Work From Home

Using Virtual Reality When You’re Working From Home

Productivity, camaraderie and collaboration are critical elements that make live, in-person work environments effective. So how can this happen when people are not at the office? Zoom has its limits. Businesses—many large enterprises—are investing in virtual reality (VR) solutions to help people engage. So, how does the worker at

Tech, Hacks and Tools You Need To Work Smarter in Your Home Office

Working from home isn’t a temporary blip in our professional lives. Now that workplaces worldwide are shifting to flexible or remote options, it’s time to permanently enhance your home office setup. You want to create a space where you can optimize your productivity, but also achieve the work-life balance

How To Find and Succeed in the Perfect Remote Job

Working from home is a lifestyle many people aren’t ready to give up. So as companies transition to in-person or hybrid models, you might be looking for ways keep your new routine. Plus, you’ve already upgraded your work-from-home setup, with faster internet and some smart tech to go with

6 Reasons You Need a Digital Business Card When Working From Home

The shift to remote work has put the kibosh on all kinds of traditional business practices. One of the biggest to get the boot? The business card. It was long a staple of in-person professional meetups, but the advent of video conferencing and virtual boardrooms made it impossible to

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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

Technology

Finding Your Communities Online

We don't go online just to find content. We are looking for positive connections with those who share our interests. And these days, it’s possible to find this common ground in the robust community of conversations that are flourishing online. What are online communities? Online communities—also called web communities

The Best Tablets and Ring Lights for Content Creators

Simply by investing in a tablet, ring light and tripod, you can transform your business or passion into a revenue stream on platforms like YouTube and TikTok. Professional content creators are growing their reach: The creator economy is now estimated at $104.2 billion annually. Check out some of the

Exploring the Metaverse Without a Headset

The “metaverse” is a popular buzzword right now, but the "Ready Player One"-like futuristic sci-fi vision of popping on a headset and entering a wild new virtual world just doesn’t match the reality. Even with Facebook rebranding as Meta and Microsoft acquiring video game–maker Activision Blizzard to “get a

What Kind of Security Do I Need on My Wi-Fi Network?

Why is Wi-Fi security important? You're likely already familiar with the importance of setting unique, strong passwords for all of your online accounts to help protect you from hacking and isolating the damage if you’re the victim of a data breach. But setting strong passwords for your online accounts

How Fiber Handles More Users and More Data at Higher Speeds

There are a lot of advantages to fiber internet. You’ve seen the claims. But for many, there’s only one big advantage: being more efficient when you’re living your online life. It’s particularly important now that we’ve got more people in our homes who are connecting/streaming/gaming/working/creating media all at the

Smart Home

Here are 7 Things You Didn’t Know Your Smart Hub Could Do

Now that smart home hubs like the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple’s HomePod have been part of our lives for years, you may have settled into a complacent relationship with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. Sure, you use them to set a timer, turn on your lights or

Best Smart Gadgets for Babies and Their New Parents

In the chaotic and clueless early days of parenting, new moms and dads will love any gift that makes their lives even just a little bit easier. The smart tech market is flooded with products that promise to deliver that ease, but it can be difficult to know which

The Best Apps To Keep Your Smart Home Humming

Smart devices are meant to make our lives easier.But as homes become filled with more connected devices, things can get confusing—and complicated. The key to smart home bliss? Streamlining the way homes are run with the help of apps.These smartphone apps allow you to control multiple devices in your

40+ Cool Games To Play With Your Alexa

Amazon Echos are one of the hardest-working smart home hubs available, but your Alexa can do a lot more than turn on and off your lights or play music. One of the most fun ways to use it is to play one of its many great games. We’ve put

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How To Grow a Smart Garden in Your Kitchen

There's nothing like having fresh herbs and produce on hand when you cook, but if you live in an apartment, or where the weather doesn’t always allow for outdoor gardening, home-grown produce might seem out of reach. That’s where a smart indoor garden can come in.What is a smart

Entertainment

How and Where To Watch the NFL 2022 Season

This is going to be a great season to watch. It’s been seven months since quarterback Matt Stafford helped lift the Los Angeles Rams to a 20–23 comeback win in Super Bowl LVI over the upstart Cincinnati Bengals, connecting with Cooper Kupp on a 1-yard game-winning touchdown pass with

New York Mets' Max Scherzer pitches in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Jupiter, Fl

How To Watch MLB 2022 and Catch Every Game

It once felt like Major League Baseball’s 2022 season would never arrive.The good news: Players will suit up for Opening Day on April 7 following a three-month lockout over a contract dispute that pushed the start of the regular season back a week—but, more importantly, was resolved before any

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Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez

Where To Stream the 2022 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

The 94th Academy Awards is March 27, so now is the perfect time to get ready for the big night—especially if you have one (or more) of the top streaming services. Most of the nominations for Best Picture, and many of the films in the other high-stakes categories, can

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Your Guide to Watching Super Bowl 2022

Ready for the big game? Super Bowl LVI is set for February 13 with the upstart Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Los Angeles Rams. You won’t want to miss it—and the places to watch and livestream have changed this year. Check it out.Game 411Super Bowl LVI will feature two

How To Watch the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, is set to begin as scheduled February 4 and run through February 20 in Beijing—even as officials try navigating concerns over rising Covid-19 rates and protests over China’s human rights abuses.Despite a hovering political albatross and some