(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.
(ARA) - The Olympic Games in London will bring together photojournalists from around the world vying to document the best athletic moments on camera, but most people don't realize the challenge in capturing a great action shot.
(ARA) - Long gone are the days when TVs were a "one size fits all" proposition, when all you really wanted was the right size box for your living room: a picture tube TV with an unassuming appearance, only matched by its archaic remote controller. Today, the game has changed, and the choices of flat-panel HDTVs are almost as diverse as the viewing audience.
(ARA) - When you assemble family and friends to see the video of your latest vacation, do they groan or fall asleep before the end? Here's how to create an exciting video - right at home - that will make everyone sit up and watch.
(ARA) - If you live in a disaster-prone area, you should have a disaster-preparedness kit, but your best friend during a crisis might be your smartphone. You shouldn't count on cellular or Wi-Fi service, or power to charge your batteries during a disaster, but even a partially charged phone can show you how to do CPR, act as a flashlight, or give you access to your insurance documents, if you have the right apps.
(ARA) - Gone are the days when hackers were the weekend enthusiasts you tolerated on the golf course, when viruses were the things that gave you the flu or a cold, and Phish was a popular jam band who served as the inspiration for your favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry's. With the rise of the Internet and electronic devices has come the rise of cyber-related crime.
(ARA) - A vacation full of action and adventure creates fantastic memories that many travelers want to capture "on film" to share with friends and family. But how do you bring back great audio and video footage that captivatingly transports your viewers to your destination?
(ARA) - As Americans' appetites for new gadgets grow, so do our waste lines. But what if your iPad or smartphone or even your gaming system could help you get in shape and stay there? While your smartphone can't double as a dumbbell, all that technology you're lugging around actually can help get and keep you fit.
Taking a cue from those little sample scoops at the ice cream shop, or the free samples at the grocery store, many companies are allowing you to try out their product before you commit to buying. Whether it's a music service or tech support, consumers have many opportunities to get a sample of the product before deciding whether to open their wallets.
(ARA) - With cameras built into smartphones and tablet computers, it's easier than ever to take photos wherever you are and whenever you want. There are also more photography-related apps - or software applications for mobile devices - to help edit, improve, share or store these pictures.
(ARA) - If you can resist the temptation to reach for it while you're behind the wheel, your smartphone can be a great asset as you care for your vehicle. A smartphone can give you instructions for maintenance procedures while you are under the hood, help you find a part that needs fixing and get you to a trusted mechanic quicker and easier than ever before.
(ARA) - Gone are the days of loading the station wagon and heading to the local mall to spend the entire day getting everything the family needs. Today, American shoppers are savvy and smart. They know exactly what they want and how they'll get it. As a result of this fast-paced shopping evolution, the retail environment is transforming, too.
(ARA) - Saving money is a hot topic these days, from television shows about extreme coupon clipping to stores advertising huge savings for specially marked and bulk items.
(ARA) - For most people, it is rare to go a day without going online or using a mobile device. While having access to the information you want and need makes life a lot easier, it's most important to use the Web wisely.
(ARA) - By now, most parents are aware that the entertainment and educational value of the Internet also comes with risks, particularly for children. Protecting children from those risks is a vital concern for any parent whose child uses the web and any web-enabled device.
(ARA) - Some interior design trends are hard to understand. That jagged piece of cement that is supposedly a chair or headache-inducing paint color may look great in the glossy pages of a design magazine, but would average people really want it in their own living room?
The almost infinite number of small clubs and organizations that exists tells you a little something about how people like to spend their free time. After all, when you're passionate about something, you get involved, pitch in and lend a hand. And for each club that exists, there's a group of members that is willing to devote time, money and energy to the group's cause.
Most people who've worked an office job have had the experience of trying to track down a member of the IT staff when their computer isn't working properly. If your company's IT staff works efficiently and has the right tools to do its job, you'll be back online in no time. But unfortunately, many folks have probably had the experience of sitting, waiting and hoping their problem gets sorted out before the working world begins to pass them by.
(ARA) - The summer season is a great time to bring out the big kid toys. Out come the boats, lawn mowers, four wheelers, dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles for plenty of fun and excitement all summer long.
(ARA) - Think going green will cost too much or take too much time? You might be surprised at how much time, energy and money you can save by making a few changes in your home to make it more energy efficient. And don't worry that it will be too much work because some new high tech tools are making it easier than ever.
(ARA) - With warm weather luring us outside for fun outdoor activities, using a digital camera ensures timeless memories with family and friends are captured in a snap. Even with increased smartphone usage, - a recent Consumer Electronics Association report stated that 43 percent of consumers have used a smartphone in the past year to capture images - digital cameras remain the most common devices for capturing photos, with 73 percent having used a digital camera over the same time period.
(ARA) - Communication is the backbone of all businesses - regardless of size or industry. In the modern business environment, the ability to transmit and store information is vital to productivity - and thus, success. But no communication system runs itself - it's the people behind the scenes who ensure that a business thrives. This means huge career potential for individuals who can design, implement, secure and manage communication networks and keep them running smoothly.
Cable and satellite providers know their customers are people on the go. With modern technology advances like mobile TV, DVRs, tablets and streaming television on the Internet at your convenience, TV companies know they need to stay up to date on the latest technology in order to stay relevant in such a competitive market.
(ARA) - Technology professionals continue to be in high demand across a wide array of industries. Health care, technical consulting and computer system design are just a few of the growing career directions grads can choose with a technology degree.
(ARA) - Now more than ever, car buyers are focused on fuel efficiency. At the same time, they have demonstrated no desire to sacrifice performance, safety and style.