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The very best Prime Day 2019 deals under $100
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:19:37 -0400
Get amazing deals on Instant Pot, Amazon Kindle, CrockPot, Ninja, and more
When is Amazon Prime Day? The date is out – and it's just around the corner
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:13:06 -0400
Amazon Prime Day, when the e-commerce giant offers a major sale in the middle of summer, will take place on July 15 and 16, the company says.
How much is your data worth to tech companies? Turns out, it's hard to say
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 11:36:48 -0400
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth.
Tesla employees say they took shortcuts to meet aggressive Model 3 production goals
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:42:37 -0400
Tesla employees working in the company’s open-air “tent” factory say they were pressured to take shortcuts to hit aggressive Model 3 production goals.
Whitney Houston died in 2012, but her hologram is going on tour next year
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:57:55 -0400
BASE Hologram will soon bringing Whitney Houston's electric performances back to the stage. The tour is expected to launch in 2020.
'We need change': Amazon workers are planning a labor strike on Prime Day
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:24:18 -0400
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Minneapolis are using the Prime Day strike to push for higher pay and better working conditions.
YouTube just made it easier to quit your job
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:55:10 -0400
New tools offered let fans "tip" you & sell merch. In crowded video field, creators don't need worry about views, there are other ways to make $$$.
Protests rage against construction of massive telescope on sacred Hawaiian peak
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 21:18:04 -0400
Mauna Kea is known to some native Hawaiians as a sacred volcano, but it could soon be home to a $1.4 billion telescope.
Camp tech: Outdoor devices for your next trip
Fri, 28 Jun 2019 17:47:21 -0400
10 gadgets to make your camping trip more enjoyable.
What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:01:57 -0400
This is a brief.
Amazon Prime Day strike: Minnesota workers are protesting on company's biggest day
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:55:06 -0400
Amazon fulfillment center workers in Shakopee, Minnesota, along with some Seattle tech employees, plan to start walking out Monday afternoon.
Amazon Prime Day 2019: Here's the best deals for video gamers
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:32:57 -0400
Tech columnist Marc Saltzman breaks down some of the best Amazon Prime Day deals for video gamers including headphones, Oculus VR and a Dell laptop.
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 deals on Google and Nest gadgets during Prime Day
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:43:29 -0400
Here are the best Prime Day deals on Google and Nest smart home devices
Explore augmented reality with 'Harry Potter,' 'Jurassic World,' and 'Angry Birds' games
Sat, 6 Jul 2019 10:39:32 -0400
There's a new wave of augmented reality video games for your smartphone including 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' and a new Angry Birds mobile game.
Verizon has the fastest and best mobile network, study shows
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:19:01 -0400
Verizon wears crown for having fastest and most reliable mobile network, a study shows. Meanwhile, Verizon delivered the fastest downloads in Dayton.
These are the best Prime Day deals under $10
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:40:20 -0400
Get the best Prime Day deals under $10
Instead of being tracked, get paid to see online ads
Sun, 7 Jul 2019 10:27:33 -0400
"You are not a product," says the pitch for the rival to Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Advertisers pay to be seen, and Brave splits it 70/30 with us.
The best Kindle deals and books for Prime Day
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:35:09 -0400
Save big on Kindles with Prime Day deals on devices and best-selling books.
The corporate spat is over between Google and Amazon: YouTube is again available on Amazon Fire TV
Tue, 9 Jul 2019 06:00:11 -0400
Corporate spat saw Google refuse to allow products on Amazon devices & vice versa. But Google Home & Nest Hub products still not available on Amazon.
Why robocalls will be 'shaken' and 'stirred' with new mandatory caller verification
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:13:22 -0400
The FCC is hosting a Robocall Summit to discuss phone carriers implementing SHAKEN/STIR, a caller verification system coming at the end of this year.
How you can see which companies found you on Facebook
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:57:34 -0400
Facebook's new ad-transparency features can give valuable context into how companies find you, but it’s not likely to stop a tracking industry.
Here's how to escape your car if it floods during a hurricane, AAA says
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:02:37 -0400
If your vehicle becomes submerged in water during flooding, it's important to know what tools to use and what kind of windows will break.
10 amazing Prime Day deals everyone is obsessing over
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:27:36 -0400
Amazon Prime Day is in full swing, and these are the products that seem to be the most popular among shoppers.
The only Prime Day deals actually worth your money
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:23:38 -0400
This year's Prime Day already has more impressive deals than any Prime Day yet.
The best Amazon Prime Day deals on robot vacuums
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:38:53 -0400
Want a robot vacuum? Prime Day is the best time to pick up one at a discount.
The FCC's robocall offensive: text messages and international 'spoofed' calls targeted
Mon, 8 Jul 2019 16:50:42 -0400
Proposed Federal Communications Commission rules will combat robocall "spoofing" scams delivered via text message and international phone calls.
Mattel's Hot Wheels ready for a digital track
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:34:09 -0400
The iconic best-selling toy brand now has videogame tie-in with physical toy & digital track. Apple Stores to tout Hot Wheels id with in-store display
Google workers are eavesdropping on your private conversations via its smart speakers
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:20:18 -0400
The stuff gathered in Google's recordings is startling: Quarrels that may have resulted in violence, explicit bedroom talks, business calls, and more.
On YouTube or Instagram? Here's what it takes to make money as social media 'influencer'
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:14:31 -0400
You could turn the time you spend on YouTube and Facebook into real money. ViralNation spells out how much you could make.
How T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint fight robocalls on their network
Mon, 8 Jul 2019 14:51:15 -0400
Your cell phone provider can help protect you from robocalls. These are the tools T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint offer to their customers.
This Prime Day deal on our favorite noise-canceling headphones is just too good
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:47:29 -0400
This early Prime Day deal on the Sony WH-1000XM3s—our favorite noise-canceling headphones—is one you definitely don't want to miss.
The best Prime Day appliance deals from Dyson and more
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:46:08 -0400
Prime Day 2019 is the perfect opportunity to find huge deals on home appliances.
This Audible sale is actually one of the best Prime Day deals
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:47:56 -0400
Audible, Amazon's audiobook subscription service, is available for new (and former) users for a crazy good price thanks to Prime Day.
Instagram is cracking down on online bullying with an AI tool called 'Restrict'
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:28:37 -0400
Instagram announced the release of its "Restrict" feature, which will allow users to hide comments from specific users.
Google keeps track of anything you've ever bought using Gmail, even if you delete emails
Sun, 7 Jul 2019 16:52:05 -0400
From pharmacy prescriptions to retail receipts, Google can track any purchase made using a Gmail account.
Facebook is staring down a record-setting $5 billion fine
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:00:14 -0400
The fine, which is massive by any yardstick, still represents less than one month's revenue for the social media titan.
You're on vacation and you've run out of phone storage – what to do?
Fri, 5 Jul 2019 06:00:18 -0400
Don’t lose your precious memories while on vacation. Here's how to free up room on your phone with services like iCloud, Google Drive and more.
Here's how hackers are making your Tesla, GM and Chrysler less vulnerable to attack
Mon, 8 Jul 2019 07:12:20 -0400
GM, Chrysler and Tesla pay 'white hat' hackers to break into cars' systems. It's how they find and correct flaws, aiming to keep drivers safer.
The 12 best Prime Day lightning deals that will be gone soon
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:03:17 -0400
Don't wait to add these popular Lightning Deals to your cart.
Why Tesla 'has a problem appealing to women': Electric cars, Elon Musk may be off-putting
Mon, 8 Jul 2019 13:24:32 -0400
In the first quarter, 69% of Tesla vehicles were registered by men and 31% by women, compared with Lexus' 51-49, Acura's 54-46 and Lincoln's 56-44.
Apollo 11: The songs astronauts listen to above Earth may surprise you
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:13:58 -0400
The 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20, 1969 is approaching. Celebrate with this Spotify tracklist.
iPhone 11: What to expect and why waiting may be your best option
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:20:27 -0400
There are already hints the 2019 iPhone upgrade cycle will be comparatively modest, with far more impactful changes, including 5G, coming in 2020.
The best Walmart deals that compete with Prime Day
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:05:56 -0400
Walmart has some great deals that are as good as Amazon's this Prime Day. We've found the best ones for you.
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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:18:56 -0500
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20 cult-favorite products on Amazon shoppers love
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:31:20 -0400
From charcoal teeth whitening powder to the best oil diffuser ever, these cult products on Amazon have thousands of rave reviews for a good reason.
Audible will let you 'read' an audiobook while you listen
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:38:27 -0400
Audible, the largest producer of spoken content, is launching a Captions feature that will let read-along to engage your ears, eyes and minds.
The best TV and speaker deals of Prime Day that will be gone soon
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:48:07 -0400
We've compiled a list of the best TV and speaker deals of Prime Day 2019.
Target is having an insane sale to compete with Amazon Prime Day
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:13:05 -0400
Save big on Nespresso, Ninja Foodi, Ecovacs, and more during Target Deal Days.
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Fri, 8 Mar 2019 13:30:57 -0500
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Uber too hot? Driver too chatty? Now you can fix that with Uber Comfort
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:03:26 -0400
Here's one way to avoid an Uber driver that's too chatty.