Category Archive: Green Tech

Dec 05 2014

Review: iKross Solar Bluetooth Handfree Speakerphone

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 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

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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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Mar 27 2013

Keeping Your Files Organized To Increase Productivity

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Business filing has come a long way since the boxes of paper invoices and stacks of project notes of the past. These days, many businesses have moved to a purely digital format, a fact that’s especially true for companies who work in the digital arena, like web designers and developers. Although digital filing has the …

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Jan 16 2013

6 Reasons to Love Online Learning

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Online learning is increasingly available to students all over the country. Let’s face it; today’s students don’t often have the luxury of living on campus and maintaining a full-class schedule. More and more students have jobs, families, or live in areas that can make earning a degree difficult. Whether you simply don’t live near a …

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Jan 14 2013

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

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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

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  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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Dec 03 2012

CES 2013 Preview: What We Can Expect

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Every year in January, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) holds the largest technology trade show in the world, known as CES. This is where the top names in electronics reveal the projects they are working on and any new products they are releasing to consumers. It’s one of the most anticipated events of the year. …

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Aug 28 2012

A Few Tips if you’re Going to Work from Home

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With more and more people looking to work from home nowadays, creating the perfect working environment indoors has become an important issue. There’s no point in taking this step if you are going to be unable to produce work of the required standard, and to do that you have to be as comfortable as possible. …

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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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