technology

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – In a letter to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, AT&T’s regional president stated plans to upgrade the city’s telecommunications are being put on hold. The company cites a lack of urgency from Mayor Jackson’s administration. In the letter, AT&T Great Lakes States President Adam Grzybicki stated he wrote the mayor nearly 5 […]

Users found the filter problematic and dubbed it “digital Blakcface.”   Creators of FaceApp are under fire after users rallied to remove a controversial filter less than 24 hours after its release. FaceApp, a popular photo editing service, offers several features to its customers. But on Wednesday users were outraged to discover they could change their […]

On the face of it, that Verizon, the wireless and broadband company, has bought Yahoo!, even at the fire sale price of $4.8 billion, seems bizarre. Verizon is a thriving, successful company that specializes in getting you online, not searching the internet when you get there. But Verizon’s purchase makes sense when you realize Verizon […]

Girls outscored boys on the first national tech literacy exam. Less surprising to administrators was the racial and socioeconomic achievement gap.

It’s quickly becoming the No. 1 choice for 20-something and 30-something career changers who are fed up with their current gigs and want to learn a valuable skill quickly. Coding—also called programming or software engineering—is the go-to field for these types of transitions. Coders learn how to build websites, apps and the digital products and […]

OHIO – Friday marked the day Uber reported that it made more than 2 million trips in Ohio since its launch in Columbus in December 2013. According to a press release, after Uber was launched in the state’s capital, the company expanded its services to include Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo, Dayton and other cities. It created […]

KENT, OH (WOIO) –Are smart phones making students not-so-smart? A study recently conducted at Kent State University revealed alarming results. The conclusion they were able to draw: The more time students spent on their smart phones, the lower their GPA. Professors behind the study say they finally have the data to prove what they’ve been telling their students […]

Smokey Fontaine interviewed musician, songwriter, record producer and music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid for NewsOne’s exclusive interview series, NewsOne Conversations.” During their chat about the…

PORTLAND, Ore. — Though the developers of the soon-to-be released “Driving While Black” smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don’t want users searching for it. SEE ALSO: Fla. Professor Resigns After Saying Obama Turning US Into ‘Ghetto Culture’ On Facebook “Do not reach for your phone when you […]

Sony Pictures executives shouldn’t expect an invite to Angelina Jolie or Kevin Hart’s house anytime soon. In newly leaked e-mails courtesy of the anonymous Sony hacker, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s co-chairwoman Amy Pascal’s in the center of it all surrounding the talent working for her company. Mega producer Scott Rudin had some choice words to Pascal about Jolie trying to […]

  Computers and smartphones are also seeing increases too, adding to the overall increase in television viewing.   NEW YORK — Americans are watching more television than ever — if you count new types of digital viewing along with the old-fashioned ways. Nielsen’s latest cross-platform report — a quarterly source of data about behavioral trends […]

  PARMA — Police have arrested a former employee of Cuyahoga Community College in connection with numerous thefts of computer and computer hardware belonging to the college. He has been identified as Gregory Wallace, 41, of Cleveland. Wallace appeared in Parma Municipal Court Thursday morning and was arraigned on a single count of felony theft […]