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Sep 27, 2014

SIRO-A are back in the UK

I was lucky enough to see SIRO-A last year during their visit to the UK. This time they have lots of dates at the Leicester Square Theatre between now at the start of January 2015.

http://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873516548/events?TSLVq=c44b34ff-361e-4a0f-93dd-b2d955fed97f&TSLVp=2ae97be9-9094-47c6-b9c0-0b9fdd9dd38e&TSLVts=1411833329&TSLVc=ticketsolve&TSLVe=leicestersquare&TSLVrt=Safetynet&TSLVh=75aef8c1fa2b0aba25279d39f5fb1baa

Here is what I wrote about their visit in February 2013.

When I was sent an invite to the press night it very nearly went into the recycling, I do not like dance, I do not follow all the various TV programs extolling dance, so why then did I go and why was it such a great experience.

The technology used was the winner for me, the fact that it was a mix of live performers and almost impossible to tell the difference between them and projections. The LEDs their body suits were covered in the total lack of scenery except for some large cubes that were stacked in various precision ways and the whole accuracy of their placement on the stage.

It was a wonderful performance from one person doing the lighting and one the sound at the back of the stage but for me the most amazing thing was that the dancers were only four. See the show to see how just four could do everything they did.

There is a clip of the troupe in Japan and while the curtain bit that is the first part of it is clever the latter part is more of what you can see in the Leicester Square Theatre in London on various dates until the 22nd April 2013.

The amount of technology and training for those four performers – I do not call them dancers – was sheer skill. One word of warning the music was rather loud so if like me it was too loud you should bring earplugs with you. However even a non dance lover like me had a great time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZLSrffJJIA

Apr 14, 2014

Adair Acoustic

For those who want quality audio you first need to listen to it, there are only a few places this can be done and most of those are tied to a single brand or brands. So it was quite a surprise to me to find an independent shop in central London.

It is not a shop in the conventional meaning of the word. It is on the second floor on the Clerkenwell Road quite near Old Street Tube. However I found it surprisingly quiet and easy to listen with the buses that passed being only a tiny noise.

It consists of a single very large room where a whole range of items from high quality headphones, speakers, DAB radios, LP decks and perhaps most important all the cables and other connections are available to link together.

As far as music is concerned they have a large range of CD’s, LP’s and perhaps more important higher quality music on a PC available to be played to find what parts will form what you require from a whole range of high quality manufacturers from around the world.

They are also quite happy for you to bring your own CD’s or audio files. You are able to select which units to match with which headphones or speakers.

Do not expect bargain basement prices, the equipment they sell is quality.

I have always been an audio fan and thoroughly enjoyed my visit, the staff were helpful and offered advice about what they considered might go with what.

A look at their website (link below) will give you an idea of what could be available at what sort of price.

They also do installations when required and while they are London based I asked the question and was told the home counties and even Bristol was within their work range for installations.

A lot of famous names were mentioned during conversations but I mention just three who are on one of their flyers so they must have approved it, Mark Knopfler from my day and two more recent names Will Young and a certain Harry Styles.

To give you an idea of single component prices DAB units from £179 to £600. Headphones from £50 to £2000. Speakers from ATC, £800 to £15000 and for those looking for an LP deck £200 to £1100.

Their website has details of most of the brands they cover and should you think it worth a visit ring or email first.

www.adairacoustic.co.uk - 0207 253 2326

Feb 5, 2013

SIRO-A Technology Show

When I was sent an invite to the press night it very nearly went into the recycling, I do not like dance, I do not follow all the various TV programs extolling dance, so why then did I go and why was it such a great experience.

The technology used was the winner for me, the fact that it was a mix of live performers and almost impossible to tell the difference between them and projections. The LEDs their body suits were covered in the total lack of scenery except for some large cubes that were stacked in various precision ways and the whole accuracy of their placement on the stage.

It was a wonderful performance from one person doing the lighting and one the sound at the back of the stage but for me the most amazing thing was that the dancers were only four. See the show to see how just four could do everything they did.

There is a clip of the troupe in Japan and while the curtain bit that is the first part of it is clever the latter part is more of what you can see in the Leicester Square Theatre in London on various dates until the 22nd April 2013.

The amount of technology and training for those four performers – I do not call them dancers – was sheer skill. One word of warning the music was rather loud so if like me it was too loud you should bring earplugs with you. However even a non dance lover like me had a great time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZLSrffJJIA

http://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873489891/events?TSLVq=da3e2905-31d5-48c2-b0c8-6060568915f0&TSLVp=42b9f3b9-989f-4a13-b98e-b693e29083ca&TSLVts=1360055961&TSLVc=ticketsolve&TSLVe=leicestersquare&TSLVh=096868ac6741a6d955a8268dec7c4f91     

Nov 22, 2012

Repairing Your Power Tools Will Save You Money

High quality brand name power tools often come at a higher price. The reason for this extra price is the extra quality of these tools. Once you purchase one of these high quality tools, you expect them to perform well for a long time. However, in some rare cases these tools break down as well. If this happens during the warranty period - you're covered. But, what if your warranty period has ran out. Then what? You've paid for your power tool quite a lot. You feel bad to throw it away (because you've shelled out a lot of money), yet you have no use of it because it doesn't work anymore.

Luckily, there is a solution. Spare parts. In the past, you couldn't buy spare parts for power tools that easy. If your tool broke down, the repair would often cost more than a new tool, so you either had to pay expensive repairs or throw it away. Nowadays, you can order original spare parts online! Depending on the particular part, the price can range from $0.90 to $100 or more. All you have to do is to locate the label plate on your power tool to find out the exact model number of the tool, and then search for spare parts by this model number. This is great, because you can now replace anything from a tiny screw to a whole motor assembly.

For example, if you need a spare part for your DeWalt power tool, you can easily visit Dewalt's ServiceNet online (or a third party spare parts store) and order a spare part that you need just by knowing the model number of your power tool. DeWalt actually has in place a customer-friendly policy which guarantees that the cost of repair will not exceed the cost of a brand new tool. Ordering spare parts and repairing your DeWalt power tool will increase its life expectancy, lower the wear on other components within the tool and ultimately save your money, because you don't need to buy a new tool.


This is a huge benefit both for DIY (do it you yourself) community and professionals (industry, construction contractors, woodworking) who make a living by using power tools. This of course creates confidence when purchasing a new tool, as you can buy it without second thoughts because you know that it can be repaired efficiently if it breaks down and that you can count on a widespread network of service centres and online stores if something goes wrong. For example, a side handle for a cordless DeWalt 18V hammer drill, costs only $4.14. A side handle is not a large part, but you still can't hold the drill firm enough if it's missing.

It is also good to know that all of these parts are factory originals, made by DeWalt. This means that your power tool will continue to perform reliably and that it will pack the same quality as it had when you first bought it. So, don't spend money where you can save it. Do a bit of research, order DeWalt spare parts and get your power tool fixed.

Aug 25, 2012

Guided Headlamps, Lighting effects the long run

As you may may have learned, the actual Directed Trend is in total golf swing. You will find tells you which quickly Brought technological innovation may change all the lighting effects varieties. Pelican flashlight as well as other Guided merchandise is getting used in residences. LED illumination technology will be utilized in virtually every industry.

The particular Guided has become the world's most famous element. Shortly, each residence can have a minumum of one LED flash light, as well as those who benefit from the out-of-doors, Directed lanterns as well as headlamps will likely be portion of their package. Guided goods are excellent, particularly being that they are hard and also last long.

Guided engineering is actually modifying our universe and also culture. Like a few decades back, miners or experts which labored throughout caves had to use individuals large as well as difficult headlamps. The headlamps have been fine, as well as in those harsh situations, these people usually did not last long. More often than not, these kind of headlamps would likely burn out as well as bust at crucial instances.

LED technology has have changed things considerably. Currently, scientists along with miners are buying headlamps who use LED lighting effects engineering. This particular fresh technologies permits headlamps to be smaller sized, brighter, harder, and also lighter. Working in these kind of unpleasant conditions, you will need a headlamp that can make you feel cozy and will not fail you with essential instances.

Directed lights serve you for a while as opposed to conventional filament lamps. Additionally they use up a small fraction of the energy that incandescent light bulbs use. This gives the particular LED headlamp to perform off a smaller and also light battery pack. LED light bulbs are also brighter as compared to classic lamps.

The majority of Directed Headlamps are hard as well as water resistant. Within the tough surroundings of a give, these features are necessary. These kinds of Guided headlamps can be used for a number of activities. Another major part of me is the outdoors. Several predators tend to be purchasing these types of Guided headlamps for shopping trips. A lot of these headlamps get useful capabilities that will gain seekers a good deal.

Jul 10, 2012

Windows 8 will launch in October

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 will be available towards the end of October 2012 with new machines available from then.

Anyone buying a new PC between now and then will be able to upgrade for $14.95 with a figure of $39.99 being mentioned for the rest of us.

Anyone with Windows 8 will automatically get Cloud storage. The Microsoft spokesperson said this release would be the biggest thing since Windows 95!

Feb 18, 2012

Vacuum Cleaner Robots Is The Best

Robotic vacuum cleaner speed the area aimlessly. It works by using the arbitrary protocol computer programming technologies and may also deal with the same area many times. However they may even confirm that your whole length and width with the room is protected car should be done. As things are entirely robotic, they have also been developed to recharge by it if it goes tight on battery. After the cleaning is performed, it straightforward starts back to its allocated docking station, awaiting even more orders from your business. The vast majority of vacuum cleaner robots can be found in a compressed, streamlined design. This is to assure they could go perhaps beneath low furnishings to decontaminate those hard-to-reach areas. The desire to relocate household furniture which includes couches, stools and tables is not going to arise at all. They can be programmed to bypass stand legs along with aspects of walls to be sure 100% cleansing with the flooring space.

 

The vacuum cleaning robot  incorporate multiple devices to identify dust. When it reaches across filth, they get drawn included in the machine impulsively. Any devices feature an brilliant technological know-how which causes the machine look at the dirtiest section of the room repetitively in addition to thoroughly clean them until you won't notice any additional grime along with duct eventually left. Technologies can provide these vacuuming models the thinking ability to negotiate stairs and additionally mountains without having slipping down. A robotic vacuum cleaner which you decide on need not be massively highly-priced. The truth is, among the best products contain a price tag that is certainly effortlessly reasonable for the majority of the individuals and their families.

Oct 19, 2011

Novel way to the seven-year-itch

Postal authorities in Beijing have a unique way of helping reduce the soaring divorce rate -- love letters sent with a seven-year delay. The new service allows couples within the first flush of romance to post a letter their partner will only receive seven years later, the China Regular reported on Tuesday, saying that was when relationships occasionally started to chill.

Divorce is becoming increasingly common in China. In Beijing, the divorce rate has risen from 11,582 in 2004 to 21013 last year, in line with government data.

Special envelopes containing a card for an individualised message went on sale in Beijing on September 9th -- considered auspicious since the words "nine nine" in Chinese sound very similar to the word "forever".

Couples who marry in one of the capital's 17 registration offices may also receive one of the special envelopes.

"we are hoping the affection recalled in these letters could avoid marriages falling apart in the future" a postal official reported.

A fewpeople were less hooked on the idea. "It would be so depressing if I received a love letter from seven years ago" Tsinghua schoolgraduate Sun Lubin told the China Regular.

Sep 2, 2011

New from Pogo Plug

Pogoplug Mobile serves as a mobile cloud companion, allowing users to stream unlimited quantities of photos, music and movies from their homes to their iOS and Android mobile phones as well as iPads.

For iOS users, it gives them unlimited, instant streaming of entire media libraries.  This will be a great companion for iCloud (streaming!)

For Android users, it's a unified streaming and sharing service and also enables automatic home backup of all photos, movies, music and other content on the device.  Content is backed up automatically in the background - kind of an iCloud for Android users, but in your home.

There are no storage limits.

No need to re-download the same content to multiple devices.

Includes brand-new software design and user interface for easy streaming and storage of content.

A review will follow once item is fully tested.

May 10, 2011

Skype is purchased by Microsoft

I count myself among the 633million users of Skype. I have used it more or less from the beginning. Perhaps the writing was on the wall when it was purchased for a lot of money a while ago by eBay. However this now seems to be a good deal - as far as eBay are concerned - as Microsoft have just spent $8.5 billion to buy it from them.