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Smartphones are being blamed for a drop in sales at the supermarket checkout line. Instead of flipping through a magazine or picking up some candy and lip balm while waiting for that person checking out 45 items in the 10 items or less lane, people are checking their Facebook, replying to texts or getting in a Words With Friends move. Continue reading

Georgia State Representative Earnest Smith wants to make it a crime to digitally edit a person into an “obscene” picture. Commonly known as “Photoshopping,” after the popular Adobe digital image editing software, celebrities and politicians are often the targets of photo-editing pranksters. Continue reading

A British Architectural firm is showing off a spider web-like prototype house made from fibers printed on a 3D printer. Continue reading

Tamogotchi virtual pets were a huge hit in the 1990s, when it seemed like every kid (and some adults) were carrying around a tiny little digital friend that required constant care and feeding. Now the high-maintenance virtual critters are making a comeback as a free smartphone app called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Continue reading

MIcrosoft General Manager Panos Panay says the company will restock the Surface Pro in stores by Saturday, February 16. Customers were disappointed when the devices sold out early in the day on the product launch day. Continue reading

Adobe has issued what they are calling “critical” updates for all versions of Flash Player for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Continue reading

Facebook tried it unsuccessfully with Facebook Credits, but plenty of online games like Farmville make big bucks with virtual currency. Now Amazon is getting into the act with Amazon Coins and they’re launching it with a big giveaway. Continue reading

Computer maker Dell Inc. announced Tuesday morning that it was going private with the help of a two billion dollar loan from Microsoft. Dell is the third largest computer maker in the world, but has been losing market share recently as more users make the switch to tablets. Continue reading

The Federal Trade Commission is calling on mobile platform providers and mobile app developers to establish a national “Do Not Track” registry similar to the “Do Not Call” registry to prevent apps from tracking the locations of unsuspecting users. Continue reading

Microsoft is launching Office 365 Home Premium, a subscription-based version of the popular Microsoft Office products. Instead of spending up to $400 for a full suite of Office programs, you purchase a yearly subscription for $99. Continue reading

Google Maps Virtual Grand Canyon Tour

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The folks at Google Maps have a treat in store for nature lovers. They’ve released 9,500 beautiful panoramic images of the Grand Canyon. Continue reading

Customers purchasing the new Microsoft Surface Pro could be asking, “Where’s the rest of my hard drive?” The tablets come out of the box with a lot less free hard drive space than you might expect. Continue reading

In The News 2-1-2013

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Remember Research In Motion, the producer of BlackBerry that continues to surprise us because it still exists? Yeah, that Research In Motion. Well, it looks as if the BlackBerry is pushing to make a comeback (again) and it might be for real this time (seriously!). Continue reading

Microsoft is offering a significant price break to college students on its Office 365 subscription service. Office 365 University will cost $79.99 for a four-year subscription, just $1.67 a month. Continue reading

The Food and Drug Administration has okayed the use of a telemedicine robot in hospitals. It’s called the RP-VITA, and manufacturers iRobot and InTouch Health promise that it will allow doctors to communicate with and treat patients from thousands of miles away. Continue reading

This might seem incredible for those of us who have run into problems printing off a long document, but a Dutch architect named Janjaap Ruijssenaars plans to construct a home using a 3D printer to make the components. Continue reading

Experts researching password cracking warn that the programs used by hackers are getting smarter and smarter. But there is a pretty simple way to help block hackers… Continue reading

Microsoft Surface Pro Coming February 9

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Microsoft says the much-buzzed-about Surface Pro tablet will be in stores starting February 9. Touted as a tablet/laptop hybrid, the Surface Pro will retail starting at $899 and will be available in 64GB and 128GB models. Continue reading

When you buy an album as Amazon, they will now give you a free digital copy. The company is even offering free digital copies of music purchased 15 years ago. It’s called AutoRip and here’s how it works… Continue reading

2013 International CES: Let’s Get Weird

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

There’s no question that CES gives us an opportunity to take a look at new and exciting technologies. CES also has no shortage of items that will raise your eyebrows… or are just plain weird. So let’s take a look at the stranger of side of this year’s CES. Continue reading

The past couple of years has seen a rise in the idea of the self-driving car. So there were shows put on to display these new wonders of technology at CES, right? Wrong. Continue reading

If you have a smartphone, laptop, or portable media player, chances are you’ve come in contact with Gorilla Glass at some point. This year Corning unveiled its “third generation” glass — Gorilla Glass 3. So what’s so special about Gorilla Glass 3? Continue reading

TV technology was at the forefront of new items displayed at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. In fact, the big innovation featured this year was that of 4K, or Ultra HD, televisions. So what exactly is a 4K/Ultra HD television, you ask? Continue reading

In The News 01-11-2013

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Straight from Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s the International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 – one of the world’s largest technology and electronics shows in the world. Every year some of the biggest names in technology introduce brand new products and innovations. This year was no different as we saw new items primed and ready for the consumer market. Continue reading

In The News 12-27-2012

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

It looks like Facebook is making some changes to its messaging system, and it could cost people to use some new features. “Pay Facebook!? That’s outrageous! It’s supposed to be free!” you say? Well you would be right and luckily the new changes are not going to affect a majority of Facebook’s users. Continue reading

In The News 12-14-2012

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen… it’s back. By “it”, I’m referring to Google Maps’ return to Apple’s iOS devices this past Wednesday. Apple ditched Google’s map app back in September and opted to use its own mapping app. Unfortunately this move brought on a lot of criticism, especially since Apple’s mapping app was less than amazing. Much less. Continue reading

In The News 11-30-2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The numbers are in and it looks like Microsoft’s Windows 8, the newest version of the operating system family, is off to a solid start. The quick start may not come as a big surprise, considering that the release date of October 26 came just before the holiday shopping season. Continue reading

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