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Your vacuum is making your allergies worse—here's how to stop it

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:13:08 -0400

Your health is nothing to sneeze at


Apple gains a foothold in the smart speaker market: A Foolish Take

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:10:01 -0400

Despite fierce competition, the HomePod has a 6 percent share of the smart speaker market.


18 things that will make you wish it was already fall

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:02:18 -0400

Cue happy dance because it’s almost autumn.


How to hack your way to a less stressful school year

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:55:41 -0400

Columnist Jennifer Jolly asked parents on Facebook their tips for saving money and getting kids to focus, without the stress back-to-school often brings. Here are her favorites.


New 5G networks aimed at cord cutters

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:51:06 -0400

Wireless giants are investing millions to bring faster networks for consumers. They promise lightning fast speed for phones, but at first, they will positioned as cable TV alternatives.


Scientists figure out why stellar black holes explode in size

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:18:30 -0400

Two stellar black holes stealing material from a supermassive black hole? Things could get messy.


Follow these 3 steps to buy the right computer or laptop for your student

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:56:07 -0400

Students heading back to school are faced with an important question: what tech to use for note-taking, online research, and writing assignments? Here are some considerations to help you decide what’s best for you.


Unfollow these people on social media for your mental well-being

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:29:39 -0400

Social media can be a great tool, but it may also fuel some more toxic personality traits. Tony Spitz has the details.


States aim to permanently stop Internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:13:15 -0400

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to block a settlement the State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the Internet.


New kind of aurora called STEVE is not an aurora after all

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:44:11 -0400

STEVE’s keeping us on our toes! The aurora caught scientists’ attention in 2016, but turns out it’s an entirely new celestial phenomenon.


Here’s the app you need to take stunning iPhone photos

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:22:01 -0400

Need to step up your Instagram game? Well, there’s one app you need to take the most stunning iPhone photos. Susana Victoria Perez has more.


Man seemingly stumbles upon species of kangaroo thought to be extinct

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:45:44 -0400

Imagine being on a rainforest expedition and discovering that a species of kangaroo — thought to be extinct for nearly a century — appears to be alive and kicking.


Apple removes illegal gambling apps in China, reacting to state media report

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:58:20 -0400

Apple reportedly yanked thousands of illegal gambling apps in China following criticism from state media for not cleaning up its App Store.


Scientists discover strange 'inside-out' nebula

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:39:19 -0400

Is this a foreshadowing of what might happen to our sun?


Yellowstone more likely to crack rather than explode

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:54:15 -0400

While a potential eruption of the supervolcano that lies beneath this iconic park may garner more alarming headlines, the more likely hazard is a major earthquake.


These are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:45:37 -0400

Start your week with a sale price!


Tune in now: your daily Talking Tech podcast

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:02:43 -0400

Jefferson Graham's daily Talking Tech podcast is a quick hit on tech news, gadget reviews and trends in tech world. You can listen to the show on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and other online audio sources.


These are the 5 best deals on Amazon this weekend

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:50:56 -0400

Summer's almost over, so it's time to upgrade the way you watch!


Samsung's best and worst smartphones

Thu, 9 Aug 2018 12:01:30 -0400


Why you should never hide your router in a closet: 5 steps to speed up your slow Wi-Fi

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:38:19 -0400

For a start, check the age of your router and consider MESH networks.


Here are the best 5 Amazon deals right now

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:11:02 -0400

Get great prices on products you love!


Facebook, NYU team up to try to make MRI scans 10 times faster through artificial intelligence

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:03:54 -0400

Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research group and the NYU School of Medicine's radiology department are investigating whether artificial intelligence can make magnetic resonance imaging scans up to 10 times faster.


Yellowstone’s greatest geological threat isn’t a supervolcano. It’s a magnitude-7 earthquake.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:57:41 -0400

While concerns about a potential eruption of the supervolcano located beneath this iconic park may garner the most alarming headlines, a more likely hazard in the coming decades is a large earthquake.


Tesla cars will soon add video streaming feature says Elon Musk

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:55:21 -0400

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that video streaming is coming with version 10. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.


First look: SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for NASA astronauts

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:12:30 -0400


10 useful Gmail settings you’ll wish you knew sooner

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:03:24 -0400

Gmail is full of shortcuts, but they can’t expedite your work when you don’t know what they are. Here are 10 settings that will improve your Gmail experience.


Which computer is best for your student?

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:03:04 -0400

Columnist Marc Saltzman helps parents and students decide between laptops, hybrids, desktops and all-in-one computers.


Facebook removes fake pages and accounts

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:41:17 -0400


New Russian hacking attempts targeted conservative groups, Microsoft says

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:12:20 -0400

Microsoft says it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.


Scientists discover ice on the moon using NASA tool, say it could help future space missions

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:47:59 -0400

Scientists using a NASA's M3 tool discovered evidence of ice on three areas of the moon, a finding that could help future moon landings.


Robots come alive in Beijing

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:15:45 -0400


Here's why Netflix deleted all user reviews from its website

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:04:37 -0400

Netflix cancels user reviews. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.


What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

Sat, 4 Aug 2018 11:19:08 -0400


See how your brain beats along with your heart in amplified MRI

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:14:20 -0400

Amped up footage of the brain could better identify concussions, thanks to a new imaging technique called phase-based amplified MRI.


Millennials are sharing passwords, streaming companies feel the pain

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:42:52 -0400

Millennials are sharing passwords and streaming companies are feeling the pain. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.


Could more trillion-dollar stocks be right around the corner? A Foolish Take

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:00:03 -0400

Apple has jumped past the trillion-dollar valuation bar, but other companies are nipping at the iPhone maker's heels.


Could cracked smartphone screens soon be a thing of the past?

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:14:35 -0400

The future looks bright for smartphone users, and not so great for those who fix broken screens. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.


8 smart home gadgets that make life so much easier

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:46:28 -0400

In case you needed more reasons to invest in smart tech.


Scientists are baffled by mysterious space object nicknamed 'the cow'

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:01:44 -0400

A strange, never-before-seen flash has scientists trying to figure out what the bizarre object is all about.


If you deposit checks through a mobile app, start adding this phrase

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:44:19 -0400

You may have recently gotten a message from your bank that, yes, you should read and act upon. Depositors now must include the phrase “For Mobile Deposit Only” underneath their signature on all checks deposited using mobile apps.


The best bed sheets of 2018

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:08:59 -0400

Sleep in comfort


You should still be listening to the radio—here's how

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:17:55 -0400

Knobs, static and all


Facebook allows landlords to discriminate on housing ads, HUD charges

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:11:28 -0400

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act because its targeting systems allow advertisers to exclude certain audiences, such as families with young children or disabled people, from seeing housing ads.


A severe drought in Germany has revealed its own little ‘Atlantis’

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:15:28 -0400

Germany’s own little Atlantis has been revealed because of severe drought in the country.


Cybersecurity: States ramp up election protections ahead of midterms with $380 million in federal funds

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:32:06 -0400

Election officials, including some in battleground states, plan to spend millions in federal funds to help protect America's ballot boxes from cyberattacks.


Ice found on the moon could help future space missions

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:52:58 -0400

After years of assumption, a team of scientists has concluded that our moon definitely has water ice at its north and south poles.


What do you want on the next iPhone? How about a headphone jack and better battery life

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:08:10 -0400

New features coveted by the folks who buy new iPhones are topped by battery and screen, but they have others on the wish list as well. We spoke to shoppers from California, Utah and Washington state on Balboa Island, in Newport Beach.


Sorry, but you're drinking beer wrong

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:33:15 -0400

Here's how to drink beer like a class act—without seeming snobby.


Consumers sound off on next iPhone

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:06:55 -0400

Longer lasting battery, unbreakable screens? iPhone owners tell us the new features they want to see on the next iPhone.


The best OLED TV we’ve ever tested is at its lowest price—for now

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:32:28 -0400

Upgrade to the best picture quality.


Why you can stop worrying Yellowstone's supervolcano is about to end the world

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:46:28 -0400

Scientists who study the Yellowstone supervolcano say the underground system is likely to give decades of warning before it blows – and that isn't likely to happen for thousands of years. And there are no signs it's about to become more explosive now.