people are falling for Amazonís Echo 05-16-16
SAN DIEGO ó
On Christmas Day, Liz Philips and her two sons Sutton,
8, and Greyson, 10, welcomed a new member into their San
Diego home. They called her Alexa, and though not your
traditional bundle of joy, she was immediately embraced
as a permanent resident and much-loved companion.
makes a big shift into cognitive computing 05-09-16
Calif. ó IBMís California research lab sits atop a
green hill here, 15 miles south of downtown San Jose.
the Skype for Fido 05-09-16
ó Ever been stuck late at the office while your furry
friend is home alone, and wished you could give Fido or
Fluffy a quick ring or text to check in?
helps seniors without smartphones 05-02-16
Calif. ó Donít be fooled by her age or her
not-so-smart flip phone. Eighty-five-year-old Betty Lou
Luce is spurring a technology movement thatís
spreading from bridge clubs to retirement homes across
Advice: Good news on sound bars 04-25-16
I planned on purchasing a ZVOX SoundBase 570 to
complement my new wall-mounted OLED TV. I see ZVOX has
some new sound bars, the SB400 and SB500.
Wolverton: Appleís newer, smaller iPad Pro a terrific
launched its first iPad Pro last fall, I was skeptical
of the jumbo-sized device. Iím
much more enthusiastic about tabletís smaller sibling,
which Apple launched late last month.
offers stand-alone video, month-to-month Prime
Amazon.com is adding some a la carte options to its
$99-a-year Prime all-you-can-eat buffet.
finds niche in restaurants and stores 04-18-16
JOSE, Calif. ó Apple has often touted the millions of
consumers who have switched from Windows PCs to Macs and
from Android devices to iPhones.
stunt highlights Facebookís push into streaming 04-11-16
ó Viral video maker BuzzFeed got at least 3.1 million
people to flip over to Facebook to watch a pair of
people in hazmat suits and goggles wrap rubber bands
around a watermelon until it exploded.
consumers ready for telemedicine? 04-04-16
SAN DIEGO ó
Is health care going the way of Uber? Though
it may sound far-fetched, seeing a doctor could move in
that direction if telemedicine gains more acceptance,
according to health technology experts.
smartphones answer your call for help? 04-04-16
JOSE, Calif. ó If youíre depressed and suicidal, a
victim of rape or domestic violence, can your smartphoneís
personal assistant answer your call for help?
seeks foothold in mobile payments 04-04-16
SAN DIEGO ó
Does a small San Diego startup stand a chance in the
mobile payment market competing against the likes of
Apple Pay and Samsung Pay?
hearing aid will help people not to miss a beat 04-04-16
ó After three years and millions of dollars, Starkey
Hearing Technologies recently unveiled a next-generation
hearing aid that promises to channel both realistic
speech and authentic-sounding music to the hard of
Advice: How to figure out what your vintage gear is
really worth 03-28-16
Q. I have a
pair of AR3a speakers that I no longer need. The drivers
are all original, the walnut exteriors are excellent and
everything works very well.
Q&A: Windows 10 flaw tries to charge for free apps 03-28-16
upgrading my PC to Windows 10, I got a message saying
that the "free trial" on my calculator app was
over, and that I should go to the Windows Store to
purchase the feature. The icons for some other apps are
grayed out, and I assume that Iíll have to purchase
those, too. Arenít these apps supposed to be free with
grapples with heartache as it jogs memories
Calif. ó Donít go breaking my heart, Facebook.
sentiment shared by people like 48-year-old San Jose
resident Beth Burkley, who gets caught off guard when
she sees reminders of her ex pop up on social media.
artificial intelligence having beaten humans in board
games, whatís next? 03-21-16
ó When a personís intelligence is tested, there are
exams. IQ tests, general knowledge quizzes, SATs.
by the iPhone, code-breakers turn their attention to
other products 03-14-16
ó Computer hacker Will Strafach had no trouble seizing
control of the original iPhone. Same went for later
generations over the next five years.
Davis, president of the Unicode Consortium, on the rise
of emojis 03-07-16
VIEW, Calif. ó When cute smiley faces started popping
up in text messages in Japan during the 1990s, software
engineers like Mark Davis didnít know if the digital
images called emojis were just a fad.
How to program your life 02-29-16
When my kids
were young and electricity was expensive and cash was
tight, Iíd lecture them about the fact that lights
that were turned on could also be turned off.
review: High-tech gloves work as advertised 02-29-16
a fancy term for gadgets built into clothing or
accessories you wear like a smartwatch or fitness
monitor or even a Bluetooth headset.