Due to the fact that people can spend up to five hours a day on their phones, and an average of another five hours a day watching television, blue light blocking options have been increasing. These 10 hours a day don’t include the amount of time spent on laptops and other PCs. Fortunately, blue light glasses have become widely popular.
People who spend long hours in front of a computer usually opt in to buying themselves a pair of these glasses to reduce eye strain and increase the amount of melatonin the human body produces. This decreases blurry vision, headaches, and helps people to get a better night’s rest. Most smartphones already have a blue light blocking ability that allows the tone of the screen to change at desired hours or the natural surrounding light. That way people don’t have to wear blue light glasses while using their phones.
Something most people don’t know however is that newer televisions have a blue light filter listed in the settings menu under the display options. Most people would say that watching TV before bed isn’t a good habit, but there’s something about putting on a show after a long day that makes people continue to do it. So, making sure to change blue light settings on your television at night will make the habit less concerning. Don’t worry though, if you’re someone with an older television there are blue light filter stickers that can adapt your TV light to a yellow tint or block blue light all together.
People who don’t like to wear glasses, or don’t want to fuss with blue light blocking on a TV, have ditched watching shows on a television and use projectors instead. Projector screens are a great alternative, especially for theater and office rooms. They give off less harmful light because the blue light bounces off the walls instead of being shot directly at your eyes like on a TV.
Protecting your eyes are important! No matter what option suits you best, remember that you can contact We Are More for installations of any TV or projector screen. They also set up and sell amazing surround sound systems for home theaters, show rooms, and meeting spaces of any kind.
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Yes, you read that title correctly. If you didn’t know—now you know! Hawaii even had electricity before the white house did. King David Kalakaua was fascinated with technology and was the first to implement the use of electricity in Hawaii by updating Honolulu's kerosene street lamps to electric lamps, which made their way into houses. Eventually he instilled generators into plantation homes as well. By 1890, more than 700 Oahu homes had electricity when a majority of Europe and the U.S. didn’t.
Hawaii was ahead of the times when it came to technology. Today, that fact has shifted drastically. According to a study taken by Tech Republic for 2018, you might be surprised that Hawaii is now listed as the eighth LEAST innovated state in America. Meanwhile the top three most innovative states are Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington.
Why is Hawaii so behind when it comes to innovation? The highest rated reason comes from a lack of fast internet. There is little to no promotion of innovation in Hawaii. We Are More tries to change that stat with what they do for others. Sadly, the education on technology innovation is low, leading to little importance when expressed as an issue.
Why does Hawaii need innovation? Aside from the fact that an economy can flourish with advanced innovation, (find the 4 important benefits of innovation in business here) it also enhances life as a whole with profitable revolutions in technology that impact society. If Hawaii climbed it’s way back up the list of leading states in innovation we’d also have improved productivity and reduced costs, better quality of products and services to meet customer needs, a larger product range for higher sales and profit, better handled legal and environmental issues, added value for businesses, more staff retention for businesses as well.
The country would develop as a whole, economically, if all 50 states could play a lead role in innovation. Most critical problems are resolved by new innovations. The first and smallest step Hawaii could take in the right direction is ditching companies that offer slow internet. Like King David Kalakaua, Hawaii needs to start small and think big.
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Why is smart technology important for any business? (Along with 4 types of important business technology)
A main goal of anyone starting a business is to make something out of nothing. Right? Majority of business owners never had things given to them. They know what it means to work hard and be diligent. Without even a pat on the back, they’ve accomplished things most people look at and say, “how did you do that?” They’ll spill stories of challenges, victories, and dead-end pursuits, but the number one thing they all have in common is that they’re still striving for success.
Someone with no experience in business could look at a business owner and think “they’ve made it.” Maybe they’ve made it a lot farther than most, but success is an ongoing process for everyone. Whether it’s a new business, or a business that’s been around for years, smart business technology plays a huge role in continuing success. Even for those who don’t realize how much they depend on it every day – that is why smart technology is important for business. If you want to keep reading, I’ll be sharing what kind of technology would benefit a business below.
Tip: When looking into smart business technology, be sure to end up with things that would cater to your business. If you work in a large office building, a VoIP telephone system is worth looking into.
1. VoIP systems (Voice Over Internet Protocol)
VoIP phone systems allow businesses to use their internet as a form of transmission as opposed to circuit transmissions. This means that the calls are made over the internet and “do not incur a surcharge beyond what the user is paying for Internet access, much in the same way that the user doesn't pay for sending individual emails over the Internet.”
Please treat your business to high speed internet/WiFi. Slow internet is probably one of the largest inconveniences to put your business through. It can result in a large number of problems including being on the clock but hardly getting any work done, resulting in an 8-hour lunch break. Downtime is not a friend to your wallet, especially when a bad connection results in no sales. Save your time and money by getting high speed internet.
3. Professionalized Emails
Emails are part of technology and professionalized emails are smart. Allowing your business to stand out and create a brand for itself is important. When emailing anyone for a business matter, you don’t want them to know you as “jayjaykitty37” (it’s a joke). Instead, you and your team should have professionalized emails. A clean tag showcasing your name and your business is a lot more practical. (Ex. email@example.com)
4. IT (Information Technology)
Finding a great IT service to help your business keep stability is crucial. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of all great businesses, if there isn’t, it could be doing a lot better if it had one. An IT department handles communication, governance, office infrastructure, securing the environment, and data management. All things that help businesses move forward every day.
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Samara Shaw does We Are More's PR & Marketing which includes writing our blogs! She was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing. She produces content to give our audience more insight and opinions on technical solutions big and small.