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Voter Registration? There’s an App for That

Voter Registration? There’s an App for That

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Candidates are already using social media to get out the vote. Now some are asking, “Why not use social media to register to vote?”As early as next week, Washington state residents will be able to do just th…

AT&T Follows Verizon, Launches Shared Data Plans

AT&T Follows Verizon, Launches Shared Data Plans

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The nation’s two largest carriers are shaking up their data plans to help keep up in a world where more people and their families now own multiple smartphones and tablets.On the heels of Verizon’s announcement in late Jun…

Fiat Offers Car With Built-In Espresso Maker

Fiat Offers Car With Built-In Espresso Maker

Fiat(NEW YORK) — Italian automaker Fiat made headlines when it introduced a new line of stylish compact cars. And it’s making headlines again with its 500L model, which will come with a built-in espresso maker when it hits the market this fall.&…

Fiat Offers Car With Built-In Espresso Maker

Fiat Offers Car With Built-In Espresso Maker

Fiat(NEW YORK) — Italian automaker Fiat made headlines when it introduced a new line of stylish compact cars. And it’s making headlines again with its 500L model, which will come with a built-in espresso maker when it hits the market this fall.&…

Twitter 6th Anniversary: How Mentions, Hashtags, and Retweets Came To Be

Twitter 6th Anniversary: How Mentions, Hashtags, and Retweets Came To Be

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — We know what you are thinking: Wait, didn’t Twitter just celebrate its sixth birthday? How is it now celebrating its anniversary? Well, on March 21, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet …

Gadgets to Help Keep You Motivated and in Shape

Gadgets to Help Keep You Motivated and in Shape

John Foxx/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It used to be that picking a TV or a laptop was one of the hardest tech buying decisions you’d make — and when it came time to pick up a less-common gadget, like one that could improve your health and fitness, there’d…

DNS Changer Malware: What to Do If Your Computer’s Hit

DNS Changer Malware: What to Do If Your Computer’s Hit

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Planning on using the Internet Monday? You might want to join the thousands of people who are checking their computers to make sure they won’t lose connection. The FBI’s temporary Internet servers will go dark Monday…

Galaxy Nexus Android Phone Banned in Apple-Samsung Patent Case

Galaxy Nexus Android Phone Banned in Apple-Samsung Patent Case

Apple/Samsung/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While Apple and Samsung’s phones and tablets battle it out on store shelves, the companies (along with Google) have been battling it out in the courtroom in ongoing patent disputes.
Apple has accused S…

Facebook’s Email Change Results in Changed Address Books, Fix on Way

Facebook’s Email Change Results in Changed Address Books, Fix on Way

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Last week Facebook launched a new setting that changed all users’ default email addresses to [name]@facebook.com, so that messages would be forwarded to Facebook profile inboxes rather than thei…

Google Chrome Browser Coming to iPhone and iPad

Google Chrome Browser Coming to iPhone and iPad

Google/Apple(SAN FRANCISCO) — Google announced today that its popular Chrome browser, which has been available for Macs, PCs, and Android, is coming to Apple’s iPad and iPhone.“Some of you have been very persistently asking about something…

Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet, Android Jelly Bean and Nexus Q

Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet, Android Jelly Bean and Nexus Q

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) — Google executives took the stage today at the company’s annual Google I/O developers conference to announce their newest Android products, including the Nexus 7 Tablet, a new $199 Android …

Nintendo Super-Sizes its 3DS Handheld With 3DS XL

Nintendo Super-Sizes its 3DS Handheld With 3DS XL

Nintendo(NEW YORK) — After just a little over a year on the market, the Nintendo 3DS is getting a makeover with bigger screens, better battery life and a wider girth.Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime said the “3DS XL gives o…

World’s Largest Television? Sharp Releases Giant Flat Screen TV

World’s Largest Television? Sharp Releases Giant Flat Screen TV

Sharp Electronics Corporation(NEW YORK) — Don’t you just hate not being able to see your TV from half a mile away?  Don’t worry.  Sharp has your back.The company has just released what is said to be the world’s largest LED …

ICANN Releases New Web Domain Name Options

ICANN Releases New Web Domain Name Options

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images (LONDON) — By 2013 we could be typing domain names that end in .app, .blog, or .apple into our web browsers.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Wednesday released the list of compan…

Teen Flirting App Linked to Rapes

Teen Flirting App Linked to Rapes

Goodshoot RF/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Skout, a popular mobile flirting application, has suspended its service for teenagers after it was linked to three sexual assaults in recent weeks, causing developers to re-evaluate its security measures. The separa…

New Cell Phone for Seniors Released

New Cell Phone for Seniors Released

The Clarity Pal. Image credit: Clarity(NEW YORK) — A cell phone for seniors: it’s not a brand new concept, but there’s a new one hitting the market very soon.Clarity, which is a division of Plantronics, has just announced its new Pal phone…

Could a Virus Actually Power Your iPhone?

Could a Virus Actually Power Your iPhone?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Viruses might eventually be able to power the very phone, computer or tablet you’re reading this article on. And we’re not talking about those digital viruses or infestations — trojans, worms, and…

After 200 Years of Surgery: Cutting to Cure Has Come a Long Way

After 200 Years of Surgery: Cutting to Cure Has Come a Long Way

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The 3.5-inch tumor in Cynthia Miller’s throat threatened to choke her, leaving her no choice but to have it removed. “I had no idea I was even sick,” said Miller, 55, who lives in Maitland, Fla. “I woke up in the m…

‘Smart’ Homes Prevent Illness, Run The Dryer

‘Smart’ Homes Prevent Illness, Run The Dryer

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PULLMAN, Wash.) — Might your house someday become too smart? It’s one thing to have a sensor-and-computer-equipped home telling you the best time to run the dryer—when, say, energy costs are low. But do you want it telling…

Flying Car, Cadillac CUE Are Tech Hits at New York Auto Show

Flying Car, Cadillac CUE Are Tech Hits at New York Auto Show

General Motors(NEW YORK) — There sure are a lot of cars at the New York Auto Show this week. The Javits Center in New York City looks like the world’s largest car showroom. But in the sea of four-wheelers, there’s also a whole lot of technology floati…

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