Hoverboards – are they worth the price?

Hoverboards can often be very expensive, as the electronics and battery inside are often of the newest kind, to allow hours of use. In this blog post I aim to talk about why you should not go cheap on your hoverboard, explaining the safety risks associated with the cheaper options.

Hoverboards use built in batteries to power the boards, with the majority of the reputable batteries coming from the manufacturer Samsung, these batteries should be accompanied by the correct safety measures to ensure the batteries do not overheat or explode once plugged in.

There have been cases with cheaper hoverboards of manufacturers cutting corners and thus the boards have been susceptible to catching fire when in use, which as im sure you would agree would put anyone off using them. But you must remember that cutting corners with safety features is why these boards are so cheap, and therefore you should only choose reputable companies that can assure you that they meet all the required regulations.

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BlackBerry DTEK50

Blackberry is not new when it comes to mobile phones. In fact, they’ve released a lot of mobile phones that have that distinct keyboard layout.

Now, Blackberry hasn’t made any significant mobile phones for quite some time but that has since changed in the last 2 years.

They’ve released quite a number of new phones and in this article, I will talk about one mobile phone that is said to be one of the most “secure mobile phones today”.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a standard looking mobile phone that makes use of the Android Operating system. As you may have known the company before, they use their own proprietary mobile phone operating system but that hasn’t really gained traction.

Now, the design of the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a bit questionable, mainly because this design is nothing new. If you’re familiar with the Alcatel Ido 4, it looks exactly identical to that phone.

Although the copying of design is nothing new, this is a bit a cause for concern for people who are conscious about their phone’s looks.

Anyway, there is one distinct feature of the BlackBerry DTEK50 and that is its grippy back cover. It also sports the Blackberry logo as well.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is not intended to be a flagship mobile phone offering but rather it is a mid-range phone that focuses more on security above everything else.

This mobile phone comes with a 5.2-inch IPS display screen having a resolution of 1080p and a pixel density of 424ppi.

Most of the phones today, even on the midrange, are sporting 1440p screens. Again, this phone is not to compete with other phones on the market specs-wise but feature-wise, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is hopefully the king on the security department.

Even though that is the case, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is no slouch. The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor which is clocked at 1.5 GHz. Also, couple that with an Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM.

As you may have noticed, the BlackBerry DTEK50 comes with a performance package that is commonly found in midrange phones. This is actually a good thing considering that Android is one of the best mobile phone operating systems because it knows how to fully utilize the phone’s hardware to deliver quality performance.

The camera is also an important selling point when it comes to mobile phones. The BlackBerry DTEK50 is fitted with a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, a dual LED flash mechanism, and it also has an 8-megapixel front camera.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is pretty good in well-lit environments which also means that its image quality suffers when the camera is used in poor lighting conditions.

But for the most part, the BlackBerry DTEK50’s cameras are pretty good in most use case scenarios.

Now, I want to touch on the most important aspect that this phone covers, and that is security.

The BlackBerry DTEK50, as its name implies, comes with the DTEK application which does all of the phone’s security features.

I am not going to delve deeper into the nitty gritty details but the DTEK application encrypts your data and it will give you a rundown on your phone’s overall security.

If it detects that any malicious application got installed, it will notify you immediately; presenting you with some options on what to do about it.

Furthermore, the DTEK application also comes with a factory reset feature. In the event that your phone gets lost or stolen, you can just sign into your account and then safely reset the phone to its factory settings so that all of your information will not be compromised.

I am pleased with the DTEK application and a lot of mobile phone companies should copy some of the elements in the said application.

Security is one of the main concerns for many mobile phone users so it would be interesting how the DTEK application pans out.

Overall, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is indeed one of the most secure phones on the market. With a robust DTEK security application and midrange specs across the board, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a pretty good mobile phone.

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Pokemon Dating App


Nintendo and Niantic might have struck gold with the creation and the release of the Pokemon Go. As of the time of writing, the game has garnered over 100+ million downloads on the Google Play Store and on the Apple app store.

With this much success, it is not surprising that a lot of companies will piggyback on the popular game.

Today, I am going to talk about the Pokemon Dating app called “Pokedates”. This is a dating app that was made by a company called “Project Fixup”.

Now, let me be clear here; this app has nothing to do with the actual Pokemon Go game but, rather, it is an entirely new app specifically for dating.

You see, Pokemon Go is a massive success not only because of the gameplay but also because of the social factors that come to play.

Since the game encourages you to go outside, you will also come across a lot of people who play the game as well. This, in turn, will allow you to interact with different people and you can then be friends with them and what have you.

Since this is the case with most Pokemon Go players, Project Fixup actually came up with the idea of creating a dating app under the guise of the popular franchise.

Anyway, what is this Pokedates app? Well, this is a social dating app much like Tinder but with unique features of its own.

Here is it how it works:

  1. The first thing that happens with the Pokedates app is that it will ask you a series of questions about yourself. After asking some preset questions, you will then finish your profile with pertinent information about yourself. After you’ve input the necessary data, a “PokeSpecialist” or dating specialist will review your profile and they will notify you if your profile is good or it needs revising to make your profile enticing for other people.
  2. Next, indicate the times that you will be available. For example, you’re available 6-10 PM on weekdays. The Pokedates app will then share your schedule into its database and they will search for people of the opposite gender that will match your schedule.
  3. Once you get a “PokeMatch”, aka a potential date, you will then be notified by email that someone is interested in meeting up with you. You will then set up the date, time, and place where the both of you will meet up.
  4. Then, once you meet up with your date, you can then communicate with the app that the date was successful and it will prompt you to have fun with your PokeMatch.

It is important to note that the first successful Pokedate will be completely free of charge. The subsequent ones will be charged for about $20.

This is a very interesting way to entice people to meet up and play Pokemon Go. This is also an interesting way to meet up and actually have a long-lasting relationship with someone as well.

If you are interested, head on over to Project Fixup’s Pokedates website so that you will know more about this dating app.

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What is Grit and Why it is Important for Fitness

Ever wondered how bodybuilders or fitness enthusiasts achieve their dream bodies? You might think that it is because they have the money to do so, but Fitness can actually be achieved by anyone.

So, what separates the bodybuilders or people with great physiques from seemingly unfit people? It actually is just one word and that is grit.

In this article, I will talk about what grit is and why it is so important if you want to better yourself physically.

What is grit? Grit, also known as mental toughness, is the ability of a person to push through the challenges no matter what it takes.

You’ve probably now got the idea why Grit is so important, especially in the field of fitness.

Grit is important because it is tied to consistency. I strongly believe that Fitness is a life-long commitment. You can’t just follow a certain diet and just be done with it after a certain period of time.

You have to consistently follow the diet throughout the rest of your life to enjoy a fit physique.

Research has shown time and again that people who have grit are the ones who are successful in achieving their dream bodies.

Before I started going to the gym, I never envisioned myself that I am going to make it. I just thought that I would last only 2 months in. But, because of my grit, I am, to this day, going to the gym to better myself.

Grit is also tied to perseverance. People with more grit persevere and do whatever it takes to achieve a certain goal, which is in this case, your overall health and fitness.

Mental toughness is not just applicable in fitness; it also applies in various aspects in your life. Grit can be used in your work, your school life, in sports, and in just about anything that requires effort.

Now that you know what grit is and why it is important for fitness, how do you actually build it? I am glad you asked! Here are some tips to build grit:

  1. Think of the Long Term. We live in a world where we always want to get the results then and there. We love to have short term goals with short term results. But, to develop your mental toughness, you need to define your long term goals. Think getting fit as an example. You know it is hard, you know that you won’t get immediate results, but in the long term, you will reap the benefits. Thinking about the long term will help develop your mental toughness.
  2. Develop Grit Slowly by doing Small things. Grit can be developed over time. There is no magic switch to increase your mental toughness manifold. Grit is akin to a muscle; you need to continue working on it so that it develops. By doing small things and acquiring small wins, say doing 10 reps per set as opposed to your usual 8 reps, over time, you will reap the benefits of being mentally tougher than you were a couple of months ago.
  3. Make it a habit. Grit can also be exercised if you make good habits. And when I say good habits, I meant habits that can improve yourself in the long run. Oftentimes, good habits are harder to do, which in turn, develops your mental toughness if you religiously build them.

I hope that this article has helped you know what Grit is and why it is important in your life, especially when it comes to fitness.

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Faxanadu Game for the NES

Most modern games were just improvements from the original games back in the day. Castlevania, one of the most prominent adventure RPG games today, has been taking notes from a particular game released in the late 80s.

The game I am referring to is Faxanadu. This game for the Nintendo Entertainment System is actually part 2 of the original Xanadu released by Hudson Soft. But, Faxanadu was the one who virtually popularized this genre and a lot of game developers took notes from Faxanadu in order to create their own take on the adventure RPG genre.

The story revolves around an unnamed traveler who goes home to his birthplace, a town called Eolis. In Eolis, there lies the World tree where miracles happen. It has been said that Elves live in the tree but what people do not know is that Dwarves lived in harmony with the Elves as well.

One day, a meteorite fell from the skies and in it was a dark force known as the “Evil One”. The Evil One, then, took control of the dwarves against their own will and started attacking the Elves until no one is left.

Before controlling the dwarven king, however, the King managed to eat the magical sword that has said to have powers that can defeat the Evil One. Should a brave warrior rise up to the occasion, this warrior should seek the Dwarven King, defeat him, and take the magical sword in order to defeat the Evil One.

You, as the protagonist, must go to the possessed Dwarven King and eliminate him. After getting the sword from the Dwarf king, you must then use the sword to defeat the Evil One for good.

What was so special about the World Tree? The World tree possesses the fountain of youth, which according to the old tales, grants the user immortality. Of course, this is a classic thing that evil beings want, that is why the Evil One invaded the World tree.

There are four areas or levels that the player must go to: the tree’s roots, the trunk, the tree’s branches, and the Dwarves stronghold which is located at the peak of the World Tree.

Your journey towards the top of the tree is not without monsters, however. You need to defeat possessed Dwarven warriors in order to progress the game. The player has the ability to attack, jump, and utilize certain map elements to his advantage.

By defeating enemies along the way, you will not only gain gold and recovery items, you will also be given experience points to gain ranks.

During the course of the game, an NPC called the “Guru” will give you a password to continue the game. They also have the power to increase your rank (and therefore, your stats) should you get to an experience break point.

The Faxanadu Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System is very fun and enjoyable despite its lack of great graphics (hey, 3D games weren’t popular in the late 80s, you know). Still, it provides players a chance to know the game that was the basis for most modern adventure RPGs.

This Nintendo Entertainment System game is an enjoyable one and if you happen to play NES games in the future, consider playing Faxanadu.

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Xenoblade Chronicles

If someone gave you a Nintendo Wii and you’re thinking, “which game should I play first?” Well, how about playing the number one game for the platform?

Xenoblade Chronicles has been touted as the best game for the Nintendo Wii. Why did the game get so much acclaim? We will discuss that in this article.

Xenoblade Chronicles continues the Xeno game series from other platforms but there is no connection to the previous installments.

What made this game great? First, let’s start off with the story. The story revolves around two great titans, the Bionis and the Mechonis. Both titans fought in an endless battle until one drew the final blow. Their corpses were all that remains.

But, their legacy didn’t stop there. Multiple life forms sprung from them and has since populated the entire world. You will play as Shulk, a human scientist that is later joined by his childhood friend, Reyn. Both of you will quest on the open world to finally bring peace into the war-torn land.

The game is vast and you’re mainly presented with an open-world to explore. There are tons of quests and objectives to complete when you’re playing Xenoblade Chronicles. In fact, if you’re going to play through just the story itself, it will take you roughly 70 hours to complete. The number of hours will surely increase if you decide to do all of the side quests if you please.

One thing of particular note when it comes to Xenoblade Chronicles is that it sports a day and night scheme. This is much like Skyrim where the time of day affects some quests and events. The good thing is that you can set the time of the day so that you jump in and do the things that you need to do. One scenario where this time and day scheme comes in handy is when you want to buy certain items. Some vendors only operate during daytime, so be sure to set the time accordingly.

As for the battle system, Xenoblade Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii has a battle system that is akin to Final Fantasy XII’s battle system. You mainly roam around the world map and when you encounter enemies, you press a button and the battle will commence.

The battles are in real time and there are cooldowns to certain actions like casting a spell, for example. The game’s battle system is really exciting and you can bring with you 2 additional members for a total of 3 at a time.

There are so many things you can do in Xenoblade Chronicles. You can choose to go with the main storyline, or you can deviate a little bit and do some sidequests. Sidequests give you achievements if you are in for that sort of thing. Also, side quests give you gems that let you upgrade your character’s stats and you can also gain powerful weapons by defeating more powerful random monsters.

Xenoblade Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii is an amazing, open-world adventure game. If you don’t know which game to play first in your Nintendo Wii, then check Xenoblade Chronicles out.

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Green Tea Kiwi-Berry Smoothie

kiwiSmoothies, not only are they easy to make, but they are also packed with a lot of vitamins and minerals your body needs every day. The thing about smoothies is that there is a plethora of options you can choose from.

Today, we’re going to be looking at a very healthy Smoothie recipe made of Green Tea, Kiwi and berries. Green tea has been recommended a number of times by different diet specialists because of its antioxidants and other health benefits.

Kiwi and Berries also have their own vitamins and minerals, and Berries also contain certain antioxidants as well. This trifecta of vitamin and mineral-rich ingredients will surely help you get started on your path to wellness.

To create this amazing and easy to make smoothie, get the following ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 2 cups kale (organic), loosely packed
  • 1-1/2 cups green tea (home brewed…no sweeteners added)
  • 6 ice cubes

I did mention earlier that this smoothie is very easy to make, right? Well, you’re probably asking how easy it is. After you get all these ingredients, all you have to do is put them in a blender and mix them together on low speed. Do this until you achieve a smooth consistency. And that’s it!

This simple and easy recipe can be done even by kids! This is a perfect complement to your breakfast meals to rev up your day. The ingredients that are in this Smoothie has a proven track record.

For example, Bananas have potassium which can help improve blood circulation in your body. Bananas can also give you a lot of energy, that is why a lot of athletes and bodybuilders always have bananas in their diet plans.

Kiwis, oh, I can’t stop talking about Kiwis. There are a lot of reasons why you want to consume them. For one, it helps you manage your blood pressure levels because it has high amounts of potassium. Second, Kiwis have a high Vitamin C content, which boosts your immunity. Third, Kiwis are rich in Fiber. Ever had digestive problems? Kiwis can help you achieve a normal digestive functioning because it contains high amounts of fiber and it also has enzymes as well. And lastly, Kiwis can help prevent blood clots to rid yourself of the risk of heart attacks!

Green tea has been used extensively in a lot of diets and Asian medicines. Green tea contains antioxidants that eliminates harmful free radicals in the body. Green tea can also help improve brain function. And most important of all, Green Tea has been known to have fat-burning properties. No wonder it is used in most diet circles!

And lastly, Strawberries also have a lot of health benefits. It can improve eye health because of its antioxidant content. Strawberries have also been proven to fight cancer because of its Vitamin C!

Put all those powerful and healthy ingredients together, and you get a potent and delicious smoothie! Go on and try this for yourself! Drink the Green Tea Kiwi Smoothie any time of the day.

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Mobile Signal Boosters

Are you tired of hanging out the windows in order to get a signal? We all know how frustrating it can be when you need to make or take an important call, however, due to poor signal you are unable to. A mobile signal booster might just be the answer to your problems. This valuable tool will be a worthwhile investment and can help you get a strong and powerful signal in all areas.

Reduce Frustration

It is usually very frustrating to go to a certain area only to get a signal and have a conversation on your mobile phone. There are certain areas where there is no signal at all, where mobile boosters are necessary. What would you do in a case of emergency when you really need to make a call only there is no reception available?

This is why it is important to invest in a good quality, reliable mobile signal booster so that you can make or take a call no matter where you live. These mobile signal boosters are an effective tool to help give you that needed “boost” for a stronger cell tower signal. Mobile boosters can literally be a life-saver in many cases, especially in emergencies.

Improve Productivity

If you notice that your employees are finding it difficult to get a signal in the office it is time to invest in a reliable mobile booster. This will make it possible for employees to take their calls at their desk, while still working simultaneously.

A mobile signal booster will ensure that employees remain productive and in their working area and not always close to a window where they are trying to find a signal and may endanger themselves. One mobile booster will ensure that everyone stays connected in the office, if positioned in the correct location and without any obstructions in sight.

A Rewarding Investment

Regardless of whether you require a mobile signal booster for personal use or for business purposes, this valuable tool is a worthwhile investment that will certainly make life easier.

Mobile booster will help you reduce the level of frustration that usually comes from lack of signal or poor signal when trying to have a conversation. It is recommended that you invest in a good quality mobile booster for both your home and the office.

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Un étui Samsung Galaxy S3 pour une variété de goûts

L’étui Samsung Galaxy S3 est sans aucun doute la forme de protection la plus adoptée pour cet appareil. La marque Samsung a vendu plus de 300 millions d’exemplaires dans le monde, et il s’est écoulé autant, sinon plus de matériels de protection. Le Samsung Galaxy S3 est un appareil facile à utiliser et qui propose de magnifiques fonctionnalités. C’est toujours l’un des produits phares de la marque malgré la sortie de modèles plus récents. Pour le préserver des aléas naturels ou des risques divers, l’étui de protection est l’un des meilleurs choix. Il est disponible en une multitude de couleurs et de formes pour satisfaire tous les goûts.

Un étui Samsung Galaxy S3 plutôt qu’une autre forme de protection

Pourquoi préférer un étui à une autre forme de protection de téléphone ? Les étuis Samsung Galaxy S3 sont la réponse à cette question. D’abord, il permet de protéger votre portable en absorbant les chocs et les coups. Il offre une protection optimale en entourant complètement le portable. L’étui de protection est donc incontestablement un parfait allié pour préserver durablement l’écran de votre appareil. Ensuite, l’un des avantages primordiaux de l’étui est son esthétisme. L’étui est souvent réalisé dans des matériaux agréables au toucher tels que le cuir. Il permet aussi de créer un look sympathique qui vient ajouter à la beauté de votre portable. Les étuis Samsung Galaxy S3 font sans conteste partie des meilleurs moyens de protection existant sur le marché de la téléphonie mobile.

Trouver ce qu’il vous faut

Pour mettre la main sur l’étui de protection qui vous permettra de vivre une magnifique expérience avec votre téléphone, il vous faut faire un tour des différents accessoiristes. Certains vous offrent la possibilité de créer vous-même votre étui. Vous aurez à choisir une photo ou une image qui vous plait, et vous pourrez ensuite la faire imprimer sur votre étui. Il vous faudra aussi vérifier si l’étui que vous avez choisi vous permettra de bien utiliser votre portable. Il s’agit ainsi de vous assurer qu’il dispose d’espaces pour connecter votre chargeur ou votre écouteur et qu’il ne vous empêche pas de faire vos photos. Avec un étui Samsung Galaxy S3 adéquat, vous pourrez profiter au maximum de votre appareil tout en lui assurant une plus longue durée de vie.

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Getting the most from the r4 card

Since 2004, the Nintendo DS has dominated the portable gaming industry both in the United States and Abroad. From the United States, Europe, and Japan, avid gaming enthusiasts have taken their interests to the next level. One way that people have gotten even more out of the game is by connecting it to their own wireless network, as well as linked accounts. In addition, some smart gamers have also used an R4 card to increase the features available to them both through their account and through third party software. If you are looking to get more out of your DS, then read on!



Configure Your Wireless Access


There is an enormous amount of downloadable content available for the Nintendo DS. By going through the configuration and setting up your device wirelessly, you can benefit from all of these free to use, free to pay, and small charge opportunities. In addition, you can use an R4 Card to increase your options, adding purchase histories, game libraries and many other features to your DS. The options available are only limited to the creativity of the program designers for the R4.



Link Your Account


Though many people don’t bother linking their account, it can be a great way to get free stuff. How? As you purchase games through the Nintendo DS online system, you accrue points that can be spent on many different things via the store. Claiming these goodies is the best way to make full use of your DS experience.

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How the R4 Card Can Help


It is no secret that R4 Cards can help make the DS a more varied and interesting portable gaming device. Included are a few ways that it helps with wireless connectivity and account settings.


Many R4 Cards can be designed to show more stats regarding play. Where as the wireless account may not have this set up, you can use an R4 card to keep track of and then broadcast your stats for any games they are programed to watch. This way, you can see exactly how good your game is. These special programs designed for specific games can also add more features, and even provide useful cheats and added versatility to the experience. Finally, R4 Cards can be designed to have additional wireless features, making it easier for the Nintendo DS to connect to multiple wireless routers.

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