Author: James

AUKEY Powered 10 Port USB 3.0 Hub Mini Review

Aukey recently sent me their 10 port USB 3.0 Hub to review which is an attractive (by hub standards) all aluminium design in a wedge shape, giving you forward facing easily accessible USB ports. The hub is AC powered, so it comes with both a power adapter and USB cable to attached to your PC. While the design is attractive and usable, it is strange that Aukey has put the USB and power sockets on opposite ends of the device. They need to be next to each other and either on the back or just one side to make...

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How to Build Working Relationships in a Remote Team Through Video Conferencing

There are many advantages to remote working teams, but one of the major drawbacks is that they don’t allow for the same amount of personal interaction as the traditional office does. These personal relationships are essential for a strong working team. With enough creative thought, it is possible to build these working relationships naturally and allow people to work effectively together even if they can’t always be in the same room together. Video conferencing business software such as BlueJeans is the first step to making this much easier. Stay Informed Email and brief video chats aren’t the only way...

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CES 2017: NVIDIA announces new Shield TV console, with Google Assistant support.

The stock of the original NVIDIA shield has been dwindling the past few months, so it probably comes as no surprise that a new one has been announced at CES 2017. The new Shield TV doesn’t appear to have had any major upgrades to its internals, though specifics are vague at the moment. We don’t think it is using the new X2 chip, but the old X1 found in the original shield. It does now offer 4K HDR for both games and movies which are quite an important upgrade with the growth of HDR in the past year. The...

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Using INSTAGRAM to generate Ecommerce sales

Any online store owner realizes the importance of Instagram to get sales. Today, 93% of purchasing decisions will be based on visual appearance and 52% of customers if they find a bad aesthetic, they won´t go back to the store and, much less, they would buy. If you are looking for a tool focused on the visual field, which is very attractive for potential customers of your online store, bet on Instagram Sales. You just have to see the numbers: The brands that bet on Instagram reach 100% of its followers. Meanwhile, in Facebook, brands reach a scarce 6% of...

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Genius Home Review : Smart Home Heating (Heat Genius Revision 3 2017)

At the start of this year, I reviewed the Heat Genius smart central heating system, and I loved it. At the time, it offered the best control for heating your entire house than any other product on the market due to the integration of smart radiator valves. It did have its quirks, though. The app was ugly and complex in comparison to big names companies likes Nest and Hive. Since then the competition has upped the ante. In particular, Tado has introduced smart radiator valves to their range making them much more competitive regarding features. There are also several...

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