Sep 14

Just Because Life Is Stressful Doesn’t Mean Your Events Have To Be Stressful As Well!

Corporate events can be a lot of work, especially if you have thousands of people on hand that will be attending. Modern technology has changed the face of corporate events with technology rentals further revolutionizing the way corporate events are equipped and handled. Technology rentals allow you to equip hundreds, if not thousands, of trainees, staff members or customers with literally any piece of technology you can think of.

Tech Travel Agents are here to make sure that your next event rental is a cost effective and simple process. Because let’s be honest, if there’s one thing you don’t need it’s more stress. Tech Travel Agents deliver to thousands of events, businesses and venues all across the United States and even into parts of Canada, South America and the U.K. In addition to that, your Tech Travel Agent will also take the time and effort to customize each of your rental orders to perfectly fit your needs, regardless of how specific those needs are.

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When choosing your next event rental, it is important to make sure that you take into consideration which event rental is right for you. There are two main factors here that you need to focus on: How big your event is and how many people will be attending. In addition to that, you should also be thinking about what specific types of equipment you will need. And let me tell you, the list is vast.

Projector Rentals

1,000 to 20,000 Lumen Projector Rentals are perfect for all types of events. You can get a tailor made projector that fits your event size, whether you have 100 attendees or 1,000. In addition to that, you can also get projectors that have certain software pre-loaded on them or are capable of doing other things, like 3D, interactive touch displays and so much more!

Plasma Display Rentals

42″ – 103″ Plasma and LCD Flat Panel Rentals! Rent a plasma flat screen for maximum impact on visitors to your trade show or conference. Connect to laptop computer, DVD or other source. Rent with speakers, stands or wall mounts!

Sound System Rentals

Our agents offer rentals in all types of sound equipment, from microphones and sound boards, to speakers and amplifiers. Our solutions include delivery and installation of high quality sound technology at a fraction of the cost that in-house equipment would cost to rent.

Lighting System Rentals

We also offer lighting equipment rentals for both staging and film productions. The right kind of light is crucial for getting professional quality out of any kind of visual production. From full kits to simple on-camera lights, we can supply you with the right solution to meet your lighting needs.

4kvideowallVideo Wall Rentals

Video wall rentals are excellent if you need to display video that exceeds the format size that any single plasma screen can display. So for big events like conferences or conventions, where you need to display video to large crowds, renting a video wall where multiple plasma panels work together to display a single image is an ideal solution.

Security Camera Rentals

Security camera rentals are a cost effective way to keep an eye on all of your equipment or employees at an event. A security camera rental can be an easy solution because it includes everything you’ll need: cameras, camera recording device, cables, even tech support. You will be able to watch the event remotely from the cameras if you aren’t along for the trip, and even have access to cool features like object and people counting!

Two-Way Radio Rentals

Radio Rentals make perfect sense when you need a radio for corporate events, company marketing projects, convention services, and special projects! Our Radio Rentals are available for rent for a day, a week, a month or even longer.

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If you need a computer with top performance and speed, capable of handling larger tasks, then you should get a desktop computer rental. We can configure a solution for your temporary need, and procure a computer with specs that are suited just for you. If you require mobility, our agents can get you top of the line Laptop Rentals.

No matter what you need, when you need it or where your Tech Travel Agent will get you exactly what you are looking for. And with a single point of contact for your entire rental period you have the assurance that you can contact the same Tech Travel Agent for anything you need for the duration of your rental period. Take some of the stress of your next corporate event and contact your Tech Travel Agent today!

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Sep 14

Hey Vegas! Are You Ready For EventTech 2014?

Las Vegas is home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels in the world. Casinos line the strip. There are amazing shows to witness. If you’re lucky enough, you may witness a street magician or two! While all of these things are what helps make Las Vegas Las Vegas, there are some other attributes to it that you may not think about. What about all of the crazy conventions that go down in Sin City? What about all the tech convention, mostly. There are some huge tech events that go down in Vegas that you might not know about. There just so happens to be such an event getting ready to happen at the beautiful Bellagio Hotel.

Are familiar with the EventTech convention? If not, you’re going to want to be.

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This particular tech event seems a bit different from the rest of the tech events out there. Mainly due to the fact that this event includes hundreds and hundreds of different technologies from different companies. All of these technologies you can learn about from different keynotes and sessions, but here is the best part about it; after you hear about it, you get to test drive these bad boys. That’s right! All of the technologies that you see at the event will be available to test out to the convention goers. All of these different technologies are located in the same building as well. All of the classes and sessions. Everything. It’s all in one place. Everything from augmented reality, holographic imaging, and virtual reality headsets. It’ll all be there. It’s not just about viewing technology and playing with it for fun, however.

Technology And Social Media Coming Together

This tech event doesn’t just specialize in new technologies, it also will teach you how to use that technology in conjunction with social media to help your business grow in the right ways. We all know that viral videos these days are huge ways to get people noticing and talking about you. Everyone knows Vegas as one the biggest and best cities in the world, but there are businesses within Vegas that might not ever get reach other than within the city. This is where the lessons taught in this event come into play. The people here teach you about how to use the new emerging technologies to increase your company’s reach and engagement with potential clientele and potential customers. These technologies could help boost your brand and help generate profit and revenue. That’s the point of being in business right?

It’s About Staying Ahead Of The Curve

dv1437015You never want to be left behind in today’s world of technology. There are too many ways to utilize it to your benefit. Technology is designed to make our lives easier. The tech that is coming out these days can not only make your daily lives easier, but can also help make your business life a lot easier. By just learning about the technologies, going to the classes and session, experiencing these keynotes from some of the biggest name brands out there, you are already ahead of the game. EventTech has been growing exponentially over the past few years of its existence, and with good reason. Anyone going to this event will be able to see all of the new tech from all of the best brands out there, and be able to judge how to utilize it and the social media forums to help their business grow and become more profitable.

I’m never one to really be too excited about tech events, simply because they are usually about one specific brand. This event is different however. This event is encompassing so many different brands and devices. You have technology, social media, the luxurious Bellagio Hotel, and Las Vegas! What else do you really need?


Sep 14

Which New iPhone Should You Get?

iphone 6sYesterday Apple announced two new phones. You guessed right, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus. They are coming out on September 19th. The iPhone 6 is going to be $199 and the iPhone 6 Plus is going to be $299. Both of them have larger displays than iPhones past, NFC for mobile payments and A8 chips that are faster than ever. They are both fantastic phones but there are a few key differences that need to be brought up.

Both of the new phones have a more rounded design that make them feel more comfortable and look more modern that the boxy iPhone 5. They are both also larger than the 5. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch display and the 6 Plus is almost an inch bigger at 5.5 inches. That is just about the same size as the Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung.

As you would expect, the regular iPhone 6 is a little bit slimmer and a little bit lighter. Not that the 6 Plus is extremely heavy, it just simply has more mass. Duh. But it is for sure something to consider if you want a phone that is going to be easier to hold and control with one hand.

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The screen size on the two different models will affect the picture a little bit. The iPhone 6 has about 326 pixels per inch and the 6 Plus has about 401 pixels per inch. That is all well and good, but the smaller model will have a better contrast ratio of 4000:1 as opposed to the 3000:1 ratio of the iPhone 6 Plus.

Both versions have the exact same camera, which is awesome. So you don’t have to really consider that when choosing. The only real difference is that the iPhone 6 has digital image stabilization and the Plus has optical image stabilization. Is one better than the other? Eh, probably not. No one cares. Moving on.

The bigger screen of the iPhone 6 plus allows for a few little features that won’t be found on the regular iPhone 6. In the messaging app, when you turn your phone sideways it will show a list of contacts and things in the extra screen space on the side. A few other apps will show extra information on the side as well.

The iPhone 6 Plus also has a larger battery because it is big enough to hold it. The life of the battery should be longer. When calling over LTE the 6 Plus will last for 12 hours and the 6 will last for 10 hours. When playing a video, the iPhone 6 Plus is said to last four hours longer than the iPhone 6.

As stated before, there is also a price difference. The iPhone 6 starts out at $199 for the 16GB version and the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 for the 16GB version. Each step up in storage is going to cost an extra $100 for both phones. Just like every Apple product ever, you cant expand the storage or upgrade anything about your phone at all, which is an absolute joke by the way, but whatever. You better make sure you get everything you need when you buy it!

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These are pretty much all the things you need to know when you are picking out your new iPhone. In my opinion, the iPhone 6 Plus is a little bit better of a deal. It costs a little bit extra, but you get a larger screen, more battery life, and some extra features. If you don’t mind the fact that it is pretty big, then that is probably the phone to pick.

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Sep 14

Rentacomputer Is On Exhibitoronline.com, Has Some Of The Most Reputable Clients

Rentacomputer.com has been featured on ExhibitorOnline.com and has some of the most reputable clients from tons of different companies! Rentacomputer.com has taken care of the needs of companies like GM, Bank of America, Walmart, Microsoft and Kroger just to name a few.

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Exhibitor is the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, so being featured by them says just as much as the extensive list of clients that rentacomputer.com has taken care of. Exhibitor.com is the main place to go for anything you need to know about trade shows or marketing events if you want your event to be a success.

ExhibitorMagazine_BW_ADJRentacomputer.com has over 27 years worth of experience when it comes to event rentals and computer rentals. They have worked with some, if not most of the biggest companies in the united states. Rentacomputer.com takes care of all the planning, support and logistics for all of your event rental needs. Some of the more popular rentals for big events and trade shows are displays, monitors, video walls, projectors, kiosks, sound systems, smartphones, two way radios, mobile hotspots, and even security camera systems. They also have 24 hour support and will show up and install everything for you so that you don’t have to do anything. Someone can even stay for the duration of the event to make sure that all of your tech rentals work properly the whole time.

Sep 14

Could Recreational Projectors Still Be Beneficial In The Work Place?

489549061They say that all work and no play makes jack a dull boy. I suppose that that truth is to be determined by the person doing all of the work. Is that the same case with business technology such as projectors? There are a vast majority of different projectors that we can use in the company’s meeting office. Usually every projector is looked at as a “professional” projector. By that I mean one that is used strictly with the though of business in mind. As long as the projector is lighting up and doing it’s job, there is usually no concern for an upgrade or alarm. What if you could use more “fun” projectors in the office meeting instead of staring at the same pie charts and line graph statistics all day?

It might just make things a bit more interesting.


There are some cool projectors out there that you wouldn’t think about using in your office meeting. That typically because the meetings don’t call for too much interaction or anything other than blowing up a picture and statistics for everyone to see. That being said, what about the projectors that have recently come out? Sony recently announced their portable version of their new 4K ultra short throw projector. This projector is interactive in it’s own way. There is a feature that the device has that allows you to manipulate certain things that it projects. Things such as notes, photos, and reminders can all be “dragged” within the projector’s parameters so that everyone can see it. The image display is only about 23 inches, but that’s still good enough for smaller meetings. The interactivity could lead to employees feeling more directly involved with different projects and numbers, thus improving productivity and possibly boosting office morale as well.

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While the recreational projectors might come in handy with involving employees a bit more during meetings, you don’t want them relaxing in the meeting room watching the Netflix app that comes standard with the projector. Things like this can prevent a business from looking into recreational projectors because they could be looked at as distracting. The company conducts business just like every other establishment out there, and they want to be productive. You want every aspect of your business to be moving your forward to your next goal. That is the point of having meetings after all right? The interactive projectors or projectors with Hulu and Netflix equipped with them could become distracting. The interactive ones could need to constantly be re-calibrated in order for them to work properly, thus taking away time from the meeting. Don’t put it past some employees to go into the meeting room on their lunch break and enjoy an episode of “Orange Is The New Black” on the projectors built in apps. There needs to be a fine line drawn.

It’s Up To You, Boss

154078452As the operator of the company, or the person giving the meetings and setting up the projector for presentations, you need to have an idea of what you need and want. What you need and what you want could be two totally different things. There is nothing wrong with having fun at work, but it still needs to be productive as well. The pros have to outweigh the cons. I personally feel that certain recreational projectors could easily be adapted into the work environment. Ground rules have to be set however. An interactive projector in the meeting room could help make work flow a bit better, but Facebooking in the meeting room on a lunch break could become a problem.

Projectors are becoming more advanced, simply by branching out into different categories. Projectors are able to do much more than they have in the past. They are more than just devices that enlarge images and throw them on the walls now. The time to adapt to their nuances might be now.


Sep 14

The 2014 Moto X Is Even Better Than Last Year’s

moto xThe Moto X came out last year, and despite its many great features, the phone didn’t receive too much love. The phone was very underrated even though it had a customizable design and touch free voice controls. It even had a really great display, much better than some other phones on the market. The 2014 version of the Moto X is even better than the last one, and the company hopes that it will be able to win over the hearts of consumers by offering a bigger display, better voice controls, and offering a contract with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile for just $99.

The coolest feature of the original Moto X was the voice control. With the new one this feature is way better and you can now have touch-less interactions. You can do a lot more with just your voice now. You can tell the phone to take a “selfie” and it will automatically bring up the front facing camera. There are many other things like that that you are able to do, and it will also be able to work with third party apps like Facebook and YouTube. You can even name your phone now so that you don’t have to wake it up by saying “Ok, Google”. You can call it whatever you want. It’s like a little pet.

The phone now has four different microphones built into it so that it can better distinguish your voice from different noises around you.

The new upgraded camera is great. It is 13 MP and is capable of shooting 4K video now. There is also a feature called “best shot” that starts taking pictures as soon as it detects movement, just in case you are too slow. It stores them in its cache, and if you take an action shot that is close to one of those, it will compare them itself and automatically suggest which it thinks is the best one. Also, if you take a lot of photos in a specific location, it will automatically group them together and put a music track to them and make a little slide show. You can edit the pictures and the music, but either way it’s pretty adorable.

The new display is a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED. The phone is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM, and it has a micro SD car slot. It also has two front facing speakers now that sound excellent.

Like the last Moto X, you can customize this one before you order it. It has a ton more options than the previous version including lots of options that look like different wood finishes. You can also change the color of the speaker grills. On the site when you design it, you can save multiple versions of your creations to compare before you buy.

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The new version of the Moto X is a ton better than the last one, and last year’s version was one of the most underrated phones ever. Maybe this one will catch on!


Sep 14

IFA 2014 Shows More Intense TVs, But Are They Getting Out Of Hand?

507241389If we’re all being absolutely real with ourselves, none of us can resist a brand new display. We love our monitors. Whether it be a new TV or a brand new computer monitor, we love getting an upgrade, and we should! Who doesn’t love upgrades? When you have a monitor that you’re using and then find out that there is something better out on the market, there’s always a piece of you that wishes you would have waited to get the better model. The resolution rates are only getting more and more advanced as well. We remember the days of 1080p and 720p being the top resolution rates that you could have. Just last year, we were introduced to the 4K Monitor, and now there is something even further beyond that.

The real question here is, is why?

4K Is Still Young

In case you weren’t aware, there is a new level of picture resolution for computer monitors and TVs that many of us haven’t even gotten the chance to use. 4K sound familiar to anyone? It’s a relatively newer resolution rate that isn’t too highly sought after, and for good reason. It’s only been around for about a year, and all of TVs or monitors that have that resolution rate are much too expensive. Not to mention the fact that with the way we would be viewing it, we wouldn’t really be able to tell a difference between 4K and 1080p. With the distance that we tend to view our screens at, in conjunction with how big the screens are themselves, there’s no real way for us to enjoy the increase in resolution.

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8K Is Now Here

482278831This year’s IFA conference showed off quite a few TVs from different tech companies. While that’s all well and good, what is the point of having an 8K TV, when you can only start to see a difference in picture quality from 4K on movie theater screens? When applied to a larger screen setting, a viewer can really tell the difference between what the resolution rates are. The only problem is that since you can only really tell the definition between 1080p and 4K in a movie theater setting, the difference between 4K and 8K won’t really be noticeable because of the size of the screens. The 8K resolution rate is actually about 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, which adds up to over 33 million pixels. Unless there is enough screen to give all those pixels enough space, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the sharpness.

Why Did This Come Out So Quickly?

Naturally, to anyone who is used to having a nice monitor or TV, there may be a few questions as to why 8K came out of seemingly nowhere. There was only one monitor at the IFA event that had the 8K resolution, but the problem again is you won’t be able to tell the difference. The way that our eyes work and the way that we normally view our screens doesn’t really leave room for there to be any increase in the amount of pixels. Yes, the upgrade is still an upgrade and that’s all well and good, but 4K has just barely started to kick in, and they have already released an 8K TV. That just seems like bad marketing to me, as no one is going to be interested this early on. If 4K still hasn’t really taken off yet, why go even further than that to make a better monitor? At that point, I feel that the company just spent unnecessary money.

I enjoy a nice picture just as much as the next person does, but I also understand that if there won’t be that much of a difference, there is no sense in spending money on it. 4K hasn’t even taken off and most of the monitors are still very expensive. 8K was just shown off and already the price tag will be big. I’m very interested to see how successful it will be once it hits retail stores.


Sep 14

Toshiba’s Chromebook Just Got A Lot Better

toshiba chromebookWhen people think of a Chromebook, there really isn’t too much to be excited about. Generally, they are basic, barebones computers that are mainly just used for surfing the web casually. Toshiba is about to release their Chromebook 2, and it might just change your mind on that a little bit. It is one of the most powerful Chromebooks yet. It is also a little bit lighter than the last version and comes with an upgraded 1080p display. It comes out on October 5th for $330.

The new Chromebook 2 looks a lot like a MacBook Air actually. It has a brushed aluminum body, slim edges and black island keys. I’m assuming that the design similarities were probably intentional. The laptop has SkullCandy speakers which is really interesting to me, and it probably sounds very nice. Toshiba says that this makes the Chromebook 2 the very first Chromebook to come with branded audio. The speakers are also located under the keyboard instead of the usual spot above the keyboard that we would expect. I found that to be pretty neat.

The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is packed with a 2.16 GHz dual core Intel Celeron N2840 processor. It comes with up to 4GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage space. Most Chromebooks offer up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for two years after you purchase the computer, this one is no different. So you have that to look forward to. For $330 you can get the 13.3 inch full HD 1080p display, but if you want to save $100 then you can go with the 1366 x 468 model instead.

The first Toshiba Chromebook was quite popular because of its super nice display, good audio, its performance, and its long battery life. This new version should be a lot better with the new design, the full HD display, and the new SkillCandy speakers installed. If you liked the last version, you are bound to love this one.

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Sep 14

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge Has A Display On The Side

samsung galaxy edgeSamsung’s new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone is probably the most futuristic smart phone to hit the streets so far. Lots of people thought that Apple was going to be the first to use this type of screen technology, but Samsung just beat everyone to the punch.

This isn’t just a curved screen. That fad has already come and gone. This is actually kind of like having two screens on one phone. The main front part is a Quad HD display like the one on the Galaxy Note 4, and the side has a little strip of screen too. This can display widgets, icons, or information. Pretty cool stuff!

The edge screen shows a list of apps when you are on the home screen, and you can customize them and pick which apps are listed there. When you open an app, the list on the edge goes away and the app takes up the entire display. With the swipe of your thumb, you can bring the list back up and switch between apps very quickly and easily.

There are a few stock widgets that Samsung has incorporated into the edge display. There is a stopwatch and a ruler just to name a few. The ruler would probably come in really handy, I’ve always wondered why more smartphones don’t have those!

If you are left handed and the widgets are on the wrong side for you to operate easily, you can flip the phone upside down. Once you do that, the entire display flips upside down and leaves the widgets on the same side. Of course, you’ll have to flip it back the other way for phone calls, but it’s neat either way.

You are also able to use a stylus with the phone, and it has a fingerprint scanner in the home button.

The Galaxy Note Edge is going to be available in the fall and will come in both black and white. There is no word on a price yet, but something this cool is probably going to cost a lot.

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Aug 14

Microsoft Patch “Blue Screens” PCs, Updated Version Returns “Error Message”, Users Lose Hope And Start To Panic

Microsoft recently re-released a security update that was pulled about three weeks ago when Microsoft users started bombarding the company’s support forum with reports of crippled computers. The update in question, update MS14-045, was rolled out on Patch Tuesday (August 12) and within 24 hours customers started posting messages on a now lengthy thread stating that their systems had been turned into glorified paperweights with an error message and the dreaded blue screen of death.

Some customers were eventually able to get their computers back in working order, though not everyone was so fortunate. Even booting the computers in Safe Mode didn’t seem to help. A majority of the computers that experienced the problem were PC’s running the 64-bit version of Windows 7. Microsoft told customers on August 15 to uninstall one of the two components that made up the patch but made the recommendation only in an updated version of the MS14-045 advisory. Basically Microsoft didn’t blog or send any other public message out about the problem.

Between August 16 and 17 Microsoft pulled the patch from its Windows Update service altogether. The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) recapped the sequence in a blog post but did not explain what had actually gone wrong. In the statement the MSRC stated, “A small number of customers experienced problems with a few of the updates. As soon as we became aware of some problems, we began a review and then immediately pulled the problematic updates, making these unavailable to download. We then began working on a plan to rerelease the affected updates.”

A person claiming to be a Microsoft engineer provided more information about the flawed update, more than the company officially did. Kurt Phillips noted that the patch had not been tested thoroughly and stated, “We made a fairly invasive change in font handling as part of a security patch and thought we had tested it properly, but there are definitely problems in our test coverage and design process that we need to address.” That message was left on the support thread which currently has 540 messages and almost 11,000 views.

In a revised bulletin for the patch Microsoft instructed users to uninstall the MS14-045 patch (if they hadn’t already) and to do so before installing the fixed version. The company also noted that the new update would fix their boot problems. “Customers who experienced difficulties restarting their systems after installing security update 2982791 should no longer experience this problem after installing the replacement update (2993651),” the company stated. The main problem here is that in order to install the repaired update users need to be able to boot up their computers and some users are still unable to do so.

The plot thickened, however, when one user reported that, after the revamped patch was released, Windows Update displayed the following message: “An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer”. User pacman10 recently wrote on the discussion board stating, “Someone on the Microsoft bridge needs to go personally into the engine room and find out what’s going on. Or have the engine room staff left? Maybe the engine room broke off the back of the ship last week and has sunk. I don’t know.”

Susan Bradley, who is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), a volunteer moderator on the Windows Update subsection of the Microsoft support forum and a noted patch expert who writes for Windows Secrets stated that she has seen additional reports about this same update error message. This puts users in quite the conundrum. You need to boot up your computer to install the new update, which many users can’t do. If you can do that then you also run the risk of seeing this error message. It’s a slippery slope indeed. Hopefully Microsoft figures out what is going on and delivers a solid fix to this issue but until that happens Bradley suggests we all “hang loose”.