Sunday, January 17, 2016

11 illuminating ways to light up your life (and home) with LED light strips

Colorful lights, if done right, can look cool and futuristic. LED light strips have come a long way, which means you can ditch the year-round Christmas lights for something cleaner-looking. What’s nice about LED strips, though, is that they’re thin and flexible, so you can put them places traditional bulbs can’t go, like under cabinets and in drawers. This means they’re also functional — they can shed a little light on what’s going on in the back of the fridge or under the bed.
Your options for where you want to put LED strips are limited mostly by your imagination, where you have an outlet, and what you don’t mind adhering something sticky to.
We’ve rounded up some Instructables and how-to videos to help you get started. If you plan to tackle any of these projects, just make sure to use caution.
 Open-riser stairs look especially cool with LED lights, and they’re also functional, because those gaps can be especially treacherous at night, but you might be too blurry-eyed to want a full-fledged assault on your retinas. As you can see in this Instructables tutorial, there are ways to make the lights turn on automatically as you head down for a midnight snack.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The 10 Ugliest Car Interiors You Will Ever See

People from all over the world love to modify their vehicles.  We have the need to make them our own so that no one else’s vehicle looks like ours.  Before you say”I don’t do that” let me ask you one question.  Do you have any kind of stickers on the back windshield of your vehicle?  Any “My Child Is An Honor Student” or “Keep Honking I’m Reloading” stickers?  Maybe the logo of your favorite band can be seen in your review mirror?  My point is that everyone does it in one way or another.
And that’s not always a good thing.  Some people tend to modify the interior of their vehicles.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that what so ever but, as many of us know, some people tend to take things way past the point of reason.  Below you will find 10 of the ugliest modified car interiors in the world.

This is probably one of the worst car interiors I’ve ever laid my eyes on.  There are so many antiquated electronic devices horribly installed across the dash of this poor car.  Who really needs that many auxiliary gauges and computer speakers installed in their vehicle?  What’s with the old mini-TV and keyboard shoved into the passenger side?  The audio system features a tape deck, radio head unit, and an equalizer.  All of this technology has been shoehorned inside of car with manual windows and lambo doors.  The interior of this car looks more like something out of a junked out spaceship.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The BYD e6 and range anxiety: Do electric vehicles really make sense?

Twenty years ago, BYD was a battery supplier with no automotive ambitions. Today, it sells thousands of e6 units every year in China, while the newer300hp Qin hybrid is a runaway bestseller, trouncing cheap electric microcars as well as the Tesla Model S.

Sadly, the BYD e6 isn’t for sale in the Philippines.

This is because of delays in the implementation of the Alternative Fuel Incentives Act, which would allow the Chinese MPV to come in tax-free at close to P2.65 million. Without tax breaks, it currently costs P5 million to P6 million to import. That’s a hefty sum for a five-seater MPV.

But this is a five-seater electric MPV, one with a 90kW (122hp) motor, a 61.4 kW/h battery pack, and a 320km range. A far cry from the 40kph speed and 40km range of your typical electric jeep! The only mass-market EV with better range is the Tesla Model S, which costs some P15 million to import. Yeah, taxes.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

20 Reasons Why Guava Is Truly The Ultimate Super Fruit

Guavas are plants in the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae) class Psidium. The expression “guava” seems to get from the Arawak (indigenous people groups of the Caribbean) guayabo “guava tree”, through the Spanish guayaba. Another term for guavas is pera, gotten from pear got from Spanish or Portuguese normal to locales around the western Indian Ocean. Amrood is another term utilized as a part of Indian subcontinent and Middle East, conceivably getting from armoot signifying “pear” in Arabic and Turkish dialects. In Egypt, it is called gawafa.

Named a berry by most botanists, every guava berry is secured by an unpleasant green skin that turns yellow when ready. The mash inside happens in shades of white, pink, or red with various small, semi-hard consumable seeds, amassed particularly at its middle. The natural product is delicate when ready with sweet musky fragrance and smooth in surface. Ready natural products have rich flavor with sweet-tart taste.

The early Spanish wayfarers of the 1500′s discovered Strawberry Guava, ‘Acca sellowiana O.,’ developing as a local tree in America, where they were solidly settled from Mexico southward to Peru. They are local to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Guavas are presently developed and naturalized all through the tropics and subtropics in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, subtropical districts of North America, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and Spain.

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