Lakewood computer shop seeing shortage in laptops as more students switch to online learning

Elroy Mariano

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – If you’re looking for a laptop right now, you’re probably going to have a tough time finding one as computer shops face a laptop shortage.



a close up of a laptop computer sitting on top of a keyboard: Lakewood computer shop seeing shortage in laptops as more students switch to online learning.


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Lakewood computer shop seeing shortage in laptops as more students switch to online learning.

“We still are getting calls all the time for laptops and we just can’t keep up with the demand,” said Burt Tardy, manager of E-Tech Computers.

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Tardy says when schools and workplaces went virtual in mid-March, the demand for computers exploded.

“All of a sudden, our phones started to ring off the hook. Everybody wanted a laptop,” Tardy added.

The phones at E-Tech are still ringing off the hook, Tardy says. He’s scrambling to get more laptops because there’s only one MacBook in the store right now.

“We have a company that we are in contact with that has a

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Congested end to MLS schedule will test NYCFC’s lineup depth

Elroy Mariano

New York City FC soon may learn just how deep a squad it has.

The club is expected to play 11 matches before the Major League Soccer regular season ends on Nov. 8, a fairly grueling finish long expected but cemented Tuesday as MLS revealed the remainder of its schedule beyond Sunday. NYCFC’s slate the rest of the way includes four mid-week games and no weekends off, with road matches in Miami, Orlando, Columbus and Chicago, plus a trip to Hartford to face the displaced Toronto FC.

While City has gone six matches without a loss in the last month to reach fifth place in the Eastern Conference, this 46-day stretch likely will put the club’s depth into focus more than any other time in this fragmented season, something NYCFC coach Ronny Deila seems more than comfortable with thanks to a largely fit squad at his disposal.

“We don’t have

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from a wearable air purifier to a brain cooler, the best travel gadgets from the Berlin technology fair

Elroy Mariano



a person sitting in a chair: When travel restarts, make sure you’re ready to go with the latest gadgets such as those shown at this year’s Berlin IFA tech show. Photo: Shutterstock


When travel restarts, make sure you’re ready to go with the latest gadgets such as those shown at this year’s Berlin IFA tech show. Photo: Shutterstock

We may not be travelling much, but when we do, we’ll have some exciting new tech to take with us.

At Berlin’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) – the only major tech exhibition happening in 2020 – there was a new slant on travel tech: Covid-19 related gadgets.

However, along with the portable mask sanitisers and wearable air purifiers, plenty of “old normal” tech was launched, to the delight of photographers, adventurers, and anyone who has trouble getting to sleep.

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Huawei sub-brand Honor announces the Watch GS Pro (US$300/HK$2,325), its first “extreme” smartwatch for hikers, skiers, cyclists and climbers. Able to run for

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Li-Cycle Selects Rochester, NY as Site for Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling “Hub”

Elroy Mariano

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Li-Cycle Corp. (Li-Cycle), a leading lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, today announced the company will invest over US$ 175 million in its first commercial lithium-ion battery recycling Hub at Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester, New York. The Hub is a wet chemistry/hydrometallurgical facility that will refine battery-grade materials from ‘black mass’ generated from pre-processing spent lithium-ion batteries and will have the capability of processing material from an equivalent of 60,000 metric tonnes of spent lithium-ion batteries, roughly equating to 120,000 electric vehicle battery packs. This comes in addition to its Spoke facility, set to be operational at the park by late 2020, that will produce ‘black mass’ from spent lithium-ion batteries.

Once fully operational, the Hub will be a major producer of battery-grade materials in North America, specifically cobalt, nickel and lithium. This will be the only source of

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Why Tyler Technologies, Cognizant, Conduent And DXC Technology Were Hit With Ransomware

Elroy Mariano

The cyberattack against Tyler Technologies Wednesday had all the hallmarks of the ransomware strikes that have crippled massive systems integrators across the country this year, said Vitali Kremez, one of the top ethical hackers in the US.

“That’s the flavor of the day for many breaches,” Kremez told CRN Thursday. “Criminals are not pursuing single targets, they are looking for advanced networks. They want the keys to the kingdom so they can go after other victims … No one is safe.”

The attack against Tyler Technologies, No. 46 on the 2019 CRN Solution Provider 500, comes just months after vicious ransomware infections crippled three of the world’s 20 largest solution providers – Cognizant, Conduent and DXC Technology. All told, the four solution providers who succumbed to ransomware in 2020 have combined revenue of $41.93 billion and a joint market cap of $54.36 billion.

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Donations pour in for Tarlac programmer who repairs computers for free

Elroy Mariano

Mark Anthony Perez, 22, has been repairing computers for free to help students in Tarlac who will be using these for their online classes. The story of his generosity went viral, inspiring Manila-based computer store Gigahertz to donate defective laptops and computer memories. (Contributed)

BAMBAN, TARLAC–A computer store in Manila on Saturday donated 49 defective laptops to a programmer in Tarlac City who has been repairing laptops and computers without charges.

According to Mark Anthony Perez, 22, the staff of the computer store Gigahertz went to their home for the donation after learning about his free repair service.

Perez said the store also gave him 43 pieces of 2-gigabyte (GB) random-access memory (RAM), four pieces of 4-GB RAM, and eight pieces of 8-GB RAM.

Perez who started the campaign on Aug. 27 now works with Patrick Johnry Salita, Dinard Nicosia, Francisco Muan, Aldrin Marck Medrano, Nicolas Espenilla and Sherwin Perez

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Chattanooga becomes living laboratory for cleaner, safer roads with Department of Energy grant

Elroy Mariano

Scientists from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will lead a team to create and test smarter intersections, where drivers will spend less time idling at red lights, and cars will know what speed to drive to clear every green light.

“This project is a huge opportunity for us,” said Mina Sartipi, director and principal investigator at the university’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress.

The Department of Energy awarded a $1.89 million grant to the collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the city of Chattanooga. The grant was one of just three awarded in this category in the nation, and the work could lead to less fuel consumption and safer roads, Sartipi said.

“This is the largest grant we have gotten,” said Sartipi, who has led the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress since it launched two years ago. “Our existing infrastructure,

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Gadgets Museum Shop At Bradbury Launches Online Store

Elroy Mariano

Gadgets online store carries LANL and Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) logo’d merchandise, including these BSM Soma Cubes, apparel, books, drink-ware, and other great gifts. Courtesy/BSMA

Sample of the vests now available for purchase through the Gadgets online store. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

The popular Gadgets Museum Shop inside the Bradbury Science Museum has launched an online store, offering e-gift cards, shipping and curbside pickup.

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the official nonprofit partner of the science museum and opened the Gadgets shop back in January of 2017.

Initially a small portable kiosk parked in the lobby of the museum, the shop moved into its permanent physical location, usually accessible through the museum defense gallery, in October 2019. 

Since the science museum has been closed since March, and has an uncertain opening date, the BSMA launched the online Gadgets Museum Shop at www.bradburyassociation.org/Gadgets-store. The site can

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Send Web Push Notifications That Help You Make More Sales

Elroy Mariano

There are over 1.72 billion websites on the world wide web as of October 2019.

Did your jaw just hit the floor?

That’s a staggering amount of competition for web traffic.

Driving web traffic is hard enough. But when you consider returning website visitors converted more than 73% more than first time visitors, it can feel even more overwhelming.

How on earth can you convince people to visit your website twice?

With a tool like web push notifications, you increase your chances of driving visitors back to your site. Simply offer visitors the chance to opt-in to receive updates from you with little effort.

Want to make web push notifications a part of your marketing strategy? Read on to learn how to create push notifications that make it easy to drive traffic back to your website and make more sales.

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Automated grocery technology getting boost in pandemic

Elroy Mariano

The major boom of online grocery ordering shows no signs of slowing down. More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, industry experts say the new convenience of ordering groceries through an app is here to stay.

“In fact, it’s been a huge acceleration. All of our clients that we serve, and we serve some of the biggest supermarkets in North America and the world, they picked up three times the volume that they were doing before this pandemic. And, in fact, more of them didn’t picked up more volume because they couldn’t just fulfill enough orders at a time,” said Max Pedro, the co-founder and president of Takeoff Technologies.

Takeoff Technologies creates automated grocery fulfillment software for some of the biggest grocery chains in the country, including Albertsons, Safeway and Shoprite. The technology requires supermarkets to build a 10,000-square-foot warehouse directly behind their store.

When a shopper places an

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