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The Rise of Cable TV – A History of TV Entertainment

The invention of the television is arguably one of the most significant technological advancements of the 20th century and perhaps of all time. The ability to transmit video signals across large distances has opened so many doors, bringing entertainment, news,...

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How to Keep Your Children Safe When Watching TV

Parenting has always been about striking a balance between protecting children and giving them the freedom to explore the world, find themselves, and establish their independence. While this has never been an easy task, it seems like a much harder one today, with...

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How to Build the Ultimate Home Theater

While the cinema is still the best place to experience a major motion picture, there are many reasons to avoid theaters. Aside from safety concerns about COVID-19, meaning many theaters are closed as we write this, there's also the price of tickets and concessions....

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The 7 Best TVs For 2020

The television is a cornerstone of the modern home. The room in which it's placed is often the room where we spend most of our time, and lots of events, from live sports to movie nights, take place around the TV. It's completely understandable to want the best of the...

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The Seven Best TV Antennas for 2020

When most of us think of television antennas, our memories conjure images of weekends at our grandparents' house, fussing with the "rabbit" ears to make sure the Saturday cartoons were clear enough to enjoy. They feel like ancient relics banished to the annals of...

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The Most Watched Cable Shows During COVID-19

Whether you've been forced home because of an office closure or a lay-off, there are few of us out there who aren't watching more T.V. as a result of the mitigation measures put in place to fight Covid-19. After all, what else is there to do? With many places closed,...

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Internet Safety Tips For Teenagers

Today's teenagers are the first generation to be considered true digital natives, meaning they have grown up with the internet and feel very comfortable using it in a wide variety of settings. Besides, it also means that it's pretty tough, if not impossible, to keep...

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How To Set Up Your Smart Home

The digital revolution has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives and is reaching our homes, making them "smarter" than they ever have been before. However, while these so-called "smart homes" are just making their way into the mainstream now, the idea has been...

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Online Office Safety: 11 Work At Home Security Tips

For the past few decades, as the digital revolution expands, more and more people are working from home than ever before. In fact, the percentage of American workers who did their jobs from home has been growing steadily since 2000, reaching an all-time high of 5...

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Internet Learning: Online Study Tips for the Entire Family

There's no question that the internet has changed and improved upon many aspects of our lives. However, perhaps the most important are the changes it has produced in education. A society is nothing if its citizens aren't adequately educated and informed about the...

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How To Set Up A Home Office

For a long time, the ability to work from home was reserved for the lucky and privileged few, those who had supportive employers or who found a way to do it on their own. However, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed this. At first, companies were...

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America’s Most Beloved Pixar Movies

To many people, the word Pixar is one that tugs at your heartstrings. Edmund Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith created the animated movie studio in 1974 and over the years, it has been influenced by the likes of both Steve Jobs and George Lucas. Now a part of the Disney...

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TV Port Guide – How to Hook Up Your TV

When was the last time you hooked up your TV from scratch? Or added a bevy of new devices to your entertainment center? For some people, the answer is when they last got a new set, and it can be tough adapting to new technology. This is especially true if you are...

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9 Ways to Make Social Media Safer for Children

As parents, our two top priorities are to keep our children safe and to provide as many opportunities as possible for them to make the most of their lives. However, we also know that it can be challenging to do both at once; allowing our children to experience life...

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5 Great Reasons to Binge-Watch

Binge-watching has become somewhat of a universal pastime ever since we’ve been able to collect entire series of shows or movie franchises. It is the act of watching a series of shows or movies continuously in few viewings. Often these days a season of a prestige show...

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Cable TV Statistics for 2020: Stability and Change

Cable television has evolved from a simple way to watch a few more premium channels to something indispensable to many modern homes, complete with hundreds of channels from all over the world for every audience under the sun. To completely understand it would be a...

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11 Ways to Have Quality Family Time at Home

Dedicated quality family time has many benefits, including improved academic performance, fewer behavioral issues, increased self-confidence, better conflict resolution, stronger communication skills, and more. It’s not something to put off and it’s something you...

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13 Ways to Watch TV for Free

Television is a standard, if not expected part of life, no matter how little or much of it you watch. Yet there’s also a relatively high expense associated with it, and people can spend upwards of $1000 each year for a pay TV subscription, which can be a travesty if...

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