The Two Components of WiMAX Equipment

The internet nowadays is very important. An average person these days has accounts on Twitter, Facebook, other social-networking sites, email services and online games; and they all need to be checked and maintained as frequently as possible. With the world getting faster and closer each day, there is a need for a mobile Internet connection on-the-go. The plain old dial-up access is now unreliable. What people need today, because of its growing importance, is a wireless Internet connection anytime, anywhere. The new technology WiMAX wants to provide that, and it has a very promising future.

WiMAX, which stands for ‘Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access’, is the fourth generation (4G) wireless Internet connection. Also called by the IEEE name of 802.16, it is essentially like a WiFi connection; but the WiMAX has a range of kilometers of radius and can cover a huge area. It is WiFi on steroids. Because of its ability to service many users within its range, 4G is slowly gaining a foothold. Unlike the slow dial-up connection and wired broadband, WiMAX will be more preferred in the near future.

This 4G system is composed of two main pieces of WiMAX equipment: a WiMAX tower and a WiMAX receiver. The WiMAX tower is like a cellphone network tower, a single one can cover a very large area of up to a 30-mile radius. The WiMAX receiver on the other hand, can be a small box or the card built inside laptops (like how WiFi is accessed). WiMAX equipment is very much like the WiFi connection. Internet access starts from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) network that is linked to the WiMAX tower, which then sends signals and provides an area with wireless Internet. A WiMAX receiver, such as laptop or a wireless device, then connects online. This is basically the general idea behind WiMAX equipment. WiMAX has a range of 30-mile radius from tower; a speed of up to 70 megabits per second; and has frequency bands of 2 to 11 GHz (licensed) and 10 to 11 GHz (unlicensed). Its biggest difference is its ability to cover great distances. Of course, certain factors such as weather, terrain, large buildings, etc. may affect WiMAX equipment and reduce its range and speed.

But still, this 4G is the next big thing.

With WiMAX, one can now take advantage of a true Internet connection on-the-go. It isn’t restricted to hotspots like the WiFi, but anywhere and anytime as long as within the WiMAX range. It is fast, very mobile and reliable. Everyone can now tweet, change Facebook status and check emails while in a cab; or play online games and chat with friends while strolling in the park. No more searching for hotspots in coffee shops and bookstores.…

Save Money With Online Gaming!

Save money with online gaming! Everyone, particularly kids and teens, seems to love video games nowadays, don’t they? Whether they’re the learning and educational games geared toward the very young market (and their parents), or the more technically advanced role playing games and “first person shooters” aimed at a somewhat older market, with the ever-popular “dressup games for girls” that are currently hitting it so big with “tweens”, video games are popular and yes, they’re a lot of fun! Do you like or even, perhaps, love video games?

There are tons of different platforms, everything from Sony PlayStation and PSP to the “work up a sweat” Nintendo Wii, not to mention the ultra-popular Xbox 360 (we have everyone of these at my house)! How about you?

How many kinds of games do you or your kids own? How many do you rent each month? Do you sometimes get sick thinking about how much money you’ve spent on video games? I know I do, and that’s why I encourage my friends and family members to further encourage their own family members to visit the “free games” sites on the Net-some of those games that they feature are so much fun, and best of all, they’re FREE!

There are lots and lots of these “free gaming” sites springing up, it seems like every day I find another and another and another that I haven’t seen before, and while the quality of lots of these sites definitely leaves something to be desired, there are also some that are obviously very professionally designed, a pleasure to view and even more importantly, a pleasure to hang around and play some of the sometimes thousands of free games that they offer.

All you have to do is search one of the big (or small) search engines for “free online gaming” or something similar, and Bingo, you’ll find more games than you’ll ever be able to play in your lifetime–and a ton of money saved, if you can convince the gamers in your life to visit these sites more often, and shy away from the rental companies and gaming stores once in a while.…

Video Games Over The Last Decade

The industry of games and technology have always been close since they both started. Videogames were at first simple and without colors because the consoles used back ten were not capable of running better games. The quality of games have improved greatly in these last decades and they have become interactive, there are many types of video games each one with a different industry.

Technology has also improved and even become more compact, for example, laptops, palms, small mp3 players and others. Technology has improved, not only for fun, but also to improve life, computers make our life easier, simpler, they are used for a lot of things as working, playing, movies, music and most of the things people usually do as hobbies or entertainment.

There is also the industry of online video games which has been the most popular one since it started, because it’s a new way of playing and interacting with people from other parts of the world, both industries, games and computers are gaining more everyday because, for better games, people need faster and better computers.

Now, the industry of video games has a great variety of categories and a numbered selection of different consoles to play each kind of games, for example: playstation, xbox, Nintendo and sega, which are the main brands for the most popular consoles, each with its own subdivision and different versions like PlayStation which has the “psp” that stands for PlayStation portable, there’s also, PlayStation 1, 2 and 3 which is the newest and most expensive one with the most advanced technology, nintendo’s latest creations were gamecube and nintendi wii, for xbox there is xbox and xbox 360, there’s also the industry of portable consoles which is owned mostly by Nintendo companies.

These industries mentioned have each improved greatly over the years. Each day we need more technology to live better, people have become dependent on this factor it becomes more expensive and more amazing each day. We should try to find a way to live in a balanced world where we could be independent from technology but still use it for defensive matters and work that can’t be done by human hands.…

Brazil Wins Olympic Bid to Host 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro

The Olympic Committee has chosen Brazil as the host country for the 2016 Olympic Games. Brazil is one of the future bright stars of the world as it has economically grown strong, and will one day be among the top nations. Brazil has also been very careful not to burn bridges with the United States, while making friends with Russia, China, India and trading with EU nations, all of Latin America, as well as Australia, Canada and some of the African Nations. Brazil has been a great Global Community team player, and I feel a very good choice.

The competition was tough during this contest to determine the 2016 Olympic Games. Tokyo, Japan and Chicago, United States appeared to be favorites early on, but were knocked out, as the Olympic Committee made its choices going into round two. As you know both Michelle and Barack Obama, along with their very good friend Oprah personally lobbied and promised that if Chicago was picked, it would have the full backing of the American People and US Government.

Brazil is a great country, it's people have always been our friends here in the USA, and they've always been gracious with international sporting events, especially soccer. When the announcement finally came through the newswire; "Brazil Wins Olympic Bid to Host 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro," everyone smiled and said; good choice. Indeed, it was a great choice, and I for one am unfortunately disappointed that the US did not win this time, but very happy to see such a describing nation will be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games! Please consider all this. …

Kids’ Puzzle Games

Kids’ puzzle games are designed for learning and problem-solving by using primary pattern recognition, sequence solving, and logic. An effective medium of early childhood education, these games help kids in developing their reading, writing, problem-solving and coordinating skills. Puzzle games with pictures can be helpful in teaching kids to recognize colors and letters and games involving insertion of pieces help kids develop the muscles used for writing.

Kids can either play these games individually or with help of adults or other kids. Proper care should be taken in choosing kids’ puzzle games suitable for their abilities and ages. Toddlers are comfortable with three- to four-piece wooden puzzles, whereas two-year olds enjoy piece-fitting puzzles. The number of pieces in puzzles keeps increasing with age, while the size of the pieces are typically larger for younger kids. School-age kids can work on complex fifty- to one-hundred-piece games. Kids’ puzzle games may include nursery rhymes or scenes from storybooks. These puzzles can also be used for formal learning, as they provide a useful means to the teachers to assess a child’s development in terms of speech, movement, and concentration. Damaged puzzles or puzzles with missing pieces should be weeded out as they invariably frustrate the child.

Kids’ puzzle games can also be created at home by mounting pictures on cardboard and cutting them into large pieces. Kids can use scissors to cut pictures from magazines and devise their own puzzle games.

Some of the popular kids’ puzzle games are alphabet and number puzzles, world map puzzles, travel floor puzzles, basic jigsaw puzzles, slide puzzles, and maps of the USA floor puzzles. Kids’ puzzle games provide a perfect mix of fun and education for kids.…

8 Reasons to Avoid Extreme Sports

People advertise extreme sport events and courses like it’s something safe and cool you want to do. Ha! But it’s not! It’s not like learning to play chess or watching a cool movie, not at all.

Here is why:

1. You can get injured or die.

It may sound very convincing that the rate of people who die in car accidents is higher than the rate of those who die from parachute jump. But no matter what stats they show you, the truth is one – you can die or at least get seriously injured when practicing extreme sports. It happens all the time.

And you know of course, those who don’t do such stupid things live forever.

2. It will cost you money.

Every extreme sport requires some equipment. For some sports like skateboarding it’s cheaper, for some like scuba diving it’s more expensive – but without exception, practicing extreme sports will cost some of your hard earned money.

Isn’t it much better idea to spend your money on fashion branded t-shirts or cool tech gadgets?

3. It takes time.

More often than not practicing an extreme sport requires you to go to a special place somewhere (water, mountain, hill). It takes time to get there, it takes time to practice, it takes time to get back home, it takes time to take rest. Sometimes the extreme sport can occupy all your free time.

Isn’t this sad? You could use this time for such great activities like playing video games instead.

4. Your career may suffer.

The extreme sport will not only occupy your time – it will occupy your brain too. You will think about it, about the good time, about the next good time you’ll do it. This often kills motivation at work and makes you only wait till the end of the work day.

It’s so much better to be a good employee, grow in career and get good stable salary!

5. You may fall in love.

There are two ways you may fall in love – first, you may, and most probably will, fall in love with the extreme sport you are doing. This is so bad because of the reason already mentioned. Second, you may fall in love with some of your partners, a trainer or instructor.

What an uncomfortable situation, it’s much better to stay in your comfort zone and avoid falling in love with crazy things.

6. You will feel bad at the times when you can’t practice.

You’ll miss your extreme sport when you are at work, when you are far away from appropriate place, when you have no time or money, when the weather is not good… You’ll miss it all the time. And missing something hurts, believe me.

Life is a lot more painless when you have nothing to miss and nothing to lose, isn’t it?

7. Your old friends will think you are crazy.

I bet they will. Imagine how they’ll look at you when you tell them …

The Nintendo DSi – A Summary of Technical Improvements Over the DS Lite

The Nintendo DSi is the third incarnation of the popular series of Nintendo handheld gaming devices. The original Nintendo DS was lauchched in 2004 with its successor, the DS Lite, launching in 2006. The DSi is, at the time of writing, only available in Japan where it was launched in October 2008. It is expected to be released in US and Europe around May 2009. The DSi introduces a number of technical improvements over its predecessor the DS Lite. The purpose of this article is to summarize these improvements to enable the reader to decide whether the new Nintendo DSi fulfills their requirements.

The first improvement to greet the user is the DSi's thinner casing. It is 2.6mm or around 12% thinner than the DS Lite. This is in part achieved by the removal of the GameBoy Advance cartridge slot found on the DS Lite, thus eliminating the new units backward compatibility with such games.

The second major visual enhancement is the larger dual 3.25 inch LCD screens compared to the 3 inch screens in the DS Lite. Despite the larger screens the DSi still retains the same case width and height of the DS Lite. Whilst the new screens represent a 17% greater visual area the downside is a reduction in battery life from around 19 hours down to 14 hours at the lowest screen brightness setting. The new screens also have five brightness levels of adjustment compared to the previous four. The bottom screen is still a touch screen as per the previous generation unit.

Sound is another area of ​​improvement for the DSi. The unit boasts improved speakers over the DS Lite although until the units can be directly compared we can not speculate on how big a difference to sound quality the improvements make. The DSi now includes an mp3 music player as standard using the new integrated SD card slot as a source. The music must be in AAC format to be recognized by the unit.

The new unit features cameras for the first time on a Nintendo handheld device. The DSi incorporates two, one on the hinge between the screens (facing the user) and one on the outside of the casing. New software on the DSi allows users to manipulate photos in real time, although it is clear the cameras are included more as a fun accessory than for serious photography as they are only of 0.3 mega pixel resolution.

Nintendo has also made a raft of improvements under the skin of the DSi. The main processor is still an ARM9 model but now running at 133MHz, twice the speed of the 67MHz DS Lite unit. The co-processor is still an ARM7 unit running at 33MHz. The DSi now boasts 16MB of RAM memory (compared with 4MB in the Lite) and 256MB of internal storage memory. The 802.11 wireless connection is transported over from the old unit, albeit with speed improvements made when used with DSi specific software bought from the DSi shop (see …

Online Typing Games For Kids – Kids Typing Games

Many of us would agree that online typing games is an excellent tool to train our kids to familiarize themselves with computer keyboards.

In order to improve kids' typing skill, it is imperative for them to familiarize with keyboard so that they know the position of each key when they are typing.

One of the main purpose of online typing games is to entertain kids when they are learning how to type fluidly. Therefore, many typing games are designed and developed with interactive features so that kids would not be bored with traditional typing lessons.

Why is it so important for kids to pick up typing skill at their early age? It is because with the frequent use of computer keyboards, it is no doubt important for them to know how to type without having to look at the keyboard.

If kids are trained to type as early as possible, they would not have problem using computer keyboard to type when they are required to operate computer program.

Nowadays, it is not uncommon that most of the school assignments are done using computer. If they can not type with reasonable speed and accuracy, they would have difficulty to complete their assignments within stipulated time.

Therefore, one of the major benefits for kids to master typing skill is that they can become more efficient in completing their school assignments. Not only that, once they know how to type properly and fluidly, it is actually a life long skill that they can carry with them whenever they go. …

Where to Play Poker in Mexico Legally

Poker in Mexico has been growing in popularity at an astonishing rate over the last few years and the best example of this is the large number of automated poker tables popping up in casinos around the country. These state-of-the-art, 9-player, mistake-free tables and two-player, Heads Up-style tables allow casino visitors to enjoy one of the most popular games in the world, legally.

The same technology that is used in the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, Australia and cruise ships around the world is becoming a fixture in the many casinos and poker rooms of Mexico. Players can choose from popular poker games like Texas Hold’em and 7-Card Stud with no mistakes, faster gameplay and no tipping like traditional brick and mortar poker tables.

Mexico’s poker players can also enjoy online poker from the comfort of their own home at top online poker rooms such as Full Tilt Poker. One of the best offers going for new poker players in Mexico looking to build their bankroll is the one offered by the popular free bankroll program called Free Poker Cash Bankroll. This offer can be obtained by any poker player living in the country of Mexico, as well as online poker players from around the world.

Here is where you can play poker in Mexico on one of these unique and legal poker tables:

Caliente Casino

Tijuana

Caliente Casino Bosques

Mexico City

CasinoLife Del Valle

Mexico City

Emotion Casino

Chihuahua

Emotion Casino

Puerto Vallarta

CasinoLife Merida

Mérida

Royal Yak Hipodromo

Mexico City

Royal Yak Centro Magno

Guadalajara

CIE Cumbres

Cumbres

CIE Cancún

Cancún

Dubai Palace

Cancún…

Nintendo Wii Mod Chip – A Review And Comparison Of Wii Modchips

The Nintendo Wii has just barely hit retail stores, and already the homebrew scene is fast at work. Creating not only killer applications and homebrew games, but also developing (or at least helping develop) the worlds first Nintendo Wii mod chip(s). In this article I am going to discuss Nintendo Wii Mod Chips and give some of the features, pros and cons of the 3 different Nintendo Wii Mod Chips that have just recently been released.

The good news for Nintendo Wii gamers is that regardless of which Nintendo Wii mod chip you buy – you’ll have all the basics with each one. You will be able to play all Nintendo Wii Backup games (on DVD-R or DVD+R discs) and can use 8cm or 12cm DVD discs. You will also be able to play all Gamecube Backup games, import games as well as Gamecube Homebrew games. It really gets down to installation of the Nintendo Wii Mod chip and the features and functions, and future upgrade options of each Wii mod chip.

What is even more surprising with these new Nintendo Wii Mod chips is the prices that they’re being sold for. I remember quite clearly the days of the very first PlayStation 2 mod chips, costing in excess of $90.00 US Dollars. It seems the Wii chips have opted instead for a lower entry price, in an effort to gain a greater piece of the Homebrew / Development / Modchip market. The prices range anywhere from $44.00 to just over $50.00, depending on the chip you decide to buy.

At present, there are actually 3 different Nintendo Wii Mod chips which will hit the market and online stores within the next week or so. While many online news sources seem to focus on just 2 of the 3 mod chips, perhaps because they’re unaware that there is a third chip in the making, I’m going to cover all 3 of the mod chips in the hopes of enabling you, the gamer, to make the buying decision that’s right for you. And after reading this article, I honestly believe that your decision will be based solely on price, and perhaps the option of an upgrade (or lack of) for the Wii Mod Chips.

Wiinja Nintendo Wii Mod Chip

The Wiinja Nintendo Wii Mod chip was actually the very first Wii chip to hit the market. While many online news sources seem to disregard this chip, it is still the very first and one of the easiest mod chips to install for the Nintendo Wii. Like the other mod chips for the Wii, the Wiinja will enable you to play all Wii and Gamecube Backup games, as well as Wii Import backup games, and original import games with just a single swap. Gamecube Import and Homebrew games are fully supported. While the other mod chips promise that their modchips, in time, will have their own custom OS to enable additional features, the Wiinja chip does not make this claim. In fact, …