Guide To Work From Home

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

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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.

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How To Upgrade Your Home Office With Smart Tech

Your home office may not be going away even when the pandemic comes to an end. A recent study from Stanford University found that 42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full-time. Many people have found that fitting out a home office is a lot

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How To Get the Fastest Internet in a Home Office

Now that you've settled into working from home, you’ve probably made some changes, like an office chair that doesn’t send you to the chiropractor or lighting that makes you Zoom-fabulous (or at least Zoom-presentable).You also might need to think about the setup that gives you the fastest, most reliable

Guide To Technology

Declutter Your Digital Life in 7 Steps

When your computer is running slowly or you can’t put another app on your phone, it might be time to declutter. This means getting rid of files clogging up your digital storage. One of the top causes of a slowdown is a hard drive or memory that’s almost full.

What’s Fiber to the Home? To the Curb? To the Node?

When you find out that fiber is coming to your neighborhood (at last!), you’ll want to see how it’s being delivered.While internet service providers (ISPs) say they're providing 100% fiber networks, fiber to the curb (FTTC) and fiber to the node (FTTN) options don't actually provide that fiber all

It’s Time To Start Backing Up Your Important Files to the Cloud

Digital data is increasingly important in our work and personal lives. If you have precious documents on your computer—whether it’s a presentation for work, a draft of the novel you’re writing or family photos you treasure—it’s a good idea to take steps to keep them safe.And the best way

Digging in your yard can damage internet lines.

How To Protect Your Cable and Internet Lines When You’re Digging in Your Yard

You have lots of reasons to start digging in your yard: planting trees, putting in a mailbox, installing a new smart sprinkler system or a smart outdoor lighting system. But it's a good idea to be extra careful: You don’t want to cut any underground telecom, electricity or oil and

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Does a Crew Have To Dig in My Yard To Install Fiber?

Not every fiber installation means digging in your yard. There are two different ways that fiber service is wired to your home: underground and aerial. Depending on where you live and how the provider is bringing fiber directly to your home determines the type of installation you'll have.Let’s look

Guide To Smart Home

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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.

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Alexa-Compatible Devices for Your Smart Kitchen

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can do a lot to help out in the kitchen. Some of the best features baked in are:Set multiple timers, so you know when to check the oven or take your pasta off the heat.Find out how many grams of flour are in a cup,

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Creating a Smart Bedroom for Kids

Smart home technology can do a lot to make parenting easier. Smart baby monitors can tell you when your infant is moving around, smart speakers can play soothing music while they drift off and smart lights can enforce a bedtime routine (or scare away monsters under the bed).Your child may be

Guide To Entertainment

8 Essential Supernatural Horror Films for Halloween

Spooky season is upon us! It’s the perfect time to pour a cup of hot cider, nestle into a cozy couch and scare yourself silly with a creepy movie. Not sure where to begin? Here are eight essential supernatural horror films to scream—er, stream—this Halloween.Slashers“A Nightmare on Elm Street”

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Your Guide To Watching the NHL in 2021–22

It’s been three months since Andrei Vasilevskiy, Steven Stamkos and the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning hoisted the Stanley Cup after soundly defeating the Montreal Canadians to secure a second consecutive National Hockey League championship. Now the NHL is back, and the League expects to return to normalcy during

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The TV Treatment: 10 Great Shows About Therapy

Over the past few decades, mental health counseling has become more and more common—and it’s easy to see reflected in popular entertainment. With viewers fascinated by the stories of TV therapists and their patients, the TV industry has developed plenty of great content. Here are 10 of the best

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The Best True Crime Series To Binge When You’re in a Whodunit Mood

Armchair detectives, this one's for you! If you love winding through unsolved mysteries, cold cases and warm clues, here's a roundup of the top offerings to satisfy your true crime cravings.Provocative investigations“The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst”This six-part documentary explores the strange world of real estate

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Get Ready for “The Sopranos” Prequel: “The Many Saints of Newark”

Over six seasons, Tony Soprano grew into one of TV’s most iconic characters, juggling his roles as mob boss to a crew of Italian-American mobsters and as husband, father and son in his often demanding family—while finding time to quietly see a psychiatrist to help cope with his range