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Weekly Round-Up #267: Headphones, Password Security & Getting Back To Normal

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Weekly Round-Up #267: Headphones, Password Security & Getting Back To Normal

Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you’ve had a fun and productive week.

As we enter the second lockdown here in the U.K, people will be back working from home again, and while your kids may be at school still there will still be distractions around so we take a look at noise cancelling headphones, how they work and take a look at the history of this must-have gadget.

We also look at 20 of the most hacked passwords – can you believe people are still using “password” in 2020? Madness!

And while the U.K might be going back into lockdown the U.S.A is slowly reopening (dispite an alarming rise in the number of cases), so how can you venture back into the world in a safe way? We have an article that has you covered.

The Cost Of Cleaning – Currys PC World

Curry’s PC World spoke to Lynsey Crombie aka the ‘Queen of Clean’ to get her best cleaning hacks and top tips. Learn how to make your own cleaning products that save money and cupboard space while learning which cleaning myths should be ditched and which actually work..

How To Network Online: Tips And Tricks – Great Business Schools

With the new norm of online networking, the stress of introducing yourself is now digital, and there’s a whole new networking world to learn. Thankfully, there are some useful tips and tricks you can keep up your sleeve to make the whole process go smoother and Great Business Schools go over how to successfully network online, from the best tools to how to use them effectively in this article.

The 20 Most Hacked Passwords In The World: Is Yours Here? – Safety Detectives

The SafetyDetectives research team collected over 18 million passwords to find the 20 most used, most predictable, and ultimately most hacked passwords all over the world. The data used in this report was gathered from several years’ worth of leaks found on hacking forums, marketplaces, and dark web sites — usually sold as treasure troves of sensitive information for criminals. Their goal was not to simply put together another “most used/hacked passwords” list. Instead, they wanted to see if there were any obvious patterns occurring around the world which would cause hackers easier access to user information, regardless of language or location. So, is your password on the list? Check out the article to find out whether it’s time to change it.

The Edtech Report 2019/20 – The Growth Of Technology In Education – RS Components

With 80% of the world’s student population out of school as a result of closures, online learning has quickly become the norm. As a result, EdTech systems have become essential tools for teachers around the world, with many companies also offering their platforms for free during this period. RS Components has surveyed teachers across the UK to get their views on educational technology, its impact on everyday learning and whether their schools are investing enough. Although there are plans for a £10 million UK government strategy for EdTech in schools, there is still a lack of understanding when it comes to educational technology among teachers. With more than 1 in 10 (14%) teachers admitting they’ve never heard of EdTech and over half (54%) of public school teachers saying there is a lack of training available, many teachers are struggling to adapt to this new way of learning.

Digital & Graphic Design Trends Of 2021 – Coastal Creative

For the seventh year in a row, Coastal Creative have investigated of emerging digital and graphic design trends has revealed eight aesthetic themes to look out for in the coming year. The design trends of 2021 are chaotic and imposing, throwing concepts like harmony and legibility to the wind. At a time when crisis has confined our movements and asked us to minimize risk-taking behavior, these 8 daring design trends are helping digital spaces expand the bounds of our imagination. This article showcases the 2021 graphic design trends that offer an exciting vision of the year to come and what you should consider adding to your designs.

Post-Covid19 Guide To Getting Back To Your Life – Custom Earth Promos

The world has changed. The COVID-19 crisis has affected the world on a scale most of us have never seen before. Businesses and schools are shut, people are confined to their homes, and anxieties are high. But we must remember that there is an end to this crisis. The US, and the rest of the world, will begin to reopen over the coming weeks and months. Although this isn’t the end of it, it marks a victory. But staying healthy as the US begins to reopen is essential. Custom Earth Promos takes a look at how you can do exactly that.

5 Best Bath Toy Storage Ideas – Mom Loves Best

Do you need a new way to store bath toys? You’re not alone. We’ve all been there; you allow your toddler one toy and before you know it, the bathroom has become a playroom! But besides the chaos of toys strewn all over the bathroom, storing bath toys correctly is crucial to preventing bacteria and mold from forming. Otherwise, these toys can hold a host of germs! There are many ways to make sure all toys have a place. Some of them can even be a fun activity for the kids. Mom Loves Best takes a look at some of the best bath toy organizers and ideas.

How To Clean Concrete Floors Without Specialist Equipment – Maid For You

When you hear people talk about cleaning concrete flooring, you often hear words like ‘power washer’, ‘floor machine cleaner’, and ‘floor scrubber’ get thrown around a lot. These are all forms of specialised equipment used to clean concrete and cement floors. Now, the question is, “do you need special equipment to clean YOUR concrete floor?” In this article Maid For You takes a look at the types of concrete floors around and the various cleaning methods you can use to get them looking like new.

21 Tips For Studying Remotely – IELTS Podcast

As more institutions join the world of online learning, students are required to adapt their style of learning while still maintaining a heightened level of commitment and self-discipline. From their experience of preparing students for the IELTS Exam online, the IELTS podcast would like to share these tips to help use your time more effectively for remote study.

How Do Noise-Canceling Headphones Work? – SoundsWow

Noise-canceling headphones are all the rage these days. Just turn on your TV and you’ll likely see adverts for pricey earbuds touting the latest and greatest in noise cancellation technology! It’s not hard to see why these gadgets are so popular. Noise pollution can be headache-inducing while making it impossible to hear your jams. A solid pair of noise-canceling cans will let you enjoy your music in peace! But how do they work? Soundswow have put together a comprehensive guide on the history and pros and cons of noise cancelling headphones and how they work.

Air Pollution – Fresh Big Bang

Air pollution is a mix of gases and other particles that are released in such a high concentration that can be unhealthy for people, plants or animals. Some people used to think that the Earth’s atmosphere is such a big thing that the wind could disperse in it almost anything. Well, today we know that this is not the best way to manage air pollution. Air pollution is a problem which affects all of us, and it doesn’t care about your status. Whether you are rich or poor, we all breathe the same air around us. In that case, why we face that situation so often? Do we have to stand it, and that’s it? Or is there anything that we can do, apart from wearing a mask?

Declutter Your Home And Prepare For Upcoming Fall And Winter! –

We always talk about spring cleaning but what about at other times of the year? In this article noncount helps you to prepare for fall and winter by decluttering your home.

Quarantine 15: 35.82% Gained Weight During The Pandemic – RunRepeat

In previous research, RunRepeat found that the lockdown led to people exercising more than they were prior to the pandemic. Additionally, they found that nearly 70% of gym members haven’t gone back to their gyms, nor do they plan to anytime soon. All along, conversations regarding the “Quarantine 15” and weight gain during the pandemic have been ongoing. In order to learn just how this pandemic has impacted people’s weight around the world, they surveyed 19,903 people from 140 countries and the results are quite interesting.

Generation Alpha: How Will They Use The Internet – PostBeyond

Time spent on social media is increasing each year, with the average use in the US growing from 90 minutes daily in 2012 to 153 minutes daily in 2019. Check out the infographic in this article to see how the different generations are using social media and what percentage of Generation Alpha the research predicts will use social media for more than 8 hours a day.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

About The Author
Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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