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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:36:47 -0500
Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 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.
The weirdest tech of CES 2018
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:04:13 -0500
The weirdest tech of CES 2018Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.
Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:02:44 -0500
Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audioAt CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.
Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:23:31 -0500
Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill youHonda wants to change your perception of robots. And it's hoping to do so with four new concept robots.
Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:17:04 -0500
Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed cityAt 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.
Intel wants this drone to fly you around
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:04:23 -0500
Intel wants this drone to fly you aroundIntel 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.
AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:17 -0500
AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’AMD 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.
Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:09:39 -0500
Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018Nvidia rolled out a slew of updates for its GeForce line of gaming products at CES 2018 including massive computer screens and cloud game streaming.
What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:45:01 -0500
What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018It'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.
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:48:46 -0400
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurThe daughter's name is Nicarri.
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Yes, Nintendo is replacing one of its execs with someone named Bowser
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:25:05 -0500
Nintendo announced Doug Bowser would assume the role of president and COO of Nintendo of America in April. Every video game fan noticed.
Trump tweets that he wants 5G and 6G networks in the U.S. 'as soon as possible'
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:42:09 -0500
As wireless carriers and smartphone makers race to produce the first 5G networks and phones, President Trump is already looking ahead to 6G.
Pinterest is blocking all searches on vaccinations to stop spread of misinformation
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:46:36 -0500
Pinterest has blocked all searches on vaccinations as part of an effort to stop the spread of misinformation related to anti-vaxx posts.
Why are TVs so cheap now? Well, your smart TV is watching you and making extra money, too
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:33:11 -0500
There's a reason TV prices have plummeted. Manufacturers realize they can move them at a lower price and make extra profit once the set's in your home
Are you ready to spend $2,000 for Samsung's new Galaxy Fold phone?
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:59:55 -0500
Samsung's Galaxy Fold foldable device costs roughly twice as much as the premium smartphones on the market.
How to use a mandoline slicer, safely!
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:34:41 -0500
How to use a mandoline slicer, safely!
Here's how to connect a laptop to a TV
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:30:04 -0500
Use your little computer with the biggest display in your home.
Samsung Galaxy Buds wireless earbuds are $130 rival to AirPods
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:58:20 -0500
While phones may have gotten most of the attention at Samsung's latest "Unpacked" event, the company's new Galaxy Buds could be the hidden star.
10 tech tips for Google, Instagram and Facebook to get your digital life in order
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:06:23 -0500
From Google to Instagram and YouTube, we dive into 10 great tech tips you'll want to start using now.
Galaxy Fold: As Galaxy S turns 10, Samsung looks to future with first foldable phone
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:42:58 -0500
Samsung's Galaxy Fold foldable phone is now official. But at nearly $2,000 it won't be cheap.
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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:18:56 -0500
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Galaxy S10: Samsung celebrates line's 10th anniversary with four new models, including 5G
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:42:18 -0500
The Galaxy S10 marks the 10th anniversary of Samsung's hit Galaxy S brand. And with four new S10 models Samsung is going all out to celebrate.
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:45:36 -0500
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Samsung unveils trio of Fitness wearables including Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:26:48 -0500
Samsung Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Watch Active were officially announced on Wednesday. The new wearables take on Fitbit, Apple Watch in smartwatch market.
Amazon lessons for voters, taxpayers, New York and the 237 other places that bid for HQ2
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:37:59 -0500
Did Amazon stop needing New York, or did New York drive it away? As cities across America compete for jobs, the messy breakup is a cautionary tale.
Neptune's new moon Hippocamp is so tiny that it wasn't detected in 1989 during flyby, scientists report
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:52:05 -0500
A new moon was found near Neptune, joining the other 13 we knew about. It's so small that it wasn't detected during the Voyager 2 flyby in 1989.
YouTube responsible for the rise in flat-Earthers: study
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:57:55 -0500
According to research by a team at Texas Tech University, one of the biggest sources for renewed interest in the flat Earth theory is YouTube!
Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime to retire in April
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:01:32 -0500
Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America and one of the faces of the video game company, will retire in April.
Are an asteroid and volcanoes to blame for wiping out the dinosaurs?
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:30:40 -0500
Scientists are saying that it’s now increasingly likely that an asteroid or comet impact could have reignited massive volcanic eruptions in India 66 million years ago.
This robot vacuum works with Alexa—and it's an amazing price right now
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:20:17 -0500
You can tell this robot vacuum where to clean, and right now it won't break the budget.
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Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:11:47 GMT
Internet Watch Foundation says regulation of social networks could have "unintended consequences".
5G networks: Trump says US shouldn't block technology
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:29:53 GMT
The comments come as the US has pressured its allies to exclude China's Huawei from their 5G networks.
Anthem video game set for tough debut
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:13:12 GMT
The futuristic squad-based shooter faces stiff competition from lots of established titles, say experts.
Twitch: How Ninja was unseated as most-subscribed streamer
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:54:52 GMT
How Ninja has gone from a high of 200,000 Twitch subscribers to around 30,000 in only 10 months.
Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:13:58 GMT
The "luxury" foldable-screened phone can run up to three apps at once when opened up into tablet mode.
AT&T and Hasbro pull YouTube ads over abuse claims
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:42:56 GMT
Hasbro and Nestle also cut ties over fears paedophiles are leaving comments next to videos of children.
Galaxy Fold: The internet reacts to Samsung's flexible phone
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:04:06 GMT
The handset-maker wows with its phone-tablet hybrid, but many struggle to get over its price.
Could Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance?
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:06:15 GMT
Different views about the threat posed by the Chinese firm pose risks to the intelligence alliance.
Nestle and Epic pull YouTube ads over abuse claims
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:52 GMT
Several big firms pull ads after they appear next to sexualised comments left on children's videos.
UK 4G 'slower than most of EU when busy'
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:05:36 GMT
In a table of 77 countries, the UK ranked 35th for download speeds, a report finds.
Facebook 'failed to protect’ health data in private groups
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:35:41 GMT
A complaint says Facebook should have told users of their data being downloaded from private groups.
Cyber-thieves set sights on hijacking payment data
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:00:49 GMT
Cyber-crime gangs are injecting their own code on to websites to steal payment data, an annual study suggests.
Russia bans smartphones for soldiers over social media fears
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:15:59 GMT
The decision comes after social media use by soldiers raised national security issues.
Drone no-fly zone to be widened after Gatwick chaos
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:03:46 GMT
It will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles of an airport, following drone disruption at Gatwick.
Child abuse images being traded via secure apps
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:00:44 GMT
Stolen credit cards and other illegal material are also on sale, a File on 4 investigation discovers.
Millions of medical calls exposed online
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:53:21 GMT
Some 2.7 million sensitive Swedish conversations about illnesses are exposed online.
Oculus founder sends free repair kits for Rift headsets
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:14:13 GMT
Despite leaving Facebook in 2017, Palmer Luckey is shipping his custom repair kit to gamers free of charge.
Roger Stone sorry for judge crosshair post
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:02:30 GMT
An Instagram post featuring the image has since been taken down.
The US cannot crush us, says Huawei founder
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:00:01 GMT
Ren Zhengfei says the firm will survive despite security concerns and his daughter's legal troubles.
Facebook security app used to 'spy' on competitors
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:28:04 GMT
A cross-party group of MPs says Facebook used its Onavo app to gather information on competitors.
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