Technology

‘Less smart phone’ Nokia 3310 model making a retro comeback in U.K.

So there’s both good and bad news in the tech world this week — in particular, about Nokia cell phones. Those old enough to remember when cell phones came with green and black screens and only 15 buttons might be excited to learn that Nokia is bringing back the nearly […]

How YouTube is changing the way I discover music (and could for you, too)

A few years ago, if you asked me how I found new music, I probably would have said “recommendations from people I trust.” I have begun to recognize that much like the publishing industry is changing due to an increase in independent and hybrid authors, the music industry is changing, […]

“Mr. Robot” combines best elements of “Dexter,” “Fight Club,” “The Matrix”

“Mr. Robot” is like “Dexter” meets “The Matrix” meets “Fight Club,” only with computer hackers. The very first scene of “Mr. Robot” reminded me so much of “Dexter” that I instantly was intrigued by this dark, twisted tale. The show’s star, Rami Malek, has been in a few well-known movies, […]

Too much tech? Threshold may be reached with iPhone 8 facial recognition

A new year, another new iPhone. Nearly every year since 2007, Apple has released a brand-new phone — full of brand-new options and fancy new “toys.” The iPhone 8 still is being developed, but rumor has it there will be unprecedented new tech in this device. It seems technology finally […]

EMS removal from ECAB, sub-committee formation raise questions

The Cowley County consolidated 911 dispatch center came under scrutiny during a recent meeting of the City Commission of Arkansas City. After the meeting, Ark City Daily Bytes requested and inspected numerous emails, spinning more than a year and a half, from local government officials in order to verify claims […]

Friction seen in disputes between county, rural fire over call sign, pagers

The Cowley County consolidated 911 dispatch center came under scrutiny during a recent meeting of the City Commission of Arkansas City. After the meeting, Ark City Daily Bytes requested and inspected numerous emails, spinning more than a year and a half, from local government officials in order to verify claims […]

Keep your screens clean and please think of IT professionals’ health needs

Being the spouse of a tech guy can have its advantages — but last week, one of the downfalls of his chosen career path found me in the form of a cold. There is a secondary kind of computer health that most information technology (IT) professionals don’t really talk about. […]

Vote on MDT software exposes schisms on 911 ECAB advisory board

The Cowley County consolidated 911 dispatch center came under scrutiny during a recent meeting of the City Commission of Arkansas City. After the meeting, Ark City Daily Bytes requested and inspected numerous emails, spanning more than a year and a half, from local government officials in order to verify claims […]

Masaya Nakamura, “father” of company that created Pac-Man, dies at 91

The “father” of Pac-Man died late last month at the age of 91. Masaya Nakamura was born in 1925. Nakamura founded the Japanese video game company that manufactured Pac-Man, which debuted May 22, 1980. The company, named Namco, was founded in 1955. It began as Namco Manufacturing and it created […]

Catching Fire: Samsung Note 7 retired after combustion traced to battery

I have heard people talking during the last year about their “exploding” phones, or phones that have caught fire for no reason. For the most part, I ignored them — as most of the stories I’ve heard have to do with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. (For the record, I’m an […]