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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.



The weirdest tech of CES 2018

The weirdest tech of CES 2018Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.



Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio

Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audioAt CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.



Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you

Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill youHonda wants to change your perception of robots. And it's hoping to do so with four new concept robots.



Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city

Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed cityAt CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.



Intel wants this drone to fly you around

Intel wants this drone to fly you aroundIntel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.



AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ?We're absolutely all over this?

AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ?We're absolutely all over this?AMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.



Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018

Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018Nvidia rolled out a slew of updates for its GeForce line of gaming products at CES 2018 including massive computer screens and cloud game streaming.



What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018

What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.



Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurThe daughter's name is Nicarri.



Twitter tests longer character limit

Twitter tests longer character limitYou 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 except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users won?t see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider. ...



Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better ? for free

Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better ? for freeMac 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

Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effectsWant to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?



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

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

The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhoneApple'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

Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11Apple'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

Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hackedEquifax 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

The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhoneApple'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

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectationsSamsung'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

Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook postYahoo'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

4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the USThere are some gadgets that are just too cool for us Americans.



Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display

Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K displayMore laptop makers are pushing the limits of design and performance, but high-resolution panels are hurting their batteries.



The most important iPhone features ever

The most important iPhone features everApple'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

Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is historyHope 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 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your eyesight. From Mario to Marvel, here?s what the next few months have in store. ?Destiny 2?



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

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

Hate and violence around the globe? There?s an app for that.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 accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop ?technology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence,? president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the lab?s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.



Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatch

Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatchSamsung'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

The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesignThis 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 concerned, are welcome!



Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR

Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VRMicrosoft is bringing VR to the masses with its low-cost headsets.



Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake news

Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake newsFacebook is taking its crackdown on fake news even further.



Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch

Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple WatchFitbit?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 company?s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company?s first ?true? smartwatch.



Meet Uber's pick for its next CEO

Meet Uber's pick for its next CEOExpedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is expected to take on the role of Uber CEO.



Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcripts

Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcriptsBelieve 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

Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big betSamsung 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

The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhoneThe 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

Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home techThe 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

Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvementQualcomm's new depth-sensing camera technology could improve smartphone's and virtual reality headsets.



How companies leave your data online without your knowledge

How companies leave your data online without your knowledgeYour 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?

Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ?immediate concern of inciting violence?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 ?specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,? a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.



Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders

Pogue's Basics: Alexa remindersAmazon 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

NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this bookAn 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 fall into that category.



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

How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographerApple'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

Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawlessMotorola'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

The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and TargetIf 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

Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basicsLego'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

A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumersA new European Union regulation could impact how social networks handle your data in the U.S.



Google Maps introduces auto rickshaw feature for Delhi commuters
Google, however, did not inform whether the feature, currently available in Google Maps app for Android devices, will be rolled out to other cities in the near future.
Your digital life may be up for sale for just Rs 3,500: Kaspersky Lab
According to cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab that investigated Dark Web markets to find out how much personal data is worth, cyber criminals can sell someone's complete digital life for less than $50 (nearly Rs 3,500).
Government wants info from Twitter surge
Indian authorities sought to remove 144 accounts in the second half of 2017, and 104 in the first half.
FB discovers bug that may have exposed unposted photos of 6.8 million users
Facebook said the problem was fixed but it may have affected up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers.
India pushed draft data protection with dynamism: UK Information Commissioner
Data, according to The UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, is an asset of the fourth industrial revolution and privacy had emerged at a key aspect globally.
BharatNet crosses halfway mark, links 1.2 lakh panchayats
The ambitious project, which was originally conceived by the UPA-II government in 2011 as the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) and renamed as Bharat-Net, is being monitored by the Prime Minister?s Office (PMO) but has missed several deadlines since its launch.
3 industry bodies moot rollout of 1 mn Wi-Fi hotspots by Sept 2019: Manoj Sinha
These services are proposed to be provided through a common platform to be owned and operated by them.
15,779 Indian websites hacked during Jan-Nov 2018: Ravi Shankar Prasad
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government has taken following measures to enhance the cyber security and prevent cyber attacks in the country.
2,388 social media URLs blocked or removed in 2018: S S Ahluwalia
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Electronics and IT S S Ahluwalia said Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000, provides for blocking any information generated, transmitted, received, stored or hosted in any computer resource in the interest of the country.
Two in three Indian businesses not fully digitised: Study
The findings showed that nearly 40 per cent of Indian businesses believe their IT environments are more or significantly more complex than two years ago.
Qualcomm hopeful of faster 5G deployment in India
5G services is expected to provide download speed over 1,000 megabits per second on mobile devices is expected to be deployed across countries like the US, Korea and China in 2019.
How data privacy and governance issues have battered Facebook ahead of 2019 polls
Data privacy has battered Facebook. It requires greater scrutiny in India ahead of elections.
IT Ministry discusses message traceability issue with WhatsApp
The government is pressing on with its demand for identification of message originators on the platform, which has drawn flak over spread of fake messages.
Social media must guard against misuse of platforms: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Prasad said that social media platforms' large focus on India underscored the sheer size and opportunities presented by the market here.
Child pornography vile, has no place on our messaging platform: WhatsApp
Terming child pornography as "vile", WhatsApp said it also responds to valid legal requests from law enforcement to investigate these types of crimes.