Fast Tech

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Alternative Communication Channels for Educators: The TweetChat

It is now 40 years ago since the first email was sent. How thrilled many of us were when we were first able to send and receive emails. Friends, family and colleagues at the time wondered what the fuss was about, preferring to communicate by letter or memo. A further 20 years on and the first SMS text was sent in 1992. We now send in excess of 8 trillion text messages a year. Today our communication channels provide ever increasing choices. The growth of social media and digital technology have enabled people from all over the world to communicate and collaborate; many from the mobile devices they carry in their pockets. This year Twitter turned 6 years old and 340 million tweets are now shared per day.
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Social Media Marketing Tips: How to Make the Most of These Popular Sites

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Whether you have started a business, created a blog or are considering setting up a channel on YouTube, you want to focus on getting more exposure. Social media is a great marketing tool because there are millions of people who love to go on these social sites. Some consumers are on Facebook daily to post updates or read posts from other while others are always pinning on Pinterest and posting photos to Instagram.

How Technology Helps Small Businesses Compete

The wave of the future is small businesses. Together smaller companies and upstarts are moving the economy. The assistance of technology has buoyed small business so that it can compete with big corporations.
Free shareware, virtual assistants, remote working, gig workers, social media, SEO, and even cloud computing all make small business leaner, more effective, and more efficient without spending a mint to keep up with the competition.

How Does Preventive Business Software Work?

Preventative maintenance software for businesses of all sizes works to promote the optimal performance of essential equipment as well as prevent equipment failures that can be an unexpected cost to production as well as resources for repairs.
The job requires a deep insight into the equipment in question as well as meticulous planning and scheduling of regular maintenance. Careful records are also kept of regular inspections so that future problems can be fully anticipated and avoided.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Facebook keeps asking for our trust even as it loses control of our data

How a week’s worth of events undermined Facebook’s credibility

The good news about the Facebook data breach is that it affected fewer people than previously believed — a rarity, in the cybersecurity realm. The bad news is that the types of data stolen were quite personal, and could have bad consequences for the 14 million people affected.


Microsoft’s Surface Pro has long been the flagship of the company’s increasingly diverse range of Surface hardware. It’s the tablet that can also be a laptop
, and the byproduct of refinement since the original Surface RT that launched six years ago. When you think of Surface, you immediately think of Surface Pro. It’s the most popular Surface device and Apple, Google, HP, Dell, and Lenovo have all copied elements of the Surface Pro.

Biodegradable implant provides electrical stimulation that speeds nerve regeneration

First example of a bioelectronic medicine

Researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves and enhancing the recovery of muscle strength and control. The device is the size of a dime and the thickness of a sheet of paper.