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October 24th, 2017

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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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Break away from bad online gaming habits

The holiday season is always an exciting time for gamers. This year is particularly interesting with the launch of two new gaming systems – Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, as well as a long list of titles gamers everywhere are feverishly waiting to play, including “Watch Dogs,” “Assassin’s Cr...

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Modern technology aims to help older drivers

Technology is increasingly integrating with many aspects of our daily routines. From toothbrushes that beep when you are brushing too hard to thermostats that automatically adjust the temperature based on your behavior, advances in technology are getting personal in ways that are intended to help ease your experience. New technology is finding its...

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Experts warn of cyber threats during peak online shopping season

Consumers often associate holiday shopping with long lines, crowded stores and overpriced goods. In recent years, many have turned to e-commerce as an easier alternative – holiday shopping without the headache. This year e-commerce sales are projected to reach $ 262 billion, a 13-percent increase over 2012. Hampering celebration of this stres...

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Digital world demands new IT workforce

It’s no secret that technology has changed how we live. From tablets and streaming video, to big data analytics and network security, we live in a digital world that impacts us every minute of every day. However, technology not only improves the way we live and work in the present, but also offers great opportunity for the future. The rush of...

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