Personal Tech

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




Learn why the safe and secure operation (or lack, thereof) of both commercial and recreational drones is a valid concern.


The National Museum of Computing needs to track the continuous health of important technological artifacts before disaster strikes—they...


A messy virtual desktop can decrease your efficiency and leave your computer open to security steps. Here are 5 simple steps to get your...


There is evidence of a persistent problem of bias in AI that could be one of the reasons why we see gendered stereotypes manifested in the...


Virtual reality has generated a lot of interest over the years – some good and some not so good. It uses computer technology to create...


When hacking occurs in a data center, the worst that can happen is a loss of data. When a self-driving car is hacked, what can happen is a...


Wearable devices represent one of the latest trends in digital technology. Countless gizmos and gadgets get invented every day, and a lot...


With another new year upon us, many people are wondering what technology trends are going to happen this year. At the same time, things we...


Web 3.0 is going to be vastly different from what we know Web 2.0 to be. Virtual reality (VR) will play a big role in UX, and hinting at...


We've come a long way from the days of broadcast TV. Now we can watch what we want when we want, and artificial intelligence can help us...


People often associate AI with big, profitable corporations, but they're not the only ones using it. Charity and humanitarian organizations...


We need more and more information to be productive citizens of the 21st century. The internet is the best way to get it.


We all want to protect our private information when browsing online, but how possible is it, really? Here we take a look at different types...


Phone hacking is a widespread problem that is expected to grow with the increasing prevalence of smartphones. Fortunately, there are many...


The latest changes in NIST password requirements are welcome changes for both users and administrators: no more special characters, and no...


If you've got aching wrists, stiff shoulders or are developing a hunchback, it's time to set up an ergonomic workstation. Here are some...


The latest in mobile development has brought several smartphone industry life cycle issues to the fore. Here are a few things that the...


Have you seen the figure MTBF on computer and electronics packaging? Chances are, it doesn't mean what you think it does.


Application software - better known as 'apps' - are seemingly everywhere and being used for everything. But what exactly is an app, and...