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Mark Zuckerberg: The most important thing I built at Harvard

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the accomplishment he's most proud of from his days at Harvard University is his relationship with wife and fellow Harvard alum Priscilla Chan.

Zuckerberg to Harvard grads: 'You have to create a sense of purpose for others'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard University to give the class of 2017's commencement speech.

The new Samsung Galaxy does 27 things the iPhone doesn't

David Pogue has created master list of features that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has and the iPhone 7 doesn't—along with an assessment of which ones are actually useful.

How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple's best

The new Microsoft Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid is an impressive-looking device that should have Apple looking over its shoulder.

The most important announcements from Google's big developers' conference

If this is May, it must be time for Google I/O. CEO Sundar Pichai opened his keynote speech with an observation: That Google may have begun life as a search company, but it's now become an artificial intelligence company. For example, he announced a new technology called Google Lens, which you can ...

A widely praised Supreme Court decision still doesn't fix the broken patent system

A small town in East Texas should see a lot fewer visitors in suits and ties, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that you can't file a patent lawsuit anywhere you please in America.

This RoboCop car comes with an intruder-chasing drone as a sidekick

Meet O-R3. It's the world's first robotic security car.

Pinterest now uses AI to figure out what you're eating in photos

Pinterest rolled out an update that enables its AI-powered feature, Pinterest Lens, to detect and analyze what you're eating in any given photo. Lens then suggests a recipe 'inspired' by the food, meal or dish.

Now I get it: Ransomware

On May 12, a computer worm called WannaCry infected 320,000 Windows computers in 150 countries—and made headlines around the world. First, because WannaCry is one of the most widespread cases of ransomware—software that encrypts all of the files on your PC, and will not unlock them until you pay ...

'Prey' review: You'll never be more afraid of a coffee cup

'Prey' will have you terrified of everything you see. During my first two hours of playing the video game Prey,' I spent more time shooting at coffee cups and trash cans than I did the malevolent aliens that attacked the space station I was sneaking around.

U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The ...

Why Amazon let 4,000 dogs into its Seattle headquarters

Amazon has 4,000 registered canines — 500 of which on average come to the offices everyday with their employee owners.

Google Home's mastermind has no intention of losing to Amazon

Once a year, the geeky faithful make their way to Silicon Valley to attend Google I/O, the company's developer conference. This year, one of the most interesting developments was Google's continued push to make its Google Home device—basically an Amazon Echo clone—distinctive and essential. It ...

How Google's trying to make the mobile web look less ugly

At its I/O conference here, Google touted the progress of Accelerated Mobile Pages, an ambitious initiative to remake the mobile web into a faster, lighter and less irritating medium—yes, even the ads that help pay for it.

Google Home's mastermind has no intention of losing to Amazon

This year at Google's big developers conference, one of the most interesting developments was Google's continued push to make its Google Home device—basically an Amazon Echo clone—distinctive and essential.

Amazon's Alexa Calling is like a Jetsons version of the home phone

Now that more than 10 million people have Echo devices, Amazon has just taken another trailblazing step: With a free software update, it has turned them into hands-free speakerphones.

Android O: Google tries to fix Android's biggest weakness

Android O aims to fix a problem that's afflicted Android since its debut almost nine years ago: the zombie-like persistence of obsolete versions.

Why leaked NSA hacking tools are not like stolen Tomahawk missiles

Microsoft's claim that the loss of an NSA vulnerability for Windows is the same as losing a Tomahawk missile is overblown.

'Injustice 2' review: Kneel before this sublime superhero fighter

'Injustice 2' brings back the all the super hero brawling you loved from its predecessor. All heroes are not created equal, especially when it comes to the expanded universes of comic book titans Marvel and DC. Batman Vs. Superman' scored eight .

The simple reason so many companies were hit by the WannaCry 2.0 ransomware

The WannaCry 2.0 ransomware hit a slew of major companies, but it's not entirely their fault for falling victim to the attack.

No, your Apple computer isn't immune from ransomware

The WannaCry 2.0 ransomware is affecting Windows PCs, but Apple's Macs are just as susceptible to such malware.

How to avoid the massive WannaCry ransomware attack

On Friday a major piece of malware hit the web, and throughout the weekend infected hundreds of thousands of computers, taking down everything from businesses to the U.K.'s National Health Service. The software, dubbed WannaCry 2.0, is what's known as ransomware. A type of malware that burrows ...