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Facebook Pay launches: Will you trust Facebook with your money?

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:46:30 +0000

Facebook unveiled new payments system across Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. Your transactions will influence what ads, content you see.


10 memorable and iconic cell phone models

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:39:25 +0000

As technology for smartphones continues to evolve and develop, take a look back at the devices that started it all.



Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:13:10 +0000

Disney+: The details


MacBook Pro first look: Apple fixes the keyboard on its pricey new 16-inch portable

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 02:08:08 +0000

Apple's pricey new 16-inch MacBook Pro is aimed at pro users. But consumers will also welcome a bigger screen and redesigned keyboard.


Disney+ says it has surpassed 10 million signups for new streaming service in first day

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:45:51 +0000

Disney said it had hit the 10 million mark in signups already for Disney+, as consumers look for ways to get the service for free -- and complain.


Will you share gynecological and hearing data through an Apple research app on the iPhone?

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:00:09 +0000

Apple is launching the Research app in the App Store, along with the first three long-term studies on women's health, heart and movement, hearing.


Researchers use laser to hack voice-activated devices like Amazon Echo

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:40:59 +0000

The researchers used a laser beam from outside of a house to activate smart devices, including unlocking doors.


China adopts online video game curfew for minors to thwart addiction

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:58:21 +0000

China's online video gaming curfew means companies cannot let minors play between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. -- a move to thwart addiction and improve health.


The Motorola Razr is officially back with the latest tech, but it's way more expensive

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:43:26 +0000

The original Razr flip phone cost around $300, the new one is $1,500. It's more expensive than the iPhone 11 and Samsung's Galaxy S10.



Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:14:22 +0000

Cord-cutting options


Text Jefferson Graham

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:45:14 +0000

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Would you trust Google with your money? The search giant may offer checking accounts

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:57:08 +0000

In a move that would give Google greater access to consumer data, the company is reportedly partnering with banks to offer checking accounts.


Talking Tech Podcast

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:42:29 +0000

Get tech news, gadget reviews and straight talk about how the latest innovations affect you.


Want to boost your grades? Get off Facebook, researchers say

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:45:47 +0000

Researchers analyzed the grades of over 500 students and found that the more time they spent using Facebook, the worse their grades were.


T-Mobile CEO John Legere on what's next following Sprint merger

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:40:00 +0000

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert says the post-merger T-Mobile' will result in more jobs than either Sprint or T-Mobile have standalone


Disney+ adds 'outdated cultural depictions' warning to classics 'Dumbo,' 'Peter Pan'

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 23:14:11 +0000

The nostalgia of Disney+ was briefly interrupted by some disclaimers to alert triggering stereotypical elements on a handful of classic films.


Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook is transparent about cleaning up hate speech and violence, others aren't

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:49:39 +0000

Facebook says artificial intelligence is helping detect and police child nudity, suicide, hate speech, bullying and other harmful content.


Disney+ has its classics, plus Marvel and 'Star Wars,' but no R-rated films, little bingeing

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:34:19 +0000

The biggest streaming service yet to take on Netflix, with 8,000 episodes of older fare, new stuff and much of the Disney library. But not all.


Better late than never? Thousands of people just received texts sent on Valentine's Day

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:28:36 +0000

Overnight on Thursday, people across the country received previously unsent text messages that were originally meant to be shared on Valentine's Day.


Video Games

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:13:18 +0000

'Death Stranding'


Black Facebook employees complain racism, discrimination have gotten worse

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:31:23 +0000

An anonymous post alleges growing racism at Facebook one year after a former employee complained of discrimination there.


Is Spotify the new Tinder? It is for this couple

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:43:47 +0000

For two emerging artists, Spotify helped them connect, and they're getting married. The couple are trying to find who's responsible.


Team of 'white hat' hackers found bugs in Amazon Echo and Galaxy S10

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 02:02:34 +0000

An Amazon Echo, Samsung TV and Galaxy S10 were exploited during the hackathon called Pwn2Own in Tokyo.


Frozen for the wrong reasons: Disney+ launch is off to a bumpy start

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:32:32 +0000

The launch of the Disney+ streaming video service frustrates fans unable to access Star Wars, Pixar and Marvel movies or Disney classics.



Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:14:51 +0000

Talking Tech


How to sign up for Disney+

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:09:52 +0000

Everything you need to know about the streaming service that's now the online home for Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel's MCU, and Disney animated films.


Hey, Alexa: Can a robot with AI or your voice assistant help you feel less lonely?

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:30:24 +0000

The promise is that companion robots and voice assistants such as Alexa and the Google Assistant will be our "friends." Can AI solve loneliness?

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:44:23 +0000

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What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:09:24 +0000

What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs


Nintendo to release 'Mario Kart' Switch bundle for Black Friday

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:13:03 +0000

The video game giant announced it will launch a Nintendo Switch bundle on Black Friday featuring the popular racing game "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe."