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In this section we include anything on the consumer-related side of technology. Also see gaming.



Technology and Our Children: Too Much and Too Little Technology and Our Children: Too Much and Too Little Technology and Our Children: Too Much and Too Little Technology and Our Children: Too Much and Too Little


Schools are more high tech and advanced than ever. Technology can be a great way to engage students, but the schools and students without...

Beware! Your Devices Are Spying On You Beware! Your Devices Are Spying On You Beware! Your Devices Are Spying On You Beware! Your Devices Are Spying On You


While we welcome the latest technological advances into our lives, they may be providing our private information to others. What should we...

Internet in the Developing World - Questions Around Access and Net Neutrality Internet in the Developing World - Questions Around Access and Net Neutrality Internet in the Developing World - Questions Around Access and Net Neutrality Internet in the Developing World - Questions Around Access and Net Neutrality


Is it better to have access to limited parts of the Internet than to have no access at all? This is a hotly debated question surrounding...

How Big Data is Helping Build Smart Cities How Big Data is Helping Build Smart Cities How Big Data is Helping Build Smart Cities How Big Data is Helping Build Smart Cities


Smart cities can monitor, control and automate many essential functions. Now with the addition of big data, even more possibilities are...

Distance Charging - Juice Up Your Smartphone From the Next Room? Distance Charging - Juice Up Your Smartphone From the Next Room? Distance Charging - Juice Up Your Smartphone From the Next Room? Distance Charging - Juice Up Your Smartphone From the Next Room?


What if you could charge your smartphone throughout the day, without ever having to remove it from your pocket or purse? That's what the...

Mobile Technology: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow Mobile Technology: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow Mobile Technology: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow Mobile Technology: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow


Follow these experts on Twitter to keep up with the latest trends in mobile technology

New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think


Smartphones, tablets, cloud computing — all technologies that have been introduced fairly recently, right? You might be surprised to see...

Ditch Your Inbox? No-Email Initiatives and What They're For Ditch Your Inbox? No-Email Initiatives and What They're For Ditch Your Inbox? No-Email Initiatives and What They're For Ditch Your Inbox? No-Email Initiatives and What They're For


For many in the business world, email equals stress. Some are trying to reduce dependence on email in order to help employees de-stress,...

6 Ways to Keep Apps From Oversharing Your Personal Data 6 Ways to Keep Apps From Oversharing Your Personal Data 6 Ways to Keep Apps From Oversharing Your Personal Data 6 Ways to Keep Apps From Oversharing Your Personal Data


While you’re sharing your life with your apps, those useful tools are broadcasting your information to the rest of the world. Find out how...

Can Apps Replace Your Cell Phone Carrier? Can Apps Replace Your Cell Phone Carrier? Can Apps Replace Your Cell Phone Carrier? Can Apps Replace Your Cell Phone Carrier?


Always running out of minutes and texts on your current cell plan? Here are some high-tech ways to get around

6 Outdated Gadgets You Can Toss 6 Outdated Gadgets You Can Toss 6 Outdated Gadgets You Can Toss 6 Outdated Gadgets You Can Toss


Many everyday forms of technology from years past are quickly becoming obsolete due to modern technology. Here's a look at some of the...

PowerLocker: How Hackers Can Hold Your Files for Ransom PowerLocker: How Hackers Can Hold Your Files for Ransom PowerLocker: How Hackers Can Hold Your Files for Ransom PowerLocker: How Hackers Can Hold Your Files for Ransom


CryptoLocker began crippling computers in late 2013. Now the new and improved PowerLocker has been discovered, and is even more dangerous...

Why Free Smartphone Apps Are Anything But Free Why Free Smartphone Apps Are Anything But Free Why Free Smartphone Apps Are Anything But Free Why Free Smartphone Apps Are Anything But Free


Free applications are everywhere, but most expect something in return

The Steve Jobs Scam The Steve Jobs Scam The Steve Jobs Scam The Steve Jobs Scam


On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone. This announcement changed technology, and life in general for many, but was it...

Wearable Tech: Geek or Chic? Wearable Tech: Geek or Chic? Wearable Tech: Geek or Chic? Wearable Tech: Geek or Chic?


There's a lot of buzz going around about wearable technology. We examine some of these and determine whether they're hot or not

5 Spooktacular Wearable Tech Halloween Costumes (Videos) 5 Spooktacular Wearable Tech Halloween Costumes (Videos) 5 Spooktacular Wearable Tech Halloween Costumes (Videos) 5 Spooktacular Wearable Tech Halloween Costumes (Videos)


Take a right turn into the fright zone with these innovative Halloween costumes on the cutting edge - no bones about

5 Weird Ways Technology Is Changing Our Behavior 5 Weird Ways Technology Is Changing Our Behavior 5 Weird Ways Technology Is Changing Our Behavior 5 Weird Ways Technology Is Changing Our Behavior


High-tech consumer devices have changed a lot of us in very fundamental ways, perhaps more than we realize - or would like to admit. Check...

How to Fix A Phone That Drops In The Toilet How to Fix A Phone That Drops In The Toilet How to Fix A Phone That Drops In The Toilet How to Fix A Phone That Drops In The Toilet


So you dropped your phone down the toilet? Fear not. This infographic could potentially save the day and your money

Sudden Interface Changes: Why Disorienting Users Can Hurt Sudden Interface Changes: Why Disorienting Users Can Hurt Sudden Interface Changes: Why Disorienting Users Can Hurt Sudden Interface Changes: Why Disorienting Users Can Hurt


Sudden interface changes can be a nightmare for unprepared users, and service providers often find that the smallest alterations generate...