• Technology

    Introducing Project Sunroof

    The viability of solar energy systems has always been a hit or miss for home keepers. It’s tempting if you have the capital. However, you still need to know if your residential area is optimal for it or not. That’s where things get a little… tricky. Fortunately, Google Maps can now tell you firsthand if your home is viable for the green plug or not with its latest feature. Project Sunroof, as it is named, is a feature of Google Maps that can deliver direct and detailed information about the solar energy output that individual user homes can make for that specific area in the world. Currently available only in Boston,…

  • EdTech,  Technology

    Why DocHub Users Should Switch to Kami

    There are many PDF viewers and online documentation tools available for Chrome. The functions and features of each app are more or less the same, but they all have different twists and tweaks in terms of specific uses and overall layout. Comparing Kami (formerly Notable PDF) with DocHub, it is easy to see why Kami is the better choice between the two. Interface and Visuals Dochub’s basic overall layout can be described in one word: well-recognized. Familiarity is the most important feature, and perhaps the trump feature, of DocHub’s interface design. Accessing files and editing them in DocHub feels very much like how you would edit a document using standard word-processing software, such as Microsoft Word. However, apps nowadays…

  • EdTech,  Technology

    Google OnHub

    Routers are essential in today’s networking systems, but they are in the spotlight of consumer tech. This is about to change, however, as Google introduces a new router that will change how routers are viewed forever. OhHub might not sound like an exciting name for Google’s latest gadget, but it has already presented itself to be quite “smarter” than your average router. You see, aside from its advertised easy setup and management, it is also embedded with various integration capabilities for several commonly-used smart home accessories. If you have already seen the Amazon Echo, then you probably already know the feel and look of this device, except that the kinds of gimmicks…

  • Technology

    G is for Google: What is Alphabet?

    Recently, Google made a big announcement about the change in its corporate structure. Essentially, Google is now changing into Alphabet, or more specifically, Google will now be part of Alphabet. What’s with the sudden decision for this corporate change you ask? Well, this entails several different things, the most important of which we are about to discuss. Ever since its founding and establishment in 1998, Google has now grown widely as a company, stretching out into different frontiers and corners of the IT and consumer tech industry. This means that several other companies, subsidiaries, and projects now comprise Google, and it is exactly this growth that led to the decision…

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    Everything You Need to Know About Smart Watches

    Wearable technology is all the craze nowadays. Smart this, smart that. Almost any gadget that’s “smart” automatically earns the classification of a wearable device. But, what, technically, does it mean? For starters, let’s look at everything that you need to know about smart watches. What does it do, and how is it different from a normal watch? From the outside, smart watches don’t look that much different from standard digital watches today. That is until it lights up. It shows its true form as its screen menu is accessed, revealing that it is, in essence, tech accessory. Just as how smartphones are sometimes dubbed as pocket PCs, smart watches are overly…