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Prevent your student’s 'summer slide' with … video games?

(BPT) - School is out for the summer, and parents everywhere are worried about their kids spending too much time staring at their screens. If you are one of those worried parents, take a moment and determine what your child is actually doing with their screens. It’s one thing if they’re just consuming content, it’s another if they’re actually using their screen to be productive. Screens actually can be tools to enhance learning, spark creativity and teach new skills. The key is to tap into your child’s interests and discover screen-time options that provide a balance between consuming and creating.

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Monday 06/10/2019
A touchscreen that lets you feel what you see? It's real. Watch these first-touch reactions [Video]
Posted: June 10, 2019

Friday 06/07/2019
The perfect films to enjoy at home this summer [Video]
Posted: June 07, 2019

Monday 06/03/2019
New Cancer Test Helps Men Reduce Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies
Posted: June 03, 2019

(NewsUSA) - According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The ACS estimates that in 2019 there will be approximately 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer and 31,620 deaths. About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men and in African-American men. 

Friday 05/31/2019
3 Tech Gift Ideas for your Dad or Grad
Posted: May 31, 2019

(NewsUSA) - It's a time-honored tradition -giving gifts to our grads and dads for all of their hard work and dedication. But when picking out that gift, you may want to skip the traditional standbys and think tech! Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong partnered with TechGifts.tv (watch video here) and a few top brands for a look at the gadgets and technology trends perfect for gifting on Father's Day and Graduation this year.

Tuesday 05/28/2019
The Smart Home and Our Connected Life
Posted: May 28, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Almost everything today is digitally connected …whether at home or on the go. Connected technology saves you time with everything from smart phones to smart homes!

Tuesday 05/21/2019
How one piece of safety equipment has been saving lives for 100 years
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Gary Govanus didn't put much thought into what he was wearing 45 years ago while working in-flight services at night at Chicago O'Hare, but by the end of that day his life would be forever changed because he reached for a hard hat at the start of his shift.

Moving made simple: 5 tips and tricks to save time and stress
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Moving is an exciting time as you look forward to settling into your new home sweet home. However, it's also a stressful time as you try to move your belongings from one place to another, as well as set up all the services you need, such as mail, cable and internet.

Friday 05/17/2019
Video games that help young women solve problems and express themselves
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Playing video games is not simply entertainment or an escape for middle school girls; it can be a confidence booster. The best games offer intellectual challenges, social interaction and a creative outlet. These games provide opportunities for young women to problem solve, be part of a group, express themselves and find their voice.

Wednesday 05/15/2019
3 ways leaders can help employees embrace AI
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Most people may be unaware how much Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become part of their lives. From GPS and predictive text on smartphones to search engines and customer service chatbots, AI is changing the way people live and work. AI involves the process of using algorithms to make sense of large amounts of data beyond human capacity to manage, with the potential to tackle more tasks than ever before imagined.

Tuesday 05/14/2019
6 smart ways to digitally declutter
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - This time of year, as our focus turns to spring cleaning, there's an aspect of tidying up that most of us may be forgetting: our digital clutter. Women’s lifestyle outlet How Does She partnered with Walmart Family Mobile to share some excellent technology tidying tips (say that five times fast!). From Christmas pictures that are still taking up memory on your phone, to hundreds of old texts that are eating up your gigabytes, to needless folders that make your computer desktop messier than a 10-year-old's room, there are plenty of things you can digitally declutter, and once you get started, you'll be amazed at how zen you'll feel.

Friday 05/10/2019
Bathroom upgrades: 3 tips to add technology, tailor-made features
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - We tend to think of the bathroom as a utilitarian space, and therefore not worthy of the same energy and expense put into designing spaces like the living room or kitchen. We spend a lot of time in the bathroom, however. It’s the room where we start and set intentions for our day. In the evening, the bathroom is where we go to unwind — some people prefer soaking in a bubble bath while others take a hot shower to relax.

See Your Mail Before It Arrives
Updated: May 14, 2019 - 2:59 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re traveling, expecting an important letter, worried about mail theft or just too curious to wait until the mail arrives, this can be your red-letter day, thanks to a free feature from the United States Postal Service.

Wednesday 05/08/2019
Tech Tools That Can Help Your Small Business Grow
Posted: May 08, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Since 1963, the president has proclaimed one week out of the year as National Small Business Week, recognizing the contributions of small U.S. businesses to our national economy. This year, the week of May 5 through May 11 will recognize entrepreneurship and innovation.

Monday 04/29/2019
Real estate ready: Smart tips for first-time homebuyers
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Today’s first-time homebuyers face a variety of hurdles when trying to enter the real estate market. While interest rates have declined recently and there are signs that more inventory may be coming onto the market, many buyers continue to feel frustration in finding and financing a home.

Friday 04/26/2019
Digital Frame Brings Families Together
Posted: April 26, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Today's social media platforms allow most people to stay constantly connected to family and friends, but the elderly, military, or loved ones in other time zones may not have the access or ability to use social media.

Thursday 04/25/2019
Smart Choices For A Smart Move
Updated: May 02, 2019 - 2:49 am

(NAPSI)—Every year, some 40 million Americans move into a new home. If you’re one of them, two tips can help:

Tuesday 04/23/2019
Consumers across the country use purchasing power to help the environment
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Recent studies have shown that a record number of Americans understand that climate change is real and their increasing concern for the future of our planet is driving major corporations across the country to go green by setting and fulfilling lofty sustainability goals.

Thursday 04/18/2019
4 smart home improvements that pay off
Updated: June 12, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - These days, home upgrades are increasingly focused on one key feature: connectivity. In 2019, buyers want smart homes they can easily control from anywhere. From smart HVAC and sprinkler systems to connected garage door openers, it’s all about creating convenience and comfort.

Friday 03/29/2019
How To Use Online Reviews To Invest In The Best Technology For Your Office
Updated: April 04, 2019 - 2:42 am

by Mark DiGiammarino

Thursday 03/28/2019
Spring cleaning: How to make money on the things you no longer want
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - American households are sitting on goldmines. Experts estimate there’s almost a trillion dollars worth of unused items in our homes. Rather than letting those things gather dust, people are digging into their closets, garages and basements to make money back on unused items.

Wednesday 03/27/2019
Is Your Data Safe? New Trends to Watch Out For
Posted: March 27, 2019

(StatePoint) Keeping data secure is becoming more challenging, as the methods employed by cybercriminals grow more sophisticated every year.

Tuesday 03/26/2019
Early seasons of popular dating shows now available online [Video]
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

Friday 03/22/2019
Hobbies That May Make You Money
Updated: March 27, 2019 - 2:41 am

(NAPSI)—In the gig economy, many people take hobbies such as playing video games, travel or food and turn them into very lucrative side hustles.

Thursday 03/21/2019
Report: Young car enthusiasts spend $7.2 billion a year customizing vehicles
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - For many car owners, their vehicle is an extension of their personality — and as such they customize it to reflect their individuality and uniqueness.

Wednesday 03/20/2019
5 Reasons Why Americans Privately Share Their Photos
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

Fix a Leak Week Reminds Us to Evaluate our Home Plumbing
Updated: May 14, 2019 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Plumbing leaks are rampant and such a problem that the Enironmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a Fix a Leak Week campaign in March to educate the public and save water. FloLogic, a smart leak control technology company, is participating in the effort with practical tips and smart home solutions for every homeowner.

Friday 03/15/2019
Gini's "Blockchain with A Soul" Is Saving Capitalism
Updated: May 09, 2019 - 2:50 am

(NewsUSA) - "Violent revolutions are inevitable when economic and political conditions become intolerable to the masses," says Ferris Eanfar, CEO of the Gini Foundation. With the rapid rise in wealth inequality and the escalation of economic and social conflicts in recent years, it appears Mr. Eanfar's predictions are coming true.

Tuesday 03/12/2019
How to Stop Family and Friends From Stealing Your Mobile Cables
Posted: March 12, 2019

(StatePoint) There’s a serious issue threatening to fray the ties that bind American households. Mobile cable theft -- not by masked bandits who come in the night, but by sons, daughters, spouses and roommates.

Friday 03/08/2019
Stream more than 12,000 movies and TV shows freely with new service [Video]
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

Monday 03/04/2019
5 tips to avoid email scams this tax season
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Email phishing scams and attempts to steal your information are on the rise as the April 15 tax filing deadline nears, so how can you avoid falling victim to one of these schemes? Phishing attempts have become much more sophisticated in recent years, so it’s even more important to be vigilant in order to protect your personal financial information. In the month of February, Microsoft security experts saw an average of 300,000 phishing encounter attempts across its browser platforms — every single day. These attempted scams will only increase as tax day approaches.

Wednesday 02/20/2019
Old phone, new service? Upgrade your wireless with a SIM card swap
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Americans are holding onto their smartphones for longer than ever. Pricier smartphones have led consumers to wait an average of nearly three years before upgrading their device. Fortunately, smartphones today are so good, and so powerful, that they simply don’t need to be replaced nearly as often as in the past.

Monday 02/18/2019
How to Save Money on Mobile Devices
Posted: February 18, 2019

(StatePoint) With the skyrocketing cost of brand-new mobile devices, it’s no wonder so many consumers wait until their smartphone or tablet is on its last leg, putting up with cracked screens, battery issues and more for months at a time before considering a replacement.

Thursday 02/14/2019
5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home with New Tech
Posted: February 14, 2019

(StatePoint) New technology has the power to make your home safer, more comfortable and better suited to your family’s needs.

Wednesday 01/02/2019
5 Ways Technology Can Help You Achieve New Year’s Resolutions
Posted: January 02, 2019

(StatePoint) You may have a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Luckily, these days, your efforts can be simplified with the use of technology. Check out these high-tech ways to achieve your 2019 goals:

Tuesday 11/13/2018
How to Stretch Your Holiday Budget by Saving on Mobile Devices
Posted: November 13, 2018

(StatePoint) With this year’s holiday spending expected to rise over last year, according to the National Retail Federation estimates, you may be planning to spend more on décor, gift-giving and travel. If your seasonal plans also include upgrading mobile devices for yourself or for loved ones, keep in mind that you can make room in your budget for those other holiday expenditures by not paying the price for a brand-new model.

Monday 10/29/2018
Smart Ways to Protect Your Smartphone
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:11 am

(StatePoint) When you check out the latest smartphones from Apple, Google or Samsung, you’ll notice they have something in common: glass designs. Why? Glass allows for wireless charging, better connection signals, bigger display screens, and truth be told, glass feels great and looks beautiful. But these features come with a price -- durability. Compared to metal or plastic, glass cracks, shatters, scratches and can get slippery.

Tuesday 09/18/2018
5 Tips to Bring Your Home’s Wi-Fi ‘Dead Zones’ to life
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:11 am

(StatePoint) Whether it’s to stream a movie from the bedroom or lock the front door using smart home technology, you’ve likely come to expect Wi-Fi to reach every corner of your house. The reality is that there are certain locations in many homes where Internet-connected devices and smartphones are unable to receive a steady Wi-Fi signal (or any signal at all) from the router. These sad places are called “dead zones.”

Wednesday 08/08/2018
How Accurate is Your Weather Forecast?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:11 am

(StatePoint) The weather is not just an idle topic for chit chat. It matters. Particularly when you have a vested business interest in the outcome, or you simply want to make plans for the next few hours or days.