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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Apps and gadgets replacing rape whistles

Devices still not addressing problem, activists say By Anna Orso The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS PHILADELPHIA – For generations, women have carried devices with the goal of preventing sexual...

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...

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...

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...

‘Spoofers’ make it hard to fight against robocallers, scammers

BY KYLE ARNOLD ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – A local number on Evan Dimov’s caller ID and a confident voice on the other line had the Orlando...

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