Connecting Your Laptop To Your TV

There are several reasons to connect a laptop to a TV. Watching TV online or using your laptop as a DVD player is much better on a 60 inch big screen TV than it is on the tiny dim laptop screen. It can also be helpful for presentations or slide shows, allowing more people to see the material on the screen.

There are several different types of connections available due to the variety of types of computers and TVs. These connections differ in quality and you will probably have to choose based on which type of port your TV and computer have in common. You will also most likely need one of the modern digital TV’s. If the TV is too old, it is very unlikely that it will have any of the proper ports or settings necessary to connect to the laptop.

An HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Cable is the highest quality way to connect your TV and laptop. This will only be available with newer HDTV’s and very new computers. Just because your TV has one does not mean your computer will. However, it is easy to find adapters with one side HDMI and the other DVI, a much more common computer port.

DVI (Digital Video Interface) Cables are also a very common way to link computers to external monitors as well as sync up multiple TVs. This means that it is very likely that both your computer and TV will have this port. VGA ports are also common as they are an older version of DVI. If you have an older TV or computer you might need one of these instead.

Spy Gear Can Help Protect You and Your Family

When security and safety needs are called into question, it is necessary to have dependable, reliable, and cost effective way to better protect yourself, your family, and/or your business. Whether you need discreet or non discreet surveillance, it is important to purchase quality devices. New advances in this technology allow government agencies, law enforcement groups, detectives and others in need of spy gear to stay up to date on the latest apparatuses available to best fix their needs. For instance, the latest technology reveals motion activated hidden cameras and spy cams, night vision hidden spy cameras, and infrared LED security surveillance cameras and surveillance systems.

All of this spy and surveillance gear can be easily installed by security system companies and can be modified or specific use. For instance, these cameras can be camouflaged as part of an air purifier or installed into an ash tray. Other hidden cameras may be installed into a covert backpack, briefcase, or baseball cap.

Even commonplace EXIT signs, emergency lights , and smoke alarms can have these spy cameras installed to them. When deciding which company to buy from, consider those that use CCD and CMOS lenses. These are rated the best quality lens for a spy hidden camera product. Whatever your reasons for purchasing spy gear, be sure to do your research so you know that what you are purchasing will provide you with quality data and will function correctly in all circumstances.

International Travel Phones: Making Your Life Easier

Cell phones have become a very consistent part of our lives over the past few years. Because of these advancements in communication technology, people expect to constantly be able to get in touch with their friends, family, and business connections. For those who travel often for business, a normal cell phone might be able to fulfill these expectations without charging you heavy roaming charges. Fortunately, many people turn to international prepaid cell phones to allow them to travel to almost 200 different countries and still remain on the grid.

One of the best ways to get an international cell phone is to get a prepaid phone with a certain per minute rate. Buy buying a certain number of minutes at a time, it is much easier to keep track of how much your phone bill will be. Most plans also come with much lower per minute rates that the larger phone companies and are built to work in a much wider range of countries. These pre paid cell phones are easy to customize to your travel destination as well as your budget, offering a reliable way to stay in touch with people while traveling globally.

If you do not feel the need to buy a new prepaid phone because you already have a capable phone that can be adapted to world travel, another option is to simply buy a world sim card for your existing phone. These cut down on the roaming charges while still allowing you to retain all your contacts.

Justin Timberlake Helps Myspace Find Its Groove

Although at first glance it seems like a really raw deal, News Corporation’s recent selling of Myspace to Specific Media for $35 million has been labeled a “relief” for News Corporation and for investors. The new owner of Myspace is an online advertising company hailing from Irvine, CA. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation originally paid $580 million for Myspace in the summer of 2005. It seems that purchase was made at the peak of Myspace’s social media reign. Since then, the site has struggled tremendously with its brand positioning and user influx.

To help remedy matters, the new management at Myspace has already spoken of a refocusing that will take place to vamp up the site and regenerate user interest. To that aim, a deal was struck with pop and R&B singer Justin Timberlake. Through it, Justin will captain a team of six at his own office at Myspace and come up with projects to bring music back to the network’s forefront.

The Hollywood Reporter had these comments to share from Johnny Wright, Timberlake’s long-time manager:

“Whether it becomes a talent competition or something like that, those are things that we will still flesh out … we definitely want to bring the industry back to Myspace to really look at the talented people that have put their faces there.”

A Myspace press conference has been scheduled for August 17. Justin Timberlake will be present along the Specific Media folks. Stay tuned.

Article by Pierre Zarokian of iClimber, a Social Media Marketing Company.