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home : life : tech talk May 25, 2016

Classroom technology unites students nationwide, ushers in new learning experience
(BPT) - When Cyndi Roberts steps into her classroom in Columbus, Ohio, her 19 students finish their conversations and get ready to start the day's lesson. Like a scene from a high-tech science fiction film, she's followed by voice-activated motion-detection cameras as she greets 14 people in the se... More >>


Wise up to the benefits of a smart home
(BPT) - Smart homes make life easier and more convenient. Who wouldn't love being able to control lighting, entertainment and temperature from their couch - or from anywhere for that matter? Whether you're at work or on vacation, smart devices alert you to what's going on at home and help you stay ... More >>


Tech-buying tips: How to give grads the No. 1 item on their gift wish list
(BPT) - Cash, new wheels, dream travel, gift cards - what will you be giving the graduates in your life this year? Chances are good, what they really want is a laptop; 51 percent of high school grads and 43 percent of college graduates said a new laptop was the gift they most desired in 2015, accor... More >>


5 ways to give back and support a good cause using social media
(BPT) - Today, it's easier than ever to stay up-to-date on current events, maintain a close connection with family and friends and to share your views with the world - all thanks to the power of social media. The convenience that platforms like Facebook and Twitter provide is now making it easier ... More >>


5 innovations in homebuilding everyone is talking about
(BPT) - In the last 10 years, televisions have become flatter, video rental stores have nearly disappeared and phones have become devices that are more like a computer than a phone.There’s good reason that when most people think about changes in technology, they tend to think about the digita... More >>


Certified coders in high demand following ICD-10 implementation
(BPT) - Nine years ago, Peter Esswein, a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia, enrolled in a health information technology degree program at DeVry University to capitalize on the growing prominence of electronic medical records."I always wanted to work in the medical industry, and the time was right ... More >>


People are discovering a new way to boost their portfolio
(BPT) - As a volatile market sends ripples through the global economy, many investors are worried about how events overseas will impact their portfolio. In addition, concerns about political instability in much of the world have contributed to a heightened sense of worry and stress among investors.... More >>


The right way to wash your workout gear
(BPT) - If you're finding more stains on your clothes because the weather is warming up, you're not alone. You may find yourself doing more loads of laundry during the summer, when outdoor activities like hiking and sports are likely to cause extra stains.To help you take on your growing laundry pi... More >>


Top tips for recycling tossed-aside tech
(BPT) - Do you know what to do with that old computer monitor sitting in storage? What should you do with a retired PC or tablet? If the items cluttering your home were newsprint, plastic bottles or aluminum cans, you would know exactly what to do with them - recycle! But if you're unsure how to re... More >>


Simple solution to maximize your car's performance
(BPT) - Are you the type of driver who pushes the accelerator a little harder on the curves of a back-country road? Are you a person who smiles as they approach a new terrain or road condition you’ve never conquered before? If so, you’re a performance seeker. A person who is consta... More >>


3 ways today's lawn equipment is more like your car
(BPT) - The cars of today aren’t quite your father’s car. While that’s not a surprise given the rise in new technology for the automotive sector, what some homeowners may find surprising is the level of technology with items in the garage next to the car — like the lawn equi... More >>


5 tips for mastering your first phone interview
(BPT) - The path to professional success often begins with a phone interview. In fact, 82 percent of HR managers and working professionals say that phone skills are key to both landing a job and maintaining a sustainable career, according to research from TracFone. For those looking to secure their... More >>


Smart cellphone security tips for seniors
(BPT) - Seniors are one of the five groups most at-risk for identity theft, according to a report from U.S. News & World Report. Because your cellphone or smartphone likely contains personal information about you that may include your name, home address, phone number and financial account informati... More >>


Advancements in computer technology: Why you should care
(BPT) - Several years ago, computer chip company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) saw that consumers' needs for technology were changing. As people relied more heavily on their computers for work and entertainment purposes, AMD realized its technology needed to respond to the evolving way that people i... More >>


The one test that can improve your health today
(BPT) - When you provide just one sample of your DNA, researchers are able to use it to learn more about your health history, assess your chances of contracting certain diseases and even gain a better understanding of the importance family history can play in your health outlook. It sounds futurist... More >>


How will you remember the most important moments of your life? [Infographic]
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5 ways to tackle tech trouble today
(BPT) - Your next tech-tastrophy could take many forms. Maybe it’s the quick flash out of your monitor screen, the smoke coming from your printer or that mysterious clunking sound your favorite device keeps making — just because you accidently dropped it one or five times.If you’r... More >>


Are smart homes the key to unlocking relationship woes?
(BPT) - The American dream of owning a home comes with a large dose of reality — the often-overwhelming amount of time, energy and money it takes to maintain a property. Light bulbs burn out, furnaces strain and dishwashers leak.Daily chores like laundry, washing the dishes and vacuuming can ... More >>


Learn from HIV: The importance of finding and sharing HIV information and HIV-related resources online
(BPT) - For many of us, the search for information and advice starts online. Finding content has never been easier, from sports trivia to family recipes, and 41 percent of all internet users search for and share posts from others. But the benefits of social sharing extend beyond receiving “li... More >>








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