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Comparing MetaTrader 4 and 5

November 28th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Business

MetaTrader has changed how Forex traders and brokers operate. The platform is used by brokers and traders alike and is designed to make the trading process a bit easier. It is currently the most widely used trading platform in the world. Developed by MetaQuotes, MetaTrader offers two different versions and each have their own benefits. If you are trying to decide between the two, you need to better understand these benefits and how this platform can help you with your trading.

Both versions offer similar account interfaces and charting. The major difference in the two is that MT5 is a bit more spaced out and offers larger and easier to see buttons. Of course, this means that it takes up a bit more space so if you prefer a compact version, MT4 may be a better choice. Many brokers now offer this software which makes it more convenient for you to trade and manage your trading account. Alpari MT5 software is currently available for demo trading which will enable you to get a better feel for the platform and decide for yourself if you prefer it to the earlier version.

Whether you choose the older version or this newest one, there is no denying that MetaTrader has certainly changed how Forex traders operate. You no longer have to sit at your computer in order to make profitable trades. With a number of features and benefits, this platform allows you the convenience of a mobile trading application with the power of a traditional online platform. Many traders have begun to install the app on their iPhones and iPads and are learning just how convenient it can be to trade at any time of the day or night. Though both MT4 and MT5 are designed to offer the same benefits, many feel that there are worlds of differences in the two. Take the time to learn more about the benefits of each and decide for yourself which one is best for your trading needs.

Wireless Options Could Make Charging Electric Cars Easier

November 24th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in News

Wireless charging is a technology that has been used widely over the past few years. Many feel that it could help to lessen range anxiety while some drivers remain completely unconvinced. Because many consumers with electric cars feel the need for something a bit more memorable than a plug in cord to charge, many companies such as Rolls-Royce, Nissan, Qualcomm and Delphi have worked to developed wireless technology that provides easier charging.

With this technology, drivers simply have to park their vehicles above a device that is installed into their garage floor or home parking space. The device will power up their vehicles without the need for remembering to plug those cars in each evening for recharging. Other ideas are floating around about wireless charging devices as well. Some have proposed roads that are to be fitted with charging devices so motorists will simply need to drive along the road and continue charging their cars as they reach their destinations.

Researchers are currently working on ways of recharging medical devices like pacemakers and may have developed a technology that eliminates radio emissions which is a major problem in the placement of many charging devices. A safer method that offers higher efficiency and employs a remote magnetic gear may be next in line. This new power approach will use a simple magnetic field interaction that will be placed between two magnets that pivot and are separated by air. A transmitter magnet will be used below and a receiver magnet will be placed in the car. When the motor turns the magnet on the bottom, the field will cause the magnet on the top to also turn and a small generator will charge the car’s battery. This is a much more efficient way of recharging than what electric car owners have now and could be the future of recharging not only cars but a number of medical products as well.

Different Types of Rechargeable AA Batteries

November 6th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Consumer Electronics

When choosing AA batteries for your devices, it is important that you understand the different types of batteries that are available today. While all batteries of this size will likely power your devices, different manufacturers offer products with different capabilities. For instance, a low quality battery is not likely going to provide enough charge to even turn on your digital camera. It is essential that you know a bit about the types of batteries that are available and how to find the type that you need.

Rechargeable AA batteries are popular today because they offer savings over disposable batteries. Instead of having to replace the batteries by purchasing new ones, you simply repower the batteries that you have. These are used in digital cameras, Mp3 players, portable DVD players and a host of other electronics. Most manufacturers today offer rechargeable batteries and many provide charging stations as well so that you can easily reenergize your batteries. Many provide stations with the capability of charging up to ten batteries at once while others may offer enough space for two to four batteries.

Disposable AA batteries are those that you have to completely replace when they lose power. These are often a bit less expensive than their rechargeable counterparts which is one reason that many consumers prefer them to rechargeables. They are also a bit more wasteful because they have to be completely disposed of when they lose power. Typical or disposable AA batteries cannot be recharged and have to be disposed of properly when they are no longer in use. Because of the acid found in these batteries, they are considered to be much harsher on the environment and they can end up being more expensive because you are forced to purchase new ones every time your old batteries die out.