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Diversifying tech: Black professionals are finding success in spite of the odds

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:40:47 -0500

The latest diversity reports from Twitter, Google and Facebook say that less than 5 percent of the companies' tech workers identify as black.


How to see thousands of streaming movies and TV shows for free

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:52:20 -0500

Cord-cutting: Free streaming channels like Pluto, Tubi, Roku and Crackle offer ad-supported viewing. But one catch: the lineup is older.


21 influential black professionals in tech

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:35:24 -0500

In celebration of Black History month, here are 21 black trailblazers in the tech industry.


China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:19:08 -0500

China is accusing the U.S. of interfering with its tech industry by alleging that Chinese telecom gear poses a cybersecurity threat.


We tried the egg cooker with a cult-following on Amazon—is it worth it?

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:41:53 -0500

Is this egg cooker "egg-cellent"?


The best deals you can get this Presidents Day weekend

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 10:44:15 -0500

This holiday weekend is the best time to get a mattress or a new appliance.


Sorry, you're shoveling wrong

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:45:41 -0500

Don't throw out your back while throwing out the snow - here are some tips on how to shovel snow the right way!


Cutting the cord cutting: How to cancel Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:39:16 -0500

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, DirecTV Now, SlingTV and others offer ways to cut the cord but what if you decide you don't want one of the streaming services?


Super Moon? Snow Moon? Full moon? Whatever you call it, a lunar spectacle is coming Monday night/Tuesday morning

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:51:53 -0500

Whether you call it full, snow or super, the biggest, brightest moon of the year is coming to a sky near you Monday night/Tuesday morning.


People are obsessing over Allbirds sneakers—are they worth it?

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:35:27 -0500

Why the $95 shoes are selling like hotcakes.


Like talking tech? Us, too. Sign up for Jefferson Graham's Talking Tech newsletter.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:18:56 -0500

Like talking tech? Us, too. Sign up for Jefferson Graham's Talking Tech newsletter.


Amazon's Smart Home products, from Ring to Eero

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:05:35 -0500

Amazon's Smart Home products, from Ring to Eero


You can turn your favorite comfort food into tasty soup

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:59:11 -0500

Reinvent your favorite meals into warm and yummy soups with these slow cooker recipes!


From Echo to Ring doorbell and Fire TV, are you comfortable with Amazon controlling your smart home?

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:32:19 -0500

Amazon missed smartphones, but it is making up for it with the Eero, Echo, Ring doorbell, Fire TV and much much more.


The Best Electric Blankets of 2019

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:47:54 -0500

Heated blankets will keep you nice and toasty


Don’t trash your old TV—do this instead

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:16:12 -0500

From repurposing to recycling, there better things to do with an old TV than leaving it on the curb.


Amazon pulls out of plan to build HQ2 in New York City amid political opposition

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:32:22 -0500

Amazon will no longer pursue a second headquarters in New York City that promised up to 40,000 jobs in exchange for $3 billion in tax breaks.


Here are all the places you can buy Nespresso pods

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:50:33 -0500

You'll never run out of coffee again!


How to stop your smartphone from tracking your every move, sharing data and sending ads

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:22:26 -0500

Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and many others make money off mobile ads, and they need this information to power data mining machines.


Amazon green? Online giant wants to make half of its shipments carbon neutral by 2030

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:29:53 -0500

Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year, wants to be greener. The goal is to make half its shipments carbon neutral by 2030.


The 15 best skin care products for winter, according to dermatologists

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:50:17 -0500

These doctor-recommended picks will hydrate your thirsty skin.


These $16 leggings can survive any workout

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:30:06 -0500

Find me a workout where these leggings don't thrive...I'll wait


Here are all the best Presidents Day deals you can get right now

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:30:20 -0500

Celebrate our forefathers by exercising your freedom to save money on the things you want and need.


Intimidated by taxes? These online tools can help you navigate your federal returns

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:50:36 -0500

Doing your taxes is often a pain, but this year could be extra torturous with tax law changes, These online tools can help.


Facebook may hide anti-vaxx posts after it's accused of spreading fake health news

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:53:59 -0500

Parents pushing anti-vaccination messages on Facebook might soon have less traction on the social media site as it takes steps to reduce fake news.


Too scary? Elon Musk's OpenAI company won't release tech that can generate fake news

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:53:20 -0500

Text generation technology from OpenAI enables researchers to spin an all-too-convincing--and yes, fabricated--machine-written article.


CES Editors' Choice Awards: The best and coolest tech to expect in 2019

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:04:50 -0500

Reviewed names its CES Editors' Choice Award winners


As Galaxy turns 10, Samsung to open three new stores across the US on Feb. 20

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:36:07 -0500

Samsung isn't just preparing to unveil new Galaxy phones next week. The company is also opening three new U.S. stores, too.


UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:53:55 -0500

The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation.


Jeff Bezos through the years

Wed, 9 Jan 2019 10:06:58 -0500


What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

Thu, 7 Feb 2019 13:56:59 -0500


Ford and Walmart partnering to deliver goods with self-driving cars

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:26:05 -0500

Ford and Walmart teaming up for driverless car deliveries. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.


These are the 5 best deals at Walmart and right now

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:55:55 -0500

Get great savings on your favorite products.


Foldable phone, 5G, Galaxy S10: Breaking down the rumors ahead of Samsung's Unpacked event

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:00:15 -0500

Given that the Galaxy line is marking its tenth anniversary at this event, Samsung is apparently going all out. Here's what we expect to see.


Foldable wars? New patent filing suggests that Apple is readying a 'foldable' iPhone

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:13:13 -0500

Just before Samsung is expected to showcase a foldable Galaxy phone, Apple filed a patent update that suggests it too is working on such a design.


Want to go to Mars? NASA says you'll need this personality trait

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:00:23 -0500

NASA needs more than brains for a manned Mars mission, University of Florida Professor Jeffrey Johnson said at an American Association for the Advancement of Science conference on "Building a Winning Team for Missions to Mars."


Apex Legends: A parent's guide to the addictive new game that's challenging Fortnite

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:38:00 -0500

Here's everything you should know about 'Apex Legends, the hot new battle royale game that's giving 'Fortnite' a run for its money.


Here are the 20 places Amazon went looking for an HQ2

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:58:49 -0500


Company to reduce waste by delivering items in reusable packages

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:02:47 -0500

In the spirit of helping the environment, a company has emerged bringing the good old concept of the milkman back. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.


Here's why you should never waste your money on an expensive microwave

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:39:51 -0500

Most microwaves are the same under the hood


Ready for more Apple? Report details AirPods, Macs, iPhones, iPod Touch updates for 2019

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:04:57 -0500

From new AirPods to iPhones, Apple may be in for a very busy 2019.


How does an air fryer work?

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:06:49 -0500

Oil-free frying, explained.


China province to ban homework on apps for sake of pupils' eyesight

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:25:03 -0500

A Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps. Limiting screen time is a concern in Asia.


Unicorn memes: Tech start-up term baffles Indonesian candidate

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:49:51 -0500

Indonesia's presidential candidates debated some pressing issues facing the country: infrastructure, farming, and tech start-ups known as unicorns.


Listen to the Talking Tech podcast

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:45:36 -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.


This incredible Samsung soundbar is more than half off right now

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:54:55 -0500

Even if you're not an audiophile, this Samsung soundbar deal from Massdrop is worth checking out.


CES 2019: The coolest tech you have to see

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:15:58 -0500

Consumer Electronics Show, the annual extravaganza showcasing futuristic innovations.


Ten things you probably don't know about the Nintendo Switch video game console

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:09 -0500

Tech columnist Marc Saltzman lets you in on ten things you might know know about the Nintendo Switch video game console.


How to clean and descale your Keurig coffee maker

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:38:42 -0500

A great cup of coffee starts with a clean Keurig machine.


Elon Musk celebrates SpaceX hardware on Valentine's Day

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:19:51 -0500

Even SpaceX hardware felt the love from Elon Musk on Valentine’s Day.


NASA's Hubble captures the largest galaxy cluster ever discovered

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:23:08 -0500

With the mass of three million billion suns, "The Fat One" truly earns its name as the largest-known galaxy cluster in the universe... not to mention the hottest and brightest!


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