Category Archives: Personal Technology

Websites to Find Free Ebooks – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

Have you wanted to try an ebook? Would you like to keep ebooks handy to read on your phone or tablet? Has the cost of ebooks stopped you? Well, there are ebooks out there that you can download without spending … Continue reading

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How to Turn Your Phone into a Wi-Fi Hotspot – VOA Learning English (Jan 25, 2017)

While it may seem as if Wi-Fi is available everywhere, sooner or later you will go somewhere Wi-Fi is not. You still need to get on the Internet. What are you to do? Well, you may have a solution right … Continue reading

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Top Technology Stories of 2016 – VOA Learning English (Dec 28, 2016)

The year 2016 was filled with stories about or involving personal technology. New products and services kept us wondering what technology will be like in the future and how it might affect our lives. 2016 was a time of change … Continue reading

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Report Shows Deaths by Selfie on the Rise – VOA Learning English (Nov 23, 2016)

Report Shows Selfie Deaths on The Rise (0:05:59) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/23/3255bb33-83dd-4390-963b-97132ede461e.mp3 “Selfie,” taking a picture of yourself to post on social media, became an official word in the Oxford dictionary in 2013. The idea seems simple, just pose and snap a photo … Continue reading

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New Study Links Using Facebook and Living Longer – VOA Learning English (Nov 09, 2016)

Facebook Longer Life (0:03:59) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/09/4a3c3617-15d2-4b26-9f03-c715eadf9ce9.mp3 A well-known study in 1979 found that people who socialize with others live longer than people who keep to themselves. A new study shows that socializing online may have health benefits as well. To test … Continue reading

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