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Luxury Home Spa
May 01, 2014
This fantastic steam room was created by trimming space from a spare bedroom Words Rennie Green, Photographs David Giles, Plan Christos Piniatides HOW IT BEGAN Richard Hodgson, 36, lives in a three-bedroom apartment in a Victorian terraced house in Islington, north London. When he moved into the property he inherited a bathroom that was extremely cramped, with dated beige tiles from floor to ceiling and an over-the-bath shower. ACTION PLAN

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hosts Earth Day Events for Environmental Awareness
April 21, 2014
Story Number: NNS140421-15 Release Date: 4/21/2014 By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Johans Chavarro, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Service members, families, and friends celebrated the annual environmental protection event, Earth Day, with a weekend of recreational activities at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange (NEX) and Hickam Harbor on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) April 18 and 19. The celebration commenced with the Pearl Harbor NEX Earth Day Expo: Partnering for a Greener Future, which featured eco-friendly demonstrations, informational booths staffed by various local environmental agencies and conservation groups, and included Earth Day children's games.

Variable Message Signage Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld.
April 20, 2014
  Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2014       Variable message signage has a buyer power score of 4.6 out of 5.0, reflecting extremely favorable market conditions for buyers. Factors that increase buyer power include declining prices, low market share concentration, a wide variety of substitutes, little product specialization, low switching costs, very little volatility within the price trend and financially stable suppliers. "Thanks to these factors, the market is in prime condition for buyers looking to negotiate for low prices," says IBISWorld procurement analyst Michelle Hovanetz.     Competition within the variable message signage market is extremely high, and it is prompted by low market share concentration among suppliers. "Buyers can purchase variable message signs directly from manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors or a variety of online resellers," says Hovanetz. Major vendors include Daktronics Inc., Wanco, Swarco AG and Skyline Products Inc. Products are fairly standardized, which increases competition further because products across most brands are comparable, and switching costs to move between suppliers are low. Also contributing to the high degree of competition is the wide variety of substitutes available to buyers, such as static signs, which have historically served the same purpose as market products. Buyers also have the option of renting variable message signs for temporary use, limiting the large capital expenditure of a purchase. These additional options boost buyer negotiating power.             In the three years to 2013, the market's prices have declined slightly, largely due to lower government funding for highway infrastructure.

Dialog Semiconductor introduces iW3640 SSL LED driver
April 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Dialog Semiconductor plc has announced the introduction of iW3640 solid state lighting, or SSL, LED driver.

BenQ XL2720Z
April 16, 2014
Once again, BenQ has a winner on its hands with the new XL2720Z ($529) gaming monitor. Like its predecessor, the BenQ XL2720T, the XL2720Z lets you take your game to new levels, with a fast pixel response and dedicated first-person shooter (FPS) modes. This time around, BenQ has upped the ante by adding a motion-blur reduction feature, a 144Hz refresh rate, and ZeroFlicker technology. Color accuracy and gray-scale performance are good, but not great, and there's noticeable color shift when viewed from an angle, but you get an excellent selection of I/O ports and a stand with multiple ergonomic adjustments. If you're into fast-paced gaming and want a monitor that can keep up with the action, the XL2720Z is as good as it gets and is our Editors' Choice for big-screen gaming monitors.

How to Buy an LCD Monitor
April 16, 2014
The monitor you're using right now probably came bundled with your desktop PC, or maybe you bought it back when 1,240 by 1,024 was considered high resolution. Since you spend a huge part of everyday looking at it, however, it pays to be picky when picking a LCD monitor. Price ranges vary widely, as do the quality of the panels. So how can you make an informed choice? That's where we come in. We will walk you through the latest trends in the display market, as well as the specific features to look for when buying an LCD monitor. The Basics Regardless of what kind of monitor you're in the market for, there are some general factors to consider:

Lexus launches new NX compact crossover
April 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation, has launched the new Lexus NX compact crossover.

AOC launches IPS monitors with ONKYO speakers, MHL and Miracast connectivity
April 16, 2014
AOC announces a new set of 23.8″ (60.4 cm) IPS monitors with powerful ONKYO speakers for spectacular entertainment experience. Both the i2473Pwm and the i2473Pwy boast a stylish Razor Concept design. Integrated in the stand of these Full HD monitors, two 7 watt speakers from ONKYO are discretely housed for a superior sound in games and movies.

In the Pink
March 01, 2014
Bright colour and ample storage combine style with practicality in this relocated room Words Renee Green. Photographs Colin Poole. Floorplan Christos WHO LIVES HERE Lina Lipizzi, an interior designer, lives in this four-bedroom, Edwardian semi-detached house in Finchley, north west London ACTION PLAN

Flexible Shaft Aids Bin Level Detection in Heavy Materials
February 01, 2014



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