Stories tagged: computers
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 2:07 P.M.
Apple seeks to reclaim lost PC market share with new Macs
Apple Inc. unveiled new Mac computers as it seeks to revitalize a product line that co-founder Steve Jobs once said would be rendered redundant by the iPad.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 2:15 P.M.
Microsoft says 300 million devices use Windows 10
Microsoft says 300 million devices are running Windows 10, keeping the company on track to meet its goal of 1 billion users of the new operating system by 2018.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 9:08 A.M.
Intel warns Oregon it’s cutting 784 workers near Portland
Intel has notified Oregon officials it plans to lay off nearly 800 workers in Washington County.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 2:47 P.M.
Pentagon plans huge, swift upgrade to Windows 10
The Department of Defense is embarking on a program to update millions of its computers to Windows 10, an unusually quick move for one of Microsoft’s massive government customers.
THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014
CV CyberPatriots test skills against hundreds in nation
Central Valley High School students are learning to close computer network gaps that can allow hackers to sneak in. The school’s new CyberPatriots group – 26 students and three teams …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2014
Students being taught to type at an earlier age
Ayla Vick sits at a desktop computer with her hands on the keyboard. She places her fingers on the home row, stretching them to form words on the screen. “Sometimes …
SUNDAY, AUG. 10, 2014
BBB Tip of the Week
When you are ready to upgrade to a new computer, you need to do more than shut down and dispose of your old one to stay safe. Even if you’ve …
SUNDAY, AUG. 10, 2014
Help foil hackers by fortifying your passwords
With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it’s a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The …
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
Servers seized, ending global hacking scheme
WASHINGTON – A band of hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, secretly seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million from businesses …
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
Doug Clark: Set phasers to stun: ‘Star Trek’ hacker fesses up
Confession, they say, is good for your soul. It’s pretty good for stirring up some laughs, too.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014
Avista getting new computer systems
After 20 years on a mainframe, Avista Utilities is launching new computer systems this year for handling customer service calls, managing work orders and tracking equipment in its three-state service …
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
Personal computer sales decline steeply
SAN FRANCISCO – The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it’s starting to look as if it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices …
MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012
Christmas Bureau gets technological
For anyone who’s counting, there are 22 days until Christmas, when kids everywhere will rise before the sun ready to tear into their presents. That leaves 22 days to raise …
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
Students show computer skills in national competiton
Spokane high schools had a strong showing at this year’s National CyberPatriot Championships in Washington, D.C., last week. Teams from Lewis and Clark High School and John R. Rogers High …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012
Tough economy drives training programs on computer, job skills
When Bobbi Worley became unemployed in August, she figured she’d find a new job rather quickly. After all, she’d worked as a bookkeeper for 40 years in a handful of …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011, 8:26 A.M.
Gates testifies in $1 billion lawsuit against Microsoft
Billionaire Bill Gates envisioned a computer in every home in America, and he wanted to be the one who put them there, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder testified today in a …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
Officer’s text message ruled a factor in pedestrian fatality
A Spokane police officer who hit and killed an intoxicated pedestrian in his patrol car in January was typing a message into his onboard computer just before the crash. Officer …
SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011
Jim Kershner: Computer’s perfection no match for the human touch
After hearing about the “Jeopardy” victory of Watson, the IBM supercomputer, I decided to stage a head-to-head contest of my own against Watson. “Hey, Watson,” I said, to this big-headed …
MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2011
Do Your Part: Don’t throw out your electronic waste
Electronic waste is on the rise in the United States at a startling rate. In fact, it is growing at nearly three times the rate of any other kind of …
MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011, 12:12 P.M.
Repairs continue after flooding at Geiger
A power outage caused by basement flooding at Geiger Corrections Center on Sunday, “reflects the challenges of keeping the pre-World War II facility operational,” the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said …
SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS – Robert Stephens recalls with precision the night he signed the deal that would put his sassy startup, Geek Squad, under the massive corporate umbrella of Best Buy. Parked …
FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
Web usage up at libraries
A new University of Washington study confirms why library computers in the Inland Northwest are always busy. A third of Americans 14 and older – about 77 million people nationwide …
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010, 5:19 P.M.
UW study: Third of Americans use library computers
A new University of Washington study confirms why library computers in the Inland Northwest are always busy.
SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2010
Printer cartridge makers come under fire
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An ounce of filet mignon can cost you $1 at your grocery store, and the butcher won’t hesitate to quote you the price. But the cost …
SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2009
How to make your computer’s cookies crumble
Ready or not, it’s cookie season once again – the little bits of tracking software that Web sites deposit on your computer. People used to pout and cry about these …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2009
Computer losses inspire new mantra: back up
I never thought I’d be grateful that my husband shocked himself and simultaneously fried the hard drive on my computer last August – but I am. After Derek’s home improvement …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009, 5:10 P.M.
2 businesses bet on increasing Apple users
For most of 2008 the Spokane area had just one in-store retail seller of Apple Inc. products; that was Best Buy, the national entertainment chain that carried a limited array …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1995
Technology Can Divide Us As Well As Create Unity Noted Author Will Speak On Ethics Tonight At Whitworth
Rushworth Kidder Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review