Have a pair of walkie-talkie handset two-way radios? Let's say you only wanted one of them to be mobile, and you wanted the other to be stationary. The stationary one would work best if hooked up to larger speakers somehow, so you can always hear the chatter on the other end, and as loud as you need it. Well, with this little hack, you can easily take out the installed speaker in one of the radios and replace it with a 3.5mm audio jack. Then you can hook it up to virtually any speaker!
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Mindful of children reported missing, cellular service providers will be sending out a short messaging service (SMS) to cellular users to obtain prior approval for the acceptance of missing child announcement. Announcements would be made through multimedia messaging service (MMS) which contains the image and identity of the child. The existence of an early warning system for missing children,
Monday, 8 June 2015
Another important factor in the distance a two-way radio will communicate is its power output. This power output is measured in “watts.” You’ve likely heard an FM radio station say they are broadcasting at 50,000 or 100,000 watts. Well, a handheld business-type two-way radio usually broadcasts at 1-5 watts. A vehicle mobile radio may broadcast anywhere from 5 to 100 watts. The more watts a radio has, the farther it can transmit.
Why is this? When water moves through a pipe it loses pressure along the way. When electricity flows along a wire it loses current. When an object is rolling, it will eventually stop rolling due to friction. Radio waves operate by the same laws of physics as everything else so there will be signal loss along the way. B
Saturday, 6 June 2015
One of the most common questions people ask when they are in the market for a two-way radio or wireless intercom is how far do they communicate? Unfortunately asking this question is along the lines of asking, "How far is up?". There are lots of variables involved and no easy, definitive answer. A brief lesson on radio signal transmission is required to understand the whole range issue.
But as in all general rules, there are exceptions to the rules. Even though these frequencies travel via "line-of-sight" paths, radio signals can travel through many non-metallic objects and be picked up through walls or other obstructions. Even though we can't see between antennas of a transmitter and receiver, this is still considered line-of-sight to the radios. Also, radio waves can be reflect
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Amazing story of dabbawalas from Mumbai, India - world famous lunch caterers who move 400,000 lunch boxes every day using trains and bicycles.
If you visit Mumbai, you are bound to notice the dabbawalas. You may not realize this, but the dabbawalas are a very important part of life in Mumbai. They are th
Friday, 27 March 2015
Floating Flower Garden is an interactive installation by Tokyo-based art studio teamLab that allows viewers to walk amidst what is essentially an upside-down garden. The immersive space is filled with 2,300 living flowers which hang from above. As a person walks through the garden, the flowers near them are lifted upwards, creating a constantly moving hemisphere of free space. Floating Flower Garden is on display at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo through May 10, 2015.
Friday, 20 March 2015
Thursday, 19 March 2015
You might see a light and lamp shade that you really like but after many months of it hanging in your home you could get fed up of it. The Filo lamp from Laura Modoni is different as its appearance can be adjusted to fit your personality and mood. So if you get fed up of how it looks you can just give it a new look by changing the position of the wooden sticks.
[Image Courtesy of Filo]
Along with providing many a new look the Filo lamp is also eco-friendly and is pretty energy efficient. The lamp makes use of the
There are too many rooms in our homes, but we lack that one room sometimes which is meant to be for the storage of additional or extra materials. This guy made a storage room of his own by following simple steps and what he created was beautiful and amazing at the same time.
The guy started off with giant cement pipes
Hang Son Doong in Vietnam is the world’s largest cave. One of its chambers more than 3 miles long, 660 feet high and 490 feet wide. Hang Son Doong is essentially a microclimate; with its own river, jungle and beaches. Due to its sheer size and diversity of nature, Hang Son Doong would be impossible to comprehend from any other angle than the sky - so photographer Ryan Deboodt and his team spent 10 hours wondering around this incredible system of sink holes, sky lights and rivers with a drone. Check out the amazing footage.
Friday, 27 February 2015
El Teide is Spain’s highest mountain and considered one of the heavens on earth. This mountain is specially infamous for the breathtaking sky photography scenes it offers. A team of photographers recently visited this mountain and recorded video for 7 days. The end result is just mind blowing. Watch the video in HD and fullscreen to get the full experience.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Shipping containers are pretty damn sturdy boxes but when they become decommissioned they can be bought as a relatively cheap, versatile and green building resource. The 12 examples below show how shipping containers found new life as homes:
12 Studio H.T
Studio H.T designed a home with two shipping containers flanking a larger common space with the
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Green House has designed what could be the world’s toughest flash drive. The flash drive is said to be able to withstand and still work in temperatures of down to -40 degrees centigrade and up to as much as 85 degrees centigrade.
So in theory this means that wherever you were to take it on Earth, your data and files should be safe. However whether you would find a computer
A completely flat and smooth touchscreen in which buttons bubble up when the keyboard appears, sounds almost like witchcraft (or wizardry), but Tactus Technology has actually produced such a screen using a new technology. The company amaz
Monday, 9 February 2015
We all might have seen some things during our time surfing the web, but have you ever heard of an image that can literally change the way your mind functions?
Have a look at this video by Tom Scott discussing the McCollough effect
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
A Chinese engineering and design firm, WinSun Decoration Design Engineering, has unveiled the world’s tallest 3D-printed building – a five-storey residential apartment block made from recycled construction materials. The Shanghai-based company have their own custom built 3D printer, costing them US$2.3
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Phoenix Weatherman Hilariously Improvises When His Weather Map Begins Displaying Absurdly High Temperatures
Phoenix Weatherman Hilariously Improvises When His Weather Map Begins Displaying Absurdly High Temperatures FOX 10 Phoenix weatherman Cory McCloskey faced a potentially flummoxing conundrum when his weather map began displaying fantastically high temperatures on a recent broadcast. Rather than get flustered, McCloskey played it straight, urging people to evacuate Wickenburg (2,385 °F) and noting that “steel boils” at Cave Creek’s high of 2,960 °F. Ironically Fox 10’s weather report is called “AccuWeather.”
Thursday, 22 January 2015
Millionaire novelist James Patterson's upcoming novel should deter procrastinators; it will only be available for 24 hours. Advance copies of the book, Private Vegas, will be unlocked digitally for 1,000 readers with secret codes (available now),
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
We all use Google Search for different purposes. However, we are sure not all of you are aware of the following 10 useful Google Search tips. So, we have compiled them for you in a list so that you all can take full advantage of what Google has to offer.
Monday, 19 January 2015
Marketing is how you sell your product or service and that is why we decided to bring to you a collection of 14 examples of how marketing can be done effectively if you have got enough cash. Not only are these advertisements well designed, they have been placed
Monday, 5 January 2015
If you’ve ever wondered why a Rolex was so expensive you may want to watch this demonstration of a Rolex Submariner being disassembled, showing the intricacies involved in the time piece in exquisite detail. The demonstration is of course performed by a professional watchmaker, who meticulously picks apart the watch with great skill.
Friday, 2 January 2015
Not many people in this world enjoy hearing their alarm in the morning, annoying you to get out of that warm comfy bed. What’s even worse is being disturbed
In 1993, the Internet was both old and so, so young. The network hosted mature services like newsgroups (discussion forums), FTP servers (file downloads), Gopher (for Web-like things before the Web), and so on. But in 1993 things got real when the Mosaic Web browser was released. That year, the PBS show Computer Chronicles spent