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CalendarApril 1, 2020

Celebrities Urged to Practice Social Distancing Online

Celebrities Urged to Practice Social Distancing OnlineTo curb the spread of COVID-19, people around the world have been forced to stay home for several weeks. While the lifestyle change is challenging for the average person, it is especially difficult for celebrities.

"Attention is like water for celebrities," according to entertainment correspondent, Don Tesh. "Without frequent attention, they shrivel up and die. They need the spotlight like a flower needs the sun."

Hundreds of stars have provided evidence for Tesch's claims. Several have posted blurry videos of themselves playing songs alone in their bedrooms. Others have shared clips of themselves cleaning their houses, making basic dinners, and performing other activities even normal people find boring.

CalendarMarch 18, 2020

Optimism Amidst a Global Pandemic

Optimism Amidst a Global PandemicAnd just like that, COVID-19 crippled the world. In less than a month, the coronavirus went from being a vague concern to affecting all of our lives. From school and event closures to mandatory quarantines, it seems every person on the planet has been affected in some way.

The economic impact may last for months, and possibly years. Around the world, people are filled with fear and anxiety. It may seem like a hopeless situation.

But within this crisis, yes – even this pandemic, there are things for which we can be thankful. Here is a list of ten things that come to mind:

CalendarFebruary 29, 2020

Apple Watch Nike Series 5 Review

Apple Watch Nike Series 5 ReviewThey say you don't know what you got until it's gone. With technology, sometimes you don't know what you're missing until you upgrade.

I finally upgraded my old Apple Watch Series 2 to a new Series 5 "Nike" watch at the end of 2019. I should have upgraded a long time ago. Maybe I was nostalgic after wearing the same watch on my wrist for several years. Or maybe I was hesitant to trade in my old model because I was underwhelmed by the last two iPhones. Whatever the reason, I waited too long.

In some ways, the Series 5 is just another Apple Watch. In other ways, it is significantly better. Based on my experience over the past three months, here are my top reasons to upgrade:

CalendarJanuary 1, 2020

PC.net 2020 Tech Stock Pick: FSLY

PC.net 2020 Tech Stock Pick: FSLYLast January, I announced my 2019 stock pick — Western Digital (WDC). Before I choose a new one for 2020, let's see how WDC performed in 2019.

The price of WDC on January 1, 2019 was 36.97. The stock hit its 2019 high of 65.31 on September 13, for a gain of 76.7%. It finished the year at 63.47 for a one-year return of 71.7%. WDC also has a healthy dividend, which started the year over 5% and is now at 3.15%, thanks to the higher stock price.

My criteria for a successful stock pick are simple:

CalendarDecember 21, 2019

Improved Search for the Holidays

Improved Search for the HolidaysI was so excited to announce the new mobile-friendly PC.net, I forgot to mention a significant update we made to the PC.net search feature. We published the update just in time for the holidays — as in Thanksgiving. The new search feature has been live since late October.

The custom search engine behind PC.net Search is quite an algorithm. It allows you to search glossary terms, file extensions, online slang terms, and emoticons all from a single search box.

The autosuggest feature lists possible results as you type. You can either click the result you want or use the arrow keys to select an option from the list and press Enter to jump to the corresponding page. It's an easy way to navigate the site.

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