Thursday, November 23, 2017

Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst



Anker's Astro E5 is a dual-output power bank that'll keep your phone or tablet going for several days on the road. Read our Anker Astro E5 portable charger review, which is one of the best selling gadget, like GOAL ZERO SHERPA 100 POWER PACK.

Note that the 15000mAh Anker Astro E5 power bank we review here has now been updated with the second-generation Astro E5, which costs £29.99 at Amazon. It boosts the capacity to 16000mAh, ups the Micro-USB input to 10W, includes PowerIQ technology (which intelligently identifies a connected device and adapts to its recharge rate) and takes on a new slimmer and more elongated design (we much prefer it). In other respects the technology is the same as in the original Astro E5, reviewed here. Also see: how to charge your smartphone or tablet faster.

Those changes in the second-generation power bank are the difference between one that stands out from its rivals and another me-too portable USB charger. So bear in mind when reading this review that the second-generation Anker Astro E5 would score significantly higher in our ratings. Also .

Back to the original Anker Astro E5, then, which you can still buy from Amazon US for $39.99 (around £26), and we have an easy-to-use power bank that offers pretty good value and useful capacity, without being too big and heavy to take on your travels. With 15000mAh on offer you can expect around 10500mAh to be available to your devices - roughly 30 percent is lost from the premium LG battery cells inside through heat generated and voltage conversion. This would charge an iPhone 6's 1810mAh battery nearly six times, although Android phones typically have larger-capacity batteries so expect fewer charges.


The Anker Astro E5 very much reminds us of the RavPower RP-PB13 Deluxe, a £23 14000mAh power bank that has a similar rectangular design, encased in black plastic with a silver-painted central band. This Anker has a gloss finish that's a magnet to fingerprints, however, and its silver power button and four status LEDs stand out more than the smaller black button and blue LED strip seen on the RavPower. There is little difference in their size and weight, although we prefer the RavPower's design.

The specs are incredibly similar, too. Both feature 1A (5W) and 2A (10W) fast-charging USB outputs for simultaneously charging a phone and tablet, although here they sit either side of the LED flashlight rather than to the left. And both have a 1.5A (7.5W) Micro-USB input for refilling their own batteries. There is really very little separating between the two, and your decision will likely be swayed by their design rather than the small differences in price and capacity. This Anker's 18-month warranty is also attractive.

Neither Anker nor RavPower support advanced features such as passthrough charging, so you won't be able to simultaneously charge your phone, tablet and power bank without using a pair of mains sockets. Auto-on/-off is also missing, so to begin charging you'll need to plug in your device and press the power button.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Most Seen Thing – The Garage Door



What are the things which are important about our house and what do we think that how should we maintain the house in which we live in. Do we think that the house should have good side views, the front view or the back views? But have we ever thought that due to which things the house gives better looks. Your best of the best sofas will not be visible from the front and not even your other cool things, then again give the look that what makes your house looks better or worst. Yes, of course you are thinking right the obviously the garage door.

We all know the garage door is the most seen part of our house. People may not see any other part of your house but they will look at the garage door at the first look. But do you have maintained it so well that people may say wow, to your garage door opener (for example: MIGHTY MULE MM260 ). This question you have to ask from yourself, and if got the answer no then go for reading further. Over here we are going to tell you that how important is it to maintain the garage door. And let me tell you that this is not only for the purpose of beautification but also the purpose of the safety.

Always keep in mind that this garage
door is the thing which has to get opened several times a day so why not have some care for it also. We all think that garage is one place where all or unused things or some bad material is only kept but still you need to maintain it, because if you will not have that place where will you keep all those things and even most importantly your car too. So start thinking about the garage door too, it will be beneficial for you only.

Always when you enter the place of your garage door try to open it with full safety meaning there by open it with care and slowly also. Because when it is being opened several times then the door may get weak because the wear and tear of the opening material. Have a sense of care for everything you are having in your house. May it be the garage door also. Always think that this is the part of my house and maintaining it also is one of my duties only. While you are doing work in it, open it full and do not leave it in between children pull it down and may hurt themselves or anyone may face problem due to it and at the end when you are going to close it close it properly without any hurry and then proceed further.

Weather is also one of the main cause because of which the garage door may become faded and may look very untidy. The rusted door will never be liked by you. So give yourself a pause and think that how you are going to make that rusted shutter better. Try to give it the coat of best of the best paints or the protectors of the walls used for maintained the wall coats. If you will do so the shutters will never get any kind of rust in them. But also try to keep the maintenance of the shutter by painting it time to time, may be on any festival or any day decided by you.

Do not give anyone this chance to say that your garage is not looking good or even do not let anyone think that what a shabby house are they having, you may have matchless things inside your house but the people passing by will never get to know about the beautiful things until they get inside your house but they will always notice the things which are making the outer covering of your house.
Things to be kept in mind:
Keep the garage door always neat:

Always have thinking in your minds that do not keep the garage door untidy. As you clean your car give one shower to the garage door also, it won’t take much time to do it, may be only few seconds and the work will be done. Make it a routine that at what time and which day you will clean it. Make it clear to yourself that as much it is important to keep it clean it from outside same it is important to make it clean from inside too. Give the non important or non used things to the garbage picker.
Open and close carefully:

It will get very weak and can even fall down, it may even cause any person to get into it and harm themselves. If the door is not in a well condition then do not think that when you will get time then you will go for it, just go for it now, because it may harm not only you but the other people too. Nothing is as important as life of any person.
Get a new garage door:

If you think that it is not possible to repair the garage door then go for a new one. Try to make it in the new designs it will make you place look trendy and even will save you from many kinds of dangerous situations keep yourself as safe as you can, garage door will not cost more money than your life.

So now do not think of anything and go for what actually is right for you. Go out and give a look at your garage door and inside too so that you get to know that the place needs repair or something like a new change. As much you open the garage door the same kind of wear and tear it will have to face, so if you think that people should not say anything bad about the front view of your place then try to take good care of the door and even do not wait for getting harm.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Unpowered gate opener – A pretty handy invention



It is a snowy, or even worse, a rainy day. It pouring. You are coming back from work and you dread that moment when you reach your gate, because you know you have to leave your vehicle, go outside and by the time you open your gate you will be soaked. And at the end of your day, there you are, in your hall, dripping, cursing your work, the weather, your life.

Now, what would you say if I told you that this doesn’t need to happen? That it’s possible to stay dry without an electric gate. I’m going to talk about a new invention called unpowered automatic gate (for example: MIGHTY MULE 350 ). Sounds nice, right?

This is a gate which is automatically responsive to approaching vehicles. The gate, upon the approach of a vehicle, slides laterally so as to allow free passage of the vehicle. The primary goal of this present invention is to provide a gate which is automatically opened by an approaching vehicle from either side; the gate remains open until the vehicle has passed through and subsequently automatically closes. Works like a charm, right?

Originally this invention is intended for livestock growers, while the gate has the ability to automatically open for vehicles it cannot be opened by, for example, cattle. Cows can’t walk on the rounded bars with their hooves, which makes this gate a very useful thing to have on your farm. It’s like putting a sign: No cow is allowed to leave the premises.

Further, this invention (US 3163947 A patent) offers an automatic gate which is of rather simple construction, of a highly durable nature, and capable of providing trouble-free service. Simple, cheap and useful – a perfect holy trinity.

And if you are going somewhere on foot, don’t be concerned. While this gate is specifically constructed so as to open automatically upon the approach of a vehicle, it can also easily be opened by a person physically sliding the gate. Just a little push and you’re out.

Basically, the gate includes a pair of ramps, one located on each side thereof and operatively connected thereto whereby a vehicle, such as for example a car, truck, or tractor, upon approaching one of the ramps, is driven so as to position the wheels on one side thereof on the ramp, thus causing a downward spinning of both ramps and a corresponding opening of the gate. After the gate has opened, the vehicle passes through, being driven so as to also place a portion of its weight upon the other ramp thus maintaining the gate in an open position until the vehicle has completely cleared the second or exit side ramp. After the vehicle passes over the second ramp a counterbalance unit slowly slides the gate back to its closed position and simultaneously spins the ramps upward.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

4 Ways to Leverage Technology to Improve Business Efficiency



Technological advances in this decade have helped small business owners compete with their larger counterparts on the same footing by allowing them to reduce cost and become more efficient. There isn’t a single area of the business that is not impacted by technology. New technology such as cloud computing, big data analytics, internet of things are helping startups and small businesses start and grow rapidly. As a small business owner if you are not leveraging technology fully you are putting yourself at a great disadvantage and may eventually go out of business. Here are 4 ways in which business owners take advantage of technology.


POS Systems


How can you improve the process of running the business effectively? Well, a good way would be to improve the payment options you have on offer. If you can give customers more payment options, you will make the sales process simpler. It will be possible to close more deals and sales as a result of this. So, try to introduce as many different forms of payment into the business as you possibly can.

How to Brand Your Small Business on a Budget



Small business owners and entrepreneurs need to wear a lot of hats. They may be called on to handle bookkeeping, sales, marketing, strategic planning, and custodial work over the course of a day, and we all know it’s not easy to cultivate expertise in all these areas.

SmallBizViewpoints.com is here to teach you powerful small business tips that can help fill gaps in your experience without costing hours out of a busy day.

In this article, we’ll cover a few highly effective but inexpensive branding options small businesses can use to improve their brand recognition, awareness, and customer loyalty on a limited budget.


Digital branding opportunities


There’s no shortage of available advice on this site and many others regarding how to take advantage of digital marketing tools to engage with customers and boost sales. But, from a branding perspective, one aspect of this vital piece of the marketing puzzle is often overlooked.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Startup Tips for Tailor Dressmaker and Alteration Business



Are you the go-to seamstress for family and friends? If you’re one of those talented people who are sought out every time someone needs their pants taken-in or the one who always makes the killer costume every Halloween, maybe it’s time you took your abilities public by opening your own shop. Chances are you already have the basic tools of the trade right in your home sewing kit, but what else does it take to turn your part-time passion into a viable small business?



What You Need to Start


Once you have your business plan in place and have found an accessible location with plenty of exposure to foot traffic, it time to equip your shop. Even though you have probably bought things like upholstery needles, dress forms and other sewing essentials over the years, the trusty sewing machine you use at home probably won’t hold up under professional demand. Aside from an industrial sewing machine, there are other items you probably haven’t considered that you’ll probably need if you plan on doing any kind of volume, including:

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