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6:06 PM / Wednesday October 5, 2022

Technology

Tech Life: Never argue about splitting a bill again

May 27, 2022

By Stephanie Humphrey By Stephanie Humphrey Apps like Cash App and Venmo have made it easy to send or receive money from family and friends for things like concert tickets, group dinners, and travel arrangements. However, we all know “that” person – the one who itemizes their meal down to the last penny. Or the…

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EXPLAINER: What’s next now that Twitter agreed to Musk bid?

April 29, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The Twitter splash page is seen on a digital device, Monday, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition and his plans for a more hands-off approach to moderating content is clashing with ambitious new laws in Europe that are meant to protect users from disinformation, hate speech and other harmful…

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Tech Life: How to tell if your smartphone was hacked

April 29, 2022

By Stephanie Humphrey So, what did the spam text message that you just got look like? Was it from your cell phone carrier, telling you that you’ve won a free smartphone? Or was it from your bank, warning you about suspicious activity on your account? Whatever it was, it’s a very safe bet that you’ve…

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Tech Life: Three pathways to tech with Coded by Kids

February 25, 2022

By Stephanie Humphrey  While the numbers are slowly improving, the statistics don’t lie: the percentage of Black folks working in the tech industry is still in the single digits – hovering around 5%, and the percentage that get startup funding is less than two percent. But there are organizations out there that are working to…

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Will you need to upgrade your smartphone when 3G goes away?

January 28, 2022

By Stephanie Humphrey So 3G is going away – but what does that actually mean? Your cell phone works by connecting to mobile networks that send radio waves out to cell towers near you to transmit data – phone calls/text messages/etc. – to other people. Those radio waves fit into a specific spectrum of bandwidth…

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Should you buy the extended warranty on your tech gadgets?

November 25, 2021

By Stephanie Humphrey One of the biggest shopping weekends of the year is coming up this week. According to a report from the National Retail Foundation, two million more people are expected to shop this year from Black Friday to Cyber Monday than did so in 2020. A lot of those purchases will undoubtedly be…

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Trump announces launch of his very own social media site

October 21, 2021

Donald Trump (AP Photo/Bill Haber) By JILL COLVIN NEW YORK (AP) — Nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s launching a new media company with its own social media platform. Trump says his goal in launching the…

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Three things to think about before you start gig work

September 30, 2021

By Stephanie Humphrey According to some statistics, gig work has increased by over 30% in 2020 and contributed $1.2 trillion to the US economy. But if you’ve been thinking about earning extra bucks driving for Uber, delivering food for Instacart, or renting out an available space on Airbnb, here are some things to consider: • …

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