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March Edition 2018
EZ Micro: My Business Series  |  Business Series on Federal Tax Reform a Success!  |  SNOW STORM?? EZ Micro has you covered.  |  Spring Hikes to take Advantage of Around the Valley  |  8 Trails In Pennsylvania  |  YouTube Video of the Month  |  Electronic Recycling Collection Events  |  Win a four pack of Lehigh Velley Zoo tickets!  |  The Moon Will Get 4G in 2019!?  |  Don't Throw Away Your Used Coffee Grounds  |  Add to Cart  |  QWERTY: The Key to Modern Typing  |  This robot can solve a Rubik’s Cube in .38 seconds  |  Puzzle  |  3D Printed Food  |  ICE HOTEL  |  What Parents Need to Know About Juuling  |  The Fight for the Integrated Circuit  |  How Dirt Makes You Happy – Antidepressant Microbes In Soil The New Prozac?  |  Did You Know?  |  Duck Tape or Duct Tape?  |  How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions
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Business Series on Federal Tax Reform a Success!
Thank you to everyone who attended out latest Business Series on Federal Tax Reform: Changes Lehigh Valley Organizations Must Know.

A special thank you to Kreischer Miller, who kept the crowd intrigued and eyebrows raised! We had a terrific turnout with a great Q&A segment. Keep an eye out for our next presentation at EZ Micro.
SNOW STORM?? EZ Micro has you covered.

Take a look at how some of the staff works remote during bad weather.

Darren was playing with his drone while working remote.

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Spring Hikes to take Advantage of Around the Valley
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." — Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg

Bake Oven Knob - Tip: Grab a headlamp or some flashlights and get on the short trail before the sun. You'll experience an amazing sunrise while avoiding the inevitable daytime crowds.

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These 8 Trails In Pennsylvania Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ruins

by Beth Price-Williams

Spring sets the stage for plenty of outdoor activities, including hiking. And, if you're in the mood to get a glimpse into Pennsylvania's rich past, you'll find several trails that will lead you to extraordinary ruins in Pennsylvania like the following:

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EZMicro presents...

Look! Water is gushing out of this tree in Montenegro and it's totally weird

Water springs out of the Mulberry tree at Dinoša, Montenegro. For the last two decades, during the spring floods, the water has been running out of this old mulberry tree in a village of Dinoša in Montenegro. See this very rare and strange phenomenon of a gushing spring in the tree for yourself.



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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.
The Moon Will Get 4G in 2019!?
by
Matthew Humphries
Vodafone and Nokia team up to get a 4G signal where there are no smartphones.

There are many places on Earth where you can regularly hear the screams of people unable to get a good signal. Hopefully the mobile networks will eventually figure that out, but Vodafone is clearly a little distracted as it prepares to create a 4G network on the moon.

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Don't Throw Away Your Used Coffee Grounds – Try These 16 Brilliant Ways to Reuse Them
By Ashley Brewer

For those of us that make a pot of coffee in the morning, having leftover, cold coffee and wet used grounds is a daily occurrence. Most of the time we'll toss out the grounds and pour the cold coffee down the sink – but as it turns out, we should be saving them for these incredible uses.

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Add to Cart
by Conor McGlade
Going to the supermarket is an annoying errand - but before there were shopping carts, it used to be much more frustrating. Back in 1936, people would go to the grocery store with baskets to get their goods. They would walk up and down the aisles filling up their baskets and, once they couldn't hold anymore, would go to the checkout counter. S

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QWERTY: The Key to Modern Typing
by Romina Ronquillo
 
Developed in Milwaukee during the early 1870s, the QWERTY keyboard—so named after the layout's first six characters—has since become the standard character arrangement for all communication system and computer interface keyboards. Despite its ubiquity, QWERTY's history is shrouded in uncertainty. However, this much is certain.

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This robot can solve a Rubik’s Cube in .38 seconds
by John Biggs

Two engineers have built a robot that can solve a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 seconds or about in the blink of an eye.

Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo at MIT's Biomimetic Robotics Lab developed the robot and posted video of the feat on Wednesday. With the help of six motor-powered rods, the bot can almost instantly rearrange and solve the cube.


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Puzzle

A money-conscious student likes to wear a clean shirt every day. He brings his shirts to the laundromat every Monday morning and picks them up exactly one week later. How many shirts does the budget-minded student need to own so that he has a clean shirt to put on every day?

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3D Printed Food
In an effort to create better meals for its astronauts, NASA funded research for the design of a 3D printer that would produce food for astronauts while in space. Food scientists worked on 3D printed food such as pizza, chocolate, and meat to replace freeze-dried meals.

Chosen by NASA, a company called BeeHex unveiled their 3D food printer in 2013 and had been working on improving it ever since. After congressional budget cuts were made, BeeHex lost NASA's funding but didn't lose their drive. Instead, they decided to continue with the development of their machine for use here on Earth. Their product will now print pizzas at public events such as concerts, sports arenas, theme parks, malls, and music venues.





ICE HOTEL
Hotel de Glace – Quebec City, Canada


What Parents Need to Know About Juuling
 
One of the biggest topics right now in high school parent newsletters everywhere is the Juul. It's a popular e-cigarette system that looks a lot like a USB flash drive—you may have seen one in your teenager's room, figuring it contains an essay on The Great Gatsby. Based on Twitter and Instagram posts with the hashtag #doit4juul, students are "juuling" wherever, whenever—in school bathrooms, in libraries and under their desks in class. They're getting away with it because the device is discreet, the "cloud" can be hidden in a sleeve, and the vapor smells sweet and fruity, unlike cigarette smoke. Among teens, e-cigarettes are more popular than traditional cigarettes, and the Juul brand is currently king.

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The Fight for the Integrated Circuit
By Courtney Hoff
 
Today, the world of technology we turn to daily is built using integrated circuits including cell phones, computers, and most electronic devices. An integrated circuit, also known as a computer chip or microchip, is comprised of an analog or digital circuit with internal connections all fabricated on a single piece of semiconducting material. Two men are credited with this invention in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but the idea was developed by several others in the years leading up to their creation.

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How Dirt Makes You Happy – Antidepressant Microbes In Soil
The New Prozac?
By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist
 
Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potential. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and make yourself happier and healthier. Read on to see how dirt makes you happy.

Natural remedies have been around for untold centuries. These natural remedies included cures for almost any physical ailment as well as mental and emotional afflictions. Ancient healers may not have known why something worked but simply that it did. Modern scientists have unraveled the why of many medicinal plants and practices but only recently are they finding remedies that were previously unknown and yet, still a part of the natural life cycle. Soil microbes and human health now have a positive link which has been studied and found to be verifiable.

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Did You Know? 

Two Tickets, Please

Who would have guessed that the first escalator debuted as an amusement park ride in Coney Island? The first patented "Revolving Stairs" was developed by a New Englander, Nathan Ames, in 1859. Thirty years later, there were more patents for escalator-like contraptions, but no working models existed until 1892. Jesse Reno received a patent for his "moving stairs" or "inclined elevator" and created the first working model in the fall of 1896. Reno's installation was showcased for two weeks, and 75,000 people rode it. It moved riders at a 25-degree angle up to the Old Iron Pier.
 


 


Duck Tape or Duct Tape? Turns Out It's Both
by Kyle Brinster

Many people have the idea that duct tape can solve most problems, and with good reason. Created by a division of Johnson & Johnson during WWII, the military's solution for a waterproof adhesive has helped patch holes and provide quick fixes for over 70 years. But isn't it called duck tape? Well, yes and no.

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How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions

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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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