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USB Email Notifier

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Internet,

Email NotifierReplace your annoying “You’ve got mail” announcement with the Email Notifier. When one arrives, the small device lights up and flashes to tell you the good (or not so good) news. Attach to your USB port with no external batteries or power source needed, and use it for both your home and business accounts. The notifier is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista and most POP email services for GBP 13.99 (~$23.00.)

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Video: Rethinking the way we sit down

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech, Videos,

After watching Niels Diffrient, creator of the Freedom Chair, talk about how he approached chair design from a whole new perspective, we had to share it. The talk was given in 2002 at TED, so it isn’t new by any means, but it’s very cool to hear the details of how Niels came to completely rethink the office chair, using the human body as his fundamental data set.


More Companies Predicted to Go Under This Year

Krispy KremeMoody’s Investors Service says that there may be 25 large company bankruptcies this year. Ratings from them and other sources came up with a list of those that are feeling the pinch. Sirius, Chrysler, Six Flags, Blockbuster, Rite Aid, and our beloved Krispy Kreme are all at risk of going under. Most of the companies have limited cash, large debts with huge interest payments and little chance of refinancing. While some of this may be inevitable, we suggest you go out and buy American. Treat your family or office to a dozen donuts or a trip to the amusement park.

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Logitech To Cut Jobs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Misc. Tech,

Logitech logoYet another company is suffering from the bad economy. Logitech announced that sales were down in Q3 2009. Sales amounted to $627 million, a decrease of 16% compared to $744 million in the same quarter last year. In addition to them reducing their operating expenses, they will be cutting back about 600 employees. The beleaguered company will be restructuring over the next year and has hopes that it will see results beginning in 2010.

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Green Energy Machine Recycles Waste

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science,

GEM

Businesses that have a few extra parking spaces and about $850,000 extra in their budget can invest in the GEM (Green Energy Machine) to crunch up trash. The generator accepts food, cardboard, plastic and organic waste, shreds it and turns it into pellets. These are then fed into a gasifier which produces synthetic gas that burns in a natural-gas microturbine. GEM will not accept metal and class because they have no energy content and can convert up to three tons of waste. Here’s hoping some enterprising person/company will create a GEM for the rest of us at lesser prices.

 

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Originatic Smart-Leaf PCs

Smart-Leaf PCOriginatic unveiled their Smart-Leaf line at the CES, a rather clever PC that has both wall and desk mode. The Oasis has a standard keyboard with touchpad intended for personal or business usage, while the Mountain has a stainless steel keyboard and trackball, perfect for kiosk usage. Both have WiFi and a 3mp webcam with angle adjustment, card reader, audio out and 6, count ‘em, 6 USB ports. They have spill-proof LCDs, keyboard lock, are scratch resistant and have the option of a touchscreen. With various amounts of memory and hard drive available, the Oasis’ price starts at $1,899.00 while the Mountain can be yours at a minimum of $2,699.00.

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EDG Business Card Has Video

EDG

Jump Lab’s EDG (pronounced “edge”) doubles as a business card with video information. It features an interactive screen, audio/video capability and a USB port for transferring data. Originally conceived for pharmaceutical firms and their clients, the rCard can be adapted to many different types of businesses, such as clubs, casinos and more. The card is available in three different models, a standard version for promotions, the Lightning for content-changing use, and the Platinum for activity and transactions. The EDG is priced according to quantity and data involved, but the estimate comes somewhere between $17.50 and $29.00 per card.

 

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A Shameless Plug for My Sis-in-law To Be

Posted by Monica Edwards Categories: Business, Family,

AestheticI have not updated my site for a long while-I have many excuses and some you may think are great ones, but for the most part, I have just been lazy/unmotivated/indifferent. There have been many developments in my life since my last post but with this particular post I am going to use to shamelessly plug my sister-in-law to be, Irulan's new business venture with her mother. I am giving them a shout-out because they are both beautiful women with wonderful talents that led them down the road to becoming partners in their chosen venture. Also, because like my husband, they have decided to turn their passion into a business they can nurture into a way of living--financially, and most importantly personally, because it allows the both of them to work as their own bosses and set their own schedules while channeling their artistic energies into discovering rare antique jewelry and keepsakes or crafting their own one-of-a-kind pieces. I love the passion of an entrepreneur's heart--go figure--so can only wish them the best of luck and hope that my post will help get their brand out to the masses.smile They have developed a site, Aesthetic Collection, in which they can sell their items--and I ask everyone with a love of eclectic, classic, and contemporary vintage items and jewelry to check it out. You will be sure to find something that you must have.

Dell Latitude and Precision Laptops

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, PC / Laptop,

Dell Latitudes

Dell has announced 2 new Precision laptops and 6 new Latitudes aimed at the business crowd.The Precisions start at $1,449.00 and their M2400 weighs a mere 4.77 lbs. The Latitudes are available in five different colors and the company claims better battery life. They start at a price of $869.00. The E4300 weighs about 3.3 lbs., making it their lightest, and the E6400 ATG meets military standards for dust, humidity, and vibration. All but two of the Latitudes are available now.

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Canon REALiS Professional Projectors WUX10 and SX80

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Misc. Tech,

WUX10SX80

Canon has two new REALiS Professional Projectors. The WUX10 has a WUXGA-resolution (1920 x 1200) and is top of the line. Their REALiS SX80 has a hi-res SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) with PictBride connectivity. Both have LCOS reflective LCD panels for what they say eliminates the “screen door effect” and AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) Optical Engine for higher brightness level and better contrast. Finally, both have 1.5x powered zoom/focus lenses. Look for an October debut with the WUX10 with a whopping MSRP of $12,999.00. The SX80 will be available this month for $3,999.00.

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