Motorola’s DVX rumored to be low cost follow-up to Moto X

A cheaper relative of Motorola’s customizable Moto X handset is rumored to be headed to low-cost carriers. The phone is said to be called the DVX, and according to a PhoneArena report from earlier this week, it will be available on Republic Wireless sometime in October.

Aereo’s Chicago launch held back by technical problems

Testing issues are holding Aereo back from releasing its streaming broadcast TV service in Chicago this month, the company announced today. The Chicago release was originally slated for September 17th, but the company says that “issues with our beta site” have caused it to delay the launch.

Aereo relies on an array of tiny, dime-sized antennas (pictured above) to capture broadcast TV signals, streaming the shows to customers over the internet. Previously limited to New York (but quickly expanding), the service has raised the ire of networks like CBS and Fox who claim that by redistributing free broadcast programming, Aereo is effectively stealing and re-selling rightsholders’ content. So far, Aereo has successfully managed to fend…

Marine robots will save drowning

There is already a lot of robotic quadrocopter that can be used for various purposes. For example, for a variety of visual effects that robots can make right in the night sky. Or, alternatively, for a more serious purpose – to track criminals. But the new development offers a different, more practical vision for the future of robots – robots will save drowning.

Future technology Concept the marine robotic

Robot Savior Aerial – a concept the marine robotic quadrocopter created just for rescue purposes. The robot will be equipped with 3 lifebuoys,that he will drop a drowning. A robot will have a thermal sensor to detect people who got into trouble during a night patrol. Each robot will be equipped with GPS, and will work from solar panels, charged at solar stations located on a special ship,which will be located nearby.
The developers say that the robot is in the making, but as long as there is no exact date when it will be released. In any case, these robots can be not redundant. The main, they must have time to time to the affected. Well, and still, that tight circle, falling from above, not ranked poor guy to the head.

Future technology Concept the marine robotic

Future technology Concept the marine robotic

Concept – How look the robot on wrist
Concept Cocorobo intelligent vacuum cleaner robot
Concept a coffee memory
Innovative wave washing concept electrolux

Phones of future

Mobile phones of the future
More recently, and the touch screen seemed to be something beyond science fiction, but now who will be surprised by this? Let’s see what new wonders in the field of smartphones has prepare developers and experts predict.

Through the glass
A large number of new products are associated with the use of glass – fully transparent screen or keyboard is completely transparent or in general completely transparent a phone. Glass – it is not the usual,glass special. Is not clear yet whether it will be convenient, but is a dream.

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Transformers
Merely to make or receive a call does not need a big screen. And with the little screen send messages inconvenient, navigate the menu (and do not look in road movie). Exit: at the right time of normal size screen flick extracted from the body. At other times phone did not take up too much space in your pocket or purse.

Transformers

Transformers

Transformers

Transformers

So as you want
Many associate the future of mobile phones with the ability to change shape – this device can easily be worn, for example,as a bracelet. Or hoop at head.
Another one design development, attributed to the company Nokia, a body is able to change color depending on the colors of objects that are close to him. This is even cooler, than removable panels that can be changed under outfit daily!

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

With care about the environment
The traditional way of charging the battery, as it is known, requires a considerable amount of energy consumption. For those who care about saving our planet’s resources, there is an option – devices at solar battery or … muscle strength! That is, device charged mechanically, for example, the rotation of the finger.

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

For the sake of beauty
A number of concepts are created not to leverage the latest technologies. It design, that is pleasing to the eye. By the way, some of them even you can buy, but that’s the price, which surpasses – about 275 000 dollars.
And, what kind of of device you are dreaming? On what he would look like?

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Future technology Phones of future

Concept Phone the Eye
Concept phone nokia future
Cheers To Finger Power
Weather Phone
Concept Green phone Nokia EC509
Phones of the future
Phone is Mobile Concept

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Iphone

The iphone has many benefits. The interface is well-designed, and features a wealth of apps to customize with. What you may not know is that it has unknown features that will allow you to get even more out of it. This article can help you enhance your iphone with even more tricks and tips.

Do not get panicked if your iphone freezes on you. Just press the sleep/wake button and see if that resolves the situation. If this doesn’t work, then try pressing the sleep and home button at the same time. That will reset your phone, but then it will power up again in just moments.

Stay Connected

To make the most of your iphone, try using it to stay connected on Facebook. Your iphone can be used to quickly and easily access Facebook and use it to stay connected with your friends and family.

Do you want to reduce the amount of programs on the background of your device? For quick access, tap the home key. Look for the app you want to close, and press down on it with your finger. As soon as the icon shakes, hit the red minus button, and the app will close.

In order to skillfully manipulate text on the phone, you need to know the best shortcuts. Many people are aware that you can push a word twice and it will be highlighted. The same can be done for entire paragraphs. Pushing four times highlights the entire paragraph; that saves quite a bit of time if you need to paste the information somewhere!

You can scroll through your contacts in three ways on the iphone. You can either press your finger to the list, scroll with your finger or tap a letter. The last option gives a quick look through the contact list.

Is the process of loading the camera app slowing down your photography and hampering your shutterbug skills? This shortcut will help you to save a lot of time and get all the pictures you desire. While the screen is locked, quickly tap the Home button twice. Look for the camera icon at the screen bottom. Tap this button to automatically enable your camera.

Make sure to personalize your iphone with a ringtone. Distinctive ringtones can be helpful in distinguishing the type of message you’re getting or who is calling you. Load a favorite song or sound clip to your iphone that you really enjoy. This will help you to easily identify when your phone is ringing.

Taking full advantage of your iPhone’s multimedia capabilities just makes good sense! You can use the iphone to view your favorite movie or television show.

You can take a screenshot with your iphone. When you are looking at what you want the screenshot of, press Sleep and Home together. If you see that your screen has turned white, you have successfully taken a screenshot.

Social Media

Connect with all your friends through social media on the iphone. Facebook, Twitter and other social media can be accessed and updated very quickly through your iphone. Use the social apps to get instant news and updates to know what everyone in the world is doing first.

If your iphone is owned with Siri, think twice before talking to her very much. Apple stores all Siri voice prompts on their internal servers. While this does assist the speech recognition function, you should be aware that you might not have total privacy when doing this.

As you can easily guess, the iphone is a highly sophisticated device, with in-depth programming. From it’s look and feel, to the programs it runs, the iphone is a beastly device. Using the advice from this article will allow you to optimize the use of your iphone.

Iphone Tips And Tricks To Make Life Easy

A lot of people want to get an iphone, but are not sure how to properly use it. This article will provide you with advice to help you stay up-to-date with everything the iphone has to offer. Keep reading to get up to speed with your iphone.

As you type on your iphone, tap on the space bar twice when done with the sentence. This makes end of sentence period insertion automatic. You can type your message more quickly this way because you don’t have to access the punctuation keyboard.

Location-based reminders can be set by using Siri. Instead of saying “Siri, remind me to call work at five.” Instead, you can request: “Siri, tell me to contact the office when I reach my home.” Then, once you reach home, Siri will sense it and remind you. Using this can make it possible to set reminders even when you are not sure when you will be home.

If your device freezes, stay calm. First, try using the “Sleep/Wake” button to bring up the screen. But if that doesn’t work, try holding the sleep and home button simultaneously. Doing so should bring up the option to reset your iphone by using the Power tab. After a few seconds, the phone should power up again.

There may be times that you are interrupted by a notification when you are doing work on your iphone. It is easy to keep working on what you were doing so that you do not lose your place. It’s easy to dismiss the notification. Swipe the pop-up bar away the moment it appears.

You can customize shortcuts on your phone that will allow for faster typing. Access settings, then general, and select keyboard, finally, choose “add new shortcut”. You can use acronyms and abbreviations as shortcuts for words and phrases that you use often. If you type in these shortcuts, the phrases and words will be input automatically.

Be a faster texter by using this simple trick. If you prefer not to insert the word suggested by the dictionary while texting, tap your finger anywhere on your iPhone’s screen; this dismisses the suggestion. The “x” icon doesn’t need to be accessed to stop a word.

The iphone is great for sending photos to friends and family. You can do this in two ways. The easiest way is to simply click on your Facebook application for sharing images on your page, or to tag others in the picture, or you can attach it to an email for those that are not on Facebook.

Get a protective screen. Without such a protective device, the phone is sure to get scratched and dinged. Just having a bit of grime on your hand may harm the screen. So take the precautionary step and add on that screen protection.

Remember that your iphone is far from a one-trick pony. It is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment on the market today. It can even be used as a universal remote with a BlingTV app. Your iphone can then control your television, DVD player and several other audio/visual components. You can even receive alerts when your favorite TV shows are going to be on.

You can save lots of time typing with the iphone. Just go to the Settings section, then General, Keyboard, and lastly, enter a brand new shortcut. This way you can take the most common long strings of words you use and program them in ahead of time. Then, going forward, you would not need type out all of the characters.

Use a little restraint when adding apps to your iphone. There are quite a few free and paid iphone apps that are useful. Some of these apps can be untrustworthy, stealing your information and charging you money without your knowledge.

Make sure that you do not save videos on your iphone that you do not intend to watch again at a later time. Once you’ve viewed a video, you should see a prompt that asks you if you’d like to delete the video. Remove it to increase available space.

If the iphone is wet, dry it with rice. You should of course avoid dropping your iphone in water. Rather than using a blow dryer, softly wipe the phone and submerge it in a plastic ziptop bag with plenty of rice. After several hours, the rice will have absorbed all of the water.

Take a picture using the volume and headphones. By using the cord buttons with one hand, you can keep your phone hand steadier. Using this technique will help ensure your photos are crisp and clear.

Now you know the benefits of the iphone and some of the amazing things it can do for you. A lot of users get dizzy with the abundance of apps to go through, and just aren’t truly mindful of all the functionality their iphone can offer them. You’ve read a helpful article that can help you learn the latest information on this technology.

Is Apple planning its own mobile voice service?

Light Reading has dug up some very interesting job postings on Apple’s website. Apple is looking for telephony software engineers to work on iOS. Judging by the list of experience requirements in the postings, Apple is looking to add voice-over-IP (VoIP) capabilities to the iPhone and iPad operating system’s ever-growing feature set.

STOP!
I know what you’re thinking. Apple is finally going to shed the carrier albatross completely and launch its own voice service. But there are plenty of good reasons Apple is hiring VoIP developers that don’t spell the end of the mobile operator’s core business.

In fact, Apple is probably making these hires precisely because it plans to work closely with its carrier partners. The skill set Apple is looking for fits well with the VoIP schemes operators plan to utilize for their next-generation voice services. It’s looking for experience with a set of protocols that may seem like gobbledygook to most people but are well-known to telecom engineers: IP multimedia subsystem (IMS), session initiation protocol (SIP), and real-time transport protocol (RTP), as well as the more familiar wireless network standards GSM/UMTS and CDMA.

The one acronym to focus on is IMS, which is a key component of the One Voice initiative that many of the world’s largest operators have adopted to migrate voice from circuit-switched systems to all-IP voice networks. The U.S. in particular is gung ho about IMS. Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS already use the architecture in their LTE networks, and AT&T and Sprint are implementing IMS to power their future voice and SMS services.

Future iPhones will need SIP-based clients to communicate with those carriers’ IMS cores, so it’s only natural that Apple is hiring experts to build them. I’m sure every other handset vendor is doing the same thing.
But what if . . .

Now I will entertain some of the Apple diehards’ bigger fantasies. There’s nothing preventing Apple from building a VoIP service of its own. Given the big dent Apple had already made in SMS with iMessage and how it yanked video chat right from under the operators’ noses with FaceTime, I wouldn’t be surprised if launching a competing voice service is in Apple’s road map.

The extreme scenarios are: 1) Apple becomes a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), buying wholesale 4G capacity from carriers, whom it would then relegate to dumb pipes, or 2) Apple buys its own spectrum and builds its own 4G networks. I find the first possibility only slightly less ridiculous than the second. Apple doesn’t want to become an operator for the same reasons Google doesn’t want to be one.

The more likely scenario is Apple launches a cross-device VoIP platform that allows customers to trade phone calls among iPhones, iPads and Macs. The beauty of VoIP is that it’s not just voice; it supports all kinds of features, from multimedia and video conferencing to instant messaging and presence that you simply can’t shove into legacy circuit networks. Apple could create an SIP-based communications platform that integrates FaceTime, iMessage and voice into a single multifaceted service, available exclusively to any member of the Apple club.

Whatever approach Apple takes, it’s probably not going to use IMS. It’s such a carrier architecture, coming with all sorts of telecom baggage. Also, Apple has no qualms with walling off its technology and it has a huge customer base to play with: It probably has no use for some stodgy telco standard. It was the IMS core responsible for all of Verizon’s recent network outages, which doesn’t recommend the standard to a company like Apple.

Apple is almost certainly looking for people with an IMS skill set so it can design future iPhones (and possibly iPads and Macs) that work with carriers’ new networks. But that doesn’t preclude it from dabbling in a little VoIP on the side.

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Apple CEO Visits China, Holds Talks With Leaders

BEIJING-Apple Inc. AAPL +1.83% Chief Executive Tim Cook met Chinese government officials in Beijing Monday, a company spokeswoman said, as the consumer-electronics giant faces a legal challenge in China to the iPad trademark and as it looks to further its surging Chinese growth.

A spokeswoman said Mr. Cook- who is on his first trip to China since becoming chief executive of the Cupertino, Calif., company- “had great meetings with Chinese officials today.”

“China is very important to us and we look forward to even greater investment and growth here,” said the spokeswoman, Carolyn Wu.

She declined to identify any of the Chinese officials or give further details about the meetings.

Mr. Cook’s visit was well-noted on the Chinese Internet, where people posted photos of themselves posing with the chief executive during a visit to an Apple Store in Beijing, one of the company’s five retail stores in mainland China.

It is unclear whether Apple-which has a cash hoard of roughly $100 billion-is interested in major investments there. The company has been expanding its retail presence in the country, opening a new store in Shanghai last fall.

Any tightening of ties between Apple and Chinese officials would come at a critical time.

Apple faces a complicated legal battle over the rights to use the iPad name in China, which it says it bought in 2009 from the Taiwan affiliate of Proview International Holdings Ltd. 0334.HK 0.00%

Proview argues that its Chinese arm, based in the southern Chinese boomtown of Shenzhen, owns the trademark. The dispute is before a high court in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.

The stakes are high. Research firm IDC estimates that Apple sold over four million iPads in China last year. Proview also has filed with Chinese customs officials to stop the import and export of iPads, though legal experts say such a move would be extremely unlikely to happen for export-dependent China.

An attorney for Proview Shenzhen said Monday the company isn’t expecting to meet with Mr. Cook during his trip. Proview Shenzhen Chairman Yang Rongshan also said he isn’t expecting to see Mr. Cook, either.

Mr. Cook’s visit also comes as Apple has been combating criticism of working conditions at its Chinese suppliers. Its own audits have found evidence of excessive working hours and underage labor at some of them. Mr. Cook has defended Apple’s efforts to address issues and the progress it is making to investors and has said he thinks Apple is a leader in trying to improve manufacturing conditions throughout its supply chain.

Mr. Cook’s last public visit to China was in June, when he was still Apple’s chief operating officer.

On the latest trip he was spotted at the Beijing office of the nation’s largest mobile operator, China Mobile Ltd. CHL +1.13% China Mobile has said it is in talks with Apple about carrying the company’s popular iPhone, which is currently offered by its two competitors, China Unicom CHU +1.70% and China Telecom CHA +2.62% .

China Mobile didn’t immediately respond to requests for information.

A public relations representative for China Telecom said he wasn’t aware of any visits from Mr. Cook. A China Unicom public relations representative said he had “no news” to release.

The company had long relied on resellers to distribute its products in China and didn’t officially release the iPhone in China until 2009, but has opened five full-service Apple Stores in the market since 2008 and now releases its newest products, including the latest iPhones and iPads, in China more quickly.

China is Apple’s second-largest market by sales after the U.S. China is the world’s largest mobile market by number of subscribers. It surpassed the U.S. last year to become the world’s largest personal-computer market as well.

At Apple’s Xidan store in Beijing on Monday, people snapped photos of a smiling Mr. Cook, also known as “Captain Cook” in Chinese, wearing a blue jacket with a Livestrong logo, for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and posted them online.

Some fans commented on the Web that the executive’s appearance shows that Apple is paying more attention to China. Many Internet users noted that Apple’s previous CEO, the late Steve Jobs, was never known to have visited China.

“After Cook became CEO, he paid great attention to the China Market,” wrote one user called Franky Xu on microblogging site Sina Weibo, which is a Chinese equivalent to Twitter. “And on OSX and iOS operating systems, he integrated Chinese local services step by step,” the blogger said, referring to the increasing number of services localized for Chinese users offered along with Apple products.

Despite having offered the iPhone in China since 2009, for example, Apple didn’t accept payments for media or applications purchased through iTunes until last November.

“What Steve Jobs didn’t achieve, Cook did,” the Weibo user said.

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Google’s Local Business Is “Really Struggling,” in “Constant Chaos,” Yelp CEO Tells Charlie Rose (Video)

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman

Based on their relationship today, it’s hard to believe that Google almost owned Yelp.

The acquisition never went through, and today the two companies seem firmly entrenched on the enemy side of the frenemy divide, with Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman teeing off on Google whenever he has the chance, and Google continuing to launch search innovations that seem to be aimed directly at Yelp.

The latest shot fired came during Stoppelman’s recent appearance on Charlie Rose’s interview show.

At one point, Rose asked Stoppelman whether Google’s purchase of Zagat could pose a threat to Yelp. In short, Stoppelman’s answer was no. But the longer answer is much more interesting, and a sign that Stoppelman, at the very least, still thinks about Google quite often.

Here’s how he answered the question – you can also watch it in the video embedded below. His response begins around the 17:40 mark:

Every six months to a year there’s a reinvention of what Google has been doing in the local space. You know, there’s just been change after change. And I think what that says, or I think what that should communicate is that they’re really struggling in the space. And they’re having trouble finding something that really works and something that they can stick with.

Originally, it was Google Local, then they made it Google Maps and then they changed it to Google Places. And then they had Hotpot, then they bought Zagat, then they tried Frommer’s and then they sold Frommer’s and then they’ve revamped Zagat. And so it’s constant chaos over there. And if you’re winning, usually it’s calmer waters. And the thing about Yelp is we’ve been doing the same thing for about nine years, so we feel pretty comfortable with our position.

A Google spokesperson didn’t respond to an email seeking comment, sent Sunday evening.

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Microsoft’s Sculpt Keyboard Makes Ergonomic Desktops Cool

Our keyboards are killing us.

Okay, not really. But if you sit and type at a desk for hours, you might very well feel aches and pains at the end of a long workday.

A recent survey conducted by Microsoft showed that more than 85 percent of workers complain of discomfort at work. The top three reasons cited for this discomfort? Sitting at a desk all day, staring at a computer screen and typing. Over time, these unhealthy repetitive motions can lead to more serious issues.

With this in mind, Microsoft has just released its newest ergonomic keyboard and mouse set, called the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop. Microsoft has been making a line of ergonomic products for nearly 20 years; its “Natural” keyboard is considered by many to be the leading ergonomic keyboard.

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At $130, the Sculpt keyboard and mouse bundle is slightly pricier than the previous set, the Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000, but the Sculpt has a brand-new look that might make it worth the upgrade for ergonomics fans.

Separately, the Sculpt keyboard will sell for $80, and the mouse will sell for $60. The keyboard uses two AAA batteries, while the mouse takes two AAs. They connect wirelessly to your computer or laptop via a tiny transceiver plugged into the USB port of your computer.

The Sculpt's project code name was

The Sculpt’s project code name was “manta ray,” due to its likeness to the flattened fish

The set is optimized for PCs running Windows, but also works with Mac computers. I’ve been using the plastic Sculpt keyboard and mouse for the past week and a half, connecting both devices to my 15-inch Mac laptop.

It should be noted that my current desk area at home is, quite possibly, the least ergonomic setup ever. Most days I’m hunched over a laptop on a small desk while seated in a sagging, fold-up director’s chair. (“Oh no, not one of those!” an ergonomics expert said when I consulted him for this column.)

Such is life in a small New York City apartment.

In researching other ergonomic keyboards, I found surprisingly few keyboards that, like the Sculpt, can claim to be both ergonomic and stylish while not breaking the bank. Logitech has offered some popular ergonomic keyboards in the past, but hasn’t introduced a new one in a while. A company called Truly Ergonomic makes a keyboard of the same name – but it costs almost $250 dollars. The Kinesis Advantage keyboard costs $299.

The Sculpt has flat, Chiclet-style keys.

The Sculpt has flat, Chiclet-style keys.

Kinesis does have a new ergonomic keyboard called the Freestyle2 that comes close to the same price point as the Sculpt – $109 for the basic model and $129 for a slightly different configuration – and comes in both Mac and PC models.

Like the Sculpt, it has a split design (split keyboards like this are supposed to help keep your hands aligned with your shoulders and elbows, for a more natural typing position). The bulkier Kinesis keyboard actually has two separate “wings,” one for each hand, whereas the Sculpt has a split down the middle but it’s still all one piece.

The split in the Sculpt comes down to the space bar. Below that, there’s a soft cushion that acts as a palm rest. It’s wider than most standard keyboards, but not as clunky or utilitarian-feeling as some other specialty keyboards.

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Instead, it’s thin and light, with chiclet-style keys and a nice, mellow curve to it, rising up toward the split in the middle and allowing for a more natural position of the hands. Microsoft’s pre-release, internal name for this new keyboard was manta ray, and in looking at it, you can easily see why.

If the keyboard was code-named “manta ray,” the round, bulbous, right-handed Sculpt mouse might have very well been nicknamed “fat hamster,” because that’s what it looks like. A round mouse, Microsoft says, is more comfortable because your hand can rest gently on top of it, taking the strain off your wrist. (If your palm is resting behind the mouse, with your wrist bent back and your fingers curling over the top of the mouse, you’re doing it wrong, experts say.)

As fat as the mouse seemed to me at first, I liked using it. My hands and wrists felt a heck of a lot better than they normally do fighting for space on my laptop keyboard and trackpad. The mouse also has a button that takes you to the Windows 8 Start menu with one tap, provided you’re using a machine that’s running that operating system.

The Sculpt mouse has a designated Windows 8 button, for quick access to the OS's start menu.

The Sculpt mouse has a designated Windows 8 button, for quick access to the OS’s start menu.

And the keyboard comes with a separate, unattached number pad to give the other keys the full real estate of the keyboard (there’s also a number row at the top of the keyboard, per usual). I barely used the pad, but having a separate num-pad leaves more space for the rest of the keys. It can also be a handy tool for business users, accountants and other people who regularly crunch numbers.

My one gripe about the Sculpt is that there are no lights – anywhere. The keys aren’t backlit, and there are no indicator lights, such as a caps-lock light, a wireless-connectivity signal, or a battery gauge. In keeping with my trend of working in a less-than-comfortable environment, I often write late at night, in a dimly lit space, and have come to rather like backlit keys. (For what it’s worth, the new Kinesis model has indicator lights, as well as a couple additional USB ports thrown into the keyboard.)

The Sculpt keyboard comes with a separate number pad.

The Sculpt keyboard comes with a separate number pad.

Still, by the end of the week I was wondering where the Microsoft Sculpt keyboard had been all my computing life. Not only did I feel slightly less strained in my wrist and shoulders, but the keyboard, frankly, wasn’t ugly. It’s not the kind of keyboard you’d be ashamed to pair up with your new Ultrabook, your sleek MacBook Air or your high-tech, multiscreen desktop computer system.

So, if you’re in the market for a new ergonomic keyboard, I can recommend the Sculpt as a solid option.

Now, I just need to address that back-destroying director’s chair.