Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown

Bruce started writing about personal computers and technology in 1982 and hasn’t yet found a good reason to stop. His smartest move ever was proposing to his wife 13 days after a blind date. He’s a proud father and grandfather, and an avid walking companion with Happy, their Double Doodle.
Articles
Cars

Lyft wants to partner with cities to add bike and scooter sharing

Lyft announced a multi-mode transportation plan to bring bike and scooter sharing to cities. To kick off the new initiative Lyft will invest $1 million to help nonprofits establish income eligible transportation programs.
Smart Home

Samsung’s S9 and S9+ Prime Day bundles include an Echo and an Echo Spot

Samsung's Amazon Prime Day bundles include an Amazon Echo, Echo Spot, and a Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Starter Kit for no extra charge with Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ smartphones. The bundle savings equals $430.
Smart Home

GE’s scan-to-cook microwave comes with a bonus Amazon Dot for a limited time

The Alexa-aware GE Smart Countertop Microwave takes the mystery out of cooking by scanning food packaging barcodes the for correct settings. For a limited time, GE is bundling an Amazon Echo Dot with the new microwave.
Computing

Apple fixes MacBook Pro keyboard issue — sorta

Apple's MacBook Pro has had keyboard reliability issues since 2016. The 2018 MacBook Pro boasts a quieter keyboard than earlier models - but what's touted as a new feature actually may be a fix for an old problem. It that's the case…
Smart Home

Two U.S. senators think your TV is spying on you, ask the FTC to investigate

U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate smart TV privacy policies and practices. The Senators say smart TVs can build viewer profiles that include political affiliations.
Smart Home

Canary’s Safety Button adds personal security when you’re away from home

Canary smart home security service and device company partnered with Noonlight to add a personal Safety Button to the Canary app. All Canary subscriber household members can use the Safety Button app when they feel unsafe.