The Rise of eSports

Who says video games are a waste of time? Pro Gaming is an estimated $1 Billion industry — and the full force of its economic explosion is yet to strike. Competitive video gaming has evolved into a global phenomenon involving pro leagues, contracted players and millions of dollars in prize money. Here are the facts surrounding the eSport revolution.

Social Media as a Learning Tool

Social media has become an important part of society in the 21st century. It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t have at least one form of social media, whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or even Pinterest. With the youngest Millennials being about 25, there is a new school-age generation that does not remember a time before the internet.

What’s the Best Internet for Gaming?

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  If you’re an online gamer, there are two basic things from your internet service provider: speed and reliability. Are you trying to find the best kind of internet for gaming? What you’re really looking for is internet with the fastest speeds and the most consistent service. Why do I need fast speeds for gaming? When you play online video games, you’re sending large amounts of data between your computer or gaming console and the servers containing the game data. …

Life Advice from Technology

Life Advice from Technology

We talk to people every day so it isn’t really surprising that smart assistants have changed how we interact with technology. Smart assistants such as Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant allow us to ask for what we need – be it check on the weather, find out which gas station is closest, or even tell us a joke. But how do people decide which ones to use? We decided to help out by putting each top smart assistant to the …

Amazon Alexa Skill

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With Alexa, the entertainment opportunities are endless. Make movie night easier than ever by using Alexa for volume control, turning on and off your TV and opening up your favorite streaming service. The best part? You can do it all without leaving the comfort of your couch.

Celebrating 10 Years of Apps: The Story Behind 13 Top Apps

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? For 84% of smartphone owners, it’s firing up their favorite smartphone app. Whether you stream music, scroll through your Instagram feed or check your morning commute, one thing is clear. Apps play an integral role in our daily lives. Apps are big business. It’s projected that by the year 2020, the mobile app industry’s gross annual revenue will exceed $189 billion. Use our interactive chart to visualize …

Data Storage Timeline

Looking at the different ways we store information, especially online data, highlights the progress that has been made with technology. From punch cards to CDs to cloud storage, the timeline models the different types of storage devices, their capacity and when they were created. The evolution of data storage devices indicates the importance of both technology and mobility in relation to storing data and information.  

Adult Learning Directory

Browse over 200+ tech resources for adults. From I.T. to coding to web and graphic design, this resource will allow you to find a class tailored to your interests. With the Adult Learning Directory you can see the duration, difficulty and cost of each class, giving you all the tools you need to make informed decisions.  

Internet Speed Guide

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Is there anything more frustrating than trying to use the internet when you have a slow connection? Streaming movies, playing video games, or chatting overseas can induce a hair-pulling, frustration-filled experience with a slow connection. But is there anything you can do to help it? Now that the internet is almost 30 years old, most people don’t even know the basics about their connection. Terms like ISP, Mbps, 802.11b, latency, bandwidth may sound familiar—you might even remember seeing them on …

How to Set Up a Printer

Printers are great tech accessories that can create hard copies of your computer-designed documents. If you’re ready to install a printer at home, follow these simple steps for a smooth setup process: 1. Open and prepare The very first step in Printer setup is to remove its packaging and sort the necessary parts. Your printer will likely be in a cardboard box with Styrofoam and tape surrounding it for protection. Take it out of the box and set aside the …