Archive for Linda Martinez

Apple To Replace iPad 4 With iPad Air 2 Due To Low Stock Levels

Owners of the iPad 4 that might be damaged and who take their devices for repairs at an Apple Store might get a replacement in the form of an iPad Air 2. The replacement has been authorized because of low or unavailable stocks of the iPad 4 which has already been discontinued anyway. However, the […]

World Governments Finally Vote To End Domestic Ivory Trade

World government officials met at a recent conservation conference in Hawaii to discuss the ending of the international ivory trade. The officials conducted quite a fierce debate at the Conservation of Nature World Congress, a 10-meeting of 9,000 people, in Honolulu, HI, earlier this month. It took the entire 10 days and, after heavy opposition […]

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Turn Your Skin Into An Extension of Your Smartwatch

The Smartwatch is not, technically a new idea but the devices we have come to know now as wearable tech are certainly a refreshing concept. And while this industry is still relatively young, the technology is already growing at quite the rapid pace. And even though many people love the idea, smartwatches can be uncomfortably […]

Scandal Hit Volkswagen Has Postponed Release of Earnings

Volkswagen the German carmaker said it postponed its release of its earnings for the full-year along with its annual meeting of shareholders due to the still unanswered questions about its scandal with diesel emissions. The carmaker announced on Friday it would release new dates for is earnings posting, formerly scheduled to take place on March […]

Happy Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Healthier

A new study observed one million women in middle age over a period of ten years to find that what we believe about happiness—that it makes you live a long and better life—may not actually be true. “Illness makes you unhappy, but unhappiness itself doesn’t make you ill. We found no direct effect of unhappiness […]

America Export Ban of 40 Years for Oil May Be Lifted

The ban on exporting U.S. oil might be ending before its 40th year anniversary. There is a growing momentum to end this restriction and a deal might be reached prior to the end of this year as part of a wide reaching tax and spending bill that is making its way across Capitol Hill. Proponents […]

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Ends Presidential Campaign

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dropped out of the 2016 race for president Tuesday, ending a campaign that failed to gain much support among Republicans sifting through a long list of contenders for the GOP nomination. Jindal, whose term as governor expires at year’s end, said he would return to work at his […]

Obesity Continues to Climb in America With Women Overtaking Men

Americans are getting fatter with no end in sight. Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought […]

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits off Chile – No Damage Reported

A strong earthquake has struck in the Pacific off central Chile, but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or serious damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 Tuesday night. It says the epicenter was about 54 miles (88 kilometers) northwest of the coastal city of Coquimbo […]

Obama Immigration Plan Suffers Setback in Federal Appeals Court

President Barack Obama’s plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court. In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal judge’s injunction blocking the administration’s immigration initiative. […]

Facebook Technology Will Deal with Illegal Video Posts

Web video creators have accused Facebook of not providing appropriate protection of videos being posted without proper permission. In response, Facebook is trying to deal with the issue by making it easier for the creator to keep content safe, especially in the event of a video going viral. Currently, two social media giants are battling […]

Google Expected To Launch Android Pay This Week

Many are anticipating the long awaited U.S. launch of Android Pay by Google this week. Android Pay will give a large number of folks a new way to pay for things across the country. The new mobile payment system will allow people in the U.S. to pay for products in more than 700,000 retail locations […]

Apple Invention Shares Photos Automatically With Facial Recognition

In a new invention published Thursday by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Apple outlines a special process for identifying individuals from a digital image by using techniques of facial recognition and then sends out a copy of the image to those people by using associated contact data pulled from an app such as […]

Facebook Intern Booted After Identifying Application Flaw

A student with Harvard University claims he lost his Facebook internship after he launched a browser application from his dorm, thereby exploiting major privacy flaws with the company’s mobile messenger. Aran Khanna, who is of Indian origin, stated to news reporters that after exposing a very serious flaw in Facebook’s messenger system, his chance of […]

USB Keys Used to Bolster Dropbox Security

In light of ongoing cyber threats, a number of companies are taking drastic measures to keep confidential information safe. For instance Dropbox has added support support for USB-based keys, thereby creating better security. With this, gaining access to an account will be extremely difficult. Known as Universal 2nd Factor or U2F, these security keys work […]

Chinese Messaging App Takes China by Storm

WeChat, an app, is taking the country over. Tencent, the China based company that owns WeChat reported earlier this year that its WeChat app that is just four years old, now has more than 549 million active monthly users. At the end of 2015, the company had reached 500 million, meaning the user base jumped […]

Lawsuit Alleges Wiretapping By Apple

A U.S. federal lawsuit alleges that Apple wiretapped users who switched from iPhones to Android phones. The lawsuit claims that Apple’s iMessage system prevented text messages sent from iPhones from being delivered to Android phones. The lawsuit also claims that iPhone texts are “illegally intercepted and interned by Apple” when sent to Android users and […]

Apple To Launch Voicemail Transcription Service Soon

A new feature from Apple is poised to change voicemail forever. According to a report from Business Insider, Apple is programming Siri to transcribe voicemail messages using a service called iCloud Voicemail, allowing users to read them instead of listening to them. The iCloud Voicemail service isn’t available to the public yet, but may be […]

Yahoo Releases New Livetext Video Texting App

Yahoo has released a new app called Livetext that lets users text videos to their contacts. The app is currently available in Hong Kong and Taiwan and will be available Thursday in the US, Canada, UK, France and Germany. The app is available on phones running Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS operating systems. Over the […]