Technology :: Personal Tech

Sign for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint mobile phones at a Best Buy store in San Francisco.

Tech Tips :: Considerations When Phone Contracts End

By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 15
As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts. Whether or not you're still on an unlimited plan, you'll have similar things to consider when your phone contract expires.

New Gay App for Athens and Mykonos

By EDGE | Aug 15
What better way to track down all of the hottest spots than with the first gay travel guide mobile application for Athens and Mykonos?

'The And' Displays Couples' Complicated Truths

Aug 15
The upcoming interactive documentary asks 30 couples of all ages, backgrounds and genders to be honest about sex, money, power and more. For more, visit www.theand.us.

September 2014 issue of Wired magazine

Report :: NSA Eyed Preset Strikes in Cyberattacks

By Jack Gillum | Aug 14
The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a war, according to a new report.

Robin Williams, left, and his daughter, Zelda

Daughter of Robin Williams Faced Online Abuse

Aug 13
Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messages sent to her following her father's death.

Facebook Child Abuse? Photos Funny or Sadistic?

Aug 13
A grandmother in Columbus, Ohio thought it would be a funny joke, but a photo of her granddaughter with a pacifier duct-taped to her mouth sparked outrage on social media. Now the family is getting bizarre friend requests from people they don't know.

A Wal-mart representative demonstrates the now-discontinued Scan & Go mobile application on a smartphone at a Wal-mart store in San Jose, Calif.

Wal-Mart: Try, Try Again

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 13
Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout.

Apple employees walk between buildings at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

Apple's Tech Jobs Held Mostly by White, Asian Men

By Michael Liedtke | Aug 13
Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.

Facebook's Messenger App Especially Invasive?

By Mae Anderson | Aug 12
Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.

A Closer Look :: Multitasking on Mobile Devices

By Anick Jesdanunck | Aug 12
Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in.