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Uber wraps six months of trying to make drivers happy. Are they?

The ride-hailing company announced that it would start flying drivers in to meet with its CEO in 2018.        

Retailers are using online reviews from other sites to fight Amazon

Companies now collect reviews posted on brand sites then distribute them to retail sites to help sell in an age when reviews are non-negotiable.        

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to teach every Chicago public school student to code

With tech facing criticism for lack of diversity, Apple pushes coding initiative to a district where about 84% of students are black or Latino.        

How to choose the best smart speaker for you: shopper's guide

Which Amazon Echo, Google Home or Sonos speaker is for you?        

Fake fundraisers, racism allegations against mother follow Tennessee boy's anti-bullying video

The heartwarming story of a bullied East Tennessee boy who received support from around the world grew more complicated Monday.        

Congress should block FCC's net neutrality vote, Internet experts say

More than 20 Internet experts want Congress to prevent the Federal Communications Commission's vote to overturn the 2015 net neutrality rules.        

What Apple is likely to do with Shazam, the early name-that-tune iPhone app

One of the earliest apps, for music discovery, faded in use as more listeners switched to Pandora then Spotify.        

Apple supplier Foxconn wants self-driving worker shuttles

The Taiwan-based electronic manufacturer plans to use driverless vehicles to move thousands of workers a day at its 22 million-square-foot campus.        

How to buy gifts online without loved ones knowing

With more shoppers buying online, it's harder to make your purchases a surprise.        

Apple supplier Foxconn wants to build self-driving vehicles into its new U.S. campus

The Taiwan-based electronic manufacturer plans to use driverless vehicles to move thousands of workers a day at its 22 million-square-foot campus.        

You're buying a 4K TV. How much Internet bandwidth do you need?

Make sure you have enough Internet bandwidth to stream 4K content.        

Google honors microbiologist Robert Koch

His role in proving the belief germs cause diseases paved way for research in microbiology.        

Read this before you give your kid his or her first smartphone

When should I buy them one? How do I limit their activity? We've got the answers.        

This gorgeous laptop from HP is a work of art

HP Spectre 13 Laptop Review        

Amazon & Google-YouTube spat a good reminder to spend time and money elsewhere

As big guys get bigger, others need helping hand        

How to cover your online shopping tracks

With more shoppers buying online, it's harder to make your purchases a surprise.        

3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

Always listening devices are convenient but they may record more than you want.        

These are the 2017 tech gadgets I just couldn't live without

These are the 2017 gadgets I couldn't live without        

Apple's favorite app of the year wants you to unplug

Calm assists with sleep and stress relief. It's been downloaded 6 million times.        

Waze sent commuters toward California wildfires, drivers say

Users warn apps like Waze taking them through neighborhoods near fires.        

Illinois' Cook County says it can fix election hacking, if it just had the money

A bipartisan coalition is working on ways to protect the 2020 elections from cyber attacks and intrusions.        

Google says the mobile gaming industry is failing women gamers

Women make up half of mobile gamers but the demographics of game developers, the hardcore gaming culture and the games themselves are still mostly male.        

Near a wildfire? Not every mask will help keep out harmful pollutants

To protect lungs by keeping particulate matter out, an OSHA-approved N95 particulate filtering mask is necessary.        

New health trackers warn of heart-attack risk, discreetly

A new generation of apps and wearables is emerging with the ability to monitor vital signs crucial to spotting heart problems.        

N.C. county rejects hackers' $26K ransom demand to unlock infected computers

Officials said backups could be used to restore servers, but it would take "days not hours."        

Mosul Eye Blogger reveals identity

The blogger known as Mosul Eye kept his identity a secret as he documented life in Mosul, Iraq under Islamic State rule. Now, he has revealed his identity in an interview with The Associated Press.        

These were the most downloaded Apple apps of 2017

Snapchat and fellow Snap app Bitmoji score big.        

Bitcoin miner NiceHash reports hack, theft of its 'wallet'

NiceHash said Thursday that it had stopped operations for 24 hours and was working to verify how many bitcoins were taken.        

Cord-cutter shakeup: Amazon Prime Video now on Apple TV as YouTube and Amazon spar

The shake-up translates to one more choice on the high end, one fewer choice on the low end for cord cutters.        

Is Vine making a comeback?

One of Vine’s three co-founders is hinting that the looping-video app — or at least something like it — could be making a return.        

Hyperloop One co-founder used courts to silence sexual harassment victims, motion says

A firm sued by Shervin Pishevar says it was a 'cynical ploy' to discourage reports on his alleged sexual misconduct.        

Ready for Vine 2.0? Co-founder teases new app

Vine may be making a comeback.        

Chance the Rapper, Google team to bring computer science to Chicago public schools

The Internet giant's philanthropic arm is giving $1 million to Chance the Rapper's SocialWorks organization and $500,000 to the schools.        

Amazon Prime video now available on Apple TV Inc and Apple Inc have partnered to bring the Amazon Prime Video app to Apple TV in over 100 countries.        

Bitcoin tops $13,000, less than 24 hours after topping $12,000 for the first time

Bitcoin tops $13,000, less than 24 hours after topping $12,000 for the first time        

The oldest, most distant supermassive black hole ever seen has been discovered by scientists

The most distant and oldest supermassive black hole ever seen has been discovered, astronomers announced in a study published Wednesday.        

On YouTube, sexualized 'Frozen' and Nickelodeon cartoons aren't barred from kids

Company has promised to hire thousands of reviewers to catch "bad actors" gaming system        

Millions of net neutrality comments were faked. Turns out mine was one.

Edward Baig was among those who discovered that his name was used to submit a false comment on the ne        

3 amazing deals on gifts for kids you can get on Amazon right now

Day 4 of Amazon's 12 Days of Deals is all about kids, and there are loads of discounts on toys, kid's clothing, magazines for children, and more. These are our three favorites.        

Bitcoin breaks above $12,000 for the first time

The digital currency now has a market value of about $213 billion, more than twice that of Goldman Sachs. Bitcoin has surged more than 1,200% this year.        

Amazon's latest idea to save you money: Get paid to watch ads

According to a recent patent, you could save money on your next Amazon purchase with just a little bit of your time.        

Are tech stocks losing their top-dog status on Wall Street?

Tech stocks lose momentum as investors flock to other parts of the market in search of value.        

Comcast's new modem is ready for the gigabit future

The nation's largest Internet provider is finally ready to join the super fast gigabit party.        

Hyperloop cofounder Pishevar takes leaves after harassment allegations

The billionaire investor was hit with allegations that he harassed six women in a recent Bloomberg report.        

10 things that will make your Hanukkah more lit than a menorah

It's lit        

Hyperloop One co-founder takes leave of absence amid allegations

Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar is taking a leave of absence from Virgin Hyperloop One.        

The 15 best beauty gifts of 2017 that she'll actually love

A stress-free shopping guide for your beauty-obsessed gal        

One of the hottest cooking gadgets of 2017 is under $100 right now

The Anova sous vide circulator is the best we've ever tested, and right now you can get it on sale for under $100 from Amazon and directly from Anova.        

The best carry-on luggage is at its lowest price ever on Amazon right now

Traveling for the holidays? Samsonite makes the best carry-on we've ever tested, and right now you can get it on Amazon for the lowest price we've ever seen.        

Cheesecake Factory to deliver 10,000 free slices of cheesecake

The one-day-only offer will take place on Wednesday, December 6.