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Retro Technology is Making a Comeback.

In a wave that surprised retailers this year, holiday shoppers went for retro technology in a BIG way. While the final figures will not be in until next year, the figures so far have been astonishing startups and veteran merchandisers alike. For example, according to early Amazon sales statistics, one of the hottest music technology …

ToTok Under Scrutiny as Middle East Spyware.

Recent reports from the news media out of New York City, site of the United Nations, indicate that both Google and Apple are removing a foreign messaging app out of their online stores because it has been exposed as a spying tool that funnels information directly to security forces of the UAE (United Arab Emirates.) …

Yet Another Data Breach at Facebook.

If you’re using Facebook nowadays (and who doesn’t?) you may be wondering just how safe your personal data is right now. Sorry to give you the Grinch Report, but the latest news from Facebook is that their latest privacy debacle involves around 267 customers. Security researchers recently discovered a niche in the FB platform where …

Tech Predictions for 2020.

As we race into 2020, the experts are making a host of technology predictions for the new year. Here are a few of the most newsworthy: Facebook will reverse itself on its disinformation and fake news policy. Politicians and hate mongers love how much they can lie on FB and get away with it. Not …

Distracted Texting Takes Rising Toll of Unwary Pedestrians.

Texting while walking or driving is a relatively new item on America’s health horizon. A few years ago such concern would have seemed pettifogging and strictly the provenance of worry warts. But today, it’s a major concern throughout the country — especially in larger metropolitan areas. Should distracted walking (i.e. walking while texting) be considered …

China Becomes the World’s First Tech ‘Big Brother.’

There are over a billion residents in China today. It is one of the largest populations on earth, and it is steadily seeing its privacy and anonymity eroded. Recent reports to the American news media by reporters in China suggest that today in that country the authorities are able to track the whereabouts of not …

Uber to Sell Food Delivery Service in India.

It’s reported that Uber, the ride hailing company, is in deep discussions with an Indian company to auction off its food delivery arm in the Indian subcontinent. Inside sources say the sale is becoming urgent as the Indian food-slinging arm of the company continues to hemorrhage cash. If all goes as planned, Uber will sell …

Google Chrome Users Face New Android Problem.

One of the most appealing features of Google Chrome has been its peerless updates in real time feature — which is so unlike the pokey Windows 10. And the reliability has been outstanding, up to now. However, the most recent Chrome version, which has gone out to over a hundred million users around the globe, …

Educators Change Minds About Screen Time For Students.

The debate is far from over, but more and more education professionals and college professors are changing their minds about the distractions of mobile devices in the classrooms. In other words, many educators are beginning to think that smartphones, tablets, and laptops may not be the irritating bugaboo that they once thought they were. That’s …

India to Strengthen Tech Privacy Laws and Penalties.

India plans to pass another major series of data protection laws this month, which will place draconian restrictions on how companies collect and use data and personal information for the over one billion people that make up India’s current population. This legislation is to be debated next week more than a year after it was …