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As if Android and Apple fans didn’t have enough to argue about, now they can begin to compare the relative accuracy and usefulness of their digital assistants. Using your voice to command a computer used to seem like something from a sci-fi movie. Now we take our digital assistants for granted, getting frustrated when the answers are slow or wrong.
This past week was the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. While some people regard CES as a toy fair for tech fans, the tech introduced there really can give us a glimpse of our future. This year’s show was filled with gadgets, cars, computers, smartphones and more. Many of the products at CES this year are designed to make your world smarter.
2017 not only brought the promise of a new year, it also brought a new law in France that gives workers the “right to disconnect.” Beginning January 1, 2017, companies in France who have 50 or more employees now must negotiate the terms of sending work emails after hours and set forth the rights of employees to ignore such communication.
If one of your goals in 2017 is to have a tidier email inbox, then make your task easier by unsubscribing from unwanted emails. If having a tidier email inbox isn’t one of your goals in 2017, well maybe it well become one when you find out how easily you can unsubscribe from email lists. Perhaps you’re still getting email notifications about special deals from a quilting webs ...
How many terms have you searched on Google in 2016? 1.2 trillion searches done on Google around the world in 2016 and Google Trends kept track of the most popular search terms. From Brexit to the Olympic Summer Games to Aleppo, Syria to the US Presidential election to terrorist attacks to celebrity deaths, 2016 was filled with news.
As with most years in this century, 2016 was filled with news about tech. Hits, misses and new tech kept us wondering what tech would be like in the future and how it would continue to affect our daily lives. These tech stories were in the news this year, with the only constant being change. New products, updates to older products, and tech fails combined to make the tech of ...
If you or your children are eagerly waiting for Santa to arrive, try passing the time with a Santa tracker. Each year two Santa trackers help make waiting for Santa fun. This year is no exception with Santa trackers offering new ways to see where Santa is and adding some games to play while you’re trying to pass the time.
Amazon announced yesterday that it’s expanding its Prime Video service into over 200 countries. Members of Amazon Prime in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain now have Prime video included with their membership benefits. Those who don’t have Amazon Prime in their countries, or who aren’t members of Amazon Prime, can sign up for memberships in Prime Video at primevideo.com.
When you’re trying to get into the holiday spirit tech can help. Sometimes the news, your friends, work or family don’t make a festive mood for you. What to do? Turn to tech! Apps, websites, video, music and more can help bring the holiday spirit into your life, and help you spread the cheer! RACK – Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Nothing spreads good cheer like helping others.
Imagine you need to pick up a few things at the grocery store. You’re running late but figure you have enough time to get what you need and still be able to: get to work on time pick your child up at the bus stop make your meeting and/or arrive at your boss’s dinner party at an acceptable time. You grab what you need at the store and head to the checkout aisles but the lines are long.
Google’s latest phone is the Pixel which was first introduced in October and is an impressive choice for those who want a new Android phone. Or a great camera. This phone is particularly compelling for those who are users of Google services such as Gmail, Google Photos, Calendar and more. The Pixel is available in two sizes, Pixel with a 5 inch screen, and Pixel XL with a 5.5 inch screen (12.
The day every Netflix user has been waiting for is finally here. Netflix now allows you to download videos to your mobile devices. An update to the Netflix app gives users the ability to download videos to their mobile devices. This means that you can save videos to your phone and tablet when you are connected to Wi-Fi to watch offline, saving your monthly data for other things.
Infographics are a powerful tool to get your point across. They present information in an informative and entertaining way that helps people understand more easily what you’re trying to say. Use infographics to illustrate facts on social media, in presentations and for fun. According to Bit Rebels, “Our brain can digest the facts presented on an infographic three times faster ...
Black Friday Deals! Cyber Monday Sales! Holiday Bargains! Whether you shop in stores or online, you want to be sure you’re getting the best prices and aren’t overpaying for your purchases. But how can you know whether the Black Friday sale price will be lower than the Cyber Monday deal and the end-of-the-year bargain? These tech tools will help you compare prices both in stores and online.
It’s that time of year again, time to get your holiday tech gift list in order. With everyone you need to buy for, there’s a tech gift that will delight and amaze them. You may even find some gifts to add to your own wish list! Power to the People With tech comes a need for charging. Devices tend to be portable, whether they are laptops, tablets or phones.
Whether you’re looking for a fun gift for someone, or want to treat yourself, subscription boxes offer fun and surprises. Subscription boxes are an e-commerce creation of the Internet that delivers a box full of gifts with a certain theme. Most subscription box services deliver a box each month filled with gifts. Beauty boxes contain items such as skin and hair care products and cosmetics.
When you’re planning a trip, the biggest expense may be the cost of the flights. Airfares can be expensive and budgeting for them can be a challenge. Prices change constantly so knowing which flights are the best can be confusing. If you find a fare you think is fair, how do you know whether the price will drop? Or rise suddenly? Buying a plane ticket seems to be a guessing game.
Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant, turned two years old yesterday. In that time, Alexa has gotten much smarter, with over 3200 skills ready for your commands. Alexa is now available on more Amazon products, including the Echo, Dot, Tap, Fire TV and Fire HD 8 tablet. But with over 3200 skills, Alexa can get confusing.
If you want to live a long life, your doctor may recommend a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. But a new study suggests that using Facebook may help to extend our lives. Researchers from Harvard, Yale, Northeastern and the University of California at San Diego released a study this week that found that people who use Facebook live longer than those who don’t.
Last week the future of computing took a big step forward. Microsoft and Apple announced new computers that give us a glimpse of what computers will be like in years to come. Both Microsoft and Apple are trying to innovate with these new computers, offering features that haven’t been seen before. These features may become the standard for future machines.