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iPhone 8 lines were orderly and short. In other words, a snooze

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:44:01 -0400

Apple buyers are waiting for iPhone X. Plus, Apple has become more efficient at filling pre-orders.


This award winning cast iron is only $15 right now—it's time to replace your scratched nonstick pan

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:48:54 -0400

Lodge makes the best cast iron pans we've ever tested, and this square skillet is on sale for a great low price right now.


How to use tech to get a good night's rest and improve your sleep

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:35:05 -0400

Sleep problems are pervasive. With new apps, watches, and even mattresses, you can independently adjust the way your body behaves at night.


Bill Gates is sorry for Ctl+Alt+Delete

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:50:46 -0400

Bill Gates is sorry that we have to press three buttons at the same time to log onto our PCs instead of one.


Google I/O 2017 highlights latest innovations

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


NASA ends 8-month isolation experiment on Hawaii volcano

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:33:47 -0400


Facebook vows more political ad transparency

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:38:16 -0400

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company will bring more transparency into its political advertisements, responding to criticism that it has not done enough to prevent the manipulation of elections. Video provided by Reuters


Uber loses its license to operate in London

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:12:40 -0400

Uber's license to operate in London won't be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday. London's mayor, Sadiq Khan said he supports the decision. (Sept. 22)


This is the best deal we've ever seen on a 4K OLED TV

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:43:52 -0400

This is a Black Friday-level steal.


Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will give ads linked to Russian government to Congress

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:00:55 -0400

Mark Zuckerberg pledged that Facebook would make it "much harder" for anyone to interfere in elections and to "use our tools to undermine democracy."


SAP CEO comes back from horrific accident: 'I have a calmness... of mind'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:42:17 -0400

Apple, Google and Amazon are helping fuel SAP's latest growth spurt. After dominating the business-to-consumer market, they're partnering with SAP to bring innovations like blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to the business world.


Bill to attract Foxconn to Wisconsin may not be constitutional

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:12:36 -0400

A Wisconsin bill designed to attract a Foxconn manufacturing plant may be unconstitutional. Critics say it overrides the judicial branch's power. Video provided by Newsy


The world is definitely going to end — just probably not Saturday

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:49:34 -0400

There are at least 1 ways humanity could be wiped out. But even if we avoid those, one day our sun will die.


Hurricane Irma: Prepare your smartphone for catastrophic conditions

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 12:25:21 -0400

If your life is on your smartphone, make sure it is ready for extraordinary circumstances.


London wants to boot Uber, which will keep running as it fights move

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:45:21 -0400

Transport for London says it won’t renew a license for Uber to operate in the British capital.


CCleaner malware hack: What to know and how to protect yourself

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:16:28 -0400

If you use a software tool called CCleaner to keep your Windows PC humming smoothly, keep watching.


iPhone 8: Evolution of the iPhone over the years

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:13:44 -0400


E3 2017: The show's coolest games and fans

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


10 gadgets that double as decor for your home's rustic farmhouse style

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:56:59 -0400

The rustic farmhouse look is so in right now, and you can get the look with everyday gadgets like a Crock-Pot, digital frame wall clock, electric kettle, and more.


10 gadgets that will prevent everyday problems and make your life easier

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:40:04 -0400

Solve little problems around your house with smart products like the Halo Smoke Detector, Canary All-in-One Security Device, Eufy RoboVac 11c, and more.


Use your smartphone to keep kids safe on Halloween

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:57:08 -0400

These apps will help you have peace of mind as your kids go trick-or-treating.


Facebook's Zuckerberg drops contested plan to keep control with new class of voting stock

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:01:14 -0400

Facebook CEO credited the rise of his company's stock price with helping him maintain voting control while still spending billions on philanthropy.


No, bitcoin isn't going to replace gold as a safe haven investment

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:02:07 -0400

The idea that bitcoin will become the preferred safe-haven investment instead of gold is almost laughable.


Report: Hewlett Packard Enterprise to slash 5,000 jobs, 10% of workforce

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:00:59 -0400

The cuts comes as CEO Meg Whitman looks to reposition the legacy tech company as a nimble, cloud-focused business.


Alibaba's Jack Ma: 'I don't have time to spend money'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:50:23 -0400

The company's founder and chairman also discussed his plans for Alibaba in the U.S.


Say hello to fall with this caramel apple Bellini

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:36:56 -0400

When the days get shorter and the leaves start to change, this cocktail will warm your soul.


Lines very short for iPhone 8 launch

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:36:30 -0400

From the flagship Apple Store in Los Angeles--small lines for the new iPhone 8, a big difference from year's past when people camped out for days to be first. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.


Genius new uses for that old iPhone

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:19:10 -0400

Don't give up that old smartphone just yet. You can still get plenty of use out of it.


'Smart' windows will lower heating costs, say researchers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:02:24 -0400

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have designed smart reflective windows that act as blinds in the summer and let all the sunlight through during the winter. Video provided by Reuters


Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:59:48 -0400

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is "actively working" with the U.S. government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. (Sept. 21)


Insidious 'attack within an attack' found in popular CCleaner program

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:01:22 -0400

The massive hit on a popular PC and phone cleaning program may have really been a fake to get at high-value tech targets.


Have an old iPhone? Here are some genius re-uses.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:11:27 -0400

USA Today contributor Jennifer Jolly shows us some absolutely genius 're-uses' for an that old iPhone that you have lying around the house.


T-Mobile plus Sprint: If you're a customer, here's why a merger would matter

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:08:04 -0400

T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly in active talks about a merger -- a pairing that's been considered before. But what would that mean to consumers?


Russians tried to hack election systems of 21 states in 2016, officials say

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:10:09 -0400

Russians attempted to hack elections systems in Wisconsin and 20 other states in the run-up to last year's presidential election, Wisconsin officials said Friday.


Do you want to sue Equifax over the cyberbreach? Winning a lawsuit may not be so easy.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:02:06 -0400

Plaintiff lawyers in the Equifax case typically will have to show consumer harm from massive cyberbreach.


Apocalyptic emergency alert flashes on TVs, freaks out Californians

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:45:38 -0400

Some television viewers in southern California were startled when an apocalyptic emergency alert flashed on their screens.


Apple mania: the iPhone 8 goes on sale around the world

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:15:42 -0400


Google Doodle honors the first day of fall

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:25:11 -0400

Autumnal Google Doodle features a cute mouse heading underground before winter.


CCleaner attack on millions of computers sought out telecom firms, app's owner says

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:29:19 -0400

The CCleaner hack was specifically aimed at telecom equipment companies in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan


Using tech to get a good night'€™s rest

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:29:44 -0400

USA TODAY Tech columnist Kim Komando gives us tips on how using technology can help us get better sleep at night.


L.L. Bean's new ad can only be seen in the sunlight

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:53:27 -0400

If you want to see L.L. Bean's new ad, you're going to have to step outdoors.


A bluetooth scoop for Fido

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:34:41 -0400

New subscription service YaDoggie offers trackable portions


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.


Forget the cloud, iXpand Base backs up your iPhone at home

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:16:47 -0400

In this week's surf report, Marc Saltzman looks at a new back up options for your iPhone - the iXpand Base.


Can you live only on bitcoin? Some believers try it

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:37:08 -0400

For many, it is a lifestyle, valued for its financial potential and privacy from the prying eyes of a distrusted government.


Wireless charging? Try a battery case instead

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:54:59 -0400

New iPhones take wireless charging, but they're cumbersome and slow. Jefferson Graham recommends a battery case instead on TalkingTech.


Apple Worldwide Developers Conference: In photos

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


Senate probes 'weaponized' Twitter bots role in 2016 election

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:05:03 -0400

The social media giant will be meeting with investigators on Sept. 27. Video provided by Newsy


Score a new iPhone? Here are 5 things you need to do

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:12:07 -0400

Don't ditch your old iPhone just yet.


Governments will close down cryptocurrencies if they get too big, warns Jamie Dimon

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:34:57 -0400

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon has criticized bitcoin and digital currencies once again. Dimon called cryptocurrencies a "novelty" and said they are "worth nothing."


Smiletime now Pop.in for video chat rooms

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:09:24 -0400

Trying to bring back style of AOL chat rooms, with a twist