Story by David Samberg
With a smartphone in hand, you can watch your favorite sports teams compete live when you’re away from your TV set, or out at other activities. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should.
Lisa Leach, who sings in a choir in Massachusetts, was reprimanded by her music director for watching a Red Sox playoff game last season during rehearsal. “I might have gotten away with it too if I hadn’t been caught hand-signaling the score to the tenor section.” READ MORE….
Story by Melanie Ortel
Families with school-age children will spend an average of $634 on back-to-school necessities this year, according to the National Retail Federation.
To help ease the financial burden for families living in temporary shelter at the YWCA of Richmond, Verizon Wireless donated $5,000 to the non-profit to create a back-to-school shopping fund. The grant was made in honor of longtime HopeLine advocate and domestic violence survivor, Sgt. Carol Adams, who has served on the Richmond Police force for the past 16 years. HopeLine from Verizon collects no longer needed wireless devices from any service provider to recycle or refurbish. READ MORE….
Story by Brian Melina
Today, news is delivered almost instantaneously. With the Internet’s capacity for real-time updates, increased news sharing through social networks like Twitter and the recent departure of RSS feed Google Reader, many people are turning to social news reading, the aggregation and organization of news shared within social networks, to access the latest headlines. READ MORE…
Story by Cameka Crawford
On Aug. 28, 1963, a quarter of a million people gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C. The group marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial for equality, in what was at the time the largest demonstration in the history of the nation’s capital. READ MORE…
Story by Heidi Flato
Streaming of sports action is becoming increasingly accessible, allowing fans to use their 4G LTE devices to catch the action on the go. Stepping away from the TV during game time isn’t a penalty-inducing move anymore. ESPN College Football lets fans stream live games with access to feeds from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU. READ MORE…
Visit any farmer’s market or roadside vegetable stand this time of year, and you’re sure to find an abundance of choices. Fresh corn. Juicy watermelon. Leafy greens. And yes, ugly tomatoes — otherwise known as heirlooms,
But when it comes to flavor, the uglier the better. For years, customers drawn to the delicious tastes of the iconic vegetable stand would arrive hoping to pick up dinner, but would leave empty-handed since they weren’t carrying cash. Luckily, mobile payments have changed that. READ MORE…