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Google employees stage worldwide walkout
Thu, 1 Nov 2018 21:06:05 -0400
Hundreds of Google employees plan to stage a walkout Thursday to protest the company's response to allegations of sexual misconduct.
Listen to the Talking Tech podcast
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:27:20 -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.
Mars InSight Lander captured in first photos From Space
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:09:35 -0500
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the first shots of the InSight Lander in Elysium Planitia, InSight’s flat lava plain landing sight.
Colin Kroll, a co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, found dead at 35
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:12:09 -0500
Colin Kroll, co-founder and CEO of the popular HQ Trivia app and a co-founder of Vine, was found dead in his apartment Sunday by the NYPD. He was 35.
The Geminid meteor shower is coming to a sky near you Thursday night
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:13:18 -0500
There's a cool space doubleheader this week: In addition to comet 46P/Wirtanen, the often spectacular Geminid meteor shower will also make its annual appearance.
The best weekend holiday deals on Amazon
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 09:51:27 -0500
These deals make great last minute gifts.
Were your Amazon packages stolen? Porch pirates run rampant this holiday season
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:16:30 -0500
Package theft is a growing problem as more Americans buy goods online and have them delivered to their homes. And the solutions aren't that great.
First look: SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for NASA astronauts
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:12:30 -0400
Hoax bomb threat cyber extortion emails similar to sex video threats
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:47:42 -0500
A wave of hoax bomb threats that swept the United States on Thursday were a variant on a relatively new cyber extortion scheme.
Facebook software bug exposed photos of up to 6.8 million users
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:35:50 -0500
Facebook revealed that about 6.8 million users might have had their pictures exposed to third party app developers without their permission because of a software bug. Veuer's Natasha Abellard has the story.
It's Free Shipping Day—here are the best deals
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:59:13 -0500
If you haven't ordered your gifts yet, today is the day to do it! Check out all of the best deals you can get for today only.
10 tricks every iPhone user will wish they knew sooner
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:00:05 -0500
You can customize almost everything you see and hear, and just when you think you’ve got a handle on it all, a new trick comes along.
Amazon's extending free shipping and same-day delivery for last-minute shoppers
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:27:42 -0500
The online retail giant has extended its free shipping for all customers with no minimum purchase amount to Dec. 18, and Prime members get even more flexibility to finish their shopping!
Study: Americans continue to go cashless
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:19:38 -0500
Seems like more americans are making it through the week without using cash. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.
The best laptops of 2018
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:37:43 -0500
Find the right laptop for you.
Black Friday has officially started—these are the best deals
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 17:38:20 -0500
Reviewed is making it easy to find all the best Black Friday 2018 deals. Check back daily to see the latest, best sales for holidays from retailers like Amazon, eBay, Nordstrom, Lowe's, Home Depot, Houzz, and more.
Oddball young star seems to be forming like a planet
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:01:19 -0500
Scientists discovered a protostar with an unlikely companion star that's forming more like a planet than a star.
The best Free Shipping Day deals on the internet: Amazon, Nordstrom, Walmart and more
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:45:26 -0500
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What and when is Free Shipping Day 2018?
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:42:58 -0500
Friday is one of the last chances to have presents arrive by Christmas without paying a ton on shipping.
Are Americans hard at work or shopping online?
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:25:17 -0500
The Internet is making about 57% of Americans not work as hard for their money.
This cute llama will clean your house
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:49:09 -0500
Treat yourself to this adorable duster this holiday season! Get cleaning with your new fuzzy buddy.
This is YouTube's new most disliked video
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:23:33 -0500
Move over Justin Bieber’s 'Baby', there’s a new most disliked video on YouTube and it’s…..YouTube? Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.
These awesome holiday gifts are on sale right now
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:33:54 -0500
Just because it's Christmas present crunch time doesn't mean you have to spend all your money.
Want your gifts by Christmas? Order by these dates
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:17:21 -0500
Order your gifts from retailers like Nordstrom, Target, Amazon, Sephora and more by these dates to ensure they arrive by Christmas.
Facebook's controversial Portal video chat device gets browser, games: It may not matter
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:16:23 -0500
Facebook is adding a variety of new features to its Portal video-calling devices. Buyers turned off by privacy breaches are unlikely to care
Consumer robots are dead; long live Alexa
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:00:25 -0500
Jibo and Kuri couldn't make it, but the popular robots crushing it are Alexa, Siri and the Google Assistant, argues guest columnist Bret Kinsella.
Vitaminwater will pay you $100,000 to give up your phone for a year
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:35:28 -0500
Vitaminwater wants you to put down your smartphone. And they’re willing to pay you $100,000 to do it.
This is how 9 sexual predators got hundreds of girls to trust them
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:34:02 -0500
Nine online predators manipulated hundreds of girls with dares, contests and even created pretend therapy for suicidal teens to win their trust.
What to do if the gift you're giving isn't going to arrive on time
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:24:39 -0500
If the gift you've ordered isn't going to ship or arrive on time, you aren't out of luck. Check out these suggestions for instantaneous gifting.
Apple expanding in Austin, other US locations
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:25:14 -0500
Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and soon expand in other U.S. cities, too. (Dec. 13)
20 amazing gifts for the tech lover in your life
Tue, 4 Dec 2018 14:43:15 -0500
This year, stuff their stocking with gadgets and gizmos.
This $10 kitchen staple is the best thing I own—here's why
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:43:47 -0500
And you might already have one, too
Facebook apologizes for bug that may have exposed photos of 6.8 million people
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:42:39 -0500
Facebook says the bug has been fixed but indicated some third-party apps “may have had access to a broader set of photos than usual.”
NASA's InSight lander snaps first selfie from Mars
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:06:50 -0500
Want more proof of NASA's InSight lander arriving safely on Mars? The spacecraft captured a selfie while on the Red Planet.
Astronomers discover 'evaporating' planet
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:55:59 -0500
This exoplanet is sizzling away.
NASA's Hubble telescope discovered an 'evaporating' planet, study says
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:58:06 -0500
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble telescope discovered an exoplanet with an atmosphere evaporating at a high rate.
Google is adding screen time limits and other parental controls for Chromebooks
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:56:13 -0500
Google is strengthening the Family Link app on Chromebooks. Parents can restrict website kids can visit, approve apps, and impose time limits.
Apple's remodeled flagship Santa Monica store
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:42:25 -0500
Apple is one third of the way through a big remodel of its flagship Apple Stores. The latest is Santa Monica, in the Santa Monica Promenade.
'Donald' makes annual list of worst passwords of the year
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:07:23 -0500
For the first time, 'donald' made software company SplashData's annual list of the Top 100 worst passwords, coming in at No. 23.
'Massive mom fail': This popular holiday toy feeds on screams of terror
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:15:06 -0500
Yellies! are controversial collectible toys featured on Amazon's holiday toy list. The toys "skadoodle" when they hear clapping, singing and yelling.
Branson: 'couldn't be happier' about rocket test
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:54:33 -0500
Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. (Dec. 13)
Uber reveals its most popular tourist destinations in 2018
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:33:47 -0500
The company looks back at the top 15 most popular travel destinations of 2018. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.
Mars InSight landing energizes focus on Red Planet
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 20:46:43 -0500
NASA’s $814 million InSight mission, which plans to study Mars’ deep interior, will take its turn six years after the Curiosity rover.
NASA snaps first-ever photos from inside Jupiter's rings
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:37:18 -0500
NASA's Juno probe made its way through violent planetary radiation to capture the first glorious images from inside Jupiter's rings.
Apple announced plans to build a campus in Austin, Texas
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:36:51 -0500
It’ll be a $1 billion project.
Buy a gift card, get a freebie at these restaurants, businesses
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:31:03 -0500
This holiday season, when you purchase gift cards at many popular restaurant chains including Applebee's and the Cheesecake Factory, get a bonus.
'The ultimate adventure': Virgin Galactic's space tourism plan demands courage and $250K
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:23:26 -0500
USA TODAY went on an exclusive tour of Virgin Galactic's facilities in California's Mojave Desert as the company eyes a 2019 launch.
Apple Watch, Google Pixel 3, Amazon Fire TV: Talking Tech's 10 favorite gadgets of 2018
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:55:36 -0500
Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook, yes, the social network, make the cut for top honors of 2018. What's on your list?
Samsung's best and worst smartphones
Thu, 9 Aug 2018 12:01:30 -0400
Amazon-owned Whole Foods ends partnership with Instacart
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:59:26 -0500
The move comes a little over a year after Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Amazon has its own delivery service called AmazonFresh.
Best Buy's '20 Days of Doorbusters' promises exciting deals in December
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:16:47 -0500
Doorbusters aren't just for Black Friday. Best Buy has "20 Days of Doorbusters" going on now through Dec. 20.