• 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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  • 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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  • 12 New Features in iOS 11 That Will Make You Want to Update Now

    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.

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  • Soon You’ll Be Able to Mute Annoying Autoplay Videos

    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.

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  • Apple Announces 3 New iPhones and More!

    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.

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  • 6 Reasons Why a Chromebook Should Be Your Next Computer

    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.

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  • Why Your Favorite iPhone Apps May Not Work in a Month

    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.

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  • How Buying Tech Products May Not Be Your Wisest Investment

    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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