Archive for January, 2013

A list of Five Great Gadgets for the Office


These small electronic or mechanical devices that are also known as gadgets are usually loved by people who work in an office environment because they not only offer color, character, and act as a way of relieving stress, but also bring the much needed humor in a busy day at the office.

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The Hidden Dangers of Texting and Walking

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Across the country, states have made it a criminal offense to simultaneously text and drive. But the danger doesn’t necessarily stop when you open the door of your car and get out. Even if your transportation is just your own two feet, it’s not necessarily safe to be texting. A recent CBS study found that distracted walking accidents are up 4.2 percent. The accidents are more serious, too: Injuries have gone up by 19 percent.

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110277Most kids these days have phones and even smartphones, and if you want to keep up with what your children are doing, find out where they are at and communicate with them on a daily basis, you’re probably going to have to purchase one. But what are the best smartphones for children, and why?

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Why Buy HDMI Cables and Home Cinema Systems?

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Digital media has become increasingly more advanced in recent years and the amount of data that needs to be exchanged from processor to screen has exponentially increased. Without the right equipment it is difficult to experience all of this data accurately and clearly.

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Guest post: Need to print? It doesn’t need to cost the earth


Many people stick to doing all their printing at work or school to save time and money. It’s not ideal; you’re always under scrutiny, and you might feel bad (or be made to feel bad) for using all that paper and ink. If you’re someone who keeps telling themselves that there’s no point spending all that money on a printer, and you can’t afford to keep it filled with ink, then you might be surprised to learn that you can get into printing at home for much less than you would imagine.

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Budget Traveller Trends infographic for 2012/13… [Infographic]

Want to know which city you can stay in longest on a £100 hostel budget? How about the most popular new cheap travel destinations in 2013? Or – sob, sob – which destinations are becoming more unpopular by the day? Find out all this and more in the Hostelbookers’ Budget Traveller Trends infographic for 2012/13

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Cars are getting smarter

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There’s an app for that, according to one of Apple’s slogans, and that’s getting to be truer than ever. Your phone is getting better and better at interacting with the world around you, and developers are getting smarter at creating apps that you can apply to your everyday life. The days when you could use your phone as a remote for your TV are starting to seem a little quaint.

For instance, there’s a fantastic app developed by Smart that makes keeping track of your Smart Car mpg easier than ever before. Forget complex calculations and noting down details in columns; the mpg tracker app takes in all the details, such as how often you fill up and how far you usually go, to calculate everything for you – it even allows you to sync the data with your friends.

There a whole host of other apps available for iPhone, and plenty are being developed for Android too; not all are exclusively available for Smart cars, but the clue is probably in the name – they’re definitely leading the way with this kind of thing, and if you’re into gadgets Smart certainly presents the most cost effective way of getting access to this kind of equipment in your life. Obviously the luxury car manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes are developing gadgets to make your life easier too, but the luxury aspect is usually emphasised – very rarely are they as useful as a mpg calculator which can save you money, instead of just costing you cash to have the latest piece of tech in your car.
There are advancements being made all the time too; you can’t exactly drive your car remotely with your phone yet (not commercially anyway – it’s possible), but there are a whole array of extremely clever apps that can make your car smarter than ever before.

Guest post: 5 Test Tools to Make with Your Arduino


An Arduino is an ingenious electronic microcontroller board that requires only simple user friendly hardware and software for creating interactive tools. A built-in array of sensors provides the Arduino with the ability to detect environmental changes. Applying simple electronic components to the board enables responses to these changes through the use of actuators, lights or motors. Build projects that stand alone or function in combination with computer based software. Electronics hobbyists may design and create boards manually or purchase preassembled Arduino Kits.

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How the cloud is combating IT problems

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There are many different issues that can arise which could bring your business to a grinding standstill but none as frequent and problematic as IT issues.

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Guest post: Five Signs That 2013 Will Be The Year of 3D Printing


The beautiful thing about technology is that it’s ever-evolving; a technology that seemed groundbreaking 15 years ago can seem completely obsolete in the present day while there are literally hundreds of new technologies to get excited about everyday – although there’s no news on hoverboards yet.
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