According to The Verge, Star Simpson has just launched a crowdfunding campaign — and the inspiration for her campaign is ?circuit classics.? What are these, exactly? She took circuit drawings from Forrest Mims III and actually created real, working boards. These hand-drawn designs also include a quote from Mims. Forrest Mims was the author of several incredibly iconic books, including ?Getting Started in Electronics? and the ?Engineers? Notebook.? This book was published in the 1980s by Radio Shack, and copies of it have been lovingly passed down through generations.
To begin with, there are three available designs; the Bargraph Voltage Indicator, the Stepped Tone Generator, and the Dual-LED Flasher. So far, Simpson has managed to raise $17,354 — pretty good for a $9,750 goal! In ordContinue reading
USB cables have become extremely popular over a short period of time. They have made almost every electronic device universal and can power anything from external hard drives to cell phones. There was the USB 1.0 cable and then the USB 1.1 cable but they have been almost entirely replaced by the USB 2.0 cable. There are USB 3 cables on the market but the most commonly used is the 2.0. Many people try to buy a USB 2.0 extension cable without realizing that you can’t just connect an extension cord to the cable and expect it to work. In order to make a USB 2.0 extension cable funContinue reading
What is Heartbleed, and what should professional website designers know about it? The entire internet is talking about Heartbleed, “a vulnerability in OpenSSL — the Internet’s most commonly used cryptographic library — has been bleeding out information, 64 kilobytes at a time, since March 2012,” NPR reported Wednesday. Who was affected, and what can people do?
Smartphones and VPNs Likely Bugged, According to CNN
NPR explains that a considerable number of top new agencies are taking the bug too seriously — and possibly inciting a bit of a panic. Not all sites are vulnerable to the bug that went largely undetected. NPR recommends that consumers change their passwoContinue reading
It outsourcing companies help your company excel in an increasingly technological world. Armed with the knowledge surrounding computer networking and phone structure technologies IT outsourcing companies ensure your company has the ultimate communication, imperative for any business to smoothly operate.
Studies show 37% of small and medium sized businesses enlist the services from IT outsourcing companies. This is in great part due to the limited resources available to internal IT outfits within smaller companies. IT outsourcing companies offer companies top to bottom technology support for their phone and computer systems.
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This Monday, Microsoft announced that it would be matching the cloud pricing from Amazon web services. Not only would virtual servers receive a 35% price cut, but storage would receive up to a 65% cut, effective after May 1. Microsoft has also announced plans to add a new tier of basic virtual servers — these will be 27% cheaper than standard.
Amazon made similar cuts to their services several days before, prompting many to wonder whether Microsoft would continually maintain a “match the leader” cloud hosting outlook considering that both Amazon and Google have been continually implementing sharp price cuts in an effort to sweep the market. Amazon, for its paContinue reading
Thousands of people across the country have the same thought almost every day: why are television remote controls so darn good at hiding? It seems like you set them down on the table, turn around to grab you snack, and suddenly they’ve vanished.
To help you find those ninja-like TV remote controls, here are a few things you can do to locate them!
Go Back to the Scene of the Crime.
Maybe you just missed them your first time looking around. Check underneath your furniture or in the corners where the remotes might have fallen. Perhaps you didn’t set it down where you thought you did, and unintentionally put it on top of the TV perhaps.
According to America’s Small Business Advocate (NSBA), about 98% of small businesses say that it’s important to keep up with new technology. Considering how much time many business owners of all backgrounds and sales now spend on the computer, it’s not hard to begin to see what sort of role better technology can have in improving company operations.
The same NSBA report showed that the average small business had 19 computers, and about 47% of owners would spend between three and five hours on a computer every day on average.
How can you improve your company’s approach to technology? Here are three suggestions.
1. Get a Better Website
Everyone is using the internet to find out information about the products and services they’re interested in. Many people, in fact, useContinue reading
If you are a small business owner who has fallen on hard times, a new entrepreneur, or simply tighter than bark to a tree, you should spend a little bit of time looking for a local SEO consultant to help you. Not only are today’s affordable SEO companies for small businesses relatively cheap, they also offer the best return-on-investment in the world of online marketing.
Actually, today’s leading local SEO companies are so affordable that you would be hard-pressed to find a better ROI in the entire marketing realm! This is because local SEO experts can offer their clients the latest in cutting edge search engine optiContinue reading
The internet is one of the most dominant forces in the world today. Billions of people utilize the web for search and email, the two biggest internet activities. But perhaps one of the most significant statistics comes from the surge of eCommerce sales in recent years. In 2012 alone, eCommerce sales topped $1 trillion, making it the first time sales have eclipsed the billions, according to eMarketer.
This success has come at the helm of high quality website design, as well as strategic online marketing and advertising. With so many people shopping online, there is an increased need to improve the quality of company website design, as well as the content on the site. A combination of expert graphic design and solid content will likely attract the most number of consumers to a website.
To accomplish thisContinue reading
Chances are you’re a hard-working, honest business person, so you’ve probably taken work home with you before. After a few sacrificed hours of your downtime, you nailed a report and got things done. The next day at work when you go to hand the report in, you realize that you never put it on your jump drive. You have to run home to grab the file, losing an hour of the day to do so, or else redo the whole thing in the office.
Such frustrating situations are what inspired cloud computing solutions, which are changing the way that small businesses operate. The best cloud hosting solutions allow small businesses to save money, time, and stress on a daily basis. In addition to similar situationContinue reading