Wi-Fi woes: Factors that cripple your connection
The average person in the US spends eight hours and five minutes using digital media and most of that is probably connected to Wi-fi. But in this increasingly connected world, what do you do if your Wi-Fi can’t keep up? There are some things that you can do to prevent your internet speed from slowing down any further.
The Oasis Institute: Creating tech-savvy seniors
In today's tech-driven world, being digitally literate is essential. However, for many seniors, navigating technology can be quite a nuisance. The digital divide is widening, leaving older adults feeling disconnected and left behind. Recognizing this challenge, The Oasis Institute, a national organization, is dedicated to ensuring seniors stay connected, tech-savvy, and, most importantly, safe.
Cellphone durability: Does your smartphone pass Consumer Reports’ tough tests?
We want our pricey smartphones to be able to handle everyday use and abuse without having to be repaired or replaced. That’s why Consumer Reports puts every phone in its ratings through some pretty tough durability testing.
Did your kids buy gear in Fortnite without asking you? The FTC says you could get a refund
The Federal Trade Commission announced late last year that Epic Games would pay $520 million in penalties and refunds to settle complaints revolving around children’s privacy and its payment methods that tricked players into making unintended purchases.
Upskilling: Future-proof your career against changing technology
Industrial automation, the launch of the internet, and now AI technology like Chat GPT keeps changing how people do their jobs. Failing to keep up with changing technologies can leave you jobless; thankfully, there are things you can do to future proof your career.
Becoming a code queen: Changing the face of tech
According to a New York Times report, Silicon Valley and the tech industry are sliding back into their bro culture ways. This means a work environment that favors male workers, which already takes up 75 percent of that industry’s workforce. However, a tech boot camp is offering a solution to change that culture workforce trend.
‘Society needs to be prepared for disruption’: How AI might impact your life & the city of Jacksonville
Bringing artificial intelligence to Jacksonville is one of the goals of a proposed $200 million University of Florida graduate school that would focus on innovating programs in medicine, business and engineering.
Don’t get scammed! You might not be as tech savvy as you think.
A recent survey showed two-thirds of Americans think they are tech savvy, but after answering a few questions, it showed most of them are not. They open emails from people they don’t know, give out personal info to strangers and think they’re safe on most online shopping sites.
Do you pay your JEA bill in person? There will be some changes when the utility moves to its new headquarters
In less than a month, JEA is moving to its new downtown headquarters. That will mean some changes for customers who are used to paying their bills in person. JEA is going high-tech with kiosks and apps for your phone to make that happen.
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with 49 Starlink satellites from Vandenberg
SpaceX is targeting 11:15 a.m. Tuesday for a Falcon 9 launch of 49 Starlink satellites and D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
Consumer Reports: Items on sale in January to keep you on track with your New Year’s goals
If you feel like some of your 2023 resolutions have already started to go by the wayside, don’t fret just yet. Consumer Reports found some deals this month that will help you reach your goals and save you money.
‘Matter’ of Fact: New gadget standard will simplify connecting devices across brands
The new standard was created by several tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and other companies so that consumers could choose their smart home devices based on features and price rather than compatibility with a specific system.
Cracking the Code: I-TEAM helps parents decipher emojis used by teens to hide drug use
Drug dealers have been talking in code for years out of fear law enforcement might be listening to their conversations. But now, your teenager’s cellphone is making it easier than ever to communicate using emojis as code words for drugs.
Slate of speakers eager to spark new ideas at 2022 TEDxJacksonville ‘Friction’ conference
TEDxJacksonville has announced its on-stage lineup of speakers and musical performers as well as conference activities for the 2022 conference FRICTION on Oct. 22 at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts.
Federal student aid website lags after Biden’s $10K loan forgiveness announcement
Hours after President Joe Biden announced many Americans can have up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt forgiven, the website that manages federal student aid became overwhelmed by those rushing to check the status of their loans and whether they qualify.