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How to boost your productivity at work: smart tricks to get more out of a day

It can be tough to manage your time, and so we’ve complied some tech tips to help you get more done.        

#MeToo sex harassment charges hit Silicon Valley; Robert Scoble says 'I feel ashamed'

In an interview with USA TODAY, high-tech evangelist Robert Scoble apologized for the behavior which he says occurred when he had a drinking problem        

6 steps for organizing your messy photo library

Organizing digital photos takes time and patience, but just follow a few simple steps, and everything should fall nicely into place.        

Google's parent sends Internet balloons to reconnect Puerto Rico cell phones

Two Project Loon balloons are hovering over Puerto Rico, giving some AT&T customers the ability to send texts and emails and get basic access to Web.        

Microsoft-Harmon answer to Amazon Echo is promising, pricey, and plays catch-up

Sound off. Can a speaker with Microsoft Cortana compete against Amazon Echo with Alexa and Google Home with the Google Assistant?        

It's called 'compassion fatigue.' It's wise to take breaks from bad news — here's how

Need some cheering up? These apps, sites, and tips will help with 'compassion fatigue'.        

Hispanic group warns Verizon of possible protest over Univision blackout

The National Hispanic Media Coalition is threatening to rally Latino leaders against Verizon after it removed Univision from the Verizon Fios system.        

Pokémon Go is rolling out new characters for Halloween

Popular mobile game also introducing more bonuses, such as extra candy.        

Just in time for Halloween — Snapchat's dancing hot dog costume

Item now for sale on Amazon        

OK Google, Pixel 2 not best smartphone camera — but close

We take it out for a test, for back-to-back shootout with Apple iPhone 8 Plus        

Verizon sees more signs of pay-TV cord cutting

Verizon saw more evidence of consumers' embrace of broadband-delivered TV with additions of new Fios broadband customers, but a decline in Fios video.        

S. Chandrasekhar: Google honors first astrophysicist to win Nobel Prize

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar won the award for explaining the evolution of stars.        

How to see Uranus with your naked eye

Find out when and how to see the best view of Uranus we've had in more than 50 years. It will be visible to the naked eye for an entire night.        

Google pop-up store opens in New York in time for holidays

The tech giant is showing off its new products at stores in New York and Los Angeles.        

Winning Amazon's second headquarters has pros and cons

Dozens of cities say they'll submit proposals to become home to Amazon's second headquarters by Thursday's deadline.        

New Microsoft Windows 10 update adds to 3D, security

Along with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, Microsoft unleashes the pricey Surface Book 2 laptop        

Charter, Viacom reach cable agreement, but Verizon and Univision remain at odds

Charter and media company Viacom have reached an agreement to keep channels such as BET, Comedy Central and MTV on the cable TV provider's system.        

10 reasons why your kid isn't ready for a smartphone

These ten questions can help determine if your child is really prepared to have their own online device.        

Viacom, Charter extend deadline

A source says the two media companies agreed to extend their carriage renewal deadline, averting a blackout of Viacom programming. Fred Katayama reports. Video provided by Reuters        

Google Pixel 2 vs. Apple iPhone 8 Plus - mobilecam shootout

Jefferson Graham tests the Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone camera--is it the best one ever, as some have said? He compares to the Apple iPhone 8 Plus in a beach shootout on #Talking Tech.        

Twitter vows new crackdown on abuse after Harvey Weinstein boycott

Twitter's proposed changes would tighten policies and institute new ones to root out unwanted sexual advances, threats of violence and hate speech.        

The new MacBook Pro is one of the best yet but is it worth the price?

With the 2017 MacBook Pro Apple introduced a new Touch Bar to their classic design. Is the new feature a hit or a miss? Check out the video to find out!        

Amazon HQ2 headed to Washington? D.C. could be a serious contender

The nation's capital has some draws and drawbacks as it bids to become home to Amazon's second headquarters, HQ2.        

Computers no longer need human input to beat us at our own games

Although the computer program is built to play only "Go," this new development suggests computers might train themselves better than humans can. Video provided by Newsy        

One of the best affordable robot vacuums is 20% off right now

The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 isn't the most perfect robot vacuum, but its low price makes it a great choice, especially with this exclusive 20% off promo code.        

5 products under $10 that changed my life

Here's a list of total game-changers that cost next to nothing.        

‘Star Wars’-style hovercraft police are now a thing in this city!

‘Star Wars’-style police might have been a product of George Lucas’ imagination. But now, it's actually a reality, at least in Dubai. Susana Victoria Perez has more.        

Swipe right! Online dating isn't killing romance after all

Online dating isn't ruining romance, according to new research. Sean Dowling has more.        

Gains in streaming audience offer hope for flagging NFL ratings

The NFL ratings' decline comes as streaming of the league's games has seen major growth.        

Lego is celebrating some of the amazing women of NASA with new set of figures

The set will include figurines of four key women, including Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Nancy Grace Roman and Margaret Hamilton.        

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - favorite mobile app for photos

Desktop version gets radical remake today        

Google's new super-secure email is crazy strong but not for the forgetful

Google's new "advanced protection program" email is crazy-strong but about as far from user friendly as you can get. And that's OK.        

You can now use Google Maps to explore around our Solar System

If you thought Google Maps was good for finding your way around the world, you can now use it to check out a few locations in our solar system.        

Surface Book 2 unveiled along with update to Windows

Along with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, Microsoft unleashes the pricey Surface Book 2 laptop        

London Design Awards reflect a year of political upheaval and change

Sixty-two nominations for the annual Beazley Design Awards go on show at the London Design Museum, with prominent themes including U.S. protests and the migrant crisis. David Doyle reports. Video provided by Reuters        

GM to test self-driving cars in N.Y.

General Motors plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Fred Katayama reports. Video provided by Reuters        

Winning Amazon's HQ2 sweepstakes has pros and cons

Amazon-level growth could lead to increased traffic and other strains on infrastructure. Video provided by Newsy        

Sound-proof material inspired by spider webs

Scientists may be able to borrow a solution to noise pollution from a very unlikely, and very tiny source. Aidan Kelley has the story.        

Debriefing 'revolt' why Iowa loves wind energy

Reporter Zach Toombs and producer Kate Grumke discuss the first episode of Newsy's original series on climate and energy in Middle America. Video provided by Newsy        

Smartphones could be correlated with teen depression

Smartphones Could Be Correlated With Teen Depression        

Netflix adds more subscribers

Netflix adds added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and bets on original content creation. Fred Katayama reports. Video provided by Reuters        

‘Binge Racing’ is the new way to watch shows on Netflix

Here’s what people can’t wait to watch.        

Facebook just bought an anonymous messaging app

To be honest, it’s for teenagers.        

Check out Microsoft’s Surface Book 2

It’s Microsoft’s most powerful laptop.        

President Trump drops in Forbes 400 list of richest Americans

Forbes says the president dropped to 248th place in annual wealth ranking, tied with Evan Spiegel of Snapchat's parent company.        

Should you add a loan to your shopping cart?

The next time you shop online, you may be offered a new way to pay — a personal loan with fixed monthly payments.        

Venmo users can now buy stuff from retailers

App allows users to make purchases at millions of U.S. retailers.        

Wi-Fi devices have a security flaw. Here's how to protect yourself

A recently discovered vulnerability could allow attackers to intercept sensitive data being transmitted between a Wi-Fi access point and a computer or mobile device, even if that data is encrypted.        

You can DIY 2017's most popular Halloween costume at home

Get ready to stand tall, and stand out        

How to do your own giraffe makeup for Halloween

Looking for a last-minute costume idea? This giraffe makeup is easy to do, and you can buy all the supplies at any drug store.