Wanted: Women Hackers

Posted November 24, 2013 By Richard Leo

Legitimate hacking is more commonly known as computer science.  The field is expected to grow throughout the decade.  The latest estimates indicate 1.4 million computer-related jobs will open up in the next 10 years.  Americans can let these jobs be filled by foreign graduates of computer science or they can take steps to encourage their daughters to learn to design software and analyze code.

According to multiple studies, two of the most important factors for women choosing a career are a good salary and flexibility.  Along with engineering, computer science is at the top of careers that provide both.  In … Read the rest


Tech Gifts on a Budget

Posted October 25, 2013 By Richard Leo

The end of October means the beginning of the holiday shopping season.  And studies indicate that more than a third of the population prefers to receive electronic gifts. That’s a higher percentage than other high ticket items like jewelry.  With new versions of iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, and innovative gadgets like the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch it is easy to see what the most requested tech gifts will be for the 2013 holiday season.

But what about gift buyers who are on a budget? They want to get the most for their money while still delighting the receivers of their … Read the rest


Hi-Tech Race Cars: Old and New

Posted September 23, 2013 By Richard Leo

There was a time at the beginning of race car driving when race cars where simply cars and drivers wore little more than goggles and gloves.  The newest technology was the cars themselves.  Obviously a lot has changed over the last century and increases in technology have improved car performance as well as driver safety.

Modern race cars may look low-tech on the outside but a quick peek inside will prove otherwise.  Roll cages, centralized seating, camera monitoring systems are just a few of the features that give modern race cars an edge over traditional road cars.  They are also … Read the rest


Tech in New Cars: A Modern Selling Feature

Posted August 12, 2013 By Richard Leo

While engineers continue to make dramatic improvements to automobiles in terms of performance capabilities and safety features, thanks to advances in mobile and information technology, the driving experience has never been better. In fact, the tech in new cars today is so innovative and advanced, you may be surprised by the automation and convenience they provide.

Enhancing the Driving Experience

Of course, many of the technological improvements and options that have been manufactured in recent years are designed to enhance the driving experience and promote safety. For example, thanks to GPS printed road maps, which can be difficult and unsafe … Read the rest


What Are Google Glasses?

Posted July 13, 2013 By Richard Leo

glassesWhat new tech could inspire developers to spend $1,500 for the opportunity to test it? Google Glasses.

Developed as a way to take data out of the screen and put it right in front of the eyes — wherever those eyes go.  It looks like a clunky pair of glasses, but it is an advanced system that incorporates a camera, display screen, microphone, touchpad, and battery.  It is, in effect, a wearable computer that interacts with the environment.

What it Does

Glass projects a screen in the upper right of the user’s field of vision. This allows the device to … Read the rest


Create a Web Presence for Your Business

Posted June 5, 2013 By Richard Leo

socialIn the age of social media there are a number of different ways for new companies and consultants to create a web presence for their business. You can, and should, set up social media accounts for your business on the appropriate sites such as YouTube and Facebook. In this case appropriateness will be determined by looking at what products and services you offer and where your target customers are most likely to be active.

Another option is to set up profiles on search engine local and place pages, review sites like yelp, and yellow page portals. These are all places … Read the rest


The Best Financial Software

Posted May 16, 2013 By Richard Leo

The world has gone digital and so has money.  In order to manage your personal finances you likely need to invest some time and money in software.  Instead of watching pennies and nickels, you need to monitor your bank accounts, investments, and debts — most likely using online programs and smartphone apps.

Financial software abounds in all platforms, from the traditional software that is downloaded directly to your computer to programs that exist in the cloud and provide a web interface for your use.  Trying to evaluate each and every program in each platform is pretty much impossible.  However, there … Read the rest


Finding a New Home Online

Posted May 16, 2013 By Richard Leo

Moving can be a stressful time even if one is simply moving across town. Combing that with moving to a new a city, and the stress is multiplied. It does need to be this way however, as there are many steps one can take that will ensure to decrease the stress, and to increase the excitement of the many new opportunities that are about to present themselves. Sometimes, situations such as job transfer can take one out of their home town and into a new city.

houseUnfortunately in some cases, it will not be possible to visit the city before … Read the rest


Virtual Demos: The Test Drive of the IT World

Posted May 13, 2013 By Richard Leo

motor cycleIn a world that’s changing as quickly as the current one, it’s sometimes a mad dash to decide which common sense values are necessary to carry through from the last generation to the next one. It’s possible that the need for such decisions suggests hasty thinking, that just because there are rapid changes, it doesn’t mean that anything needs to be lost. In fact, because the technologies are capable of holding more and more information, people can leave the details to their computers, and keep every bit of common sense as a matter of course.

It was common sense a … Read the rest


Taking a Break From The Office

Posted May 9, 2013 By Richard Leo

For students summer time is the most relaxing time of the year. A nice long break from studies, hanging out with friends, and experiencing new things are just a few of the perks to summer break. As much fun as there is to be had during the summer, it can also a productive time; a time to begin planning for the future and putting that plan into action.

techWith a few exceptions, June and July are spent nailing down a summer job. The list often includes places like McDonalds or, for the really ambitious, Abercrombie and Fitch. Most students don’t … Read the rest