Tech Corner

New iPhone hardware, software a boon for gamers

The new iPhone 5S's performance upgrades and 64-bit processing chip will make the smartphone more responsive and faster. And mobile game developers are excited about the possibilities they see opening up with that newfound power.

Feds to launch smartphone app in hunt for child sexual predators

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has unveiled a smartphone app with which the public can give authorities information on suspected child sexual predators, including those who are fugitives.

PreSonus pledges $200,000 to support innovation in audio signal processing and digital media at LSU’s College of Engineering

To support education and research in the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, PreSonus Audio Electronics has pledged $200,000 to establish a digital signal processing, or DSP, laboratory at LSU.

CONSUMER ALERT: Tips for avoiding Internet fraud

The Internet is an amazing tool. But criminals are recognizing the vast potential of cyberspace. Many of the same scams or frauds that for years have been conducted by mail or phone can now be found on the Internet.

Internet, Wall Street unimpressed by new iPhones

Underwhelmed. That, in a word, was the response in many quarters to Apple's rollout of two new iPhones on Tuesday.

New app helps to locate predators, rescue children from sexual abuse, exploitation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is launching a new smartphone app – the first of its kind in U.S.

Terrebonne Parish student arrested for using phone app to 'shoot' classmates

A student at H. L. Bourgeois High School accused of using a mobile phone app to simulate shooting his classmates was booked and jailed in Terrebonne Parish.

Microsoft is the iPhone 5S' biggest loser

Apple's rivals are always on edge when new iPhones are unveiled, but Tuesday's iPhone 5S event made an unlikely loser out of Microsoft.

Yahoo and Facebook ask for more NSA transparency

Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer are limited in what they can say about their companies' dealings with the NSA, but one thing is clear: They want more transparency from the U.S. government.

UL Lafayette-led team building technology to track flu outbreaks

A six-person team led by a professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is among nine semifinalists in a competition to create software for analyzing, managing and treating outbreaks of influenza.

AT&T apologizes for 9/11 tweet

AT&T quickly deleted a tweet on Sept. 11 after drawing ire from Twitter users who accused the company of exploiting a national tragedy.

Snapchat tries to shed naughty reputation

Snapchat is trying to get away from its reputation as a service for randy sexting teens and secretive philanderers.

Is Apple's new iPhone iOS 7 good for travelers?

Apple has called it the biggest change to the iPhone since the very first one launched in 2007, but does the latest software, iOS 7, make the iPhone a more compelling buy for travelers than its Android- and Windows-powered competitors?

Apple unveils two new iPhones - the 5S and 5C

For the first time ever, Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday, a traditional upgrade of its iPhone 5 as well as a simpler, cheaper version.

How Samsung Galaxy Gear stacks up to other smartwatches

It's tricky business comparing the handful of smartwatches that been publicly unveiled so far -- an early wave in the growing flood of wearable tech products.