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The State of California vs. Amazon and Other Online Retailers

On Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Amazon sent a letter to all of its affiliates warning that if California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that would force the retail giant to collect sales tax, it would terminate their relationship with the affiliates. The law targeted online sales being shipped to the state as Amazon, Overstock, and other online merchants have affiliates operating within the California borders. Consequently, the politicians who created the law, believe that the affiliates are a “nexus” for the online retailer.

Later that same afternoon, Governor Brown signed the legislation and that evening, Amazon (and Overstock) followed through with their promise and terminated their relationships with the 25,000+ affiliates located in the state of California who earned commissions via sales made through the retailers.

Some Background

In 1992, the Supreme Court (Quill Corp. v. North Dakota) ruled that states couldn’t levy taxes against retailers and their products sold unless that retailer had a physical presence in the state, be it a warehouse, offices, etc. The term for this is a “nexus.” Consequently, businesses such as Amazon, Overstock, and others could sell their products tax free online, collecting the tax only in the states where they had a physical presence. This practice gave them an advantage over traditional brick and mortar locations that had to collect the tax regardless.

Bear in mind, all the states have what’s called a “use tax” which requires residents who make online purchases to pay the tax. Almost no one does this as there’s no real way to enforce the law, especially without cooperation from the online retailers. Consequently, the states are losing billions of dollars in tax revenue to the online retailers and are looking for ways to make them pay their fair share.

States have tried to get around the “nexus” requirement by creating laws that require the companies who use affiliates – entrepreneurs, small businesses, mom and pop shops, etc. – who are not actually owned by Amazon (or other retailers), who sell their products through referral links and get a commission, to collect the taxes on the sales made. The thinking is that the affiliates in the state are a “nexus” for the company, and therefore the company should have to collect the taxes of any products sold via the affiliate or otherwise. In response, Amazon and Overstock terminated their relationships with their affiliates in the states that passed these laws. Those states include Connecticut, Arkansas, Illinois, and now California.

Repercussions

With California passing the law and Amazon giving the ax to its affiliates, there will be dramatic changes to the state’s finances to be sure. Because Amazon dropped its affiliates, and has no warehouses, offices, etc. in the California, it has no physical presence in California and therefore will still refuse to collect the sales tax on sales made on products delivered within the nation’s most populous state.

Erica Douglass, famed entrepreneur and business woman, tweeted she’s leaving California:

California will also lose money due in large part to the income taxes it used to collect on the affiliates. Yes, Amazon sent 1099s to its affiliates if they made more than $600 in commissions for the year. Amazon reported the earnings to the state and to the federal government and taxes had to be paid. Now that Amazon has terminated its affiliation with the 25,000 or affiliates, that income tax money also goes the way of the Dodo.

Douglass continued:

The fact that California is the most unfriendly business state in the nation, rife with high taxes and overbearing regulations, companies and their employees leaving in droves, the tax revenues as a whole are going to continue to decrease. Not to mention the lost business that these consumers and businesses will be taking with them to their new locations.

One More Thing

California included an additional passage in the bill that says any retailer through a subsidiary that has a place of business in California, must collect sales taxes. This is aimed at A9, a company Amazon uses for search technology and Lab126 out of Cupertino which designed the Kindle. The audacity of the California government to think that Amazon should be required to collect sales taxes based on these business relationships is ludicrous. It’s apparent that the legislation authors were thinking of every conceivable way to force Amazon to pay the taxes.

There’s no doubt this law will be challenged, especially since last year Californians passed Prop 26, which requires fees, taxes, tariffs, etc. be passed by a 2/3 majority of the state legislature. This bill was passed and signed into law with a simple majority. While not a tax increase per se, it does affect tax revenues. Also, as Amazon stated in their message to affiliates, they believe the law to be unconstitutional, most likely on the basis of the 1992 Supreme Court ruling mentioned above. It will be interesting to see if they mount some sort of legal challenge. Unfortunately, it could take years for the challenges to work their way through the courts.

Final Thoughts

Unfortunately, no one wins in this outcome. The small businesses which foster economic growth lose because they can no longer peddle products sold through Amazon; The state loses because they still won’t get the sales tax owed to them and will wind up losing more revenue due to lost income taxes and revenues that would have been spent in state by consumers and businesses who will no doubt leave to friendlier and more accommodating locales. Also, there will be litigation of some sort that will cost the state millions in tax payer funds – either defending itself and the law or trying to retrieve the taxes from the online retailers.

With a sputtering economy, this isn’t the time for California to grasp at straws and enact legislation that will hurt the economy and the budget more than it helps it. Unfortunately, the politicians running (or ruining) the once golden state, can’t seem to help themselves and continually fail to look at the bigger picture at what their actions are doing to the state.

The many uses of the various Printers available in the market today

One of the earliest printers we were introduced to was the Dot Matrix Printer which has small pins to create little dots on the paper that come together to make the whole picture the same way pixels come together on the computer or camera screen. The technology of the dot matrix printer is somewhat similar to that of a typewriter where the printer head moves up and down while applying pressure on the inked ribbon to stamp the dots on the sheet of paper to form the relevant image. This type of printer can produce text and images as well as carbon copies of the documents if needed.

The Impact printer is not much difference to the dot matrix and uses the same technology of using pressure on the paper to create text and images, the only difference being that in this case it’s a cartridge that’s used for the purpose of creating the images. Unlike the dot matrix, the Impact printer can produce color images of text and photos which is made possible because of the use of a cartridge instead of an ink ribbon. The Impact printer is largely used for photo editing work such as for company logos and is very popular today because of its use in printing T-shirts, mugs, plates or anything that requires an image to be imprinted on it.

With everything being digitalized today, you will never find any retail or department store using hand written labels to price their goods. Everyone has their labels printed today which is a good thing when you consider the massive number of items that has to be labeled in a store today. It is for this purpose that a label printer is used and it is worthwhile knowing the different types of the label printer available in the market so that you can pick the right one for your needs.

Desktop printers are for small labels that use label rolls up to 4 inches wide and are ideal for a small operation or for specific work on a project. A Commercial printer is better suited for heavy duty work and can print labels up to 8 inches wide and will work well for a medium sized retail store while an Industrial label printer will be required for a large organization, warehouse or factory where labeling is carried out continuously and can print thousands of labels in a very short time.

We all know what a laser printer is which is one of the most popular printers in use today. A laser printer is not only fast and provides the most accurate printing up to date but can easily outclass any of the other types of printers including the inkjet printer which was mostly used until the highly efficient laser printer was introduced to the world. A wireless printer on the other hand will help you in making your working life much easier by using a wireless router with a printing server that can connect your computer to the printer. A wireless printer is also ideal for networking the rest of the computers in an office.

Although we don’t hear much about the Line Printer, this is one device that is extremely useful in a busy store that cannot print bills any other way. The line printer technology is pretty old but it can print more than 3,000 lines per minute and although it cannot print images other than text, it’s less expensive and ideal for printing forms, labels and documents.

The New Playstation 3 Slim Will it Catch Gamer’s Interest?

In the gaming world the console is a strange beast at times. The power that it can provide to games is like a wave. When first released the console has huge potential, the power it gives is often beyond the capabilities of the games that are being output. Then as the games catch up to the technology the console reaches its high point and sales are at their peak, people argue which is the best and everybody is happy. Then comes the point when the power they provide don’t match the need of the users or the games and people wait for the new version to come out. This is arguably where we are at right now as news starts to trickle in about the next versions of the Xbox and the Playstation 3. How does Sony respond? They give us a slimmer version of the Playstation 3 with a slimmer design.

This is coming to consumers just in time for Christmas so it’s obvious what Sony are trying to do, they want people to buy a new version of their console and Christmas is the perfect time to catch their interest. The problem is, when we all want more news on the Playstation 4 do we really need yet another slimmer than “the slim” version of the PS3? Or is it just kicking a dying horse to get a few more miles from it.

Build
This is the first very obvious change for the PS3, it looks different. The actual look does harken back to the original design of the PS3 when it first came out, but without that shiny finish. Another big difference is that to load in games you actually have to slide the top of the PS3 to the side; this is released by the press of a button.

Sony also state that the internal architecture has also been redesigned to make the unit itself both lighter and smaller which is good and does lead the actual console to being more moveable, even being able to put it in a bag and carry it around, but it’s hardly something you’ll want to do often. This could be a case that it looks good but is there a point to it?

Features
Connections do appear to have stayed the same as the previous version. Two USB ports on the front connect the controllers while on the back you have the power input, HDMI connection, digital out, Ethernet and AV output. No changes have been made here.

Inside the box itself there is now a 500GB hard disk, while the extended disk space is always nice to have its well known that this can actually be managed yourself so still not a “must have” feature. In my opinion Sony may have missed a chance here by bringing back PS2 compatibility, but this is something that is probably long past dead now with only people who own the original model having this luxury.

Verdict
The problem Sony face with this is that they are going to struggle to get gamers attention with this. For people who don’t have a PS3 yet, it does look nice and may make them think about buying it, but with no change in the pricing structure at the moment it still does make you wonder just why people will want it? Most will probably choose to wait for PS4 news which will still be some way off and maybe buy this if they need a new unit when their old PS3 finally gives up the ghost. If this is anything it’s a final good bye to a very good console system.

The New Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

Announced back in January of this year, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro has finally been unveiled. The new smartphone is being pushed as the company’s most advanced smartphone to date, and takes a step further by putting the device at par with some of the leading smartphones available in the market at the moment, such as, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. But, if we know anything about Xiaomi, its more than just pomp and talk for the smartphone manufacturer, which has been one of the major reasons for its success not only in the Chinese market, but in other countries as well. So, what’s so special about the new Xiaomi Mi Note Pro? Well, let’s take a look and find out.

Design
For those who love their numbers, according to mobile tech reviews, the Mi Note Pro is 77.60mm wide and 155.10mm high. It has a depth of 6.95mm and is said to be thinner than your average smartphone. In fact, The Mi Note Pro is the thinnest phone in the market, even after its put into its case, which is a pretty tall claim live up to. But, the Mi Note Pro surprisingly lives up to its claim. The device weighs around 161 grams, and is again surprisingly heavier than the average smartphone of its size, which is mainly due to the much larger battery that has been added to the Mi Note Pro to boost its efficiency.

Xiaomi seems to have done its homework this time around and has designed the Mi Note Pro to look something a lot similar to the iPhone 6 Plus, with its curved glass front and back, along with the rounded edges to make it more visually appealing. The curved glass design that has been used in the Mi Note Pro for the rear resembles the Samsung Note Edge, the only difference being, that it is on the back and not part of the display.

What you get is a really good looking phone, with a top-shelf build quality. The Mi Note Pro is available in two colors, black and white. While the White model manages to stay clean, smudges can easily be seen on the black version, so frequent wiping will be in order to keep your handset clean. That is, if you choose to use the black one.

When it comes to the strength of the glass, it is without a doubt that Xiaomi has gone the extra mile with the new Mi Note Pro. The durability and general toughness of the display glass has been well documented in videos for us to know that it’s far from something fragile. Since we’ve mentioned videos, Xiaomi had recently revealed the strength of the glass display by first dropping the phone from a height of five feet, then dropping ball bearings on the glass. Apart from the tough as nails glass display, the aluminum frame of the Mi Note Pro also does its part in selling the phone as a premium product, which offers a not-shelf feel.

Display
We’ve covered the display already, but that was from the outside. Now, we go in to see what powers the Mi Note Pro. For starters, the Mi Note Pro sports a 5.7-inch display, which makes it a part of the larger size phones, and also makes it qualify as a phablet as well. It also means that the Mi Note Pro could be difficult to use for some users who have small hands, and especially those who want to use the device with one hand. The 5.7-inch display features a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel, which makes it a 2K HD screen. The display is where the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro really shines. The device has a cool 515 ppi, meaning that the phone is around 120% sharper than your average mobile devices that are available in the market.

Hardware
The Mi Note Pro works with an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip, with a clock speed of 2 GHz, which is pretty impressive for a smartphone of its price point. The Mi Note Pro also comes along with 3MB of RAM, which is also more than what you will get from your typical smartphone. In fact, the high RAM gives the Mi Note Pro an added advantage when it comes to processing time, which is a good thing. Apart from that, the phone also boasts of 16GB and 64GB storage options, and comes along with 4G LT-FDD support as well. And last but not least, the Mi Note Pro also houses the Adreno 430 GPU, which offers superior graphics and makes watching movies or playing games on the display a visual treat.

Software
As far as the software goes, MIUI has been chosen as Xiaomi’s skin, which is operating over the Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System. While the user interface is flat and lacks some important apps which are expected to be pre-loaded. Besides that, the Mi Note Pro also lacks an app drawer that keeps your apps more organized. But, this is something that is common amongst Chinese smartphone manufacturers.

On the bright side, users who are familiar with the iOS interface will find it very easy to make their way through the Mi Note Pro, and will even find it easier to switch products since both have some striking similarities in the software department. One nifty feature in the Mi Note Pro allows the user to collect the apps they want to move and send them off to a new screen with a flick of a finger. Those who want to move a particular app just need to tap and hold the app with one finger. Then swipe to their screen of choice, rather than having to move the app to the edge for it to change.

Camera
With a 13MP rear snapper, you get to produce some fine quality shots which are crisp, sharp and offer great detail in every picture. The front-facing camera is no slouch either. A 4MP camera makes those average looking selfies a bit more special than those from its contemporaries. It is also able to capture images in 1080p HD video. According to mobile tech reviews the brand has been boasting of its camera’s prowess, and based on what we’ve seen so far, they weren’t joking. On the physical side, the camera lens is flush, with the chassis, which means that it doesn’t rise outwards. The clever addition of optical image stabilization makes each shot count and especially helps while taking photographs in low light environments. As far as photo quality is concerned, the Mi Note Pro does have Auto HDR tolerance, but that seems to be on the low side. But, the HDR images are just great to look at, with dark areas shown clearly. The twilight mode also helps a lot when taking those night shots, but the result is not as good as the iPhone. But, that would be asking for too much.

Storage

On the storage side, the Mi Note Pro does will with a good 64GB of internal storage space. So, it’s safe to say that the Mi Note Pro works well for those who want to store an abundance of pictures, audio and video files on to their handsets.

Speaker and Audio Quality
The Mi Note Pro has some great speakers as well. The speakers are nice and loud and don’t give out a flimsy sound which is something that is expected with mobile phone speakers. In fact, you might have to turn it down if you’re in the room with other people. The calls are nice and crisp, and more importantly, they are clear enough for both parties to understand what the other person is saying. This clarity is possible with the inclusion of the ESS audio chip, which has also been paired with the Mi headphones that have the beryllium diaphragm speakers. While you don’t need to be an expert in sound quality, it’s easy to see why the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro has done well since its release.

Price and Availability
So, what’s the verdict then? With the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, you get a powerful operating system along with a powerful camera and great build quality. You also get to use a premium quality smartphone at a really affordable price, which makes it an attractive choice for most consumers. With the Mi Note Pro, Xiaomi has certainly set the bar high for its future releases, and has been able to do it in a budget. The 16GB version of the Mi Note Pro is selling in China for 2,200 RMB, which is roughly the equivalent of $260, while the 64GB version of the handset will cost you around $450, both of which are very affordable rates considering the amount of specs you get for the price point.

The Power of the #Hashtag in Social Media

The hash tag came to fame mostly through Twitter. In Twitter it’s easy to make a statement in a post and put a hash tag on it, and suddenly more people than are following you can see it. This is because the hash tag acts like a keyword in your post and allows people to search against it. Clicking on the hash tag will then take them to anybody else who has used it. It’s almost instantly a way to get your point across to the wider audience.

Whether it’s on a popular show or a game people are playing or even a product or a business these hash tags can be very powerful and actually are used on more than one type of social media, for example Pinterest is another site that uses them. Some people don’t get the point of using them but others, like people who know SEO understand that power of reaching out to people who are on the search.

The Power of the Hash Tag
The first tip that can be given about the hash tag is to look at what the trending topics are before you post. If there is already a hash tag for what you want to post then use that hash tag, why? Because chances are it’s already got user searching by it. This means somebody else has already done half of the work for you in creating that searchable term. If you don’t see the hash tag in the trending topics then do a quick search on it just to be sure. Then of course if it’s still not there you are free to create your own.

One of the most important things to remember is that the hash tag is very open to people to read. If you are writing something to promote your company for example think about the tone of your words and use it as an advertisement. This is a way to promote yourself and possibly gain more followers so use the power of the hash tag well and understand its power. In the same way don’t always pick a popular hash tag at random just in the thought of gaining more exposure, be sure you know exactly what the topic is, you don’t want to offend your followers by catching their interest with a hash tag that can be offensive to people. This is something that can often occur without care due to the nature of social media itself.

Social media, especially Twitter is fun and very powerful when it comes to promotion, SEO and exposure of yourself as an interesting person to follow but it has to be used wisely. Make the most of your tweets and use of hash tags and you’ll find that you can use Twitter to your own benefit while still having fun with it.

The Social Mechanical Scene

Mechanical advances are never again terms that quick confounded facial reactions and juvenile clarifications. The nearness of these advances and a large group of recreational devices change unremarkableness into popularity. These projections are seen through TV documentaries, films, and strong media. The issues raised by innovative advances direct the procedure of social improvement. This is uncovered by the consideration paid to the meaning of “innovation”. There is assortment of recently built social settings compared to an officially depicted condition. This produces and expresses an alluring game plan of social cooperation. The presence of adequacy and steadiness introduced by these different mediums is drained of hypothetical improvement as a course of progress organization. The social texture of human association is accomplished by re emerging loyalties of another milieu toward unimportant social practices and obsession with the governmental issues of personality. The colossal impact of this societal and social development towards innovation, substitutes our consideration from social principals and relations to conduct that pollutes social acknowledgment. The quantity of people who have all the earmarks of being ostensibly secure in the realm of mobile phones, diversion young men, and iPods is rising. This lead has uprooted human components of basic leadership dependent on firsthand experience and social contacts that would normally emerge. Present day youth are not associated with social exercises profiting from the distinctions that different societies have managed. Ones proclivities are to such an extent that these detached and aggregate social contacts create the understanding conceivable to make associations that rise above the colloquial practices of classes, significant connections, and colleagues. Inside this structure the intricate way helps with clarifying ordinary public activity through the encapsulation of implications, qualities, and imagery.

The web appreciates stamped progresses adding to the degree of worldwide reach with overall web and remote correspondences. Topics of discussion develop refering to worries of protection, trade, and security as an irreversible impact on the scene of business and individual correspondence, as observational confirmation to the state 21st century security is an immediate consequence of our mechanical advances. While analyzing the effect of innovation on the utilization of old laws and new advances we find that there is a ‘wild west” style of person to person communication, for example, Facebook and MySpace yielding separated qualities and informal personality amalgamated under the mechanical umbrella. Considering the liberal humanism in which our young and their associates are locked in, the peopling of devices in the midst of a human scene has prompted a progressively unfeeling consolidation of innovation and human organization. Not very many of the people occupied with the peopling of innovation really speak to their hypothesis practically speaking.

The media, which fill in as another stimulant in the lives of the present youth and grown-up data, are to some degree in charge of conveying, “poor correspondence.” While bring down principles are set by bleeding edge media stars spoon bolstering the unlawful while continuing these portrayals with regards to innovation insinuating its effects as a social contrast. Innovative drawbacks and the disengagement it makes, is a worldwide wonder with nearby articulations. As the innovative distraught are marked as untalented work, country and urban America endeavor to uncover the force behind the practices of hostile to social feelings of trepidation introduced by its backfire

Inside the clinical settings, magnificence parlors, corner stores, and eateries people share data and recount stories passing on verbal safeguarding of legends with benefactors immersed in providing stories to substantiate declamatory awards. We end up in another type of separation through innovation. This love for protection may not be elite, but rather the craving to get away from the routine happens without making better approaches to fasten it in an abstract way. For some the dismissal of innovation is a dismissal of western qualities. The independence and absence of shared exertion can be acknowledged inside both, people who touch base from suburbia, and the ever present groups in the city who feel you ought to be conscious of their young families, foul dialect, and filthy clothing. The detachable factors, iPods, make it simple to be separately and quietly connected to different methods of conciliation while trenched in overwhelming goals of rural life, and the articulation for new states of understanding by a solidification of new innovative socialization started by a rising impact of the individuals who move in the direction of groups, and the individuals who hold fast to a resurgence of rebel practices.

We would be persuaded into trusting this a characteristic request of movement in the human condition to exist emphatically influenced by innovative toys. People practice their privilege in reclaiming their security and significant serenity through idealism. The “how about we not be here now” way to deal with issues presented in the urban condition is managed through the individual head set. In the populist dialect of things to come, “make tracks in an opposite direction from everything” are endeavors to conceal the disintegration of family esteems and neighborhood security. Innovation has obtained numerous American employments and introduced abroad as off shoring accounts disentangled through utilization of innovation energizing revanchist conduct by the regularly expanding appearance of shabby work. A substance innovation can convey to your entryway step.

In the midst of another mechanical renaissance, ensuing social conduct legitimizes an evaluate of the advancement and political commitments of the biggest market involving our private, relaxation, and work milieu. The dissociative and impassive conduct of a straightforward human implicit understanding is delicate to conditions that advance the removing of our adjacent neighbor, companions, and associates through innovative mediums. Noteworthy development of the innovative marvel since its initiation is delineated by the makers of Buck Rodgers and Dick Tracy to open offices who watch out for the fallout these two powers produce. The trouble of securing an arrangement to examine mechanical continentalism, its circumstances and logical results, and potential to affect the conduct of society through innovation is a troublesome one.

The Sony Ericsson W8 Utilising Android OS

Sony have relaunched their popular Walkman range of phones starting with the release of the new W8 handset. This news will delight music lovers but does the handset offer users any other facilities that will see it compete with the other phones available that offer a multitude of features?

Casting your eyes over the device for the first time you will see the W8 is a phone that is certainly pleasing in the aesthetic sense. Much of this appeal lies in the striking colour schemes that the phone is available in. These finishes contrast perfectly against the phones black fascia with the orange option being particularly nice looking. The other options available are red and azure. Along with the attractive colour another great appeal is the phones compact size. At just 104 grammes the handset is one of the lightest you are likely to find whilst the overall measurements of 99 x 54 x 15mm maintain this compact theme. Occupying the bulk of the phones front panel is the screen which measures 3 inches which is in line with the brands other recent releases which are the Xperia Mini and the Mini Pro. What is very pleasing is that in order to make the small screen easy to use Sony Ericsson have again decided to again use the four corners of the display to house a series of shortcuts keeping the regularly used middle segment clutter free and nice looking. Whatever you are viewing on the screen it is sure to look sharp as the manufacturers have a packed a high quality resolution of 320 x 480 into the relatively small display. On its own this figure may not sound to spectacular, but given the screens compact measurement it results in exceptional quality.

An important thing to remember about the Sony Ericsson W8 is that it is not a handset designed to compete with the high powered smartphones available, it is aimed at people not needing smartphone specification but who require good storage and excellent audio features. Having said this however what does impress is how the manufacturers have enabled this handset to operate using the Android OS. Admittedly the version incorporated here is only the outdated 2.1 edition however it does offer some great functionality that you would not normally expect to find on a feature phone. An excellent example of this is the Timescape UI which is found on some of the makers very top end handsets. This offers some great synchronisation with social networking sites in order to bring you a single timeline informing you of everything that is relevant, from SMS texts to Facebook updates.

If you are looking for a handset with super audio functionality but with modern looks and some great user friendliness then this is the perfect model for you. The colour scheme is eye catching and the inclusion of Android is a definite plus side to the impressive handset.

The Sony Xperia S has landed

It was recently launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and now the Sony Xperia S will soon be hitting the shelves of retailers everywhere. It is due for release in the UK in March and has lots of exciting features to put it right up there with the best mobile phones around at the moment. Some retailers are also allowing customers to pre-order this mobile phone, so you can beat the rush. The Sony Xperia S will be the only smartphone which has the Sony branding, which is down to Sony taking a share of Ericsson’s capital. This is the end of Sony Ericsson and the beginning of a new era of Sony smartphones.

The most striking feature of the Sony Xperia S is the sleek, slender and classy black design. Although it is a little more bulky than some other mobile phones on the market, it is still extremely light. It also has full HD video recording with a 12MP camera, which gives it very high definition. The camera also has Sony’s Exmor R sensor, which really improves the quality. You can even watch videos from your mobile on your television, by using an HDMI cable. The Sony Xperia D also boasts a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.

This exciting new mobile phone has plenty of features which make it stand out from the crowd, including the clear HD on the large 4.3 inch reality display with mobile BRAVIA Engine. The 720 by 1280 pixel display will help to make your images really stand out and the icons on the phone will be extremely clear. The high definition and clear images are by far the features which make this model of mobile phone really special. If you are a fan of the Sony PlayStation then you will enjoy this mobile phone as it is PlayStation certified, so you can visit the PlayStation store and access loads of games. It also has an impressive 32GB of internal memory and an astounding 1GB RAM.

When it reaches the UK, the Sony Xperia S will be available from Orange, O2 and Three. The mobile phone store Phones 4 U will exclusively stock the white model of this smartphone. You can expect all of these carriers to have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, although you can also upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich later on in the year.

As you would expect, the Sony Xperia S will have the usual features, such as Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi and it also has an Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery. If you want to take pictures really quickly and enjoy a more enhanced experience with your games, the Sony Xperia S is the perfect choice. It will certainly ensure a fast experience and will offer everything you would normally expect from the quality of other Sony products. It is reported that the cost of this mobile phone will be around £468, although it may vary depending on your country.

If you enjoy previous Sony products, there is a good chance you will love this smartphone just as much.

The Stand of Viewsonic Android Tablet Devices In The Dynamic Tablet Industry

Viewsonic is an electronic technology product manufactures that has mostly concentrated on provided visual technologies like different type of monitors and projectors. It has competed with the top brands like Acer and Samsung over the span of 25 years. However, recently they have not let their brand stay far behind in the dynamic competitive market of tablet computers. The Viewsonic Android Tablet devices alongside some of the windows tablet devices have been doing a very decent job in the industry that provide cheap tablet. Viewsonic have released many different types of tablet devices in many different shapes and sizes with each having distinctive features to make them a good buy for those who do not want to spend much money on the tablet product or perhaps looking for a device to perform some basic functions with a limited budget.

ViewPad 10e
The most important factor for any tablet seeker to look at is the processor. This 9.7 inch device from Viewsonic has 1 GHz processor speed with 512 MB DDR3 RAM which is very decent for a 10 inch device that can be bought for a little more than $200. It runs on the old Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and comes with a lot of free built in apps in the device. However, they have recently upgraded the device to have the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The Google play runs well, the Wi-FI and the Bluetooth connectivity are not bad; in fact they have surpassed the expectation according to many users. The display is also good for effective game playing and video watching experience that have 1024×768 resolution display. Moreover, the slim and light device with wide viewing angle helps the users to run the device very conveniently at different environments. It does have problems with sluggish behavior and sudden freezing while using for a long time, however the fact that it is cheap may cut down a better expectation from anybody who bought this product.

Rating: 3/5

ViewPad 10s
This is another cheap 10 inch device from Viewsonic that have recently refurbished its features and can be bought for only $199. It has a faster processor speed of 1 GHz NvidiaTegra 250 SMP dual cortex A-9 with the DDR 2 512 MB RAM. Most of the features and the design are actually quite similar to the ViewPad 10e; however this device has been running on the old Android 2.2 operating system with no news of any upgrades. Furthermore, there have been reports of a better graphics performance while playing and watching high resolution videos of up to 1080P full HD. The capacitive touchscreen is also very smooth while the sluggish behavior does not exist much on this version of the Viewsonic tablet.

Rating: 3.2/5

ViewPad E-100S
This 9.7 inch tablet from ViewSonic is probably the best one they have now. It has all the upgraded features that run on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The design is also one of the best from ViewSonic with stylish and attractive look and lightweight carry making the users to carry the device and use their anywhere possible the most ease and convenience. It has the speed of 1GHz processor from Nvidia which however could have been improved as the other cheaper ViewSonic tabs have the same processor with the same speed. It does have however upgraded to 1 GB RAM with an internal storage of 4GB MMC iNand. In addition to that, it has a pretty decent battery life, decent Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and also very decent touchscreen performance with good audio and video quality. This product is absolutely available to provide whatever it can for around $250. Rating: 3.4/5

There were many products in the 7 inch ranges that ViewSonic have stopped distributing, probably because of its low sales. Certainly, their cheap tablets that are now available are not bad in terms of the money spent on the products. However, this company does have the capability and potential to come with more competing tablet devices and therefore one can look at the future to observe what ViewSonic has in store for us.

The ViSi Mobile Monitor

Our universe, our technology, well the dominion of science keeps offering better advancements and alternatively, this being more observably in real life especially in the medical world of technology. The doctors or consumers, perhaps, making it general, human beings can have vital displays of illness by the new introduction of the ViSi Mobile Monitor. Definitely, facts are almost catching up with fiction. The new ViSi Mobile Monitor is a wondrous device that can display almost 95% signs of a long-suffering patient.

The ViSi Mobile Monitor has a sensor package that relies on a verified and tried Wi-Fi network technologhy.It gives the doctor opportunities to monitor vital characters or signs of his or her patient in a remote environment without forfeiting on accuracy.

What do you need to use this technology? Not much at all, but only possessing a tablet or acquiring a smart phone and you are done in a nick of a second. The new ViSi Mobile Monitor gives a perfect probability in monitoring patient’s signs especially the vital ones in time of emergency. People have used it and results come remarkably that the new visi Mobile monitor offers similar accuracy just like an ICU (Intensive Care Unit)

A well-known concept in science popularly quoted as “the monitoring motion” led to the design of the ViSi Mobile Monitor, it is composed of several components of rugged and water proof PVC with other components for example, there is a unit that is placed on the wrist for monitoring readouts, a couple of sensors, where by, some accept biometrics like finger (thumb) or those that monitor the chest. For this to work well and patient to earn the trust of the hospital, then a Wi-Fi connected network should work or be second by an encryption of WPA2 to enhance security for patients’ data and prevent hacking.

The ViSi Mobile Monitor sensors enables doctors or other consumers like nurses, first aiders etc. to constantly keep track of vitals like the levels of oxygen in blood, temperature of the body, the bit rate of the heart and some readings of an electrocardiogram device. As a result, the ViSi Mobile Monitor saves energy and time, as data is taken by the gadget remotely, patients do remain in their wards and no need to make them move around from one place to the other for monitoring their signs. These so called vital signs are normally gathered on spot checks and the monitoring or checking by ViSi Mobile Monitor takes a minimum of 2 hours and at least maximum of 7 hours to display the results.

Today, the doctors or health related specialist should be recommended to have ViSi Mobile Monitor as it is advantageous and well improved to work with rather than having beepers which reminds them to rush back to the hospital during an emergency. The use of the new ViSi Mobile’s monitor assist them to keep the vital signs of different patients at once even before attending to them directly.

Save a life today, save your time, save your energy and go for the new ViSi Mobile Monitor that will provide accurate monitoring services of vital signs.