Pinterest now uses AI to figure out what you're eating in photos
Pinterest rolled out an update that enables its AI-powered feature, Pinterest Lens, to detect and analyze what you're eating in any given photo. Lens then suggests a recipe "inspired" by the food, meal or dish.
05/23/2017 - 11:05 AM
Now I get it: Ransomware
On May 12, a computer worm called WannaCry began infecting over 300,000 Windows computers in 150 countries—and made headlines around the world. Here's what you need to know.
05/23/2017 - 09:33 AM
'Prey' review: You'll never be more afraid of a coffee cup
‘Prey’ will have you terrified of everything you see. During my first two hours of playing the video game “Prey,” I spent more time shooting at coffee cups and trash cans than I did the malevolent aliens that attacked the space station I was sneaking around.
05/23/2017 - 08:56 AM
U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices sided 8-0 with beverage flavoring company TC Heartland LLC in its legal battle with food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co, ruling that patent infringement suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated. Justice Neil Gorsuch did not participate in the decision.
05/22/2017 - 11:03 AM
Why Amazon let 4,000 dogs into its Seattle headquarters
Amazon has 4,000 registered canines — 500 of which on average come to the offices everyday with their employee owners.
05/20/2017 - 08:15 AM
How Google's trying to make the mobile web look less ugly
At its I/O conference here, Google (GOOG, GOOGL) touted the progress of Accelerated Mobile Pages, an ambitious initiative to remake the mobile web into a faster, lighter and less irritating medium—yes, even the ads that help pay for it.
05/19/2017 - 01:45 PM
Google Home's mastermind has no intention of losing to Amazon
Once a year, the geeky faithful make their way to Silicon Valley to attend Google I/O, the company’s (GOOG, GOOGL) developer conference. This year, one of the most interesting developments was Google’s continued push to make its Google Home device—basically an Amazon Echo clone—distinctive and essential. “It knows who’s talking,” Chandra told me.
05/19/2017 - 12:26 PM
Amazon's Alexa Calling is like a Jetsons version of the home phone
Now that more than 10 million people have Echo devices, Amazon has just taken another trailblazing step: With a free software update, it has turned them into hands-free speakerphones.
05/19/2017 - 09:12 AM
Android O: Google tries to fix Android's biggest weakness
Android O aims to fix a problem that’s afflicted Android since its debut almost nine years ago: the zombie-like persistence of obsolete versions.
05/18/2017 - 02:25 PM
Why leaked NSA hacking tools are not like stolen Tomahawk missiles
Microsoft's claim that the loss of an NSA vulnerability for Windows is the same as losing a Tomahawk missile is overblown.
05/17/2017 - 11:34 AM
‘Injustice 2’ review: Kneel before this sublime superhero fighter
‘Injustice 2’ brings back the all the super hero brawling you loved from its predecessor. All heroes are not created equal, especially when it comes to the expanded universes of comic book titans Marvel and DC. “Batman Vs. Superman” scored eight (and won four).
05/16/2017 - 05:07 PM
The simple reason so many companies were hit by the WannaCry 2.0 ransomware
The WannaCry 2.0 ransomware hit a slew of major companies, but it's not entirely their fault for falling victim to the attack.
05/16/2017 - 03:28 PM
No, your Apple computer isn't immune from ransomware
The WannaCry 2.0 ransomware is affecting Windows PCs, but Apple's Macs are just as susceptible to such malware.
05/15/2017 - 05:11 PM
How to avoid the massive WannaCry ransomware attack
On Friday a major piece of malware hit the web, and throughout the weekend infected hundreds of thousands of computers, taking down everything from businesses to the U.K.’s National Health Service. The software, dubbed WannaCry 2.0, is what’s known as ransomware. A type of malware that burrows into your computer, ransomware encrypts the files on your machine, keeping you from being able to access them.
05/15/2017 - 12:12 PM
How a wider laptop ban could threaten your safety and data
A ban on laptops on U.S.-bound flights from Europe could impact both your safety and your data.
05/14/2017 - 12:08 PM
How Gogo will transform your Wi-Fi experience in the sky
Gogo is drastically increasing the speed of its in-flight Wi-Fi offering.
05/11/2017 - 02:21 PM
Meet this new apple-picking robot
Inspired by immigrant workers in the U.S., who will likely soon be scarce, Abundant Robotics created a robot to pick apples in the field. The robot can identify, pluck, and place apples into a crate at a speed similar to that of human pickers. The robot pickers are currently being tested in Washington state. The company expects to see these robots in orchards in the next few years. Source: https://futurism.com/the-next-step-in-automation-a-robot-that-picks-apples/ For more Trending Tech:
05/10/2017 - 02:17 PM
Why investors are paying huge premiums for enormous tech companies
Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple, and Microsoft are massive companies. And yet, investors keep piling in. Why?
05/09/2017 - 05:57 PM
How to delete your data from your old devices
If you're getting a new smartphone, tablet or computer, you'll need to backup your old data and reset your device, or risk losing it to potential criminals.
05/08/2017 - 12:01 PM
These are the tech industry's 2 biggest concerns about Trump
The tech industry still has two major concerns when it comes to the Trump administration.
05/05/2017 - 04:24 PM
The New 2DS XL could be Nintendo's best handheld yet
We went hands-on with the New Nintendo 2DS XL, and it looks like it could be the best handheld the company's ever made.
05/05/2017 - 11:54 AM
Why Hulu with Live TV and other streaming TV services are worth the money
It's true: streaming TV services will save you money over your cable subscription.
05/03/2017 - 06:53 PM
Microsoft Surface Laptop hands-on: Taking on Apple
The new Microsoft Surface Laptop is a gorgeous machine built to take on Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
05/02/2017 - 06:06 PM
Microsoft's new Surface Laptop takes dead aim at Apple and Google
Microsoft is taking on Apple's MacBooks and Google's Chromebooks with its new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S.
05/02/2017 - 11:57 AM
Control your Roomba with just your voice via this new Alexa integration
Everyone's favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with nothing more than your voice.
05/02/2017 - 06:15 AM
How to get 4 billion unconnected people online
There are still 4 billion people around the world without internet access. Here's how that will change.
04/29/2017 - 07:39 PM
Inside the world's greatest scavenger hunt, Part 3
GISHWHES stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. Each August, as the world’s largest scavenger hunt is under way, the general public is usually unaware—except when teams perform their tasks in public places.
04/28/2017 - 05:38 PM
We noshed on Nougat, and Android 7.0 is Google’s sweetest update yet
It has been more than 5 months since Google dropped the first developer preview for Android Nougat. Now, it's officially here. We're periodically adding any new features we find, such as how Night mode is still accessible.
04/27/2017 - 02:30 PM
Pogue's Basics: How to create a search-and-replace macro in Word
Among its thousands of features, macros are power-user tools that could benefit a lot of people. You hit Record Macro, you do something — a search and replace, let’s say — and then you can play back that macro later. Actually, search and replace is a bad example — Microsoft Word cannot, in fact, record and play back a search/replace.
04/20/2017 - 05:12 PM
Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world
Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world
04/20/2017 - 10:30 AM
Build your own DIY video game console
Have you ever wanted to build your own retro gaming device from scratch?
04/18/2017 - 03:49 PM
The first flying car is available for pre-order
The company unveiled their flying car in 2014 but it was not commercially available. Now it’s ready and being presented at the Top Marques car show in Monaco. The vehicle is fully functional as both a car and an aircraft, and its hybrid engine makes it environmentally friendly.
04/18/2017 - 02:39 PM
Inside the World's Greatest Scavenger Hunt, Part 1
Yahoo Finance's David Pogue spoke to Misha Collins, star of the CW series "Super Natural," and creator of the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.
04/14/2017 - 02:41 PM
This gadget can turn an ordinary surface into a smart controller
You can now turn on your smart appliances with a touch of any ordinary surface.
04/13/2017 - 11:06 AM
Jeff Bezos describes one change some Amazon employees hated
Amazon is one of the world's most powerful companies, and to keep it that way CEO Jeff Bezos ensures employees make important decisions as fast as possible.
04/12/2017 - 03:11 PM
Pogue's Basics: How to forward a text message
In a previous “Pogue’s Basics” tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726.
04/12/2017 - 02:37 PM
Jeff Bezos: Nobody asked for one of our most popular services
In his recent letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote that the company has become skilled at predicting customers' desires. "No customer ever asked Amazon to create the Prime membership program," he wrote.
04/12/2017 - 01:55 PM
The 20 highest-paying tech companies in America
A new Glassdoor report called the “25 Highest Paying Companies in America for 2017” features 20 tech-related companies.
04/12/2017 - 08:46 AM
The best ways to stream live TV without cable
Google’s YouTube TV is a solid streaming cable option, but is it the best? Google, though, is entering an increasingly crowded market with a wide variety of different channel offerings that can be difficult to parse when all you want to do is watch “The Bachelor” and eat your KFC $20 Fill-Up in your comfy chair. YouTube TV is missing Turner and Viacom properties.
04/11/2017 - 03:18 PM
Fitbit’s new smartwatch has been plagued by production mishaps
Pictured: The Fitbit Blaze, which looks very similar to Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch, based on an internal presentation deck seen by Yahoo Finance. Fitbit’s (FIT) first “proper” smartwatch and first-ever pair of bluetooth headphones are due out this fall after a series of production mishaps delayed the project, Yahoo Finance has learned. The fitness tracker company’s smartwatch project has been a troubled one.
04/11/2017 - 09:03 AM
Why Silicon Beach will still lure tech talent despite skyrocketing prices
Over the last two years, Venice has become one of the priciest neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles, thanks in part to the success of companies headquartered there like Snap. The new season of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” premieres this month, but the Bay Area tech scene depicted on that show is no longer the only game in town for America’s tech elite. Los Angeles has its own tech hub, dubbed Silicon Beach, a four-mile stretch of beachfront that encompasses Venice and Santa Monica and is home to Snapchat’s parent company, Snap (SNAP).
04/10/2017 - 12:51 PM
The government might stop searching your phone at the border, but things could still get worse
The Department of Homeland Security can currently search your smartphone when you come into the country whether you're a citizen or not. But a new bill could prevent those searches.
04/10/2017 - 12:35 PM
Ford brings baby’s car-ride experience to the crib
Say goodbye to those late-night drives to get your baby to sleep.
04/07/2017 - 03:32 PM
I drove the electric Chevy Bolt all weekend and only freaked out once
The Chevy Bolt is the first major mass market electric car for the mainstream consumer market. So what's it like to drive an all-electric vehicle versus a regular gas-powered car? I hopped in the Bolt to find out.
04/07/2017 - 12:35 PM
Don’t throw these sneakers out — you can compost them
Reebok has just announced its Cotton + Corn initiative, which aims to produce shoes made using sustainable materials.
04/06/2017 - 04:26 PM
How Apple's secrecy can hurt consumers
Apple's secrecy when it comes to its products might build hype with investors, but it can hurt consumers.
04/06/2017 - 01:30 PM
Pogue’s Basics: How to speed up YouTube playback with a keystroke
If you’re a longtime Pogue’s Basics fan, then you already know that you can jump 10 seconds ahead in playback of a YouTube video by pressing the L key. And jump 10 seconds back with the H key. And pause or unpause the video with the letter K.
04/06/2017 - 12:03 PM
Robot arms are now teaching each other how to work
In “robots are taking over the world” news… This robot arm made by RightHand Robotics is teaching other robot arms how to pick up objects. The multifingered gripper was built with an extending suction tool in the middle and a camera that’s able to analyze objects to help determine the best way to pick them up and hold them. Images are processed by an algorithm that will then help other robot arms learn what to do. This new skill will help factories and fulfillment centers like Amazon’s to fill orders more efficiently. ...
04/05/2017 - 05:16 PM
The disruption of workers by robots is about to take a giant leap forward
One thing is clear: Robots are definitely going to take over millions of our jobs. However, experts don't agree on what all of this disruption means.
04/05/2017 - 01:39 PM
Google's new YouTube TV lets you watch cable for $35 a month
Google's YouTube TV is officially here. The streaming TV service will get you 40 channels for $35 per month with more coming in the future.
04/05/2017 - 01:06 PM
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