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Sheryl Sandberg through the years

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:33:03 -0400


5 ways you can still watch old VHS tapes

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:22:08 -0400

Because for some of us, cassettes still possess a certain magnetism


Yowza! These YouTube personalities are paid!

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:08:53 -0400


Big company ads are being placed on extremist videos on YouTube

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:29:03 -0400

Ads from more than three hundred companies and organizations have been running ads on extremist videos, according to a new CNN investigative report. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.


Top adverts found on racist and Nazi YouTube channels - report

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:25:42 -0400

Hershey, Nordstrom, Hilton and Netflix among the brands CNN found in wrong places on YouTube


How to rescue your laptop after a spill

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:27:49 -0400

If you act fast, spilling a drink on your laptop doesn't have to be a disaster.


How to stop those annoying robocalls, once and for all

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:39:04 -0400

Robocalls are still a plague. We tried out apps, phone features and the Do Not Call registry to stop them.


AT&T has $15 skinny bundle video streaming service in the works

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:42:31 -0400

AT&T plans to offer a new $15 monthly streaming service in the next few weeks. The programming package is called a skinny bundle as it has just a small number of channels, and no sports in this case. AT&T Unlimited wireless subscribers will get it free.


10 stores having amazing sales right now on spring fashion

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:50:29 -0400

Because spring means it's time to shop, right?


These are Amazon's 5 best deals right now

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:13:00 -0400

Saturdays were made for shopping (and saving).


34% of U.S. senior citizens don't use the Internet, Pew study shows

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:32:04 -0400

Age isn't the only factor that impacts Internet use. Income is another major variable, with 19% of Americans earning less than $30,000 annually staying offline, compared to single-digit percentages for all other income brackets.


Could we please, for the love of all things good, stop these annoying robocalls?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:40:10 -0400

Robocalls are constant and they're costing phone owners money. Here's how to identify and stop them.


Google Maps is using fast-food chains in giving directions

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:59:55 -0400

Google Maps is now giving real human directions! Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.


Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:13:04 -0400

Even where coal is king, demand from companies like Apple, Google and Amazon for renewable energy has pushed utilities to ink solar and wind power deals.


Get those Instagram-perfect prom pics: 10 great tips

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:17:18 -0400

Want to light up social media with your prom photos? USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham suggests downloading a flashlight app, and other helpful tips.


Facebook wants to save your face. Should you say yes to facial recognition?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:41:00 -0400

After Cambridge Analytica, privacy experts say consumers should think twice before giving Facebook permission to scan their faces.


Man studied Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze for year to find the best

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:16:20 -0400

There are many ways to get from point A to point B, but which app truly gives you the best route?


Your clothes are full of static electricity—here's how to get rid of it

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:12:01 -0400

The shocking truth about static cling.


6 take-aways on leadership from Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:45:03 -0400

A recent Amazon shareholders letter and memo from the Tesla CEO have uncovered new insights on how they lead.


Favorite Apple products over the years

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:17:14 -0400


Facebook fights to keep using your face

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:40:07 -0400

Facial recognition technology is useful to some, unnerving to others and is the latest Facebook privacy criticism.


Fruit bat's locating clicks echo sophisticated radar

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:14:50 -0400

Researchers at universities in the United States have discovered a sophisticated form of echolocation in bats, one that is remarkably similar to human-made location systems. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters


Here are the 5 best Amazon deals you can get right now

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:00:46 -0400

Save big on Sunday.


I downloaded all my Facebook data. This is what I learned.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:03:41 -0400

Facebook knows your political and personal beliefs. Here's how to find how you're being described and targeted.


Yes Alexa, we'll be seeing a lot more talking TVs this year

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:19:39 -0400

Trend to have voice-activated TVs was isolated to high end until now


The best controllers for your Xbox

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:39:55 -0400

If you've got an Xbox you need to check out the best controller you could possibly use for your system. It'll totally make you better at games. (Ok, probably not but it's still awesome.)


Top smart TVs stream your favorite shows to the big screen

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:54:39 -0400


Justice Dept. investigating if AT&T, Verizon make it too hard to switch wireless carriers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:59:52 -0400

A report says Verizon and AT&T are being investigated for possible collusion for making it more difficult for consumers to switch wireless carriers.


Record Store Day 2018 releases include Bowie, Ella, Madonna, Prince and Taylor Swift

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:26:35 -0400

Saturday, April 21, is the 11th annual Record Store Day, which means vinyl lovers can score a variety of special releases at independent record stores.


Here are Amazon's 5 best deals you can get right now

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:59:51 -0400

The best deals of the day


SunTrust said employee worked with outside criminal when info on 1.5M clients was breached

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:19:34 -0400

A former employee may have stolen information about 1.5 million SunTrust bank accounts, the Atlanta bank said.


You can see what Netflix knows about you, but you can't download it

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:50:04 -0400

Netflix tracks searches, watches and some Internet history. Here's how to see what it sees.


The best ways to deep clean carpet without hiring someone

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:33:03 -0400

DIY is the way to go


Is Apple really better about privacy? Here's what we found out

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:15:49 -0400

The iPhone maker touts its privacy chops but makes it harder to download and delete your personal data. That will change this year.


Elon Musk: Leave meetings or get off the phone if not productive

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:46:33 -0400

Elon Musk is trying to increase productivity at Tesla by Musk tells employees, "Walk out of a meeting or drop off a call as soon as it is obvious you aren't adding value. It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time.”


10 baby food recipes you can make at home

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:11:54 -0400

Healthier than store bought.


15 beauty products with a cult following on Amazon—and why they're worth it

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:40:41 -0400

Thousands of users swear by this stuff.


Humans have killed off most of Earth's big mammals. In 200 years, cows could be biggest ones left.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:00:33 -0400

Humans and their ancestors have perfected the art of killing animals. A study finds that as humans spread, extinction of large mammals soon followed.


Net neutrality repeal prompts Calif., other states to pursue their own laws

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:17:06 -0400

Very soon, the FCC’s overturning of the 2015 net neutrality rules will become official. States have already started to step in.


The Lyrid meteor shower is coming to a sky near you this weekend

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:27:38 -0400

Let's hope for clear skies and an end to the dreary weather this weekend: The Lyrid meteor shower will peak early Sunday morning.


Exclusive: Flickr bought by SmugMug, which vows to revitalize the photo service

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:53:36 -0400

SmugMug's deal for Flickr, previously owned by Yahoo and then Verizon, should breathe new life into the photo sharing and storage pioneer.


Amazon stock up as the company reaches 100 million prime subscribers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:44:57 -0400

Amazon's Chief Executive officer Jeff Bezos told shareholders the internet giant now has more than 100 million Amazon Prime members globally. Aleksandra Michalska reports.


IPhone X over? Apple stock tanks on sales fears

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:25:13 -0400

One analyst projects Apple will kill off the pricey iPhone X later this year.


How Facebook tracks your every move: facts vs. fiction

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:48:35 -0400

Does Facebook actually follow you around when you aren't using it? Listen in on your mic? Track you offline? We plain.


13 useful, sustainable things you didn't know you needed

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:42:56 -0400

Through eco-friendly materials or giving back, these products make it easy to go green.


How Facebook tracks you and how to fix it

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:04:22 -0400

Time to clean up your Facebook settings to keep them more private. Here's how.


Famous folks fleeing Facebook

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:18:58 -0400


Airlines, including Southwest, are so safe it's hard to rank them by safety

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:53:35 -0400

The last time there was an uncontained engine failure in a U.S. plane was in Sioux City, Iowa in 1989. That accident killed 111 passengers.


Skin implant creates mole-like tattoo that could detect cancer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:35:27 -0400

Researchers from the ETH Zurich University have developed a skin implant that detects cancer. Tony Spitz has the details.


Mac user? These 10 tricks will help you get more out of your machine

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:11:03 -0400

You're probably only using a fraction of what it can do.


Everything you need to know about the latest iPhone iOS upgrade

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:10:42 -0400

Apple's latest software update for the iPhone, iOS 11.3, lets you monitor your own health and the health of your phone's battery.