There’s nothing more annoying than waking up to a nearly drained smartphone or tablet because you forgot to charge overnight, or nothing more frustrating than your device running out of juice on a long plane ride and your airline doesn’t offer a charging port.Perhaps you didn’t realize it, but you can bring power with you—and it’s easier than ever.Just as portable as your smartphone or tablet, portable power stations provide the flexibility you need to charge your laptop, phone, tablet, iPad, or other mobile devices while you’re on the go.Did you forget to plug your mobile phone in to charge overnight and there’s no way for you to connect during your morning commute by bus or train?
When Mark heard about the CORE Gaming Backpack Kickstarter in August 2017, he knew he’d found the perfect gift for his hard-to-shop-for son. An ardent PC gamer, the young man was always complaining about transporting his gaming gear and keeping it all organized and safe when he went to a buddy’s house for game night or to the local gaming center for a tourney.From what Mark could glean from the Kickstarter product video, the CORE Gaming Backpack was the perfect solution: roomy enough for an 18” laptop and wireless keyboard, with all sorts of compartments and pockets designed to hold media, accessories, and chargers. The backpack’s ballistic nylon with tailored contrast stitching also gave the bag a rugged, industrial look he knew his son would like—so Mark became one of Kickstarter campaign’s early bird backers, securing a CORE Gaming Backpack for his son at a deep
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) continues to expand beyond traditional computers, smartphones, mobile devices and TVs, to include billions of other physical “smart” devices around the globe that monitor, control, analyze, communicate with, and optimize the digital and physical world around us.Not sure what the IoT is?Whether you know it or not, the IoT has been rapidly growing in recent years. More than just computers, smartphones, and tablets, the IoT includes driverless cars, smart homes, smart offices, smart cities, augmented and virtual reality, wearable technology, intelligent sensors, robotics, drones, etc.Examples of the IoT AboundDo you have an Alexa in your home or a Google Home device? They are part of the IoT. Intrigued by the possibilities of driverless cars? Another example of the IoT.Other examples include app-controlled dimmers on lightbulbs, cooking devices, smart thermostats, timers, streaming music devices, etc.Whether we realized it or not, the IoT has grown up
Mobile workers are fast becoming the norm. Long the purview of sales reps and technicians, the mobile workforce also counts among its members executives, financial types, IT specialists, designers, and virtually anyone willing to work remotely or to travel to a non-traditional job site.Mobile work is so pervasive, in fact, that the US mobile worker population is expected to grow from a base of 96.2 million in 2015 to 105.4 million by 2020. That’s nearly three quarters (72.3 percent) of the US workforce!With no ties to any particular physical location, mobile workers need to be connected by technology to their customers and their support systems. They also need to be, as the descriptor suggests, mobile—and often at a moment’s notice. And whether you’re a C-suite mobile worker or an IT technician, your fundamental needs are quite similar: you’re looking for organization, convenience, and peace of mind as you move
Travelling for work—whether you’re employed by someone else or work for yourself—can be both exciting and stressful. The excitement comes from getting to see and experience new places. The stress comes from being on the road and away from family, friends, and home on a regular basis.Finding ways to reduce that stress are critical for a road warrior’s enjoyment of his or her life on the go . . . and here are 12 life hacks designed to do just that:1. Due diligence of the hotel/area you’re visiting. One of the first orders of business is to do due diligence of the area you’ll be visiting. This includes everything from where you’ll be meeting clients or