NEW PRESSURE ON GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE OVER CHILDREN'S DATA

Two members of Congress asked for details of practices concerning the personal data of viewers younger than 13.

SLOAN KETTERING'S COZY DEAL WITH START-UP IGNITES A NEW UPROAR

A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center's vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit...

 
 
 

HEY, ALEXA, DEFROST MY PEAS

Amazon announced more than a dozen devices and tools for its Alexa voice assistant, including a microwave.

FRANCE BANS SMARTPHONES IN SCHOOLS THROUGH 9TH GRADE. WILL IT HELP STUDENTS?

The government hopes the move will get students to pay more attention in class and talk more to each other. But some doubt whether...

 
 
 

THE MOST FUN THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH AN AMAZON ECHO OR GOOGLE HOME

Smart home devices will tell you the weather and answer trivia questions, sure, but they can do so much more. Try these tips to streamline...

TECH WE'RE USING: WINDOWS ON HOW CITIES CHANGE CAN BE ALL TOO CAPTIVATING

Technology is crowding curbs with ride hailers and keeping homeowners fixated on housing values. Here are the tools that Emily Badger,...

 
 
 

INTERNETTING WITH AMANDA HESS: WE ANSWER YOUR ‘INTERNETTING' QUESTIONS ABOUT VAGINA EGGS, TIME LORDS AND STEROID RUMORS

It's “Internetting After Dark,” the show about the show. There's a cat in here!

THE BIG SECRET OF CELEBRITY WEALTH

Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt are cumulatively worth $150 million, according to your Google results. Are they really?

 
 
 

A WEDDING RING WITH A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

They're not as shiny as diamonds, but smog free rings are considered sustainable and ethical - and they're also much more affordable.

TRILOBITES: ELEPHANT TUSK DNA HELPS TRACK IVORY POACHERS

Researchers are examining the genetic data in seized elephant ivory to trace it back to the animals' homelands and connect it to global...

 
 
 

INSIDE FACEBOOK'S ELECTION ‘WAR ROOM'

Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news....

EUROPE TO INVESTIGATE AMAZON'S DUAL ROLE OF MERCHANT AND PLATFORM

The European Union's antitrust chief announced an inquiry into the e-commerce giant over its use of data collected about third-party...

 
 
 

STATE OF THE ART: WHY JEFF BEZOS SHOULD PUSH FOR NOBODY TO GET AS RICH AS JEFF BEZOS

Here's what the Amazon founder's vast fortune tells us about the economic concentration of the tech industry - and how he might help...

TECH FIX: APPLE WATCH SERIES 4 REVIEW: A BIG DEAL FOR OUR HEALTH

The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our...

 
 
 

TESLA SAYS IT IS COOPERATING WITH JUSTICE DEPT. INQUIRY

The company said the department requested documents after its chief executive, Elon Musk, said he had “funding secured” to take its...

MATTER: WHY YOUR DNA IS STILL UNCHARTED TERRITORY

Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do...

 
 
 

PARTS OF A ‘VIRTUAL' BORDER WALL, BUILT WITH THE TECH BEHIND DRIVERLESS CARS

In a rural Texas county, lidar sensor technology is being tested as a way to spot illegal intruders from Mexico. That use could divide...

FACEBOOK ACCUSED OF ALLOWING BIAS AGAINST WOMEN IN JOB ADS

A case filed with federal regulators says the company's targeting technology is used to screen out female candidates in violation of...

 
 
 

WITH MOON AS HIS MUSE, JAPANESE BILLIONAIRE SIGNS UP FOR SPACEX VOYAGE

Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company's...

TECH FIX: THE IPHONE XS AND XS MAX REVIEW: BIGGER IS NOW DEFINITELY BETTER

Apple's new smartphones start at $999 and $1,099, but their superb cameras and screens make them worth the high prices, our reviewer...

 
 
 



Walmart Canada now offering PlayStation Classic pre-orders

Walmart Canada now offering PlayStation Classic pre-orders

Walmart Canada is currently offering pre-orders for the PlayStation Classic on its website. The retro console can be pre-ordered here. As Sony's answer to Nintendo's hugely... Read more ...

5 Biggest Announcements from Amazon's September Event

5 Biggest Announcements from Amazon's September Event

From a new Echo Show to an Alexa-powered microwave, here are the biggest announcements of Amazon's September event. Read more ...

Amazon Adds Fabric Design To Echo Plus, Available Next Month

Amazon Adds Fabric Design To Echo Plus, Available Next Month

In short: Amazon launched a slew of Echo devices today, including a redesigned Echo Plus. It not fits into the new design language that Amazon has started using on its Echo... Read more ...

The AmazonBasics Microwave has Alexa built-in

The AmazonBasics Microwave has Alexa built-in

Amazon is continuing its quest to make as many of its own Alexa devices as possible, launching a slew of new gadgets and features at its event in Seattle today. One of the more... Read more ...

Amazon Smart Plug adds Alexa voice control to any electrical device

Amazon Smart Plug adds Alexa voice control to any electrical device

Although there are several third-party equivalents, Amazon is bringing its own-branded smart plug to market. The Amazon Smart Plug is interesting because it can add Alexa voice... Read more ...

Amazon's new Echo Input is like a Dot but without a speaker

Amazon's new Echo Input is like a Dot but without a speaker

Amazon is rattling off updates to Echo devices at a surprise event in Seattle, where it's now announcing a new Echo Input product. With this device, you can plug it into any... Read more ...

Amazon Echo Show release date, price, news, and features

Amazon Echo Show release date, price, news, and features

The Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation release date has been announced, and, really, we should have taken the hint that it was due out when Amazon briefly halved the price of its... Read more ...

IPhone XS release date, price and specs: iPhone XS, XS Max start shipping

IPhone XS release date, price and specs: iPhone XS, XS Max start shipping

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The Fire TV Recast sends local television to your Echo Shows and Fire TVs

The Fire TV Recast sends local television to your Echo Shows and Fire TVs

Pricing starts at $229 for a box with two tuners and a 500GB DVR. While it's easy to cut the cord and get national TV networks on your television with apps like Sling, YouTube... Read more ...

These are the iPhone games to look forward to next week

These are the iPhone games to look forward to next week

Every Friday here at 148Apps we like to do one thing. And that one thing is make sure that you've got a really good idea of what you're going to be playing come this time next... Read more ...