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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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10 tricks every iPhone user will wish they knew sooner
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:00:05 -0500
You can customize almost everything you see and hear, and just when you think you’ve got a handle on it all, a new trick comes along.
Colin Kroll, a co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, found dead at 34
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:28:05 -0500
Colin Kroll, co-founder and CEO of the popular HQ Trivia app and a co-founder of Vine, was found dead in his apartment Sunday by the NYPD. He was 34.
Startup now worth more than $1B seeks incentives, is moving headquarters to Memphis
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 23:05:07 -0500
Indigo Ag plans to open its North American headquarters in Memphis. Its 700 jobs will average $90,000 where per capita income is less than $24,000.
This is how 9 sexual predators got hundreds of girls to trust them
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:10:43 -0500
Nine online predators manipulated hundreds of girls with dares, contests and even created pretend therapy for suicidal teens to win their trust.
US Air Force set to launch its first next-generation GPS satellite on Tuesday
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:01:51 -0500
After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites.
Best Buy's '20 Days of Doorbusters' promises exciting deals in December
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:04:41 -0500
Doorbusters aren't just for Black Friday. Best Buy has "20 Days of Doorbusters" going on now through Dec. 20.
Were your Amazon packages stolen? Porch pirates run rampant this holiday season
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:16:30 -0500
Package theft is a growing problem as more Americans buy goods online and have them delivered to their homes. And the solutions aren't that great.
'Donald' makes annual list of worst passwords of the year
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:07:23 -0500
For the first time, 'donald' made software company SplashData's annual list of the Top 100 worst passwords, coming in at No. 23.
Facebook apologizes for bug that may have exposed photos of 6.8 million people
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:42:39 -0500
Facebook says the bug has been fixed but indicated some third-party apps “may have had access to a broader set of photos than usual.”
NASA's InSight lander snaps first selfie from Mars
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:06:50 -0500
Want more proof of NASA's InSight lander arriving safely on Mars? The spacecraft captured a selfie while on the Red Planet.
'Massive mom fail': This popular holiday toy feeds on screams of terror
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:15:06 -0500
Yellies! are controversial collectible toys featured on Amazon's holiday toy list. The toys "skadoodle" when they hear clapping, singing and yelling.
Apple Watch, Google Pixel 3, Amazon Fire TV: Talking Tech's 10 favorite gadgets of 2018
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:55:36 -0500
Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook, yes, the social network, make the cut for top honors of 2018. What's on your list?
Amazon's extending free shipping and same-day delivery for last-minute shoppers
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:27:42 -0500
The online retail giant has extended its free shipping for all customers with no minimum purchase amount to Dec. 18, and Prime members get even more flexibility to finish their shopping!
Facebook's controversial Portal video chat device gets browser, games: It may not matter
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:16:23 -0500
Facebook is adding a variety of new features to its Portal video-calling devices. Buyers turned off by privacy breaches are unlikely to care
Listen to the Talking Tech podcast
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:27:20 -0500
Your guide to the latest tech news and analysis, with Jefferson Graham's daily podcast, available on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.
Text, Californians, text: State commission won't pursue tax on text messaging
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 21:04:06 -0500
Rejoice, Californians. Your texts won't be taxed.
The best weekend holiday deals on Amazon
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 09:51:27 -0500
These deals make great last minute gifts.
What to do if the gift you're giving isn't going to arrive on time
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:24:39 -0500
If the gift you've ordered isn't going to ship or arrive on time, you aren't out of luck. Check out these suggestions for instantaneous gifting.
Want your gifts by Christmas? Order by these dates
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:17:21 -0500
Order your gifts from retailers like Nordstrom, Target, Amazon, Sephora and more by these dates to ensure they arrive by Christmas.
Black Friday has officially started—these are the best deals
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 17:38:20 -0500
Reviewed is making it easy to find all the best Black Friday 2018 deals. Check back daily to see the latest, best sales for holidays from retailers like Amazon, eBay, Nordstrom, Lowe's, Home Depot, Houzz, and more.
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PewDiePie printer hackers strike again
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:59:05 GMT
The perpetrators are urging victims to support the YouTube star and protect their systems.
HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 34
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 22:18:36 GMT
New York police officers went to Colin Kroll's Manhattan flat after a request to check on him.
Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:28:35 GMT
A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop concerts.
MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout over safety concerns
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 23:59:33 GMT
The group backed campaigners who say having no hard shoulder puts motorists and recovery workers at risk.
New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:26:36 GMT
Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be accessed.
Wetherspoons fake accounts to be exposed
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:59:52 GMT
Twitter must reveal the identity behind two parody accounts, the high court rules.
Half of UK homes could get faster broadband
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:03 GMT
New research suggests that people have not taken up faster services, even though they are available.
Tumblr returns to App Store after porn ban
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:26:02 GMT
The social network has returned to Apple's app store after revealing plans to ban adult content.
Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:36:05 GMT
The online retailer has teamed up with police in New Jersey to fight parcel theft with dummy packages.
Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:38:38 GMT
Google named the man accused of killing UK backpacker Grace Millane in an email, which could be illegal.
Bieber fans help YouTube Rewind become 'most disliked'
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:23:20 GMT
Beliebers voting against YouTube Rewind seem to have helped the video rack up negative feedback.
Apple to create $1bn Texas base
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:23:12 GMT
The company says it expects to become Austin's biggest private employer.
Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:51:49 GMT
A leaked email sent to Uber bosses by a staff member arrived days before a car hit and killed a pedestrian.
Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:19:19 GMT
The woman says if companies were able to spot she had been pregnant, they should also have realised she was bereaved.
Robot turns out to be man in suit
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:14:53 GMT
A robot has featured on Russian TV but turns out to be a man in a suit.
Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berezin dies aged 93
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:26:32 GMT
Evelyn Berezin put the Data Secretary on sale in 1971, creating a new industry.
Google hearing sees 'idiot' trending
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:36:44 GMT
A question about why typing "idiot" into Google throws up pictures of President Trump sees the term trend.
When out-of-date code causes chaos
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:32:38 GMT
What is a digital certificate and why do they expire?
Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:55:51 GMT
But uSwitch survey says homes in a Birmingham avenue have the fastest access.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:50:29 GMT
Twitter's chief executive says he needs to learn more about the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
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