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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Autumn is tech season and yesterday Google followed Apple and Amazon in announcing its latest product lineup. New tech devices and new skills for Google Assistant made for a busy afternoon for Google yesterday, as it demonstrated its latest offerings. Most of the new devices come with Google Assistant, Google’s digital assistant, to bring the devices new features and to conne ...
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.
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.
Autumn is the season of the harvest, beautiful fall foliage, pumpkins and new cell phones. With three new iPhones and lots of new Android phones being released this season, plenty of people will be investing in the latest and greatest models. But we should also take a moment or two to consider how we are using these phones.
This week Apple released iOS 11, the update to its mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad. This update is packed with features that may make your current device feel like a new one. Apple gave us a sneak preview of iOS 11 in June at their WWDC developer’s conference. We learned what was coming in September and now it’s here for you to download to your iPhone and iPad.
You’re back at your office desk after a long meeting, wanting to take a quick mental break. You click on a link to open a website when suddenly a video starts playing and the sound starts blaring. One of the most annoying things about the Internet is autoplay videos. These videos start playing automatically, as soon as you arrive at a website, complete with sound.
On Tuesday Apple made many long-awaited announcements, giving us a glimpse of what’s coming soon. Apple revealed upgrades to many products, as well as to its stores. Apple has plenty of new tech coming for its customers, as well as an update to its retail spaces (don’t call them “stores”) in which you can learn, play, converse and buy.
The Wonder of Tech is pleased to welcome Steffen Campbell as a guest author. Steffen is a recent graduate of Clemson University and explains how a Chromebook helped him all four years at college. In 2013 I was a newly minted university student. I had my entire life packed up and was ready to explore as a freshman. Then, tragedy struck.
If you want to hear music throughout your house, you’ll probably be pleased with the latest update to Amazon’s Echo devices: Multi-Room Music. With this update, Echo devices can sync together to play a song in different rooms in your home. Amazon updated the Echo last week to add Multi-Room Music.
If you’ve had an iPhone or iPad for a few years, you may have apps that are outdated. Since 2013, Apple has been encouraging developers to update their apps to make them more advanced. When iOS 11, the next version of the iPhone operating system, is launched later this month, older apps may not work with that operating system.
The Wonder of Tech is pleased to welcome James Taylor as a guest author. James explains how people, even fans of tech, may do better financially if they don’t get the latest and greatest tech. His article shows how money spent on tech could have grown if invested in stock, instead of used to purchase a device that loses value quickly.
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