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Smart Lighting products from Amazon, Philips, WEMO, Eufy and others

Thu, 7 Mar 2019 15:15:44 -0500

Take a look at different shapes and sizes of smart lighting products.


The best stainless steel dishwashers of 2019

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:45:00 -0400

Our picks for the best stainless-steel dishwashers available today.


Schools curb students' appetites for Grubhub, Uber Eats deliveries during school day

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:04:17 -0400

Kids like food delivered via apps such as DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats, but schools worry about safety concerns and class disruptions.


PlayStation 5: First details point to 8K graphics, faster performance, no release in 2019

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:00:29 -0400

The first official details on Sony's highly anticipated next-generation PlayStation are finally coming out. But there's no official release date yet.


Can Elon Musk's robotaxi plan help Tesla owners make $30,000 a year?

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:13:50 -0400

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he is “very confident” Tesla would be able to offer robotaxis next year as a rival to ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.


'Hundreds' of CVS Pharmacy stores to get SmileDirectClub shops

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:09:08 -0400

The nationwide boom in teeth-straightening is accelerating with the introduction of SmileDirectClub's braces alternative in certain CVS stores.


Youth in foster care to get free smartphones, internet access in pilot program

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:24:21 -0400

The pilot program will provide smartphones with an unlimited calling plan to more than 30,000 current and former foster youth between ages 13 and 26.


How to use a rice cooker to cook every type of rice

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:34:14 -0400

Basmati, brown rice, quinoa, jasmine rice—learn how to make them all!


Twitter users make more money than U.S. adults overall, study shows

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:27:59 -0400

A new Pew Research study found that adult Twitter users are younger and more likely to be Democrats than the general public. Most users rarely tweet.


Listen to the Talking Tech podcast

Fri, 8 Mar 2019 13:30:57 -0500

Your guide to the latest tech news and analysis, with Jefferson Graham's daily podcast, available on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.


Weird prehistoric creature was 'strangest crab that ever lived,' with a 'hodgepodge of body parts'

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:01:23 -0400

Crabs are already among the freakiest-looking animals we encounter, so it's no surprise their ancestors were bizarre, too.


Gaming Instagram for fun & profit in expose

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:46:46 -0400

Social media's credibility took another hit this week with Mueller report, latest Facebook apology and new expose on how easy it is to game Instagram


The sounds of silence: New device could create words out of thoughts

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:57:02 -0400

Trapped inside their bodies, stroke patients may be able to think – but not speak.  But now, a prototype of a new device could one day literally give a voice to the voiceless.


The 8 best deals and sales you can get online this Sunday

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:32:53 -0400

What better way to relax and recharge than with some retail therapy?


Stars of Apple: Company goes big for launch of Apple TV+

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:33:11 -0400

Stars of Apple: Company goes big for launch of Apple TV+.


25 Mother's Day gifts she actually wants

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:46:38 -0400

We'll help you find the best gifts for mom.


The best top-load washers under $1,000 of 2019

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:56:36 -0400

Our picks for the best affordable top load washers available today.


Google Stadia takes on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo with new online game platform

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:07:00 -0400

Google's Stadia, announced at the Game Developers Conference Tuesday, will make games available on Chrome browsers on PCs, computers, phones and TVs.


Our favorite affordable grill thermometer is on sale—for now

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:40:42 -0400

Get this incredible grill thermometer on sale, and right in time for your next cookout.


What makes a good kitchen knife?

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:06:02 -0400

These factors set great knives apart from mediocre ones.


Tesla reports bruising first-quarter loss of $702M amid concerns about Model 3 demand

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 20:29:55 -0400

Facing concerns about demand and profitability, Tesla reported a bruising first-quarter net loss of $702 million on Wednesday.


The best juicers of 2019

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:57:15 -0400

Which juicers are worth the squeeze?


Has your PC been freezing up lately? Here are 7 tools for fixing Windows problems

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:58:40 -0400

Does your PC need some TLC? Sometimes it’s an easy fix. Here are some tips and tricks the pros use to get your computer humming the way it should.


Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold following display issues

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:36:22 -0400

Following display issues reported by some reviewers, Samsung is going to delay the launch of the Galaxy Fold hybrid device until at least next month


How the Galaxy S has changed through the years

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:40:12 -0500

From the first 4-inch Galaxy S in 2010 to 2019's 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung's flagship has changed a lot over the years.


Get off the screen and look up! The Lyrid meteor shower is coming to a sky near you Sunday and Monday nights

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:58:09 -0400

The Lyrid meteor shower will be coming to a sky near you both Sunday and Monday nights, though a bright moon may interfere with the skywatching fun.


The best french door fridges of 2019

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:33:05 -0400

Our picks for the best French door refrigerators available today.


Travel tech: Cruising with this gadget on your vacation can make for much smoother sailing

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:33:02 -0400

A small gadget can fix common travel headaches that come with taking a cruise.


#FeelingCute challenge: Texas prison guards fired after probe into 'inappropriate' posts

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 21:55:58 -0400

The trend often involves uniformed workers posting selfies coupled with captions joking about what their work day may entail.


Not in a galaxy far, far away… here's China's Gobi desert

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:38:08 -0400

Gobi Desert, the vast desert region between the north of China and the south of Mongolia is one of the biggest deserts in the world.


Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to $5 billion

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:09:12 -0400

The FTC has been looking into whether Facebook broke its own 2011 agreement promising to protect user privacy but has not announced any findings yet.


Want a Google Pixel 3 for half off? Here's how you can get one

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:37:10 -0400

It's Google Fi's birthday. Here's how you can get a discount on Google smartphones.


There's a strange glowing ring around our galaxy's black hole

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:11:38 -0400

Sagittarius A* is fairly dormant, but something hot and glowing is surrounding it that has scientists scratching their heads.


The largest living thing on Earth hides underground and is edible

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:46:22 -0400

'Humongous Fungus' spans over three square miles (mostly out of sight), is thought to be more than 2,400 years old, and... is apparently tasty.


Possible $5B Facebook fine for privacy violations

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:05:56 -0400

The possibility of a $5 billion federal privacy fine for Facebook suggests that U.S. regulators may be taking a cue from the large penalties their European counterparts have been handing out to U.S. technology giants. (April 25)


The mystery of The Loch Ness Monster may finally be solved

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:44:33 -0400

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the Loch Ness monster at some point.


10 smartwatches that help monitor your activity

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:17:44 -0500

Apple Watch, Fitbit Charge, LG and more. If you're looking for smartwatches for health and fitness tracking features, here are 10 options to consider.


5 things you need to survive a red eye

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:29:05 -0400

Overnight flights are the worst. Here are 5 products you need to survive a red eye!


Avengers set to assemble in 'Fortnite' in 'Endgame' movie-video game crossover event

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:20:34 -0400

In an epic pop culture mash-up, online video game 'Fortnite' is getting the Marvel treatment in a #FortniteXAvengers event due to start Thursday.


Mush! Watch a team of Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot dogs pull a truck down the street

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:45:29 -0400

Boston Dynamics' four-legged SpotMini weighs 66 pounds, can carry up to 31 pounds and run for 90 minutes. A team of the robot dogs can pull a truck.


What causes the Northern Lights?

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:22:58 -0400

The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis. The Vikings thought it was a road to the Gods, but we now know exactly what those beautiful lights actually are.


Tesla: An innovator faces competition

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:14:55 -0400


The best fitness gear of 2019

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:54:34 -0400

New year, new resolutions, new gear.


Travel tech: Cruising with this gadget on your vacation can make for much smoother sailing

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:20:33 -0400

Princess Cruises sees small, wearable disc as the key to making your on-board vacation less of a hassle. Columnist Jennifer Jolly puts it to the test.


T-Mobile gets into banking, offering 4% interest and no fees on its free checking account

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:32:21 -0400

T-Mobile is jumping into the banking business with a checking account that offers no fees, no minimums and up to 4% in interest.


How to choose just the right cookware set for your kitchen

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:37:47 -0400

Pick the perfects pots and pans for your needs.


The 8 best deals and sales you can get this Thursday

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:53:36 -0400

Snag a great discount on the latest fashions, portable chargers, outdoor furniture, and more this Thursday.


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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:18:56 -0500

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Patrick Mahomes is making his mark on 'Madden NFL 20' as video game's cover athlete

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:28:20 -0400

Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the cover athlete for the 'Madden NFL 20' video game. His character can toss no-look passes.


What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:04:23 -0400


Study finds women snore nearly as much as men, but just won't admit it

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:16:26 -0400

Science! Here to answer all couples' arguments. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.