Technology Archive

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

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

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

Video Games: Helpful or Harmful?

Posted May 8, 2013 By Richard Leo

Are video games helpful or harmful? This is a question that many people are beginning to ask. The younger generation has grown up in a virtual world that is controlled by video games. They seem to permeate all aspects of a young persons life whether it be at home, at a friend’s house, or even a birthday party. Video games seem to be everywhere and it has many people questioning the value of these games.

When they were first released to the public, video games were revolutionary; they were new, exciting and were a great way to pass the time. … Read the rest

Technology and Baby Boomers

Posted April 29, 2013 By Richard Leo

We’re all aware of the incredible advances technology has brought with it in the last twenty years. Most of the people who grew up in the 70s remember when their family purchased their first home computer. In addition, they didn’t have cell phones, which didn’t exist for individuals of this, generation, and earlier, until they were into their adult years. And for all of us that sprang from these earlier generations, we well remember when email first entered our lives, which for most of us was our introduction to the Internet. As as we see commercials on Youtube and other … Read the rest

Apple Still Leading the Way in Mobile Technology

Posted May 5, 2012 By Richard Leo
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If you have any awareness at all in regards to technology, specifically mobile technology, you know that Apple’s line of phones, tablets, and other devices are extremely popular. A recent report published on Apple Insiders shows that there is no sign of them slowing down. For the first quarter of 2012 they held the top 6 spots for new activations. While other mobile devices like Droid by Motorola and the Samsung Galaxy provide variety in the market and keep the competition ripe, Apple is still carrying the torch and isn’t going to give it up without … Read the rest

File Size Matters

Posted November 30, 2011 By Richard Leo

We have all been there: you spend hours crafting the perfect presentation, finish merely minutes before the important deadline, and then realize that your file is too big to fit into an email. Unless you have a teleporter and a readily-available portable hard drive, this is a situation you do not want to find yourself in.

These days, many businesses revolve around large electronic files which they need to access and share. Presentations, reports, and website media content are usually guilty of being too large for e-mails. When time is of the essence, an efficient business would highly benefit from … Read the rest

How and Why You Should Use SEO on Your Blog

Posted September 6, 2011 By Richard Leo

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), being the method of escalating the website’s publicity to different search engines, aims to acquire first-page rankings if not the top rank in every search engine. As most Internet users would impatiently put it, they will utilize only the first few search results from whatever search engine they employ.
Tech savvy bloggers and Internet users would know that within a search engine, a so-called spider reaches out into the Internet as it comes across pages, recognizing only the words but not the images or the videos. With this, search is possible using words (called keywords) … Read the rest

India’s $99 Android Tablet

Posted August 28, 2011 By Richard Leo

For years tech companies in India have been claiming that they could one day produce a $100 tablet computer suitable for consumers — something powerful and useful — and it looks like that day has finally come. In fact, Lakshmi Access Communication Systems or LACS, makers of India’s affordable Android tablet have even beat out that previous $100 price goal by a whole dollar. According to After Dawn, the device will be called the Magnum Pepper Tablet, which certainly isn’t the best name, and will have 3G, Wi-Fi, 4GB of internal memory, a 4.3 inch display, and will all run … Read the rest