Binge watching on Netflix no longer requires internet access

Nov 30th, 2016 | By

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE,  AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix subscribers can now binge on many of their favorite shows and movies even when they don’t have an internet connection. The long-awaited offline option announced Wednesday gives Netflix’s 87 million subscribers offline access to videos for the first time in the streaming service’s decade-long
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Facebook fixing fake news problem with CEO at trade summit

Nov 19th, 2016 | By
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By BEN FOX,  Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged world leaders meeting in Peru on Saturday to help get more people online to improve global living standards while separately announcing new measures to cut down on fake news stories on the social network that some suggest could have helped sway
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Tips On Protecting Devices From Hackers

Nov 16th, 2016 | By
About 10 percent of Americans own a smartphone, but do not have broadband at home. And 15 percent own a smartphone, but say that they have a limited number of options for going online other than their cellphone. Verizon recently launched smartphone data speeds that compare to in-home broadband.

By TAMI ABDOLLAH,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Billions of fitness trackers, medical implants, surveillance cameras, home appliances, thermostats, baby monitors and computers in automobiles now are connected as part of a rapidly expanding “internet of things.” But many such devices were developed without security considerations. As a result, they are prime targets for hackers.
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Secretary of Commerce takes a look at semiconductor sector

Nov 10th, 2016 | By
ON Semiconductor employee Brody Schwab examines a silicone wafer. (Josh Friesen/Idaho State Journal)

Journal Staff Pocatello is home to ON Semiconductor, one of the world’s foremost producers of semiconductors and other tech products. Idaho’s largest exports are also microchips and other technology hardware. On Nov. 2, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered an address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Semiconductors and the Future
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Report of different Samsung phone model exploding

Nov 7th, 2016 | By
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PARIS (AP) — A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide. Lamya Bouyirdane told The Associated Press on Monday that she noticed the phone was very hot after she asked her four-year-old
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What to do about your Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Oct 10th, 2016 | By
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NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the safety of Samsung’s replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have consumers fretting about what to do. And they’re getting little guidance from the company. U.S. regulators ordered a recall of the original Note 7, a huge phone-bordering-on-tablet with a huge battery, in late September after the devices demonstrated an
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Verizon ups its smartphone data speeds

Sep 26th, 2016 | By

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO – As business moves at the speed of information our smartphones have become vital and ever-present appendages, connecting us to colleagues, news and entertainment all at the same time. It takes a lot of bandwidth to accommodate all this smartphone use, and Verizon took note. In August, the wireless carrier
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Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By Michael Liedtke/AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider. The massive security breakdown disclosed Thursday poses new headaches for beleaguered Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as she scrambles to close
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iPhone overspending?

Sep 15th, 2016 | By

Journal Staff With the new iPhone 7 set to launch on Friday amid rumors of sold-out pre-orders and intrigue regarding Apple’s decision not to disclose launch weekend sales, the personal-finance website WalletHub released the results of its iPhone Savings Report to help consumers make sense of all the different pricing options and find the best
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Apple is betting big on a wireless world

Sep 8th, 2016 | By
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By Brandon Bailey/AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP)€” Apple wants to push consumers further into a wireless world. Its tactics: Eliminate the standard headphone jack in its newest iPhones and market new “AirPods” — tiny wireless earbuds that the company claims greatly improve on standard Bluetooth technology. But that strategy has some risks. AIRPOD ANGST
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