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Big Cable broke its promise and you're paying for it

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:11:35 -0400

The cable industry promised consumers free apps to replace rented cable boxes. We're still waiting.....
Uber’s next CEO faces 3 big challenges

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:12:29 -0400

Uber's next CEO will have a a lot work cut out for him or her.....
Why Apple would need to use ex-NSA workers to stop leaks

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:55:41 -0400

Apple is using ex-NSA, FBI and military workers to help put an end to company leaks.....
Here’s who could lead Uber out of its scandals

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:15:35 -0400

Uber's looking for a chief operating officer to revamp the company. Here's a look at some of the contenders.....
Nintendo's 'Arms' is a whimsical fighter with wonderful multiplayer

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:05:49 -0400

Nintendo's 'Arms' is exciting, fast-paced action, but it's single-player mode could use more depth.....
The top 10 games of E3 2017

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 12:31:26 -0400

The greatest video game show on Earth has ended, but the hype is just heating up. Nearly 70,000 gamers flooded an overpacked Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days (not counting a few ....
These are the coolest VR games at the world's biggest video game expo

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:30:52 -0400

Virtual reality might be stalled, but E3 2017 proved there's still plenty of life left for the medium.....
Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a powerful machine with a slight drawback

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:53:04 -0400

Microsoft's new Surface Pro is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop-tablet device with a ton of power and battery life.....
Nintendo shows off new 'Super Mario Odyssey' and more at E3 2017

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:54:54 -0400

Nintendo's E3 2017 event brought us 'Super Mario Odyssey,' but little in the way of third-party games.....
Pogue's Basics: Operate the Windows Ribbon from the keyboard

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:41:04 -0400

The Windows 10 Ribbon is supposed to enhance your efficiency by putting every conceivable command in one place, with nothing hidden. But how efficient is a tool that requires mousing?....
Microsoft's new Xbox One X is a beast, but faces an uphill battle

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:25:37 -0400

Microsoft's Xbox One X is a powerful console, but faces stiff competition from Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro and Nintendo's Switch.....
America has slower LTE wireless than Canada or Mexico

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:20:10 -0400

Both Canada and Mexico, and a number of other countries, have much faster wireless internet than the U.S.....
E3 Preview: What to expect from 2017's marquee video game expo

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:26:19 -0400

Hope you like video games, because your social networks are about to get flooded with countless tweets, posts, pics, hot takes, snarky asides and full-on rants about interactive entertainment. E3, ot....
The big issues we want Apple to address in macOS High Sierra

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:58:00 -0400

These are the issues we hope Apple addresses with macOS High Sierra.....
Pogue's Basics: The "Minimize All" keystroke in Windows

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:15:35 -0400

Sometimes you’ve got Windows open, and you want to have a look at your desktop to find a certain icon. Well, here’s a keyboard trick that lets you minimize all your windows at once, revealing your ent....
Apple polishes up 23 features in Mac OS High Sierra

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:38:28 -0400

Let’s be honest: The biggest Mac news from Apple’s developer conference Monday wasn’t about software features—it was about new hardware. All Apple (AAPL) laptops and iMacs will gain Intel’s latest, f....
Amazon Echo, Google Home and now, Apple HomePod

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:32:18 -0400

Apple jumps into the smart speaker race with HomePod.....
Here’s what’s new: Apple’s High Sierra 

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:17:35 -0400

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, Apple claimed that the new macOS High Sierra will have the fastest desktop browser to date. Safari is said to be 80 percent faster than Chrome, an....
Apple’s top new iOS 11 features 

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:01:54 -0400

Apple announced new features at the WWDC 2017. Here are the top 10 features to look out for this fall: The Apple Pay Cash Card will let users pay and receive peer-to-peer money transactions in iMess....
The 27 most interesting new features in iOS 11

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:57:23 -0400

When iOS 11, the new, free iPhone/iPad OS upgrade comes this fall, you won't gain any big-ticket feature. Instead, you'll get lot of tiny nips and tucks that fall into five categories: Nice ....
Live updates from Apple's developers conference

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:29:08 -0400

We're live blogging all the news from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.....
Pogue's Basics: The fastest way to uninstall a Windows 10 app

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:35:23 -0400

How cool is this? You can uninstall a program right from the Start menu in Windows 10. That’s a lot more efficient than the method most people know: burrowing into the Control Panel or the Settings ap....
Inventor of “Iron Man” jet suit beats his own speed record

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:10:59 -0400

Who needs flying cars when you have a flying “jet suit”?....
All the news we expect from Apple's huge developers conference

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:27:12 -0400

Apple's big Worldwide Developers Conference is taking place on June 5, and we'll be there to bring you all of the latest news and announcements.....
Google's autonomous car company is now testing out self-driving trucks

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:29:13 -0400

Waymo is taking its self-driving tech to an entirely new class of vehicles. The autonomous car company, which famously spun off as an independent entity after years of development as the Google X self....
Uber posts $708 million loss and says finance head left

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:27:25 -0400

HONG KONG (AP) — Uber posted a $708 million loss in the most recent quarter and said its head of finance is leaving the company, the latest executive to depart in what has been a very tough year to da....
Microsoft's Skype draws inspiration from Snapchat in big redesign

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:21:06 -0400

You can add Skype to the growing list of services copying features straight from Snapchat. The Microsoft Corp communications service on Thursday announced a major redesign of its mobile app, includi....
How Washington is throwing away its shot at protecting your privacy

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:53:57 -0400

A Republican member of the House has introduced a comprehensive data privacy bill, but Congress is unlikely to ever pass it.....
Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms

Tue, 30 May 2017 11:30:21 -0400

Facebook (FB.O), Amazon (AMZN.O) and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to ....
Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass will end your free time forever

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:22:31 -0400

Microsoft's new Xbox Game Pas service will give you access to more than 100 Xbox 360 and Xbox One games for $10 a month.....
Mark Zuckerberg: The most important thing I built at Harvard

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:01:08 -0400

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the accomplishment he's most proud of from his days at Harvard University is his relationship with wife and fellow Harvard alum Priscilla Chan.....
Zuckerberg to Harvard grads: 'You have to create a sense of purpose for others'

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:17:06 -0400

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard University to give the class of 2017's commencement speech.....
The new Samsung Galaxy does 27 things the iPhone doesn't

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:13:49 -0400

David Pogue has created master list of features that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has and the iPhone 7 doesn’t—along with an assessment of which ones are actually useful.....
How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple's best

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:34:15 -0400

The new Microsoft Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid is an impressive-looking device that should have Apple looking over its shoulder.....
The most important announcements from Google's big developers' conference

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:04:08 -0400

If this is May, it must be time for Google I/O. CEO Sundar Pichai opened his keynote speech with an observation: That Google (GOOG, GOOGL) may have begun life as a search company, but it’s now become....
A widely praised Supreme Court decision still doesn't fix the broken patent system

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:44:48 -0400

A small town in East Texas should see a lot fewer visitors in suits and ties, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that you can’t file a patent lawsuit anywhere you please in America.....
This RoboCop car comes with an intruder-chasing drone as a sidekick

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:46:19 -0400

Meet O-R3. It’s the world’s first robotic security car.....
Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:33:38 -0400

Uber generally takes a commission from its drivers after deducting taxes and some fees, but it instead took a higher percentage from its New York City drivers using the full fare before accounting for....
Pinterest now uses AI to figure out what you're eating in photos

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:05:33 -0400

Pinterest rolled out an update that enables its AI-powered feature, Pinterest Lens, to detect and analyze what you're eating in any given photo. Lens then suggests a recipe "inspired" b....
Now I get it: Ransomware

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:33:22 -0400

On May 12, a computer worm called WannaCry infected 320,000 Windows computers in 150 countries—and made headlines around the world. First, because WannaCry is one of the most widespread cases of rans....
'Prey' review: You'll never be more afraid of a coffee cup

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:56:11 -0400

‘Prey’ will have you terrified of everything you see. During my first two hours of playing the video game “Prey,” I spent more time shooting at coffee cups and trash cans than I did the malevolent al....
U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:03:59 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in fr....
Why Amazon let 4,000 dogs into its Seattle headquarters

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:15:05 -0400

Amazon has 4,000 registered canines — 500 of which on average come to the offices everyday with their employee owners.....
How Google's trying to make the mobile web look less ugly

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:45:31 -0400

At its I/O conference here, Google (GOOG, GOOGL) touted the progress of Accelerated Mobile Pages, an ambitious initiative to remake the mobile web into a faster, lighter and less irritating medium—yes....
Google Home's mastermind has no intention of losing to Amazon

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:26:17 -0400

Once a year, the geeky faithful make their way to Silicon Valley to attend Google I/O, the company’s (GOOG, GOOGL) developer conference. This year, one of the most interesting developments was Google....
Amazon's Alexa Calling is like a Jetsons version of the home phone

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:12:38 -0400

Now that more than 10 million people have Echo devices, Amazon has just taken another trailblazing step: With a free software update, it has turned them into hands-free speakerphones.....
Android O: Google tries to fix Android's biggest weakness

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:25:36 -0400

Android O aims to fix a problem that’s afflicted Android since its debut almost nine years ago: the zombie-like persistence of obsolete versions.....
Why leaked NSA hacking tools are not like stolen Tomahawk missiles

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:34:01 -0400

Microsoft's claim that the loss of an NSA vulnerability for Windows is the same as losing a Tomahawk missile is overblown.....
‘Injustice 2’ review: Kneel before this sublime superhero fighter

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:07:00 -0400

‘Injustice 2’ brings back the all the super hero brawling you loved from its predecessor. All heroes are not created equal, especially when it comes to the expanded universes of comic book titans Mar....
The simple reason so many companies were hit by the WannaCry 2.0 ransomware

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:28:36 -0400

The WannaCry 2.0 ransomware hit a slew of major companies, but it's not entirely their fault for falling victim to the attack.....