Technology

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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Arizona tech tips: What’s the difference between Zelle and Venmo

Mobile payment systems like Zelle and Venmo allow you to use your smartphone to transfer money and eliminates the need to write checks.
5 months ago
Windows and Mac tricks every computer user in Phoenix needs to know about...
Kim Komando

Windows and Mac tricks all Valley office workers should be using

Sick of wasting time on manual tasks? Use these nifty Windows and Mac tricks to save time at the computer and boost productivity.
7 months ago
New plane ticket scam robs people who want to take vacations...
Kim Komando

Escaping the Arizona heat? Beware of scammers when trying to book flights

Scammers love to target you when you're going on vacation. This nasty plane ticket scam can steal hundreds of bucks from your bank account.
8 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Heatwave got your palms sweaty? Try these insider tech tricks to clean up your keyboard

If you're sick of sticky keys slowing you down, you need to know how to clean sticky keys and make your keyboard as good as new.
8 months ago
ASU research Park...
Brandon Gray

Arizona State University, Applied Materials partner to create $270M Materials-to-Fab Center

Arizona State University and Applied Materials, Inc. announced Tuesday they are partnering to create a shared research, development and prototyping facility.
8 months ago
EV plug in electric vehicle...
Brandon Gray

ADOT adds 7 state highway corridors to EV charging station network plan

The Arizona Department of Transportation is adding seven highway corridors to its planned network of electric vehicle charging stations.
8 months ago
AI toys for kids are coming soon as of 2023...
Kim Komando

Teddy Bears with AI: Cool, creepy or a true security risk?

Tired parents could soon rely on a teddy bear with AI features to read a bedtime story to their child. Here's how AI toys for kids work.
8 months ago
Stylish man holding smartphone digital detox...
Kim Komando

Ready for a digital detox? Follow these steps to stay off your phone this summer

We use our phones all the time. It can be hard to take a digital detox — unless you use this detailed guide for iPhone and Android users.
8 months ago
power outages in east Valley near fire...
Serena O'Sullivan

Number of East Phoenix residents with no power drops from around 1,000 to 300

Earlier this afternoon, over 1,000 residents experienced power outages Friday evening while a community fire burned in east Phoenix.
8 months ago
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Brandon Gray

‘Be very cautious’: Arizona attorney general warns of AI scams

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes is warning Arizonans that scammers are using voice clones generated by artificial intelligence to defraud customers. 
9 months ago
Associated Press

TikTok sets new default time limits for minors

TikTok said Wednesday that every account held by a user under the age of 18 will have a default 60-minute daily screen time limit in the coming weeks. The changes arrive during a period in which there are growing concerns among different governments about the app’s security and ability to alter its algorithm to push […]
1 year ago
Visitors test a SK Telecom VR flight simulator during the Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, ...
Associated Press

Metaverse in spotlight at MWC tech fair even as doubts arise

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — I climbed into the front seat of the air taxi, buckled the seat belt and braced as the aircraft lifted off. The futuristic cityscape of Busan, South Korea, dropped away, and a digital avatar popped up on the windscreen with a message. I couldn’t answer as a wave of motion sickness […]
1 year ago
This photo provided by Nissan shows the 2023 Nissan Leaf, a compact electric hatchback with an EPA-...
Associated Press

Edmunds: The most affordable EVs for 2023

The push for new, appealing electric vehicles has gained considerable momentum recently. The next few years will see a rollout of EVs in every popular automotive segment, increasing competition and decreasing prices. At the moment, however, all-electric vehicle development costs remain high and most new additions are priced well above equivalent gas-powered models. That means […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Here are the countries that have bans on TikTok

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. and Canada issued orders this week banning the use of TikTok on government-issued mobile devices as privacy and cybersecurity concerns about the video-sharing app grow. TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company Bytedance, has long maintained that it does not share data with the Chinese government and that […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Mexican president says Tesla to build plant in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president announced Tuesday that electric car company Tesla has committed to building a major plant in the industrial hub of Monterrey in northern Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the promise came in phone calls he had Friday and Monday with Tesla head Elon Musk. It would be Tesla’s […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Elizabeth Holmes has 2nd child as she tries to avoid prison

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is citing her recently born child as another reason she should be allowed to delay the start of a more than 11-year prison sentence while her lawyers appeal her conviction for duping investors about the capabilities of her failed company’s blood-testing technology. The birth of […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

US Marshals computer system hit by ransomware attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major breach of a U.S. Marshals Service computer system this month with ransomware, hackers stole sensitive and personally identifiable data about agency employees and targets of investigations, an agency spokesman said Tuesday. The hacked system was disconnected from the network shortly after the breach and stolen data were discovered Feb. […]
1 year ago
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Brazilian Environme...
Associated Press

US climate envoy Kerry stresses will for Amazon cooperation

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry concluded his second day of meetings with Brazilian government officials Tuesday, conveying his commitment to collaborate on preserving the world’s largest tropical rainforest — but without detailing specifics. Kerry referred to the Amazon rainforest as test of humanity, and said that without its protection it is […]
1 year ago
Priscilla Molina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Molina designs a ...
Associated Press

Hate your signature? Try plastic surgery for autographs

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors, lawyers, celebrities: There’s a new cosmetic surgery, of sorts, for which they’re all signing up. By that, we mean handing over money to hire a calligrapher for a fresh take on writing one’s own name in cursive. With a pen or another writing implement. On paper. A corner of TikTok, […]
1 year ago
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Associated Press

Germany threatens to hold up EU’s combustion-engine car ban

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s transport minister said Tuesday that his country won’t back a planned European Union ban on the sale of new cars with combustion engines from 2035, after failing to get assurances from the bloc’s executive for an exemption on synthetic fuels. EU lawmakers and member states reached a preliminary deal last year […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Why TikTok is being banned on gov’t phones in US and beyond

The United States is ratcheting up national security concerns about TikTok, mandating that all federal employees delete the Chinese-owned social media app from government-issued mobile phones. Other Western governments are pursuing similar bans, citing espionage fears. So how serious is the threat? And should TikTok users who don’t work for the government be worried about […]
1 year ago
Marty Cooper, the inventor of first commercial mobile phone, poses for the press with a Motorola Dy...
Associated Press

Father of cellphone sees dark side but also hope in new tech

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The man credited with inventing the cellphone 50 years ago had only one concern then about the brick-sized device with a long antenna: Would it work? These days Martin Cooper frets like everybody else about his invention’s impacts on society — from the loss of privacy to the risk of internet […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Computer chip funding to require security, worker benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department is opening the application process for computer chip manufacturers to access $39 billion in government support to build new factories and expand production. All companies seeking the funds will need to show how they plan to develop a local workforce, with firms getting $150 million or more also required […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

China says TikTok ban reflects US insecurities

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. government bans on Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok reveal Washington’s own insecurities and are an abuse of state power, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday. The U.S. government “has been overstretching the concept of national security and abusing state power to suppress other countries’ companies,” Mao Ning said at a […]
1 year ago