KOSUAfter a tornado hits, emergency crews looking for survivors in storm shelters face a problem: Streets and landmarks are suddenly unrecognizable. One Moore, Okla., firefighter developed an app to help.
All Tech Considered posts about Apps
Matchmaking apps like Tinder can help people find potential dates quickly. But that efficiency can have drawbacks for people trying to find true love.
Bombings are a frequent reality of living in Lebanon, so Lebanese student Sandra Hassan made an app to alert let friends and family know you're okay after violence strikes. It's getting a lot more attention that she had originally imagined.
A handful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs say it's time to turn your finances over to bots. Algorithms can monitor a person's financial behavior better than most advisers, they say, and aren't biased by commissions or complex fee structures.
Trip Hawkins founded Electronic Arts, the company behind the Madden NFL video game. His latest venture is heading in a very different direction: using the advances in gaming technology to teach children emotional intelligence.
Computer technology offers us abilities we could once only dream about. But many companies have yet to recognize the commercial opportunity in making products for the disabled. Some argue that ignoring accessibility issues completely is a multi-billion dollar mistake.
The new mobile operating system's design acknowledges that we no longer need physical analogs — like a camera shutter or old-timey microphone — to describe an app's function.
In this edition of Weekly Innovation, we check out Tile, a stamp-size device that can be attached to any valuable item: a wallet, keys, laptop, even a dog collar. Using Bluetooth 4.0 with an iPhone app, users can find a lost or misplaced item that Tile is attached to.
Internet users spend more time on social networks and blogs than any other category of sites — often while procrastinating. Millions of users are downloading apps to block themselves from getting distracted by social media.
An Australian restaurant owner wants to replace the most common word in the English language, "the," with a new symbol. He wants to create more space for typing, texting and Twitter. But will this character be as popular as the ampersand, which sometimes replaces "and" with the symbol "&"?