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49 Amazon Products That Reviewers Say Are The Best Purchase They’ve Ever Made

People may love Amazon for its Prime two-day shipping, but if there's one brilliant feature that shouldn't go unnoticed, it's the thousands upon …

Shopping

Smartphones covered in camera lenses will change everything

Mobile phone photography has been through a mostly meaningless megapixel war. Now on to the next battle – the smartphone with the most cameras.<p>Apple, true to its playbook, will watch while other companies fire opening salvos with smartphones packing three or more lenses.<p>This week, a leaked photo …

Technology

Cheatsheet: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s advertising consolidation

Digiday first reported Amazon’s plan to merge its ad business in early August. In a blog post on Sept. 5, Amazon announced it would restructure its …

AdTech

Infographic: 64 content marketing stats to inform your strategy

Companies with content marketing strategies see six times the conversion rate of businesses that don’t.That’s just a taste of the information …

Marketing

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

Nearly 17 years since 9/11, Osama bin Laden’s family remains an influential part of Saudi society – as well as a reminder of the darkest moment in the kingdom’s history. Can they escape his legacy?<p>On the corner couch of a spacious room, a woman wearing a brightly patterned robe sits expectantly. …

Osama Bin Laden

Microsoft’s Surface Go tablet has a 10-inch screen and starts at $399

The smaller Surface has returned<p>Microsoft is getting back into the cheaper tablet game today with the new Surface Go, a smaller, less powerful take on the popular Surface Pro device. The Go features a 10-inch screen, integrated kickstand, Windows 10, and a similar design to the Surface Pro, and …

8 Innovative Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of

Here are several excellent products or services to help you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster.<p>It's a wonderful feeling to discover a product or service which helps you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster. Here are …

4 steps to more accurately predict the future (and launch a product people actually want)

As a wide-eyed kid, did you think about a future with flying cars and personal domestic robots for everyone? We tend to see the future as a time full of opportunities and yet-to-be-discovered, society-altering inventions.<p>Think about The Jetsons. We’re still 44 years away from futuristic universe …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to blame for the wide assortment of gadgets that use the Android operating …

Social Media

Netflix and YouTube streaming video is about to get a lot faster

Tech's biggest companies -- including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Cisco and Netflix -- have finished the first version of video compression technology called AV1, and now they're ready to use it to speed up your streaming video.<p>AV1 can match the quality of the prevailing video compression …

A boy was decapitated on a waterslide. Now the ride’s ‘visionary’ creator faces a murder charge.

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and<p>Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Kristine Phillips<p>Kristine Phillips<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the years before he opened the world’s tallest waterslide …

Crime

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

Netflix Created a Clean, Custom Font That Could Save the Company Millions

Netflix has developed a new bespoke font called Netflix Sans that is clean, functional, subtly inspired by the brand’s famous logo—and perhaps most …

Biathlon: Lindstroem leads Sweden to relay gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Fredrik Lindstroem emerged victorious from a frenetic battle on the final leg with Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen to take the gold medal for Sweden in the men’s Olympic 4x7.5km relay on Friday, the final biathlon event of the Games.<p>Biathlon - Pyeongchang 2018 …

Laptop team-ups power new PCs at CES 2018

In the midst of CES 2018, the slate of new computers on display, including laptops, 2-in-1 hybrids, desktops and tablets, felt a little dry. There were few revolutionary new designs, and only a handful of brand-new products -- most were modest internal or external updates to existing lines from …

Beyond VR: Why 2018 will be the year of XR

Extended reality encompasses all of the virtual and augmented reality ideas into one, fully immersive and potentially life-changing tech<p>We are at a …

B&O’s Beoplay E8 totally wireless earbuds really are the total package

Bang & Olufsen’s headphones tend to stand out from the crowd, and their new fully wireless mode, the Beoplay E8, is no exception. The E8 is easily the best totally wire-free headphone I’ve used thus far, with comfortable earbuds that should fit regardless of your ear shape, good battery life of …

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

Here Come the Drones

Our love/hate relationship with tiny mechanical flying things<p>Last weekend, while hiking with my wife on an otherwise beautiful Sunday, a drone buzzed by.<p>I don’t know about you, but these days we’re frequently seeing amateurs flying the things in parks, at the beaches, and in school yards. A few …

Drones

The Internet of Disaster

Tech, hypervigilance and the national PTSD<p>As of this writing, <b>Irma</b>, a hurricane of unimaginable and historic proportions, is bearing down on South Florida. But you already know that.<p>Surely you’ve heard by now—online, on TV, or maybe both while you were looking at a screen in an elevator, cab, or …

Down with Tech!

The digital natives are getting restless<p>Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month, everybody.<p>You do know that the month formerly known to FM DJs as “Rocktober” has transmuted into a time when we’re supposed to think about “cyber threats,” right? Yes, this Hacktober, change your passwords frequently and …

Google's new $400 speaker is a room-shaking monster

The Amazon Echo and the Google Home smart speakers are pretty good at playing music. Ask them to play a song, and enjoy the surprisingly high sound quality on display.<p>Sometimes, though, you need to bring the freakin' roof down.<p>Enter the Google Home Max, a $400 speaker designed for the bass-shaking, …

5 Steps to Futureproof your 2018 Social Media Strategy

It's hard to succeed without a proper social media marketing plan. Here's how to get ahead.<p>Let's face it. It's not an easy time to be a social media marketer. After all, it's hard to build a social media marketing plan with all of the uncertainty that we face. However, in my time advising clients …

Hot, New Creations from New York Fashion Week: Pictures

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Florida

How To Properly Set Up And Run An Influencer Marketing Campaign

Advice from insiders of the influencer marketing field<p>Social influencers, although a relatively new phenomenon, are quickly making waves within the marketing sphere: given the ubiquity of social media, this form of marking is projected to be a $5-10 billion dollar market by 2020.<p>They also possess …

Bosch's stain scanner knows what you spilled on your shirt last night

It also detects different types of fabrics to help you better wash your clothes.<p>German technology giant Bosch is mostly known for making home appliances. And at IFA 2017, the company is showing off a concept that it hopes can add a new dimension to those products. The X-Spect is a portable device …

Scanners

DJ Taye’s “Burnin Ya Boa” Extends Chicago’s Dance Tradition

“As hip-hop had developed unheard outside of the South Bronx,” Bob Stanley writes in “Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Pop from Bill Haley to Beyoncé,” “so house grew in an isolated, post-disco pocket.” That pocket was the Warehouse, a Chicago night club that opened in 1976, on South Jefferson Street. …

Headphones

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet electrifies Pebble Beach

What's better than the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept coupe that debuted last year? To some, a convertible version of the 18.7-foot long stunner would be and that is exactly what Mercedes-Benz has uncovered this year during Monterey Car Week.<p>Like the coupe, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 …