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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 18:48:46 -0400
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurNicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is “disgusted” after an automated call sent to her phone from the city’s school district mispronounced her daughter’s name as a racial slur.
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New 5G networks aimed at cord cutters
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:02:22 -0400
Wireless giants are investing millions to bring faster networks for consumers. They promise lightning fast speed for phones, but at first, they will positioned as cable TV alternatives.
Follow these 3 steps to buy the right computer or laptop for your student
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:34:58 -0400
Students heading back to school are faced with an important question: what tech to use for note-taking, online research, and writing assignments? Here are some considerations to help you decide what’s best for you.
Facebook allows landlords to discriminate on housing ads, HUD charges
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:11:28 -0400
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act because its targeting systems allow advertisers to exclude certain audiences, such as families with young children or disabled people, from seeing housing ads.
Add this phrase to make sure checks you deposit with mobile apps go through
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:32:37 -0400
You may have recently gotten a message from your bank that, yes, you should read and act upon. Depositors now must include the phrase “For Mobile Deposit Only” underneath their signature on all checks deposited using mobile apps.
Here’s the app you need to take stunning iPhone photos
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:22:01 -0400
Need to step up your Instagram game? Well, there’s one app you need to take the most stunning iPhone photos. Susana Victoria Perez has more.
A severe drought in Germany has revealed its own little ‘Atlantis’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:15:28 -0400
Germany’s own little Atlantis has been revealed because of severe drought in the country.
Could cracked smartphone screens soon be a thing of the past?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:14:35 -0400
The future looks bright for smartphone users, and not so great for those who fix broken screens. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.
Tesla cars will soon add video streaming feature says Elon Musk
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:55:21 -0400
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that video streaming is coming with version 10. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.
You should still be listening to the radio—here's how
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:17:55 -0400
Knobs, static and all
The best bed sheets of 2018
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:08:59 -0400
Sleep in comfort
Tune in now: your daily Talking Tech podcast
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:48:46 -0400
Jefferson Graham's daily Talking Tech podcast is a quick hit on tech news, gadget reviews and trends in tech world. You can listen to the show on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and other online audio sources.
Apple removes illegal gambling apps in China, reacting to state media report
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:32:38 -0400
Apple reportedly yanked thousands of illegal gambling apps in China following criticism from state media for not cleaning up its App Store.
See how your brain beats along with your heart in amplified MRI
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:14:20 -0400
Amped up footage of the brain could better identify concussions, thanks to a new imaging technique called phase-based amplified MRI.
These are the 5 best deals on Amazon this weekend
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:50:56 -0400
Summer's almost over, so it's time to upgrade the way you watch!
Which computer is best for your student?
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:03:00 -0400
Columnist Marc Saltzman helps parents and students decide between laptops, hybrids, desktops and all-in-one computers.
Apple gains a foothold in the smart speaker market: A Foolish Take
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:10:01 -0400
Despite fierce competition, the HomePod has a 6 percent share of the smart speaker market.
Scientists are baffled by mysterious space object nicknamed 'the cow'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:01:44 -0400
A strange, never-before-seen flash has scientists trying to figure out what the bizarre object is all about.
Sorry, but you're drinking beer wrong
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:33:15 -0400
Here's how to drink beer like a class act—without seeming snobby.
How to hack your way to a less stressful school year
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:25:51 -0400
Columnist Jennifer Jolly asked parents on Facebook their tips for saving money and getting kids to focus, without the stress back-to-school often brings. Here are her favorites.
18 things that will make you wish it was already fall
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:02:18 -0400
Cue happy dance because it’s almost autumn.
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'Exploding' iPad prompts Apple shop evacuation
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:33:21 GMT
The Dutch fire brigade is called to help deal with a "fuming" Apple device.
Gig economy pressures make drivers 'more likely to crash'
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:28:03 GMT
Drivers and couriers who get their work from apps face a "heightened risk" of crashes, a study suggests.
Honeypot pornography lawyer pleads guilty
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:01:14 GMT
A US lawyer who tricked people into paying for films he had helped pirate faces years in jail.
Social media faces EU fine if terror lingers for an hour
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:39:27 GMT
The European Commission is planning stricter rules for social media companies.
Apple 'pulls gambling apps from China App Store'
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:32:04 GMT
The reported removal of thousands of apps follows criticism by Chinese state media.
Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:37:54 GMT
An Australian 16-year-old is in court following a series of intrusions into Apple's internal network.
Superfast broadband 'boosts UK business by £9bn'
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 23:12:33 GMT
The government says thousands of firms are now reaping the financial benefit of faster connectivity.
Body scanners to screen LA subway riders
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:41:40 GMT
Passengers will be scanned for explosives and weapons as they enter subway stations.
Tesla investors spooked by revelations in emotional interview
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:07:21 GMT
In an "emotional" newspaper interview, Elon Musk also said he takes a sedative to help him sleep.
Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:22:35 GMT
Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.
Motorola phone 'brazen copy' of iPhone X
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:12:50 GMT
Critics have mocked Motorola for "ripping off" Apple's design.
President Trump relaxes US cyber-attacks rules
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:24:15 GMT
President Trump has signed an order reversing the long-winded process of using cyber-weapons.
FBI sought Google location data of many to catch robber
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:44:45 GMT
A search warrant seen by Forbes magazine reveals the extent of location data the FBI wants.
Marine Le Pen's presence deemed 'disrespectful' at Web Summit
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:26:34 GMT
Conference organiser Paddy Cosgrave initially defended her invitation to the technology summit.
Children 'at risk of robot influence'
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:00:25 GMT
A study suggests young children will trust robots and change their minds.
Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:05:30 GMT
Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.
Celebrities warned over social media ads
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:04:53 GMT
The UK's competition watchdog launches an investigation into the world of celebrity endorsements.
Virgin Media broadband teams 'left holes in walls'
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:04:21 GMT
Customers have complained about damage, which they say has been left for many days without being fixed.
Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook 'still hosts hate speech'
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:36:01 GMT
More than 1,000 posts containing anti-Rohingya hate speech are found on the social network.
Twitter suspends Alex Jones for one week
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:28:26 GMT
The InfoWars conspiracy theorist is reported to have posted a link to a video that broke Twitter's rules.
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