Loupe: The Tiny Kaleidoscope-like Wearable Computer

One obstacle I face as a Google Glass wearer is getting non-Glass wearers to accept that I’m wearing it. As I told someone recently, “It freaks people out sometimes.” Hopefully that will change as wearables become more popular. In the meantime, there have been many attempts to create a Glass alternative. One of those alternatives is Loupe, which looks like a kaleidoscope hanging around your neck.

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8 Sure Signs Freelancing Is Not for You

Many of us dream of freelancing: to be free of the 9-to-5 rat race and our bosses’ demands, to have the freedom to get up when we want and choose our own hours, and to never have to negotiate rush-hour traffic or bad weather again. But it’s not all smooth sailing. Freelancing takes a certain type of person to be successful – here are eight sure signs that person isn’t you.

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FlameStower Uses Campfire Heat to Charge Your Gadgets

This is my favorite time of year! Here in the southern United States, it’s finally getting cooler, which means it’s time to get outside. Next weekend I’ll be hiking a small portion of the Appalachian Trail, and I can’t wait. This charger, called the FlameStower, uses campfire heat to charge USB-powered gadgets. It will keep me plugged in, well, that’s if I can get an Internet connection out there.

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7 Tips for Making Your Office an Irresistible Place to Work

Since I’m an IT consultant, I’m in and out of professional offices every day. I notice how different companies choose to manage their employees. I see firsthand how a company’s management and leadership style directly affects the happiness, creativity and productivity of their employees. These 7 tips will help you make your office an irresistible place to work.

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