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July 25th, 2014

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Is your technology working for you?

For every new computer, gadget or service there are several different stages of ownership. Unfortunately, the first and happiest phase – the honeymoon – doesn’t last forever. Eventually, devices can slow, services get outdated, and in the end, the ailing technology begins to work against you. Stay ahead of the curve and prevent re...

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Better than a siren: How new technology is keeping people safe from tornados

A peculiar corkscrew sensation goes up one’s spine when a tornado siren goes off in the dead of night. It means a tornado is on the ground. You know it’s coming. You can hear it and you can feel it. You just can’t see it and don’t know where it is until it might be right on top of you, literally. Tornado season has arrived f...

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Get a jumpstart on digital spring cleaning by tackling an overloaded inbox

If you spring clean your home every year, you might want to consider an often forgotten and usually cluttered space – your email. Your digital world can get just as messy as any other area of the home with all the photos, emails and documents you’re creating and storing. Your inbox is a great place to tackle first considering the averag...

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Modern technology rescues backyard pool-time fun

Technology  has made the world a very different place than it was just one, five or 10 years ago. Film cameras, handwritten letters and portable CD players, all have been replaced by newer, more efficient inventions. These advancements have improved so many facets of our lives, it really is no surprise that the latest technological breakthroug...

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To-do list 2.0: How high-tech is making household chores easier than ever

Each week, the average person spends between 10 and 20 hours doing yard work and other tasks around the home, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While necessary, these routine tasks don’t exactly fit neatly into today’s busy, on-the-go lifestyles, which is why technology is stepping in. Here are three high-tech features to loo...

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Turn your home into a smart home with these simple technology upgrades

Homes are more technically advanced than ever before, providing homeowners with sophisticated sound systems, high-tech security capabilities and interactive entertainment systems. The good news is that you don’t have to be a techie to turn your home into a smart home. Not only is technology improving, it is also becoming more user-intuitive....

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No more road rage: How smart cities and driverless cars make life better for everyone

Driverless cars, delivery drones and smart buildings: they all seem like things you’d see in a sci-fi movie. But all those futuristic developments could soon roll onto American roadways, and many Americans overwhelmingly support the changes. According to the “Intel Freeway to the Future” study conducted by Penn Schoen Berland, whe...

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Maximizing your child’s learning with technology

A practice that was once frowned upon, many schools are now encouraging students to bring their own tablets, smartphones and notebook computers into the classroom to improve student learning opportunities. With the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, many parents are wondering how they can ensure their child has the most appropriate tech...

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3-D printing: Endless opportunity for finding and creating unique gifts

Finding unique gifts for family and friends can be a daunting task. Instead of spending days scouring boutiques for that one-of-a-kind present, many smart gift-givers are turning to a new technology called 3-D printing. So, what exactly is 3-D printing? From the outside, these machines look a bit like giant refrigerators. But inside, advanced techn...

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Fun or fantasy? How to know if a video game is right for your child

If you are like most Americans, you have computer and video game fans in your home. However, as a parent, it is not always easy to decide if a popular video game is right for your child. That is where ratings and parental controls can help. Understanding what a particular video game entails is especially important as the holiday gift-giving season...

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