The Case For Smart Office Design

When you think of your average office space, smart is probably not the first word that comes to mind. Instead, you probably utter the dreaded word "cubicle," and conjure up the image of a cramped desk space without a window, where you hear the din of a dozen others typing away or fielding customer calls. But an office definitely doesn't have to be like this.

In fact, when you move beyond the cubicle model of office culture, there's actually great potential to improve productivity! Maybe your office won't get a makeover today, but these following suggestions could have a big impact, even if you can adapt them in smaller ways.

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DIY Summer Activities for Kids

Now that we’ve made it into July, we’re ready to begin that long stretch of summer when kids get notoriously restless. With all that pent up energy, it’s easy to spend hours on the computer, watching TV, or playing Gameboy. But remember: it’s summer, and now’s the time to get active while the weather is warm. Rather go out and spend a ton of money on the latest high-tech gadgets, there are some fun and interactive DIY summer projects, most of which you can make with simple supplies. Some are even printable!

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Web Resources to Increase Productivity

The web, and in particular social media, can be a massive time waster. Have you ever found yourself on Facebook or Wikipedia for what felt like 15 minutes but was really one hour? Has YouTube lured you away for a dozen different music videos at a time? While the web can get us distracted, it can also be the ultimate productivity tool, if used right. We've focused on apps before, but now we wanted to focus on specifically what you can access on your desktop or laptop.

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Finding Your Fourth of July Spirit in Crafts

It's hard to believe that the Fourth of July is just a couple of weeks away! But it is. Soon enough, fireworks will be lighting up the sky, barbeques will be blasting "America the Beautiful," parades will be showcasing all of the great community service we engage in, and cities everywhere will be dressed up in red, white, and blue. Even if you can't control the celebrations your city or town might be hosting, you can dress up your backyard barbeque with these perfect patriotic crafts.

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Some High-Tech Summer Hacks

12. June 2014 16:29 by Steve Leigh in Technology News  //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

You were probably wondering if the heat would ever arrive, but with some of the steamy temperatures we've been having lately, it's safe to say that summer is finally here. When you think of summer, you're probably imagining all of the hours spent outdoors! Maybe you're the kind of person who loves days lounging by the beach. Maybe you're a fan of wooded hikes and campfires. Maybe you want to take your entire family to a local waterpark. Whatever the case, there are some high-tech gadgets that'll help you make the most of this sultry season.

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Epson's Latest Printing Innovation

With all of the talk in our blog about 3D printing, it might seem like standard inkjet printers aren't evolving. But that's not true! Companies, including HP and Epson, are taking advantage of better technology to make your standard printer cheaper and faster while delivering crisper images. We're particularly excited about Epson's new WorkForce printers and wanted to explore why this latest development matters and what it could mean for you when you're looking to buy your next printer.

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Go Go, Gadget Dad!

June 15th is Father's Day, which means it's not too late to get the dads in your life something special! We were going to do a craft but decided for a list of some cool gadgets! With a lot of new innovations recently, it seemed wise to be tech savvy this Father's Day. These are by no means an exhaustive list, but we hope they help you pick the perfect gift for the dad in your life!

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Get the Latest Productivity Apps

There are so many productivity apps out there that it can be hard to keep track of the useful ones. Of course, we always recommend Evernote, which has the single largest set of features and organizational tools. But we wanted to expand our horizons a little bit by providing a list of some of the latest (and best) apps that manage the insanity of everyday life! By avoiding bad organizational apps, which will ultimately do more harm than good, you can focus more on the things that matter in life. More...

Getting Crafty for Memorial Day

f you step outside, it probably doesn't feel like summer outside, at least in most of the US. But it's true next weekend is Memorial Day, which means the unofficial start to summer for most. BBQs and beach trips might be in order, but to really honor the military servicemen and women this holiday was created for, you can turn to various craft projects. Think a lot of red, white, and blue! Better yet? You can do these crafts with your kids, who will finally be off from school and itching for something fun to do.

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Lix, the Amazing 3D Printing Pen

9. May 2014 08:14 by Steve Leigh in Technology News  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

With all of the 3D printing developments, it's easy to say the industry is overhyped. No, we don't think every home will have a 3D printer, at least not the way the machines are currently designed. But what gets us excited is when 3D printing technology doesn't something that's totally unexpected. Enter LIX, a 1.4 ounce pen that allows you to write and draw objects in 3D. We wanted to talk a little bit more about what LIX can do, and why we're so excited about it!

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