The summer season is nigh upon us, a time of barbecues, road trips, music festivals, and lazy, lazy evenings. On the other hand, it can also be a time for ordering in pizza, chilling with your Netflix (see what I did there?), and spending all day playing games. Those sound like pretty good summer options, too. [Read more…]
Budgeting one’s money is never an easy task. People differ in the way they spend and save money regardless of their income level. [Read more…]
Holidays and stress go together like yin and yang, the positive and negative forces pulling at, yet complementing, each other. What’s not to love about the holidays? It’s a time for Christmas cheers, gift-giving, family, parties and, for some, traveling. But with the festivities come the stress and anxiety of planning, budgeting, and saying no to invites.
Technology is quickly evolving and it is no surprise that it is being led by the car industry. From self-driving computers to electricity-powered engines, connected cars are becoming more advanced every day. You might be asking yourself, what exactly makes a car connected? A connected car is a vehicle equipped with Internet access. These vehicles usually have a wireless local area network and are capable to allow other nearby devices use the connection. [Read more…]
Whether you’re accessing WiFi on a commercial bus or simply sitting in the college library, connecting to the Internet with any device is crucial to business, learning and personal lives. From archaic flip phones to the sleekest laptops, mobile devices have grown and shrunk in size as demand changed each year. Current trends offer a stark reminder that functional use still rules at purchase time. [Read more…]
The internet commerce industry is growing in all areas, and wine retailers are no exception. Small, local wineries often provide an online store that makes their wines available throughout the world, which can be critical to their success as they may not have a wide distribution stream. However, there are some important factors to remember before you purchase that chardonnay you tasted on a wine tour through the mountains or the delicious burgundy your brother offered you while visiting for a family function. [Read more…]
Technology is designed to make your life easier, and there are different gizmos and gadgets for every type of professional. As an attorney, you need to maximize your time in order to offer the best for your clients. One of the most highly recommended styluses for attorneys is the Griffin No. 2 Pencil Stylus, which looks like a regular pencil but boasts impressive responsiveness. At this year’s ABA Techshow, mobile law practice was a hot topic and the presenters dished out the best recommendations for lawyers on the go.
Jeff Richardson and Ben Stevens presented “iGadgets and iGear for Lawyers,” and it’s no surprise that the digital presentation has been going viral in law circles. If you’re in the market for a speaker system, the dockBoss Air was presented as one of the best, designed for Apple and offering wireless capabilities. Plus, with a price tag under $35, it’s affordable for even startup lawyers. While every great attorney deserves quality technology, that doesn’t mean it has to come with a high price tag. [Read more…]
For people who live in areas that get a lot of sun, traveling anywhere and having to lug the obligatory ice-filled cooler along can be a real chore. In addition, many people have had the dreary experience of a day at the beach when their ice melts and the hotdog and condiment containers end up floating in a pool of water next to the beverages.
For outdoor enthusiasts, one of the coolest sets of new products on the market now are the solar coolers that use the energy from the sun and a sophisticated internal mechanism to provide a cooler that creates a dependable refrigeration tool.
The new coolers come in styles that either integrate the solar panels into the lid or provide a connection into which an array of solar panels can be plugged. For the units that use a solar panel array, separate panels are pre-mounted on frames so they can be placed in a position to face the sun, and shifted appropriately as the day progresses. [Read more…]
Mobile phones are ubiquitous in this day and age. Accepting credit cards with your phone is quickly becoming the method of choice for businesses and entrepreneurs on the move. More and more websites are going mobile, as well. With new technical advancements in security and regulatory compliance measures, consumers can swipe or buy online without fear of stolen identities or fraudulent purchases. Web based point of sale systems and e-commerce solutions are gaining popularity every day. Giving your customers the option to shop online from their phone or computer can help to expand your business beyond the traditional. This trend will continue to see a huge growth over the next decade with 50 percent of all European consumers purchasing items and services with a mobile device by 2020, according to Visa. However, with so many choices, how do you know what is the right solution for your business? Understanding how the different e-commerce options work is the first step in making an educated decision. [Read more…]
Space technology began in 1957 when the United States launched the Sputnik 1 satellite. The experiment proved successful and the unit remained in orbit for three months before burning in the atmosphere. Since that time, numerous satellites have launched for the purpose of exploring space, monitoring geographical and meteorologic conditions of the planet or performing military surveillance. Today, companies like Satcom Solutions have made it possible for the more than 1,000 satellites to launch and orbit at various atmospheric levels while performing many diversified tasks. [Read more…]