Men’s Coat Selection Tips ; Winter/Fall

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A parade of winter coats is always at the edge of invitation whenever the Fall steps in to make through for Winters. Similarly in  this Fall/Winter 2013-2014, various styling presented in the notable collections of the season such as gorgeous pieces by Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Dior, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Ermenigildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versac. Designed to not only   keep men warm but also heighten their sense of style in the cold. Aviamost gets down to the details of all   things you need to know in choosing fashionable coats.

As the weather gets colder, there is nothing more important than securing a winter coat. And while men are noticeably more inclined to choose functionality so this season will prove to be different. With the array of   fashionable winter clothing available and inspired by runway collections, men are now encouraged to mix fashion with function. Winter coats are investment buys. New trends may come and go, it’s true, but a good one will come a long way in style and function especially if you know how to select the best one.

The essentials

Coat experts say that a man need three types of coats: parka, trench coat (everyday coat) and a formal coat. The classic parka comes in many guises these days. It comes with a hood and most of the times with fur on the neckline.

The everyday coat is the popular and highly romanticized trench coat. It has remained functional and almost unchanged for over 100 years. Its origins can be traced to the Tielocken coat Thomas Burberry designed for British officers in the Boer War. It again saw action in World War II, with Russia and the United States following suit by issuing the coat to its men in uniform. However, it was largely eclipsed by more specialized (typically shorter) jackets tailored to the needs of different units and the nature of the war’s battles. Today the trench coat still serves in the different military forces as light weather protection for dress uniforms.

When it comes to the formal coat, dressing up would mean a simple single-breasted coat in dark wool (cashmere if you can) will always make the grade. Cover up with a scarf on colder days. Make sure the coat fits over your suit (have a jacket on when you try it), but don’t get it too big, lest it look borrowed. And invest in one with a fly front (where the buttons are hidden, above), which suggests higher quality and keeps the wind out.

Acrobatic Winter

While opting for fashionable coats, you need to consider the trend, color and style. Style should not always go with trends for the season. Depending on your personal taste and preference, trends may not be a big part in choosing your winter coat, as long as the coat performs its function well. But color is definitely of importance, which has to look good on you and go well with your personality. Dark colors can make you look thinner, but when picking light colors, ask yourself can you keep it clean? On the other hand, a huge parka may keep you toasty, but might be a bit inappropriate for the office or a night out on the town. Dressier men’s winter coats are better for business or elegant evenings.

Comfort

Always remember that men’s winter coats should be comfortable. The material is most important of course. The best fabrics are wool and cashmere; these will keep you warm and comfortable over other fabric choices, although they come with pricey tags. If you are looking for coats with other fabrics, choose ones that have underlying layer made of goose down, the extra layer will keep you warm. Leather men’s winter coats look great but don’t breathe very well, and are sometimes difficult to ‘seal’ if they have buttons, so keep that in mind. When trying on men’s winter coats, move around and check for binding as you have to perform in it. Add one size over your normal suit jacket size. This allows for freedom of movement without the thick linings binding at your neck, shoulders and back. Shoulder seams should be just over the edge of your physical shoulder – this will give you a great looking   profile when wearing the coat over your clothes underneath. Try bend down to tie your shoes, raise or stretch your arms while test fitting a winter coat.

Last but not least, think how much are you ready to pay: Winter coats can be affordable as well as expensive. Brand names are usually of higher quality and last longer. But then again, many times you are paying for the brand name instead of the material and workmanship. Remember, when all is said and done, you have to look good, feel good and stay warm. There are many styles and materials of men’s winter coats out there so stay open minded and consider your options.

KTZ’s Bamboozled Spring/Summer-2014 Launch at London Fashion Week

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DESIGNER NAMES: Marjan Pejoski (Creative Director) and Koji Maruyama (Head of Design).

“We’re children of National Geographic, said KTZ‘s creative director, Marjan Pejoski, “We love all cultures. We want to cherish and embrace those ideas that are being slowly forgotten by modernism.” after the label’s uplifting extravaganza. Pejoski and co-designer Koji Maruyama declared that it was North Africa‘s tribes which brainstormed an embryonic guidance for  this season. On the KTZ catwalk, Pejoski and Maruyama paraded their own hybrids for urban tribes: ethnic stripes layered over tech details; traditional cloths such as cotton and linen mixed with industrial fabrics; djellabas paired with blazers. A dishdasha became an elongated baseball shirt. And at the end of the show, a handful of warriors, crusted with ornate silver hardware, brought Game of Thrones‘ Dothraki to our city streets.

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KTZ’s collection promoted a peculiar, poetic multiculturalism, embracing Berbers and Legionnaires alike. “We’re romantics,” Pejoski said. Idealists and topographers, too. A key print that was carried through from capes and outerwear to duffels and sandals featured ancient maps. A cloak collaged flags of the world, all nations under a groove. Pejoski and his partner, Sasko Bezovski, were spiraling down Sunset Boulevard a few weeks ago when some music came on the radio. The designer screamed, “That’s our soundtrack.” A quick Shazam revealed it to be one of Omar Souleyman‘s Björk remixes. Björk, Pejoksi’s most famous client___

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Designers ratified the accumulation of  more leather and a lot more bondage along clunking stuffs. Stripes, Island patches and sharp edgy reflections played an eye catching role front at stage. Those desiring for to step up in a Hip Hop Battlefield should enjoy this season with variety of warrior costumes. On the other hand KTZ reactivated the anatomy of  defunct civilizations via craving cultural bots.

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BACKGROUND: Following the success of Marjan Pejoski’s own brand, KTZ arose mutually by himself and Sasko Bezovski – Pejoski studied fashion design at ……….read more?http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/designers_profile.aspx?DesignerID=1047______♣

HP’s Split x2 “Determined Since Born”

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The latest version, called the Split x2, is a bold reworking, moving more firmly into the laptop category, with a thin, 13-inch body and hardware closer to what you’d find in a full-time laptop. The matte-black body also brings to mind the classic black polycarbonate MacBook, although the x2 is thinner and lighter, with edge-to-edge glass over a touch screen.

The CPU is in the tablet-like top half of the system, along with the RAM, battery, and SSD storage (presumably 128GB). However, the keyboard base unit is capable of not only having a second battery (common enough in hybrids), but also a larger platter hard drive. That way, you could use the SSD in the lid for programs and frequently used files, but keep, for example, a 500GB HDD in the base for your archives of movies and music.

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Case

At a combined weight and thickness of 2.3 kg (1.0 kg tablet + 1.3 kg base) and 22.9 mm (11.3 mm tablet + 11.6 mm base), respectively, the Split x2 is on the heavy side when compared to standard 13.3-inch netbooks or convertibles. The Yoga 13Vaio Duo 13LifeBook T902, Transformer Book TX300 and Taichi 31 – all of which are 13.3-inches in screen size – are either much thinner or lighter or even both. The weight difference can be partly attributed to the secondary battery of the Split x2 for potentially longer battery lives than the competition, but there is no denying that the HP convertible is certainly weighty for the size.

Connectivity

Speaking of the base, the unit provides 2 USB ports, an HDMI port and an SD reader. The options are almost identical to the Envy x2 and a bare minimum with regards to ultraportables; An Ethernet port, additional USB port or VGA port would have been great additions. Nonetheless, it does feel a bit odd to have a tablet with no local USB ports available.

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Touchpad

The Synaptics matte touchpad is capable of recognizing up to 4-finger inputs for Windows 8 Edge Swipes, rotation, scrolling and flicking. It may not be very large (9.5 cm x 6 cm), but its size suitably fits the chassis and is responsive to basic point and clicks as well as multi-touch commands with minimal misreads.csm__MG_3622_4e0182c085

Display

A standard 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 resolution glossy display comes standard on the Split x2 with no other available options. HP claims a contrast ratio of 200:1 and up to 262,144 colors from theglass screen, the former of which is close to our measured contrast of 256:1 on the very center of the screen.

Nonetheless, the screen itself is average at best in terms of display quality. Because of the large size, low pixel density (118 PPI) and the tendency to have tablets closer to the eyes during use, individual pixels are easy to discern. The low contrast becomes very obvious when viewing videos with dimly lit scenes as black spots appear muddy and gray.

Performance

The model in review uses a Core i3-3229Y Ivy Bridge CPU with integrated HD 4000 graphics. The 1.4 GHz ULV processor is rated for 13 Watts TDP and includes no Turbo Boost. In contrast, the GPU benefits from Turbo Boost up to 850 MHz, though this is short-lived as detailed in our stress test section below. When idle and in Power Saver mode, the CPU and GPU in the Split x2 will operate at 800 MHz and 350/800 MHz (core/memory), respectively.

Processor

CPU performance is most similar to the previous generation Sandy Bridge ULV Core i3-2377M. As examples, the single-threaded Super Pi 32M benchmark completes in 1401 seconds vs. 1338 seconds in the i3-2377M and the multi-threaded wPrime 1024M benchmark completes in 1220 seconds vs. 1141 seconds in the Sandy Bridge equivalent. CineBench scores are also slightly better for the older model compared to the i3-3229Y.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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A number of Canadian carriers and retailers are expected to carry the Samsung Galaxy Not 3 as well as its companion device Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet including Bell, Best Buy, Future Shop, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Target Mobile™, Tbooth wireless, The Mobile Shop, The Source, Videotron, WIND Mobile, WIRELESSWAVE and WIRELESS.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to sell for £299 on-contract in the U.K. and £649 off contract.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come in jet black, classic white and blush pink color options. It isn’t yet known whether the U.S., U.K., or Canada will receive the blush pink Galaxy Note 3.

Features:
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Full-HD Quad Core: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is running on the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 800 chipset & is powered by quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400 processor, an Adreno 330 graphics & has 3GB of RAM, S Pen has added with lot of improvement in Samsung Galaxy Note 3, most notably the ability to click it & initiate Air Command, which brings up five different available functions, no doubt the touch screen is remarkable, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with 1920 x 1080 pixel Full HD & Super Amoled screen is amazingly bright, best of the sensors are included such as Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, & gesture, Photo Shot lovers get ready Samsung Galaxy Note 3 introduced 13 MP autofocus camera with LED Flash & Dual shot, it allows Simultaneous HD video and image recording.

Details:

Dimension :              151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight :                      168 g

Battery :                     (Li-Ion 3,200 mAh)

OS :                            Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Memory :                  32/64GB built-in, 3GB RAM, microSD card (supports up to 64GB)

Processor :                Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (LTE model)/ Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex A15 & Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex -A7 (3G model), Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Chipset

Connectivity :         Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR, USB, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi (hotspot), GPRS Class 12 (48 kbps), EDGE, 3G (HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA), LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL,150 MbpsDL

Display Size:            1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.7 inches, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture

Display :                    Colour Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch

Operating
Frequency/Band:   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)

Browser :                   HTML5
Colors :                       Black, White, Pink

Entertainment :       Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio jack, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player, Dropbox (50 GB storage), TV-out (via MHL A/V link), SNS integration, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration,

Games:                        (built-in + downloadable)

Camera :                     13MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, HDR, Video (2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps LTE model),  2ndary(2MP)

Other Features :       GPS + A-GPS support & GLONASS, GPU, S Pen stylus, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Air gestures, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input (Swype), YouTube, Calendar, Speakerphone

Ring Tones :                Downlaodable, Polyphonic, MP3, WAV

Messaging :                SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Apple iPhone 5C And 5S- A new era or just a deflection of perceptive ?

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Here Comes the Difference : Retina display with the same resolution (640 x 1136 pixels), Apple A6 chipset (same as iPhone 5) running iOS 7, 8MP camera, 100Mbps LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0…

It will be available for pre-order on September 13 and cost $99 for the 16GB and $199 for the 32GB, both on a 2-year contract. It will launch on September 20 in the US, China, the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore. By December the availability will be expanded to more than 100 countries.

Self Driven Car -Nissan

The Technology of Artificial Brain - Nissan!

The Technology of Artificial Brain – Nissan!

Numerous vehicles on the road already incorporate some level of autonomy. Nissan’s current Safety Shield tech suite incorporates systems such as adaptive cruise control – which can slow down or speed up a vehicle automatically by using sensors to determine to the location of other vehicles around it – and a 360-degree camera-view function. Many luxury sedans, including the Infiniti Q50Mercedes-Benz S-Classand Lincoln MKZ, apply corrective steering if they sense they are wandering out of their lane.2013-nissan-leaf-01-628-1357743465 2013_LEAF_004-668LR

“The autonomous vehicle is coming. People have different predictions on whether it will be five years or 10 years. I think it is going to be sooner than we think. We will start with having autonomous cars driving on the highways but soon we will have autonomous trucks and transportation systems. Once we start in that direction of having autonomous vehicles be part of our highway complex, cities and people will change. People will demand it more and more,” said Dr Maarten Sierhuis.

Dr Maarten Sierhuis.

Dr Maarten Sierhuis.

Nissan opened its Silicon Valley research centre in February, and collaborates with teams at its corporate base as well as research universities in Japan to develop the autonomous driving initiative. The company is building a dedicated proving ground in Japan, which is expected to be finished in 2014.

The car’s driving range will be indirectly enhanced as well, because most Bay Area Nissan dealerships will soon install Quick Chargers, Mr. Gallagher said. The Quick Charger, capable of providing 50 to 60 miles of added range in about 25 minutes, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week,at no cost to Leaf owners.

“I’m confident that in the next 60 days we’ll have a lot of Quick Chargers in the ground,” Mr. Gallagher said. “It’ll be great coverage across the state.”

“I’m confident that in the next 60 days we’ll have a lot of Quick Chargers in the ground,” Mr. Gallagher said. “It’ll be great coverage across the state.”

This Nissan Leaf might still acquire more advancement until it can fully drive itself in real traffic, but this unreal mind can already perform something for the user to make them think that its  even better than autonomous driving as You can leave the car at the entrance of a parking lot and it will go in, find a spot, and park itself. And when you come back later, you just tap some buttons on your smartphone and the car will come find you. Click the link below to get your imagination shocked by its video:

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“Engineering autonomy into cars will not necessarily mean engineering out enjoyment. ” “Definitely safely driven was its first priority.”wheels-leaf1-blog480 p01g8cly nissan self parking car-1349445445676