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If you’re a fan of technology and driving, there’s a good chance that you like to keep up with what’s going on in the world of car design and engineering. There’s no doubt that we live in exciting times when it comes to getting around, and it’s easier than ever to get from A to B unscathed. If you’re a tech fan, the idea of investing in an electric car may have crossed your mind. If you’re not sure whether to take the plunge, hopefully, this guide could help you to make a decision.
From MySpace to Snapchat social media has slowly infiltrated (do I dare say dominated) our lives for two decades.
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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.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that just when everything seems to be running along smoothly, that is when disaster chooses to rear its ugly head. The same is certainly true in business. You may think that everything is going perfectly according to the plan until you are struck by an event that suddenly blows everything off course. It may be that you suddenly lose some major clients, you suffer a lawsuit or your company reputation is damaged. Whatever the case, here are a few of the top ways that you can defend your business from disaster.
There’s no doubt about it; if you read the statistics, the tech industry has a problem with the number of women who work within it.
Throughout the different forms of technology, there’s a gender gap that just keeps coming up again and again.
Let's take a deeper look into those stats:
If you have a spare room in your home, why not set up the perfect ‘man cave’, the perfect option for spot watching and game playing and it helps to remove the clutter from your main room.
In fact, carving out an area for all of the gadgets and techy things in one space is generally a great way to fung shui your casa.
Looking to set up a "Man Cave" or "Tech Hideway" in your home?
Here are a few things to consider.
Modern businesses are now completely dependent on various forms of technology, and all that technology has a shelf life. This is true for everything from the dusty server room that’s making your whole IT infrastructure tick, or an app that undergoes weekly updates. If you want your business to be as successful as possible, it’s essential to consider the best way to execute this kind of shift. Here are some of the most important considerations when upgrading your business tech.
Editors note: Sasha Horne is an award-winning journalist turned digital media entrepreneur. A former TV news reporter, correspondent and CNN Fellow now travels the world helping startups, brands, and entrepreneurs craft their digital presence.
As a kid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my favorite cartoons. Raphael was my favorite turtle (always the prankster), but my favorite character was April O'Neill, the reporter for Channel 6 News.
From taking my dad's camcorder into the front yard to do "live" news reports to my 6th grade communication arts class where we produced our own television shows, for as long as I can remember my goal in life was to work in news.
Your office says a lot about your business. It contributes to the culture, let’s visitors know instantly what your business is all about, and determines just how productive - and ultimately successful - it is. If your business is going well and you’re thinking about upgrading your office space, then you’ll be presented with an opportunity to create a space that really sets your company apart from other companies. It’ll be your chance to take your business to the future, and to improve some of the practices that may be holding you back. Here are ten tips to ensure your new office is everything you hoped it would be and more.
Working for many people is a fact of life with nearly two-thirds of the population commuting to the workplace and either run a business or are employed to do a job in some form of working environment. One of the most common places to work is in an office like space. These days many jobs from being a lawyer to general administration can take place in an office environment. However, running a business from an office space may not be as straightforward as you imagine. There are common problems that any professional can expect to witness at some stage during their working life, but, it’s how you handle those issues that set you apart from the rest. So I thought it would be worth sharing with you some of the problems anyone can face in their office environment and offer some tips on how the professionals overcome them.
Marketing is a must for all businesses. Whether you’re selling a product or a service, you need to make sure that your clients know who you are and what you’re offering. If nobody knows that you exist, your business will fold pretty quickly.
Effective marketing can make your company sky-rocket. The problem is that it’s not always easy to get marketing right. If you’re a business owner with grand plans, here are some tips to ensure that you make the most of marketing.
Obviously, I wouldn’t encourage procrastinating whilst you should be working, but when you’ve next got a long lunch break and nothing to do, there’s some great tech you could be sinking your teeth into. Not literally, of course, but there are some truly sweet advancements in modern technology to get excited about when you’ve next got time to kill and you’re bored of staring at the wall for thirty minutes. If you’re wondering what the best ways to procras-tech-nate might be, here are just a few.
When you first begin running your startup, you will probably find that you end up being a jack of all trades, so to speak. As the CEO you will be responsible for business management and development, of course. But you may also find that you end up performing the role of marketing executive, accountant, and HR manager (among others) all at the same time too. This is natural for a fledgling business, as very few people running start-ups have the cash flow to immediately invest in staff from day one. There will, however, come a time where you need to bring other people on board to help you manage all these various facets in a more organized manner. One key team that you need to develop is your marketing team. These people are responsible for pretty much all the attention your business receives - or the lack of it. A poor marketing team can result in your business ultimately drying up. After all, if you can't pull in any clients, there's no money, and if there's no money, you will struggle to keep your company afloat. Take a look at these three things you need to train your marketing team in so that you can throw out great campaigns again and again.
Looking for ways to save money within your small business? You are not alone, as there are lots of businesses out there taking advantage of a wide range of products that are either cheap or free to use. In order to ensure you are using the right product for you, it is important to identify your business needs and goals, and then see what areas may need reinvigorating. Although owning a small business can often be expensive when starting out, reinvigorating it does not have to be. With some of these products you no longer have to burn a hole in your pocket to ensure your business runs successfully. With tools and services available to small and large businesses, the promise to cut costs to your business while also alleviating some of the stress involved with running a business has never been easier.
Small businesses don’t have it easy when it comes to marketing. In fact, it’s downright impossible thanks to all of the conflicting information. Some posts like to preach about how new, online techniques are the only way forward. Another will say that a mixture of offline and online is the best option. What is an SME to do? The secret is to pick a method and stick with it for the best results. If you’re a modern marketing type of firm, these are the rules that will help.
The world of tech is a challenging one. With computers becoming a very large part of business, it’s hard for companies to keep up. When you only have a few employees, and no one knows how to solve IT issues; it’s a nightmare. And, a lot of people don’t realise that there’s help out there for them. It’s just a matter of looking in the right places. Of course, this will cost some money. But, the investment will be worth it. To help you out, this post will be going through some of the ways that you can improve your businesses techy side; without having to hire anyone new.
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.
Looking for a new game for the new year? Check out Slang N’ Friendz a dictionary database of traditional words and slang; giving players of all ages the chance to express themselves and learn in a way they’ve never been able to do through traditional word games.
Slang N’ Friendz is the basic word game reinvented.
Hip Hop & Film Superstar Ludacris teamed up with entrepreneur Edwin Benton to release Slang N’ Friendz, inspired by the frustrations of not being able to play commonly used words, or slang, in traditional word games From "Fleek" to Cray" you now have a better shot at kicking your friends butt!
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.
Technology keeps pushing forward in fascinating ways. New tech has transformed our lives in many respects. New devices and advances in the internet allow us to communicate freely from almost anywhere. New tech is always being used in business to improve customer service and efficiency. You probably use all kinds of innovative devices in your daily life.
New technology also helps people enhance their appearance. There have been massive advancements in cosmetic procedures allowing people to uphaul their appearance. Even on a smaller scale, tech is being used for improved personal fashion and style. Here are some of the ways technology is making us more attractive.
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.
Just wow. Talk about an October Surprise.
Here are 11 of the wildest tweets we've seen in response to Trump's degrading comments about women.
If you are a brand or a blogger and are looking to develop your brand and business, there are so many options these days. The fact that you already have an online presence is great. But there is certainly more that you can do to build up your audience. It can take some hard work and dedication, but it might be time to branch out into some different areas.
One area that is growing and growing in popularity is vlogging. Not only is it a great way to directly connect with your audience or customers, you can also earn money.
Vlogging can increase your followers and readership as well. With the likes of Facebook Live now too, video is where social media and marketing is at. So if you aren’t already doing it, why not? Here are a few ideas to get you started, if you’re not sure where to start.
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