Posts Tagged“Tech”

By Compare.com Imagine getting to work every day by a car, but instead of sitting in the driver’s seat, you’re in the backseat enjoying a good book. While that might sound like a far-off dream, self-driving cars are actually a lot closer than one might suspect. Uber is already testing semi-autonomous car in Pittsburgh, with Arizona soon becoming their second testing ground. Without implying that everyone will be in fully self-driving cars soon – because that is certainly not the case – many industries will be heavily impacted as autonomous technology becomes the norm. These are the far-reach implications that…

When information is stored on a cloud, it can be accessed by anyone with the correct passwords or security codes. Particularly if the stored information is sensitive, or being used for military applications, it is vital to take all the necessary precautions that safeguard against a threat or breech. This is why dual-use and controlled-use goods (such as IT equipment) undergo heavy inspection when they arrive at the border; they must be trusted to transmit a secure signal. For companies that resell this technology, shipping their equipment overseas can become an involved process. There are numerous documents that must be…

In the past ten years, smartphones have become ubiquitous, finding their way into just about everyone’s pocket; throw in work phones and people quickly start juggling multiple devices at once. Given the quick spread of smartphones and their usefulness for on-the-floor communication, many in warehouse management have been pushing for the industry to rely on them more and more for barcode scanning and inventory. However, given the tough environment of the warehouse, the move to smartphones isn’t in the best interest of a company’s bottom line. The equipment you use should be tailored to the environment on your warehouse floor…

“Nintendo Switch + Zelda” (CC BY 2.0) by LWYang The Nintendo Switch had quite a successful launch at the start of March, but discussion and debate about the system continues as more information becomes available regarding it. One interesting report in recent weeks suggested that games for the console will always be priced more expensively than those for rival systems like the Xbox or PlayStation. Production cost concerns According to Eurogamer, the cost of manufacturing the physical cartridges for the Switch is significantly higher than producing the same games in other formats, with the costs creeping even higher when a higher amount of…

Various tech innovations have really helped in making life easy and much better for many people. It has allowed for automation – which makes processes move faster, effective communication and simplification of routine activities that define everyday living. When it comes to mobile applications, things are reaching a point that nobody expected they would. So many people are relying on them so much that they cannot imagine a life without them. This is why people spend almost 90% of their time on the phone in various applications. Unlike in the past, there are now millions of apps that you can…

Power failures happen and they won’t be kind enough to give you a heads up before it happens. If you’re not prepared for a power outage, then you are only prepared to sit in the dark and pray for the utility company to come to your aid quickly. That doesn’t just mean your lights are out, it means that your appliances, HVAC systems and any devices you may have are out of commission- or will be once their battery dies. However, before you get around to installing a standby generator on your property, you’ll want to consider the following placement…