4 Gadgets That Make Falling Asleep Easier

July 21, 2016  |  Guest Writers, Techie

[Disclaimer: Content Provided by Guest Writer]

You’ve been thinking about hitting the sack all day. Your teeth are brushed, pajamas worn and you slip into your comfy bed. Then you toss and turn for the rest of the night until your alarm tells you it’s time to get up the next morning. If you struggle with falling asleep, you’re not alone, so do 60 million Americans, NPR reports. For some, it’s difficulty quieting their minds or finding comfort in their bed. For others, it’s the fear of their safety in their own homes or the over stimulation as a result of blue light. Luckily, in a world that revolves around technology, there is a gadget out there for everyone who struggles with falling asleep at night.

Portrait of a young girl sleeping on a pillow

Portrait of a young girl sleeping on a pillow

Wait click here to read more

5 Ways to Actually Create a Futuristic Home

February 23, 2016  |  Guest Writers, Techie

[Disclaimer: Content Provided by Guest Writer]

Stop trying to have a more futuristic home. There is no try. Only do. Futuristic home design is smarter, more efficient and more sustainable than ever, and unlike the clunky sci-fi movies from the ‘70s, it is comfortable and minimalist. In the future, humans will find solutions to challenges like antimatter and space dust, but at the end of the day those geniuses will still feel the urge to wear sweatpants, put their feet up and ignore their doctor’s advice about eating red meat. So start transforming your home into a paradise straight from the future with this collection of tools and techniques.

Select the Right Location

In interior home design, as in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. Take a cue from Wired Magazine’s number-one most innovative city in the world: Los Angeles. Living in a city like LA will place you in the epicenter of intelligent design, from wirelessly linked LED streetlights to drought-resistant native landscapes. Use Rent.com to choose the most futuristic communities to live in LA.

Wait click here to read more

What’s Next in the Pixel Race?

October 21, 2015  |  Guest Writers, Techie

[Disclaimer: Content Provided by Guest Writer Susan Finch who is a freelance writer with a passion for travel and helping small businesses find their online voice through content marketing, blogging and beyond. She is an eclectic writer with more than 10 years of experience contributing to guidebooks, magazines, iPhone apps, online publications and more. Susan can be found at BySusanFinch.com.]

According to a report by CNN Money, the world’s first 8K TV will cost $133,000 when it goes on sale Oct. 30. The article points out that there really isn’t much 8K video to actually watch. With a standard resolution of 7680 x 4320, there are 38 million pixels on the screen and offers four times the resolution as its 4K TV predecessor.

4801_shutterstock_196438064

But despite a lack of current programming, IHS predicts shipments of 8K TVS to increase from 2,700 shipments this year to 911,000 by 2019 in time for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. Japan is said to be actively backing 8K technology and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on board to broadcast the event in 8K.

Now that we’re facing a world of such ultra-high definition that we won’t even need 3D glasses, what does it mean for technology like 4K and SUHD? Here’s a look at the latest in pixel technology.

Wait click here to read more

Must-Have Tech With the Best Price & Warranties to Stay on a Budget

August 30, 2015  |  Guest Writers, Techie

[Disclaimer: Content Provided by Guest Writer Susan Finch, she is a freelance writer with a passion for travel and helping small businesses find their online voice through content marketing, blogging and beyond. She is an eclectic writer with more than 10 years of experience contributing to guidebooks, magazines, iPhone apps, online publications and more. Susan can be found at BySusanFinch.com.]

The need for moderately priced gadgets and better warranty coverage is on the rise. One-third of people have lost or damaged their smartphones, according to a mobile trends study by the online address book Plaxo, and 3.1 million Americans were victims of smartphone theft in 2013, according to Consumer Reports. While not every gadget offers a long-term warranty, there are useful and low-cost business devices that can help save you time and focus on your manufacturing business.

 

handPico pocket projector

Never be caught off-guard for a spontaneous meeting agaiasdfan. Tuck a Pico pocket projector in your jacket and connect to your laptop or smartphone to give a presentation. The projector runs $149 and up and can replace the need for expensive audio visual equipment for your next business meeting. A one-year warranty can can help repair the defected product for free or replace it outright. The relatively low cost of this handy gadget makes it easy to replace without the need to take out an expensive extended warranty.

Wait click here to read more

Five Best Cars for Tech-Savvy Drivers

August 2, 2015  |  Cars, Guest Writers

[Disclaimer: Content Provided by Guest Writer Jim Burch]

Jim Burch born and raised near St. Louis, I developed an obsession for baseball and the Cardinals. College days brought me south to Kentucky where I studied creative writing and journalism while working as an editor for the Murray State News. These days, I write diverse and sexy copy and hone my physical prowess at my CrossFit gym in Chandler, AZ. My specialties range from movies and television to consumer technology to health and fitness.

The world’s best cars don’t just compete for engine power, safety and fuel efficiency, now they’re competing for the latest technology inside the cabin. Everything from GPS navigation to Bluetooth connectivity changes your experience on the road. Whether you’re window shopping for a dream car or looking for a real purchase, keep an eye on some of these manufacturers giving priority to tech on the road.

tesla-model-s-profile

Tesla Motors Model S

Tesla Motors is a California auto manufacturer headed by Elon Musk, the mind behind PayPal and SpaceX. Unlike any major car maker in the world, Tesla produces only electric vehicles like its flagship, the Model S.

The Model S is the car from the future. It requires no gas, accelerates 0 to 60 mph in three seconds, features a giant touch screen for a center console and even has door handles that lie flush with the panel and automatically pop out as the driver approaches the car. Since the Model S doesn’t use a traditional combustion engine, it doesn’t need oil changes or regular maintenance, and software updates to the car’s system are downloadable over the air.

Wait click here to read more

Safety Precautions for Using Cloud Storage

July 7, 2015  |  Guest Writers, Techie

[Disclaimer: Content Provided by Guest Writer from SocialMonsters]

Cloud data storage and computing services have the potential to increase productivity exponentially for many people, but this fledgling technology does still have some risks. Data breaches can happen to anyone, and they do—Experian reports that nearly half of all organizations have suffered a data security incident within the last year.

9866_shutterstock_164484395

Protecting your data means using the cloud cautiously and safely. Here’s a look at what you can do to ensure your personal or business data stays secure.

Wait click here to read more

The Role of Satire in Plays, Television and Movies

April 28, 2015  |  Guest Writers

[Disclaimer: Content Provided by Guest Writer from SocialMonsters]

Satire has been used for thousands of years to call attention to and ridicule the questionable beliefs of others. For example, Aesop used satire in his fables and authors such as Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift used their stories to humorously expose a variety of foibles, such as racism and poverty.

shutterstock_11289349

The goal of satire is to comment on or to try to change some aspect of society that the author does not agree with. Satire also can take difficult topics and make them more relatable or understandable. Because it relies on humor to get its point across, satire typically uses exaggeration as part of the message. Today, satire can be found in a variety of plays, television shows and movies.

Wait click here to read more