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Monitors Got You Down?

May 22, 2009

Television shows everyday are becoming readily available online; from new shows, to old shows, to exclusive online content. And while downloading movies can be effortless, it’s hard to enjoy a movie with the whole family or a bunch of friends on a small screen. For those with laptops the ease of online viewing can seem perfect, yet crowding around one computer monitor is still uncomfortable. Those in the working world might find themselves lacking with the space their one monitor affords them. With the right equipment however, you can utilize your television and computer and watch your downloaded movies and shows on the big screen.

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There are many options for streaming from your PC to your television, depending on your system and solution here’s a few types of solutions we’d suggest for adapting one or more screens to your PC:

Some adapters can be used to hook up multiple screens to your PC or gaming system for the ultimate in gaming experiences. Don’t be limited by the size of your monitor, adapt!

Consumer Electronics Boost Economy

May 5, 2009

In these dark economic times, hope is a difficult thing to maintain. However, according to, a recent analysis by economists and IT industry professionals has shown some signs of recovery.

In its most recent quarterly report on the gross domestic product, the U.S. Department of Commerce said that consumer spending has increased by 2.2% in the first quarter of 2009. Compared to the 4.3% that it dropped in the fourth quarter of 2008, this is great news. One of the reasons for the rise: increased sales of consumer electronics.

"If consumer spending is starting to recover, that means you’ve got signs that the economy is starting to recover," said Andrew Bartels, an analyst at Forrester Research Inc.

Increased consumer demand might also inspire increased production, which can further stimulate the economy. Business inventories are shrinking, and at this point, there’s nowhere to go but up.

If you’re involved in the technology sector, what are your predictions? What consumer electronics do you feel will come out on top?

How to Recycle Printer Catridges

Apr 3, 2009

Most people tend to go through a fair amount of printer cartridges, especially if they have a home office or are the parent of a student. While you may not be able to reduce the amount of ink you go through, you can however find a better way to recycle your used ink cartridges in a way that is both safe and efficient. Take a look at the instructions in the box of your new laser or ink jet cartridge to find out how to recycle your old one. Many companies will provide instructions, packaging materials and free postage if you wish to recycle your old cartridge, which is then refilled and used again, or you can take a look at one of these three options:


1. Get in touch with Eco-Office about recycling and purchasing used cartridges. They will provide lists of companies in your area that will purchase your used cartridge, as well as companies that will provide remanufactured ones.

2. Check out Environmental Laser, at 800-442-8391, for more information on remanufacturing your old laser printer cartridge. Environmental Laser will cross-reference your cartridge with the name of the new one that it will become once it is remanufactured, comparing the differences, if any, between the two.

3. Call the International Cartridge Recycling Association, at 202-857-1154, for more information on recycling your cartridge.

Protect Your Electrical Devices

Mar 25, 2009

The thought of life without modern technology is rather frightening. Inventions such as computers, telephones, and refrigerators have made our lives so much easier, and to be suddenly stripped of them would cause great panic. As electrical devices, these things are prone to the occasional voltage spike, which could put them out of commission for good, so it’s important to take the proper measures to prevent such an occurrence.

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Fortunately, the solution is simple: surge protectors . Plug your valued appliances into one of these and they’ll stay functional even after the most intense voltage spike. Important files on your computer will be unharmed, and the food in your refrigerator will stay fresh. Most surge protectors come with multiple outlets, so you can ensure the safety of all of your most valuable gadgets in one shot. These handy little devices can save you a lot of misery, so think ahead and grab one from today!

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