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Apple, Fitbit, Fossil, Samsung: How to choose the right smartwatch


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:04:04 +0000

Whether Apple Watch or Fitbit, the theme for this year’s crop of full-featured wearables is packing the latest tech into less pricey smartwatches.

      
Read more: Apple, Fitbit, Fossil, Samsung: How to choose the right smartwatch


Portal vs. Nest Hub Max and Echo Show 8: The video display competition is set to heat up at the holidays


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:08:35 +0000

Google Nest Hub Max is out now, Portal version 2.0 out Tuesday. In November, Facebook brings video calling to TVs and Amazon launches 8-inch Echo Show

      
Read more: Portal vs. Nest Hub Max and Echo Show 8: The video display competition is set to heat up at the holidays


Texting or e-mail: Which gives you more secure communication?


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Created: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:48:27 +0000

E-mail is the most non-secure form of communication. A few clicks to private apps will keep your chats more secure, as will iPhone to iPhone messages.

      
Read more: Texting or e-mail: Which gives you more secure communication?


Say thank you and please: Should you be polite with Alexa and the Google Assistant?


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Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:14:52 +0000

Should we use words like “please,” “sorry” and “thank you when talking to Alexa, Siri, and the Google Assistant?

      
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Streaming showdown: How to decide what's best for you


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:41:46 +0000

Our guide to the latest terms, rates and programming. Apple TV+ debuts Nov. 1, followed by Disney+ on Nov. 12. HBO Max and NBC service set for 2020.

      
Read more: Streaming showdown: How to decide what's best for you


National Coming Out Day: How YouTube enabled viral celebs to shed fear, share stories


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:00:55 +0000

It's National Coming Out Day 2019. YouTubers Nikita Dragun, Elle Mills, Ingrid Nilsen and Eugene Lee Yang share what inspired their coming out videos.

      
Read more: National Coming Out Day: How YouTube enabled viral celebs to shed fear, share stories


Major partners drop out, Warren fires back: Facebook's Libra faces a tough road ahead


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Created: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:20:47 +0000

The alternative currency plan proposed by Facebook could still launch, but the road to get there has just gotten way harder, according to analysts.

      
Read more: Major partners drop out, Warren fires back: Facebook's Libra faces a tough road ahead


Don't look now, but your boss is probably spying on your work phone or computer


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Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:21:23 +0000

Gartner study shows firms looking over e-mail, text messages, our eyes and more while we work, to get a sense at how happy and productive we are.

      
Read more: Don't look now, but your boss is probably spying on your work phone or computer


Google lets you move music around its smart speakers with 'Stream Transfer' feature


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Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:25:40 +0000

New feature is being rolled out for use on Google Home speakers, Nest Hub video monitors and Chromecast enabled TVs. "Hey, Google, move the music."

      
Read more: Google lets you move music around its smart speakers with 'Stream Transfer' feature


Sony confirms PlayStation 5 launching in 2020: What we know


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Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:03:14 +0000

Sony confirmed it will launch the PlayStation 5, its next video game console, during the holiday 2020 season. Here's what we know.

      
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DirecTV sends bill for early termination fee after 102-year-old California woman's death


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Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:08:29 +0000

After a 102-year-old woman died, her family got a bill from DirecTV charging an early termination fee for her dropping the service.

      
Read more: DirecTV sends bill for early termination fee after 102-year-old California woman's death


Listen to the Talking Tech podcast


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Created: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:30:57 +0000

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.

      
Read more: Listen to the Talking Tech podcast


Instagram update introduces support for iOS 13 dark mode


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Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:26:03 +0000

A recent update by the social media app Instagram introduces support for dark mode, one of the key features rolled out on iOS 13.

      
Read more: Instagram update introduces support for iOS 13 dark mode


The Capital One Quicksilver card can help you save on big purchases—and everything else


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Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 20:50:48 +0000

With a simplified cash back program and solid perks, this card can help you save on big purchases—and everything else.

      
Read more: The Capital One Quicksilver card can help you save on big purchases—and everything else


Epic Games sued for not warning parents 'Fortnite' is allegedly as addictive as cocaine


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Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:15:38 +0000

Quebec parents sued "Fortnite" publisher Epic Games for a third-person shooter they allege is as addictive and dangerous as cocaine.

      
Read more: Epic Games sued for not warning parents 'Fortnite' is allegedly as addictive as cocaine


Like talking tech? Us, too. Sign up for Jefferson Graham's Talking Tech newsletter.


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Created: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:18:56 +0000

Like talking tech? Us, too. Sign up for Jefferson Graham's Talking Tech newsletter.

      
Read more: Like talking tech? Us, too. Sign up for Jefferson Graham's Talking Tech newsletter.


Want your kids to read more? Amazon has a new Kindle for them


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Created: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:29:48 +0000

Amazon describes its new $109.99 Kindle Kids Edition as a first ever dedicated reading experience built just for kids. What parents need to know.

      
Read more: Want your kids to read more? Amazon has a new Kindle for them


Cable is charging how much more? That's it. I'm cutting the cord, finally


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Created: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:56:48 +0000

Readers: check your cable bills. Los Angeles cable company went from $108 to $154 monthly, and declined to lower rates, so found another option.

      
Read more: Cable is charging how much more? That's it. I'm cutting the cord, finally


Victory for disability advocates: Supreme Court won't hear Domino's Pizza accessibility case


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Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:04:30 +0000

The Supreme Court's decision to not hear Domino's case on whether its website is accessible to the disabled is seen as a win for disability advocates.

      
Read more: Victory for disability advocates: Supreme Court won't hear Domino's Pizza accessibility case


Saturn is now 'king of the moons' thanks to discovery of 20 more orbiting the planet


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Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:05:53 +0000

Astronomers Monday announced the discovery of 20 new moons in orbit around Saturn, giving the planet a total of 82. That tops Jupiter and its 79 moons.

      
Read more: Saturn is now 'king of the moons' thanks to discovery of 20 more orbiting the planet


Attention, parents: You may be doing screen time limits all wrong


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Created: Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:07:48 +0000

Time in front of screens hurts kids' performance at school, right? Not necessarily. So here's how parents should do screen time limits instead.

      
Read more: Attention, parents: You may be doing screen time limits all wrong


Consumer Reports: Hidden cable TV fees may cost you $450 extra annually


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Created: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:41:07 +0000

Consumer Reports says add-on fees from Verizon, Spectrum and others are company-mandated and useless. Its new Whatthefee.com website spotlights them.

      
Read more: Consumer Reports: Hidden cable TV fees may cost you $450 extra annually


To use hard drives or the cloud to protect your memories, that's the data question


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Created: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:33:41 +0000

What's the best way to back up personal files outside your computer? On an external drive or in the cloud? Actually, each strategy has its strengths.

      
Read more: To use hard drives or the cloud to protect your memories, that's the data question


25 awesome gifts men actually want this year


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:25:21 +0000

Buying for the guys in your life can be tricky, but whether you're shopping for a teen, young adult, or adult, we have the best gifts for everything that makes him who he is.

      
Read more: 25 awesome gifts men actually want this year


Netflix: Why would somebody bother to hack your account on the streaming service?


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:10:08 +0000

Netflix accounts don't really offer the selling potential stolen Facebook accounts do, but they still tempt a subset of hackers.

      
Read more: Netflix: Why would somebody bother to hack your account on the streaming service?


Newly discovered comet is confirmed as an interstellar visitor – with a surprisingly familiar look


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:39:43 +0000

The comet is only the second interstellar comet ever detected in our solar system and the first that looks like a traditional comet.

      
Read more: Newly discovered comet is confirmed as an interstellar visitor – with a surprisingly familiar look


Yahoo data breach settlement 2019: How to get up to $358 or free credit monitoring


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:14:32 +0000

Yahoo users can now file a claim for a piece of the $117.5 million class action settlement related to data breaches between 2012 and 2016.

      
Read more: Yahoo data breach settlement 2019: How to get up to $358 or free credit monitoring


8 Halloween tricks your smart home device can do


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:03:47 +0000

Here's how to celebrate Oct. 31 with Alexa and Google Assistant.

      
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'Fortnite' disappeared into a black hole


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:19:25 +0000

"Fortnite" became unavailable to play after it was sucked into a virtual black hole, part of an event called "The End" wrapping up Season 10.

      
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Google Pixel 4: What to expect from Google's latest smartphone


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:31:16 +0000

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are Google's latest attempts to gain ground against the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. What we know about the new flagships.

      
Read more: Google Pixel 4: What to expect from Google's latest smartphone


The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Monday


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:20:36 +0000

This Monday, get amazing deals on robot vacuums, Halloween candy, Fire TV sticks, and more.

      
Read more: The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Monday


Porsche unveils Taycan 4S, a new $103,000 entry-level EV for 2020


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:12:43 +0000

Porsche packed in an all-wheel-drive layout and two battery size options that offer a slightly better range than the Turbo and Turbo S.

      
Read more: Porsche unveils Taycan 4S, a new $103,000 entry-level EV for 2020


'Fortnite' disappeared into a black hole, and fans are freaking out


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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:20:53 +0000

It's not technical problems: 'Fortnite' is down after the video game was sucked into a virtual black hole ahead of its eleventh season.

      
Read more: 'Fortnite' disappeared into a black hole, and fans are freaking out


Better battery, Night mode, 'slofies' and other cool things coming to Apple's new iPhones


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Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:22:05 +0000

Apple made plenty of announcements at its live event Tuesday, but here's some cool things you may have missed about the upcoming iPhones and services.

      
Read more: Better battery, Night mode, 'slofies' and other cool things coming to Apple's new iPhones


iPhone 11: Are Apple's latest iPhones worth the money?


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Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 03:12:13 +0000

Apple unveiled the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The focus is on camera improvements and battery life. Is it time to buy?

      
Read more: iPhone 11: Are Apple's latest iPhones worth the money?


A full moon will rise Friday the 13th. Here's why it's so rare - and why it'll look small


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Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:18:20 +0000

A stunning harvest moon will rise in the eastern sky on Friday the 13th. It's also a micromoon, too, which means it's an unusually small full moon

      
Read more: A full moon will rise Friday the 13th. Here's why it's so rare - and why it'll look small


Getting money you're owed from class-action lawsuits has never been easier


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Created: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:48:27 +0000

Class-action settlements don't usually amount to much, maybe a few bucks. But occasionally, they can be very profitable. See if you are owed any money

      
Read more: Getting money you're owed from class-action lawsuits has never been easier


The best credit cards for freelancers


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Created: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:35:25 +0000

If you work for yourself, moonlight for Uber, Postmates, Lyft, Taskrabbit, or other gig economy companies, these could be the right cards for you.

      
Read more: The best credit cards for freelancers


The 5 best Amazon deals you can find this Sunday


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Created: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:54:31 +0000

These are some of the best prices on DNA kits, Instant Pots, Lego kits, and egg cookers. Plus, avid readers will love the latest Kindle offer.

      
Read more: The 5 best Amazon deals you can find this Sunday


The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Saturday


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Created: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:59:33 +0000

Saturday serves up solid Amazon deals on DNA kits, faux fur rugs, Instant Pots, and more.

      
Read more: The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Saturday


Apple's new products at their annual unveiling


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Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:38:44 +0000

Apple introduced iPhone 11 models during an event held at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

      
Read more: Apple's new products at their annual unveiling


Mattel's Hot Wheels: New and old


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Created: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:34:09 +0000

The iconic best-selling toy brand now has videogame tie-in with physical toy & digital track. Apple Stores to tout Hot Wheels id with in-store display

      
Read more: Mattel's Hot Wheels: New and old


20 cult-favorite products on Amazon shoppers love


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Created: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:31:20 +0000

From charcoal teeth whitening powder to the best oil diffuser ever, these cult products on Amazon have thousands of rave reviews for a good reason.

      
Read more: 20 cult-favorite products on Amazon shoppers love


What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs


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Created: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:30:16 +0000

What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

      
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