Defining Computer Reliability

Imagine you launch the messaging app on your phone and it turns on the camera instead. Or your laptop only powers up 30 percent of the time. Neither of these scenarios would be a pleasant experience. Most of us would probably ditch the offending device into the nearest trash bin. We expect our…


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Why USB Is So Popular (And Why Legacy Ports Still Matter)

Today, it’s almost impossible to imagine a world without USB. The technology is so ubiquitous that power outlets in new homes often feature USB ports in addition to traditional AC sockets. Twenty years ago, however, the idea that a simple “computer port” would become a major part of our daily lives…


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SSD or HDD: Which Should I Choose?

Nowadays, it almost seems like consumers have unlimited digital storage space available to them. In 1983, a box of 10 5.25″ floppy disks with 360Kb of space cost $45. Today, a two-terabyte USB drive costs less than $20. Because space is no longer at a premium, the critical question customers…


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3 Ways Technology Is Changing the Beauty Industry

The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar business. People happily spend thousands, even millions, on anti-aging creams or lipsticks to liposuction and facelifts in the never-ending quest to look and feel good. Worldwide, revenue from beauty and personal care products for 2022 amounts to…


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How EMR, mHealth, and Smart Homes Comfort Hospice Residents

In 3 Technologies That Are Advancing Hospice Care, we discussed how telemedicine, predictive analytics, and virtual reality (VR) benefited patients in hospice. This time, we’re covering three additional technologies: electronic medical records (EMR), mHealth (example: wearables), and smart homes.…


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Importance of Hospital Equipment Ergonomics

Design that is focused on the well-being of the user is called “ergonomics.” In the medical field, these users can be doctors, techs, nurses, and patients.  Ergonomic equipment is designed to reduce the amount of undue strain on the human body, which is especially important in hospitals. Healthcare…


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3 Unconventional Telehealth Solutions to Meet Rural Healthcare Needs

Telehealth played a critical role helping people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows patients to safely contact their providers to deal with their non-urgent but still important conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and pregnancy.  The technology proved to have limits, though. Many…


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Why Microsoft, Amazon, and Oracle are Investing in Healthcare Voice Recognition

Why was database titan Oracle interested in EMR giant Cerner? The question was on every financial analyst’s mind last year. Interest for answers intensified when Oracle paid $28.3 billion for Cerner shortly afterwards. This time, analysts may finally have an answer. Slowing the Burnout Voice…


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Protecting Patients and Staff from Radiation Exposure Risks in Hospitals

Radiation exposure is an everyday fact of life in hospitals, but puts staff and patients at risk of real health problems down the road.  Hospitals need to bolster PPE usage, improve education, and embrace new technology to limit radiation exposure for patients and staff.  In this guide, hospital…


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Does Better Cooling in a PC Improve Performance?

Not only does a cool computer work better, a hot computer is a sign of imminent–and expensive–damage. PCs generate heat, which slows performance and even damages components over time. Cooling systems keep PCs alive in normal circumstances: in extreme situations, PCs slow down and stop working when…


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