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Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 05:44 AM CST

Google Hits Pixel Resellers With 'Digital Death Sentence'

Google Hits Pixel Resellers With 'Digital Death Sentence'

Some of Google's unwitting users are learning a harsh lesson: If you violate the company's policies, it can abruptly cut you off from your Gmail account, online photos and other vital digital services.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 09:43 AM CST

Holiday Gift Guide for Streaming Devices

Holiday Gift Guide for Streaming Devices

Your streaming TV options have gotten better and cheaper. Features that once required a $100 device can now be had for as little as $30. A cheap device is fine for getting TV shows and movies from most...

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 09:47 AM CST

Car Booster Seats Getting Better: Study

Car Booster Seats Getting Better: Study

Companies that make child booster seats for vehicles are getting better at designing them to protect kids, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday. Of the 53 new booster seats IIHS tested,...

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 06:30 AM CST

Thousands Attend Expo Looking for Latest Theme-Park Thrills

Thousands Attend Expo Looking for Latest Theme-Park Thrills

Tens of thousands of people in the theme-park industry have made their way to central Florida to see the latest in roller coasters, virtual reality technology and innovative food and drink products. The...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 06:40 PM CST

Russia Continues Hacking, Gathering Intelligence on US

Russia Continues Hacking, Gathering Intelligence on US

Russia has always placed a top priority on gathering as much intelligence as it can about American government officials, and the team now gathering around the new president-elect is no exception. In the...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 10:28 AM CST

Twitter Takes New Steps to Address Cyberbullying

Twitter Takes New Steps to Address Cyberbullying

Twitter says it's giving users more tools to combat abuse that's becoming more common on the social media platform. Users are getting more options for muting tweets they don't want to see, the company said in a...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 05:18 PM CST

Lyft Replaces Pink Moustache Logo With Light-Up Beacons

Lyft Replaces Pink Moustache Logo With Light-Up Beacons

Ride-hailing service Lyft, the underdog rival to Uber, is getting rid of its iconic pink moustache logo and replacing it with something more useful -- beacons. The light-up beacons, which Lyft calls "amps," will...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 06:38 AM CST

Google Also Gets Fooled by Fake Election News

Google Also Gets Fooled by Fake Election News

Google's search engine highlighted an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week's election, the latest example of bogus information spread by the internet's...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 09:54 AM CST

Design Firm Grows Furniture From Fungus

Design Firm Grows Furniture From Fungus

The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at a factory in upstate New York are formed with fungus. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like "roots" of mushrooms. The...

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 06:51 AM CST

Snapchat Debuts Cartoonish Machine to Sell Video Glasses

Snapchat Debuts Cartoonish Machine to Sell Video Glasses

Snapchat has unveiled bright yellow vending machines that will sell its new line of video glasses. The machines, called Snapbots, feature a cartoon-like face and are topped with balloons. They'll sell Spectacle...

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