All techies hold at least a fundamental understanding of the Internet of Things. Since 2014 especially, the world of sensors, connected devices and increased Internet technologies has exploded—with researchers predicting 30 to 50 billion connected devices by the year 2020. But despite these climbing numbers, some IT pros continue to view the IoT as a cultural trend rather than a dynamic shift in the way their industry—and careers—will evolve in the coming years. Are you among those still hesitant to fully embrace the IoT? The following 10 tips for IT pros and businesses will help you better understand how the IoT can add value to your career.
Whether you’re shopping for a mom, grandmother, spouse, friend, or anyone else whom you’d like to recognize on May 8th, the gift of a thoughtful tech gadget will help you show your love in a unique and trendy way. From user-friendly trinkets designed to assist those less-proficient with tech, to fashionable accessories that add flare to favorite devices, these 5 ideas are all you’ll need to start and end your 2016 Mother’s Day search.
True, chocolates and roses are timeless, but this year show some love for your significant other with a Valentine’s Day gift that caters to his or her unique interests. Whether your sweetheart is a fashionista, gamer, romantic, or anything in between, these tech-inspired gifts are just what Cupid ordered:
For The Gamer: “I Love You More Than Video Games” unBasket
Whether you’re the only gamer in the relationship, or you and your Valentine have plans to nerd out together on February 14th, the “I Love You More Than Video Games” unBasket is a sweet alternative to the traditional box of chocolate. Mints, jawbreakers, sours, Sweethearts, gums, and even an energy drink are creatively combined in gamer-themed tins and wrappings that will remind your loved one how much fun it is to be with you.
In 1989, the Back to the Future movie franchise sent Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) into the future – where he arrived on October 21, 2015. 26 years later, viewers chuckle at the movie’s portrayal of a 2015 that included flying cars and hover boards. It’s clear that in his imagining of the future, the movie’s director was lacking one key idea – not all things from “the past” become irrelevant. So, in honor of a “future” that innovates while still preserving and reinventing things from the past, we’d like to celebrate 5 IT systems that have traversed time, and remain essential to the industry.
This year, Cyber Monday morphed into Cyber Week, which is good news for you and your favorite techies. If you still have shopping left to do, check out our top 7 techie gifts:
Let’s face it, we live in a cold state and gloves are one of those items that disappear into the black hole- along with socks, bobby pins, and Tupperware. That’s why Tech gloves have made it onto the list. Give the gift of something useful and save your friends’ and families’ fingers this winter. Friends don’t let friends choose between warm fingers and candy crush.
The holiday season is upon us, and what better gifts for IT pros (to give and receive) than the hottest tech gadgets in the market? Here are our picks for ESP’s annual “Holiday Tech Gadget Gift Guide”:
For the versatile pro:
Motorola Moto X
The Android-operated Moto X is Motorola’s first smartphone since being acquired by Google in 2011. With a 4.7-inch display (bigger than the iPhone but smaller than the massive Galaxy Note 3), it fits nicely in both small and big hands. The Moto X is “ready when you are” — the touchless control function allows it to respond to your voice, which it can learn to recognize. You can wake the device, call, text, set an alarm, and more without touching the screen. It also has a twist and take function that lets you snap a photo (10-MP) with just a twist of your wrist. Another bonus? You can customize the design of the phone using Moto Maker.