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Radio Recap: Mobile Tickets

todaytix-featureNow that mobile payments currently account for a little more than half of all e-commerce, mobile ticketing can also help increase revenue for ticket vendors and entertainment events alike. No-shows and empty seats are a thing of the past as mobile ticket providers can [Read More]

August 4th, 2015|Hot, Radio|

Radio Recap: Travel Apps


CLA7nctUkAEKjFA.jpg-largeCurrently over 60% of smartphone owners have downloaded some sort of travel-related app. Of those, 30% have booked a last minute reservation from their phone and 24% of both business and leisure travelers have paid for their trip via mobile, all totaling an estimated $150 billion dollars spent [Read More]

July 29th, 2015|Life, Radio|

Radio Recap: Bitcoin

images 12.14.35 PMAs is stands now, two-thirds of all in-person transactions are made through credit cards, which reveals your name and address with every sale transacted. Credit cards are regularly hacked so much so that 1/3 of all online credit card transactions in [Read More]

July 24th, 2015|Stuff|

Technology and Avoidance

TelephoneHeroMaking Phone Calls When a Text is so Much Easier. 

By Dawn Rebel

Bad news, anxiety, cranky family members — there are endless reasons to avoid making phone calls. The hand-held convenience of instant messaging, email, and text has given us another way to avoid the person-to-person contact [Read More]

July 24th, 2015|Hot, Life, Stuff|

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Online Workout Classes

shutterstock_220985902With so many virtual-training programs and workout videos available online (including ours soon!), you can pretty much skip the gym whenever you want—without slacking on your fitness. But online workouts can be easier said than done. Where do you put your laptop? The couch is right there.

Here are the best ways [Read More]

July 23rd, 2015|Help, Hot, Life, You|

Inside the Brains of Internet Jerks

imgresA new study published by PLOS ONE might shine a light on who’s behind many of those mean tweets and comments that one in four women between 18-24 say they’ve been a victim of, and we’re guessing you won’t be surprised by the results.

According to the study, men [Read More]

July 22nd, 2015|Help, Hot, Life, You|

Airport Pod Simulates the Weather

airport1For anyone who’s ever stepped off a plane into sweltering heat and instantly regretted their decision to dress head-to-toe in mohair, there’s now help at hand.

Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport has installed a new “climate portal” that allows travelers to sample the weather at their destination before they [Read More]

July 16th, 2015|Hot, Life, You|

Why ANY Screen Time Is Too Much for My Kids


I know writing this might not make me the coolest kid at the lunch table. I know many of you may not agree with me on this. But I want to discuss it anyway.

I don’t think young children should have access to smartphones [Read More]

July 15th, 2015|Fam, Hot|

Walmart Hosts a Massive Online Sale to Rival Amazon’s Big “Prime Day”

landscape-1436854909-landscape-1436798475-gettyimages-463871936Have anything you’ve been itching to buy lately? Wait until Wednesday. That’s when Amazon and Walmart are going head to head with sales that promise to beat Black Friday. Yes, you read that right.

Last week, Amazon announced it was going to celebrate its 20th [Read More]

July 14th, 2015|Hot, Stuff|

Can Choice Compass Help You Make Important Decisions?

phone-w724If you’ve ever had the hunch that gut feelings lead to the best decision, well, you might not be too far off the mark. An app developed by Northwestern University neuroscientist Julia Mossbridge taps into the body’s physiological response to intuition—specifically, variations in heart rate—to help [Read More]

July 10th, 2015|Hot, Life, You|