Category Archive: Green Tech

Dec 05 2014

Review: iKross Solar Bluetooth Handfree Speakerphone

 The other day, I got to thinking about older vehicles and smartphones, and having the ability for hands-free operation. All the newer cars  now have Bluetooth capability built into the car for hands-free operation. These newer cars have the ability to utilize the interior speaker system for having conversations and sharing music libraries from your smartphone. …

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Apr 01 2013

How to convince your employer to let you work remotely

Barring the recent idiocy decision from Yahoo; there’s a growing trend for employers to allow for remote users. Some people refer to this as working from home, telecommuting or teleworking; basically the person doing the job is doing everything without having to physically go to the office. Some employees want to work from home to …

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Jan 14 2013

Gaming Cubes: It’s [Apparently] Hip To Be Square

Last week, with the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, it seemed to be the week of fashion;  where the cube has actually become fashionable.  In terms of electronics,  the history of consumable electronics has typically been something in the shape of a rectangle,  but several manufacturers and startups  have decided that small squares are …

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Dec 05 2012

Making the most of low-cost android tablets

  This holiday season is definitely the season for tablets. And one thing that I’ve been noticing is that there’s a ton of low-cost android tablets. It’s not so much that the android tablets that they’re selling are not high performance, it’s the fact that they do serve a basic function. The low-cost android tablets …

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Jun 20 2012

Mozilla Thunderbird v13 gets large attachment handling

While others may be flocking to the web for their e-mail handling/management, Thunderbird is still my e-mail application of choice, and I still think having my emails local, where I can filter, reply and compose is better than having to deal with the web interfaces; which, for me, seems like they are trying to catch …

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May 23 2012

Techie Review: Nuance PDF Converter v8 Pro

Nuance just released a new version of their PDF Converter software, version 8 professional. Nuance has been working with PDFs for years, but back in February of 2009, Nuance stepped directly on a competitive path with Adobe; to compete directly with Adobe Acrobat and to be extremely price competitive. Their first step was to release …

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Feb 20 2012

Saving money with ink cartridge refills

I have never had a real opportunity to take advantage of doing an ink cartridge replacement with a refill. My early problems were because the early days of ink cartridge refills were pretty iffy, and in those days I had a Hewlett-Packard DeskJet printer and I think everyone understands that you have an ink cartridge …

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Oct 31 2011

Just Noticed: Lexmark Genesis s815 wi-fi MFM Device

I saw my first MFM device the other day that uses a camera to scan images in to your computer. I saw that there’s been discussions people using cameras to scan and OCR documents, but this was the first I have actually seen on the shelves. It was the Lexmark Genesis. Initially The Lexmark Genesis …

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Sep 17 2011

PrintEco has a great idea, but it should be global…

I was surfing through my RSS feeds the other day and found this article about PrintEco. It’s a service/application that reduced your environmental footprint and makes you more aware of the carbon footprint you are placing on the environment. The service and the application that they offer is quite ingenious. I think everyone has run …

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May 26 2011

Techie Review: OmniPage Professional 18

If you are in enthusiast that’s driven on productivity and being organized; and doing things the smart way— document imaging is the way to go. Whether you’re applying document imaging at home or at work, it’s going to be of benefit to you at some point. As an individual who has been using document imaging …

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