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A Portable Air Conditioner for your Shirt

Gregory

Thanks to Sony, now you’ll have portable air conditioning with you wherever you go! Their device, called the Reon Pocket is a wallet-sized device that is Bluetooth enabled and utilizes thermoelectric cooling as its main operating system.   Requiring the need of a special undershirt, you…

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Construction Camp in Austin Teaches Girls Trade Skills

Gregory

They do summer camps a little differently in Austin, Texas. Thanks to the National Association of Women in Construction, thirteen middle-school aged girls are learning the skills needed to begin careers in the construction industry and other trades.   During the week-long camp, they h…

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New ‘Super-Wood’ Becomes Cooler in Sunlight

Gregory

New research shows that you might be able to cool your home with ‘super-wood.’ By stripping the wood of its lignin before densification, it actually allows the densified wood to cool in bright sunlight.   By doing this, buildings that are constructed using this material would have a s…

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Would You Use a Wooden Water Pipe for Plumbing?

Gregory

Everyone has their own opinion and personal preference of which tools work best for which job, but I’m sure everyone can agree that advancements in technology are definitely necessary. Could you imagine if we still used wooden pipes for plumbing? What would it be like for you to work on and repair…

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Hire a Plumber with Facebook?

Nick B

Facebook is what most of us use to stay connected to our friends, keep up-to-date with celebrities, and follow our favorite brands.  It has integrated itself into most aspects of our lives from education (like our seminars) to professional networking (even in the Trades).  Now Facebook is looking …

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“OK Google, Find me a Plumber”

Nick B

Voice commands are the future.  You can talk to just about everything in your home, from your TV to your Toilet.  While we might have made a joke or two about it, these kinds of technologies are only growing in popularity.  Google Assistant is the virtual helper built into most Android phones, re…

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3 Free Android Apps for Contractors and Tradesmen We Suggest

Steffy

Last week we shared 3 awesome & free apps for the iPhone to make your job (and life!) easier. Don't worry, we didn't forget about you Android users! Below are some extremely useful apps on the Android for contractors and tradesmen. 1. Handyman Calculator Positives: Feet and inches …

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Free Apps for Contractors and Tradesmen That We Suggest

Steffy

We know you are busy, and probably don't have the time to search on your phone for the latest and greatest smartphone apps. That's where we come in. There is a wealth of technology and free apps for contractors and tradesmen out there that can help make your job easier! These are our favorite thr…

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