Articles from the June 1, 2023 edition

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  • Something big is coming, and soon

    Kenneth Kirk, For Senior Voice|Jun 1, 2023

    I really dislike all of the sensationalism out there. Everywhere you look, it’s teaser, click-bait, outrage-inducing headlines and hotlinks, exaggerating or even outright lying to get you to look. If something online says “NBA World Reacts to Horrifying News About LeBron James”, the actual story will be that three people on Twitter noted that his free-throw percentage is down slightly. The result of this constant bombardment is that most of us develop a kind of defensive shell against this...

  • Event photo sharing, internet plumbing, USB cables

    Bob Delaurentis, Tech Talk|Jun 1, 2023

    Q. We are hosting a family picnic this summer and wish everyone could share their photos with everyone else. Any ideas? A. Dropevent lets you set up an invitation-only online photo gallery. The gallery allows everyone at the party to submit photos, which are then available to everyone who has access. There are a couple of different methods, but one simple option is to print a QR code for the event. Any smartphone can scan the code and help the user submit photos. You control access by how you distribute the invitation links and QR codes. The...

  • Alaska's awe-inspiring National Parks and Monuments

    Dimitra Lavrakas, Senior Voice Travel Correspondent|Jun 1, 2023

    Recently, a press statement came in from online travel guide Travel Lemming that reported on national parks ranked by affordability, accessibility, biodiversity, crowds, reviews and weather. The overall rankings of Alaska's National Parks are: Kenai Fjords, No. 13; Katmai, No. 21; Denali, No. 36; Wrangell-St. Elias, No. 39; Lake Clark, No. 43; Glacier Bay, No. 48; Gates of the Arctic, No. 62; and Kobuk Valley, No. 63. All eight of Alaska's National Parks were in the top 15 for crowds. Gates of t...