Tech

Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late

Elon Musk isn’t the only expert who thinks we need to regulate AI soon. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X, recently sounded the alarm that murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. Musk’s warnings that AI poses an “existential threat” may have been a bit dramatic, but he’s not...
Jul 25, 2017 |

Amazon launches a social network for spending money

Amazon’s Spark is a social network that for spending cash. Available Tuesday for Amazon Prime members using the company’s iOS app, Spark is a Pinterest-like service that lets users upload images of themselves using products, or just products. Other users can then view those images and follow links to purchase the displayed items through Amazon....
Jul 19, 2017 |

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw

The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s...
Jul 15, 2017 |

Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phone

Sprint wants you to lease your next smartphone.
Jul 15, 2017 |

Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize

Harman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft...
Jul 11, 2017 |

Another fitness-band company shuts down. But why?

This week, according to the Information, Jawbone shut down.
Jul 8, 2017 |

Pogue's Basics: Navigate the Start menu tiles using keyboard

As you probably know, the Start menu in Windows 10 has two sides. If you start typing, you’ll discover that you can navigate the left side from the keyboard. Too bad you can’t navigate the right side if you’re a keyboard nut!
Jul 8, 2017 |

'Pokémon Go' celebrates its first birthday by giving Pikachu a hat

Pokémon Go is celebrating its first birthday this month with discounts on items and something for fans of the original Pokémon TV show: Pikachu, donning Ash's hat. SEE ALSO: 'Pokémon Go' is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters Starting today and running through July 24, Pikachus found in the wild will be wearing Ash's hat from...
Jul 7, 2017 |

China vs the World: Smartphone giants face a low-cost threat

If you're in the market for a new smartphone, you might want to give these Chinese handsets a chance.
Jul 6, 2017 |

How open-internet rules are actually helping consumers

Despite protests from opponents, it looks like open internet rules might actually be helping consumers.
Jul 4, 2017 |

Pogue's Basics: The master class on capturing screenshots

Maybe you’re writing up instructions, illustrating a computer book, or collecting proof of some secret screen you found buried in a game. You can take pictures of the entire screen or capture only the contents of a rectangular selection. On the Mac, it’s Command-Shift-3 to capture the whole screen, or Command-Shift 4 to grab a region of the...
Jul 1, 2017 |

A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the world

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Google has to stop linking to a website impacting a Canadian company in both the country and the rest of the world.
Jun 30, 2017 |

What you need to know about the new ransomware that's hit the US

The Petya/ NotPetya ransomware impacting countries across the globe is just the latest such attack to demand cash for a key to unlock victims' computers.
Jun 29, 2017 |

How to switch from iPhone to Android and vice versa

Changing from an Android phone to an iPhone and vice versa can be a pain, but these steps will help make it a bit easier.
Jun 29, 2017 |

Even a $2.7 billion fine can't hurt Google

The European Commission has fined Google $2.7 billion, but that won't hurt the search giant.
Jun 28, 2017 |

What you need to know about the new ransomware ravaging the internet

The Petya/ NotPetya ransomware impacting countries across the globe is just the latest such attack to demand cash for a key to unlock victims' computers.
Jun 28, 2017 |

Your fingerprints could replace your airline boarding pass

Delta Airlines is testing fingerprint readers that may soon replace your old-fashioned paper and digital boarding passes.
Jun 27, 2017 |

Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo just in time for the holidays

Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo in the form of its new Super Nintendo Classic this September. Nintendo (NTDOY) is bringing is bringing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System back from the dead just in time for the holiday shopping season in the form of its SNES Classic Edition.
Jun 27, 2017 |

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

The cable industry promised consumers free apps to replace rented cable boxes. We're still waiting.
Jun 24, 2017 |

Uber’s next CEO faces 3 big challenges

Uber's next CEO will have a a lot work cut out for him or her.
Jun 22, 2017 |

Buy Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) Stock Ahead of Q2 Earnings

Copper producer Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2017 earnings results ahead of Tuesday’s opening bell. Thanks to efforts to trim its massive debt, the... Read More

Is the Clock Running out on Freeport-Mcmoran Inc (FCX)?

With Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) preparing to release second-quarter results on Tuesday, July 25, Berenberg analyst Fawzi Hanano is out with a bearish forecast. Hanano opined, "Freeport has... Read More

Freeport Indonesia mine workers extend strike for fourth month

JAKARTA/TORONTO (Reuters) - An estimated 5,000 workers at the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Inc's (FCX.N) Indonesian unit will extend their strike for a fourth month, a... Read More

Texas Pastor Asks For Prayers and a Miracle While Wife and Newborn Fight for Their Lives

The internet is responding in a BIG way. Read More

This Mom Freaked Out During a New Kids on the Block Concert and the Photos Are Hilarious

Can you blame her? It's NKOTB! Read More

How to Make Lightened Up Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Because there’s no greater dessert combo than peanut butter and chocolate, we created these healthier peanut butter kiss cookies that are low in fat and calories, and still totally tasty. Watch the... Read More

'James Bond 25' Gets 2019 Release Date

No word yet on whether or not Daniel Craig will be back as 007 for a fifth time; film’s cast, director, more details will be announced at a later date Read More

Olivia Munn Talks About Her Experience Making — and Meeting — 'The Predator'

Actress at Comic-Con says meeting the monster was 'a visceral experience' and the film will stand on its own while also harking back to its predecessors Read More

'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets': What's the Deal With the Doghan Daigus?

'Valerian' director Luc Besson tells Yahoo Movies about making the Doghan Daigus, standout alien creatures in the movie that look like ducks, sell info Read More

Democrats hope ‘better deal’ message will resonate

Congressional Democrats rolled out their message for the 2018 midterm elections Monday, vowing to focus on raising wages and creating jobs as they vie to reclaim majorities in the House and Senate.... Read More

Jared Kushner and the politics of nepotism

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrives to speak to the media outside the West Wing on July 24, 2017. Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s trusted senior aide and son-in-law, will be questioned... Read More

Alabama Senate candidate uses tape of congressional shooting in campaign ad

The campaign of a Republican congressman running for the Senate, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, is being denounced after releasing an ad Monday that uses audio from a shooting that targeted GOP... Read More

Hot new job for middle-class students: manual labor

Hunched over their workspaces in a dusty, sunlit room in the North Bennett Street School in Boston’s North End, Jim Reid-Cunningham’s bookbinding workshop seems grateful for an interruption. “It’s... Read More

How do refugee students make the jump to Germany's universities?

Mohamad Taqi Sohrabi has had to fight for an education his entire life. An Afghan refugee born in Iran, Mr. Sohrabi says it wasn’t easy for him to go to school. Sohrabi was eventually able to... Read More

In Ethiopia, model drought defenses are put to the test

Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. But... Read More