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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.
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.
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.
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.
Yowza! These YouTube personalities are paid!
Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:08:53 -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.
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.
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.”
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.
Favorite Apple products over the years
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:17:14 -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
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.
Famous folks fleeing Facebook
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:18:58 -0400
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Sheryl Sandberg through the years
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:33:03 -0400
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 baby food recipes you can make at home
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:11:54 -0400
Healthier than store bought.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top smart TVs stream your favorite shows to the big screen
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:54:39 -0400
These are Amazon's 5 best deals right now
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:13:00 -0400
Saturdays were made for shopping (and saving).
5 things you didn't know your blender could do
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:29:57 -0400
Tess Masters is known for her blender prowess. She goes by The Blender Girl after all! We asked her for 5 tricks you can do with a blender that people wouldn't expect. Check it out!
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.
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.
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.)
Here are the 5 best Amazon deals you can get right now
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:00:46 -0400
Save big on Sunday.
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.
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
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.
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.
The best ways to deep clean carpet without hiring someone
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:33:03 -0400
DIY is the way to go