Making Your Job Hunt More Successful

6. November 2014 10:28 by Calvin Yu in Productivity  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Three of the most stressful things in life are finding a new house, dealing with the death of a loved one, and looking for a new job. We are wanted to talk about the latter stressor: job hunting. Though the economy has improved considerably over the last couple years, competition for most office jobs remains stiff. So, how can you stand out from the crowd? Try sprucing up that resume and making other changes as you go about your job search. By highlighting some of these tips, we hope potential employers move you to the top of the pile.

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HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer

30. October 2014 09:21 by Steve Leigh in Technology News  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

f you haven't been following the news this past week, you probably haven't heard the big announcement by HP. In 2016, the company will be releasing a new super-fast 3D printer called the HP Multi Jet Fusion. What's unique about the printer design is that it can print by fusing ink onto material layers, meaning objects can be created up to 10 times faster than existing technology. They also hope to be able to print with more colors that don't fade by using better quality plastics and other non-plastic materials. We wanted to delve a little bit more into this exciting advancement.

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Last Minute Halloween Crafts

With Halloween only 8 days away, now is the time to put together last minute craft or costumes ideas. 8 days might not seem like a lot, but now is not the time to panic. We have a variety of ideas that will help you get those last minute Halloween crafts and costumes in order, even if there isn't a lot of time left. We want to make sure eyes turn to you on October 31st, when you're showing your Halloween spirit.

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Apps to Help Supercharge Your Life

Let's face it: nobody really enjoys household chores or tasks that waste a lot of our time and energy. Whether it's doing laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning that pesky kitchen sink, or balancing your checkbook, there are an endless number of tasks that feel mundane. If you use a smartphone, iPad or computer, thankfully there are apps that allow you to take the hassle out of these chores. It may not make them fun, but you can save time and supercharge your life in the process.

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Reviving the Letterpress Printer

Did you know that letterpress printing has been around since around 1440, when Johannes Gutenberg developed a machine that would lock movable letters into place and use a press to transfer ink from the letters onto a sheet of paper? This technique revolutionized the way we share information by allowing books and other documents to be created much more quickly. Since 1440, this technology has evolved beyond this labor intensive method, but we wanted to highlight a little bit more of its history and why some people have still decided to use it today.

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Mobile Apps to Maximize the Fall Season

Fall is here, as evidenced by masses of people chugging on pumpkin spice lattes as they watch the leaves start to turn to vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red. Have you been wondering how to take advantage of everything fall has to offer? We have a few app suggestions that will let you find the perfect fall foliage, color coordinate those leaves to interior decorating ideas, and eat more healthy options, especially as we transition into the holiday season.

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3D Printing Enters The Atmosphere

25. September 2014 09:13 by Steve Leigh in Technology News  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

3D printing has exploded in popularity over the past year, but until now it hasn't made it to one particular destination: outer space. Just this week NASA launched the first 3D printer into space with hopes that it can be tested on the International Space Station. If successful, these tests could pave the way for a permanent 3D printer in space that would allow crew members to produce new parts on demand. We wanted to explore a little bit why NASA wanted to launch this program and what the challenges have been along the way.

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Crafts to Fall Into the Season

It's safe to say that fall is comfortably here. Many of us have already had to bust out the jackets and scarves, and some of you further west may have even experienced your first snowfall. Whatever your weather situation, there are other clear markers of fall: football season in full swing, an abundance of apples at your local farmer's market, and Halloween costume stores opening up. Here are a few crafts that'll help you fall into this season and take advantage of these cooler temperatures.

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Improving Your Work Experience

For many workers, summer is a time of vacations, Summer Fridays, or a general downturn in responsibilities. But now that Labor Day has passed and we're headed into the middle of September, operations are ramping up everywhere. You might feel overwhelmed by so many emails, uninspired and unable to get back into your routine, or generally unhappy with office politics. These three ideas might help you turn your disappointments into positives, helping you be more productive.

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Tech Savvy Printer Developments

4. September 2014 11:13 by Steve Leigh in Technology News  //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It seems like there are new developments every day when it comes to printing and printer design! Today we wanted to highlight two new innovations in the printing world. The first, courtesy of Samsung, brings office printers into the 21st century with large, colorful touchscreens and mobile-centric interfaces. The second, courtesy of HP, revolves around securing printers, which have become hotbeds for hackers, especially in business environments. No matter what innovation is taking place, we want to keep you informed and knowledgeable as a potential consumer.

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