, melt, simmer, stew, boil and even fry foods all in one. It is automated so you can leave it unattended. The HomeCooker also offers multiple cooking functionality and features like AutoStir, PerfectTemp, a quick set timer and auto switch off, so you can cook your food in perfection.

4. Robomaid RM 770
The Robomaid is an automated floor washing robot that will clean any floor type. It can clean in any part of the house and can clean hard-to-reach areas. It is very easy to use. It will suck the dirt and scrub your floors by itself. Robomaid has a built in sensor so that it can avoid stairs and higher ground. Check out this robotic vacuum reviews.

5. INSTEON Home Automation
INSTEON home automation turns your smartphone into a powerful remote control for the home. With a touch of a button, you can now control the lights, air conditioners, thermostats and CCTV cameras in ANY PART of your house. You can set schedules, and create a profile from your preferred combination of settings. The system also offers you text or email notifications if the sensor for water leaks is triggered, or if any part of the door in the house is opened. INSTEON home automation is easy to install, and are guaranteed reliable and affordable.

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UNION HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has finally announced and launched the “Sakshat” Tablet. It is now called the “Aakash” Tablet. The device is being currently manufactured by Datawinds and is going to be distributed to students for a price of Rs. 1,799 /- or approx US $ 35. Alternatively if you are a non-student buyer you will be able to buy the tablet off from shelves for Rs. 2999/- or about US $ 60.

Features: –

Unbeatable Price:

  •     Only Rs.2,999 for the UbiSlate
  •     Monthly internet charges: Rs.98 / 2GB

High Quality Web Anytime & Anywhere:

  •     Connect via GPRS or WiFi
  •     GPRS: Embedded modem eliminates the need for external dongles and allows Internet access everywhere
  •     WiFi: Allows fast Youtube videos at hotspots
  •     Fast web access even on GPRS networks, across the country using DataWind’s patented acceleration technology
  •     Web, Email, Facebook, Twitter and much much more!

Multimedia Powerhouse:

  •     HD Quality Video
  •     Watching movies in the palm of your hand on a 7” screen
  •     Audio library software helps manage your full collection of songs

Applications Galore with Android 2.2:

  •     Games
  •     Productivity software: Office suite
  •     Educational software
  •     Over 150,000 apps!

Full sized-USB port & Micro-SD slot:

  •     Expand memory to 32GB
  •     Use any ordinary pen-drive
  •     Even plug-in a 3G dongle

And It’s a Phone!

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Hilarious web URLs

Every website has to have a domain. But some are better than others. In fact, some are downright dodgy, and these are referred to as slurls, or slur URLs. This book has revealed some of the Internet’s most inadvertently amusing web addresses.

The home page for celebrity agent database Who Represents, is addressed http://www.whorepresents.com, the book titled “Slurls: They Called Their Website What?” reveals.

The volume compiles over 150 of these naively addressed “slurls”, or slur URLs.

It shows how spaces, rather the lack of it, can change the meaning of a word: Big Al”s bowling alley in Vancouver named its site “I love Big Al”s” which read with spaces removed says “I love bi gals”.

The list also includes names such as the Mole Station Nursery, a business in Australia selling gardening goods which took on the web name “molestationnursery” before it was changed to “molerivernursery”.

“In a world without spaces we mentally insert out own. And you might not stick yours where I stick mine,” the Telegraph quoted author Andy Geldman, as saying.

Another blooper, the home of Pen Island is named http://www.penisland.net, while Les Bocages, a British firm of tree surgeons working in France who are named after the French word for “groves” bear the web moniker “lesbocages“.

Some spoofs are glaringly amusing – the Italian home page for energy company Powergen carries the address “powergenitalia“.

Some funny web URLs include:

  • Kids growing out of their clothes?  Just check out http://www.kidsexchange.com
  • “Who Represents” is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity.  www.whorepresents.com
  • And don’t forget the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales,  www.molestationnursery.com
  • Experts Exchange – a site where programmers can exchange advice – is listed at http://www.expertsexchange.com
  • Speed of Art – an art collective – can be reached at http://www.speedofart.com
  • Therapist Finder – a directory for therapy services – is located at www.therapistfinder.com.
  • La Drape – www.ladrape.com
  • Ben Dover (Finance Guru) – http://www.bendover.com
  • www.penisland.net

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As companies become more connected and businesses more international, creating a first-class reputation across borders is critical. For some companies, this can be the difference between success and failure.

So what is the secret to earning esteem that spans the world? And which companies are best at doing it? Reputation Institute, a global private consulting firm based in New York, uncovered 28 companies that have established international merit. Earlier this year it conducted a survey to assess the strength of the world’s 600 largest companies (by revenue) in their home countries. Then consumers in 24 countries, from Brazil and the U.S. to Spain and South Korea, judged the 54 highest-rated companies, giving them more than 181,000 reputation ratings–from 0 to 100–on their products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship, financial performance and leadership

Companies at the top of the list all had one thing in common: innovation. Google and Sony ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively (with scores of 78.62 and 78.47), pulling in consumer admiration for new technologies that touch consumers’ lives. The two companies have a history of producing forward-thinking products that have emotional and rational appeal. Google, along with pulling in $6.7 billion in advertising revenue for the first quarter of 2010 (up 23% from the same time period last year), offers free services, such as e-mail and maps, for anyone to use. Sony, the world’s second-largest consumer electronics maker behind Samsung, has a 54-year history of releasing leading music players and television sets. The two companies recently announced a partnership to launch Internet-connected TVs.

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