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In The News – 5-10-2013

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

In The News – 5-20-2013 – XP users are refusing to let go of the operating system, Adobe says goodbye software and hello cloud and the Senate passes an Internet sales tax. Continue reading

In The News – 5-03-2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

In The News 5-03-2013 – Is it the end of texting? YouTube offers up more baseball and LivingSocial gets hacked. Continue reading

As part of a push to encourage girls to pursue science and technology related fields, the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has teamed with Women in Games International to create a new merit badge for young video game developers. Continue reading

Your in-vehicle electronics could get you killed -that’s why the government whats automakers to disable devices that enable in-vehicle texting, Internet access, mapping and other potential distractions. Continue reading

Microsoft announced that it’s ready to reveal the next generation of Xbox on May 21 at a even it promises will reveal a new generation of gaming at an event on the company’s Xbox campus in Redmond Washington n May 21. They have a countdown clock to the big event posted on their website. Continue reading

The Newest Way to Watch TV: Aereo

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Aereo is a new web based video service that offers live TV streaming and virtual DVR service for a small fee to your computer. It is perfectly legal and safe and offers a great alternative to traditional TV. Continue reading

In The News 4-26-13

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

In The News 4-26-13: Strong support in the House and Senate for an Internet sales tax could mean online retailers could soon be required to charge state sales tax for purchases and Comedy Central is teaming up with Twitter for a comedy festival. Continue reading

In The News 4-19-2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

In The News for 4 -19-2013 – Google gives more info on Google Glasses, the computer you wear on your face and the IRS says your private electronic communications aren’t private at all. Continue reading

In The News for 4-12-2013

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

In The News for 4-12-2013 – Broadcasters worry about “Zero TV” homes, the new Xbox expected to be unveiled soon and no GPS while driving in California. Continue reading

Why is there an upgrade fee on my bill? What did i get for that fee? Can it be refunded? I try to answer all of these questions and more. Continue reading

What is Crowd Funding?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Learn all about a new way to connect backers with creators of creative content – crowd funding! Continue reading

In The News – 4-5-2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Your weekly update in the world of technology. – Facebook finally announced a Facebook phone….sorta. The company unveiled the new Facebook Home Android app. Continue reading

Navigating 8

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Windows 8 is out, up and running. Here are some tips for navigating the first major overhaul to the interface in Windows’ history. Continue reading

Tech giant Google has settled a lawsuit accusing the company of violating privacy rights during its Street View Mapping Project. The cars used in the project were outfitted with equipment and software that collected information from unsecured wireless networks. Continue reading

Adobe, the maker of popular products like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, After Effects and Acrobat is ending the sale of physical discs in stores at the end of April. Continue reading

Facebook announced some big changes to the newsfeed, promising to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from people you care about. Among the new additions, feeds specifically for music and photos. Continue reading

Microsoft has changed its mind about Office 2013. The company had previously announced that if you purchased Office 2013 and the computer it was installed on failed, you were just out of luck. But thanks to angry consumers, that policy is changing. Continue reading

Pandora, the popular Internet radio service is putting a cap on how many hours a month of free music users can listen to on their mobile devices. Continue reading

Google+ Sign-In – How It Works

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Google has introduced Google+ Sign-In, which the company promises is “simple and secure, minus the social spam.” If you sign in to Gmail, YouTube or any other Google service, you can use your credentials to sign in to outside apps. This works like Facebook sign-in, but Google says their version is better. Continue reading

Physicians at Cornell University say they’ve used a 3D printer with a biological ink to create a replica of the human ear that looks and functions like a real one. And that’s good news for the thousands of children born with congenital ear deformity every year and those who have lost an ear to accident or cancer. Continue reading

In The News 03-01-2013

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Big news causes quite a stir within Yahoo! and Instagram reaches quite a milestone. Get all the in depth news in this week’s edition of In The News! Continue reading

Your camera phone photos could soon look a whole lot better thanks to a chip designed by scientists at MIT. They say it automatically gives a professional look to shots by instantly making adjustments to things like lighting and color. Continue reading

In The News 02-22-2013

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

7 years. That’s how long it’s been since Sony released its popular (and expensive) PlayStation 3. That all changed Wednesday when Sony announced their next generation system, the PlayStation 4 (no points for creativity, but points scored for consistency). Continue reading

How would you like the ability to edit digital images using the sound of your voice? That technology could be coming to your tablet, phone or laptop soon. Continue reading

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

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