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Nov 21, 2012

How To Ensure That Your Power Tools Are Always Working When You Need Them

Power tools have such a detailed internal structure that it can be extremely challenging to understand precisely where the issue is, if the device will not work. It is true that wear and tear does affect power devices and that at some point one either has to replace the tools or repair them. Nevertheless, there are a couple of straight forward actions to take to minimize the need to repair or buy a new power tool.


Power tools do not come cheap, and there's nothing worse than investing a fortune on a brand-new power too just to have it break down a year later. Unless one is an avid power tool user, they are likely to use power devices moderately; probably only a few times a year. In order to ensure you do not waste your financial investment or risk your safety, some routine maintenance of your power tools. Another essential explanation to routinely take care of your tool is for safety reasons. A rusty gear can easily break away and cause injuries. That is why it is always said that one should never turn on a power tool that is suspected of having a fault.
To help minimize tear and wear on power tools, it is extremely important to keep these devices in a clean and dry location, away from dust and moisture. Dirt can be trapped in the device mechanisms, either reducing it performance or stopping them altogether. Excessive wetness could also trigger corrosion, which can quickly ruin these power devices. This is especially true if they are battery powered. Batteries, should be examined frequently for leaks and changed. Electrical cords and plugs must additionally be examined for damages prior to using them.


If it is too late, and your power tool breaks or malfunctions, you need to relax as all is not lost. Fixing your power tools is one great idea that one should consider. This is truly one of the smartest practices to adopt as a power tool user. Fixing your power devices can easily conserve an impressive chunk of change. But that is not all, as it will also help minimize your very own carbon foot print. Every power device that can be kept out of a land fill lessens the number of devices that release carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere. This, as a result, helps keep jobs, the earth safer and healthier. Lessening usage and restoring power devices could look like a very small amount, but it can surely make a difference.


So one should not be discouraged to perform the repairs on their tools especially Black & Decker as there are many Black & Decker spares in the market. Minor fixes like old brushes, split cords, or housing replacements on your Black & Decker devices can be performed by any repair shop that has access to Black & Decker spares. More complicated repairs can be handled at a power tool solution centre for a relatively fair fee. Purchasing pre-owned power tools could yet another way to keep your carbon impact small and your wallet fat. Used devices can normally do all the same things a brand new one can, but they do them at a fraction of the price.

Mar 22, 2012

Harrods New Technology Department

This evening the launch of the brand new technology department in Harrods Knightsbridge store took place with lots of glitz and glamour.

All the well known high street names have sections as well as those normally only found in the more exclusive independent stores.

For those who know Harrods a good chunk of the third floor is now devoted to technology, part of the furniture department as well as the Waterstones bookshop have been amalgamated into technology making a huge department.

The world launch of Loewe new TV offering also took place, I hope to review this shortly. If you want to inspect a technology product then Harrods well informed staff are the people to ask. Also while you are there visit the Spy Store on one edge of the department and do not miss the wall of memorabilia opposite this area with lots of famous artefacts like a signed Muhammad Ali glove, lots of famous signatures worth a visit just to see this wall of wonders.   

May 14, 2010

Acer looks to the video future today

Acer Aspire M5400 desktop computer

In Cannes, on the eve of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, Acer announced its “cut” on the HD revolution. In particular Gianpiero Morbello, Acer Group Corporate vice-president Marketing & Brand pointed out that today’s users are focussed on entertainment and socio-entertainment. Consequently, Acer and chip maker AMD have embarked on a marketing strategy focussing on user needs rather than the conventional approach of chips and speed designations.

Stressing that HD is “for everyone, anywhere, any time” he pointed out that, by 2013 some 91% of consumer traffic will be all forms of video including video-on-demand, Internet, P2P etc. Hence, the need is to simplify people’s decision making process when they go shopping for a new PC.

There are basically three levels under the AMD “Vision” brand: Basic, Premium and Ultimate so that, without being blinded by science, the buyer will be able to focus on those PCs which are appropriate to his needs. The Basic is appropriate to those who just want to on line videos and DVDs; the Premium is for those who want to watch Blu-Ray or HD videos while the Ultimate is more suitable for those who wish to create music, photos or videos. There is also Black from AMD which is targeted at those really needing extreme performance.

At this extreme is the Acer Aspire M5400 series which employ AMD’s Vision Black Technology. The combination of technology available has the potential to provide a level of performance well beyond the needs of the majority of users. However, there will be various permutations so that users can opt for the package that best suits their needs and expectations. It can incorporate the six-core AMD Phenom II X6 processor which, for example, is claimed to be able to organise digital libraries 40% faster, using facial recognition to categorise photos, than competing desktop PCs; full support for Microsoft DirectX 11; and ATI Eyefinity technology which can support up to 6 monitors.

Although not forgetting the needs of the majority of users with its Acer, Packard Bell and eMachines brands, Acer is really putting down a marker that, as well as making it easier to choose a machine, it can also meet the needs of the geeks.