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Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:32

Qualcomm's new depth-sensing camera technology could improve smartphone's and virtual reality headsets.

How companies leave your data online without your knowledge

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:57

Your 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’

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:24

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.

Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:09

Amazon has added the ability to add names to timers with Alexa.

How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographer

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:47

Apple'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 flawless

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:17

Motorola'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 Target

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:50

If you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.

How Lego is teaching kids to code

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:37

Lego's new Boost kit helps introduce kids to the basics of coding.

A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumers

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:24

A 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 10

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:30

Windows 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.

'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' might be the next big hit for Nintendo's Switch

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 11:57

Nintendo’s Mario is teaming up with Ubisoft’s bizarre rabbids in a new game that might be your next favorite Switch title.Mario is coming to Nintendo’s (NTDOY) new Switch console, but he’s sharing the spotlight with some relative unknowns. Ubisoft’s “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle” is a turn-based strategy-style game co-starring Ubisoft’s (UBSFF) own rabbids, cartoonish bugged-eyed rabbits.

Here’s what you need to watch for in Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:56

Apple will announce its Q3 2017 earnings on August 1, and this is what you'll want to pay attention to.

Apple's decision to drop privacy apps in China might not be the last of its kind

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:18

Apple may soon be force to remove more privacy apps from its App Store if it wants to continue selling its products in certain countries.

How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural Americans

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 12:35

Microsoft is helping to bring broadband to underserved rural Americans.

The biggest problems with putting microchips in employees

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:23

RFID chip implants can be convenient for some, but they raise both privacy and security questions.

Why Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are fighting

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:47

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are having a very public spat about artificial intelligence.

Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:51

Elon Musk isn’t the only expert who thinks we need to regulate AI soon. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X, recently sounded the alarm that murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. Musk’s warnings that AI poses an “existential threat” may have been a bit dramatic, but he’s not the only expert hoping for some kind of government regulation of AI.