Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son’s school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone.
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If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook — your profile information, status updates, likes and interests.
On the heels of success with “The Lego Movie,” the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet games. The Lego Fusion line will launch in August at about $35 a set.
Amazon set out to do something different with the unveiling of its first smartphone Wednesday. How about a completely new way of interacting with your phone, for starters?
A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday. G Data Software said it found malicious code hidden in the Star N9500 late last month.
The Nevada Transportation Authority will study a proposal from a Las Vegas technology company to consider licensing and setting rates for a smartphone hailing application for limousines.
SYN Shop in Las Vegas calls itself a “hackerspace,” a place for people to work on personal or collaborative projects that range from robotics to welding to sewing.
Two outpost offices of the National Weather Service in Alaska are finally ending what has been a bygone practice for most of the nation for almost two decades — using real human voices in radio forecast broadcasts.
Amazon.com Inc launched “Prime Music” Thursday, a streaming service that comes free with its $99-a-year Prime membership program, to compete with Spotify and Apple Inc’s Beats Music.
The Japanese gaming giant unveiled a toy figure line called “amiibo” that will work in tandem with its video games like the toys-meet-games franchises from Activision Blizzard Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. The announcement was made in an online video released Tuesday during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the industry’s annual trade show.
On lane 25 at Red Rock Lanes a few years ago, it came to him. Bowler Rich Belsky wanted to track his improving scores digitally. How about creating an app that tracks bowling scores in real time by tapping into bowling centers’ scoring systems and sharing stats?
Verizon Communications Inc. sent a letter to Netflix Inc. on Thursday, telling it to stop blaming Verizon for bad video quality or face a lawsuit.
In February 2015, a cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions and was created by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son will go on sale for $1,900.
After blocking the ground-level map application for five years for fear of lost privacy, Greece has now approved Google’s Street View map service.
A driver for Uber was arrested Monday in Los Angeles after police say he kidnapped a drunk female passenger and took her to a nearby motel room.
Apple’s 25th annual conference is promising new and improved Apple functions coming this fall, including: easier sharing among devices, fitness-related apps and advanced file sharing.
For consumers, .vegas will mean easier website searches and will reap priceless free branding, as well as a revenue split with city agencies that could boost economic development.
While Beat’s music-streaming service only has approximately 250,000 subscribers - paltry compared to Spotify’s 10 million - Apple is confident that will change once Beats taps into Apple’s 800 million iTunes accounts.
Google made a change to its logo recently, and it’s so subtle you probably missed it.
Apple is striking a new chord with a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist that also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine.
The 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends found that online attackers determined to break into computers, steal information and interfere with business are more technologically advanced than those trying to stop them.
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn’t need one because it drives itself.
Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week’s revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay’s computer systems.