• Technology Blogs: Tech News Made Easy

    Since technology has come to inhabit our daily lives in a big way, there is no point in remaining blissfully ignorant about its constant evolution. Every day one comes across stray news regarding the launch of some revolutionary iPhone or the improvement of an existing line of laptops. However, often such news becomes difficult to track down to a credible source thereby making it impossible for interested customers to make further queries. Technology blogs are a great source of organized information. No wonder they have garnered so much popularity in the present times!

    There are several advantages attached to such blogs. They are web pages that offer readers a free site where news about the latest innovations in technology are made available. Since the internet has already invaded almost every home and is at the disposal of people of every age and profession, it will not be right to state that such technology blogs would only be noticed by tech geeks.

    By eliminating the hassles of running from one tech market to another and browsing endlessly for information about a single new gadget, these blogs have simplified the whole business of understanding technology as a whole. In fact, more and more companies are pitching their marketing tents on popular blog pages in a bid to boost their business. Since such blogs are frequented by a wide range of readers, they are potential sites for the launching of a company’s new products. Conversely, such marketing strategies allow the blog itself to grow in popularity and increase its readership.

    Blogs could also be called impartial critics of technological products. Whenever new products are introduced to the market and the public is still uncertain about its particular features, advantages and disadvantages, these technology blogs guide them to light by providing detailed and objective reviews of the products on their blog pages. Blogs also function as efficient news sites. One can get updates on the latest scandal surrounding a particular company that had probably launched a faulty product a while back. It is also a great way to make potential customers aware and alert. These blogs are the perfect place to begin for those who consider themselves to be technologically disabled and want to mend that.

    The blog space also allows for a comparison between products offered by different companies. Since, one has to keep several factors in mind while purchasing a product, some information about the cost, features and other related items can help in making the right choice. To broaden their readership base and popularise their directories, blogs almost always join forces with the various social networking sites. It aids both, since blogs win more interested readers and the readers in turn learn about new technological creations and other related news while they are socialising with others on the networking site. For the social networking site too, it is a win-win situation since they receive more members who sometimes join to keep themselves updated through easy means about the latest innovations in technology.

  • Power restored in Hampshire County after outage affected nearly 30,000 Nearly 30,000 customers affected at one point

    EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – At one point Wednesday morning, nearly 30,000 customers were without power in Hampshire County.

    According to the Eversource Outage Map, power has been restored to all  customers. At the peak of the outage, the map indicated 100 percent of customers were without power in Easthampton and Southampton, and 98 percent of customers in Westhampton.

    Eversource spokeswoman Priscilla Ress told 22News the outage was triggered by a Holyoke Gas and Electric insulator failure, which also caused a tree to catch fire on Ross Road in Holyoke. Ress said the insulator failure ultimately caused Eversource’s breakers to “trip,” leading to the widespread outages.

    Holyoke Gas and Electric spokeswoman Kate Sullivan told 22News their customers never lost power after the insulator failure/fire due to their protective equipment. 22News viewer Brian Lepine emailed video of the insulator fire on Ross Road via ReportIt@wwlp.com.

    According to the National Grid outage Map, power is back on for Northampton, Goshen and Williamsburg residents.

    National Grid spokesman Bob Kievra told 22News their outages were also triggered by the issue in Holyoke. He said their substation in Northampton lost its feed, which took out most of the community’s power. The estimated restoration time for the rest of the outages is by 1:00 p.m.

    At the peak of the National Grid outage, nearly 17,000 were without power between Northampton, Goshen, and Williamsburg.

    We expect to restore power to the majority of customers who are still experiencing an outage by 12:30 PM.

  • Weather Alert

    Wind Advisory issued November 09 at 7:59AM EST until November 10 at 12:00PM EST by NWS Boston

    …WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO NOON EST FRIDAY… * Location…Include the east slopes of the Berkshires. * Winds…Northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Timing…Friday morning. * Impacts…Winds of this magnitude may bring down some limbs or small trees. Isolated power outages are possible.
    A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.
    A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain.
    An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.