Guide To Work From Home

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

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.

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

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

How To Create the Best Work From Home Playlist

Work from home (WFH) is now a reality for so many of us. Being your own office manager, IT support and custodial staff is exhausting. (Who left their dirty mug by the sink? Oh, right.)If you’re looking for something to pull you out of a home office funk, you

Guide To Technology

How To Set Up and Program Your Own Personal Streaming Server

Is your favorite movie on Netflix? What about Prime Video or Hulu+? And is that show your partner loves on HBO, Disney+ or Apple TV+? Do you even subscribe to where it's available? The streaming service situation has gotten a bit ridiculous over the last few years, and there

6 Online Educational Games That Teach Problem Solving to Kids

Good news: The great divide between educational games parents like and fun games kids want is getting smaller all the time. There's a variety of popular games across various platforms that kids will have fun playing, full of problem-solving techniques and even cool enough to play with their friends.

How Do You Keep All Your Tech Gadgets Clean?

Our tech gadgets get dirty, just like our clothes and our dishes. And you can’t throw them in the washer or a sink full of suds, so you’re probably unsure of how to get them clean. Or worse, you’re afraid of ruining your expensive technology with the wrong cleaning product.

Why Virtual Reality Needs Fiber Optic Internet

Virtual reality (VR) could change the world. Imagine being able to watch a baseball game live from the pitcher’s mound, or have a telehealth appointment where your doctor can show you what will be happening in your upcoming surgery?VR has the potential to do all these things, but it

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Tips on Smart TVs That Make the Most of Your Gig Service

Ready for a new TV? The latest smart TVs take advantage of the high-quality streaming provided by gig internet service, so you can watch your favorite show with stunning picture quality.Screen options this year include a dizzying array of technologies such as 4K, 8K and Mini-LED. New TVs offer

Guide To Smart Home

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,

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

Choosing the Right DIY Security System for When You Go Back to Work

If you’ve spent the last year working from home, you might be concerned about going back to the office and leaving everything unattended and vulnerable to theft—especially any new home office equipment or nifty smart devices you’ve bought during the pandemic. With the right DIY security system, though, you

The Best Smart Home Devices for Renters

If you’re one of the millions of Americans renting a home, you can still be part of the smart home conversation. There are tons of devices that are affordable, easy to install and portable enough to take with you no matter where you call home next. Here are the best

6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Smart Hub Could Do

A lot of people know how to use their smart home hub as speakers to play their favorite tunes or as a timer while they’re cooking, but get stuck on going further. Get ready for more, because smart home technology packs a whole lot of power into a small

Guide To Entertainment

The Best Female-Driven Action Films That Will Get Your Heart Pounding

Movies are evolving, and over the last decade, many fearless women have picked up a sword (or lightsaber), strapped on a weapon and conquered the box office, proving that female-driven action flicks are just what audiences want to watch. From superpowered heroes to sharp-tongued assassins, these ladies show their

What Makes HBO’s “Mare of Easttown” So Great?

Joining a roster of shows that in the past few years have made up an entirely new television canon is HBO's "Mare of Easttown." This crime drama miniseries stars Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a detective investigating a murder and the disappearance of a number of teenage girls in

7 Movies About the Olympics To Get Excited About Tokyo

After getting postponed last year due to the pandemic, the Summer Olympics are returning this summer in Tokyo, Japan. The Opening Ceremony is July 23. For those who enjoy experiencing the games through the eyes of Hollywood as well, here’s a list of seven not-to-miss Olympic-themed movies: 1. Miracle (2004)This box

Does “Space Jam” Hold Up 25 Years Later?

What's old is new again—whether high-waisted jeans or stories in film. "Space Jam: A New Legacy" arrives July 16 in theaters and on HBO Max, so now is the perfect time to get (re)acquainted with the original "Space Jam" of 1996.Rewatching “Space Jam” today, nearly 25 years after its

The Best of Bette Midler

What you call her—The Divine Miss M, The Rose, Bathhouse Betty—or how you think of her—singer, entertainer, actress, activist—might just depend on when you first discovered her.After all, Bette Midler has had a rich and fascinating career, from her groundbreaking stint at NYC’s Continental Baths in the '70s to