Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sony Smart Watch



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The SmartWatch Android watch features an ultra-responsive touch display.
 
 
 
Scramble to dig out your phone from the bottom of your bag. Or look at your wrist. That's the choice Sony Smartwatch offers you. A new kind of hands free experience that allows full access to your phone from its stylish wrist-strap, the Smartwatch is ideal for all Android users. From runners and cyclers keen on staying in touch while exercising, to tech heads with Android development skills. Access everything from your phonebook to your camera, tweet or check the weather, or use a host of other apps, all from the touch display screen. The Smartwatch makes a great gift for a tech savvy partner. It can also be detached from the wrist strap and worn as a clip. 
Features you'll love :

  • Customizable to make it exclusively yours - download compatible applications on Google Play, or replace the stylish wristband with your own
  • No more blind answering - look at who's calling on the screen, and even ignore or answer it when coupled with a headset, all while your phone is in your pocket.
  • Mission Impossible fans will love the VFinder, which allows you to use the phone's camera as a live feed to the watch
  • A joy to use, featuring an ultra-responsive touch display - control your music and send off pre-defined texts with a tap
  • Works beautifully with Sony and non-Sony Android-based smartphones with Bluetooth

Manufacturer's description:

Your world at your fingertips.
SmartWatch features an easy-to-use, ultra-responsive touch display. Finding your way around SmartWatch couldn't be easier. Your world's just a tap, swipe or press away.

You choose - Android Market
Want to do more with your SmartWatch? Download compatible applications on Android Market. And customise your SmartWatch to make it exclusively yours.

Make it yours
Customise your SmartWatch with any 20mm wristband. Or wear its stylish, soft-rubber wristband. You can even use it as a clip. This ultra-sleek, ultra-slim Android remote was designed to impress.

Smart Extras
Is an innovative new range of Sony Ericsson accessories. Developed for Android. That help you experience apps and services. In a whole new way. So you can do more.


Power
  • Low usage, 1 week.
  • Typical usage, 3-4 days
  • Heavy usage,1 full day
  • Charging connector: USB cable
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth core version: 3.0
UI/Wearing
  • Watchband and clip
  • Music player control - track information on display
Messaging
  • Can read sms and email and calendar reminders on display
  • Social networking services: Facebook, Twitter
Calls
  • Reject and mute calls, pre-defined sms, take call and use headset
Perfect partners
  • Live with Walkman
  • Xperia active
  • Xperia arc
  • Xperia arc S
  • Xperia mini
  • Xperia mini pro
  • Xperia neo
  • Xperia neo V
  • Xperia PLAY
  • Xperia pro
  • Xperia ray
  • Xperia S
  • Xperia X10
  • Xperia X10 mini
  • Xperia X10 mini pro
  • Xperia X8
  • Xperia P
  • Xperia U
  • Sony Tablet P
  • Sony Tablet S
Confirmed Compatibility – other brands
  • HTC Desire C
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC One S
  • HTC One V
  • HTC One X
  • Huawei U8650>
  • HTCEvo 3D/Shooter
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Wildfire
  • HTC Wildfire S
  • Motorola ATRIX
  • Motorola Defy
  • Motorola RAZR
  • Orange San Fransisco
  • Samsung Galaxy 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Fit
  • Samsung Galaxy Gio: with no media player
  • Samsung Galaxy Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy SL
For more information, please check with Sony Mobile.

Box contents:
  • SmartWatch main unit with clip
  • Black watchband
  • Watchband adapter
  • USB charger
  • User guide + warranty leaflet

Monday, February 18, 2013

12 Steps to Make Exercise a Lasting Part of Your Life


For all who wanted to make exercise a routine. Hope this helps...
By Chris Freytag
“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” -- Jim Rohn
Sometimes a new thought or a new idea is all you need to make a lasting change. You can wake up one day and decide to make your entire life change. If you are new to exercise or you dropped it for a while and you want to get back to doing it, the best way to begin is with small steps.
You don’t have to become an athlete overnight to make exercise a part of your lifestyle. It’s actually better if you commit to making small changes in your daily routine instead of reinventing yourself overnight, because you are more likely to stick with it. Small changes in habits can lead to lasting, permanent change. So think baby steps and incorporate exercise into your life with these tips.
1.  Develop a "move more" mindset.
Carving out a specific hour of a day for a workout is great (and we will get to that in a little bit) but first, start each day with the mindset to move more. By reminding your body to get more movement throughout the day, you will be more likely to do it. So sit less and stand more. Take more steps and stairs. Walk to talk with a coworker instead of emailing them.
Stretch in your chair, squat to pick something up, park far away from stores so you will walk more, stand up when you talk on the phone and do some exercises while you watch TV. There are numerous ways you can sneak more movement into your day. Begin each day with a move more mindset and you will find them.
2.  Commit to regular activity.
You may not be the type of person who wants to train for a triathlon and that’s perfectly okay. You don’t have to become a fitness buff to benefit from exercise and movement. Start by committing to getting activity regularly. Schedule exercise like any other appointment on your calendar and treat it as a commitment rather than something you squeeze in if you have time. Even if you can only allot 15 minutes at a time, schedule it.
Take a short walk. Walk at a leisurely pace at first if exercise is new to you. You can build up to a power walk. If that’s not your thing, take a fitness class, swim laps or sign up for dance classes. Whatever exercise you start, build up slowly so you don’t overwhelm yourself and give up. If your body isn’t accustomed to regular exercise, build up slowly day by day so you don’t get too sore and throw in the towel altogether.
3.  Find your favorite exercise.
I know people who commit to a form of exercise and hate it. How long do you think they will keep that up? We aren’t inclined to dive in or stick to things we despise. Out of all the forms of exercise out there, find one you just love. Get really specific. Don’t just say, “yoga” discover what form of yoga is your favorite. If swimming is your thing, do you prefer swimming laps or water aerobics? Or maybe you’d dread a step class but you can’t get enough of Pilates.
A good way to identify what type of exercise is right for you is to first figure out if you like to exercise alone, with a partner or in a group setting. You may have to experiment a little bit before you know. Try different forms of exercise until you find one that energizes you physically and mentally. Find your favorite exercise—one where excuses won’t even enter the equation when it’s time to exercise.
4.  Focus on health and strength and what it means to you, and not on numbers on a scale.
Many people can get easily discouraged and give up when there’s too much emphasis on weight loss. Rather than an exclusive focus on weight loss, focus on the joys of exercise and movement instead. Take pride in your body getting stronger or your new ability to able to exercise longer, even if it’s just in baby steps. Think about the great way your body feels after exercise and the exhilaration you feel. Taking the time to consider what really connects you to exercise on an emotional level, is powerful because you can use those thoughts to motivate you.
Most likely what motivates you runs much deeper than getting skinnier or being a specific set of three numbers on a scale. Identify what it is for you. Maybe you want to have more energy for your children or grandchildren or you want to be in more control of your health—whatever is your core motivation—connect to it.
5.  Add strength training to your weekly routine.
Exercise isn’t just cardio alone. Strength training is critically important to retain muscle as you age, have a strong body and an effective metabolism. Even if you focus on just one muscle group a day and do three different exercises with three sets of 15 each for that muscle group you will benefit. You can divide strength training up throughout the week. Try two days a week to start and work up to three. Strength training will change how you feel, help you conquer your workouts with all that new muscle you are developing, and it’s the secret to a revved up metabolism.
6.  Put yourself first.
Stressful situations can take your focus away from properly caring for yourself. If you neglect yourself for the sake of external problems, you will be creating more problems than you are solving. Make sure you consider what you need and do something—however small—for yourself each day. Even if you only have 15 minutes, just commit to 15 minutes. It all goes back to the oxygen philosophy you hear about on planes flight attendants advice: “Put your own oxygen mask on before assisting others.” Put the mask on you first and then your children. You aren’t able to effectively take care of anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself first. Keep that in mind.
7.  Exercise with a group.
Exercise doesn’t have to be a solo sport. Make it an outing with friends and family. When you join up with others to exercise, not only do you get the immediate benefits of exercise, you also get time spent with friends—a double deposit into your well-being. When you discover physical activities and forms of exercise you love, you develop a sense of camaraderie and community with others. Accountability works.
8.  Think of how exercise boosts your sense of well-being.
You probably know exercise can help you live longer and go a long way to disease prevention, but what you might find more rewarding is to think about all the immediate benefits exercise provides to your well-being. While the long-term benefits are numerous, let’s face it, many of us aren’t motivated by what we can prevent decades down the road. Think short-term instead. All of us can use exercise today to get more energy, alleviate stress, increase productivity, improve our outlook, sleep better and feel happier—today! Think about what you stand to gain if you work out today. Maybe it’s a sunnier disposition or the satisfaction in knowing you pushed your body. Just give it some thought or better yet, make a list.
9.  Look to the future
Don’t get caught up in guilt or regret because you haven’t worked out or don’t beat yourself up if it has been a while. Guilt and regret only make you feel badly, they don’t get you where you are headed. With a simple decision in your mind, you can let go of what you did or didn’t do and just start again. Look forward. If you are feeling badly about yourself, you are less likely to make positive change. Start over with a clear plan of what you will commit to doing each day for your health.
10.  Avoid stop and start and stop again syndrome
One great way to kill your confidence is to constantly start and stop your exercise routine. It’s common for people to get psyched up and dive in to working out and then drop it altogether when the craziness of life intervenes. But if you start and stop all the time, you are setting yourself up for a never-ending cycle, where you won’t see any progress. Don’t tackle the world in a day. Think baby steps. Think of what you can do and schedule today even if it’s small increments of time that you eventually build upon. Commit to what you can achieve, at least at first.
11.  Remind yourself daily of your why.
It’s easy to get off track if you aren’t reminding yourself of why working out and eating healthy is important to you. This goes back to your core motivation that we addressed earlier. If you make it automatic to wake up and remind yourself of why exercise is important to you, you will be more likely to keep your commitments to yourself. You also will be putting exercise front and center on your day instead of treating it as an afterthought that you skip at day’s end. Wake up thinking of what exercise you will do today and it becomes a priority.
12.  Stretch post workouts.
An effective exercise regimen involves cardio, strength training and stretching. Stretching after exercise can help relax and balance tension caused by the workout itself. Post-workout, when your body is warm is the ideal time to stretch. The risk of muscle injury is much lower, and you will save yourself from tight, sore muscles the following day. Plus, the calm, relaxing feeling of a good stretch is a great way to end a workout.
Try some of these steps to make exercise a part of your life. Remember, a great way to avoid skipping workouts is to ask yourself how you will feel afterward. You can feel proud of your dedication and gain the exhilaration of accomplishment, or you can be disappointed and defeated that you skipped, again.

About the Author

Chris Freytag is a health and fitness expert, blogger, author and motivational speaker. She has been teaching fitness classes and personal training for over 20 years. She is a contributing editor for Prevention Magazine; the fitness contributor for the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis; and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Council on Exercise.
Chris has authored 5 books; has created dozens of fitness DVD's; is a top trainer for Exercise TV; and sells her signature line of healthy kitchen and fitness products on QVC. Visit Chris' website, www.chrisfreytag.com, and Facebook page,www.facebook.com/chrisfreytagpage for more information.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

What to do when you get caught speeding...


Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.

Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer: Can I see your license please?

Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.

Officer: Don't have one?

Woman: Lost it 4 times for drunk driving.

Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Woman: I can't do that.

Officer: Why not?

Woman: I stole this car.

Officer: Stole it?

Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer: You what?

Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The Officer looks at the woman, slowly backs away to his car, and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle
please!

The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?

Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.

The first officer is stunned.

Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer snaps open the clutch purse and examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Woman: Betcha the lying bastard told you I was speeding too.
















Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.

Woman: Oh, I see.



Officer: Can I see your license please?

Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.

Officer: Don't have one?

Woman: Lost it 4 times for drunk driving.

Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Woman: I can't do that.

Officer: Why not?

Woman: I stole this car.

Officer: Stole it?

Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer: You what?

Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The Officer looks at the woman, slowly backs away to his car, and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please!
The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.
The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?

Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.
The first officer is stunned.

Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license. The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer snaps open the clutch purse and examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Woman: Betcha the lying bastard told you I was speeding too

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The NEW Sling Pouch from Carry Speed at CES 2013



For more Carry Speed products, check out their WEBSITE HERE!

The always energetic, Tim, from Carry Speed introduces their brand new Sling Pouch. The Sling Pouch is made for a wide variety of camera and lens sizes. The design and concept behind the Sling Pouch is to accomodate mobile shooters who want to keep their camera stationary and easily accessible.
The Sling Pouch can be secured by your side to your belt loop with the provided clip to ensure that the camera doesn’t go flying around while you’re going about any activity. The Sling Pouch will not only be compatible with Carry Speed straps, it will also be compatible with all other camera straps on the market. We can expect to see the official launch of the Sling Pouch in the Spring of 2013 for around $35.



source: http://oliviatech.com/the-new-sling-pouch-from-carry-speed-at-ces-2013