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Your phone is running low on power while you’re waiting to board a plane. The power outlets in the boarding area are all being used, but lo and behold there’s a public USB charging station close by. You whip out your charge cord and plug it in, happy to get your free charge before boarding your flight. What could go wrong? Plenty.
On Tuesday Google launched a new search tool called Google for Jobs to help both job hunters and employers. If you are looking for a job, or want to fill a job, you may want to check out Google’s latest offering. Many available jobs go unfilled, with employers unable to find qualified candidates. According to Google’s announcement, “46 percent of U.S.
The choice of what you see when you open a new tab is an important one. You may want to see a favorite page, your email or a search page when you open a new tab. You can make more of your new tab page with Momentum, a free Google Chrome extension. When you download Momentum to your Google Chrome browser, you are greeted with information and inspiration.
Q. I’ve been seeing colorful new Facebook posts but I’m confused about how they work. I like seeing them on my Facebook and I want to use them too. But sometimes they work for me and sometimes they don’t. Can you do an article about how to use them? Also, I’ve been seeing people use rainbow flags to Like posts on Facebook, but I don’t seem to have that choice.
Not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day? These tech gifts are sure to please your father, whether or not he’s a tech fan. Even if your dad is difficult to buy for, you’ll find a fun and useful gift in this list. Whether your budget is small or exceedingly generous, you’re bound to be inspired by these gift ideas for your dad. You may even find a gift for yourself.
This week is WWDC, Apple’s annual conference for developers that gives a sneak peek at what’s ahead for Apple. Whether or not you’re a developer, you can get a glimpse of the future for Apple’s tech. Apple announced not only new devices, but also free updates to existing devices that will make your iPhone, iPad and Mac computer more useful.
If you’re in Dubai and notice a robot patrolling the streets, you may think you’re watching a movie scene being recorded. But you’re not. That’s Dubai’s newest police officer. Last week, the Dubai police began an experiment using a robot in its force. The life-sized robot comes equipped not with a weapon but with a touch screen, and will be used mostly at shopping malls and tourist attractions.
When you delete a photo from your cell phone, it may not be gone for good. That’s great news if you accidentally deleted a treasured photo. But it could be disastrous if a photo you wanted to delete isn’t actually gone. You may think when you tap the trash can icon to delete a photo, that photo is no longer on your phone. But that may not be true.
If you think your fitness tracker on your wrist is giving you a good excuse to eat that donut, you may want to think again. According to a recent study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, fitness trackers are not accurate at tracking calories, though they are accurate at measuring heart rate.
Fun game apps are a “must” to have handy on your phone. You can play them to entertain you and make you think when you have free time. Keep them on your phone or tablet when you need a diversion. Whether you’re stuck in the office on a Friday afternoon or stuck in a car on a long road trip or stuck on a flight that is delayed, your time will be more tolerable if you keep yourself amused.
What’s more fun than shopping? Doing good when you shop! You can donate to your favorite charity when you shop at Amazon. And donating to your favorite charity won’t cost you any extra. The AmazonSmile program is a free service that donates a portion of your Amazon purchases to your favorite charity. All you have to do is head to AmazonSmile instead of amazon.com when you shop at Amazon.
Google started its annual I/O Developers Conference yesterday by announcing new tech that takes us into the future. Many of these announcements involve updates to existing tech, making the tech you already have more useful. At the conference, Google announced that Android has over 2 billion monthly active devices now.
On Friday, the largest cyberattack ever infected over 200,000 computers in over 150 countries around the world. The attack launched a virus that locked the computers’ data until a ransom of $300 was paid in Bitcoin. The ransomware virus, called WannaCry, infected computers in organizations ranging from the British healthcare system (NHS), to FedEx in the US, to the Russian Interior Ministry.
Amazon is innovating again, bringing us another version of its Echo smart speaker, the Echo Show. What makes the Echo Show different is that it has a touch screen so you can see what Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, can do. You may think that it was just yesterday that Amazon introduced a new Echo device. Well, it wasn’t yesterday, but you’re close.
Shhh… Your mom has a secret. This year for Mother’s Day she is really hoping for a tech gift. Your mom may not be a techie, but she is certain to love these tech gifts that will brighten her day. That’s right, your mom is bound to grin with delight when she opens up her Mother’s Day present this year and finds one of these tech gifts.
Q. What’s the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality? These tech terms seem interchangeable to me, but I found out the hard way that they’re not. I used the term virtual reality when I should have said augmented reality in referring to Pokémon GO. Let’s just say the eye roll I got from my teenage son was almost audible.
How are you looking today? Are you sure you’re looking your best? And how do you know if you’re looking your best? Do you trust your friends and family to tell you the truth about how you’re actually looking? If you could look better, would you want to? Or do you even care about how you’re looking? Amazon Echo Look Amazon wants to help you look better with its new device, Echo Look.
If you’re still getting used to the idea of self-driving cars, then the next leap to flying cars may seem like a distant concept. But two companies have big plans to bring flying cars to reality very soon. Imagine never having to worry about traffic jams, stop lights, road construction or potholes.
If you’ve been reading Kindle books for a while, you may have accumulated hundreds or even thousands of books by now. But trying to find which books you want to read in your library may be a challenge. Whether you’re reading Kindle books on a Kindle ereader, phone, tablet or your computer, you may want an easy way to find books in your library.
Facebook held its annual F8 developers’ conference this week, revealing its plans for the future. While in the past the company has changed the way we communicate with others, Facebook has even bigger plans for our future. At the conference, Facebook shared its plans for radically changing the way we communicate.