• 10 Top Mother’s Day Tech Gifts for 2017!

      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.

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    • Facebook Update Battles Fake News

      Getting the truth is challenging enough without seeing fake news stories in your Facebook News Feed. If your friend posts a fake news story, it may be an innocent mistake. But if you share that story with others, you may be spreading information that just isn’t true. Facebook has started rolling out a program that shows an alert when the truth of a news story has been dispute ...

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    • Facebook Watch – Blending TV with Social Media

      Last week Facebook announced its newest feature, designed to help you spend even more time on the site. That’s right, if you’re concerned that you aren’t spending nearly enough time on Facebook, this news will help solve your problem. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook announced on his Facebook page that Facebook Watch will be coming soon.

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  • New Chrome Extension #ChooseKind Makes the World a Kinder Place

    Life can be tough enough without having to face hatred on the Internet. Now you can see a kinder view of the world with a new Chrome extension called #ChooseKind. This extension is designed to block hateful posts on social media and replace them with kind messages. That’s right, if you’re tired of reading mean posts, the good news is that you don’t have to anymore.

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  • Reelgood – Your Answer to “Can I Stream It?”

    When you want to watch a movie at home, you may wonder where you you can stream it. Netflix? Hulu? Amazon Prime? HBO? You could check each one individually or check out Reelgood who can do that for you instantly. Reelgood shows you where you can watch movies and TV shows, and whether they are available for streaming or rental.

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  • Google News – Your Personal News Service

    When you want to find out about the news, you don’t want to have to sift through articles of little importance to you. Ideally, you’d like to see news that is relevant, accurate and covering topics you’re interested in. Since the death of my favorite news app, Zite, I have been looking for a news aggregator that could figure out what news I wanted to read so I wouldn’t have to ...

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  • Pros and Cons of the iPhone X – Is This the Best Phone for You?

    Tomorrow morning Apple begins taking pre-orders for the iPhone X. This phone is a new and cutting-edge model designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, originally launched in 2007. The Wonder of Tech is excited to welcome Ian Andrews whose guest post points out the pros and cons of the new iPhone X.

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  • Tunity: Listen to Any TV – Even If It’s Muted

    If you’re a fan of TV, you like to watch TV shows. And you also like to listen to TV shows. But listening to TV shows can be a challenge at times. The TV may be muted, especially if you’re at a gym, airport or restaurant. Or another TV may be playing with the sound on. Or you may be in a noisy space where you can’t hear the TV. Or you may be near a sleeping baby/spouse you don’t want to wake.

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  • How to Get Amazon Alexa to Recognize Your Voice for Personal Responses

    Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant recently got an important new skill. She can now recognize individual voices to give personal responses, based on who’s asking her a question. By setting up Voice Profiles for members of your household, you can have Alexa give personal responses to everyone’s requests. Alexa can know who is asking her a question and tailor her responses to that person.

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  • The Paperclip Game — Do You Dare to Play?

    I didn’t mean for it to happen. I was checking out Twitter on Friday night around nine 9pm when I saw that the Paperclip game was trending. Curious, I checked it out and saw that this tweet started the trend: My new game, in which you play an AI who makes paperclips: https://t.co/KAEIvW6usc pic.twitter.

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  • Bitmojis — Emojis Starring You!

    If you’re a fan of emojis, then you probably enjoy using them to make your messages, posts and tweets more fun. Bu you know how emojis can be even more fun? With Bitmojis! Bitmojis are emojis that feature you. Unlike regular emojis that look the same for everyone, Bitmojis are unique to you because they are you. You can create a Bitmoji to look like you.

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  • How to Know Which Apps Are Tracking Your Location

    Do you know which apps on your phone are tracking your location? You may be sharing your location with apps, not realizing you’re doing it. If so, you may be giving up both privacy and battery life on your phone. When you load a new app onto your phone, it may ask for some permissions. In your eagerness to start using the app, you may agree to everything without bothering to ...

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  • Amazon Expands Alexa with More Devices and Skills

    Last week Amazon had a surprise event where it announced new devices and places where its digital assistant Alexa will be. If you’re a fan of Alexa, you’ll be pleased to use her in more places than ever before. If you’re not yet a fan yet, these new places may be compelling enough for you to check out Alexa.

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  • Twitter Doubles Character Limit to 280 for Tweets

    If you’ve ever tried to express yourself in a tweet, only to bump up against the 140 character limit on Twitter, you’ll be thrilled by this week’s news. Twitter is has started to allow 280 characters in tweets. That’s right, instead of working hard to edit your thoughts down to 140 characters, you may now be able to have twice the ability to share your message.

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