Astronomers On Life In The Universe

When it comes to the subject of extraterrestrial life, exobiology or astrobiology, the profession most oft associated is that of the astronomer*. That should be nonsense as the focus should be on the word “life” or “biology” not on the word “extraterrestrial”, “exo” or “astro”. I’ve often said that when it comes to UFOs, for example, astronomers are out of their league because the subject of UFOs is not a proper astronomical subject for astronomers to professionally study and thus comment upon in a professional capacity. Astronomers, being human and all that entails, do not always draw a line in the sand between what they believe professionally through academic study and research and what they believe personally, without benefit of academic study and research.  


The only astronomer who ended up making a serious professional study of UFOs, in fact employed as a consultant to the USAF on UFOs – astronomical at first, hence all facets – was the late J. Allen Hynek, so he’s qualified to wax lyrical. What’s interesting is he started off sceptical on the bona-fides of the field, but came around to the opinion that UFOs were serious scientific business. 


The turf of astronomers starts at the top of Earth’s atmosphere and goes outward bound from there, although I’d maintain that things like meteorites are the realm of mineralogists; Transient Lunar Phenomena (TLP) and the ‘Face’ on Mars and other dynamic visible features on planetary and satellite ‘surfaces’ are more the turf of meteorologists, geologists, and maybe even oceanographers (i.e. – Jupiter’s moon, Europa).




Probability of Extraterrestrial Life: Astronomers can tell us roughly how many stars there are per galaxy and what kind of stars they are and how many galaxies there are in the visible universe and roughly what the average solar system might be like, it’s components and constituents, but that’s as far as it goes. When it comes down to whether life arises and evolves on any of these extra-solar planets up through and including intelligence and technologies is an exercise better left to biologists and anthropologists.


Extra-Solar Planets and Planetary Systems: Astronomers are doing an outstanding job in discovering planets orbiting around other stars than just our Sun. They can pretty much estimate, maybe guesstimate, their size and orbital characteristics. They can also determine what the atmospheric constituents are – if any. However, what precisely that composition signifies – constituents perhaps in chemical disequilibrium suggestive of biomarkers – is an analysis best left to chemists and biochemists.


Origin of Life and Panspermia: Astronomers have no academic bona-fides that enables them to wax lyrical on these topics. Maybe terrestrial life originated on Earth; maybe it came via spores (or some such) from outer space (panspermia), but that’s not a subject that’s part and parcel of astronomy, even if extrapolated to abodes somewhere out there.


Transition from Simple (Unicellular) to Complex (Multicellular) Life: Any pontificating on this subject by astronomers is pure and simply their personal opinion. Astronomers would be pissed if evolutionary biologists got press coverage for commenting on the astrophysics of Black Holes, yet astronomers seem to feel capable of practicing biology, as long as it’s called extraterrestrial biology, astrobiology or biology in outer space.


Evolutionary Rise of Intelligence, Technology and the Longevity of Civilizations: Any such speculations are best left to anthropologists as these topic fall way, way, way outside of the realm of academic astronomy.  


Life Not As We Know It: Any speculation on alternative biochemistries (substitute silicon for carbon; ammonia for water; etc.), in fact the entire definition of what life itself is, is best left to biochemists and related disciplines.


Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): Professionally, astronomers seek out photons – visible light photons; radio photons, microwave photons, gamma-ray photons, infrared photons, ultraviolet photons, etc. Astronomers have a good handle on what naturally originating photons are like and what they can tell us about astronomical objects. Thus, astronomers should be able to spot anomalous photons – artificially originating photons with the accent on the artificiality. If astronomers spot unnaturally emitted photons then the odds are rather good that they have found an extraterrestrial intelligence, an intelligence that has the ability to emit artificially produced photons – like radio signals, optical (laser) signals, etc. Of course there have been false alarms. Pulsars were first thought to be artificial signals; ditto some quasars; and there were those who thought they had picked up radio broadcasts from Mars in the early years of the 20th Century. However, once astronomers have detected anomalous photons and unanimously concluded they came from an extraterrestrial technological civilization, then any extrapolation from that is out of their bailiwick and resides more with anthropologists, linguistics experts, and other social science academics. 


First Contact: While there are lots of terrestrial examples of first contact, astronomers aren’t historians, sociologists or anthropologists and thus shouldn’t professionally speculate as being all-knowing on the subject of extraterrestrial first contact.




Visitors from Outer Space: Astronomers are qualified to tell us about the vastness of the cosmos and the immense distances between stars and our neck of the woods. But, the ability of advanced technological extraterrestrial civilizations to transverse those distances is a matter for engineers not astronomers.


Unidentified Flying Objects: UFO crashes in general and Roswell (July 1947) in particular falls way outside the province of professional astronomy (unless such a ‘crash’ can be positively identified as an impacting meteorite). Yet astronomers feel quite capable to wax lyrical on the subject. However, any opinions expressed by astronomers are really personal, not professional ones, and have no more validity than comments by Joe and Josephine Citizen.


UFO abductions, or abductions by ufonauts (the ‘greys’), fall outside the province of professional astronomy and are more properly the province of mental health professionals.


Government programs associated with investigating UFOs, UFO censorship or cover-ups fall outside the province of professional astronomy. Astronomers aren’t experts in national security matters, defence protocols, political science and other associated areas that deals with intelligence operations.


Close Encounters of any kind including geophysical, physiological, electromagnetic, ground trace cases, fall outside the province of professional astronomy.


Analysis and commentary on UFO films and photographs fall outside the province of professional astronomy.


Analysis of radar returns from UFOs, a rather technical and complex matter, tends to fall outside the province of professional astronomy even though radar has been used to probe some of the planets and satellites of our solar system, and thus their ground topography which puts such data in the realm of the geologist in any event.


Alien motivations (i.e. – why don’t they land on the White House lawn, etc.) fall outside the province of professional astronomy. At best this is a matter for psychologists and anthropologists and sociologists, though when it comes to what motivates an alien or alien culture neither is anyone else really qualified for that matter.


The only intersection between astronomy and UFOs is where assistance is required in ruling in or out astronomical bodies (the moon, planets, stars, meteors, etc.) as the cause or unlikely cause of a UFO sighting event. Or, perhaps where statements by so-called ‘contactees’ contradict known astronomical data. Otherwise, UFOs are the province of meteorologists, experts in optics and atmospheric optical phenomena, psychologists, etc.  Yet astronomers wax lyrical on all facets of the UFO phenomena as if all things UFO were exclusively part and parcel of their turf.


So 99% of what astronomers do (like Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth Shostak, and Donald Menzel) when pontificating about UFOs, are in reality spouting off personal opinions, not professional or professionally related (i.e. – astronomical related) factual knowledge.


Ancient Astronauts: Astronomers are not archaeologists, anthropologists, historians or usually conversant with mythologies, and thus should steer clear of anything to do with the subject of “ancient astronauts”.


Associated Facets:


Crop circles fall outside the province of professional astronomy, even though IMHO crop circles have probably nothing to do with ETI.


The animal (wildlife and livestock) mutilation phenomena fall outside the province of professional astronomy.


Ball lightning and other associated anomalous lights (like the Australian Min-Min Lights) fall outside the province of professional astronomy or astronomers who are not geophysicists.


Again, any commentaries by astronomers on these issues quasi-associated with ETI are, when all is said and done, when crunch comes crunch, are personal, not professional commentaries.



* And if not the astronomer then physicists. In fact the bulk of material dealing with life in the universe is penned by physical scientists, not biological or life scientists or naturalists. When I did a course in the subject of life in the universe, SUNY @ Stony Brook, it was of course taught by an astronomer, Tobias C. Owen, who has since co-authored along with Donald Goldsmith an entire textbook on the subject “The Search for Life in the Universe” (third edition – 2001).

Source by: John Prytz

Catch A Fallen Star

If you have hit rock bottom, and it feels like the earth beneath you is caving in, there is hope to avoid an embarrassing exit out of this world, but you must have the belief in yourself. Low esteem can be a demoralizing feeling, but it does not have to be monstrous, because you can keep telling yourself that you can do it, and be positive enough to believe what you are saying. You shouldn’t let self -doubt stand in your way to recovery.

If you have tried and you have failed, there is no harm in trying again

Running away and leaving your responsibility to others is a cowards way out, sometimes you just have to take the loses and start all over again, maybe not with the same sense of purpose, but definitely with some passion to force your will and your sinews to fight the good fight of faith.

Look for innovations and perspectives to shine again, if you can stand up without feeling the gravity and enormity of the situation, then you can adorn the work mantle again, without distortion coming from where the mind swerve with the wind, and feel the invisible force come again bringing new opportunities that you never thought existed before.  

The legalities of the law say, if you hide yourself on the wrong side, they will hunt you down. God is also very much the same law abiding ruler of the universe. And every transgression must receive its just recompense, so everyone must face the deeds done in their body according to what they have done.

Though they hide from my eyes at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent to bite them. Amos 9:3

God will only help those who will help themselves. And if you have found yourself slipping down the ladder of success, having blown your chances of happiness, you may have felt that you are going under, with divorce looming, repossession orders imminent, with no money, or resourceful work to make the mortgage payment, the short fall has left you only one step away from facing total financial ruin. With the guilt of disloyalty facing you. God wants restitution for what has been done.

He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves. Job 34:11

In hindsight, you probably did not think things could get so bad, but they have gone absolutely terrible, and by looking at the atmosphere, you could surmise that there is worse to come. When the bank charges start stacking up, unpaid bills accrued interests, and your health begins to deteriorate with one complaint after another, the days are not long enough for you to recover, and there seems to be no let up with crisis,  that are even now coming faster than the plans you can make to tackle them.     

For a while, the situation could not get any worse and every avenue into which you look for help, the doors are closed, slam bang in your face, and of course; you can’t go to friends or colleagues for help, because it’s a fate worse than death, some will feel more embarrass that you have turn out this way, others may be almost certainly be in the same position as yourself, and therefore they are not able to help at all. So what do you do? And who else would you turn to for help?  

Who is there to catch you when you’re falling?

God will catch a fallen star, no matter how far we have fallen, the lowest depth that you can go is to go down upon your knees, it can be a metaphor of life going downhill, but with wounded knees you can rise again in the newness of life, although you may have become a pale shadow of your former self, entwined in the prison of your mind, with only the magic of memories to remind you about the good times, in adventures and escapades. But now they all seemed like a very long ago, yet you are beginning to find your serenity.

Don’t listen to failure, it’s only the chance to try again

In the diary of recognition and rewards, the world may no longer be thrilled by your adorable charms, for such charisma is only short lived when you are no longer the flavor of the day, and tomorrow you could easily be a forgotten star lost in a billion galaxies. But that star may still be shining in another realm. Picture one half of the sky light up brightly as you orbit through space, and before the flames burn out, and crush your dreams, there is a chance to try gain.

Would you take it if you were given a second chance? Don’t let people steal your energy, because the shine has gone out of their lives, don’t become disturb and cast down,  put your trust in God, say a little prayer, and a praise is the cure for a disquieted spirit, you are not going to please everyone, so it is better just to please God.

Catch A Fallen Star

We are like meteorites falling to the earth in a blaze of glory, pieces of debris originate from out of space, melting with the conditions to fascinate the imagery of our minds, the kinetic energy of flawed impact, so warm and illuminating, we are the riches of humanity in a beautiful environment, surrounded by a wealth of other stars, that has lit the fuse on earth’s crust, and when we fall, the whole world lights up.

You may not see the omnipresence of God now, but he is in every single particle of nature. He is there before the light of day shines through, the darkness makes no impression on God, he controls night and day and everything in life, so if you try to run away and hide in remorse, or wilful disobedience, beware; God is informed of your whereabouts.  He will catch you when you fall.

If I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there if I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea. Psalms 139:9

By encouraging trust in the Lord, he will enable you to triumph, and the jagged rocks beneath you will become a soft cushion that you fall upon in the outstretched hand of God. Our life is like an object from a distant galaxy, and people’s lives are touched by us, this is why the gravity is stronger towards the center of our heart. On impact we are hurt and we leave others to unwrap our treasures.  



Source by: Gerry Legister

The Galactic Confederation of Light

Our planet Earth has long been considered one of the finest spiritual schools in the universe. It is a place where human incarnation provides the greatest challenges and can lead to the quickest spiritual awakening.

 As such, individuals of the Galactic Confederation of Light consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to incarnate on Earth. In recent times there have been many incarnating on this planet, not only for their own spiritual awakening but also to help in the evolving of the planet and its inhabitants.

 A Grand Graduation

The Galactic Confederation of Light says the Earth and its inhabitants are on the threshold of a major evolving – likened to a school-wide graduation or spiritual awakening to the next level. As such, it is a great celebration and there are currently many spaceships in our outer atmosphere to witness this grand event. They are from all parts of the galaxy.

 Ever since first seeding this planet Earth, the Galactic Confederation of Light has been monitoring its progress. There are over 200,000 member star groups and 144,000 of these currently have individuals incarnated on the Earth to help in this transition.

 According to the Galactic Confederation of Light it is a great achievement and celebration for them also. The reason they formed their union so long ago was to counteract and prevent the inter-dimensional dark forces from infiltrating and dominating galaxies.

 A Spiritual Awakening  through Major World Changes

There has been much talk about major world changes being a part of this transition phase and the Galactic Confederation of Light is quick to point out that it’s not the end of the world – more like the end as we know it. Although many predictions and prophecies indicate 2012 as the time of major world changes, this was only to prepare humankind for the idea of major change.

As they point out, the wheat needs sorting from the chaff and not all people on this planet has reached a point where they can be active members of the Galactic Confederation of Light. The ones that have reached a point where they can evolve to the higher vibration of the new Earth through their spiritual awakening will do so, while others will transition to another life that will aid in their ongoing spiritual development.

The Blue Star Millennium

The book <i>The Blue Star Millennium</i> on follows this premise of intervention by the Galactic Confederation of Light during major world changes. It reads like fiction but is based around actual world events leading up to the climax. As one reviewer said “It seems like a blend of fact and fantasy but which is which? It is difficult to be sure where one begins and the other ends – one is left with a lingering suspicion that possibly it is nearly all fact.”

The Blue Star Millennium on will challenge your view on life and our universe. Be prepared for a thought provoking ride – Enjoy the Journey!

Source by: David G

Mario Coloring Pages

Coloring pages are best to invoke the imagination your kids. In a free time you can give a coloring book full of beautiful images to your kids as they love coloring worksheets. Mario coloring pages are very popular among kids as we all aware about the computer game Mario where the Mario is completing his journey to find the jewel and princess, the colorful impact of Mario game makes it widely popular among all age groups. There have been introduced multi versions of Mario games and kids love it.

Mario games have gained popularity even captures coloring pages activities.

It’s hard to believe that there was a time before we all knew and loved our favorite mustachioed Italian plumber, Mario. Created by famed videogame designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario—or Jumpman, as he was originally called—first debuted in arcades in 1981 with Donkey Kong and has since shown up in over 200 videogame titles since.

The main series of Mario games have largely stuck to a tried-and-true formula of having Mario fighting to save damsel in distress Princess Peach, who’s been kidnapped by dastardly villain Bowser (a spiked turtle-like Koopa creature that breathes fire), and restoring order to the Mushroom Kingdom. Recently the whole Mario universe is also represented in the Mario Party games and in several sports titles such as Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, Mario Superstar Baseball, and Super Mario Strikers. The latest Mario release, Super Mario Galaxy 2 (the sequel to the Wii’s all-time high-scoring game Super Mario Galaxy), promises more interplanetary excitement and thrills while giving Mario fans an excuse to dust off their Wii this summer after playing Mario’s last adventure New Super Mario Bros. Wii during the winter months. As the years have passed, Mario has evolved from 2D side-scroller to 3D platformer, and in addition to having his own series

If you should enjoy the Mario games and videos, you certainly will without doubt benefit from the Mario coloring pages.Not just for parents. If you’re a teacher, grandparent or an adult who looks after children, having some preschool coloring sheets in supply is a good idea for rainy days and as an easy, quick and cheap activity you can enjoy together. You can get Mario coloring pages from any online website that explores coloring pages for kids. It’s free of cost and gives a best alternate to find the relieve from the routine boredom

Source by: Julia Thomas

Samsung Galaxy Tab Spy App – How To Easily Spy On A Samsung Galaxy Tab

There is a new “spy” app available for the hot new Samsung Galaxy Tab.

If you’re looking for a way to spy on, monitor, or track a Galaxy Tab, you need to check out this new Galaxy Tab spy app (, and see for yourself just how powerful this app is.


A Samsung Galaxy Tab spy app is an application that is built specifically for the Galaxy Tab, and is used to spy on, monitor, or track a cheating spouse, monitor employee use of company issued Galaxy Tabs, or by parents — as a way to keep an eye on their kid’s use of their Galaxy Tab and/or as a way to locate them in case of an emergency.


The way this Android spyware app works, is you simply download it directly into the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The download is done via the Tab’s web browser. Once downloaded, you only need to go through a few installation and configuration steps, then you’re done. You can expect to spend anywhere from 5-15 minute from start to finish.

Once installation and set up is complete, the spy app will start to record a variety of “events” that occur on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  As these events are recorded, they are then uploaded in predefined intervals to your online account that is set up at time of purchase.


Regardless of your reasons for wanting to spy on or track a Galaxy Tab, you’ll be more than satisified with the features. Here is a full list of all the features found on the Galaxy Tab spy app.

  • Call History – This feature will show you all the calls that are made and received on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. You’ll also get to see the name that is associated to each number based on the names stored in the address book.
  • View Browser History – This Galaxy Tab spy app feature will show you all the websites visited.
  • Contact Details – View the details of all the contacts saved on the Galaxy Tab.
  • SMS Logging – This Samsung Galaxy Tab spy software feature will enable you to read all incoming and outgoing SMS (Text) messages. Full contents will be recorded, so you’ll see both sides of the conversation.
  • Stealth GPS Tracking – This feature enables you to secretly track the Galaxy Tab’s location. The location information is updated automatically at a predefined interval and displayed using Google Maps.
  • On Demand Surround Recording – This spy feature will enable you to remotely record all conversations in the surrounding of the Galaxy Tab. You simply send a secret SMS, which will then activate the Galaxy Tab spy app, which will then trigger the recording to start.
  • Picture Logging – This Samsung Galaxy Tab spy software feature enables you to view all the pictures snapped on the Galaxy Tab. Photos are then sent to your online account, where you can view and download them any time.
  • On Demand Location Tracking – This spy feature enables you to obtain the current location of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, by sending the secret SMS. The current location will be reported immediately through an SMS reply.

In summary, a Samsung Galaxy Tab spy app enables you to do just about every kind of monitoring, spying, and tracking activity that you would need to bust a cheating spouse, track your kids, or monitor your employees.

Source by: androidspy

MBA Project Report on Consumer Durables Industry in India

Consumer durables are the products whose life expectancy is at least 3 years. These products are hard goods that cannot be used up at once. The consumer durables sector can be segmented into consumer electronics, such as, VCD/DVD, home theatre, music players, color televisions (CTVs), etc. and white goods, such as, dish washers, air conditioners, water heaters, washing machines, refrigerators, etc.

With the increase in income levels, easy availability of finance, increase in consumer awareness, and introduction of new models, the demand for consumer durables has increased significantly. Products like washing machines, air conditioners, microwave ovens, color televisions (CTVs) are no longer considered luxury items. However, there are still very few players in categories like vacuum cleaners, and dishwashers.

Consumer durables sector is characterized by the emergence of MNCs, exchange offers, discounts, and intense competition. The market share of MNCs in consumer durables sector is 65%. MNC’s major target is the growing middle class of India. MNCs offer superior technology to the consumers, whereas the Indian companies compete on the basis of firm grasp of the local market, their well-acknowledged brands, and hold over wide distribution network. MBA Project Reports require good information.

However, the penetration level of the consumer durables is still low in India. An important factor behind low penetration is poor government spending on infrastructure. For example, the government spending is very less on electrification programs in rural areas. This factor discourages the consumer durables companies to market their products in rural areas.

There has been strong competition between the major MNCs like Samsung, LG, and Sony. LG Electronics India Ltd. has announced its extension plan in 2006. The company is going to invest $250 million in India by 2011 and is planning to establish a manufacturing facility in Pune. TCL Corporation is also planning to establish a $22 million manufacturing facility in India. Project Report on Marketing requires quality information.

The Indian companies like Videocon Industries and Onida are also planning to expand. Videocon has acquired Electrolux brand in India. Also, with the acquisition of Thomson Displays by Videocon in Poland, China, and Mexico, the company is marking its international presence. According to isuppli Corporation (Applied Market Intelligence), country’s fiscal policy has encouraged Indian consumer electronic industry. The reduction on import duty in the year 2005-06 has benefited many companies, such as Samsung, LG, and Sony. These companies import their premium end products from manufacturing facilities that are located outside India. Indian consumers are now replacing their existing appliances with frost-free refrigerators, split air conditioners, fully automatic washing machines, and color televisions (CTVs), which are boosting the sales in these categories. Project Report on Finance requires data for 5 year period.

Some companies like Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and LG Electronics India Ltd. are now focusing on rural areas also. These companies are introducing gift schemes and providing easy finance to capture the consumer base in rural areas.

Source by: MahaSagar Publications

Samsung 153V LCD Monitor Power Supply Repair Tips

Troubleshooting Samsung 153V LCD power supply is just like troubleshooting those crt type. This monitor came in with no power symptom. If you are first time repairing this type of power supply, I recommend you to first remove the switch mode power transformer. Then test every single component in the primary section, before you continue to check the secondary section. You have to be good in testing basic electronic components in order to detect the fault.

You can always browse through my website just in case you do not know how to test basic electronic components. If you do not know the right way to check, you might miss out a bad component and this will lead you not able to solve the problem. After carefully checking all the components in the power supply section, I found the filter capacitor do not have any reading using digital capacitance meter (open) , the two round type fuse also open circuit, 1N4744 15 Volt zener diode short circuit and lastly the power ic TOP247F blown! Testing the switch mode power supply primary winding with a dick smith flyback tester shown green bar which indicated good winding.

What we left here were the secondary diode and filter capacitor. Upon checking them with analog meter and esr meter, found all of them to be good condition. Other area like main board and inverter board also looks okay (Power failure rarely affect these two circuit). Now we have confirmed that only five components found to be faulty. One by one the components were replaced (except one fuse) and just before you switch on the power supply, make sure you connect a 100 watt light bulb across the live ac line-refer to the photo at my website. Once it is done you can then proceed to switch on the LCD monitor to look at the brightness of the bulb.

If it very bright, this suggests that there are still short circuit somewhere in the power section. If it dim or totally goes off, you can now place your red probe to the secondary side to check if any dc present at their respective line. If there are DC voltages present at the output, you can switch off the power, discharge the filter capacitor (for safety purposes), remove the light bulb and connect back the new fuse to its original location.

You are now hundred percent sure that the LCD power supply won’t blow once you switch it on. By the way the filter capacitor is rated at 105 Celsius and you cannot replace it with the 85 Celsius type otherwise it may open up again after using for couple of weeks or months. The ventilation in LCD monitor is not as good as the cathode ray tube monitor, because the power supply is fully covered by a large aluminum plate and it can get hot pretty fast. Conclusion, whether you are repairing Samsung 153V LCD power supply or other brand of LCD monitor, the procedure is the same. Who knows the power problem in this monitor is a common fault and in the future you can tackle this brand of power supply in the shortest time. To measure electronic components is not that difficult, but to get the original parts like the power ic will consume you lots of time.

Source by: Jestine Y. Warne

Samsung 3G mobiles vs. Nokia 3G mobiles

3G technology is the latest buzz in the telecom industry and almost all mobile service providers in India are concentrating on this latest technology. If you are buying a new mobile phone make sure that the phone should be 3G enabled. Many consumers in India believe that 3G mobiles are costlier and are available in high end handsets models only.  But it is not true there are several mobile brands available in the Indian mobile market that offering 3G technology at an attractive price. The two most mobile brands in India are Samsung mobile and Nokia mobile, both are offering the low prices 3G mobiles in India.

Samsung mobile and Nokia mobile are currently the world’s largest manufacturers of mobile telephones, get high-speed mobile broadband connections with Nokia mobile and Samsung mobile via 3G for Internet browsing and file transfer and you can take your office with you. Both mobile brands are greatly involved to meet with the requirements of the Indian consumers and launched many 3G mobiles in India. Let’s discuss the price and features of Samsung 3G mobiles and Nokia 3G mobiles.

Nokia C5-03 Price and Features :- Nokia mobile has released the new Nokia C5-03 full touch screen display mobile handset .It features Wireless LAN Wi-Fi connectivity and come along with 5 mega-pixel camera with 4X digital zoom (without flash). It is a Nokia 3G mobile phone holds 3G with HSDPA (10.2Mbps) and HSUPA (2Mbps). It is available in two-tone color scheme comes in both bold and restrained flavors. This elegant designed Nokia 3G mobile is look like a Nokia C3 Touch and Type. Moreover the phone sports up to 20 necessary Contacts on home screen for quick call.

The memory of the phone is further expandable up to 16 GB by using MicroSD card slot. This Nokia 3G mobile is available in all mobile stores in Rs. 9, 000.

Samsung S5620 Monte (Black) Price and Features :- The new Samsung Monte S5620 carries 3 inch capacitive Touch screens display that running on the latest Samsung Touch Wiz UI. This Samsung 3G mobile is allied with the 3.2 megapixel camera and comes with 3G with HSDPA support. It is also available in combo color which enhances the beauty of the phone. It has facilitated with the microSD card slot for expandable memory.

This new Samsung 3G mobile price in India is Rs.8, 850. It is available in all mobile stores now.

Source by: meena shah

The Release of the Samsung Infuse

When the original Infuse was released, there was a lot of talk about how it was the best tablet that had ever been created and that no other tablet will come close to surpassing Samsung’s creation. Nearly a year after the release of the Infuse, Samsung announced the release of their second tablet computer, the Infuse. Although it is hard for other tablet creators to compete with the Infuse many it is a known fact that only Samsung can create something that is better. That is what Samsung has done with their second tablet; they have created a product that is faster, more durable and has a better battery life than their previous product.

Although this new version of the Infuse is very similar in size, users will not be able to use old cases on the Infuse. Third Party and OEM manufacturers will be able to create accessories such as cases for this tablet. Probably one of the most important accessories for any tablet is a screen protector. This may not enhance the overall image, but it will protect a person’s rather pricy investment. Having an Infuse with a scratched screen is almost unbearable and it is quite hard to enjoy it after it is ruined.

One of the top accessories that can be bought is the Samsung Infuse case. So far, with the release of the product being so recent, there are just a few different quality cases that can be purchased. The first case that was released by Samsung with the Infuse is the Infuse Smart Cover. This amazing case is designed to keep the front of this device looking brand new. It also cleans the screen while also protecting it. The material that this accessory is made from is microfiber cloth that is usually used is many cleaning cloths. This particular case is handy in that it is capable of waking and putting to sleep the Infuse when not in use. It is great for saving battery power while at the same time being stylish enough for the user.

Overall, the Infuse is much more complete product than the original Infuse. Although many will feel that many of the new features should have been included in the original version, consumers will not complain much as they can now take full advantage of them. The new Infuse has strengthened Samsung’s hold on the tablet market and is likely to continue their dominance for many more years.

Source by: Alfred Rufford Robertson

At What Age Should Children Be Allowed to Play Video Games?

When should children be allowed to play video games? This is a difficult question with which many parents struggle and can apply to many forms of technology (e.g., TV, computer, cell phones, iPods). Such issues will probably grow thornier as technology advances and becomes even more ubiquitous.

As a kid, I grew up playing video games – from Pong onward. I’ve always both enjoyed and been fascinated by video games. I even did my dissertation research on the effects of video game violence on kids. So, I have a lot of knowledge about this topic given that I’m a life-long gamer, a psychologist who has researched their effects, and, now, a parent of two boys.

First off, video games are not inherently good or bad – they are just a medium, like TV, books, the Internet, and so on. They should not be categorically vilified. Like movies and books, there are games that educate and enlighten and there are games that pander to our primitive fascination with sex and violence.

There is very little research on the effects of video games on very young children, and that research is correlational as it would unethical to randomly assign 2-year-olds to either playing video games 2 hours per day or none at all. Exposing kids to violent video games as part of a research experiment is, of course, out of the question. However, I have heard of very young kids, even infants, being exposed to games such as Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and Halo. I know for a fact that some kids as young as age 3 are even playing such games.

TV, Video Games, and ADD/ADHD

The brains of young children are developing rapidly and there is some research to suggest that exposure to highly stimulating media, such as TV, might “wire” the brains of young children such that they grow accustomed to intense environments. Such children might become bored and inattentive when in less stimulating (or traditional) environments – like listening to a teacher give a lecture in class. So, there is a hypothesis (and some correlational research to support) that children exposed to TV at young ages are more likely to be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD when they become older. If you’ve watched some of those Baby Einstein videos, you know what I mean! The correlational finding between TV viewing at young ages and ADD/ADHD would likely apply to video games as well.

Video Games as a Brain Booster?

Looking at things from a different perspective, the research on neuroplasticity indicates that the brain really is like a muscle in that it can grow in response to stimuli. Video games contain rich environments with many complex cognitive challenges that give brains quite a workout. There is a growing body of research to support that video game play improves cognitive functioning in many areas. Video games are listed as one of 6 known “brain boosters” in the Feb/Mar 2009 issue of Scientific American Mind. Indeed, Microsoft is looking into the educational benefits of typical video games.

On a related note, if I have to choose between my child watching Tom & Jerry or playing Super Mario Galaxy, I encourage him to play a video game because I think is a better workout for his brain than the passive experience of TV viewing.

Given that I grew up playing video games, playing video games with my oldest son has been a dream come true in many ways. But it is also a Pandora’s Box. If I left it all up to him, he’d play video games until he passed out from exhaustion. Trying to set limits with him on gaming can sometimes be a challenge. My biggest problem now is that his 2-year-old brother wants to join in the fun, and it is even more difficult to keep him away from the TV & games. As parents of two or more kids know, it’s easier to set limits with the first child. Younger siblings always want to do what big brother or sister is doing.

A Few Practical Guidelines

There’s no clear answer to the question of you should allow your kids to play video games, but I would say it is better to err on the safe side with limited exposure to various forms of electronic media at very young ages (under 3) with gradually more access as children get older. Even then, you should monitor and limit your children’s exposure and check to ensure that the content is appropriate. The Entertainment Software Rating Board ( is a great resource for that.

I think video games, like TV, should be viewed as a privilege and not a right. Thus, children can get their limited access to games (and TV) only after they’ve fulfilled other responsibilities (e.g., homework, chores). Also, you should consider establishing an aggregate “media time” limit such that TV, the computer (for recreation), and video games all fall under one cap. Within that time cap (e.g., an hour per day), kids can decide upon how they want to divvy up their time.

Perhaps most importantly, you should aim to serve as good role model for your children. If you are trying to limit your child’s game time, but then you are always on your laptop, watch a lot of TV or keep it on for background noise, or play a lot of video games yourself, what do you expect your child will want? On the other hand, if you are active in sports, go throw the ball with your kids, have many hobbies, read a lot, and so on, it will send a powerful message to your kids. Children often adopt the values of their parents for good or bad. By being mindful of that and setting a good example, you will likely help your child stay on a path for personal and academic success.

Source by: Dr. Mike Brooks, Ph.D.