D.C. nonprofit offers free tech training

By: Rebekah Sewell

Growing up in an underserved neighborhood of Atlanta, Ga., Meico Whitlock, 30, was always “fascinated by technology.” By volunteering with Byte Back, a D.C. nonprofit that provides computer classes in disadvantaged local communities, he’s now able to help others succeed. He finds Byte Back’s classes “improve the lives of everyday people,” he... READ MORE

Ways to create better, stronger passwords

By: By Anick Jesdanun

With more frequent news that hacker rings are amassing millions of username and password combinations from major retail outlets, it’s a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.If there’s reason to believe your information might have been compromised, change your passwords immediately.One of the best things you can do is to make sure your new passwords are strong.... READ MORE

Tech tools that make travel easier, simpler

By: Anick Jesdanun

Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out.But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you’re going?In my travels, I’ve come across a number of products and services worth bringing along:Keeping your gadgets charged You’ll need not only the charging... READ MORE

Generations together

By: Alexis Bentz

Technology takes toll on young and old  When you hear the word technology, what do you think of?  Probably not the same thing as someone my age (12) thinks. The fact is that the generations may look at technology in very different ways. Many kids think that technology is “cool” because not only does it make them more popular, it allows them to play video games,... READ MORE

Tech-savvy actor still explores new worlds

By: Rebekah Sewell

In the second season of “Takei’s Take” — a web series hosted by George Takei, the 77-year-old actor who played Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek” — Takei punches a virtual reality shark in the face, learns about a “brain-activated” skateboard, drives an electric car, and explores how Boston could become the next Silicon Valley.The rapid-fire... READ MORE

E-book services offer a library of choices

By: Anick Jesdanun

Own a tablet or a smartphone? Then for a few bucks a month, you can have a (virtual) library in your pocket or carrying case.Two startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies: Oyster and Scribd let you read as many books as you want for a fixed monthly price — $10 for Oyster and $9 for Scribd.I was skeptical at first. I can never find enough time to read, and... READ MORE