Teens win computers for their ‘Big Idea’

Computer Mentors Group of Tampa held its annual Teen Business Challenge Feb. 18 and 19 at the Ybor City campus of Hillsborough Community College. The...

Survey shows average baby has used smartphone, tablet

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Have you ever been befuddled by a feature on your iPhone, only to have your 6-year-old show you how it...

Digital tracking: Why you should care

Some companies, empowered by the click-through habits of consumers, exploit the information by selling it to data brokers. BY TIM JOHNSON TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It’s...

The best electronic gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s day is one of the best shopping times of the year to buy electronics, according to many tech companies. Shelves and websites are...

Too few Black writers in the video game industry

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story by journalist Charles Moody III. BY CHARLES MOODY III SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER While you are...

Tech-addicted parents to kids: Don’t do as I do

BY SHARON NOGUCHI MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. – They limit their kids’ screen time, set filters on their browsers and banish digital devices from the...

How to manage to-do lists and be more productive

FAMILY FEATURES When your to-do list is miles long and deadlines are looming, it can be hard to tap into a creative, problem-solving mindset. Creating...

Use of emojis: Is it another way to miscommunicate?

BY ROCHELLE OLSON STAR TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEW SERVICE Smiling eyes might by lying eyes. University of Minnesota researchers have found that anthropomorphic emojis, like language, can get lost...

Sophisticated apps designed to make life a little easier

FAMILY FEATURES Just a generation ago, it was difficult to imagine a single palm-sized device that could serve as a phone, camera and day planner...

Instagram copies another Snapchat feature: Face filters

BY TRACEY LIEN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS SAN FRANCISCO – Instagram continued to play copycat to Snapchat, launching on Tuesday its own version of face filters —...

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