Why Cellphone Use is...

People are often asked to turn off their cellphones in movie theaters, restaurants, classrooms and a number of other settings in which cellphone use can be an unwelcome distraction. But what about in the operating room, the place where you expect your doctors to focus their full attention on...

WixEd Teaches Users ...

A prominent web design company has recently launched a free online education program that instructs users on how to run their own web design business. TechCrunch reports that the “do it yourself” (DIY) web design company Wix launched its “WixEd” program on July 10th....

CVS Teams Up With IBM’s Jeopardy Playing Supercomputer Watson Jul31

CVS Teams Up With IB...

National pharmacy and retail outlet CVS is trying to pivot this year towards a more healthcare-oriented approach, and now the drug store is teaming up with IBM’s famed supercomputer “Watson” to help chronic disease patients. Consumers might recognize IBM’s...

Former Lottery Employee Found Guilty of Rigging the System For His Benefit Jul29

Former Lottery Emplo...

A former high level security official at a non-profit lottery association was recently convicted of rigging the “Hot Lotto” system so that he could win a $14 million jackpot, and attempting to cash it in without revealing his identity. The Associated Press reports that Eddie...

Google Updating Algo...

Google has confirmed that it has already begun rolling out Panda 4.2, an update to its algorithm that factors website quality into its overall search rankings. “This past weekend we began a Panda update that will roll out over the coming months,” a Google spokesperson said. “As you know,...

New Report Shows Eff...

A new report by The Internet Society illustrates how the rise of mobile technology is affecting the world around us. The report, which is titled Internet Society Global Internet Report 2015: Mobile Evolution and Development of the Internet, discusses the increased dependency on apps, issues...

TurboTax Software Wi...

As of July 21, TurboTax will be dropping its most recent tax return feature for the at-home tax preparation software. The feature is a cloud-based service that backs up the customer’s tax return in the company’s cloud after the return has been filled out and sent in. Intuit, the...

Google is Searching ...

Though they already hold 67.6% of U.S. search engine market shares (and the crown for top PPC experts), Google is always looking to expand their empire. A recent posting on the Google Careers portal has revealed that they’re looking for an SEO manager. The listing says: “As a...

Federal Changes Coul...

It appears the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may once again be using payment rules to spur the adoption of electronic health records, this time in the realm of home health. “[E]ffective adoption and use of health information exchange and health IT tools will be essential as these...

Is Google’s Ad...

It’s no secret that Google tracks its users’ activity in order to offer better ad targeting (although the algorithms that actually process that data in order to select ads are highly guarded). But new research suggests a problem with those algorithms: that they may be sexist. In order to...

Two Tri-State Residents, One Known and One Unknown, Win Lottery Jul22

Two Tri-State Reside...

Two people in the Tri-State area won big this month in the New York State and New Jersey Lottery. The New York Post reports that a Harriman, New York resident won a $5 million jackpot from a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket. Carmelo Mercado, 63, bought two tickets earlier this month, the...

China’s Notorious Air Pollution May Be Worsening Its Floods Jul22

China’s Notori...

Soot and other air pollution may be the cause behind China’s devastating 2013 flood, the country’s worst flood in 50 years, new research suggests. In July of that year, 94 cm of rain pounded a mountainous region of China’s Sichuan province over a five-day period, resulting...

What the Death of Wi...

On Tuesday, July 14, the inevitable end of computer servers as we know them arrived, as Microsoft finally retired its Windows Server 2003 operating system. And despite months of reminders to upgrade their servers and migrate their applications, a stunning number of data centers are still...

Facebook’s Dig...

Facebook is making its own version of Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Kortana, but rather than building a virtual digital assistant, Facebook’s “Moneypenny” is a real person. Referred to internally by the name of the secretary from the James Bond franchise,...

Microsoft – Ra...

Amazon has long been considered the industry leader when it comes to cloud computing, but that may be changing quickly: Microsoft recently announced that it would be partnering its cloud service, Microsoft Azure, with a public cloud service called Rackspace Hosting. With this partnership, the...

Goodbye Boring URLs,...

Ever get tired of seeing a boring website URL that uses only letters and numbers? Have you ever spent time wishing you could add some pizzazz to that boring link? Apparently, plenty of internet users these days know that the struggle is real, and one creative website has done something about...

Smartphone Notificat...

Mobile devices have changed the way people work, but is that necessarily a good thing? According to survey data from 2012 by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the majority of users — particularly those under 50-years-old — have found that mobile phones have been helpful,...

Driving Danger: Receiving Texts and Phone Calls Just as Distracting as Answering Them Jul17

Driving Danger: Rece...

Everyone should know by now that it’s dangerous to text, tweet, message, or do anything on a cellphone while driving. About half (50%) of mobile phone owners use their phone as their primary internet source, but responding to messages while driving — even if it is just to check a...

Dog Owners Can Now Find a Match for Themselves and Their Pets Thanks to Tindog Dating App Jul17

Dog Owners Can Now F...

Plenty of twenty-somethings use Tinder nowadays to help them find a date. Now their dogs can get the same kind of treatment. A new app based on Tinder, called Tindog, launched in May and allows users to swipe right if they “like” a dog or swipe left if they don’t. The app is...

Change the Channel W...

The UK is one step closer to having complete mind control over its citizens — but it’s not 1984 just yet. According to a June 18 RT article, the BBC is now experimenting with technology that would allow people to change the television channel without so much as lifting a finger....