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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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First look: RED Hydrogen One hopes holographic screen can lure people from Apple, Samsung
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:46:26 -0400
Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone market. What might break up that duopoly? How about a phone with a "holographic" screen.
Death of black man in police custody hits home at Facebook and in Silicon Valley
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:22:54 -0400
Facebook exec Ebele Okobi is drawing national attention to the death in police custody of her 36-year-old brother.
N.Y. Giants quarterback Eli Manning tackles finance for kids – through a video game
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:49:09 -0400
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is teaming up with Visa on a video game called Financial Football, all about teaching financial literacy
Apple makes it easier to download your personal data
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:55:31 -0400
Apple updates its privacy website to outline its position on collecting personal data and introduces new tools to monitor what Apple keeps on us.
Spammers, not a nation state, behind Facebook data breach, report says
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:18:11 -0400
The spammers aimed to make money through deceptive advertising and masqueraded as a digital marketing company, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Listen to this: Weird, spooky noises heard in Antarctic ice shelf
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:46:02 -0400
Everyone's getting in on the eerie Halloween mood these days, even the ice in Antarctica.
Facebook takes down ads mentioning African-Americans and Hispanics, calling them political
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:55:05 -0400
USA TODAY found dozens of Facebook ads celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month or mentioning the word Mexican that were removed for being political in error.
Facebook does, indeed, want to track your calls on device
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:43:11 -0400
The social network had promised to be hands off, privacy wise, but in an update now admits it will track the calls and time spent when making video chats on its new Portal video speaker.
Richard Branson on dyslexics: We're wired differently
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:24:37 -0400
Billionaire businessman Richard Branson overcame dyslexia as a klid. He's now part of an organization fighting to change perceptions of dyslexia.
Netflix adds 7M subscribers in Q3, beats earnings expectations, sends stock soaring
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:29:52 -0400
Netflix posted strong Q3 earnings based on better-than-expected subscriber growth overseas. The video streaming service's stock was up 14% after-hours
Listen to the Talking Tech podcast
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:58:41 -0400
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.
Brouhaha averted as Apple adds cream cheese schmear to its bagel emoji
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:42:24 -0400
Apple has cooked up a more pleasing bagel emoji for its smartphone users. The new version now comes with cream cheese slathered on it.
It wasn't just you: YouTube went down worldwide, causing massive confusion
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:10:47 -0400
YouTube went offline Tuesday night for users around the world. It is currently unclear what caused the outage.
UPDATED - From Costco to Nordstrom: These 70-plus stores will be closed on Thanksgiving
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:19:44 -0400
Thanksgiving and Black Friday are weeks away but a popular holiday website has released a list of stores staying closed on Turkey Day.
Take advantage of updated iOS12 security settings
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:14:32 -0400
Apple’s latest mobile software, iOS 12, tightens up security and privacy issues on iPhones. To get the most out of the updates though, you might have tweak a setting or two. Here’s how to take full advantage of them.
Does your iPhone take better pictures than a real camera?
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:57:48 -0400
We compared the iPhone 8 Plus to a $750 camera to find out
Can the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL get you to break up with your iPhone or Galaxy Note?
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:57:11 -0400
Google's new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones sport an excellent camera and a feature to turn the table on telemarketers.
Did you know you can make pasta in a coffee pot?
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:22:40 -0400
Is there an easier way to make pasta than your regular stove method? Grab your coffee pot and give this a shot! No boiling water or colander needed.
15 things that helped me run two marathons in six months
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:57:37 -0400
26.2 miles requires some serious prep
Scientists are fighting over the landing spot for the Mars 2020 rover
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:07:30 -0400
We know that NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is heading to Mars in July of 2020, what we don’t know is where it will land.
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Twitter's 'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove made public
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:48:29 GMT
Millions of tweets published by suspected state-linked accounts are made public by Twitter.
Mitsubishi windows shine 'alarmingly realistic' fake sunlight
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:15:08 GMT
Mitsubishi has developed a new indoor lighting system that mimics blue skies, sunrises and sunsets.
Grand Theft Auto 'cheats' homes raided
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:27:11 GMT
A court grants search warrants and freezes the assets of five people accused of making cheat software.
Google unshackles Android-device firms
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:26:46 GMT
Phone and tablet companies will be able to experiment with alternative versions of Android.
Spotify ad banned for causing 'distress' to children
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:04:35 GMT
The advert mimicked a horror movie and was likely to scare youngsters, the ad authority says.
Huawei's Watch GT has no time for Android's Wear OS
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:31:15 GMT
The Chinese technology company ditches Google's Wear OS in favour of its own smartwatch operating system.
Children 'blackmailed' for sexual images in online video chats
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:47:27 GMT
One in 10 children have been asked to remove their clothes over online video chats, says the NSPCC.
Dating site scam victims lose £2,000 to fraudsters
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:00:15 GMT
The majority of those tricked out of money after talking to fraudsters on dating sites lose more than £2,000.
Robot 'talks' to MPs about future of AI in the classroom
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:51:57 GMT
Pepper goes to Parliament to talk to MPs about the role robotics and AI will play in the classroom.
Tiny Palm smartphone baffles gadget fans
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:29:27 GMT
The credit-card-sized device is designed to help people take a break from their main phone.
Netflix soars on record subscriber total
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:53:35 GMT
The streaming service adds seven million subscribers in the third quarter, bringing the total to 137 million.
Fortnite cheat YouTuber sued by Epic Games
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:31:04 GMT
A YouTube gamer is being sued for selling Fortnite cheats and promoting them online.
UK cyber-centre thwarts hostile hackers
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:07:14 GMT
The National Cyber Security Centre has combated about 1,200 attacks since it was created, it reveals.
Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:04:14 GMT
The billionaire businessman, who also owned the Seattle Seahawks NFL team, died in Seattle on Monday.
Sundar Pichai: Google 'exploring' censored China search app
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 05:27:26 GMT
The firm's CEO defends a possible return to China, a market Google abandoned over censorship concerns.
Lost passwords 'lead to lost savings'
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:26:38 GMT
An estimated seven million people have lost savings and pensions, but there is help to track them down.
Virgin Media faces 'power issue'
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:36:20 GMT
A fault with Virgin Media has left many customers in London without internet access and TV.
Snapchat adds selfie filters for cats
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:36:24 GMT
Snapchat's augmented-reality selfie filters now work on cats.
UK seeks to secure smart home gadgets
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:45:09 GMT
Makers of small, smart home gadgets will be encouraged to do more to protect them against hack attacks
Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:29:09 GMT
The UK-led supersonic car project goes into administration. There are just weeks to save the venture.
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