Karl Stockton – CosmoBC.com http://cosmobc.com Your Universal News and Offbeat Portal Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:43:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Catchy Kitsch http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/30/catchy-kitsch/ Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:16:20 +0000 http://9.175 It Is MarketingPromoting your business is incredibly important, and there's no better or more surefire way to advertise than by giving away free stuff! Everyone likes free things. If you don't think so, take a look in your bag. We'd be willing to bet that you'll find a few pens from your bank, insurance company, or from some other business… Continue reading ]]> Self-Driving Cars May Have Traveled More Miles Than Many Drivers http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/27/self-driving-cars-traveled-miles-drivers/ Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:16:48 +0000 http://8.1528 Google-Self-Driven-Car-LogoDid you know that there are self-driving cars on the road in California and Nevada? Believe it or not, in the short period of time that they have been invented, some of these self-driving vehicles have already racked up almost 300,000 miles. Continue reading ]]> Suzuki’s Infotainment System Is Luxury at Your Fingertips http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/24/suzukis-infotainment-system-luxury-fingertips/ Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:39:44 +0000 http://8.1522 GarminSuzuki has partnered with popular GPS manufacturer Garmin to develop an infotainment system that will be available for most of their 2013 vehicles. Giving consumers the ability to purchase a vehicle that already has a GPS unit installed is not a new idea, but Garmin and Suzkui have added on a nice list of additional features that makes their infotainment system stand out. Continue reading ]]> From Infinity to the Brain http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/23/infinity-brain/ Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:23:21 +0000 http://8.1517 Magnetic Resonance Imaging BrainWe have watched the science of medical imaging grow so much over the last several decades that perhaps we should not be surprised at another potentially huge leap in this technology. But, when you start talking about using space born technology here on earth to help cure brain tumors, that is exciting. Continue reading ]]> The Lincoln MKZ’s Hightech Sunroof http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/22/lincoln-mkzs-hightech-sunroof/ Sat, 22 Sep 2012 17:04:21 +0000 http://8.1513 2013 Lincoln MKZ 2012 NYIASIf you are in the market for a new luxury model sedan to show off to your friends, then the Lincoln MKZ with the option of a panoramic new high tech sunroof. Not only is the Lincoln MKZ a beautiful, sleek car, but it has the features that you want in performance, safety and durability. Continue reading ]]> Six Easy Ways to Customize Your WordPress Template http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/19/easy-ways-customize-wordpress-template/ Wed, 19 Sep 2012 23:33:16 +0000 http://8.1502 wordpressWordPress is the tool of choice for bloggers and website designers in the world. WordPress themes are used by business owners to brand their businesses online. This is why it is very important for the owners to be able to … Continue reading ]]> Must Have Children’s Apps When Traveling http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/15/childrens-apps-traveling/ Sat, 15 Sep 2012 13:54:16 +0000 http://8.1495 Parent-Child-IconFamily vacations are a great time for the entire family to bond. But during the first leg of your trip, when you are driving to the airport, sitting at the gate, and sitting on the plane, your children are bound to get extremely antsy. If you are looking for a way to keep your children occupied while you are en route, use your tablet or iPod to your advantage. Continue reading ]]> Small Business Loans and Grants http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/09/small-business-loans-grants/ Sun, 09 Sep 2012 18:13:38 +0000 http://9.160 Business-Commerce-IconPoliticians have recognized small business owners as central to our economy and prosperity. They provide competition and prevent monopolies, they create jobs, and they help to keep America's economy diverse and healthy. Unfortunately, most people can't start a business with their own resources. Continue reading ]]> Social Media Information a Growing Form of Discovery in Many Lawsuits http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/08/social-media-information-growing-form-discovery-lawsuits/ Sat, 08 Sep 2012 15:51:34 +0000 http://8.1490 Twitter and Facebook LogosSocial media is growing to become a regular part modern society. With over 900 million active Facebook users and 500 million active Twitter users, western society is embracing social media as a means of communicating with friends and family and keeping in touch with old acquaintances. Continue reading ]]> Make Sure Your Marketing Strategy Is Cohesive http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/03/marketing-strategy-cohesive/ Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:16:24 +0000 http://9.155 Marketing StrategyEvery business owner and marketing manager understands just how important marketing their business can be for future revenues and profits. If you are in charge of promoting your business, it is important to use all of the most effective strategies to your advantage. Continue reading ]]> Staying On Topic: The Top Five Best Zenware Writing Tools http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/02/staying-topic-top-zenware-writing-tools/ Sun, 02 Sep 2012 20:18:45 +0000 http://8.1484 TypingWriting without distraction is incredibly difficult in today's world. Whether it's rowdy kids, inconsiderate roommates, loud parties at a neighbor's house, or even something as simple as a Web browser calling to you from the task bar, the world is bent on making sure you waste time and miss your deadlines. Continue reading ]]> Where in the World Are Electronics Selling Cheapest? http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/09/01/world-electronics-selling-cheapest/ Sat, 01 Sep 2012 12:25:37 +0000 http://9.150 Gadgets Monitor Tablet SmartphoneExploring where you can buy the cheapest electronics in the world? You can a take a look at China, Dubai and Germany. Not too many people know it, but China, Dubai and Germany are the countries with the highest outputs … Continue reading ]]> Why Ultrabooks Are Storming Up the Tech World http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/29/ultrabooks-storming-tech-world/ Thu, 30 Aug 2012 02:37:20 +0000 http://8.1472 Asus-x21-UltrabookThe word "ultrabook" is being thrown around a lot lately. Everyone seems to be talking about these new thin laptops, and all signs point to ultrabooks being a big contender in the marketplace against traditional laptops, netbooks, and tablets. Just what is it about these lightweight laptops that makes them so popular? Continue reading ]]> The Top 5 Dining Apps to Download http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/24/top-5-dining-apps-download/ Sat, 25 Aug 2012 00:10:27 +0000 http://8.1453 Restaurant-AppsGoing out to dinner at your favorite restaurant is a way to relax and have fun with family and friends. If you are stuck in a food rut or just want to get a little adventurous and try something new, there are plenty of apps available for your phone. These dining apps are a great way to find new restaurants, discover new foods and explore new culinary delights at home. Continue reading ]]> Doing Business Around the Globe http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/23/business-globe/ Fri, 24 Aug 2012 00:34:07 +0000 http://9.143 Global-BusinessIn the last 20 years, the world has become increasingly interconnected. With the rise of the Internet and better infrastructure, economies around the globe have seen an increasing level of globalism. To succeed in this new environment, the modern business has to learn how to integrate itself with different cultures and target global markets. Continue reading ]]> Exploring the Legal Issues Presented by the Rise of Sophisticated Social Media http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/21/exploring-legal-issues-presented-rise-sophisticated-social-media/ Wed, 22 Aug 2012 01:31:04 +0000 http://8.1440 Facebook TwitterThe First Amendment, which prohibits the government from abridging freedom of speech or freedom of the press, may lead people to believe they can say or print just about anything. However, there are limits on free speech. You cannot falsely shout fire, or shout anything in a crowded auditorium that would generally cause panic and harm. Continue reading ]]> How Lawyers Can Gain Clients and Promote Their Practice Through Facebook http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/11/lawyers-gain-clients-promote-practice-facebook/ Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:20:34 +0000 http://9.134 Facebook-LogoPromoting your practice on social media sites such as Facebook is a free and easy way to promote your business and gain new clients. With 750 million users, Facebook is the fast way to turn followers into customers. If you haven't started using Facebook to promote your practice, chances are your competitors have. Continue reading ]]> The Pros and Cons of Online Banks http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/09/pros-cons-online-banks/ Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:09:02 +0000 http://9.128 Online-Banking-Digital-Wallet-IconThe Internet has given bankers the opportunity to set up their websites and begin providing services through online banks. These banks are very different from the traditional banks but they offer advantages that traditional banks cannot give to clients. Continue reading ]]> Blogging as an Increasingly Effective Tool for Building Legal Practices http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/07/blogging-increasingly-effective-tool-building-legal-practices/ Wed, 08 Aug 2012 01:58:00 +0000 http://9.122 Wordpress Content MarketingBlogging has advantages that traditional marketing techniques do not. It might seem intimidating to start a project like this because of the potential technical issues, and you might be struggling to understand how to develop effective content, but there is … Continue reading ]]> Best Apps for Losing Weight http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/05/apps-losing-weight/ Sun, 05 Aug 2012 17:15:12 +0000 http://8.1428 App_Store_on_iPhone_5Exercise and the proper nutrition is all part of a healthy diet. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Blah, blah, blah. You've heard it all before and still you'd rather play your video games, watch your big screen televisions or use your smartphones. Technology has taken over your minds and your bodies. But who's to say that you can't combine the two? Why not use your smartphones and work your body at the same time? Continue reading ]]> Is the Business Land Line Headed for Extinction? http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/04/business-land-line-headed-extinction/ Sat, 04 Aug 2012 15:49:50 +0000 http://9.116 VoIP-IconA phone is pretty much an indispensable expense if you are in business. As cell phone usage has increased, many business people have begun wondering if having a land line still makes sense. The fate of the business land line phone seems questionable to some. Continue reading ]]> Technology and College Admissions http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/08/03/technology-college-admissions/ Sat, 04 Aug 2012 01:04:57 +0000 http://8.1424 Graduation HatsHistorically, the college admissions process has been paper-intensive. Students have long associated the process of applying to college with gathering and mailing admission forms, essays, recommendations, and transcripts. Oh, the joy of getting paper cuts, licking envelopes, and living next to the mailbox! Continue reading ]]> Technology Behind the Wheel: The Changing Face of Car Pooling http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/31/technology-wheel-changing-face-car-pooling/ Wed, 01 Aug 2012 02:34:54 +0000 http://8.1415 CarpoolingA variety of factors are changing the way people think about how they get to work. Rising gas prices in a difficult economy, the challenges of parking and maintaining vehicles in dense urban areas, and the rise of social media use within all demographics are driving people towards more creative means of commuting. Continue reading ]]> How Email Is Changing The Way Professors And Students Communicate http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/30/email-changing-professors-students-communicate/ Tue, 31 Jul 2012 02:45:34 +0000 http://8.1408 Email-IconInternet technology has revolutionized communication on college campuses for students and professors. Students in the past depended on odd office hours and voice mail services to connect with professors outside of class time. Continue reading ]]> Harmful Effects of Information Technology in Healthcare http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/29/harmful-effects-information-technology-healthcare/ Sun, 29 Jul 2012 13:25:31 +0000 http://8.1402 Doctor-IconDoctor-IconModern information technology offers healthcare providers and their patients' unprecedented access to medical information, both in general and specific to the patient. Patient information can be sent digitally over the Internet now between facilities, and records can be kept on servers instead of in a room full of filing cabinets. Continue reading ]]> Small Business Now Has a Large Platform http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/26/small-business-large-platform/ Fri, 27 Jul 2012 02:12:35 +0000 http://9.100 Social-NetworkSocial media has opened a lot of doors for businesses of all sizes, making it easier than ever to connect with potential customers, run ad campaigns and get the most out of marketing dollars. However, with so many companies vying for attention, it can be difficult for small businesses to gain the necessary visibility… Continue reading ]]> 10 Automotive Trends to Look for in 2013 http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/23/10-automotive-trends-2013/ Tue, 24 Jul 2012 03:05:57 +0000 http://8.1380 Hyundai-Veloster-TurboTrends in automotive design and performance are constantly changing, making different models the car of choice each year. Automotive manufacturers are always looking for a better design or better vehicle engineering to produce the next year's hottest car. Continue reading ]]> Using Social Media for College Recruiting http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/21/social-media-college-recruiting/ Sat, 21 Jul 2012 13:36:17 +0000 http://8.1373 social-mediaIn the past, colleges seeking to recruit students spent a lot of money and time traveling to high schools, and sometimes conventions, all over their surrounding region. In the past, colleges seeking to recruit students spent a lot of money and time traveling to high schools, and sometimes conventions, all over their surrounding region. Continue reading ]]> Netbooks Are Back in Business With the Intel Atom Cedar Trail Processor http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/19/netbooks-business-intel-atom-cedar-trail-processor/ Fri, 20 Jul 2012 02:19:16 +0000 http://8.1368 Processor-IconIn 2007 a new kind of computer arrived on the scene: The netbook. The netbook was small (typically around 10 inches in size) compared to most other laptops on the market. They eschewed pricier components such as optical drives and focused instead upon portability and the ability to do simple tasks. Continue reading ]]> The Top Car Models of 2012 http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/17/top-car-models-2012/ Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:07:36 +0000 http://8.1357 Toyota-Camry2012 was an exciting year for cars. Manufacturers from Detroit, Japan and everywhere else in the world showcased the innovative new technologies that will lead automobiles into the next generation. So what were the top five models that shone past the rest of the pack? Continue reading ]]> Five Personal Finance Apps to Manage Money on the Run http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/14/personal-finance-apps-manage-money-run/ Sat, 14 Jul 2012 20:44:30 +0000 http://9.91 Mobile AppKeeping track of your finances can be challenging in this fast-paced world, but having the right tools at your fingertips help you manage your money on the go. Here's a look at 5 of the best personal finance apps on the market. Continue reading ]]> Five Great Free Joomla Extensions http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/14/great-free-joomla-extensions/ Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:27:04 +0000 http://8.1346 Joomla-LogoJoomla is one of the best and most utilized content management systems (CMS) out there, and with that comes thousands of awesome extensions that you can install right now to enhance your website for your visitors. Continue reading ]]> How Computers and Mobile Are Beginning To Merge http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/12/computers-mobile-beginning-merge/ Fri, 13 Jul 2012 02:11:04 +0000 http://8.1339 Tablet-Apple-iPadSmartphones have firmly landed in the market, and tablets soon followed. Mobile devices changed the way users think about computing, and software and hardware companies took note, altering their products so that the line between computers and mobile is rapidly fading. Continue reading ]]> Car Rims – Standard Versus Chrome http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/11/car-rims-standard-chrome/ Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:23:33 +0000 http://8.1333 Car Rims AudiNot many things can spice up the look of a car like a new set of rims. The styles of rims have changed over the years -- some have gone into the style, only to fall out of style and then eventually come back into style again. Continue reading ]]> What’s the Deal With GPS Devices? http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/09/whats-deal-gps-devices/ Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:19:00 +0000 http://8.1316 GPS-Device-in-CarOver the years, GPS devices have become standard technology in new vehicles rolling off of the assembly line. Whether you’re trying to navigate an unfamiliar place or you’re looking for that new coffee shop in the city, the GPS device … Continue reading ]]> How to Get Started With Web Design http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/08/started-web-design-2012/ Sun, 08 Jul 2012 22:19:14 +0000 http://8.1311 Graphical-Design-IconLearning how to design your own website can be extremely advantageous. Besides not having to buy a cheap and overpriced template that you have no idea how to change, web design allows you to add the elements that you want … Continue reading ]]> How to Run A Memory Test http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/07/03/run-memory-test/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 23:06:41 +0000 http://8.1302 Computer MemoryThere are a number of sites on the web which were created to assist computer users in running memory tests and debugging memory problems with their personal computers. They will help you to automatically complete these tests, but if you must do them manually, here are some tips. Continue reading ]]> How Has Kickstarter Changed Startups? http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2012/06/26/kickstarter-changed-startups/ Wed, 27 Jun 2012 03:07:38 +0000 http://9.72 kickstarter-logoIt can be argued that there is no better time than now to be involved in a start-up company. The business world is inundated with stories involving the rags-to-riches rise of a start-up entrepreneur or small business. Facebook started out in a dorm room, cellphone apps have been produced in people's parents basements, etc. Continue reading ]]> Top Medical Apps for Android and IOS http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2012/06/22/top-medical-apps-android-ios/ Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:02:13 +0000 http://8.1274 Doctor IconMedical students and physicians these days are trying to get medical apps downloaded onto their smartphones that will help them review terminology, symptom lists, study for tests, or review patient conditions. Continue reading ]]>