Work From Home

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

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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?

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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

Technology

What Is Wi-Fi 6 and Why Does It Matter?

As the official technology for wireless networking, Wi-Fi is measured according to standards. Like the technology in your devices and tech equipment, updates are made regularly—roughly every five years or so in this case. Wi-Fi 6 is the most recent version of Wi-Fi technology. It’s faster, more efficient, more

Can 5G Keep Up With 2 Gig Internet? How To Make the Smart Choice

You see the marketing: Faster, better internet is coming! Make the move to fiber with multi-gig speeds! Forget fiber and use 5G wireless! So, how can you decide? What’s the truth? Let’s step back and have a look at what both 5G and fiber have to offer right now.

Virtual Reality Is Changing Learning at Home and in School

Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just for gaming anymore. Schools have gotten smart and adopted the technology that brings students right into the action for distance learning.As VR is being used for everything from college classes to teaching future doctors how to perform in emergencies, there are many new apps

Shop Smart From Home With Augmented Reality Apps

They’re popping up when you’re shopping online: invitations to “try it on” or “see it in your space.” But does this mean the company sends you the product, you test it and send it back if you don’t like it? Not so fast! Enter augmented reality, or AR, which

What’s the Deal With the Metaverse? What’s It Going to Mean for Me?

The "metaverse” is getting talked about a lot right now. Just last year, Facebook rebranded as Meta, and Microsoft acquired video game maker Activision Blizzard to “get a foothold in the metaverse.” But for all the talk (and video demos from Mark Zuckerberg), it’s not always clear what 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

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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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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

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All 10 Fast and Furious Movies Ranked Best to Worst

The high-octane “Fast and Furious” franchise has taken audiences on a wild ride for over 20 years. The saga kicked off in 2001 and has spawned sequels, spin-offs, short films and even an animated series that’s streamable on Netflix.There’s so much to love about this fun, flashy and, yes,