Solar Shingles to Power your Home Theater

Sara Johns Cool, Energy Management, Home Theater, Newsletter, Solar

The desire of fed-up homeowners to lower their utility bills, enticing fed and state tax incentives and increasing concern over dwindling natural resources, has caused Solar’s popularity to go through the roof. In the past five years, the industry has become more architecturally savvy, offering up solar-powered shingles that blend almost seamlessly with traditional roofing materials. These systems-called “building-integrated photovoltaics,” …

Tech Tips – Ultra Violet and You

Sara Johns Newsletter, Tech Tips, Video

UltraViolet is an easy and convenient way to store your movies and shows while enjoying access to them anytime, anywhere. You can purchase UltraViolet movies and shows from Universal, Paramount, Sony, Nook, Kalidescape, CinemaNow, M-Go, Wallmart and Target. How do I watch my movies? You can watch anytime, anywhere on your:  FAQ’s

Bionic Eye

Sara Johns Cool, Newsletter, Science

In the near future, people who were born blind may have a way to see. An image generating bionic contact lens has been developed. This new Israeli device still needs to pass clinical trials. But prototypes have been tested on healthy people. After a few minutes of learning how to associate actual images with the sensations they felt on their …

How Do You Browse?

Sara Johns Devices, Newsletter

Based on a study by the Pew Research Center, 63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online.  That is an 8% increase from last year and a 100% increase since they first started tracking internet usage on cell phones in 2009. Pew’s research also shows that 21% of all adult cell owners now do most of …

3 Apps to Help Increase Your Android’s Battery Life

Sara Johns Devices, Energy Management, Newsletter

They’ll help you to make the most of your Android smartphone and tablet’s batteries. JuiceDefender is a very straightforward program with a simple interface. Whether you use its preset modes or you elect to tweak every setting to get the most from the program, it’s a simple way to save battery life. Juice Defender’s Balanced setting saves a decent amount …

Wilson Signal Boosters

Sara Johns Devices, Newsletter, Phone Services

You may think that a dropped call every once in a while isn’t that bad, and it’s not. Poor reception never created an emergency either. We can all adjust. Maybe by making sure not to be on an important call when going over the bridge where your calls drop ever single time or not going into the kitchen because you …

Happy Birthday California, You Innovative State!

Sara Johns Cool, Newsletter, Science

From your humble beginnings to your Innovative Technology – You inspire us! California became the 31st state on Sept. 9th 1850. The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War. The U.S. paid Mexico $15 million for war damages. In turn, Mexico ceded nearly half of its territory, including California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and parts of Colorado, Nevada ...

Business Phone Systems – 8 Things to Consider

Sara Johns Newsletter, Phone Services, Phone Systems, VoIP

Many business owners have heard of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), but don’t really know how it fits within their business. But as business communications become more complex – and expensive – it only makes sense to assess your phone services and what you are currently paying for those business communications. Combining voice and data will offer savings while giving you additional features such as …