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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.
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 ...
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.
Tomorrow marks the seventh anniversary of The Wonder of Tech, which first published on January 23, 2011. Once again, thanks to you dear readers, The Wonder of Tech has continued to thrive. I’m often asked if I run out of topics to write about after all these years, but I can assure you that tech does not stand still.
Last week the tech world showed off its future at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This convention has brought the world innovative tech for over 50 years and this year we saw amazing new gadgets and impressive updates to existing gadgets. While the show was plagued by a record-setting flood and a massive power outage, exhibitors were still able to dazzle the ...
When you see famous portraits from Ye Olden Days, you may wonder what you would have looked like back then. Your curiosity may be satisfied by a Google app that can delight or perhaps horrify you. Google Arts & Culture is an app that can now show your closest match to a famous portrait. Its new Face Match feature offers to match a selfie of you, or a friend, with a famous portrait.
Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant, is a handy helper. She can answer our questions, control our smart homes, tell us the news and weather, set alarms and timers, play music and control our Fire TVs. And Alexa can be fun! Ask her to tell you a joke, say, “Good morning” to her to find out a fun fact about the date, and play games with her. What makes games even more fun is Echo Buttons.
If picture is worth a thousand words, a logo could be worth much more. Companies can be closely associated with their logos and use them widely on their products and services. But logos aren’t just for businesses. People can create logos for personal use. Whether you’re starting a blog, want a design for an email signature, or are focusing on personal branding, you may want t ...
If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you may quickly become overwhelmed with the many choices. Be sure to check out the Moto Z 2 Play, which is a mid-priced phone with impressive features. Design The design of the phone is elegant, with curved corners and tapered edges. The back of the phone is brushed aluminum and comes in either Lunar Gray or Fine Gold.
If you have an older iPhone, you may have noticed it slowing down. Apps may take longer to open, mail may take longer to refresh and websites may take longer to load. The lethargy of your iPhone may propel you to upgrade to a speedy quick newer model. Realizing that time is money, you check out the latest phone, amazed at how snappy the apps are. But the problem may not be your iPhone.
As we look ahead to 2018, we can have fun looking back on the interesting tech that was introduced in 2017. While we quickly can take tech for granted, every so often we should pause and reflect on the advancements that bring new gadgets, apps and other tech into our lives. These are intriguing tech products and services from 2017 that had the biggest capacity to “wow” us, be ...
Merry Christmas! This may be a day of celebration for you, and I hope it is, what ever your faith may be. But celebrating in the Christmas season may be a challenge for those who can’t get to church for some reason. Perhaps some are housebound and are not well enough to attend in person. Or maybe some have a newborn they don’t want to expose to others’ germs.
The magic of Santa Claus to a child may be most exciting when tracking his flight around the world. By using these trackers, you can follow Santa’s amazing journey on Christmas Eve and have fun while you wait for the big day! Find out about classic Santa tracking tools as well as some new, fun ways to make Christmas a bit merrier.
2017 was a year filled with joy and sorry, and people around the world reached out to Google search to learn more. They wanted to know more about themselves, such as “how to be a superhero,” “how to be a good parent,” and “how to make a difference.” They also wanted to find out about the world around them, such as “how do wildfires start,” “how far can North Korean missiles g ...
Have you ever wanted to be a TV game show contestant, where you can show off your knowledge, answer questions, beat out others and win money? Whether or not you actually become one on TV, you can now become a game show contestant on your phone with the HQ Trivia app. HQ Trivia is an app that is free to play yet pays out real money to the winning contestants.
If you’re looking for a smart speaker for your home, you may be wondering whether Amazon Echo or Google Home is your best choice. The decision may be even more difficult now as new features are being added to both. Some helpful skills have been added as these two major tech companies battle each other in the smart speaker arena.
If want to send a personal message from the jolly old Santa, check out Portable North Pole (PNP). This service lets you create a free personal video from Santa and send it to your favorite people, whether they’ve been naughty or nice! Santa’s video will include photos of you and your loved one, as well as a photo of their most desired gift.
If you’ve been on Facebook, you’ve probably seen Facebook Year in Review videos, for yourself and/or your friends. These year-end videos are filled with friends, memories and posts from the past year. Facebook’s Year in Review videos can be a heartwarming reminder of wonderful times. Or they could contain memories you wish had stayed in the past.
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