Consumer Tech

Windows 7 users: Don't panic over end of support

On the heels of the disruption surrounding the end of Microsoft XP, word of changes coming to Windows 7 is raising some concern. Data Doctor Ken Colburn explains what's happening.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 02:41am EDT
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Getting and using free Wi-Fi in the D.C. area

Where to find free, reliable Wi-Fi connections in the D.C. area as well as some of the more outside-the-box options.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 03:13pm EDT

FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

FTC sues Amazon over children's unauthorized in-app charges

Friday - 07/11/2014, 09:10pm EDT

WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave

WellPoint CEO: Insurer rides growing technology wave, preps reluctant health care shoppers

Friday - 07/11/2014, 06:44pm EDT

Recalls this week: power adaptors, knives

Recalls this week include power adaptors, charging kits, knife and sheath sets

Friday - 07/11/2014, 03:31pm EDT

In a connected world, consumers face 'lock-in wars'

As Apple and Google introduce a new wave of inter-connected gadgets, consumers face a new phenomenon -- "lock-in wars."

Friday - 07/11/2014, 03:23am EDT
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PC shipment slump bottoms out

PC shipments have best quarter in 2 years, boosted by growth in developed markets

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 05:36pm EDT

Review: Unlimited e-book services offer plenty

Review: All-you-can-read services Oyster and Scribd offer plenty if you're not choosy

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 04:08pm EDT

Tip: Keep your WiFi connection from dropping out

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Thursday - 07/10/2014, 08:25am EDT

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Rare, classic concert stash now on YouTube

Music Vault is bringing almost 13,000 concert footage videos -- ranging from the biggest names in music to rising indies -- to YouTube.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 04:12am EDT

Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

Oklahoma farmer loses iPhone in grain silo, returned nearly 8 months and trip to Japan later

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 07:00pm EDT

The secret to eliminate headphone knots? (Video)

Knotted-up headphones can be a common frustration for those who opt for earbud-style models, but a scientist is aiming to solve the annoyance with a mathematical theory.

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 01:02pm EDT

Viator: Travel tips from insiders

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Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 08:09am EDT

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Mobile apps offer last-minute deals

3 free mobile apps that offer last-minute deals for quick jaunts to destination cities

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 06:28am EDT

Quick way to stop junk email, subscription overload

A few clicks on the Unroll.me webpage can quickly cut the amount of junk email users see, and thin-out an unwieldy list of subscription newsletters.

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 04:10am 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 - 07/08/2014, 03:50pm EDT

4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline

4 in 10 US households use cellphones only and shun landlines, but growth may be leveling

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 01:00pm EDT

Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

Movement pro Terry Notary transforms himself and other actors into apes on the big screen

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 07:52am EDT

New machine is like Keurig for craft beer

A soon-to-be-released dispenser will enable craft beer lovers to conveniently have a wide variety of beer right from the brewery, fresh on tap.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 03:56am EDT

Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches

Review: New smartwatches based on Google software make evolutionary advances

Monday - 07/07/2014, 12:36am EDT
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