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Using Smartphones to Verify Who We Are

8/23/2017
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We use our smartphones to do most things, talk, text, even listen to music. Why not use it to verify who we are? A new study says many people would be on board with that. It would still involve showing a photo: (Mikell) "But your mobile drivers license could simply say that you're over the age of 21 versus showing your exact birth date." Rob Mikell is with Morpho-Trust, which commissioned the study that found well more than half of respondents would go for having a mobile driver's license...

Duration:00:01:00

Teens Invent App to Prevent Drunk Driving

5/15/2017
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Some Colorado teenagers have devised a new way to prevent drunk driving. FOX's Monica Rix reports with the latest 'FOX on Tech': It's a concern most people have, you drive to the local watering hole on the weekend, but then, after one too many, you're worried not just about drunk driving, but leaving your car behind too. That's where Beck Halbeisen and Vinny Rowe from Broomfield, Colorado come in. The two teenagers developed the Leave No Car Behind app. It connects the tipsy user to not one,...

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T-Mobile Committed to Building First Nationwide 5G Coverage

5/3/2017
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T-Mobile is planning to expand service for better coverage and faster speeds, in a move that could propel them to the fore-front of wireless capability. FOX's Brett Larson has "FOX on Tech": T-Mobile wants to be first to build a nationwide '5G' wireless network. T-Mobile just scooped up massive amounts of wireless spectrum in a government auction. The space is currently occupied by over-the-air digital TV signals that will soon be relocated. That will give them coast-to-coast coverage that...

Duration:00:00:59

Malaysian Airlines: First Airline to Use a Satellite Based Tracker

4/19/2017
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A first for one airline company. FOX's Brett Larson reports: Malaysian Airlines flight 370 and all 239 passengers on board vanished over the Indian Ocean after falling off the radar en route to Beijing and the search for the plane ended after three years of searching, with only pieces of debris showing up in the last few years. Now, Malaysian Airlines will become the world's first to start using a satellite based tracking system that can keep a watchful eye on an airliner in hard to track...

Duration:00:00:59

Robot Food Delivery? Just Head to San Francisco

4/14/2017
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Robots are getting your food for you, at least in the city by the bay. FOX's Brett Larson has "FOX on Tech": The robots are coming with your food delivery. In San Francisco, robotic startup Marble robots are working with Eat24 to deliver food. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Marble's Harrison Shei said for now, robots have a human helper: (Shei) "For the robot to have a voice to talk to the people, they're curious about it. To interact with the local businesses, ask some...

Duration:00:00:59

Facebook’s Latest Update: Stories

3/29/2017
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Facebook is adding a new features to your timeline. FOX's Brett Larson explains: Facebook users may notice something familiar coming to their timeline. The new Facebook camera feature will let you add special effects to photos and videos. If that sounds somewhat familiar, it should. It's very much what users of SnapChat are doing and sharing on Facebook. Facebook's calling the new feature: Stories. The posts will appear above 'news feed' on mobile and though Facebook admits it's a lot like...

Duration:00:00:59

Garfield’s Back! Helping Kids & Adults Stay Safe Online

12/22/2016
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He's been a lazy cat over the past few decades, but Garfield is back, and helping users navigate a changing and sometimes daunting online world. FOX's Joy Piazza explains in this edition of "FOX on Tech": When the "Garfield" comic strip first hit newsstands in 1978, "going online" wasn't a thing. Now that lazy feline is helping kids and adults alike navigate the 'web safely: (Davis) "We've been working very hard to take our analog cat into digital world now." "Garfield" creator Jim Davis...

Duration:00:01:03

Apple Reveals New MacBook Pro

10/27/2016
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Apple revealed the long awaited new MacBook Pro on Thursday. FOX's Steve Rappoport has "FOX on Tech": It's here, the long rumored update to Apple's laptop lineup, rolled out after a video montage of all the previous portable Macs... Apple's CEO Tim Cook took the wraps off with one simple statement: (Cook) "This is the new Macbook Pro and it is absolutely incredible." The new MacBook Pro's are thinner and now feature better battery life and performance, but also something new called Touch...

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Instagram Makes a Change to Their Logo

5/12/2016
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Instagram has made a bit of a makeover to their logo. FOX's Jo Ling Kent has "FOX on Tech": Outrage online over Instagram and it's not even about a photo. Instagram fans went into full meltdown mode over the photo app's new logo. Gone is the old fashioned camera icon. It's been replaced with a sleeker, flat colorful one that many users called it boring, generic or plain old basic. Instagram said it was going for simplicity to reflect its massive growth. More than 80 million photos and videos...

Duration:00:00:57

Google’s Newest App To Make Emails Easier

11/4/2015
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Too busy to answer all those emails? Maybe you could you use an artificial assistant. FOX News' Pat O'Neill has the story: It's a new twist on the "automated reply" feature. Google has unveiled a new tool designed to write artificially intelligent email responses. The so-called "smart reply" identifies which incoming emails deserve quick responses, then figures out the appropriate wording. Users will have three different reply choices before it's sent. The ones users pick are supposed to...

Duration:00:00:58

New Apple iOS 9 Wi-Fi Feature Creating Issues For Some iPhone Users

9/29/2015
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Apple iPhone users may be finding an unpleasant surprise in their next phone bill. FOX News Radio's Brett Larson explains: FOX on Tech. Unless you have an unlimited data plan, you may want to ensure a certain setting in iOS 9 is turned off... Called 'Wi-Fi Assist', the feature switches your phones data connection from Wi-Fi to cellular when your Wi-Fi signal gets weak. Great when you wander outside your home, for example and can't get a solid signal... But if it switches to your cellular...

Duration:00:00:37

Most Dangerous Celebrity Searches

9/29/2015
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They're the most dangerous celebrities in the world... For your computer. FOX News Radio's Chris Foster reports: Country star Luke Bryan is high up on the list of celebrity searches that can lead to websites installing viruses or unwanted software on fans' computers. That list is put together every year by Intel Security Group. The "most dangerous" celebrity is the Dutch music producer and DJ Armin van Buuren... It used to be Jimmy Kimmel. Luke Bryan, Usher, Britney Spears, Jay Z, Katy Perry...

Duration:00:00:29

Lines Form Around the World for New iPhone 6s

9/25/2015
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Apple's retail stores around the world begin selling the latest iPhone models today. Fans of the iconic smartphone are known for camping out in front of stores in order to buy one. This debut was no different. Fox News Radio's Eben Brown reports: Before the sun rose here in the United States... Apple stores in Beijing, London, and Sydney were open already, selling their new stock of Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Keaton Keller of Chicago couldn't wait the extra 12 hours, he flew down under:...

Duration:00:00:33

Apple Strikes Back After Application Hack

9/22/2015
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After an app store hack attack, Apple now says it will let customers know, which apps to scrap. FOX News Radio's Gurnal Scott reports: Apple has already taken some of the 25 tainted apps out of their app store. These are apps that software developers in China, according to Apple executives, got tricked into using that introduced malware into several downloads. The danger is that malware can extract personal information from devices and upload it to outside servers. To date, Apple says it...

Duration:00:00:35

Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Coming Soon

9/16/2015
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Facebook users will soon have the option to 'dislike' something. FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady reports: It's an idea CEO Mark Zuckberberg has resisted for years not wanting to promote negativity among Facebook's one-and-a-half billion users. But he acknowledged last December, they were thinking about a 'dislike' button after so many requests from users. (Zuckerberg) "People tell us that they don't feel comfortable pressing 'like'... because 'like' isn't the appropriate sentiment when someone...

Duration:00:00:39

Google Creates New Parent Company, ‘Alphabet’

8/11/2015
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Some changes coming to Google. FOX News Radio's Kerin McCue reports: It's Google's operating structure that'll be changing. Henceforth, it'll become part of a holding company called 'Alphabet'. Users will still be able search, use the maps and watch YouTube as Alphabet will house those main Google businesses. Couple all that with businesses managed separately: Like Fiber and Nest... Even Google Ventures. There'll be some changes in the front offices, too, with Larry Page becoming the CEO of...

Duration:00:00:30

Can Gamers Solve Commuting Troubles?

8/6/2015
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The key to making commuting easier... may come from a couch. FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig explains: FOX on Tech. Calling all gamers... Ford is looking for game developers to help solve some of the mysteries of commuting, coming up with ways to end gridlock and improve the efficiency of city transportation. (Bartholdy) "We want to use gameification to create an engaging and innovation solution to keep city travelers moving in a seamless and stress-free way." Challenge creator Bjoern...

Duration:00:00:40

Microsoft Launches Windows 10

7/29/2015
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Today's the day countless PC's will be able to upgrade, free-of-charge, to Microsoft's latest version of Windows. But will anybody do it? FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports for FOX On Tech: Upgrading to Windows 10 today? Microsoft gives it away free to users of Windows 7 and 8. (Laff) "They need it to be free to get people to really look at it. And just because it's free doesn't mean people are going to use it, but I think it will get more eyeballs." Tech entrepreneur Steven Laff of...

Duration:00:01:01

Google Gives Users A Way To “Unsend” Emails

6/24/2015
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Google coming up with a way to stop those regrettable emails. FOX News Radio's Lisa Lacerra reports: Ever send an email to someone then wish you hadn't? Google now offering a way to cancel the delivery of an errant email within 30 seconds of hitting send as part of a settings change made to its Gmail this week. The undo send feature had been available for the past six years in Google's experimental labs, but it took extra steps to get there. Gmail users will now be able to activate the...

Duration:00:00:32

Elon Musk Looks To Provide Internet Service From Space

6/15/2015
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Could the Internet be made to reach far flung corners of the planet too remote or dangerous to run fiber optic cable? One global technology entrepreneur thinks 'yes' and has already set out to do it. FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports in this FOX on Tech: FOX On Tech. Billionaire tech guru Elon Musk whose space launch company does work for NASA, wants to put 4,000 satellites in the sky to make the Internet available anywhere on planet Earth. (Musk) "In the long term, it would be like...