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Netflix shares down 14% on missed subscriber growth in second quarter

Netflix shares were down Monday after the streaming video provider fell 1 million short of expected subscriber additions during the second quarter of 2018.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:31 pm

These are all the best Amazon Prime Day deals you can find right now

Don't waste time sorting through bad deals.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:30 pm

On Amazon Prime Day, site and app crash; shoppers left in lurch instead see photos of dogs

Amazon launched its fourth annual Prime Day sale at noon west coast time on Monday. The site instantly crashed.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:22 pm

Amazon's website crashed after launching Prime Day

After launching it’s fourth annual Prime Day, Amazon’s site immediately crashed. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:20 pm

Stores that will match Amazon's Prime Day prices -- and those that won't

Some stores will match Amazon's low prices during Prime Day. Plus, your credit card might offer price protection.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:10 pm

Amazon workers go on strike in Europe during Prime Day

Nearly 1,800 Amazon workers in Spain went on strike Monday during the company's biggest sales day of the year -Amazon Prime Day. Thousands more Amazon employees in Germany are expected to walk off the job Tuesday.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:44 pm

Amazon Prime Day: All Whole Foods Market deals in one place

Amazon's Prime Day sale is about more than deals on Fire tablets and electronics. Prime members also can save on groceries at the company's U.S. Whole Foods Market stores.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:37 pm tweeted definition of 'Traitor' after Trump met Putin

Right after President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, tweeted the definition of the words Patriot and Traitor, the Hill reports.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:31 pm

Elon Musk taking heat for calling British diver who aided Thai cave rescue 'pedo' on Twitter

The Tesla CEO hit back at critics who said his mini-sub would not have been practical for the rescue of the 12 Thai soccer players and their coach.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 4:13 pm

Five ways to get your kids off their screens

If your kids want to be on their screens all the time, you are not alone. Keri Lumm shares a few tips to get them doing something else.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:39 pm

Rolls-Royce is coming out with a flying car

Rolls-Royce just unveiled its plans for a flying personal vehicle, pitting the car and plane engineer against companies like Uber who are developing their own flying cars.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:35 pm

A quadrillion tons of diamonds are hiding below Earth’s surface

Scientists discovered a treasure trove of diamonds 100 miles below Earth. The key to finding them? Sound waves and drills much bigger than anyone currently has.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:20 pm

Jeff Bezos' space tourism rocket tickets reportedly cost over $200,000

Sources within Blue Origin, founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, have leaked the possible price of the company's passenger space flights. Tony Spitz has the details.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:43 pm

Kilauea makes tiny new lava 'island'

The U.S. Geological Survey says the short-lived island in Kapoho Bay was about 20 to 30 feet in diameter.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:39 pm

Amazon Echo vs. Dot? Show vs. Spot? Which smart speaker should you buy?

With 7 editions of the Amazon Echo connected speaker, we offer a critical look at the offerings,. The Echo speaker is powered by "Alexa," the voice-activated assistant, which runs on the Dot, Show, Spot and others. Here are our picks.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:43 pm

Tempted to buy an Amazon tablet or Fire TV? Read this first

When it comes to the Amazon Prime Day sales, a frequently discounted staple is the company's line of Fire tablets, Fire TV sticks and boxes. Are they worth it? We give you the pros and cons on these discounted devices.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:17 am

Listen up! Take Talking Tech on the road with these daily podcasts

Jefferson Graham hosts the daily news update, gadget review and interview show. July Talking Tech guests include Netflix's Phil Rosenthal, KTLA-TV's Rich DeMuro & Mike Reiss, a long-time writer for the Simpsons. Subjects this month the iOS App Store anniversary & how Selfies changed a neighborhood,


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:14 am

The UK is building its first spaceport in Scotland

The UK is upping its space game and just announced plans for its first spaceport.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:33 am

Amazon Prime Day: Insider tips to getting the best deals and avoiding the hype

Like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon’s annual Prime Day features tons of products screaming “deal!” But sometimes it’s tough to separate the big discounts from the disappointments. Here’s how to make sense of the sales bonanza that starts July 16.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:16 am

These stores are having amazing sales to compete with Amazon Prime Day

Get in on all the savings.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:10 am

These are the best Amazon Prime Day deals you can get right now

Prime Day starts in a few hours, but you can start saving now.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 9:48 am

How to pick the best video streaming service

Cord cutting is getting complicated. How do you know which of the major streaming services -- Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, not to mention many smaller ones -- is best to you? Kim Komando walks you through your options.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 9:46 am

Roku debuts wireless speakers to add heft to Roku TV sound

Roku is launching new wireless speakers to go with Roku TVs. The speakers, shipping in late October, can play music streamed from Bluetooth devices, too.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 9:35 am

Here are all the best Amazon Prime Day deals you can get right now

Why wait until Monday?


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 9:27 am

Facebook taking heat over its approach to Infowars; here's what you need to know

Facebook has taken some heat for its policies on misinformation, which allow for Infowars, a far-right site that has touted conspiracy theories in the past.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 8:59 am

Which Kindle should I buy? Pros and cons of Amazon's ebook readers

A critical look at the five different Kindle e-readers Amazon sells. There is even as a water resistant one and two models with a slightly lower price tag, in exchange for viewing ads. The KIndle is one of Amazon's best-selling products, and was its first e-reader.


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 6:38 pm

Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition

Microsoft wants Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people’s privacy and freedom of expression.


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 6:09 pm

Venmo, Zelle and Cash App are tops in mobile peer-to-peer payments: A Foolish Take

The firm also recently identified the three leading apps in that market: PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo, Square's (NYSE: SQ) Cash App, and Zelle.


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 5:46 pm

As cord-cutting prices rise, here's what you can do to keep costs down

What can you do to weather a recent wave of price increases for streaming TV subscription services?


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 10:24 am

Identity theft: Banking has changed, criminals haven't — here’s how to protect your money

In 2008, identity theft was the top complaint logged by the Federal Trade Commission. Today, the number of complaints is 20% higher. Some tips on how to protect your money.


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 6:45 am

Let shoppers digitally decide what to stock in a store? Nike is about to find out

Find your favorite shoes in your local Nike store on your phone. If others want them to, the store will stock up


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 3:02 am

The AT&T-Time Warner deal: Could Justice Dept. derail latest moves for WatchTV and prices?

The morning after the Justice Department said it would appeal an anti-trust decision that led to AT&T's acquisition last month of Time Warner for $85 billion, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson insisted the legal maneuver would not  jeopardize any of the latest video offerings AT&T has pitched to consumers


Posted on 14 July 2018 | 3:55 pm

How I saved $500 on my vacation ... and how you can, too

Here’s exactly how I saved more than $500 on a recent vacation, with tried and true travel tips that can help you save on your next great adventure too!


Posted on 14 July 2018 | 11:50 am

Want Tesla's new solar products? You'll need to wait as Elon Musk's vision takes a backseat to Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's pitch for a solar-powered future has come with a rain check. Slow production rates have meant too few Powerwalls are available. But its CTO JB Straubel says that's about to change. "Now we’re aggressively ramping our capacity,” he tells USA TODAY.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 11:24 pm

Khan Academy launches free early learning educational app for toddlers

Khan Academy Kids a new educational app for kids 2 to 5 years old, with subjects like math, science, reading and writing and more.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 6:07 pm

Shopping with Alexa on Amazon Prime day will be hard. These tricks make it easier

Without visuals or the ability to comparison shop, buying with the Alexa voice assistant is a chore. The connected speaker is best for reorders and for checking on what in's your shopping cart. You can also ask for Daily Deals verbally and have them read back to you.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 4:16 pm

During Amazon Prime Day, Spanish union calls for strike

A Spanish union is asking Amazon shoppers to avoid the store during Prime Day in support of its demands for better working conditions at the company’s fulfillment centers in Spain.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 3:12 pm

New super telescope captures massive black hole

The clearest image of the center of our galaxy is thanks to South Africa’s new super telescope, MeerKAT, which will be part of the world's largest telescope when it's complete.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 2:34 pm

Stephen Hawking's old flat in England is up for sale

A flat is going up for sale for around $876,000 that the famed physicist Stephen Hawking once lived in.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 2:25 pm

Astronomers discover rare double asteroid orbiting each other

After a second look at a near-Earth asteroid, scientists realized that 2017 YE5 is actually a binary system.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 2:22 pm

A.I. trash can sorts your trash from your recycling

Only a fraction of U.S. waste gets recycled and this new A.I. driven bin hopes to change that. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 2:14 pm

Shopping on Amazon's Alexa is not as easy as you think

USA Today's Jefferson Graham suggests tips on the best way to shop through Amazon's home assistant, Alexa.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 1:49 pm

Don't just dip your fries in ketchup—try this instead

Ketchup is the GOAT, but one other dip is nipping at its heels


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 12:14 pm

We cooked pizza on a car dashboard

It's been a HOT summer and no matter how hot it gets outside, getting into your even hotter car is worse still. It's like an oven in there! But can your car oven cook a pizza? We decided to find out.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 11:01 am

10 things you should never buy at the dollar store

Some things are worth ponying up for


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 9:59 am

What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs


Posted on 3 July 2018 | 11:31 am

E3 gaming expo 2018: Crazy fans and cool games


Posted on 13 June 2018 | 8:34 pm

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2018


Posted on 4 June 2018 | 6:12 pm

See the Facebook ads Russians bought to target Hispanic Americans


Posted on 25 May 2018 | 6:01 am

Yowza! These YouTube personalities are paid!


Posted on 5 April 2018 | 11:08 pm