phone is talking behind your back - to your doctors 12-09-13
PARK, Md. — Your phone knows everything about you —
how much you walk, talk and what level of Candy Crush
you’re stuck on — but soon it could be spilling
secrets to your doctor.
shopping transforms holiday retail season 12-02-13
the crowds at the mall seem a bit thinner this holiday
season, it may be because more shoppers are at home,
buying gifts on an iPad.
of technology comes at a cost 12-02-13
he rose to his feet from a knuckle-dragging crouch,
primitive cave man wrapped his newly evolved opposable
thumbs around the handy tools of his time — a club or
spear — and instantly his life got easier.
media startups' value is enormous, if you trust
FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It’s
run by a couple of 20-somethings with no prior business
experience. And it has never made a cent.
test-drives Google Glass in the operating room 11-25-13
— When Dr. Heather Evans, a trauma surgeon at Seattle’s
Harborview Medical Center, stepped into the operating
room wearing an eyeglasses-like, Internet-connected
device known as Google Glass, she quickly realized its
potential and its pitfalls.
effect reshapes how businesses interact with customers 11-18-13
Piasecki navigates by the stars. Where to dine next?
Where to work out when she’s traveling? She scans the
Web, favoring those places with four- and five-star
reviews, disregarding the rest.
isn't what it used to be in Internet world 11-18-13
quick: How many times do the words "America,"
"free" and "states" appear in the
Declaration of Independence? Now add those together, and
what do you get?
NSA partnering on cybersecurity programs 11-18-13
— Universities across the country are racing to
prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts
before a major cyberattack leaves the country’s
networks struggling to reboot.
makers add features to stymie thieves 11-11-13
theft of iPhones and iPads is so widespread it’s known
as "Apple picking."
media redefine quest for mental gratification 11-11-13
hard to know whether to thank or curse Wayne Chang. When
he was 24, the Facebook engineer went home one night to
his downtown Palo Alto, Calif., apartment, fired up his
computer, pursed his lips together and recorded the
popping sound he made.
makes your phone smell like cinnamon roll or Korean BBQ
when you get a text 11-04-13
just the right smartphone notification for a text, email
or alarm is a big decision. People that choose animal
sounds should have their phones taken away.
garage sales growing in popularity 10-28-13
— The hunt for the best garage sale bargains isn’t
in the driveway anymore. It’s
on Facebook. That’s
where you’ll find deal-seekers stretching the
summertime ritual of neighbors selling to neighbors into
a new year-round tradition.
chases viral-video magic 10-21-13
Peretti, founder and chief executive of the wildly
popular website BuzzFeed, is trying to choose his
favorite online video.
uses social media to track illness 10-14-13
— You might not consider Tweets such as "Missing
the Redskins game because of the flu, ugh :( #worstday"
as groundbreaking advancement in science, but Graham
Dodge, founder and CEO of the disease-tracking site
Sickweather.com, thinks they are.
take aim at cyberbullying 10-07-13
— The Internet messages were so vicious that they
pushed 16-year-old Ivy Griffiths into therapy for
X born of new attitudes at Motorola Mobility 9-30-13
Pierce remembers the reaction his team of designers
elicited from their engineering colleagues when they
proposed a smartphone with a gently curved back that
would nestle into a person’s hand.
Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX slimmer, sharper 9-27-13
— In the fleeting moments I had with Amazon's new
Kindle Fire tablet, I noticed one major thing: It lost a
lot of weight. The
engineers at Amazon managed to slim down their flagship
tablet in every dimension.
unveils new Surface, fixes shortcomings 9-25-13
YORK — Microsoft refreshed its Surface tablet
computers Monday, giving them longer battery life and
better comfort on laps as the software giant continues
its transformation into a devices and services company.
media consumers are cutting the cable cord 9-23-13
— When Mary Sherwood was injured in a motorcycle
accident two years ago, she knew she’d have to make
room in her budget for the unexpected medical bills. Her
$115-per-month cable subscription was the first thing to
app: A modern way to reach masses 9-23-13
— Standing in a security line at O’Hare
International Airport seven years ago, the Rev. Bobby
Gruenewald wished he had a Bible in his pocket to pass