Hometown Heroes: Top community colleges for a tech career

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News flash: college is expensive. Statistics from the College Board show that tuition prices have increased dramatically over the past few decades. The country’s student loan debt has ticked past $1.4 trillion, and this number continues to rise by $2,858 every second. For an increasing number of students, a 4-year degree simply isn’t the best option. But college cost isn’t … Read More

2017 Best Cities for Young IT Professionals

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Another spring graduation is in the books, and that means one thing: you did it! You aced your finals and defended your thesis. You made great friends and unforgettable memories. Now, you’re ready to bring everything you learned on campus into the real world. But where to start? According to personal finance experts at The Balance, it takes college graduates … Read More

8 Tech-First Libraries from Ohio to Oregon

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The advent of the internet has given us many things — cat videos, Instagram filters, instantaneous pizza delivery. But most importantly, the internet has revolutionized the way we access information. These days, Wikipedia is the de facto encyclopedia, and Google turns up search results faster than you can say “Dewey Decimal System.” So, what happens to libraries in the digital … Read More

Top 12 cities to launch your tech startup

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So you want to start a tech business. The three most important factors to consider? Location, location, location. No, this isn’t a real estate scheme. There’s a lot more to launching a startup than picking out office space. But location is certainly something to think about if your plans are bigger than your parents’ basement. That’s why we went searching … Read More

4 Technology Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2017

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This is the year. You’ll kick that bad habit. You’ll save more and spend less. You’ll try that crazy soup cleanse. Whatever your goals, January 1st brims with promise. New year, new you, right? Turns out that once the ball drops on Times Square, it’s tough to make those resolutions stick. While 2017 may not be the year you fall … Read More

5 Essential Apps for Working Smarter Remotely

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Whether you’re a telecommuter, a business traveler, or merely take the occasional sick day, knowing the right apps and services can make working remotely much smoother. Get friendly with these five must-have resources, and you’ll be ready for whatever your work life throws at you.   Lugging a full-size scanner around isn’t super convenient. Thankfully, Scanner Pro can do the … Read More

2 Major Social Media Security Threats (and 3 Prevention Tips)

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It seems legit. It’s an official-looking message from a social media network. There’s been a security breach (hey, they’re in the news). The company suggests users switch to a stronger password, ASAP. No one wants their Twitter hacked or credit card information stolen from Facebook, right? The fear of being hacked or scammed runs strong on the internet. Social media, … Read More

5 Parental Controls made for the Digital Age

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The internet is a nearly infinite source of content, some of which may not be safe or appropriate for children. Take a look at these five parental controls you can use to monitor your children’s online activity — and protect them from seeing something they shouldn’t.

Do TV Streamers Fly Under Nielsen Ratings’ Radar

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Do you binge on Master Chef? Hooked on Hollywood Game Night? Can’t get enough of Limitless? Viewers in the Internet Age pledge allegiance to shows with faithful streaming and tweeting. But how does this On Demand environment affect TV ratings? In our age of data harvesting, streaming carries surprisingly little weight as networks stick with an old-school barometer for life-giving … Read More

The Connectivity Gap

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Low-income families without high-speed internet access face significant disadvantages at school and in the job search process. Here’s what government agencies are doing about it.   The internet dominates the digital era, and access to this service has never been more important. Across the U.S. and around the world, people use the internet to stream entertainment, find and apply for … Read More