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(BPT) - A flash of lighting, a loud clap of thunder and BOOM! Suddenly everything goes dark and you know the power in your home is officially out.

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(BPT) - When it comes to the latest technology, you can never have too many options. And for tech lovers, there is nothing like the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which takes place Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas.

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(BPT) - Radiation — it’s not something most people think about very often, and when they do, their thoughts usually turn to radiation's effects as they are portrayed in the movies. These being namely that exposure to radiation will either turn them into a hideous monster or a superhero.

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(NewsUSA) - The phrase 'six degrees of separation,' suggests that only a minuscule measurement is what divides one person from another. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) has decreased those degrees dramatically, connecting us not only to each other, but to everything from our fitness track…

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(BPT) - Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know how technology is revolutionizing everyday life. But do …

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(BPT) - Predicting the future can be a Herculean task in its own right, but when it comes to forecasting the growth of urban areas across the globe, research points strongly toward some new truths. One, urban areas will continue to grow. Two, with continued development of “smart’ technologie…

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(BPT) - The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today’s universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. We have seen the digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such as compu…

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(BPT) - Many companies recognize that attracting and retaining top employee talent can result in a significant cost savings because employee turnover can result in productivity loss and involve additional expenses associated with hiring and training new employees. An employee parting ways ma…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—Long gone is the time when customer purchase patterns were streamlined and predictable. Today’s shoppers are smarter, and there are multiple forces at work, including social media and paid advertising, which constantly influence customer decisions. Knowing your customers’ likes and d…

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(NAPSI)—Has holiday spending left you feeling burned out? This holiday season—and any time of year—you can give (and get) a lot of joy for not a lot of money if you consider a few simple, smart tricks.

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(BPT) - Growing up, we’re constantly taught to play well with others. Did you know that skill might actually help you land a job? Nearly 80 percent of employers seek candidates who work well on a team, according to a National Association of College and Employers report. From automotive engin…

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(BPT) - With new game consoles, mobile devices and interactive experiences arriving just in time for the holidays, video games are certain to make the “most wanted” list for gamers of all ages. With so many choices, parents can sometimes feel a little overwhelmed trying to decide which games…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—If you are one of the 34 million informal caregivers in the U.S. today, it may be wise to look beyond such things as a better diet for a New Year’s resolution and consider some new methods to help relieve stress related to caring for a loved one. Caregiving is a very important job bu…

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(BPT) - It’s a common refrain: technology is killing our relationships. Couples have swapped date night for Netflix binging. They Candy Crush their way through an intimate conversation. They’ve replaced long walks on the beach with an all-out Facebook investigation into their friend’s cute n…

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(BPT) - Whether you’re paying for a meal, signing up to play a game on your smartphone or withdrawing money from your bank, your information is at risk. In 2016 alone, 873 data breaches exposed more than 29.8 million records containing potentially sensitive information, according to the Iden…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, show that you have the gift for giving with the latest in mobile innovation from Lenovo—the new Moto Z family and Moto Mods.

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(BPT) - With a forecasted value of $82 billion for 2017, video games are hotter than ever. With new technologies, classic characters and interactive worlds that become more lifelike every day, there is plenty to be excited about when it comes to video games in the new year. So whether you’re…

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(BPT) - As a small business owner, you do it all: the books, marketing, customer service, product, inventory and — oh yes — tech support. In fact, small and microbusiness owners are more likely to shoulder all tech tasks for their firms, according to a study by the National Small Business As…

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(BPT) - The holidays have always been the elf’s time to shine. Decorating, wrapping, toy making—it’s what traditional holiday helpers spend all year prepping for. But in a world of online shopping, on-the-go recipe planning and streaming carols, a smartphone and wireless plan actually does t…

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(NAPSI)—Electricity is something that many take for granted, but without it, we wouldn’t be able to go about our everyday routines. That’s why electric companies work so hard to maintain the power grid. Today, electric companies are exploring a new way to protect the grid from any disruption…

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(NewsUSA) - It's called "tech neck." But to really understand the stress you're putting on your neck every time you look down at some wireless device -; think texting, for example -; just imagine four 15-pound bowling balls sitting atop your head.

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—The United States has been battling a STEM skills gap over the past decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, where technology has advanced faster than the knowledge and skill level of companies and employees. To help fill this gap, employees must stay up-to-date on the la…

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(NewsUSA) - Once again, tech is topping lots of wish lists. We've all been there. You unwrap your wanted new tech, but before you can use your exciting new gift, there's usually some assembly or setup required. The setup is a major source of frustration for nearly a third of consumers recent…

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(BPT) - It’s no secret sleep is critical to one’s overall health and well-being. We’ve all heard getting six to eight hours of sleep is recommended, but busy work schedules and ongoing personal commitments make it difficult to make sleep a priority. So how can you ensure you’re getting quali…

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(BPT) - Thousands of Americans who are in the process of building their own home, or simply looking into it, are faced with hundreds of different questions. Granite or quartz countertops? Neutral or bold colors? Tile or hardwood flooring? And those questions are just the tip of the iceberg.

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(BPT) - Holiday shopping, paying bills and making deposits, sending digital greetings and invitations, looking up recipes, gathering holiday decorating ideas — let’s face it, you’re going to be super busy this holiday season and much of that extra activity is going to take place online.

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(BPT) - Your smartphone, your tablet, your computer – they are some of your most important and most used possessions. They are the daily tools you use for research, to connect with others and make purchases. You take them everywhere and fill them with your important, personal information.

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(BPT) - With the rise of mobile devices, you might wonder what the future holds for desktop computers. While the total number of mobile users surpassed desktop users around 2014, the number of people still using desktops might surprise you. The desktop is alive and well, and a new crop of ta…

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(BPT) - Does the phrase "relaxing holiday season" seem far out of reach? If it does, you’re not alone. There’s plenty to do during the holidays: there are gifts to buy, parties to host, work to finish and travel plans to make. With a hectic schedule, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This year,…

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(NewsUSA) - As energy costs rise, the "green" movement and conservation efforts have become popular topics. Energy-saving recommendations appear daily in the media, and consumers are being offered subsidies or state and federal tax credits to encourage the purchase of more efficient applianc…

(StatePoint) The latest model smartphones are a big financial investment, whether you opt for the Apple iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. But there’s good news for those with butter fingers. Water-resistance is the new industry standard, reveals a new study.

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(BPT) - Out with the old and in with the new is a common theme during the holidays. Couple that with the breakneck pace of technology these days and the old in your home is probably a lot more digital than it has been in the past. Now you’ve got to make some room because your wish list is lo…

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(BPT) - New vehicles are packed full of the latest and greatest technology. Among their many capabilities, today’s vehicles can automatically apply brakes to avoid collisions, maintain a designated following distance behind the car ahead of it and maneuver the vehicle back into its lane if t…

(StatePoint) The holiday season is a great time to indulge loved ones or yourself with a mobile device upgrade. However, keep in mind that a high-quality device doesn’t necessarily need to be brand new, particularly if you are on a budget.

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever expected a package that seemed to never arrive, you may be a victim of package theft-and you’re not alone. Some 11 million U.S. homeowners have been victim to package theft within this past year, according to a new study from August Home. The study, Package Theft Repor…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—If you’re ever the parent, spouse or child of someone in the military, a military member yourself or a veteran, you may be glad to know a guide to important resources and services to make life easier can be in the palm of your hand.

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(NAPSI)—With every passing year, technology continues to expand and transform the way we communicate and operate, especially in the workplace. Today’s workers need all the capabilities of applications to go with them wherever they are and mobile devices enable them to do that.

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(BPT) - Hispanic consumers are increasingly reliant on mobile devices to navigate everyday life. In an average day, many even admit to interacting with their smartphone more than anyone else. This digital lifestyle also extends to how they manage their finances, as a vast majority turn to mo…

(StatePoint) Let’s face it; your phone is your lifeline. But it’s also a fragile device that could be ruined with one misstep. Help everyone in the family take better care of their smartphones with the following tips you can rely on at home, around town and even on an outdoor adventure.

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(BPT) - Whether you’re a first-time or experienced homebuyer, chances are a good portion of your real estate journey will take place online. In fact, four in 10 homebuyers start their house-hunting with an online search, according to the National Association of REALTORS. It’s easy to underst…

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(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the over 64 million adults age 60 and older in the U.S., here’s a resource you need to know about: the Eldercare Locator. Funded by the Administration on Aging, a part of the Administration for Community Living, it’s the National Association …

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(BPT) - For entrepreneurs and small businesses owners, the holiday season offers an incredible opportunity to boost sales and increase the bottom line. Just like how the early bird gets the worm, starting holiday promotions early will position your business for optimum growth.

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(NewsUSA) - These days, there are a several ways to get your company's message out -- if you have the dollars to pay for it. The problem is that small, niche companies need the same exposure (if not more) than the Fortune 500 companies, but are hamstrung by limited resources.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There are few topics that cause as much heated debate and passion as sports -- especially football. And in this digital age, mobile technology only enables such zeal -- which is probably why sports apps are arguably one of the most popular ways to keep up with a …

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(NAPSI)—At the end of 2013, SAP Software Solutions reported that there were more mobile devices on Earth than people. That’s a staggering statistic, especially when you take into account the large number of cyberattacks that happen every day. The world is more connected than ever and people …

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(BPT) - “What’s your favorite scary movie?”

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(BPT) - Today’s high school and college students rely on technology for a lot more than entertainment and socializing; their devices are vital for their academic success. With the right tech in hand, young adults are primed to work and study more efficiently.

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(BPT) - The evolution of American families and their changing lifestyles is a popular topic these days. As family dynamics and lifestyles morph, they drive a change in home design. Aside from the enduring presence of a TV and seating, today’s living room looks and functions very differently …