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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.

text 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 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 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 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.

text 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’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.

text 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 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 SlurThe daughter's name is Nicarri.

text Twitter tests longer character limit
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:43:10 -0400

Twitter tests longer character limitYou may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter. The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit. The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users won’t see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider. ...

Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for freeMac OS High Sierra (macOS 10.13). As the new name suggests, it’s just a refinement of last year’s Mac OS Sierra. In fact, you could sum up what's new in an article about as short as this one.

Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effectsWant to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?

Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launchApple is expected to include wireless charging as a core feature in the iPhones it launches on...

The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhoneApple's 10th anniversary iPhone is nearly upon us. Here's everything we expect from what could be Apple's most important product in years.

Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11Apple's App Store is getting a major update in iOS 11, and it's going to make finding new apps far better.

Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hackedEquifax was hacked and lost the information of 143 million Americans, and they need to tell us how.

text The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhone
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:57:20 -0400

The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhoneApple's iPhone 8 is nearly upon us, but not everyone is psyched. Here are the best alternatives for Apple's upcoming iPhone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectationsSamsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a wonderful smartphone, but its high price is a tough pill to swallow.

text Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:05:24 -0400

Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook postYahoo's David Pogue has a sneaky way you can create a universal link to a Facebook item so that you can send or post to anyone.

text 4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:09:11 -0400

4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the USThere are some gadgets that are just too cool for us Americans.

Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K displayMore laptop makers are pushing the limits of design and performance, but high-resolution panels are hurting their batteries.

text The most important iPhone features ever
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:23:07 -0400

The most important iPhone features everApple's iPhone is one of the most important consumer gadgets ever made, and it has a lot to do with these simple features.

Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is historyHope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, you’re going to have a hard time leaving the living room. The fall video game season is just about underway, and the 2017 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your eyesight. From Mario to Marvel, here’s what the next few months have in store. "Destiny 2"

'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity"Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" offers a ridiculous strategy experience with surprising depth and a pinch of toilet humor.

Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.The plague of "fake news" may be news to Facebook (FB), but it’s a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington that’s trying to use mobile apps, big data and social media to promote peace and accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop "technology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence," president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the lab’s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatchSamsung's new Gear Sport is a fitness-centric smartwatch aimed squarely at the Apple Watch.

The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesignThis is a big week for YouTube. It’s getting a new design and new features—all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as I’m concerned, are welcome!

Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VRMicrosoft is bringing VR to the masses with its low-cost headsets.

Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake newsFacebook is taking its crackdown on fake news even further.

Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple WatchFitbit’s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.It’s no secret that Fitbit (FIT) has been working on a smartwatch — Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the company’s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first "true" smartwatch.

text Meet Uber's pick for its next CEO
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 21:10:08 -0400

Meet Uber's pick for its next CEOExpedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is expected to take on the role of Uber CEO.

text Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcripts
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:06:56 -0400

Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcriptsBelieve it or not, YouTube creates a written transcript for every single video. Just click More and Transcript and boom!

text Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big bet
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:00:20 -0400

Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big betSamsung is bringing the Galaxy Note brand back from the brink with the Galaxy Note 8. But can it bury the ghosts of the Note 7?

The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhoneThe Essential Phone is the first handset from the father of Google's Android, and it's a solid alternative to Apple's iPhone.

Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home techThe Norton Core is a Wi-Fi router designed to protect all of your connected devices.

Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvementQualcomm's new depth-sensing camera technology could improve smartphone's and virtual reality headsets.

How companies leave your data online without your knowledgeYour private data could be freely available online and there's little you can do about it.

Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a "specific, immediate concern about inciting violence," a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.

text Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:09:54 -0400

Pogue's Basics: Alexa remindersAmazon has added the ability to add names to timers with Alexa.

NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this bookAn alarming fifteen percent of NFL players end up declaring bankruptcy. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and is currently a free agent, is making sure he won't fall into that category.

How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographerApple's upcoming iPhone 8 and iOS 11 should take your iPhone photography to the next level with these new features.

Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawlessMotorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it's got its drawbacks.

The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and TargetIf you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.

Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basicsLego's new Boost kit helps introduce kids to the basics of coding.

A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumersA new European Union regulation could impact how social networks handle your data in the U.S.

Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10Windows 10’s Start button harbors a secret: It can sprout a tiny utility menu. To see it, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, or (on a touchscreen) hold your finger down on it. There, in all its majesty, is the Start menu’s secret utility menu.