Shara Tibken, Wall Street Journal

Shara Tibken

Wall Street Journal

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Shara:

Meta Expands Instagram Parental Controls and Brings Supervision to the Metaverse

For parents who wish Instagram had a closing time, the app’s parental controls now let them set off-limits hours for their teens. Supervision for Quest VR headsets is also here. → Read More

Instagram Adds Parental Controls for the First Time

The new tools will let parents track the time teens spend on apps and see which accounts they follow; Meta is also introducing controls for Quest VR. → Read More

How to Find the Best Trade-In Deals for Your Old iPhone or Android Phone

Carriers, device makers, retailers and phone resellers will pay you for your retired iPhone or Android phone. But you have to shop around to get the most money. → Read More

Why Apple, Amazon and Google Are Uniting on Smart-Home Tech: Matter Explained

Coming this year: A common language so all your devices can communicate with each other. → Read More

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra From Samsung Is a Ginormous Tablet for Work and Play

The company also introduced two other flashy tablets that come with a stylus and are compatible with laptop-style keyboard cases. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: If You Miss the Note, This Is Your Phone

In addition to appealing to the most devoted Samsung nerds with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the company also added two smaller, more affordable phones to its flagship line. → Read More

10 ways Apple's iPhone changed everything

The world is a different place a decade after Apple introduced its popular phone -- in both good and bad ways. → Read More

John Deere breaks new ground with self-driving tractors you can control from a phone

Fully autonomous tractors promise to change how food is grown in America. → Read More

At CES 2022, John Deere tractors break new ground with full autonomy

Smartphones can control these self-driving machines in fields. → Read More

CES 2022: The Show Will Go On Despite Rising Covid Cases and Exhibitor Concerns

The giant tech show is scheduled for the first week of January, with vaccine and mask requirements. Yet as Omicron surges, some participants are withdrawing. → Read More

Instagram Unveils Tools to Keep Teens Safe, Including Parental Controls

On the eve of a Senate subcommittee hearing, the platform shares plans for taking a “stricter approach” to content it shows users under 18. → Read More

5G has no link to COVID-19 but false conspiracy theories persist

Influencers and Russia are pushing conspiracy theories that link the coronavirus to the new, super-fast wireless technology. The theories are absolutely wrong. → Read More

Qualcomm intros new super-fast 5G chips for lower-cost devices

The Snapdragon 778G Plus, 695 and 480 Plus will bring 5G to mid-range and cheaper phones, while the Snapdragon 680 gives handset makers a 4G option. → Read More

Pixel 6's Tensor chip: Inside the brains of Google's newest flagship

In a CNET interview, Google executives discuss why they went through the trouble of building a chip for the newest Pixel. → Read More

Google Pixel 6's Tensor chip aims to make the Android 12 phone smarter and last longer

In a CNET interview, Google executives discuss why they went through the trouble of building a chip for the newest Pixel. → Read More

Google's Tensor chip aims to make the Pixel 6 smarter and last longer

In an interview with CNET, Google executives talk about why they went through the trouble of building a chip for the newest Pixel. → Read More

Samsung Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3 sales dwarf previous foldable demand

Samsung has sold more foldables in the past month than in the previous two years -- but it didn't provide actual sales figures, making it hard to gauge the actual demand. → Read More

Here's the affordable TCL foldable phone that could've been

The company had vowed to introduce an affordable device in 2021. Now it won't jump into the market for at least another year. → Read More

Here's the affordable TCL foldable phone that could've been

The company had vowed to introduce an affordable device in 2021. Now it won't jump into the market for at least another year. → Read More

The FCC's broadband map won't be ready for a year. This data company has already built one

LightBox, which helped Georgia build a detailed map of internet service, has put information together to show where coverage gaps exist. → Read More