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How to Declutter and Organize Your Personal Tech in a Few Simple Steps The New York Times
With a new year and a new Netflix show that features the Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo on the art of “Tidying Up,” many of us are experimenting with ...
He Reported on Facebook. Now He Approaches It With Caution. The New York Times
Nick Confessore, an investigative reporter who has written about social media and data privacy, has changed his tech habits after what he has learned.
Personal chemical monitors: 5 lessons for a new tech market waiting to take off - Environmental Defense Fund
Personal chemical monitors: 5 lessons for a new tech market waiting to take off Environmental Defense Fund
With the right incentives, a new set of devices could soon be detecting toxins present in our daily lives.
The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing The New York Times
From Facebook to creepy online ads, the worst tech of the year made the internet feel like an unsafe place to hang out. Yet there were some products that were ...
With slump in iPhone sales, are we post peak smartphone? The Oakland Press
Behind Apple's disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone ...
Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too. The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Matt Apuzzo, an investigative correspondent in Brussels, discussed ...
5G Is Coming This Year. Here’s What You Need to Know. The New York Times
In 2019, a big technology shift will finally begin. It's a once-in-a-decade upgrade to our wireless systems that will start reaching mobile phone users in a matter of ...
Video surveillance key to employee safety | Personal Tech The Morning Sun
Violence in the workplace, unfortunately, is an issue that is not going away, with reports of incidents at businesses and even schools around the country ...
Did 2018 usher in a creeping tech dystopia? | Personal Tech The Oakland Press
We may remember 2018 as the year when technology's dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook's role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for ...
The Week in Tech: A Peek at the Year Ahead The New York Times
The past year was a rough one for the tech industry. As we look to 2019, some big, eagerly anticipated I.P.O.s are on the horizon.
John Deere, Tide maker head to CES gadget show The Oakland Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The companies founded by blacksmith John Deere and candle-and-soap-making duo Procter & Gamble may not be the hip purveyors of ...
How to Sort Through a Cornucopia of Television Shows The New York Times
Our assistant TV editor has a state-of-the-art setup for watching shows and movies. But here's what happens when there can be too much *content* to choose.
Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped) The New York Times
A.I. that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year's biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there's a reason for ...
Gadgets of 2018 | Here are the best tech products unveiled this year Economic Times
Are you planning to upgrade your gadgets in the new year? Here are the best products from 2018 worth your hard earned money. Hitesh Raj Bhagat and Karan ...
What I learned in my Mormon social media fast The Morning Sun
I'm back. You may not have noticed I was missing, but I certainly noticed you were missing: all my friends on social media. I gave you up over the Christmas ...
The Easy (and Free) Way to Make a Budget Spreadsheet The New York Times
With a little time, typing and easy-to-use software, you can quickly see your financial picture much more thoroughly and better plan for the future.
Amped Up Personal Tech Introduced At CES In Las Vegas CBS Los Angeles
Shirts with sensors can now replace your Fit Bit, ear plugs protect your ear drums, and sunglasses will play your music, no device needed. Tom Wait reports.
Elderly, conservatives shared more Facebook fakery in 2016 | Personal Tech The Oakland Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing false information on Facebook is old.
Tech that was fixed in 2018 — and what still needs fixing The Seattle Times
More parental controls for smartphones was a positive change, but Juul, Facebook and stalker online ads dragged the year down.
Remember virtual reality? Its buzz has faded at CES 2019 The Oakland Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few years ago, virtual reality was poised to take over the world. After decades of near misses, the revolution finally seemed imminent, ...
To Cover China, There’s No Substitute for WeChat The New York Times
Li Yuan conducts much of her work on the WeChat mobile app, including spotting trends — and prodding sources to get back to her.
Hurricanes. Shootings. Fires. Time for an Editor’s Emergency Kit. The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Julie Bloom, a deputy editor for national coverage for The Times, ...
OPINION EXCHANGE | Freedom of information and personal data: Big Tech should take cues from public libraries - Star Tribune
OPINION EXCHANGE | Freedom of information and personal data: Big Tech should take cues from public libraries Star Tribune
By the end of 2018, whatever faith we may have once placed in the giant technology corporations that we use daily was growing threadbare. YouTube made a ...
Women navigate toxicity, other barriers in esports | Personal Tech The Oakland Press
NEW YORK>> Susie Kim thinks the women gamers are out there. As general manager for a championship esports team, she would know.
EU Privacy Law Snares Its First Tech Giant: Google WIRED
French regulators fined Google €50 million (equivalent to $57 million) on Monday for violating European Union privacy law. That's not much considering ...
CES 2019: Flexible keyboards and pocket translators showcased in Las Vegas Irish Times
The world's largest personal tech show Consumer Electronics Show (CES) officially launched on Tuesday in Las Vegas, Chinese tech companies showcase ...
How Tech Companies Manipulate Our Personal Data The New York Times
Shoshana Zuboff's “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” looks at the new power of behemoths like Facebook and Google.
Inside Google’s Team Fighting to Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers The Wall Street Journal
Google's 27-person Threat Analysis Group, staffed in part by former government agents, leverages access to Gmail and other Google products to fend off ...
Brewer Public Library to hold tech help event WABI
They'll be hosting a January Tech Help event on Saturday, January 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..
Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data | Pew Research Center - Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project
Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data | Pew Research Center Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project
About half of Facebook users say they are not comfortable when they see how the platform categorizes them, and 27% maintain the site's classifications do not ...
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 mastering your thermostat could save you a bundle this winter The Oakland Press
Want to trim your heating costs this winter? Learning how to effectively use your house's thermostat can help you slash those utility bills.
‘The Effects Cannot Be Overstated’: When Tech Invaded Media The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jim Rutenberg, media columnist for The Times, discussed the tech ...
Make Your Friends and Family Less Irksome This Holiday Season The New York Times
Getting a big group together this time of year can be a hassle. So spare everyone the endless phone notifications and email threads and try these methods ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Most Important Kitchen Tools This Holiday (or Any Season, Really) The New York Times
Tech has brought innovation, convenience and smarts to the kitchen. Here's what Melissa Clark uses and the tools she finds indispensable.
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 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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Ready for Vacation? Here’s the Best Tech for Trip Planning The New York Times
Our personal tech columnist uses a combination of custom maps, spreadsheets and itinerary management apps to promote maximum enjoyment.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Zuck's 2019 tech talk tour should tackle the questions Facebook spent 2018 dodging The Register
Comment After the year he's had, Mark Zuckerberg probably felt he deserved a bit of a laugh. Because, after spending 2018 dodging any unscripted discussion ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
How the Digital Era Has Changed the Daily Crossword The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Sam Ezersky, the assistant editor of puzzles for The Times, ...
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 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.
I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. The New York Times
Using a tool that Facebook offers its users, our columnist found out more than he wanted to know about the social network, the ad industry and himself.
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 ...
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, ...
Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too Captivating The New York Times
Technology is crowding curbs with ride hailers and keeping homeowners fixated on housing values. Here are the tools that Emily Badger, a writer for The ...
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 ...
Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook to Log In to Other Sites The New York Times
I'm going to quit using Facebook to log in to apps and sites online. You should, too. That's the most reasonable way to respond to Facebook's announcement last ...
Why ‘Fred’ Is the Best Friend of Economics Writers The New York Times
Neil Irwin, who covers economics for The Upshot, often turns to “Fred,” a site full of economic data that is maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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, ...
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.
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.
TomTom: the days of stick-on sat-nav are over Stuff.co.nz
The death of personal navigation devices means TomTom has to change tack in a big way.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Temporary Fixes to Spyware, Ad-ware, and Virus Infections
So you've got some spyware, ad-ware, or viruses on your system. For whatever reason, you are unable to get ahold of a virus detection & removal program, or a good ad-ware scanner. Maybe this certain infection has disconnected you from the Internet. Such viruses do exist.
Toshiba Wins Hollywood Support for the HD DVD format
What led them to this choice, as all four studios stated separately, is better performance for the price and copyright protection.
Consumer Electronic Information: The Basics of the DLP Projector
Projectors have come a long way in the past few decades. The desktop fossils that were once used to show home movies or classroom filmstrips are a thing of the past. With today's technology, you can now experience a projected movie that emulates a full-blown theater flick, without the time, effort and hassle of standing in line at the local cinema.
How To Become A True CCNA
I've worked my way from the CCNA to the CCIE, and along the way I've conducted job interviews and casual conversations with dozens of CCNAs and CCNA candidates. Believe me, people who "sneak by" the CCNA exam by braindumps, memorization, and never touching a router or switch are QUICKLY found out in job interviews and on the job.
2 PC Annoyances and How To Solve Them!
I have a love-hate relationship with my computer.
How to Save an Image in a SQL Server Database?
Most of the web applications have a lot of images used in it. These images are usually stored in a web server folder and they are accessed by giving the relative path to the file with respect to the root folder of the website. .Net being the platform for distributed application now, ASP.Net can be used to store images that are small to be stored in a database like SQL Server 2000 and later versions. For this purpose the SQL Server database provides a data type called "image" which is used to store images in the database.
iPod - Learn How It Can Solve Everyday Problems
All over the world, people carry with them walkmans and other music devices so that they can play their favorite music as they move around from place to place. The latest thing in the portable music devices field is the iPod, which offers a higher quality of the music being played and one of the most compact design out there.
iPod users get the picture
iPod users start to get the picture and it's turning out to be colorful fun!!
Cisco CCNA Certification: Five Things To Do DURING The Exam
There are plenty of articles out there about how to prepare for the CCNA exam. However, there are also things you can do to increase your chances of success on exam day during the most important part of the entire process -- the time that you're actually taking the test.
Help, I Need a New HDTV! (Part 5 of 5)
Feeling overwhelmed in selecting a new TV? With all the choices these days, you may feel like, "Where do I start?!"
If You are the Only User on Your Windows XP Computer, Do You Think One User Account Is Enough?
I am going to assume that you are running windows xp on your machine, and you are the only user on this machine. That is right, no one else uses your computer except you.
A Lesson in HTML
As the owner of a Country Mall and Top Site List, I have been asked several times about what to put in the sign up form when it asks for the URL or the HTML of a banner or other image. I have people that email me feeling totally lost and have no idea what they mean! Actually, it is very easy once you know WHAT they are talking about and HOW to do what they want you to do.
Tips For Finding Great Deals On Computer Accessories & Supplies
Tip #1. Do a Google search. Don't be to general in your search, type in exactly what your looking for. Try putting the words you type in quotes to narrow the search.
HTML Explained: Part 2
Get started creating web pages using text files and HTML code! This article is a continuation of HTML Explained: Part 1, which gives a general overview of HTML. Here, we're going to get into the nitty gritty of the code itself. Once you see how simple it really is, you should RUN, not walk to the nearest bookstore and grab your own copy of a handy HTML manual. All right, let's begin.
What Exactly are Screensavers? - part I
After reading this good article you will know some important information about screensavers and their history. You will find out how screensavers are different from other applications and what advantages you'll have if you use them. If you have a laptop or a notebook you can also find useful things.
Help, I Need a New HDTV! (Part 2 of 5)
Feeling overwhelmed in selecting a new TV? With all the choices these days, you may feel like, "Where do I start?!"
Dont Let the Internet Overstimulate Your Mind
The Internet is an awesome tool, but be careful and aware that the cloud of over stimulation doesn't invade your mind.
Lightning Season: How to Avoid Data Loss
We have just entered the time of year that most electrical storms occur.
Help, I Need a New HDTV! (Part 1 of 5)
Feeling overwhelmed in selecting a new TV? With all the choices these days, you may feel like, "Where do I start?!"
How To Have Two (Multiple) Copies Of Windows
Having two operating systems is not as difficult as many of us consider. It just requires little hard work and some good equipment. By equipments I mean good hard disk space and good RAM sometimes, depending upon which operating systems you are going to install.
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