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Solar Power and Cell Phones – a solution that makes sense

The sun is everywhere, which means we have a potential power source wherever we go.  The challenge is to find ways to use this energy source in a practical way.  One way that makes a lot of sense is to power our cell phones and smart devices. Enerplex (www.enerplex.biz), a product line from Colorado based …

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Ham Fest – Bismarck, ND

CDARC ANNUAL HAM FEST When:  Sat, February 22, 8 am – 3 pm Where:  St. Mary’s Grade School, East Thayer Avenue, Bismarck, ND, United States (map) Description:  The Central Dakota Amateur Radio Club’s annual ham fest is Saturday February, 22nd 2014 at St. Mary’s Grade School in the Gymnasium! Please join us for breakfast at …

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So you need an 800 number.

Most businesses have to decide at some point to install a toll-free or 800 number to encourage people to call.  This process usually involves talking to your phone company, paying expensive set up charges and even more ridiculous per minute charges.  That has all changed. As you know, I enjoy recommending quality products and services. …

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The legalities of websites and apps.

So you have had that “light bulb” moment.  That awe-inspiring idea for a website or app that is going to change the world.  You get advice from friends, family and even strangers about your idea.  Part of that “advice” pool should be an attorney that knows the challenges that you are about to face. There …

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Your receipts never had it so good!

What if you could just turn those receipts you accumulate everyday into a fun game and maybe, just maybe,  win some cash?  Well that is now a reality at ReceiptsToRiches.com. Simply find some receipts, create a free account and choose one of many exciting games to play.  You may win a iPod or you could …

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Is local the new buzzword for your online presence?

Most companies think about their global presence when developing and maintaining their websites.  After all, if you sell your widget or service in Virginia, someone in Spain might be interested as well.  But is this approach the best for your business? Small to medium size businesses that have a good reputation in their geographic area …

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Remember the line, but not the movie?

It can be difficult to remember all the movies that a person has seen over a lifetime.  However, most movies have a memorable scene that we can recall.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could search videos by lines, themes and much more. Search engines tend to have a more direct approach to finding what …

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What technology from CES 2014 will change our lives?

Thousands of new products are introduced at CES every year.  2014 was no exception as innovation was rampant throughout the show.  While many of these products will not be here next year, here are a few that I believe will have a dramatic impact in our lives. The evolution of back up products.  Losing your …

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So you have a 3D Printer, now what?

3D printers are coming of age.  What seemed an improbable dream just a few short years ago has become a reality.  The possibilities in the fields of manufacturing, engineering, medical, food and much more are staggering. Many of the consumer level 3D printers come bundled with software to create printable objects.  In order to create …

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