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What a half-hour its been

I was walking out of work with a co-worker, chatting to her and listening to the President give his address on Coronavirus. I was asking her if she was planning to cancel her upcoming trip overseas. She said no, because she’d never be able to take that trip and get time off of work. Seconds later, President Trump announced all travel from Europe to the United States would be suspended for...

Global coronavirus cases interactive map and dashboard

Coronavirus is all the news all the time. It can be very exhausting trying to chase down all the graphs, charts, maps and details of the virus and where it’s spreading. If you’re looking for a solid, interactive map and dashboard to download, check out what Johns Hopkins has created in this effective coronavirus global map. Click here to see the map ›› The University is tracking the...

The markets are a mess

Well, that was interesting. The market just cratered into an abyss after suffering some stunning declines thanks to coronavirus and an oil war. If you like numbers, the Dow Jones industrial average face-planted 7.8 percent to close at 23,851. The S&P 500 shed 7.6 percent by the close and the Nasdaq tumbled 7.3 percent. A lot of us have heard the term ‘circut breaker’ being tossed...

I’m convinced anyone can be an audio book narrator

I’ve been diving into a lot of audio books lately. While I don’t mind reading, I find I do enough of it reading the news day in and day out. The last thing I want to do is analyze words in page format for enjoyment. This is why I turn to audio books. And I’m convinced anyone can be an audio book narrator. That’s not a good thing. I started months ago and joined Audible.com...

Going to give the Rode iPhone wireless microphones a try

This weekend I broke out the old video gear to shoot a segment for a new series I plan to launch in the coming weeks (maybe months). I had to set up the lights, pull out the old tripod and dust off the old Panasonic P2 camera I used for years in my video production projects. But I would eventually be online searching for iPhone wireless microphones to finish my journey. It was frustrating. Two of...

Quibi’s 50 show lineup for launch

If you haven’t heard of Quibi, no problem. It’s not a household name yet. In fact, it hasn’t launched. I wrote about it earlier as I’m interested to see what it’s about, what kind of content it’ll air and what the fuss is all about.  But now we’re seeing Quibi’s 50 show lineup set for it’s debut in April. First, what is it? Quibi (pronounced...

How to find old websites that no longer exist

Have you ever typed in a website address only to find it’s gone, or it redirects to another website? Maybe you used to own a site and want to take a trip down memory lane. Maybe you just need to find some crucial information to save the world. That’s when you use Wayback Machine. That’s how to find old websites that no longer exist. Wayback Machine is an impressive collection of...

It’s a date (with myself)

I’m excited for Saturday. There’s nothing over-the-top exciting happening. My wife is going out with friends. And I get to play full-time Dad all day (and night). That’s a rarity around our house. Thanks to my wife, Tara, our daughter is well taken care of. Tara spends her days tending to Bella’s schedule, her wins, losses, tantrums and learning experiences. I get my time...

Interviewing Warby Parker from my balcony

I was perusing the web as I often do and came across an article on Fortune about why it’s hard to find the next ‘Warby Parker’. For those of you who don’t know Warby Parker, you likely have great vision. Warby Parker sells affordable and trendy eyeglasses in a genius direct-to-consumer model. They’ve been doing it for years. The article hit me because they make them...

Your phone is way dirtier than your toilet seat

Well, that’s what they tell me. But with all the recent talk about Coronavirus (and endless coverage, no less), it’s hard not to think about germs in general. We’re all instructed to wash our hands constantly. And when I was in a daze staring at my phone, it made me think about how dirty my phone was. The answer? Your phone is way dirtier than your toilet seat. Think about it...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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