TECHNOLOGY

A new way to clean your phone: Zap it

A new way to clean your phone: Zap it

The Phonesoap charger looks like a tanning bed for cell phones. According to recent scientific studies, one of the most common contaminants of mobile devices is – wait for it – fecal matter. That’s not to say that we’re all gross Neanderthals who wipe our backsides with the latest technology. But this is one problem […]

LinkedIn reports loss despite 46% jump in revenue

LinkedIn reports loss despite 46% jump in revenue

LinkedIn posted quarterly results on Thursday that, at least temporarily, deepened investor angst over social-media stocks. The world’s largest social network for professionals, which is an indispensable tool for recruiters, reported a 46% rise in first-quarter revenue, to $473.2 million, but a loss of $13.3 million. The news sent LinkedIn shares down 2% in after-hours […]

Facebook makes moves to let you be more private

Facebook makes moves to let you be more private

Facebook users will get more privacy control with a new Anonymous Login feature and some changes announced Wednesday in how the existing Facebook login works. At its developers conference, the social networking giant unveiled new privacy features that let you decide how much information you want to share with apps for games and such that […]

Microsoft issues Internet Explorer security fix

Microsoft issues Internet Explorer security fix

Microsoft issued a fix on Thursday for a security flaw in Internet Explorer that led the Department of Homeland Security to suggest users change browsers until the problem was solved. The fix updates the computers of all users of the Windows operating system who have automatic updates turned on, the company said on its security […]

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