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.