Archive for ‘Fun’

Tip of the Week: Seven Extensions to Add to Chrome

Posted November 01, 2017 by
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world, and for good reason. The browser has many useful features, largely due to the user’s ability to install ‘extensions’–applications that add to the browser’s functionality or the user’s experience. Once an extension is added to the browser’s toolbar, it is ready for the user…

You Can Now Generate Power By Literally Folding Laundry

Posted August 25, 2017 by
Wouldn’t it be convenient if you could charge your smartphone just by walking down the street? How about turning your tie into a voice-recognizing security system? Michigan State University has been working toward creating some great new tech that makes these suggestions seem like real possibilities, in the form of a small device. Nelson Sepulveda,…

A Few Security Lessons Your Business Can Learn From Game Of Thrones

Posted July 24, 2017 by
Security is a major concern for anything successful, and television programming is no different. Game of Thrones, the BBC’s epic production based on George R.R. Martin’s book series A Song of Ice and Fire, has always been concerned with their security–and with the television series overtaking the book series, that concern has only grown as…

Crank Up The Tunes And Turn Up The Productivity

Posted April 10, 2017 by
With the use of portable personal music players and streaming services like Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora, unobtrusively listening to music in the workplace has become much easier–but has it also made it easier for employees to be more distracted from their tasks? Additionally, assuming that music does create a boost in productivity, why…

Hollywood Is Captivated By Fictional Hackers, But Real Hackers Aren’t Entertaining

Posted February 01, 2017 by
It’s not an understatement to suggest that hackers are a hindrance to business. They take what doesn’t belong to them, and worse than that, they use that stolen information to make off with money, misrepresent individual actions, and ultimately, just cause a degree of added entropy that any business simply doesn’t need. Recently, with the…

3 Easy Exercises Designed for Office Workers

Posted November 29, 2016 by
You wouldn’t think that sitting at a desk all day could have many detrimental effects to the body, but the opposite is actually true: remaining stationary throughout the day, especially in a slouching position, can cause considerable stress and discomfort. This discomfort, in addition to decreasing morale, can be a distraction that cuts into the…

Cubs Win!!!

Posted November 03, 2016 by
Congratulations to the World Champion Chicago Cubs!  Way to go Cubs!…

4 Reasons Why You Should Quit Stressing Out About Stress

Posted September 27, 2016 by
Stress is a natural part of the workplace. It’s almost impossible to make it through the workday without getting stressed out about at least one thing or another, especially when you’re a business owner. In these stress-filled circumstances, it’s important to remember that stress isn’t always a bad thing; it has some redeeming factors that…

End The Vendor “Blame Game” – Hire Excalibur Technology!

Posted July 27, 2016 by
Does this sound like your current IT Support? 8:30 AM, Arrive at the office, get coffee and turn on PC. 8:45 AM, PC displays a cryptic message and refuses to do anything useful. 9:00 AM, Call placed to computer manufacturer. You experience numerous reroutes on the voicemail system and one disconnection. 11:04 AM, Your call…

Ancient Greek Computer In Serious Need Of Firmware Update

Posted July 25, 2016 by
When you picture an old computer, do you see a giant machine that takes up an entire room? These days, people might consider even something like a CRT monitor and a device running Windows XP to be ancient. Yet, the oldest “computer” in the world may actually be a bronze contraption found off the coast…

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