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A new ways to charge mobile phones

Powermat is a revolutionary wireless charging technology. It allows users to wirelessly charge multiple devices simultaneously and eliminate the tangle of wires that accumulate in the home and behind work stations. Powermat is a 2 part system pairing a sleek, ultra-thin mat with receivers that attach to your device, enabling you to charge by simply placing those devices on the mat.

Powermat Portable Mat

Wirelessly charge up to three Powermat-enabled devices at the same time. Includes mat, travel case, Powercube and 8 Powercube tips which will charge nearly all mobile devices.

Powermat Home & Office Mat

Wirelessly charge up to three Powermat-enabled devices at the same time. Includes mat, Powercube and 8 Powercube tips which will charge nearly all mobile devices.

Powermat is:


    Just drop and charge and skip the constant plugging and unplugging

  • FAST

    Charges as fast as or even faster than your device’s charger


    No spaghetti of wires – charge up to 3 devices from one plug


    Automatically stops charging once the devices are fully charged

  • SAFE

    Eliminates overloaded outlets and power strips.


    The Powercube was designed as the ultimate “on-board” accessory for your Powermat and is the most cost effective, catch-all solution to charge hundreds of devices including Bluetooth headsets, eBooks, phones, music players, games and more. There are probably already numerous devices in your home that can be charged with Powermat. Plus, it can be very handy when friends and family visit and need to charge their phone or other device.


    Powermat draws less power in standby mode than the vast majority of chargers for handheld electronic devices. Powermat utilizes advanced power management as well as an Energy Star Level V power supply to maximize energy efficiency. In internal testing, the Powermat system (with 3 access points) drew less than half a watt in standby mode, while most comparable chargers supporting 3 devices could be expected to draw, on average, 50% more wattage.


    Powermat charges electronic devices as fast or faster than the original chargers that come with the devices. Internal device-specific comparison testing shows that charging speed/time ranges from the same as with the original charger to 35% less with Powermat. On average Powermat charged 9% faster than comparable (original) chargers. Specific examples include: Blackberry at approximately 11% faster, Apple at 7% faster and Nokia at 14% faster.

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February 18, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | Leave a comment

2nd Test: India beat SA to level series, retain No.1 spot

NEW DELHI: India beat South Africa by an innings and 58 runs in the second Test to level the 2-match series and retain their number one Test ranking at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. 

Amla, who made 114 in the first innings, remained unbeaten on 127 runs but could not deny India a victory on Thursday. 

Earlier at tea, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took three wickets in a sensational 13-over spell, with eight maidens and conceding just nine runs, to leave South Africa struggling at 250/7. 

Harbhajan dismissed overnight batsman Ashwell Prince for 23, JP Duminy for six and Dale Steyn for one in a spell that destroyed South Africa’s middle-order after the tourists resumed on 115/3. 

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra took his third wicket of the innings when he had AB de Villiers lbw for three just before lunch. 

Indian spearhead Zaheer Khan did not take the field in the morning after straining his quadricep on the fourth day when only 34.1 overs had been possible due to rain and bad light. 

The overnight pair of Amla and Prince stuck out 26.4 overs before Harbhajan struck when the off-spinner had Prince playing loosely to be caught at mid-off. 

Mishra had de Villiers leg before with a googly and Harbhajan fired out left-hander Duminy and Steyn leg before in quick succession after lunch.
Toss: South Africa elected to bat
Match Status: Match Ended
Player of the match: Hashim Amla
Series Status: 2-Test series level 1-1
South Africa
1st Innings
296 in 85.0 Overs
Run Rate: 3.48
2nd Innings
289 in 131.3 Overs
Run Rate: 2.2

1st Innings
643/6 dec in 153.0 Overs
Run Rate: 4.2
India beat South Africa by an innings and 58 runs

February 18, 2010 Posted by | My Cricket | , , | Leave a comment

Off the Shelf: Making a Classic Dish Healthy – By Monica Puri Bangia

February 17, 2010, 2:54 PM

Off the Shelf: Making a Classic Dish Healthy

Reinventing a Classic
Monica Puri BangiaBurger and fries, hold the cholesterol and pour on the vitamins.

Monica Puri Bangia

Monica Puri Bangia is a mother and wife who loves to cook and entertain — but most of all, cook. She writes adaily food blog that highlights healthy recipes that are easy to make and kid-friendly. She is also cooking coach and teacher, providing cooking classes in her client’ homes and teaching about her native Indian cuisine at theAdult School. She also writes for a variety of other blogs and magazines — all about food, of course.

How do you feel about reinventing a classic meal? If you had asked me this question years ago, I would have preferred the classic. Just eat it less often, I thought. Why toy with perfection?

Now I am older and my perspective on things have changed. My priority is eating healthy. So if you can tinker with a classic dish to make it less loaded with all the foods I want to avoid — why not?

My concerns these days are with weight (not gaining it) and health (enhancing it). That means a myriad of things we need to eat — fruit and vegetable requirements; protein and fiber — must be incorporated into our daily diets.

I also feel it is very important to teach my daughter healthy eating habits she can use for a lifetime. To do that, I try to incorporate different kinds of vegetables in a well-balanced meal consisting of a good protein and a healthy starch.

But that can be very challenging, especially when there are so many options for eating out or buying prepared foods. We do eat out as a family, but only at places where I trust the food quality. After watching Food Inc., I have become very careful about what I buy and where we eat.

So I took on a classic as a healthy eating challenge. As an experiment, I decided to make hamburger and fries in a completely different way — one that would pass my healthy-eating muster.

I gave it an Indian twist. For the hamburger meat, I used ground turkey and followed a seekh kebab recipe. Seekh kebabs are made out of spiced minced meat — typically lamb or goat. I used dark meat turkey to ensure tender burgers.

I bought whole-wheat buns instead of the regular ones. I also made a cilantro chutneyand bought tomato chutney (from Trader Joe’s). Doing so reduced a lot of calories and made the dish healthier.

I wasn’t done yet. Instead of using lettuce and tomatoes, I decided to caramelize onions and zucchini as a topping.

Don’t get me wrong: I love going our local pub in Maplewood to eat a burger with fries. The best part of that meal is the thick-cut potatoes called chips in the U.K. I finish every single one on my plate.

But to make my meal healthier, I decided to use sweet potatoes instead of regular ones. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamins B, C and E. They are low in sugar and high in fiber.

I cut them up as regular fries and added extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, salt and my favorite spice, smoked paprika; it provides a mouthful of flavor — very smoky and distinct — and complements the sweet flavor of the potatoes really well.

So my family got a classic meal — and I came away with pride that I had been able to provide it to them in a healthy, lower-calorie way. Try it out and let me know what you think.

Moral of the story: Eating well does not mean it has to taste like cardboard.

P.S: Stay tuned for a healthy donut recipe in my next post. Yes, you read it correctly: healthy donuts!

Healthy Indian Style Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions and Zucchini1 pound of seekh kebab mix, divided into 7 to 8 patties
2 tablespoons extra light olive oil

Heat a grill pan and add one tablespoon oil. Add 4 patties at a time and cook till golden brown on both sides. Cook about 4 minutes on each side. Keep warm.

½ cup cilantro chutney
½ cup tomato chutney (Trader Joe’s)
7 to 8 whole-wheat hamburger buns

3 medium zucchinis, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
2 tablespoons extra light olive oil

Heat a non-stick frying pan with one tablespoon oil. Brown the zucchini slices on both side till golden brown. Sprinkle salt. Keep aside and add the remaining oil and add the sliced onions. Saute on a low heat till the onions are soft, and sprinkle salt. Mix the cooked zucchini and onion and keep aside.

To assemble the hamburgers, spread the cilantro and tomato chutney on either sides of a bun. Place a patty on one side and top with zucchini and onion. Serve with sweet potato fries.

Sweet Potato Fries

4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch thick fries
2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place the fries on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet. Drizzle the olive oil, salt, garlic powder and paprika. Mix well with your fingers and bake for about 45 minutes or till the fries are soft on the inside and crunchy and golden brown on the outside.

February 18, 2010 Posted by | My Family | , , , , | 2 Comments