Saturday, November 16, 2013

ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS MODEL FOR CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD TO BE FOLLOWED

Everyday in the newspapers we read about unscrupulous builders fleecing innocent tenants and taking them for a ride. We can tap this market for business by promoting ourselves as their saviors.

C & W can tap the redevelopment market that exists in the city

Advantages:
  1. Can enjoy decision making powers with regard to the technical aspects of the project. In other words all decisions relating to engineering, procurement and construction. Presently there are many clients who do not involve the PMC in the procurement for the project, but is asked to just monitor the construction. There is no point in monitoring vendors who are already empanelled with the clients.

  1. Can give the common people an alternative which is transparent and at the same time professional.


  1. Word of mouth publicity can get us more jobs of the same nature.

  1. New opportunity for the capital market division to get investors for such projects.


  1. An opportunity to serve the common people.

  1. An opportunity for the transaction division to broker the sale of the excess flats that are constructed due to granting of extra FSI for the project.


  1. An opportunity for C & W to enter the residential market for transaction services.

  1. Entry to the residential market by the transaction division can be leveraged to cater to the corporate that have requirements for residential apartments for their staff.


  1. Employment opportunities for many people.

  1. If we manage one such project successfully then we will get the first mover advantage in this market.

  1. Moreover, this will help us move up the value chain and work as an EPC contractor for clients.

Disadvantages:
  1. Decision making on procurement matters by the Project Manager may lead to corruption and give rise to integrity issues.

  1. It will be very difficult to recover our payments from the cooperative housing societies.


Players in the model:

Financer
PMC
Cooperative Society




The modus operandi is as under:

PMC approaches cooperative societies who want to go in for redevelopment.
The Cooperative Society appoints the PMC.

PMC takes approval from the tenants and applying the 70:30 rule takes up the project for redevelopment

Capital Markets division (a sister concern of the PMC division) hunts for finance for the project under redevelopment.

PMC appoints a liaison consultant to deal with the BMC, landowner and other govt. authorities.

PMC appoints an architect in collision with the secretary of the cooperative society to prepare the design scheme in keeping with BMC byelaws and restrictions for open spaces, etc.

PMC appoints the services consultant (if required)

PMC conducts the preconstruction stage in the project.

PMC participates in the construction stage for the project.

PMC carries out the project closeout and handover.

The extra FSI obtained for the redevelopment project as a result of housing slum dwellers can be sold in the open market by the Transaction Services Division(a sister concern of the PMC) acting as the broking agency for the financer.

The financer obtains his construction cost and profits for investment from the sale of the extra space created.

Payments to the various project participants will be certified by the PMC and they will be made from the escrow account created in a bank in the joint name of the secretary of the society and the financer. The cheques have to be signed by both of them.

Our present endeavor to tap builders may not be very successful because builders generally prefer handling projects themselves by taking on staff on their rolls as it is their core competency.
Moreover, if at all they do take us on board, it will only be for monitoring the vendors that they have appointed. Thus we have no control on procurement.







Thursday, November 14, 2013

TEAM ONE ARCHITECTS PVT LTD VIACOM 18 KITCHEN EQUIPMENTS COMPARATIVE

VIACOM 18 KITCHEN EQUIPMENTS
SUMMARY
Sr. No. Vendors  Basic Amount
1  LL Equipments & Machines Pvt. Ltd.               2,020,270.00
2  Kamalakshi Marketing Pvt. Ltd.               1,874,060.00
3  Utensteels                2,213,945.00
4  Sai Shraddha Hospitality               1,453,500.00
Note : 
All Taxes extra as per aplicable

TEAM ONE ARCHITECTS PVT LTD VIACOM 18 MEASUREMENT SHEET

       Site - Viacome Andheri
Sr no Discripation Unit No Length width Qty
1 7th Floor
Stair case side Sft 1 8.00 8.00 64.00
Clm to Clm Sft 1 29.00 25.66 744.14
Sft 2 29.00 2.50 145.00
Sft 1 44.50 10.75 478.38
Sft 1 44.50 2.50 111.25
Toilet side Sft 1 11.00 40.25 442.75
Sft 1 27.00 2.50 67.50
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Lift back Sft 1 49.00 17.25 845.25
Sft 1 26.50 11.00 291.50
Sft 1 11.00 2.50 27.50
Sft 1 11.00 10.75 118.25
Sft 2 10.75 2.50 53.75
Sft 1 29.00 2.50 72.50
Sft 1 29.00 10.75 311.75
Sft 1 10.75 2.50 26.88
Sft 2 25.66 2.50 128.30
Sft 1 25.66 29.00 744.14
Lift lobby area Sft 1 35.75 8.75 312.81
Lift lobby front area Sft 1 22.42 34.75 779.10
AC Room 1 10.00 9.42 94.2
6729.59
2 6th Floor
Part A Sft 1 64.00 46.00 2944.00
Less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Part B Sft 1 40.00 13.50 540.00
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Sft 1 39.83 13.50 537.71
less cl Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Part D Sft 1 60.50 37.25 2253.63
less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Sft 1 60.50 10.83 655.215
Lift back Sft 1 49.00 17.50 857.5
Lobbby Sft 1 35.75 8.83 315.67
Lobby front area Sft 1 24.50 34.66 849.17
AC Room 1 10.00 9.42 94.20
9855.24
3 5th Floor
Part A Sft 1 64.00 46.00 2944.00
Less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Part B Sft 1 40.00 13.50 540.00
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Sft 1 39.83 13.50 537.71
less cl Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Part D Sft 1 60.50 37.25 2253.63
less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25
Sft 1 60.50 10.83 655.22
Lift back Sft 1 49.00 17.50 857.5
Lobbby Sft 1 35.75 8.83 315.67
8911.87
4 4th Floor
Part A Sft 1 64.75 48.75 3156.56
Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Part B Sft 1 40.08 13.50 541.08
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Part C Sft 1 49.00 17.25 845.25
Part D Sft 1 39.25 13.50 529.88
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Part E Sft 1 65.75 37.50 2465.63
Sft -2 2.50 2.50 -12.50
Lift lobby Sft 1 35.75 8.83 315.67
Lift lobby front area Sft 1 23.16 25.00 579.00
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
AC Room 1 10.00 9.42 94.20
9341.67
5 3rd Floor (2nd Floor Mezz.)
Part A Sft 1 33.00 35.50 1171.50
Less cl Sft -3 2.50 2.50 -18.75
Part B Sft 1 10.50 33.00 346.50
Pantry Sft 1 11.00 10.00 110.00
Part C Sft 1 51.08 17.25 881.13
Less cl Sft -2 2.50 2.50 -12.50
Part D Sft 1 37.50 44.50 1668.75
Less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
4121.63
6 2nd Floor
Part A Sft 1 62.50 33.00 2062.50
Less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Part B Sft 1 28.75 17.75 510.31
Less cl Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Part C Sft 1 49.25 17.25 849.56
Part D 1 36.75 13.75 505.31
Less cl -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Part E 1 63.00 43.25 2724.75
Less cl -2 2.50 2.50 -12.5
Lift lobby Area 1 35.75 8.83 315.67
Lift lobby front area 1 25.00 23.16 579.00
Less cl -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Fire exit stair case side 1 42.00 11.25 472.50
1 25.50 11.25 286.88
1 2.50 11.25 28.13
AC Room 1 10.00 9.42 94.20
9243.21

Monday, November 11, 2013

DISCOVER CUTTING-EDGE APPS FOR ANDROID GAME DEVELOPMENT

Keywords: android finance apps, android game development, medical apps for android
Gaming applications have been one of the most prominent apps that are developed for the Android phone. Android apps for gaming have lured a number of people to buy android phones. With the increasing success that the industry of mobile game development enjoys today thanks to the streamlining of its processes of conceptualizing, developing and releasing video games, mobile gaming today has become the top revenue earner among mobile applications. Another aspect that has fuelled the popularity of the android app market is the fact that the upfront fee required for submitting an application is negligible and therefore the cost to bring out an application becomes negligible too.
Apart from this, the fact that mobile gaming applications for android phones are developed on Java platform, which is the favorite programming language for all mobile application developers, has also helped popularize the mobile gaming industry. Another important fact is that of two android mobile phones being different when we talk of features and hardware specifications. This is because the manufacture of android mobile phones is not restricted to one company alone as is the case with the iPad which rests with Apple only. The use of Java in android phones reduces the time for gaming project development.
When we talk of medical apps for android, we cannot ignore the iPhone from Apple. Although, the latter is offering more flexibility as mobile application developers have to deal with only one platform, it is better than the android phone in medical application development. Android phones are made by a number of different manufacturers and therefore no two mobile phones will behave in a similar manner. Therefore, they will require different apps too. Thus making medical apps for android phones is more difficult that for the Apple phones. Apple phones by the virtue of their being manufactured by one manufacturer rule the roost in medical application development.
Apart from gaming, another field where developing apps for android phones has gained momentum is the finance field. Although, android phones are bought primarily for entertainment and leisure, they are now increasing proving useful in the financial world too. Therefore, a lot of android finance apps are being developed in the market. Finance apps like tax computations, listening to the latest news from the financial world, making monetary computations, you name it and there will be an android finance app for that purpose. Therefore, this is another field where android phones have stolen a march over its competitors. Off course this has to do with cutting edge applications that are developed for them.




WEB HOSTING HUB REVIEW

Web hosting Hub is an excellent web hosting service that allows its users to share its services with features that surpass the ones provided by any average web hosting service. The unique selling proposition of this web hosting service is it’s “no downtime” feature that allows uninhibited transfer of data from our website to its servers. Its offerings come bundled with a very competitive price, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited email addresses, unlimited disk space, ability to host unlimited websites which include domains, sub-domains and more. Its feature of availing green data centre technology has made it a favourite with the champions of environment issues.
Web hosting hub provides free trials of some great software including Mozy backup solutions and Constant Contact email marketing tools along with its unmistakable 90-day full money back guarantee. This is what separates it from its competition. This is a reliable and robust option for all the web hosting requirements of small businesses and individuals. This web hosting service has left no stone unturned to make it easy and affordable to set up and manage a website. It comes with a number of free templates for your website design requirements, and a premium website builder; which will make your website up and running in no time.
Although it does not offer a documented uptime guarantee, third party statistics show that their servers maintain a 99.98% uptime. This fact has gives it an edge over other competitors. Another fact that is worth noting is that all its shared hosting accounts are hosted on 100% Dell servers which come equipped with advanced security features to go with suPHP. It is the easiest way to get online as per the Web hosting hub website at first glance. It’s sleek and professionally designed website which boasts of an informative and decorative home page, makes this web hosting service one to die for.
This web hosting service does not offer packages as its other competitors do. But it lays down its offering in the form of time bound offerings which allow the customer to sign-up and enjoy its services for 12, 24, 36 months all for payment of the requisite fees. In order to enjoy their best offering you will have to enrol for their services for the longest period i.e. 36 months. That is not to say that their other offerings are not beneficial to the customer. But it largely depends upon the usage of services by the customer.



WEB HOSTING HUB REVIEW

Web hosting Hub is an excellent web hosting service that allows its users to share its services with features that surpass the ones provided by any average web hosting service. The unique selling proposition of this web hosting service is it’s “no downtime” feature that allows uninhibited transfer of data from our website to its servers. Its offerings come bundled with a very competitive price, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited email addresses, unlimited disk space, ability to host unlimited websites which include domains, sub-domains and more. Its feature of availing green data centre technology has made it a favourite with the champions of environment issues.
Pricing
Web hosting hub provides free trials of some great software including Mozy backup solutions and Constant Contact email marketing tools along with its unmistakable 90-day full money back guarantee. This is what separates it from its competition. This is a reliable and robust option for all the web hosting requirements of small businesses and individuals. This web hosting service has left no stone unturned to make it easy and affordable to set up and manage a website. It comes with a number of free templates for your website design requirements, and a premium website builder; which will make your website up and running in no time.
Reliability
Although it does not offer a documented uptime guarantee, third party statistics show that their servers maintain a 99.98% uptime. This fact has gives it an edge over other competitors. Another fact that is worth noting is that all its shared hosting accounts are hosted on 100% Dell servers which come equipped with advanced security features to go with suPHP. It is the easiest way to get online as per the Web hosting hub website at first glance. It’s sleek and professionally designed website which boasts of an informative and decorative home page, makes this web hosting service one to die for.
Types of Plans
This web hosting service does not offer packages as its other competitors do. But it lays down its offering in the form of time bound offerings which allow the customer to sign-up and enjoy its services for 12, 24, 36 months all for payment of the requisite fees. In order to enjoy their best offering you will have to enrol for their services for the longest period i.e. 36 months. That is not to say that their other offerings are not beneficial to the customer. But it largely depends upon the usage of services by the customer.


TAKE YOUR PICK FROM SAMSUNG GALAXY Y AND MICROMAX NINJA 3.5

Introduction
The Samsung Galaxy Y is a powerful Android Gingerbread OS based Smart phone which offers features which are close to the Micromax phone but for the dual SIM tag given to the latter. The Micromax phone is
 
Endowed with 1GHz processor as opposed to the 832 MHz processor provided in the Samsung phone. While Micromax Ninja phone is merely Java enabled, the Samsung phone has MIDP version 2.1 along with the Java features. While the Micromax phone has a browser which supports WAP features, the Samsung phone browser supports HTML features. Talking of extra features, the Samsung Galaxy Y has an accelerometer and a compass as two of its features which are not there in the Micromax phone. While the Micromax phone supports an ordinary GPS facility, the Samsung phone comes with A-GPS support. When talking about the keyboard of the individual phones, the Micromax Ninja is blessed with one touch navigation feature on its Touch screen QWERT keyboard with a white back light to illuminate the keypad in the darkness, while the Samsung phone is provided with a similar keyboard having one touch navigation using the Touch wiz 3.0 UI feature for easy navigation and a multi-touch input facility with touch sensitive controls.
Design, Build and Display
When we talk of design features, the Samsung Galaxy Y remains faithful to the Candybar form factor and allows the use of only one SIM through its handset. The Micromax Ninja 3.5 on the other hand allows the user to use two services simultaneously.  In terms of the OS the Micromax Ninja 3.5 is blessed with the Android OS of version 2.3.5, whereas the Samsung Galaxy has the OS Android version 2.3. The Micromax Ninja gives us a faster processor experience as it has a faster CPU as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Y. It has an OS that is 20% faster than the latter. Both the phones have a TFT colour screen with 256 colours with the Micromax phone having an ordinary capacitive touch screen compared to the Samsung’s capacitive multi-touch screen. Although the Samsung phone weights 97gms, it is lighter as compared to the Micromax dual SIM phone. While the Micromax phone is endowed with a 3.5 inches colour TFT screen with better screen resolution which enables it to show sharper and crisper screen images, the Samsung phone has a multi-touch screen of size 3 inches. Thus, we see that the former has a larger display screen size and therefore can be easily used to view videos, images, etc. A primary difference between the two phones is that the Samsung Galaxy Y is a Smart phone with all the features of a Smart phone while the Micromax Ninja 3.5 is a dual SIM phone.  
Memory
With an unlimited phonebook capacity, both the phones have an in-built memory and a RAM along with an external card slot. While Samsung phone has 180MB in-built memory with 290MB of RAM, the Micromax phone is blessed with only 130MB of in-built memory along with 256MB RAM and additionally has 512MB of ROM.
Camera
Both the phones do not have a front facing camera but do have a back camera. The Samsung phone has a 2MP back camera while the Micromax Ninja phone is blessed with a sturdy 3MP back camera with 50% better camera resolution. While both the phones have a video recording facility, the Samsung Galaxy Y phone has a camera which can record images of sizes 320 x 240 pixels @ 15 fps. Thus, the Micromax phone provides better picture quality as compared to the Samsung phone.  
Connectivity
In terms of connectivity, both the phones have GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an external USB port, with the Samsung phone having a microUSB slot of version 2.0 while it has a wifi hotspot along with its Wi-Fi facility which enables it to allow the use of the internet connection on the Wi-Fi enabled laptop. While the Bluetooth in the Micromax phone is of version 2.1, the Samsung phone has a Bluetooth version 3.0. Both the phones have multi-media MMS facility with the Samsung Galaxy Y having an additional voice recording feature, along with push mail, and a document reading facility. While the Samsung Smart phone does not have any social networking applications embedded in it, the Micromax phone has Face book, Twitter and YouTube facilities. Both the phones have FM radio feature.
Battery
Talking of battery for both the phones, the Samsung Galaxy Y possesses a 1200mAH, Li-ion battery which has 850 hours of standby time in ordinary circumstances and 540 hours on the 3G networks, it has 380 minutes of talk time both in the ordinary condition and on 3G networks. As opposed to that, the Micromax phone has 145 hours of stand by time with 270 minutes of talk time on its 1400mAH Li-ion battery.

All said and done, the Samsung phone has all the features that are present in any ordinary Smart phone including document editing, scheduler, calendar and the push mail features, while the Micromax phone would be more useful for social networking as it is Face book, You tube and Twitter enabled. But with its 20% faster CPU, the Micromax phone ensures a smoother experience when using the phone, and with its dual SIM tag, it allows the user use two services at the same time, the Smart phone tag given to the Samsung phone provides tough competition to the Micromax phone. With its 16% bigger screen size, the Micromax phone would allow the user to view images and videos better. The 3.5 mm headphone jack present in both the phones allows external headphones to be connected to them. Truly, it is difficult to choose a phone from among the two without knowing the objective of the buyer for owning a phone. A person who would want to do social networking would go for the Micromax Ninja phone while a person who wants to edit documents would opt for the Samsung phone. 

REVIEW OF SAMSUNG GALAXY S DUOS

Gone are those days when people used to move around with two cell phones. We now have what is called as Dual SIM phones. The Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 is one model which has built on the success of Samsung Galaxy S. It combines the facility of two phones into one. It is a high end Android phone which has the capability of dual SIMs. Announced in July 2012, this device can easily allow the user to select the SIM with enhanced coverage and use it for communication purposes.
Design and Build
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 is endowed with the full touch bar form factor along with dual standby feature added to it. It also has a vivid 4” touch screen that enables users to use its screen to the optimum. Due to its 4” touch screen it offers its owners an interface through which they can view videos, movies on demand and much more. Additionally, it also supports the 3G network with its HSDPA 900/1200 feature. Endowed with a TFT capacitive touch screen having a display of 16M colours, it shows images @ 480x800 pixels with a pixel density of 233 ppi. It also has a microSD slot and an expandable memory of up to 32 GB, with 4 GB internal storage and 768 MB RAM. It has the Android OS v4.0 and is often labelled as ice cream sandwich. Its OS is upgradable to v4.1. With a CPU of 1GHz and a GPU of Adreno 200, this phone also has sensors that have the functions of accelerometer and compass on it. It supports both MMS, SMS, email and push email features with an HTML browser and Adobe Flash Lite added to it. As if that is not enough, it also has a stereo FM radio with RDS.
Camera
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 has a revolutionary 5 MP camera as its primary camera, which shows images @ 2592x1944 pixels, has autofocus facility coupled with an LED flash.  An additional feature of geo-tagging is also present which helps the user label the images, photographs and videos taken with it. The only hitch in its camera feature is its VGA video facility that plays videos @ 30fps.  There is also a secondary camera, albeit of VGA variety.   The autofocus feature of the primary camera really adds a touch of distinctiveness to the Samsung Galaxy S Duos.
Interface
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos has a rich Android 4.0 OS, which is upgradable to v4.1 too. Its browser supports HTML and Adobe Flash Lite software. Its TFT capacitive touch screen endowed with 16M colours shows a display @ 480x800 pixels. Its 4” width is a gift for all those who view movies, videos, etc on the move. To go with all this, it has a multi touch functioning capability that enables the user to access its features very easily. It is also blessed with a sturdy 768MB RAM, coupled with strong 4GB internal storage. Additionally, there is also a microSD card slot to go with its 32GB external memory card.  
Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos has the distinctive feature of being a dual SIM phone, in that, it functions as a dual SIM phone with both the SIMs working simultaneously. Both the SIMs of GSM technology support frequencies of 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.  Since it offers the 3G connectivity option it allows on both its SIMs to browse the internet, download and video message on its GSM network. This phone has the GPS facility that helps the user locate addresses through its map feature.

Battery Life

Talking of batteries, it is powered by standard Li-ion 1500mAh batteries which have a stand-by time of upto 445 hours on the 2G and upto 330 hours on the 3G networks. With a total talk time of upto 13 hours on 2G and upto 7 hours 25 mins on 3G, this phone surely has enough talk time to last you through the whole day without being charged. Available in a while colour and supporting MP4/H, 263/H, 264/WMV player and MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV players, this phone comes with features like an organizer, document viewer, voice memo/dial, and an option of giving predictive text inputs.  Thus, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a one of a kind gadget that combines the features of a smart phone and a dual SIM phone, to provide added benefits to the user. 

OTTERBOX DEFENDER SERIES FOR THE IPAD REVIEW

The Otter box defender series protective case for the iPad generation 2 and 3 is a blessing in disguise for this device. It is useful for those people who use their iPads on a daily basis and that too roughly. The iPad is a potent device which helps you stay organized, informed and provides ultimate portability to work with, including surfing the net, lounging with your favorite music video or music track.

The Otter box Defender Series for the iPad generation 2 and 3 is a mobile case that gives the basic features of a normal mobile case and also much more. Its robust silicone exterior is durable and therefore absorbs shocks during a fall, thus protecting the phone from scratches due to a fall. Its built in screen protector simplifies screen navigation as the screen does not get scratched and is also easy to clean in case it gets dirty.

The Otter box has a neatly engineered design that is inspired by the new iPad. It is ergonomically designed to accommodate natural use of the mobile. This case provides a secure and protective cover for all 2nd and 3rd generation iPhones which are expensive. Aesthetically, its textures and styling is exquisite with a classic combination of high quality materials that help create an attractive protective solution. It has much more design features than a normal case and therefore is aesthetically superior.

The Otter box defender series case provides the iPhone 3 layers of secure protection that combines port protection complete with access to all the common functions and ports without having to remove the case. It also blocks dust and debris from the ports which in turn lengthens the life of the iPhone. There is a clear protective membrane right on the touch screen which prevents any scratches and dust and debris from settling on the same.

Its superior silicone exterior surface installs easily over the polycarbonate interior and stays there in place such that the polycarbonate pieces lock together with its snap closing to provide a closely knit interior surface. Accessories are a dime a dozen for expensive phones like the iPad, but not many of them provide the features provided by the Otter box defender series for iPad generation 2 and 3.


MOTOROLA SB6121 SURFBOARD DOCSIS 3.0 CABLE MODEM

Overview
The Motorola SB6121 Surfboard Docsis 3.0 cable modem is a top of the edge device that enables you to surf @ 8 times faster than a normal cable modem. This device is said to unleash the next wave of broadband internet technology at extremely high speeds thanks to its high-performance Wireless N networking and 4-port Gigabit Ethernet Router which can be used to transfer data @ 300Mbps. This makes gaming, shopping, downloading, working, high quality voice and video conferencing and peer to peer networking applications far more accessible, faster and efficient than ever.
Design
With a product size of 5.9 x 1.8 x 6.7 inches, and a shipping weight of 2.2 pounds, with a front panel comprising of easy to read operational LEDs which indicate status and make troubleshooting easy. It also has a rear panel colour coded for ease of installation.
Hardware
The Motorola SB6121 Surfboard Docsis 3.0 is a cable modem which is Docsis 3.0 certified and also backward compatible to Docsis 2.0 and 1.1. It has a Wi-Fi 802.11n interface with a dual band capabilities and backward compatibility of 802.11b/g. It has a superior network interface comprising of 4GB Ethernet ports, and is RoHS compliant, Energy Star Qualified, CoC compliant and MEPS compliant.
Extra Features
It has a cable interface F-connector with computer compatibility of Windows, Macintosh and UNIX.
Pros and Cons
Using this internet modem, we can move from a very slow 2Mbps internet speed to 17Mbps speed. When doing an upgrade, there are a lot of problems and it is better to take a new connection than to seek an upgrade. Not many hardware professionals know how to repair and maintain this modem.  But, buying this modem will obviate the need for buying a router. This modem will only work for Cable delivered Internet such as Comcast Xfinity.
Summary
The Motorola SB6121 is an internet modem that belongs to the Motorola brand, but it displays features of a typical internet modem, but for the fact that it lets you surf 8 times faster than a normal internet modem. This modem gives us a great in

LOGITECH HD PRO WEBCAM C920 1080P WIDESCREEN VIDEO CALLING AND RECORDING REVIEW

The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 1080P with widescreen video calling and recording features forms one of the most important accessories in the plethora of accessories required for a laptop or desktop. This accessory enables us to communicate effectively using its cutting edge features. Its H.264 HW encoding enables to get faster, smoother HD experiences. This webcam leaves no stone unturned in enabling an efficient communication interface between two parties on opposite sides of the computer interface.
The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 offers efficient full HD 1080P video calling on the Skype platform. Not only that, it also offers full HD video recordings @ 1080P for fast uploads to Face book, Twitter and YouTube platforms. As if this is not enough, it also gives us the added feature of high quality dual mic for stereo audio facility.
In terms of design features, the product measures 2.8 inches x 7.5 inches x 8.9 inches, with the height making it a tall device which weighs 7.7 ounces. With a shipping weight of 12.8 ounces, this device actually packs quite a punch. When compared to two other webcams namely the C615 and the C525, the C920 distinguishes itself in being a superior product. The fact that it is Logitech’s flagship webcam at the moment gives it a lot of flair and importance.
There are three things that this webcam does not have the following features:
The C920 has a threaded tripod mount like the C615 and therefore it cannot turn from side to side and also turn around 360 degrees.
Additionally, the C920 lacks the excellent fold and go design of the other two models, which in turn makes packing and travelling very easy while at the same time protecting the lenses. In stark contrast, the C920 is much larger and stationary.

The C920 like the C525 comes with a full length cable (=6”). If a detachable USB cable is provided, it will give the device much more versatility. Most notably, the C920 is much more advanced in terms of its use of H.264 compression and its autofocus feature. 

LG versus Samsung in the dual SIM arena

Dual SIM Android phones are the order of the day. While offering the remarkable multifunctionality of Android, they give consumers the freedom to use multiple SIMs to manage all their connectivity requirements. Two recent additions to the dual-SIM portfolio are the LG Optimus L3 Dual E405, and the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. These models are direct rivals not just in the dual-SIM department, but also in their price range. That being so, it is only fitting to have a comparative look at their specifications.

1. Design, build and display: Both the phones have the touch-bar form factor, and are similarly sized, with the Galaxy Y Duos being slightly longer. On the other hand, the L3 Dual is 10 grams heavier at 119g. The display sizes are nearly the same at around 3.2 inches, with identical resolutions of 240x320 pixels. Both use TFT capacitive touch screens. The Galaxy Y Duos boasts of 262K colours, a shade above the L3 Dual’s 256K. In effect, there is not much, if anything, that keeps these phone apart in the either the design or the display section.
2. Hardware: The L3 Dual has an 800 MHz processor, while the Galaxy Y Duos sports an 832 MHz specimen. For a consumer, this corresponds to no tangible difference in performance. In terms of memory, both the phones have 384 MB RAM. The L3 Dual has 1 GB internal storage, while the Galaxy Y Duos has 160 MB storage and 512 MB ROM. These differences are evened out by the external storage capabilities, which amount to 32 GB for both the models. One factor that weighs in favor of the Galaxy Y Duos is that a 2 GB card is included in its package.
3. Connectivity: For any dual-SIM phone, connectivity is by default the focus of consumers’ attention. Both the L3 Dual and the Galaxy Y Duos have 3G connectivity on each of the two GSM options, with the Galaxy model winning the race with 7.2 Mbps download speed, double that of the L3 Dual’s. Both have Wi-Fi capability, and follow identical protocols. A-GPS and Bluetooth v3.0 are also common features. The Galaxy Y Duos’ faster 3G is countered by the L3 Dual’s DLNA support, making it easy to transfer media between the phone and a DLNA TV via WI-Fi.
4. Battery: The Galaxy Y Duos has a 1300 mAh Li-ion battery, which comes in second to the L3 Dual’s 1500 mAh appendage. The L3 Dual reportedly has a 66 percent longer standby time and a 38 percent longer talk time than the Galaxy Y Duos, which makes it significantly more suitable for both idle as well as continuous usage.
5. Camera: Both the phones have 3.2 MP cameras, but the L3 Dual’s camera has autofocus capability which the Galaxy Y Duos’ lacks. The image resolutions offered are the same at 2048x1536 pixels, with digital zoom. As for video recording, the speeds are also identical at 24 fps. Although neither of these phones has a camera of note, the autofocus feature puts the L3 Dual a rung above its rival.
6. Audio and video: All major audio (MP3, WAV, WMA, EAAC+) and video (MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV) formats are supported on both these phones, and they have the standard 3.5 mm audio jacks for headphone insertion. The Galaxy Y Duos fares a little better in this category with 3D sound technology.
7. Software: Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) fuels both the L3 Dual and the Galaxy Y Duos. With adequate hardware specifications, the performance of the OS on either set is satisfactory. If a distinction must be made, it is the Galaxy Y’s slightly more populated gamut of default apps, many of which are proprietary to Samsung.

Clearly, the two phones are extremely close in terms of specifications. Purely on the basis of hardware or software, it is nearly impossible to pick one above the other. Both are priced around the INR 8K mark, further obfuscating any boundaries of distinction. Users looking for faster 3G connectivity might prefer the Galaxy Y Duos, while those who own DLNA capable TVs (especially of LG make) will find that the L3 Dual fits better into their living room ecosystem. The L3 Dual also has a better battery, an advantage that is somewhat offset by the general longevity of modern cell batteries. In the end, the decision of the user might hinge on subjective factors such as the general look and feel of the phone held in the hand.

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE GARMIN PORTABLE FRICTION MOUNT

The Garmin Portable Friction Mount is a great solution for mounting your GPS mount in your car, whether it is a Prius or a Ford or any other ordinary car. It is very stable, does not slide down the upholstery, lets you adjust the angle of your car without the GPS sliding down. This friction mount from the house of Garmin is a superior alternative for the suction cup mounts that do not exactly serve the purpose.

This mount enables you to place your GPS anywhere on the dashboard, be it on the console in the center or somewhere else. It works much better than the suction mount, is very stable, does not slide down, and lets you adjust the angle of your Nuvi to a variety of angles. This mount also works well on other car’s dashboards apart from the ones mentioned above.

A most striking feature of this mount from the house of Garmin is that it prevents your GPS from being stolen from the dashboard of your car. It does not allow the instrument to slid from its perch on the dashboard and keeps it very stable and in good working condition. This mount prevents the GPS being stolen by allowing you to easily stash your GPS unit and mount out of sight when a likely thief comes prowling and then helps put it back with ease.

This mount can be easily stacked away when not in use or when it is not supporting the GPS in position on the car’s dashboard. It is quite bulky and a bit difficult to be stored when not in use, but it still can be stacked away when not in use. Although, this is not the best solution, it does sound a feasible method to keep your mount safe and secure from prowling eyes. When we consider a rating for this instrument, then the best rating we can think of would be between 4 and 5 or at 4, although its size would be a matter of concern when stacking it away when not in use.





JUSTHOST REVIEW

JustHost is one web hosting services is so confident in its top of the line product offerings and its customer service that it offers a series of customer satisfaction guarantees. These guarantees are the industry standard 99.9% uptime guarantee, the 24x7 customer support guarantee, a phone turnaround time guarantee of 3 minutes, and an email turnaround time guarantee of less than 20 minutes. Not only that, JustHost web hosting service vows to be there when you need them. As if all this is not enough, it also offers anytime money back guarantee, no questions asked.
Pricing
In terms of the price offering, it offers value for money product mix with unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domain hosting, unlimited email accounts, unlimited MySQL databases, etc.  When we talk of value for money offerings, we mean that JustHost offers MySQL databases which are valued in the market @ US$6.95 per month, for US$4.95 per month, and that too along with a free domain for life, a free point and click SiteBuilder with templates, a free e-commerce shopping cart, and a free Spam Assassin for your email. This is what they provide as value for money services.
Reliability
JustHost boasts of 99.9% uptime guarantee, its reliability is guaranteed, due to its unique balancing technology and super fast backbone connections. The load balancing feature provides back-up server support for all servers which become unavailable, thus eliminating site downtime. With top of the line QuadProcessor performance, Customized Apache and industry leading high speed Dell servers, this web hosting server virtually eliminates the possibility of site downtime and disruption and in the event of one site becoming unavailable, another server is pressed into service for data transfer from your website. This web hosting service scores high on reliability, customer service and has got rave industry reviews.
Control Panel

JustHost has an enviable control panel that would be preferred over all other control panels if given a choice. Its Cpanel has features of user-friendliness and ease-of-use, ample resources, web statistics, tools, are all in one place on the control panel and at your disposal. Not only that, even the control panel can be customized to cater to different users for an easier web mastering experience. This Cpanel allows users to configure email accounts, domain management, website statistics and database administration. Its control panel is what makes it different from its contemporaries. The unique nature of the panel makes it user-friendly and easier to operate. 

IX WEB HOSTING REVIEW

IX Web Hosting services provide individuals and small to medium sized businesses with all the tools necessary for easily establishing their web presence. Having started business in the year 1999, this web hosting service has since then provided cutting edge services to all its customers. Their business model is so attractive that every month 5,000 new clients switch to their services tired of their competitors. It offers services to both users of Linux and Windows platforms and it provides superior customer service to both of them. Not only is its web hosting energy efficient, but its customer service is friendly and informal.
Customer Service
A cross section of customers using the services of IX Web Hosting services admit that they do not have awe inspiring statistics to boast of, but they are adept enough at providing top of the edge customer service to their customers. Any request for changes in the web content of the websites designed by them will be received with a lot of positivity and it will be addressed immediately. But, there have been times when they have been found wanting in their services. Although their product mix is astounding, what puts them back is their customer service which most of the times is top of the edge, but sometimes may falter.
Pricing
When talking of its pricing, it runs a sequence of money back guarantees beginning with a 30-day initial 100% money back guarantee; it also recognizes the fact that it sometimes takes several months to determine the best service offering for the customer.  What separates them from others is its promise to each of its unsatisfied customers to give them full refund of their current month’s fees and also other one time fees on a pro-rata basis. It promises every customer that once they join, the rates will never go up again. Although this seems impractical to implement, it does appear serious about it.
Control Panel

Its proprietary H-Sphere control panel is very easy to use because the interface is all icon based. This icon based interface allows us to relate pictures to the things that they can do. Thus, when we wish to give commands, we just have to relate the icons to the activity to be done and then click on the relevant icon. Thus, within no time you will be playing with the interface as easily as Mozart plays in the piano. Multiple domain management, Real-time email management, password protected directory manager are just some of its features to die for. An IX Web Hosting service has truly enviable features. 

IPAGE REVIEW

Ipage’s tagline says “Everything web, made easy”, to which we could add “Everything web, made easy and cheap”. This more or less sums up the main feature of Ipage.com web hosting services. A noteworthy thing is that this is religiously followed at the web hosting service organization. This is the web hosting service that has been in the business for some years now and it knows what it is doing, when it provides services adhering to the above tagline. The plethora of services at Ipage.com come together to provide you with an enviable solution that is needed for a professional but manageable web presence.
Features of the Plans
Its diverse collection of services which comprise web development tools that help you not only design and maintain your website, but also market and grow it. There are tools that will help you develop and launch a secure and scalable e-commerce website. It also supports multi-media features like sending and receiving MMS messages, etc. A number of features are supported whether it is blogging, posting photo galleries, videos and podcasts, etc. Their unique selling proposition is their commitment to security of their customers’ websites and this is what separates them from their contemporaries.
Pricing
Currently priced at just US$3.50 a month, this web hosting service is actually proving that sometimes one can actually enjoy more than what one pays for. Its round the clock customer services, advanced marketing tools, exclusive security suite, and all other tools that are needed to get your website up and running are exclusive in their own way. Not many web hosting vendors can offer services which are so diverse in nature. Thanks to its knowledgeable web experts, it has managed to compile an eye-popping list of services and value-added extras and has re-packaged them neatly into a new offering which they present as their web hosting package.
Control Panel

Thanks to its system of pooled servers, there is always space for your website to be hosted, As if that is not enough, the first and the fastest machine will serve your website. Their pool of servers makes it possible for them to provide redundancy servers and also streamline their services. Apart from offering tools to create, enhance and manage their websites effectively, this web hosting service has also endeavoured to work closely with Google to provide the Google tools for websites right into the control panel. Truly, Ipage.com provides cutting edge web hosting services which are to die for. 

INMOTION HOSTING REVIEW

Inmotion hosting is a web hosting service where one just needs to submit a request at their customer support desk for any queries whether they are about their services or about their offerings or about the quality of their services, and these will be answered in a jiffy, as they are up and about for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Their online chat option is also a unique offering along with their extensive knowledgebase, flash tutorials, online forums and more. Inmotion web hosting provides a number of services among web hosting packages. In terms of pricing and scalability you will not find anything that is comparable.
Its basic personal plan is valued at US$3 per month and offers a basic plan with solid starter functionality, that too at a truly economical price. But its popular plans are its business offerings starting at just under US$6 per month. Inmotion web hosting packages provide the fastest and most reliable services that are available in the market what with its advanced design, e-commerce and other options; it truly achieves a rare balance of superior customer services at prices to die for. Its business plans cater primarily to the small business owners and they fulfil their requirements only too well.
Its control panel contains the enviable industry leading Cpanel control panel that makes it easy to manage email accounts, find, learn and use features and tools, manage their databases, view statistics and much more. They also provide an option to try out their offering before a customer can commit to their offerings. Its web hosting network is based on the fast and reliable Linux and UNIX operating systems which offer them the required speed and scalability. A special feature of their offerings is their 24x7 monitoring of their servers for breaches, unusual activity or any interruption in peak performance.
In terms of reliability, this web hosting service has secure and safe data centres to offer their customers and they strive to propagate this fact to their customers. While their customers are resting in peace in the safety of their homes, their important data rests on the secure servers of Inmotion web hosting service without the possibility of being hacked. In an environment where data is turning out to be very important such security and safety can be considered a unique selling proposition. To add icing to the delicious cake, it backs its 99.9% uptime promise with 100% money back guarantee.