• Newsom Announces Phone-Based Virus-Exposure Tracking System

    (CNS) – Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday announced a statewide cell- phone-based system designed to notify residents when they’ve been exposed to COVID-19. The CA Notify system was originally developed at UC San Diego and UC San Francisco, and it has been deployed on a trial basis on seven UC campuses, with an estimated 250,000 people […]

  • Your phone can send you an alert if you were near someone who has coronavirus

    (CNN) — As new coronavirus cases explode nationwide, health officials are turning to cell phones to help slow the spread of infections. Thanks to technology available on Apple and Google phones, you can now get pop-up notifications in some states if you were close to someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. The alerts come via state health department apps that […]

  • New Motorola Razr is $1,500 and Has Folding Touch Screen

    It’s a flip phone in an age when no one makes calls anymore. The camera isn’t great. The battery life stinks. The screen is plastic. The processor is slow. It’s superdupercrazy expensive (think an iPhone 11, then double that). But … I kinda want the new Motorola Razr. Motorola has brought back the Razr, the legendary flip […]

  • ‘Human skin’ cellphone case can be tickled, caressed

    Cellphone cases are designed to set your phone apart, but a new prototype is designed to feel like human skin. The project is a team effort by researchers from France and England. It uses silicone to mimic the feel of skin and sensors to ‘feel’ your touch. The case can detect and differentiate tickling, pinching, […]

  • Apple announces ‘disability-themed emojis’ to arrive in the fall

    In a move to bring “more diversity to the keyboard,” Apple released new “disability-themed” emojis Tuesday that will be available in the fall. Users of iPhones will soon be able to send a guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, a person in a wheelchair, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg, among other […]

  • Officials Warn of Social Security Scam Calls

    Apparent social security scammers have been making the rounds and calling people warning them that their accounts are about to be suspended. Experts say don’t fall for it. Experts say the reason why certain people keep getting such calls is likely due to them choosing to answer the phone in the first place. Kevin Chavez, […]

  • AT&T will soon automatically block annoying robocalls

    AT&T said this week that it will soon block spam calls or alert customers of suspected spammers. The blocking will first activate for new lines and will then be applied to all existing accounts, the carrier said on Tuesday. The feature will be on by default but can be turned off by users who don’t want […]

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