Work From Home

How To Protect Your Security on Video Calls

You’ve probably been on a lot of video conference calls, connecting with work colleagues and hanging out with friends and family. But have you thought about the security of those video apps and services you’re using?The calls are usually encrypted to prevent outsiders from eavesdropping, but it’s important to remember

How To Change Your Zoom Background

You’ve probably attended so many Zoom meetings by now that it no longer seems strange that you didn’t always meet virtually. In your home office, you've likely arranged your background to make sure it sends the right message. But does it? Is it too personal? Too bare? Too busy?

Choosing the Right Video Conferencing Service: How Gig Makes a Difference

Whether it’s your weekly family catch-up or an important work meeting, video conferencing software now plays an important role in many people’s lives. But if you’re getting connection issues on Zoom or poor video quality with Microsoft Teams, then your connection might not be good enough to support your

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Working From Home? A Gigabit Connection Is One of the Best Things You Can Get

Working from home brings with it a whole heap of new challenges. You have to find a way to work productively, avoid distractions and keep your household running. It’s a lot—and one way to make it all easier is with a gigabit fiber-optic broadband connection.Whatever else you have going

Podcast listening from home

The 15 Best Podcasts to Listen to While You Work From Home

Working at home, unable to spend time in traditional offices, we are missing out on the camaraderie, and the conversations, that used to pepper our everyday routines.But thanks to podcasts, we can still listen in and almost feel like we’re right in the room and part of the conversation.

Technology

Say Goodbye to Dead Spots and Hello to Mesh Wi-Fi

For today’s connected homeowner, those Wi-Fi dead spots with a weak or nonexistent signal are truly a pain. To get the internet everywhere in your home, you may need special equipment and a little troubleshooting.  Help is on the way. By doing some investigating, then installing a mesh Wi-Fi system yourself, you can overcome

You’re Using AI More Than You Think. Here’s Why You Need Fiber Internet

Artificial intelligence isn’t just the stuff of sci-fi movies. Every day, your smart devices use AI to uncover and understand your needs, helping to make your life more convenient.How AI works The Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) often work in tandem. The IoT in your life

5 Benefits of Managing Your Home Wi-Fi Network

The number of devices on home Wi-Fi has ballooned: IoT devices, voice assistants, laptops, TVs and more. We also ask home internet connections to do more: Whether working from home or streaming in every room of the house, the strain on your network is greater than ever. Are you

Is Your Router Ready for the Holidays?

This year, when you’re planning for the holidays, put food, drink, decor and Wi-Fi on your checklist. Chances are everybody is showing up with their devices and they’ll want to use your internet connection. Not only that, there's bound to be gaming and streaming time in the name of

#1 Fiber Game Changer: It Uses Light to Send Data

Internet that’s as fast as light? Absolutely. You just have to turn to fiber optic cables. Instead of using an electrical current like traditional copper telephone wires, fiber cables literally carry data using beams of light shot out by lasers. Let's discuss.  How does light carry data? Have you ever watched a movie where someone uses a mirror

Smart Home

Home Robots and Amazon Astro: Exploring Next-Gen Smart Tech

You know all those smart connected devices in your home? Those smart hubs, electric outlets, video doorbells, vacuums, dog-monitoring cameras, smoke detectors, thermostats, security cameras, voice assistants, lightbulbs, appliances and more? Always more. One day soon, a single home robot will likely replace them all. The technology to simplify

The Best Smart Home Gifts and Tech Gadgets for Everyone on Your List in 2021

Who doesn’t love the gift of tech? From kitchen gadgets that make meals more delicious to new smart home devices that bring the family together, a gift that incorporates the latest and greatest tech brings a smile to anyone’s face.Best tech gifts for working from home The remote office

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Creating a Smart Home Wine Cellar

Collecting wine is almost—almost—as fun as drinking it. But if you’re going to get the most from the bottles you put away for a few months or even years, you need to store them correctly. Most of us don't have the setup for a regular wine cellar, but you

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Smart Tools for Your Next DIY Project Around the House

If working from home has motivated you to redecorate or remodel, you may be thinking about doing it yourself. About three out of five homeowners have tackled a home improvement project since March 2020, according to a NerdWallet survey. Adding a kitchen island or building a home office is

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How Your Smart Home Devices Can Help You Go Green

The smart devices that automatically control your home's temperature, lighting, sprinklers and more are also a very smart way to conserve energy and create an eco-friendly home.The gas and electricity our homes use each day produce greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat in the environment, contributing to climate change.

Entertainment

10 Best Movies of the 2000s Based on Books

Are most movies based on books? Not quite. But a look back at Hollywood history suggests that screenwriters have always turned to their bookshelves for inspiration. And while life sometimes gets too hectic to curl up with a favorite novel, you can still experience great literature with a streaming

The Leading Ladies Who Ruled ‘90s Rom-Coms

The 1990s were truly a Golden Age of romantic comedies. But we all know a good rom-com is only as charming as its leading lady. Check out eight of the genre’s most iconic stars—and get ready to make memories with them all over again.Julia RobertsJulia Roberts kicked off the

Top 6 Family Holiday Movies To Stream

Have yourself a merry little holiday season by curling up to a cozy holiday movie binge or two. We’ve picked six classics, full of joy to the world that can stay on your must-see list forever.“Home Alone” (1990)“Home Alone” holds up more than 30 years after its initial release.

What Is YouTube TV and How Does It Work?

Once you’ve made the decision to stream, you’ll have a lot of new entertainment options to choose from, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. For those looking to enjoy all the benefits of cable TV without the hassle of the installation or being locked into a contract agreement, a

10 of the Best Home Improvement Shows To Stream Today

Spending more time at home has motivated many of us to fix the shortcomings of our dwellings. It could be as simple as updating that paint color in your home office. Or maybe it’s finally time to ditch the tired carpeting and refinish your wood floors.If you’ve got a