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A few fiber optic cable networking terms

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Mystified by fiber optic cable terminology?

fiber optic cableWe try our best to avoid industry jargon. There are certain concepts, though, where jargon is the only concise way to say a thing. “Fiber blowing,” for example, beats “shoot air down a tube to reduce friction such that a fiber optic cable can be pushed as opposed to pulled through the conduit, lessening the risk of damage.”

We’ll continue to avoid jargon. That said, if your interest in the building out of a fiber network goes beyond “when will it be in my neighborhood?” there are a few terms and concepts it would be beneficial to understand.

Airplane travel with kids: how to keep them entertained offline

airplane travel with kids
airplane travel with kidsLet’s be fair here: most children are very well-behaved during air travel. Still, it doesn’t hurt to have a few tech tricks up your sleeve the next time you’re undertaking airplane travel with kids.

For your sake (and for your fellow passengers’ sanity), we’ve built this quick guide to keep the peace when you’re bringing small kids on a flight.

Our guide to the best streaming TV services for traveling

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Summer is officially here and for many, that means traveling. Whether that is to a beach house, camping, or a week at the cottage, the good news is you can take your streaming with you. If you’ve been looking for the best streaming TV on the Internet, this guide’s for you.

I often travel for work and rather than hoping the hotel has a good TV lineup, I take a streaming player with me to watch my favorite shows on the road.

That raises the question, which of the many live TV streaming services is best for travelers? Well, the truth is, what’s right for me may not be right for you. We’ll break down each service’s rules and let you pick and choose the ones you like.

The best streaming TV service for traveling is…

Frugal living: get a tiny phone bill to go with your tiny home

Frugal living

One main reason people choose a tiny home or join the little house movement is their desire for a simpler, more minimal way of life. Many tiny home enthusiasts say their lifestyle is less expensive and allows them to save more over the years. It’s also a way to live mortgage-free.

Lower utilities, green living and portability, the tiny homeowner enjoys all this and more. If you’re keen on frugal living and saving money in general, a tiny home, and a tiny cell phone bill to go with it, might be right up your alley.

Our Moto G6 Play review

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An exceptional phone at an affordable price

Motorola phones with impressive specs at a great price aren’t hard to come by these days. You’re spoiled for choice, really. So what sets the Moto G6 Play apart from the pack?

Never has a phone looked and felt so good for just $199. We’re serious. Today, you can own a phone that takes amazing photos in all kinds of light, powers through a day and night on a single charge and is built with intuitive skills that make using this toy (or tool, depending on how you look at it) a joy.

Moto G6 Play price: get more for less

At just $199 it seems almost unthinkable that Moto G6 Play is this affordable.

Pre-order it starting on June 28, 2018 in the Ting Shop.

Wireless charging technology: simple, safe and convenient

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Our guide to wireless charging technology

One day, here at Ting HQ, we looked around and noticed a lot of us had wireless charging phones, but none of us were making use of wireless charging technology on a regular basis.

Truthfully, when we got those phones, we were pretty excited about the idea of tossing our phone on a wireless charging pad and forever ditching the cluttered world of cords and adaptors.

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