Month: July 2022

Santa Barbara County Fire improves Mobile Data Computer program with rollout of new computer tablets

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is improving its Mobile Data Computer program with a phased rollout of new computer tablets to improve command and control during emergency incidents.

The phased rollout begins with the new computer tablets and the Tablet Command application for the department’s fleet of fire command and support vehicles, and phase two will expand installation to all county fire apparatuses and coincide with the completion of the Regional Fire Communications Center in 2024, according to Capt. Scott Safechuck.

“The Tablet Command application, accompanied with the new updated electronic tablets, will improve command and control during emergency incidents, resource accountability, mapping, and the ability to see adjoining agencies in real-time,” Safechuck said.

“Command and control of emergency resources (are) critical when engaging in risk assessment, situational awareness, emergency operations, communications, and placement of personnel and equipment in strategic locations when time is

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Getting a little too close with your computer screen? Check out our guide to making friends in Boston.

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Have you ever wished there was an app like Uber, but for nature lovers? Then check out Ridj-it, a Boston-based online platform that’ll help you find adventure buddies and a ride to explore nearby lakes, mountains, and more. Ridj-it drivers must submit a valid driver’s license before they can lead a trip, and they’re also evaluated via user feedback afterward for riders’ safety. If you don’t feel like joining a carpooling group, you can still tag along by signing up for a trip on their website or in their over 15,000-person Meetup.com group, Boston Outdoor Adventures. The founders claim users who do carpool in a group have become lifelong friends — and even gotten married — after meeting through a Ridj-it ride. So, if you’re feeling bold, give it a shot. ridj-it.com

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Dozens complain Ohio company failed to deliver $154,000 in computer parts

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Attorney General’s office and Westerville police are scrutinizing a business after dozens of people complained they never received computer equipment they paid for, with the amount of losses topping $154,000.

The Ohio Attorney General has kept a spreadsheet, currently at 72 people, with an amount of $154,162.85 in losses from orders placed with OG10KTech of Westerville, a company whose owner is listed as William Taylor. People said they’ve been waiting for products costing thousands, some since 2020.

A sample of the 72 people cataloged on the Attorney General’s spreadsheet of OG10KTech complaints. The left-hand column is the amount, the right-hand column is a snippet of the complaint.

“Vendor took orders for computer parts he did not have, created a ‘wait list’ and never fulfilled orders he took,” one person alleged.

Another said: “I purchased $3,000 worth of

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Better Than Prime Day: Walmart Has the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 PC Speakers for $49

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As part of its Amazon Prime Day Counter Sale, Walmart is offering the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 multimedia speaker system for a low, low price of $49, a whopping $50 price drop from its original $99 price point. The Promedia 2.1 has always been a strong contender for best computer speakers under $100, and having the price marked down by 50% makes this an unbelievable bargain. This would make an excellent speaker system for your gaming setup.

Klipsch Promedia 2.1 PC Speakers for $49

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Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Computer Speakers

The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers have been around for over two decades, and even today it’s still considered one of the best 2.1ch dedicated computer speakers you can get. The new model with wireless Bluetooth streaming has a few changes on the spec sheet in order to keep the price down, since the MSRP has dropped from

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Apple-1 Prototype Reportedly Once Owned by Steve Jobs to Be Auctioned

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An original Apple-1 prototype said to have once been owned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is up for auction. The rare piece of Apple history was apparently hand-soldered by fellow co-founder Steve Wozniak, according to the listing by Boston-based auction house RR Auction. 

It was said to have been used by Jobs in a demonstration to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California, in 1976. That demo resulted in Apple’s first big order, after Terrell purchased 50 Apple-1 computers to be sold at $666.66 apiece, the listing says.

Images of the prototype show a long crack down the right side of the circuit board and indications of Wozniak’s ‘three-handed’ soldering technique evidenced “in the tight ‘bubbles’ formed at the soldered connections,” according to RR Auction.

The circuit board was reportedly matched to Polaroid photographs taken by Terrell in 1976 and was reportedly examined and authenticated

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