Lifestyle – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:39:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.8 Nomad Active Rugged Iphone Case https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/nomad-active-rugged-iphone-case/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/nomad-active-rugged-iphone-case/#respond Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:30:51 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29904 Those on the lookout for a durable iPhone case that is easy on the eye have one more option now to consider. You no longer need to curtail an active lifestyle just because you want to minimize the chance of damage to your iPhone and you need not resort to ugly cases.   The Active […]

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Those on the lookout for a durable iPhone case that is easy on the eye have one more option now to consider. You no longer need to curtail an active lifestyle just because you want to minimize the chance of damage to your iPhone and you need not resort to ugly cases.

 

The Active Rugged case from Nomad is fashioned from a DuPont polycarbonate frame, sports a rubber TPE bumper, and comes with a microfiber lining that is meant to swaddle and protect an iPhone. The back of the case is enclosed in naturally-tanned water-resistant leather sourced from Heinen in Germany lending the case a highly sophisticated look when compared to the plastic cases that are widely available.

 

The case offers the added benefit that it offers more resistance to scratches and scuffs when compared to conventional leather. Customers need not worry about any damage caused to the phone by falling as the case has a thick bumper to protect against drops up to 6 feet, and it sports reinforced speaker ports that double as lanyard attachment points. The case is fully Qi-compatible for wireless charging.

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Samsung Q950TS OLED TV https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/samsung-q950ts-oled-tv/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/samsung-q950ts-oled-tv/#respond Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:30:32 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29746 The Samsung Q950TS OLED television is most notable for its 2.3 mm mm bezel. The image on the screen seems to appear out of thin air, justifying the Infinity name and providing viewers with a more immersive experience. The scree-to-body ratio is an impressive 99 percent. The design is highly striking even when viewed from […]

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The Samsung Q950TS OLED television is most notable for its 2.3 mm mm bezel. The image on the screen seems to appear out of thin air, justifying the Infinity name and providing viewers with a more immersive experience. The scree-to-body ratio is an impressive 99 percent.

The design is highly striking even when viewed from the side due to the television’s grille-finish metallic side panels and an impressively smooth rear.

Though as of now there is no content that can match the 8K resolution, the television’s AI “quantum processor” can upscale any source to 8K and teach itself algorithms to improve the picture. The AI ScaleNet technology has the capability to compress an 8K source to 4K and stream the image over the internet. The AI processor can then upscale the image back to 8K. Other notable features include a “digital butler” that can control hardware over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the ability to mirror content from mobile devices, and support for Bixby, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa.

When it comes to the audio, the television’s Object Tracking Sound Plus technology is used to move the audio based on what is occurring on the screen lending the entire experience a more realistic effect. The Q-Symphony feature combines the TV’s speakers with compatible soundbars to further enhance audio quality. The Active Voice Amplifier boosts the sound when the TV detects higher-than-usual ambient noise.

The Samsung Q950TS is one of the first Samsung TVs that integrates with Samsung Health, allowing users to keep tabs on “key wellness metrics” like calories burned, weight and glucose levels by sharing information from your Samsung smartphone to your TV.
Samsung says the TV will be available as 65-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch versions.

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LunchEAZE https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/luncheaze/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/luncheaze/#respond Sat, 28 Dec 2019 13:57:06 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29506 The modern era is one in which we give a lot of importance to our health and appearance. Grabbing food on the go is a habit that can have a negative impact on both our waistlines and on our appearance. The easiest solution would be taking a healthy packed lunch to work but lack of […]

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The modern era is one in which we give a lot of importance to our health and appearance. Grabbing food on the go is a habit that can have a negative impact on both our waistlines and on our appearance. The easiest solution would be taking a healthy packed lunch to work but lack of access to heating facilities can often deter us from the very idea of taking lunch to work. LunchEAZE easily solves this problem by providing customers with the ability to enjoy a hot lunch on time without access to a microwave. It is a rechargeable, automatic, self-heated lunchbox that makes it possible to a delicious lunch without any hassle or cords. It is even paired with its very own app. You can program the box with the time you plan to have lunch. The internal battery pack makes it possible for the lunchbox to heat your food to 220 F maximum by mealtime and even remind you to eat. The container is sealed and so all the moisture is locked in to retain the flavors. The meal containers are removable for easy washing and it is not a daunting task to take your lunch to the office and enjoy it with minimum stress. The box is available in 30 different color combinations and is BPA and lead free. With LunchEAZE, you save both time and money and do not have to wait for deliveries or queue up for the microwave.

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Toshiba Develops Device that can Use a Single Drop of Blood to Test for 13 Cancer Types https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/health-fitness/toshiba-develops-device-that-can-use-a-single-drop-of-blood-to-test-for-13-cancer-types/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/health-fitness/toshiba-develops-device-that-can-use-a-single-drop-of-blood-to-test-for-13-cancer-types/#respond Wed, 25 Dec 2019 06:01:21 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29419 The main reason why the word “cancer” strikes fear in our hearts is that it is the second leading cause of death on a global scale. In 2018 alone, it led to 9.6 million deaths in countries across the world. It is a sad fact that the ability to afford diagnosis and treatment also has […]

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The main reason why the word “cancer” strikes fear in our hearts is that it is the second leading cause of death on a global scale. In 2018 alone, it led to 9.6 million deaths in countries across the world. It is a sad fact that the ability to afford diagnosis and treatment also has a significant impact on the mortality rate when it comes to cancer. About 70 percent of the deaths caused by cancer occur in low and middle income countries. It does however have to be admitted that especially in developing countries, lack of access to proper diagnosis and treatment plays a key role in increasing the mortality rate.

Hence, it is truly welcome news that Toshiba Corporation has developed technology that can be used to detect 13 types of cancer. What is even more striking is that the equipment that has been developed uses just a single drop of blood and can detect cancer with 99 percent accuracy. This can eventually lead to a scenario where there is less need for highly expensive CAT scans, endoscopies and other diagnostic techniques.

Toshiba had developed the diagnosis method by working in collaboration with the National Cancer Center Research Institute and Tokyo Medical University in Japan. The next step that the research team needs to take is to make the technology employable on a practical basis by checking if the high accuracy rate can be maintained in trials that cover more specimens. The current plan is to commence trials of the new equipment in 2020 and to make the process commercially viable within a few years.

“Much hope is being placed on the practical use of the technology,” said Tomio Nakayama, chief of the Division of Screening Assessment and Management at the National Cancer Center Japan. “But there have been countless research examples struggling to control the costs and establish methods of screening. A crucial test lies ahead for the (researchers).”

Use of the technology for early detection of cancer would go a long way towards treating cancer in its early stage and thus decreasing the mortality rate.

The method works by closely examining the types and concentration of microRNA molecules which are secreted in the blood from cancer cells. There are about 2,500 type of microRNA. According to experts, the amount of some of these microRNA which is produced in cancer cells is different from that produced in healthy cells, and researchers hope to leverage this difference for cancer screenings.

Toshiba is not the only company working on this technology. Toray Industries Inc. and several other companies are also investigating the development of technologies to diagnose cancer using microRNA molecules from a blood sample, but Toshiba is the only company that has announced significant developments in this regard.

Koji Hashimoto, chief research scientist at Toshiba’s Frontier Research Laboratory, said at a press briefing that when compared to the methods used by other companies, Toshiba’s methods far outrank them in terms of the degree of accuracy in cancer detection, the time needed for detection and the cost.

The test that Toshiba has developed can be used for the detection of gastric, esophageal, lung, liver, biliary tract, pancreatic, bowel, ovarian, prostate, bladder and breast cancers as well as sarcoma and glioma. The method involves the use of a chip and a small device that can conduct the diagnosis in less than two hours. Using these, a blood test can be conducted at a nominal cost of JPY 20,000 (USD 183) or less. The company is hoping that this blood test would soon be a part of annual medical examinations and other screenings. The new test is definitely holding out the promise of saving a lot of time and money when it comes to detection of cancer. Tests that are currently in vogue like X-ray diagnosis depend to a significant degree on visual judgements and this means that there is less likelihood of detecting minor tumors and “stage zero” cancer. Hence, there is more scope for error.

The only drawback with the test is that though it can detect with staggering accuracy whether a patient has cancer, it is unable at this stage for using the test to determine which of the 13 types of cancer the patient has.

As part of its five-year business strategy that it had announced in April 2019, Toshiba had said that its medical businesses, including genome analysis and cell diagnosis, would serve as its key growth pillars along with automation, batteries and digital solutions using artificial intelligence.

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Gears 5 https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/gears-5/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/gears-5/#respond Wed, 18 Dec 2019 07:27:24 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29368 Gears 5 is a third-person cover-based multiplayer shooter game that is ideal for hours of entertainment on the Xbox One and PC. The sixth title in the franchise about a dystopian world that started with Gears of War in 2006 is well worth its price with its wide range of characters and incredible looks and […]

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Gears 5 is a third-person cover-based multiplayer shooter game that is ideal for hours of entertainment on the Xbox One and PC. The sixth title in the franchise about a dystopian world that started with Gears of War in 2006 is well worth its price with its wide range of characters and incredible looks and sound. Familiarity with the previous titles is not essential as The Coalition has a brief movie that helps you to catch up on everything regarding the Earth-like planet in a futuristic world and terrible enemies called The Locust and The Swarm. The story is interesting enough to keep action going with slower, more carefully paced portions in a game that has plenty of fast but fun action sequences. The Horde mode in which players team up to take on progressively tougher enemies is ideal to tackle with friends. Players can opt for roles of tank, engineer, scout, offense or support based on their preferences. This is one game that is pure, undiluted fun.

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EQUA Smart Water Bottles https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/equa-smart-water-bottles/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/equa-smart-water-bottles/#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:53:40 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29380 The importance of drinking enough water cannot be overemphasized and it is truly a struggle for most of us. We start every day with the best of intentions and realize half way through the day that we have not drunk any water at all. The Equa water bottle uses smart technology to ensure that this […]

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The importance of drinking enough water cannot be overemphasized and it is truly a struggle for most of us. We start every day with the best of intentions and realize half way through the day that we have not drunk any water at all. The Equa water bottle uses smart technology to ensure that this never occurs again. The bottle which goes by the term “smart hydration assistant” keeps tabs on your daily water intake through the EQUA app. The app uses data regarding your lifestyle and personal characteristics to draw up a personalized hydration program and the bottle glows subtly when it is time for your next sip.
The visual reminders vary in frequency and intensity, ensuring that you drink water steadily through the day based on your requirements. All you need is a gentle tap on the bottle to know how you are faring. The 680-ml stainless-steel bottles are available in white, rose and dark grey. The concept was developed after eight years of research into hydration habits.

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Bolido Core Watch https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/bolido-core-watch/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/bolido-core-watch/#respond Mon, 02 Dec 2019 06:03:19 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29324 Swiss timepieces are a synonym for precision and functionality. The Bolido Core watch has been designed by a duo who focused on excellent design and innovation. The Bolido Core watch is notable for its skeletonized STP 6-16 self-winding movement that is meant to emphasize looks and precise time-keeping. The intricate movement is showcased beautifully through […]

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Swiss timepieces are a synonym for precision and functionality. The Bolido Core watch has been designed by a duo who focused on excellent design and innovation. The Bolido Core watch is notable for its skeletonized STP 6-16 self-winding movement that is meant to emphasize looks and precise time-keeping. The intricate movement is showcased beautifully through both the front and back of the watch beneath scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The movement has the capability to tolerate centrifugal forces and shocks and for the highest levels of accuracy is regulated in 5 positions. The watch has already earned an award for its unique shape and its bold, contemporary surgical grade stainless steel case with black PVD coating. Each watch has SuperLuminova hands and hour markers and is finished with a black caoutchouc strap and a steel PVD buckle.

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The Pros and Cons of a Ketogenic Diet https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/health-fitness/the-pros-and-cons-of-a-ketogenic-diet/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/health-fitness/the-pros-and-cons-of-a-ketogenic-diet/#respond Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:41:36 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29315 The UAE has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world and this closely related to the prevalence of lifestyle diseases like heart diseases and Type 2 diabetes. The quest to reduce obesity levels is the need of the hour and with the recent Dubai Fitness challenge, diets and exercise are in the […]

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The UAE has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world and this closely related to the prevalence of lifestyle diseases like heart diseases and Type 2 diabetes. The quest to reduce obesity levels is the need of the hour and with the recent Dubai Fitness challenge, diets and exercise are in the spotlight. The ketogenic diet seems to be the flavor of the moment. Hence, let us take a close look at the pros and cons of this extremely popular diet.

The Ketogenic Diet involves switching the manner in which our body uses the nutrients we take by changing our metabolism from a sugar burning one to a fat burning metabolism. This is done by severely limiting the quantity of carbohydrates that we consume and consuming more fats. Hence, this diet is definitely one that carnivores would love. But if you are someone who loves pizza, bread and pasta, this is definitely not the diet for you.

Benefits of a ketogenic diet:

1. Weight Loss: Many people adopt the ketogenic diet because they want to lose weight and it is highly effective. When you take in less carbohydrates, your body does become more efficient at using the fat stored over the past years for energy and you lose body fat more quickly. Taking in more fats also helps to limit cravings as you feel full more quickly.
2. It is a good diet for sedentary people: If you have a pretty sedentary lifestyle and do not have the time to spare for the gym, the keto diet is perfect. You do not need much carbs to function when you have a desk job. It is when you are highly active that you need to get energy from carbohydrates.
3. The keto diet can Help Prevent Cancer: There have been a few which indicate that a diet that is very low in carbohydrates might help prevent cancer. It is not yet clear how true this is.
4. Keto Diet can Boost Insulin Sensitivity: Consuming low amounts of carbohydrates can hep your body to boost the manner in which it utilizes glucose and derives sugar from carbohydrates with the help of insulin. It is insulin resistance that leads to diabetes in the long run.
5. Reduce Risk of Heart disease: A ketogenic diet can increase HDL (good cholesterol) levels, and reduce bl blood sugar, blood pressure, and body fat, thus reducing risk of heart disease.
6. Acne: Eating less carbohydrates and processed foods can help clear acne.
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Defects of Ketogenic Diet:

1. Not for an Active Lifestyle: If you follow an active and athletic lifestyle or spend a lot of time at the gym, you will need to eat a high carb diet as it promotes higher energy levels and athletic performance.
2. A keto diet may affect your ability to focus: The brain does need sugar to focus and going on a keto diet might affect your ability to focus and concentrate. One side effect of the keto diet is the “keto flu” which is characterized by headaches, fatigue, nausea and poor mental function.
3. Nutrient Deficiencies: The ketogenic diet involves exclusions of whole food groups are excluded, and hence lack of the nutrients that are generally typically found in foods like whole grains and fruit can lead to nutrient deficiencies
4. This diet is not for everyone: Though this diet is good for those who are diabetic or overweight, it will work only for those who can follow it consistently and are highly committed to the diet. It cannot work for those with an addiction to carbs or those who are not satisfied with a limited variety of food and food groups. Missing out on foods that give a lot of pleasure like ice cream, cream based soups, fruit and rice dishes is a struggle for most people

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Porsche Design 911 Speaker https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/porsche-design-911-speaker/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/porsche-design-911-speaker/#respond Thu, 28 Nov 2019 07:36:22 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29374 The Porsche Design 911 Speaker is a high-end speaker that not only looks like an exhaust pipe, but is actually made the twin exhaust module of a Porsche 911 GT3. The exhaust module has been used to create a glossy black designer speaker that delivers sound evocative of the sound of a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre, […]

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The Porsche Design 911 Speaker is a high-end speaker that not only looks like an exhaust pipe, but is actually made the twin exhaust module of a Porsche 911 GT3. The exhaust module has been used to create a glossy black designer speaker that delivers sound evocative of the sound of a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre, 6-cylinder boxer engines. This speaker is one affordable Porsche product that any auto lover would desire to have as part of his collection.

From a technical perspective, the speaker offers users Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X and 60 watts of power for high-quality sound. The Bluetooth connectivity and apt-X technology facilitate wireless audio streaming from smartphones, tablets and PCs in CD quality. The auxiliary output for legacy devices is definitely a bonus. The battery lasts as long as 24 hours on a single charge for audio while you are on the move or at rest.

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Octopus Airlock Backpack https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/octopus-airlock-backpack/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/octopus-airlock-backpack/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:34:23 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29371 The Octopus Airlock backpack is one that is ideal for use on all kinds of trips. It truly justifies the term “Airlock” with its durable waterproof-coated textile and waterproof, airtight welded seams that combine well to provide the highest level of protection for the contents of the backpack. The rolltop design makes retrieving things from […]

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The Octopus Airlock backpack is one that is ideal for use on all kinds of trips. It truly justifies the term “Airlock” with its durable waterproof-coated textile and waterproof, airtight welded seams that combine well to provide the highest level of protection for the contents of the backpack. The rolltop design makes retrieving things from the backpack easy and everything remains tidy and shipshape with the side-fastening pack down straps. The sealed front pocket, welded YKK zippers, and padded, center-locking shoulder straps further enhance comfort and convenience even while carrying a heavy load.

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