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Posted in: app, education, entertainment, technology
07.02.2015
For many Americans, Independence Day not only represents a commemorative holiday celebrating U.S. history, it also means parades, fireworks, family gatherings — and sometimes road trips. A wide array of websites and online resources are available to help with all of these pursuits. Here are a few highlights: Independence Day Learning....
Posted in: app, health care, technology
07.01.2015
Fitness trackers, such as Fitbit, and other wearable health monitoring devices are helping many Americans steer a healthier course, including keeping tabs on calories, activity, sleep and more. Now, these technologies are being utilized to assess “minute-by-minute” health information to better inform the work of researchers and drug...
Posted in: broadband adoption, broadband benefits, broadband service providers, consumers, reports and studies, technology
06.30.2015
Over the past several years, Internet and computer technology have evolved at a rapid rate as evidenced by the proliferation of devices and technological applications. Meanwhile, adoption across age, geography and other demographics has grown exponentially. Since 2000, the Pew Research Center has conducted 97 national surveys of U.S. adults...
Posted in: app, Internet of Things, reports and studies
06.29.2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its relative infancy but is already signaling considerable growth and broad-ranging impact, according to the new “State of IoT 2015 Global Developer Study” conducted by the software company Progress. Where do the key IoT opportunities and challenges lie? Here are key takeaways from developers...
Posted in: employment, reports and studies, technology
06.26.2015
As Internet-based technologies and electronic devices have gained widespread adoption and penetrated businesses across the U.S., the way Americans work is fundamentally changing. Today, collaboration is not only manifested through in-person meetings; it also takes place virtually. A recent Wired magazine article notes that services such as HipChat...
Posted in: app, reports and studies, technology
06.25.2015
U.S. travel and tourism is a robust industry. In 2014 alone, the industry contributed $458 billion to the nation’s gross national product. It also supported more than 5.3 million direct jobs, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. In every step of modern travel, technology is playing a pivotal role — from booking...
Posted in: technology
06.24.2015
As Congress continues to examine electronic health record (EHR) usability, interoperability and privacy concerns, recent research from Brookings suggests databases using this technology are contributing a number of positive impacts. The analysis, which focuses on medical providers, indicates that while having an EHR system in place is a start, it...
Posted in: employment, industry news, Lifeline Program, reports and studies, technology
06.23.2015
While the tech jobs’ boom may be benefitting college-educated blacks and Hispanics, according to new findings from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), “progress remains slow for women even though they represent 47 percent of the workforce,” said Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. “It’s safe to say...
Posted in: app, consumers, entertainment, reports and studies, technology
06.22.2015
Today, consumers have an abundant array of apps to choose from that span education, entertainment, health, travel, e-commerce and much more. As of May 2015, approximately 1.5 million app choices were available for Android users and there were 1.4 million options in Apple’s App Store. According to a recent Nielsen report focusing on the...
Posted in: app, technology
06.19.2015
The tradition of honoring fathers is often commemorated with cards, remembrances and gifts. Technology and Internet-based offerings make a wide array of acknowledgements easy, even for last-minute shoppers. Here are a few ways to pay respects to Dad this Sunday: Personalized Cards. JibJab features a wide range of customizable Father’s Day...