Arizona Technology News

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UArizona prepping for the end of the world under the surface of the moon

An engineering team at the University of Arizona is proposing a “doomsday vault” – in lava tunnels on the moon – to preserve the wondrous diversity of life on Earth if the apocalypse comes.
6 months ago
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Kim Komando

5 smart Windows 10 tricks to save time and space

Microsoft says more than 1 billion devices are running Windows 10. Nearly six years after its release, there probably are still a ton of tricks and features you’re not using yet.
6 months ago
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KTAR.com

Tech company plans to develop lab at ASU Polytechnic in Mesa

An advanced technology company announced Wednesday plans to develop a lab at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus in Mesa.
6 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Settings tips for new users of Android phones

Although it can seem like iPhone and Android smartphones generally work the same, getting used to the differences is one of the first things you’ll need to work through.
6 months ago
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KTAR.com

First veterans telehealth site in Arizona opens under Sinema guidance

The first telehealth site for veterans is opening in Arizona, an initiative led by U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
6 months ago
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Kim Komando

4 ways to find anyone’s cellphone number online

There are a few ways to find a cellphone number or other contact information for someone you're looking for. Here are four methods.
7 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Changes are coming this year that should curb robocalls

Today’s scammers hide behind fake caller ID numbers to place those billions of robocalls because the current technology doesn’t have a way to sniff them out. But that's changing.
7 months ago
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Kim Komando

True or false: You shouldn’t charge your phone overnight

Your smartphone’s battery’s performance will decline over time, but you don’t want to speed up the process. The official word is to keep your phone charged, but not fully charged.
7 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Don’t be fooled by company’s claim about its Wi-Fi booster

Wi-Fi boosters don't make the connection faster, they extend the range of the signal where it's weak. Whatever the incoming speed from your ISP is, it's the fastest it can be at that moment.
7 months ago
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Kim Komando

How to stop junk text messages and spam for good

If you've ever sighed at the sight of spam texts and emails in your inbox, keep reading. Here are tips to get control of all the junk.
7 months ago
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Kim Komando

5 simple ways to speed up your smartphone

Long gone are the days of upgrading your smartphone every year, at least for most of us. Here are five ways to speed up even an old phone again.
7 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Here’s how hackers are able to crack your passwords

Passwords continue to be the primary target of cybercriminals because they represent the “keys to your kingdom”, especially when it comes to your email account.
7 months ago
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Kim Komando

Make sure unauthorized devices are not on your network

You keep your devices' operating systems updated. You’re using internet security software. You're pretty savvy about not falling for online scams. Even so, malware and cybercriminals can still get through.
7 months ago
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KTAR.com

Fry’s Electronics, with 2 Valley stores, goes out of business nationwide

Fry's Electronics, the chain of consumer tech stores that burst onto the retail scene 35 years ago and eventually landed in metro Phoenix, is officially closing.
7 months ago
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Griselda Zetino

Arizona-based company’s AI software predicts student performance

A new Arizona-based company has developed artificial intelligence software to predict how a student will perform academically, helping teachers intervene before it’s too late.
7 months ago
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Kim Komando

Ranking the best web browsers for your privacy needs

A browser is your gateway to the web and the cybercriminals looking to take advantage of you.
7 months ago
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KTAR.com

Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Feb. 19-21

From a tax scam warning to Honeywell opening a facility in Chandler to produce personal protective equipment, here are the biggest Arizona stories of the weekend.
7 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Tips to help make online vaccine appointments a little easier

Being tech-savvy doesn’t necessarily help with the frustration from trying to register online for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, but approaching the task with a strategy and a few tools may help.
7 months ago
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KTAR.com

Phoenix ranked among top 10 large cities in nation for economic vitality

Driven by population and employment growth with a high-tech industrial base, Phoenix has climbed into the top 10 best-performing large cities nationwide.
7 months ago
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Kim Komando

Quick fixes to stop annoying notifications for good

If notifications on your phone are driving you up the wall, keep reading.
7 months ago
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Kim Komando

For more privacy, here’s how you can delete cookies on your phone

On your smartphone, cookies save your passwords and help you log on more quickly, but they can also collect a lot more than you want. Ask yourself: Are cookies worth the cost?
7 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

What to do before Google Photos ends free unlimited storage

Starting June 1, the free unlimited service photo storage Google has been providing is going away, with some exceptions.
8 months ago
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KTAR.com

Chandler lands California tech company’s manufacturing facility

A worldwide technology company plans to set up a manufacturing site in metro Phoenix and expects to be operational next year.
8 months ago
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Kim Komando

5 annoying Alexa and Amazon Echo settings you can change

If you have an Amazon Echo at home, you need to dive into the privacy settings. There are a few important things to lock down, such as turning off voice purchasing if you never use that feature.
8 months ago