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Sarasota tech group seeks computer donations for people in need


Sarasota nonprofit that fixes up and donates computers and more is in need of contributions

Emily Wunderlich
 
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mike Hutchinson and other volunteers at the Suncoast Technology Users Group are accustomed to turning old technology into problems solved. 

But now they’re faced with a new problem: not enough technology to circulate back into the community.

The Sarasota-based nonprofit refurbishes and donates roughly 1,200 computers to people in need every year. This year, STUG has donated roughly half as many due to low numbers of requests and donations.

More: Read more stories about digital access for people in Sarasota-Manatee

Hutchinson says that schools, businesses and nonprofits are usually the organization’s biggest hardware contributors. But as more students and families become reliant on their computers to learn and work from home, those contributions have slowed. 

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, roughly 10% of households

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Apple event: New gadgets to expect later today | Science & Tech News

Apple is set to announce new gadgets later today, but there are rumours the next-generation iPhone will be kept back until October.

Here’s what to expect – and what not to expect.

TOPSHOT - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on-stage during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Tim Cook will reportedly not unveil new iPhones until October

Due to the coronavirus, the event is being held online – like Apple’s developer conference in June – and will broadcast at 6pm UK time later today (10am locally in California).

You’ll be able to follow along on the Sky News website and app.

An invite sent to media from Apple has confirmed the title of the event as “Time Flies” – potentially a reference to the new Apple Watch 6, which is among the devices expected to be announced.

Alongside that, the iPad Air 4 could be making an appearance, but there are suggestions that the iPhone 12 won’t be announced this September due to

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New wireless charging tech lets you drop up to three gadgets anywhere on this pad to charge them at the same time

If you’ve ever used a wireless charger, you know there’s exactly one place you can put your phone on it to work. Now, a new type of wireless charging technology is hitting the market and it’s more effortless than ever.

“People have generally not had a great experience with wireless charging,” explained Noah Dentzel, CEO and co-founder of Nomad. The company is known for its high-quality mobile accessories.

Recently, I visited Nomad’s headquarters in Santa Barbara to check out a new device called Base Station Pro.

Noah Dentzel, CEO and Co-founder of Nomad

“As you’d imagine, you just drop your phone down, and then it starts charging,” says Dentzel. The entire surface is a charge. Not only can you lay your phone anywhere, but it can charge up to three devices at once.

“What this is all about is assurance and reliability. Put it on there, you’re going to wake

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‘Latest Computer Gadgets’ Makes Buying New Smart Watches, Drives and Tech Devices Easier with Insightful Reviews

New York, NY – August 21, 2020 – A new tech and gadget review platform called “Latest Computer Gadgets” has just opened up for tech devotees, and it promises to be everything that tech enthusiasts wish for.

Detailed information about the pros and cons of certain products make purchase decisions more satisfying. At Latest Computer Gadgets, prospective buyers will have access to a wide range of information on computers, gadgets, and other tech-related products. These include smartwatches, hard disks, cameras, and more. The online tech review site features user guides, product reviews, and a deep-dive into new and trending gadgets. 

The team at Latest Computer Gadgets has published review articles about gadgets like cameras, smartwatches, audio devices, gaming equipment, drones, and smart home products. Some of the new articles recently published cover topics such as top VPN on device versus routers, best SMTP servers of 2020, how

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Tech Stocks 2020: Investing in Technology

How to analyze tech stocks

For mature tech companies that produce profits, the price-to-earnings ratio is a useful metric. Divide the stock price by per-share earnings and you get a multiple that tells you how richly the market values the company’s current earnings. The higher the multiple, the more value the market is placing on future earnings growth.

Many tech companies aren’t profitable; the price-to-earnings ratio is useless in those cases. Revenue growth matters more for these younger companies – if you’re investing in something unproven, you want to make sure it has solid growth prospects.

For unprofitable tech companies, it’s also important that the bottom line be moving from losses toward profits. As a company grows, it should become more efficient, especially when it comes to the sales and marketing spending necessary to close deals. If it’s not, or if spending is growing as a percentage of revenue, that

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Best gadgets 2020: the top tech you can buy right now

When you insist on only having the best gadgets in your life, money is no object. If you’re prepared to splash cash on the crème de la crème of technology, you want to make sure that you’re truly getting the finest gear on the market. And so you’ve come to the right place – TechRadar’s Best Gadgets guide.

From VR headsets and TVs to humble fitness trackers, there’s a huge range of gadgets to bring into your life, whether you’re looking for a way to slob through 2020 or get those New Year resolutions off to a good start.

To help you overcome the problem of researching your own superior tech set up, we’ve collated a list of the best gadgets available right now. The industry leaders. The best of the best.

For each category there is only one entry, and this will only be updated when a new challenger

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