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  • Google Revamps Ad Tools

    Google Revamps Ad Tools

    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:14:29 GMT

    Google announces an update to its ad settings page to increase transparency for users.  The updates to its advertising tools will help users better understand why they see certain ads and help them control the experience. 

    Google announces an update to its ad settings page to increase transparency for users.  The updates to its advertising tools will help users better understand why they see certain ads and help them control the experience. 

  • Facebook bug made some private posts public

    Facebook bug made some private posts public

    Thursday, June 7 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-06-08 01:12:40 GMT

    Facebook bug made some private posts public, affecting as many as 14M users.

    Facebook bug made some private posts public, affecting as many as 14M users.

  • Longer Instagram Videos Coming Soon?

    Longer Instagram Videos Coming Soon?

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-06-07 01:28:54 GMT
    Watch out YouTube!  Social media fans may start spending more time on Instagram. The photo-sharing app is reportedly going to let users to post videos up to an hour long.   Users can already stream live video for up to an hour, but Instagram is working to extend this time limit to non-broadcast clips, sources told the Wall Street Journal. These videos would be vertical. Instagram already uses this format for Stories but it is not clear if the new time limit would...
    Watch out YouTube!  Social media fans may start spending more time on Instagram. The photo-sharing app is reportedly going to let users to post videos up to an hour long.   Users can already stream live video for up to an hour, but Instagram is working to extend this time limit to non-broadcast clips, sources told the Wall Street Journal. These videos would be vertical. Instagram already uses this format for Stories but it is not clear if the new time limit would...
  • News from Apple WWDC 2018

    News from Apple WWDC 2018

    Monday, June 4 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-06-05 03:20:30 GMT

    Apple is tackling smartphone addiction. And adding group video chats to FaceTime.  These are the two key standout features that will be coming to the iPhone as part of an iOS 12 software upgrade. Apple is all about helping its users set limitations.  

    Apple is tackling smartphone addiction. And adding group video chats to FaceTime.  These are the two key standout features that will be coming to the iPhone as part of an iOS 12 software upgrade. Apple is all about helping its users set limitations.  

  • Facebook kills 'trending' topics

    Facebook kills 'trending' topics

    Friday, June 1 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-06-02 00:43:12 GMT

    Facebook says it's shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years.  A company official is telling The Associated Press that the feature is outdated and wasn't popular.   

    Facebook says it's shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years.  A company official is telling The Associated Press that the feature is outdated and wasn't popular.   

  • New Pokemon Switch Games

    New Pokemon Switch Games

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-05-31 02:53:30 GMT

     A trio of new Pokémon games is coming to Nintendo's Switch gaming console.  The new titles are expected to further boost sales of the Switch, the wildly popular $300 hybrid device that powered Nintendo to bumper profits last year. 

     A trio of new Pokémon games is coming to Nintendo's Switch gaming console.  The new titles are expected to further boost sales of the Switch, the wildly popular $300 hybrid device that powered Nintendo to bumper profits last year. 

  • Cutting Back on Tech

    Cutting Back on Tech

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:56:09 GMT

    For many of us, a smartphone addiction is not so much a debilitating disease but a constant, nagging inconvenience we can't seem to shake.  

    For many of us, a smartphone addiction is not so much a debilitating disease but a constant, nagging inconvenience we can't seem to shake.  

  • Amazon Facial Recognition and Privacy

    Amazon Facial Recognition and Privacy

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:49:16 GMT

    The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police.
     

    The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police.
     

  • Instagram Mute Feature

    Instagram Mute Feature

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:23:49 GMT

    Instagram is taking a subtle but bold step to quiet your loud friends. The Facebook-owned photo sharing app will soon let you mute that annoying friend from college who posts incessantly -- without unfollowing (and offending) them.  

    Instagram is taking a subtle but bold step to quiet your loud friends. The Facebook-owned photo sharing app will soon let you mute that annoying friend from college who posts incessantly -- without unfollowing (and offending) them.  

  • Screen Sharing with Google Duo

    Screen Sharing with Google Duo

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:58:51 GMT

    Google has a new app that lets you share your screen with someone, giving you the chance to walk people through their own tech issues. 

    Google has a new app that lets you share your screen with someone, giving you the chance to walk people through their own tech issues. 

  • YouTube's New Music Service

    YouTube's New Music Service

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:44:37 GMT

    Google is launching YouTube Music next week, shortly followed by YouTube Premium – a revamped version of its ad-free YouTube Red subscription service with a renewed focus on original programming. 

    Google is launching YouTube Music next week, shortly followed by YouTube Premium – a revamped version of its ad-free YouTube Red subscription service with a renewed focus on original programming. 

  • The great Laurel or Yanny Debate

    The great Laurel or Yanny Debate

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:43:27 GMT

    Do you hear what I hear?   That's the question as a short audio clip has sparked a social media debate about whether the word is "yanny" or "laurel." How one hears it is similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago.    

    Do you hear what I hear?   That's the question as a short audio clip has sparked a social media debate about whether the word is "yanny" or "laurel." How one hears it is similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago.    

  • Amazon Stores to Expand

    Amazon Stores to Expand

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-05-15 23:45:21 GMT

    Going into a store without anyone working on a cash register - and that being the norm? It's getting another step closer to reality, as Amazon is announcing an expansion of its cashier-less stores.  .

    Going into a store without anyone working on a cash register - and that being the norm? It's getting another step closer to reality, as Amazon is announcing an expansion of its cashier-less stores.  .

  • Tech companies climb as Trump lobbies for China's ZTE

    Tech companies climb as Trump lobbies for China's ZTE

    Monday, May 14 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-05-14 23:50:55 GMT

    Trump says he will help the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE get "back into business" after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers.

    Trump says he will help the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE get "back into business" after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers.

  • Homes of the Future

    Homes of the Future

    Thursday, May 10 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-05-10 18:35:11 GMT

    Lennar announced Wednesday that standard features in its new homes will include built-in Wi-Fi, smart locks, doorbells, thermostats and lights — all controlled by Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant. 

    Lennar announced Wednesday that standard features in its new homes will include built-in Wi-Fi, smart locks, doorbells, thermostats and lights — all controlled by Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant. 

  • Pretty Please, Google

    Pretty Please, Google

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-10 00:01:26 GMT

    Google shaking things up at its annual developers conference.  What's normally a rally for creators to get starting making products for its Android operating system -- turning into a lesson in using the magic words. Pretty Please. The conference theme is "Make Good Things Together."   Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said in a keynote address to about 7,000 developers and journalists that Google wants to push ahead to innovate, but he acknowledged t...

    Google shaking things up at its annual developers conference.  What's normally a rally for creators to get starting making products for its Android operating system -- turning into a lesson in using the magic words. Pretty Please. The conference theme is "Make Good Things Together."   Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said in a keynote address to about 7,000 developers and journalists that Google wants to push ahead to innovate, but he acknowledged t...

  • Digitally preview your mail

    Digitally preview your mail

    Monday, May 7 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-05-08 02:54:23 GMT

    The United States Postal Service is embracing innovation with its launch of something called informed delivery.  

    The United States Postal Service is embracing innovation with its launch of something called informed delivery.  

  • Twitter Password Glitch

    Twitter Password Glitch

    Thursday, May 3 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-05-04 00:11:20 GMT

    Twitter is urging all of its users to change their passwords, after the firm discovered a bug that left passwords completely exposed.

    Twitter is urging all of its users to change their passwords, after the firm discovered a bug that left passwords completely exposed.

  • Facebook New Dating Service

    Facebook New Dating Service

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-05-02 03:24:47 GMT

    Facebook wants to help people find love on its platform.  That's the word at least from its annual F8 developers conference.

    Facebook wants to help people find love on its platform.  That's the word at least from its annual F8 developers conference.

  • Selling the Sprint, T-Mobile Merger

    Selling the Sprint, T-Mobile Merger

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-05-02 02:48:49 GMT
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    Will the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint lead to more competition - or less?  Depends on whom you ask.  The two companies say combining their operations is a win-win for them - and consumers.

    Will the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint lead to more competition - or less?  Depends on whom you ask.  The two companies say combining their operations is a win-win for them - and consumers.

  • Amazon packages delivered straight to your car's trunk.

    Amazon packages delivered straight to your car's trunk.

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:41:16 GMT

    Amazon has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles.  Deliveries are available to members with 2015 year or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles with GM's OnStar connected-car service, and those with a 2015 or newer Volvo vehicle with an active Volvo On Call account.  

    Amazon has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles.  Deliveries are available to members with 2015 year or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles with GM's OnStar connected-car service, and those with a 2015 or newer Volvo vehicle with an active Volvo On Call account.  

  • Create personal Alexa skills in minutes

    Create personal Alexa skills in minutes

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:17:08 GMT

    Amazon has given me a precious gift: infinite new ways to troll my family and house guests with Alexa. On Thursday, the company released a set of DIY apps for the voice-assistant that anyone can make. They let you create helpful and entertaining voice commands and replies customized for your family. Called Alexa Blueprints, the templates are a dead-simple way to make Alexa do your bidding. 

    Amazon has given me a precious gift: infinite new ways to troll my family and house guests with Alexa. On Thursday, the company released a set of DIY apps for the voice-assistant that anyone can make. They let you create helpful and entertaining voice commands and replies customized for your family. Called Alexa Blueprints, the templates are a dead-simple way to make Alexa do your bidding. 

  • IRS Payment System Fails

    IRS Payment System Fails

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:50:22 GMT

    The IRS is giving all taxpayers an extra day to file after its website went down on deadline day.
     

    The IRS is giving all taxpayers an extra day to file after its website went down on deadline day.
     

  • Microsoft turns to former rival to improve internet security

    Microsoft turns to former rival to improve internet security

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:05:20 GMT

    Microsoft is turning to a former rival to improve the security of computing devices.  Microsoft President Brad Smith said Monday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco that the company will use software based on the Linux operating system, not its own Windows operating system, for new security features to protect internet-connected toys and other consumer devices.  

    Microsoft is turning to a former rival to improve the security of computing devices.  Microsoft President Brad Smith said Monday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco that the company will use software based on the Linux operating system, not its own Windows operating system, for new security features to protect internet-connected toys and other consumer devices.  

  • Fortnite is back, after glitch shuts gamers down

    Fortnite is back, after glitch shuts gamers down

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-04-13 03:16:45 GMT

    A total of 100 gamers face off in Fortnite's Battle Royale mode trying to be the last survivor.  The game is just the latest to take the world by storm.  It's a straight up combination of building and shooting.  But all that came to a halt Wednesday thanks to a server outage.   What started as login issues around the early evening turned into an instability and outage that kept players out of the game until around 3:00 EST Thursday. .

    A total of 100 gamers face off in Fortnite's Battle Royale mode trying to be the last survivor.  The game is just the latest to take the world by storm.  It's a straight up combination of building and shooting.  But all that came to a halt Wednesday thanks to a server outage.   What started as login issues around the early evening turned into an instability and outage that kept players out of the game until around 3:00 EST Thursday. .

  • Is my Facebook data compromised?

    Is my Facebook data compromised?

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:18:33 GMT

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg tells congress that his firm is struggling to get ahead of Russian manipulation.  Zuckerberg made the comments during his five-hour appearance before a joint U.S. Senate committee hearing.  Senators grilled him about privacy in the wake of pro-Trump data mining firm Cambridge Analytica's collection of Facebook data on millions of Americans without their knowledge.

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg tells congress that his firm is struggling to get ahead of Russian manipulation.  Zuckerberg made the comments during his five-hour appearance before a joint U.S. Senate committee hearing.  Senators grilled him about privacy in the wake of pro-Trump data mining firm Cambridge Analytica's collection of Facebook data on millions of Americans without their knowledge.

  • App lets you explore human body with smartphone

    App lets you explore human body with smartphone

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-04-10 00:40:39 GMT

    If you ever wonder about the inner makings of the human body, well look no more.  The Human Anatomy Atlas 2018 app is all about incredibly detailed images of the human body. There's a long list of what you can do with this app.  Users can explore different systems of the body like the circulatory, nervous, respiratory, or digestive systems.  

    If you ever wonder about the inner makings of the human body, well look no more.  The Human Anatomy Atlas 2018 app is all about incredibly detailed images of the human body. There's a long list of what you can do with this app.  Users can explore different systems of the body like the circulatory, nervous, respiratory, or digestive systems.  

  • Facebook tweaks ad policy

    Facebook tweaks ad policy

    Friday, April 6 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-04-07 02:44:29 GMT
    Facebook tweaks ad policyFacebook tweaks ad policy

    In an effort to thwart future election interference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post Friday that all political ads on the site will soon be labeled and show who paid for it.  

    In an effort to thwart future election interference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post Friday that all political ads on the site will soon be labeled and show who paid for it.  

  • Malware Breach Affects Delta, Sears

    Malware Breach Affects Delta, Sears

    Friday, April 6 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-04-06 23:59:48 GMT

    There is yet another data breach to worry over - this time affecting those who have had financial dealings with Delta Air Lines and Sears.

    There is yet another data breach to worry over - this time affecting those who have had financial dealings with Delta Air Lines and Sears.

  • Facebook Scandal Data Gets Worse

    Facebook Scandal Data Gets Worse

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-04-05 00:59:48 GMT

    It seems things are getting worse for Facebook.  The social media giant now says Cambridge Analytica may have gotten information on 87-million users without their knowledge - not 50 million as initially reported.  

    It seems things are getting worse for Facebook.  The social media giant now says Cambridge Analytica may have gotten information on 87-million users without their knowledge - not 50 million as initially reported.  

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