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Google celebrates Earth Day with charming new doodle
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 00:28:31 +0000
Thursday is Earth Day, and Google is commemorating the event encouraging people to be more environmentally conscious with an update to its logo.
Google honors Luther Vandross with doodle on his 70th birthday
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:33:31 +0000
Google is paying tribute to singer Luther Vandross on what would have been his 70th birthday, releasing a doodle set to the song 'Never Too Much.'
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Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:14:51 +0000
Facebook fundraisers may be taxed. One do-gooder got a 'huge shock' after a $16,000 tax bill
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:04:52 +0000
A Connecticut middle school teacher's good deed to fundraise on Facebook to help families in need may leave him with a hefty tax bill as a result.
From Minecraft to Zoom calls, we've all spent much of the pandemic on our screens. But are we ready for the metaverse?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:40:26 +0000
A year of staying at home on Zoom and video games has accelerated the arrival of the metaverse, the virtual world where we will frolic in the future.
George Floyd still victim of lies on Facebook even after Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, report says
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:07:08 +0000
Fabricated claims about George Floyd's murder are still on Facebook despite pledges they'd be taken down, report from human rights group Avaaz finds.
Remember Polaroid? They just released Polaroid Go, claiming it's world's smallest analog camera
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:09:50 +0000
Polaroid is back with Polaroid Go, which they claim is world's smallest analog camera, letting users take selfies the old-fashioned way – with film.
USA TODAY ramps up immersive storytelling in 2020
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:00:12 +0000
In a year marked by nonstop news, the USA TODAY Network delivered timely story experiences on immersive platforms.
Chauvin guilty verdict: 'If Facebook can be safer for Black people, why isn't that the default setting?'
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:17:33 +0000
Facebook has used powerful emergency measures to stop hate speech and calls to violence before. Critics ask: Why don't they use them all the time?
7 useful tools for a quick and easy digital spring cleaning
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:58:47 +0000
From cleaning up your browser to selling second-hand items online, Kim Komando has 7 useful tips to help get your digital life in order for spring.
'Call of Duty: Warzone' goes back in time for its next update
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:16:20 +0000
Publisher Activision unveiled the brand new map for Warzone, its popular free-to-play action game, called Verdansk '84.
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:44:23 +0000
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Apple iPad Pro to support latest PlayStation, Xbox game controllers. Orders for new iPad models begin April 30
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:56:13 +0000
Apple iPads will soon support the newest video game controllers. Microsoft is adding iPads and iPhones to its Xbox Cloud Gaming tests.
Innovative but impractical, Lenovo's folding ThinkPad misses the mark
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:08:58 +0000
Lenovo's folding hybrid is a captivating new take on laptops, but with short battery life and undercooked performance, it falls short of expectations.
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 23:46:53 +0000
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Sun, 04 Apr 2021 06:07:54 +0000
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Are you tracking the price of Dogecoin? Should you buy it? Your cryptocurrency questions answered
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:12:37 +0000
There's lots of hype around cryptocurrencies. What are they? Are they are a good investment? We answer your questions.
Coronavirus: Stressed, depressed, and feeling bad? You're not alone: Where to get free help online
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 18:47:57 +0000
As sheltering in place stretches into weeks for many, anxiety, isolation, stress and cabin fever are common. There's free mental health help online.
The latest in checkout ease: Amazon rolls out pay-by-palm tech to Whole Foods
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:40:07 +0000
Amazon announced Wednesday plans to expand Amazon One, its contactless payment service where you pay by palm, to a Whole Foods store in Seattle.
Megan Thee Stallion is taking a break from social media. 6 signs you need to unplug too
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:16:53 +0000
Chrissy Teigen deactivated her Twitter account. When is it time to step away from social media? We asked experts to weigh in on signs to look for.
As Bitcoin tumbles, Dogecoin fans want to make 'DogeDay' happen on April 20
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:44:12 +0000
With the price of Bitcoin slumping over the weekend, fans of the popular spoof cryptocurrency Dogecoin are hoping to make April 20 "Doge Day."
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 06:05:55 +0000
60 thoughtful gifts for every type of mom
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:19:44 +0000
There's a gift for every kind of mom from Etsy, Nordstrom, Amazon, Wayfair, and more.
Live coverage: Apple unveils multicolor iMacs, new iPad Pro, purple iPhone 12, AirTags at 'Spring Loaded' event
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 01:04:09 +0000
On Tuesday, Apple hosts its first product event of the year, where it is widely expected to unveil new versions of the iPad.
Tesla Autopilot critics say deadly crash is reminder that self-driving cars aren't a reality yet
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 22:25:34 +0000
The belief that self-driving cars are a reality is worrying watchdogs, who say that some people are too confident in them after another Tesla crash.
CES 2021: Masks, robots and more smart products unveiled this year
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:32:00 +0000
The products showcased during CES 2021 were influenced by the new normal of the coronavirus pandemic.
New iMacs, iPads, purple iPhones and more highlight Apple's latest event
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 01:02:02 +0000
Apple unveiled many new devices during its "Spring Loaded" event, including an updated iPad Pro, iMacs and a set of Tile-like devices called AirTags.
A lesson in pop culture iconography as Pac-Man turns 40
Thu, 21 May 2020 23:18:23 +0000
See why Pac-Man gained and retained its popularity seen in movies like "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "Pixels" and "Ready Player One."
Have you been hacked? Google Chrome and other sites can help you find out
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:00:36 +0000
Data breaches are common, but there are tools to find out if hackers have your password and how to fix it right away.
Tesla's Autopilot can 'easily' be used to drive without anyone behind wheel, Consumer Reports warns
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:20:18 +0000
Tesla's Autopilot system can 'easily' be used to drive the automaker's vehicles without anyone behind the wheel, Consumer Reports said in a new study.