Using Social Media in Your Job Search

If you are like me and always looking around at new job offerings or you’re applying for a new job. You have to keep in mind that in the modern era of job seeking not only your resume is being looked at, but with the advent of social media, the hiring personnel can, and will most likely be looking at your social media interaction.

I have found a great resource about this from a friend from down under, have a look at the link posted below.

via Using Social Media in Your Job Search.

My Drone of choice

My First Drone

X5C Explorer

After months on end of reading and researching I have finally decided on which would be my first drone. I have been toying with the idea of building my own drone, but after watching hours of footage on building a drone and configuring one and watching the Twit Network, father Robert Ballecer advice was taken into consideration and I’ve decided to purchase his recommended starter drone the  Syma X5C Explorers.

So why the Syma X5C?

Well it came down to the price, after going through the list for building a drone by Twit network and watching their hours of build information reviews, I’ve decided that they were correct with starting with the Syma because of the $58 price point vs the hundreds of dollars for a build. The idea is to get the cheaper drone so if I wrecked it, it wouldn’t be that bad. If it survived after I’ve gotten good at it and learn how to correctly control and use the device, I can pass it on to my daughter to get her into the drone race.


What features are included on this device?*

What’s in the box
Quadcopter, Remote Control (batteries not included), Screwdriver, Operating Instructions, Main blades, AC Adaptor & charge box

6 AXIS GYRO
Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight
control systems, 3D lock, More scheduled
flight, operating more to the force!

USB Charging
Battery: 3.7V 500 Mah Li-poly
Charging time: About 100 minutes
(USB Charging)
Flying time: About 7 minutes

2.4GHz remote control
Frequency Comparison:

2.4GHz The excellent frequency & bandwidth
Using Spread Spectrum Technology for Further remote distance, Best anti-interference ability, Least power consumption. You could fly more helicopters at the same time, its reaction speed is 100 times faster than other Radio Control.

360°Eversion
360°Eversion : A key 360°roll,continuous roll
for perfect action and wonderful performance

Hd Cam Equipment
X5C equipped with HD cameras, lets you control the aircraft Enjoy taking
pictures/video of the pleasure flights.

Blade protector
Highly elastic plastic protective circle,
preventing the blades in flight Cause wear,
anti-collision anti-fall performance further
enhanced!

Colorful flashing lights
Colorful flashing light, keep your Aircraft at
night Flying is quite excellent.

*All product information from manufacturer website

Check out the videos and reviews:

via X5C – 4CH R/C quadcopter with GYRO – Syma Toys.

Lenovo – Another rough patch.

Looks like it’s Lenovo turn to go through the rough patch.

Lenovo

A few days ago Lenovo computer company was under the microscope for shipping what is now classified as adaware, on their portable computers with would hijack a customers search and inject their own ads.
While this might not sound so bad, the users of that device would also be opened up to the rest of the world to third-party hackers and attacks.

Well looks like the tables has turned for Lenovo over the past day or two, if you or anyone had visited Lenovo website, instead of finding the typical display of computers and support and downloads etc. You would have found a slide show of random people on their site instead.

Along with the slide show you would’ve also heard that there was also background music playing and the song was “Breaking Free” from High School Musical.Capture of slide show on Lenovo website.

Source code left on the site points to and identified it as, “the new and improved rebrand Lenovo website featuring Ryan King and Rory Andrew Godfrey,” who so far has been identified as prominent members from the hackers Lizard Squad group.

I guess we have to wait and see what’s next for Lenovo. It will take a while to gain the publics trust again. Looks like sales revenue is going to slump in 2016.

Colour E-Ink Pebble with Timeline

                        Pebble Time

Pebble Time

Update: A mere 2 hours after going live on Kickstarter, Pebble has broken the $2 million mark. 

As a Pebble Smartwatch user, I was excited to see what Pebble has to offer this time around. As 10am rolled around and the refresh button was clicked on the Pebble website and the page refreshed. There you can see in the upper right side of the screen peeking out was a new coloured E-Ink screen Pebble smart watch. 

With this edition, Pebble went back to their roots and launched a Kickstarter campaign again to get funding for the new colour screen smartwatch. As before it is staying true to the 7 days of battery life. 

Design:

Physically it is redesigned with a much cleaner interface and looks. On the backside it is slightly curved to fit the wrist a little better along with a new white colour option. The traditional black and red watches are still available also.  This time around though Pebble went with an all stainless steel bezel in the three mentioned colours. The new device is said to be some 20% thinner than the previous models at just 9.5mm thick.

 It also sports a nifty new feature which is a built in microphone that will allow you to respond to text messages and calls etc with your voice. 

Pebble now offer a slew of new 22mm watch bands, but still ships with the standard black, red or matching white bands. All other bands can be bought separately. Also new is the redesigned quick release pin for the bands which will allow you to swap bands in under 10 seconds.

Also as usual Pebble is still water resistant and you can now add special engraving to personalize your Pebble. 

What else is new?

Now with this new update to the device comes a new operating system. The new system boasts what is called Pebble Time – Timeline. 

Pebble Timeline

The Pebble team said that the new Timeline feature will also be supported on the existing Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatch in the coming months. 

The new Timeline feature will work with iOS 8 or above on iPhone 4S and above. It also work with Andriod 4.0+ devices. 

Three Colours

Source : Pebble Timeline Kickstarter

(Repost) The Lie Car Dealers Tell Every Single Day

Here is a nicely written piece about “As is” Warranty when purchasing a pre-owned vehicle.

  • Excellent information to keep in mind when going out to purchase a pre-owned vehicle.

via The Lie Car Dealers Tell Every Single Day.