Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, last week called on wireless and landline phone carriers and robocall infrastructure companies. His point? It’s time to get proactive about blocking robocalls. Consumers on the Do Not Call Registry don’t want to report violations after the fact. They want to eat dinner uninterrupted by automatic phone calls. In […]

In the last month, Pokémon Go, the augmented reality mobile game based on the Pokémon entertainment franchise, burst onto the scene and sent people out to explore the world around them. This is a great evolution for gaming, but presents a slightly awkward conundrum for business owners. Players chase virtual creatures through the very real world—sometimes businesses—in an attempt […]

You can order a pizza, hail a cab, and book a flight using your smartphone—why not see the doctor too? Technology has taken the pain out of waiting for services and now telemedicine is doing away with the dreaded doctor’s office waiting room. Telemedicine is the delivery of remote clinical services through electronic communications. Using email, teleconferencing, smart […]

What if you could think your password and gain access to your bank account, email, or photos? John Chuang and teammates from the BioSENSE Lab at Berkeley have been working on brain-wave password authentication for several years. They call this type of password a passthought. A passthought needs a brainwave reader that uses EEG (electro-encephalography) sensors. EEG machines used to […]

The window to upgrade to Windows 10 for free closes on July 29, and users who activate before that date will now find themselves with one more tool: the activation troubleshooter. Numerous Microsoft customers have complained about complications resulting from upgrading to Windows 10, including being promoted to pay for the free upgrade when the […]

It’s been a story of summer crankiness: the TSA and its airport security screening contractors are terribly understaffed, causing epic wait times during peak travel season for the United States. If you’re a frequent business traveler, you may already have TSA Pre-Check, the security clearance that helps buyers bypass long lines at screening and customs. If you don’t, or […]

Apple Pay is coming to Apple’s browser, Safari, and Apple’s chat application, iMessage. This means shoppers will be able to make purchases online from a web browser or a chat, not just at a brick and mortar location using a phone or watch. However, a phone or watch running iOS will still be required to confirm […]


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