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JBL announces three headphones with Google Assistant built-in

Bose was one of the first companies to release Google Assistant-powered headphones last year with the QuietComfort 35 II, and now JBL is trying its …

Audiophile

GE’s latest kitchen appliance is a 27-inch tablet

It’s been a while since the kitchen landscape changed. There’s the fridge, the stove, the microwave, and maybe a number of smaller gadgets to accompany them. But now, GE Appliances has a new idea: it wants to add in a huge, 27-inch touchscreen tablet that’ll sit right above the stove.<p>GE is calling …

Twitter has quietly started verifying users again

Twitter, the magical social media platform where rules are implemented and changed as quickly as hyenas appear in the night, seems to have gone about-face on one of its more recent policy changes. <b>Late last year, the company announced it would pause its verification process.</b> The rationale was that …

Senate bill to undo the net neutrality repeal will get a vote

How could any of us forget that dreary day in December when the FCC voted to repeal Title II net neutrality regulations? However, all hope is not lost. In mid-December, Edward Markey (D-MA) and 27 other senators proposed a resolution to restore net neutrality. Today, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) …

WikiLeaks tweets then deletes link to full text of Trump book

WikiLeaks tweeted on Sunday and later deleted a link to Michael Wolff's book about US President Donald Trump's first year in office.<p>The link leads to a PDF stored in Google Drive, which includes the entire text of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," a new book about the president that …

Donald Trump

Use Google Wifi to upgrade the Wi-Fi on older PCs and Macs

Here's a quick guide to how to substantially increase your wireless networking performance on older computers without struggling with drivers or …

Watch Out! That Suitcase Drives Itself

Auto-following suitcases are on the march at CES 2018—and sadly they don’t come with airbags<p>LAS VEGAS—A piece of luggage chased me down a hallway. It was hilarious, crazy, stupid and useful all at the same time.<p>At this year’s CES tech show, while many auto makers show off their autonomous vehicles, …

Automotive Industry

CES: Robotic dog fetches attention at Las Vegas show

A robotic dog was the standout gadget unveiled by Sony as the company announced its latest product line-up ahead of the CES technology show.<p>Aibo, the …

Verizon to waive fees for customers traveling to the Winter Olympics

• Verizon is offering its customers free international roaming during the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.<br>• Those at the Olympics will save on the $10 a day it would normally cost to use your talk, text, and data allotments while overseas.<br>• Customers must be enrolled in the carrier’s reward plan and …

Customers

Glass back will reportedly enable iPhone SE 2 wireless charging

Advertisement<p>Apple had finally decided that wireless charging can no longer be ignored; the 2017 models (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X) all …

Samsung wants to transform your white board experience with the Samsung Flip

White boards may be a mainstay at startups and tech companies across the country, but just as we tired of dusty chalkboards, we are likely to soon …

Whiteboards

Razer's Project Linda turns your phone into a laptop

It's been the dream of smartphones for well over a decade, and basically every attempt so far has been a failure. Razer is now giving it a shot and, …

Blocked by passwords, FBI can't unlock over half of devices seized as evidence

WASHINGTON — The FBI was unable last year to get access to the contents of more than half the electronic devices seized for evidence — a problem that is getting worse, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday.<p>Despite having court orders allowing agents to examine the contents of the devices, the …

Privacy

All the President’s Tweets

Should Trump be banned from Twitter?<p>There he tweets again: <b>Donald John Trump</b>, the president of the <b>United States of America</b>, crazily boasting, bullying, slandering and threatening violence against his enemies.<p>Of course, lots of trolls do this on <b>Twitter</b>, occasionally crossing the line and causing the …