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Twitter tests longer character limit

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:43:10 -0400

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 exc....
Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for free

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:31:47 -0400

Mac OS High Sierra (macOS 10.13). As the new name suggests, it’s just a refinement of last year’s Mac OS Sierra. In fact, you could sum up what's new in an article about as short as this one.....
Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:54:40 -0400

Want to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?....
MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has 'a realistic opportunity' to enter China in 2018

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:27:46 -0400

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 ....
Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:48:21 -0400

Apple is expected to include wireless charging as a core feature in the iPhones it launches on.......
The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhone

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:13:35 -0400

Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone is nearly upon us. Here's everything we expect from what could be Apple's most important product in years.....
Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 08:32:49 -0400

Apple's App Store is getting a major update in iOS 11, and it's going to make finding new apps far better.....
Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hacked

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:15:39 -0400

Equifax was hacked and lost the information of 143 million Americans, and they need to tell us how.....
The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhone

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:57:20 -0400

Apple's iPhone 8 is nearly upon us, but not everyone is psyched. Here are the best alternatives for Apple's upcoming iPhone.....
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectations

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:13:11 -0400

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a wonderful smartphone, but its high price is a tough pill to swallow.....
Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:05:24 -0400

Yahoo's David Pogue has a sneaky way you can create a universal link to a Facebook item so that you can send or post to anyone.....
4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:09:11 -0400

There are some gadgets that are just too cool for us Americans.....
Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:44:29 -0400

More laptop makers are pushing the limits of design and performance, but high-resolution panels are hurting their batteries.....
The most important iPhone features ever

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:23:07 -0400

Apple's iPhone is one of the most important consumer gadgets ever made, and it has a lot to do with these simple features.....
Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is history

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:21:51 -0400

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 edit....
'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:58 -0400

"Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" offers a ridiculous strategy experience with surprising depth and a pinch of toilet humor.....
Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:26:17 -0400

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 acc....
Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatch

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:03:41 -0400

Samsung's new Gear Sport is a fitness-centric smartwatch aimed squarely at the Apple Watch.....
The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:56:27 -0400

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 concer....
Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:53:20 -0400

Microsoft is bringing VR to the masses with its low-cost headsets.....
Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake news

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:05:13 -0400

Facebook is taking its crackdown on fake news even further.....
Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:07:17 -0400

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 comp....
Meet Uber's pick for its next CEO

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 21:10:08 -0400

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is expected to take on the role of Uber CEO.....
Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcripts

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:06:56 -0400

Believe it or not, YouTube creates a written transcript for every single video. Just click More and Transcript and boom!....
Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big bet

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:00:20 -0400

Samsung is bringing the Galaxy Note brand back from the brink with the Galaxy Note 8. But can it bury the ghosts of the Note 7?....
The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:49:22 -0400

The Essential Phone is the first handset from the father of Google's Android, and it's a solid alternative to Apple's iPhone.....
Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:14:38 -0400

The Norton Core is a Wi-Fi router designed to protect all of your connected devices.....
Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:32:43 -0400

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, 15 Aug 2017 11:57:22 -0400

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, 14 Aug 2017 16:24:47 -0400

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 “s....
Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:09:54 -0400

Amazon has added the ability to add names to timers with Alexa.....
NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this book

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0400

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

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:47:23 -0400

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, 09 Aug 2017 11:17:17 -0400

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, 03 Aug 2017 14:50:32 -0400

If you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.....
Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basics

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:37:06 -0400

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, 02 Aug 2017 12:24:13 -0400

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, 02 Aug 2017 11:30:31 -0400

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

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:57:29 -0400

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

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:56:59 -0400

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, 31 Jul 2017 13:18:05 -0400

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, 27 Jul 2017 12:35:06 -0400

Microsoft is helping to bring broadband to underserved rural Americans.....
The biggest problems with putting microchips in employees

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:23:25 -0400

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, 25 Jul 2017 17:47:10 -0400

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, 24 Jul 2017 15:51:27 -0400

Elon Musk's dire predictions of a robot apocalypse may be a bit over dramatic, but experts agree that we need some kind of regulation to protect us from artificial intelligence.....
Amazon launches a social network for spending money

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:46:14 -0400

Amazon's Spark is a social network for spending cash.....
Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:08:07 -0400

The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, t....
Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phone

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:01:58 -0400

Sprint wants you to lease your next smartphone.....
Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:57:19 -0400

Harman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. Mor....
Another fitness-band company shuts down. But why?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:45:38 -0400

This week, according to the Information, Jawbone shut down.....