Tech Corner

People use smartphones nearly an hour a day, study says

Think back on your past 24 hours. How much time did you spend on your smartphone? Were you mostly texting, reading news, checking Twitter, or were you actually talking to another human?

Rare Apple 1 computer sold for $671,000

A rare working model of the Apple 1, the tech giant's first desktop computer, sold for more than $671,000 over the weekend at an auction in Germany.

Google's quest to get more women in tech

Google is a company focused on problem solving. It has untold amounts of computing power at its disposal working away to try and solve big problems.

Liquid lights and musical posters: Welcome to the world of electric paint

Imagine if you could paint a working light switch directly onto your wall, without any need for sockets, cables or wiring.

Survey: Teens' enthusiasm for Facebook is waning

There's fresh evidence that American teenagers may be growing weary of Facebook.

Woman is fitted with bionic limbs after losing arms & legs to flesh-eating bacteria

With a new set of prosthetic hands now in place, Aimee Copeland can wipe down tables, fold a towel, hang clothes, she can even flat iron her hair and do it all on her own.

It's settled! Creator tells us how to pronounce 'GIF'

 We can't settle iPhone vs. Android or "Star Wars" vs. "Star Trek" for you. But another long-running geek debate was put to rest Tuesday night.

Maker Faires spread the DIY gospel

The Maker Faire is a festival spun out of the maker movement that brings together science, crafting, robots, steampunk, drones and Legos. Lots of Legos.

Twitter bumps up log-in security after hacks

After a series of high-profile and embarrassing hacks, Twitter has rolled out a new, two-step login to help users prevent unwanted intrusions.

Back to the future: Spectacular tech 'firsts', including Apple 1, up for auction

In this era of ever-accelerating technological development, we all tend to be so fixated on the gizmos of the future that we rarely take the time to think about the glorious technology of the past.

GOHSEP announces ALERT FM; sends emergency alerts straight to your phone

Just in time for hurricane season, there's a new way to get the latest information from state police on watches, warnings, and alerts.

HP soars as Meg Whitman turnaround continues

Hewlett-Packard is still struggling to turn itself around. But here's the good news for HP and CEO Meg Whitman: When Wall Street estimates are set at rock bottom, they're easy to beat.

Samsung Galaxy S4 named top smartphone by Consumer Reports

A month after being released to mostly positive reviews, Samsung's flagship phone is getting some validation from Consumer Reports.

Microsoft unveils new Xbox One game console

 Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One on Tuesday, and with it comes the next generation of content for its Kinect motion control technology.

Holden urges hurricane preparedness, launches Red Stick Ready app

Mayor Kip Holden said today that the Oklahoma tornadoes are a good reminder that we need to get ready for hurricane season. Holden met with several of the top emergency response officials in EBR Parish today.