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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Workplace Productivity Hacks

1. May 2014 18:20 by Steve Leigh in Productivity  //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

With the warmer weather upon us, it gets even more difficult to stay focused on the tasks at hand during the workday. Earlier in the year we had a few tips for springtime productivity that you are hopefully following already! But we wanted to explore specific hacks that'll help you stay focused when you're in the office, preventing you from getting burnt out or dissatisfied, no matter where you might be working or what your position in the company is.

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Exciting Mother's Day Crafts

Mother's Day is coming up on May 11th, which means it's just a little over two weeks away! Thankfully that's plenty of time to get crafty for any of the mothers in your life. Rather than buying a simple store bought card, bouquet of flowers, or necklace, these homemade gift ideas will go a long way in creating a truly special Mother's Day experience. Some of the ideas we wanted to highlight can enhane any gift you might purchase while others are standalone projects. No matter what you decide to do, a personalized touch always goes a long way.

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A Mini Robotic Printer

As you can tell from our last blog post, 3D printers are all the rage right now! But what about other kinds of printers? Surely the only developments aren't happening with 3D printing. Enter the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer. Measuring only 3.9 by 4.5 inches, this printer allows you to print on-the-go, without the usual limitations of desktop printing. Better yet: it's just 11,000 dollars away from its 400,000 dollar goal on Kickstarter, meaning the printers will ship by January 2015.

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3D Printing's Usability Problem

3D printing really is everywhere these days. From medicine to major corporations, including HP, no business sector is opting out of the 3D printing discussion. However, relatively few people are engaging with 3D printing's biggest problem: usability. And we're not just talking price. 3D printing generally requires knowledge of design software in order to create models that the printer recognizes. For most consumers, this kind of knowledge is out of reach, which will limit the industry's ability to expand aggressively in 2014.

We wanted to explore some usability challenges and how a few companies are working to bring 3D printing to everyone, regardless of their tech backgrounds.

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Getting Crafty with the Easter Bunny

Now that March came in like a lion and exited like a lamb, it's time to get crafty for the next holiday: Easter! April 20th is one of the latest dates the holiday falls on, and all of that extra time means more opportunity to get creative! We wanted to highlight three projects that take classic crafts to new heights and bend your imagination beyond the Easter Bunny and dyed eggs. No matter which of the projects you decide to do, others will surely notice your Easter spirit.

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The Future of Business Printing with HP Enterprise

HP has long been an innovator in printing, including the recent announcement they would be detailing 3D printing technology in October. While we are excited to see how they enter the 3D printing world, we wanted to focus on their most recent release: the ink-based enterprise printers. These machines are designed for businesses, combining the speed of laser printing but reducing costs by half. We wanted to take some time to explore what makes these new printers special.

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Spring Cleaning Your Digital World

20. March 2014 20:41 by Calvin Yu in Productivity  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Even if it might not feel like spring outside, today officially marked the start of the season. As we transition to warmer weather, we're also moving into a time when cleaning out clutter becomes a priority. Of course, managing your house or apartment is form of spring cleaning, but a digital spring cleaning might also be necessary! In order to help you out, we wanted to highlight some tools to help leave your online life in tip top shape.

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