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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018
News ImageCES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:36:47 -0500
The weirdest tech of CES 2018
News ImageHere are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:04:13 -0500
Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio
News ImageAt CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:02:44 -0500
Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you
News ImageHonda wants to change your perception of robots. And it's hoping to do so with four new concept robots.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:23:31 -0500
Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city
News ImageAt CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:17:04 -0500
Intel wants this drone to fly you around
News ImageIntel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:04:23 -0500
AMD CEO on chip security flaws: We're absolutely all over this
News ImageAMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:17 -0500
Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018
News ImageNvidia rolled out a slew of updates for its GeForce line of gaming products at CES 2018 including massive computer screens and cloud game streaming.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:09:39 -0500
What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018
News ImageIt's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:45:01 -0500
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur
News ImageNicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is disgusted after an automated call sent to her phone from the citys school district mispronounced her daughters name as a racial slur.
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:48:46 -0400
Twitter tests longer character limit
News ImageYou may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter. The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit. The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users wont see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider:http://www.businessinsider. ...
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:43:10 -0400
Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better for free
News ImageMac OS High Sierra (macOS 10.13).As the new name suggests, its just a refinement of last years Mac OS Sierra. In fact,youcould sum up what's new in an article about as short asthis one.
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:31:47 -0400
Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects
News ImageWant to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:54:40 -0400
MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has 'a realistic opportunity' to enter China in 2018
News ImageFacebook has a "realistic opportunity" to enter China in 2018, Mizuho analyst James Lee wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. Lee came to the conclusion after meeting "various industry contacts" in China during a recent trip. Facebook's recent appointment of an executive to manage relations with China will help the company "understand the regulatory requirement and negotiate Facebook's operating structure in China," said Lee in the note, a copy of which was obtained by Business Insider.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:27:46 -0400
Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch
News ImageApple is expected to include wireless charging as a core feature in the iPhones it launches on...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:48:21 -0400
The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhone
News ImageApple's 10th anniversary iPhone is nearly upon us. Here's everything we expect from what could be Apple's most important product in years.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:13:35 -0400
Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11
News ImageApple's App Store is getting a major update in iOS 11, and it's going to make finding new apps far better.
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 08:32:49 -0400
Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hacked
News ImageEquifax was hacked and lost the information of 143 million Americans, and they need to tell us how.
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:15:39 -0400
The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhone
News ImageApple's iPhone 8 is nearly upon us, but not everyone is psyched. Here are the best alternatives for Apple's upcoming iPhone.
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:57:20 -0400
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectations
News ImageSamsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a wonderful smartphone, but its high price is a tough pill to swallow.
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:13:11 -0400
Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post
News ImageYahoo's David Pogue has a sneaky way you can create a universal link to a Facebook item so that you can send or post to anyone.
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:05:24 -0400
4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US
News ImageThere are some gadgets that are just too cool for us Americans.
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:09:11 -0400
Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display
News ImageMore laptop makers are pushing the limits of design and performance, but high-resolution panels are hurting their batteries.
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:44:29 -0400
The most important iPhone features ever
News ImageApple's iPhone is one of the most important consumer gadgets ever made, and it has a lot to do with these simple features.
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:23:07 -0400
Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is history
News ImageHope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, youre going to have a hard time leaving the living room. The fall video game season is just about underway, and the 2017 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your eyesight. From Mario to Marvel, heres what the next few months have in store. Destiny 2
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:21:51 -0400
'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity
News Image"Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" offers a ridiculous strategy experience with surprising depth and a pinch of toilet humor.
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:58 -0400
Hate and violence around the globe? Theres an app for that.
News ImageThe plague of fake news may be news to Facebook (FB), but its a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington thats trying to use mobile apps, big data and social media to promote peace and accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop technology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence, president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the labs Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:26:17 -0400
Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatch
News ImageSamsung's new Gear Sport is a fitness-centric smartwatch aimed squarely at the Apple Watch.
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:03:41 -0400
The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign
News ImageThis is a big week for YouTube. Its getting a new design and new featuresall of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as Im concerned, are welcome!
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:56:27 -0400
Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR
News ImageMicrosoft is bringing VR to the masses with its low-cost headsets.
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:53:20 -0400
Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake news
News ImageFacebook is taking its crackdown on fake news even further.
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:05:13 -0400
Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch
News ImageFitbits all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.Its no secret that Fitbit(FIT) has been working on a smartwatch Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the companys Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the companys first true smartwatch.
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:07:17 -0400
Meet Uber's pick for its next CEO
News ImageExpedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is expected to take on the role of Uber CEO.
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 21:10:08 -0400
Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcripts
Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcriptsBelieve it or not, YouTube creates a written transcript for every single video. Just click More and Transcript and boom!
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:06:56 -0400
Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big bet
News ImageSamsung is bringing the Galaxy Note brand back from the brink with the Galaxy Note 8. But can it bury the ghosts of the Note 7?
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:00:20 -0400
The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone
News ImageThe Essential Phone is the first handset from the father of Google's Android, and it's a solid alternative to Apple's iPhone.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:49:22 -0400
Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech
News ImageThe Norton Core is a Wi-Fi router designed to protect all of your connected devices.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:14:38 -0400
Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement
News ImageQualcomm's new depth-sensing camera technology could improve smartphone's and virtual reality headsets.
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:32:43 -0400
How companies leave your data online without your knowledge
News ImageYour private data could be freely available online and there's little you can do about it.
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:57:22 -0400
Google drops neo-Nazi site out of immediate concern of inciting violence
News ImageThe Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a specific, immediate concern about inciting violence, a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:24:47 -0400
Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders
News ImageAmazon has added the ability to add names to timers with Alexa.
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:09:54 -0400
NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this book
News ImageAn alarming fifteen percent of NFL players end up declaring bankruptcy. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and is currently a free agent, is making sure he won't fall into that category.
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0400
How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographer
News ImageApple's upcoming iPhone 8 and iOS 11 should take your iPhone photography to the next level with these new features.
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:47:23 -0400
Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawless
News ImageMotorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it's got its drawbacks.
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:17:17 -0400
The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target
News ImageIf you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:50:32 -0400
Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basics
News ImageLego's new Boost kit helps introduce kids to the basics of coding.
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:37:06 -0400
A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumers
News ImageA new European Union regulation could impact how social networks handle your data in the U.S.
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:24:13 -0400
Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10
News ImageWindows10s Start button harbors a secret: It can sprout a tiny utility menu. To see it, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, or (on a touchscreen) hold your finger down on it. There, in all its majesty, is the Start menus secret utility menu.
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:30:31 -0400
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