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!
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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.
Guest post: Amanda Powell is a self-proclaimed technology aficionado, lover of all things innovative, and aspiring professional photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This summer, camera technology startup Light raised a $121 million Series D round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund with participation from German camera and optics manufacturer, Leica Camera AG. While the funding may set the scene for a future product partnership between Leica and Light, it’s also a major step toward the development of the much-anticipated Light-powered smartphone. Shortly before the funding round, Light revealed that it was working on a smartphone prototype with up to nine lenses, capable of capturing high-quality images on par with DSLR camera shots. As the next wave of innovation comes to smartphone technology, Light joins multiple companies working to bring powerful camera technology into smartphone users’ pockets.
Working from home is one of the best ways there is of providing for your family while also having lots of time to be with them, educated hem, look after them, and love them, So, it is not at all surprising that an ever-increasing number of parents are choosing to work from home, and in many cases, set up their own businesses, so that they can take greater control of their lives.
Most people who work from home start out either freelancing or by setting up a small business. This is almost always necessary until one establishes themselves and builds up a decent client/customer base.
However, there comes a point when it is possible and desirable to turn that small business into something bigger; something that will generate a bigger income and offer a greater level of security.
If you’re in that position right now, and you’re ready to see your home-based business grow, here’s what you need to do to make it happen:
If you’re crazy about both technology and fitness, you probably keep an eye on the latest gadgets constantly.
So many new toys are being released all the time, and many of them continue to focus on making it easier for the average person to be both healthier and more active during their everyday lives.
With so much to choose from, however, it can be tough to keep up unless you’re really into it. Make it a bit easier for yourself to stay up to date while also giving yourself the gift of fitness by having a look at the tech gadgets below.
It’s not just for fitness freaks, you know, as the latest technology will help you to look and feel your best as well. Here is a handful of the very best ones so that you can spruce up your fitness routine with a new toy or two.
As a former political news reporter days like these approaching election season reminds me of the reason I got into the media world in the first place.
âSeptember 10, 1989 I have a distinct memory of being 5 years old and watching the news preparing to evacuate when Hurricane Hugo made landfall near my hometown.
I have very distinct memories of TV news events as a child. An 80s baby growing up in the 90s, my first real I was 12 and under. Operation Desert Storm, OJ Simpson's White Bronco Chase and what happened at that compound in Waco. The World Trade Center and Oklahoma City Bombings.
While I could go on YouTube and track down clips, the one news event I can actually watch in full, uncut, commercials and all are the Anita Hill proceedings. My late Mother, along with mothers, around the US recorded this historic moment on VHS.
More than 197 billion mobile apps were downloaded in 2017 alone.
This boost in downloads is only natural given our advances in technology in the past few years. Smartphones are the new normal, and new apps are released every day with promises to make our lives better in one way or another. With so many mobile apps to choose from, what sets yours apart? How can you keep consumers interested in your app while also keeping it stable amidst greater downloads?
The answer is more straightforward than you think. While things like monetization and features all play a part in the success of your app, it all comes down to one major component: effectiveness. Does your app work? Does it do what it’s supposed without crashing? If there are errors, how does it track them? In the age of competitive mobile downloads, users don’t have the patience for under-performing apps.
This guide tackles not only the best ways to boost your app effectiveness, but also crucial ways to track your errors in real-time so you can prevent future problems. While it’s impossible to avoid 100% of errors, these steps will make your problems easier to fix.
Launching your own business is a lot of fun. But it’s also quite serious and stressful. If you know that you want to be super successful from the start, you really have to put a lot of effort in. It’s not something that you can just hope works. You have to really push for it to work. And that requires you to be smart and really do things in a different way. One of the very best things that you can do, is to procure the right services. Sometimes, if you’re trying to do every single thing on your own, you’re going to struggle. At some point, you need to bring in help. Not only does this free up your time to focus on the things that you are great at, but it also means that you get some expertise in a range of area brought into your business. So let’s take a look at some of the services you should look to use.
Technology has been transforming our world for hundreds of years. After all, just think about how vastly different our lives are now to the people who were alive around a hundred years ago. Back in the 1800s, the life expectancy was a lot lower than what it is now, and machinery and tools were highly inefficient and cumbersome, meaning that fatalities were high in factories and workhouses. Thankfully, because of all the tech developments over the past hundred years and more, our lives have become a lot safer.
You might think that we’ve got it as good as it can be right now, but it actually looks like the best is yet to come. Here are some of the best things to be excited about in the future of tech!
Nowadays the online world is overflowing with bloggers who want to take over their industry.
You have always wanted to give it a go, simply because you would enjoy the technology side of the blogging business.
When it comes to making money online, blogging is one of the most popular methods out there at the moment. Becoming a blogger is simple, but being a successful and popular one is another story. The following strategies will help you to become the best blogger out there and start your journey towards becoming a money-making, video shooting, brand collaborating machine.
If you are a software developer and are thinking about starting off on your own to provide more value for your clients than your current employer, you will have your work cut out. There are thousands of freelancers offering custom software and programming, and you will have to give your market a good enough reason to buy from your company. Below you will find a few tips on how to get your software company off the ground.
With the abundance of SEO trends, clever and convoluted ways to promote your business, as well as the fact that the landscape is continually chopping and changing, there appears to be only one constant throughout the whole of your promotional endeavors, the website.
However many new marketing campaigns are implemented, or the products being altered fit the marketplace, the website is the one thing that remains as a key significance any promotional package.
And as modern businesses need to ensure that their website is the core of their promotional package, what do we all need
from our websites these days?
Read on for details:
Does your desktop look like this picture? You are not alone.
A lot of modern companies have given up paper, choosing to do everything digitally.
This has helped to reduce physical clutter in the workplace, and this is where digital clutter was born.
This type of clutter may not as be as visible to a client, but it can still have negative effects, slowing down productivity and causing errors.
Read on for a few ways in which you can tackle your company’s digital clutter.
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