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The Ambient Executive Dashboard is one of the newest, fastest and easiest ways to stay tuned in to information that affects the course of your day. Stock Market trends, weather forecasts, traffic on your commute—all just a glance away! The Executive Dashboard provides the flexibility of digital information with the simplicity of analog displays. Easy-to-swap faces allow you to track information that’s relevant to you: A countdown to your next sales meeting, the number of emails waiting for you, or how the market is doing. And since the Ambient Information Network has the best coverage of any data network, virtually wherever you can get a cell phone signal your Dashboard can listen in to your information. No computer, WiFi, or internet accounts required. www.ambientdevices.com/cat/dashboard/index.html
In the last issue I wrote extensively about Medicare and specifically about the new prescription drug program known as Part D. With the initial sign up deadline of May 16th past, and a request to speak at a local Kiwanis Club about the subject, I jumped back into research mode. Just as before, I found more data available online than you could ever wade through, but there was one site I found clearly better than most and deserving of a bookmark. The National Insurance Markets company created www.medicare-partd.com to help you wade through all the supplemental prescription insurance products by state and one section even helps you quantify the potential Part D prescription savings based on your current medications needs. The price is going up monthly. Sign up now!
If you don’t own a Global Positioning System (GPS) you probably will in the near future. A company in Calgary, Canada at www.gpscentral.ca/index.htm, has created an online store with every conceivable GPS unit or GPS accessory available on the market today. This retailer was recognized in 2003 by Garmin, a major GPS manufacturer, as the largest GPS retailer in Canada. When you finally make the decision to buy a GPS unit, use this site to educate yourself about all the options and features each unit has. All prices are quoted in Canadian currency and accordingly prices change frequently. Yes, they ship to the US.
HomeAgain® is one of many advanced pet identification and retrieval systems. A microchip with a unique identification code is implanted between the shoulder blades of your pet. Then you enroll your pet with the HomeAgain® Pet Recovery Service. HomeAgain® maintains a national database that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If your lost pet is ever found, it can be scanned at most animal shelters or veterinary clinics. Your pet’s identification number is called in to HomeAgain® (1-866-PET-ID24), and you are notified immediately. HomeAgain® also has an e-mail address where found pets can be reported: Find out more at www.homeagainid.com.It is not too early to put this device/service on the holiday gift pet list.