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This 4K TV could be 2017's best value
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:27:59 -0500
If you aren't picky, these 4K TVs may just be 2017's best bargain buy.
Net neutrality: The FCC voted to end it. What that means for you
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:25:33 -0500
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants net neutrality rules reversed.
Facebook: Russia spent 97 cents meddling in Brexit vote
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:08:47 -0500
Britain's Electoral Commission requested Facebook look into any dubious activity in last year's Brexit vote.
Federal election regulators could unmask political ad buyers on Facebook
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:26:10 -0500
Federal Election Commission will take up this week whether political ads on Facebook must include disclaimers showing who bought them.
These TVs deliver serious polish but don't entirely stand out
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:51:53 -0500
Samsung is known for making some good televisions, but more than that they make good LOOKING televisions. How does the MU8000 and MU8500 stack up against the rest? Check out the video to find out.
How to tell if net neutrality repeal is why your Internet is slower
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:17:06 -0500
Under the proposed repeal, your ISP could block or slow any legal site, but it would still have to disclose that conduct.
Google Home Max: Google's max effort pays off in powerful smart speaker
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:02:58 -0500
Google's pricey new smart speaker tunes sound with machine learning.
Posing with animals and wild selfies
Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:31:08 -0500
Google reveals most popular searches of 2017
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:01:55 -0500
Google has released the most searched for terms of 2017 in the u.s. and Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) shares the things people wanted to know.
Here are the 4 most exciting deals on Amazon right now
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:46:08 -0500
The last day of Amazon's 12 Days of Deals is here, and it features savings on tool sets, cookware sets, tech gadgets, and more.
Teens don't realize how much their parents track them online
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:20:10 -0500
Survey from Common Sense Media and Survey Monkey shows disconnect between what kids do on social media and what parents think they do.
Net neutrality: protests at the FCC
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:43:01 -0500
Look inside Facebook's new London offices
Tue, 5 Dec 2017 13:16:18 -0500
10 gift ideas perfect for the DIY enthusiast in your life
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:59:42 -0500
Makers love to create, whether it's a hobby they already enjoy or something new to learn., and any of these DIY gifts would be perfect for woodworkers, crafters, artists, and handy-people.
Cord cutters: How Disney's deal to buy Fox assets will change TV, movies, sports
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:09:41 -0500
More regional sports for ESPN streaming watchers, and a reunion of the Marvel universe on the big screen.
FCC overturns net neutrality rules, but supporters pledge to continue fight
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:08:22 -0500
The Federal Communication Commission overturned a two-year-old set of rules protecting against anti-consumer behavior by Internet service provider.
How 'PUBG' became this year's biggest video game
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:43:03 -0500
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a battle royale where 100 people battle to be the last person standing.
16 clever gifts under $10 everyone will love
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:00:01 -0500
Some useful, some just hilarious.
Apple is investing in Finisar, which makes iPhone X facial identification tech
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:48:45 -0500
Finisar creates technology used to power the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera.
Toshiba, Western Digital Corp reach settlement
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:58:49 -0500
Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp have agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit. As Kate King reports, it now hopes to close the $18bn sale to Bain Capital by March.
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Women often can't avoid men who sexually harass them — and men are using it against them
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:20:30 -0500
Women say they have to maintain good relations with their sexual harassers if they don't want to lose out on paychecks and professional advancement.
iPhone 8: Evolution of the iPhone over the years
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:13:44 -0400
How to choose the best smart speaker for you: shopper's guide
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:19:53 -0500
Which Amazon Echo, Google Home or Sonos speaker is for you?
Facebook: Russia spent 97 cents meddling in Brexit vote
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:52:40 -0500
97 cents...that’s all it took for Russia to buy three ads on Facebook with the intent of influencing the Brexit vote.
Are you spying on your kids’ online activity?
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:53:06 -0500
A recent survey revealed that while over 25 percent of parents track their kids' online activity.
Replace your gross, old trimmer—this electric razor is at its lowest price ever right now
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:20:17 -0500
If you've been using the same beard trimmer for years, maybe it's time to treat yourself to an upgrade. The Philips Norelco electric razor is down to its lowest price on Amazon right now
The 4 best deals for pet owners on Amazon right now
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:29:57 -0500
The 11th day of Amazon's 12 Days of Deals is all about pets! From portable baths to smart pet cams, you're sure to find something you and your pet will love.
Tesla unveils stunning new Roadster as fastest car ever
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:37:41 -0500
Net neutrality is repealed, and critics are very angry with the FCC
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:01:22 -0500
Two of FCC's dissenting commissioners questioned push to shutter 2015 rules.
International Robot Exhibition 2017
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:27:25 -0500
Time-lapse of Geminid meteor shower seen from Florida
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:48:18 -0500
Every year in December, stargazers are treated to the spectacle of the Geminid meteor shower, one of the best meteor showers of the gear.
And the most Googled of 2017 is ...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:01:29 -0500
Hurricane Irma and Matt Lauer take the top spots overall, but other favorite searches might surprise you (like, "how to make slime").
Disney to buy key 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 billion
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:09:19 -0500
Disney concurrently announced that CEO Robert Iger would remain in that post through 2021.
Apple's $13,000 computer is ridiculous, but you'll want it anyway
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:17:10 -0500
Apple most expensive computer is here, and it's more than just a beauty. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) breaks down the iMac Pro.
Future sniffer dogs could categorize complex explosives
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:10:16 -0500
Research funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research is helping give sniffer dogs the skills needed to detect complex modern explosives. Matthew Stock reports.
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Netflix executive fired after saying company didn't believe Danny Masterson accusers
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:28:18 -0500
Comments by Andy Yeatman, director of children's content, to a woman accusing Masterson of sexual assault came under scrutiny last week.
Toyota, Panasonic strike battery deal in threat to Tesla
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:14:29 -0500
Toyota reached a deal to explore a new battery partnership with Panasonic in a move that threatens to encroach on Tesla's territory.
T-Mobile looks to join pay-TV market by buying cord-cutting service Layer3
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:17:13 -0500
Denver based pay TV provider looks to change the way cable TV is sold
12 magical gifts for people who are obsessed with Harry Potter
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:30:28 -0500
These 12 Harry Potter gifts are the perfect holiday present for Potterheads. Choose from apparel, games, trinkets, home decor, and more.
Federal regulators weigh whether to unmask online political ad buyers
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:47:54 -0500
Federal election regulators could vote Thursday to require disclaimers on Facebook ads, following news about Kremlin-linked ads in 2016 election
What happens when you use Amazon's Alexa for holiday shopping
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:56:38 -0500
The online assistant doesn't always get the voice commands right when it comes to ordering
Live stream: NASA announces latest Kepler discovery
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:02:42 -0500
USA TODAY will cover this event
Science of 'Star Wars': Lightsabers closer to reality than a galaxy far, far away
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:02:31 -0500
Some of the most dreaded weaponry and futuristic vehicles in "Star Wars" — from lightsabers to landspeeders — could become real things one day.
15 gifts your beauty-obsessed friends will love
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:23:45 -0500
A stress-free shopping guide for your beauty-obsessed gal
Net neutrality: Could anything stop the repeal of the Open Internet regulations?
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:47:16 -0500
The Federal Communication Commission votes Thursday to replace the 2015 rules that prohibit Internet service providers from block and slowing online content.
Protesters rally against FCC net neutrality vote
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:08:33 -0500
Protesters gather near the Federal Communications Commission in Washington to voice their opposition to the vote to end net neutrality. (Dec. 14)
'Free Shipping Day' is back—what and when is it this year?
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:05:22 -0500
Over 800 retailers are offering free shipping and guaranteed delivery by December 24th
Botnet hackers that caused huge Internet blackout did it for money, revenge
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:39:42 -0500
The Justice Department says Paras Jha built the Mirai botnet, which operated hundreds of thousands of infected devices.
7 reasons to avoid the 'Secret Sister' gift exchange scam
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:03:39 -0500
The 'Secret Sister' gift exchange is illegal and an excellent way for criminals to get your personal information.
This 6-year-old is earning more than $11 million a year on YouTube
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:14:38 -0500
This 6-year-old toy reviewer is earning more than $11 million a year on YouTube.
'NetNeutality' trends on Twitter, and it's driving users crazy
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:52:05 -0500
Hashtag meant to promote net neutrality support draws laughter over bad spelling.