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These are the 5 best deals on Amazon this Thursday

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:39:56 -0400

Get great prices this Thursday on robot vacuums, cold brew coffeemakers, and more headed into your weekend.


The best mattress we've ever tested is an incredible price right now

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:40:53 -0400

Catch some ZZZs at an amazing price.


Comcast launches $5 streaming Xfinity Flex TV service for Internet customers

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:26:24 -0400

Comcast is adding a new $5 a month streaming service. But the service duplicates much of what you can watch on Roku.


Apple introduced its second-generation AirPods

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:06:54 -0400

With some new and improved features.


Supermoon, first day of spring are an astronomical doubleheader coming Wednesday

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:58:17 -0400

The final "supermoon" of the year and the vernal equinox, the first day of spring, are happening Wednesday. You might also call it a "worm moon."


AirPods finally get update with wireless charging, Siri and more talk time

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:07:45 -0400

The second generation of AirPods have finally arrived.


It's not just you: 4 in 5 Americans stressed out from poor office communication

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:01:58 -0400

Poor company communication has not only led employees to feel more stressed, but also to resent their bosses.


10 companies that reward you for trading in your old items

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:10:33 -0400

Trading in your old stuff is a win for the environment and an easy way to pad your pockets.


The most popular fireplace TV stands on Amazon

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:15:22 -0400

If you're watching TV any other way, you're doing it wrong


27 weird products you can buy on Amazon (that are actually worth it)

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:47:13 -0400

From foot peels to tongue cleaners, these weird products on Amazon are also some of the most ridiculously useful ones you’ll ever find.


Oldest egg fossil discovered inside ancient mama bird

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:50:25 -0400

Scientists have discovered the first fossil bird ever found with an egg preserved inside its body, a new study reports.


New evidence says that rogue waves are getting more intense

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:47:57 -0400

Rogue waves like the one in The Perfect Storm are scary but that was just one super rare instance, right?


Google Stadia takes on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo with new online game platform

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:07:00 -0400

Google's Stadia, announced at the Game Developers Conference Tuesday, will make games available on Chrome browsers on PCs, computers, phones and TVs.


Fight against robocalls continues as AT&T, Comcast complete test of verified call

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:43:02 -0400

The fight against robocalls can even bring telecom rivals together.


Ocean ‘conveyor belt’ slowdown could lead to major climate changes

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:56:24 -0400

The ocean’s circulation pattern, which plays a big part in global climate, has been slowing for 150 years. Scientists fear this could cause temperature changes, leading to more hurricanes and harm to fisheries. The question is, how long before we see the effects?


Google unveils video game streaming platform

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:47:22 -0400

Google plans to launch a video game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on traditional video game business. (March 19)


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Fri, 8 Mar 2019 13:30:57 -0500

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:18:56 -0500

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Facebook temporarily blocked White House official's page because it acted like a bot

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:40:59 -0400

Facebook apologized for blocking White House social media director Dan Scavino's page because it mistook him for a bot. President Trump was not happy.


How to set up surround sound audio

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:07:28 -0400

Some quick and easy tips for setting up your new sound system


This gym wants you to get in shape by working out in VR

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:28:46 -0400

Black Box VR wants you to wear a headset while you sweat. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.


So you want to stream? How to choose between Netflix, Hulu and more subscription services

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:03:30 -0400

As consumers say they are tired of paying for too many subscription services, we compare pricing and offerings of top players


March Madness: Sorry hoops fans, you'll probably have to pay to watch

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:14:51 -0400

CBS games could be free, if you have an antenna, but you'll need proof of cable subscription for games on Turner networks. We have a workaround.


iPad mini review: In an age of larger iPhones, does Apple's small tablet still make sense?

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:17:43 -0400

Does iPad mini still have a place, now that Apple has unveiled a brand-new $399 model – its first small screen tablet since 2015?


5 things that will make spring cleaning a breeze

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:00:16 -0400

Spring has sprung and the dust has settled, now it's time to sweep it up! Here are the top 5 cleaning products on Amazon that will help you keep tidy.


Analyst: FAA lacks money for plane inspections

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:00:50 -0400

A commercial aircraft consultant says the FAA is most likely under funded and does not have the resources to do necessary aircraft safety inspections. (March 20)


CES 2019: The coolest tech you have to see

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:15:58 -0500

Consumer Electronics Show, the annual extravaganza showcasing futuristic innovations.


It's finally iced coffee season—and our favorite cold brew maker is on sale

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:42:54 -0400

The weather is warming up and the coffee is cooling down


How the Galaxy S has changed through the years

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:40:12 -0500

From the first 4-inch Galaxy S in 2010 to 2019's 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung's flagship has changed a lot over the years.


How to watch NCAA March Madness without a cable subscription

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:33:23 -0400

You don't need to pony up for cable to catch the madness


Facebook will now block discriminatory ads

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:29:56 -0400

The company called it a “historic” decision.


This is why everyone is Googling 'Florida man' and their birthday

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:50:11 -0400

What 'Florida man' headline comes up for your birthday? People are Googling it to find out in the Florida Man Challenge.


Our galaxy's center smells like rum and tastes like raspberries

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:52:56 -0400

Astronomers searching for the building blocks of life in a giant dust cloud in center of Milky Way, discover a bunch of fruity space booze instead.


The 5 best Amazon deals for the first day of spring

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:54:56 -0400

Get a great price on speakers, robot vacuums, nonstick pans, and more.


NBA 2K League team gets schooled on wellness because, well, gamers aren't known for healthy habits

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:51:08 -0400

The Bucks Gaming NBA 2K League team spent three days at the spa in Wisconsin on a wellness retreat before the season begins.


Google unveils video game streaming platform

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:33:01 -0400

Google plans to launch a video game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on traditional video game business. (March 19)


More households subscribe to a streaming service than traditional TV

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:13:45 -0400

For the first time, more households subscribe to a digital streaming service than to a traditional pay TV subscription. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.


10 smartwatches that help monitor your activity

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:17:44 -0500

Apple Watch, Fitbit Charge, LG and more. If you're looking for smartwatches for health and fitness tracking features, here are 10 options to consider.


Do I need an iPad?

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:09:21 -0400

Apple's iconic tablet isn't for everyone.


Smart Lighting products from Amazon, Philips, WEMO, Eufy and others

Thu, 7 Mar 2019 15:15:44 -0500

Take a look at different shapes and sizes of smart lighting products.


EU fines Google $1.7 billion for abusing online advertising market

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:07:50 -0400

European Union regulators have fined Google $1.7 billion for abusing its dominant role in online advertising.


Robocalls: AT&T CEO gets spam call alert on his Apple Watch during a live interview

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:41:11 -0400

At an Economic Club event in Washington, DC, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was interrupted on stage by a robocall.


Everything you need to know about router security to avoid getting hacked by cybercriminals

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:00:03 -0400

Look for a router that supports the newest security standard called WPA3. If you have an older router, select one with WPA2. Always avoid WEP.


Google's first AI-powered Doodle lets you harmonize like Johann Sebastian Bach

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:15:07 -0400

Now you can harmonize like Johann Sebastian Bach thanks to Google's first ever AI-driven Doodle


As Disney-Fox merger officially closes, both media giants move toward new futures

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:12:49 -0400

With the curtain down on Disney's $71.3 billion deal for the Fox movie and TV studios and Fox's 30 percent stake in Hulu, what could happen next?


An ancient bird died with an egg still in its body

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:03:01 -0400

This fossil of an ancient bird that died with an unlaid egg still inside her body is believed to be the first of its kind.


What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

Wed, 6 Mar 2019 13:33:15 -0500


A mysterious seismic event that shook Earth may have just been solved

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:50:59 -0400

Remember those mysterious seismic waves that were picked up around the world last November? Scientists may have finally figure out what caused it.


How to choose the right music streaming service for you

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:14:24 -0400

Millions of people are ditching their music collections and opting in for music streaming subscriptions. Here's how to choose the right one for you.


These are the most-Googled Trader Joe's items in every state

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:36:44 -0400

The most popular item across the board may surprise you!


Facebook employees given access to hundreds of millions of users' passwords

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:17:14 -0400

Millions of Facebook users had account passwords exposed in plain text that could be searched by employees at the social media company.