Consumer Electronics

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

Oct 21, 2017

Google says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries

Oct 20, 2017

The Mormon church's gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries is taking another step forward with expansion those allowed to use technology and the swapping out tablets for smartphones

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese "clap" for Xi

Oct 20, 2017

Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3-and-a-half hour marathon speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Oct 19, 2017

Apple vows to investigate underpayment of bonuses at iPhone supplier in China after worker protests

Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

Oct 19, 2017

Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics _ your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. _ into approving credit card applications and payments

Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 update and laptops

Oct 17, 2017

Microsoft has begun rolling out an update to its Windows 10 operating system, hoping to spark enthusiasm for its virtual- and augmented-reality ambitions

Google's Pixel 2: A phone built for artificial intelligence

Oct 17, 2017

Google's new Pixel 2 phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google's powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information.

Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

Oct 17, 2017

The environmental group Greenpeace has issued a report giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact

Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appeal

Oct 11, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: The technology has been too expensive to appeal to the masses.

Ohio State partners with Apple, new students to get iPads

Oct 6, 2017

Ohio State University is teaming up with Apple and will be giving new undergraduate students an iPad beginning next fall

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