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Technology

Smartphones key in smart shopping this Christmas

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video We're still a couple weeks from Thanksgiving, but the holiday shopping season is underway. If you're looking for help, forget the computer. Just pull out your Smartphone. More shoppers are turning to their phones to find the best deals, coupons and gift ideas, and retailers are catching on. Full story...
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Irene could test growing reliance on technology

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video Cell phone service was disrupted on the east coast today after an earthquake struck in central Virginia, but more than that could be impacted here if Hurricane Irene hits this weekend. From apps on smart phones to digital cable to the expansion of the Internet, folks in the Cape Fear are more aware and therefore should be more prepared for a hurricane than they were for Fran in 1996 or Floyd in 1999. Full story...
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Some NC libraries to receive funding for collections, technology upgrades

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Over 120 libraries across the state will receive funding for collections and technology upgrades Full story...
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Mobile providers launching new products, faster network

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video New technology is all around us, and 2011 promises gadgets everyone will want to have. With those devices, many consumers may find they have a need for speed. Full story...
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Business convention thinking "green"

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It was a packed house for the first Emerging Green Business Conference today at Wrightsville Beach. WWAY is a proud sponsor of the conference. Full story...
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Android "Gathering" comes to Port City

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Have an Android smartphone and aren't sure how to get the most out of it? The Verizon Wireless Android Gathering was in town on Saturday to lend a hand. Full story...
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Federal stimulus brings internet, HD cable to southern Columbus

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The money will help ATMC provide the area with broadband internet as well as phone and high definition cable TV service. The area includes the communities of Nakina, Old Dock, Guideway, Pireway, Crusoe, Bug Hill, Antioch, Dothan and Sandy Plain. Full story...
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Website lets you rent a friend

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videoThe idea is simple: log on, search for friends in your area by zip code, and there you have it. You can see the profiles of people willing to be your friend. Rent-a-Friend isn't free, though. You have to pay a monthly membership, and then you have to pay your friend by the hour. Full story...
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iPhone 4 problems not a problem here?

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video The new version of the iPhone is getting a lot of flak from users across the country and even Consumer Reports. But it looks like that broad criticism of Apple's iPhone 4 is not spoiling the whole bunch in Wilmington. Full story...
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Local schools and students are going hi-tech

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videoWhen kids hit the books next week, their classrooms may look a little different. Schools across New Hanover County are going hi-tech. The elementary kids at Gregory School of Science, Math, and Technology are especially ahead of the game. Full story...
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