Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker is a graduate of Temple University's Lew Klein College of Media and Communication and native of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. When he's not burying himself in geek culture or re-binging all six seasons of "The West Wing," you can catch him hobnobbing with a Manhattan -- up, extra bitters -- in hand.

August 9, 2018

Technology

What is 'HD voice?'

Curious to know what HD voice, or VoLTE, actually is and whether it will make cell phone calls more tolerable, we reached out to Kapil Dandekar, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Drexel University and director of the Drexel Wireless Systems Lab.

August 2, 2018

Fashion

What's up with wearing khakis in the workplace?

While startups of the day might be bailing on the dress pant and khaki as the work uniform, the khaki, in particular, has been a uniform of the 9-to-5 lifestyle for as long as anyone can remember.

July 26, 2018

Food

Why do peaches have fuzz?

Why peaches have fuzz, where they originate, and what states actually grow more peaches than Georgia.

July 19, 2018

Food

Is turmeric the latest food trend?

Food science and culinary arts expert Jonathan Deutsch teases out what the latest appeal is of turmeric.

July 12, 2018

Beauty

Is facial plastic surgery still popular?

In a culture where trends have moved toward ultra-magical skin cremes with anti-aging properties, or diets loaded with the nutrient and healthy fats that make skin glow, how popular is plastic surgery on the face compared to 20 years ago? 

July 5, 2018

Design

What are 'battle royale' games?

"Battle royale" games like "Fortnite" have taken over as the latest video game trend. But what is a "battle royale" game? Drexel University's Frank Lee explains.

June 21, 2018

Sports

How do professional athletes get their health insurance?

A Temple University associate professor of risk management and insurance explains how health insurance policies tend to be negotiated by professional athletes.

June 14, 2018

Style

What's the origin of the high heel?

A Moore College of Art and Design cultural anthropologist explains the origins of the high heel.

June 7, 2018

Tourism

Is Philly really a great city for tourists?

Tourism expert Benjamin Altschuler explains what qualities tourists generally look for when picking a travel destination--and how Philly stacks up.

May 31, 2018

Computers

Why do people cover their laptop cameras with paper?

Information management professor David Schuff explores the popular act of covering laptop webcams with slips of paper.

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