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Apple sends email offering refund for app purchases without parental consent

Apple has sent an email to some iTunes users, offering a chance for a refund on App Store purchases made by children without the permission of a parent.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 04:21am EDT

Tags: Jeff Lauterette, MidAtlantic Consulting, Apple, app, Federal Trade Commission,

What are the world's most fascinating sounds?

If you listen carefully, the world constantly produces fascinating, magical, hard-to-explain sounds. One man has pulled together the sonic wonders of the world, including some made locally.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:07am EDT

Tags: Trevor Cox, Luray Caverns, The Sound Book, sounds,

Microsoft Office coming to iPad this week

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once pretended to stomp on an iPhone, and vowed his children would never use Apple products. This week, Microsoft is expected to announce Office will be available on iPad.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 04:20am EDT

Tags: Larry Magid, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Apple, Android

'Anti-social network' backlash taking hold

The popularity of social networks -- where people share much of their lives online with friends and acquaintances -- has spawned the growth of alternative "anti-social networks."

Monday - 03/24/2014, 05:23am EDT

Tags: Anomo, cloak, James Sun, Brian Moore, anti-social network, social network

Communicating through a disaster

One of the first casualties of natural and man-made disasters is often the ability to communicate. Local first responders, governments, businesses and utilities are preparing for "the next time."

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:04am EDT

Tags: Mike Schweder, AT&T, David Rohrer, Kelly Morrison, Kenneth Mallette, Hilton, disaster

Credit card with built-in keyboard fights fraud

High-profile breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus, and Michaels have focused attention on the problem of credit card fraud. Shoppers will soon have a new tool to protect their security -- a credit card with built-in keyboard.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 12:13pm EDT

Tags: Jeff Mullen, Dynamics Incorporated, credit card fraud, hackers

Scrabble-playing robot is rude, not very good

A trash-talking, Scrabble-playing robot (who is not very good) is helping researchers at Carnegie Mellon develop robots that are "less robotic."

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 04:07am EDT

Tags: Carnegie Mellon, Reid Simmons, Scrabble, robot,

Talk to plants? They may prefer to play music, dance

Communicating with plants is getting more involved. A new device converts the activities of plants into music, but are they responding to humans?

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:03am EDT

Tags: MIDI Sprout, Joe Patitucci, Data Garden, biofeedback,

How to build your own website in minutes

An online presence is an important way of networking, jobseeking, and telling the world about your professional life. It's possible to build a personal website in just a few minutes.

Friday - 03/14/2014, 04:11am EDT

Tags: Strikingly, David Chen, linkedin, online resume,

New hearing aid is first 'made for iPhone'

A recently-released hearing aid is the first compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. ReSound LiNX streams any sound from the iOS devices directly into the user's hearing aids.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 04:36am EDT

Tags: Laurel Christensen, ReSound LiNX, iPhone, hearing aids,

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