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CES 2018: The coolest tech you have to see

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:23:12 -0500


Verizon tests a 200 pound drone to aid first responders

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:04:10 -0400


Should you be worried about a robot taking your job?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:02:21 -0400

Automation is already happening and it may be something more workers should be concerned about.


Apple takes a very un-tech approach to solving fake news: human editors

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:00:07 -0400

Apple buys a magazine app and touts the human vetting of articles on its News app; YouTube takes a different approach: Wikipedia


Finally, a new food processor that's easy to clean

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:24:52 -0400

KitchenAid has a new 7 cup food processor that they say is easier to use and less hassle. What changes did they make? Is it actually easier?


Stephen Hawking predicts 'end of the world' weeks before his death

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:28:57 -0400

Stephen Hawking predicts the end of the world just weeks before he dies.


Cell service can mean life or death after a disaster. Could drones help?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:48:42 -0400

Verizon is testing drone flights to supply cellular service to areas that lost coverage due to a storm or other disaster.


This is how to play 'Fortnite' on your iPhone (hint: you need an invite)

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:30:37 -0400

Fortnite Battle Royale is essentially what would happen if you turned The Hunger Games into a video game. Here's how to start playing.


Drake and Ninja play 'Fortnite.' So do your kids. What's the draw?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:04:36 -0400

Everything you need to know about the popular video game where you fight to become the last person standing.


10 things that will make running with your dog easier

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:53:13 -0400

If you want to run with your dog, having the right equipment will make it even more fun. A good leash, a comfy harness, treats, and other items are essential for the best workout.


AT&T's fight to buy CNN, HBO could decide how you stream TV and movies

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:53:42 -0400

AT&T faces off with the Justice Department Monday in federal court hoping to succeed in its $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner.


Your smartphone is giving away more personal info than you realize. Here's how to lock it down.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:12:02 -0400

Phones save browsing history, emails, your banking apps, and photos. Here are ways to protect your info from prying eyes.


Tesla's latest venture? A drive-in restaurant — maybe even with carhops

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:42:19 -0400

The company has applied for a permit to a build a new Supercharger station in Santa Monica, which will include a restaurant.


New Apple products are coming. They could include a cheaper iPad.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:15:40 -0400

Apple fan sites expect new tablets and possibly computers


Russian Twitter trolls stoked racial tension in wake of Milwaukee rioting before 2016 election

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:52:27 -0400

When the Sherman Park neighborhood in Milwaukee burned, Twitter trolls sought to stoke the racial unrest and exploit it for political gain.


3 big things Apple may soon unveil

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:28:49 -0400

For those of us who have just about every Apple gadget available from iphones to macbooks, you might want to pay attention. Buzz60's Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.


Google Doodle honors philanthropist George Peabody

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:39:03 -0400

Google is paying tribute Friday to "the father of modern philanthropy."


Rihanna's Snapchat blast sends stock into another celebrity-driven skid

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:52:29 -0400

The singer took aim at the company after it ran an ad that offered to let users choose to slap her. The company apologized.


Facebook data of 50M users exploited by Trump data firm, say reports; firm suspended

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:24:03 -0400

Facebook suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica amid reports the data of 50 million Facebook users may have been exploited, raises troubling new questions about Facebook's role in targeting voters during the U.S. presidential election.


My Samsung Galaxy S9 is $80 cheaper than yours: How come?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:45:26 -0400

Buying the new Samsung is $80 more expensive at some carriers. Here's why that may be happening.


This is the best Chromebook we've ever seen

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:59:10 -0400

Google Pixelbook Laptop Review


I hate that I love Apple's true wireless earbuds

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:43:43 -0400

AirPods melted my cold, cold heart.


How to see the Northern Lights over the U.S. tonight

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:50:56 -0400

A solar storm is expected to reach earth today, Wednesday, March 14, and last through Thursday, March 15.


Tinder’s parent company Match Group sues Bumble dating app

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:27:46 -0400

Tinder’s parent company Match Group is suing dating app Bumble for alleged patent infringement. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.


Microsoft is planning a Netflix-like service for video games

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:53:49 -0400

You’ll be able to play on any device.


Jupiter’s giant red spot is shrinking and changing color

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:20:06 -0400

Not only is Jupiter’s Great Red Spot getting smaller, but it’s been turning “intensely” orange since 2014.


Even the exec who put on the Simpsons cut the cord

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:39:03 -0400

When even veteran network TV programmer Garth Ancier cuts the cable cord, you take notice. He explains why he did, on TalkingTech.


Google says it pays women equally. An activist shareholder isn't convinced.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:55:31 -0400

Google says it pays most of the men and women who work for the Internet giant around the globe — 89% of the more than 70,000 plus employees — equally.


Even the guy who put 'The Simpsons' on Sundays has cut the cord

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:50:30 -0400

The advent of 'skinny' packages has been a game changer.


This popular home store is having a huge sale on spring furniture right now

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:41:59 -0400

This spring, it's all about indoor/outdoor decor like rugs, planters, pillows, chairs, and more.


Can this heated hair brush replace your straightener?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:15:08 -0400

The Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush is a top-seller at Sephora, so we tested it against a classic hair straightener.


US accuses Russia of ongoing operation to hack energy grid

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:23:49 -0400

The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of a concerted, ongoing operation to hack and spy on the U.S. energy grid and other critical infrastructure.


Stephen Hawking through the years

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:45:03 -0400


Your driver's license may soon be on your phone

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:51:27 -0400

Delaware is beginning its pilot program to put driver's licenses on mobile phones. Tony Spitz has the details.


Coolest tech from Mobile World Congress 2018

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:25:28 -0500


Rihanna blasts Snapchat for 'Slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown' ad

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:03:43 -0400

A spokesperson for the app apologized for the ad this week, saying it was posted "in error" and has been removed.


Facebook apologizes for offensive autocomplete search results

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:34:10 -0400

On Thursday night typing "video of" into the Facebook search bar yielded offensive results.


Gal Gadot slammed for tweeting Stephen Hawking is now 'free from physical constraints'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:59:00 -0400

Actress Gal Gadot is facing backlash after her tribute to the late Stephen Hawking was seen as insensitive to those who are disabled.


Irish iced coffee is the ultimate breakfast cocktail for St. Patrick's Day

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:46:17 -0400

This delicious drink combines cold brew coffee, Irish Whiskey, and Baileys Irish cream.


Venmo scams: How to use a payment app without getting ripped off

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:57:46 -0400

These apps make paying or selling goods online easy. But they're also ripe for fraud.


How to keep your smartphone's content really private

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:35:49 -0400

Kim Komando has tips on keeping the content of your cell phone secure from snooping.


The best Friday deals on Amazon

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:58:48 -0400

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue.


Robot drone bees? It's not a horror movie, it's a Walmart patent

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:07:30 -0400

Walmart has applied for a patent for drone pollinators to make up for the decline in bees that fertilize crops.


7 easy ways to fix a slow Windows PC

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:22:50 -0400

Have too many unused programs? We've got a fix for that


Amazon's proposed 'Lord of the Rings' prequel could cost more than all three movies

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:24:07 -0400

For Amazon, the price tag can be explained by its quest to bring in Prime members.


Study: Dinosaurs built different types of nests for their eggs

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:04:49 -0400

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs liked to build nests to keep their eggs warm. Now we know a little bit more about how and where the nests were built.


How to listen to podcasts at home and on the go

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:24:28 -0400

So, you want to listen to a podcast but you have no idea where or how to start. Don’t worry; it’s simple!


Facebook backlash: Failure to disclose political firm's profile access draws scrutiny

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:59:40 -0400

Facebook critics are questioning the social media giant after a political firm allegedly exploited access to up to 50 million personal profiles.


Apple takes a very un-tech approach to solving fake news: human editors

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:22:24 -0400

Apple buys a magazine app and touts the human vetting of articles on its News app. YouTube takes a different approach: Wikipedia.


Ancient humans bred with mystery ‘Denisovans' more than once

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:20:16 -0400

It seems that our ancestors interbred with another close relative not once, but twice.


SXSW 2018: Where technology and entertainment merge

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 15:41:18 -0400