meets Wakanda? Disney innovation hub aims to advance technology
for filmmakers 12-03-18
Inside Walt Disney
Studios’ original animation building, where artists once drew
“Dumbo” and “Cinderella” by hand, a 15-person team of
innovators is trying to create a moviemaking Tomorrowland.
most rampant robocall scams are linked to health insurance,
Amazon and student loans 11-26-18
There’s a good chance the next caller on your cell phone will
try to take your money or steal your identity.
Microsoft keeps its feet on the ground with evolving Surface
hardware line 11-19-18
In the dim light of a
New York event space, a video announcing the newest version of
the Microsoft Surface laptop was playing loudly, projected on a
huge screen to a crowd of analysts and media.
cavernous hangar for Google’s huge ambitions 11-12-18
LOS ANGELES —
Google has moved a step closer to transforming the historic
Spruce Goose hangar in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los
Angeles into a state-of-the-art office and production facility,
the latest sign of how tech giants are expanding their presence
in Hollywood’s backyard.
are keeping their smartphones longer, report says 11-05-18
People are holding on
to their aging smartphones longer, squeezing out a few more
months of use before trading them in, a report indicates.
Games, maker of smash hit ‘Fortnite,’ raises $1.25 billion
from VCs and real-world sports backers 10-29-18
Epic Games, the maker
of the wildly popular online battle royal game “Fortnite,”
announced Friday that it had raised $1.25 billion from a group
that included several big-name sports team owners.
growing space industry is scrambling to find workers — but it
can’t take foreigners 10-22-18
Glow in the dark
stars twinkling inside his childhood bedroom and science fiction
books in his lap, Shayan Shirshekar grew up like most kids
fascinated by space. When he was old enough to say what he
wanted to be when he was older, his answer was always immediate:
service rolls out — but not without controversy 10-15-18
downtown Los Angeles are being wired with fiber optic cable and
shoebox-sized gadgets to beam the fifth and fastest generation
of cellular data, known as 5G, into homes and mobile devices.
unveils new Surface devices, including headphones 10-08-18
several new Surface devices at an event in Manhattan on Tuesday,
saying the computers have faster speeds and longer battery
conference: Smart search, LinkedIn profile info coming to
Microsoft Office apps
new features coming to its Office 365 suite, including an
AI-powered Clippy-like tool, at its annual Ignite information
technology conference Monday in Orlando, Fla.
and other tech companies join Apple against China
week filed an objection to tariffs the Trump
administration is proposing to impose on China —
saying they would raise the costs of Apple Watches,
AirPods and other products— prompting President Donald
Trump to renew over the weekend his call for the company
to make its products in the United States.
invest heavily in digital to keep up with customers’
shopping habits 09-17-18
shoppers than ever before are using mobile devices to
supplement — or in some cases take over — their
shopping, with one Deloitte study finding more than half
of all grocery sales today are digitally influenced.
new app pays you for product recommendations 09-17-18
to make money off my online behavior — unless, of
course, I get a commission.
says uber-fast 5G networks, phones coming to the U.S. by
April 2019 09-10-18
Qualcomm battled rival Broadcom’s hostile takeover bid
earlier this year — probably the biggest threat to the
company in its 33-year history — it continued to pour
money into developing next generation 5G wireless
some workers think Walmart’s pay-in-advance app is a
lousy deal 09-03-18
Walmart sales associate Emeraid Gems saw that her
paycheck was $200 short, she started looking for
floods and other calamities fuel this app’s popularity
the morning a fire forced the evacuation of her daughter’s
school, Ruth Kobayashi found out about it when her
smartphone bleated out the distinctive tone she knows
she can’t ignore: the Orange County high school’s
app-based emergency communications system
confession: Yes, we track your location, even when you
turn off Location History 08-20-18
clarified that it does in fact collect users’ location
data, even if the user’s Location History setting is
Leap, the $2 billion 3D software startup, is finally
live. It doesn’t come cheap. 08-13-18
Leap, the secretive Plantation, Fla.-based tech company
that has raised more than $2 billion in venture capital
to build sophisticated 3D software, has finally gone
Q&A: Switching cloud providers on a Mac 08-13-18
I’ve used iCloud (Apple’s cloud storage service) on
my Mac, but I find it confusing. I’d like to switch to
Dropbox for cloud storage. How do I get disconnected
new wave of satellites in orbit: Cheap and tiny, with
short lifespans 08-13-18
FRANCISCO — It’s one of the most recognizable images
in aerospace: Highly specialized workers clad in gowns,
hair nets and shoe coverings crawl over a one-of-a-kind
satellite the size of a school bus.
Amazon’s footsteps, Walgreens unveils new digital
platform to connect patients to doctors 08-06-18
has unveiled a new digital platform to connect customers
to medical services, just weeks after its stock dove on
news that Amazon is expanding into the pharmacy
an insatiable demand for data centers, some are worried
Illinois can’t keep up 07-30-18
the data center that occupies the former Chicago
Sun-Times’ printing facility is like walking through
the set of a James Bond film.
reality can help people overcome fear of heights, study
have found virtual reality exercises can help alleviate
a fear of heights, showing the technology can be used as
an accessible, affordable tool in mental health
accounts are about to lose a bunch of followers
accounts with legions of fishy followers are about to
take a hit. As part of its efforts to fight
disinformation, the company announced Wednesday that
locked accounts will soon stop being counted as
Kardia Mobile takes an EKG on the fly 07-16-18
family thinks I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, but at my
age I want to head off potential problems before they
turn into ones that require expensive medical attention.
Q&A: Precautions to take if you use Windows XP 07-09-18
I continue to use Windows XP safely if I install the
for-pay version of Malwarebytes, which is now considered
to be antivirus software?
Q&A: How to avoid browser hijacking 06-25-18
I read that I could get better protection against
hackers by switching to an independent internet
connection service, such as Google Public DNS,
Cloudflare or Quad9. What do you think?
neutrality rules are dead, but fight lives on 06-18-18
repeal of net neutrality rules became official Monday
despite their popularity with the majority of Americans,
opposition from the U.S. Senate and numerous court
challenges already underway against the FCC’s
controversial decision to end the Obama-era regulations.
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.