Kamis, 06 Februari 2014

Cinemizer glasses for your iPhone or iPod

Already long ago that we knew the existence of this new technology, but from this last week already the Cinemizer gafas-televisor can be found at the electronics stores.

These video glasses, manufactured by Carl Zeiss, allow you to see the screen of your mobile device as if it were a screen 45 inches at a distance of two metres.
The Cinemizer simulates a screen of 115 cm with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels in the LED display. Lets you view movies – also in 3D-, video clips, and podcasts of video or playing a video game at any time and place as if it were immersed in a virtual world.
These video glasses are compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3 G, iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod video and iPod nano, but they can also be used with other many mobile multimedia. Its battery lasts at least four hours and allows the diopter adjustment up to +/-3.5.
Waits in airports and train or bus stations already will not be us as long as usual. Although beware of get too excited, not going to be that they lose the flight.
They may also have a good tool at home, since with this technology we can put an end to the eternal discussion of the TV channel which you want to view each. But, care, abuse of this you can end with the little communication in families.
The price of the device is around 300 euros.

Appliances which consume more and all you can do to avoid it

Not so long ago that the «study on energy consumption in the residential sector in Spain» of the Institute for the diversification and saving of energy (IDAE), expressed evident samples of waste energy that occur more than usual in Spanish households. Among other aspects, the study pointed to the ‘stand by’ as one of the main cause of the increase of the invoice, then its consumed (2% of the total) greatly outperforms other household appliances. The cost of electricity, also has higher daily weight in the family economy, a situation which could get worse soon, since operators have not ceased in its efforts to ask for a rise in tolls for tackling the deficit rate, a figure whose review is also planned for April 1.

In view of the panorama, you show here the relationship of the household appliances that consume more energy and tricks that you can use to lighten the weight of your invoice:

1 Refrigerator: Takes a whopping 30.6% of the energy that we consume in our homes and could be almost impossible to save a household of necessities like this, but we can do it, and in a simple way. Firstly, we must ensure that the refrigerator is full operating conditions, since his State can be us up 25% of the energy consumed. Actions as simple as not to leave the door open longer than necessary, to make sure that we have firmly shut the fridge or check that the temperature is adequate will alleviate our pocket.

In addition, you should know that introduce excessively hot foods increases «effort» of the refrigerator for cooling and consumes more. Other actions will be to maintain the appliance in optimum operating conditions (clean trays, defrost twice a year…), or be thinking about buying one new, let us look at the energy labelling (those classified with the letters A, B and C are of low consumption; D and E of average consumption, while F and G involve high energy consumption refrigerators).

2. Television: 12.2% of energy. Already know which turn off button on the TV before you go to sleep (the happy ‘ stand-by’) raises the consumption significantly, but there are still many homes that forget this economic practice. If you do it, don’t be a stupid forgetfulness, but expensive: a ‘stand-by’ TV will consume as much energy off as a computer at peak performance. Television is another electrical appliances more spending, especially by the number of hours that we stand against the ‘boob’. It is clear that watching less TV saves, but if you can avoid it, you can perform actions such as lowering the lighting to consume less. In addition, if you purchase a new television you should know that those that incorporate LED technology consume 25% less than the LCD and up to 40% less than plasma screens.

3. Washing: 11.8% of the energy consumed. Simple tricks like not putting it at half load, but full, use the wash programme cold whenever we can and opt for short wash cycles will help us, in addition to saving energy, to consume less water.

4. «Stand by»: the «standby» takes more percentage of electricity that cool our House during the summer months. As already published ABC, one of every twelve invoices will be full through this dead consumption. And we must not only think about the Red pilot light of the television when we refer to this concept. This waste energy, and that so much money is us all year also leaks by plugs, extensions, and thieves. “Stand by” function is present in a number of products, which remain connected to the awaiting our orders: air conditioning, audio, DVD players, computers, chargers…

5 Oven and ceramic hob: acquire certain customs when it comes to cooking also can save our Bill. As to the glass-ceramic is concerned, we should know that you smaller vessel used less energy will consume. We will also save energy by covering Cookware, turning both appliances ahead of time to take advantage of the residual heat to finish the preparation, not opening the oven door before the end of cooking, using containers of bottomed (distributed heat better). In addition, to the extent possible it is advisable to use the microwave to heat food, as this appliance requires less time for food preparation.

6 Dishwasher: Is another of the devices which we must especially take into account the labelling of energy consumption. 6.1% Of the energy consumed, and to save, we can take actions similar to those used in the washing machine, how to choose programs short wash and cold temperature. Condition is, of course, charge the appliance to maximum.

7 Computers: Although it is one of the elements that most accompany us in our daily routine, sure that you do not know certain customs that reduce the consumption of your PC: lower lighting, remove the screen saver, turn off the computer if not what we use, those peripherals that use have not connected (printer, scanner, loudspeakers…). In addition, it is important that all are plugged into the same power strip. In the case of the desktops, remember to turn the monitor off whenever you get up.

8. Lighting: mostly in winter, our House lighting is an important part of the electricity consumption. Advantage whenever possible natural lighting, use light colors for your walls and curtains (do we need less artificial lighting), installed dimmers and used energy saving light bulbs. In those places of the House in which you are going to stay long, e.g. kitchen, it is advisable to use fluorescent lamps. And, please, don’t let the light on if you’re not going to be in a given space.

According to the “study on energy consumption in the residential sector in Spain» IDAE, held in June, Spanish households spend half 990 euros per year in electricity consumption. Now you know what you can do to improve your invoice.

Heating systems for your home

I just purchased a home that has no heating system what should I choose?
Or perhaps if you have a system but it isn’t exactly the most efficient; It warms up a little, it spends a lot,… here you consider the advantages and disadvantages of current systems, but keep in mind weighing several criteria in the choice.
Heating gas oil
It combines a mixed boiler and radiators. The tank is connected to the boiler. It is a choice of interesting heating for larger homes.
Advantages. Heating oil is a good alternative if there is no piped gas; especially in areas cold.
Disadvantages. The reservoir occupies space. The price of oil fluctuates much.
Natural gas heating
The natural gas with mixed condensing wall-mounted boiler is the best choice of heating: high performance heating, low pollution, very efficient… The installation completes with radiators. This system is suitable for any housing and climate zone.
Advantages: Convenience of piped gas. It emits little CO2.Great heating performance.
Disadvantages. Its cost: the boiler is expensive.It is not available in all municipalities.
Propane gas heating
The propane heating system using mixed boiler and radiators. The propane is delivered in tank, bottled or channeled.
Advantages. Piped propane is comfortable.
Disadvantages. The bottles are cheap but are emptied quickly. Propane prices vary greatly.
Electric heating with heat pump
The heat pump operates as heating and air conditioning system. Gets the hot water from a thermos. It may be a choice of heating in homes without gas, especially with mild winters and hot summers.
Advantages. The running cost is lower than other electrical heating systems.Comfortable water supply.
Inconvenientes.No is suitable for very low temperatures.Cost of the installation. The Thermo consumes enough in stand-by.

Electric heating with accumulators
Accumulators leverage time discrimination rate: they store heat overnight and emerge day. Water boiler produces hot water. It is a system of heating and gas suitable for floors in warm areas.
Ventajas.La system installation just requires work. Comfortable hot water supply.
Disadvantages. The batteries are expensive. The Thermo consumes enough in stand-by.
Electric heating convectors
Convectors heating works with a resistance which heats the air that circulates through the interior. The hot water is obtained from the thermos. Only for homes in warm areas.
Advantages. The installation of convectors is cheap and without works. Comfortable hot water supply.
Disadvantages. The cost of the operation is high. The Thermo consumes enough in stand-by.
Heating by solar energy
The installation of thermal solar panels allows you to heat water that can be used for heating and hot water. It is a choice as a supplementary heating system.
Advantages. It is eco-friendly. You can take advantage of subsidies for renewable energy collecting some municipalities, as sales in the IBI.
Disadvantages. The efficiency is limited by the hours of sunlight. The installation requires an outlay.
In all cases you can get most to your heating there are very useful items such as thermostats.

Key to decrypt the electricity bill

The electricity bill will rise between 6% and 7% on April 1, as is ABC, following a decision by the Supreme Court against the costs freeze decreed last October.
Consumers with rate of last resort (TUR), some 22 million, will have to assume part of the responsibility to remedy the deficit rate amounting to 24 billion euros.
But can you decipher the terms and details of the electric receipt? We give you the keys to understanding your Bill and rises in the month of April:
Types of invoice
The invoice may be actual or estimated. The first reflects what makes counter. The OCU recommends to check that this is deducted the kWh that already claimed the company earlier estimated invoice. The estimated reading is carried out on the basis of previous consumption.
Key to decrypt the electricity bill
Customers with less than 10 kW contracted powers tend to have a single counter and therefore, its consumption is flat.
The billing details
Term of power: the contracted power (kW) is multiplied by the number of days of the invoice and by the price of kW/day in euros.
Contracted power: La TUR is the most common in Spain and is the equivalent of one power less than 10kW. There is a variant of the TUR for consumers with the social bond and other fees as the of contracts of power less than 3kW, between 10 and 15 kW and 15 kW above, as described on the website of the National Energy Commission.
The toll amount: reflects the cost per use of the distribution networks. Set by the Government after the power auction.
Billing period: the past is January was established that the receipt once again to be bi-monthly and based on actual readings. However, remains the option of monthly 2008 system, with one of every two bills based on estimated consumption.
Tax: Applies to the sum of the costs of the contracted power and the energy consumption. It includes 14% VAT, electricity tax 4% and 9% of implicit tax (tax companies, IBI, IAE, occupancy rate of public domain) and environmental pseudo communities tax, according to data provided by Iberdrola.
Where that payment is
The amount paid by a consumer with TUR rate goes to different concepts. If we take as an example an average $ 50 invoice we obtain the following results: energy (23.1%, 11.5 euros); grants (10, euro, 20%); taxes (19.4%, 9.7 euros); distribution (15.8%, 7.9 euros); amortization (8.6%, 4.3 euros); transport (4.8%, 2.4 euros) and other costs (8.4%, 4.2 euros).
The Spanish electricity industry association (Unesa) has a calculator on its website to know these facts.

Tell me what House you have and I’ll tell you what heating you should use

Any user of mobile knows how much you pay for each second that speaks, but few know how much is spent per kilowatt-hour of light in the heating of your home (depending on the contracted rate, about 0.016 euros), despite the rises in the prices of natural gas and light in recent months. It is an example of the level of ignorance that exists on a basic service for the citizen. What is the best system, which provides the sufficient warmth for every home at the lowest price? Depends on the type of House (House or floor, new or old building), its size, use given (regular or sporadic) and the area because an ideal system for Sevilla is not valid for the Aragonese Pyrenees is located. These are the most popular systems:

Gas condensing boiler
It is the best option if available supply of natural gas, according to the Organization of consumers and users, which highlights its high heating performance, which emits little CO2 and is very efficient. Often the buyer of a home is already installed heating system, which often only requires a reset of the device. It offers hot water and heating with a common temperature stays, by means of a central thermostat and in each room by means of thermostatic radiator keys. It has expenses of installation and you need maintenance, but along with the electric radiators is the system that consumes less, from the economic point of view.

It is ideal for a flat of between 90-100 square meters in a temperate zone as Madrid, that is complementary with an air conditioning unit. It could also be the option in a dwelling of the same characteristics in a city like La Coruña. The major energy companies have tools on their websites to calculate the approximate cost depending on the housing.

Rate night with accumulators
It is a system that provides water and heating to each stay with power supply requires hiring a special electricity tariff called night tariff or the current time discrimination, providing a period of ten hours a day of more economical cost. The device (heat accumulator) is designed to maintain a stable temperature of the room throughout the day, but only consumes at night, when the price is cheaper. It is the ideal system for houses where there is need a stable temperature throughout the day, as in the case of older people just leaving home or homes with small children. Next to gas boilers are the most commonly used in large houses. The adaptation of the House has a surcharge above the electric issuers. It consumes a little more than gas boilers and emitters, but provides more comfort in homes with heavy usage throughout the day. Dynamic accumulators reach 1,000 euros and the static, 500 euros.

Electrical transmitters

They are individual for each room, specially designed heating appliances as known systems of gas heating radiators. Most are digital and allow you to program your operation by stay at various times sections. Most recommended heating system for temperate areas with intermittent applications is and they can combine with accumulators of heat in medium flats (90-100 m2) in cities such as La Coruña and splits for air conditioning in small apartments or flats in warm areas such as Seville. It is the system cheaper and more adaptable to any home because it does not require works and from the environmental point of view would be the most effective among electrical appliances by the rational given.

Air conditioners

They are electrical systems that provide hot and cold air. They are suitable for warm and coastal areas, or as a complement with other installations of heating and hot water. They can be installed in individual rooms of a House with 1 x 1 Split or ducted which heated the entire housing. Air conditioning Inverter class a, are those who offer the lowest energy consumption. There are offers from 500 to more than 2,000 euros, depending on the required installation and brands.

Aerotermia systems
These modern electrical appliances offer hot water, heating and air conditioning. They are systems used in single-family homes instead of diesel oil boilers. It is the most expensive option now – only heat pumps cost from 3,000 euros – but offering more services and the most efficient when combined with solar energy systems, mandatory in new construction since 2008.

The contribution of solar energy reduces energy consumption by more than half because low thermal jump they have to make devices for heating the water.

Even the air conditioning and heating are provided by underfloor, i.e. by a circulation of water under the floor, which is a system that it makes not ugly housing design and it is very comfortable for the uniformity in temperature. The aerotermia team is responsible for heat or cool this circuit.

The aerotermia is the most widespread of new technologies, although not the only one. There are boilers of biomass, which feed on economic fossil fuels, intended primarily for single-family homes or developments, and systems of geothermal energy to exploit heat from the soil to produce heat, but both are still evolving. Aerotermia, geothermal energy and biomass, in combination with solar energy, are the future of heating and air conditioning systems.

Japanese technology in the home

Japan’s comfort
The Japanese, always determined to impress with their findings, did not conform to project anything more than just a kitchen. Scientists in the country of the rising sun this advanced technology applied to a full house, of course, will not have the traditional rice paper walls. These homes of tomorrow will have screens in each room and a centralized information command.

From there, its occupants may check all activities of the appliances in the home. Also, the kitchen will be provided with a system which can detect the state in which they are foods, ie if they are contaminated by any kind of bacteria. If so, the mechanism provided with a sort of electric voltage filter, purify any food altered in seconds.
The bathrooms of these homes cyber deserve a separate chapter. Of course, knowing the Japanese obsession for this topic, hygiene is the number one priority. The toilets are not automatically sanitized finish well be used, as well as floors and walls. In addition, medical equipment that will allow, among other things, measure the level of sugar in the blood while the user takes a shower. The bedrooms are equipped with thermometers to inform immediately if the person has a fever sleeping and electronic equipment capable of taking an electrocardiogram in minutes.

The cheaper iPhone

That the objects of desire iPhones are even cheaper options exist, it is more than evident. If you buy an iPhone valued, with these tips you will find out how to save money.

iPhone 4s or 5?

The iPhone 5 is already in the market … But the 4S still has a lot to say, especially in terms of price!

If you do not care about not being in possession of the latest technology, then the iPhone 4S can save enough.

What are the differences between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S?

Terminal? Second-hand?

As everyone wants an iPhone 5 offer an increasing number of terminals 4 or 4S on sites like ebay. It is certainly possible to buy an iPhone cheaper that way and also take advantage of a free sim rate very cheap (the ‘cheapest is the’ zero rate ‘MÁSmovil.

But beware, often second-hand phones are not free, which means that only work with a single operator (eg Movistar). You can ‘liberate’ even be illegal, but there are always risks disrupting the terminal. Of course, this kind of manipulation invalidate the warranty.
Choose well your rate.

It is imperative that you choose well your rate. Analyze how many minutes of calls, text messages and internet access time you’ll need.

Obviously, if you hire more than they need, waste your money. On the other hand, if you do not hire enough data packet and calls and use most of what is included in your fee, the provider surcharge rates apply.

My recommendation is to take a look at your past bills and acquire a rate that is between 10 and 20% in minutes and sms your estimated maximum use.
Earn money for your old terminal.

You can sell or recycle your mobile now well afford a new iPhone.

Have all the necessary information in my article on recycling phones.
Find a refund.

Hiring your rate through beruby pages instead of phone companies directly, you can benefit from substantial repayments.

It is advisable to read on the pages of reimbursements for insight into their operation.
Featured Price:
iPhone 5 16gb cheaper

more baratoVodafone Base ³ iPhone contract with 24 month stay including:

250 minutes
500 sms
1GB of internet

Monthly cost = 45 € + VAT / month. Terminal Cost = 249 €.
Total cost = € 1545

If you want more minutes you can always choose the tariff RED, with unlimited calls and messages to a total cost of € 1,736 at the end of the 24 months.

iPhone 5 16gb with ADSL and fixed line

Fusion Movistar contract for 24 months including:

500 minutes
Unlimited Messages
1GB of internet
10mb ADSL
Landline. Unlimited calls to national landlines, 550 minutes for calls to mobiles.

The total cost is € 87.88 per month. € 2109 in total

iPhone 4 16gb … the cheapest

Dolphin 20 for Smartphone – 24 months with Orange

300 minutes (18 to 6h and weekends)
200mb of internet

Monthly cost = € 20 for 24 months. Terminal Cost = 499 €.

The total cost is € 979.

With the current promotion of 20% discount on the first 6 bills, the price
would total € 955.