I Want to Learn More About GPS – It Fascinates Me and I Would Like a Career In This Technology

It is fairly obvious to anyone that knows anything about GPS devices that they’ve been getting better each and every year. It used to be that if you bought a GPS for your car that some streets would not be listed, and some data companies had not configured all of the cities, potential routes, and drive times. Thanks to mobile personal technology, big data, Google, and all these devices with GPS components embedded within them, everything has now changed. Okay so let’s talk about this for a second shall we?

Some might say that GPS has reached a peak, but I disagree, I think things are just starting to get going. Not long ago, I was talking to someone who wanted to work with technology, aerospace applications, and helps solve problems in the real world. He asked me what sort profession he might go into, and specifically what he might study in school. Perhaps you might have the same questions.

Well, if you are really interested in a career using Global Positioning Systems then there is a very good book I could recommend to you; “Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System, Second Edition,” by Ahmed El-Rabbany, 230 pages, 2006, ISBN: 978-1-59693-2.

Why did I choose this book for you, you ask? Well, it is beautifully illustrated for one reason, and it is up to date with all the latest and greatest new things in the industry, and everything is explained with simplicity. It also addresses so many new issues without all the insanity of scientific math which often confuses newbies. Of course, if you go take classes on GPS there will be textbooks, but if you read this book first you can better decide if this type of a career path makes sense for you prior to enrolling in college level classes, or having to go through all the prerequisites to even take a GPS high level class.

In fact, after you read this book, you might go onto YouTube and search out some GPS classes from some of the top college professors online. Another good book to read, and this is a book which I actually own in my technology book case, not one I had to look at in the library is;

“GPS Made Easy – Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors” by Lawrence Letham, Rocky Mountain books, Great Britain, 2000, 208 pages, ISBN: 0-921102-66-6. I recently noted that you could buy this book used on Amazon for around four dollars.

What I’m saying to you is this; there will be plenty of career opportunities in global positioning systems, and if this subject fascinates you, and you are interested in technology, you might want to do a little of your own research. I think what you’ll find is that this is one career which is out of this world. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Our Future Technology

Of course no one can completely predict the future yet there are signs as to what future technology will hold in store. In the last decade alone we’ve seen quite an evolution regarding cell phones and computers. Once foreign terms like ‘tablet computers’ and ‘Ultrabooks’ are now a reality and manufactures are impressively finding ways to store more processing power and memory on smaller and smaller devices.

What can you expect to see with future technology?

There have been some interesting studies done on technology looking forward including the website futuretimeline.net which is part eerie scary and part mythical entertainment. Then there are others, like the one published by BBC News in January 2013 which makes predictions for the New Year like the ability for patients to be prescribed medical apps by their doctors as well as predictions five, ten and even twenty years down the road which foresee a digital currency, the ability for your computer to sense smell, purely automated cars and more.

Regardless of how outlandish some theories might seem one thing is certain is that future technology will only become more and more sophisticated. Not only that, but expect to see technology continue to be more of a factor in everyday lifestyle as the latest trends are clearly not fads.

Expect to see tablet computers or devices with a similar size and functions continue to be capable of doing more. If it entirely likely that cell phones, cameras, mp3 players, etc could one day all be consolidated into one single device, yet how quickly that will occur is questionable as reducing several individual electronic devices to one single product would inevitably hurt profits of major corporations like Apple, Samsung, Amazon, Google and others.

Speed will continue to be of the upmost importance. Users will expect information to be transferred almost simultaneously, just as quickly as it’s being transmitted. Communication, which is moving to digital means, will continue to be a hub for people looking to connect with not only family and friends but people from around the world.

The Convenience of Wireless Technology


What is Smartdust?

1. They are tiny Sensors.
2. A tiny dust size device with extra-ordinary capabilities.
3. A Wireless sensor Networks(WSN).
4. Nodes in smartdust are called motes.
5. Combines sensing, computing, wireless communication capabilities and autonomous power supply within volume of few millimeters.

How smartdust Works?

Smartdust is based on micro electromechanical systems, or MEMs. These tiny computer chips can measure temperatures, vibrations or surface pressures. Smart sensors relay signals back to a command computer, which then compiles the data to give feedback to plant managers or the results could trigger an automatic response, such as turning down a building’s temperature or reducing the flow of oil. Such wireless tracking sensors are cheap. They cost just tens of dollars each, not the tens of thousands for comparable wired systems that often involve digging trenches and building outdoor conduits.

Communicating With a Smartdust

Smartdust full potential can only be attained when the sensor nodes communicate with one another or with a central base station. Wireless communication facilitates simultaneous data collection from thousands of sensors. There are several options for communicating to and from a cubic-mm computer. Radio-frequency communication is well under-stood, but currently requires minimum power levels in the multiple mw range due to analog mixers, filters, and oscillators. If whisker-thin antennas of length (in cm) can be accepted as a part of a dust mote, then reasonably efficient antennas can be made for radio-frequency communication, while the smallest complete radios are still on the order of a few hundred cubic millimeters, there is active work in the industry to produce cubic-millimeter radios.

Future Scope of Smartdust Technology

Imagine a cloud of sensors, each the size of a grain of sand, blown aloft by hurricane winds and relaying data on the storm to weather stations below or picture tiny robotic chips drifting through a human artery to locate, and eradicate, a hidden clot. While the above advances are likely far off, dozens of companies are working on the basic element for such inventions: Smartdust. Smartdust refers to tiny, wireless networks of sensors. You also could think of the sensors as tiny chips, or even miniature robots. The Smartdust detects data about light, temperatures or vibrations and transmits that data to larger computer systems. Researchers hope to shrink these devices to the size of a speck of dust via nanotechnology – the science of building molecule-size electronic devices. Some scientists see Smartdust as quite possibly a game-changing technology.

Essential Technology Tips for Commercial Real Estate Agents Today

In commercial real estate agency today, web based technology is essential for growing your client base and your market share. Today we have so many tools available to us as agents, and that can help us with market share growth. As to how we use those tools is the next part of the equation and perhaps the most important.

Can you avoid technology and adopt the traditional methods of business in commercial real estate today? Every salesperson or agent has a choice.

The fact of the matter is that technology is here to stay and certain parts of the technology process should be adopted in your business model. There are many things that you can do; choose the ones that work for you.

Here are some ideas relating to technology and commercial real estate today.

At the top of the list we should put the word ‘database’. Your database is going to be critical when it comes to extracting the right people and relationships from the market over time. It is the top agents that do this consistently. It is interesting to note that many agents struggle with the disciplines behind a database. You cannot and should not delegate your database to administrative staff within your office. Take ownership of the process and commit to the growth of your contact list and ongoing relationships. Capture all of the data into the software package of choice.

The process of e-mail marketing is closely aligned to the database that you create. This then says that the database should be suitably flexible to create an e-mail blast to people that have been screened and qualified. Those people should also have agreed to the e-mail process as part of ongoing contact.

You cannot easily do a large e-mail blast from a conventional office based computer. There are restrictions on the number of emails that you can send out through traditional e-mail servers, and your domain can consequently be impacted by spam prevention tools. To avoid this it is better to use an auto responder service to send out your e-mail blast. This will preserve the professionalism of the process, and protect your domain.

Do It Yourself Home Improvement

Winter is fast approaching, now is the perfect time for the frugal homeowner to take a look at projects that need to be done at this time of the year.

If you are not afraid of heights, and you understand roofing, now is an excellent time to check the roof for loose tiles that need to be repaired or replaced.

While you’re on the ladder, it is a good idea to check the guttering and clean out any debris that would be clogging the system, and repair or replace any broken areas or downspouts.

Painting not only the exterior but the interior as will add to the value of the home; it can increase your curb appeal.

Caulk around windows and doors to stop air leaks and cut the heating bill through the winter. It will also improve the efficiency of the air conditioner in the summer.

If you live in an older home, check the plumbing and wrap any exposed plumbing with insulation and heat tape to prevent burst pipes when the temperature drops into the single digits.

The water heater should also be wrapped with a specially made blanket. If the water heater needs to be replaced, consider the newer style that hangs on a wall and provides instant hot water. Though the initial cost may be more than you were considering, the savings may be worth the investment.

If you can’t afford or don’t have the room for a wall mounted water heater, be sure the check the Energy Star rating before purchase to ensure you have the most efficient unit available.

Check faucets and light fixtures and repair or replace any that are broken or damaged.

Before spending money to replace carpet that is in good shape try steam cleaning to remove dirt and stains. Not only will the carpet look better but the entire room will have a fresh clean aroma.

A Home Improvement Project Made Affordable

It is your first home and immediately after moving in, you notice the bare windows. There are uncovered windows everywhere and you figure a visit to a favorite decorator is in order. Driving up to the shop, you explain the situation to the staff and are informed that they will swing by your place tomorrow and cover the windows for a little over a hundred dollars, EACH.

Decorating On A Budget

Few people can afford to fork over thousands of dollars to decorate a new house. Chances are, you are not one of them. In this case, there is a cheaper option. It is called going to Lowes, Ace Hardware or Home Depot. There you will discover practically all you need to spruce up the windows in your home for less than $100 to $200.

Ever heard of “temporary blinds”? They are affordable alternatives that are also quite durable. What’s more, if one of them gets damaged, the cost of replacing them is under $15. They are definitely the inexpensive way to go to cover those windows.

Of course, the blinds seldom come in just the size you need so you have to measure the windows in your house before buying some. You will likely get the blinds slightly larger than your windows’ measurements. The blinds come with sticky tape for attaching them to the windows’ underside. From here, what is left is to cut up the pieces with a pair of razor-sharp scissors, making sure they fit the windows right.

While they don’t cost a bundle, you would never know by the look of the blinds. It is very likely that you saw some of them while busy driving through communities. If you have passed windows with fan-shaped blinds, there is a huge possibility that they were blinds of the temporary kind.

There is probably tons of other stuff in the new house you would wish to replace, including door knobs, light fixtures and water faucets. They are tiny items you can use to leave traces of your personality inside your home. Only this time, you install everything yourself instead of phoning a handyman to do it for you.

Home Improvements That Pay Off

A home requires periodical maintenance for having all amenities in working condition and giving a facelift to the house in general. Such improvements would be worth every penny if it is done for personal satisfaction. When intended for a better rental or resale value, the improvement should be worthwhile. Not all improvements necessarily increase the worth of a house.

Some improvements that can catch an eye fetch a better value than those which may be highly budgeted but not visible at a glance. The cheapest work to invest in and form a good impression on a client is ‘paint’. Time this work just before letting the house for rent or sale.

Make lofts or basements livable to get more rooms or functional to create office space, replace worn out wallpapers, construct an extra bathroom to have two in the house, crown mold the roofs in living or bedroom for adding more elegance to the room, replace old cabinets, sand and re-paint cabinet doors for a newer look. Such improvements impress a prospective client and up to 85 percent of the cost gets recovered very soon.

Replacements of roof or furnace where just maintenance of the same would have sufficed, constructing a swimming pool, fitting new doors and windows for better insulation, or working on a new landscaping are investments which can not be recovered. Such work should be done only if it for one’s own satisfaction and not for increasing the value of the property.

Improvements done for oneself will need good planning and associated finances. But improvements for increasing the value of the property should be worked out wisely.

Small Home Improvements For a Quick Sale – Sell House Fast – Real Estate Education

When preparing your home for sale, the small improvements count to make you sell quicker!

To the seller, it may be more of a nuisance to fix a piece of wood rot, replace carpet, or paint some exterior trim. To the buyer it looks to them that this is deferred maintenance. They see some rot, and then begin to think, “What else have the sellers not taken care of?” Then they start picking apart the house instead of saying, “Wow this seller really takes care of his house.”

Also, the buyers think that it costs a lot more to do the improvements than it actually does. Replacing carpet may only cost $2000 – $3500, but a buyer may think it costs $5,000 – $10,000. Most buyers these days have enough money for their down payment or closing costs, but not both. They certainly do not have cash set aside to make these improvements after closing.

Most buyers I see in the market want to move into a house and do nothing. I had a listing recently where I advised them to repaint the exterior trim. I got a quote from my painter, and it was $3500. My seller was resistant and said that he would negotiate that in the contract if necessary. We later had a potential buyer come look at the house for a second time. I called to get feedback and the agent told me the biggest drawback to the buyer was that the exterior trim needed to be painted. To the buyer it was a huge deal and he thought it was too big of an undertaking. I told the agent I had a quote for only $3500 and they came back to take a third look.

Had we prepared the house perfectly prior to listing, and painted the outside, we could have possibly received the offer on the first or second look. The moral of the story is if there are things that you know need to be updated, fixed, or improved, do so before listing. It is going to make your home show better, sell quicker, and quite possibly sell for more money!

10 Quick Tips to Fashion

In today’s society everyone is in a rush, there’s never enough time, and everything is go- go- go, well what we are about to do, because you are a busy person and we know you want to look good and feel good on your busy schedule, we are going to give the 10 quick tips to fashion. Everyone likes tips and maybe you can benefit from these.

1. Keep your outfit simple: you want your outfit to look good on you; you don’t want to look like you went overboard with too many colors, layers or accessories. When it comes to colors try to stick with 3 and add a little pattern in there if you want to mix it up. With accessories stick with a maximum of three pieces, ex: a watch, a necklace and a bracelet, and for layers do not to overdo it, layering can look good when its only 2 pieces.

2. Fitment is Everything: one of the biggest improvements you will make to your wardrobe is the fitment of your attire. The one problem a lot of men seem to have today is they wear their clothes too big because some people either just aren’t comfortable with themselves or they don’t want to pick out the right sizes. Your attire should almost hug the shape of the body. You don’t want the clothing skin tight but you want your clothing to accent your body.

3. Always go shopping with a Friend: when you go shopping for new product to add to your collection bring a friend that will give you an honest opinion and is as fashionable as you. Remember when you go to a store it’s hard to trust salespeople because they are making commission off your purchase so if you don’t have the right person helping they will try to sell you on something that might not look good on you.

4. CASUAL?: When you hear dress casual some will think boring attire. But there is nothing boring about being casual, change the way you see casual. Have fun with your outfit and wear collared shirts instead of tee shirt, add some flair to that casual outing.

5. DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS!: Never underestimate the details you add to your outfit. Your finishing touches are what will make your outfit and it will be the first thing people notice. Ex: the scarf you choose, the way you tie your tie knot, or a pocket square. Take pride in your details and finishing touches.

6. Invest in a Finer Pair of Shoes: remember this is always a key part of your outfit. Your shoes must constantly look sharp and clean, if there is one thing a woman will notice about you, it’s how good your shoes look. Your shoes will always tell allot. You don’t need to buy a $400 pair of shoes but keeping them looking new and taken care of will make them look like that $400 pair. A lot of men will disregard their shoes don’t be one of those men and make the extra effort.

The Benefits Of Subscribing To A Reputable Fashion Blog

The best fashion blogs will sift through the clothing items that have recently been introduced by all of the well-known designer companies. In most cases, writers will give readers some pointed opinions on which items should be bought and which should be generally left alone. As the holidays approach, some men and women may even want to put some of these new items of merchandise on their gift lists.

Because the world of fashion can be quite tough for amateurs to keep up with, most bloggers will organize their posts by category. For example, while they might want to talk about hats and gloves on one day, they can switch over to a discussion of shoes and boots the next day. Independent blogs can, of course, cover any topics they like.

Bags and purses are universally loved by women and will have to be covered in detail. While some women may prefer traditional leather handbags, others may want to procure purses that are a bit wilder. Animal prints are popular, and younger girls may want something that is covered with rhinestones or glitter.

Any excellent blog will also have to sort through the tremendous variety of shoes that come online each year. Most women will want shoes for any occasion, and they may need some new high heels from time to time. By keeping themselves abreast of the new shoe models, they can surely remain fashion queens among their friends and relatives.

Though jewelry is not typically considered a kind of clothing, it can still play a huge role in personal style. Women who will be heading out on the town for the night, for example, will want to wear a range of rings, bracelets, and earrings. Turquoise jewelry, in fact, has become popular in recent years. Bloggers can review specific jewelry pieces and give some recommendations on the outfits they can be worn with.

When it comes to fashion, of course, men should never be ignored. Whether they are looking for a stylish new suit or some polished black shoes for their wedding, they can browse through online photographs and track the latest trends in personal style.

Ultimately, the most popular fashion blogs will provide men and women with everything they need to know. Once they have developed their own sense of style, they can show it off at work or school. Colleagues and coworkers will surely be impressed with the new transformation.