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online floor plan tool
T here is a lot to consider when you plan a move: Does your new home suit you? Will you fit into the community? And especially for those who are downsizing, what furniture can you take with you? In the past year, the Web developers at Erickson Living have turned their attention to the latter question in particular. Using an online-based, interactive software called Design Floor Plan, a person can...
iCloud
Recently, you may have noticed a lot of hullabaloo surrounding the “cloud.” What is it? What does it do? The truth is, it’s not nearly as fancy or complicated as it may sound. “Cloud computing” is just a way to store and access data from the Internet, not a hard drive connected to your computer. This type of computing relies on a network of servers that act as a...
Google Glass
A new trend popping up in the tech world is the idea of “wearable” technology. Smart watches were the first gadgets to gain mainstream popularity. These watches can sync with phones, monitor heart rate, and even take photos. This year the most anticipated and criticized wearable device is Google Glass. Glass is essentially a mini-computer worn as glasses and controlled by voice...
radio tower
First there were just AM and FM. Then there was satellite radio. Today, we have Internet radio, which is also called streaming radio. Streaming radio provides users with unlimited, free, and legal music. Songs and even whole albums can be streamed through smartphones, computers, and tablets, revolutionizing the way people get their music. A quick search on Google will return a myriad of listening...
Facebook 101
Over the past ten years you’ve probably noticed that the social media trend is here to stay. Facebook was, and has been, at the forefront of this trend since its inception. It is arguably the most widely used social media site by individuals and businesses alike. Launched in 2004, Facebook has over one billion active users worldwide. Seven percent of these users are over 55. Why Facebook?...
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Winter is coming to an end and spring is right around the corner. This is traditionally a time for starting fresh and cleaning frenzies. Yard sales have long been the go-to way to get rid of all those old “treasures” that have been gathering dust in your basement or attic. However, the Internet offers another solution. Craigslist: The online yard sale Craigslist.com has been around...
Feet on a scale
It’s that time of year again. Resolution time! One resolution that many people will make and break this year is to get healthy. Luckily, there is new technology out there to make managing your weight easier than ever. Apps to track your day Experts will tell you that one of the most effective ways to lose weight is to track your food intake. Having a smartphone makes this easy. LoseIt is a...
Netgear
While your favorite TV shows, movies, and video from the Internet can be enjoyed on your computer screen, imagine being able to watch that same content on your TV from the comfort of your couch. You can hook up a computer to your TV set if you have the right cables and connections such as a DVI to HDMI cable. If you own a flat screen HDTV, you may already have a DVI input for a...
YLe0810_PluggedInLaptop
If you are in the market for a new computer, you may want to consider a laptop computer. A laptop computer is more portable you can take it with you virtually anywhere. Most laptops feature speedy dual core processors, a good amount of RAM (memory), and fast graphic processor.