The FBI says many smart TVs are unsecured, making them vulnerable to hackers. If they can take it over, they could turn it off and on, raise the volume or activate the camera to watch you.
Shopping for a smartphone is so easy, and you can do it anywhere. This year, consumers are expected to spend billions of dollars by tapping "buy now" on their phones. And some will lose a lot of money by making simple mistakes.
Hundreds of Twitter and Facebook users had their personal information accessed or stolen by malicious apps they had downloaded and installed on their smartphones.
Getting from one place to the other with so many people on the roads and at airports can be frustrating. Consumer Technology Reporter Jamey Tucker has found some travel tech that can make it easier.
Whether you're an experienced marathon runner or just starting to hit the pavement, here's a look at three apps that can help you set and reach your goals.
Do you have a Roku Or an Amazon Fire TV device? Millions of homes have not just one, but several. We can watch Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and free TV shows and movies without a subscription.
Security cameras are great, because we can watch what's happening at home on our smartphone from anywhere. But a report from a consumer watchdog group in the UK found some of the most popular cameras for sale on Amazon could let anyone watch what's going on from their phone.
One in three people over the age of 65 have a hard time hearing simple things like someone talking or the television, according to the National Institute on Aging. But new technology at our fingertips can help.
If you're an audiophile who listens to music by streaming it from Apple, Spotify, Pandora or Amazon, there's good news: Amazon can now stream music in ultra high definition.
We've told you about these disturbing kids videos before. They're creepy, gross and way too provocative for kids. the videos are all over YouTube. Find one, and kids can follow down a rabbit hole to hundreds of others. Now Google, which owns YouTube is cracking down.
What if you could use a password with 13 characters, letters, numbers, special characters and use a different combination for every online account you have? And what if you could change those passwords every time you log-in.
Even if parents are keeping a close eye on their child's smartphone, there are many apps they may have downloaded that parents would never suspect could be a problem.
Twenty or thirty years ago, most students headed off to college were packing electronics like stereos and coffee makers. Today, college students need more tech gadgets to get through the semester — but there are things besides smartphones, laptops and hard drives that will come in handy.
One way to look at the Equifax data breach is if you weren't affected, your neighbor probably was. Almost half the U.S. population can file a claim to receive part of the $700 million attempt to make things right. Here's what you need to do to find out if you're part of the settlement.
One of the hardest things to do shopping online is picturing how the item really looks. You’re only going by the photos. This is especially difficult if you’re buying furniture or a TV.
If you’re one of the 100 million Amazon Prime members ready to shop, you may be priming yourself for the fifth annual Prime Shopping Day (this year it’s actually a two-day event).
Amazon charges $119 a year for Amazon Prime. You still get free 2-day shipping and daily deals. But shipping and bargains may not be reason enough to pony up the extra money.
Not long ago, cutting the cord and switching to a streaming service like Sling TV or DirectTV Now was an easier decision. You could, and can still can, save money — but the gap is getting narrower between streaming and cable or satellite.
Of all the days of the year — all 365 of them — one day in particular is deadly for smartphones. A new study by device insurance company Asurion says there’s typically a 60% increase in damaged and lost phones on the Fourth of July.
According to AAA, it is illegal to wear two earbuds while you’re driving in 18 states. It’s unsafe. But there are a few options that allow you to talk on the phone while driving down the road.
If you want to just book a house or condo at the beach, you can do that through Airbnb. And now, if you’re the adventurous type, you can pay one price for a trip around the world in just under three months.
If you’re suspicious of the government watching your online movements, or just the fact Google keeps track of your search and YouTube history, you’ve probably discovered virtual private networks, or VPNs.
In terms of directly impacting consumers, it’s one of the biggest decisions by the FCC in recent years. Later this year wireless carriers may begin using new but existing technology to block robocalls from getting to your phone.
Americans are expected to spend $16 billion on Father’s Day gifts this year. While that’s still well below Mother’s Day, it’s still a record according to the National Retail Federation.
Every year Apple holds its spring event, WWDC and I wonder what’s left to add to the operating system? Apple introduced its next operating systems, (iOS 13 for the phone, Watch OS6 and the new iPad OS) on Monday. So what’s new? One of the biggest announcements is about what’s gone. In Watch OS6, Apple is finally giving users two…
If you seem to use more of your data plan in the summer months, it’s more than likely because you’re not on a Wi-Fi network as much. The good news is there are a few settings you can change to make your data package last longer.
It’s no wonder so many young people, high school graduates, aspire to be YouTubers, Instagrammers, influencers. Some of the top Instagram influencers charge as much as $25,000 for just one post. That may be a little out of reach, but micro influencers are still able to make money from their online presence.
You may want to give your student a laptop for graduation, but for everyone else, you can give them something that attaches to their computer they not only want, but need. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite tech gadgets that I think will make any high school graduate smile.