Posts by katy

Wearable Trends for 2015

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in techie | 0 comments

Wearable Trends for 2015

A few years ago, nobody knew what a wearable was – the category didn’t exist in any meaningful way for customers. Fast-forward to 2015, and wearables are everywhere. Regardless of what you think of them, you’ve probably heard all about smartwatches and Google Glass by now. You may even own a fitness band or two. We’ve seen more smartwatches and fitness bands than we can count. While most of the ones that showed up in 2014 were ugly and square, standouts like the Asus ZenWatch, Moto 360, and LG G Watch R prove that smartwatches are about to get a lot more fashionable. Apple’s announcement...

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How to Improve Your Google Pagerank

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Think-It Articles | 0 comments

Ever been confused about Google pagerank, SEO, Keywords and the best practices for setting your website up to be SEO friendly? I came across this article by Marziah Karch, a Google expert an thought she describes the best practices in a really simple straight forward way. See below to read the article or visit google.about.com. Google’s search engine uses a variety of methods to determine which pages are displayed first in the results. Their exact formula is a secret, but there are always a few things you can do to improve your positioning. The term for this is Search Engine...

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5 Predictions for Social Media in 2014

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Marketing, web news | 0 comments

5 Predictions for Social Media in 2014

I read this article by Dave Kerpen of inc.com and thought it had some very good information for the small business owner. The game is changing in social media marketing–big time. Are you ready? 1. Pay to play Facebook has changed its news feed algorithm in a way that hurts organic reach. Twitter is a public company that must drive revenues. Google+ has introduced ads. LinkedIn has promoted updates. Getting consumers’ attention in social media is becoming increasingly difficult. In 2014, we will see increased pressures on companies of all sizes to pay to sponsor their posts to get...

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Printer produces personalised 3D chocolate

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in News, techie | 0 comments

Printer produces personalised 3D chocolate

3D printing has hit our little town. Our local community college is working on a grant to purchase commercial 3D printers. Not knowing much about the process I cam across this article by Katia Moskvitch and wanted to share it for all the foodies out there. Super exciting. Article By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News Chocolate lovers may soon be able to print their own 3D creations thanks to work by UK scientists. A 3D printer that uses chocolate has been developed by University of Exeter researchers – and it prints layers of chocolate instead of ink or plastic. Although...

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Playing pop music via paper posters with conductive ink

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in techie, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Playing pop music via paper posters with conductive ink

 The Listening Post is a paper poster that plays song clips via printed electronics Paper posters that play music via printed circuits made with conductive ink have been unveiled. The prototype “Listening Post” poster is a guide to bands performing locally. The interactive poster plays a short clip of a band’s music when a thumbnail image is pressed. Tickets can also be booked via the poster. The low cost of printing mean anything that uses paper or card could soon be much more interactive, said the poster’s inventors. It is one of several “paper apps”...

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