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Thanks to the FCC, TVs are getting easier to use by visually impaired people

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:38:36 -0400

It's time we get serious about accessibility


Twitter hires new VP of inclusion and diversity

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:32:39 -0400

Candi Castleberry-Singleton hire is latest bid by Jack Dorsey to make Twitter reflect its users.


Nintendo is releasing another retro console this fall

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:53:31 -0400

The SNES Classic will come with 21 retro Nintendo games pre-installed. Video provided by Newsy


Binge-watching on Facebook: Yes, it could be a thing

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:32:38 -0400

Facebook wants to boost its video offerings and is reportedly in talks with Hollywood studios.


Cable companies might be about to strike deal to offer wireless service

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:10:12 -0400

Two cable companies might be able to strike a deal with a telecommunications firm to offer wireless service. Sprint, Charter Communications & Comcast are reportedly in exclusive talks to explore the possibility of securing a deal on this matter.


Petya cyberattack spreads, hitting U.S. and European businesses

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:17:29 -0400

Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices,


Uber now lets you request a ride for someone else

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:10:00 -0400

It's Uber's latest attempt at expanding its user base.


Apple Worldwide Developers Conference: In photos

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 10:34:34 -0400


Are states ready for self-driving cars?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:50:40 -0400

Short on cash and guidance, states tread lightly when it comes to spending on roads and sensors.


Tim Westergren is stepping down from Pandora

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:36:13 -0400

Pandora' co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren has announced that he plans to step down from the music company he founded over 17 years ago. Video provided by TheStreet


You're sharing your cell phone number too frequently

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:32:58 -0400

Phone numbers have become the new social security number, and they can be stolen.


This retro fridge is made from a classic Fiat, and it’s coming to the US

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:28:40 -0400

You’ll want to park this adorable Fiat fridge right in your kitchen


Google I/O 2017 highlights latest innovations

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:16:28 -0400


The European Union could slap Google with a big fine this week

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:29:00 -0400

Tech giant reportedly facing fine topping $1 billion as soon as Tuesday.


Google fined $2.72 billion for antitrust breach

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:11:44 -0400

The European Union's competition watchdog slapped a record 2.42 billion euro (2.72 billion US dollars) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. (June 27)


529s make it easier to ask family, friends for college cash

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:00:03 -0400

More 529 plans are adding crowdfunding-like tools that make it easier for savers to ask family and friends to contribute to a kid's college fund.


iOS 11: How to download and use it before it's released to the public

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:49:12 -0400

Apple launched a beta version of the operating system for iPhones and iPads.


When galaxies collide: Cool NASA photo shows galactic 'goulash'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:23:06 -0400

Arp 299 is located about 140 million light years from Earth and contains 2 galaxies that are merging.


After Uber, more women speak up about Silicon Valley sexism

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:49:25 -0400

It could be a tipping point for the tech industry as more women break their silence


E3 2017: The show's coolest games and fans

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:48:46 -0400


Uber app update makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:10:16 -0400

Uber's ride-hailing app is making it easier for its users to set up trips for seniors and others who may not know their way around a smartphone.


The top features and hazards of iOS 11 in the beta release

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:36:07 -0400

You can try out iOS 11, the operating system that will run the next iPhone. But there are risks


Showing off Echo Show video calling

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:45:59 -0400

The first Amazon Echo with a screen lets you "drop in" on loved one via video.


Nintendo is launching a Super NES Classic in September

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:56:14 -0400

Device follows up massive success of last holiday's NES Classic.


Use Google to shop? Here's what you should know after the big EU fine

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:57:14 -0400

The EU's $2.7B fine shines a bright light on how merchant ads influence Google Shopping search results.


4 things you need to know before buying a smart lock

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:10:08 -0400

Before you replace your keys with your phone, here are the do's and don'ts


Don’t miss this deal: The Amazon Echo is $50 off on Monday only

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:15:56 -0400

This exclusive deal on the Amazon Echo is the lowest price we've seen for the flagship Alexa device, and it'll be gone at midnight.


11 new features in IOS 11

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:58:57 -0400

USA TODAY'S Ed Baig looks at 11 new features in Apple's new IOS11 public beta


PayPal growing as option for online business transactions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:05:02 -0400

There are costs associated with using PayPal to process payments, so you have to weigh options. Here’s a breakdown of the company’s offerings to help decide.


Report: Sprint in wireless talks with Comcast, Charter

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:31:57 -0400

The talks are reportedly over a deal that could boost the cable giants’ ambitions


Whether you call it—a slush, slushy, or slushie—with or without booze, this icy beverage tastes just like summer.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:12:21 -0400

With or without booze, this icy beverage tastes just like summer


Smartphones are probably not making us that much more intelligent

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:02:14 -0400

Researchers wanted to find out if the mere sight of a smartphone was enough to impair cognitive functioning. Video provided by Newsy


Nintendo's Super NES classic edition will include Star Fox 2

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:52:34 -0400

Nintendo plans to absolutely dominate this holiday season with the long-anticipated announcement of an SNES Classic Edition.


Apple, Amazon, Google build futuristic campuses as business booms

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:31:36 -0400


A big British bank may be about to bring Bitcoin into play

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:55:15 -0400

A big British bank is considering bringing Bitcoin 'into play.' Barclays CEO Ashok Vaswani has spoken to regulators about engaging with the cryptocurrency, although he did not elaborate on what that would involve.


Say ?? to the 56 new emojis coming this year

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:38:54 -0400

There will be a literal mind-blown emoji, a breastfeeding emoji and — drumroll please — the long-awaited orange heart emoji.


Status update: Facebook has 2 billion users. Can it reach 3 billion?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:34:33 -0400

The giant social network faces significant barriers for growth.


Facebook is considering a move into a new venture

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:27:09 -0400

Facebook Inc. is said to be considering a move into scripted television programming. Video provided by TheStreet


A look back at the EU's 7 years of legal battle with Google

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:46:42 -0400

Here is a look back at the key dates in the European Union's legal tussle with Alphabet.


We love this Gerber everyday carry set - and it's only $100 right now

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:44:30 -0400

This Gerber center-drive multi-tool is the perfect everyday carry for anyone who needs tools regularly, and Amazon's deal of the day sweetens the pot with a pen and custom sheath all for $100.


CES 2017: The coolest tech you have to see

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 17:56:46 -0500


iPhone 8 sales are forecast to be blockbuster

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:05 -0400

The most significant update to the iPhone in three years will likely encourage consumers to ignore the iPhone 7 this summer.


Google car firm Waymo signs self-driving car deal with rental firm Avis Budget

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:19:09 -0400

Former Google car project Waymo signed a deal with Avis Budget Group to service and house a fleet of self-driving vehicles being tested in Phoenix.


Pandora founder Westergren to step down as CEO

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:48:34 -0400

He will also depart the streaming music company's board of directors.


A Foolish Take: The 5 biggest social networks

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:32:03 -0400

Facebook and Tencent dominate the industry with their various apps.


How to protect your Windows computer from the Petya ransomware attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:14:05 -0400

Older Windows systems are most vulnerable.


7 ways to ditch the Swiffer and clean your floors with things you already own

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:59:10 -0400

Save money and be a greener cleaner with these DIY cleaning tricks


NASA has captured what it looks like when two galaxies collide

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:22:24 -0400

Arp 299 is about 140 million light years away from Earth and has been merging for millions of years. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).


EU slaps Google with record $2.7 B fine for breaching competition rules

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:59:37 -0400

European regulators allege the tech giant broke antitrust rules with its online shopping service.


Amazon Echo Show: Worth it once the kinks are worked out

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:00:49 -0400

Amazon's first Echo with a screen lets you play videos, show off pics, make video calls


Apple just got deeper into AR with purchase of eye-tracking tech firm

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:47:00 -0400

Apple wants to make AR a reality.