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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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Facebook accused of bias in job ads that let companies target men, exclude women
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:33 -0400
Three women have filed a discrimination complaint with the EEOC alleging they were shut out of job opportunities by Facebook ads targeted only to men.
iPhone XS and XS Max review: Apple's beautiful big-screen beasts exact a small ransom
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:15:19 -0400
The iPhone XS and XS Max have brilliant, large screen displays, a powerhouse processor and superb cameras. But these come at a high cost.
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max pricing: What are the best wireless carrier deals?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:15:16 -0400
With iPhone XS and the XS Max available to preorder, carriers are beginning to advertise their offers. We break down what the major networks offer.
SpaceX announces Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as first 'private passenger' on moon rocket
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:58:48 -0400
Elon Musk made the surprise announcement with a lot of hoopla at the company's headquarters outside Los Angeles
Nintendo launches ‘Nintendo Switch Online’
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:42:34 -0400
Online play now requires this subscription service.
New phone controls screen time for you, kids
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:37:51 -0400
Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids. (Sept. 18)
This Is why September’s Harvest Moon looks orange
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:35:01 -0400
September’s Harvest moon marks the first full moon of the fall season, but why is it orange?
How to watch all your fall TV shows after cutting the cord
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:17:51 -0400
As the fall television season approaches and a lineup of new and returning series kicks off, we look at your best streaming TV options to catch up and keep up.
Could rockets powered by light someday soon be launched into space?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:33:28 -0400
A new theory being funded by DARPA hopes to realize a future where rockets can be launched into space using light and electricity alone. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.
You won't believe your eyes as Museum of Illusions opens in NYC
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:31:32 -0400
The Museum of Optical Illusions is set to open in New York City. Keri Lumm shares a sneak peak of what to expect!
Your daily Talking Tech podcasts right here
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:24:32 -0400
The audio quick hit gives you the latest on the newest gadgets, trends and tech news, delivered in USA TODAY's quick hit format. You can listen to Talking Tech on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio and other audio providers.
These are the four big personality types, according to science
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:48:40 -0400
A large new study published in Nature Human Behavior, however, provides evidence for the existence of at least four personality types: average, reserved, self-centered and role model.
Ceres is covered in volcanoes that ooze ice instead of lava
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:28:57 -0400
Scientists say the dwarf planet could have at least 22 cryovolcanoes, or icy volcanoes, on its surface.
What are the most 'Instagrammed' landmarks on Earth?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:24:18 -0400
Need advice on where to travel next to get that great Instagram pic? Winfield Outdoors has your back! Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.
Scientists recreate images of people's memories from brain activity
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:23:03 -0400
Real life 'Black Mirror?' Canadian researchers say the tracked brain data could be used to recreate memories from witnesses of crimes.
Report: Tesla faces DOJ investigation over Elon Musk's tweets
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:20:16 -0400
The Justice Department is investigating Tesla inc because of public statements made by the company’s CEO Elon Musk .
Facebook's ad targeting accused of discriminates by gender
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:13:43 -0400
Facebook is facing a legal battle with not only the American Civil Liberties Union but also the Communications Workers of America and three female workers.
10 accessories that will make your Amazon Echo even better
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:52:29 -0400
Teach your Echo device some new tricks with these add-ons
Tesla faces Justice Department criminal investigation over Elon Musk's tweets
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:20:56 -0400
Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation of Tesla after Elon Musk's short-lived campaign to take the company private.
IBM sued for age discrimination after thousands of older workers laid off
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:17:50 -0400
The lawsuit alleges the plaintiffs are among thousands of IBM employees to be laid off recently as the result of a shift to recruit millennials.
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Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:12:45 GMT
Women in three US states were allegedly not shown job ads for certain "male-dominated professions".
Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:13:47 GMT
The Silicon Valley drink product has changed its formula for the British market.
Almost half of UK internet users 'harmed' online
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:08:45 GMT
The range of harms include cyber-scams as well as trolling, bullying and stalking, finds an Ofcom study.
Elon Musk sued for libel by British Thai cave rescuer
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:50:25 GMT
The billionaire had accused cave diver Vernon Unsworth of being a "child rapist", without evidence.
Lyndsey Scott says models can also be coders
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:49:28 GMT
Former Victoria's Secret model Lyndsey Scott points out that programmers come in all shapes and sizes.
Google bans birds on bikes from algorithm contest
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:46:04 GMT
The search giant launches a contest for images that can defeat its image-recognition systems.
NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 17:43:33 GMT
The all-British NovaSAR spacecraft will monitor big stretches of ocean for suspicious shipping activity.
TripAdvisor suspends reviews for 'Bude tunnel'
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:27:00 GMT
The tunnel amassed more than 160 comments, becoming the top attraction in the Cornish town of Bude.
Google admits changing phone settings remotely
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:53:15 GMT
The firm apologises after an "experiment" activates settings remotely on some Android phones
WEF: Robots 'will create more jobs than they displace'
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:16:56 GMT
Robots will create more jobs than they replace, although many roles will become redundant, a report says.
Amazon investigates staff bribery claims
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:21:04 GMT
The practice is particularly "pronounced in China", according to the Wall Street Journal.
Teen quizzed over 'g-force' moped YouTube stunt
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:21:43 GMT
Tyler Broome, 11, was spun at high speed on a park roundabout using the wheel of a moped.
YouTube nursery-rhyme channel with billions of views sold
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:13:36 GMT
The Little Baby Bum channel has racked up more than 17.5 billion views.
Cyber attack led to Bristol Airport blank screens
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 09:45:06 GMT
Bristol Airport says a "ransomware"-style attack prompted it to take screens offline for two days.
Nintendo announces raft of new games for Switch console
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:28:09 GMT
The Japanese firm announces a range of new games for its console - as well as a new retro controller.
A new reality? Putting Magic Leap One to the test
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 23:15:08 GMT
Magic Leap's new mixed reality headset is available to developers in the US - but how does the device compare to what's already available?
Ifa 2018: Glowing wall tiles respond to strokes
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 10:40:13 GMT
Tiles that change colour and respond to touch are on show at the Ifa tech show in Berlin.
Falling off Segway's self-balancing skates
Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:17:56 GMT
BBC Chris Foxx takes Segway's new self-balancing e-skates out for a test run.
8K TVs unveiled by Samsung and LG at Ifa tech show
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:55:22 GMT
The world's two bestselling television-makers are showing off rival 8K screens at the Ifa tech show in Berlin.
Black chat shows prosper online
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 08:09:37 GMT
Mainstream media may struggle with diversity but black creators are making their own entertainment.
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