(NAPSI)—Crafters and hobbyists are raving about the new ScanNCut machine from Brother International Corporation—the world’s first home and hobby cutting machine with the amazing versatility of a 300 DPI built-in scanner. Watch your scanned images, photos and even hand-drawn sketches come alive as the ScanNCut turns them into unique cutting designs without the need or expense of a computer, software or pricey cartridges.
(NAPSI)—If you have regular conference calls at work, you know how frustrating, time consuming and expensive they can be. It’s a simple concept, yet major teleconferencing services still haven’t been able to fix the outdated aspects that make regular teleconferences so difficult. Work is about getting things done, and with the state of conference calling today, that isn’t always easy.
(BPT) - What will be the world’s next big innovation? Whether it’s a cure for a disease that has plagued the world for generations or a new tool that makes life easier, one thing is for sure: science and technology will play a role in its creation.
(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you can have gift-giving well in hand—when you give handmade, personalized gifts.
(BPT) - The school year is in full swing, and shopping for pens, pencils and notebooks is already a memory. In addition to these traditional supplies, many of today’s students have another tool – often underutilized – to help them succeed the in classroom: their smartphones and tablets.
(BPT) - The garage door’s role in the home has changed dramatically over the last 30 years and most people don’t realize it. Consider this: garage door openers have been installed in 35 million homes across the United States, making them one of the most widely used appliances. In fact, more than 70 percent of today’s homeowners use their attached garage as their main entrance to their home.
(BPT) - Not that long ago, finding a diesel car or truck - a truck with fewer than 18 wheels, anyway - on an American highway was about as rare as an icy road in July. Not so today. The era of dirty, smelly and noisy diesel vehicles has gone the way of the 8-track tape player, clearing a path for high-profile and increasingly popular diesel sedans, SUVs and pickup trucks.
(BPT) - The shiny paint. The new car smell. Many aspects about buying or leasing a new vehicle can excite your senses.
The holiday season is always an exciting time for gamers. This year is particularly interesting with the launch of two new gaming systems – Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, as well as a long list of titles gamers everywhere are feverishly waiting to play, including “Watch Dogs,” “Assassin’s Creed IV” and “Battlefield 4.”
(BPT) - It’s no secret that technology has changed how we live. From tablets and streaming video, to big data analytics and network security, we live in a digital world that impacts us every minute of every day. However, technology not only improves the way we live and work in the present, but also offers great opportunity for the future.
(BPT) - While election politicking dominated the top 10 searches of 2012, this year people were a little starry-eyed when it comes to online searching. Miley Cyrus (No. 1) came into our lives like a wrecking ball and dethroned Kim Kardashian (No. 2) to become Yahoo's most searched person in 2013.
(BPT) - We sit on our smartphones, toss them into a purse and sometimes, quite accidentally, douse them in the toilet. And that doesn’t include what grimy-fingered kids do to smartphones as they play games. Generally, we are not very nice to the technology that has become central to our lifestyles.
(BPT) - Tablets are clearly today’s hot tech device: shipments will reach 184 million units in 2013 alone, estimates Gartner, an information technology research company. If you don’t already own a tablet, it’s very possible you might receive an iPad, Kindle or Nexus as a holiday gift. Knowing a few tricks to get the most out of your new mobile device will ensure it helps streamline your life both at work and at home.
(BPT) - Looking back on 2013, billions of Internet searches from around the world reveal it was a year of American songs, superhero movies, social media love, high-end designer brands, controversial sports stars, European getaways and fierce women.
(NAPSI)—According to a recent survey conducted by Nielsen, 72 percent of consumers prefer to shop online via their mobile device or computer versus shopping in stores.
(NAPSI)—Photos on your phone are fine, but many would agree that getting top-quality prints—at no cost—is even better.
More and more people are connecting with work and family while on the go. The availability of different apps for smartphones makes it possible to conduct business, make lists, schedule meetings and contact family members when a change of plans occurs, all while sitting in an office meeting, waiting for an appointment or heading home on the bus.
(BPT) - A practice that was once frowned upon, many schools are now encouraging students to bring their own tablets, smartphones and notebook computers into the classroom to improve student learning opportunities. With the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, many parents are wondering how they can ensure their child has the most appropriate technology to help them succeed. The upcoming holiday season is a great opportunity to find the right device for your child.
(StatePoint) Many parents may be considering tablets, laptops or smartphones as holiday gifts. Indeed, more than 85 percent of American kids now have mobile devices, and this number is on the rise. And they don’t just use them for games, movies and Facebook. They use them for homework, to collaborate on school projects, and some even are integrated into classrooms.
(BPT) - With all of the advancements in home entertainment technology, there are now more options than ever to watch movies at home or on the go that fit your budget and lifestyle.
(BPT) - Finding unique gifts for family and friends can be a daunting task. Instead of spending days scouring boutiques for that one-of-a-kind present, many smart gift-givers are turning to a new technology called 3-D printing.
(BPT) - Consumers often associate holiday shopping with long lines, crowded stores and overpriced goods. In recent years, many have turned to e-commerce as an easier alternative – holiday shopping without the headache. This year e-commerce sales are projected to reach $262 billion, a 13-percent increase over 2012.
(BPT) - Have a holly, jolly, high-tech holiday – and in case you didn’t hear – it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Some of the season’s hottest tech gifts are more affordable than ever this year.
(BPT) - While the Great Recession convinced many big corporations to improve efficiency and reduce spending, small businesses have historically known the value of operating “lean and mean.” Many have never had another option, and have always had to accomplish more with less. Fortunately, technology is making it easier than ever for small-business owners to work smarter and more efficiently – and continue growing their businesses.
(ARA) – In today’s technically advanced world, radical groups and rogue states don’t just use guns and bombs to attack our country and allies; they use technology and information too. The need to defend against these cyber attacks has spurred an evolution in the field of Information Warfare – and generated exciting, meaningful career opportunities for a new generation of men and women who want to serve their country.
(ARA) – Whether it’s a disagreement among friends, a conflict at work or a face-off between family members, no one likes to be in the middle. Yet that’s exactly where millions of Americans live, these days: between two generations of loved ones that need their time and attention.
(NewsUSA) - Let's take a poll: have you ever dropped your cell phone in the toilet? Perhaps it was a sink full of dishes, a bowl of soup or a puddle. Either way, you've probably done it, and you're not alone.
(NAPSI)—Good news for teachers and those with a thirst for knowledge: A social learning company that has helped to prepare students for success in higher education has created a new social media learning platform meant to help anyone learn something new.
(NewsUSA) - Shopping for school supplies isn't what it used to be. Sure, kids still need notebooks, binders and pens -- but they won't survive without the latest technology either, namely a computer.
(NAPSI)The Internet has changed the way Americans communicate, work, shop, play games and access information. However, research indicates one in four Americans have access to a residential Internet service, but have not purchased it. Its hard to believe, but while the majority of America is online, many low-income families and their children remain at a disadvantage because they dont have a computer or Internet service at home.
(ARA) – Serving nutritious meals, ensuring everyone gets enough sleep and physical activity, helping kids navigate the emotional challenges of growing up – parents have a lot to think about when it comes to keeping their kids healthy. Over the past decade, one more concern has emerged, and it’s gaining in importance: teaching children how to live a healthy digital life.
(NAPSI)—Balancing work and family is a familiar challenge for many parents, but when you add college classes to the mix it can become a real juggling act.
(NewsUSA) - When it comes to storing digital music files, people are often confronted with the dilemma of choosing which type of operating platform to use. In many cases, people find themselves stuck in the "i-opoly" -- the monopoly-style hold of Apple's iTunes on digital music -- of the digital-media world. Worse yet, users find that their digital music use is limited to certain devices based on their operating systems.
(NewsUSA) - The film industry has the ability to adapt like no other, weaving social media and viral videos into marketing campaigns with ease and -- more importantly -- success by way of dollar signs.
(NewsUSA) - When YouTube first made its Internet debut in 2005, no one could have predicted the global affect it would have for musicians or record labels.
(ARA) – Today we tend to take for granted the technological advances that many of us use to see each day - light, thin, stylish prescription eyeglasses that correct our vision so we can live life to the fullest. But imagine what your life would have been like a hundred years ago if you couldn’t see clearly. Your options were to either simply live with the debilitating condition or wear rudimentary spectacles that allowed you to see clearly straight ahead, but limited your peripheral vision.
(ARA) - Video and Web conferencing have been around for decades, but the quality of the video and audio has proved disappointing and frustrating due to technology glitches and overall poor performance.
(ARA) – Have you ever casually surfed the Web, answered a friendly chat or responded to a curious email only to have it lead to major computer trouble? With virus, spam and phishing technology more sophisticated than ever, computer threats can be hidden in devious places. Are you making common computing mistakes without even knowing it?
(ARA) - As the summer comes to an end and students begin preparing for the new school year, tech gadgets are one of the must-have items on any shopping list.
If you tuned into the games this summer, you saw all sorts of sophisticated new gear to help the athletes perform their best. These elite competitors relied on the most up-to-date, cutting-edge equipment and clothing to help them swim, bike and run faster - even if it was only to shave off a mere thousandth of a second.
(ARA) - Moving to rural Oklahoma from Denver, presented Mike Thomas new challenges in connecting to the online world. As a small business manager who works from home, Thomas grew increasingly frustrated with his poor Internet connection. Because he no longer had access to a reliable high-speed Internet connection, tasks that once took seconds to complete in his previous suburban home turned into several frustrating minutes at his new location.
(ARA) - Just 30 years ago, textbooks, paper and pencils were the main supplies college students needed. In today's digital world, where more teachers are using technology to deliver a better learning experience, college-bound students need to equip themselves with the latest technology to make the most of their college experience and give themselves an academic edge. But how do students and parents know which technologies can get the job done, and how can they best use them to their advantage?
(NAPSI)—Picture this: You can view, edit and share your favorite photographs and videos on your favorite gaming device.
(NewsUSA) - You know we've become a nation that insists on being "connected" at all times when even your grandmother is texting. Phones ... email ... the Internet. We want it all, and we want it now.
(ARA) - There's nothing quite as exciting as going on vacation - whether for adventure or relaxation. The promise of seeing new sights, tasting new flavors and spending time with loved ones is something we look forward to all year long. Research shows that taking a vacation boosts happiness and is actually good for your health. And sharing the experience with family or friends can enhance that benefit even more.
(ARA) - Applications for smartphones and tablets are everywhere today. And more than ever, people are using these applications to save time and money while finding that perfect product to enhance their busy lives.
Even when you're having fun on vacation, sometimes you long for the comforts of home. Or if you're on the road for business and not for pleasure, you may wish that after a long day of work, you had access to your favorite show on DVD to unwind. The good news is with new mobile TV options, you don't have to worry about missing that particular piece of home anymore.
(ARA) - More than 4 billion videos are viewed each day on YouTube, according to statistics from the online video site. This means it's a great place for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their work to a large, international audience. However, only 30 percent of all YouTube videos get 99 percent of the views on YouTube, according to media-monitoring authority Cision.
(ARA) - Thirteen-year old diver Jordan Windle is nicknamed "Little Louganis," because his diving style is so reminiscent of his idol, Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis. Windle, a seventh grader at Indiana Connections Academy - and the youngest diver who competed to represent the U.S. in the London Olympics this summer - is being mentored by Louganis.
The idea of the mobile office has gained traction across a wide variety of industries, and for some, it's already the new standard of doing business. While being able to work from any location and across global time zones opens up exciting new opportunities, it also brings with it new challenges and concerns for employees, business owners and IT departments. Chief among those is how to manage the security of mobile devices - and the networks that enable mobile connectivity - that are central to conducting business on the go.