Sasha Talks Tech
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You have had an incredible tech idea meandering around your brain for the past few years, and you are adamant that this could be a money-making venture of epic proportions. You may have a new piece of software in your sights, a revolutionary app or a new way to implement a piece of coding to streamline business functions. Whatever the innovative piece of tech is that you have in your head, you need to begin to turn it into a physical business presence. However, you’re at a loss as to how you can secure the funding needed to turn your tech vision into a tech reality.
Let’s face it; cash is so last year. It’s dirty, bulky and easy to lose, not to mention easy to steal, and the banks that hold it are hardly fun to deal with. The good news is that right now; there are some great alternatives to cash that make paying for your morning coffee or that new piece of kit a breeze.
Check out these pieces of tech that are set to make cash all but obsolete:
Computers. From school kids to seniors and everyone in between, it's become pretty impossible to get by without one .
Yet, a lot of the time it can feel like a computer runs us, with all it’s little faults and know how you only get after using one.
So even if you don’t know the ins and outs of IT, there’s no need to worry about it. Everyone needs a lesson in the computer world, so here’s a few ideas on how you can make a computer work well for you.
Technology is something that advances in many different areas. We are all aware of how things move, and whether it is on a business or on a personal level, there is only a matter of time before technology will become a huge part of our lives. Whether we embrace it or not. However, one area we are going to be seeing a huge development with is how technology is going to help the elderly community. Our aging population is growing at a rapid rate, and as people are living longer, there needs to be things in place to let them live independently and keep their dignity for as long as physically possible. Here are three ways that technology will enhance the later years in life.
Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Heroes of the Storm are just some of the popular franchises released by Blizzard. This year's fan-favorite extravaganza, Blizzcon, is right around the corner, taking place in Orange County November 3-4 2017.
While this year's convention is SOLD OUT, Blizzard has made some serious enhancements to ramp up the virtual experience for hardcore fans who didn't snag a ticket or couldn't make the trip to Anaheim.
Upgrading the office can be one of the most exciting times in any business - but it can also produce a surprising amount of trouble for those involved. After all, any kind of disruption to your normal working day is going to affect the way the business operates. If you are planning an upgrade, you will absolutely want to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible, with as little disruption to the business as you can manage.
To be able to do that, however, you need to know every aspect of the process inside out. As it happens, there are certain things which are often less obvious. Let’s have a look at those now, to help you gain a better understanding.
From YouTubers to blogging, digital influencers are becoming more and more popular and an essential part of many successful businesses. From big international brands to small entrepreneurs, every man and his dog are running a blog from their home or office to promote their products and services. If you are thinking of taking the leap and making your unique stamp on the internet, then there are a few tech gadgets that are essential to help you get ahead. And if you are wondering why you should start a blog, check out the very many benefits of running a blog.
We all love our tech and the unprecedented mastery over information that if affords us. To live in an age where the sum total of all human knowledge and endeavor is accessible to us through a tiny rectangle in our pocket or a foldable magnesium alloy book that we perch on our lap is a truly wondrous thing. It’s human nature, however, to overuse our resources and our ability to conjure knowledge or entertainment in a click has become intoxicating. As much as we love our laptops, desktops, phones and tablets, it’s important to be aware of the physical effects of too much screen time.
Human bodies, after all, have evolved to be active and mobile foragers. The long term effects of sitting and staring at screens for hours a day are well documented, but since most 9-5 jobs (not to mention an awful lot of leisure activities) require ubiquitous screen use it’s important to understand the physical effects of excessive screen time, as well as what we can do to ameliorate the damage.
It's not a particularly bold statement to make in the modern world, but gaming is infinitely more popular than music and film right now. While gaming was once seen as very uncool or geeky or the pastime of nerds, you've only to venture down to your nearest comic con to see the impact of geeky pastimes such as cosplay to change your attitude towards the nerdy contingent. We have seen the rise in virtual reality and its impact on gaming recently, but also the popularity of gaming in comparison to the film and television markets have shown exactly where people's allegiances lie.
=With more and more shoppers in the US choosing to invest in online businesses; there’s n better time to push your ecommerce brand and begin expanding. The increasing demand for shopping out of hours and while on the move means that online retailers are thriving. However, just like in a physical store, consumer’s expectations are high, and with the evolving tech in the web-based business sector; they’re not slowing down anytime soon.
To keep up with your competitors and exceed the market’s expectations; you’ll need to take note of any feedback you’re getting from clients and customers. Making changes and fixing problems will not go unnoticed by your patrons, and you’ll be able to grow and develop your brand to suit your target audience. The following are some ideas to help you make the most of gaining and utilizing customer feedback for internet business success.
At some point in life, you may find yourself with a bit of spare space around the home. Whether it quickly becomes a storage space, or a place that odd bits and bobs pile up, you might want to think about turning it into something useful.
Because when you love tech, you may as well dedicate a space for it. You might want to build yourself a first class techie office, or even save a space for your budding home business, either way; you can use tech to do it.
So if you’re ready to turn a tired old space into a techie paradise, here’s how to get started.
If your startup is becoming a successful business, chances are you’re ready to grow. Hiring new recruits is scary enough when you’ve built everything up on your own so far. But you’re an entrepreneur. You need specialists in their field to take your company above and beyond where you are now. This means you might be hiring people that are more experienced and more educated than you.
Rather than be intimidated by the pool of talent you might be interviewing soon, why not give yourself a few confidence boosters? After all, you must be pretty talented yourself to have made it this far. Ultimately, you’re the one with the vision to take your business into new markets. And you’re the one that knows what kind of person it will take to drive that. So give yourself a big pat on the back, and get ready to become the greatest boss ever!
A few years ago, the biggest shake up in the gaming world was the fact GTA V was about to hit the shelves. Or the fact the PlayStation 4 was coming out. Or perhaps the fact prize money at eSports tournaments was becoming massive. None of this is too exciting, though. Not really.
After all, these announcements did for gaming what the iPhone 7 did for the iPhone; not much except garner a rapturous applause aimed at their marketing abilities.
However, the gaming world is on the verge of something massive - truly massive - something that could shake up the industry in the biggest way possible, and it only has two letters: VR.
Virtual Reality is the next big thing, and that has been proved by its evolution away from being a niche and into the mainstream of so many industries. But none more so than the gaming world. That is because the main aim of VR is to eliminate as much of the real world as possible, meaning it tries to totally eliminate life from your sensory experiences, replacing this with a virtual one instead.
So, how could it change the gaming world?
The modern world has changed so much in the past couple of years that there are now quite a few different situations where you might be away from home for a prolonged period of time. For instance, you might get sent to away for work to attend international meetings and conferences. Or your kids might be away on a school vacation for a week or two.
Sometimes, we might be split from our family and home life for some very upsetting reasons - for example, some people suffer from health conditions that require them to stay in hospital for a few weeks at a time.
Whenever you end up in one of these situations where you are away from home for a while, there will be just one thing on your mind - how do I get back in touch with my family? Gone are the days of sending a telegram and writing a letter - it even looks like the traditional phone call is on its way out.
Now that we live in the 21st century, more and more people are switching to the following modern communication methods.
When most people analyze startup culture and new businesses, they always look at the trends that companies are adopting.
However, there aren’t many people looking at the current trends in people who are working in this modern business world. But if you do take a look at the people at the helm of each startup compared to the businesses that were set up five or so years ago, you will notice that there are a lot more women setting up their own businesses.
That’s right - the #girlboss is now having a huge influence on the startup industry.
Have you always dreamed of becoming a successful #girlboss and going it alone in the startup world? If so, here are some very important things you need to bear in mind.
Virtual reality has proven to be more than just a video gaming gimmick. Businesses are now starting to realize the benefits of virtual and augmented reality, giving people 3D experiences that might otherwise be too costly or too unsafe to replicate in real life.
It’s thought that VR will become a vital part of most businesses in the distant future. For now, here are just a few of the innovative ways that businesses worldwide are making use of this technology
No longer considered a social or professional taboo, tattoos have by and large become a mainstream concept that is now considered commonplace both publicly and in the workplace.
Much of this sea change in the perception of tattoos is attributed to the improvement and evolution in technology for applying tattoos safely with fewer health risks, and less pain.
There are many female ‘lady bosses’ out there that we can look up to today. Many of them inspiring for numerous reasons. Something they all have in common is that they never let their shortcomings hold them back! Here are our top 5 that you could benefit from looking up to
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Neurovalens' goal is to help people achieve leaner bodies by reducing body fat through neuroscience.
With this week's Indiegogo launch, Neurovalens can now offer Modius, its signature weight loss headset to the public at a discounted price.
Modius has generated a global interest so far with the three biggest markets in terms of sales being UK 42%, US 40% and Ireland 4%.
This week in Beverly Hills, Modius held its launch event at a private estate with a Facebook Live ( seen by more than 15K viewers here.)
The goal: to get the headset into the hands of real people who need it most.
Next weekend August 18-20 the City of Long Beach welcomes the annual Wonder Women Tech conference.
Similar to the summer blockbuster film boasting the same name, this gathering of women from across the nation highlights diversity in technology, innovation, and encouraging women to seek out careers in STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Our mission is to ‘disrupt the conference model’ and create a shift in diversity and inclusion within STEAM industries by offering revolutionary content and impactful discussions that will further the development of women, girls and diversity as innovators.
Blogs are found all over the internet. From blogs dealing with business strategy, insightful tech solutions such as those found here, or even fitness articles that can help you become a better self. You can be sure that if you have an interest in it, someone also does to the point where they find it necessary to write a blog about it. This is the magic and the beauty of the internet - everyone has a platform.
Luckily, there are many benefits to running a blog and very little in the way of downsides. Sites like Blogspot or Wordpress exist to help you run a blog for little cost, limiting the initial fee of entry regarding money, effort and time. This can be a great platform for you to chart your journey, bestow your wisdom, or simply get more connected and in touch with communities you care about. But the benefits of running a blog are numerous, and they extend even past personal use. Even businesses can benefit from running them. We’ll explain a few tips for running one, and then list those benefits, to get you excited enough to start. Without further ado:
As a business owner, you will know all about the stresses that go along with it. Not only do you have the idea of making money to work with, but you also have a full range of responsibilities that can cause you stress. From dealing with customers and managing staff to staying on top of your accounts and trying to drive growth, there’s always a lot to keep you busy. Sometimes, it can be a bit too much. But, it doesn’t always have to stress you out. In fact, it is possible to run your own business and not let it drive you insane. Don’t believe it? Read on…
With all the ups and downs of being a business owner, one thing is for sure; to succeed, you need to listen to your consumers. It’s important to them that you’re operating sustainably, giving thought to the social impact of sourcing your products, and reducing your carbon footprint. Although all of this sounds overwhelming, to begin with, technology is here to make it easier for your business to be green and up to date at all times.
We have found the best tech tools to help you adapt to the changes, make a difference in your community, and harvest gratitude and admiration while you’re at it.
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