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August Edition 2018
WelcomeYou can now buy a real-life Iron Man-style jetsuitEZMicro presents... Electronic Recycling InformationWin a four pack of Lehigh Velley Zoo tickets! | Why net neutrality supporters are cringing at the AT&T-Time Warner mergerTHINGS TO DO | Segway's new 'self-balancing roller shoes'The SHRIMP Olympics | EZ Micro Lunch and LearnsRiddleHow to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions
Welcome
I can't believe it's August already!

If you have been following us on Facebook, you know that this summer we have been conducting a contest to name our robots (affectionately called "bots"). Thanks to our followers on Facebook, and some creative employees, we now have names for EACH AND EVERY BOT! Not only that, but we were able to give away 100 Lehigh Valley Zoo tickets! The tickets went to people involved in this contest and they were able to give the tickets to their favorite charity in the valley.

I thought the newsletter is a wonderful place to personally introduce you to each of our bots:
 
Mic (prounounced "mike") is the leader of this crazy talented group of bots. He makes sure they all work together and get along. Thankfully that is very easy to do with this team because they are each extremely knowlegable and they are like a family.
Scout is our strategty expert. He is dynamic, future oriented and loves new technology! In fact, we constantly find him testing out new things to make yours and our life easier and safer.
Gearz is all about execution. She is driven, goal oriented and very detailed! Don't get in her way when she has a project to do!
 
 
Radar is our systems gal. She is team oriented, effciency obsessed and detail focused. Don't be surprised if she asks you a bunch of questions. She is always looking to make sure everything is working together.
Speedy focuses on support. Very welcoming, secure and loving. Be careful, he will come give you a big hug everytime he sees you.
 
You can now buy a real-life Iron Man-style jetsuit ... for the price of a house
By Luke Dormehl, Digital Trends

Have you ever wanted to soar through the air in an Iron Man-style suit like a real-life superhero? Do you have the financial resources of a real-life Tony Stark to go along with it? If so, you may want to queue up (or get your butler to do so on your behalf) to pay the sum of $446,000 for your very own version of British inventor Richard Browning’s jet-propelled suit, which recently went on sale at high-end London-based department store Selfridges.

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EZ MICRO presents...

Looking for some good summer reading? The first is a business read, and the second is a fun read.


The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

By: Erin Meyer

 
I heard her speak at a leadership conference and even if you don’t have any foreign offices you will find this book very interesting. It shows how much culture can effect our everyday business activities. I found myself fascinated as she spoke!
 
 
 
The Cape We Choose

By: James Kelleher



 
The best way I can describe this book is a short, fun, thought provoking collection of good advice for life.

This book is marketed to young adults that are graduating but I find it to be very applicable to any age of life. It is written by someone who spent years working with kids and as he says "I decided to record the results of countless hours of conversation, fellowship and struggle that ultimately led them to a better place."

It's a great book to take to the beach, on the train, or just about anywhere that you can soak in the nuggets of wisdom that apply to all of us.

 

5 NEW Inventions 2018 | That Will Blow Your Mind

 

SCARY! Would you cross Atlantic Road (Norway)?

 

30 TRAVEL TIPS AND HINTS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE SIMPLER

Can You Name a Country?



Each month we will feature one of our employees favorite aps! If you are like me you are always looking to see what is out there.

Waze
To be honest, I assumed that everyone already had this app. But, I recently came across people who didn't know about it. It is basically like a crowdsourcing GPS system. For example, if you are driving down a road and hit some really bad traffic, just hit an easy access button on your phone. The bad traffic then shows up on Waze and all the other drivers around you know not to take that route. It's simple but genius! I may or may not have been saved a speeding ticket for a cop sitting on the side of the road 😊 ....


Click to view more information!
 
Win a four pack of Lehigh Velley Zoo tickets!


The first three people to like us on our Facebook and comment "send me to the zoo" will win a family four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo Tickets!!

Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Why net neutrality supporters are cringing at the AT&T-Time Warner merger
By Marguerite Reardon, CNET

Historians may look back on this week as a turning point in the evolution of the internet.

First came the end of net neutrality rules, which were officially taken off the books on Monday. These rules of the road ensured that broadband and wireless providers couldn't act as gatekeepers picking and choosing who succeeds on the internet and who doesn't.

Then came a federal judge's decision to allow AT&T, one of the largest broadband and wireless providers in the country, and Time Warner, a major media company, to merge without any conditions. The deal officially closed on Thursday.

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THINGS TO DO
The Great Allentown Fair

 

The Great Allentown Fair, running August 28 - September 3, 2018, celebrates its 166th year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

Fair Hours

August 28 - 4 to 11 PM
August 29 thru September 2 - Noon to 11 PM
September 3 - Noon to 10 PM

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LEHIGH VALLEY FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS

Check out this list of festivals and events happening in the Lehigh Valley.

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Dig out your rollerblade kneepads for Segway's new 'self-balancing roller shoes'
By Lula Chang, Digital Trends

 

If you thought Heelys (those wheeled sneakers that every preteen in the United States used to careen about in) were odd, you may want to take a seat. Segway is here to prove that when it comes to strange methods of transportation, it’s the top dog. Meet the new Segway Drift W1s. They’re self-balancing roller shoes, and can be compared to a hoverboard that just lives on your foot.

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DARPA’s latest endeavor is a tiny robotics challenge called the SHRIMP Olympics
By Luke Dormehl, Digital Trends
 

With an invention history that can claim a pioneering role in the development of the internet, Siri, GPS and other world-changing inventions, the U.S. government agency known as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has always thought big. Until now, at least. With its new SHRIMP program, DARPA is suddenly thinking very small indeed — and that’s really exciting.

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EZ Micro Lunch and Learns
 
Come join us for our monthly lunch and learn on the last Thursday of every month. Each session we try and focus on topics that will help you and your company.
 
August's lunch and learn will be:

August 30th, 12:00-2:00pm


If you would like to learn more or register for this free lunch and information seminar - please click here.
Puzzle
Riddle: How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn't bounce off anything? There is nothing attached to it, and no one else catches or throws it back to you. 

Get the Answer!


 
 
How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions

We're nuts about
helping our customers!

Do you need support? Are you a new client or a new employee of a client or do you just need a little refresh on how to request service from EZ Micro? Whatever the reason you are reading this article, here are the details for reaching us!

Service Desk
Our Dispatch Coordinator is the center of our support team. Any issues you experience should be reported here first by opening a Service Request using one of the following methods. Our service desk is available from 8:00 AM EST - 5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday.

E-Mail
Simply send an e-mail to support@ezmicro.com. The subject line of the e-mail will become the Summary of the Service Ticket. The body of the e-mail will be posted to the Detail Description section of the Service Ticket. Please provide as much information as possible so we can handle the request accurately and quickly.

Web Portal
If you do not have access to the EZ Micro Solutions Service Portal please contact us and request access. The support portal can be accessed by going to www.myezmicro.com. This will show you all of tickets for your organization and the current status of those tickets. Additionally, new tickets can be created and information can be added to existing tickets. In addition, depending on your restriction level, you'll be able to view all of your past invoices with EZ Micro as well as view the details of all of your managed devices (servers, firewalls, PCs, etc.).

Standard Phone Support
To reach the EZ Micro Solutions call 610-264-3991. If you should need assistance after hours, weekends, or holidays, please press 3 to have the Engineer on-call notified of your situation. Please note, our Emergency Rate applies after-hours, weekends and holidays.

 

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