One of the great things about the democratic process is that citizens have proper representation to help make their voices heard.
Technology has made amazing strides in streamlining the voting process. But sometimes everyday inhibitions put up barriers to success that aren’t even obvious at first glance.
Recently, the North Carolina state legislature learned how problematic beautiful aesthetics can be when its newly-installed, 70-inch digital Sharp television monitors came into conflict with the House Chamber’s chandeliers.
You’ve put in hundreds of hours preparing for the big presentation, poring over every detail before heading into the boardroom.
You have the screen ready for the presentation, but when the meeting gets started, you find that sunlight is coming through the windows, making the presentation screen nothing but one big glare.
Closing the blinds or curtains removes some of the glare, but now you have to deal with overhead lights inside the room.
If this scenario sounds all too familiar, the time has come to talk with the IT/AV person in charge of the video display. The NuShield anti-glare screen protector film was created for this type of situation to keep the display visible, even with sunlight pouring in, easy on the eyes and the presentation going smoothly.
Do you remember taking cross-country road trips with your family as a child, and tracing the highways in an oversized road atlas with your finger? Maybe you remember taking those same trips as a young adult, and having to pull onto the side of the road to locate your route on a paper map.
Even if neither of those auto-navigation remembrances ring a bell, there’s a good chance you can still recall the experience of logging onto the MapQuest or Google Maps websites for your driving directions, and then printing them out before leaving the house.
Don’t get us wrong: We definitely believe that there’s something to be said for the nostalgic memories of auto travel. But the truth is that when it comes to maps, directions, and auto navigation in general, technology has made the process of getting from point A to point B in a vehicle an almost foolproof experience.
We’re referring, of course, to the modern GPS navigation device.
Technology is changing at an absolutely breakneck pace: Many of the computer applications and software programs that are considered commonplace today were unheard of just a few years ago. Take music, for instance: Up until just a few short years ago, cassette tapes, compact discs and home stereos were the standard tools we used to listen to our favorite songs. Not any longer.
According to a survey recently conducted by the Pew Research Council, 48 percent of Americans are now listening to music digitally, using their smartphones or tablets. Nearly one out of every two Americans, in other words, now listens to music on a mobile device!
Many of us are listening to our favorite artists with the help of apps such as Spotify, which allows users to listen to the albums and playlists they love for free. Other popular apps for streaming music include Pandora and Slacker Radio.
If you’re the owner of a small retail or food services business, you might not have the capital that’s required to invest in a full-service, advanced point of sale (POS) system. The necessary hardware alone can easily run upwards of $3,000.
That’s why so many of today’s small business owners are using tablets and other low-cost mobile POS systems in place of a traditional cash register. Many cost-conscious businesses are even using smartphones to process customers’ credit and debit card payments.
But even though tablet computers and mobile POS systems are less expensive than traditional set-ups, they still represent a very significant investment. And if you’re like most small business operators, you probably take great care to get the most out of your digital investments by employing the best accessories. NuShield screen protectors are an especially smart and inexpensive way to get a bigger return on your investment in mobile POS technology.
Here are just a few of the benefits NuShield screen protectors offer:
According to a recent survey conducted by ConsumerReports, the most common repair made to damaged smartphones and tablets is screen repair. Screens are most susceptible to scratches, cracks, breaks and discoloration when they’re exposed to the sun for extended periods of time.
And yet while most smartphone and tablet owners do invest in protective cases that protect their devices from falls or accidents, the majority of those cases don’t come with appropriate screen protection.
Remember the good old days when the grocery list was stuck to the refrigerator (probably with a magnet), and everyone simply wrote down what they needed?
Of course, when you needed to go shopping you had to actually remember to bring the list with you.
Or you had to make an extra trip home to get the list. Or maybe you just went off the store without it.
Times Have Changed
Nowadays, grocery lists can be kept on smartphones, which pretty much eliminates the problem of forgetting your food list altogether. What’s more, there are literally hundreds of apps available that can help you significantly improve your shopping experience.
Between smartphones, tablets and your computer, it’s likely you spend a great deal of your day staring at a backlit screen. That almost certainly has something to do with why your eyes tend to ache at the end of the day.
Let’s face it: The human eye simply wasn’t designed to deal with that level of lighting strain. And if you happen to wear bifocal or multifocal lenses, your situation is likely even worse.
The problem you’ve been having while reading on screens goes a bit further than just having to deal with lighting issues. If you wear bifocal and multifocal lenses, or even if you happen to have farsighted vision, you probably need to tilt your head at a fairly specific angle in order to properly view your mobile device’s screen display. That can but a great deal of strain on your neck. If you spend enough time on your tablet, smartphone or e-reader, this can lead to some pretty serious posture problems.
You may have heard about a stop-gap solution that some device users have adapted: wearing computer glasses. And yet while these glasses will make it easier for you to see the screen, they’re not without their own problems. Consider the following: