Barba: 6 apps that help you save money 06-11-18
people are really good at saving, while others might
just need a little help. Over
the past few years, a number of apps have popped up that
help people save money.
is disrupting the way we work, but it’s not all doom
and gloom 06-04-18
— Business leaders and experts from around the country
gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas this week
to talk about nothing less weighty than the rapid,
relentless and widespread disruption of the economy
enabled by fast-moving technological advances.
location tracking: FTC probe urged, Australia inquiry
location, location. Is Google tracking Android users’
whereabouts without their permission?
urged to think twice about buying Amazon Echo Dot for
hold your horses. Amazon
Dot Echo Kids Edition started shipping this week, but
children’s advocates and others are asking parents to
hold off on buying the $79 version of the company’s
market-leading smart home speaker.
and Amazon show Cortana and Alexa can talk to each
other, at least on stage at Build conference 05-14-18
— Microsoft and Amazon’s integration of their
digital personal assistants is getting closer, the
companies demonstrated at a Microsoft technology
conference Monday, though they still don’t have a date
for public availability.
is getting into the dating game, and its rivals are
already paying 05-07-18
Facebook wants to help you change your relationship
social network is introducing a dating feature that will
allow users to build profiles to meet potential suitors.
flip phone is the new protest statement 04-30-18
YORK — Exactly one year ago, Roman Cochet swapped his
$500 iPhone 7 for a $30 LG flip phone.
launches Chat to compete with Apple’s iMessage 04-23-18
is launching a new text messaging system for its Android
platform to challenge Apple’s iMessage in smartphone
text messaging supremacy.
against online video-game bullies flops 04-16-18
— It seemed like a killer idea: combat sexist
harassment in online video games by unleashing hit
squads of talented female players to slay the bullies.
finally fixes iPhone’s forced slowdowns 04-09-18
days of Apple slowing down iPhones to prevent battery
shutdowns are coming to an end.
travel gadgets you should pack in your carry-on 04-02-18
brings challenges both maddening and mundane: fees for
overweight suitcases, tight fits in overhead bins, lost
luggage and ever-shifting security policies.
listening to random sound can unlock a trapped mind 03-25-18
ANGELES – David Tobin took to the stage at a recent
technology conference in downtown Los Angeles, asked the
500 attendees to close their eyes, and turned up the
sound so they could sample his wares: a textured,
layered soundscape that he calls an "audiojack."
technologies help seniors age in place — and not feel
Delano, 80, of Denver has no plans to slow down anytime
soon. She still drives to movies, plays and dinners out
Twitter, false information travels farther and faster
than the truth. Really. 03-12-18
it the curse of the Internet age: Lies spread farther,
faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth.
at first did not succeed, but Snap will try, try again,
report says 03-05-18
Snap Inc. is
reportedly giving Spectacles, its camera-equipped
sunglasses, at least two more tries. The
Venice maker of the video messaging app Snapchat is
working on two new versions of the glasses to improve
upon its poorly selling original version, according to
the video news outlet Cheddar.
ready for the era of hypersonic flight — at five times
the speed of sound 02-26-18
aircraft, really more rocket than plane, dropped from
the wing of a B-52 before shooting through the sky above
Point Mugu Sea Range off the California coast, leaving a
long, white contrail in its wake.
tinted windows reveal a sustainable future 02-19-18
Calif. — When it comes to a sustainable future,
scientists aren’t seeing clearly. Researchers
have developed a new type of tinted "smart
window" that generates electricity when darkened.
Want to save money on your taxes? Hire an accountant 02-19-18
is the most expensive $100 software I’ve ever used.
Last year, I
prepared my straightforward personal and business taxes
with TurboTax, and then I gave the same income and
expense data to an accountant
for seniors: Ambitious techies roll out robots, smart
gear for their elders 02-12-18
older adults who grew up before the personal computer,
iPhones and Amazon Echo became technological mainstays
in everyday life, a growing number of startups are
working on smart devices with features designed to keep
aging minds and bodies healthy.
urged to pull plug on Messenger Kids 02-05-18
young children are "simply not ready" for
social media, health experts and children’s advocates
are urging Facebook to discontinue Messenger Kids, its
new messaging app.
the imported washing machine you want is getting more
At $1,899, one of the priciest washing machines for sale
at Abt Electronics in Glenview, Ill., is Samsung’s
two-washers-in-one-machine Steel FlexWash.
Alibaba AI programs beat humans in a Stanford reading
First, it was
chess. Then it was Go. Now it’s basic reading
robots are coming. Two
artificial intelligence programs created by Chinese
e-commerce company Alibaba and Microsoft beat humans on
a Stanford University reading comprehension test.
goes Hyper to keep up with customers’ data needs 01-15-18
— Tableau Software is revamping a core part of its
technology to analyze data faster, a move intended to
keep up with its customers’ increasing big-data needs.
envisions being at the center of voice-controlled home
entertainment systems 01-08-18
which makes devices for streaming internet video on
television sets, announced Wednesday that it plans to
develop a voice assistant and let manufacturers create
Roku-connected speakers, stepping up its competition
with Apple, Google and Amazon.com.
to watch for at the CES technology show 01-08-18
year one or two breakout technologies capture the
imagination of consumers. Eighteen months ago, it was
Pokemon Go, the first augmented reality mobile app to
really catch fire. A few years before that, it was 3-D
company gets FCC approval for at-a-distance device
a San Jose, Calif., company, is the first firm to
receive federal approval for a wireless charging system
purported to power devices from up to 3 feet away, the
to protect your internet-of-things devices 12-25-17
devices are nearly ubiquitous, with computer circuitry
now found in a variety of common appliances.
playing catch-up to Spotify, offers free music with ads 12-18-17
a song. Any song. It’s almost Christmas, so, how about
a song of the season like "Fairytale of New
York" by the Pogues?
aka AOL Instant Messenger, dead at 20 12-18-17
Instant Messenger service was finally erased from the
internet Friday after the company made the announcement
in October that Dec. 15 would be the chat platform’s
last day on Earth.
technology attends to seniors’ health, quality of life
worried about elderly family members and wished it was
easier to keep up with them from afar?
to unwrap: More retailers are letting customers send
digital gifts this holiday season 12-11-17
— It’s Christmas Eve, you still have gifts to buy,
and as the hours tick by, your options grow thin.
Monday orders are in. Retailers now giving perks for
— Shoppers clicking "buy" on smartphones,
tablets and laptops spent almost $20 billion online from
Thanksgiving through Monday.
education that pays, or you don’t 11-27-17
— With tuitions ever rising and student debt exploding
to $1.45 trillion, there has been increased pressure on
schools to demonstrate their value based on their
success in placing graduates in good-paying jobs.