Blog Profile / Post Tech


URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-tech
Filed Under:Technology
Posts on Regator:3355
Posts / Week:10.7
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Here’s the FCC’s plan to undo its own net neutrality rules

5 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Tech companies and Internet providers are poised for another dramatic showdown as the head of the Federal Communications Commission revealed a plan Wednesday for rolling back his predecessor's rules mandating a free and open Internet. The proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai marks the first step toward undoing a key decision of the Obama era, one that […]

A new gadget from Amazon wants to help you pick out your outfit

6 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Soon, Amazon's voice assistant will be able to answer your most burning question: Alexa, does this make my butt look big? Amazon on Wednesday announced the Echo Look, a $200 voice-activated camera that will take full-length pictures of your outfits, by using the command "Alexa, take a photo." It can also take videos  -- "Alexa, take a […]

5 apps to help grads start saving and investing

12 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

You've got the diploma. You've moved over your tassel. Now the real work begins. When you’re paying off student loans, saving and investing may seem like the last things you can afford to do. But it’s never too early to start squirreling away some money for the future, even if it’s only a few bucks […]

Unroll.me backlash shows us exactly what’s wrong with privacy policies

“Sneaky.” “Dishonest.” “There is no coming back from this.” Those are a few of the things that users of the email service Unroll.me have had to say to the company, after a New York Times report on Uber included a quick mention that it had sold information about its users' Lyft receipts to Uber. The reaction to the report highlights […]

How cellphone carriers learned to stop worrying and love unlimited data

They've raised prices. They've slowed speeds. But despite their best efforts, the country's biggest cellphone carriers have been unable to kill off the unlimited data plan. Now they're discovering something else: Unlimited data is extremely popular. Show More Summary

The FCC is about to unveil its net neutrality roll-back plan

Ajit Pai, the Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is set to release a plan Wednesday to roll back the government's net neutrality rules, setting the stage for another major showdown between tech companies and Internet service providers over the future of the Web. Pai is expected to outline his proposal in an afternoon […]

Google’s asking you for some help to fix its ‘fake news’ problem

Thanks to the phenomenon of “fake news,” Google’s going to start asking you for help with its search results rather than relying solely on its algorithms. The search giant said Tuesday that it will make it much easier for anyone to give it feedback on its search results, which is the way that most people use […]

Verizon is launching its ultrafast competitor to Google Fiber

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Verizon has launched a faster version of its FiOS Internet service that can reach download speeds of up to 940 Mbps per second, the company said Monday. By taking the leap into “gigabit” service, Verizon is becoming the latest company to compete with Comcast, Google Fiber and others at that speed tier. The product, known as FiOS […]

Confide gets slapped with a lawsuit that says it’s not as secure as it claims

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

A new lawsuit claims that Confide, a privacy-focused messaging app reportedly used by several politicians including those in the Trump administration in February, may not be as secure as it's advertised. Filings from a proposed class-action...Show More Summary

Why Verizon is losing more cellphone customers than ever

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

For the first time, the nation's largest wireless provider is losing customers faster than it can replace them. It's a major milestone for Verizon, which on Thursday reported a net decline of 289,000 cellphone subscribers over the past four months. Even though Verizon usually loses some cellular customers every quarter, it has historically lured enough back to […]

Why it matters that Google Home can now identify you by voice

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Smart home hubs are continuing to evolve, and Google just added a pretty important feature to its own hub, the Google Home. Previously, Home only linked up to the account of whomever set it up first. Now, the device will be able to handle multiple accounts and tell who's speaking to it, offering personalized answers to some questions. That's […]

Bose headphones have been spying on customers, lawsuit claims

Bose knows what you're listening to. At least that's the claim of a class-action lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Illinois that accuses the high-end audio equipment maker of spying on its users and selling information about their listening habits without permission. The main plaintiff in the case is Kyle Zak, who bought a $350 pair of […]

How Facebook reacted at its annual conference to the Facebook Live murder

SAN JOSE  -- Three days after a man broadcast himself committing murder on Facebook, the social platform was all about playfulness again.  At the company’s annual developer’s conference, held in nondescript conference center in downtown San Jose this week, Facebook launched a slew of products and features that encouraged people to use its service to […]

How to build your own moonshot lab, according to Astro Teller

From balloon-based Internet to self-driving cars, Astro Teller and his team have produced some of the world's most ambitious technology products. Teller oversees X — formerly Google X — which seeks to solve enormous societal problems, such as what to do about climate change. Earlier this week, Teller sat down with The Post to talk about […]

Mike Huckabee hates Comcast as much as you do

Mike Huckabee tweeted 7,000 times before he tweeted about a Comcast customer service issue; but when he did, oh man. In the decade since he left the Arkansas governor's office, the Republican has tweeted about Obama, Hillary Clinton's maid, his lousy Delta flight — even the Oscars and colonoscopies. He wrote so many tweets about so many things […]

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 gives it a shot at reputation rehabilitation

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are Samsung’s newest phones, poised to hit the market on Friday, starting at $720. It is a critical launch for Samsung — not only because they are the firm’s newest flagship phones, but they also may help erase the bad memory of the (recalled, overheating and exploding) Galaxy Note 7. I spent […]

From #deleteUber to ‘Hell’: A short history of Uber’s recent struggles

Uber has not had a great start to the year. The ride-hailing company has been reeling from a public battering over claims of willful discrimination, allegations of intellectual-property theft and the departure of several executives.Show More Summary

What you’re really agreeing to when you accept your smart TV’s privacy policy

Let's be honest here — most of us don’t read the privacy policies for smart televisions. And even if we try to, it’s often difficult to read them, particularly on a television screen. Some televisions even display the massive policies five lines at a time. Reaction to recent controversies involving Vizio and Samsung televisions, for example, have […]

What Windows users should know about the latest bugs revealed by NSA leakers

Microsoft had already fixed a number of Windows security vulnerabilities before they were revealed last week by the Shadow Brokers — a group that has released several leaks about the inner workings of the National Security Agency. For consumers, that means you should not be at risk as long as you've downloaded the latest security […]

Facebook fights fake news online with full-page print newspaper ads

Facebook has turned to an unexpected tool to expand its ongoing fight against fake news online: the print newspaper. The social network ran full-page ads in France and Germany that outline the ways that readers can evaluate news stories and identify false reports. Facebook confirmed that the ads appeared in several publications, including Le Monde, L’Express, […]

Recent Posting Activity

Achievements

Posts per Week
Posts on Regator

Related Blogs


Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC