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Archive for the ‘Technology Blathering’ Category

08
March
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GIS is an acronym for Geographic Information System. GIS system is created to facilitate the capture of geographic data for purposes of storing, manipulating, viewing, analyzing and presenting information depending on the parameters and context of the user. Knowing and understanding geographic information is important. This is because it helps in understanding location issues as well as the impact of things that happen around us. Therefore, GIS enables us to […]

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16
June
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Extreme heat in the summer is dangerous and one of the major killers in the country. The lethal combination of high temperatures and high humidity can make people, especially children and seniors, suffer from heat-related illnesses. The body naturally cools itself off by sweating, but some people are unable to properly cool themselves. If the body temperatures are not decreasing, they may lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

26
March
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As the Internet and handheld devices lead the way in technology advances, security companies are looking toward an immersive experience when you arrive home. Aside from a standard security system, you could start the pot on the stove, turn on the lights and monitor your property cameras all from your smartphone or tablet. Home automation is slowly becoming a standard addition to homes across the nation. Although they still require […]

13
August
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Houston area residents may be interested to learn that everything from ultrasound gels to hip implants were recalled in the last quarter of this year. That makes a two-year high of more than 100 million for the number of units affected by a recall. The number of devices recalled in the previous quarter actually declined however, the number of units involved increased. ExpertRecall, a company known for tracking products for […]

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05
May
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Living alone can be a very pleasant experience. You can come and go as you please and not have to worry about anyone else. However, living by yourself can be a little scary sometimes, especially at night. Here are five security tips you must read if you live alone. Make Friends With Your Neighbors When you move into your new place, you should make an effort to get to know […]

30
April
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What is automation? It’s the sign of the times. It’s the best and most effective way to achieve better output by using the latest technological advances with thinking computers. A lot has happened in the last 20 years. It now takes seconds to talk to someone in Japan, or send an email to a small town in Africa. Computers are faster, and they can do more for productivity and service […]

04
April
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Kids enjoy science and they like to do experiments, but most families don’t try this at home. Many believe that experiments must be performed in schools and science labs, places that have fancy equipment and chemicals on hand. This is wrong, of course. A typical kitchen has all the equipment and materials needed to conduct many fun and educational experiments. For example, by dropping a few raisins in a glass […]

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01
March
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Freeze drying food is a technique that some cultures have practiced for centuries. However, modern western civilizations started experimenting with freeze dried foods after the end of World War II. Use of this technique for preservation of perishable items had been successful during the war. There are a considerable number of advantageous benefits to be enjoyed by utilizing the freeze dried process for foods. Here is a listing of the […]

04
January
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The first technology in home automation began in 1975 when it was found you could connect certain devices and use wires to have them “talk to each other.” Since then, this technology has become increasingly advanced and geared toward making people’s lives easier, more efficient, and cost-effective. More and more people in today’s world are buying new “smart homes” or converting their existing homes to ones that utilize home automation […]

16
December
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If you are a web programmer and want to check compatibility of the web page that you have designed in both Internet Explorer and Firefox, then this is the ideal extension for you. This extensions gives you the ability to switch to an Internet Explorer rendering engine from within Firefox. You will notice the change in the status bar also. You can see the page being downloaded and rendered exactly the way […]