Technology

Tumblr is banning adult content. Here's how to download all your posts now

Here's how to download all your Tumblr posts ahead of its adult content ban that is starting this month.  Tumblr announced it will ban sexually explicit content on Monday, December 17, 2018 and if you or someone you know has relied on the popular blogging site to view and post NSFW...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 5:10pm

A robot will help a local nonprofit sort 25,000 Thanksgiving pies for this year's annual fundraiser

It takes a lot of manpower to ship out 25,000 Thanksgiving pies, and as Community Servings volunteers tackle that task for the nonprofit’s annual Pie in the Sky fundraiser, they’ll be getting some robotic help. Chuck the Robot, from Waltham-based startup 6 River Systems, will help...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 4:22pm

Moving health care ‘Forward’ with AI and tech

Technology plays a vital role in everything and every industry across the globe — yet health care lags behind. But industry disruptor Forward is on a mission to bring it to the 21st century, from its focus on health and wellness to its use of high-tech and AI devices. “Technology is...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:51pm

Smart sex gadgets for him and her

From improbable porn movies to cringeworthy sex manuals, there’s been little to educate us in performing well in the bedroom. But a new generation of smart gadgets aims to whip our limp selves into shape – by giving a workout to our nether regions. Today’s intelligent sex toys...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:37pm

MIT to invest $1B in studying advancements, ethics of AI with new College of Computing

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on Monday a $1 billion commitment to study breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and their ethical impacts through the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. The Schwarzman College of Computing will be a hub for work in computer...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:50am

New center at Brooklyn Navy Yard will prepare high schoolers for STEAM jobs

A new STEAM Center planned for the Brooklyn Navy Yard would help provide students with real-world work experience in emerging tech professions, officials say. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza unveiled this week plans for the Brooklyn...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:05pm

How to play Google's hidden-text adventure game

There’s a Google hidden game that will allow users to go on a secret text adventure the next time you open Google.com in Chrome. On occasion, the search engine company creates several Easter eggs, games, Doodles and other secret features that keeps its users engaged and entertained. The...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:27pm

Everything you need to know about the Sony PlayStation Classic

Sony announced it is releasing a PlayStation Classic video game system and if you're a retro gamer and crave most things from the 1990s, you’ll be pleased with this throwback. The PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original Sony PlayStation will come pre-loaded with...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 1:31pm

iPhone XS, XS Max and XR shipping dates announced. Here's how to pre-order

Apple unveiled the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR on Wednesday during a product announcement event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. All three new phones boast all-screen displays, faster, A12 Bionic processors and an improved camera system....

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:02pm

How to watch the Apple iPhone event on livestream

Apple has set a date for their fall live event, Gather Round, in which the newly trillion-dollar company is expected to introduce three new iPhone models, an upgraded Apple Watch and most likely a few things no one has leaked yet. The company will broadcast the event live on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:25pm

What is Mastodon? Meet the Twitter competitor that's proudly Nazi-free

Twitter is embroiled in a seemingly never-ending controversy about hate speech on the platform, with many charging that the company has been overly permissive and too slow to remove offenders including white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Their message to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey: This is your...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:54pm

The world's most advanced virtual reality game is in Times Square

For 200 years, Madame Tussauds has been known for creating wax sculptures of famous people — not exactly the place where you were expecting to step into our digital future. But just as it’s given visitors a way to escort J.Lo down the Oscars red carpet, it’s now home the next...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:32pm

Dormzi app brings gig economy to college campuses

College students tend to be busy, that’s no big surprise. But what if they could outsource some of their more mundane tasks, like laundry or tidying up their long-neglected dorm room, for a small price? That’s the idea behind Dormzi, a gig-economy app just for college campuses. Co-...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 1:26pm

Everything to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

If you’ve been spending countless hours researching the latest rumors for the Samsung Note 9, search no further. Today, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 during a live stream event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. During the event, Drew Blackard, senior director of smartphone...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:32pm

Facebook begins testing new dating app

The Facebook dating app is another step closer to becoming a reality.   Facebook announced plans to launch Facebook Dating during the F8 Developers Conference in May along with other new Facebook features. The Facebook dating feature will allow singles to create a separate profile on...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:42pm

iOS 12 file data reveals next iPhone could support dual-SIM cards

Apple may release a dual-SIM iPhone in the future according to strings of text found in a leaked configuration file. According to 9 to 5 Mac, they spotted evidence that indicates future iPhone models or the iPhone X Plus will support dual-SIM cards. The tech site reports that diagnostic reports...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:34pm

How to use Spotify Private Session and make sure your playlists stay private

Spotify lets you listen to millions of songs and create and share playlists with the world, but there are times when you might want to listen to Spotify privately without anyone knowing what you’ve been listening to. If you’re concerned about what you share on the app, we’ll show...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 3:25pm

Lyft might release a feature that will let drivers know not to talk during ride

A new Lyft app feature called "zen mode" is being considered and it will drivers know ahead of time that you don’t feel like being chatty during your trip. Ride-sharing apps such as Lyft and Uber have changed the way we use car services these days, making it simple for us to open...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:30pm

Does Starbucks take Apple Pay?

Your lifestyle is grab-and-go. Digging through your bag to find your wallet and pull out your credit card? You don’t have time for that nonsense. But you also need enough caffeine to power through your neverending to-do list. (You’re super busy, not superhuman.) So, does Starbucks take...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:35pm

New Google app allows users to save plane tickets and pay friends

Google Pay has always allowed you to make easy payments in stores or online by using your phone that is connected to your bank account, but now the company will allow you to save concert tickets and boarding passes and pay friends using the Google Pay app. Google announced major changes to its...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:56pm