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Digital To-Do’s for Stress-Free Travel

Living a life of nerdish excellence at home is a wondrous thing. But let’s be honest. It’s also easy. Modern home life encases us in a warm, gooey cocoon of lightning-fast WiFi, abundant power outlets, and overly obliging smart speakers. Maintaining that same level of techno-poise is a lot harder when you’re traveling. Far from the predictable comfort of your favorite comfy armchair and snack-filled fridge, all those miraculous technologies you relied on to make life easier mightn’t be quite so

Are Videos Still The Hottest Social Media Trend?

Every day, viewers watch more than 1,000,000,000,000 hours of YouTube content. That’s one billion hours spent watching everything from cats being cute to how to get that perfect smoky eye shadow look. If that wasn’t a staggering enough number of zeroes, YouTube is only one social media channel among a vast videographic zoo of options, each offering their own unique spin on sharing content down the barrel of a video camera. So where did it all begin? How are trends in video social media evolving

Date night apps: Don’t head out for a night on the town without them

Going out for a night on the town is cool. Well, it can be. Is it just me or can it also be kind of hard work? I mean, it’s all well and dandy to put your fancy shoes on and head out into the big city, but without a plan of attack you could well end up sitting in Taco Bell at 9 pm with nothing more to show for your efforts than a tray of bean burritos and a heart filled with disappointment. Who needs that?

5 Smart Home Upgrades to Help You Sell Your Home

These upgrades are quick, easy, and won’t break the bank If you’re planning to sell your home, having a few smart features could sweeten the deal and make it that much easier to sell. Here’s our list of the five best smart upgrades to look into if you’re selling your home. When you’re selling your home, one of the strongest selling points you can show to potential buyers is comfort. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t want to be comfortable in their own home! With a list of am

Speculative Articles

Biofuels and Renewable Energy: What China’s Experience Can Show Us

When it comes to energy, we inventive humans have dug a hole for ourselves. On the one hand, we need more of it. A lot more. Every year, demand for energy rises sharply. On the other hand, the more fuel we consume the more harm we inflict on the environment. This dilemma is one of the more intractable problems defining human civilization. But there is hope. The dual prongs of our energy dilemma may be unravelled by one grand, beautiful and multifaceted solution: biofuels and renewable energy.

Gaming, Communities and Economics. A Weirdly Upbeat Tale of Loot Boxes and Public Outrage

In November 2017, with much fanfare computer game titan Electronic Arts (EA) released a long- awaited game title: Star Wars Battlefront II. Star Wars fans and gamers alike eagerly descended on the game, and at first all was well with the world. But that would soon change. Neither EA, nor the software development industry at large predicted the furore and controversy the now infamous title would soon elicit from EA’s gaming community.

Nanotechnology and Vehicle Manufacture: We're in for Some Big Changes

Nanotechnology refers to the production and application of materials at an atomic or molecular scale. While the concept of manipulating materials at an infinitesimal scale was formulated in the 1950s, it was only in the early 2000s that these scientific forays gained a foothold in commercial manufacture. Today, over 600 nanotechnology-dependent products are available as consumer products, with an estimated rate of three to four new products being developed each week.

The Role of Blockchain in Neurointerface Design

Blockchain is everywhere. Recently an iced tea company rebranded itself as “Long Blockchain” and its stock price tripled overnight. Right now, for good or ill, Blockchain is one of those trending, buzz words which attracts investment and excitement. All that being said, when it comes to innovation in neurotechnology, blockchain technology isn’t just an optional gimmick. It’s a vital piece in a puzzle and a crucial, enabling foundation for safe ne

Drone or Clone? Exploring The Neurotech Possibilities

If you’re anything like me, the thought of projecting your consciousness into a robot will send a happy shiver of “what if” down your spine. Ever since I discovered Doctor Who and the joys of science-fiction, robots have been a “thing” for me. I’m going to just admit it: I really want to spend a day in a robot’s big, clunky metallic shoes. Hell it wouldn’t even need to be one of the large, scary ones. A cute one with a little aerial sticking out the top of its head would be just fine. Flash for

Will Neurotechnology Change How We Think?

Will Neurotechnology Change How We Think? Yes. Neurotechnology will absolutely change how we think. We’re talking about a technology that interfaces directly with our brains and which allows us to manipulate the world in directions that, in some ways, closely resemble magic. How could it not change us? So now that I’ve spoilered this whole blog post, here’s three big reasons in a bit more detail. The line between individual and society will blur We talk about how society can be informed and a

Email Campaigns

Gain Logic Fear Series on Online Membership

Howdy! This is just a courtesy email to let you know that your pre-paid service plan membership will be expiring on [date]. But don’t panic! We’ve got your back… and we’re delighted to keep your computing 100% hassle, hiccup and headache free. If you want to keep your membership by the month, no problem! Just confirm your $25 per month membership and we’re good to go. But if you’re going to need our nerdy know-how for the long haul, why not save some cash and sign up with a 6 or 12 month plan?

B2B Customer Indoctrination Campaign (Triggered by Customer Status Change)

I’m Ryan Eldridge from Nerds On Call. I wanted to drop you a line as a valued customer to talk about a critical threat facing businesses today—and a FREE service we offer to help you address it. For the past 15 years, I’ve been helping businesses stay ahead of the technology curve. Social media. Ecommerce. Cloud computing. Big data. Businesses have a lot to stay on top of if they’re going to stay competitive. I’ve seen a lot of technological changes over the years but I can honestly tell you, I’ve never seen a challenge as big as the one all companies are facing now.

Product Reviews

Smart Technology Lighting Products Landing Page

Smart lighting has some amazing features to make your home life more convenient and comfortable, from sensors to smart phone control to voice activation. Better yet, we'll save you money and keep you safe! Smart lights can make a huge difference in your home. Let’s talk about convenience. We can configure your smart lighting to make your life just a little bit easier in all kinds of ways. Let’s say you have ceiling fans or other appliances you usually activate when you enter a room. HTPros can

5 Smart Home Upgrades to Help You Sell Your Home

These upgrades are quick, easy, and won’t break the bank If you’re planning to sell your home, having a few smart features could sweeten the deal and make it that much easier to sell. Here’s our list of the five best smart upgrades to look into if you’re selling your home. When you’re selling your home, one of the strongest selling points you can show to potential buyers is comfort. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t want to be comfortable in their own home! With a list of am

Best Smart Outdoor Upgrades for Summer

If you’re interested in home comforts and cool gadgetry, it’s likely you’re well acquainted with some of the amazing new smart technologies which can make the inside of your home more comfortable, more fun and more secure. But what about outside? With Summer upon us, it’s a good time to take a look at some of the best smart outdoor upgrades to make those long Summer evenings even more delightful. For those of us who are into music and the whole home theater experience, good quality indoor spe

Got Kids? 3 Tips on How Not to Get Locked Out of Your iPhone

Got Kids? 3 Tips on How Not to Get Locked Out of Your iPhone Like leaving a bumper assortment bag of candy bars just lying around, leaving young kids unattended with an iPhone is kind of inviting trouble. It only takes a few wrong finger taps for things to start going all kinds of horribly wrong. Case in point: this funny-because-it’s-not-me news story about a young kid who managed to lock up his dad’s iPad until … wait for it … 2067. The only way to resolve it? A complete factory restore. Ugh

Wedding Planning Apps: What Apps to Use to Help Plan Your Wedding

Weddings are a kind of odd cultural phenomenon. On the one hand, they’re meant to be romantic — and to be fair, more often than not they actually, genuinely are. On the other hand, they’re work. None of that gooey romance stuff happens unless you work really hard to get those logistics details, bridesmaid’s “disagreements” and financial considerations properly squared away.

Is the Delta crypto app the best way to track your portfolio?

It was in the deep primordial past of 2017 that the Delta crypto app first burst onto the scene and into the hearts and minds of investors needing a better crypto portfolio tracker. Delta is designed to provide an intuitive and low-maintenance platform for tracking cryptocurrencies. Building on a solid suite of tracking tools, Delta also seeks to provide a complete solution for making portfolio decisions. To make that happen, it provides a dynamic picture of the market as a whole, with the latest coin prices, market charts and even a highly configurable alert system so you can stay ahead of the curve with investment opportunities.

Level Up Your Romance Game This Valentine’s Day With The Perfect Gadget

Level Up Your Romance Game This Valentine’s Day With The Perfect Gadget Gadgets get a bit of a bad rap when it comes to Valentine’s Day, and we at Nerds HQ think this is kind of a shame! Sure, your obligatory dozen red roses is a classic. And yes, there’s something to be said for the simple romantic gestures — like a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti with a mariachi band — who among us hasn’t enjoyed that? But gadget gifts have a place too this Valentine’s day. In fact, the perfectly ch

Landing and Service Pages

Global Healthcare Communications: Improving Healthcare Outcomes

Communication is at the heart of who we are as humans. The technologies we’ve developed to communicate more effectively have been instrumental in increasing both our lifespans and the quality of life we experience. This is especially true when it comes to healthcare and its reliance on global healthcare communications. Today, global healthcare is a coordinated effort across disparate teams. It’s a complex and knowledge-intensive process, whose goal is not just to produce favorable patient outcomes, but also to further public health goals for society at large.

Computer Repair Portland Oregon | PC & Apple Mac Repair | Nerds On Call

If you’re searching for "Portland computer repair" and have a problem with your tech, Nerds On Call can fix it for you. We hate to toot our own horn, but we’ve encountered, diagnosed and repaired pretty much every technology problem in the book! Whether it’s for your home, business, or a luxury yurt — it doesn’t matter — one of our nerdy tech ninjas will restore your desktop, laptop or portable device to perfect functioning order in no time.

Home Theater Landing Page

Having a good TV in your home is great, but it can’t compete with the complete home theater experience. The lights dim and as you sit back in a comfy sofa, you’re immersed in surround sound and the brilliant, crisp display of 4k television display. It’s unbeatable. While the home theater experience is incredible, making it happen can be a real headache. What equipment should you buy given your budget? Where should it be installed? How should the equipment be configured? And how do you deal with

Smart Technology Lighting Products Landing Page

Smart lighting has some amazing features to make your home life more convenient and comfortable, from sensors to smart phone control to voice activation. Better yet, we'll save you money and keep you safe! Smart lights can make a huge difference in your home. Let’s talk about convenience. We can configure your smart lighting to make your life just a little bit easier in all kinds of ways. Let’s say you have ceiling fans or other appliances you usually activate when you enter a room. HTPros can

Computer Diagnostic | Services

When it comes to technology, there’s a proverb called “Murphy’s Law” which kind of rings true: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. As downbeat as that sounds, there’s a grain of truth there. Even though our cutting-edge devices look sleek and perfect on the outside, they’re still an incredibly complex jumble of electronics and software on the inside. It’s only a matter of time before something stops working as well as it should. When something does “go wrong” with a computer it’s easy to feel helpless. Fortunately, unlike poor old Murphy, we have tools to analyze and resolve these problems.

Home Technology Pros - Smart Thermostat Installation

Just a few years ago, your typical thermostat was a pretty basic affair, with very few options beyond simply making your home warmer or making it cooler. Smart thermostats have turned home climate control on its head. Instead of forcing homeowners to constantly tweak and adjust the climate, smart thermostats are capable of actively learning your preferences and monitoring the temperature of your whole home for you.

Home Technology Pros - Services Page

Smart home technology isn’t just about installing more gadgets into your house. It’s about working with technology to make your home more comfortable, safe and fun. That’s our goal at Home Technology Pros. Our technicians are experts at smoothly blending smart technologies into your daily home life. Picture a home life where: • Your security system notifies you when someone is at your front door • Your audio system produces crystal clear sound throughout your whole house • Your devices are co
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