Monday, December 10, 2012

Choosing a Laptop For A Small Business

If you want to buy a new laptop for your small business remember to shop online or at an authorized local reseller to get the service and customization you will need.

Type of Laptop

Laptops are available in different sizes. The type of laptop you need depends on how you're going to use it. If you're travelling often, you must choose an ultraportable, 12-inch screen laptop or maybe a 13.3 to 14-inch laptop. 

If you want to replace your PC on your desk, then buying a 17-inch laptop is most likely suitable for you. 

Hard Drive: A laptop that uses a traditional hard drive must offer shock insulation, and a sensor that has the ability to detect falls and parks the heads on your hard drive prior to impact. 

Operating System

While it is tempting for your small business to purchase the much cheaper Microsoft Windows (home version), that's a mistake. This versions do not have encryption, do not play well when it comes to network domains and will not back up across a certain network with no 3rd-party software, and they are not multilingual.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Floating Homes: The Solution to Flooding?

United Kingdom's Environmental Agency hopes to introduce floating homes to some parts of the country for better protection against floods.

In early 2012, the agency supported the plan of the architecture company, Baca Architects, to make a floating home structure in Buckinghamshire, a place located approximately 40 miles NW of London.

While the plan was solidified in February, the flooding that took place recently in the UK, which has displaced over 900 individuals from their houses, is motivating construction workers to complete this project the soonest time possible. 

The underworks of the house will be sitting on a platform above hollow pontoons, which are made from timber and concrete.  Once the place floods, this house will become a free-floating pontoon. During severe flooding, the house will have the ability to rise 8 feet above its original position. The pipes for gas, electricity, sewage and water will keep running even if the structure rises. 

But there's a catch. The estimated price of the house is $2.4 million.

Eyeglasses From Google Can Surf the Internet

Google has launched futuristic prototype eyeglasses offering a heads-up display with an Internet connection. 

Named as "Project Glass," the intricately designed specs can project images and icons within the visual field of the wearer and enable voice-activated communication and control.

In their video demonstration, a person wearing the Google eyeglasses is shown in an everyday routine while he checks the weather, reads and sends messages, takes and sends photos and participates in a video chat.

The eyeglasses are going to be tested in the market by Google's development team, but the company has not mentioned when they could be sold or how much.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Interactive Map That Tells If Your Home Is Suitable for Solar Power

The city of Cambridge in Massachusetts has collaborated with MIT to make an interactive map that determines solar power potential, enabling its residents (and possible solar power beneficiaries) to know whether their home is suitable for solar power or not – just by typing their address into the innovative web system.

The site lets users understand the advantages and factors related to the installation of solar voltaic units in good locations, such as:

The size of the installation
Price of installation
Savings via state and federal tax rebates
Savings via electricity production estimates annually
Assessment of pollution and carbon diffusion

This technology assesses the amount of electricity that can be produced in one year and ranks the homes as zero, poor, good and excellent solar potential.

Artist Makes Real Indoor Clouds

Berndnaut Smilde, a Dutch artist has developed a method of making clouds indoors by meticulously regulating the light, humidity and temperature in space. This awesome intersection of art and science was named recently as one of the “Best Inventions of 2012” by TIME Magazine.

These fluffy white clouds are assembled with the use of a fog machine, producing an unbelievable sight in the center of a room. Smilde has made his clouds in various locations -- from hallways and corridors to bedrooms and other spaces

Thursday, October 18, 2012

First App-Connected Toothbrush To Be Launched on November

The Beam Brush is the world's first app-connected toothbrush. VIa bluetooth, the sensor located in the upper portion of the brush can monitor your activity and synchronizes it to the company’s app on your smartphone. This free app can be used in your iPhone or Android device. With this feature, you may get a better idea of habits when it comes to your dental hygiene. 

This high-tech toothbrush plays music for 2 minutes while you're brushing your teeth, so you can brush at the ideal length of time, while its tracking sensor allows you to track your tooth brushing habits. The rewards layer in the app will offer users rewards for having a good oral hygiene like movie tickets, video games and deals on clothes, shoes. etc. 

The app also shows you your habits in tooth brushing, like the time you brushed your teeth or whether you missed a brushing. It is displayed on monthly, weekly and daily charts which you can emailed to your dentist.

This gadget and its rewards can highly motivate kids as well. Parents can use this technology to help their kids develop good brushing habits in a fun way.

You may buy the Beam Brush in pink or blue color, with brush heads for both kids and adults. The cost of pre-order is at $35, but when it is launched next month, the cost will go up to $50. 

Ceramic Speaker Makes Wireless Music Playing So Simple!

Overwhelmed with a lot of speakers? Irritated with loose wires? Find it hard to pair devices? With this latest innovation from Unmonday, worry no more!

Unmonday launched a highly innovative ceramic speaker that can definitely make using sound systems easier and much more fun -- the Unmonday 4.3L. You can use it as as a mono and stereo as well as Dolby Surround sound system.  All you have to do is to turn this high-tech unit on one side.

The company wanted to eliminate wires and transmitters so they put a motion sensor that can detect the physical position of the speaker. Depending on how you rotate the speaker, you can connect it with up to 5 more speakers. You don't have to worry about how to adjust every speaker to the proper channel.  You can just turn the speaker over and press the ‘play’ button. Its battery life runs up to ten hours so the Unmonday 4.3L is perfect for parties and big gatherings. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Logitech K810 Keyboard Can Control 3 Devices Simultaneously

It’s so convenient to own a mobile keyboard that you can use with your tablet, but it's indeed much better if you can share it with your phone. With the K810 keyboard from Logitech, it is possible! You can pair this bluetooth keyboard with 3 devices all at once.  This means your tablet, your computer and your smartphone can share this very innovative gadget.

It's so easy to switch between devices.  You just have to tap one of its 3 function keys to transmit the connection. The keyboard is compatible with Macs, PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.

Aside from that, the K810 has a  backlight. But don't think that this feature shortens its battery life.  The K810 Keyboard has a built-in sensor which detects the fingers when floating over the keys.  This automatically turns the backlight on. It also adjusts automatically to ambient light and brightens and dims depending on the amount of light in the area where you are located. 

The K810 has a built-in rechargeable battery that you can use for a maximum of 10 hours. What's more, this mobile keyboard only weighs 12 ounces which makes it very convenient to bring anywhere.

The K810's selling price is $99.99 in the United States. It will be launched in Europe this November.