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Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is history

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:21:51 -0400

Hope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, you‚??re 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, here‚??s what the next few months have in store. ‚??Destiny 2‚?Ě

Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better ‚?? for free

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:31:47 -0400

Mac OS High Sierra (macOS 10.13).¬†As the new name suggests, it‚??s just a refinement of last year‚??s Mac OS Sierra. In fact,¬†you¬†could sum up what's new in an article about as short as¬†this one.

How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographer

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:47:23 -0400

Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 and iOS 11 should take your iPhone photography to the next level with these new features.

How companies leave your data online without your knowledge

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:57:22 -0400

Your private data could be freely available online and there's little you can do about it.

Intel wants this drone to fly you around

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:04:23 -0500

Intel 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 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.

Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatch

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:03:41 -0400

Samsung's new Gear Sport is a fitness-centric smartwatch aimed squarely at the Apple Watch.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectations

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:13:11 -0400

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a wonderful smartphone, but its high price is a tough pill to swallow.

'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:58 -0400

"Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" offers a ridiculous strategy experience with surprising depth and a pinch of toilet humor.

HTC's Vive Pro and wireless adapter make me want to love VR again

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:10:35 -0500

HTC and Valve‚??s Vive was the first virtual reality headset that really made me jump on the VR hype train. Not only could you escape into virtual worlds, but thanks to its motion tracking sensors, your movement in the real world was translated into the digital. Like Facebook‚??s (FB) Oculus Rift, the Vive‚??s display resolution made individual pixels clearly visible in certain situations, killing any sense of true immersion.

Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:17:04 -0500

At 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.

Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:23:31 -0500

Honda wants to change your perception of robots. And it's hoping to do so with four new concept robots.

Hate and violence around the globe? There‚??s an app for that.

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:26:17 -0400

The plague of ‚??fake news‚?Ě may be news to Facebook (FB), but it‚??s a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington that‚??s 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,‚?Ě president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the lab‚??s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basics

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:37:06 -0400

Lego's new Boost kit helps introduce kids to the basics of coding.

The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:50:32 -0400

If you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.

The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:49:22 -0400

The Essential Phone is the first handset from the father of Google's Android, and it's a solid alternative to Apple's iPhone.

The weirdest tech of CES 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:04:13 -0500

Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.

Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:09:39 -0500

Nvidia rolled out a slew of updates for its GeForce line of gaming products at CES 2018 including massive computer screens and cloud game streaming.

Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcripts

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:06:56 -0400

Believe it or not, YouTube creates a written transcript for every single video. Just click More and Transcript and boom!

Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake news

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:05:13 -0400

Facebook is taking its crackdown on fake news even further.

Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:05:24 -0400

Yahoo'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.

Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:14:38 -0400

The Norton Core is a Wi-Fi router designed to protect all of your connected devices.

Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 08:32:49 -0400

Apple's App Store is getting a major update in iOS 11, and it's going to make finding new apps far better.

Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawless

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:17:17 -0400

Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it's got its drawbacks.

Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big bet

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:00:20 -0400

Samsung 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?

The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhone

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:57:20 -0400

Apple's iPhone 8 is nearly upon us, but not everyone is psyched. Here are the best alternatives for Apple's upcoming iPhone.

A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumers

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:24:13 -0400

A new European Union regulation could impact how social networks handle your data in the U.S.

NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this book

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0400

An 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.

4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:09:11 -0400

There are some gadgets that are just too cool for us Americans.

MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has 'a realistic opportunity' to enter China in 2018

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:27:46 -0400

Facebook 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.

Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:48:21 -0400

Apple is expected to include wireless charging as a core feature in the iPhones it launches on...

Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:02:44 -0500

At CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.

Meet Uber's pick for its next CEO

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 21:10:08 -0400

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is expected to take on the role of Uber CEO.

Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:09:54 -0400

Amazon has added the ability to add names to timers with Alexa.

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:36:47 -0500

CES 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.

Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:54:40 -0400

Want to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?

The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhone

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:13:35 -0400

Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone is nearly upon us. Here's everything we expect from what could be Apple's most important product in years.

The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:56:27 -0400

This is a big week for YouTube. It‚??s getting a new design and new features‚??all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as I‚??m concerned, are welcome!

What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:45:01 -0500

It'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.

Twitter tests longer character limit

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:43:10 -0400

You 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 won‚??t 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. ...

The most important iPhone features ever

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:23:07 -0400

Apple's iPhone is one of the most important consumer gadgets ever made, and it has a lot to do with these simple features.

Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:44:29 -0400

More laptop makers are pushing the limits of design and performance, but high-resolution panels are hurting their batteries.

Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hacked

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:15:39 -0400

Equifax was hacked and lost the information of 143 million Americans, and they need to tell us how.

Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:53:20 -0400

Microsoft is bringing VR to the masses with its low-cost headsets.

Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‚??immediate concern of inciting violence‚??

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:24:47 -0400

The 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,‚?Ě 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.

Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:07:17 -0400

Fitbit‚??s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.It‚??s no secret that Fitbit¬†(FIT) has been working on a smartwatch ‚?? Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the company‚??s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company‚??s first ‚??true‚?Ě smartwatch.

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:48:46 -0400

Nicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is ‚??disgusted‚?Ě after an automated call sent to her phone from the city‚??s school district mispronounced her daughter‚??s name as a racial slur.

Acer's Swift 7 is the world's thinnest laptop, making yours look huge

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:41:32 -0500

Acer's Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop in the world.

Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:32:43 -0400

Qualcomm's new depth-sensing camera technology could improve smartphone's and virtual reality headsets.

Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:30:31 -0400

Windows¬†10‚??s 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 menu‚??s secret utility menu.