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Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass will end your free time forever

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.
May 27, 2017 |

The new Samsung Galaxy does 27 things the iPhone doesn't

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.
May 26, 2017 |

Mark Zuckerberg: The most important thing I built at Harvard

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.
May 26, 2017 |

Zuckerberg to Harvard grads: 'You have to create a sense of purpose for others'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard University to give the class of 2017's commencement speech.
May 26, 2017 |

How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple's best

The new Microsoft Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid is an impressive-looking device that should have Apple looking over its shoulder.
May 25, 2017 |

A widely praised Supreme Court decision still doesn't fix the broken patent system

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.
May 24, 2017 |

The most important announcements from Google's big developers' conference

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 an artificial intelligence (AI) company. For example, he announced a new technology called Google Lens, which you can think of as Shazam for the...
May 24, 2017 |

This RoboCop car comes with an intruder-chasing drone as a sidekick

Meet O-R3. It’s the world’s first robotic security car.
May 24, 2017 |

Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years

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 sales taxes and fees, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news. "We are committed to paying every driver every penny they...
May 24, 2017 |

Pinterest now uses AI to figure out what you're eating in photos

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" by the food, meal or dish.
May 24, 2017 |

Why Amazon let 4,000 dogs into its Seattle headquarters

Amazon has 4,000 registered canines — 500 of which on average come to the offices everyday with their employee owners.
May 23, 2017 |

How Google's trying to make the mobile web look less ugly

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, even the ads that help pay for it.
May 20, 2017 |

Amazon's Alexa Calling is like a Jetsons version of the home phone

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.
May 20, 2017 |

Android O: Google tries to fix Android's biggest weakness

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.
May 20, 2017 |

Why leaked NSA hacking tools are not like stolen Tomahawk missiles

Microsoft's claim that the loss of an NSA vulnerability for Windows is the same as losing a Tomahawk missile is overblown.
May 20, 2017 |

Google Home's mastermind has no intention of losing to Amazon

This year at Google's big developers conference, one of the most interesting developments was Google’s continued push to make its Google Home device—basically an Amazon Echo clone—distinctive and essential.
May 20, 2017 |

Meet this new apple-picking robot

Inspired by immigrant workers in the U.S., who will likely soon be scarce, Abundant Robotics created a robot to pick apples in the field. The robot can identify, pluck, and place apples into a crate at a speed similar to that of human pickers. The robot pickers are currently being tested in Washington state. The company expects to see these...
May 11, 2017 |

Control your Roomba with just your voice via this new Alexa integration

Everyone's favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with nothing more than your voice.
May 2, 2017 |

This gadget can turn an ordinary surface into a smart controller

You can now turn on your smart appliances with a touch of any ordinary surface.
Apr 30, 2017 |

We noshed on Nougat, and Android 7.0 is Google’s sweetest update yet

It has been more than 5 months since Google dropped the first developer preview for Android Nougat. Now, it's officially here. We're periodically adding any new features we find, such as how Night mode is still accessible.
Apr 28, 2017 |

Freeport-McMoran (FCX) Down 11.9% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

Freeport-McMoran (FCX) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues. Read More

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Freeport-McMoRan, Golden Star Resources, New Gold and Seabridge Gold

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Freeport-McMoRan, Golden Star Resources, New Gold and Seabridge Gold Read More

Freeport says large number of 4,000 Grasberg workers deemed "resigned"

Freeport McMoRan Inc, the world's largest publicly traded copper miner, said a "large number" of the approximately 4,000 workers at its giant Grasberg mine in Indonesia who failed to report for... Read More

Tick-Proof Your Yard Without Spraying

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. This year is expected to be one of the worst on record for ticks, and not just in the Northeast. At least one variety of... Read More

Double Up on Sun Safety

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Here comes summer—and along with it, poolside parties and beach vacations. If you plan on taking refuge from the... Read More

These Raw Photos of a Mom Delivering Her Preemie Are a Reminder of How Powerful Birth Really Is

"I know that I did everything I could at that time to help bring our girl into the world." Read More

'Pirates of the Caribbean' Flashback: Remember How Critics Raved About Johnny Depp's Captain Jack?

Just a taste of some of the raves for Johnny Depp's woozy pirate Read More

'Alien' Creature Design Duo Takes Us Inside Their 20-Plus Years of Xenomorph-ing

Meet 'Alien' special effects aces Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., who talk about their work on every film in the franchise between 1986 and 2007 Read More

‘Wonder Woman’: Theater Behind Women-Only Screenings Responds to Complaints by Adding More

After online complaints about the ladies-only 'Wonder Woman' screenings, theater chain Alamo Drafthouse adds more showings. Read More

In Chicago, an undertaker tries to save teens from the streets — and is burying those he can’t

Spencer Leak Sr. has never known life without death. From the moment he was old enough to remember, he was ambling around the funeral home his father founded here on Chicago’s South Side in 1933,... Read More

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish Polish-born Cold War strategist and former top aide to US president Jimmy Carter, has died, his family said. He was 89. Read More

Trump exalts ‘great win’ for candidate charged with assault

No other leader at the G-7 meeting mentioned Thursday’s GOP victory in Montana, so President Trump praised it himself. Read More

Readers write: Inspiring story, open communication, chain of knitting

Regarding the April 24 & May 1 People Making a Difference story about Esther Zeiher: Thank you so much, Isabelle de Pommereau. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Regarding the... Read More

Digital Geneva Convention needed after ransomware attack, Is the Syrian regime worried about international justice?, Friendly approach won't dissuade Kim Jong-un, Facebook Live presents ethical concerns, The economic benefits of solar and wind energy

"The cybersecurity wake-up call the world has long needed has occurred...," states an editorial. "The obvious lesson is that computer operating systems need to be kept updated with the latest... Read More

A day for Africans to rise

Across Africa on May 25, thousands of people celebrated Africa Day, an event first marked in 1963 to honor the continent’s liberation from colonial powers. The day was dubbed “Africans Rising,”... Read More