Jim’s WebLetter for 2/6/16

Hi-ya!

It’s the weekend and Sunday marks the 50th Super Bowl, complete with it’s collection of infamous commercials and halftime show. If you’re one of the millions who will be watching, you will be parked in front of your TV with food and drink nearby. But as more people are cutting the cord and going to the Internet and such program providers as Netflix, watching live sports, particularly this game – the Big game, is more difficult to find. Lifehacker’s article, “How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online for Free” will come in handy … http://lifehacker.com/how-to-watch-super-bowl-50-online-for-free-no-cable-re-1757403054

Speaking of games, studies have been conducted over the years as to how video games help or hinder the development and growth of children. The conclusion seems to show that healthy games are helpful. In the study, games with rewards built in, such as Wheel of Fortune are good for the brain. In an article in Read Write, Paul Howard-Jones, leader of the University of Bristol study, is quoted as saying, “This is evidence that computer games can be good for learning if we are careful about how we design and develop them. For the first time we can actually see what learning through games does in the brain.” http://readwrite.com/2016/01/27/video-games-education-default-attention-mode

When I was eight years old, my dad taught me how to play chess. It became my go-to game when I was in school. When we had recess ( yea, that’s what we had and that’s what we called it), my friend and I would sit and play it on a little portable game I brought to school. Now years later, my grandkids like to challenge me to a game. So imagine my interest when I discovered there was a code in Facebook Messenger that brings up a digital chessboard and allows you to play with the person you message. The downside of the game is you need to know the codes to move the pieces, but once you get started, it works great. http://www.cnet.com/how-to/play-chess-in-facebook-messenger-with-this-secret-command/

iTab Magazine for tablet owners who want more from their devices … http://iTab.jimonline.com

Additional stories not found in this WebLetter can be found in WebLetter Magazine. http://web.jimonline.com
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Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya!

Jim

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