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Pronto Smartphone Remote by Peel

Written by Sean Strauss.

prontoA lot of cool devices flow through the offices of Living Well Magazine, the one I am going to be talking about might be the most useful for me to date.  There is one thing in my life that I am confident I will never lose, and that’s my iPhone.  Even if I did misplace it, I could easily find it by having someone call me / my phone or use the “Find my iPhone app”.  

How Technology and Health Influences The Beer Industry

Written by Sean Strauss.

Technology and BeerTechnology has worked its way into every aspect of human life.  Everything from health to toys- to infinity and beyond.  Researchers of the future may consider our generation as an evolution point where smart phone and person have become one.  Through sites like Twitter and Facebook, never ending conversations have been started about everything under the sun, as well as the sun.  Trends come and go daily, one thing that was popular a week ago can become something that is lost and forgotten on the World Wide Web.   In this article, we are going to be covering a topic that is near and dear to many, Beer.  For American’s Friday could be considered a national beer holiday after a long week of work.  Technology has become a big part of the drinking process, so that people can drink more responsibly, more stylishly, and more healthily.

Releasing Your Inner Inhibitions Through Gaming

Written by Sean Strauss.

Check out the great E games of the seasonDid you receive a new video game console this holiday season and  you didn’t get the games you wanted and you aren’t really sure which games to get? Good news, I have played pretty much every game that came out this video game season, and have narrowed it down to my top 5 game picks of the season.

December Tech Addicted

Written by Sean Strauss.

tech addictedThis month's Tech Addicted will be looking at some gear that is designed to compliment the toys you already own. We also have some fun stuff that are designed for the iPad that helps children learn math, letters, and shapes, in a fun interactive gaming experience.

Bed Light

Written by Sean Strauss.

Check out the BedlightIf you’re like me, after a long day at work, bedtime is something that is very much on your mind.  I tend to take my shoes and clothes off and leave them exactly where they are, no matter where in the room I take them off.  This leads to a treacherous trek through the dark if you have to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.  Well now, there is a cool way to navigate your self-inflicted obstacle course with ease.  It is called the Bed Light and it is a motion activated light that mounts underneath your bed.  When you step out of bed, a nice warm glow is activated to help you dodge your shoes or various dog toys that are lying around.  Unlike turning a light on, which is very jarring with how bright it is, this is very easy on the eyes and will not disturb your sleeping partner, which they will be very grateful.  All you have to do to activate the light is too put your foot on the ground.  So stop tripping over everything in the dark and let Bed Light illuminate your way.

Accell Powramid

Written by Sean Strauss.

Accell PowramidFor some reason companies that make electronics do not like to share their power with other electronics. Either one of the plugs is oversized and takes over two power outlets or the plug is a weird shape and has to be plugged in to a specific port, which throws off your other plugs, turning a six plug adapter into a potential of three possible plugs. To me that is a silly, dated design that needs to be left in the past. The Powramid is how power strips should have been made all along. This power adapter provides adequate space for your essential electronics to be plugged in. Featuring a round pyramid like design and two USB ports, you will never have to sacrifice your power ports again. With 1080 Joules surge protection and X3 Technology inside you get the best surge protection that is also fireproof. Like I said, this is the way that all power strips should be made and after using this, I am inclined to replace all of my antiquated power strips with the Powramid.

Smokio review

Written by Brian Strauss.

smokioSmoking cigarettes should be a thing of the past in my opinion. With the amount of knowledge we have about the negative effects from cigarettes, it is hard to believe that people keep smoking them when there are alternative options on the market. Now I must say that at no point in my life have I ever been addicted to cigarettes, although I have smoked my fair share, I have seen people I love struggle with the addiction my entire life. For me I just like the act of smoking something, blowing smoke rings and making me feel like a dragon letting out a big puff of smoke, but we live in an age where I can have the smoking sensation and not smell like an ashtray or run out of breath on the most menial of tasks. I'm talking about vaporizers.
Vaporizers are changing the game for smokers everywhere. They are not full of toxic chemicals that are found in cigarettes and offer a variety of flavors as well as choices of nicotine levels and no nicotine at all which is what I use. There are a few different ways you can go about smoking a vaporized cigarette (ecig), and all of them are more affordable than the obscene price that a pack of cigarettes cost. The two routes that I am going to discuss are the disposable vapes that you can get at a gas station or any convenience store and the vapes that are rechargeable and refillable.
For awhile, I was constantly buying the disposable ecigs, which cost around $10 a piece and are supposed to be the equivalent of 2 packs of cigarettes. The basic ones that you can find at most convenience stores come in two standard flavors, plain, and menthol. Menthol tastes as you would expect it too, much like a car freshener, while the plain ones I can liken to a light vanilla taste. Either option gives you a great puff of vapor to ease your cravings. Some brands last a couple of days; others are done in a few hours of use. Disposable ecigs are also being sold as "electronic hookahs", anyone who is familiar with hookah knows that there are some awesome flavors that can taste like peach or watermelon and every flavor in between, and the vaporizers do a pretty good job of emulating these flavors, definitely a better taste than the standard ashtray flavor of a cigarette. In our modern world though, new technology becomes obsolete very quickly.
Make way for the non-disposable ecigs, kind of like the ones that were sold in the malls for way too much money, the prices have dropped considerably and have made it an affordable alternative to smoking cigarettes, with many customized options. In fact, a new upscale vapor lounge opened on the Kirkwood Highway that specializes in relaxing with vaporizers, called Vape Escape, you can find their ad in this issue of LWM magazine for more information. Vape Escape offers you the opportunity to taste test a variety of flavors to put in their refillable vaporizers. Right now I am enjoying a flavor called "space jam" that tastes like a combination of strawberries and apples, and the vial it comes in costs around $15 and has lasted for over a month. For people switching from smoking cigarettes to vapes there are also varying levels of nicotine that you can choose from to help you gradually kick the habit.
Over the past month, I have had the opportunity to try out the "Smokio smart vaporizer", a rechargeable and revolutionary product for tracking your smoking habits. Touted as the first smart ecig, the Smokio connects via bluetooth to your smart phone to provide detailed information about your smoking habits. By measuring how many puffs a day you have taken, this smart vaporizer gives you the direct equivalent to how many cigarettes that would be. With this data, the app that runs on your smartphone is able to keep track of how much money you have saved by not smoking cigarettes. It also shows you on a map where you have been using your vaporizer, it is very interesting to see where my hot spots are for smoking, most of my vaping is done while in transit between places. During the writing of this article, I have taken 23 puffs from the Smokio, which it says is equivalent to 2 cigarettes. The app also tells me that since I have not smoked a cigarette in 24 days, I have saved $27 and have added 7 days to my life expectancy. Visit: www.smokio.com/#meet
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