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Helpful tips when shopping for tech gifts for the holidays
(BPT) - Today’s holiday wish lists certainly have a lot more digital items than they used to. Whether it’s for school, work or personal use, everyone wants the latest technology. If you’ve started your shopping search already, you know the market is full of different types of devic ...
Simple steps can keep you and your family healthy
(BPT) - Pay attention to the news headlines and you may be wondering if you and your loved ones are safe from unseen perils like germs, bacteria and viruses – even in your home. There are things you can do to protect your health but it’s also good to know where germs linger. Some of thei ...
Helping feed a hungry world [Infographic]
(BPT) - By 2030 humanity will need 30 percent more water, 40 percent more energy, and 50 percent more food to satisfy the needs of the global population. Not only is the global population growing, but the affluent middle class is accountable for most of this growth. What does this mean for the rest ...
Simple tech tools to help reduce holiday stress
(BPT) - The chaos of the holiday season can leave even the most organized person feeling a little hassled. You have to balance your schedule that’s filling up with holiday activities, your to-do lists of gift shopping and getting ready for guests, and your budget that’s struggling with a ...
Keeping Internet-connected devices safe and protected [Infographic]
(BPT) - Learn how smart devices connect and communicate using the different layers and protocols typically used within this ecosystem. Understand how cybercriminals exploit this environment and how you can protect yourself, your data, and your device.
Top technology gifts for a special holiday season
(BPT) - Tech gifts are hot this holiday season, and with all the latest gadgets and upgraded electronic devices, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many wish lists include the best in smart devices.As you get your holiday shopping started, check out these great tech gift ideas that will have your ...
Five tips to protect yourself from cybercrime this shopping season
(BPT) - Experts anticipate the number of cyber threats will increase this holiday season, as shoppers head online and in-store in record numbers to purchase gifts. Consumers should be on alert following this year’s high-profile cyber data breaches at national retailers, yet many are not taking ...
5 simple strategies to shop smarter online this holiday season
(BPT) - ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and the top trend for 2014 is to skip the crowds and long lines and purchase holiday gifts online instead. In fact, the average shopper will do 44 percent of their holiday shopping online, according to the National Retail Federation, spending just ...
How ultrapure water equals ultra-smart electronics [Infographic]
(BPT) - Sixty-three percent of Americans plan to give technology gifts this holiday season, according to a Consumer Electronics Association study. And it’s probably a safe bet that 100 percent of the recipients won’t want to get those electronic devices wet. But did you know that water i ...
Hearing better thanks to smarter technology
(BPT) - Technology has made dramatic improvements in the lives of people of all ages, and the improvements made in hearing technology may be some of the most advanced to occur in the last several years.Just a decade ago, hearing aids were basic amplifiers. Now they’re completely connected with ...
Worried about Ebola? You should be more concerned about these deadly diseases
(BPT) - Ebola has been one of the top headlines in the nation in the second half of 2014, resulting in much discussion among government leaders, community leaders and health-care officials as they determine how to test for and treat the disease on U.S. soil.What many of these headlines are missing a ...
Not just for future scientists: STEM education spurs creativity, teamwork and problem solving
(BPT) - There’s no denying that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is on society’s radar. President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative hosts a yearly STEM-themed science fair at the White House. STEM summer camps are popping u ...
Forever young: 5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life
(BPT) - Listen up, boomers: Do you want to stay active? Vibrant? Socially engaged? Professionally successful? Most of us do.So maybe it's time to do something about your hearing.Chances are, if you're like many baby boomers, you've rocked your way through your fair share of concerts, night clubs, an ...
Research study uncovers small business predictions for 2015
(BPT) - Small business owners can easily get caught up in the December rush. But once the holiday sparkle fades, business owners and entrepreneurs will need to refocus and make decisions likely to impact their business in 2015.Before coming to any conclusions, entrepreneurs should be aware of some b ...
Inside the crystal ball: mobile predictions for 2015
(BPT) - Mobile has certainly come a long way to help connect people with loved ones, improve productivity and simplify daily tasks – with simple swipes or taps, they can instantly locate the best restaurants in town or get directions from point A to point B among other game-changing benefits. ...
Breaking the glass ceiling: Navy offers women exciting career opportunities
(BPT) - For teenage girls debating what they want to do with their lives after high school, the adjectives challenging, exciting, rewarding and empowering may not always be used as part of the discussion. But maybe they should be, because there are many opportunities available for high school gradua ...
Learn about this home improvement that can save you money
(BPT) - For many homeowners the biggest utility bill is electricity. Heating and cooling the home makes up nearly half of electricity costs, but the next biggest source is the water heater. Water heaters can account for up to 25 percent of total household energy use. Taking steps to improve the ener ...
5 tips for achieving better tech-life balance
(BPT) - Is your device your vice? Americans think they are able to easily balance their technology use with their regular activities, but when the numbers are crunched, perception doesn’t match up with reality.One in four Americans report they get stressed out when they’re away from thei ...
Tips for improving your tech-life balance [Infographic]
(BPT) - When it comes to Americans’ tech-life balance, perception is quite different from reality. According to a new survey by Crucial.com, three in four Americans believe that they maintain a healthy tech-life balance but one in four Americans admit to becoming stressed when they go longer t ...
Debunking common computer security myths
(BPT) - All businesses can be susceptible to threats like hackers and computer viruses. Making matters worse is the great deal of misinformation floating around regarding cyber security. The Internet attracts urban legends and computer security isn’t immune from this trend. Many alleged securi ...
Can sharing data make the world a better place?
(BPT) - Cures for disease, increased food production and higher graduation rates are most likely not the first outcomes you associate with big data. Worrisome incidents of data being stolen from major retailers and other businesses that have recently made the news may be more familiar. Those stories ...
Reuse to the rescue: Learn how advanced technology can help combat water scarcity [Infographic]
(BPT) - The demand for water is growing exponentially. According to the United Nations, the world’s population is estimated to grow from 7 billion in 2011 to more than 9.5 billion by 2050. With the increasing demand for food and manufactured goods, there will be even greater pressure on freshw ...
10 scientific innovations from kids that could change the world as we know it
(BPT) - The ideas that will shape the future aren't just coming from high-tech labs and research centers. Creative young minds are dreaming up innovations for a better tomorrow as part of the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program each year. The science competition invites teams of students from ki ...
7 signs it's time to ask IT for a new computer
(BPT) - If your boss hands you a new assignment and tells you to take your time, and you think "What’s the catch?", congratulations - you are officially part of the 21st century workforce. Today’s work environment is go-go-go all the time, and phrases like “take a break” or & ...
Holiday tech tips
(BPT) - Have you ever found yourself wondering if it was appropriate to check your work email during a holiday party? Do you feel guilty about entertaining your kids with technology during the busy holiday season?In a recent survey commissioned by Microsoft, Americans shared their anxieties and conc ...
Chronic kidney disease is on the rise in America. Are you at risk?
(BPT) - How much thought have you given your kidneys lately? Actually, have you ever thought about your kidneys?Your kidneys clean your blood by removing waste and excess fluid, maintain the balance of salt and minerals in your blood, and help regulate blood pressure. When the kidneys become damaged ...
Gift ideas to warm people's hearts and feed their passions
(BPT) - When it comes to finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, don’t be left out in the cold this holiday season. Ideas abound for warming the hearts and feeding the passions of anyone from friends and relatives to party hosts. Here are some ideas to make everyone think you&rsqu ...
Smarter streaming saves energy and cash [Infographic]
(BPT) - The average American spends about five hours per day watching television, and this year more than two-thirds will do so through streaming. As you weigh which streaming option works best for your budget and needs, the EPA suggests you consider two more important factors: energy efficiency and ...
Discover the top technology trends for holiday 2014 and beyond
(BPT) - It’s shaping up to be a high-tech holiday this year, with more money being spent than ever before on consumer electronics gifts like tablets and phones, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. People are anxious to learn about new technologies and are shopping for the perfec ...
High-tech monitoring of digital information keeps America secure
(BPT) - The digital age has made online information widely available both for good and bad purposes. When it comes to the nation’s security, monitoring, tracking, securing and analyzing digital data is a key factor in defending intelligence networks.Creating a line of cyber warfare defense is ...
5 tips for making your vote count on Election Day
(BPT) - With the significant impact elections have on our country, would it be surprising to hear that only 38 percent of eligible Americans voted in the 2010 election? What happened to the other 62 percent of voters?Perhaps it’s an overwhelming amount of information. Or maybe it’s a lac ...
Artful technology: How televisions have become a staple in modern home design
(BPT) - Not long ago, TVs were big, boxy and unattractive. No wonder they were always relegated to the corner of a room, positioned discreetly or masked within large, wooden, entertainment centers to make them fit in an aesthetically pleasing way.Those days are long gone. With the advent of newer te ...
Watching the big game: How television innovations have enhanced the viewing experience [Infographic]
(BPT) - Television has undergone significant innovations since its first public demonstration at the 1939 World’s Fair. From color technology to high-definition, enhancements continue to transform TV’s role as an entertainment and information source for families around the world. But sin ...
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