Powerful Little Backups

An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) provides protection against blackouts and brownouts. In this age of tablets and laptops the modern office seldom comes equipped with a battery backup device. Most of us are lucky to get a power strip with a surge protector.

The need for a UPS still exists. Small power supplies to protect modems, routers, NAS devices and DVRs are now available. These devices have a low current draw so they don’t need those large bricks like a CPU require.

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Clever Ideas, 2017 Edition

Fast Company magazine offered their top ten of 2017’s most clever tech ideas. From smarter photo sharing to the ongoing AI wars— there was a lot going this year.

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For all the tech industry’s talk of changing the world, sometimes the best innovations aren’t particularly dramatic. They’re ideas that are small—but so clever that they seem obvious in hindsight. They improve the products we already use in ways we can immediately appreciate.

Big breakthroughs and splashy new products tend to get all the attention; for once, here’s a tribute to the small-scale innovations that are just as important.
The 10 Cleverest Tech Ideas Of 2017

What are your favorite tech innovations of 2017?

Chromebooks Go Pro

Samsung goes upscale with Google’s entry-level computers.

In recent years we’ve seen the Chromebook grow from sideline oddity to the second best selling computer in America. In an age where phones and tablets are packed with more computing power than the Apollo missions, the conventional desktop and laptop computer markets are lagging. The only computers to clock rising sales lately?

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Gift Ideas for the Gadget Nut

Here’s a few suggestions for the gadget freaks on your Christmas list. You’ll find something to satisfy almost any tech geek— from the road warrior to the audio nerd.

  1. NEET CABLE KEEPER
    Tame the rat’s nest! Organize your home or office with this clever cable management system from NEET. A fabric sleeve contains your “spaghetti” and keeps them under control with a number of elastic attachments. Simply zip up the sleeve with your wires inside. Along the length are several “exits” to allow you to hook up your accessories. An integrated structure wire embedded in the sleeve keeps the whole shebang in the desired shape or hidden from view. Perfect for entertainment centers, computer desks, or anywhere you have a TV.
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