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Aluminum Ion Battery-This Could Be A Game Changer

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new battery that has potential to revolutionize how we use portable devices. Their prototype uses aluminum and graphite-safe, inexpensive and readily available-and can be recharged in only one minute. The battery can be recharged hundreds

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The Electric Guitar Is Over-You Read It Here First!

I recently had a chance to attend the premier music instrument trade show in the country, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchandisers), and it was great.  It was also a glimpse into the future and you had to connect the

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“Yo?” That’s Right, I Said “Yo”

It seems that some new social networking/messaging service rolls out almost every day and most of them head straight for the bottom of the ocean. Yo just might be different. All Yo does is let you send a single spoken

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Can Your Presentation Pass “The Duct Tape Test”?

I edit another blog (product specific) called Tradeshowtape.com.  It is focused on products used to produce trade shows. Recently I came across a trade show concept called “The Duct Tape Test“.  Obviously, any trade show idea that is focused on

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You’re An Engineer? Where’s Your Train?

I have always been amused at how the live events business has allowed such practices as referring to sound persons as “engineers“, and this is a good example of how the special events production industry has evolved outside of the

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30 Years In The Trenches-What I Really Learned

Until recently, my chosen career was in concert and special event production.  I spent more than 30 years doing sound, lighting, staging and event management.  It was a great run-I got to see the country and make dozens of great

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No Time To Scrutinize Your UPS Bill? This Might Change Your Mind

We ship lots of packages by UPS, sometimes as many as 100 in a single day. We think that they do a good job, and we’re always happy to see a brown truck backed up to our loading dock. What

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Not Using Amazon Prime Yet? It’s Gonna Cost You

We’re big fans of Amazon Prime in our office and something from Amazon hits our dock every single day. We get our money’s worth (currently $79 annually) every month, and have probably saved well over $1000 in shipping costs over

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The Subject Is The Subject

Or more specifically, the subject line.  As in the subject line of an email. If you are too busy (or lazy) to put something in the subject line of an email that is going to make me want to read

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