Tech Corner

New Google Maps can help you avoid traffic

Mapping apps on phones have already replaced dedicated navigation devices for many drivers trying to find unfamiliar addresses. Now, Google Maps will notify drivers about more traffic jams as well.

Zuckerberg's Facebook page hacked to prove security flaw

He tried to warn them. A Palestinian researcher posted a message on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's page last week after he says the site's security team didn't take his warnings about a security flaw seriously.

Study: Using Facebook can make you sad

When you click "Like" on your friends' Facebook posts, do you really mean it?

Facebook testing one-click checkout for mobile shopping

Add Facebook to the large list of companies hoping to crack the mobile payments nut.

Microsoft's 45-inch touchscreen costs $150

Microsoft has a vision for a world in which every surface is a Windows touchscreen. That became a whole lot closer to reality this week.

Your photos could reveal more than you might think: how to keep your info safe

Did you have any idea people could track the photos you post online and find you? Well it turns out that some of the photos you take with your cell phone can pinpoint your exact location.

New dangerous technology poses threat when uploading photos from your smartphone

Who thought posting pictures of your child's birthday party online from your smartphone would pose a potential threat to your family?

Texas family discovers baby monitor hacked after they hear voices calling daughter's name from camera

A baby monitor brought on a horrifying situation for some Texas parents. The camera they were using to monitor their 2-year-old and keep her safe was hacked, and what the hacker did was chilling.

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office launches Tip 411 Android and iPhone app

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has launched Tip 411 app for Android and iPhone devices that enables the public to send anonymous tips to the police and lets the police respond back, creating a two way anonymous “chat.”<

BlackBerry directors explore a sale of the company

BlackBerry's board of directors is exploring the option of selling the company, said the smartphone maker on Monday.

Fight AIDS with your smartphone

When you're not using your smartphone, scientists can now use it to fight AIDS.

Nearly half of all video-gamers are women

A new report suggests adult women are nearly half of all video game players. That's a number that can be read in the changing tone of some of today's top games.

YouTube creators target Vine, Instagram with MixBit

The people who created YouTube are getting into the quickie-video app business ... with a twist.

Why more Amber alerts will be waking you up

Many Californians were startled awake Monday night and early Tuesday morning by Amber Alerts that made screeching noises on their cell phones. Some people even took to Twitter to complain. They better get used to it.

Facebook is tweaking your News Feed

Facebook wants to make sure you don't miss the most important updates, photos, humblebrags and baby announcements from your friends.