Not every student needs their own laptop. But by the time they're in middle school, a computer for homework is more important. But there are lots of choices. Don't pay too much. Middle and high school-age students may ask for a MacBook Pro, but do they really need it? Probably not.
Changing one's name has mostly been for celebrities. Caryn Elaine Johnson is now Whoopi Goldberg, and Sir Elton John was once Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Now, another household name can be changed as well.
This isn't the biggest iPhone update ever but your phone will look and feel different when it's released later this year. After testing it out for a few weeks now I've rounded up a few things you are most likely going to love or hate. And there'll be a little bit of both for sure.
If you've purchased any electronics online in the past few years there's a chance they were fakes, especially if the price was much lower than other listings. Counterfeit electronics have been a problem for years for Amazon, Walmart, and eBay.
If you have a particular Amazon Alexa device in your home or a Ring security camera you will soon be connected to the internet network of neighbors who also have one of those devices. And vice versa.
My daughter's phone is almost always low on battery. When I asked her why recently she said she didn't know and that it had been connected to a charger for 2 hours in the car. I asked which charger and she pointed to the USB port in the glove box. I pointed out the problem of this and my wif…
Millions of people will qualify for a new program from the FCC that will pay a portion of internet bills as well as offer a substantial discount on a computer or laptop.
One of the messiest, most cluttered areas in any home these days is underneath and behind the computer desk. Consumer technology Reporter Jamie Tucker set out to find a way to organize them all and rid my work area of the mess underneath the desk.
The data has been for sale on the dark web for a while now, but over the weekend someone posted the information for free to a hacker forum, which means the information is now in the hands of hackers all over the world.
Why is your computer running so much slower than it did a few months or years ago? If you've noticed it's taking longer to start up or completing basic tasks, don't run out and buy a new PC without first trying these tips to speed up a lagging computer.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit has been authorized by the FCC to provide discounts toward broadband service as well as a one-time discount to the purchase of a laptop, computer or tablet.
Over the weekend someone bid $2.5 million for an autographed original tweet by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. It left most everyone asking "how do you buy a tweet?" and "why would you want to buy a tweet?"
Unlike most other products, there are no industry standards when it comes to branding toilet paper. That's why you'll see words like "Mega," "Super Mega," and "Ultra" rolls advertised on the packaging. If you've ever wondered, "What’s the difference?" there's an online calculator just for you.
You probably have a few family photos of great grandparents or other relatives whom you've never met. A new website and software tool can help old family photos come alive.
Many times teens and pre-teens are on their devices in their bedrooms, silently connecting with friends and strangers online. National Centers for Missing and Exploited Children Callahan Walsh said sex predators have been spending more time online too, looking for children.
By now there's a virtual assistant in most homes (and hands) with Alexa devices, Siri oniPhones and iPads, and "Hey Google" on Android phones and Google devices. All of thesedevices have microphones so are they listening to you all of the time? In short, yes.
You may want to check your desktop computer soon for a software program that is not only no longer needed, but might be dangerous.
Through the years Amazon has brought us gadgets and new technology that we couldn't live without now. Echo or Alexa devices to help us around the house, smart doorbells and cameras to protect our home, 2-day free shipping, and Amazon Prime Movies and Music. Now, Amazon thinks a new gadget wi…
Apple, Google, and Amazon's decisions to effectively shut down the social media platform Parler has resulted in cries from some that free speech and the First Amendment are under attack by big tech. The social media platform often referred to as "Twitter for the Right" was removed from Apple…
Widespread data disruptions are uncommon, but they do happen, so it's important to prepare for the possibility you won't be able to connect to a cell tower or the internet.
There's another buzz about Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency is flirting with $20,000 again and has experienced incredible gains over the last month. Consumers and even some investors have trouble wrapping their heads around a virtual currency and what someone can do with a Bitcoin.
YouTube is a popular spot for people of all ages to start their own video channel, especially during the pandemic. Christmas could be a great time to get started.
Do you have a valuable collection of baseball cards or Barbie dollars in the house? You can search for each card or doll or basket on websites, but there is an easier way.
While there are many versions of digital projectors for sale at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and eBay, I've found two of the best are from Anker and Viewsonic.
Parler has been around for a couple of years but in the days before and after the election, new signups surged making Parler the #1 app in Apple's App Store.
Wondering if it's time to upgrade to the newest iPhone? New iPhones have new features, but cost thousands. Here's some information that can help you decide if it's worth it to you.