Yahoo! News : Technology (14)

This smart braille watch finally hits shelves

After almost three years, the Dot smartwatch is ready to hit the market.

The FCC just gave you a reason to hold off on buying a 4K TV

Over-the-air 4K broadcasts are coming, but you might want to hold off at getting a new UHD set just yet. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to open discussions on the deployment of a next-generation broadcast-TV standard that should offer picture quality up to 4K Ultra High ...

Pogue's Basics: Discover Google's Easter eggs

Easter eggs are not dead!!

This high-tech air purifier will help you sleep better

Clair-S claims to help you get the rest you need. It's an all-in-one device that sits neatly on your nightstand to make bedtime healthier and more convenient. Its air purifier boasts better performance than a HEPA filter to keep you breathing easy as you rest. It's also a sound machine to promote ...

How Google is fighting the war on internet trolls

It seems like for every feel-good story or picture of a puppy playing with a kitten, there are 1,000 trolls rummaging through the depths of their minds to post the most vile comments they can imagine. A kind of high-powered startup inside Google's parent company Alphabet, Jigsaw focuses on how ...

Why 'experience' can hurt tech workers in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is an industry whose foundation was built, byte by byte, with youthful innovation.

Broadband companies can't build out their networks, and it's hurting consumers

Google might have huge name recognition, but even it has trouble installing fiber optic internet lines. You can't get Republicans and Democrats to agree about much these days, especially when it comes to telecom policy. The last three heads of the Federal Communications Commission — Obama's picks, ...

Pogue's Basics: Use YouTube's built-in stabilizer

A few weeks back, I reviewed handheld stabilizers for your phone or your GoPro. They make a huge difference in the quality of your videos—because let's face it: Jerky looks amateur.

Sony's new toy teaches coding and robot construction to kids

This Lego-like toy uses sensors and actuators that bring kids' creations to life.

The coolest tech toys from Toy Fair 2017

The toys on display at the 2017 New York Toy Fair, though, are way cooler than anything we had as kids. Held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, New York Toy Fair showcases the year's biggest toy trends. Mattel easily had one of the largest booths at Toy Fair 2017.

'Horizon: Zero Dawn' Review: Combat and storytelling shine in spectacular sci-fi epic

'Horizon: Zero Dawn' is a gorgeous game with a familiar gameplay style and addictive story. Indeed, Sony and developer Guerilla Games couldn't have fared much better in the run-up to the release of the Sony PS4 exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn.' A darling at trade shows like E3 and Gamescom, ...

Everything we know about the next iPhone so far

Apple's  next iPhone is going to be a huge product for the tech company. In other words, Apple is going to have to overdeliver on its next-generation iPhone. The phone needs to bring new features, an updated look and, above all, offer even iPhone 7 owners a reason to upgrade to the new phone.

Wireless carriers are fighting for your cash, and that's good news

Over the past week, the four big US wireless carriers have made two things clear: They're easily spooked, and competition works. From Feb. 12 through Feb. 17, a cascading series of rate cuts and service-plan liberalizations have seen the price of unlimited data plans tumble from a high of infinity ...

The $450 Analogue Nt mini brings new life to old-school NES games

The Analogue Nt mini lets you play your old Nintendo games, but for a steep price. Nintendo might be looking to the future with its upcoming Switch console, but its fans can't get enough of the company's past. Case in point: the NES Classic Edition, a $60 plug-and-play unit that quickly became ...