Consumer Tech

Google Maps saves travel data -- tips to unhook it

Google Maps is storing your travel data. Ken Colburn, of the Data Doctors, explains why, and details steps smartphone users can take to protect their privacy.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 01:38am EDT

Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

Online retail growing fast in India while big box rivals lose way in maze of restrictions

Monday - 08/18/2014, 08:13am EDT

Wave of Chromebooks is starting to bury PCs

"I wouldn't write it off today, but I would say the Chromebook is another handful of nails being driven into the coffin" of the PC, says Greg Stebben, WTOP's tech guy.

Monday - 08/18/2014, 03:05am EDT

Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

Supervalu reveals data breach that could affect stores in dozens of states

Sunday - 08/17/2014, 10:28am EDT

Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly

Apple bans potentially hazardous benzene, n-hexane during final assembly of iPhones, iPads

Friday - 08/15/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Polaroid splashes into action-cam market

The company famous for its instant camera decades before the digital boom is back with a tiny cube-sized camera that can clip onto bikes, tripods and could even be stuffed into a pocket. And it could challenge GoPro, king of the market.

Friday - 08/15/2014, 02:53am EDT

Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

Amazon to offer credit-card reader and mobile app for small businesses

Friday - 08/15/2014, 01:34am EDT

Column: What is 2-step verification, and how do I use it?

Is your online world as safe as it could be? Data Doctor Ken Colburn explains what 2-factor authentication is, and whether it's a valuable tool.

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 02:30am EDT

Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

In a kerfuffle about the Facebook messaging app? Here are 5 things you should know

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 08:12pm EDT

A Closer Look: Multitasking on mobile devices

A Closer Look: Mobile devices are starting to offer multitasking, but not as extensive as PCs

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:54pm EDT

Wal-Mart: Try, try again

Wal-Mart uses a test-and-learn approach to rolling out new products and services

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 10:02am EDT

The next thing in hotel technology? Robots, of course

Robots are invading a popular hotel chain, to help humans do their job better.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 09:14am EDT

#Barmageddon: Law students sue over software

#Barmageddon or #Barghazi? Law students sue when bar exam software fails to transmit answers

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 09:29pm EDT

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

This week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 05:20pm EDT

United bans iPads, tablet devices at Old Trafford

Picture this: Manchester United bans fans from bringing iPads, tablet devices to Old Trafford

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 02:40pm EDT

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 08:50am EDT

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Scientists make cheap, fast self-assembling robots

The true transformers: Cheap and fast robots can now assemble themselves from sheet of paper

Monday - 08/11/2014, 10:32am EDT

Chesterfield County to provide laptops to students

Chesterfield County to provide laptops to all its middle school students

Monday - 08/11/2014, 07:18am EDT

Distracted smartphone walking poses safety risks

A professor of psychology says our obsession with those computers in our pockets puts at risk for ankle sprains and getting hit by cars because our brains are too absorbed to keep us safe.

Monday - 08/11/2014, 02:48am EDT
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