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Teachers Turning to Tech to Help Students

In a change that reflects the increasing use of technology in classrooms, more teachers are letting students use tablets and smartphones to study for exams. Some even let them take exams online. Des Moines Register reporter Mary Stegmeir examines the pros and cons of this evolving approach to education.

01/15/14 at 1:46 pm

Tonight: Star-Studded ‘Going For Gold’ Special

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Matt Lauer will host “Going For Gold” tonight on NBC, 7 p.m. CT. The one-hour special won’t spotlight Olympic athletes. Rather, Lauer will be sitting down with Golden Globe nominees.

According to NBC News, “Going For Gold” will feature such small screen stars as Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”).

Theater favorites like Bradley Cooper (“American Hustle”), Alfre Woodard (“12 Years a Slave”), and Justin Timberlake (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) will also be interviewed.

The Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday on NBC, 7 p.m. Red Carpet coverage will begin at 6.

01/10/14 at 9:54 am

Weather Channel Lists Historic Snow Falls

Inspired by this week’s blizzards and freezing temperatures throughout the country, Weather Channel has compiled a list of the 50 States’ Biggest Snow Days. Find the snowiest day on record for your home state, and see which state holds the record (so far) with an impressive single-day snowfall of 63 inches.

The Weather Channel is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

01/06/14 at 11:01 am

Some ‘Downton Abbey’ Experiences are State-Side

While “Downton Abbey” fans visiting England may tour the real Highclere Castle, the show and its characters have inspired fantasy experiences right here in the United States.

A hotel in Chicago, a museum in Wilmington, Del., and a resort in Sea Island, Ga., offer unique opportunities for guests to immerse themselves in the Post-Edwardian world of the fictional Crawley family. USA Today has details.

01/06/14 at 9:55 am

Tips to Dodge Snoopers, Search Faster, More

Tech advisor and radio host Kim Komando shares several helpful tips this week for identifying encrypted websites, quickly tracking flights and package shipments, choosing the best gaming console and tablet computer for your family, and taking better photos with your phone.

12/13/13 at 9:15 am

New On Demand: ‘The Wolverine’

Action fantasy film “The Wolverine” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand, 28 days before Netflix and Redbox.

Hugh Jackman returns as The Wolverine, facing his own demons and his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that takes him to modern day Japan. With Hiroyuki Sanada.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

12/03/13 at 9:39 am

History Presents 12 Hours of JFK

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, History today is offering two blocks of JFK documentary specials. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, four classic History documentaries will play back-to-back. They are, in order, “The Lost Kennedy Movies,” “JFK: 3 Shots that Changed America (Parts 1 and 2),” and “The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After.”

An evening programming block will include the debuts of “JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide” (7 p.m.) and “Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live” (9 p.m.).

History is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

11/22/13 at 8:15 am

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