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7 things to know before using Bitcoin

Virtual currency, including Bitcoin, is gaining in popularity and controversy. Local leaders are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 04:58am EDT

Tags: Doug Gansler, bitcoin, virtual currency,

Speed reading apps impair comprehension: Study

New research shows speed reading apps limit the body's ability to backtrack, an eye movement crucial to reading comprehension.

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 05:18am EDT

Tags: speed reading, Elizabeth Schotter, backtracking

As streetcars return, a look at trolley-era technology

As the return of streetcars nears in the District, WTOP takes a look back at technology in the bygone trolley era.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 04:16am EDT

Tags: trolley, streetcar, Ken Rucker, National Capital Trolley Museum,

'Cyberspying' increases among angry spouses

Angry parents are using technology to spy on each other, often enlisting children to do their dirty work, a divorce lawyer says.

Friday - 04/25/2014, 02:44am EDT

Tags: Kathryn Dickerson, SmolenPlevy, cyberspying,

With PCs on death's door, a last gasp

The face of the family computer is changing quickly -- tablets continue to flourish as PC sales continue to decline.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 08:48am EDT

Tags: Chris Ciaccia, The Street, iPad, tablets,

Social photo frame: From phone to grandparents instantly

A new social photo frame lets users instantly share pictures and videos posted online with less-than-technically-savvy grandparents or other loved ones.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 04:09am EDT

Tags: Famatic, Thijs Suijten, photo frame,

One-button lockdown could head-off future school tragedies

New technology can enable a school to accomplish all the tasks involved in instituting a security lockdown with the press of a single button or touch of a mobile device.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 01:14pm EDT

Tags: Lee Mandel, IntraLogic Solutions, school lockdown, one-button lockdown,

Mirror snaps selfie, automatically posts to Twitter

Nobody ever looks good in a bathroom mirror selfie. A new two-may mirror snaps a photo of the user at just the right time and automatically posts the selfie to Twitter.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 08:09am EDT

Tags: selfie, istrategylabs, zach saale, mirror,

New battery technology charges phone in 30 seconds

New battery technology will enable a smartphone to be charged from flat to full in 30 seconds - but don't take out your wallet yet.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:13am EDT

Tags: StoreDot, Doron Myersdorf, battery charger, battery,

Ranking the most painful places to get stung by a bee

Nobody likes getting stung by a bee, but a graduate student has rated the most painful places to get stung, after subjecting himself to hundreds of stings.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 04:15am EDT

Tags: bee sting, michael smith, Cornell University,

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