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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.
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.
Twitter can be a helpful source of breaking news, social insights and inspirational quotes, it does have its flaws. Twitter can also be annoying, with troll accounts ready to pounce on tweets using vile replies. Twitter can also be the source of spoilers, if you log on before you’ve had a chance to watch your favorite show or sporting event.
Good news for people who use Chrome: Google released an update to its Chrome browser on Thursday that will automatically block annoying ads. This update to Chrome on computers and mobile devices will block the most annoying advertising on the Internet. Which Ads Will Be Blocked by Chrome Chrome’s new ad blocker will not block all advertising on websites, only the most annoying ads.
Yesterday, Pinterest announced new tools to make organizing your Pinterest account much easier. These tools will help many Pinterest users who wanted more options to arrange their boards and pins. Pinterest is also introducing a new archive tool to help users to manage boards that are no longer relevant to them.
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker arrived on Friday, after a delay from December. This speaker, that was first announced in June at Apple’s WWDC conference, has been highly anticipated since it was revealed. But the question for many Apple fans is whether the HomePod lives up to its potential. Design of the HomePod The HomePod is a cylinder that measures, 6.8 inches high (172 mm) by 5.
When you think of Kindle books, you may think of black text on a white background. But times are changing. Amazon has introduced Kindle in Motion, books that are more than just words on a screen. Kindle in Motion books are ebooks in the Kindle format that have an added element to them. These books may have a different colored background, designs on the page, illustrations and even animation.
If the thought of getting a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart leaves you flustered, you can calm down right now. The Wonder of Tech has you covered. Don’t even think about getting the boring traditional gifts of chocolates or flowers. Nope, what your sweetie really wants is a tech gift. Even non-tech fans will be delighted with these fun and useful tech gifts that are b ...
Amazon is continuing to expand its Echo line of smart speakers with the Echo Spot, a round device with a screen. The Echo Spot is smaller than its older sibling, the Echo Show, and takes up less room on a table top. Those who enjoy the convenience of the screen on an Echo Show, but want a smaller device to fit in tight spaces such as a nightstand, may enjoy the Spot.
If you think robocalls (automated telemarketing phone calls) are getting more annoying, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), complaints about illegal telemarketing calls have risen dramatically lately. The good news is that apps can help you block robocalls so you can avoid the annoyance of having to answer calls that are nothing more than an ...
If you live in a home with dreaded Wi-Fi dead spots, you know the frustration of slow or unusable Wi-Fi connections. Maybe that dead spot is in your family room, making you unable to stream videos. Or perhaps the dead spot is in your kid’s bedroom, making it more difficult for them to finish their homework. Or maybe that dead spot is in the backyard, where you wanted to escape to stream music.
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.
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