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Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 09:38 AM PDT

How to Protect Yourself From Hackers

How to Protect Yourself From Hackers

Thursday's news that Yahoo suffered a hack of 500 million of its user accounts may have many people taking a new look at how to keep their own email accounts and personal information secure. One easy way to...

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 06:52 PM PDT

Yahoo Confirms Data Breach Affecting 500 Million Accounts

Yahoo Confirms Data Breach Affecting 500 Million Accounts

Yahoo said hackers stole personal information from 500 million of its user accounts, a massive security breakdown it attributed to a "state sponsored actor.'' The breach disclosed Thursday, the latest setback...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 06:15 PM PDT

Waze Sets Out to End 'Tunnel Blindness' on Mobile Maps

Waze Sets Out to End 'Tunnel Blindness' on Mobile Maps

The popular navigation app Waze is putting a new twist on the phrase "tunnel vision." It's trying to ensure drivers relying on digital maps don't lose their way when their GPS signal disappears in tunnels. Waze...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 02:43 PM PDT

500K Replacement Samsung Phones to Hit Stores Wed.

500K Replacement Samsung Phones to Hit Stores Wed.

Half a million replacement Galaxy Note 7 cell phones are arriving in stores around the United States and will be available for exchange Wednesday, the company has announced. That represents roughly half the...

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 05:48 PM PDT

Feds Roll Out Proposal for Self-Driving Car Regulations

Feds Roll Out Proposal for Self-Driving Car Regulations

The federal government, rather than states, should be in charge of regulating self-driving cars since the vehicles are essentially controlled by software, not people, Obama administration officials said...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 02:09 AM PDT

Waze Traffic App Rolls Out 'Where to Park' Feature

Waze Traffic App Rolls Out 'Where to Park' Feature

The trusty tool that some commuters use to dodge unwanted traffic now has a tool to help drivers catch a parking spot. Waze, Google's real-time traffic app that compiles live updates from drivers on the...

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 01:55 PM PDT

Tips to Keep Your Data Plan From Draining Your Wallet

Tips to Keep Your Data Plan From Draining Your Wallet

Data is what drives our devices, and Americans are paying a premium. Posting pics, snaps and even live feeds can devour smartphone data plans.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 04:29 AM PDT

VR Arrives at Tokyo Game Show, Counted on to Revive Industry

VR Arrives at Tokyo Game Show, Counted on to Revive Industry

Virtual reality has arrived for real at the Tokyo Game Show, one of the world's biggest exhibitions for the latest in fun and games. That's evident everywhere. Players at the booths are donning chunky headgear...

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 06:21 AM PDT

Wal-Mart's Robot Shopping Carts Are Coming for Us All

Wal-Mart's Robot Shopping Carts Are Coming for Us All

Wal-Mart customers will be able to use a handheld device to summon an empty cart and have it whisked their way via "motorized transport unit," according to Wal-Mart's patent, granted last week. The customer's...

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 05:03 AM PDT

Uber Gives Riders a Preview of the Driverless Future

Uber Gives Riders a Preview of the Driverless Future

Uber riders in Pittsburgh can get a glimpse of the future by summoning a car capable of handling most of the tasks of driving on its own. Starting Wednesday morning, a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions will...

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