doctor is in ....your mobile device 01-19-15
— It was 11:45 a.m. and Dr. Christopher Bailey’s laptop was
chirping, indicating a patient was on the line.
bitcoin the wave of the future or a dangerous fad? 01-19-15
— As customers ate lunch at a popular restaurant in Washington’s
Adams Morgan neighborhood, few had any inkling they were on the
front lines of an international monetary war that’s featured
FBI raids, the Deep Web, allegations of money laundering and
millions vanishing in a nanosecond.
advice: Recommendations for 50-inch HDTVs 01-12-15
need a new HDTV and am looking to spend $400-600 on a 50-inch
model. I am considering buying used on Craigslist, perhaps a
plasma in this price range. Any thoughts on buying used, and any
recommendations for my size and price range?
phone signals offer massive trove of travel data 01-12-15
hour of every day cell phones are generating data which
transportation planners, real estate developers and investors
use to help them to understand traffic flows, shopping patterns
and population shifts.
Buzz: Hopper.com and it Flight Tonight app are last-minute deal
they do: To use Flight Tonight, a simple iOS app from Hopper.com,
you input your hometown airport code and it returns same-day
flight deals — domestic and international — for that airport
and nearby cities.
Advice: Matching new receiver to vintage speakers 01-05-15
have some 1970s-vintage small Advent speakers. They are in great
shape and rated at 15 watts RMS power handling. I’m in need of
a new receiver to go with them as the old one died.
at home: Kids can create technology, not just use it 12-29-14
in more than 150 countries — and President Obama — dabbled
in computer programming as part of the recent weeklong Hour of
Code (hourofcode.com) initiative, dreamed up to introduce anyone
as young as 4 to the fun of creating technology, not just using
offers curated online videos as alternative to YouTube, TV 12-22-14
ANGELES — Ilya Pozin’s 2-year-old daughter wasn’t about to
abandon daddy’s comfortable lap. But Pozin had to manage his
successful e-cards company, so he’d entertain Paisley in his
home office by playing cartoons and educational videos off
YouTube on a second monitor.
could change how the world eats 12-15-14
Calif. — Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world’s
newest industries have started to put their money and tech
talents into farming — the world’s oldest industry — with
an audacious agenda: to make sure there is enough food for the
10 billion people expected to inhabit the planet by 2100, do it
without destroying the world and make a pretty penny along the
Shaun Rein, China expert, on why the nation has traded copying
for innovation 12-08-14
years, American firms far and wide have bemoaned Chinese
these days, the water-cooler chatter in Silicon Valley has
turned to the meteoric rise of Alibaba, which in September
sparked the world’s largest IPO. With millions of users and
merchants, the Chinese firm handles more transactions than
Amazon and eBay combined.
Microsoft's culture: 2 veterans work together to break
down old barriers 12-01-14
at Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s annual convention kept
slipping up and calling the company’s big new video game
"Overlord" — which sounds like an obvious, even
cliché, name for the kind of dark, lurid shooter game everyone’s
grown used to.
feeders free dairy farmers 11-24-14
Minn. — The calves at Rohe Dairy don’t bawl when they’re
live together in small groups in a tall, well-ventilated barn
here, about 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and they eat
whenever they please from an automated calf feeding machine.
advice: Setting up a turntable sound system 11-17-14
just started collecting old and new records. Record Store Day
sparked me, and I love my new hobby! I teach history, and have a
Crossley portable turntable hooked up in my classroom. I play
classic rock in the mornings, the kids really enjoy it.
of Things will transform life, but experts fear for privacy and
personal data 11-10-14
will help you avoid traffic jams as you travel from work to that
hot new spot you’ve been dying to try out, tell you on the way
about the bar’s half-price coupons and let you check your home
video monitors while knocking back a few to see if your cat is
clawing the couch again.
funding fuels meteoric rise of 'Star Citizen' 11-03-14
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Chris Roberts’ brain spun out a grand
vision: a rich, immersive galaxy; exquisite spaceships
traversing between infinite star systems with thousands of
computer gamers manning the cockpits, racing, dogfighting and
execs discuss regulation, innovation and bobble-heads 11-03-14
VIEW, Calif. — Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg help run
Google, one of the world’s best-known, most successful — and
most controversial — companies.
mobile technology connects truckers to freight and people nearby
who own their vehicles loathe trips with an empty truck
Quinn: Criticism of Apple and Facebook's egg freezing benefit is
cascade of criticism to the news that Apple and Facebook will
pay female employees who want to freeze their eggs strikes me as
Whisper, an app for anonymous confessions, protect users'
ANGELES — Can an app that people anonymously share confessions
on, some of which become fodder for news stories, protect the
parks' Halloween scare tactics becoming frightfully high-tech 10-06-14
re-create a bloody scene from the 1981 horror flick
"American Werewolf in London," crews at Universal
Studios Hollywood installed computer-controlled strobe lights
behind the walls of a dark maze to simulate the flash of
apps threaten to siphon advertising dollars from the social
media leaders 09-29-14
21 million people following her on Facebook and 18 million on
Twitter, pop singer Ariana Grande can’t personally chat with
each of her loves, as she affectionately calls her fans.
intercepts Microsoft's Surface tablet NFL play 09-22-14
Corp. thought it had scored a touchdown when it struck a
multiyear deal with the NFL that would allow teams to use the
company’s Surface tablets during games.
unveils new ultra-thin tablet 09-15-14
Inc. this week unveiled what some are calling the thinnest
tablet on the market. Company
founder and CEO Michael Dell showed off the eight-inch device
— which is only 6 millimeters thick, 20 percent thinner than
an iPad Mini — this week at the 2014 Intel Developers
Conference in San Francisco.
to test cars without a driver 09-15-14
VIEW, Calif. — Google plans to begin testing its new prototype
of a self-driving car — which, unlike earlier models, doesn’t
require a back-up driver — at NASA’s Ames Research Center,
just a few miles from the tech company’s headquarters, space
agency officials said this week.