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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
'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' might be the next big hit for Nintendo's Switch
News ImageNintendos Mario is teaming up with Ubisofts bizarre rabbids in a new game that might be your next favorite Switch title.Mario is coming to Nintendos (NTDOY) new Switch console, but hes sharing the spotlight with some relative unknowns. Ubisofts Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based strategy-style game co-starring Ubisofts (UBSFF) own rabbids, cartoonish bugged-eyed rabbits.
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:57:29 -0400
Heres what you need to watch for in Apples Q3 2017 earnings
News ImageApple will announce its Q3 2017 earnings on August 1, and this is what you'll want to pay attention to.
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:56:59 -0400
Apple's decision to drop privacy apps in China might not be the last of its kind
News ImageApple may soon be force to remove more privacy apps from its App Store if it wants to continue selling its products in certain countries.
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:18:05 -0400
How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural Americans
News ImageMicrosoft is helping to bring broadband to underserved rural Americans.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:35:06 -0400
The biggest problems with putting microchips in employees
News ImageRFID chip implants can be convenient for some, but they raise both privacy and security questions.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:23:25 -0400
Why Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are fighting
News ImageTesla CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are having a very public spat about artificial intelligence.
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:47:10 -0400
Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late
News ImageElon Musk's dire predictions of a robot apocalypse may be a bit over dramatic, but experts agree that we need some kind of regulation to protect us from artificial intelligence.
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:51:27 -0400
Amazon launches a social network for spending money
News ImageAmazon's Spark is a social network for spending cash.
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:46:14 -0400
Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw
News ImageThe back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsofts attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Googles (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apples (AAPL) own MacBook line. The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsofts new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:08:07 -0400
Sprint doesnt want you to buy your next phone
News ImageSprint wants you to lease your next smartphone.
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:01:58 -0400
Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize
News ImageHarman Kardons Invoke is Microsofts first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two yearslater, the Echos success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:57:19 -0400
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