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Protect Your Personal Security Online

SplashData, an online security specialist, compiles an annual list of the most common (read worst) passwords in use. The most common passwords include 123456, password, qwerty, iloveyou and abc123. If you are using a simple password like these, you are taking big chances with online security. And since about half of us intermix work files […]

Verizon Opens Destination Store in Chicago

In the world of smartphone retailers, it wasn’t that long ago that Verizon was the top dog. A partnership with the television station The WB gave it the chance to hook shoppers at a young age. They wanted the same phones that they saw their favorite actors using on their favorite shows, and they rushed […]

5 Characters to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, you should be thankful for video games and the characters that have emerged from this wonderful art form since its inception. Video games have become a power player in American culture, and a 2013 ESA report found that 58 percent of Americans play video games. With so many video games out there and […]

Keeping Internet-connected devices safe and protected [Infographic]

(BPT) – Learn how smart devices connect and communicate using the different layers and protocols typically used within this ecosystem. Understand how cybercriminals exploit this environment and how you can protect yourself, your data, and your device.    

Start your day smart [Infographic]

(BPT) – Smart technology has a big impact on your day-to-day life. How big? The following infographic can show you just how smart technology can improve efficiency in your home, offering you options and saving you money.  

Five ways to save big money on your cellphone bill

(BPT) – Cellphone plans these days can top $100 or even $200 a month, once you include the cost of data. That’s a lot of cash just to stay connected. Fortunately, consumers can take a few easy steps to slash their bills – without sacrificing quality. 1. Switch to a no-contract provider            You can cut […]

Man’s best digital friend? [Infographic]

(BPT) – Move over, Fido. Man has a new best friend. Americans have redefined their relationships with television, seeing their TV less as an entertainment device and more as a companion, according to a new national consumer study. Findings show that 60 percent of American consumers leave the TV on whether they are actively watching […]

Are You into Motorcycles? Meet the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

Motorcycles and everything about them can start out as a hobby, but if you start riding and racing them, you can easily get hooked and then it becomes a passion. From the motorcycle riding gear to the quickness of the machine, everything about a motorcycle becomes a thrill. And that’s just for a regular ole’ […]