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July/August 2015

 

The World's First 3D Printed Building

Dubai plans to build the world's first office using a 3D printer, and no, it won't be made of paper.

The United Arab Emirates National Innovation Committee has announced it plans to build the world's first 3D printed building. The entire office building and furniture will be printed layer by layer from a mixture of reinforced concrete, gypsum and plastic using a 6m tall 3D printer to produce a 186 square metre building. Experts estimate that 3D printed buildings have the potential to reduce labour cost and construction time by 50-80 per cent and reduce construction waste between 30-60 per cent while completing the building in just a few weeks. 

Spokesperson Mohammed al-Gergawi, the United Arab Emirates' Minister of Cabinet Affairs, said, “The idea of 3D printing buildings was once a dream but today it has become a reality. This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors. We aim to take advantage of this growth by becoming a global hub for innovation and 3D printing. This is the first step of many more to come."


Photo from: www.thenational.ae
 

Windows 10 - It's Almost Here!

Windows 10 will launch globally on 29 July 2015. Microsoft has been working diligently to achieve an operating system that creates a happy medium between the old and new, combining the best features of Windows 8.1 with the older style of Windows 7. Read our latest blog here, which will give you all the details.
 

Acer R7 Flip NC5307 + $10 Add-on: Desktop Upgrade - Viewsonic 24" IPS + Logitech MK345 Desktop!  
RRP 
Price: $1,981.74 +GST

 
    
Acer R7 Flip - NC5307
  • 13.3” Flip Tablet/Notebook
  • Full HD Touchscreen
  • 5th Gen i5, 4GB, 128GB SSD
  • USB3.0 and HDMI
Plus...
 

$10 Add-On: Desktop Upgrade
Viewsonic 24” IPS Monitor VA2465
& Logitech MK345 Wireless Desktop
 


Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Developing RSI & Carpal Tunnel 

Tip #1: Take breaks from your computer!

Every hour or so, get up and walk around, stretch whatever muscles are tight, and rest your eyes from time to time by focussing them on an object in the distance. 
 

Tip #2:  Use good posture.

Keep your back straight, support the hollow in your lower back by adjusting both the angle and height of your chair, or use a lumbar roll if necessary. Things should be at about 90 degrees to your body. Knees should be bent at about 90 degrees. Your feet should be flat on the floor or you may need to use a footstool.

Tip #3:  Use an ergonomic keyboard.
Using an ergonomic keyboard, including split and curved designs, may reduce stress on the tendons in your wrists. Your keyboard should be low enough that your elbow isn’t bent more than 90 degrees. 
 
Tip #4:  Keep your wrists flat and in a straight line. 
Avoid overstretching by moving your whole arm to reach the keys required. Move the mouse by using your whole arm and avoid bending your wrist sideways. Place the keyboard and mouse close to the front of your desk and avoid raiding the keyboard flaps. 

Tip #5:  The top of your screen should be at eye level.
To raise the screen height adjust your monitor stand or use an old book. Reduce glare by tilting your screen or using a filter, you should avoid tilting your head forward or sideways. Remember to blink normally and rest your eyes from time to time.


 

This Month's Special

Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop Computer RRP Price: $1,199.00 +GST  Special Price: $975.00 +GST
 
 

The M73 SFF is a light, compact unit with the same features as the tower, yet slightly lower PSU wattage.

Specifications:
  • Intel Core i5 i5-4430 3GHz
  • Small Form Factor
  • Business Black
  • 4GB RAM - 500GB HDD
  • DVD-Writer
  • Intel HD 4600
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
To find out more about the Lenovo ThinkCentre, give us a call, or email us on sales@mcn.co.nz.

 

All prices are exclusive of GST and shipping costs.

Offer ends 5:00pm 31 August 2015, or until stock runs out. Please note that stock is limited. Any install prices do not include going onsite, unless stipulated. Email sales@mcn.co.nz if you would like to place an order.
 


...and Finally

A big thank you to Watery Mouth Cafe for hosting our recent 'Murdery Mystery' evening. It was a great night full of bribery, corruption, back-stabbing, and intrigue. Not to mention excellent food!

'Like' and check out our Facebook page for photos from the night and for all our latest happenings!
 
      
Thank you
Leni the Kiwi

 

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