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    Learn how LED grow lights are revolutionizing the indoor growth of marijuana

    There are many valid reasons to grow cannabis/ weed indoors like pain management, growing is way cheaper than buying, no need to deal with nasty dealers or buy from trashy sources and you can control your supply. But in order to achieve the above-mentioned points, you first need to ensure the proper and optimum growth of the plant. With recent changes made in jurisdictions that legalises medicinal and in many cases even recreational uses, indoor grow specialists are increasingly turning towards this crop as a great business proposition.  That brings us to the highly recommended technique of using LED grow lights to accelerate the growth cycle of cannabis or weed. Experts believe colours work for these plants in different stages of their growth. Blue grow lights are ideal during the plant’s initial growth cycle and red lights help when it’s time for the plants to begin flowering or budding.  LED lights benefit not just the plants but also the consumer, its very energy efficient making them the reasonable choice, and they are way more long-lasting than traditional bulbs such as metal halide’s or high-pressure sodium bulbs. 

    LED lights don’t emit too much heat which again can be used to the benefit of growing cannabis indoors.  Cannabis anyway gives out heat; combine that with heat-emitting bulbs and you have yourself in an irritatingly warm place. LED lights maintain a balance by not heating up, which also helps to avoid draining the atmosphere of liquids and almost all of the moisture you add to the system goes to your plants.  There is no denying the pluses here, LED lights to reduce your infrastructure costs, lower your energy bills, reduce your water bill, and are generally safer to operate.  Marijuana growers, we have thrown light on this for you!

    Posted in Other Stuff on August 28, 2019
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    Tips For Finding An Electricity Plan That Reduces Your Environmental Impact

    When someone says they want to reduce their environmental impact, the advice they’ll receive will vary, from using less to adopting green energy. Not everyone can put solar panels up on the roof or make other investments in renewable energy. But fortunately, everyone can choose an energy plan that reduces their environmental impact. Here are a few tips on how do to exactly that. 

    Shop Around 

    Don’t sign up to the first utility company that comes your way. Do your research regarding your options. You may be able to switch to an energy company that gets its power entirely from a mix of wind, solar, wave and geothermal power. If that’s not an option, you may still be able to lower your environmental footprint by switching from a company that uses mostly coal to natural gas, something that releases far less carbon dioxide per megawatt of energy produced. You could also subsidise certain projects. For example, some utility companies build micro-wind turbines or harness waste gases from landfills. By signing up for power from one of these companies, you’ll be investing in their research. Use iSelect to research what options there are in your area, compare electricity plans and identify the one that best aligns with your intentions. 

    Determine Which Plans Fit Your Long-Term Plans 

    You can switch to a green energy company today, but you’ll save more money if you take your time, research and sign a longer-term contract. It’s important to consider the energy plan alongside your own long-term plans. For example, if you want to put solar panels on the roof to lower your energy bill or get paid for the extra power it produces, ensure that the energy company you choose will support this. It may take the form of a special type of energy meter that can handle the flow of power into the grid and subtract that value off your energy bill. It may be an energy company that offers financing for solar panels and expert installation. Or it could be that they offer power plugs built into your home to provide green energy for your future electric car. 

    Don’t Forget the Price Tag 

    When you’re shopping for a new utility company, don’t forget the total price tag you have to pay. You may be able to find a greener energy provider and save on your utility bill. You may also be able to save energy by going with an energy plan that helps you to do more with less. Whether it’s a free energy audit, smart thermostat or rebates for upgrading your appliances to more energy efficient models, look for win-win deals with energy companies. For example, discounts on adding insulation to your house or putting in new double and triple pane windows, if you use service providers approved by the utility company. However, you shouldn’t sign up for a power plan based on incentives or rewards you may not be able to redeem. Don’t agree to cut your energy usage dramatically to take advantage of a lower price per kilowatt hour if it’s far below what you consume now. 

    Posted in Other Stuff on August 12, 2019
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    Mobile development software: Things to follow up

    Block Chain

    We all know cryptocurrencies are currently very much in the buzz, they are acceptable by many countries, business and technological companies. Forecasts show, in future block chain technology revenues will experience massive growth in the coming years as with the market expected to climb to over 23.3 billion U.S. dollars in size by 2023. The future analysis is key and mobile software developers should be aware of and capitalize this opportunity. How will they capitalize? Simply creating blockchain powered apps, smart contracts, and blockchain based software solutions. This will help businesses and startups to invests and the technology should be available to more people, so every opportunity should be exploited.

    Instant App mobile development

    Instant application are those apps which are not needed to be downloaded from Play Store or Apple Store. These apps also don’t require huge memory, very less memory is need for their installation. They provide basic functions of the websites and provides great experience. Examples of such apps include Hollar Inc., New York Times Crossword and Red Bull TV. These applications have greater conversion rates as compare too regular mobile applications. Therefore, it attracts the eyes of mobile software development as it is getting trendier and more popular. 

    Chatbots

    Chatbots are on the rise, mobile software developers already know about this and chatbots are already integrated on Facebook and other platforms, but this technology will flourish, and mobile software developers will have opportunities to keep tapping on. Chatbots will be widely used by companies for data insights and customer support programs. Healthcare also has chatbots which books and maintain appointments of doctors and answer queries. Chatbots are key element in companies’ strategies and job of software developer is to integrate this technology in instant apps and make available to people with ease and deliver companies values. 

    Augmented and Virtual Reality 

    Another trending technology, this also creates many possibilities for mobile software developers. Mobile companies are already investing huge to keep pace with this ‘beyond the screen’ technology. There are predictions that the market will be at $209 billion in 2022.  The best example of AR and VR is Pokemon Go, the mobile game which features virtual objects which you will se in your mobile app. The game is widely popular and sets the benchmark, it collected revenue of around $2.3 Billion and was downloaded more than approx. 752 million times.

    5G Technology

    This technology will change the landscape of smartphone industry, it is the trending topic of 2019 as Huawei and Google story emerges. The 5G technology will impact mobile software developer as they will have to enhance the functionality of their applications in relation to data security, speed, AR and VR and 3D gaming feature to their mobile apps. The developers must increase the compatibility of software according to thee changing dynamics of internet mobility. The mobile app developers must satisfy both the needs of limited speed internet to high speed internet, this is a real challenge.  

    You can follow these skills only when you are good developer of mobile software and to be good developer you must start with the basics and polish basic skills. To learn mobile software development there are various resources, most beneficial are online courses and certifications. These courses can brush up your basic skills and transform you as good mobile software developer.

    Posted in Other Stuff on July 19, 2019
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    Commercial Surveillance Systems & Fleet Management

    Technology has already revolutionized numerous sectors today. The use of systems and software to increase productivity, improve accountability and make work easier has been witnessed in today’s world. It is also worth mentioning that people are embracing such technologies in many sectors, and fleet management is not an exception. Particularly, fleet companies have substantially embraced the use of commercial surveillance systems. If you are a fleet manager, owner or even a driver, there is a lot that you should know about commercial surveillance systems.

    Posted in Other Stuff on June 4, 2019
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    Technology Is the Bridge Between Industry Titans and Environmentalists


    There are quite a few sayings out there which caution people against the dangers of building on unstable foundations. For example, don’t build your home on sand. Or, conversely, do build your home on rocky land. Our culture as a whole has given quite a bit of attention to the idea of using firm foundations, even to the point of continual use of it as a metaphor. In fact, it’s used so much as a metaphor that people often lose sight of the more real-world intent.

    Posted in Other Stuff on November 27, 2018
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    Do you know these 4 tactics to grow your revenue as an SME?


    Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of all private sector businesses in the UK – SMEs employ nearly two-third of people in the UK and does contribute greatly to private sector revenue. Unfortunately, some SMEs are finding it difficult to improve their productivity levels and boost their revenues. We have put together some ideas to help you grow your revenue.

    Posted in Other Stuff on October 25, 2018
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    The Global Quest for Cleaner Manufacturing


    In the earliest days of the environmental movement, the focus was on low-hanging fruit. Smokestacks were belching unfiltered emissions into the atmosphere. Waste was dumped directly into streams and rivers, or in solid form on unprotected land. In time, a combination of federal, state, and local regulations brought most of these obvious problems under control.

    Posted in Other Stuff on July 31, 2018
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    4 Ways to Market Your Green Business on a Tight Budget


    Green businesses, like other types of businesses need marketing in order to enjoy success. To get people to buy into your idea and actually pay for your products, they have to know who you are, what your business stands for and also, to develop some level of trust. Successfully marketing a green business therefore requires good PR and a strong connection to customers. However, good PR is not cheap and building an effective connection takes up resources. If you are looking for ways to market your green business on a tight budget, you’ll have to think outside the box. Here are 4 ways to get the results you need at a budget-friendly cost.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 17, 2018
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    Who knew that browsing the Internet could make people’s homes warm?

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    Great news for inhabitants of Stockholm: The warmth of their homes could come from a simple (and sometimes wasteful) activity people indulge in everyday – Browsing the internet.

    To achieve its green objective of becoming free from fossil fuels by 2040, Stockholm is aiming to source 10% of its needed heat from data centers. Therefore, in collaboration with numerous partners, Stockholm is looking to aid several large data centers to go there, then harness and channel the heat generated from these centers’ servers into a local district heating system.

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 23, 2017
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    Japanese train station Kayashima skilfully constructed around a seven-century old sacred camphor tree

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    In Neyagawa, a north-eastern suburb of Osaka, the skilfully constructed Kayashima train station stands around a giant camphor tree – a tree that’s been around for seven centuries! When the station was built in 1910, the massive tree stood directly to the building’s right.

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 4, 2017
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