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In An Age Where Data Theft Is Rampant, An Office Shredder Is A Must

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes, Inc. . All opinions are 100% mine.

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According to the Ponemon Institute, data theft is is on the rise.  The year 2013 brought with it a 30% higher incidence of data breaches over the previous year, and with each incident averaging a cost of $5.4 million, we're talking about a serious issue.  And while many offices these days rely on off-site document shredding options, the cost of these can be up to 55% higher over a three year period than in-house alternatives, like the Fellowes AutoMax line of walk-away shredders.

These shredders have large bins that can accommodate up to 500 sheets of paper, which you simply have to drop in and walk away from.  A patented system of rotating paddles, called SureFeed Technology, ensures that anything that's in that drawer gets fed into the cross-cutting blades.  You also don't have to worry about anything jamming, thanks to the machines' JamGuard system, which will automatically reverse directions when it senses a potential clog. And it's not just paper you can shred: CDs, DVDs, paper clips and staples… the machine will chew it all up.  Finally, if you're worried about someone fishing something out of the bin after you've walked away, know that the SmartLock system will prevent them from doing so: once engaged, the drawer will lock until that batch is done.

Like doing periodic backups of your hard drives, getting into the habit of regularly shredding your documents is good office hygiene.  It's easy to ignore it until you become a victom, but then it's too late.  Fellowes AutoMax is a simple, cost-effective way to stay secure and it's one you should seriously consider.

 

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Beyond The Internet – Discover The World of Usenet

The following article is brought to you by UseNeXt. -Ed.

Globus With the rise of the computer age, nerds and geeks have become increasingly popular. It has changed our perception of them, from young computer nerds working in garages turning into billionaires to one of today’s most popular TV show “The Big Bang Theory”: nerds are funny, nerds are successful and, ultimately, nerds are cool.

And let’s be honest: we all act a little geeky or nerdy sometimes. We post, share and like stuff on Facebook, follow Tweets or are registered in some kind of online forum. We connect. We network. How the world has changed!

Not.

Before there was something like the internet, three students from the University of North Carolina and Duke University connected two UNIX computers and therefore created an alternative to the Arpanet, which was controlled by the US military and various research facilities. Since then, the Usenet has been a trendsetter. Some examples?

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Fellowes’ AutoMax Paper Shredder Is A Truly Hands-Free Experience

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes, Inc. . All opinions are 100% mine.

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Fellowes invented the personal paper shredder back in 1990, and have been innovating with new models and new features ever since.  We even reviewed one of their devices two years ago. Now the company has announced their latest innovation: the Fellowes AutoMax series of shredders, like the 500C and the 300C.  These are truly hands-free, auto-feed shredders that pretty much do all the work for you.  You simply have to drop your pile of papers, DVDs, CDs, paper clips, and other shreddables into the drawer and walk away.  A patented system of rotating paddles (SureFeed Technology) ensures that everything gets fed into the cross-cutting mechanism and gets turned into unrecognizable bits. No more standing around the machine, wasting company time and money.

The 500C has a 20 gallon bin, while the 300C can handle up to 16 gallons, which is large enough to ensure you don't have to keep coming back to refill it every two seconds. Also, a feature called JamGuard System prevents paper jams, which is an essential ability for a device that claims to be completely hands-free; after all what's the point of being able to walk away, if you keep having to come back?

There's even a feature called SmartLock that prevents anyone else from opening the drawer until that batch is completely shredded. This is to stop someone else from accessing your private documents after you've inserted them in (and walked away). Couple all these features with other innovations like SafeSense, which immediately halts shredding if your hand or fingers touch the paper opening, and you've got yourself some groundbreaking machines in the personal shredding space.  To find out more about these devices, follow the link below.

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Last Minute Presents? Best Buy Has You Covered With Extended Store Hours

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The following article is a sponsored post for Socialstars by Crowdtap, featuring Best Buy’s Last Minute Gifts. #ultimateshowroom -Ed.

So it’s December 20th, and you still haven’t bought presents, have you? Shame on you! But hey, it’s not quite too late, at least not if you check out some of these deals by Best Buy, which you can now pick up more easily thanks to their extended store hours. That’s right: from today the 20th, until December 23rd, all Best Buy stores will remain open until midnight! Pictured above is our pick of what could make three pretty cool last minute presents, but feel free to follow the link at the bottom to see what else is available. There are also some specials, so it might be worth your while to check that out.

Without further ado, here are OhGizmo!’s picks for last minute presents:

Sony PlayStation Vita
Oh sure, there are new consoles out, but that doesn’t mean they have to get all the gaming attention. The PlayStation Vita has been on the market for a while now, delighting gamers young and old alike. Featuring a large “5 inch OLED display that features 960 x 544 resolution and the powerful ARM Cortex-A9 core processor”, this handheld device can keep you entertained for hours on end. Selling now for $174.99, it’s $25 cheaper than usual.
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Beats by Dr. Dre – Pill Portable Stereo Speaker
The Beats by Dre brand doesn’t really need much of an introduction anymore. But the Pills is a relatively new product, and it’s one that’s piqued the interest of many. They’re a set of portable speakers that feature 4 individual drivers for a crisp, clear sound. Connecting to your smartphone or tablet through Bluetooth, you don’t need wires to stream up to 7 hours of tunes before the batteries run out. It’s $199, with free shipping.
[ Beats by Dr. Dre - Pill Portable Stereo Speaker ]

Toshiba – Symbio Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player and Media Box
See that fancy HDTV in your living room? You know what else it needs? Yeah, you got it, it needs a decent Blu-ray player. The above is a very capable offering from Toshiba that features WiFi for easy Internet connectivity and a capable media player that supports a variety of formats. The best part is that it’s heavily discounted at $49, after a $70 rebate.
[ Toshiba - Symbio Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player and Media Box ]

‘How to Keep Your Electronic Messages Private’ and More on Gobookee

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The following article is brought to you by Gobookee. -Ed.

Security is a huge deal these days. There are so many scams floating around these days that attempt to gain access to your personal information by hacking into your email, perhaps in a bid to steal your identity or obtain your bank account details. For example, the Nigerian and “You just won the lottery!” email scams have been extensively reported on for the past few years, but there are still people who fall for it every day. For sure, a resource like the Email Security ebook would be helpful to would-be victims.

This title is just one of the many digital books, manuals, and guides on gadgets and gizmos that you can find on Gobookee. As you would expect from a typical library, the site also offers resources on a variety of topics, including Arts, Business, Family, Food, Health, Law, Medicine, and Sports, among others. Titles are featured regularly You can browse through the books in the different categories if you’re not looking for anything particular. If you are, then simply type in the relevant keywords and hit search to see what Gobookee can find on the topic. You can find out more about the book by clicking on the title. You then have the option to buy the book or find a similar free ebook elsewhere.

Why The 2014 Kia Optima Might Be The Right Choice For A 33 Year Old Who’s Only Ever Driven Sporty Cars

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The following post is sponsored by Kia -Ed.

There’s something strange about being a typical 33-year-old guy. It’s an age where you’re kind of stuck between two worlds. On the one hand, the memories of your 20′s are still fresh. I, for one, spent them driving cars that could have been described as sporty; I liked it when my vehicle at least looked like it might be able to go fast. These cars were two-door, sometimes two-seater affairs, and practicality never entered the equation. But on the other hand, you notice your life might be changing somewhat. You’re in a steady relationship and have been for a few years. You may or may not be married, but you’re starting to think about having kids. And you’ve already bought or are about to buy your first home. In short, you are now a full-fledged ‘grown up’, and the reality is pretty clear: it’s time for a new, more appropriate car.

Here’s the thing though: you’re not quite ready. You want a compromise, something that harkens back to your youth while accepting the realities of adulthood. And I think the 2014 Kia Optima fits that bill perfectly. Let me tell you why.

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Boost Mobile’s Shrinking Payments Mean More Money In Your Wallet

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile’s Shrinking Payments. All opinions are 100% mine.

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It's one of those realities of life that you absolutely need a cellphone, these days.  It's a little bit like running water and electricity; you can't just go without.  So it stands to reason you'd want to do some research to find a provider that lets you get your mobile, without making too much of a dent in your budget.  Boost Mobile happens to have a plan that rewards loyalty, and timeliness.  It's called Boost Mobile's Shrinking Payments, and like the name says, it allows you to Get Shrinking Payments. Shrinking payments means, well, a fatter wallet. Here's how it works.

Say you sign up to one of their plans, (which, by the way, are no-contract plans) and like a responsible client, you make your payments on time, every month.  After 6 straight timely payments, Boost will take $5 off your bill.  Keep paying on time, and the same thing will happen again after another 6 months.  You can do this up to 3 times, for a total of $15 off your bill!  Now, $15 may not sound like much, but it does represent $180 yearly.  And when you're looking at their $45 monthly plan, that $15 represents a full 33%.  A third off, just for making your payments on time, and sticking with Boost.

Boost Mobile's plans start at $45 and go up to $60, and they all include unlimited talk, text and data nationwide.  And after 18 months of loyal service, these plans will range between $30 and $45. Your only upfront cost is that of the device you plan to use.

 

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Top Alternatives to the New iPhone

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htc-one-silver.productpage_api.left The new iPhone models 5c and 5s caused a big storm when they were released earlier this autumn, but despite Apple being one of the world’s best-loved brands there are still millions of people who do not get on with their products. If you are one of those who simply cannot understand the hype surrounding the latest Apple gadgets then read on for some of the best alternatives to the iPhone 5c and 5s.

HTC One
The HTC One makes an immediate impact – it looks great and the full metal unibody has been well received. It was released back in spring but is still one of the best smartphones of the year thanks to its capabilities and features. However, the camera is far from the best on the market.

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Is ADSL3 Just Around the Corner?

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The following article is brought to you by an Australian ISP. – Ed.

As with any type of technology – whether it’s a smartphone, tablet, car or computer – we are always on the lookout for the next upgrade. We want products that do more and have more to offer, and yesterday’s products are yesterday’s news. But what about our internet connection?

When it comes to mobile broadband, we have now moved from 3G to 4G – or we are on our way there, at least. What about home broadband? ADSL2+ has been around for a while now. Does that mean ADSL3 is just around the corner?

The ADSL Progression
ADSL – or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line service – was introduced in the late 1990s, using copper telephone lines to transmit data. ADSL provided faster connection speeds, and used a splitter to allow one telephone line to transmit ADSL data and voice calls at the same time. It is called asymmetric because its download and upload speeds are not symmetrical (download is faster than upload). Check out iinets various NBN plans to choose from, depending on your location.Continue Reading