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Congress votes to roll back internet privacy protection

Update: On Tuesday afternoon, the House approved the bill to stop the FCC from enforcing its internet privacy rules. The bill now goes to President Donald Trump for approval. The House was expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would stop the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules ...

David Pogue's search for the world's best air-travel app

This month, Expedia  killed off the world's best app for air travelers: FlightTrack Pro, which it had bought in 2010. Its attractive, tidy screens show you far more detail than the airline generally provides—not just the departure and arrival times, but also the terminals, gates, flight maps, ...

Lyft wants to help you donate to charity with every ride

A small cash donation can go a long way, especially if you multiply it by millions. Lyft is launching a new scheme for riders that'll automatically round up the fare to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to charity.

Uber puts the brakes on its self-driving fleet after Arizona car crash

Uber suspended its self-driving car pilot program on Saturday after one of its vehicles was involved in a smash in Tempe, Arizona. No injuries were reported, and cops said the other car appeared to have been at fault.

How GameStop could bounce back after its epic sales miss

GameStop's saving grace this year may be Nintendo's recently released Switch console. GameStop's shares plummeted more than 13% on Friday after it reported weak sales the day before, but Nintendo's new Switch console may help the video game retailer turn things around.

Nintendo's Switch could help GameStop after its big miss on sales

GameStop's shares plummeted more than 13% on Friday after it reported weak sales the day before, but Nintendo's new Switch console may help the video game retailer turn things around.

Digital rights report hits Apple for its secrecy

A new report scoring tech companies's support for digital rights comes to some surprising conclusions. It ranks Google above Apple , puts AT&T atop telecommunications firms and even says some modestly nice things about firms in China and Russia.

T-Mobile is making it harder for scammers to call you

T-Mobile wants to stop phone scammers in their tracks with its newest network upgrade. T-Mobile wants to make it a little bit harder for scammers to call your cellphone. According to T-Mobile's vice president of engineering, Grant Castle, the feature will hit the carrier's network and work across ...

Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first time

Amazon has taken another small autonomous step toward drone delivery.  The company completed its first public United States delivery using one of its Prime Air delivery drones at a robotics conference in California on Monday, within the airspace of the Palm Springs Airport. SEE ALSO: Forget taxis; ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet will cost you a lot

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is a direct shot at Apple's iPad Pro. Apple's original iPad was the standard-bearer for tablets. Straight-up tablets are falling out of style, as consumers increasingly turn toward productivity laptop-tablet hybrid devices like, well… the $599 iPad Pro.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet you can buy will cost you

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is a direct shot at Apple's iPad Pro. Apple's original iPad was the standard-bearer for tablets. Straight-up tablets are falling out of style, as consumers increasingly turn toward productivity laptop-tablet hybrid devices like, well… the $599 iPad Pro.

You can now convert your ordinary bike into an electric one

Don't have the cash to replace your regular bike with a fancy electric model? Well, you don't have to. You can now replace your front wheel with an electric one. It's called UrbanX and has already well surpassed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal, reaching more than $191,000. The wheel will give ...

Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 accounts that promote terrorism in six months

In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,890 accounts 'for violations related to promotion of terrorism,' bringing the 17-month total up to the end of 2016 to 636,248.

India says no to most of Apple's demands

Apple is not getting any special treatment from the Indian government.  Despite the company's imminent plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country, the Indian government remains committed to not folding to the Cupertino giant's demands.  SEE ALSO: Apple had its best year ever in world's ...

You're not as secure online as you might think

The problem with our grasp of cybersecurity isn't so much that we remain dangerously illiterate — it's that we think we know what we're doing anyway. The Pew Research Center was a little more diplomatic than that, though, in characterizing the findings of a new survey of Americans' understanding ...

Nintendo explains Switch Joy-Con connection issues in official statement

Nintendo has issued an official statement regarding the cause of the left Joy-Con connectivity issues plaguing the Switch, vowing that there's no inherent design issue, but a 'manufacturing variation.'

Amazon is continuing to define what consumers expect

More recent Amazon initiatives such as Prime Now and Flex Delivery aim to deliver orders to your doorstep in two hours or less. When Amazon began offering free two-day shipping to Prime members, that fast shipping time became the new expectation for many customers who were previously accustomed to ...

Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 terrorism accounts in six months

In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,890 accounts 'for violations related to promotion of terrorism,' bringing the 17-month total up to the end of 2016 to 636,248.

Apple just bought the app it once crowned 'most innovative' and made it free for everyone

If you can't beat it, buy it. That's what Apple did on Wednesday when it acquired an app...

You're not as secure online as you might think

The problem with our grasp of cybersecurity isn't so much that we remain dangerously illiterate — it's that we think we know what we're doing anyway. The Pew Research Center was a little more diplomatic than that though in characterizing the findings of a new survey of Americans' understanding of ...

LinkedIn is a getting a Facebook-like feature

LinkedIn has announced Trending Storylines, a new section for web and mobile that shows news and content it thinks you'll find relevant and interesting. In some ways, it's more useful than Facebook's newsfeed.

Snapchat is proving its street cred with TV advertisers

Snapchat desperately wants to carve out a piece of the $70 billion in brand spending that...

You can now search for a doctor using emoji, because 2017 is sorrow

Feeling heartburn? Just type ❤️. Zocdoc, an online service that helps you find doctors and schedule appointments, has revamped its search to be more user-friendly. It's calling the initiative 'patient-powered search,' and it's all about finding ways to help those in need speak naturally, ...

Smart gym bag promises to clean itself and everything inside it

Ever had the experience of opening your gym bag to be greeted by the smell of sweaty workout clothes? The folks behind new Kickstarter Paqsule think they've come up with a solution: a bag which cleans itself.