jueves, 24 de abril de 2014

The City for rich

Locals call it "The City of the Dead." It's known otherwise as the city of Beihai, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. The beautiful metropolis is earned its nickname for one reason: it's a ghost town.
More than 100 beautiful villas are standing in Beihai, but they are completely empty. The result of the complete absence of families in these mansions? Complete and utter creepiness.

Read more at http://www.viralnova.com/city-for-the-rich/#L0bXm6APqY1oeBDd.99
Locals call it "The City of the Dead." It's known otherwise as the city of Beihai, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. The beautiful metropolis is earned its nickname for one reason: it's a ghost town.
More than 100 beautiful villas are standing in Beihai, but they are completely empty. The result of the complete absence of families in these mansions? Complete and utter creepiness.

Read more at http://www.viralnova.com/city-for-the-rich/#L0bXm6APqY1oeBDd.99
More than 100 beautiful villas are standing in Beihai, but they are completely empty.
 
No hay dinero para comprar las preciosas mansiones de la ciudad china de Beihai. Esta ciudad se ha convertido en una ciudad deshabitada antes de que nadie la haya habitado nunca.
 
Es una pena. Las casas son preciosas. Muchas familias chinas podrían estar viviendo en ellas sin estrecheces de espacio.
 
 

lunes, 21 de abril de 2014

"Shazam app"

Shazam ha sido todo un descubrimiento y era toda una necesidad para mí. Si pienso en las ocasiones que lo he usado, creo que no abarcaría todos los momentos en los que la he tenido en mis manos: estando de tranquileo en un Starbucks y escucho música del tipo bossanova, chill out, etc., pongo mi Shazam a trabajar y me puedo bajar un CD entero de ese tipo de música..; estando en una discoteca y escuchas un temazo que quieres recordar al día siguiente, pues Shazam al canto… aunque con lo alta que se oye a veces, puede distorsionarse el sonido y no te la llega a identificar.; en los cursos de danza en los que no tienes confianza con el profesor para preguntarle la canción que has bailado y, en uno de esos pequeños descansos o cambios de grupo, activas tu móvil para que te la encuentre por ti…
 
Como ven, son muchísimas ocasiones en las que he usado mi Shazam y he conseguido identificar las canciones que quería volver a escuchar cuando se me antojara. Desde luego que ha sido todo un avance en el mundo de la tecnología móvil y de la música. Las han unido de la mano y han conseguido que, clientes como yo, estemos contentísimos con ese avance.
 
Ahora sí, debo reconocer que estoy empezando a experimentar lo que es una infidelidad… y yo soy la parte mala. Shazam era el rey para mí, hasta que, haciendo esta opinión, he visto otras aplicaciones parecidas y me he encontrado una que me ha dejado helado. Ya han dado el paso de identificar los tarareos del usuario, y es efectivo. No al 100%, pero me ha identificado varias canciones que me he puesto a cantar, lo que es un avance respecto al Shazam… para el que quiera echarle un vistazo se llama SoundHound, pero bueno, que de momento sigo con mi Shazam ahí, aunque tenga ciertos escarceos con mi Soundy...
 

miércoles, 16 de abril de 2014

Kindle Paperwhite

Pros
The Kindle Paperwhite boasts adjustable edge-lighting and a crisp, white E-ink display that enable comfortable reading in any environment. It also integrates with the best eBook store in the business.

Cons
Lacking a headphone jack, it doesn't support audiobooks.

The Verdict: 9.63/10Delivering convenience and readability that far surpasses most competitors, the Kindle Paperwhite is a fantastic eReader for booklovers.

NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight

Pros
The NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight reigns supreme in terms of ergonomics and has uniform edge lighting for comfortable reading after dark.

Cons
The screen contrast is slightly low but nominal, and it likely isn't something you'd notice without comparing it directly next to a higher-res eReader.

The Verdict: 8.95/10As one of the best eBook readers on the market, the NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight is ideal for avid readers who aren't locked into another eReader ecosystem.

jueves, 10 de abril de 2014

Making Disney Proud!

Firstly, the packaging is very pretty and eye catching and this would make a great gift to give just by looking at it from first view.
 
Having three pieces for the cost of £2.99 is exceptional value, especially when you realise this set isn't plastic but some form of clay or similar type of material (not sure what). When I picked this up I assumed the set would be made from plastic so was surprised it wasn't.
 
The designs on the set are beautifully done and the detail is great. I love the fact the colours are quite muted and pale, rather than bright and bold, as it stands out more because of the design rather than being over the top colour wise. I couldn't tell you the last time I saw the three films these characters come from, but the likeness of the characters is quite good and done in a child friendly way without making the look of the set geared towards a certain age. For me, this set would appeal look wise to my daughter now and potentially a good number of years in the future.
 
Each piece is well made and despite not being made of plastic, they don't weigh a lot and are quite light weight but still quite substantial and not weak or flimsy in anyway.

The size of the pieces are spot on. Although the bowl looks quite large, it has a good surface area for food to be placed into it, but more importantly for the child to have something to grab onto if and when needed. I've noticed my daughter will use her spoon in her left hand and hold the edge of the bowl with her right to ensure it doesn't move around. The mug provides a good amount of liquid to drink from, but small enough for a young child to hold. The handle has a good amount of space between the mug itself meaning even I can hold it with confidence as there's plenty of room. And the plate has adequate surface area to provide a young child with the correct amount of food in regards to portion size. Each piece easy for her to use without help.

I've got a dazzling pair

I  had never previously owned a pair of creoles as I wasn't keen on the idea of a hinge and a clip, as I suspected they would break after a short period of time. However, it was the eye-catching sparkling design of the diamond cut earrings that really appealed to me although initially I was disappointed that they were of a creole design, as I would have preferred a dainty butterfly clip. The assistant removed them from the display cabinet and demonstrated how easy they were to open and close and on closer examination and trying them out for myself, I felt confident that both the hinge and the receiver section, which is basically a small U shape, were sturdy and unlikely to break.
 
The 9 carat gold earrings are 1.5 centimetres in diameter and each consist of two fairly wide hoops; one of which offers a smooth surface whilst the other has been beautifully diamond cut to display literally dozens of indentations, which offer a sparkling appearance to create the illusion that the earrings have been intertwined with an array of tiny pieces of precious stone. The authenticity marking of the gold can be found engraved along the hinged section of the clips on each of the earrings. Despite my initial reservations about owning a pair of creole style earrings, I find the hinged section easy to open where it is extremely robust and I gently push the slightly pointed end into my ear piercing, then push down on the hinged area until I hear it clip into place. On the first few occasions that I wore these earrings I was worried they would open and fall from my ears and I continuously had to feel that they were still there, particularly as they are so light to wear.