Why Computer ENERGY STAR Ratings Matter More Than You Think

You cannot miss the ENERGY STAR® labels. The distinctive white letters-on-blue square can be found on many products, from appliances like washers and dryers and medical monitors, to the latest high-rise buildings. While many shoppers simply ignore them, to many more they’re an essential requirement…


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How Industrial Computers Can Thrive In A Harsh Environment

The average industrial computer faces stresses that consumer-grade PCs never have to consider. Extremes in temperature, shock, vibration, and debris getting inside the computer threaten to damage or even destroy the device.  Fortunately, industrial computers and tablets are designed with these…


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The Top Considerations for Choosing Industrial Computers for 24/7 Operation

Most computers operate on a work schedule similar to humans. They have periods of activity interspersed with downtime, like how most workers alternate between work shifts and rest. However, some computers don’t have that luxury. Some computers must operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For…


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The Future of Smart Buildings: Revolutionizing the Way We Live

You’ve just secured a new job after months of searching, and you arrive at the new office. The security bar at the parking lot lifts after scanning your car’s license, letting you in. You don’t stop at the front desk to check in or secure an ID card. Instead, you’re tracked via an app on your…


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Fanless Cooling and Its Benefits Explained

Passive cooling is a robust solution for maintaining optimal operating temperatures in computing devices. In today’s tech-driven world, passive cooling plays a critical role in various industries, from medical facilities demanding constant cleanliness to industrial environments facing dust…


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The Importance of Monitor Brightness For Productivity and Eye Health

You may take for granted that you can always easily read what’s on your screen until the moment you can’t. Whether outside on a sunny day or inside in a brightly lit room, there are times when you have trouble viewing what’s on your device. On the other side of the problem, a…


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Beyond Earth’s Atmosphere: Understanding the Challenges of Operating Computers in Space

If you were able to travel to space, would your smartphone or laptop work there? The short answer is likely yes, but not for very long. For a computer to properly function in space there are quite a few requirements that need to be met that you may not otherwise think about. Interestingly, many of…


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How Smart Grid Technology is Revolutionizing Energy Management

You’re scanning inventory with your industrial tablet and its built-in RFID reader when the lights go out in the warehouse. You curse softly as you reach for your phone; this is the third blackout this month, and it’s not even summertime yet. Why aren’t the power companies doing something about…


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Cutting-edge Technology in Mining Safety: What You Need to Know

Worker safety is a priority for most companies for a variety of reasons. Yet how does one achieve it with mining and its many inherent dangers, like having thousands of tons of earth mere feet above the miners?  The answer lies in mining safety technology. Ranging from the use of robots to…


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The Largest Business Data Breaches in 2023 (So Far)

Recently, we discussed some of the worst data breaches in healthcare for 2023. Unfortunately, the world of cybersecurity continues to be cursed to live in interesting times. Businesses in the United States and around the world remain juicy targets for cybercriminals looking to steal personal data,…


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