Should you switch to mechanical keyboards for gaming?


When it comes to PC peripherals, mechanical keyboards aren’t really all that popular yet, though they’ve slowly been gaining a bit of traction in recent years. One factor is definitely the price – mechanical keyboards are significantly more expensive than the common rubber-dome switch keyboards usually bundled with PC packages. So why pay extra if you’re already satisfied with a completely functional keyboard?

The funny thing with mechanical keyboards is that you won’t know what you’re missing until you actually get to use one for an extended period. And most people who discover mechanical keyboards swear they’re never going back to using regular membrane or scissor-type switch keyboards again.

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15 Quick Tips for a Great PowerPoint Presentation


I was asked to come up with tips on making a good PowerPoint presentation. Being a public speaker, I thought this was a great blog topic with random points I feel are important for a great presentation. The focus of the presentation is not PowerPoint, you should be able to give the presentation without any visual aids. Here are 15 quick tips I came up with to consider.

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Introducing the app controlled Ollie robot

This new fun toy from Sphero is a simple looking robot that can do ridiculously cool stunts. Ollie can be controlled via an app on your smartphone and at first glance this little robot looks fairly ordinary, but wait until you see it in action.

Ollie is able to do various stunts similar to what skateboarders can do. In fact, the toy itself was named after a particular skateboarding move – the Ollie is a trick wherein the skater performs an aerial stunt with no hands – and it looks as cool as it sounds.

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Double Telepresence – Your Double is Here

If you’re a telecommuter, then there’s probably been a time or two when you wished you could physically go around the office and talk to people directly. If you’ve ever wanted to be in two places at once, then you’ll be interested to know that there’s this new robot that allows you to do just that.

Double Telepresence
The Double is being manufactured by Double Robotics which has dubbed the robot “the ultimate tool for telecommuting.” The firm calls this method of communication double telepresence. It allows you to be “physically” present in a certain place even if you’re not there. The technology is quite simple: it’s essentially a wheeled stand (it looks like a Segway) that holds an iPad, which you can drive remotely. Voila! You can now remotely roam around your office.

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