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7 tax scams to watch out for this year
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 08:00:28 -0400
7 tax scams to watch out for this yearIn case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.
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.
Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:22:19 -0500
Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone CallsJeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”
Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:29:52 -0400
Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United StatesPope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.
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iPhones out, Alexa Wednesday and more to come. What's next?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:22:30 +0000
iPhones out now, next up new Echo speakers, Surface laptops, Google Pixel phones, Facebook video chat devices. Maybe an Alexa toaster oven, too?
If AT&T dumps DirecTV, where does that leave the viewer?
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:32:07 +0000
AT&T is reportedly exploring options for breaking up with DirecTV. It could land with rival Dish or stay put. What does this mean for viewers?
Alexa, are you ready to live in the car, too?
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:13:04 +0000
We got our invite, and unit is slow and not ready for prime time. On the positive side, it could play music, read back e-mail and locate gas stations.
Spotify makes moves in Nashville as 'Country Music' interest piqued
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:19:42 +0000
Spotify doubles down on 'Country Music' with an expansive Ken Burns experience.
iOS 13 is here: 13 hidden ways Apple's software can breathe life into your older iPhone
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:01:38 +0000
New iPhones arrive on Friday. But even if you're skipping the current buying cycle, you can still improve your iPhone through iOS 13.
Instagram is cracking down on questionable weight-loss ads and cosmetic surgery
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:06:32 +0000
Instagram will roll out an option to report posts that violate the new diet ad guidelines.
Facebook’s fundraising tools have raised over $2 billion, fast
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:03:39 +0000
In the few years since Facebook introduced fundraising tools, people on the social network have raised $2 billion for charities.
Amazon commits to 100% renewable energy, 100,000 electric vans to fight climate change
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:00:13 +0000
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that the company has committed to meet the terms of the Paris climate agreement 10 years ahead of schedule.
So Apple actually wants to trademark the iPhone 11's 'slofie'
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:48:37 +0000
Apple wants to trademark Slofie, a word associated with its iPhone 11 lineup.
Apple Watch Series 5 review: Always on screen lets you tell time without raising your wrist
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:20:49 +0000
An “always-on” Retina display on Apple Watch Series 5 is the main feature in an otherwise light upgrade. Will the battery life support it?
Facebook bringing Portal video chat to the TV
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:24:39 +0000
Facebook's updated lineup includes a lower price for the Portal, a smaller version and one for televisions, to bring video chat to the living room.
Listen to the Talking Tech podcast
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:30:57 +0000
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.
Alexa's latest skill: Helping users donate to presidential candidates
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:19:48 +0000
Amazon introduces political features and seeks to be a neutral source of political news as the 2020 presidential race heats up. Donations are accepted, too.
Signing on with Apple could be safer than Facebook or Google
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:01:09 +0000
Alternative to Facebook and Google sign-ins promise less data monitoring and better privacy controls. The feature will be available in updated apps
iPhone 11: Great camera, long battery, but not a must-buy
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:20:34 +0000
The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are the best iPhones Apple has engineered. It doesn't mean you should rush out to buy
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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:18:56 +0000
Like talking tech? Us, too. Sign up for Jefferson Graham's Talking Tech newsletter.
Google's Nest Hub Max is bigger, pricier and you can make calls
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:02:03 +0000
Revamped video display device has larger screen, a camera, more expensive $229 price. Video and photos look beautiful, but Assistant sometimes dumb.
Video games to get ESPN, MTV treatment in new VENN Network
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:41:38 +0000
The Video Game Entertainment & News Network (VENN), aims to be the ESPN and E! for game culture and give Twitch and YouTube some competition.
Altice Mobile may have the most affordable wireless deal
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:20:09 +0000
East coast based cable company offering too good to be true unlimited data/text/voice for $20 to subscribers, $30 to the rest. Best deal we've seen.
What to look for in hidden fees on travel sites
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:53:01 +0000
What to look for when shopping for a travel deal and how to avoid the hidden room fees on websites. Also check airport location when booking tickets.
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What3words: 'Life-saving app' divides opinion
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:41 GMT
First responders have been singing the praises of what3words but some have reservations about the tech.
Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:34:25 GMT
The move comes as part of a review launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Microsoft president: Don't move fast and break things
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:40:54 GMT
Microsoft's president urges other tech firms to accept responsibility for the effects of their work.
YouTube stars rattled by verification changes
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:52:41 GMT
YouTube will remove the "verified" status from many video-makers' channels.
Tech entrepreneurs call for more government regulation
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:15:40 GMT
Tech insiders say we cannot trust companies like Google and Facebook to regulate themselves.
Hackers get chance to target US satellite
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:18:25 GMT
The US Air Force will allow selected hackers try and take over an orbiting satellite.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos promises climate-change action
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:16:35 GMT
The chief executive says Amazon will buy thousands of electric vehicles and become carbon neutral by 2040.
Fish waste-based alternative to plastic wins Dyson Award
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:51:45 GMT
MarinaTex is an alternative to the single-use plastics such as those used in sandwich packets.
Huawei: Microsoft president seeks end to US tech ban
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:43:20 GMT
The US company's president warns of a "digital iron curtain down the Pacific Ocean".
Robotic fish to scare invasive species and other news
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:11:52 GMT
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:03:27 GMT
More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery.
The debate over facial recognition technology
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:55:05 GMT
Some MPs have called for UK police and companies to stop using live facial recognition for public surveillance.
Rebellion's Sniper Elite VR game previewed
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 07:23:36 GMT
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak plays a demo of the latest version of the World War II sniping simulator.
How bacteria could make fashion more eco-friendly
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:48:56 GMT
A new process to dye clothes using bacteria could bring environmental benefits.
Colour-changing ink allows objects to swap designs
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:49:57 GMT
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
The work experience you can do in your pyjamas
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:00:29 GMT
Big companies are offering internships via the internet, but are they a valuable experience?
The cheat hackers 'ruining' gaming for others
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:09:44 GMT
The use of cheats is a major problem in video games and it’s becoming increasingly lucrative as esports take off. We meet a teenage hacker’s making thousands.
Pokemon: 'Ash Ketchum failing for 22 years taught me being a loser is OK'
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:26:49 GMT
The world's most popular Pokemon trainer, Ash Ketchum, achieves the goal he set for himself in 1997.
Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:05:06 GMT
Technology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay.
Algeria protests: how disinformation spread on social media
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:08:56 GMT
How social media became an information battleground for anti-government protesters and Algeria's rulers.
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