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Hop-On 1800 $10 GSM Cell Phone – Would You Mind to Buy One?

Did you have the hard time before, which you’ve lost your cell phone and upset for several day? Well, if you’re not a trend worshipper or stylish follower, then this Hop-On 1800 GSM Cell Phone might be a good alternative for you. The Hop-On company had been recognized as one of the cell phone manufacturer, which focusing more in the Eco-friendly matter. This new release of 1800 series also put Hop-On as one of the pioneer in the 3R concept. The 1800 series available in al-band: 850/1900 MHz (US version) 900/1800 MHz (Europe and Asia version) Both of the phones feature a minimum talk time that up to four hours and with 150 hours of standby time. The length of the cell phone is about 9.7 cm and weight 77 gram, makes this 1800 series a petite and cute cell phone. Another great feature for this 1800 series is we cannot trash it away whenever we want. However, the manufacturer will offers the cell phone users a $5 rebate on each returned phone. This also means this 1800 GSM cell phone cost you a measly $5 to own it! [Source]

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Ocean Embedded Electronics Systems

Embedded systems for ocean applications are comprised of small, function-specific computers that are designed to operate in the rough environment of open water, to withstand both pressure and weather, and to use as little energy as possible. While development of such technology has been ongoing for a long time, research and implementation have been stepped up due to the increased demand for ocean-based monitoring and warning systems; this demand is a direct result of the 2004 tsunami disaster. Embedded systems are also being developed for purposes of tidal power generation as well as improvement of navigation systems aboard ocean-going vessels. Embedded Systems for Disaster Prevention One of the technologies that have been designed after the 2004 tsunami was a buoy that could detect disturbances or irregularities in the ocean currents; these irregularities could indicate an impending natural disaster so their early detection can significantly improve early warning systems. The sea buoy, developed by Norway-based Nortek AS, takes measurements of wave heights and currents using acoustic Doppler technology. Apart from its sensors, each buoy is equipped with an embedded minicomputer which translates raw data from the sensors into meaningful information. The information collected is then sent out through acoustic underwater modems…

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