reaches beyond smartphones with home appliances 07-07-14
Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, a group of Michelin
star-rated chefs — the creme de la creme of cuisine — were
whipping up gourmet appetizers for a crowd of more than 100
people, mostly members of the media.
years in, future of Google Plus remains unclear 06-30-14
years ago this month, Google Inc. launched a new social network
with high hopes of countering the rising tide of Internet users
who were flocking to Facebook.
adds smarts to remote 06-30-14
an app that turns a smartphone into a universal remote control
isn’t a technological quad somersault off the 3-meter board
technologies converge, AT&T keeps a wary eye on Google 06-23-14
Inc. has many strong rivals in the great convergence of
wireless, Internet and video technologies, but none looms larger
— potentially — than search giant Google Inc.
Advice: Mediasonic HomeWorx HW-150PVR is worth a try 06-23-14
tried the Channel Master DVR+ home video recorder. Ultimately, I
returned it, as I couldn’t find an indoor antenna that worked
well enough in one position to capture all the channels I
wanted, and I prefer not to mess with an outdoor antenna.
Savant: Student team builds spooky game in just one semester 06-16-14
little girl sits alone on a small bed in a cabin of a large
boat. She cries as she tries to remember what brought her to
this place. Inside the room, books float in the air, held aloft
by some kind of psychic energy.
Microsoft's culture: 2 veterans
work together to break down old barriers 06-09-14
— For years, Joe Belfiore and David Treadwell waged their own
separate battles at Microsoft Corp., with Belfiore helping to
lead the upstart Windows Phone division and Treadwell heading
Xbox software and services engineering.
geared toward the very young presents promise and pitfalls 06-02-14
JOSE, Calif. — Meet the digital diapered set. As
mere babes devour more and more online media while being
baby-sat with the help of the Internet, the crib is becoming
America’s new tech incubator.
'Sev Zero,' Amazon battles gaming giants 06-02-14
FOREST, Calif. — At a studio tucked away in a nondescript
Orange County office park, Amazon.com is hoping to remake the
the storms with smartphone apps 05-27-14
The snow is gone, but
now folks are on alert for other kinds of nasty weather. Already, it’s been
everything from torrential rain and hail to high winds and reports of tornadoes.
than fun and games: iPads give autistic children a voice 05-27-14
AUSTIN, Texas —
Jaime Morin, 9, was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and has been nonverbal his
the hummingbirds with Audubon app 05-19-14
captivate you — and who isn’t mesmerized by the colorful, hovering, buzzing
little critters? — the National Audubon Society would like to recruit you.
will you look like when you grow old? Software can show you 05-19-14
SEATTLE — Let’s
assume you are, oh, 25 years old. Wrinkle-free, bag-free, sag-free.
Would you want to see a pretty
realistic image of what you’ll look like at age 70? A
migrates from classroom to the computer 05-12-14
CHICAGO — Learning
online might be a way of attending class in your pajamas. But for students like
Maria Treto-French, it means listening to a lecture while watching your daughter’s
safeguards, smart home can be a dumb choice, expert says 05-05-14
Smart technology can
perform all sorts of tasks in our homes. Turn
on our lights. Unlock our doors. Crank up our thermostats.
billfold. Hello, smartphone 04-28-14
Here’s the thing
about Taka Torimoto: He’s more likely to remember his smartphone than his
billfold. And that spells opportunity for a whole raft of new players in the
lucrative payments industry.
for free with online 'sharing' retailer 04-21-14
Now there’s a free
online marketplace to fix all the shopping days gone wrong and the gifts yet to
fooling: Internet has made hoaxes commonplace 04-14-14
April Fools’ Day
used to be so much fun. We could get up a few minutes early, set all the clocks
ahead an hour and then watch as the rest of the family panicked because they
thought they had overslept.
can do spring cleaning and put cash in your pocket 04-07-14
CHICAGO — The
average home has $7,000 worth of unused items simply taking up space, according
to a study by market research firm NPD Group.
open coffers to cryptocurrency donations 04-07-14
Guests mingling at a
recent gala for the Spare Key charity didn’t know it, but they had entered a
new frontier in nonprofit fundraising.
your recipes online? Of course, there's an app for that 03-31-14
organization. Maybe, like me, you’re new to it. Even though I work with
recipes professionally, I’ve been hesitant to go completely digital. I’m
used to working from books. Paper is comforting to me.
homes plug in to Internet, hackers plug into homes 03-31-14
To keep an eye on his
child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby
monitors in his home in Houston.
incidents prompt universities to rethink balance of openness, security 03-24-14
In the two weeks
between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and
faculty from the University of Maryland-College Park and the Johns Hopkins
University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in
Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Dakota.
'shelfies' put witty twist on social media photos 03-17-14
AKRON, Ohio — What
do you get when bookshelves pose for a picture? A group shelfie, of course.
Go ahead and groan, but give the
Akron-Summit County Public Library credit for a pretty good visual pun.