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The best air fryers of 2018

Can frying without the fat live up to the hype?

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 5:05 pm


Google's new voice is Roku

No. 1 streaming player Roku is integrating Google Assistant, which will let viewers control the device with just a "Hey, Google."

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 5:03 pm


MacOS Mojave is here: 8 ways it can update your Mac

From Dark Mode to easier tools for adding pictures to your documents, MacOS Mojave can add a fresh coat to your aging Mac.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:40 pm


Apple offering AppleCare monthly plans for new iPhones along with theft and loss option

The new iPhones aren't the only thing that'll cost more. There's also a higher price tag on AppleCare, Apple's extended warranty policy.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:39 pm


SiriusXM to buy Pandora streaming radio service for $3.5 billion

On-demand audio continues to shake up the radio business as SiriusXM said it reached a deal to acquire online streaming service Pandora Media.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:38 pm


T-Mobile's MetroPCS changes name and adds unlimited lure: Amazon Prime and Google One

MetroPCS is ditching the PCS tag to become Metro by T-Mobile. It is adding new tiered unlimited plans with Amazon Prime and Google One cloud storage.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:37 pm


We dropped a thirsty iPhone XS into coffee, wine, beer and soda: Here's how it did

The iPhone XS and XS Max are water resistant like other phones. But these new devices are also supposed to withstand beer and soda spills. Did they?

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:36 pm


New NASA space laser isn't a 'Space Force' weapon

The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 will direct six lasers at sheets of ice and glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctica to gather data on how they are changing.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 3:14 pm


Camera shootout: Apple iPhone XS Max vs. 8 Plus in low light

We went out with the new phone to see how it compared to last year's model. Differences are subtle, except in low light and in "Portrait" settings.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 2:00 pm


3D gun advocate freed on bond in minor sex charge

The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is free on bond after being accused by authorities of having sex with an underage girl. (Sept. 24)

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:40 pm


Raw 4K video, shot on iPhone XS Max

Standing under the Manhattan Beach Pier, shooting with Apple's new iPhone XS Max, in 4K and 30 frames per second

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:35 pm


You'll be using a fingerprint to start your car soon

With many key fobs vulnerable to hacking, automotive security experts say car companies will soon require fingerprinting to start new vehicles.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:18 pm


Google’s latest Chrome update tightens the locks on Adobe Flash

In its latest update to Chrome, it sounds like Google doesn’t want you using Flash: Yes, that’s exactly the point.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:27 pm


Amazon Echo and Google Home are secret besties

They might be competing AI's from giant companies, but Alexa and Google still play nice together.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:01 pm


These are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

Kick off the week with a great deal on an awesome product.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:25 am


Watch this incredibly strange eel inflate like a balloon

There are definitely some strange things in our oceans, but even ocean researchers were blown away by this gulper eel.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:03 am


We drowned an iPhone XS in beer, wine, soda and coffee.

We put an iPhone XS through a liquid torture test. the latest models are also able to withstand accident spills, from beer, wine, soda and more.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 10:27 am


SiriusXM to buy Pandora in $3.5 billion deal

SiriusXM is buying music streaming service Pandora for around $3.5 billion dollars. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 9:52 am


Your daily Talking Tech podcasts right here

The audio quick hit gives you the latest on the newest gadgets, trends and tech news, delivered in USA TODAY's quick hit format. You can listen to Talking Tech on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio and other audio providers.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 9:15 am


Ways to spot hidden cameras in your Airbnb rental

While Airbnb's are great hotel alternatives, here's how to make sure your rental pad doesn't have a hidden camera. Buzz60's Natasha Abellard has the story.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 8:34 am


New iPhone cameras strut their stuff in low light

Results from a back to back comparison of the new iPhone camera to an older model look identical, except in low light and with a new software trick. Jefferson Graham reports on Talking Tech.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 6:13 am


PayPal drops Infowars, becoming latest tech giant to distance itself from Alex Jones

PayPal is the latest in a succession of businesses to part ways or limit Alex Jones' influence. Others include: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 2:05 pm


20 of the best-selling Halloween decorations on Amazon—and if they're worth it

Sure, they look spooky, but are they worth buying?

     
 
 

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 7:19 pm


Here are the best deals you can get on Amazon this weekend

You've got the day off! Time to shop!

     
 
 

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 10:41 am


Coming this fall: Amazon will be listening to us more than ever

From the living room to the den, kitchen and even the car, Amazon's Echo speakers are listening to us every time we use the "Alexa" wake word.

     
 
 

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 9:00 am


Cyber crooks try to divert direct-deposit paychecks into their accounts, FBI warns

Scammers are re-routing the direct deposit of paychecks into their own accounts. As of July, about 47 payroll diversion cases had been reported.

     
 
 

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 5:00 am


Why Ancestry.com suddenly redid its ethnicity estimates, and why it will likely happen again

The science behind the popular genealogical tests from Ancestry.com and 23andme is actually becoming so strong that even population geneticists defer to it. But as they expand their pool of consumers, results will likely change.

     
 
 

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 5:00 am


Tour: the Amazon store with no cashiers

Jefferson Graham visits an Amazon Go store in Seattle, where an app gains you entrance to the store, and there are no lines or cashiers to check you out./

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 11:39 pm


How potentially dangerous fake Apple products reach the US consumer market

Potentially dangerous knockoffs of Apple accessories traveled an international trail before reaching the U.S. consumer market on Amazon.com.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 3:41 pm


This is your chance to get All-Clad cookware at crazy low prices

Access this 24-hour sale while you still can!

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 3:34 pm


From Echo Auto to Alexa: Hits and misses from Amazon's new product reveal

Echo Auto, a little $50 dongle, will bring Alexa into the car. Here's what else we saw at Amazon's preview of new holiday products.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 3:19 pm


Google say it still allows third parties to scan and share your Gmail data

In a letter to federal lawmakers, Google defended the practice of allowing third parties to scan data from its email client Gmail.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 2:09 pm


Here are the best deals you can get on Amazon right now

Snag them before the weekend!

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 12:57 pm


Clothing, jewelry, prescription drugs among America’s most counterfeited items

U.S. customs and border officers seized and destroyed some 34,143 shipments containing counterfeit items in the 2017 fiscal year.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 12:56 pm


There are three new iPhones—here's how to pick the right one

Need help deciding on a new iPhone? Don't worry—we've got you covered.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 12:17 pm


New iPhones go on sale in New York

Apple's latest iPhones went on sale Friday in New York City. Dozens of customers waited on line outside Apple's SoHo store, waiting to purchase the upgraded devices. Sept. 21)

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 11:06 am


Selfie awareness is sending people to the plastic surgeon

Selfie awareness is sending people straight to the plastic surgeon. Buzz60's Keri Lumm reports on a new favorite procedure.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:48 am


Fake Apple products: Here's how to avoid being fooled – and endangered – by counterfeits

Don't be fooled by counterfeit Apple accessories: Check color, packaging, price and printed text. Anker, Belkin, Mophie sell legitimate alternatives.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:32 am


Ancestry.com changed how it determines ethnicity and people are upset

After Ancestry rolled out a new update to its ethnicity estimate system last week, users noticed dramatic changes in their ethnic profiles.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:29 am


How to watch all your fall TV shows after cutting the cord

As the fall television season approaches and a lineup of new and returning series kicks off, we look at your best streaming TV options to catch up and keep up.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:29 am


iPhone XS and XS Max review: Apple's beautiful big-screen beasts exact a small ransom

The iPhone XS and XS Max have brilliant, large screen displays, a powerhouse processor and superb cameras. But these come at a high cost.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:29 am


Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Bigger display, fall detection and ECG may make it the time to upgrade

The Apple Watch Series 4 does what you expect an Apple Watch to do: deliver notifications, track fitness, Apple Pay. But the emphasis is on health.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:28 am


Key Apple products, including Apple Watch, AirPods and Mac Mini, dodge China tariffs

Apple avoided feared tariffs from China on popular products such as its Apple Watch and AirPods after the U.S. opted to exclude the products.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:24 am


This hair care brand makes products as unique as you—but do they work?

If you've got hair trouble, Prose wants to talk

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:16 am


Watch Google's beautiful tribute to Mister Rogers

Google honored children's TV icon Mister Rogers on Friday, the anniversary of when the first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood taped.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:10 am


These simple tips can help you get the most out of your TV, home theater experience

Your new flat-panel television needs a bit of tweaking for you to get the most out of it. And you don’t need a degree to pull it off.

     
 
 

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 6:00 am


New iPhones, Apple Watch announced at Apple event

Apple Watch and iPhone updates are expected at the September 12, 2018 Special Event at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California

     
 
 

Posted on 12 September 2018 | 4:55 pm


Facebook and Twitter executives testify at Senate hearing

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Google exec Larry Page was absent.

     
 
 

Posted on 5 September 2018 | 12:59 pm


2018 IFA tech trade show

The 2018 IFA tech trade show features new 8K TVs and other products from consumer electronics companies including LG, Samsung, Google and DJI.

     
 
 

Posted on 30 August 2018 | 4:22 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