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      "There are Robots Everywhere" - CES 2019 Recap

      Posted by Brianna Cloney on Jan 11, 2019 3:15:07 PM

      The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is coming to an end and we wanted to share with you the new and exciting announcements that have been made over the past couple days, as well as some pretty neat products that we have seen firsthand.

      At the CES conference we definitely noticed a big trend for Self-Driving Technology. Our friends from Cincinnati Bell captured some exciting new stuff, including a heated razor, laundry folding helper, futuristic vehicles, cool lighting, and Harley-Davidson's LiveWire motorcycle. 

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      Topics: Google Assistant, Google Home, CES, Consumer Electronics Show

      Why You Need 1 Gig

      Posted by Alley Dornbach on Jan 10, 2019 4:24:46 PM

      Let’s talk about 1 Gig. How much do you really know about 1 Gigabit Internet? You might be asking yourself; just how fast is gigabit Internet?

      1 Gbps (gigabit per second or 1024 megabits) is the fastest Internet connection available in Cincinnati, allowing you to access your favorite online content faster than ever before. With the rise in household streaming and gaming, number of handheld devices, and smart home devices, there is an ever-increasing need for speed. 1 Gbps is a breakthrough service that will dramatically change the way you connect and bring the world into your home. It’s the Internet experience of the now!

      Why do I need 1 Gigabit Internet?

      Now that we know a little bit about why 1 Gig matters, let’s talk about what you can do with 1 Gigabit speeds, and which trust me, is a lot. Here are just a few of the exciting features unique to these breathtaking speeds.

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      Topics: Cincinnati Bell High speed Internet, 1 Gigabit Internet, HighSpeed

      Family's Guide to Maximizing Your TV Package

      Posted by Alley Dornbach on Jan 10, 2019 1:47:17 PM

      Every family has their own unique TV tradition. For my family, we would record all of our shows we wanted to watch (like American Idol back in the mid 2000’s) and we would wait until all of our homework was finished and dinner was cleaned up before starting the show. After we were ready for bed, we would spend time on the couch, snuggled up in blankets, catching up on our favorite shows. My dad would always be so excited that we could fast forward through all of the commercials to get to the good parts. That tradition still holds true today. Every Sunday, my family gets together for dinner and afterwards, we pick the best movie to watch On Demand. Watching TV with your family is one of the best feelings, especially when you get into the groove of a comfortable routine.

      It’s important to get the most out of your TV Package so your family can enjoy watching TV together, whether it be at home or on-the-go. Check out this list of awesome features that will help you maximize your family TV time.

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      Topics: Fioptics TV, TV Guide, TV Everywhere, TV, Cincinnati Bell

      Google Assistant Ride at CES - You Do Not Want to Miss This

      Posted by Alley Dornbach on Jan 9, 2019 11:56:44 AM

      CES Day 1 is complete. Our friends left our hometown of Cincinnati and are currently at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. If you are reading this thinking “What is the CES Show?” then head over to our first blog, Consumer Electronic Show (CES) – 2019. In the blog we explain all the fun and exciting new technology that is coming to the convention this year.

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      Topics: CES, Technology, Google Home, Google Assistant

      Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - 2019

      Posted by Brianna Cloney on Jan 8, 2019 9:30:00 AM

      Imagine an expo. A place where all sorts of different things and companies are on display in one space, over a set layout. Next, imagine all the coolest technology. Everything from wearable technology to robots and flying cars. Now, imagine walking around and seeing all the most exciting technology in one place, current
      and future facing. How cool is that?

      This awesome event exists, and is called the CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Since 1967, the Consumer Technology Association hosts this annual event in Las Vegas that “sets the Global Stage for Innovation”.

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      Topics: Consumer Electronics Show, CES, Cincinnati Bell

      Best Expense Tracking and Budgeting Apps

      Posted by Alley Dornbach on Jan 4, 2019 11:32:53 AM

      It’s a couple days after the New Year’s celebration and for a lot a people it’s the beginning of New Year’s resolution. A fresh new year is a perfect time to pick a personal goal that you want to achieve in 2019, and it’s important to pick a resolution that you will be able to stick with throughout the year.

      People resolve to focus on health and fitness, set new job related goals, stop a bad habit, get organized, work on relationships, and so much more. Other people (like me) make their personal goal a financial one. My goal is to save as much money as I can by tracking my expenses.

      If you are like me or just want to get organized in 2019, I have put together a list of the best expense tracking apps and programs to help you achieve a higher level of financial knowledge and readiness for the New Year.

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      Topics: Expense Tracker, New Year, Internet SafeGuard

      Nest Hello Doorbell Installation

      Posted by Alley Dornbach on Dec 20, 2018 4:34:37 PM

      The Nest Hello Doorbell lets you know who’s there, so you never miss a thing. All of the products in the Nest product suite deliver HD video and bright, crisp images, even at night. They’re designed to show you everything at your doorstep – people head to toe or packages on the ground. And with 24/7 streaming, you can check in anytime. Or go back and look at a 3-hour snapshot history of what happened.

      The Nest Hello also includes these additional features:

      • HDR video shows sharp details even in bright and dark areas
      • Person, motion and sound alerts to detect visitors
      • Can recognize family and friends and send a special alert
      • Prerecording quick responses

      The Nest Hello Doorbell is perfect for anyone's front door! The installation process is simple and easy too. To show you how it's done, our friends, Alex & Ryan have teamed up to walk us through step by step.

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      Topics: Connected Home Devices, Nest Hello, Doorbell Installation

      A Connected Home - Holiday Edition

      Posted by Alley Dornbach on Dec 11, 2018 1:27:05 PM

      Just in time for Christmas, Cincinnati Bell is bringing you the ultimate connected home guide – holiday edition. These connected home devices can help you turn on the Christmas lights with your voice, fill the room with joyous carols in one easy tap, or change the ambiance of a room with just a simple command. If you aren’t sure what to get your friends and family this year for the holidays, connected home devices are a great gift. They enhance any home and add just the right amount of holiday cheer around the house.

      Stay connected this holiday season with these simple connected home commands.

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      Topics: Connected Home, Connected Home Devices, Cincinnati Bell, Cincinnati, Holiday

      Finding Your Perfect Holiday Playlist

      Posted by Brianna Cloney on Dec 7, 2018 1:30:00 PM

      As Buddy the Elf proclaims, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!”

      What would the holiday season be without music? Even if we get slightly sick of those happy melodies that are constantly stuck in our heads by the end of the season, music truly sets the mood for the season (and real talk, you know you love it).

      Check out some of the awesome playlist options offered by a variety of streaming services, including Amazon Music, Spotify, and Pandora, that will truly put you in the holiday spirit.

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      Topics: Holiday, Cincinnati Bell, Connected Home, Sonos Speakers, Music

      Holiday Brunch Ideas in Cincinnati

      Posted by Alley Dornbach on Dec 6, 2018 5:08:03 PM

       

       

      Cincinnati turns into a winter wonderland this time of year and becomes a perfect place to go on a date. It is always so much fun to go on a fun winter date, especially ones where food is involved. For a lot of people, the worst part about going on a date is actually planning the day out. This holiday, we have made those plans for you.

      How does brunch and a Santa sighting sound? If you are looking to go on a fun, quick date in Cincinnati, we have got you covered.

      We have put together a full festive list of brunch and Santa sighting ideas including Saturday morning brunch in the city, ice-skating with Santa on Fountain Square, breakfast with Santa and so much more! 

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      Topics: Brunch, Cincinnati, Date, Santa, Holiday

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