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What the Tech?
What is Integra Technologies? CEO shares plans for $1.8B Wichita facility
Updated: 5 hours ago
Friday, 12 News sat down with the CEO of Integra Technologies to explain what the company already does for northeast Wichita as it looks ahead toward expansion.
Broadband speeds fall fast as millions self-quarantine at home
Updated: Mar. 26, 2020 at 5:48 PM CDT
A challenge for students' learning online comes as broadband speeds across the U.S. fall fast with millions of Americans in self-quarantine at home.
Tips to increase your privacy on smart home devices
Updated: Dec. 9, 2019 at 7:59 AM CST
A release from the FBI in Oregon warns that hackers can "cyberstalk" you inside your own home through your smart TV. Thousands shared the article online concerned for their cyber safety.
Survey: Kids’ appetite for online video doubles in 4 years
Updated: Oct. 29, 2019 at 12:05 AM CDT
MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer
The number of young Americans watching online videos every day has more than doubled, according to survey findings released Tuesday. They're glued to them for nearly an hour a day, twice as long as they were four years ago.
Lawmakers say social media app TikTok could threaten national security
Updated: Oct. 25, 2019 at 4:29 AM CDT
The popular video app TikTok is facing backlash in the United States. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle say TikTok might pose a national security risk.
Instagram kills Following tab, called a ‘stalking’ feature
Updated: Oct. 9, 2019 at 8:41 PM CDT
The Following tab allows people to see their friends’ likes follows and comments. Its original goal was to help people discover new content they may like.
Twitter says it mistakenly shared users’ phone numbers for advertising
Updated: Oct. 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM CDT
Twitter says it mistakenly used the phone numbers and email addresses people provided for security purposes to show advertisements to its users.
Goodbye, iTunes: Once-revolutionary app gone in Mac update
Updated: Oct. 7, 2019 at 4:31 PM CDT
RACHEL LERMAN and ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writers
It's time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy.
New equipment-building tech can help improve KS roads, company says
Updated: Oct. 1, 2019 at 6:41 PM CDT
A Salina company with Kansas State University's School of Engineering develops new technology to build road pavers.
Internet safety alert for parents as Facebook launches new online dating feature
Updated: Sep. 9, 2019 at 6:51 AM CDT
Facebook's new dating feature is available to users 18 and older, however, if kids lied about their age when they signed up for Facebook, they could have access to it before they turn 18.
Wichita Police aim to increase safety and protection from new angle
Updated: Mar. 29, 2019 at 12:50 PM CDT
The Wichita Police Department has a new tool for it's investigations team - a drone.
Digital Detox: the effects of giving up social media
Updated: Mar. 17, 2019 at 6:31 PM CDT
Could you give up social media? We asked several people to give it a try and monitor the impact it had on their lives.
Pinterest blocks vaccination searches
Updated: Feb. 21, 2019 at 10:11 PM CST
The Wall Street Journal reports Pinterest is blocking searches related to vaccinations.
Tips for cleaning up your computer
Updated: Feb. 11, 2019 at 5:46 AM CST
Today is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. It’s the perfect chance for you to clean your computer both physically - and internally.
Memos: Facebook allowed 'friendly fraud' to profit from kids
Updated: Jan. 25, 2019 at 2:32 PM CST
Newly released court documents reveal that Facebook allowed children to ring up huge bills on digital games while the company rejected recommendations on addressing what it dubbed "friendly fraud."
Samsung unveils massive 219-inch TV called 'The Wall'
Updated: Jan. 10, 2019 at 4:32 PM CST
If you're like many Americans, you probably wouldn't mind having a bigger TV.
Old Facebook hoax is back: Your account probably wasn’t hacked
Updated: Jan. 10, 2019 at 11:39 AM CST
The sender claims to have received a suspicious friend request from you recently, then it suggests a remedy: send the message they just sent you to all of your friends.
Facebook used to auction off child bride
Updated: Nov. 20, 2018 at 12:16 PM CST
Facebook is under fire after a man in South Sudan used the social media site to auction off his daughter as a child bride.
Internet traffic hijack dogs Google
Updated: Nov. 12, 2018 at 9:19 PM CST
Internet traffic hijacking disrupted several Google services Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.
Google+ to shut down after security bug
Updated: Oct. 8, 2018 at 3:14 PM CDT
Google + is getting shut down due to lack in popularity and security issue.
Smart City: Wichita prepares for 5G, new technology
Updated: Sep. 25, 2018 at 5:38 PM CDT
City of Wichita leaders are talking about the future of technology here to make it a smart city,
Apple recalls iPhone 8 over manufacturing defect
Updated: Sep. 6, 2018 at 8:10 AM CDT
If you have an iPhone 8 and are having issues with it, there is a recall you may want to know about.
Kansas takes inaugural flight in new drone program
Updated: Aug. 14, 2018 at 5:50 PM CDT
KDOT is researching how drones might be used for search and rescue, assessing roads, and agricultural implications.
Facebook made some private posts public for as many as 14M
Updated: Jun. 7, 2018 at 6:54 PM CDT
Facebook says a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May.
Design of 'smart homes' meant to make independent living easier for local seniors
Updated: Jun. 7, 2018 at 6:09 PM CDT
Cox Communications says its making life easier on the local aging population by designing smart homes.
Kansas among sites selected for program aimed at expanding drone flights
Updated: May. 8, 2018 at 12:23 PM CDT
Federal transportation officials have announced 10 sites for a test program aimed at increasing government and commercial use of unmanned aircraft.
Could you do it? Trips that ban cellphones, even for photos
Updated: Apr. 10, 2018 at 12:16 PM CDT
BETH J. HARPAZ (AP Travel Editor)
A new tour company called Off the Grid is asking travelers to put cellphones away and not even use them for photos.
Keeping your computer running smoothly
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 at 7:22 AM CST
Today is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. Keeping your computer clean can be a daunting task.
AP Explains: Who's affected by computer chip security flaw
Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 at 3:58 PM CST
MATT O'BRIEN (AP Technology Writer)
Security researchers at Google say they've discovered serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers
Online predators solicit videos and photos from Wichita teen
Updated: Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:23 PM CST
At just 13 she became a victim of online harassment, but now she is using her story to help prevent it from happening to other young girls.
Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids
Updated: Dec. 4, 2017 at 9:38 PM CST
BARBARA ORTUTAY (AP Technology Writer)
Facebook is launching a messaging app for children so they can communicate with their parents and parent-approved friends.
Facebook turns to AI to help prevent suicides
Updated: Nov. 28, 2017 at 12:33 AM CST
Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide.
AT&T experiences nationwide outage
Updated: Nov. 15, 2017 at 7:17 PM CST
If you're having problems with your AT&T service, you're not alone.
iPhone bug won't let some users type 'I'
Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 at 4:49 PM CST
An iPhone glitch is causing typos and frustration.
Netflix subscribers receive scam email
Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 at 4:33 PM CST
More than 100 million Netflix users received a fake email attempting to steal their information.
Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone
Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 at 3:27 PM CST
Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit - and giving nearly everyone 280 characters.
iPhone X released Friday
Updated: Nov. 3, 2017 at 6:22 AM CDT
The iPhone X's lush screen, facial-recognition skills and $1,000 price tag are breaking new ground in Apple's marquee product line.
Facebook crashes, sends the world into a frenzy
Updated: Oct. 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM CDT
If you were on your phone, or your tablet or your computer Wednesday morning, you know something dramatic happened - Facebook crashed.
Delta to offer in-flight texting starting Sunday
Updated: Sep. 27, 2017 at 3:28 PM CDT
Free messaging through Delta's wi-fi portal page will be available on Gogo-enabled flights for planes with two or more cabins.
Wichita mom finds comfort through Wesley NICU cameras
Updated: Sep. 26, 2017 at 5:26 PM CDT
NICVIEW cameras at Wesley let parents monitor their newborns who are staying in the NICU.
iPhone X has $999 price tag and richer display
Updated: Sep. 12, 2017 at 5:20 AM CDT
A new version of the Apple TV streaming device will be able to show video with sharper "4K" resolution and a color-improvement technology called high-dynamic range.
Website provides times for total eclipse based on address
Updated: Aug. 10, 2017 at 10:07 PM CDT
A website will tell you exactly when you can see the eclipse based on any address that you enter.
Wisconsin retail tech company offers to microchip its staff
Updated: Jul. 25, 2017 at 11:55 AM CDT
A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand.
Phishing scam targets GMail users
Updated: May. 3, 2017 at 2:09 PM CDT
If you're getting a bunch of emails from people wanting to share a Google document with you, you probably shouldn't open them.
Beyond 'fake news:' Facebook fights 'information operations'
Updated: Apr. 28, 2017 at 11:09 AM CDT
Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to sway political sentiment, including elections.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle
Updated: Mar. 29, 2017 at 10:50 AM CDT
ANICK JESDANUN (AP Technology Writer)
Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.
Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features
Updated: Mar. 28, 2017 at 11:49 AM CDT
Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app.
Russian officers, hackers charged in Yahoo breach
Updated: Mar. 15, 2017 at 11:21 AM CDT
The United States has announced charges against two Russian security services officers and two hackers.
Google and Levi's to release 'smart jacket'
Updated: Mar. 13, 2017 at 8:07 AM CDT
Everything is getting smarter these days - even your clothes.
Samsung unveils three new smartphones
Updated: Jan. 3, 2017 at 4:01 PM CST
The new Galaxy A will come in three sizes and Samsung says they will be less expensive than previous phones.