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- Acer's Swift 7 is the world's thinnest laptop, making yours look huge
- HTC's Vive Pro and wireless adapter make me want to love VR again
HTC and Valve’s Vive was the first virtual reality headset that really made me jump on the VR hype train. Not only could you escape into virtual worlds, but thanks to its motion tracking sensors, your movement in the real world was translated into the digital. Like Facebook’s (FB) Oculus Rift, the Vive’s display resolution made individual pixels clearly visible in certain situations, killing any sense of true immersion.
- Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018
CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
- The weirdest tech of CES 2018
- Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio
- Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you
- Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city
At CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.
- Intel wants this drone to fly you around
Intel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
- AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’
AMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.
- Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018
- What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018
It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.
- Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur
- Twitter tests longer character limit
You may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter. The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit. The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users won’t see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider. ...
- Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for free
- Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects
- MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has 'a realistic opportunity' to enter China in 2018
Facebook has a "realistic opportunity" to enter China in 2018, Mizuho analyst James Lee wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. Lee came to the conclusion after meeting "various industry contacts" in China during a recent trip. Facebook's recent appointment of an executive to manage relations with China will help the company "understand the regulatory requirement and negotiate Facebook's operating structure in China," said Lee in the note, a copy of which was obtained by Business Insider.
- Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch
- The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhone
- Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11
- Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hacked
- The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhone
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectations
- Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post
- 4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US
- Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display
- The most important iPhone features ever
- Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is history
Hope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, you’re going to have a hard time leaving the living room. The fall video game season is just about underway, and the 2017 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your eyesight. From Mario to Marvel, here’s what the next few months have in store. “Destiny 2”
- 'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity
- Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.
The plague of “fake news” may be news to Facebook (FB), but it’s a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington that’s trying to use mobile apps, big data and social media to promote peace and accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop “technology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence,” president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the lab’s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
- Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatch
- The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign
This is a big week for YouTube. It’s getting a new design and new features—all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as I’m concerned, are welcome!
- Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR
- Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake news
- Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch
Fitbit’s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.It’s no secret that Fitbit (FIT) has been working on a smartwatch — Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the company’s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first “true” smartwatch.
- Meet Uber's pick for its next CEO
- Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcripts
- Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big bet
- The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone
- Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech
- Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement
- How companies leave your data online without your knowledge
- Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’
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
- NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this book
An alarming fifteen percent of NFL players end up declaring bankruptcy. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and is currently a free agent, is making sure he won't fall into that category.
- How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographer
- Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawless
- The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target
- Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basics
- A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumers
- Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10
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.