eCurrents January 2020

In this issue: 

Fake apps, Tutorials, More!

Inspiration for the New Year, Fake App Warning, Easy Soup Recipes & More

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MUST-SEE VIDEOS

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Perfectly Playful Plastic Pizza
No matter how you slice it, this stop-motion video successfully imagines the process of making and baking a Lego® brick pizza.

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Nerf Trick Shots
You'll have a blast watching what these fun-loving guys can do with Nerf Blasters — hitting impossible shot after impossible shot.

 

NEWS AND VIEWS

More Than You Think!

Download Images to ViewIf we asked, "What do you connect to the Internet?" your answer could be, "Just about everything!" In addition to typical things like a PC, tablet or smart TV, what about security cameras, smart speakers (like Amazon's Alexa), sound systems (Sonos), lighting systems, video door bells (Ring), door locks, thermostats (Nest), even exercise bikes (Peloton)? Not to mention the smartphone that just about everyone over the age of 12 in your household has in their hands!

Most of these devices are connected via WiFi, and if, in addition to the above, you subscribe to one or more video streaming services (like Netflix or the new Disney+) or if you have online gamers at home, issues may arise. While most people are aware that video streaming and online gaming eat up a lot of bandwidth, what about all the other WiFi-enabled devices operating at the same time? And if multiple people are streaming at the same time — look out! HD video has gone from 720p to 1080p to 4K (8K coming soon) in the last decade. The greater the resolution, the more bandwidth required, putting even more pressure on your in-home broadband network.

WiFi signals lose strength as soon as they leave the modem/router, so the further away from the wired source, the slower things get. Most people may only have their PC hardwired to the modem/router, meaning everything else is connected via WiFi. Older WiFi routers may only utilize one channel, further reducing effectiveness. 3 Rivers has ways to help improve your WiFi experience — whether that's through providing the latest router, offering additional access points to improve coverage throughout your house or simply upgrading you to a higher Internet service tier. One of our friendly, local customer sales and service representatives will be glad to walk you through available options. Give us a call!

 

SITES OF THE MONTH

New Year's Resolutions
New Year's Resolutions
Be inspired with these ideas for resolutions that are actually achievable and will lead to happier living.
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Make Your Best Home
Make Your Best Home
Pick up tips and tricks for all kinds of home improvement projects, from interior decorating to creative storage.
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Explore the World
Explore the World
National Geographic's stunning photos and videos allow you to see the world without having to leave your home.
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CUSTOMER ALERT

FAKE APPS ARE REAL PROBLEM - See The Details Download Graphics to View

 

COOKING DEMO

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7 Easy Soup Recipes
Grab your soup pot and get started on healthy recipes including Red Lentil, Butternut Squash, Potato Leek, and more.

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Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
Pair your homemade soup with light and fluffy buttermilk biscuits made from this fool-proof Southern Living recipe.

 

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Sunshine to Brighten Your Day
Sunshine to Brighten Your Day
What's not to love? A sweet young girl sings "You Are My Sunshine" as she cuddles up with her family's cat.

Skiing in Switzerland
Skiing in Switzerland
If you enjoy watching skiers do aerial maneuvers, you'll flip over this video shot in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

 

DO-IT-YOURSELF TIPS

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Home Décor DIY Ideas
Check out these inexpensive DIY projects to make your home look like a million bucks.

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How to Remove Oil Stains
Discover the best way to get rid of those oil stains on your driveway or in your garage.

 

FAQ/TUTORIAL

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