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10 smartwatches that help monitor your activity

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:17:44 -0500

Apple Watch, Fitbit Charge, LG and more. If you're looking for smartwatches for health and fitness tracking features, here are 10 options to consider.


Apple and Qualcomm legal settlement might pave way for first 5G iPhone

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:14:56 -0400

Apple and Qualcomm have settled a longstanding chip royalty dispute and it could help pave the first 5G-capable iPhone.


PlayStation 5: First details point to 8K graphics, faster performance, no release in 2019

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:00:29 -0400

The first official details on Sony's highly anticipated next-generation PlayStation are finally coming out. But there's no official release date yet.


A dead pig's brain was brought back to life, sort of

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:09:54 -0400

Did they really bring a dead pig's brain back to life? Scientists say that they restored "circulation and cellular activity" in a pig's brain four hours after its death.


How to use Google Assistant on your iPhone with Siri

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:07:01 -0400

This hack lets you access Google Assistant by voice on iPhone


Here's why Qualcomm's stock price popped 23%

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:20:26 -0400

After news that Apple and Qualcomm settled their long-running royalty and patent dispute, Qualcomm stock price rose 23% to more than $70.


From Apple to Zynga, here's the highest-paying companies in the US

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:12:17 -0400

Employees at the 20 highest-paying U.S. companies make, on average, $100,000 or more. 16 of the firms are in California, in or near Silicon Valley.


Stop Facebook’s targeted advertising by changing your account settings

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:00:02 -0400

Stop targeted ads by digging into your settings – the settings you have full access to, but Facebook would rather you didn’t know about.


Ubisoft pledges monetary, tech assistance for Notre Dame Cathedral restoration

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:59:32 -0400

Ubisoft is donating 500,000 Euros to the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral. Its virtual version of the church can be used in the restoration, too.


Apple accused of securities fraud and misleading public

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:11:15 -0400

On January 2nd, Apple CEO Tim Cook revised guidance for quarter, based on lower iPhone sales. Lawsuit says he should have revealed it earlier.


How tech helped put out the Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:31:38 -0400

Paris firefighters used drones and a water-spitting robot to help tame the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.


How the Galaxy S has changed through the years

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:40:12 -0500

From the first 4-inch Galaxy S in 2010 to 2019's 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung's flagship has changed a lot over the years.


Get off the screen and look up! The Lyrid meteor shower is coming to a sky near you Sunday and Monday nights

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:37:31 -0400

The Lyrid meteor shower will be coming to a sky near you both Sunday and Monday nights, though a bright moon may interfere with the skywatching fun.


Google Stadia takes on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo with new online game platform

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:07:00 -0400

Google's Stadia, announced at the Game Developers Conference Tuesday, will make games available on Chrome browsers on PCs, computers, phones and TVs.


Farmville game spam battle couldn't stop Words with Friends maker Zynga

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:05:38 -0400

Zynga survived a Facebook algorithm change by focusing on the hits and updating them, while bringing in acquisitions for new games.


The 7 best deals and sales you can get online this Wednesday

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:58:05 -0400

Snag a great deal on your favorite fashion, electronics, and so much more.


What would your 2007 $1,000 Netflix investment be worth now?

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:54:34 -0400

If you invested $1,000 in Netflix back in 2007, what would that return look like now? Buzz60's Natasha Abellard has the story.


How robots helped the French save Notre Dame Cathedral

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:39:12 -0400

Drones and a firefighting robot named Colossus help extinguish the dramatic blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.


Everyone should have a pair of these cheap, wireless earbuds

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:46:00 -0400

For $20, these cheap, waterproof, wireless earbuds are a perfect backup for just about anyone.


This 'Hand of God' nebula is one heavenly sight

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:31:45 -0400

About 17,000 light-years away, it looks like a hand is reaching out into the abyss, but the ‘Hand of God’ nebula has a lot more going on.


Galaxy Fold first look: We go hands-on with Samsung's nearly $2,000 foldable phone

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:01:51 -0400

We go hands-on with Samsung's foldable Galaxy Fold.


The problem with AI? Study says it's too white and male, calls for more women, minorities

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:37:28 -0400

Too few women and people of color in the workforce is major cause of bias in facial recognition, artificial intelligence, study finds.


Watch this pack of robot dogs pull a truck

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:30:26 -0400

Watch This Pack of Robot Dogs Pull a Truck


What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:04:23 -0400


The Best Washer and Dryer Sets

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:55:22 -0400

Ready to upgrade your laundry room? Check out our list of the best washer and dryer sets.


Xbox One gets cheaper with new disc-less $249 One S All-Digital Edition

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:41:07 -0400

A new lower-priced console, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, out May 7, costs $249.99. It has a 1-Terabyte hard drive and comes with three games.


Google and Amazon make up — YouTube coming to Fire TV

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:00:10 -0400

Longtime adversaries agree to agree, but only for TV streaming; YouTube still not available on Echo Show, nor Google products for sale on Amazon.


Facebook ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million users’ email contacts without permission

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:18:17 -0400

Facebook says it may have “unintentionally uploaded” email contacts of up to 1.5 million users on its site, without their permission or knowledge.


Some of Samsung's new Galaxy Fold folding phones are already breaking

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:30:46 -0400

Some of Samsung's new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days, according to journalists testing the new Galaxy Fold.


T-Mobile-Sprint merger in trouble - WSJ

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:30:49 -0400

No. 3 and No. 4 wireless carriers are looking to combine to better fight off dominant Verizon and AT&T in their quest for customers.


Rocket bound for ISS blasts off from Va. shore

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:06:03 -0400

A fresh grocery shipment rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday after launching from Virginia's seashore. Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island. (April 17)


Is the stock market open on Good Friday?

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:08:03 -0400

The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will resume normal trading hours on Monday.


Jupiter’s moon Io has tides like Earth, except they're solid rock

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:53:32 -0400

The most volcanically active world in the solar system isn’t Earth, believe it or not.


Scientists restore activity in dead pig brains

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:20:36 -0400

Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. (April 17)


Mush! Watch a team of Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot dogs pull a truck down the street

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:45:29 -0400

Boston Dynamics' four-legged SpotMini weighs 66 pounds, can carry up to 31 pounds and run for 90 minutes. A team of the robot dogs can pull a truck.


New York Auto Show 2019: These 6 new technologies will transform vehicles

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 06:09:15 -0400

Automakers and suppliers are pursuing advanced technologies that improve vehicle safety, security and convenience.


The Best Smart In-Wall Dimmer Switches of 2019

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:05:28 -0400

These dimmers are perfect for Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home.


Officials use technology to study flood impacts

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:50:46 -0400

Advanced computer modeling is helping predict when and where floodwaters will inundate parts of the United States this spring. (April 18)


The best grill thermometer is at its lowest price—for now

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:50:54 -0400

Save on an incredible thermometer just in time for grilling season.


The Best Portable Dishwashers of 2019

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:17:41 -0400

The best choice for cleaning your dishes—even if you have a tiny kitchen.


Everything that works with Apple HomeKit

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:17:51 -0400

“Hey Siri, make my life easier, would ya?”


T-Mobile gets into banking, offering 4% interest and no fees on its free checking account

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:24:31 -0400

T-Mobile is jumping into the banking business with a checking account that offers no fees, no minimums and up to 4% in interest.


Stars of Apple: Company goes big for launch of Apple TV+

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:33:11 -0400

Stars of Apple: Company goes big for launch of Apple TV+.


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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:18:56 -0500

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Sea sick: Plastic garbage in the North Atlantic Ocean skyrocketing

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 20:52:31 -0400

Sure, we all know there's always more fish in the sea. But there's also plenty more plastic garbage.


Google is taking on Amazon with 'Google Express'—is it worth shopping there?

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:42:00 -0400

Does Google's shopping hub truly make it easier to buy products online?


The best fitness gear of 2019

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:54:34 -0400

New year, new resolutions, new gear.


T-Mobile, Comcast turn on call verification between networks in latest robocall fight

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:00:07 -0400

Another day, another small step of progress in the fight against robocalls.


Smart Lighting products from Amazon, Philips, WEMO, Eufy and others

Thu, 7 Mar 2019 15:15:44 -0500

Take a look at different shapes and sizes of smart lighting products.


Cats are paying attention to you, even if they act like they don’t care, study suggests

Sun, 7 Apr 2019 12:32:25 -0400

The study by Japanese scientists claims to be the first experimental evidence that cats can discern human speech.


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Fri, 8 Mar 2019 13:30:57 -0500

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