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Is SEO as we know it going away?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in techie | 0 comments

SEO is like a big black hole. Just as you think  you have a handle on the basic’s. Whole new way of searching for content comes into play and everything you just spent the past year on learning is out the window. I came across this article on Audience Bloom, written  by Kathrina Tiangco, published September 20, 2015. This is a classic example of quickly online technologies are moving Search engines are evolving in strange new ways. Mobile searches have overtaken desktop searches (at long last), and competitors like Bing and Yahoo are growing more and more like Google every day,...

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Give your web images detailed, informative filenames

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in techie | Comments Off on Give your web images detailed, informative filenames

I have been working on a couple of sites and was curious to see the new “best practices” for image titles and “alt” tags. Going through Google recommendations I came across this posting of Peter Linsley from Google, which helped to answer my question. He says “The filename can give Google clues about the subject matter of the image. Try to make your filename a good description of the subject matter of the image. For example, my-new-black-kitten.jpg is a lot more informative than IMG00023.JPG. Descriptive filenames can also be useful to users: If we’re...

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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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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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Apps for Social Good

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in techie | 0 comments

Apps for Social Good

Hack for Change is a hackathon that was recently held in San Francisco. The focus of this event for developers and designers was to create web apps for social good. 17 new web and mobile applications were created and are still pretty new and in development stage. If you are interested in any of these apps for early access and signups click on the links below. The winning creation is the Good Neighbor. It  sends text messages when neighbors need a hand with errands or tasks. I can see this being wonderful app for aging communities where assistance is sometimes hard to come by. Other feature...

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