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Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Tech Advances in Public Health

    Many public health professionals call John Snow the father of public health. In 1854, he traced the source of a cholera outbreak in London to a specific public water pump in the city, persuading the local council to shut down the pump and allow the outbreak to subside. He made his discovery using a dot map and some reasoning skills, and published his findings in an essay. Continue reading

  • Affordable Ways to Improve Your Company's Technology

    When you read articles on up-and-coming businesses and technology, it appears that organizations across the board are adopting all the newest gizmos and gadgets. In reality, many businesses are far from the cutting edge. Your company may have been around for a while – why fix what isn't broken? - or you may have had no pressing need to update all of your technology. Whatever your reasons, you may not be aware of some easy and affordable ways to make newer technology work for you and your business. Continue reading

  • Evolution of the Modern Battery

    Evolution of the Modern BatteryIn order to learn about the first battery in world history, one must go back to Historic Baghdad. In 1938, German archeologist Wilhelm Konig discovered a jar with asphalt, iron, a copper cylinder, and indications that it was once filled with a liquid of some sort. While there is no guarantee that this was indeed a battery, many experts believe that it was used for some electrical purpose.

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  • Finding the Model Number for my Replacement Battery

    There is an increasing need and responsibility for businesses to maintain medical devices such as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED.) To alleviate legal risk, businesses are required to make sure that the device is always ready for use. That means replacement batteries. Batteryheads provide an easy to use site that helps you find replacement batteries for your medical devices. Continue reading

  • Rechargeable Battery Pads: Fad or Future?

    These days, it seems like everything is going wireless. From Internet connections to headsets, keyboards, cable receivers, and everything in between--today's consumers simply don't want to deal with the hassle of wires to enjoy their favorite electronic devices. Fairly recently, with the introduction of inductive power transfer, it's even become possible to charge batteries without the need for wires. Read on to learn about wireless battery charging technology, and join in on the speculation as to whether it's just a fad, or here to stay. Continue reading

  • 7 Gadgets to Pack when Traveling

    Travel isn't what it used to be. Evolving technology makes seeing the world more convenient and secure. Whether you're planning a family vacation, weekend at the beach, or business trip in Prague, here are 7 gadgets that'll help make your trip enjoyable. Continue reading

  • Replacing Your Batteries Before They Die - Being Proactive vs. Reactive

    If your job includes ordering and stocking medical equipment replacement batteries, you know that frontline medical personnel and their patients depend on you. Batteries are so important to medical treatment that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a summer 2013 public workshop on improving the performance and safety of battery-powered medical devices.   In its workshop introduction, the FDA reported, "While many different components can potentially impact the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, the battery is one of the most critical components.","

    If your job includes ordering and stocking medical equipment replacement batteries, you know that frontline medical personnel and their patients depend on you. Batteries are so important to medical treatment that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a summer 2013 public workshop on improving the performance and safety of battery-powered medical devices.  In its workshop introduction, the FDA reported:

    “While many different components can potentially impact the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, the battery is one of the most critical components.”

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  • Be Charged at All Times - What are the Benefits of a USB Battery?

    TechFuel Powerbank from Batteryheads.com

    In our busy lives, we like to stay plugged in. The problem is, that we can't always do this. We may drag along the cords for our cell phones, music players, cameras, tablets, or any number of appliances that work by using USB power, but that doesn't mean we will always have a place to plug in our devices. Worse yet, being tethered to someone else's standard outlet increases the chance that we will wind up leaving our devices behind. One way to avoid these obstacles, and keep our devices in good working order is by carrying a portable backup USB battery charger. Continue reading

  • Record More! Which Camcorders have the Longest Battery Life?

    Which Camcorders have the Longest Battery Life?

    When you're on a long journey where it’ll be inconvenient or impossible to recharge your electronics, you need a long life battery for your camcorder.  An extended nature trip like spelunking, exploring the Grand Canyon or just taking an extended bicycle trek might be that kind of situation. When you require continuous recording without a break or will be unable to recharge for quite a while, finding a great long life battery is essential.

    Longevity of batteries is measured in ampere-hours. A mili ampere-hour is one thousandth of an ampere hour. Those camcorder batteries that have 1000 mAh (mili ampere-hour) have 1 Ah. To many, this doesn’t have much meaning, but when you consider that many car batteries have about 50 Ah, you can get an idea about the magnitude of camcorder battery life. Continue reading

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