What is LED Lighting?

Light Emitting Diode (LED) is the latest technology in energy efficient lighting.  A “Light Emitting Diode” are diodes (electronic components that let electricity pass in only one direction) that emit visible light when electricity is applied.  A simpler way of looking at it is LED’s are essentially semiconductors that convert electricity into light.

Top 3 low cost energy saving tips for the home

There are a wide range of actions a household can take to reduce energy consumption and help save money on fuel bills at little or no cost. Following these top 3 low cost energy saving tips for the home to reduce your energy consumption and the cost of your bills.

Top 10 energy saving tips for the home

In the United Kingdom, Winter is the season for hot chocolate,time spent with friends and family and generally trying to stay warm and dry at home. For those of us who love saving energy, the winter season also means that there are many ways to save money by conserving energy. Check out these top 10 energy saving tips for the home to help save on spiraling energy costs in your home.

What is the raspberry pi and why should I care?

25th December 1983, is a day I remember well, it was the day that I was first introduced to computing. I unwrapped this big box, that was under the Christmas tree to reveal this miracle of the modern age, the Commodore 64 personal computer! I didn’t realise it then but this Christmas present from Santa Claus would have a profound influence on my life.  My Commodore 64 was the only Christmas present I can remember from that Christmas!

Top 7 free tools for small business

Starting a new business is tough! Especially when you’re bootstrapping the business from your own savings or drip feeding it from income generated from small sales. You are always going to be looking at reducing costs to the point where you will try find way not to spend money unneccesarily, at the same time seeking to improve productivity and efficiency, one of the key areas to make changes is how to efficiently use Information Technology. Often the IT cost centre for alot of new businesses can be crippling.

A little over a decade ago, making use of I.T. was seen as a way of gaining a competitive edge over your competitors. Times have changed and now IT is so ingrained in most organisations, that it is only a means to remain competitive. To truly maximise the returns on any investment into your IT infrastructure you need to ensure, that the products and services you invest in provide the greatest value with a minimum investment.

In this guide we will provide you with the best of the FREE tools for small business available for you get the best out of your IT infrastructure, without losing efficiency and productivity.

Using Remote Desktop Connection Manager

Frequently connecting to multiple servers or computer workstations over a Remote Desktop Connections, introduces problems of trying to remembering various connections details, credentials and settings.You'll be glad to know that...

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Can I use cloud computing for my small business?

The terms ‘Cloud’ and ‘cloud computing’ are have become synonymous with small business IT when discussing technology for small businesses.  The issue is that with so much miscommunication and hype about cloud computing many small business owners and even medium to large business owners are confused about what it all really means.  In this article i hope to clear the confusion and to provide you with enough information to help you to decide if using cloud is right for your business.

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Install skype on ubuntu

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Skype is a very popular business communication tool for users worldwide. The chances are If you are conducting business internationally, the majority of your contacts will...

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Energy , the environment & information technology

Our societies in the developed world are built on the assumption that energy is both freely available and relatively cheap.  Our homes,  offices and even recreational areas are often littered with a plethora of energy consuming devices i.e. Televisions, Computers, air conditioners, heating etc.  Our lives and livelihoods have become increasingly dependent and inter-twinned with energy derived mostly from the burning of fossil fuels.

The use of fossil fuels to generate energy, and the volume of fossil fuels required to generate energy has rapidly been on the increase for the past 250 years, since the start of the industrial revolution.

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Install MongoDB on Ubuntu desktop

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});The MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js & Node.js) is pretty cool if you're looking to do some real quick smart web development, however there...

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What are HomePlug Adaptors?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});HomePlug adaptors, or Powerline adaptors as they are also referred too, have been around since 2001, radically simplify home networking.HomePlug adaptors are a computer networking technology...

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proxmox ubuntu firefox plugin error

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Proxmox VE is a complete open source virtualization management solution for servers.  The enterprise-class features and the intuitive web interface are designed to help you increase...

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What is a smart home?

For most people the home is sanctuary, a place they are able to disconnect from the world outside. It is also the biggest asset most people will purchase in their life times.  However, maintaining a home can be a burden for time starved busy families.

Once considered to be an ideal only the future generations would acheive, a smart home is pretty much a possibility today. The reason for this are partly because over the last 30 years computer technology has changed the way we work, changed the way we communicate, it’s even changed the way we socialise.

Technology is everywhere, it stands to reason that technology will now really start to change our homes. The key objective of any technology is minimize or eliminate time wasted on repetitive and boring household chores.

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install python pip and django on ubuntu





Django is a free and open source web application framework, written in Python, which follows the Model–View–Controller (MVC) architectural pattern.  In this article I will provide you instructions to install python pip and django on ubuntu linux to create a development site .

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