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Back To School Technology

With school starting back up soon, technology has been flying off the shelves

DULUTH, Minn.- And with school starting up here soon around the Northland, technology has been flying off the shelves. Laptops, portable audio, smart home and smart lighting are just some of the hot items that students have been buying as they head into another school year. Something students will enjoy more this year than in years previous is the amount…

Setting the Mood With Technology this Valentine’s Day

Verizon Wireless Offers Tech Tips to Help Spice Up Your Valentine's Day

DULUTH, Minn. – We’re just over two weeks away from Valentine’s Day which means now is the perfect time to start thinking of that special someone in your life. Steve Van Dinter with Verizon Wireless stopped by FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m. to show off some of the best tech gadgets on the market to help…

Fit and Fabulous Tech to Help You Stay Motivated in 2019

Steve Van Dinter with Verizon Wireless Offers Tech Gadgets to Help Keep You on the Right Track in 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Verizon can help put a little pep in your step if health and fitness are on your 2019 to-do list. These wearable devices make hitting the gym something to look forward to: • Fitbit Versa –The perfect fitness companion for recording workouts, heart rate zones, sleep patterns and more. • Palm – Make a resolution to spend…

Travel Smart with Holiday Tech

Steve Van Dinter with Verizon Wireless stopped by FOX 21 Local News Tuesday Morning with the Latest Holiday Tech Gadgets

DULUTH, Minn. – Whether you’re celebrating the holidays from the comfort of your own home or hitting the road, these gifts from Verizon make it easy to focus on what really matters: • Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera – Keep an eye on your home’s exterior even when you’re not physically present with Nest Cam Outdoor. • Nest Thermostat E…

Inside Look at UMD’s Media Technology Lab

The director tells us the resources are meant to spark the student's creativity.

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth is showing off their state of the art media technology lab. From the green screen to virtual reality this MMAD lab is utilized by everyone from theatre majors to researchers. The director tells us the resources are meant to spark the student’s creativity. “Nobody else in Hollywood is doing what we are, because we’re…

Tailgating Tech Tips with Verizon Wireless

For Avid Football Fans, Verizon Wireless Wants to Offer a Few Tips to Staying Up-To-Date with Technology

DULUTH, Minn. – Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan, or simply love to tailgate once in awhile, Verizon Wireless offers a few of their best products to help you get through the long day. Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist, Chad Fajkus, stopped by the FOX 21 Local News Morning Show Friday to share four items now on the market. Fajkus says…

Virtual Library Cards Give Students 24/7 Access to Resources

The Library Ports Project is a partnership between the Duluth Public School and the Duluth Public Library.

DULUTH, Minn.- This week 8,500 students in the Duluth School District now have24-hour access to resources from the Duluth Public Library. City leaders and educators believe this Library Port program will spark interest in reading. Every student will have their own unique virtual card with easy an easy to remember code. “Our students will be able to access information and resources from the…

Back-to-School Tech Ideas

Verizon Wireless Offers a Few Back-to-School Tech Items That Can Help Make Your School Life Easier

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to back-to-school shopping, it can be boring to buy backpacks, notebooks, pencils and other supplies. That’s why the staff at Verizon Wireless are looking to brighten your list as school shopping ramps up and summer vacation winds down. Solutions Specialist Tayler Miller stopped by FOX 21 Local News to offer a few gadgets to get…

Summer Technology with Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless near the Miller Hill Mall Offers Summer Tech Tips to Keep You Entertained and Savvy

DULUTH, Minn. – Hanging out in the backyard with the barbeque going is a summertime favorite for many. But with today’s technology, it can be easier to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself thanks to the latest gadgets offered by Verizon Wireless. Solutions Specialist Tayler Miller stopped by FOX 21 Local News to show off a few of the latest…

Gift Ideas for Grads and Dads with Verizon Wireless

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a busy time of year with graduations taking place and Father’s Day just around the corner. This morning, Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis stopped by FOX 21 to give some gift ideas. Belkin Wemo Smart Plug Control your lights and appliances right from your smartphone or tablet Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Waterproof speaker that syncs with…

Verizon Wireless Devices to Support Training Goals for Athletes

Verizon Wireless Recommends Spring Activity Devices

DULUTH, Minn. – As Spring fully gets underway people are getting outside to exercise. With Grandma’s Marathon just over a month away, many runners are also taking advantage of this time to get active. This morning, Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis stopped by FOX 21 to talk through gadgets that can be helpful during this training period. Bose Soundsport…

Spring Cleaning is Necessary for Electronics, Too

Verizon Wireless Electronic Spring Cleaning

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring has arrived and you might be starting to clean up your house as the weather begins to warm up, but what about your electronic devices? Many of those gadgets need cleaning up, too. This time of year it helps to clear your phone’s storage by deleting apps or transferring pictures to another device. Experts say it’s…

Valentine’s Day Gift Option: Tech Gadets

DULUTH, Minn. – Valentine’s Day is just a day away, so if you’re still searching for a gift you’re in luck. Tayler Miller, a Solutions Specialist for Verizon Wireless, says some technology gifts are a great option. Google Home Mini: $49.99 Google Chromecast Ultra: $69.99 Case-Mate Phone Accessories: $79.99 Fitbit Ionic: $269.99 Verizon Wireless is located at 2112 Maple Grove…

Staying Connected to Super Bowl 52 Through Technology

DULUTH, Minn. – Super Bowl 52 is just days away and the tickets are pretty pricey, so if you’re staying home to watch the big game Verizon Wireless is helping you do that. Solutions Specialist Tayler Miller says a Google Home is great for folks who are hosting Super Bowl parties. She says having a Google Home will help during…

Tips for Recycling Old Tech Devices

Responsible Ways to Recycle Old Electronic Devices with the Help of Best Buy

DULUTH, Minn. – Best Buy Mobile Expert Zach Creger offers a few tips for those looking to get rid of your old, out-of-date electronics. Best Buy will recycle or even trade in old electronics. Devices with heating elements will not be accepted. With TVs and monitors, a $25 dollar fee is charged for the item to be recycled. If folks are getting…

Holiday Gift Ideas for Technology Lovers

Verizon Wireless Gift Guide

DULUTH, Minn. – Christmas is just about two weeks away, so several people are out and about getting their Christmas shopping done. Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis stopped by FOX 21 to give gift ideas. Bamboo Stylus: Support navigating phone, tablet, iPad, etc. Global Payments Mobile Pay: Plugs into a phone to take credit cards on the go. Google…

Technology Tips to Help with Holiday Travels

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Northlanders will be taking to the skies and the roads to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving. Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis stopped by FOX 21 to give tips for keeping the home and vehicle safe during these trips. Some technology that can be picked up at Verizon Wireless includes: Arlo Cam: Protect your home…

How Technology Can Help You Have a Good Night’s Sleep

DULUTH, Minn. – As we experienced the “Fall Back” of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, the Northland is going to be seeing less daylight. This can affect mood and sleep cycle. Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis visited FOX 21 to describe technology that can help with the sleep cycle. The Fitbit Charge 2 can help monitor how much light,…

Tech Gadgets for a Fun and Safe Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is just around the corner and homes and yards are decorated all across the Northland. This morning, Rachel Agurkis, a Solutions Specialist for Verizon Wireless, visited FOX 21 to chat about some gadgets perfect for the spooky season. Ghoulish lighting – With Philips Hue Lights, you can put the haunt in your house. Turn the lights…

Technology Specialist Talks Back-to-School Gadgets

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer vacation is coming to an end in a few weeks and students will be heading back to school. Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis visited FOX 21 this morning to talk about must-have technology for students. Google Home: Students can ask the device homework questions. Fitbit Alta: This is a great accessory for student athletes. Track…

Trail Technology to Take in the Great Outdoors

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the country will be celebrating nature as National Trials Day is Saturday, June 3. Rachel Agurkis, a Solutions Specialist for Verizon Wireless, joined the Fox 21 morning crew to go over technology suitable for outdoors. Fitbit Alta: Track your activity and take advantage of automatic recognition and recording of select exercises via the Fitbit app’s…

Local Experts Offer Advice After Major Cyber Attack

Staff at Duluth's Downtown Computer say it's Important to Update Anti-Virus Software

DULUTH, Minn. – Local computer experts are now speaking out after the latest major cyber-attack hit hard in the eastern part of the world last Friday. Staff at Duluth’s Downtown Computer shop say they alerted clients via email and phone Friday, shortly after learning of the cyber-attack. Downtown Computer provides anti-virus and firewall services throughout the Northland, along with many…

Verizon Shows off Technology for Mother’s Day Gifts

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re on the hunt for a Mother’s Day gift, Verizon Wireless is hoping to help. This morning, Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis visited FOX 21 to talk about some options for mom. Google Home: Answers questions, googles anything hands-free, plays music, plays games. To purchase, head to verizonwireless.com. Wireless Soundsport Bose Headphones: Sweat resistant, versatile uses. To purchase,…

Taking Advantage of Spring with New Technology

Verizon Technology Expert Visits FOX 21

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring is here and many may be heading outdoors to enjoy the weather or heading on a family vacation. This morning Mathew Verbout, Solutions Specialist with Verizon, visited FOX 21 to show some technology that families could enjoy. The Waterkeeper Swim Guide app helps find the nearest beach. Folks can also use the Surf Report or Surfline app helps…

Technology Training with Lowrance at Duluth Boat Show

Marine Electronics University Available for Public

DULUTH, Minn. – The 51st Annual Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show is underway and technology training is being offered there this year. Lowrance is bringing their Marine Electronics University to the Duluth Sport Show. They’re leading a hands–on workshop using Lowrance HDS GEN3 Touch units. Sessions will have instruction on everything from routine setup and product use, to…