Technology :: Personal Tech
A recent explosion of silly online personality quizzes, most of them created by the young social media mavens at Buzzfeed. The quizzes are smashing traffic records and generating more Facebook comment threads than any viral posts in the site’s history.
There are more than 43,000 apps that focus on health and medicine. Dr. Zubin Eapen, cardiologist and assistant professor at Duke University, talks about some apps that monitor your heart with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, Google’s ideas director, discuss how computers and their users will change the ways we interact with technology in the near future.
How’s this for gall? Take away hundreds of dollars in subsidies that cellphone customers have enjoyed for years. Then pass it off as an improvement. The major U.S. wireless companies are doing just that. And many of their customers seem to like it.
In the old days, U.S. wireless customers typically paid $100 or $200 for a phone and agreed to a two-year service contract. Although the phone actually cost hundreds of dollars more, wireless companies made up for it through the monthly service fees.
A Bitcoin ATM has landed at a Boston rail hub, allowing commuters to learn about the digital currency. The ATM was placed by Liberty Teller at Boston’s bustling South Station, which sees thousands of commuters a day.
Shares of Facebook slipped Thursday morning after the world’s biggest social networking site surprised Wall Street by spending $19 billion on the messaging service WhatsApp.
Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.
SocialRadar, a mobile application that could become a cool way to find nearby friends and discover other interesting people living or working in the same neighborhood, could just end up being another creepy tool for stalkers and Gov. surveillance.
Photo-sharing apps are sizzling hot, but there are so many. CBSNews.com’s technology editor Chenda Ngak rounds up some cool new apps.