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Facebook denies it let other tech companies misuse personal data NBC News
The New York Times reported that internal documents revealed that Facebook's sharing of personal data was far broader than was previously known.
Yes, You Can Be an Ethical Tech Consumer. Here’s How. The New York Times
Products that we enjoy continue to create privacy, misinformation and workplace issues. We can do better at getting the industry to do better.
How to plan your smart home — and weigh privacy risks The Oakland Press
NEW YORK (AP) — You might have heard of lights that turn off with an app or voice command. Or window shades that magically rise every morning.
Digital health care tool tips for seniors | Personal Tech The Oakland Press
In today's world, technology allows people to control various facets of life at the tip of their fingertips.
Quirky but Useful Gifts: Rob Enderle's 2018 Personal Tech Product Guide TechNewsWorld
This is the time of year for a product guide, and this year I thought I'd list my favorite unusual products as gift ideas. I'm a big fan of products most people don't ...
The Most Important Kitchen Tools This Holiday (or Any Season, Really) The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Melissa Clark, a food writer for The Times, discussed the tech she's ...
You Don’t Have to Be a Journalist to Want to Keep Chats Private The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Kate Conger, a technology reporter for The Times in San Francisco, ...
How Congress could force tech companies to stop exposing your personal data MarketWatch
Various lawmakers have proposed bills to rein in how companies handle user data.
Tackling the toll technology takes on children's health The Oakland Press
According to the National Library of Medicine, screen time heightens the risk for obesity in children and adolescents.
Looking for a job in 2019 with no tech skills? Don’t rule out Google, Apple or Amazon MarketWatch
Job seekers are currently in the driver's seat for the best pay and benefits.
Covering a White House Where News Is Always Just a Tap Away The New York Times
Katie Rogers's beat is full of real-time digital moments. One tip to keep on top of it: If you call insiders from a blocked number, they'll think you're the White House ...
Our Favorite Gadgets: Best Tech Gifts 2018 Wall Street Journal
From a mug that keeps your coffee warm to a tracker that helps you find your lost keys, WSJ Personal Tech columnists Joanna Stern and David Pierce have the ...
High school tech training improves wages, computer literacy The Oakland Press
LANSING >> High school students who train for the tech industry gain improved computer literacy and higher wages, state officials say.
Survey: 82 Percent of Americans Want More Big Tech Regulation MeriTalk
According to a new survey conducted by Propeller Insights, on behalf of ExpressVPN, 82 percent of Americans think that Congress should do more in 2019 to ...
Colorado man creates app that lets you find all those electric scooters in one place - 9News.com KUSA
Colorado man creates app that lets you find all those electric scooters in one place 9News.com KUSA
A Denver man created the app called 'Scooter Life' and allows you to just look at one app to see where all the rideshare scooters around you are. "Apps that I've ...
Beyond video games: Tech toys that educate and entertain The Oakland Press
Many parents will buy an Xbox, Nintendo Switch or similar game for their child this Christmas. An hour or two of video gaming a day is probably fine for older.
Gift Guide: Some tech gadgets that actually fill a real need The Province
Sometimes you can sense that tech products are striving to solve problems that are manufactured by their manufacturers.
Google’s CEO had to remind Congress that Google doesn’t make iPhones The Verge
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai to explain a notification on his granddaughter's iPhone ...
Make Your Friends and Family Less Irksome This Holiday Season The New York Times
With the holiday season upon us, our phones will soon explode with messages and calls from friends and family hoping to catch up and make plans.
How the Digital Era Has Changed the Daily Crossword The New York Times
Puzzle design programs, word databases and web searches to help vet an answer: These are some of the tools that Sam Ezersky, assistant puzzles editor, uses ...
Record and Share Your Family History in 5 Steps The New York Times
Holiday gatherings offer a great time to create a multimedia digital archive of interviews with your relatives so they can share their memories with the current ...
How to avoid holiday charity scams 9News.com KUSA
Giving back is a hallmark of this time of year, but with so many people willing to give, plenty of scammers out there are willing to take. Tyler Moffitt from Webroot is ...
Telcos enlist Google, Amazon to help protect Europe's data from Big Tech The Register
Comment Nothing sums up Europe's tech dilemma like the deep and meaningful partnership two of its biggest telcos touted this week. The CEOs of Orange ...
Bonne année, Google, Facebook! France to tax tech giants from 1 Jan The Register
France will start levying charges on tech giants from 1 January 2019, making it the latest nation to go it alone on a digital sales tax. Finance minister Bruno Le ...
Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancy The Oakland Press
HONG KONG>> A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway.
New fathers use social media to make sense of their roles The Oakland Press
A lawyer in Bermuda became internet-famous for dancing ballet alongside his two-year-old daughter, comforting her stage fright by being there and doing the ...
Game Review: Earth Defense Force 5 evokes that B-movie vibe in a good way Digital News Asia
Old is clearly gold as space aliens try to take over the Earth… again.
I Tried to Make My Dog an Instagram Celebrity. I Failed. The New York Times
Becoming an influencer is hard, as our columnist found out when he tried creative photography, consultations and even bots to propel his food-obsessed corgi to ...
Limiting screen time for your kid? It's harder than it looks The Oakland Press
CHICAGO>> It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in ...
Many people are using balance-transfer cards all wrong and even Bill Gates says U.S. tech companies need more regulation - MarketWatch
Many people are using balance-transfer cards all wrong and even Bill Gates says U.S. tech companies need more regulation MarketWatch
Personal Finance. My husband grew up dirt poor and doesn't believe in insurance or banks, yet he racked up $7,000 on my credit card. This Texas woman ...
The Benefits (and Limits) of Using Tech to Plan a Wedding The New York Times
Our newly engaged tech columnist tried to use tech to plan his wedding. He was immediately overwhelmed by the complexity of the process.
Setting Up Your Tech on the Assumption You’ll Be Hacked The New York Times
Sheera Frenkel, who writes about cybersecurity for The Times, explains how she safeguards her devices, and why passwords remain a weak link for more ...
When a Tech Reporter Doesn’t Use Much Tech The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? David Streitfeld, a technology reporter in San Francisco, discussed ...
We Were Promised Mind-Blowing Personal Tech. What’s the Hold-Up? The Wall Street Journal
The next big leap will free us from the computers in our pockets. But according to Joanna Stern, it won't be here anytime soon.
The Essentials for Covering Silicon Valley: Burner Phones and Doorbells The New York Times
Reporting on secretive technology companies sometimes means finding people who don't want to be found. Jack Nicas, who covers Apple, relies on some ...
Outlaw tech giants facing social reprisals The Australian
2018 will be remembered as the year when society at large finally believed it was possible to rein in the tech giants.
The Sun Sets. The Wind Dies. But Energy Data Is Relentless. The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Ivan Penn, who covers alternative energy for The Times from Los ...
When You Track Oreos, Exercise and Everything Else The New York Times
Tim Herrera, editor of The New York Times's Smarter Living section, does not believe the answer to happiness is less technology. Here's why.
Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets The New York Times
The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.
Is Google purposefully breaking Microsoft, Apple browsers on its websites? Some insiders are confident it is - The Register
Is Google purposefully breaking Microsoft, Apple browsers on its websites? Some insiders are confident it is The Register
Analysis In what can only be described as painfully ironic, Microsoft engineers are seemingly convinced that Google is making changes to its websites in order ...
Spotting Disinformation Online Before the Midterm Elections The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Kevin Roose, a technology columnist in New York who has been ...
Ready for Vacation? Here’s the Best Tech for Trip Planning The New York Times
Smartphone? Check. Spare battery? Check. Power cables? Check. After deciding which gadgets to pack for your summer vacation, you can move on to the ...
Just Embed a Phone Into This Editor’s Mind, Already The New York Times
Choire Sicha, who runs The New York Times's Styles desk, has such a close relationship with his smartphone, he says, it may be time to “punch the circuitry into ...
New iPhones Are Coming. Here’s How to Save on an Upgrade. The New York Times
With Apple expected to introduce pricier and bigger-screen iPhones this week, here are a few tips on how to upgrade your device without breaking the bank.
The One Thing A.O. Scott Doesn’t Use to Review Movies (No Spoilers!) The New York Times
Technology has changed the way that movies are made, but not how our chief film critic likes to review them — and he has a low-tech writing method.
CEO Pulse: Is Personal Tech Helping Or Hurting Your Company? Chief Executive Group
According to 57.5% of CEOs, personal tech is helping the quality of interpersonal relationships and culture at their company—42.5% say it's an impediment.
Staying Plugged In (for Hundreds of Miles) on the Campaign Trail The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Sydney Ember, a politics reporter for The Times, discussed the tech ...
Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Here’s How to Make Them Stop The New York Times
Ever been haunted by an online ad for an item you researched or bought? Targeted ads were designed to follow you around everywhere. Here's how to banish ...
Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try. New York Times
Mozilla redesigned its browser to take on Google's Chrome. Firefox now has strong privacy features and is as fast as Chrome.
You have probably noticed a flood of emails and alerts from companies in the last few weeks informing you about changes to their privacy policies. Don't ignore ...
Social Media’s Re-engineering Effect, From Myanmar to Germany The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Max Fisher, a reporter based in London who co-writes The ...
What Improved Tech Means for Electric, Self-Driving and Flying Cars The New York Times
Jack Ewing, who covers autos and economics for The Times, says a “Jetsons”-like future is still far off, even as cars become even more computerized.
How the 52 Places Traveler Stays Charged While Chronicling the World The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jada Yuan, who is crisscrossing the globe as The Times's 52 Places ...
Apple iPhone XR Review: A Cheaper Phone Suited to Most of Us The New York Times
The XR is slightly less durable than its more expensive cousins. Its glass back is not as tough as the one on the XS. Its casing, or chassis, is composed of ...
It’s Her Job to Get More People to Act Like You Right Now The New York Times
Millie Tran, the first global growth editor at The Times, discusses how she tries to understand and nurture a worldwide audience. “So many dashboards and data ...
Your Wi-Fi Security Is Probably Weak. Here’s How to Fix That. The New York Times
Chances are that when you bought a Wi-Fi router, you probably did not prioritize strong network security. After all, when we think about wireless connectivity in ...
So, About That Treadmill Desk in the Newsroom The New York Times
For Nellie Bowles, who writes about tech culture for The Times, the most crucial tech tool for doing work isn't portable. But it keeps her on her toes.
Autoplay Videos Are Not Going Away. Here’s How to Fight Them. The New York Times
Videos that start without your consent are prominent across the web. Our tech columnist explains how the industry got here and what we can do.
I Used Apple’s New Controls to Limit a Teenager’s iPhone Time (and It Worked!) The New York Times
Apple's new parental controls cut a teenager's iPhone use in half. It wasn't as effective on our personal tech columnist.
When Cryptocurrencies Fluctuate, He Uses These Tech Tools to Keep Track The New York Times
Technology has helped spawn a virtual currency market, which is highly volatile. Here's how Nathaniel Popper, who covers cryptocurrencies, keeps on top of the ...
Unknown Tech Brands Aren’t Like Groceries. Don’t Just Grab Them. The New York Times
It's time to stop using technology and the internet as though you were shopping at a supermarket.
An Eye for Photography, but a Google Suite for Events The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Whitney Richardson, an events manager for The Times in London, ...
The Internet Trolls Have Won. Sorry, There’s Not Much You Can Do. The New York Times
When it comes to online comments and discourse and what you can do to limit their toxicity, you only have a certain amount of power. The real leverage lies with ...
Now He Pulls Data Off the Web. In 1979, It Was Clips From the ‘Morgue.’ The New York Times
Steve Lohr, a veteran New York Times reporter, reflects on how tech-free newsrooms used to be and how the progression to the internet has changed ...
An Investigative Arsenal: Power Chargers, Document Analysis Tools and More The New York Times
What's it like to comb through 18000 pages? Eric Lipton, an investigative reporter for The Times, described the tech he uses to help accomplish that task.
Wireless Charging Is Here. So What Is It Good For? The New York Times
The technology, also known as magnetic induction, is a relatively new feature for powering iPhones and popular Android phones. Most people don't use it, but ...
I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. The New York Times
When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn't expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click ...
The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Big Screens That Are a Delight to Use The New York Times
Apple's new smartphones start at $999 and $1099, but their superb cameras and screens make them worth the high prices, our reviewer writes.
You Took Lousy iPhone Photos. Here’s How to Make Them Beautiful. The New York Times
Not every shot on your smartphone will be Instagram worthy, but you can often salvage middling snaps with just a few taps. Here are six easy steps.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us The New York Times
Apple's iPhone X broke the pricing barrier for smartphones with a $1,000 price tag. Now Samsung's new Galaxy Note device, which will be released this week, ...
Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data. - The New York Times
Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data. The New York Times
Google collects far more information about us than Facebook. But the Google data that our tech columnist downloaded on himself contained fewer surprises and ...
What’s Hot (and What’s Not) This Black Friday The New York Times
To help shoppers get started, here's a cheat sheet of the products to track, and the ones to ignore.
Help a Fellow Mac User With Remote Tech Support The New York Times
Just like Windows users, Mac owners have ways to share and control another computer over the internet to give a quick assist online.
For Android Users, Europe’s Google Ruling Leaves Unanswered Questions The New York Times
You may have heard that the European Union punished Google with a record $5.1 billion fine on Wednesday for abusing its power in the mobile phone market.
Do not adjust your set: Hats off to Apple, you struggle to shift iPhones 'cos you're oddly ethical - The Register
Do not adjust your set: Hats off to Apple, you struggle to shift iPhones 'cos you're oddly ethical The Register
Comment In the late '90s, Eric Schmidt was an accessible tech CEO with a problem. Novell's product was so good and so reliable nobody needed to upgrade it.
We Tried Facebook’s New Portal Device (So You Don’t Have To) The New York Times
Here's what happened when two Times tech reporters installed Facebook's new Portal video-calling gadgets in their bedrooms.
The Google Pixel 3 Review: Phone’s Smarts Shine Through Its A.I.-Driven Camera The New York Times
Apple and Samsung typically show off glitzy hardware innovations — dual-lens cameras; bigger screens — to mesmerize millions into buying their new ...
Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook to Log In to Other Sites The New York Times
Facebook offered a convenient and secure way to sign up for online services. A major hack shows it failed at its one job.
A ‘Gadget Junkie,’ Wearing His Tech and Covering Deals The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Andrew Ross Sorkin, DealBook columnist for The Times, discussed ...
An Old Scam With a New Twist The New York Times
If you have gotten a message from someone who claims to have dirt on you — and shows off, as proof, a password you've previously used — here's what ...
How to Pack and Prepare Your Smartphone for Traveling This Summer The New York Times
Your smartphone is a helpful travel companion. Before taking it abroad, here's a list of things to pack and do to ensure a problem-free trip.
Tech Can Hurt Our Sleep. So I Tried Bose Sleepbuds for Help. The New York Times
For $250, the well-designed earbuds are a limited solution that mask noise but didn't get our columnist to snooze longer.
In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Cecilia Kang, a technology reporter based in Washington, ...
By Subway, Bus and Uber in New York, With Twitter and Other Apps in Hand The New York Times
Technology is helping to solve transit issues, even if progress seems slow. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, who covers New York City transit for The Times, lays out how.
Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It The New York Times
How Natasha Singer, a tech reporter at The Times, uses tech when she chronicles the industry's effect on education, privacy and our health.
Give Your Old Computer New Life The New York Times
If you're not ready to buy a whole new system, you might be able to add new parts and upgrade your aging machine for less than a few hundred dollars.
In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better The New York Times
It still feels magical to light up your living room by saying “Alexa, turn on the lights.” But with all the hype surrounding so-called smart things — everyday devices ...
How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever The New York Times
Lost faith in Facebook and Instagram after data leakages, breaches and too much noise? Here's a guide to breaking up with the social network and its ...
New Pixel Phones and Other Gadgets Keep Google in the Hardware Hunt The New York Times
Though sales of its devices have been slow, the search giant unveiled the Pixel 3, a smart speaker with a built-in screen and a tablet that doubles as a PC.
This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? For Valentine's Day, Daniel Jones, who edits the Modern Love ...
Spare Your Friends: Make a Mini-Movie of Your Fabulous Vacation The New York Times
Showing all of the videos from your travels can be cumbersome. Instead, stitch them together into a short highlight reel.
Give Long-Distance Windows Help From the Comfort of Your Own Home The New York Times
Built-in utilities and third-party programs let you connect and control another computer so you can provide personal tech support to family and friends over the ...
Who's going to review your college applications – a committee or a computer? USA TODAY
It's crunch time for college applications, and hopeful high school seniors are working hard to impress admissions committees to land a spot at the school of their ...
How to Stay on Top of Breaking News The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jonah Bromwich, a breaking news reporter for The Times in New ...
How a News Junkie Stays Plugged In: Newsletters and Her Kids The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Rebecca Blumenstein, a deputy managing editor for The Times, ...
Can a holographic screen help a new phone break out? The Oakland Press
Most leading phones offer the same basics: Big screens, decent battery life and good cameras. So when a newcomer brings something innovative to the party, ...
The Best Black Friday 2018 Tech Deals Barron's
We sifted through all the sales circulars to find the best personal- technology products at the lowest prices for Black Friday 2018.
Gaza and Google Translate: Covering the Conflict When You Don’t Speak the Language - The New York Times
Gaza and Google Translate: Covering the Conflict When You Don’t Speak the Language The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? David M. Halbfinger, bureau chief for The Times in Jerusalem, ...
How Technology Transforms the World of Comic Books The New York Times
Digital comics. New apps. More interactivity. Here's what technology has done to the comic books industry.
Apple designer Jony Ive zealous over tech giant's most personal device The Oakland Press
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Jony Ive, Apple's design chief, on Wednesday unveiled a new iPhone, the biggest deal at the biggest gadget launch of the year.
How to Place Home Theater Speakers
You have your television and home theater receiver; you just bought your new speakers and subwoofer and are ready to test things out. It's time to break out the measuring tape because precision is vital to achieving the full potential of your home theater system.
404 Error Pages: What Are They And How Do You Create One?
We've all seen them, you've been browsing a website and you click a link and nothing loads apart from the words '404 Error' along with the usual stuff.So what is a 404 Error page? The 404 Error page, basically informs the user that the server cannot find the file they are looking for.
Dynamite Comes in Small Packages - Tiny Personal Audio MP3 Players Pack Powerful Music Enjoyment
MP3 players are Hot! Playing music has come a long way since the transistor radio, portable tape and CD player days. Most players are no larger than a deck of cards.
Your Affiliate Business - Peripherals, Software, Computers
I have always been interested in computers, but in the beginning, I would not venture any further than to the software end of learning. However, learning only the software side, and knowing nothing about the hardware side, can open you up to some costly times at the shop.
Why Using an Ad Blocker Can be a Bad Idea
Ad Blocking is getting to be a common sport on the internet. Now there are some legitimate uses for an ad blocker.
How I Started Working With 3D Modeling Programs
So I'll start from the very beginning.One day I was surfing in the web and I found one site -- www.
What Does That Error Message Really Mean?
Surf the 'Net for about 10 minutes and chances rate very high that you'll encounter an error of one kind or another.Whether the error message pops up on your own computer or on a website loaded in your browser, knowing what the error means can help you solve the problem much faster and avoid hours of frustration (especially in a situation where nothing you do will solve the problem).
Your first step in removing dangerous infections from your computer should be downloading a free program called Hijack This. Make sure you download the file and extract it to a directory on your hard drive, you can call it HijackThis.
Learning To Navigate Ciscos Online Documentation
When studying for your Cisco CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE exam, you've got a powerful online weapon at your disposal. It's Cisco Connection Documentation, found at www.
Digital Cameras Ratings Abolish Camera Comparison Guesswork
Digital cameras ratings are great tools for deciding which camera best fits your needs and budget. Digital camera reviews are often just the reviewer's opinion.
What are the Main Components of Any Computer, and Which are the Most Critical to Its Performance?
Computers are everywhere, and vary in specification, brands, sizes, shaped, and prices. However, there is one common characteristic among all computer systems.
How to Protect your PC from Spyware in the Cyber Age
Wouldn't you be shocked to find that your personal sensitive information, like files, credit card information, operating system / software and other non-disclosed data to be penetrated by unscrupulous prying eyes? Even worse..
Mail-merging: The Principles
About mail-mergingMail-merging is the process of merging variable data and fixed text.Using mail-merging, you can create individualised letters, envelopes, labels and other documents without having to laboriously create each individual one.
Buying A PC Flat Screen Monitor
For six years, my Samsung PC 13.8 inch SyncMaster conventional monitor has served me well.
Tips For Getting Technical Support Help Online
Sometimes your PC will start acting strange for no apparent reason or a program which you use regularly will all of a sudden stop working as it should. This can be a frustrating experience especially if you have no idea where to go for help.
PDA Bible Free Download
Your Bible At Your FingertipsIt is fairly easy to find a pda Bible free download online. Your pocket pc can become your own private spriritual asset for daily scripture readings and further Bible study.
Font Organizers Review, Part I
Do you know how many fonts are currently installed on your PC? What is the difference between OpenType, TrueType, PostScript Type 1 and Printer fonts? If the answer is 'No', it's time to consider getting a font organizer.TypografThis extremely well-done 32-bit app lets you preview, print, and manage TrueType and Type 1 fonts.
Are You Putting Off Productivity?
I recently took a good look at what was keeping me from accomplishing what I needed to do. After all, I had my goals.
Advantages and Guidelines of Automated Testing
"Automated Testing" is automating the manual testing process currently in use. This requires that a formalized "manual testing process", currently exists in the company or organization.
Is Desktop Search Deserving?
Google, in their march to stay ahead of the pack of competition, has released Google Desktop Search. With Microsoft's MSN in the lead position and nipping at Google's heels, and Google's new shareholders to please, Google has more incentive than ever to deploy technology both better than the other guy's, and sooner.
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