3 Tips to Reduce Eye Strain Using a Computer for Hours

1/4/2017

Computer Vision Syndrome strikes when viewing digital screens for extended periods

Practice these three tips to ensure your eye-health when using a computer screen for long hours during your work day:

  1. Optimally, the computer screen should be 15 to 20 degrees below eye level (about 4 or 5 inches) as measured from the center of the screen
  2. The computer display should be a distance  of about 20 to 28 inches from the eyes.
  3. For every 20 minutes of computer viewing, look into the distance for 20 seconds to allow your eyes a chance to refocus.

Read more about these three tips to keep your eyesight in good health.

Online shoppers in the U.S. made $1.2 billion of purchases via their phones and tablets on Black Friday 2016 – first billion-dollar mobile shopping day

11/26/2016

The estimate from Adobe marks a 33% increase over last year’s mobile sales total for the day. Overall, Adobe predicts that total online sales reached $3.34 billion on the huge discount shopping day, on which retailers are increasingly running the same discounts online as they do in their stores.

Instagram To Adjust What You See In Your Feed.

http://blog.instagram.com/post/141107034797/160315-news

If you are an Instagram user, be ready for them to adjust your “feed” starting this week. Instead of seeing those you have chosen to follow showing up in posting order, Instagram will begin curating your feed – determining for you what they believe you would like to see.

Facebook to launch new emoticons

http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/24/facebook-reactions/

New emoticons coming to Facebook – more than just the “Like” we’ll have Love, Wow, Haha, Sad, and Angry options. This is designed to allow your Friends to share a more accurate reaction to one of your posts. For example, Liking a post when you announce an illness – when they were doing that to show support – now they can show support and can instead communicate their feelings with you (or about your latest public post) by selecting one of the 5 new emoticons.

Facebook's New Emoticons

Facebook’s New Emoticons

Woman wins disability grant from allergy to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34075146

Interesting post from France – with the increased use of mobile technologies, with the dramatic increase in WiFi signals it will be curious if we see a rise in similar cases . This condition by the way –  electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) – is recognized by the WHO – World Health Organization.