Gadgets are always the most welcomed around the workplace. They boost efficiency by performing certain tasks more rapidly but they have also been known to boost employee morale as some of them are quite fun to use. The following list might show you that some gadgets are most suited for the workplace than for anywhere else.

All-in-one PCs

These PCs have the advantage of being small and compact. They thus need little space. These are rapid computers and is a good investment if you are still attached to the desktop computer feel. These PCs come right at the middle of the taste of those who like tablets but still need desktop computers to work efficiently.

Self-stirring mugs

These mugs have the ability to create a stirring motion in your drink and thus it is the perfect gadget for the lazy tea or coffee drinker. Usually a button is located at the handle of the cup and once pressed, this spins the drink. This is perfect as people would not have go around and look for a spoon every time they want some drink with sugar or milk.

Facial recognition Time system

These biometric time clocks work by allowing people to clock in and out without necessarily having to show a badge or to touch the screen. The system would automatically compile time and attendance by identifying the biometric features of each employee.

Allied Time has operated in the time clock business since 1967. Their products are suited for companies wishing to integrate time systems in the workplace such as fingerprint time clocks and facial recognition system.


A question that has been asked about Twitter over the years is whether it is a technology or media company. The answer, in not being so simple, is simply a variation of both – according to Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter.

He explains further, in saying, “I think of us as a technology company because I think the future of the company is in building on an extensible platform that allows third-party developers and companies to add value to Twitter in a way that is accretive to Twitter and is accretive to our users. I don’t need to be or want to be in the content business.”

To support his statement, he also mentioned that is not in the content business because instead of having reporters or a newsroom, almost half of Twitter’s employees [1300 in number] are engineers who are working on building the technology around which Twitter runs on while also continuously creating new features for its users.

In fact, he also wishes to encourage companies and developers to build products and tools inside the Twitter platform – instead of creating external Twitter apps.

Speaking of new features, Twitter as a whole, is also evolving into something different by experimenting with media-like products some of which NASCAR and Olympics-branded pages. Twitter currently also has employees that help V.I.Ts such as athletes, media outlets, politicians and celebrities to use its features well. Thanks to this content available by V.I.Ts, “engagement rates on ads” are also great as opposed to traditional Web ads.

Yet even though Costolo still maintains the fact that Twitter has and always been a communication platform, experts think that these ‘experiments’ being conducted make Twitter more of a media company.


Most internet users are familiar with internet errors such as 404 Not Found and 403 Forbidden. However, there’s a new internet status code that is being proposed by Tim Bray, a developer advocate – for sites that are blocked for ‘legal reasons’.

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Bray, who has experience in developing key Internet standards, says, “I’ve been told by the chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group that he’ll give the proposal some agenda time at the next IETF meeting. It’s not a big proposal; shouldn’t take long.”

However, the recognition for the need of a new code first started when Terence Eden tried to access The Pirate Bay to no avail. When the site’s server denied his request, Eden then expressed the need for a new “HTTP code for censorship”, which not only caught on sparking discussions on Slashdot and Hacker News – until the time when Bray agreed to turn the ‘idea’ into reality.

With the code (451) taken aptly from Ray Bradbury’s novel, Farenheit 451, which deals with censorship, the proposal for the error code if approved, will not only furnish the details on the restriction but also mention which legal authority is imposing the restriction as well.

Bray also thinks that once official consensus is reached, there would little or no work on the engineering side in order for servers to provide “explanatory text with a 451”. In the end, of course, this effort is to ensure that when censorship does happen, it takes place out in the open and thus, provides pertinent information for users everywhere.


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The laptops on this list may not be the cheapest, but if you’re willing to spend a bit extra for the most cutting-edge technology, they won’t disappoint. Here are a few of our suggestions for high-end laptops that are worth the investment.

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple has earned its reputation as an industry leader in laptop manufacturing based on the strength of its flagship product, the MacBook Pro. From its clear, natural retina display to its enhanced security features and user friendly Magic Keyboard for tactile, accurate typing, the MacBook Pro is always a worthwhile choice.

MSI GP75026 Gaming Laptop

If you need a laptop supercharged specifically for gaming, this laptop from MSI boasts impressive processing power and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX graphics card for real-time ray tracing for unparalleled visuals during gameplay.

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft’s Surface Book is one of the best convertible laptops in the industry, with the ability to change seamlessly from laptop to tablet. Its touch screen functionality can also be used for sketching and design in Studio mode. Be sure to take advantage of all its versatile features.

Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13’s astonishingly long battery life, strong processing power, and compact size make it an ideal high-performance laptop to take on business or vacation trips. It’s the perfect combination of convenience and value in one laptop.

Google Pixelbook

Google’s foray into competing with the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Dell has led to an impressive laptop designed according to Google’s unique vision. This sleek machine runs Google’s Chrome OS with processing power comparable to its industry-leading competitors.

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If you’re new to retailing, you might be wondering why so many businesses make the effort to be EDI-compliant. The truth is that EDI or electronic data interchange is not just a hassle you have to push through to meet business standards. EDI is a practice that benefits the companies who use it by greatly streamlining their supply chains, which saves time, money, and resources, allowing businesses to yield greater profits in the long run.

EDI allows trade partners to share information quickly, efficiently, and accurately. This ensures that retailers know exactly when goods will arrive, giving them time to plan for shortages and adjust their processes accordingly. Furthermore, transmitting information electronically reduces the potential for human error that businesses used to experience when communicating with their trade partners. According to EDI Basics, EDI reduces transactions with errors by at least 30-40%. The increased accuracy ensures that less time and money will be spent correcting mistakes. As previously mentioned, EDI also does a great deal to speed up the supply chain. This speed allows businesses to stock and sell more products to customers, resulting in more gains.


It is a well-known fact that advanced warehouse management is critical for the success of your business. However, it is essential that EDI and barcoding are included in the warehouse management process. This would ultimately help you in keeping up with the fast pace of your business. There are several basic requirements that are needed for the effective implementation of EDI and barcoding in warehouse management.

Cloud-based warehouse management technology can be implemented. This could help in accessing your warehouse information from any location. ASN is another major requirement as it allows visibility into how much inventory is expected to arrive. This would eventually help with planning and efficient management, thus ensuring the transfer of goods without any errors. Furthermore, barcode label printing technology can be used to print shipping reports as well as labels. This makes it compatible with the respective industry standards.

Warehouse management demands that the EDI and barcoding be perfectly integrated in the system. This is extremely critical for the efficiency of the entire process. As a result, the system can easily generate information from the ASN transaction. Therefore, as soon as the inventory is received, the barcode can be scanned and matched with the ASN. Finally, an internal pick label can be printed, which would make inventory flow quite efficient.


Article Submitted By Herb Kimble.

Do you think it is easy for a small business employer to not only focus on his tasks, but also complete all the other tasks that are required to be carried out in the store?

To say the least, while it might be manageable, the level of service provided will not be able to match the attention and expertise offered by a small business answering service.

If you aren’t convinced why, here are some ways by which an answering service that has several years in the business can help you:

#1: Leave no customer unattended

Leaving a customer unattended means not valuing his or her time, even though you might not mean to be rude. If you are swamped with tasks that need your dedicated attention, it becomes difficult to multitask. In hiring an outsourced answering service, you can guarantee that your customers will get the undivided attention that they need.

#2: Offer you a range of services at low costs

If you are expanding your business to include products that need help desk services to cater to customers, it certainly seems more viable from the cost point of view to hire one of these answering services. Most of these answering services have developed tried and true methods in offering these services for their clients, which is something that you can profit from as you move forward.

#3: Efficient, helpful, and knowledgeable staff

Whether you need a medical answering service or simple customer service, the methods of hiring and training have all been put into place so that each of their clients get the best staff to ‘be the face of the company’s that they are working for. In having this important task being taken care of by efficient, helpful, and knowledgeable staff, you can then focus on more important matters.

Bio: Herb Kimble is an entrepreneur in sales and marketing, who has expertise in everything from direct marketing to telemarketing. Herb Kimble grew several businesses in the Philippines, and is considered a leading mind in sales and marketing. Check out Herb Kimble’s Pinterest page.