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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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California wildfire wakeup call — Scan, save and protect now
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:19:46 -0500
In the wake of those massive California fires, we offer a weekend project to make sure you don't lose everything in a disaster. Digitize everything and soon. Because you never know.
Best apps to search for Black Friday deals
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:28:18 -0500
Here's a look at are several free apps that can sniff out great deals, give you cash back, display coupons, or reward you in other ways for using them.
Nintendo president says not to get hopes up for an N64 Classic, and that's a shame
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:29:51 -0500
Holding out hope Nintendo would continue its recent trend of yearly "classic" consoles and bring back the Nintendo 64? You can let that feeling go.
Black Friday 2018: Best Buy's ad is a must-see for electronics gifts
Thu, 8 Nov 2018 12:03:32 -0500
Most Best Buy stores will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
These are the 5 best deals on Amazon this weekend
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:32:09 -0500
Great deals on your days off!
Black Friday 2018: The best laptop deals on on Apple, Dell, Google, and more
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:21:21 -0500
Shopping for a deal on a laptop on Black Friday? We've combed through all the deals to find the best.
The best Black Friday phone deals of 2018
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:16:10 -0500
Looking for an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy?
MoviePass sheds subscribers, faces potentially fatal funding crunch
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:05:12 -0500
MoviePass, the struggling discount movie ticket subscription service, faces a funding shortfall that could cause the service to close within 12 months.
Every major retailer having Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 sales
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:41:01 -0500
Retailers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and more have already announced their plans for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Be ready to shop the best deals of the year.
The 20 best kitchen gifts of 2018
Fri, 9 Nov 2018 13:46:23 -0500
Forget novelty mugs—these are the gifts people actually want.
Listen to the Talking Tech podcast
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:27:54 -0500
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.
The kilogram will now be defined by a scientific formula
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:50:07 -0500
The change to the kilogram will have no discernible impact for most. Bathroom scales won’t get kinder, kilos and grams won’t change in supermarkets.
Google Maps data may help you avoid Thanksgiving crowds on the roads
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:30:57 -0500
Google analyzed data from Google Maps to help you manage the holiday rush this year and avoid being a turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
Black Friday 2018: The best Kohl's deals on Amazon Echo, Google, and more
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:04:01 -0500
Kohl's Black Friday 2018 ad doesn't disappoint, with sales on hundreds of products
Fireproof and digitize precious files
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:30:08 -0500
USA TODAY'S Jefferson Graham tells us why it's important to fireproof your files and the best resources for digitizing personal documents.
Apple is 1/3 of the way through major remake of flagship retail stores
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:46:02 -0500
Flagship stores refocused as education first, sales second, in bid to win customers for life.
The best Black Friday deals you can get right now
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:26:55 -0500
You don't have to wait for Black Friday to find awesome deals for the holidays.
The 20 best tech gifts of 2018
Mon, 5 Nov 2018 14:11:25 -0500
This year, stuff their stocking with gadgets and gizmos.
Pfizer to raise drug prices in January; says insurance can offset the cost
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:19:33 -0500
The pharma giant said 41 drugs would see a price increase, representing 10 percent of its product portfolio. Most will go up 5 percent.
Apple's remodeled flagship Santa Monica store
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:42:25 -0500
Apple is one third of the way through a big remodel of its flagship Apple Stores. The latest is Santa Monica, in the Santa Monica Promenade.
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'How Amazon helped me transition to a woman'
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:04:49 GMT
Sophie Roberts is a software developer at the tech giant who came out at work in October.
Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:01:29 GMT
Tens of thousands of pilots trained in a tiny, mechanical flight simulator which has been restored.
EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:21:18 GMT
Digital minister Margot James says phone and broadband firms must "play by the rules".
Prince William criticises social media firms
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:46:55 GMT
Prince William and Catherine were at the BBC to discuss its work on combating cyber-bullying.
Google's Alphabet gives up on rescue robots
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:37:29 GMT
The technology giant will close its Schaft robotics division after failing to find a buyer.
Facebook accused of dark PR tactics
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:49:02 GMT
Facebook is embroiled in a new controversy over the tactics it used to discredit its critics.
MiSafes' child-tracking smartwatches are 'easy to hack'
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:09:34 GMT
Researchers find a way to reveal the locations of children wearing MiSafes watches and call them.
Japan's cyber-security minister has 'never used a computer'
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:08:54 GMT
Yoshitaka Sakurada is responsible for ensuring the 2020 Olympic Games are not hacked.
Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:12:59 GMT
The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.
Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:01:04 GMT
The 25-year-old had fooled police into thinking a father-of-two had murdered a family member.
Google accused of 'trust demolition' over health app
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:05:53 GMT
DeepMind now wants its health app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around the world.
US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:01:20 GMT
The men are accused of helping cause $530m of losses to banks and other businesses.
IMF's Lagarde says central banks could issue digital money
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:40:32 GMT
IMF boss Christine Lagarde said state-backed digital currencies could make transactions safer and cheaper.
'Ugly' mistake sends Google data to China
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:32:28 GMT
A botched update to network hardware meant an African ISP wrongly took over Google net addresses.
BBC newsreader 'speaks' languages he can’t
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:06:11 GMT
Artificial intelligence creates a computer generated video which manipulates the newsreader’s mouth.
Detective Pikachu: 'Gross' furry Pokemon divides fans
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:28:39 GMT
Many fans say the new look Pikachu is "grotesque" and "disgusting".
Hitman 2: Sean Bean on being killed in video game
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:54:07 GMT
The actor plays a so called "elusive" target which only appears for a short period of time.
First 5G cities in UK named by EE
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:06:49 GMT
The UK's big cities will be the first to get the futuristic mobile technology, says mobile operator.
Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:53:40 GMT
Xiaomi offered only two or three phones at the advertised price.
Esports Awards: Ninja 'blessed' to pick up two awards
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:26:00 GMT
The streamer says he feels "blessed and honoured" after winning personality and streamer of the year.
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