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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, Neal Augenstein

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, Neal Augenstein, 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, Neal Augenstein

'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, Neal Augenstein

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, Neal Augenstein

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, Neal Augenstein

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, Neal Augenstein

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, Neal Augenstein

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, Neal Augenstein

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, Neal Augenstein

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