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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Welcome to my blog. My name is Helen. During the 10 years I have worked in offices, I have seen my bosses approach technology from a range of angles. In some cases, they optimised their team's relationship with technology, and as a result, there was less downtime, more creativity and a better overall use of tech. In other cases, the employers missed the mark a bit, and the business suffered. For example, they failed to train employees how to use certain aspects of technology. In this blog, I am going to explain positive and useful business approaches to technology. I want to write about training, optimising and understanding its role in your business. I may write some posts for individuals as well. I hope you like my blogs, and thanks for reading!

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Three Retro Items That Every Student Flat Needs

by Evelyn Foster

Whether you're living with roommates or have your very own student flat, now is the perfect time to enjoy a blast from the past with some fun retro pieces. You'll add a nice bit of character to your flat, and old-fashioned items are often cheaper than their modern counterparts.

Forget listening to music through a tinny Bluetooth speak attached to your phone, and enjoy the full-bodied sound of a record player instead. Save on the latest game consoles and enjoy a trip back to your childhood with retro systems. Break the monotony of typing essays on your laptop, and use a typewriter instead. Read on to find out why you need these retro items in your flat.

Record player

Record players look cool—that's a fact that's hard to avoid. There's something about taking a record out of its sleeve, placing it onto the turntable, lowering the needle and watching it go round that you just don't get from tapping a button on a touch screen. Record players also encourage you to listen to albums the whole way through, instead of skipping from track to track, which often leads to the discovery of new favourite songs. Connect your turntable up to Hi-Fi speakers for great quality sound that is perfect for parties. Check out a store like Tivoli Hi-Fi Pty Ltd to find these speakers if you don't have any yet.

Old game consoles

Even if you already own a modern console, paying for new games and extra controllers to play with mates can cost a fortune—more than most can afford on a student budget. Hit second-hand stores to pick up a retro console bundle. You'll usually be able to buy a console, several controllers, and a collection of games for much less than you'd expect. Just trading in one or two modern games is usually enough to cover the cost, and you'll likely get way more use from a retro console that's more multiplayer-friendly. You'll also be less stressed about anything getting broken when games get competitive—leave your more expensive consoles at your parent's house.

Typewriter

Old-fashioned typewriters are a lot of fun to use, and don't come with the distractions that computers and tablets do. There's no risk that you'll end up scrolling through social media or browsing news when you sit down to write an essay at your typewriter, so they're perfect if you struggle with focus. Many creative writers find that using a typewriter can help them to get into character when writing historical pieces, and lots of people discover that having solid keys to hit increases their typing speed. If you don't fancy going back in time completely, consider a USB typewriter that can connect to your PC or tablet—ideal if your course requires online submissions.

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