Smart Homes: Not Just for Tech Geeks Anymore

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. Market research groups are seeing increased sales of lights that turn off when you say “good night,” smart locks that let in […]

DuPont™ Corian® Charging Surface Effortlessly Enables a Wireless World

WILMINGTON, Del. — Since its introduction in 2015, the DuPont Corian Charging Surface has been powering up smart devices in hotels, restaurants and homes around the world. Now, with the introduction of the Qi compatible iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8S models, Corian Charging Surface offers a convenient, stylish and inconspicuous alternative to standard […]

Google Blocks YouTube on Amazon Devices in Escalating Feud

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon’s refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets. That […]

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

By Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is coming for your kids. The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can’t yet have their own accounts under Facebook’s rules, […]

Some of Facebook’s Early Friends Now Its Sharpest Critics

By Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK (AP) — Some of Facebook’s former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. Facebook exploits a “vulnerability in human psychology” to addict its users, Sean Parker, the company’s first president, said in a public forum in November. Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook […]