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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 ...
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.
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.
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.
You may do an image search to see what someone or something looks like. But there are many other reasons to do image searches. Now you can use images see related items to get inspiration for fashion, travel, decorating and more. Google and Pinterest have each created new ways to search using images.
Tech makes sharing messages very easy. Facebook, email, text messages, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more help you communicate your thoughts with others more easily than ever before. For those who want to share scripture from the Bible, tech has made that easier too. Perhaps you want to lift someone’s spirits by sharing an inspirational verse.
If you think driverless vehicles are the future of transportation, you may be correct. Using driverless vehicles for public transportation got a step closer to reality this month, with a self-driving pod that is being tested in the Greenwich area of London, England. This pod, called “Harry”, is moving people around Greenwich to test how driverless vehicles can interact with the public.
There are times when you need to know who is calling or texting you, but you can’t look at your phone. You may be expecting a very important call from a very important person. Maybe you’re hoping to hear about a new job, or about a new baby who’s due any day, or about being cast in a new Broadway musical.
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