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…]
Consumers face the age-old battle of products versus services everyday without even realizing it because of clever marketing, business strategies and the way that buyers can now obtain goods that are only a tap-click away. Since purchases can be made at the speed of light over smartphone mobile apps, tablets and even over the old fashioned land-line upon viewing TV infomercials, it may be all the more necessary to take a moment to be thoughtful about what is actually being purchased. 5 services that are better than a consumable product include yard care, debt and finance management, extended warranties, software and subscriptions. [Read more…]
Now that our society is more connected than ever before, people are no longer heavily relying on billboards, phone books and word of mouth to procure attorneys. Surveys conducted in 2013 show that the Internet is now becoming the primary means for seeking out legal help. Thirty-eight percent use the Internet to obtain legal representation, whereas 29 percent will ask a friend or relative. Ten percent say that they will consult the bar association in their locality for finding legal help, and only four percent consult the phone book. Internet is the most preferred way because prospective clients can quickly find a great deal of needed information in order to make an informed choice and can obtain results quickly. [Read more…]
Drones have become a must-have toy for adults, but they are also becoming staples to help businesses optimize. If you’ve been thinking about indulging in your own private drone, now is the best time to act.
There are drones for every budget, gizmos kitted out with high-quality cameras, and an array of features and options you may choose to add on. Take a cue from industries and businesses that are already enjoying everything these state-of-the-art gadgets have to offer.
Medical professionals have been thinking about using drones for patient pick-up (and helping to avoid traffic issues at the same time), and of course Amazon got big airplay earlier this year for talking about using drone delivery in key metro areas. Real estate agents use drones to take aerial photos and videos of properties, and these miniature flying platforms are even being used as added security during special events or at the homes of celebrities.
Everyone else is droning on. Should you join the crowd? [Read more…]
There are things you want and things you need; when a potential gift (whether to yourself or a friend) can fulfill both, that’s a rare thing. If you haven’t been charged with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) before, you may not know that in many states drivers are required by law to have a Breathalyzer installed in their car. This is, of course, after serving any jail or prison time, completing classes, community service or other punishments dictated by the judge.
In order to start the car, the person must blow into the Breathalyzer to “prove” that they’re sober. However, there are also Breathalyzer which are much less expensive and don’t necessarily have to be hooked up to your ignition. As cheap as $40 and upwards of $500, there’s truly an option for just about any budget. They’re often given away as party favors and gag gifts for events like 21st birthdays, bachelor parties or other raucous events.
However, they can serve a very real purpose. [Read more…]