Category: Noteworthy (page 2 of 58)

Spring Forward for Daylight Saving Time

The clock will jump forward an hour for most Americans on Sunday, March 10 — at 2 a.m. to be exact. The annual change allows people to have an extra hour of daylight after their work or school activities in the warmer months. But it can... Read More

Skype for Web is live for Chrome and Edge browsers only

Microsoft’s Skype for Web refresh is here, meaning Chrome and Edge users no longer need to use the service’s standalone app to get access to features such as HD video calling and call recording. The service has also received a... Read More

Why Trying To “Beat The Train” Is Not Worth The Risk

Trains are exciting and fun for many reasons: The size, the speed, the sounds. But railroad tracks and train crossings can be dangerous as well. Here are some train and railroad safety tips to help keep your family safe near tracks and... Read More

How to Prevent Freezer Burn

You stock up on steaks during a winter sale. You wait 4 months for grilling season. You eagerly extract the steaks from the freezer—only to find that they’re brown and shriveled. That, dear reader, is the heartbreak of freezer burn. Freezer... Read More

US music fans spend more money on vinyl, CDs than iTunes downloads

CNET reports, “Digital downloads, typified by the 99 cent iTUNES tracks that ruled the music industry as recently as four years ago, now make less money for U.S. labels than CDs and vinyl records.”  The surprise data shows... Read More

Ways to improve your sound quality

While everyone agrees that high-quality audio will benefit a podcast, not everyone can afford to purchase expensive podcasting equipment or to upgrade their current equipment. If that’s you, we have good news! There’s a way to improve the... Read More

Physical Changes That Happen When You Smile

Many people go to the dentist not just because they want good oral health, but also because having a great smile is a good confidence booster and makes them more likely to smile more often.  But it also impacts those who see that dazzling... Read More

The Momo Challenge is a Hoax

The Momo Challenge is the latest viral challenge that targets children in the name of self-harm. Following in the horrifying footsteps of previous online attacks on young and impressionable viewers, like Slenderman and the Tide Pod Challenge, the... Read More

Are Third-Party Advertisers Bad?

Third-party advertisements are ads hosted on regular content websites by another provider. This helps the host website to collect revenue and helps businesses to deliver advertisements to their chosen target market. In reality, there are actually... Read More

Quality water filters = clean healthy ice and water

Shop online for a refrigerator water filter, and you’ll notice a big price range for what seems to be the same filter.   At the high end are brand-name water filters offered by the refrigerator manufacturer—Kenmore, Whirlpool, Samsung, LG,... Read More

Twice as many teens share music via texting versus their #music streaming service.

This comprehensive study is based upon both a national survey of parents and teens, and also video ethnography of how these two very important groups interact with music, the radio, and each other. Among the presentation highlights are the... Read More

The Green Book: Travel is Fatal to Prejudice

Green Book, this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, was loosely based on the true story of a friendship between an African-American concert pianist, Dr. Don Shirley, and his Italian-American driver and bodyguard, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga—a... Read More

Can Digital Compete with TV-Like Numbers?

We may all be addicted to our phones, and we surely have NO IDEA how that is changing our cognitive functions, our relationship to our community, let alone how it will reshape our relationship to content in a long-term way. But here is something we do... Read More

What’s at the top of the buying list for college students?

Starting college is a big deal and making sure students have everything they need ahead of time is essential to make the transition frustration-free. There’s nothing worse than realizing that something essential has been left at home. Categorize... Read More

Streaming services expedite demise of satellite TV giants

Satellite TV is dying more quickly than Wall Street thought. Cheap streaming services from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and YouTube are spurring surprisingly steep customer losses at Dish Network and DirecTV, the nation’s dominant satellite... Read More

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