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Hacker talks to Arizona man through the Nest security camera in his home

The man said he wants to warn others that these devices aren't as secure as you may think.

     
 
 

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 9:19 am


Why Facebook Portal is one of my favorite tech gadgets of 2018 despite all the backlash

As controversial as it is to "like" anything out of Facebook right now, the Portal delivers far superior video chat to everything before it.

     
 
 

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 8:57 am


Better than playing reindeer games this holiday: Here are the best video games of 2018

Here are a handful of recommended gaming picks, divided into various age groups. Prices are $60 unless otherwise specified.

     
 
 

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 8:55 am


Google honors Nelly Sachs, Jewish poet who escaped Nazi Germany

On Monday, Google honored Nelly Sachs, the Nobel-winning poet who escaped Nazi Germany, with a doodle on the anniversary of her birth 127 years ago.

     
 
 

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 8:24 am


50 amazing gifts for every type of person and budget

No matter who you're shopping for or what you want to spend, we've got great gift ideas.

     
 
 

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 7:49 am


Thinking about a new iPhone battery, AMC Stubs A-List or need stamps? Buy them before 2019

Prices are going up for a number of popular items next year, but if you act soon you still might be able to save on them before the calendar changes.

     
 
 

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 6:03 am


Best Buy's '20 Days of Doorbusters' promises exciting deals in December

Doorbusters aren't just for Black Friday. Best Buy has "20 Days of Doorbusters" going on now through Dec. 20.

     
 
 

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 4:39 am


Silicon Valley is betting on one Iowa town's efforts to bring tech jobs to rural America

It's important for our economy, country and society "to have ladders of opportunity for people everywhere," says venture capitalist Greg Sands.

     
 
 

Posted on 9 December 2018 | 3:41 pm


25 amazing gifts that women actually want

From UGG slippers to Kindles to cozy (and chic) cardigans, these are 2018's best gift ideas for the women in your life. She will thank you later.

     
 
 

Posted on 9 December 2018 | 2:00 pm


20 amazing gifts runners actually want in 2018

From the marathon runner to 5k enthusiast—a gift for every runner in your life

     
 
 

Posted on 9 December 2018 | 1:12 pm


25 awesome gifts men actually want this year

Buying for the guys in your life can be tricky, but whether you're shopping for a teen, young adult, or adult, we have the best gifts for everything that makes him who he is.

     
 
 

Posted on 9 December 2018 | 1:08 pm


These are the 5 best holiday deals of the weekend

You've still got time to get your holiday gifts, and you can still find loads of sales.

     
 
 

Posted on 9 December 2018 | 12:54 pm


Cutting the cord: Amazon Fire TV Stick top selling item of 2018

Two billion items ordered from Amazon, 8 billion streams and a $22 million pay day for a young YouTuber tops our annual list of 2018 winners.

     
 
 

Posted on 9 December 2018 | 12:31 pm


Deepak Chopra: Use technology to create a more just and peaceful world

Famed author, spiritual advisor and physician Deepak Chopra recently launched a new Daily Reflections skill via Amazon Alexa.

     
 
 

Posted on 9 December 2018 | 12:27 pm


Surf report: Best family-friendly video games of 2018

Tech columnist Marc Saltzman gives his take on the best family-friendly video games of the year.

     
 
 

Posted on 8 December 2018 | 12:00 pm


China launches lunar probe to land moon’s far side

China launched a ground-breaking mission expected to make first-ever soft landing on the largely unexplored far side of the moon

     
 
 

Posted on 8 December 2018 | 10:29 am


Virgin Galactic brings space tourism within reach

Space travel isn't just for astronauts anymore. Virgin Galactic is poised to change everything.

     
 
 

Posted on 8 December 2018 | 1:35 am


How much for a can of beans? Red Dead Online's virtual world grapples with real economic problems

Players of critically lauded 'Red Dead Redemption 2's online offshoot are upset about the game's economy. It's not the first to raise gamers' ire.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 5:57 pm


Talking Tech: 2018 year in review

USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham reviews the 2018 year in tech, which includes the most popular apps, binge-worthy TV shows and much more

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 4:55 pm


Apple AirPods are popular but are they actually worth it?

Truly wireless earbuds are a new thing and Apple's AirPods are some of the most popular out there. But are they any good? Should you buy some?

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 4:37 pm


You can get All-Clad cookware at amazing prices this weekend

All-Clad's 48-hour VIP sale is on this weekend—get your gifts while you can

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 3:19 pm


NASA reveals stunning new pictures of Mars

NASA has released several new images of Mars captured by the InSight lander's robotic arm. The agency share the photos on Twitter.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 3:06 pm


Cyber security firm warns gamers of criminals stealing personal data

Online gaming can be fun and is sometimes a good way to meet people from all over the globe. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 3:02 pm


One of the best holiday gifts for kids is deeply discounted right now

Get the Puro Soundlabs Volume-Limited Kids' Headphones for $74.99

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 2:15 pm


There is a slowdown in the melting of Arctic Sea ice

At least for the moment, NASA says we are seeing a slowing to the historic decline in Arctic sea ice.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 1:57 pm


Alphabet's Wing to bring drone delivery to Finland in 2019

After 18 months of tests in Australia, a drone delivery service owned by Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. will take flight in Helsinki, Finland.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 1:56 pm


SpaceX botched booster landing, but Christmas dinner made it to ISS

SpaceX's successful Falcon 9 rocket launch proved to be quite a spectacle for viewers and was considered a success despite the lost booster.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 1:49 pm


The 20 best subscription boxes of 2018: Stitch Fix, Ipsy, Home Chef, and more

Subscription boxes make great gifts. But what are the top options of 2018? We've got the answer.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 1:48 pm


The biggest app trend of 2018 is all about the zen

According to Apple, self-care and wellness apps topped the most popular apps of the year. Buzz60's Angeli Kakade has the story.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 12:50 pm


Deepak Chopra is teaming up with Alexa to give 'Daily Reflections'

Deepak Chopra is teaming up with Alexa to give 'Daily Reflections' to help you start your day relaxed and focused.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 12:28 pm


A smile can move this motorized wheelchair

Intel and Hoobox Robotics team up on the the Wheelie 7 kit that allows users to pick from ten facial expressions to control a motorized wheelchair.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 11:53 am


The uterus may play a role in memory, new study reveals

New research suggests hysterectomies may be linked to possible memory problems. Susana Victoria Perez has more.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 11:46 am


Delta IV rocket launch livestream

United Launch Alliance will use a Delta IV Heavy rocket to launch the NROL-71 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 11:01 am


These are the 5 best holiday deals on Amazon right now

December is full of amazing deals, and these are our favorites on Amazon.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 10:34 am


This 82-inch Samsung TV is actually affordable right now

This TV might be too big, but for this price, who cares!

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 9:24 am


The best TV of 2018 is on sale right now

Get it now and you'll have the best Super Bowl party in the neighborhood.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 9:10 am


The Game Awards: the highlights, premieres and winners at the video game industry's big night

We track the biggest moments from The Game Awards, the video game industry's biggest night, including winners, and game previews from the show in L.A.

     
 
 

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 12:04 am


Fortnite Creative rolling out Thursday with Season 7

Epic Games announced it will introduce Fortnite Creative during Season 7 of the hit video game, allowing players to create their own private islands.

     
 
 

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 8:09 pm


Apple Watch ECG feature to detect irregular heart beat launches. Here's how it works

Apple launched two previously announced new heart-related features for the Apple Watch, an irregular heart rhythm notification, and an ECG .

     
 
 

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 5:41 pm


5 ways to find incredible Amazon deals from Warehouse to coupons and rebates

You could shop on Amazon for years without discovering special bargains and price cuts. Here are five ways to unearth those deals.

     
 
 

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 4:35 pm


'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' review: The most fun fighting game is a Switch must-have

"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" isn't just one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year. It is also one of the best Switch games yet.

     
 
 

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 1:31 pm


Exclusive: 'Fortnite' survey shows kids are playing in class. So what can parents do?

A "staggering" 61 percent of teens are into 'Fortnite,' and they're playing everywhere, including the classroom. It's a major pain point for parents.

     
 
 

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 10:31 am


20 amazing gifts for the tech lover in your life

This year, stuff their stocking with gadgets and gizmos.

     
 
 

Posted on 4 December 2018 | 2:43 pm


Use eBay? Heed these buying and selling tips

You can find some great deals on eBay – one of the world’s top online marketplaces. Here are tips to score a good price and make quick cash on eBay.

     
 
 

Posted on 30 November 2018 | 11:46 am


Listen to the Talking Tech podcast

Your guide to the latest tech news and analysis, with Jefferson Graham's daily podcast, available on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

     
 
 

Posted on 28 November 2018 | 3:27 pm


Mars InSight landing energizes focus on Red Planet

NASA’s $814 million InSight mission, which plans to study Mars’ deep interior, will take its turn six years after the Curiosity rover.

     
 
 

Posted on 26 November 2018 | 8:46 pm


Black Friday has officially started—these are the best deals

Reviewed is making it easy to find all the best Black Friday 2018 deals. Check back daily to see the latest, best sales for holidays from retailers like Amazon, eBay, Nordstrom, Lowe's, Home Depot, Houzz, and more.

     
 
 

Posted on 22 November 2018 | 5:38 pm


Apple's remodeled flagship Santa Monica store

Apple is one third of the way through a big remodel of its flagship Apple Stores. The latest is Santa Monica, in the Santa Monica Promenade.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 November 2018 | 5:42 pm


Google employees stage worldwide walkout

Hundreds of Google employees plan to stage a walkout Thursday to protest the company's response to allegations of sexual misconduct.

     
 
 

Posted on 1 November 2018 | 9:06 pm


First look: SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for NASA astronauts

     
 
 

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 2:12 pm


Samsung's best and worst smartphones

     
 
 

Posted on 9 August 2018 | 12:01 pm