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How OnStar is Using Technology to Make You Safer (Sponsored)

It’s good to know that we live in a day and age where technology is increasingly making our lives safer. OnStar is a powerful built-in technology available in most GM vehicles that connects drivers to a live Advisor, 24/7. When you’re out on the road, OnStar keeps you ready for anything with Stolen Vehicle Assistance and Automatic Crash Response, among other features. OnStar can even help out with almost any situation on the road, whether it’s a crash, medical emergency, or even a flat tire.

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The Tech That Makes Mornings Almost Bearable (An OhGizmo! Review)


This post is brought to you by Best Buy. Submit a photo of your rundown small appliances in need of an #applianceupgrade to the Best Buy Facebook page for a chance to win a Small Appliance Makeover worth $1,000 in Best Buy eGift Cards.

If there’s a time and a place for everything, mornings are definitely the time to feel crummy, complain about how sleepy you are, half-glare at the people around you in a groggy haze, and otherwise try and drag yourself out of the wonderful sleep you were having just minutes ago. But being the geek that I am, I’ve discovered that little technological advances can make some morning steps at least marginally more pleasurable. I’m not saying that technology is the answer to everything, but I’ve found a peculiar sort of delight in streamlining some activities. I’d like to take a minute to explain what I mean.

A few weeks ago, I made my way to Best Buy to buy two small appliances, with the hope of making my mornings better. Yes, the retailer sells more than laptops and PCs, and while browsing their aisles, I settled on a Keurig Elite SingleServe Brewer (B48), and a Philips Sonicare – DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush. I think you see where I’m going with this. Who wants to brew a fresh pot of coffee every morning, or fuss around with instant powder, when there’s an alternative at the ready? And what self-respecting geek wouldn’t look forward to cleaning his teeth with a brush that vibrates at 31,500 “rpm” and charges through electromagnetic induction? Yeah, that was my thinking and here’s how these two machines performed.

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The Benefits Of Using Netspy Mobile


The following article is brought to you by Netspysoftware, and does not represent the opinions of or its staff. -Ed.

Have you ever had any concerns as to what is going on with your child or even if your partner is cheating on you? Do they appear to be spending a lot of time on their phone and acting secretive about it? If so, then using Netspysoftware may actually be a very good idea. This piece of cell phone spyware will allow you to learn so much about that phone that it will either answer questions you may have or at least give you some peace of mind. However, what else is there to know about this piece of software?

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Kia Optima’s UVO System Is Pretty Nifty


This post is sponsored by Kia.

I’ve had my eye on the Kia Optima for a while now. Let me tell you why. I’m a 32 year old guy, and I’ve reached a point in my life where I’m starting to think about changing priorities. Well, I’m not so much thinking about it consciously as I’m realizing it’s happening. Yeah… the life of parties and sports cars just doesn’t have quite the same appeal it once did. And so the time has come to look for a vehicle more appropriate for me. That’s where the Optima comes in.

For one, that car’s a looker. The lines are strong, flowing, elegant and balanced, and I noticed it on the road before I even started doing any research on it. And once I did start digging, I was pleased. Take the engine for example: it comes in 200hp and 274hp configurations, which is plenty. I’m not going to lie, changing priorities doesn’t mean I don’t want to have some fun now and then! And the other thing that stood out to me, being a gadget geek, was the UVO infotainment system. This is what I want to take some time to talk to you guys about.

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What’s The Most Desired In-Car Tech? Most Desired in-car technology infographic

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Myths Surrounding the Google Postini Shutdown


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

Internet giant Google announced last year that it was shutting down Postini, the email and web archiving and security facility it has owned since 2007, when it was bought for $625mn. These cloud computing services, which filter email spam and malware before it reaches a client’s mail server, also offer optional email archiving.

The internet giant says the process of moving away from Postini will take place throughout 2013, with customers receiving further information about the transition process with a minimum of 60 days’ notice ahead of their migration being scheduled to start.

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Beat the Post Budget Blues With a New Job in IT


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

Even with the IT job market positively flourishing in 2013, many people find the prospect of finding employment daunting.

Graduates, especially those looking for sought after positions such as IT support jobs, may worry about getting the first foot on the career ladder, so it’s important to improve your odds by doing the appropriate research.

IT jobseekers may need to have certain industry-related qualifications in order to apply for certain jobs, so it’s important to find out what’s needed. If you don’t have the right qualifications you may still be able to apply for an entry level position which offers ‘on the job’ training. Certification is good but often experience is better, so expressing a passion for IT and a willingness to learn may convince an employer to take you on.

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Sometimes You Just Need To Print A Good Sign


The following article is sponsored by Signazon.

When it comes to printing stuff, most of us are happy enough to let ourselves be gouged by the desktop printer ink racket. These printers do a decent enough job most of the time, but they don’t cut the mustard if you need a professional looking sign. You then have a choice: go to the local print shop, or get online signs. Signazon is a company based in Dallas, TX and Boston, MA but who delivers nationwide. Unlike a lot of other similar outfits, they offer custom size signs, as opposed to letting you choose from a bunch of presets. That’s cool if you’re looking to accommodate a specific need, and can save you a lot of headaches down the line. They have a full interface online with which you can design your signs, and they specialize in 1440 DPI, full-color digital printing.

About NAS

The following article brought to you by Misco Computers. -Ed.

Back in the olden days if you wanted to share something with a friend you would have to actually speak to them or even physically deliver the item in question. Nowadays, of course, sharing funny pictures and hilarious videos is as easy as clicking a button on Facebook or sending an email.

When it comes to sharing larger files, however, things are a little more difficult, especially with the growth in popularity of netbooks that lack CD/DVD drives. While online filesharing is now growing more difficult there is a handy, legal option for sharing between those who live together.

Network attached storage, or NAS, allows all members of a house to connect to a single specialised device that stores files like music, movies, documents and more.Continue Reading