The true nature of electronic cigarettes: they are not safe

The true nature of electronic cigarettes: they are not safe

Science
Electronic cigarettes are battery operated devices that can look like either a real cigarette or a pen. There are hundreds of brands and they are used as a way to get the required level of nicotine without experiencing the dangers of cigarettes. Most contain chemical nicotine, a substance which creates addiction. When you stop using the electronic cigarette there is the risk of developing apathy and nervousness, or, with less words, you experience a withdrawl. A recent study draws attention to the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes. Although these are used as a supposedly healthy alternative to the regular cigarettes, it has been proven that they also pose a risk for our health. Experts show that the steam produced by an electronic cigarette can cause mutations in DNA and, consequently, ca…
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Top 5 Legit Ways to Earn from Android Smartphone

Top 5 Legit Ways to Earn from Android Smartphone

Smartphones
Most of us take for granted that little device little device that we carry with us everywhere we go. You know what I am talking about, that small device that allows us to access Instagram and Facebook, to take beautiful images and, from time to time, to take or make phone calls. Usually, when we look at our smarphones, we see nothing more than a tool or a fun gadget. But some people took the smartphone to a whole new level, and they literally make a living by using it day by day. I'm not going to tell that if you have an Android smartphone you will get rich instantly. But I am going to give you a new perspective on this device, and maybe give you a taste of…
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The eruption of a large volcano is imminent

The eruption of a large volcano is imminent

Science
Scientists warns about a possible natural phenomenon with large implications. Campi Flegrei is a large volcano located near Naples. It erupted the last time hundreds of years ago. However, lately, the researchers have detected a series of small earthquakes that occur here, caused by the inner magma movement. (more…)
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With ExoMars 2016, the understanding of Mars has made an unprecedented leap

With ExoMars 2016, the understanding of Mars has made an unprecedented leap

Science
The ExoMars mission in 2016 will soon experience a turning point. Indeed, Wednesday, October 19, the Schiaparelli capsule will land on the Red Planet. As for the satellite TGO, it will fit into the orbit of Mars to study its atmosphere. Franck Montmessin, CNRS research director at the laboratory atmospheres, backgrounds, space observations (Latmos), explains the scientific challenges of this mission. The ExoMars mission is among the most ambitious ever undertaken on the Red Planet. Its order to seek traces of past or present life. ESA offers us a video preview of this mission that proves exciting. (more…)
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How to fix Kodi – Red mute icon on the top right corner of the screen

How to fix Kodi – Red mute icon on the top right corner of the screen

Smartphones
I am using a CuBox i4Pro running Open Elec with Kodi for a while now and I am truly happy with this little miraculous device. If you manage to add the proper repositories, it adds the full power of the Internet at your fingertip. I can also control it with my TV remote, which is definitely a nice surprise. But somehow, I managed to screw with the options and I activated the mute function, for good... (more…)
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Which is the cheapest smartphone in the world? The answer lies in India

Which is the cheapest smartphone in the world? The answer lies in India

Smartphones
An obscure company from India has managed the impossible: they have created a smartphone that is priced at $4. Yes, you read it correctly, that's four US dollars for a smartphone with interesting features. The company is called Ringing Bells and their product is called Freedom 251. This could be a major breakthrough for India, offering the possibility for poor areas to connect with the world. (more…)
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How to resolve the issue of water wastage

How to resolve the issue of water wastage

Science
Minimising wastage is a must for businesses in today’s competitive marketplace and, as part of your efforts to increase efficiency in your firm, you might want to resolve the issue of water overuse. Cutting your consumption of this precious resource could help you to cut your bills and boost your bottom line. It’s worth noting that by 2030, demand for water around the world is predicted to increase to around 40 per cent above the level of current supply. This could have major implications both for the environment and your company’s costs. Here, we take a look at some effective ways to reduce business water use. (more…)
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Is your telecommunications company prepared for a power outage?

Is your telecommunications company prepared for a power outage?

Technology
More than many other companies, telecommunications firms are reliant on having an uninterrupted supply of electricity. If the power to your premises was suddenly cut, your business may instantly be rendered incapable of functioning. For every minute in the dark without access to critical systems and technologies, your organisation could lose many thousands of pounds. On top of this, you risk suffering major and long-lasting reputational damage. After all, customers demand a reliable round-the-clock service from their telecommunications providers. With this in mind, it’s important to ask yourself if your company is prepared for possible power outages. If it isn’t, now is the time to take action. (more…)
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How to reduce risk in a laboratory environment

Science
Containing a range of potentially harmful substances and dangerous equipment, laboratories are inherently hazardous places. This means that in order to minimise risks to workers, organisations must stick to strict safety procedures. This brief guide covers the basics of danger management in lab environments. (more…)
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Rooting your Galaxy S5 and installing CyanogenMod 12. Is it worth it?

Rooting your Galaxy S5 and installing CyanogenMod 12. Is it worth it?

Smartphones
In the midst of the Galaxy S6 release date and the emerge of S6 Edge, a lot of geeks like me could decid to bring fresh blood to their Galaxy S5 smartphone, since the last Android Lollipop update brought out the good and the worse of this device. For me, the "upgrade" to a cyanogenmod environment was necessary, since I couldn't keep up with the moods of my device. Running on the stock ROM, it was laggy as hell, virtually freezing for tens of seconds, especially when I was using the keyboard in various apps. So, I decided to install CyanogenMod CM12. Is it worth it? Let me give you the pros and the cons. (more…)
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