Goodnight, smartphone

Powering down before bed for a good night’s rest From Family Features Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing...

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 —...

Nearly a third of US teens use electronics to cheat

BY SHARON NOGUCHI MERCURY NEWS/TNS U.S. teenagers think they are savvy about cybersecurity — so much that nearly one-third skirt school safeguards to access banned content...

Morehouse to host HBCU Technology Summit this month

BLACKNEWS.COM The HBCU Technology Summit (#HBCUTECHSUMMIT) will be held on Oct. 27 and 28 at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The event is led by the...

Some ways to boost quality and speed of home Wi-Fi

FAMILY FEATURES In today’s connected world, it’s almost unthinkable to function without an internet connection, and for practical purposes most households need wireless connectivity for...

The dark web is a criminal cesspool

Secretive corner of internet a hub for child videos, weapons, drugs, stolen identities BY TIM JOHNSON TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LAS VEGAS — An internet realm known as...

Black lawmakers press Facebook on Russia, diversity

BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS AND GREG GORDON MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – Facebook will boost its diversity efforts after hearing concerns from Black lawmakers that Russian operatives used...

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...

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...

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...

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