D.C. close to inking deals to lure Microsoft, Chinese tech firms

Seeking to enhance its technology pedigree, the District is close to signing a deal that would bring a dozen Chinese software firms to the nation's capital. A separate agreement with Microsoft is also almost done.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 02:20am EST

RideScout app highlights all transportation options around District

As transportation planners try and solve the traffic woes in our region, a new smartphone app aims to offer solutions.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 11:37am EST

New cameras to consider this holiday season

WTOP's Tech Guy Gregg Stebben recommends looking at the following cameras this holiday.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 10:42am EST
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Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 10:16am EST

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YourDirtyMouth.com finds your offensive Facebook posts

A popular web app lets users find Facebook posts they've made that some might find offensive, with the option of deleting - or repeating - the edgy comments.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:47am EST

Holiday Survival Guide: Ways your smartphone can make holiday travel more tolerable

Being stuck at the airport is a drag, but there are apps, devices and games that can make your travel delay a little less painful.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 05:20am EST

Hair-brained idea? Sony applies for SmartWig patent

Wearable computers are all the rage. There's Google Glass and a number of smart watches. Now, Sony has applied for a patent for a SmartWig.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 05:28am EST

Smartphone/camera hybrid zooms in on better pictures

As companies battle to stand-out in a crowded smartphone world, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom melds phone and camera technology in a single device.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 06:15am EST

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Security tips for mobile devices

Mobile devices will help Thanksgiving travelers stay in touch, but being on the road can put mobile security at risk.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 12:49am EST

What not to wear when meeting the parents

Dress to impress when meeting a significant other's family. Here are some tips on what to wear and what to avoid.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 10:24am EST

Apple's iBeacon in stores for holiday shopping

Apple's iBeacon transmitter, which was announced in June, is being tested in some Macy's stores. The shopBeacon transmitter notifies users of sales and bargains as they walk past items they might like.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 12:13am EST

Gadgets, gizmos, tech stuff to help get through Thanksgiving

The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend doesn't just include a feast. There's travel, shopping, and family. Gadgets, apps, and other tech can help distract you from all that togetherness.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 02:53am EST

Black Friday starts early with helpful apps

This year, you can start reading that list and checking it twice a bit early.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 04:57am EST
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Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV vie for streaming-video crown

For as little as $35, movie fans can cut the cord - or even cable - to wired streaming-video devices, letting people quickly, conveniently, and cheaply watch programs on their home TV sets.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 02:20am EST

Apple loosens restrictions on water damage for iPhone trade-in

In the past, an iPhone that had been exposed to water was ineligible for trade-in at the Apple Store. Starting this week, phones with minor exposure to water can be traded-in.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 02:14am EST

Google opens showroom to show off gadgets in Annapolis

Google is trying to take a bigger bite out of Apple and Microsoft's holiday sales in retail stores by opening gadget showrooms in six locations, including in the Washington, D.C area.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 07:52am EST

The future of mobile technology to focus on DC area

As quickly as the technology world has changed, the pace is expected to speed up as mobile applications become more prevalent. Many of the tech world's big players are coming to a summit next month in Tysons Corner.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 06:18am EST

Virus victim: I had no choice, I had to pay the ransom

Computer experts are warning about the quickly spreading and vicious malware that locks down files and demands a ransom. A victim of CryptoLocker tells her story.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 08:27am EST

Tech gadgets as holiday gifts

Shopping for gifts can be difficult, especially for techies. Cat Schwartz of HiTechMommy offers advice.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 03:09pm EST
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Vicious virus locks-down files, demands ransom

Computer experts, including Data Doctor Ken Colburn, are warning about a vicious malware virus that locks a computer's files and demands a ransom for their return.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 12:25pm EST
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