Category Archives: Technology

Pogue's quest for the best pill-reminder app: Sneak preview

I’ll admit it: Apps that remind you to take your pills are not as sexy as, say, folding laptops or MP3 toothbrushes. But they’re important. Every year an estimated 125,000…

Pogue's Basics: How to type symbols like ¢ and ©

Your computer keyboard has approximately 64 keys on it. That’s tremendous for letters & numbers—but what approximately symbols, like these? ¢ ©  ®  ™  ¥

Get out of your next traffic jam with this flying car

Airbus unveiled its new self-flying car concept at the Geneva Auto Show. The Pop.Up Concept lets drivers on the road obtain picked up by a quadricopter & fly around town.

There’s now an indoor potty for small dogs

A new product called BrilliantPad will let your pooch poop inside. The company that makes it claims it’s ultra-absorbent & eco-friendly & refreshes automatically. After Fido does his business, the…

Germany: Web giants pledge to delete hate speech in 24 hours

BERLIN (AP) — Facebook, Google & Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech deemed illegal in Germany within 24 hours. The move follows pressure from German authorities concerned approximately the…

Siri vs. Cortana vs. 'OK Google': Who's better, who's best

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cortana’s learning the neighborhood. Google’s digital assistant can’t tell a joke. And Siri apparently has a thing for the metric system.

Facebook, Google, Twitter agree to delete hate speech in 24 hours: Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany said on Tuesday that Facebook, Google & Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech from their websites within 24 hours, a new step in the fight…

Qualcomm decides against breakup, says current structure best

By Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc has decided not to split into separate chipmaking & technology licensing businesses, concluding a six-month strategic review instigated by hedge fund Jana…

In Tech: AI research center, Android Pay, OneDrive storage

Three billionaires who launched PayPal & then went on to even greater success in their next ventures are now trying to make sure that artificial intelligence does more satisfactory than…

Facebook debuts Yelp-like feature to find local businesses

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc has quietly debuted a feature that helps users find local businesses based on customer reviews, bringing it in direct competition with similar services from Yelp Inc…