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December Edition 2018
WelcomeScientists Just Made Mind Reading A Highly-Probable Part Of The FutureNew 'Hologram' Device Levitates Particles to Create 3D Objects in Thin AirEZ MICRO presents... |  Kroger launches autonomous grocery delivery service in ArizonaTHINGS TO DOAnki's Vector robot brings us one step closer to 'Star Wars' DroidsPuzzleTip of the MonthHow to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions  |   Electronic Recycling Information
Welcome
There was something that was running through my mind but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Winter, Christmas, Hanukah, New Years... what do they all have in common? My immediate thought is snow and cold temperatures. But then I think of all the people in warmer weather, where I’ve seen cactus’s used as Christmas Trees, and realize it must not be that.

As I kept pondering what was eating at me (no pun intended with all the food this time of year) - I realized what it was. Choices. That is what they all have in common. Choices.

Yes, I know that doesn’t make sense yet... but give me a minute and I will explain.

This is the time of year where we have a million choices to make. There is a Holiday every few weeks and our lives can be filled with hustle and bustle and anxiety trying to keep up with everything. What we seem to forget is that we have a choice what to fill our time with.

This season can become be so busy that we just go from activity to activity without stopping to think if it’s actually necessary. Do I really need to shop for 10 hours to find that perfect give or would my time be better spent spending an hour shopping for a gift that is still nice but leaves me with 9 extra hours so spend with my family and the people I cherish.

Do I really need to go to the 10th holiday party that I was invited to or should I go home and sit in the chair and just stare outside at the beauty this time of year?

What will fill your heart and soul instead of what will drain and distract.

This Holiday season - don’t forget you have choices - choose wisely. I am a volunteer youth group leader and one of my girls shared a quote with me recently:

"Lost time is never found again" -Benjamin Franklin

I wish you all a beautiful Holiday Season.

HIllary Spear
Client Communications Manager
Scientists Just Made Mind Reading A Highly-Probable
Part Of The Future
JUNE 23, 2015

Reading minds has long been a staple of science fiction abilities. Like many superpowers, we’re working towards gaining them via the magic of science. And researchers just took a big step towards realizing it in a system called Brain-to-Text.

Developed by a team from the Cognitive Systems Lab at KIT and the Wadsworth Center in New York, the system basically reconstructs speech by reading a person’s brainwaves.

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New 'Hologram' Device Levitates Particles to Create 3D Objects in Thin Air
By Rafi Letzter

Close your eyes for a moment and picture a hologram. Hold it in your head for a moment, then open your eyes and keep reading.

Ready?

What did the image look like? Here's a guess: A blue, flickering image, projected on thin air, viewable from any angle — a bit like the holograms from the "Star Wars" films. ("Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! You're my only hope!")

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EZ MICRO presents...

Looking for some good reading?


The 5 Love Languages:
The Secret to Love that Lasts


By: Gary Chapman

I thought this was appropriate for this time of year. We all have different ways that make us feel loved. Have you ever given someone a gift that you thought they would love only to find out that they are disappointed because they really just wanted to spend time with you? Have you ever cleaned someone's car for them only to find out they would rather just have a hug? This book helps you discover what makes you feel most loved and what makes the people closest to you feel loved. That may sound a little corny - but believe me, this book can make a big difference in relationships.
 

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

Santa's Bag
Christmas Gift List & Budget


If you're looking for a great way to organize all the gifts you need to buy, and keep track of how much you want to spend then check out Santa's Bag.

20 Fabulous Christmas DIY Crafts

Most AMAZING Hotel Rooms!

A "GPS for inside your body"

Kroger launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Arizona
By TIMOTHY B. LEE
Starting today, residents of Scottsdale, Arizona have the opportunity to receive autonomous grocery deliveries from Fry's Food Stores—a brand owned by grocery giant Kroger. The technology is supplied by Nuro, a self-driving vehicle startup founded by two veterans of Google's self-driving car project. We profiled the company in May.

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THINGS TO DO
Koziar's Christmas Village

Koziar's Christmas Village provides the greatest Christmas display in the U.S., located just outside Lehigh Valley, Pa. Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland.

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2018-2019 Season & 112th Bethlehem Bach Festival

The Mission of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and its Bach Festival Orchestra is to perform the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and to promote and encourage appreciation of the aesthetic and spiritual value of Bach’s music, while striving for the highest standards of musical excellence.

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Christkindlmarkt

Christkindlmarkt presented by Univest Bank & Trust Co. is a one-of-a-kind family event that brings the spirit of Bethlehem alive with the season. Twice recognized as one of the best holiday markets in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features:

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Winter Light Spectacular

Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s’mores. Don’t forget the camera to capture the children’s delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends!

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Anki's Vector robot brings us one step closer to 'Star Wars' Droids
By Devindra Hardawar

In my many years testing all sorts of gadgets, few things have elicited as much spontaneous joy as Anki's Cozmo, its adorable robot for kids. Mostly, that was because it had a personality. Behind all of the sensors, cameras and other hardware, there was a team of animators breathing life into it. Now, Anki is taking everything it learned from Cozmo and putting it in a bigger, more powerful home robot: Vector. And unlike Cozmo, you won't need a phone to play with it.

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Puzzle
The Holiday Riddle:

It comes once in a minute, twice in a week, and once in a year.

What is it?

Get the Answer!
Tip of the Month

Computer Tips and Tricks Everyone Should Know

Many hardcore computer users might consider themselves above learning new tricks, but there are always new ways to sharpen your skills on the PC and we bet that you will find at least one useful thing here that you didn't know before.

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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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