For Home Inspectors, New Testing Technology Offers Multiple Perks

(DGIwire) – As property owners become ever more aware of environmental issues in their homes, they are demanding more comprehensive property inspections. Ordinarily, this would represent a challenge to North America’s home inspectors, whose ranks number 18,000, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. But new testing technology is now making it possible […]

Choosing A Public Relations Firm

(DGIwire)  — Most businesses, products and people benefit immensely from positively-framed, quality media exposure. A touch of “fame” or respectful recognition whether within the editorial pages of magazines and newspapers or a variety of news show segments can catapult a company into the minds of their desired partners and customers.  More so, strategic media coverage […]

Unwanted Guests at the Stadium: Drones

(DGIwire) – When baseball fans look up into the sky at a stadium, what they want to see is a fly ball—not a drone. But as recently reported in Venues Today, a drone crashed into the upper deck of San Diego’s Petco Park early in the 2017 season. Previous drones had crashed into Pittsburgh’s PNC […]

Using Algae to Promote Animal Health

(DGIwire) – In the ongoing quest to improve animal health, one of the most promising avenues involves phytogenics: the use of plant-derived products in animal feed. A recent article in Animal Pharm spotlighted how algae can be harnessed to develop a pipeline of beneficial product candidates. According to the magazine, significant strides have been made […]

4 Top Action Steps to Resolve Independent Contractor Compliance Issues

(DGIwire) – As more companies of all sizes see the value of independent contractors (ICs), businesses need to understand what today’s most forward-looking companies are doing to reduce the risk of employee misclassification. The following four best practices can help mitigate the risks associated with engaging independent talent. Establish a consistent, centralized process to evaluate […]

Plant-Based Protein: A Healthy Trend

(DGIwire) – Consumers are trying to add more plants into their diets. According to market research firm 1010data, plant-based protein powder made up 78 percent of all online “plant-based” sales in the 52 weeks ending July 2017. Additionally, reports Nutra Ingredients USA, searches for “plant-based” in online retail platforms tripled from March 2016 to July […]

General Motors Predicts Electric Cars Profitable by 2021

(DGIwire) – “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future,” runs the old quip. Yet General Motors CEO Mary Barra isn’t afraid to offer one bold prediction. According to Reuters, she has promised investors that the Detroit automaker will make money selling electric cars by 2021. As Reuters reports, GM’s strategy for doing so will […]

Video Gaming: Not Just a Young Person’s Thing

(DGIwire) – Gaming is a multibillion-dollar industry that appeals to a tremendous range of players. But if there is one pervasive stereotype about the industry, it’s that gamers are exclusively young people—sitting transfixed in a dark room in front of a brightly lit screen. Yet teens and twentysomethings are hardly the only ones attracted to […]

Is Mold the Cause of Allergies? DIY Test Can Assess Mold in Homes

(DGIwire) – Few words are as disconcerting to homeowners as “mold.” Molds float through the air invisible to the naked eye and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they reproduce by means of tiny spores. Although usually not a problem indoors, mold can be an issue if the spores land on wet or damp […]

Catching That Rogue Drone: How Cutting-Edge Tech Can Help

(DGIwire) – As drones increase in popularity worldwide, a small but dedicated industry is emerging with the aim of handling the threats they pose, according to a recent article on the website WeTalkUAV. These threats are being recognized not only by incidents of drones flying in restricted areas, notes the article, but by the knowledge […]

‘Environmental Probiotics’: Offering Unique Protection for Public Spaces

(DGIwire) – What is the dirtiest place in the typical office? According to a study conducted by Kimberly-Clark Professional and reported by WebMD, it’s the sink faucet handles in the break room. The study researchers swabbed some 4,800 surfaces in office buildings—including manufacturing facilities, law firms, insurance companies, healthcare companies and call centers—and analyzed the […]

Searching for the Perfect Wine? See this Sonoma Star for Holiday Gifting and Merrymaking

(DGIwire) – The holidays are here again, and with them comes the eternally recurring dilemma: What gift to buy for friends, family and colleagues? In the spirit of good cheer, wine is a perennially popular choice—but which one is best? The pages of wine magazines present a staggering array of choices, which can easily cause […]

Health Club Owners: Seniors Want to Get Fit Too

(DGIwire) – Ask any health club owner to describe their ideal customer—and they’re likely to name “fitness-minded,” “health-conscious” and “young” among the most obvious traits. But when it comes to that final adjective—maybe they ought to reconsider. That’s because the fact is that silver-haired Americans make up a sizeable number of those who join health […]

Fast Charging of Electric Vehicles: Is the Battery Technology Available?

(DGIwire) — As part of Britain’s ambitious “decarbonization” target, all cars sold in that country may have to be electric vehicles (EVs) by 2050—but charging them all will pose a huge logistical challenge, according to a report prepared by SO Energy Insights. Currently, notes the report, it would take about 19 hours using a standard-sized […]

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