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We here believe in taking time out for our family and friends and use the summer months to do just that. We’re back recharged and with renewed energy along with a new design for lifewithtech.net. We are shifting away from the frills and having our content speak for itself, with a new minimalistic design.

FirstLook: WayCharger

Journova is a relatively new company located in the San Francisco bay area with a mission. To empower your journeys by keeping the devices you carry charged, organized and ready so you can focus on whats's most important. With such products like the Waycharger that merges Maximum storage power, durability and style.

Tip: Verify if an email address is real

for whatever reason, you may need to verify someone's email address. Yes, you could try The basic solution. Sending a test email and wait for a bounced back. However this is not very effective because of false positives due to catch all forwarding. Now there are many email verifying web service out their. But how do you know who to trust and which are just spam traps.

FirstLook: The new Jawbone ERA headset

Jawbone may have dipped it’s toes into fitness wristband trackers and Jambox speakers. But they have gone back to their roots with it's new version of the ERA headset. Jawbone made their mark in the headset market primarily due to their military grade noise cancelation technology (Noise Assassin). This technology set them apart from the competition.

FirstLook: Dolry HiFi Stone S

The HiFi stone by Dolry is a 30-pin adapter compatible with AirPlay, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi. Offering you a way of connection your old docks with high 24bit connection. At first glance you may think its similar to other bluetooth device. But using bluetooth comes at a cost to audio quality. Bluetooth typical compresses audio up to 3 times. It also limits your range to shorter distances and line of site.

Install: Ubuntu, Node.js, Git and Ghost

Their seems to be a bit of confusion amongst the Ghost community on how to install Ghosts first weekly update. I am not a developer or part of the Ghost team however I have backed Ghost as a VIP. I figured I could shed some light on how to go about this install. This walk through is intend for other Ghost VIP or higher backers. I will walk through the installation of a Ubuntu server 13.04 server as well as Node.js and Ghost and other recommended and suggested packages.

FirstLook: Karma HotSpot with Social Bandwidth

Having the ability to create a WiFi network wherever and whenever you need it is great, but prices nows days can cost you. With most Hotspots and Phone tethering requiring expensive plans. Most people don't use up all their data every month and this is a big waist. Karma sets out to fix that with its Social Bandwidth. Karma creates a portable WiFi hotspot that anyone can connect to. For every new users that connotes to your hotspot your both rewarded with an additional 100mb's of free data. On top of this social aspect this little WiFi hot spot uses a PayAsYouGo business model that never expires. Pay for your data and use it when you want.

VPN Protocols: Introduction and Security

Protecting your personal information is not the only concern one should have. Their are many other threats out their like viruses, malwares, trojans, spam etc, which will infiltrate your computer system if you are not careful. There are also dishonest people who hack and phish your information when your online. Protecting your online identity is so important that it becomes a job of its own.

Farewell, Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.