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December 8, 2019

Zerick DeCrans, 7, and Petroula DeCrans, 5, of Forest Lake, used their family’s Ring doorbell camera to send messages to their father, Peter, while he was stationed in the Middle East earlier this year with the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team — the “Red Bull” unit. (Courtesy of Peter DeCrans)
Doorbell camera kept Minnesota kids close to father deployed overseas
December 8, 2019 - 7:02am
December 6, 2019
Illustration by Troy Becker / Forum News Service
Cybersecurity 'has to be in your DNA' to fend off hacking threats
December 6, 2019 - 2:00pm
The Twitter Inc. logo is displayed on an Apple iPhone in this arranged photograph taken in New York.  Bloomberg photo by Alex Flynn
Twitter wanted to be the town square. Now it's also grappling with being a cemetery
December 6, 2019 - 10:31am
November 24, 2019
Wine bottle Christmas lights, like those from The Old Farmer's Store, add a unique, festive flair to holiday decor. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Unique Christmas light decorations for a tech-filled holiday season
November 24, 2019 - 10:00am
November 4, 2019
Logan Stewart sells his Freeze Alert Plus units at Bueg's Ace Hardware in Detroit Lakes, where he works and pictured here, as well as online at his product's website, Ther-Monitor.com. The units sell for $80 each, with $10 of that going to the Detroit Lakes High School robotics team. Stewart is the adviser of the team. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Electronics whiz creates freeze alert device for peace of mind
November 4, 2019 - 7:00am
November 3, 2019
Fingerprint from Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fingerprint_picture.svg
What is fingerprinting? The online tracking you can't avoid
November 3, 2019 - 7:09pm
November 1, 2019
A Fitbit Inc. Ionic smartwatch for a photograph at the Wearable Expo in Tokyo on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Kiyoshi Ota.
Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion to boost hardware
November 1, 2019 - 9:46am
October 24, 2019
TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it. (Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
TikTok raises national security concerns in Congress as Schumer, Cotton ask for federal review
October 24, 2019 - 11:38am
October 23, 2019
The Google logo at a marketing conference in Cologne, Germany. Bloomberg photo by Krisztian Bocsi
Google scientists say they've achieved 'quantum supremacy' breakthrough over classical computers
October 23, 2019 - 2:33pm
October 22, 2019
Google Maps now shows speed traps, potentially raising the ire of law enforcement
October 22, 2019 - 10:48am
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin and owner of The Washington Post, introduces a newly developed lunar lander "Blue Moon" at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in May. Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to team up with aerospace giants to help meet Trump's moon mandate
October 22, 2019 - 8:52am
October 18, 2019
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
Your smartphone takes amazing selfies. Those selfies could tell stalkers where you live
October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
William, who declined to provide his last name, heats up a cup of water for coffee at a homeless camp near Cathedral Hill in St. Paul. Beyond the fence is Interstate 35E. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Rental app aims to close housing gap: More transparent rental screening could help bypass barriers
October 18, 2019 - 6:17pm
October 11, 2019
This Netflix box, found in a secure room at Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association in Brandon, contains all Netflix movies. When the box arrived, it included this hand-written quote from a Netflix employee. It's a quote from an "Ironman" movie. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Small town. Big tech. Minnesota-based server is bring you faster Netflix, web content
October 11, 2019 - 10:45am
October 10, 2019
The Facebook logo is displayed for a photograph on an Apple iPhone.  Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Facebook policy on political speech lets politicians lie in ads
October 10, 2019 - 8:58pm
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