Computer & Electronics

Selfie Lighting Rings Might Be the Next Big Tech Item
July 7, 2020 at 11:58 am

Since so much of our interaction with others is via Zoom meetings or Skype happy hours, we still want to look our best. And not everyone’s home lighting is, well, the most flattering. To get that studio glow, there are lighting rings and other lights designed specifically for home photos and videos...

Social Media Users Wage (Possibly Ineffective) War on Trump Campaign Store
June 29, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Twitter and TikTok users are claiming they've tied up millions of dollars of Donald Trump campaign merchandise in shopping carts with no intent to purchase the items. Their hope is that it cripples the Trump Campaign store, but it might not have worked out as planned...

NBA's Disney Plan Includes Wearable Tech 'Smart Rings' to Monitor Players' Health
June 17, 2020 at 11:41 am

Aside from the perks of Disney life, the league is using a lot of wearable tech to constantly keep up with the ever-present risk of COVID-19. This will include a wearable ring that tracks temperature, heart rate, respiration rate and other vital data that could indicate illness. According to Axios, the rings also show an “illness probability score.”...

Website Features You Don’t Really Need
May 27, 2020 at 2:48 pm

That barrage of website options and possibilities can be hard to resist, which is why so many websites begin to look more like Frankenstein’s monster than Prince Charming. All of those website features—the widgets and toolkits and plugins—begin to add up. Which ones do you need?...

Mapping Customer Names Into QuickBooks From Excel
May 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I have been trying to load customers into QB Premier from an Excel file, but I keep getting error messages about duplicates. How can I fix that? Answer: Here’s the fix: QB Premier runs on lists. Once you enter data into lists, you can use that list entry over and over…

Apple Update Makes It Easier to Unlock Face ID Enabled iPhones While Wearing a Mask
May 22, 2020 at 9:30 am

For those of us with fancy iPhones that recognize our faces, face masks might create some difficulty. But, since wearing a face mask in public spaces seems to be the norm for the foreseeable future, Apple has adapted to the times and made it so iPhone users can still easily unlock their phones with its Face ID function, even when they’re wearing a mask...

Cutting Edge: The Difference Between a Successful Tech Promotion and a Dud
May 13, 2020 at 2:37 pm

When you’re working with tech items in promo, you can’t just chase every shiny thing that makes a momentary splash on the internet. A lot of tech items are expensive, so you’d be putting your customers in a bad spot if they bought a product no one wants by the time people receive it...

This Data-Driven T-shirt Is a Big Step for Wearable Tech in Health
May 13, 2020 at 1:33 pm

Wearable technology plays a key role in the development of health care advancements. It has the ability to track vitals, transmit information to medical professionals and provide data during emergencies. There have been stories of items like Fitbit bracelets literally saving people’s lives. For a lot of medical issues, time is of the essence, so…

Keep All Data in Your System, Even When You Switch
May 7, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: Help! I have been using an industry software that I pay for each month to write orders. I am now switching to another system. How do I get my order history out of the old system? Answer: Does this software have the capability to export into QuickBooks? If so, your order…