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Digg Reader an effective replacement for Google Reader

Google Reader, the favourite news reader of millions, died earlier this year. But Reader fans should rejoice: There’s a replacement for Google Reader available now. And, reported by writer Jill Duffy, it’s an excellent one.

Digg Reader

Digg, a community news voting site, seemed like an unusual choice to develop its own RSS reader. But the company did just that, debuting Digg Reader shortly before Google Reader disappeared. And like Google Reader before it, the new Digg Reader is a free online RSS reader that renders reading RSS feeds an enjoyably simple task.


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The Duracell Powermat: Taking the hassle out of charging

Most smart phone owners can’t stand charging their devices. And why is that? You have to manage power cords that inevitably get lose or wind up snarled in a jumble in your desk drawer. Maybe it’s time to severe the cord and go wireless: You can with the Duracell Powermat 24-Hour Power System.

The system

Duracell’s Powermat 24-Hour Power System comes with its own Powermat, a portable backup battery and a case that will fit either iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This system, which retails for around $100, provides you with all the charging options you need.

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Should your meetings be low-tech?

Tired of your employees checking email in your meetings? Disappointed that your staff waste time logging onto Facebook while you’re going over company strategies? You’re not the only one. Laptops, smartphones and tablets are excellent tools. Even so technology can play havoc with your company meetings.

The Solution

Because of this Jake Knapp, design partner at Google Ventures, writes in a recent post on the Medium Web site that staff should be forbidden from taking technology into meetings. Managers, then, have a much less challenging time attracting the interest of their staff.

No gadgets

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The new science of smartphone protection

How much would you pay to shield your smartphone from accidental drops and bumps? How about $35? That’s the amount you’d need to pay for the latest in smartphone-protection science, based on a recent feature by the New York Times’ Gadgetwise blog.

A new era of protection

The New York Times’ Gadgetwise column just covered the growing science behind protect cases for cell phones. According to the column, the new cases are surprisingly effective, protecting smartphones from the bumps and slams that might otherwise knock them out.


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You can monitor your employees. Should you?

As the owner of a small business, you have the technology available to know what Web sites your workers visit while sitting at their desks. You can monitor how they use Twitter and Facebook. It’s also possible to tap into their smart phones to find out where they physically are during the day. But just because you can do this, it doesn’t suggest that you ought to.

Privacy in the tech age

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