Environmental Benefits Of Working From Home – A Win For 2020

COVID-19 has turned billions of lives upside-down. The global village desperately needs a win. We may have one – environmental recovery. We have seen news, both genuine and manufactured, showing just that. There aren’t any dolphins in the Venice Canal. Yet, we have seen wild animals roaming the streets, less smog in major cities, and even a global reduction in global carbon emissions.

This progress is incredible. So, how can we maintain it? 

Are any of our current practices sustainable in the aftermath of this pandemic? 

Working from home seems like it’s here to stay – but how does this affect our environment? No doubt it’s a big step – but is that a big step forward or backwards?

The Environmental Impact Of COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have seen the world come to a grinding halt. National shutdowns have slowed global industry, manufacturing, and construction. A staggering win for the environment because these sectors make up for roughly 18% of our global carbon footprint. So, unfortunately, the reduction in total global emissions is only temporary. As things go back to normal and the economy opens, so too will our carbon emissions. 

The outbreak started in China. So, looking at their carbon emission trends over the past months can help us to predict the global scenario. In the height of their outbreak, China’s emissions fell by a quarter. As China is one of the world’s largest carbon emitters, this translates to a 6% decrease in global emissions. 

Although these numbers are very encouraging, it would be short-sighted not to look at the bigger picture. This decrease is not sustainable. We can see that as China recovers, their emissions increase again. As of February, Chinese emissions had already increased by 7% – but this is still an 18% deficit compared to the same period in 2019.  Some ecologists predict that as there is a push to radical economic recovery, global emissions will increase beyond pre-COVID-19 levels.

A major negative environmental impact of the virus is the irresponsible disposal of PPE. This has a particularly devastating effect on our oceans because masks and plastic gloves eventually land up sleeping with the fishes.  

The Environmental Benefits Of Working From Home

The pandemic has forced most office workers to work from home. So, it’s essential that we examine the possible environmental benefits of working from home. If the environmental benefits of working from home are significant, a mass movement towards the home office may be a major breakthrough. The chief environmental benefits of working from home are: 

1. No Commute 

Your morning commute doesn’t just suck the time out of your day – it also drains the planet’s resources. The travel industry emits 23% of all global emissions. While many environmental activists and health gurus promote walking or riding a bike to work, for many it’s not an option – due to safety and distance. So, removing the commute altogether could have a significant impact. 

Let’s take a look at the effect of one person not having to travel to work. The average petrol car produces 180 g of carbon dioxide per kilometre. So, if you drive 20 km to work every day, that’s 3.6 kg of carbon dioxide per trip and 7.2 kg per day. Now, if you work 220 days a year that would equate to an annual average of 16 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide. This equates to twice the amount of carbon dioxide produced by the average American household per year. In a large city this number would increase because it doesn’t take into account the time your car spends running while being stuck in traffic. 

The reduction in travel may lead to fewer people buying private cars, and fewer families owning multiple cars. A decrease in cars being bought would then lead to a decrease in the raw materials and energy used to manufacture them. Not to mention, the billions of years required for a car to fully decompose. All in all, less travelling is a strong argument for the environmental benefits of working from home.  

2. Decreased Paper Consumption 

Companies that are based on a remote work model often require fewer hard copy documents. At Goodman Lantern we are as close to being fully paperless as possible. The system is not only responsible, it’s logical. Requiring remote workers to mail or deliver hard copy documents is both labour and cost-intensive. The growing use of digital documents has resulted in digital signatures being legally binding in most countries. So, there is no need to print any more. 

Reducing paper must be counted among the most important benefits of working from home. The EPA estimates that the average office worker uses over ten thousands sheets of paper per annum. They also show that paper and cardboard make up 40% of landfill waste. 

Paper harms the environment from the beginning to the end of its lifespan. The manufacturing process of paper is extremely harmful. Not only does it release significant amounts of carbon waste, and consume large volumes of water –  it results in the deforestation of roughly 28 million hectares of land per year.

Deforestation has a destructive effect on our planet. 

  • Countless species lose their natural habitats which in many cases leads to extinction. 
  • Soil erosion can lead to the land becoming barren. 
  • Trees are one of our greatest weapons against climate change, due to their ability to scrub their surroundings of carbon dioxide. The paper industry simultaneously produces carbon dioxide and destroys our ability to absorb that carbon dioxide.   

3. Slowing Down Urbanisation 

Over 50% of our population lives in the city In thirty years time, this number is expected to reach almost 70%. Urbanisation has a terrifying environmental impact – water cycle perturbations, deforestation and air pollution. 

Career advancement is the main reason people flock to urban areas. If more people were allowed to work remotely, there wouldn’t be a need to live in a big city. When examining the environmental benefits of working from home, it is important to consider the long haul. 

This particular benefit could take several years of an en-mass work from home culture before we see significant change. 

4. Decreased Single-Use Plastics 

Stopping at your local Starbucks on the way to work, or buying a sandwich from the cart are habits that would soon break when working from home. Think about it, going to your kitchen to grab a cup of coffee is much more convenient than leaving the house to go grab a latte. 

This is one of the more subtle environmental benefits of working from home. The small habit of buying takeaway coffee has a significant environmental impact. Take away coffee cups aren’t only made from paper, they are lined with plastic, making them difficult to recycle. It is estimated that every year 16 billion coffee cups go straight to the landfill – each one taking millions of years to decompose.  

It is important to differentiate working from home from working remotely. While many remote workers do work at home, some work at collective office spaces. Obviously, going back to an office type environment may cancel out some of the environmental benefits of working from home.

The Potential Negative Impacts Of Working From Home

We have seen four powerful environmental benefits of working from home, but as with everything there is a flip side. 

The Energy Conundrum

There is an argument that not having to power an office would lead to a decrease in energy consumption. This is not necessarily true. Office heating and cooling systems use significant amounts of electricity. Yet office buildings themselves are normally more energy efficient than individual homes. Research shows that in cold winter months, UK based workers used more energy working from home than they would have at the office. This increased energy use outweighed the benefit of forgoing the commute. Particularly when travel is becoming more eco-friendly – due to the electric car and improved public transport.

This study has several shortfalls – some of which they acknowledge. Firstly, it focuses on a sample size of two-hundred office workers. This is not very big when you consider the millions of people who work in an office environment. Secondly, it focuses on the UK – a first world country with reliable public transport systems. In warmer climates, the need for heating is negligible, but perhaps air conditioning systems may need to be factored in. It also doesn’t take into account that many countries run on clean energy systems. 

Of note, this study assumes that there is no one else at home during office hours. In a group living scenario, different members of a household will stick to different schedules and spend different parts of the day at home. Just because an individual is at their office, doesn’t mean that their home is in a state of zero energy usage. Heating and cooling systems may be operating regardless of whether a person is working from home. Additionally, this study only factored in energy expenditure and did not factor in any other environmental benefits of working from home. 

The Bottom Line 

This argument brings an important point to light. The environmental benefits of working from home are dependent on the individual. A person who is dedicated to green practices or even just set on having a smaller utility bill will contribute more to the environmental benefits of working from home – or vice versa. The same goes for companies who are dedicated to running green office environments. There may not be any environmental benefits of working from home if the office environment is sufficiently eco-friendly. 

If those of us who do work from home commit to being as green as possible the environmental benefits of working from home would be limitless. This is the crux of the entire eco-movement. If there is mass buy-in from individuals, the planet has a chance. This brings up another environmental imperative, the individual can commit to going green, but for real change to be achieved, we need the man to come to the party. Organisations, industries and governments all have a much bigger impact on the environment than the individual. 

All is not lost – these entities are, after all, run by individuals. 

The Big Question – Is Working From Home Sustainable?

Now, this is a question for economists. No matter what the environmental benefits of working from home are – it won’t happen on a large scale if it’s not economically viable. After all, does money make the world go round?

Popular opinion seems to be split on this one. You will find many articles heralding remote work as the way of the future – citing decreased operational costs and increased employee productivity. You will also find just as many claiming that the lack of personal interaction causes a decrease in productivity. Again, this depends on your company.

At Goodman Lantern, we may be far apart – but our continuous connection via different online platforms gives us a real sense of community. It’s easy to see that a company without this sense of community may see a plummet in productivity. There seem to be both economic and environmental benefits of working from home. To make this practice sustainable, a new style of leadership needs to be adapted. Managing a remote team is very different from managing a traditional office environment.

More research into the environmental benefits of working from home may inspire business to make the change. It may even inspire governments to offer incentives to those companies and individuals who do adopt a work-from-home model.

While more research is definitely needed, there are environmental benefits of working from home. At least for the interim, we have a win for this harrowing year.

Is WFH Good For Gender Equality?

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been a major shift in the way we work. In fact, an MIT study shows that in the US, over half the pre-COVID-19 workforce is now working from home (WFH). While many believe that the move towards WFH was inevitable, the process has been rapidly accelerated. There has been plenty of media discussing the pros and cons of WFH. We’ve seen – and even published, some articles exploring topics around WFH – everything from the effects of WFH on productivity to its environmental impact.

Now, we are going to take a dive into another important issue – the effect of WFH on gender equality in the workplace. There is a lot of literature heralding  WFH and flexible hours as a weapon against gender inequality. On the contrary, there is an equal amount of research slamming WFH for widening the inequality gap. We are going to explore both sides of the argument, in an attempt to assess the true impact of WFH on women and their careers. 

When WFH Works Against Women

There is evidence to show that the socioeconomic burden of COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting women.  A South African study showed that women accounted for two-thirds of COVID-19 related job loss. Additional research, done in the UK, showed an increase in domestic violence over the pandemic. Experts attribute this to the pressures of social isolation. 

WFH Increases Motherhood Tax 

Numerous studies show that mothers earn less than both fathers and childless women. This has been aptly named ‘motherhood tax’. Motherhood tax is a global phenomenon that is proportional to the gender pay gap in a particular country. So, if there is a greater pay gap, motherhood tax is also greater. Hiring and promotional practices are an additional feeder of this phenomenon. Many companies weed out mothers and those who plan to become mothers in the hiring process. From personal experience during job interviews, prospective employers often ask if I plan to have children in the next five years. 

WFH and Childcare

When adults were sent home from work to protect them against the coronavirus, children were also sent home. Over 290 million children are out of school. These statistics don’t include children who are no longer able to go to early childhood development centres like crechès and playschools. 

In many cultures, women are traditionally shoulder domestic duties and childcare. Furthermore, moms that rely on work-related child care services are now no-longer able to do so.  This is not to say that men don’t contribute to child care, only that in many households the burden falls solely on the mother. So, not only is your average working mom trying to adapt to WFH, but she has an increased childcare burden.

Under pressure to finish the academic year, many schools have created an at-home syllabus. This puts excess pressure on the mother to facilitate the learning environment. Particularly true for younger children who need help reading and interpreting their school work. 

Relating this back to motherhood tax,  when in a WFH scenario moms have great strains on their time and thus have compromised productivity compared to their counterparts. This decrease in productivity may result in a decrease in potential earning if the mom is working in a no-work, no-pay situation. 

Breaking Into The ‘Boys’ Club’

Women and other minority groups are often excluded from critical networking opportunities, informal decision making processes, and informal mentorship and feedback. Often, business deals made on the golf course or informal feedback given over drinks can play a massive role in furthering one’s career development. The concern with WFH is that the lack of face-to-face time might increase this type of exclusion. 

When one analyses managerial positions among the genders, this effect is clear.  Studies show that women are 21% less likely to get promoted into a managerial position than men. Additionally, women are less likely to get hired directly into these positions. Taken together this results in women holding a mere 38% of manager-level positions. Putting this in perspective, studies show that only  23% of women are happy with their career trajectory.  

When WFH Works For Women

The What Women Want Report 2020 showed that an overwhelming 98% of women would like to have more flexible work arrangements and would like to WFH at least one day per week. While 69% said that they would like to achieve a better work life balance. WFH does allow the individual more control over their daily schedule. This is integral to all workers, particularly parents. 

Here, I’ll digress with another personal story. A friend of mine, a young single mother was doing her internship in a psychology clinic. She asked her boss if she could leave thirty minutes early on a Thursday to fetch her son from school, she was told that she would have to take a full days leave in order to do so. When she tried to negotiate, she was promptly told that if she didn’t like it, she could leave. 

This teaches us an important lesson. Flexibility doesn’t necessarily mean wanting to to set your own hours or even to WFH, it means basic understanding from supervisors. A WFH environment with no support, encouragement, or understanding is not a flexible environment. 

Additionally, the strain of childcare on WFH moms is higher now during the pandemic than it will be in the future. Once children return to school and early-childhood development centres re-open, alot albeit not all of the pressures will normalise. 

After analysis of the various articles  I’ve cited, as well as my experiences as a woman in the workplace, I believe that many mothers would choose to WFH – despite the possible repercussions of slowed career development. Choosing between picking up your child from school and quitting your job is not something anyone should have to do. Having the freedom of movement allowed by WFH might seem a fair trade-off for a potentially slowed career trajectory. In essence, one is making the choice between a possibility and a tangible need.

What Can We Do To Improve WFH Gender Equality?

A WFH environment doesn’t necessarily mean an inequitable one. If we are aware of the types of exclusion that can happen in a WFH environment, we can prevent them. Here are some important changes companies can make to ensure an equitable WFH program:

1. Representation In Leadership Positions

Adequately represent minority groups in your top leadership positions. At Goodman Lantern, our ethnically diverse leadership team is 50% female.

2. Equal-Work-Equal-Pay

PayeEmployees of equal rank and experience at the same rate regardless of the gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. At Goodman Lantern, we have two methods of working out payment. Our managers and tech teams are paid on a per-hour rate that is based on position and experience. Our content team is paid on a per-project basis which is based on respective length and difficulty.

3. Equal training and mentoring

Grant all team members the same access to mentorship and training programs. In the WFH scenario, inclusive social gatherings are an important part of facilitating employee networking. Social events such as Zoom ‘pub-quizzes’ are a favourite among the Goodman Lantern team.  

4. Avoid having two tiers of employees

Allowing your WFH employees to become second-class citizens compared to your in-office staff, is a dangerous game. This can particularly affect working mothers, as they are more likely to elect to WFH. Treat all workers equally, give them the same opportunities, and pay them according to the same scale. 

WFH can either stunt or progress gender equality in a given company. If we are to get it right, we need to be aware of possible problems, and try to address them before they crop up. Most importantly, we need to ask the women in our workplaces what they need to achieve. The future is here, and she is female.

10 tools to make you look bigger and a global brand

Being a small company has its upsides, you’re agile and fast, and you don’t have endless red tape and bureaucracy. Although, being big has one advantage: increased credibility in the eyes of many consumers. So how can a small company appear bigger than it is, here are 10 great tools which will make you appear much bigger. Part of fake it till you make it: 

  1. Answeramerica.com : Phone answering service based in the US but you can forward calls from all across the world. Only costs $1/call and no monthly fee
  2. Skype.com Number: Get local numbers for most countries. Forward the number to AnswerAmerica.com if you can’t answer them. 
  3. Freeconferencecall.com: Free conference call facility with dial in numbers for most destinations. Why pay $15/month on conference call facility if you can get it for free? 
  4. Webpagetest.org: Big companies have faster websites. Website Speed tester allows you to check how quickly your site loads up. 
  5. Cloudflare.com: We expect big companies to have their website online at all times. Now you can do this by using Cloudflare, which keeps (a cached copy of) your website online even it’s down. 
  6. Google Pagespeed : Allows you to find ways to optimise your website and loading speed
  7. Canva.com: Design is the first thing your customers see when they visit your website. Canva makes the process of designing web and print effortless.               
  8. Squarespace.com: Developing quality websites, which look fantastic, mobile ready and completely hosted. 
  9. GoPinLeads: To get more sales you need to connect with people in your industry. Effortlessly creates local leads of physical businesses. Full disclosure: We developed this tool. 
  10. Commissioncrowd.com: A global commission only sales force           

eKarma: 6 Forms of Giving to Increase Profits Online

One of the most powerful concepts for me in online business is Karma. Whereby, it works for both businesses and social enterprises. It works on the principle of, the more one gives the more they receive. In this post I will solely focus on Karma to make a profit. The theory and my practical experience is that the more one gives for free the more they generate in actual income.  Although, here are some assumptions I have made about business implementing it:

  1. The business using Karma has a genuine offering i.e. product or service, i.e. they are adding real value for customers
  2. It’s not about just giving, but giving with no expectations of return on investment.
  3. Give but don’t be unfair to yourself or your business. Know your limits!
  4. Giving is not time bound. You can’t expect results to be instantaneous (although, you can guesstimate the return timing, more about it later).

Wikipedia defines Karma as “the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual.”

eKarma

I call it eKarma, as it applies to the most online businesses. The main requirements to attain eKarma is to offer:

1, Free Trials: eKarma is today followed by most Software As A Service (SaaS) businesses, where by they offer free trials before purchase. One might think of it as a marketing ploy to mitigate hurdles for the customer, although in fact it’s true giving. As the customer gets an opportunity to receive before parting with their money. This symbiotic relationship encourages to increase trust in the company and hence increases business.

The Value: We at Goodman Lantern offer every customer 2 hours free trial. These two hours costs us money, not only for those two hours but also before, working on the scope and getting project managers involved to prepare requirement analysis. We have offered these trials to several people and almost 90% of them became customers. We didn’t expect this to happen, but it works!

2. Free Work: It’s not always about the money. Many at times our clients do not understand the value of doing a task, which would be beneficial for their business. As a result, they don’t want to pay. We would generally (with customer’s permission off course) offer to do this task for free for 1 to 3 months. And showcase the genuine positives, which results in more business. That’s when we decide to charge them.

The Value: The reason why this works is that, customers generally have a clear idea of what the Return of Investment looks like, although not necessarily how to achieve it. As a result providing them a service, which can add value (for free) is allowing them to look outside the box. If this genuinely works they will pay.

3. Be a Friend: Most SMB owners tend to work in small teams. Generally speaking, it’s lonely on the top and most SMBs are looking for people to help them with more than just business. Empathy goes a long way. This includes genuinely adding value and not selling in products or services just for a profit i.e. provide service as a friend would!

The Value: In my experience, business owners are talkative bunch, they consult other founders and share experiences. If you add value, communicate and advice as a friend, they will recommend you to others. And referral business is the best form of sales.

4. Charity Starts at Home: Before you extend eKarma to customers offer it to your staff and consultants who work for you. Whatever you apply to customers should start with your very own suppliers. I would highly recommend making sure that your team is happy. An occasional treat, drinks session, surprise breakfast etc would go a long way.

Example: Recently one of our client’s team member found out that it was his birthday. She mentioned that in the Philippines, where she is originally from, they bought ice-cream for friends. Immediately he sent $10 over for ice-cream for her and family and demanded that he wanted to see a picture of them having it. According to him, in terms of his soul, it was the best $10 he had ever spent. He is not sure of the financial value yet but he told me that the team member’s performance has certainly improved. Fantastic ROI isn’t?

 5. Thank People Regularly: No man is an Island and no one can survive without the goodwill of their team, suppliers, customers, friends, family and surroundings. It would hence make sense to thank the people around for their support and inform them where you are in your business, use email, social media or more to do so.

The Value: I have often do this and the results have been good. Usually with such communication via email 50-60% of people respond back with approximately under 5% have some work for you or knows someone who could collaborate.

6. Regular Communication with Current Customers/Investors: As we have previously established, it’s lonely at the top. Hence, whatever  help you can offer your clients/investors to keep them abreast via constant communication would be fruitful. I highly recommend communicating with them at least once a month informing them on how the money/effort they spent with your business is growing.

The Value: In my experience this has lead to customers reacting positively. As opposed to many people thinking of this as a spam, I have seen existing customers see it as a proactive approach, resulting in stronger ties or up-selling services or products.

Return on Investment (RoI) of eKarma

The return on investment of eKarma comes in three forms. Although, no one knows when the eKarma pays back. Although you might have a hunch, I don’t think anyone can precisely predict it.

1. Short Term eKarma: This is when you would receive a result between 1 to 90 days. Generally, free trials for small Capex projects generate these results. While it’s not guaranteed, eKarma has definitely lowered the barrier to entry for your customers. If you do start receiving Short Term eKarma benefits, I would recommend you start being extravagant in your giving.

2. Mid Term eKarma: This when you generate results within one year. This is probably the most common form or eKarma, as within a year the prospect client starts to trust in you. Your eKarma account starts to look positive and you  receive leads who would convert into customers after a 10 mins phone call.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Some examples of Mid-Term eKarma examples are via Blogging, Podcasting and White Paper.

3. Long Term eKarma: Although, the most influential and powerful form of eKarma is when you are invested in it for a long time. Where one is constantly giving back in the form of sweat, tears and hard-work. Without fully knowing where the return on investment would come from. This in my mind is true form of giving. Many companies have received great success from it, especially Open Source Software. Including WordPress, Java (programming), Mozilla, Ubuntu, MySQL  and more.

Why hourly (Agile) consulting projects deliver better results

As a business and digital consultant for more than a decade. I have often had long debates with customers if they should pay by the hour (days) or a fixed price, which is agreed upfront. Having a software background, in our world, we would call it Agile i.e. focus on the end objective but not how we get there. This also comes bundled with adaptive planning and short cycles of planning/implementing. The other method is Waterfall , generally  pre-planned and has series of steps all agreed in advance.

Most customers prefer Waterfall

There is no doubt that customers love ‘no’ surprises. Its widely believed by customers that a supplier has a magic wand to come up with precise pricing. In reality though, no two projects are the same. Even if two projects have exactly the same specification, the founders are different and hence they have different expectations and experiences. Hence the project will inevitably be different. No company, can precisely predict the time and cost involved, its therefore known as an estimate.

How does a supplier counter the unknown?

The supplier generally knows that its rather tricky to come up with accurate time estimates, hence they add a contingency or buffer. Its not abnormal for this to be 25-50%. In fact , a good supplier should have a large buffer to give the customer what they need. In my previous business, I used to add 40%, making us expensive but water-tight.

Biggest challenge

Almost any good project has a changing finish line or scope. Most supplier deliver projects in stages or by milestones. As the customer sees the progress, new thoughts kindle and Project definition changes. Projects worth $100,000 become $250,000 by the time the idea turns to reality. In fact, organisations like IBM make a significant amount of money on project change management.

How should a client protect their interest?

Keeping all these factors and potential cost of change management, how should the client plan their project? In my opinion, the ideal way to work with consultants is to:

1. Divide all the tasks into large headings, ideally produced by the supplier. Obviously, only after you have given them a proper brief or detailed explanation over the phone.

2. Now let them tell you in a document as to what they have understood. In addition providing milestones and phases for the project.

3. Award them the project and track the hours they are working.

4. Monitor them and their work, daily or every couple of days. Make sure they deliver what you had in your mind.

5. If they get it, results will be fairly evident. For smaller projects the results are out in the open within 7-14 days. If they don’t get it, explain, correct and try again. If they still don’t get it, fire them and find someone else!

That’s how one finds a good supplier and gets work done on tight budgets

125 Top Technology Blogs

If you are launching a new app, website or digital product, it’s worth telling the world about it. A good place to get started is to contact technology blogs who care about your innovation and are looking to find the next big thing. If pitched in the right way they can make a difference. Here is a list of Top 125 technology blogs you should certainly get in touch with:

Blog / Website NameURL
TechCrunchhttp://techcrunch.com/
The Next Webhttp://thenextweb.com/
The Vergehttp://www.theverge.com/
CNEThttp://www.cnet.com/
Bloomberg’s Tech columnhttp://www.bloomberg.com/technology/
ZDNethttp://www.zdnet.com/
Engadgethttp://www.engadget.com/
Ars Technicahttp://arstechnica.com/
New York Times Technology Columnhttp://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html
Gigaomhttp://gigaom.com/
9to5Machttp://www.9to5mac.com/
Mashablehttp://mashable.com/
Wiredhttp://www.wired.com/
AppleInsiderhttp://appleinsider.com/
MacRumorshttp://www.macrumors.com/
NYT Bitshttp://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/
paidContenthttp://gigaom.com/?primary_channel=media
Fortunehttp://fortune.com/
VentureBeathttp://venturebeat.com/
Make Use Ofhttp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/mark
Digital Inspirationhttp://www.labnol.org/
Tech Dirthttps://www.techdirt.com/
Tom’s Hardwarehttp://www.tomshardware.com/
Inside Facebookhttp://www.insidefacebook.com/
Los Angeles Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/
Slash Dothttp://slashdot.org/
Slate’s Technology Columnhttp://www.slate.com/articles/technology.html
Life Hackerhttp://www.lifehacker.co.in/
MIT’s Technology Reviewhttp://www.technologyreview.com/
Geek Wirehttp://www.geekwire.com/
BBC Futurehttp://www.bbc.com/future
Techna Bobhttp://technabob.com/
Quartz.comhttp://qz.com/
Guardian Technology Columnhttp://www.theguardian.com/technology
Electronic Frontier Foundationhttp://www.eff.org/
Gizmodohttp://gizmodo.com/
BGRhttp://bgr.com/
Tech Redarhttp://www.techradar.com/
Beta Newshttp://betanews.com/
The Registerhttp://www.theregister.co.uk/
IT Worldhttp://www.itworld.com/
PC Maghttp://www.pcmag.com/
Addictive Tipshttp://www.addictivetips.com/
Gear Petrolhttp://gearpatrol.com/
Ad Agehttp://adage.com/
How To Geekhttp://www.howtogeek.com/
9 to 5 Googlehttp://9to5google.com/
9 to Toyshttp://9to5toys.com/
Fast Companyhttp://www.fastcompany.com/
iFixithttp://www.ifixit.com/
Peta Pixelhttp://petapixel.com/
Droid Lifehttp://www.droid-life.com
Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com
Laptop Maghttp://blog.laptopmag.com/
Tech Cocktailhttp://tech.co/
Android Policehttp://www.androidpolice.com/
The Flurry Bloghttp://www.flurry.com/
Times if India’s Technology columnhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech
Neowinhttp://www.neowin.net/
Talk Androidhttp://www.talkandroid.com/
Pocket Linthttp://www.pocket-lint.com/
Adweekhttp://www.adweek.com/
Slash Gearhttp://www.slashgear.com/
Electronistahttp://www.electronista.com/
Ken Sengall’s Bloghttp://kensegall.com/blog/
Shout Me Loudhttp://www.shoutmeloud.com/
Just Web Worldhttp://www.justwebworld.com/
Blog Godownhttp://www.bloggodown.com/
Hot Blog Tipshttp://hotblogtips.com
Blogging Cagehttp://www.bloggingcage.com/
Bloggers Passionhttp://bloggerspassion.com/
Pro Bloggerhttp://www.problogger.net
Smart Bloggerzhttp://www.smartbloggerz.com/
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Techihttp://www.techi.com
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