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      5 Awesome Ways Virtual Reality is Being Used (Other than Video Games)

      Posted by Steve B. on Oct 16, 2019, 11:22:22 AM

       

      If the term “virtual reality” makes you to think of kids wearing strange looking headsets playing immersive video games, you wouldn’t be wrong. To date, gaming is the strongest – and most lucrative – foothold for the budding virtual reality (VR) market. However, thanks to faster Internet speeds (like those available via Fioptics), advancements in VR technology, more affordable hardware, and increasing consumer awareness, industries have begun to look at virtual reality as the next technology that will transform everything from the way we shop, to the way our children learn, to the way we travel.
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      Topics: VR, Virtual Reality

      All Your Favorite TV Premieres in October

      Posted by Allison on Oct 2, 2019, 9:43:09 AM

      Things are getting spooky around here. And by "around here", I mean on your TV. That's right, it's October and that means more of your favorite TV shows are premiering! Of course some of them are Halloween themed but also we have your classic fall TV shows premiering as well. If you are wondering when & where to find all of the October TV Premieres, check out this extensive list:

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      Topics: TV, Fall, Fioptics TV, TV Everywhere

      33 Tech Podcasts You Should Hear

      Posted by Allison on Sep 18, 2019, 1:56:07 PM

      Let’s talk podcasts! Podcasts have the ability to broaden your perspective and grow your understanding and knowledge of a subject in a relatively short period of time. They are great for educational reasons and also entertainment.

      Plus, there are a vast number of podcast categories so you can listen to whatever you want. You can listen to any subject including comedy, true crime, education, storytelling, audio books, health/wellness, arts, entertainment, society/culture, sports, games, lifestyle, kids/family, business, and technology. Any information you are looking for, you can most likely find a podcast that correlates.  The podcast possibilities are truly endless!

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      Topics: Streaming, Fioptics Internet, Podcast

      Upcoming Fall TV Premieres in September

      Posted by Allison on Sep 16, 2019, 3:35:17 PM

      Fall is here! Okay, technically it doesn’t start for another week (September 23rd), but whose keeping track? The weather will change soon, pumpkin spice will be in every store, and sweaters & jackets will become our everyday clothing. Until we can fully immerse ourselves in the fall season, we can prepare with everyone's favorite fall TV premieres. Starting a week early, here is the full list of Fall TV premieres for September:

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      Topics: Fall, Fioptics TV, TV Everywhere, Fioptics Internet

      How to Recognize & Prevent Phone Scams

      Posted by Allison on Aug 8, 2019, 10:59:35 AM

      Receiving unwanted spam calls can be inconvenient and frustrating, but if you happen to fall victim to one of these scams, it can also be financially disastrous.

      According to a report from Truecaller, in 2018 43 million Americans fell victim to phone scams for a total loss of approximately $10.5 billion. That's nearly one in every six adult Americans. 

      Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to identify legitimate calls and avoid the rest.

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      Topics: Home Phone, Phone Scams

      TV on the Go with TV Everywhere

      Posted by Allison on Jul 24, 2019, 2:51:24 PM
      TV on the Go:

      What happens when you are on a road trip and your kids desperately want to watch their favorite TV show? Or you are stuck at the airport during a layover and know you are about to miss the big game? How do you watch your favorite Cincinnati Bell Fioptics TV shows and movies when you are not at home? The answer: Watch TV on the Go with Fioptics TV Everywhere.

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      Topics: TV, TV Everywhere, TV on the Go, Cincinnati Bell Fioptics TV, TV on the go apps

      How to Bring your Smart Home Outdoors This Summer

      Posted by Allison on Jul 2, 2019, 4:33:24 PM

      As the summer begins to heat up, your outdoor space becomes your patio oasis...your barbecue kitchen… and your backyard football field. You want your space to be ready for every event this summer. In order to make your outdoor space feel like it’s ready for fun in the sun, you need to “deck” it out with all the smart home accessories.

      You might think that a smart home only pertains to the inside of your home, but that’s not always true. There are plenty of ways to automate your outdoor space that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors while still enjoying the comforts of technology. You can make your dream yard into a reality. Here is a detailed look into ways you can bring your smart home outdoors:

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      Topics: Premier, Connected Home Devices, Smart Home

      What to Stream This Summer

      Posted by Allison on Jun 12, 2019, 2:25:33 PM

      Now that Game of Thrones is over and Avengers: Endgame has hit theaters, you might be asking yourself: What do I watch now? How can I fill my rainy days & the lazy summer afternoons? It just might be time to discover your new guilty streaming pleasure. Before streaming, the summer was almost a dead zone. Now, we don't have to wait for our favorite shows to come back on in the fall. We can stream the most binge-worthy shows all summer long. 

      Since we have officially entered the perfect streaming season, we have put together a full list of entertaining shows to stream. Here are the best shows to watch this summer:

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      Topics: Streaming, HBO, Entertainment, Shows, Netflix, TV, Amazon Prime

      Things to do in Cincinnati this Mother's Day

      Posted by Allison on May 10, 2019, 2:09:13 PM

      Mother’s Day is a day specifically designed to celebrate our mothers. It’s a day to let them know how much we care and appreciate everything they do for us. Truthfully, everyday should be a day where we cherish our moms, grandmas, sisters, and important women in our lives. Every mother deserves acknowledgement for all of the hard work, love, and support she has put into being our mom. But, if you aren’t quite sure how to show your mom appreciate, start by planning a day dedicated exactly for her.

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      Topics: Connected Home Devices, Mother's Day

      5 Must-Haves for Your Perfect Derby Day

      Posted by Brianna on May 2, 2019, 3:30:00 PM

      The most exciting two minutes in sports takes place this Saturday, May 5th, as the 145th Annual Kentucky Derby kicks off the Triple Crown. The derby will be followed by the Preakness Stakes on Saturday May 18th, and the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8th.

      The Kentucky Derby, which takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, is always a very big deal. The race, a Stake I race, draws incredible and unmatched betting crowds. The horses that participate in the race are trained specifically for intense racing, and for this short 1.25-mile track.

      The race is always on the first Saturday of May, the winning horse and jockey are always draped with a blanket of roses, and crowds still pour in wearing their fancy clothes and unique hats, and of course, sipping on Mint Juleps.

      Whether you are a horse-racing fan or just in for a day of fun, here are 5 must-haves to throw a stellar Derby Party:

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      Topics: Connect Cincinnati, Fioptics TV, Kentucky Derby

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