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Pogue's Basics: How to create a search-and-replace macro in Word

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:12

Among its thousands of features, macros are power-user tools that could benefit a lot of people. You hit Record Macro, you do something — a search and replace, let’s say — and then you can play back that macro later. Actually, search and replace is a bad example — Microsoft Word cannot, in fact, record and play back a search/replace.

Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:30

Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world

Build your own DIY video game console

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:49

Have you ever wanted to build your own retro gaming device from scratch?

The first flying car is available for pre-order

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:39

The company unveiled their flying car in 2014 but it was not commercially available. Now it’s ready and being presented at the Top Marques car show in Monaco. The vehicle is fully functional as both a car and an aircraft, and its hybrid engine makes it environmentally friendly.

Inside the World's Greatest Scavenger Hunt, Part 1

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:41

Yahoo Finance's David Pogue spoke to Misha Collins, star of the CW series "Super Natural," and creator of the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.

This gadget can turn an ordinary surface into a smart controller

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:06

You can now turn on your smart appliances with a touch of any ordinary surface.

Jeff Bezos describes one change some Amazon employees hated

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 15:11

Amazon is one of the world's most powerful companies, and to keep it that way CEO Jeff Bezos ensures employees make important decisions as fast as possible.

Pogue's Basics: How to forward a text message

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 14:37

In a previous “Pogue’s Basics” tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726.

Jeff Bezos: Nobody asked for one of our most popular services

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:55

In his recent letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote that the company has become skilled at predicting customers' desires. "No customer ever asked Amazon to create the Prime membership program," he wrote.

The 20 highest-paying tech companies in America

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 08:46

A new Glassdoor report called the “25 Highest Paying Companies in America for 2017” features 20 tech-related companies.

The best ways to stream live TV without cable

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 15:18

Google’s YouTube TV is a solid streaming cable option, but is it the best? Google, though, is entering an increasingly crowded market with a wide variety of different channel offerings that can be difficult to parse when all you want to do is watch “The Bachelor” and eat your KFC $20 Fill-Up in your comfy chair. YouTube TV is missing Turner and Viacom properties.

Fitbit’s new smartwatch has been plagued by production mishaps

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 09:03

Pictured: The Fitbit Blaze, which looks very similar to Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch, based on an internal presentation deck seen by Yahoo Finance. Fitbit’s (FIT) first “proper” smartwatch and first-ever pair of bluetooth headphones are due out this fall after a series of production mishaps delayed the project, Yahoo Finance has learned. The fitness tracker company’s smartwatch project has been a troubled one.

Why Silicon Beach will still lure tech talent despite skyrocketing prices

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:51

Over the last two years, Venice has become one of the priciest neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles, thanks in part to the success of companies headquartered there like Snap. But the area, dubbed "Silicon Beach," is likely going to continue drawing tech talent.

The government might stop searching your phone at the border, but things could still get worse

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:35

The Department of Homeland Security can currently search your smartphone when you come into the country whether you're a citizen or not. But a new bill could prevent those searches.

Ford brings baby’s car-ride experience to the crib

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:32

Say goodbye to those late-night drives to get your baby to sleep.

I drove the electric Chevy Bolt all weekend and only freaked out once

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:35

The Chevy Bolt is the first major mass market electric car for the mainstream consumer market. So what's it like to drive an all-electric vehicle versus a regular gas-powered car? I hopped in the Bolt to find out.

Don’t throw these sneakers out — you can compost them

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:26

Reebok has just announced its Cotton + Corn initiative, which aims to produce shoes made using sustainable materials.

How Apple's secrecy can hurt consumers

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 13:30

Apple's secrecy when it comes to its products might build hype with investors, but it can hurt consumers.

Pogue’s Basics: How to speed up YouTube playback with a keystroke

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:03

If you’re a longtime Pogue’s Basics fan, then you already know that you can jump 10 seconds ahead in playback of a YouTube video by pressing the L key. And jump 10 seconds back with the H key. And pause or unpause the video with the letter K.

Robot arms are now teaching each other how to work

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 17:16

In “robots are taking over the world” news… This robot arm made by RightHand Robotics is teaching other robot arms how to pick up objects. The multifingered gripper was built with an extending suction tool in the middle and a camera that’s able to analyze objects to help determine the best way to pick them up and hold them. Images are processed by an algorithm that will then help other robot arms learn what to do. This new skill will help factories and fulfillment centers like Amazon’s to fill orders more efficiently. ...