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Death of black man in police custody hits home at Facebook and in Silicon Valley
October 17, 2018
Facebook exec Ebele Okobi is drawing national attention to the death in police custody of her 36-year-old brother.
It wasn't just you: YouTube went down worldwide, causing massive confusion
October 16, 2018
YouTube went offline Tuesday night for users around the world. It is currently unclear what caused the outage.
Beach or bath reader: New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof
October 16, 2018
Amazon's most popular Kindle eReader model, the Paperwhite, is now waterproof. You can read in the tub or pool.
Netflix adds 7M subscribers in Q3, beats earnings expectations, sends stock soaring
October 16, 2018
Netflix posted strong Q3 earnings based on better-than-expected subscriber growth overseas. The video streaming service's stock was up 14% after-hours
Richard Branson on dyslexics: We're wired differently
October 15, 2018
Billionaire businessman Richard Branson overcame dyslexia as a klid. He's now part of an organization fighting to change perceptions of dyslexia.
Facebook post language could predict depression diagnosis, study finds
October 17, 2018
Researchers say that they can tell with "fair accuracy" whether or not someone will eventually be diagnosed with depression by the content of their Facebook posts. Veuer's Tony Spitz has the details.
Anthrax and plague vaccine developed in case of bioterror attack
October 16, 2018
Researchers from the Catholic University of America have developed a new vaccine which they say can prevent infections from biiohazard attacks from the plague and anthrax. Veuer's Tony Spitz has the details.
Brouhaha averted as Apple adds cream cheese schmear to its bagel emoji
October 16, 2018
Apple has cooked up a more pleasing bagel emoji for its smartphone users. The new version now comes with cream cheese slathered on it.
Boston Dynamics' robots don't just terrify, they now can also dance
October 16, 2018
Boston Dynamics latest YouTube video shows off an impressive, not terrifying dancing robot.
Does your iPhone take better pictures than a real camera?
October 16, 2018
We compared the iPhone 8 Plus to a $750 camera to find out
Listen to the Talking Tech podcast
October 12, 2018
Your guide to the latest tech news and analysis, with Jefferson Graham's daily podcast, available on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.
Top skills for Alexa: 6 tips for your Amazon Echo that will simplify your life
October 11, 2018
Amazon Echo changed the game, and millions of households have integrated Alexa into their daily lives. Now it’s time to see what she can really do.
Can the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL get you to break up with your iPhone or Galaxy Note?
October 15, 2018
Google's new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones sport an excellent camera and a feature to turn the table on telemarketers.
I tried 13 popular Shark Tank products—and only some are actually worth it
October 16, 2018
From the Scrub Daddy to the Squatty Potty, these are the products worth buying
Take advantage of updated iOS12 security settings
October 12, 2018
Apple’s latest mobile software, iOS 12, tightens up security and privacy issues on iPhones. To get the most out of the updates though, you might have tweak a setting or two. Here’s how to take full advantage of them.
Lyft's latest pitch: 30 rides for $299
October 16, 2018
Latest from ride-hailing company is a subscription plan to have a low-end chauffeur available on demand. But the plan has a lot of caveats.
Meet the new Palm: Hint, this isn't your old PalmPilot
October 15, 2018
Verizon is teaming up with the new Palm on a puny "ultra-mobile" gadget that is positioned between a wearable and conventional smartphone.
A victory for Elon Musk: Tesla outsells Mercedes-Benz in US for first time ever
October 11, 2018
Elon Musk's Tesla outsold Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. during the July-September period, the first time since it began producing cars a decade ago.
PS5? Sony at work on PlayStation 4 successor, company CEO says
October 10, 2018
Sony is working on a successor to the PlayStation 4 video game console, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has confirmed.
Seven iOS 12 security setting tips you should check right now
October 13, 2018
Here’s some tricks to take advantage of the latest bug fixes on iOS 12 and make sure you’re keeping your device as safe as you can from hackers.
Streaming wars, an update: Apple, Warner, MGM, Katzenberg and Walmart
October 11, 2018
Warner and Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg are joining the streaming wars with new services, adding to Netflix, Hulu, Disney's planned movie service and many more in the works.
Trump, flanked by Kid Rock, signs landmark Music Modernization Act into law
October 12, 2018
President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act on Thursday, passing into law landmark copyright reform for which Nashville songwriters campaigned.
This is the secret to making the perfect cup of coffee
October 16, 2018
You won't see this vintage coffee pot in most homes...
Cheers to this: Beer industry brewing ways to offset climate change effect on beer supply
October 16, 2018
Beer lovers shouldn't get too worried about a study suggesting global warming could result in a beer shortage, two beer industry representatives say.
All the useful, wacky and downright weird tech I saw on my recent trip to Japan
October 16, 2018
A smartphone charger that uses AA batteries and a way to eliminate office distraction topped my wish list from a recent trip to Japan.
NASA wants to create a city of airships above Venus' clouds
October 16, 2018
NASA's working on a plan to send astronauts in an airship above Venus' clouds for 30 days, which could lead to a permanent human settlement there.
Facebook bans misinformation about voting ahead of midterm elections
October 16, 2018
Facebook is taking on another battle prior to the upcoming midterm elections, fighting false voter information. Veuer's Natasha Abellard has the story.
These are the 10 best deals you can get this week
October 16, 2018
It's a great week for scoring deals on products you'll love.
Study finds life could be spreading from galaxy to galaxy
October 15, 2018
New research from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals that life can travel between star systems on planetoid objects.
Paul Allen: Pioneer, genius, giant
October 15, 2018
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died only several weeks after announcing he was getting treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65 from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
October 16, 2018
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died Monday of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, just weeks after the disease resurfaced
Remembering Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen
October 15, 2018
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died. He was 65.
You can get an exclusive discount on this incredible TV
October 15, 2018
Bring the best quality picture to your living room.
Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL can fight back against telemarketer calls
October 15, 2018
USA TODAY Tech columnist Ed Baig demonstrates a feature on Google's latest handsets that can screen calls coming in from potential scammers.
16 things you didn’t know you could make in a slow cooker
October 15, 2018
Start using your slow cooker to its full potential!
Suds shortage? Warming climate threatens world's beer supply
October 15, 2018
Worldwide, over the next few decades, beer could become more scarce and thus more expensive because of human-caused global warming, a study says.
Sears has declared bankruptcy—will it still honor my Kenmore warranty?
October 15, 2018
Here’s what you need to know
10 amazing things you can get at Wayfair for under $100
October 15, 2018
— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s...
Remember Palm? It's back as a tiny sidekick to your regular phone
October 15, 2018
A San Francisco based start-up tech company, Palm Ventures Inc., has a device That is described as an homage of the Palm Pilot, called simply ‘Palm’.Time's Mercer Morrison has the story.
Palm is back with a new device, but its not here to replace your smartphone
October 15, 2018
Palm helped popularize the idea of a modern smartphone with its Palm Treo, but after failing to keep up with the iPhone and Android the company has been reborn. Its new product: A 3.3-inch companion device to work alongside those phones, not replace it.
Ronald Reagan goes 3D as a hologram at his presidential museum
October 14, 2018
The nation's 40th president goes high-tech to serve as The Great Communicator once again
Hey Google, you don't really want to replace me, right?
October 13, 2018
Google introduced tools to make calls for us and take photos when it sees smiling. Is this technology enhancing our lives or getting a little creepy?
These are the best deals on Amazon this weekend
October 13, 2018
The best discounts we can find
Did global warming 'supercharge' Hurricane Michael?
October 13, 2018
Hurricane Michael exploded in intensity this week, from a rather nondescript tropical depression Sunday with winds of 35 mph to a Category 4 monster.
Russian rocket failure could leave International Space Station without crew
October 14, 2018
If the cause of the aborted launch isn't solved quickly, a new crew might not be able to launch before the current crew must return home.
Facebook breach puts your identity at risk. Here's what you can do to protect yourself
October 14, 2018
Facebook says 30 million users are affected by the recent breach, with phone numbers, email addresses and more revealed. Is your identity at risk?
Samsung's best and worst smartphones
August 09, 2018
'Big Bang Theory's geekiest cameos
October 04, 2018
New iPhones, Apple Watch announced at Apple event
September 12, 2018
Apple Watch and iPhone updates are expected at the September 12, 2018 Special Event at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California
Facebook and Twitter executives testify at Senate hearing
September 05, 2018
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Google exec Larry Page was absent.
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