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BBB Business Tip: EMV Chip Cards
September 23, 2015
Better Business Bureau is urging all retail businesses to get new EMV chip card readers installed by October 1st, if they haven’t done so already
Most countries – including Canada and Mexico – have required microchips in credit and debit cards for some time (80 countries so far, with 2.37 billion chip payment cards in use). The United States is catching up; by the end of 2015, 70 percent of credit cards and 40…

Spring cleaning may be under way, and that includes technology. What do you do with old electronics around the house?

Simple ways to save energy and money at home
Set your air conditioner thermostat as high as comfortable – we recommend 78ºF or higher when you’re at home, and 85ºF when you’re gone. Keep inside air vents clear from furniture and other objects
Have your central air conditioner tuned up and clean or replace filters monthly for more efficient operation.
Minimize indoor heat: run the dryer and dishwasher at night on hot days and let your dishes air dry. Avoid heat-generating incandescent lighting…

Itâs that time of year again to be prepared and have on hand that portable heater for use when the need arises. Portable Heaters are a necessity on jobsites during the colder months ahead or if extra heat is needed in your home. Proactive versus reactive is a great motto to follow
If you already own a heater and are looking for another alternative or trying to decide if you need to replace your old one, here are just a few tips…

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Want to donate or recycle old electronics? Consumer Reports has the details on the right way to get rid of phones, laptops, and other gadgets.

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Install a programmable thermostat and raise the setting to the highest comfortable temperature. You can save 3 to 5 percent on your air conditioning costs for each degree you raise the thermostat
Close doors leading to uncooled parts of your home. If you have central air conditioning, close off vents to unused rooms. Keep filters clean
Even if you have air conditioning, use ceiling and other…

If you rent a house or an
apartment, it may be difficult to make energy-efficiency upgrades on your own
without soliciting the help or approval of the property owner. However, there
are still some simple ways for you to save energy around your home
without upsetting your landlord
1. Change Lightbulbs: One of the simplest ways to cut down on energy
is by switching out the bulbs in five of your most frequently used light
fixtures with ENERGY STAR® certified bulbs. By doing…

Electronics are fairly fragile and certainly not cheap. Here are some tips on how to protect your electronics during a move.

Now that the holidays are over, you might find yourself with a couple unwanted or outdated electronics.

Condor Electronics specializes in power supply production and distribution. Build to order and excellent inventory of off the shelf power supplies, transformers, and cordsets.

Flying direct to the U.S. from major airports in the Middle East and North Africa just got more complicated.

Electronics Weekly brings electronics design engineers and professionals the latest component, industry and tech news and analysis, whitepapers and more.

As trusted and experienced movers, you can always count on Atlas to safely deliver all your electronics. From computers to flat screen televisions, our team ...

Wearables entered the Indian market with hopes to make them an “essential’ product for most smartphone users. This was initially not the case and Smartwatches were seen as nothing more than an expensive glorified notification centre. But that does not stand for the wearables of today. Companies like Garmin Fitbit and Jawbone have come up …

Consumer tips and shopping advice from Sounds Good To Me in Tempe, AZ, near Phoenix on the retail paradigm; they warn consumers from buying car decks, electronics from an unauthorized on-line web site

Altex Computers & Electronics has been offering quality off-the-shelf computer and networking equipment to both our local and national customer base since 1980. From the beginning with one single location in San Antonio, TX, Altex has grown steadily over the last 35+ years.