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Technology is fun, but it is much more than a mere toy. In fact, it uses entertainment values to encourage increased productivity by making work seem engaging and fun. Frivolous tech inventions can sometimes be used to stimulate focus for tasks that would otherwise be exceedingly boring and menial. The vast utilities dramatically outweigh the trivial amusements. Here are four examples of seemingly pointless tech inventions which have yielded game-changing advances in technology.
During the industrial revolution it would take hours, if not days, to send messages from one location to another. As innovations in communication began to appear they were mocked and derided while face-to-face communication was proclaimed king. However, with decades of technological growth since then, the planet has never witnessed such a high level of interconnectedness. People can interact with each other from all around the world within seconds. Even just a hundred years ago, long-distance …
If you’ve recently made the decision to set up a website, there are a lot of important things to consider. Paid web hosting is something that business owners need, but you want to make sure you’re getting the best value for your money. Knowing what the most important considerations are will ensure that you select the host that is right for your needs. And generally understanding the key components of a website and what really makes them stand out and offer value will help you prioritize your future site.
1. Reliability and Total Up time
The most important consideration is reliability. Nobody wants to have a website that is unavailable when potential customers visit. Of course, things will happen that cause sites to go down occasionally, but a web hosting company should have a consistent up time of 99.9% and adequate technical staff to ensure that outages are as short in …
A company’s mail room handles many extremely important tasks, which are necessary for the business to succeed. Since a mail room is so important, a business should always look for ways to better invest in their mail room by purchasing enhanced technology. There are five technologies in particular that all businesses need in their mail room.
One of the best pieces of technology that a mail room could incorporate would be a mail sorter. A large business may receive thousands of pieces of mail each day and sorting it by hand could be very time consuming. A business that invests in a mail sorter could save hundreds of man hours each week, which would allow the business to have their employees handle other tasks.
Internet Postage Meter
Another important technology for your mail room is an internet postage meter. An internet postage meter will be able to …
In many instances, travel places people in strange surroundings and away from everything they feel comfortable with. Oftentimes, this results in extreme boredom and frustration. There are also instances where things go wrong when traveling. Fortunately, technology has made things easier for all of us. The bigger and more complicated things in life have become smaller and easier to do, giving the avid traveler many benefits. Thanks to many advances in technology, traveling all over the world is easier and more enjoyable than ever.
Directions and Maps
At one time, if someone got lost traveling in a strange city, they had to pull over on the side of the road, unfold a map and try to figure out where they were and how they could get to their destination. Today, we have the luxury of a GPS system and many apps that tell travelers their exact location and the best …
It’s impossible to deny that technology and creativity go hand in hand. A fictional innovation from a creative mind can be a functioning gadget when used by someone technologically inclined. The same is true in reverse: whenever a company releases hardware or software, new and creative uses are found which save enormous amounts of time for people who work under deadlines. Here are some new gadgets that are saving some time for creative professionals.
If you can Dream it, you can Print it
The 3D Printer is a new creative advancement, and its implications are limitless. How limitless? Recently, NASA contracted the creation of a 3D Food Printer. So, they are building a prototype that can “print” pizza in space. That’s a game-changer that any creative professional could use.
Draw Right into your Hard Drive
Another piece of technology is the touch screen panel PC. The …
Today’s technology is coming out of the computer and into your home as manufacturers reach out with new ways to rescue you from costly expenses. The emphasis is on saving energy, on using both hardware and intelligent software to streamline wastage and save your hard-earned cash. Let’s look at some of the approaches being used to solve your money problems with technology.
There’s a new generation of smart thermostats being fitted in homes with the express intent of cutting expensive energy bills. They learn patterns of usage, turning off when a room is unoccupied. These microprocessor controlled devices are quite capable of learning personal preferences and schedules, efficiently managing heating and cooling.
An electronic eye designed to register whether a room is currently in use, motion sensors detect the tiniest movement but they posses enough programming to intelligently discriminate between the family pet and a …
Technology continues to advance, and as it does some jobs are being phased out for more efficient automated methods. For example, in many production facilities, line workers are being replaced by highly efficient robotic procedures. However, if you’re just starting out, or looking to change careers, here are a few jobs that will be relevant no matter how much technology progresses.
1. Computer Science
Even as technology advances, computer scientists will still be needed to repair, program, and design the technologies that replace traditional jobs. It’s arguable that the more advanced technology becomes, the more faulty it becomes, and the higher the need there will be for those with computer science knowledge.
Someone has to build the computers, mainframes, and robots that replace human workers, and who better than engineers? Becoming an engineer is easier than ever; there are plenty of engineering schools online for interested students. …