Computer & Electronics

5 Ways to Improve Your Use of Microsoft Outlook
February 23, 2016 at 6:45 pm

For many of us, we use Microsoft Outlook more than any other software. yet we rarely take the time to brush up on our Outlook skills. Bad habits are ingrained, and our knowledge of Outlook largely is based on when we first started using Outlook. Most of us never took a class and probably haven’t…

Microsoft Recalls AC Power Cords
February 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., is recalling AC power cords for its Surface Pro devices sold in Canada due to fire and shock hazard. The recall involves AC power cords sold with the Microsoft Surface…

LocknCharge Technologies Recalls Charging Stations
January 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced yesterday that LocknCharge Technologies, Madison, Wis., is recalling its iQ10 charging stations due to a defective USB charging hubs that can cause an electrical shock to users. The charging stations are 16x16x12.5" white metal cubes with two black…

21 Super-hot Gadgets Designed for Millennials
January 26, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Primed for fun, these gadgets all have one thing in common: They help you embrace life. Recording extreme sports, chilling to the music of The National, streaming a Netflix show in HD ... all possible. 1. Griffin Travel Power Bank ($70) There's a keychain on the left, but it also happens to be a charger…

Report Claims Child Labor Behind Lithium-ion Batteries
January 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Major electronics brands, such as Apple, Samsung and Sony, reportedly are failing to do checks to ensure that they aren't sourcing cobalt mined by child workers. A report from Amnesty International, titled "'This is what we die for': Human rights abuses in the…

Microsoft Patents Rechargeable Surface Pen
January 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into the Surface Pen, and the device actually is quite an advanced piece of hardware, but that doesn’t seem to be enough for the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant. Not with several other companies, including Apple, building similar products. The company has started work on a rechargeable Surface Pen…

Fitness Apparel Shows Which Muscles You're Working
January 18, 2016 at 5:05 pm

As one of the fastest growing markets in both retail and promotional markets, athletic wear is in high demand. And, especially during this time, people are flocking to the gym. With Athos fitness apparel, exercise-lovers can see exactly which muscles…

Bullet Announces 2016 Product Launch
January 18, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Bullet, Hialeah, Fla., announced its 2016 product launch. The latest collection includes 91 products, including new, value-priced offerings in bags, mobile and drinkware. “We are really excited about the new 2016 Bullet products,” said Jeff Brown, president of Polyconcept North America Hard Goods. “These are great, high-quality items available at the unbeatable prices that customers…

Why Syfy Is Experimenting with 3-D Printing
January 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Syfy wants to explore how emerging technology, from virtual reality to 3-D printing, could enhance its TV programming. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has launched Syfy Labs, a new group with a 13-person digital team dedicated to testing such new technology. “You look at a show like ‘The Expanse;' it’s an hour long, and it airs…

Toddy Gear to Debut New Items at PPAI Expo
January 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Toddy Gear, Chicago, announced it will show the following new items for the first time at the PPAI EXPO: The Smart Charge 2-in-1 Power Bank is a wall charger and portable power bank that recharges devices while it charges itself—no USB wall-outlet adapter needed. A user plugs the USB cable into the power bank to…