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Tech Tuesday: Online Threats 101 [Infographic]

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The world of cyber security can be a daunting and perplexing one. With new threats around every corner, it can be difficult to know a worm from virus or a trojan horse from spyware. So for this Tech Tuesday, we'd like to share this handy infographic from Zone Alarm on the topic. 


So how can we protect ourselves from online threats? Some useful tips from this infographic include: setting up a 2 way firewall and anti-virus software, keeping your computer up-to-date with the latest security patches, using strong and unique passwords, being wary of public wifi networks and trusting your gut instincts.

And of course, if you ever have issues when any of the software or hardware we've installed, we're here to help. Give us a call at 602-248-8477 and we'll give you the needed support.


Tech Tuesday: Crazy & New technology

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Tech Tuesday:

Crazy & New technology

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It's no secret that technology seems to be advancing daily, but these advancements have not all been debuted for public use yet. I'm sure Alexander Graham Bell caught some attention for the telephone, but these new inventions are branding a completely new lifestyle for the future-- a lifestyle of luxury.


1. Immersit 4D Motion Device

Have you ever been to those shows or on those rides where you watch a brief movie while your seat vibrates with sounds from the movie? Well, this new invention is barely like that. Immersit has changed the cinematic experience forever. You can bring this "ride" to your home. Immersit inserts a set of hydraulic feet into your couch that can evaluate the show or movie your watching and respond to the sounds with full vibrations and motions that will forever change movie night.


2. NXT-ID Wocket Smart Wallet

A Wocket is a smart socket for your cards and you can lock it then put it in your pocket. That was inspired by the one and only wordsmith, Dr. Seuss. Anyways, this invention is pretty cool. Basically, it's a wallet that you never have to open and shuffle through. You select which card you want from the touch screen or command with your voice and it pops up like toast out of a toaster! For security, you can protect all of your cards with a pin. It only cost $180, which is pretty cheap for something as high tech and convenient as the Wocket.

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3. Milto

Isn't it annoying have to heat up a whole kettle of water when you're making tea or other hot drinks and having to wait for ALL the water to heat up when all you want is one measly cup of tea? Well, Milto completely exonerates that issue. Milto is a sustainable heating rod that warms liquid in your cup and diminishes the use of a kettle or pot to boil water. Milto can be used to warm-up soup, milk, and lattes as well, so if there's no microwave handy, just grab pop your Milto rod in your cup or bowl.


4. L’Oreal’s Kérastase Hair Coach Powered by Withings

Okay people, prepare for this. L'Oreal has rolled out the first-ever smart hairbrush. If you're thinking why on earth do you need a smart hair brush, don't worry, that was our initial thought too. This hairbrush is designed to determine how healthy your hair is and whether you've been taking the right measures to protect it. It can tell you how wet your hair is to prevent you from frying it by applying heat too soon. It can tell you if it needs more conditioner. It will send your healthy hair score to your smart phone along with hair product recommendations. Basically, L'Oreal just wants everybody to have beautiful hair.


5. Genican

Are you bad at making those habitual grocery list and often end up with an empty fridge by the end of the month... or week (no judgments)? Well, Genican may help you with that. Genican is a device you attach to your trash can and anytime you throw something away it scans the bar code of product and orders it through Amazon's Dash service. You can also use your voice to command the Genican to order products in case it doesn't have a bar code. World's best trash can? I think so.

(NOTE- if it wasn't obvious, these aren't actual images of the products. These are images of the products they will be replacing, except for the Dr. Seuss book...that's just a bonus)

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Fun Facts Friday: The Security Alarm

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Fun Facts Friday:

Security Alarms


1. It's been noted that as early as 386 B.C. the Romans decided to utilize geese to warn them of danger. Apparently the intruder could get past the dogs and the guards, but it wasn't until their paths crossed the geese that the officers were alerted by their loud squawking and restless flying.


2. About 41% of the burglars break into homes without the security alarm systems. In fact, Homes without security or alarm systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into. About 61% of all burglaries are committed by forcible entry


3. It is reported that in the early 1700s an English inventor named Tildesley is original pioneer of the intrusion alarm by linking a set of chimes to the door lock. The chimes would alert homeowners of intrusion when the burglar tried to enter through the door.


4. It wasn't until the 1850's that Augustus Russell Pope, Boston inventor, discovered how to use electricity, magnets, and a bell to produce an electric version of the burglar alarm. It was powered by battery and mounted on each individual window and door frame.


5. Home security alarm systems produce a high level of protection from water and fire damages, even when a homeowner is absent, due to the additional detectors.


6. In 2013, it was estimated that the losses from all reported property crimes totaled $16.6 billion


7. Insurance companies may reduce homeowner's insurance rates by 20% when there is an alarm system installed.


8. A burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States.


9. There are an estimated 18 million home security systems currently installed in the US.


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The Tech Tip-Off! Girls in Tech Phoenix- The Shatter Series: Mindset Reset

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The Tech Tip-Off!

Girls in Tech Phoenix- The Shatter Series: Mindset Reset


GIT or Girls in Tech are hosting their very first GIT speakers series. The speakers will discuss personal and professional development. The main topics of discussion are Mindset, Networking as an Introvert, Self- Regulation, and Creating a Meaningful Life.

The Mindset portion of the discussion will include the idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck. The idea entails teaching a growth mindset to promote productivity and motivation.

Networking as an Introvert refers to the balance of being an introvert and having the pressure market products, businesses, or yourself in extroverted environments. Speakers will discuss techniques to break the ice and step out of your shell in front of a demanding crowd or network of people.

Self - Regulation mainly reflects the adaptability to certain people and changing situations that could often warrant an atypical reaction. This part of the discussion explains how to develop self-control and the tools needed to communicate effectively, no matter the situation.

Lastly, Creating a Meaningful Life will pertain to the maintaining purpose and intention in our lives that please us as individuals and contribute to our well-being. The speaker mentions taking ownership over our actions and our voices to become in tune with our desires.

The event is today, Thursday July 27th, from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Gateway Community College, 275 N. GateWay Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Damage Prevention and Safety Seminars

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Damage Prevention and Safety Seminars


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The 2017 Damage Prevention & Safety Seminar in Arizona is running all through next week. Today is the Phoenix event and tomorrow is the Tempe event. The event is free all contractors, safety managers, trainers, foremen and supervisors, along with anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge on the proper safety measures to take in industrial work are welcome to attend. Hosted by Arizona 811, the event explains the daily precautions that should be taken to prevent serious injury and protect vital utilities.

The speakers of the event include representatives from Arizona 811, utility owners, gas transmission and distribution operators, the Arizona Corporation Commission, and the Arizona Utility Contractors Association (AZUCA)

Attendees must check-in for the seminar at 6:30 A. M. and the program will begin promptly at 7 A.M. A complimentary breakfast will be included. The program will last about two and a half to three hours. Seating is first come first serve, so make sure if you're in a group you try to arrive earlier.

Pre- registration is required because of the space limitation and the free meals. A registration form is required for each individual, even if attending with a company or local government. If you cancel your RSVP any time after 72 hours before the event you are subject to a $30 charge.

For more information, click here to be redirected to the Arizona 811 web page.

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