Q&A: Making it easy to log in to websites 04-08-19
Q: My wife and I use
the same PC, but have separate accounts for websites such as
Fitbit or Gmail. Google’s Chrome browser usually saves all the
usernames and passwords for our separate accounts, making it
easy for either of us to sign in.
has its own 19-year cicada problem 04-08-19
Most people of a
certain age remember the Y2K problem that worried digitalists
worldwide when we transitioned from 1999 to 2000 on the night of
Dec. 31, 1999. What would happen to computers and systems when
the last two digits on the date went from 99 to 00?
Q&A: How to stop mysterious ads from appearing 04-01-19
Q: I keep getting
notifications from a sweepstakes website on my iMac. I can’t
figure out where they come from, or how to get rid of them. What
can I do?
announces an impressive list of esports partnerships. Can it
save the company? 04-01-19
Wednesday that it will partner with nearly every major esports
organization in Texas in what could be a pivotal move for a
company that’s been struggling for years to redefine itself.
review: Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ is the best Android phone you
can buy today 03-25-19
Sometimes the tech
gods send a sign. This week
the sign was very clear — it’s time to review the Samsung
Galaxy S10. Usually when a
new phone is released, I’ll get an email from someone at the
phone’s manufacturer or a wireless company asking whether
I’d like to review it.
Q&A: Sometimes computer security can hurt you 03-25-19
Security is a big
concern for all of us, but mostly we worry about keeping
intruders out — out of our computers, our phones and our
could enter the satellite launch business by 2022 03-25-19
Michigan was a major
force in the early Space Age, when Chrysler made rockets that
carried astronauts and General Motors built the electric buggies
they used to explore the moon.
destroys any subtlety that was left on Twitter 03-18-19
First came Twitter.
Then came Twitter fights. Then
came Twitter passive aggression: Insults that don’t explicitly
identify the person being criticized are so pervasive they have
a name, the subtweet.
Q&A: Why you aren’t told your email is blocked 03-11-19
Q: I learned that
email providers sometimes block mail sent from other providers
over the issue of misuse.
video game to day job: How ‘SimCity’ inspired a generation
of city planners 03-11-19
Jason Baker was
studying political science at UC Davis when he got his hands on
“SimCity.” He took a careful approach to the computer game.
spotlights its big bet on 5G at Mobile World Congress
Qualcomm fired off a
barrage of news about its latest 5G technologies on Monday as
the annual Mobile World Congress trade show opened in Barcelona
— highlighting the big bet that the San Diego company is
making on fifth-generation wireless networks.
latest 5G chips to deliver 7 gigabits per second speeds to
mobile devices 02-25-19
SAN DIEGO —
Qualcomm is introducing a 5G cellular modem chip that the
company says is capable of delivering peak wireless download
speeds of 7 gigabits per second to mobile devices.
Spotify gets into podcasts, industry readies for a new era 02-25-19
Some are calling it
the second golden age of audio. Podcasting,
once viewed as a niche industry that catered to public radio
fans, got a major boost this month when Swedish streaming giant
Spotify agreed to pay around $230 million for Gimlet Media, the
New York producer of such audio dramas as “Homecoming” and
the documentary series “Crimetown.”
lets amateurs publish custom Alexa apps to reach broad audiences
Amazon is enlisting
customers to create voice-controlled games, broadcast lectures
and sermons, and turn blogs into audio presentations available
to anyone, through its growing universe of Alexa-enabled
will use IBM artificial intelligence to develop flavors,
McCormick & Co.
Inc. plans to use artificial intelligence to create new flavors
and products through a research collaboration with IBM, the
spice maker said Monday.
are you looking at me? I see you watching me.’ Smart devices
like Nest getting hacked in digital home invasions 02-11-19
Arjun and Jessica Sud
routinely use a baby monitor to keep tabs on their
7-month-old’s bedroom. Last month, they heard something
chilling through the monitor: A deep male voice was speaking to
is hurrying to fix FaceTime bug that allowed eavesdropping 02-04-19
video-chat app on your iPhone may have let people eavesdrop on
you — an embarrassment to Apple Inc., which yanked the flawed
feature and said Tuesday that it’s hurrying to fix the
looks to turn public buses into mobile delivery stations 02-04-19
systems suffering revenue losses as riders migrate to Uber and
Lyft may be able to turn to another tech giant for salvation.
tests delivery robots 01-28-19
Amazon is testing a
wheeled robotic delivery vehicle in a Snohomish County, Wash.,
neighborhood, the company said Wednesday.
electronics industry sees money in your health 01-28-19
— If the scores of personal health care devices at the
recent Consumer Electronics Show are any indication,
it’s clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush
by high-tech companies to capitalize on people’s
worries about their health.
gets reality check with significant decline in investment 01-21-19
LAS VEGAS — A few
years ago, virtual reality was all the rage in Hollywood,
helping to fuel the rise of Silicon Beach with the promise of
reinventing the entertainment business.
a CES no-show, makes its presence felt in ad tweaking smartphone
The annual Consumer
Electronics Show in Las Vegas doesn’t officially start until
Tuesday, but that hasn’t stopped one of the biggest names in
tech from making a splash at the gathering.
your computer probably won’t blind you 01-14-19
About two months ago,
two of my colleagues showed up to work wearing identical new
review: New 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro is the perfect combination
of size and performance
I can remember when
the iPad was just something we hoped Apple would release.
After the original 9.7-inch iPad was
introduced in 2010, it was another five years before Apple
released the iPad Pro, which had a bigger screen (12.9 inches)
with more RAM and more storage as well as an optional stylus
called the Apple Pencil.
you really need for the holidays: A tech purge 12-31-18
The traditional time
for airing out your closets and getting rid of all the clutter
and stuff you no longer need is from New Year to spring.
announces $1 billion expansion in New York City 12-24-18
Monday that it will spend more than $1 billion to build a new
campus in New York City, a major expansion that could add more
than 7,000 jobs to the area.
is the latest tech giant looking for a home away from home 12-17-18
Apple will expand its
workforce at new and existing offices across the country and
plans to build a billion-dollar campus for 5,000 additional
employees in Austin, Texas.
company says it’s ‘safer than it’s ever been’ after
celebs duped into taping anti-Semitic messages 12-10-18
CHICAGO — Cameo, a
company that allows people to pay for personalized video
greetings from athletes, celebrities and social media
influencers, has been having a banner year.
touts 5G in 2019, launches new processor for flagship
Qualcomm said Tuesday
that another milestone has been hit in efforts to bring
ultra-fast 5G wireless devices to consumers next year when a
smartphone using its latest modem chip operated on a 5G network
at an event in Hawaii.
the holiday ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids 12-10-18
Children talk to
their toys as if they’re really listening, sometimes confiding
in dolls and stuffed animals.