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'Cyborg' technology aims to reduce the opioid epidemic one chip at a time

A clinical trial uses deep brain stimulation for patients suffering from drug addiction. A former high school football star is the nation's first patient.  

20 Jan 2020 7:02 pm
How high-tech does an electric toothbrush really need to be?

Poor brushing habits can only be corrected so much by expensive toothbrushes. A better brush can train you to do better, but don't opt for overkill.  

20 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
What will it take for the government to protect your privacy?

Are Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon and government doing enough to protect your privacy? Is 2020 the year we'll see a federal privacy law?  

20 Jan 2020 5:00 pm
Your first 5G device should be a PC. Here's why

5G will support more than just phone devices. The latest generation of PCs from companies like Intel, AMD and Qualcomm will support 5G.  

20 Jan 2020 4:30 pm
Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declare open season on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Former Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used to be Facebook's friends. Things have changed.  

20 Jan 2020 2:20 am
The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this MLK weekend

This long weekend, you can save big on products like TurboTax, robot vacuums, Amazon Echo Shows, and more at Amazon.  

18 Jan 2020 8:35 pm
Strum these: A $500K diamond-studded Fender Strat and an axe filled with water

Guitar sales are up, thanks to YouTube and Spotify where interest in classic rockers Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix and Prince lives on.  

18 Jan 2020 6:54 pm
iPhone owners, here's 20 tips to make you fall more in love with your smartphone

You already know how to do lots with your iPhone. But there's more features and life hacks you can use to make texting, navigating and gaming easier.  

18 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
SpaceX, Boeing compete to launch astronauts to International Space Station

If SpaceX's in-flight abort test goes well, it could beat out Boeing to be the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station.  

18 Jan 2020 8:44 am
Doctor's pro-vaccine TikTok went viral. Then came hate and threats from around the world

Pediatrician Nicole Baldwin's TikTok went viral. Then she faced backlash from thousands of people associated with the anti-vaccine movement.  

18 Jan 2020 4:44 am
Will an Apple iPhone 12 with 5G finally get you to upgrade?

An Morgan Stanley analyst suggests a iPhone with 5G or a better battery may shorten the smartphone replacement cycle under the current four years.  

18 Jan 2020 3:34 am
All the best deals and sales happening this Martin Luther King Day

Throughout the weekend and Martin Luther King Day, you can shop incredible deals and sales on products like mattresses, AirPods, TVs, and more.  

18 Jan 2020 3:00 am
Robocalls rang up a new high in 2019. Two or more daily is average in some states

Robocalls continued to rise in 2019. While Washington, D.C., and Louisiana averaged most per person, Texas got the most; West Virginia increased most.  

17 Jan 2020 11:42 pm
The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Friday

Amazon is kicking off MLK Day weekend by slashing the prices of best-sellers like Black and Decker waffle makers, Anker power strip cubes, and more.  

17 Jan 2020 10:24 pm
I got a Nest Mininow how do I set it up?

The process takes less than 10 minutes.  

17 Jan 2020 7:40 pm
Racial inequality in Silicon Valley: Pinterest is among many tech companies struggling to become less white

Pinterest's slow progress in building a more diverse workforce is a sign that racial equality is not coming anytime soon to Silicon Valley tech.  

17 Jan 2020 7:50 am
17 Jan 2020 3:49 am
Nancy Pelosi isn't accepting Facebook's friend request, slams company for 'shameful' behavior

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's not so friendly remarks ratcheted up already fraught tensions between Facebook and the Democratic leadership.  

17 Jan 2020 2:32 am
The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Thursday

This Thursday, snatch up these incredible deals on our favorite humidifiers, electric blankets, and more on Amazon.  

16 Jan 2020 10:06 pm
Donald Trump's autograph is a hot commodity on eBay. Just ask him

Trump, the king of branding, is miffed that anyone but him is profiting from autographed items like MAGA hats selling on eBay and other marketplaces.  

16 Jan 2020 10:20 am
Sure, PBS is now on YouTubeTV, but free streaming app a better deal

PBS cut a deal to be on YouTube TV, but its missing many shows. A better deal: the free streaming app for Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick and others  

16 Jan 2020 3:05 am
Readers: What's your biggest pain point in technology?

From broken phones to setting up Wi-Fi, we love tech, but it drives us mad. What bothers you the most? We want to help solve your biggest tech issues.  

15 Jan 2020 10:46 pm
Sure, PBS is now on YouTubeTV, but a better deal is its free streaming app

PBS cut a deal to be on YouTube TV, but its missing many shows. A better deal: the free streaming app for Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick and others  

15 Jan 2020 10:32 pm
What you need to know about the Microsoft Windows 10 patch

Microsoft has released a patch for a Windows 10 vulnerability that could expose you to breaches or surveillance, the National Security Agency says.  

15 Jan 2020 10:31 pm
Tech tips

What you need to know to keep connected.  

15 Jan 2020 10:27 pm
Robocalls hit 58.5 billion in 2019, up 22%. Residents in some states get 2 or more daily

Robocalls continued to rise in 2019. While Washington, D.C., and Louisiana averaged most per person, Texas got the most; West Virginia increased most.  

15 Jan 2020 10:22 pm
Pensacola shooting: Should Apple help DOJ unlock terrorist's iPhones?

Attorney General William Barr says Apple hasn't provided substantive assistance to the FBI in the Pensacola case. Apple pushed back.  

15 Jan 2020 8:53 pm
NikkieTutorials, the famous beauty blogger, comes out as transgender on YouTube

In the trending coming out video, NikkieTutorials shared what life was like growing up in the wrong body after revealing that she's transgender.  

14 Jan 2020 9:00 pm
A Japanese billionaire is looking for love and a woman to join his SpaceX trip around the moon

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will fly on SpaceX's first tourist voyage to the moon in 2023 and is looking for a partner to join him  

14 Jan 2020 7:00 pm
War and stock market calamities: Here's the biggest news story every year since 1950

Wars, stock market drops, natural and human-caused disasters, as well as science and tech advances rank among top stories from every year since 1950.  

14 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
Star Wars star Mark Hamill quits Facebook, accuses Mark Zuckerberg of putting profits over 'truthfulness'

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, says he quit Facebook because it allows political ads to spread misinformation and falsehoods.  

14 Jan 2020 4:16 am
Attention Amazon shoppers:E-retailer fires staffers for sharing customers' private data

It's unclear how many customers received the email on Friday, or exactly how many employees were terminated for such offenses.  

14 Jan 2020 12:18 am
'You can do better': Jeff Bezos ripped for $690K Australian wildfire relief donation

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the tech giant is donating $690,000 to Australia wildfire recovery efforts, but many critics are saying it's not enough.  

13 Jan 2020 11:11 pm
Attention Amazon shoppers:E-retailer reportedly fires staffer for sharing customer data

It's unclear how many customers received the email on Friday, or exactly how many employees were terminated for such offenses.  

13 Jan 2020 8:19 pm
Samsung introduces Galaxy XCover Pro, a durable, enterprise-ready smartphone with a removable battery

Samsung on Sunday launched the Galaxy XCover Pro, asmartphone that features a removable battery. It will be priced at $499.  

13 Jan 2020 1:57 am
CES behind us, so now it's onto the next Galaxy

Many of the products introduced at CES won't be released this year, but here are some that will.  

11 Jan 2020 11:14 pm
2020 bug hits parking meters, 2K video game

Y2K bug fix is causing glitches in computers and software in 2020 because some windowed systems are outmoded.  

11 Jan 2020 2:17 am
Amazon's Ring fires four employees for snooping on customers' doorbell camera video feeds

Amazon said its Ring investigated reports of employees viewing doorbell camera video and dismissed those involved after finding company violations.  

11 Jan 2020 2:16 am
Sharks, turtles and gators, oh my! You can track them with this updated mobile app

The OCEARCH Shark Tracker app has been updated to make it easier to see marine life activity.  

11 Jan 2020 1:45 am
CES 2020: EVs, 8K TVs and streaming this is the future Sony says it's optimistic about

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida sees a future in cars, envisions challenges selling 8K and talks about its prospects in streaming.  

10 Jan 2020 8:14 pm
Amazon's Ring fired four employees for snooping on customer's doorbell camera video feeds

Amazon said its Ring investigated reports of employees viewing doorbell camera video and dismissed those involved after finding company violations.  

10 Jan 2020 7:55 pm
Facebook information warfare: Inside Iran's shadowy operations to target you on social media

As Iran attacked Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops, a stealthier form of warfare struck Americans: disinformation on Instagram and social media.  

10 Jan 2020 6:30 pm
Cutting the cord: As prices go up, here's how you can still save money streaming

With so many streaming choices Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, YouTube TV and prices going up, can cord-cutting save you money? Yes, but hurdles remain.  

10 Jan 2020 3:28 pm
Ben Horowitz slammed for prison, slavery comments during Pinterest company fireside chat

Prominent Andreessen Horowitz general partner Ben Horowitz made controversial remarks at Pinterest comparing prison culture to corporate culture.  

10 Jan 2020 7:30 am
What 2020 is bringing back: The Y2K bug?

Y2K bug fix is causing glitches in computers and software in 2020 because some windowed systems are outmoded.  

10 Jan 2020 1:47 am
Unbundling: Verizon makes it easier to get internet, TV in response to cord-cutting

The telecom company hopes to shake up the industry by unbundling broadband, pay TV and phone services, a nod to those looking to cut the cord.  

9 Jan 2020 11:42 pm
CES 2020: Fast & Furious actor Ludacris' thoughts on Tesla as EVs have a major moment

Tesla is a sales leader in the electric category but doesn't show at CES, which left open space forother battery-powered rides to have a big moment.  

9 Jan 2020 11:11 pm
Unbundling: Verizon drops internet, TV packages for consumers in response to cord-cutting

The telecom company hopes to shake up the industry by unbundling broadband, pay TV and phone services, a nod to those looking to cut the cord.  

9 Jan 2020 10:40 pm
CES: Your smart TV is watching you. Will Samsung, LG, Vizio do more to protect privacy?

In the era of high-tech smart TVs, all eyes are on your data. But what television makers are doing to protect you is still a low-resolution picture.  

9 Jan 2020 8:40 pm