Why I am the Favorite Uncle

I am the favorite uncle of my nephews and nieces. Well, I have a secret and today, I’m going to share that secret with all of you. All of my cousins are always asking me about my my secret source for the best Christmas toys. My secret sauce is the website www.Christmastoysite.com. This website has enabled me to talk in depth about various hot toys with my nephews and nieces and now I am the go to guy for advice on the top toys for Christmas 2014.

image-Top-toys-this-Christmas-2014-10

I came across this site by chance. Just like everyone else, I also spend a lot of time on various social media sites and this website was shared by one of my friends as the go-to site for Christmas toy shopping. I decided to check it out and I was completely floored.

No Advertisements

It is a very clean website and it does not have any kind of advertisements. I hate websites that show hundreds of ads and completely ruin the browsing experience. Well, this website is completely different and is very easy to navigate and move around.

image-Christmas-2014-hot-toys-12

The first thing you come across on this website is the navigation bar that lists the top toys for boys and girls in separate categories. In addition to the top toys list for boys and girls, there is also an additional list for the top toys combining the boys and girls lists.

Age Categories

The right-hand sidebar has all the toys divided into various age categories. The categories are:

Toys for toddlers: This category lists toys for kids up to 3 years of age.
Toys for preschool kids: This category has toys for kids from 3 to 5 years of age.
Toys for middle childhood: This category has toys for kids from 6 to 8 years of age.
Toys for older children: This category lists down various toys for children above eight years of age.

In addition to the age categorization, they also have a separate page maintained for the top 10 toys for 2014. The manager of the website is continuously updating this website with all the latest toys released by manufacturers for this Christmas.

You will also find various articles listing the top Christmas toys by various retailers such as Target Christmas toy list 2014, Walmart holiday top toys for 2014, Argos Christmas toy list for 2014 and Toys “R” Us Christmas toys 2014. These articles detail the toys that have been listed by these retailers as the top-selling toys this Christmas.

Detailed Toy Reviews

Annette is the manager of this website. She’s a product designer and also a mom to two wonderful boys. They review each of the toy listed on this website and give their detailed feedback. I find the detailed reviews of each toy very useful.

image-Best-toy-for-Christmas-2014-38

For instance, I wanted to check out the features for one of the bestselling toys this Christmas for girls, the Barbie Color Changing Bag. On the review page, I found that this bag can match 100 different shades and it can be switched between various different styles. The kids can also change the color of the bag to match their various outfits. Also, this bag requires three AA batteries and it is suitable for children above three years of age.

I did a search online for review of this bag and there was no other website that listed all of the features and specifications of this bag in such a detailed manner.

Needless to say, I am thoroughly impressed. This website has everything one can ask for. I have already made my mind about the toys I’m going to gift this Christmas and I found all the toys on this website. So, if you also want to be the favorite uncle or the best dad, check out this website and buy the latest Christmas toys before they sell out.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Camera Mounts for Helicopter Photography

camera mount for helicopter imageIn the past, the avenues connected with aerial filming and photography were limited and prohibitively expensive for most hobbyists as well as professional photographers, Over time, there has been a massive leap in the type, number and quality of aerial photography applications that have found their way into the mainstream. Though the basic technology connected with taking shots from above has been around for quite some time; it is more reliable, safer, cheaper and packaged with new innovations in today’s scenario. If you are planning to go about the act of getting your personal aerial photographs, you need to consider the factors mentioned below.

Remote Controlled Helicopter Camera Mount

One of the best ways of deciding upon the helicopter to utilize for your aerial filming is to have a good idea about the camera weight or the camera that you desire to use. If you are ready to go ahead with a small point-and-shoot or other budgeted option, then it is best suited to hire a smaller helicopter to raise the weight of the camera. However, if DSLR aerial photography is your scene, then you obviously need a larger helicopter—which boasts of at least a 600-class to carry the requisite weight. Go in for helicopters with electric motors as they tend to vibrate less and are not as noisy as their counterparts. It is recommended to choose a good build quality helicopter camera mount that is capable of enduring heavy lifting—the same can be modified at a later stage to align with your specific photography needs and requirements.

Camera Control, Gimbal and Viewing System

Once your helicopter is ready to go, you need to ensure that you can fly it in a comfortable manner. Thereafter, you need to look at the best ways to mount your camera system—under slung or in front. Though both these mounts work well in different situations, expert photographers usually prefer a specialised mounted system (check out aerialcamerasystems.com/aerial-unit/hd-cineflex-v14). They are comparatively simpler to isolate from all kinds of vibrations and allow better angles for filming. You can easily offset the weight by mounting the batteries just below the tail. It is vital to pay attention to vibration isolation and is worth buying a costlier mount that ends up doing a better job of the same. Good control can be attained by using a second radio system/ operator. Tilt, shutter, controlling pan, roll and video down links (along with other functions) are other important factors that require attention and help you frame your shots from below.

Autopilot and Stabilization Technology

Recently, there have been some revolutionary improvisations in the flight stabilization technology for RC helicopters—especially with the military UAV and autopilot technology entering the commercial market. It is advised to use a basic system that offers an appropriately stable platform to take pictures from. If permitted by your budget, you may like to go in for an autopilot system that’s capable of flying your helicopter without any manual input and via simple pre-programmed GPS way points. These systems are much safer and help in keeping the helicopter stable in case of lost communication and ensure return of the same to the take-off point—all with the help of automatic and more advanced systems. All the best!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Various Types of Hotel Door Locks

image of a hotel door lockThe previously popular sets of metal keys with a row of jagged teeth are becoming a thing of the past as most establishments strive to adopt the latest technologies in the door industry. The hotel industry has not been left behind in this advancement. Currently, most hotel door locks use key cards instead of the previously popular but fast fading traditional keys.

Those hotels keen on adapting this technology will generally have four types of key card systems to choose from. These include: bar code cards, magnetic strip key cards, hole cards and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cards. Each type does offer easy and simple ways of securing the door even though some key systems tend to have more security features than the others.

Key card systems generally involve a close interaction between an electronic access control lock and a plastic card. Each plastic card is usually pre-programmed to respond to a certain key card reader, set of locks or a particular lock. Each plastic card is usually programmed individually and given a unique electronic signature. These signatures can be changed if the card is stolen (by TMB at http://www.tmbonline.co.uk/pages/Salto-Access-Hotel-Security.aspx), misplaced or damaged.

Of all the key card systems, the hole card system was the first to be introduced way back in the 70s after being invented by Tor Sornes and can therefore be considered as the pioneer in this field. It generally involved punching 32 holes into a plastic card; the spacing and sizes of each hole were unique to a particular lock and all one did was to insert the card into a slot in the door and it would open. These hotel lock doors are no longer popular and apart from keeping such doors for historical and cultural reasons, they are no longer in use. Users found them quite fragile and there were also coding limitations which meant that advanced security features could not be incorporated.

Bar code cards were then introduced and were widely used. An individual bar code is developed so as to match with a particular lock and the code is then printed on the card. All one does is to hold the bar code under an electronic scanner and the corresponding door opens. It has since lost favor due to security concerns as bar codes can be forged and electronic scanners are quite easy to outwit.

Magnetic strip key cards are quite popular in the hotel door locks industry due to their advanced security capabilities. They look like credit cards with metallic strips at the back; they are usually swiped through a scanner and use a unique electronic signature to open a corresponding door. They do offer users a safe and fool proof way of securing doors in numerous hotel establishments all over the world.

The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cards on the other hand are a more recent innovation which uses radio sensor chips that are embedded inside the cards. When the key is brought into close proximity with a corresponding reader the door unlocks. Because this key system incorporates both sensor chips and radio technology it is naturally considered as the most secure form of controlling access to a facility or room. It therefore enjoys a lot of popularity even though it is a tad more expensive than all the other key card security systems.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Can’t Wait for the Luke Bryan Tour?

Luke Bryan is an exceptional country singer, who is popular amongst his fans for this many melodious songs. His full name is Thomas Luke Bryan. His musical career almost ended even before it started when his older brother lost his life in a car accident. Luke Bryan gave up the singing and started working in the family business of peanut farming. But, as luck would have it, his father recognized his immense talent and persuaded him to pursue his singing career. Thanks God to his father’s advice, we can nLuke Bryan Imageow enjoy some beautiful music from Luke Bryan.

The 2014 tour is named That’s my kind of night. This tour will cover over 60 live events and will go on till October 2014. Luke Bryan tour of 2014 covers Canada as well as many cities in USA. In Canada, he is going to perform at Calgary, Dawson Creek, Vancouver and Edmonton. In the USA, the Luke Bryan tour is planned for Alabama, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, Washington and many other states. This 2014 live tour is one of the biggest tours Luke Bryan has ever done. Fans of Luke Bryan would not want to miss this tour.

He has been known for his melodious country music. He started getting recognition in the early 2000s. He signed his first major contract with a major music label in the year 2007. Also, he has written for Travis Tritt and Billy Cunningham. This songwriting has given him the chops required to make an indelible impression on his fans with his music. His live concerts are famous for making new fans.

These 2014 tour is turning out to be one of the most successful tours ever for Luke Bryan. Fans are going crazy for tickets. Most of the shows are already sold out in many places and tickets for the rest of the shows are being snapped up as soon as they are made available. The Luke Bryan fans do not want to miss the chance of seeing their favorite star live singing his hit songs one by one. As a result, most of the concert tickets are already sold out.

Fans can expect his biggest hits like all my friends say, we rode in trucks and countryman in the 2014 concert. Also songs from his fourth and latest album crash my party are also like to be included on this tour. His latest album has now four hit singles. It is quite an achievement in itself to have four hit singles in a single album. He’s one of the most popular country artists in the United States as well as the world. Country music fans will definitely want to give themselves a chance to enjoy the music of Luke Bryan.

To ensure that you get the tickets for his concerts, it is recommended to snatch tickets as soon as they are made available. If the previous ticket sales history is to go by, the tickets are not going to be available for very long. Therefore, keep checking back for tickets as and when they open to ensure a sure seat at the live concert.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off