Tech Corner

Artiphon Instrument 1: Guitar, keyboard, drums and bass, in one place

Is it a guitar? Is it a piano? Nope, it is a crazy iPhone-powered combination of both. Plus it has a built in bass, violin and drum machine to boot.

Windows 8.1's little changes are a huge improvement

Microsoft on Wednesday released its first preview of Windows 8.1, a vastly improved update of its forward-thinking but flawed PC operating system.

A picture’s worth a thousand words…and possible jail time

Love can make even the most mature person do crazy things. Unfortunately, technology has created a growing problem among teens and young adults that can have very serious consequences.

Lafayette prison adds new video system to increase security, provide better visitation

The Lafayette Parish Correctional Center gained a new high tech video system that helps increase security, while also providing more options for family members of prisoners.

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation adds new features to GoNOLA App for Essence Festival

NOTMC has teamed up with Essence Festival to update its popular GoNOLA visitor app, by adding new content that highlights events in the city during the festival weekend, and also makes it easier to purchase tickets.

Mississippi attorney general blasts Google over drug ads

Mississippi's top prosecutor Wednesday threatened to subpoena the search giant Google over what he called its failure to crack down on ads touting unlawful sales of prescription drugs and pirated entertainment.

NBC33 mobile app has a new look now available for download; upgrade in app store

The NBC33 mobile app has a new, easier to use format that’s available now for download.

You have the right to remain silent…especially on Facebook

As social media sites continue to grow in popularity, so do the frequency and number of posts from its users. However, have you ever considered who’s reading your page?

Yahoo 'recycling' old e-mail, raising security concerns

Yahoo has announced a plan to "recycle" old e-mail addresses, a move meant to free up accounts for folks who want them but that has sparked privacy concerns.

Instagram video: Vine killer and not much else

After hinting this day would come for the past two years, Instagram finally added video to its arsenal on Thursday.

Addicted gamers are sweet on 'Candy Crush'

Julia Enright often plays at night while watching TV. Billy Byler plays in the airport while waiting for his flight. University student Breanna Reboca, a skilled multitasker, plays on her phone while walking to class.

Microsoft backtracks on Xbox One sharing policies

Reacting to "feedback from the Xbox community," it appears Microsoft is reversing course and changing two key components to policies for its new Xbox One video game console.

Red Cross app offers hurricane preparedness tips

With hurricane season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking ahead and getting prepared at home.

Louisiana police warn about Internet scam called 'Ransomware'

Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii wants to inform the public about a new scam circulating on the Internet called “Ransomware.”

Google seeks to scrub Web of child porn

Google says it will spend $5 million on an effort to wipe pictures of child sexual abuse from the Web and another $2 million to research more effective ways to find, report and eradicate the images.