• social media Apr 20

    Apply for Internships at NBC4 and Telemundo 44

    NBC Washington, News4 and Telemundo 44 are recruiting students for our college internship programs.

  • CEO Sep 26, 2019

    Uber Adds More Services to Its App in Its Quest for Profit

    Uber is cramming more services into its ride-hailing app as it explores ways to generate more revenue and finally turn a profit.

  • United States Jul 13, 2019

    New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

    An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program voting machines, tally votes and report counts. That’s significant because Windows 7 reaches its “end of life” on Jan. 14, meaning Microsoft stops providing technical support and producing...

  • VMS Apr 8, 2019

    What to Know About Installing a Backup Camera on Older Cars

    In an effort to protect children from back-over accidents, federal law requires all new vehicles to be equipped with backup cameras. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan reports owners of older cars can install their own devices.

  • VMS Feb 26, 2019

    Ways to Save on a New Cellphone

    If you’re upgrading your smartphone, Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan has advice to help you save money.

  • United States Jan 31, 2019

    Apple Busts Facebook for Distributing Data-Sucking App

    Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook’s efforts to sidestep Apple’s app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch reported late Tuesday that Facebook paid people about $20 a month to install and use...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2018

    As Google Turns 20, Questions Over Whether It's Too Powerful

    Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet’s information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video, email, maps and much more. That resounding success now has regulators and lawmakers around the world questioning whether the company has become too powerful as its ubiquitous...

  • United States Jul 30, 2018

    Outage Causes American Airlines Flight Delays Nationally

    The Federal Aviation Administration says no American Airlines flights took off nationwide for about 40 minutes Sunday because of an outage at the carrier’s main operating system and dispatch operation.

  • Daniel Macht Jul 18, 2018

    EU Fines Google a Record $5 Billion Over Mobile System

    The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for using the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing choice for consumers. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google went against EU rules when it required mobile phone producers to pre-install the Google Search and browser apps as a...

  • NEW YORK Jun 18, 2018

    Apple Sets Up iPhones to Relay Location for 911 Calls

    Apple is trying to drag the U.S.’s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.
    If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the U.S.

  • NBC May 10, 2018

    Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

    Advanced new features rolled out this week by Google, like customized Google Maps suggestions and an assistant that can make appointments over the phone, are underpinned by the massive data trove Google collects every day, NBC News reported. There are seven Google products with at least 1 billion active monthly users, which wouldn’t work as well if they didn’t have...

  • Facebook Mar 27, 2018

    How Facebook Was Able to Siphon Off Phone Call and Text Logs

    The news that Facebook’s Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting — and when — in the first place? The short answer: Because Google let it. The longer answer: Well, it’s complicated.

  • Facebook Mar 26, 2018

    Facebook Questioned About Pulling Android Call, Text Data

    On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The website Ars Technica reported that users who checked data gathered by Facebook on them found that it had years of contact names, telephone...

  • Microsoft Jan 4, 2018

    Who's Affected By Computer Chip Security Flaw

    Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones. The two hardware bugs discovered can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked. Such a leak could potentially expose stored passwords and other sensitive data,...

  • VMS Dec 24, 2017

    How to Avoid Driver Distraction

    News4 consumer reporter Susan Hogan rounds up some of the ways you can avoid distracted driving — even if you have a digital addiction.

  • California Dec 12, 2017

    Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

    Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple’s digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.

  • artist Sep 21, 2017

    The Man Who Created Emoji Says He Saw Nuance in Pictures

    The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film. The emoji is heir to a tradition of pictographic writing stretching back millennia to Egyptian hieroglyphics and the ideograms used to write Chinese...

  • California Jun 6, 2017

    Apple Introduces ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11

    Getting distracted at the wheel by your phone? Apple may be able to help. A “do not disturb” mode for drivers will be part of the iOS 11 operating system, which is slated for release this fall for both iPhone and iPad.

  • United States Jun 2, 2017

    Here's What to Expect From Apple's Big Event Next Week

    Next week Apple is set to have its developer’s conference, known as WWDC, where tech experts are expecting Apple to discuss new hardware and software, CNBC reported. Most likely, Apple will reveal its new iOS 11 operating system ahead of its new iPhone launch later this fall. The tech giant typically unveils the fresh version of iOS during WWDC and...

  • teacher May 2, 2017

    Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

    Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard. Microsoft says the new laptop will have up to 14.5 hours of battery life, compared with 12 hours for the MacBook Air. The Surface Laptop will...

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