Connect a laptop to the Internet and you've got a portal into the World Wide Web. Whether you want to communicate with friends and family, do some shopping, look up information on practically anything or whatever else, the Internet and computers offer myriad opportunities. Yet tech can be a bit tricky, especially for someone who's not technologically inclined, such as an … [Read more...] about Buying the right device for folks unfamiliar with computers
Kindle users beware -- older Kindle e-readers with built-in 3G connectivity will start to lose their ability to connect to the internet in December, according to The Verge. Amazon announced the change as mobile carriers upgrade their networks to newer 4G and 5G technology. Kindles with built-in WiFi capabilities will still be able to connect to the internet wirelessly, but … [Read more...] about Older Kindles to go offline
Find it, pick it, pack it, ship it.That is the routine for warehouse work, and robots are coming to the rescue in an industry that just can't hire enough humans. Companies are investing millions in warehouse robots to pick up the slack in enormous storage and shipping facilities.According to the International Federation of Robotics, a single robot saves up to 18 miles of … [Read more...] about Robotics fills bill; workers are hard to find
Have you ever glanced at your phone's calendar and seen a "reminder" to enter a sweepstakes or an invite to some event you've never heard of? Or something, well, yuckier.Welcome to calendar spam. Spam can strike from anywhere, not just our inboxes or in unwanted phone calls. Calendar spam can be particularly bothersome, especially if you receive alarm reminders that set … [Read more...] about Spam in your phone’s calendar?
A team of researchers studying rhesus macaques (monkeys) in Puerto Rico found that the primates made new social connections and shared resources in a surprising way after Hurricane Maria. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Exeter in the U.K. were already studying the monkeys in Cayo Santiago, nicknamed Monkey Island, when the hurricane … [Read more...] about Study: Monkeys handle crisis effectively