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Larger smartphones reaching tipping point

While some smartphone users prefer a small, compact screen, demand has been rising for more landscape on the touchscreen. Phones as big as tablets - phablets - are popular, but some believe they're getting too big.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 08:08am EDT

Tags: smartphones, iPhone, samsung, tablet, Apple, Neal Augenstein

Social media, tech tools bridging age divide

For any adult who's ever been frustrated while teaching a parent to operate a DVD or CD player, the notion of trying to explain social media might make you think "OMG." Guess what - they're learning without you.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 06:15am EDT

Tags: Neal Augenstein, Gwendolyn Coleman, Claude Butler, social media, Facebook

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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

Tags: PocketHound, smartphone, cheating, Berkeley Varitronics, Neal Augenstein

Local distillery drinks in the sun

The first distillery since Prohibition in Loudoun County, Va. has gone high-tech, installing a large solar array on the roof of an historic building on Main Street in Purcellville.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 07:16am EDT

Tags: Catoctin Creek Distillery, Purcellville, Scott Harris, Neal Augenstein, loudoun county, prohibition

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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

Tags: smartphone, Glen Mulcahy, Van Applegate, Neal Augenstein, video

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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

Tags: Ian MacKaye, Seth Hurwitz, smartphones, 9:30 Club, Dischord, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Lumineers, beyonce, concerts, Neal Augenstein

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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

Tags: app, ValPark Mobile, Wayne Johnson, valet parking, restaurant, Neal Augenstein

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

Tags: Anthony Weiner, Sydney Leathers, sexting, iHookup, Neal Augenstein

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

Tags: Google, Voice, Neal Augenstein, Search

Md. Del. Dwyer arrested for drunken driving

Maryland Del. Don Dwyer has been arrested for driving while impaired, in Pasadena, Md. The arrest comes two weeks after Dwyer pleaded guilty to drunken boating in a 2012 crash.

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 04:27pm EDT

Tags: Don Dwyer, Anne Arundel County, Pasadena, drunk driving, Maryland House of Delegates, Neal Augenstein

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