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Tech Talk

Simple tips to keep busy families organized
Keeping your family organized is harder now than it ever was before. Learn how technology can help you and your family stay ahead of the game.
 
Stopping the drain: Innovative technology helps conserve water throughout the house
Technology and innovation are empowering homeowners to conserve more water and energy throughout the home.
 
Protect kids from dangers lurking online
What parents should know to protect kids from the dangers lurking in the Deep Web.
 
Parents: How to pick the right cost-effective technology device for your child's learning
Parents considering buying a chromebook for their children to use in school should keep these pointers in mind.
 
Turn your home into a smart home with these simple technology upgrades
Homes are more technically advanced than ever before. The good news is that you don't have to be a techie to turn your home into a smart home.
 
New tech devices make the perfect gift for your grad
Learn more about how the latest technology can make a perfect gift for the grad in your life. You'll find out which options are available and the benefits of each technology choice that grads are sure to enjoy.
 
Modern technology rescues backyard pool-time fun
See how the latest technology makes owning a pool and cleaning it easier than ever.
 
To-do list 2.0: How high-tech is making household chores easier than ever
Learn how modern technology can make daily chores easier, freeing up time in today's busy lifestyle.
 
Science and technology giving outdoor power tools a Millennial twist
New battery-powered tools are compact, lightweight and easy to store. They share the flip-of-a-switch appeal of other portable devices. But instead of connecting you to the outside world, these improve the world outside your own back door.
 
Facing brain surgery? Know all your options
Fear is a normal reaction when you've just been told your headaches and blurry vision are symptoms of a brain tumor which is serious enough that you will need treatment. Whether you're facing the prospect of brain cancer or another neurological problem, it's important to face your concern by becoming informed about your condition and all treatment options.
 
No more road rage: How smart cities and driverless cars make life better for everyone
Driverless cars, delivery drones and smart buildings: they all seem like things you'd see in a sci-fi movie. But all those futuristic developments could soon roll onto American roadways, and many Americans overwhelmingly support the changes.
 
Is your technology working for you?
For every new computer, gadget or service there are several different stages of ownership. Unfortunately, the first and happiest phase - the honeymoon - doesn't last forever. Eventually, devices can slow, services get outdated, and in the end, the ailing technology begins to work against you.
 
Learning on the go: How digital learning can help you understand any topic instantly
One of the most active groups of digital learners is adults - a movement that is being driven by the desire for self-improvement and to gain knowledge about a variety of topics of personal interest. Here's what you need to know about this fascinating evolution.
 
Is bracket-busting technology the key to victory?
Each year technology has a greater impact on our lives and that may be most visible in the world of sports. Long-time sports fans have witnessed the advent of new protective equipment, slow motion playbacks and officials using instant replay to determine the correct call in major sporting events all across the country.
 
Entertaining tips and tricks: Do game day right this spring
There are many exciting games during the spring and, unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to catch them all. But you can still have a great time watching from home if you do it the right way. In fact, hosting family and friends to watch the big game is an American tradition. Consider these entertaining tips and tricks so you host a winning party.
 
Stay ahead of cybercriminals: use caution and common sense online
Cybercrime is everywhere these days. It happens in the dead of night, in broad daylight, in homes, hotels, restaurants and airports. The good news, however, is that it doesn't take a computer genius to protect yourself and your family from the proliferation of cyber criminals who are running scams or seeking to steal your identity.
 
Working adults plug into online education
Many working adults begin using technology from the moment their alarm clocks go off. From checking emails on a tablet over morning coffee, to sending out social media posts from a smartphone before they get into the office, technology allows people to be efficient and stay connected anytime, anyplace. This same technology is now playing an important role for individuals seeking alternative learning environments to continue their educations or grow their careers.
 
The new world of business computers
Choice is great, right? It sure is, except when the options leave your head spinning. Businesses have a lot to consider when purchasing computers these days with touch screen laptops, Chromebooks, Windows 8 vs. Windows 7, and choosing between desktop computers, laptops and even tablets.
 
Selecting a cellphone and plan that fits your lifestyle
Whether taking the plunge and joining the smartphone crowd or simply replacing a tired old cellphone, buying a new device takes careful deliberation. From selecting carriers and avoiding contracts to deciding on a type of phone and a specific model, numerous decisions must be made to find the right phone for your life's next adventure.
 
Five tips to make the benefits of working from home work for you
If you've ever gotten up in the morning and dreaded the idea of going out in the cold or sitting in rush hour traffic, you've probably dreamed of working from home. And years ago, that was all it was, a dream.
 
New laws emerge as technology impacts cars and driving
As it relates to public policy, lawmakers may be feeling overwhelmed as they try to keep up with researching, writing and passing legislation to regulate new technologies to maintain public safety or prevent the invasion of privacy. Here is news on some enacted and proposed legislation involving technology and driving.
 
What to consider when upgrading your technology
The holidays are over and if you're left looking at a fruit cake and a room full of white elephant gifts, you're probably thinking it is time to find the perfect present for yourself.
 
Benefits of cochlear implants in older adults go beyond restored hearing
As a private pilot and frequent commercial passenger, John Walkup's hearing worsened over a number of years. But during one memorable airline flight, he suddenly lost most of his hearing, leading to enormous life changes.
 
Cyber warfare and information dominance: maintaining superiority in the Information Age
Today's technological advancements make information both a formidable weapon and a constant threat - to the point that it has evolved into a type of warfare all its own. With this in mind, America's Navy has a community charged with mastering the capabilities, tools and techniques required to effectively collect, process, analyze and apply information.
 
Technology playing a bigger role in what families eat each month
Restaurants play a key role in most family's weekly - and sometimes daily - routine. When families take advantage of a restaurant - either by dining out, taking food to go or ordering delivery - what can they expect on the menu? Increasingly, it's healthier options with a side of technology.
 
Boomers embrace technology to facilitate more graceful aging
Generation X and Millennials get credit for being the most tech-savvy generations, but a growing group of baby boomers are demonstrating that the generation gap has nothing to do with digital know-how. Folks 50 and older are embracing technology to help them age more gracefully than ever.
 
Olympic hopefuls go for gold with virtual school
Thirteen year-old Vincent Zhou is the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Junior Men's National Champion. He dreams of one day representing the United States in the Olympics. Zhou, of Southern California, is a ninth-grader at Capistrano Connections Academy, where, despite his rigorous training schedule, he also excels off the ice, earning straight A's in all subject areas and earning the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence.
 
Get a jumpstart on digital spring cleaning by tackling an overloaded inbox
If you spring clean your home every year, you might want to consider an often forgotten and usually cluttered space - your email.
 
How your car's computers can improve your gas mileage
Your right foot holds the key to better gas mileage. How aggressively you apply the gas or brakes affects how frequently you have to stop for fuel. And driving style is even more important with today's cars as the spread between a vehicle's best and worst mileage may be 10 mpg or more. Here are some tips you can use to improve your gas mileage during the miles ahead, using your car's technology.
 
Get back to basics with your business technology
Technology can do a lot for home offices as well as small and medium-size businesses, but choosing and investing in the appropriate level of technology can sometimes feel overwhelming and time-consuming. Business owners and consumers alike sometimes overspend on technology rather than selecting the right tools to help them improve their productivity while keeping their costs at a minimum.
 
Knowing when to repair or replace three of your home's major systems - the furnace, air conditioner and water heater
If your furnace, air conditioner or water heater is not working properly, you probably notice it long before you actually inspect the appliance itself. You know because those winter mornings are a little too cold, those July days are a little too hot or your morning showers are chillier than normal. All three are signs that these crucial systems are not running as efficiently as they once did.
 
Top apps help keep small-business owners efficient and on the go
With all the buzz surrounding business use of "cloud computing," you might think the concept of conducting business anywhere - on the road, in the board room, on a soccer field or in the gym - was a new one. But small-business owners (SBOs) have been working on the go for decades. The arrival of mobile apps has just made things a little easier for them.
 
Top 2014 home improvement trends: smart homes and home automation
From smartphones to smart cars, technology is transforming virtually every aspect of our busy lives. Technologies not only make life easier while on the go, but new options are quickly simplifying life at home as well. Some experts are predicting 2014 will be the year of the smart home. Home automation is a top home improvement trend, making the Jetsons' futuristic lifestyle more realistic than ever before.
 
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