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  • February 28, 2018

    SetTV Service Review

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  • February 13, 2018

    When is The Best Time to Buy a New Phone?

    Determining the right time to purchase a new phone used to be quite easy. It was the summer and spring, with many deals coming over black Friday. Since many new models used to be unveiled in January or February, this is the time when you could easily get discounts on phones. However, nowadays, each model of phone is on its own, with big players having their schedules and launching their phones through individual events. For this reason, it is quite hard to know the time for expecting to see novel phones, and subsequently, the time when the phone prices will drop. To keep all things straight, you need to learn more through a guide that has all the current releases so that you read through all flagship phones. It is likely that you will purchase the older models because their prices drop dramatically when new models come to the market. Patience is rewarding Many technology firms operate on schedules that are quite predictable. There are those that produce a new model every September, and there are those which produce new models regardless of the time of the year. When you understand the timing of the year when you want to purchase a new phone without wasting a lot of money, then you can use production timing to your advantage. What you need to do is to sell your current phone a few months just before a novel model hits the market. You can use a cheaper replacement as you wait for the upgrade then save money by purchasing secondhand new models weeks after the release. If you want an iPhone, you better start looking for a secondhand one in October. For Samsung, May is the best time for a secondhand. You may get surprised with the population of individuals that...
  • January 31, 2018

    Why would you need an ergonomic mouse?

    The little things in life are what we tend to ignore frequently. Personal computers and laptops are almost ubiquitous, and we do tend to do a lot of research before we buy one for ourselves. However, we tend to overlook the little accessories that come along with them. One of them is the mouse. The small size is what probably makes us ignore and we tend to buy whatever is available or we tend to go by brand, color, or features. What never crosses our mind is whether it would fit our requirements, whether we would be comfortable using it. And, rarely would anyone think about an ergonomic mouse, one that would not only be functional but also provide health benefits as compared to an ordinary mouse. Ergonomic versus conventional mouse These days the available varieties of a mouse are mind-boggling. Not only do they come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, but there are multiple types. For example, there are the tiny ones that are highly portable, the conventional ones that come with a scrolling wheel in the middle, the ones without a button that are made for Mac machines. In addition, there are multiple colors to choose from as also special ones for people who are left-handed. An ergonomic mouse isn’t any different in the feature, but the biggest benefit is that it helps prevent a very common injury that regular users of computers face. It is an injury related to the use of mouse and the keyboard and in medical terminology is known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Ergonomic mouses adapt to the shape, size, and posture of your wrists thus providing the comfort that you require while working. Best to invest in ergonomic mouse We do not realize but even minor injuries in fingers or the...
  • Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by modern consumer technology. From your smartphone, computer, television, even the refrigerator you opened this morning is a complicated piece of technology. These pieces of technology are usable right out of the box, without an overly complicated setup process, because they are designed with the average consumer in mind. Nowadays, our everyday appliances are getting smarter, with advancements in micro-computers, Wi-Fi can be built into pretty much anything, allowing you to remotely control the device, or even use your cell phone to see what is inside your fridge. On the other hand, there are industrial technologies. These are custom-made to suit a specific industry’s needs and can sometimes be overly-complicated to set up and get them running. The technology also requires training the employees, because mistakes could have huge financial repercussions. But turns out, this line between the consumer and industrial tech is now fading away. Industries are now Leaning on Consumer Tech Now you might be wondering, if consumer tech and industrial tech are so different then why would industries want to adopt consumer techs in production plants. One major reason would be, they are easier to operate and generally cheaper, resulting in ROI increases. Usage of VR and AR gadgets, IoT, cloud computing, drones and teleoperated robots are increasingly notable in prominent companies’ manufacturing plants. Briefly put, consumer tech is changing the way factories produce in the 5 following ways – AR for Complex Designing and Assembly: Assembly plants involve precise calculation, placement, and movement for the perfect assembly. Before Augmented Reality became a thing, any change in an existing design would bring a prolonged halt to production because the adjustments would have to be reprogrammed into the manufacturing robots. With AR, real-time designing and implementation have been made possible. Surveillance and...
  • In today’s society, every single aspect of our life is closely intertwined with the rest of it. Every action we take will have direct consequences on our lifestyle. Considering the global economic disaster that has occurred a couple of years ago, but still holds a huge influence on the market, it’s even more important to be fully aware of the impact your actions have on everything you know. With so many people living on the brink of existence, not living life but instead surviving it, every single penny saved is of great importance. However, it’s not like that kind of knowledge simply sits around and waits for it to be picked up. On the contrary, some of the following tips are direct knowledge coming from experts, people you would usually hire to do the job for you. Generally speaking, the best way to save money is to educate yourself on the matter in question and to look for long-term benefits. Sometimes, an investment that seems out-of-place may be the very straw you will use to gain financial stability. DIY projects, green living options, minimalism, tiny houses. Those are all things that sound rather inconvenient, but the amount of money you could save by simply utilizing a few of the following tips is sure to turn your head around. First of all, green roofing options are becoming more and more popular in the recent history, with many variations created to better suit the needs of every individual American. Green roofing systems are specially designed roofs that support plant-life. They are costly, but they are well-worth it. By simply applying logic to the matter, you will see that by adding that huge amount of mass, you will further isolate your home. That means you will save money on your energy bills because...
  • January 18, 2018

    Smart Buildings and Green Technology

    The green technology involves methods, materials, and techniques that are used for producing energy in an environmentally friendly way.  The field has also intertwined with business establishments that are, lately,  incorporating sustainable factor more and more.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report in 2011, approximately 3/4 of business organizations in the United States claimed they used at least one green technology. Most of those were energy efficient measures that guarantee energy savings (57 percent) and those minimizing waste production (55 percent). Intensive climate changes have brought outstanding attention to green technology with an emphasis on sustainable building. Smart building How sustainable building includes intelligent structures Sustainable building is a building concept that inevitably includes efficiency of resources and eco-friendly design and building process. Smart building philosophy fits that idea; it is a structure that is fully automated and monitors/controls operations in building such as heating, air conditioning, lighting, ventilation and other systems that use power.  Intelligent buildings utilize sensors to gather data about the activities taking place inside the structure and manage them according to property’s function and needs. This smart infrastructure helps reduce excessive energy consumption, maximizes space usage and minimizes the harmful environmental impact of the building. Roughly speaking, smart buildings increase the productivity of residents with lower energy costs, higher life quality and reduced environmental footprint. There is a significant difference between conventional construction methods and smart ones. The main thing which distinguishes them is dynamism; conventional buildings are static and primarily serve as shelters while smart buildings perform as dynamic systems that focus on continually improving life quality. Composition of smart buildings; materials contributing to sustainability Advancement of green technology brought us closer to sci-fi architecture. Smart buildings use sustainable, intelligent materials that do not only last long but are also durable and...
  • Internet connections get slow because of some common causes which may be caused because of the broadband router configuration errors, wireless interface or some other technical issue in the home network. Comparoid reviewed bring you some tips to diagnose and also fix slow internet connections and some basic ways of troubleshooting the internet connection. Check your broadband router settings– The broadband router is the centrepiece of the internet network which can be solely responsible for the slow network internet connections. It is possible that it has not been configured properly. The MTU settings of the router may lead to speed issues if it is set too high or too low. It is very important to ensure that all the settings done by the manufacturers and internet service provider are consistent. Changes that you make on the router configuration should be recorded carefully so that you can undo them if required. Avoid wireless signal interference– The Wi-Fi performance may be slow because of signal interference. This requires the computers to send messages to overcome the signal issues.  A neighbor WiFi signal or a household appliance may cause an interference.You need to reposition the router if the internet connection goes slowly because of signal interference. Beware of internet worms– A software program that spreads from device to device through a computer network is called an internet worm. This worm generates network traffic without your knowledge and causes the internet connection to run slow. The anti-virus program of your computer should be kept up to date to catch and remove these worms from your device. Stop network applications running in the background– Some applications installed on a computer quietly consume network resources. These applications are installed to do useful work rather than harm the data and device like worms do. Games and programs...
  • In the world of artistry and invention, great attention is always paid to perfection. When you enter an arts shop or go for an exhibition, you would rarely pay any attention to imperfect artworks on showcase. But little do you know the painstaking effort that goes into creating these pieces to meet the right standard. For professional or amateur artists, the tools they use are what makes their art. It could be a special pencil that gives their art that perfect shading or it could be the special ambiance created by the molding of an object using a digital tool such as a 3D pen. When it comes to digital tools, it is natural to expect more in the areas of precision and total outlook. 3D Pens the magical tool? Even though it is called a pen, a 3D pen does not exactly mimic the commonplace pen or pencil. 3dinsider describes the functionality of 3D pens by listing its attributes which includes: ABS or PLA plastic filaments The metal tip (which conducts the heat and regulates the speed) Since the 3D pen does not function like the regular pen with ink or pencil with lead, it delivers the filament in a semi-liquid form. It is this specific function that set it apart for perfection in its delivery. However, it cannot really be described as magical since it requires your individual effort and skill to work rightly. Not to mention using the best 3D pens available on the market. Weighing the usefulness of 3D pens ­Realistically, 3D pens are not an everyday tool for just anybody. It proves more useful for artists or inventors. Penandplastic.com highlight some of these special uses: Creating decorations on objects: If you are a DIY kind of person, you would fancy getting creative in decorating your...
  • Business continuity is something that we do not think about until a disaster strikes. It’s usually only when something goes badly wrong and you see that your company did not have the right infrastructure to react appropriately, that you start thinking about continuity. When it comes to computer data and virtual systems, it is even more important to have a continuity strategy because there are so many issues that can arise. From viruses to system failures, so much can go wrong. Here are six reasons why data backup solutions will help improve your company’s continuity strategy. Loss of Data – What is the Impact? We think of data that is lost as being nothing more than files and documents that are recoverable. But the reality for most businesses is that nothing is recoverable unless a proper backup strategy is in place. Whether it is a hard drive or server crashing, or something happening with your VPS solution, we can never plan for failure. Even with the best cheap windows VPS hosting plan, you are liable to lose data if you are not coordinating a backup strategy with your VPS host. Loss of data can lead to being without a working website, company files, customer data and other vital information. Data Loss Means Time Loss Too Ask any business owner and they will tell you the saying “time is money” is so important. No business will remain profitable if things are moving in an inefficient way. Businesses rely on doing things quickly and efficiently, which allows them to make profit on their activities. But if your company has to spend ages recovering from data losses, such efficiency will cease to exist. Even one or two data loss events a year can cripple your company, unless you have a continuity plan. Find...
  • A significant portion of our lives now revolves around the internet. And for those who use the internet to promote their brand, put up videos, craft social media profiles, or run a business, it is even more important to ensure that data is being managed and archived appropriately. Even if some of that data seems irrelevant to you right now, there is a good chance you will need to see that data for some reason or another in the near future. That is why it is important to figure out the best method for backing up and preserving your data forever. Data Archiving Options There are two major choices that you have to decide between when you are deciding to archive a large chunk of data. You will either complete this process using physical media, or you will do everything on the cloud. If you are going with the physical option, here are some choices that you may want to know about. Optical Disks: When using writable CDs, DVDs or Blu-Rays, you have the chance to get a large amount of data in physical form in quick time. If you are storing pictures or regular files, DVDs seem the best bet, as you are getting close to 5GB worth of space on a single disk. If you are going with video files, or other types of files that have very large sizes, you may want to go with a Blu-Ray. With a Blu-Ray, you get up to 25GB of space, which is a significant amount. Hard Drives: If you want almost all your data in one physical place, then a hard drive is the way to go. It is inexpensive to buy quality external hard drives, and you can choose between 1 to 4 TB in file space. We recommend...