Tech Corner

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.

Dr. Seuss goes digital

Books? Who needs books? Not Dr. Seuss.

FTC cracks down on hacked video camera maker

The Federal Trade Commission has cracked down on web-connected video camera company TRENDnet after hackers demonstrated security flaws that called users' privacy into question.

LSU baseball Twitter following increases to over 50,000

The LSU baseball program increased its number of Twitter fans to over 50,000 on Thursday as the Tigers are the most-followed team in college baseball. LSU also has nearly 270,000 Facebook fans.

New Facebook flap: Your face in some product's ad

A proposed Facebook policy that would allow your picture to be used in a product or store's ad on the social media site without your knowledge has privacy groups united in opposition.

New version of Android sweetened by KitKat

Google has surprised the tech world by announcing that the next version of Android, its mobile operating system, will be named KitKat -- in honor of the candy bar developers munched on while they were creating it.