4 Things To Know: Gov. Dayton Hospitalized, Cuba Goes Online & MoreFrom Gov. Mark Dayton fainting at a Woodbury event to Cuba going online, here are the four stories to know for Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.
Can Christmas Lights Slow Down Wi-Fi Speed?But all the beautiful lights could put a damper on your plans to binge-watch holiday specials on Netflix, according to a new report from the watchdog group Ofcom that says Christmas lights can hurt Wi-Fi speed.
Online Personal Shopping Services FlourishingWho wouldn't love to have their own personal shopper? Online personal shopping services have exploded in popularity in recent years. Clothes are picked out for users and then sent in the mail, saving them time and, some say, money.
How A 1-Year-Old Weather Story Went Viral, And Sent Minnesotans Into A Snow FrenzyOn Wednesday morning, thousands of Minnesotans logged on to Facebook to some disturbing (or maybe exciting) news: a huge snow storm was headed our way. There was just one problem: The story was from last year.
Target Apologizes For Issues Following Lilly Pulitzer Collection Launch Target saw its highly-anticipated Lilly Pulitzer collection fly off online and physical stores shelves Sunday, and shoppers took to social media to complain about website issues, lack of stock, and other shoppers who bought pieces of the collection by the handful.
Teens & Technology: Study Finds 25 Percent Are Online 'Almost Constantly'A new study by the <a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/09/teens-social-media-technology-2015/" target="_blank">Pew Research Center</a> shows just how much teens are using technology and social media.
Internet Safety Expert Offers Tips To Stay Safe While On The WebProtecting yourself while online is importan, and it's relatively easy to do, according to Daniel Sieberg with Google. Sieberg said the most common mistake people make is using the same password for all your accounts.
New Online Tool Helps Select Perfect State ParkThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a new online tool to help visitors select a state park that's the perfect fit.
Judge Halts Minnesota Online Voter Signup System Minnesota's new online voter registration system must be shut down because it was improperly established, a judge ordered Monday. But the Legislature could quickly turn it back on. Ramsey County District Judge John Guthmann said in his ruling that Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was wrong to set it up without legislative permission. He ruled that Ritchie must close the system down by midnight Tuesday. Any registrations previously made through the site will be valid.
Minn. Lawmakers Not Happy With MN Lottery Online ExpansionIf you play the Minnesota Lottery online, listen up: the Legislature may be preparing to shut down the game. A bill to end online gambling got the OK from the Minnesota House Commerce Committee Thursday.
Stopping Minn. e-Lotto Tickets Wouldn't Come CheapMinnesota lawmakers are being told they'll have to come up with millions of dollars if they want to shut down the sales of e-lottery tickets. The potential $8 million cost is attributable to lost sales and vendor contracts that would be breached if the Legislature prohibits the lottery from continuing with online games.
'Heartbleed' Bug: The Internet Breach That Might Affect YouYou may want to change all your online passwords in the coming days. A large-scale lapse in Internet security has been uncovered, revealing that millions of accounts may be vulnerable. The security breach has been dubbed "Heartbleed," and it potentially affects credit card numbers, email services and other sensitive information.
Mpls. Man Charged In Nat'l Online Child Porn RingA Minneapolis man is among those busted in what is being called one of the largest child pornography busts in history. The Department of Homeland Security has been watching an underground ring and its members over the past year. They say a dozen of the victims are from Minnesota.
MNsure Signups Nearly Triple In Second 2 WeeksAlmost 11,000 people have signed up for insurance through Minnesota's online exchange in its first month of operation.
Minn. Health Exchange Opens, A Few Hours Late Officials with Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange still haven't announced a time for its launch. MNsure officials said late Monday afternoon that they had pushed the debut back to sometime Tuesday afternoon. But by early afternoon they still had not set a time for the online marketplace to go live and had not said why.