Technology has always moved at a blistering pace and so it is with consumer technology. It seems as though weâve just barely gotten our hands on the latest and greatest piece of life changing tech when it is rendered obsolete by a rival product or a new iteration of the product youâve just bought. It can be very tempting to assume that our outmoded tech has been rendered obsolete, worthless, junk and fit only for recycling (whatever you do donât throw old tech in the trash, the consequences for the environment are dire). Besides which, that old tech gathering dust in your attic or sitting in storage boxes in your parentsâ basement could well be worth more than you might expect.
Editors note: Sasha Talks Tech is excited to welcome ABC Whodunnit? Alum Melina Alves as a regular contributor to this site. Read more about Melina below!
The van movement is having a moment. Major life decisions are being made. Savings accounts created. Jobs quit. Furniture sold. Leases cancelled. Vacation days depleted. People are opting to live in their vehicles and set off on a cross country excursion....for pleasure. Something exciting is waiting out there for you and an old VW van or Chevy might be your key to finding it.
It's time to buckle up and enjoy the open road!
There are a lot of benefits to working remotely, and technology has made remote work accessible to more people than ever. Parents can be more flexible to spend time with their children, travelers can go jet-setting while maintaining an income, and skipping time-consuming commutes and office politics.
One of the main challenges of working remotely is staying productive. Here are some helpful tips for remote workers looking to increase their productivity.
Tis the season for ugly sweaters, egg nog, and epic holiday parties.
Dubbed the December Bender by some, the first few weeks of the twelfth month of the year are often jam-packed with invites of formals, charity events and all of the epic-ness the season of giving has to offer.
Organizing a holiday event?
Looking to make your mark with your holiday soiree?
Here are the top tech tools to help make your event awesome!
From health care to location independent work, one of our favorite parts of chronicling today's digital age is looking back at how technology has enhanced and disrupted nearly every industry imaginable.
Technology has also transformed the recruitment sector over the years; an interesting subject as it’s a sector that seems to be the focus of many tech start-ups and therefore likely to continue to evolve in the coming years.
There have been a lot of jokes going around the internet over the last couple of years regarding Netflix's seemingly endless hunger for new shows to add to their platform.
Whether it is something they create themselves or media which already exists, Amazon and Netflix have been adding vast amounts of content to their platforms in this time, giving their customers access to a range which simply can't be found elsewhere.
Of course, though, how exactly does a company like this come into possession of a show or an idea which belongs to someone else? To answer this question, this post will be exploring what goes into this sort of work.
REME the go-to app for health and wellness at your home or office - delivering massage, stretch and hydration has officially launched.
With a mission of helping you to feel your best, whenever and wherever you are, we are excited to on #Wellness Wednesday introduce you to this mindful health and wellness community.
It’s fair to say that the majority of people didn’t predict how the modern internet would work. In the early days, back in the 1990s, internet service providers built out the physical network that would carry the data, and then individual website owners bought their servers to process the traffic.
Almost everything was free, and advertising was unobtrusive and comparatively rare.
But as the internet developed, a new model began to emerge: yes, the internet would continue to be free (at least in monetary terms), but those using it would have to pay the price somehow.
Most users of the internet still have the old payment paradigm in their heads - internet service providers get money to provide, well, services on the internet. But in truth, that model has been dead for a long time. Users now hand over their money to ISPs, and data to FAANG companies in return for the services they get.
I just upgraded the iPhone XS and when I learned about this Liquid Pro Glass Screen Protector from CellHelmet, I knew I needed it in my life and that's how this item became # 1 on our PRACTICAL holiday gift guide...gifts your friends and fam will ACTUALLY use.
Read on to learn more about this indie product which got its start on the popular show Shark Tank!
The days get shorter, the nights get longer, and the blazing heat from the sun is nothing more than a fond summer memory. That’s right; winter is coming! Some people deal with these cold winter months better than others, and some even prefer it to summer.
There’s a lot that goes on during this period of the year so it can be pretty tough to handle the sheer excitement of the festive season combined with the cold weather.
Luckily, as with most things these days, some apps make your life that little bit easier! Check out this guide to the top apps to help you get through winter this year:
Halloween is over so it's time for the season of giving, no?
My New Year's Resolutions in 2018 were simple, yet challenging: practice self care and getting organized.
I now have an AMAZING team that helps Sasha Talks Tech, Perks of Ambition and all of our projects running smoothly...but I digress.
Tis the season for Sasha Talks Tech to offer our picks of the hottest, most practical gifts you could give this holiday season.
These are the types of gifts that your friend, co-worker and/or loved one will not just appreciate, they'll actually USE.
Read on for a sneak peek at some of the early goodies that have come including an invisible screen protector that makes your screen stronger on a molecular level.
Sasha Talks Tech Practical Holiday Guide
Web Summit, the annual gathering of techies from across the globe is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal November 4-8.
That's where we first met Stephenie Rodriguez, a tech entrepreneur and digital nomad who has visited 50+ countries!
Stefanie is a global citizen, serial entrepreneur,and travel solution architect, so it's no surprise she dreamed up the concept for WanderSafe.
A long-time solo female traveler, Stefanie teamed up with retired CIA Safety expert Thomas Pecora to create a powerful, compact, personal device that pairs seamlessly with an awesome smartphone application.
The WanderSafe app and device deliver three key features for everyone who ventures away from home -- information, environmental awareness and the right equipment you need to deter an assault.
It's no secret here at Sasha Talks Tech we love
We love technology on this site. We love the way it can help us change our lifestyle, help us in business, and up the entertainment factor in our lives. Technology is brilliantâ¦
Until it isn't!
Let's be honest, as wonderful as technology is, there are times when it can cause us to stamp our feet and say naughty things out of frustration. When something doesn't work as it's supposed to, then we can get angry at the thing itself, and angry at ourselves for buying something that is causing us so much pain! Technology frustrations are something we can all relate to.
Read on for more info...
It's that time of year, the season of giving.
âIf you are looking for a way to get your business involved in an initiative that gives back to the community, then you're on the right track.
Community service is a win-win with major benefits.
Having a giving spirit sets you apart from your competition and can result in brand recognition and reputation for your brand. Often times your donation may be tax-deductible, and helps you to get to know prominent community leaders, all of which benefit your company.
Of course, the most important reason to give back to the community is that it makes you, your employees, and other people feel good about themselves.
Read on for our guide offering these ways to bring more to your neighborhood.
Launching a company is an exciting process. So exciting, in fact, that many entrepreneurs forget their legal duties. And that can be a problem.
Not only do founders risk legal liability themselves, but they can also put their entire company at risk, especially if their business depends on legal protection in some form.
Take a look at some of these stupid legal mistakes founders make when setting up their companies so that you can avoid them yourself.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. It helps to be proactive and choose an HVAC company before you end up with a problem with your heating or cooling units.
In fact, waiting until you have an emergency can makes things worse because you won't necessarily have time to choose what's best when you are in the midst of a heatwave with no AC or your heating goes out in the middle of winter.
Before you decide where to go for your HVAC needs, check out these tips from our friends at ESCO Heating and Air Conditioning.
There is no hiding from the fact that businesses need some form of digital footprint to survive these days. Whether you are solely based online or have some form of physical face to face business, a digital footprint can enhance the way you do business. It might be in terms of sales from your website or simply general advertisement online. However, I think many small businesses could do with improving their digital footprint in some way, perhaps allowing them to be seen in what can be saturated market online, especially in particular industries. I thought I would share with you some of the my thoughts on how you could improve yours, thinking smartly and making subtle changes.
SEO, otherwise known as search engine optimization, is an integral part of any business’ online strategy. After all, it is crucial for a company to have an online presence in this day and age if they are going to grow and keep up with their competitors. SEO helps to achieve this by increasing a company’s internet prominence via utilizing certain techniques to move the business’ website higher up on the search engine result pages. With that being said, let’s take a look at the main elements of an SEO campaign in further detail.
Most people imagine all entrepreneurs to be creating new gizmos and gadgets all the time, but there are so many more industries other than retail within which entrepreneurs conduct their business. One such sector is healthcare, which has been steadily growing in popularity for the past few years, with more and more people deciding to create a healthcare startup of their very own. Like any other business, this is a life-changing process, but there will be issues to face along the way. To save time, money, and worry, here are six mistakes that you should avoid.
âThe subprime mortgage market began in late 2017. Less than a year later the nation was in a complete recession. The collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers happened in September 2008.
Fast forward ten years, and technology has transformed the way we do business. In fact it has allowed it be an even better option for many people who faced the unstable economy and layoffs of the late 2000's.
As you may have already realized, the world is changing, and technology is growing bigger and bigger, and because of this, we now live in the modern world - a viral world - a virtual world. So when it comes to businesses, they are thriving more than ever, and entrepreneurs that never thought their dreams would come true - are coming true, because the number of opportunities out there for people are huge now.
Read on to learn how!
This post was created in partnership with Best Buy.
Watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photos streaming on your TV from all your family's devices.
Stream from your phone to TV with Chromecast
Connect Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and stream your favorite photos, right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do.
Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, and HBO NOW my go-to especially when Game of Thrones is on!
Read on to learn more about our favorite features!
Over the past few months I've received a slew of new products that aren't exactly tech in the way you'd normally think. While they may not need a battery to operate, they each use some form of modern tech to provide relief or enhance your life.
Read on to get my honest opinion on relief for restless leg syndrome, refreshing your Britney and other favs to get you through fall 2018.
The Decline Of Health Care, The Rise Of LifeCare: digital health 2018 Annual Body Computing Conference
Hosted by the USC Center for Body Computing, the conference highlighted findings from two landmark studies and addressed how to protect digital health data.
What do Marines trying to make it through boot camp and senior citizens trying to make it to a medical appointment have in common? They both can benefit from digital health tools, according to digital innovators at the 12th Annual Body Computing Conference.
October isn't all about haunted houses and hayrides. It's also a month to stay woke about some very important health, safety, and social issues.
Read on for our list of important causes you should take note of this October.
We have previously posted about the importance of understanding the customer experience journey here, now we will focus on the user interface (UI) design tendencies that can lead to making this journey easy-to-go for customers and easy-to-handle for customer support specialists and web designers.
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