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Uber Accused of Espionage and Hacking Competitors

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:47:06 -0500

Uber allegedly hacked into competitors computer systems and engaged in undercover surveillance. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.


Investors: 5 market milestones that mattered in 2017

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:47:03 -0500

From Dow "24K" to Bitcoin mania, 2017 has featured barrier-breaking moments for markets.


4K TV: Should you get one this year? Here's how to decide

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:09:36 -0500

TVs are among the most advertised product during the holiday shopping season. Should you get a higher-end 4K TV this time around? We investigate.


Net neutrality: protests at the FCC

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:43:01 -0500


Neighborhoods with the most outrageous Christmas lights in every state

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:19:33 -0500

As the holidays draw near, 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of the best neighborhoods to see holiday lights in every state.


NASA reveals new, sizzling hot and rocky planet: Kepler-90i

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:52:19 -0500

NASA teamed up with Google technology and discovered a new planet with the Kepler space telescope.


3 ways to start the year with a digital clean slate

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:07:51 -0500

Here are some tips on how to declutter your digital history.


The wildest, wackiest tech gadgets of the year

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:12:12 -0500

These are some of the wackiest gifts that will even make Santa jealous.


Net neutrality rules are dead. Will my Internet bills go up?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:50:04 -0500

Internet providers could charge more to some sites for faster access. They risk a backlash.


International Robot Exhibition 2017

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:27:25 -0500


Daredevil Wu Yongning died after falling off skyscraper in China. What is 'rooftopping'?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:00:07 -0500

It's a risky, glamorous and potentially lucrative act.


How did a Google engineer, 23, end up floating dead in the S.F. Bay?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42:58 -0500

A missing Google employee was found dead last week in the San Francisco Bay and authorities are investigating how she came to be there


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?


PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch? How to pick the right video game console

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:25:53 -0500

Not sure which home video game device you want? We help you break down your options.


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.


NASA's Kepler finds solar system like ours with eight planets

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:50:50 -0500

The discovery marks the first solar system to tie with our solar system in the number of planets orbiting one star, according to NASA.


Say hello to Google Home Max

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:26:16 -0500

A larger version of its Home smart speaker.


Extra charges for Facebook, YouTube? Never, I say

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:10:29 -0500

Would you pay extra for Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube? That's how they do it in England, reports Jefferson Graham. Could that happen here too, in the wake of the relaxed FCC Net Neutrality rules?


Federal regulators approve narrow Facebook ad disclosure

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42:43 -0500

Federal election regulators voted Thursday to require disclaimers on some Facebook ads, following news about Kremlin-linked ads in 2016 election


These are the 10 best tech deals on Amazon for Free Shipping Day

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:39:09 -0500

Deals are scarce on Free Shipping Day, but these offers on Amazon are worthy of your attention.


Is Jay Z's Tidal in trouble?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:07:38 -0500

The streaming music service offers listeners high bit-rate streaming but is flagging financially, a Norwegian newspaper says.


9 fantastic deals you can get on Amazon right now

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:46:17 -0500

Finish your Christmas shopping wihtout getting off your couch or going over your budget with great deals on gift baskets, cookware, tech gadgets, and more.


Here are all the best deals for Free Shipping Day 2017

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:21:23 -0500

Get free shipping and guaranteed deliver by December 24 by buying all your holiday gifts on Free Shipping Day.


These life hacks will help you survive the holidays

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:12:09 -0500

These handy tips will help you this Thanksgiving, and beyond.


RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger is gone

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:40:20 -0500

The messenging service launched 20 years ago for desktop computers has been discontinued.


How to find hard-to-get, out-of-stock gifts without getting ripped off

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:11:11 -0500

Some must-have items are already out of stock across the board, with waits for new arrivals a month or more away.


This laptop may be affordable, but its performance is seriously lacking

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:59:34 -0500

Lenovo IdeaPad 120S Laptop Review


Sexual assault victims seeking justice on social media. Experts warn it's not bulletproof

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:44:24 -0500

For assault survivors who've felt let down by the court system, turning to social media can pose devastating legal risks.


Wackiest tech gadgets you can gift

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:12:35 -0500

Columnist Jennifer Jolly runs through her favorite crazy technology devices and futuristic gifts of the year.


New natural hair emojis are getting mixed reviews

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:41:21 -0500

Natural hair emojis might soon be available and women with natural hair textures have mixed feelings about the move! Buzz 60's Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.


Oracle adds to cloud construction strategy with $1.2B bid for Aconex

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:41:04 -0500

Oracle will pay $1.2 billion to acquire Aconex Limited, an Australian maker of cloud-based construction management software.


Wipe your computer search history to start the new year

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:48:45 -0500

Columnist Kim Komando tells you how to clean up your digital tracks on Facebook, Google and elsewhere on the Internet.


Net neutrality: The FCC voted to end it. What that means for you

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:46:17 -0500

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants net neutrality rules reversed.


Mark Hamill engages FCC chairman in Jedi lightsaber battle on Twitter

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:58:54 -0500

'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill took offense at FCC chairman Ajit Pai's online video about a post-net neutrality online world.


Uber used spies to steal rivals' trade secrets, ex-Uber security specialist says

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:16:50 -0500

A former Uber manager accused the company of dispatching spies to steal its rivals’ secrets, according to a letter unsealed by a federal judge.


FCC overturns net neutrality rules, but supporters pledge to continue fight

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:36:16 -0500

The Federal Communication Commission overturned a two-year-old set of rules protecting against anti-consumer behavior by Internet service provider.


This video recorded inside a washing machine will blow your mind

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:37:50 -0500

We filmed an entire wash cycle inside a Samsung high-efficiency top-load washer. And the results were stunningly beautiful.


These six tips will help you stay safe while online shopping

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:25:17 -0500

Shopping online this holiday season? Six tips to help you do it safely.


10 amazing tech gifts everyone is asking for this year

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:06:10 -0500

Give the gift of smart tech this year.


Extra charges for Facebook and YouTube? Never, I say

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:21:05 -0500

Opponents of FCC rule change say tiered service could happen


Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar resigns from firm after sexual harassment allegations

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:58:28 -0500

The Silicon Valley investor is quitting Sherpa Capital, the firm he cofounded in 2013.


Posing with animals and wild selfies

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:31:08 -0500


Robotic soccer during RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:58:24 -0500


These were the best video games of 2017

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:48:04 -0500

Marc Saltzman's favorite discs and downloads for kids, teens and adults.


Look inside Facebook's new London offices

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 13:16:18 -0500


Net neutrality: Did the FCC just take the Internet back to 2014?

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:33:17 -0500

Thursday's FCC vote to overturn the 2015 net neutrality protections returns the Internet to an earlier regulatory regime. But what does that really mean?


Top video games of 2017

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:46:37 -0500

Ready for the top video games of 2017? Our list includes favorites for Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox for kids, teens and adults.


These are the 5 best deals on Amazon right now

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:57:08 -0500

Amazon's got great deals on kitchen tools like chef's knives and spiralizers, as well as headphones, pet cameras,amaz and even top-shelf mattresses.


Cord-cutting tips for setting up your new Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 16:21:49 -0500

Lots of us have streaming media devices, but there are some basic set-up moves you should make at the outset.


Trump Jr. is berated for tweet about 'Obama's FCC' chair, net 'neutality'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:33:35 -0500

President Trump's son seemed unaware his father, not Obama, appointed the current FCC chairman.


iPhone 8: Evolution of the iPhone over the years

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