Social Media

Viral video pokes fun at smartphone obsession

A viral video, "I Forgot My Phone," shines a poignantly humorous light on how many of us spend so much time documenting and sharing our lives on social media that we're missing being in the moment.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 08:25pm EDT
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Gizmo busts students cheating on smartphones

A new device can help teachers identify and catch students cheating with their smartphones. The PocketHound vibrates and lights up whenever there's a transmission from a mobile phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 07:24am EDT

Pro tips: How to shoot video with your phone

It's easy to shoot video with your smartphone -- it's not easy to do it well. Professionals offer basic how-tos on getting good video with your phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 07:04am EDT
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Time to ban smartphones at concerts?

For many music fans, being at a concert is more than listening to the band. They share photos and videos on social media. Others think it's time to put down the phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:54am EDT
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#DCOlympicEvents: D.C.-unique ‘Olympic events' trend on Twitter

Who needs the 100-meter dash, when you can participate in the "100-meter intern dash"?

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 01:22pm EDT

New site records readings of MLK's 'Dream' speech

National Park Foundation, Google launch site to record readings of MLK's 'Dream' speech

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 08:32am EDT

Govt. warns Android vulnerable to mobile hacks

A memo by the Department of Homeland Security shows most mobile malware targets the popular Android operating system.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 07:08am EDT

A lost pet? There's an app for that

Those who have ever lost a pet know a missing four-legged family member can cause great heartache. But now, there's an app for that.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 01:25pm EDT

New app speeds valet parking in D.C.

A new mobile app, ValPark, is aiming to eliminate one of the hassles of a night out in Washington, D.C. -- finding, paying for and waiting for valet parking. The service just launched at 10 popular restaurants and plans to increase locations in the near future.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 09:35am EDT

Anthony Weiner sexting pal plugs hookup app

One of the women made temporarily famous by sexting with former congressman Anthony Weiner is cashing in on her 15 minutes.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 09:25am EDT

Google updates search, looking up big words easier

When users type an unknown word and hit "enter," they're presented with the definition, as well as synonyms, antonyms and sample sentences.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 09:18am EDT

Teens rely on themselves when it comes to social media privacy

Teenagers' social media pages may be more private than those of their parents, but it's not mom and dad they turn to for help when it comes to privacy.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:12am EDT

Israel to pay students to defend it online

Israel plans to pay university students to defend it on social media sites

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 12:18pm EDT

AOL CEO apologizes for firing employee on conference call

The head of AOL apologized to his staff after he fired an employee during an internal conference call last week.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 07:09am EDT

Lady Gaga releases new song early, after leak

Lady Gaga's new song, "Applause," has been released a week early, after demos of the song leaked online Monday.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 07:08am EDT

Public chargers could invite hackers

Public charging stations are popping up in shopping malls, tourist sites and other places. They provide free battery charges for smartphones, but security experts warn there is a risk.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 07:08am EDT

Va. 911 dispatcher who made Facebook comment fired

City of Norfolk fires 911 dispatcher who made Facebook comment about fatal shooting

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 07:08am EDT

AOL chief Tim Armstrong apologizes for firing employee on conference call

OL Inc. chief executive Tim Armstrong on Tuesday issued an apology to his entire staff for the public way in which he fired an employee during a phone call last Friday that was meant to warn employees about the direness of Patch's circumstances and to prepare them for coming layoffs and management changes.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:37am EDT

Buy, Sell, or Hold: Yelp

Social reviewer Yelp has had an incredible year, but now the company finds itself fetching premium valuation multiples as investors rejoice mobile growth. Has Yelp gotten too far ahead of itself?

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 05:00am EDT

Apple's Stock Surges on News of Icahn's Investment

This billionaire investor's purchase could help Apple's stock continue its ascent.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 04:00am EDT
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