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For self-driving cars, car washes are a nightmare

The most cutting-edge cars on the planet require an old-fashioned handwashing.Car washes have been automated f...

Airbnb adds fancier rental options and loyalty program

Airbnb is adding more lodging types to its site, such as boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and high-end rentals....

Snapchat stock drops on news Kylie Jenner no longer uses the app

Kylie Jenner is not happy about Snapchat's new ...

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel made $638 million last year

Snapchat may have struggled during its first year as a public company, but you wouldn't know it from the CEO's pay....

Consumer Reports: Chevy Bolt Best Small Green Car

The Chevrolet Bolt EV got a strong head start against the Tesla Model 3 in the marketplace and now it has an early no...

Cryptojackers are hacking websites to mine cryptocurrencies

Hackers have a new trick up their sleeves: hijacking computers to generate digital coins.As bitcoin and other ...

Ex-Google engineer: I was fired for pushing back on discrimination

A former Google engineer is accusing the company of firing him after he spoke out about incidents of racism, sexism a...

Tech's biggest companies are spreading conspiracy theories. Again.

The most common line in Silicon Valley right now may be: We'll try to do better next time.When Facebook inadve...

Twitter is trying to crack down on spam bots

Twitter says it is taking new steps to cripple spam bots on its platform.Automated accounts and automated twee...

WhatsApp cofounder invests $50 million into encrypted messaging app Signal

Signal is getting a boost from a billionaire tech founder with a history of bringing secure messaging to the masses....

Snapchat responds to users critical of redesign: 'We hear you'

Snapchat is tweaking its platform in response to ...

Control AI now or brace for nightmare future, experts warn

Rogue states, criminals and terrorists could use artificial intelligence to wreak havoc around the world, according t...

Uber Express Pool is like a minibus with cheaper rides

Uber's new carpooling service may rival the city bus.The company announced on Wednesday a sha...

Canada wants to help India lead 'blockchain revolution'

India and Canada are linking up to promote the technology behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.Canadian g...

Facebook to use postcards in anti-election meddling effort

Facebook's efforts to prevent people from using its platform to meddle in U.S. politics will rely in part on one very...

WeShop? WeWork preps a retail push

WeWork has built a billion-dollar business by convincing professionals to pay for decked out coworking spaces and a s...

Here's a new North Korean hacking threat to worry about

Another group of North Korean hackers is now targeting major international companies, according to a new report....

5G is helping make Pyeongchang the most high-tech Olympics ever

Spectators at the Pyeongchang Olympics aren't just getting to watch the ultimate showdown in winter sports. They're a...

FCC head probed over policies benefiting conservative broadcaster

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is being probed by the agency's inspector general about whether...

Thieves are still using 'secure' banking network to steal millions

Thieves used the international payment system SWIFT to steal $6 million from a Russian bank last year.The atta...

Why Peter Thiel is leaving Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire known for his libertarian politics, is leaving the Bay Area after four de...

Snapchat founder says user complaints 'validate' redesign

More than one million people have ...

This drone startup helps farmers beat disease and drought

African countries together spend $35 billion each year importing food. Now a Cape Town startup is trying to cut that ...

Amazon is adding 2,000 jobs in France

Amazon is going big in France.The e-commerce heavyweight said Thursday that it would hire 2,000 more workers i...

Could electric scooters become the new bikeshare?

A souped-up kids' toy is turning into a hot transportation option for adults.Cities are taking interest in ele...

Dubai space center is joining the race to Mars

Elon Musk has a new challenger in the race to colonize Mars.The United Arab Emirates is using its oil wealth t...

Google Chrome will now block annoying ads

Google will now block annoying ads on its Chrome browser.The move comes more than eight months after the compa...

U.K. blames Russia for crippling cyberattack

The British government says that Russia was behind a massive global cyberattack that hit major companies in June 2017...

Cisco: We're moving our $67 billion cash pile to the U.S.

Another mountain of money is being brought home to American shores following the new tax law -- and much of it will e...

The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones

U.S. intelligence agencies have issued a stern warning to Americans: Do not buy smartphones made by Chinese tech comp...

Tinder to introduce feature for women to message first

Tinder is taking a page from Bumble's book.The dating app will launch a setting that makes it possible for wom...

FCC chairman backs SpaceX plan for internet satellites

Elon Musk's plan to deliver internet from space may be one step closer to reality.The head of the Federal Comm...

Richard Branson is 'jealous' of Elon Musk's rocket launch

Elon Musk's leap forward in the space race has left at least one of his billionaire rivals feeling left out."I...

Crypto-artwork of a rose sells for $1 million

A piece of crypto-artwork sold for $1 million on Valentine's Day.The digital photo of a red rose sold to a gro...

Snapchat is fighting Instagram for celebrity users

Snapchat is finally sharing analytics with its most high-profile users as it steps up efforts to compete with Instagr...

The phoneless retreat for the broken hearted

At breakup bootcamp, the first house rule is to digitally detox. No phones are allowed.The intimate gatherings...

Africa's first bitcoin exchange targets 1 billion users

Bitcoin may be having a rough ride in 2018 but one cryptocurrency company is still optimistic about its long term pro...

IBM and Microsoft battle over top workplace diversity exec

IBM is suing to stop its chief diversity officer from moving to Microsoft, a suit that demonstrates how critical and ...

Drones are helping scientists fight wildlife extinction

Drones may be a powerful tool for preserving endangered species.Researchers in Australia suggest that counting...

Amazon lays off hundreds of employees

Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.The majority of the lay...

Snapchat faces backlash after app redesign

The goal of Snapchat's newly redesigned app was to make it easier to use.But as the update rolls out to more u...

Unilever's threat is latest 'power play' between advertisers and tech giants

One of the world's top advertisers is threatening to cut spending on digital platforms like Facebook and Google, but ...

App lets workers talk about their companies anonymously

An app called Blind is connecting tens of thousands of employees at Amazon, Uber, Apple, Google and about 1,000 other...

What we learned in the Waymo v. Uber case

Waymo and Uber abruptly settled a trade secrets trial on Friday after a week filled with executive testimony, colorfu...

Apple HomePod review: Good speaker, bad conversationalist

Two weeks ago, Apple invited me to a "listening party" for its new HomePod speaker in downtown Manhattan.At it...

As Facebook stumbles, Twitter and Snapchat show new life

Facebook and Google cemented their dominance over digital media in 2017. But small cracks may be forming.Snapc...

Uber and Waymo settle trade secrets lawsuit

Uber and Waymo have reached a settlement in their trade secrets lawsuit, lawyers for the companies told a federal cou...

YouTube temporarily cuts off ads on Logan Paul's videos

Logan Paul's income stream from YouTube has been cut off.On Friday, YouTube said it has temporarily suspended ...

Olympics opening ceremony broadcast will feature 1,200 drones

The Olympic rings, a symbol of the games for more than 100 years, will receive a high-tech presentation ...

India's race to electric cars faces speed bumps

India's ambitious goal of removing g...

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is chasing new tech riches

Remember Mark Zuckerberg's former classmate and business partner Eduardo Saverin?The Facebook co-founder is no...

The Olympics are an irresistible target for cybercriminals

The Olympic Games are a massive draw, not only for sports fans, but also for cybercriminals.I...

China's unwanted bitcoin miners may move to Canada

Once the global hub for all things bitcoin, China is now doing its best to drive the cryptocurrency out of its territ...

Japan's zany tech billionaire wants to be Warren Buffett

Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son has said he wants to be the Warren Buffett of tech. Now, he's going after the lege...

157 new emoji coming to iOS, Android

New year, new emoji.The Unicode Consortium -- a nonprofit that sets the global standard for emoji -- announced...

People are now flying around in autonomous drones

The dream of flying taxis whizzing through the skies above our cities may be closer to reality than you think....

Twitter just had its first profitable quarter

Twitter is finally in the black.The company said Thursday it posted a modest $91 million profit in the final t...

Reddit bans fake porn that uses other people's faces

Reddit is following other internet platforms in cracking down on fake porn that's made with the help of artificial in...

Internet rights advocate John Perry Barlow dies

Early internet rights advocate John Perry Barlow died on Wednesday, colleagues said. He was 70 years...

Tesla losses spike as it fights to ramp up Model 3

While one of Elon Musk's companies is celebrating after ...

How Uber and Google went from 'brothers' to enemies

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says the company he founded once had a "little brother" relationship with rival Googl...

The tech at the center of the Waymo vs. Uber trade secrets case

The biggest case in Silicon Valley hinges on lasers.Waymo, formerly known as Google's self-driving program, ...

Mercedes-Benz hits pothole in China with Dalai Lama post

Mercedes-Benz has become the latest major global brand to offer a public apology af...

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes stand in trade secrets trial

Travis Kalanick, the former CEO of Uber, testified for the first time on Tuesday in a bombshell trade secrets trial....

Snapchat stock soars 20% after ending losing streak

Snapchat has finally made investor concerns disappear.For the first time since going public in March, Snapchat...

Crisis Text Line spin-off will help coach employees at other companies

Sometimes words don't convey what they're supposed to convey. Especially in the workplace.The nonprofit Crisis...

Apple may offer rebate to customers who bought full-price batteries

Apple may take another step to address the backlash over its decision to slow down older iPhones.Apple told a ...

Nintendo Switch cardboard toys bring 'screen time' to physical world

Nintendo's new cardboard toys may be just what screen-addicted kids need to spend more time in the real world....

Waymo accuses Uber of 'cheating' as trade secrets trial begins

Waymo is accusing Uber of "cheating" to get ahead in the self-driving car race.The companies headed to court o...

Silicon Valley employees launch campaign to combat tech addiction

Tech insiders are rallying against the companies and products they helped create.Former employees at companies...

Dallas's rush into bikeshare turns controversial

Dallas suddenly has the largest bikeshare network in the United States, but its growth has triggered a backlash in a ...

Facebook's top exec in Europe has incurable cancer

Facebook's top executive in Europe has revealed that she has a blood cancer called follicular lymphoma.Nicola ...

An iPhone X now costs $1,700 in India

Apple has raised the prices of iPhones in India.The price hikes, effective immediately, come less than a week ...

Tesla is helping build the world's biggest 'virtual power plant'

Tesla already put together the world's biggest lithium battery in Australia. Now it's going for another record....

Samsung chief walks free after prison sentence suspended

The de facto leader of the huge Samsung business empire is getting out of jail sooner than expected.Lee Jae-yo...

What market swoon? The invincible Amazon jumps 3%

It was a dark day on Wall Street -- unless you happen to be Jeff Bezos.Amazon stock climbed nearly 3% on Frida...

Apple shares fall 4% into correction territory

Apple's week went from bad to worse.The company's stock fell more than 4% on Friday. Apple released strong ear...

Uber and Waymo head to court over trade secrets

Uber and Waymo head to court on Monday in San Francisco.Waymo, a self-driving car company owned by Google's pa...

Amazon's idea for employee-tracking wearables raises concerns

A warehouse worker reaches for a high shelf, a wristband wrapped around each arm. The company-issued wearables track ...

Bitcoin dips below $8,000. India is the latest buzzkill

Bitcoin's rollercoaster ride has taken another plunge, and India may be to blame.The price of bitcoin dropped ...

The genius strategy behind Amazon's HQ2 search

Amazon last year announced it would effectively crowd source its search for a location to build a $5 billion second h...

The CEO who saved Sony is stepping down

The man who turned Sony around is making way for a new leader.The Japanese electronics and entertainment compa...

Google to hire thousands in 9 states

Google is going on a U.S. hiring spree, increasing its footprint outside of Silicon Valley.The Mountain View, ...

Airbus' 'flying car' takes to the skies for the first time

Airbus took one big leap toward bringing a flying taxi to the public, flying its prototype Vahana aircraft for the fi...

Amazon: We hired 130,000 workers in 2017

Amazon hired nearly 130,000 employees around the world in 2017.The company on Thursday also said it now employ...

Apple posts record $88 billion in sales, but iPhone concerns loom

The new $999 iPhone helped supercharge Apple's sales in the holiday season, but trouble may be ahead.Apple sai...

Google posts its first $100 billion year

Google has joined the $100 billion club.Alphabet, the parent company of Google, reported Thursday that it topp...

Amazon urged to pick LGBT-friendly cities for HQ2

Gay rights advocates are calling on Amazon to choose an LGBT-friendly city for its second headquarters.As a pa...

Airbnb says it won't go public this year as top exec departs

No, Airbnb will not go public this year.Airbnb's CEO Brian Chesky set the record straight while announcing the...

Apple is set to report a giant profit. But iPhone X demand worries investors

Wall Street is anxiously trying to figure out the X factor ahead of Apple's earnings report this week.Apple st...

Elon Musk says he has sold out of flamethrowers

Well, that was fast. Elon Musk claims to have sold out of flamethrowers in just four days.The Tesla founder sa...

Too old for Tinder? This court has your back

The California Court of Appeals has reinstated a lawsuit accusing Tinder of age discrimination.The dating app ...

India is hiking tariffs on iPhones to 20%

Apple fans in India will soon have to pay more for their iPhones.India said Thursday it is raising customs dut...

Samsung is cashing in on bitcoin mining

Samsung is making sure it doesn't miss out on the cryptocurrency craze.The South Korean company said it's ramp...

EBay is dumping PayPal for a Dutch rival

EBay and PayPal's divorce just got messier.EBay, one of the world's biggest online marketplaces, ...

Nintendo turns to 'Minions' studio for Super Mario movie

Nintendo's beloved mustachioed plumber is returning to the big screen.The Japanese gaming company ...

Facebook users are spending less time on the site

Mark Zuckerberg has made it his goal to "fix" Facebook. Now his fixes may be causing new problems for the stock....

Microsoft takes $13.8 billion charge from tax bill

Microsoft is taking a big hit from the new tax bill.Microsoft said in its earning report Wednesday that it too...

Uber tests electric bikesharing in San Francisco

Uber -- a brand synonymous with cars -- is embracing the bicycle.The ride-hailing giant announced Tuesday it's...

Samsung is flying high. Here's what could bring it down to earth

Samsung is crushing it at the moment, but keeping up that momentum could be tough.The South Korean tech compan...

Score these 2018 Super Bowl TV deals ahead of game day

Footballs are small: 11-inches long.If you're settling in to watch the Super Bowl with some friends, eat proce...

A major social network is launching its own bitcoin exchange

One of the biggest social networks in Asia wants to cash in on the bitcoin boom.Popular messaging app Line ...

Fujifilm takes control of Xerox and cuts 10,000 jobs

Fujifilm and Xerox are set to lay off 10,000 workers from their joint venture in Asia.The job cuts at Fuji Xer...

Facebook hit with lawsuit over murder posted online

The family of a slain Cleveland man believes...

Facebook bans ads promoting cryptocurrencies

Facebook is banning ads that promote cryptocurrency.In a ...

Apple probed by U.S. government over iPhone slowdown

Apple is facing scrutiny from the U.S. government for deliberately slowing down older phones.The Department of...

Health experts urge Facebook to shut down Messenger Kids

Child development advocates are calling on Facebook to discontinue its new Messenger Kids app, which is targeted at 6...

Warby Parker tests glasses line for kids

Warby Parker is making glasses for your Mini-Me.The affordable and socially conscious glasses company is testi...

Ex-Googlers create a self-driving car to deliver your groceries

Two former Google engineers have built a car that's personalized for delivering your groceries, pizz...

Uber's big Indian rival Ola is expanding overseas

Uber's main competitor in India is set to spread their fierce rivalry onto another continent.Ola, India's bigg...

Fitness app that revealed military bases highlights bigger privacy issues

Fitness tracking app Strava wanted to show how people use its app all over the world.In November, it created a...

Facebook to promote more local news stories

The news you see on Facebook may soon hit closer to home.Facebook announced Monday it is beginning to prioriti...

How a 20-year-old Australian student discovered U.S. military's secret sites

Twenty-year-old college student Nathan Ruser has an interest in the Syrian conflict and an affinity for maps.I...

What is 5G?

5G will be the lifeblood of the new economy.Self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart cities and networked rob...

Robots could kill many Las Vegas jobs

Elvis just started a new, somewhat boring job. When a guest at the Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas needs a toothbrush ...

MIT develops ink that changes 3D printed objects' color

You may one day be able to change the color of your favorite shirt or bracelet to m...

$530 million cryptocurrency heist may be biggest ever

A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan is coming under government scrutiny after it said hackers stole $530 million from ...

Amazon's new workplace perk, the Spheres, to open Monday

The Spheres, Amazon's trio of steel-and-glass greenhouses crammed with more that 400 different plant species, will of...

Lyft responds to allegations of employees snooping on riders

Lyft said it is investigating new accusations that employees improperly accessed the private date of its riders....

All computers are flawed -- and the fix will take years

All the world's computers are flawed, and companies are fumbling with fixes. It will take years until the issue is fu...

Tesla superfan with cancer gets to meet Elon Musk

Self-described Tesla superfan Matthew Chan always wanted to meet some of the key people behind the electric car maker...

Inside Amazon Go: the store of the future

Long lines at checkout are common at grocery stores. But at Amazon's new cashier-free store, you'll only need to wor...

Davos: Bitcoin is not a currency

Davos is clear on bitcoin: It's an interesting investment, but please don't call it a currency.Bitcoin's volat...

The world's biggest smartphone market is shrinking

After years of spectacular growth, smartphone sales in China are on the wane.The Chinese market, the biggest i...

Walmart enlists help from Japan in fight with Amazon

Walmart is turning up the heat on Amazon on both sides of the Pacific.America's biggest retail chain said late...

H-1B reform bill seeks to expand annual quota

A new bill wants to expand the H-1B visa -- a hotly debated pathway for foreign workers.Republican Senators Or...

Google will let you mute those annoying ads that stalk you

Google is letting you mute those super annoying ads that stalk you around the web.On Thursday, the tech giant ...

Xiaomi overtakes Samsung in world's hottest smartphone market

Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone company, has been knocked off the top spot in India's red-hot market.C...

Chinese wind turbine firm found guilty of stealing U.S. secrets

A top Chinese wind turbine maker has been found guilty in the U.S. of stealing trade secrets -- an act that "nearly d...

China's big streaming shift: Paying instead of pirating

Not so long ago, China was an oasis for pirated music and videos. CDs and DVDs were easily copied and sold for cheap ...

Big tech tried to boost Washington clout in Trump's first year

The tech industry invested heavily to boost its clout in Washington during the first year of Donald Trump's presidenc...

Alphabet launches cybersecurity firm Chronicle

Google's parent company, Alphabet, is launching a business to protect companies from hackers.Chronicle, a new ...

Google CEO: AI is 'more profound than electricity or fire'

Just how big a deal is artificial intelligence?"AI is probably the most important thing humanity has ever work...

Apple's iOS 11.3 update gives you control over iPhone slowdown

Tim Cook is making good on a promise to let users opt out of Apple slowing down their iPhones.Apple gave a sne...

Wilbur Ross: The next challenge with China will be over tech

Where could the Trump administration hit China next on trade?"The next area of challenge is going to be high t...

Tesla in Autopilot mode crashes into fire truck

A Tesla Model S crashed into a fire truck while driving down a California highway, according to Culver City, Californ...

Do you text and drive? Your car insurance may go up

If you text and drive, it could cost you.Arity, a unit of insurance giant Allstate, is tracking in-car smartph...

Qualcomm fined $1.2 billion for paying Apple to use its chips

European antitrust officials have slapped Qualcomm with a massive fine for paying Apple to use its chips in iPhones a...

Major payments firm to stop accepting bitcoin

An early cheerleader for bitcoin has announced it's pulling the plug on the digital currency.Leading online pa...

Americans are slowly warming up to self-driving cars

The fear factor surrounding self-driving cars appears to be slowly receding.AAA released a study Wednesday sho...

XPrize ends its $30 million race to moon without a winner

The first privately funded trip to the moon will have to wait.The XPrize Foundation is ending its Google-spons...

Tinder flaw could expose your swipes to snoops

There's a basic security measure missing from Tinder's mobile dating app.And it could let prying eyes see your...

Uber hires first chief diversity officer

Uber has hired its first chief diversity officer.The ride-hailing giant said on Tuesday that Bo Young Lee will...

Google launches audiobooks -- with no monthly subscription fee

Google is coming for Audible.The tech giant announced it's now selling audiobooks on the Google Play Store....

Top Twitter executive departs, putting pressure on Jack Dorsey

The man who is arguably Twitter's most important executive is leaving.No, not Jack Dorsey.Anthony Noto,...

Apple's HomePod speaker gets February launch date

Nearly nine months after it was announced, Apple's HomePod finally has a launch date.On Tuesday, the tech gian...

Uber CEO: Leaks and the media made us better

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has given credit to whistleblowers and the media for making Uber better.Speaking at...

Facebook launches contest to boost internet security

Facebook is calling on researchers to fight hackers and tighten security on the internet.On M...

Infant Social Security numbers are for sale on the dark web

Cybercriminals claim to be selling the Social Security numbers of babies on the dark web.The personal details ...

Facebook admits social media can 'corrode democracy'

For years, Facebook touted itself as a tool for connecting the world and giving every person a voice.Now the w...

Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai to fund girls' education

Activist Malala Yousafzai's charity is getting a major investment from Apple.Apple's support will allow the Ma...

Meet the newest player in the global space industry

There's a new arrival in the multibillion-dollar business of blasting rockets into space.Rocket Lab, a Califor...

Toronto is having a big tech moment

After promising to search North America for the perfect home for its next headquarters, Amazon has narrowed its list ...

Facebook to rank news outlets by trustworthiness

Facebook wants to make sure its users aren't duped by stories from untrustworthy news publications. So it's asking us...

Two bitcoin traders charged with fraud

The federal government is continuing to clamp down on the fast-moving market for cryptocurrencies, charging two bitco...

Boston is top pick to win Amazon's HQ2 on Irish gambling site

An Irish gambling site now has Boston as the top contender to win Amazon's second headquarters.Paddy Power, wh...

Amazon HQ2 cities: Here are some of the biggest snubs

Detroit. Charlotte. Birmingham. San Antonio.Those are just a few of the big names that didn't make the final ...

What you need to know about Amazon's 20 final cities

Amazon announced 20 finalists...

Apple and Google charter buses vandalized on highway

Buses carrying Apple and Google employees to and from work in the San Francisco Bay Area have been the target of flyi...

Apple and Amazon are expanding. Here's the rest of the story

Two of the world's biggest tech companies are teasing possible U.S. expansions.More jobs. Big spending. Great ...

Facebook adds first black board member: American Express' Kenneth Chenault

Facebook is adding American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to its board.The move is significant for the company:...

New lifesaving drone rescues swimmers by dropping inflatable pod

Caught in rough surf far from shore, stranded swimmers might hope for a lifeguard to appear amid the waves.But...

Here are the top 20 cities for Amazon HQ2

After months of waiting, Amazon revealed its not-so-short list of possible cities for its second headquarters....

Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters

Amazon has released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters.But ...

Tim Cook: Next iPhone update will let you disable intentional slowdown

You will be soon able to opt out of Apple intentionally slowing down your iPhone's performance.Late last year,...

Tide Pod Challenge: YouTube is removing 'dangerous' videos

YouTube and Facebook are trying to stop the spread of the Tide Pod Challenge, a bizarre and dangerous phenomenon in w...

Nintendo's latest video game devices are made of cardboard

Nintendo is going low-tech for its newest line of video game accessories.The Japanese company has unveiled a s...

Voice assistants are coming to some very weird places

Have you ever looked at your toilet and thought, "I wish I could just shout 'Flush!' instead of pressing a lever?"...

Big tech defends handling of extremist content in Senate hearing

It's Silicon Valley vs. Washington, take two.Executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google's YouTube defended ...

Google's face match feature doesn't work in Illinois and Texas

The Google Arts & Culture app, which matches your face to a historical painting, has gone viral. But some people in t...

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: What Washington may do to Dreamers is 'cruel'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg are urging Congress to pass legislation protecting American immi...

Samsung unveils special edition Galaxy Note 8 only for Olympians

Even if Olympic athletes don't walk away with a medal, they'll get a shiny new Samsung smartphone.On Wednesday...

Electric bicycles emerge as a hot trend in the U.S.

After a brutal horseback riding accident, Joseph Marino Jr. felt like his freedom was gone. His days of giving horseb...

North Korea linked to new cryptocurrency attacks

North Korea-linked hackers targeted cryptocurrency investors and exchanges just as bitcoin started to soar to record ...

More than 20 states sue to stop FCC's net neutrality repeal

The future of how the internet is regulated could be decided in court.The attorneys general of more than 20 st...

Contraceptive app under fire for unwanted pregnancies

A contraceptive app is under fire after more than three dozen users experienced unplanned pregnancies.The Natu...

Google plans to expand undersea cables

The fight for the cloud is taking place under the ocean.Google said Tuesday it plans to add three new undersea...

Airbnb now lets you pay less up front for your rental

Airbnb is trying to make paying for trips more flexible.On Tuesday, the short-term rental startup launched a p...

Google app matches your face to a famous painting

Are you more of a Botticelli or a Van Gogh? A new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app re...

Ford announces the Mach 1: A high-performance electric SUV

Ford said it plans to start selling an all-electric high-performance SUV in 2020 called the Mach 1.The name is...

Bozoma Saint John: I'm on a 'personal mission' to help fix Uber

Bozoma Saint John isn't going to save Uber from its corporate culture problems.But Uber's chief brand officer ...

Computers are getting better than humans at reading

The robots are coming, and they can read.Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba and Microsoft have ...

Patch for Spectre, Meltdown causing problems in older chips

Intel said Thursday its patches for vulnerable processors are causing some computers using its older chips to reboot ...

Pornographic malware found in Android apps for kids

Google has removed from its Google Play Store more than 60 gaming apps, many seemingly targeted at kids, that contain...

Mark Zuckerberg is fighting to save Facebook

If there's one thing Mark Zuckerberg has consistently excelled at as Facebook's CEO, it's destroying his enemies....

Global backlash spreads over Apple slowing down iPhones

Apple is facing legal action around the world for deliberately slowing down older iPhones.Consumer groups and ...

GM just introduced a self-driving car without a steering wheel

For 110 years, General Motors has been making cars with steering wheels and pedals. But that just changed.The ...

Google is doing away with Chrome's parental control program

Parents, take note: Google will begin phasing out a parental controls program on its Chrome browser this Friday....

Facebook to show more content from friends, less from publishers and brands

Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to devote 2018 to ...

Early iPhone designer calls on Apple to curb tech addiction

Many of us are never far from our smartphones. We talk to friends, share photos and information, and check notificati...

I drove the Tesla Model 3 and it's not 'mainstream'

People often say that the Tesla Model 3 is aimed at "mainstream" car buyers. If that's true, then Tesla has terrible ...

Do we really need a self-driving on-demand corner store?

Thanks to on-demand apps like Instacart and Caviar, you can pretty much have any food you desire delivered to your do...

Bitcoin-crazy South Korea may face a ban on cryptocurrency trading

Bitcoin trading could soon be outlawed in one of the virtual currency's biggest markets.The South Korean gover...

Use iCloud in China? Prepare to share your data with a state-run firm

Users of Apple's iCloud services in China are being forced to share their data with a state-run Chinese company....

Sony's robot dog has learned some new tricks

Sony's iconic robotic dog Aibo can now dance, find a bone and recognize people in your family.The Japanese ele...

This VR glove startup wants you to touch virtual worlds

Virtual reality lets you see and explore fantasy worlds. But with today's technology, you can't actually touch or fee...

Virgin Hyperloop One's CEO bets on Richard Branson's star power

Virgin Hyperloop One has shaken up its leadership with a famous name as it defines its place in the future of transpo...

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