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Thanks to the wonders of technology there is still time to get an extra special personalized gift for that special person in your life.
I once got a friend a personalized photo album with their daughter using Facebook photos. Is that thoughtful or not your cup of tea?
Let us know in our poll below!
The world is going virtual, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do. But what does this mean? Well, virtual has two meanings. On one level it could mean something that is either almost what it should be not quite. On another, it’s something that doesn’t exist in the physical world but appears to based on computer software. We’re going to look at both of these meanings and how they are playing more of a part in society and the world in general.
From sports arenas to shopping plaza's a new kind of crime fighting robot is rolling along. But should this make you feel safter? We take a look at Knightscope a new company hoping to tackle what they call "America's trillion dollar problem" with crime.
"Knightscope was originally founded in response to the tragic events at Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon," its founders explain.
From its launch in June 2007 up to its 10-year anniversary, this vid highlights the developments of each iPhone model and how it evolved over the course of the past decade.
The one billionth iPhone was sold last July, while the current flagship model, iPhone 7, is a world away from the original phone that was launched a decade ago.
Produced by Neon SMS, a bulk text marketing company in Ireland, this video takes us back to June 2007, when the late Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone to a captive audience.
The device was revolutionary, with its touchscreen interface and Internet connectivity unheard of for mobile phones at that time. After selling 3.7 million iPhones within seven months, Apple continued to implement sleeker design changes and more advanced technology into future models and the company now possesses 94% of global smartphone profits.
Starting a new business can be a very exciting venture. Not only may you finally be seeing your dreams start to become real, but you’re embarking on a very exciting journey. Whether you decide to go for it straight away or spend a few years working on your own at home, at some point you’re probably going to want to open your own office. But, to do that, you’re going to need to get some must-have tech. So of the basic things you'll need to have include laptops (though some startups have adopted a bring your own) attitude, and a website.
Here are a few things that may benefit your new office.
Moving shop can be one of the most stressful things that anyone can do - but let’s face it, if you’re a fellow tech geek, it’s even harder with all the equipment that you own.
Here are a few tips that might just help you next time you’re moving between houses.
It’s essential to stand out from the crowd when it comes to your startup. After all, if you want to move ahead with your business, you need to make sure you are unique and at the top of your game. One thing you can impress with is your tech. After all, if your company has the latest gadgets and tech, you are bound to turn client’s heads. And it can ensure things like your website and social media look superb. Therefore, here is some advice for startups on how you can impress with your tech.
We are relatively well informed when it comes to tech in the home and for business. But how about in a completely unfamiliar environment? When it comes to traveling, you might think that you should leave all things technical at home. Afterall, who needs a laptop when they’re trekking rice paddies in Southeast Asia? Do you want to take your expensive cellular device into the sea with you on a snorkeling trip? Well, obviously not. But this general acceptance of leaving everything electronic at home is the result of a misconception regarding the use of technology on your travels. Here are some innovative products that can give your journeys an extra special touch.
Whether it’s for family movie night, catching the big sports match with friends or completing an epic gaming marathon- a media room is a space of pure indulgence. More than just a big tv in the living room or even a home theater.
It’s somewhere you can really kick back and relax, consume your favorite content, and is a space in your home you can enjoy either with others or alone.
Laptops have given way to tablets, and the encyclopedia has given way to the smartphone. Work has become so much more interactive and fluid. Connectivity means you’re only a click away from being part of a board meeting or sharing new ideas with your colleagues. The expediency of accessing different functions merely at the click or press of a touchscreen have activated avenues in which technology is simply irreplaceable.
Form and function are something that need to be balanced in the home, and this is where the newest smart products can come in. Not only do they look great, but they also perform functions that we wouldn't be able to get from a normal device. Read on to find out more.
By today’s standards, most people have some understanding of how to operate and search for content, both informative and entertaining, on the internet. This has allowed a web revolution, and most of the practical applications you could want a business or service to operate can be found online. It’s for this reason that there’s an ever growing responsibility to learn how to best practice safe internet habits, and teach those to your children.
Due to the universal accessibility of the internet, it’s bound to attract people of both good and bad temperament. Unfortunately, viruses, phishing schemes and methods of ‘hacking’ can leave your computer, and by extension your information, in harm's way. Taking the correct pre-emptive measures to stop this from happening will allow you to actuate your plans for viewing the content you want to see online safely.
This article is geared for those who aren’t familiar with safe internet practices, or those who are who would like to expand their ‘safety arsenal’ online and teach that to those around them.
Virtual reality is getting bigger. It isn’t as big as it could be; but it’s definitely getting bigger. There are many plans out there for virtual reality - plans that suggest it could rule the world.
This probably isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a prediction that it could take anywhere from 5-10 years before virtual reality becomes mainstream. However, once it does, we could all have a brand new way of seeing the world. You could record memories in a way that allow you to almost relive them, as if you were doing them all over again.
The technological world we live in has brought the future to us, and so it would be totally bizarre if this trend hadn’t cottoned onto the importance of people’s weddings, which is has. And in a big way too.
Tech trends have become one of the greatest ways to make people’s weddings that little bit more different, that little bit more personal and unique and fun. That little bit more memorable. Of course, some of the trends require a hefty chunk of cash, while others just take a little bit of creative flair.
It could be that you decide to create your very own hashtag on Instagram so that your guests can upload their photos and you can smile your way through a virtual album that consists of a hundred different photographers, each with their own style. It could be that you turn one of the cocktail tables into a charging hub so that no phones run out of battery and your guests can keep snapping and keep filming until the sun comes up the next morning.
A lot of it is just about being clever with current trends. However, there has been a surge in bride and groom’s using high-tech devices, and must-have gadgets, to get that extra dimension when it comes to looking back on their big day, and remembering all of the smaller things, the little details, and the unseen stuff.
And here is how they are doing it:
Most people love investing in the latest tech to keep themselves entertained. While some of the items mentioned on this page have been around a while, most of you won’t have them at home. However, I think they’re some of the coolest products on the market today, and so you should pay attention to this article. The next time you’re feeling bored on a Saturday afternoon, you can head down to your local store and turn things around. At the end of the day, some of the items on this page are quite expensive. So, you might have to save for a couple of weeks until you can afford them. Still, I guarantee you’ll wonder how you ever entertained yourself without them. Best of all? A couple of these products could help you to make or save money too.
Wearable tech is all the rage and people are really getting into it. These days, there’s a lot of great technology out there that you can wear. If we took a look at all of it, we’d be here all day! Instead, let’s sneak a peek at some of the smartest and most ingenious wearable ideas out there
Is 2017 set to be the year that you’re not the smartest being in your home?
Well, if you’re worried that robots like H.A.L. from 2001: A Space Odyssey will take over, we’re here to put your mind at rest. Here’s the smart technology that’ll be moving in to your home for good this year.
The process of turning a house into a home is a lengthy transition. A house is just a space, but a home is a retreat where you can shut off from the world and feel safe. It’s a place where your family can relax away from the stresses of life. A home is an amazing and unique place.
Having someone break into your home is a nightmare scenario that we all want to avoid. Worst of all, it can shatter the thought that your home is safe. The illusion will disappear, and that’s not a great place for you and your family to be in.
Ever feel like you don't have enough room in your life, let alone your handbag, for your technology anymore? When technology such as cell phones first arose, they were huge. We look back at these old phones now and laugh at them - so why is modern technology getting bigger again? When tech started to become more advanced in the early 2000s, the biggest trend was to see how small you could get your phone. This even become a joke that ran in mainstream media, such as in the movie Zoolander - with Ben Stiller's clueless character using a tiny cell phone. These days, it seems as though we have come full circle. The new iPhone 7 Plus comes in at a whopping 6.2 inches long by 3 inches wide. The iPhone 4, on the other hand, was only 4.5 inches long by 2.31 inches across. Therefore, we can see how technology has grown (quite literally) in just a few years. But what can you do if you're not in for this new maximum size fashion amongst technology? Thankfully, there are a number of smaller products on the market that have been developed with practicality first in mind.
If there’s one piece of tech that this point in history is going to be remembered for, then it’s drones. A lot of us are seeing these cool little gadgets whizzing around the airspace over our hometowns on a regular basis, capturing breath-taking pictures and videos or just being flown for the joy of it. Everyone seems to want a drone these days, and as with a lot of tech many people are rushing into a purchase without enough knowledge. Here’s what you need to know before buying a drone.
I've always been that girl with the tangled headphones.
They are usually in several knots, somewhere in the bottom of my purse, and don't stay in my ears because of the way they are shaped. ( I have pretty small ears).
So during the past few weeks while reviewing the new VerveOnes+ truly wireless headphones, it was super cool getting earbud envy from my boss, friends, and even strangers.
How much time do you spend searching for lost or misplaced items? A recent study says the average person spends 90 minutes per month!
Wistsitki, a Paris-based company known for creating tracking has unveiled its latest collection of jewels to help you locate lost items through your smart phone.
I was very excited to receive the Botvac 80 from Neato Robotics under my Christmas Tree this holiday season. Check out the full review below via Sasha Talks Tech Digital Diplomat Peter's 2 Cents.
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