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Tips to Improve your Sites Load Speed

Tips to Improve your Sites Load Speed

Benefits of Improving Webpage Load Performance Having a fast website has a lot of benefits.  First off, visitors of the website will be happy to not have to deal with long load times for images, audio and videos.  Second, it will improve your chances of getting placed higher on the Google search results because Google uses page load speed as a method of prioritizing search engine results. There... [Read more]

Best Free Data Recovery Tool

Best Free Data Recovery Tool

Losing data from your hard drive can be a very annoying experience, as you may know. But, unless your hard drive was destroyed completely, there is a good chance that you can recover your data by using special tools, designed for such an occasion. Here we will talk about some of the free tools that can be used for data recovery. It doesn’t matter if you deleted all the data by accident from your... [Read more]

Vista Shutdown Timer

Vista Shutdown Timer

Vista Shutdown Timer is a small program that doesn’t occupy a lot of space and it allows you to shut down your computer at an hour specified in advance. Another bonus that I enjoyed in this software was that it faded down the volume of the computer, allowing you to remain asleep as this happens. This small piece of software is made only for Windows. This software doesn’t need to be installed,... [Read more]

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists launched in Israel

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists was held in Jerusalem on March 19, 2017. The awards recognized the innovation and excellence of early career scientists and engineers. The awards look at support scientists and engineers with their independent research. The judges had selected three young and promising faculty members from Israeli universities.  The Awards honor young scientists and engineers... [Read more]

How Advanced Technology is Affecting the Visual Aspect of Command Center Design

Summary: Technology is growing at a rapid pace. Modern command centers need to be able to adapt to this in order for an organization to respond at a rapid pace. In the past, technology was primarily housed within the command center, but in today’s modern design, it’s more commonly seen housed in a separate data center that’s adjacent to the command center itself. This technological movement from... [Read more]

Five conveniences of a portable air conditioner

We rely on our central cooling systems to cool our offices, data centers, and homes. Having said that, there is a lot of utility to using portable air conditioners. Here are a few examples of the added convenience that portable air conditioning can provide. Temperature control There are some people that find central air condition warmer than others. With a portable air conditioning unit you can cool... [Read more]

What Constitutes Mission-Critical in Small Business IT Systems?

Summary: Determining what is mission-critical and what isn’t can help businesses prioritize appropriately. For IT systems, there are various areas that are not recognized as mission-critical. What constitutes mission-critical from business-critical? With numerous studies expanding the idea of what constitutes mission-critical, a larger spectrum of workloads and applications are being looked at in... [Read more]

How to Improve Your Mac’s Overall Speed and Performance

Written by: Omar Amanat Summary: Mac’s are undoubtedly expensive investments, which is why making the most out of it is extremely important. Here are some tips on how you can improve the overall speed of your computer. If you’ve owned your Mac for years, you may want be looking to improve its longevity so you’re not faced with a handful of repair costs. Fortunately, you don’t need to dig deep... [Read more]

GoPro to cut 15 percent of workforce, close entertainment unit

(Reuters) – Wearable action camera maker GoPro Inc said it would cut about 15 percent of its workforce and shut down its entertainment business, as the one-time Wall Street favorite looks to lower costs and return to profitability. GoPro has been struggling with slowing sales of its wearable action cameras and the recall of its recently launched Karma drones. The company said on Wednesday it... [Read more]

AT&T unveils DirecTV Now streaming service ahead of November 30 launch

By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) – AT&T Inc, the largest U.S. TV provider, unveiled on Monday the pricing and launch date for DirecTV Now, which will stream television programming through the internet to win customers who shun traditional cable and satellite TV subscriptions. DirecTV Now will debut on Wednesday at prices ranging from $35 a month for over 60 channels to $70 for over 120... [Read more]

BMW to offer new version of i3 electric car in 2017: Welt am Sonntag

German luxury carmaker BMW plans to launch a new version of its i3 electric car next year with a longer range and revamped design, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing company sources. BMW will rework the front and rear of the i3 and equip the car with a new battery to increase its range substantially beyond the current 300 km maximum, the paper said, adding that the increase would be below... [Read more]

Uber in landmark court battle on Tuesday to escape strict rules

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] will seek to convince Europe's top court next week that it is a digital service, not a transport company, in a case that could determine whether app-based startups should be exempt from strict laws meant for regular companies. The European Commission is trying to boost e-commerce, a sector where the EU lags behind Asia and the United States,... [Read more]

Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors hacked: U.S. Navy

Hackers gained access to sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, for 134,386 current and former U.S. sailors, the U.S. Navy said on Wednesday. It said a laptop used by a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services employee working on a U.S. Navy contract was hacked. Hewlett Packard informed the Navy of the breach on Oct. 27 and the affected sailors will be notified in the coming weeks, the... [Read more]