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- The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone
- Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech
- Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement
- How companies leave your data online without your knowledge
- Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’
The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.
- Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders
- How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographer
- Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawless
- The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target
- Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basics
- A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumers
- Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10
Windows 10’s Start button harbors a secret: It can sprout a tiny utility menu. To see it, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, or (on a touchscreen) hold your finger down on it. There, in all its majesty, is the Start menu’s secret utility menu.
- 'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' might be the next big hit for Nintendo's Switch
Nintendo’s Mario is teaming up with Ubisoft’s bizarre rabbids in a new game that might be your next favorite Switch title.Mario is coming to Nintendo’s (NTDOY) new Switch console, but he’s sharing the spotlight with some relative unknowns. Ubisoft’s “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle” is a turn-based strategy-style game co-starring Ubisoft’s (UBSFF) own rabbids, cartoonish bugged-eyed rabbits.
- Here’s what you need to watch for in Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings
- Apple's decision to drop privacy apps in China might not be the last of its kind
- How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural Americans
- The biggest problems with putting microchips in employees
- Why Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are fighting
- Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late
- Amazon launches a social network for spending money
- Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw
The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL) own MacBook line. The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.
- Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phone
- Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize
Harman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.
- Another fitness-band company shuts down. But why?
- Pogue's Basics: Navigate the Start menu tiles using keyboard
As you probably know, the Start menu in Windows 10 has two sides. If you start typing, you’ll discover that you can navigate the left side from the keyboard. Too bad you can’t navigate the right side if you’re a keyboard nut!
- 'Pokémon Go' celebrates its first birthday by giving Pikachu a hat
Pokémon Go is celebrating its first birthday this month with discounts on items and something for fans of the original Pokémon TV show: Pikachu, donning Ash's hat. SEE ALSO: 'Pokémon Go' is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters Starting today and running through July 24, Pikachus found in the wild will be wearing Ash's hat from the first season of the Pokémon anime. Pikachu was the very first Pokémon that the show's protagonist caught and has stuck with him through all these years (despite Ash changing his hat several times over the course of the series). Whether Pikachu will keep the hat on if evolved into Raichu is unknown at this point, but we can dream. On top of Pikachu's new duds, players will be able to get a limited anniversary box that includes incubators, max revives, ultra balls, and raid passes at a discounted price. Outside of the game, Niantic teased more details coming about in-person events including the sold-out Pokémon Go Fest Chicago, European events coming this summer, and events in Yokohama, Japan this August. Niantic dropped one more astounding piece of information to show just how popular its game has been: In its first year, Pokémon Go players have caught over 125 billion Pokémon. That's a lot of Pokémon. WATCH: Professional video gamers react to Pokémon Go
- China vs the World: Smartphone giants face a low-cost threat
- How open-internet rules are actually helping consumers
- Pogue's Basics: The master class on capturing screenshots
Maybe you’re writing up instructions, illustrating a computer book, or collecting proof of some secret screen you found buried in a game. You can take pictures of the entire screen or capture only the contents of a rectangular selection. On the Mac, it’s Command-Shift-3 to capture the whole screen, or Command-Shift 4 to grab a region of the screen.
- A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the world
- How to switch from iPhone to Android and vice versa
- Even a $2.7 billion fine can't hurt Google
- What you need to know about the new ransomware that's hit the US
- Your fingerprints could replace your airline boarding pass
- Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo just in time for the holidays
Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo in the form of its new Super Nintendo Classic this September. Nintendo (NTDOY) is bringing is bringing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System back from the dead just in time for the holiday shopping season in the form of its SNES Classic Edition.
- Big Cable broke its promise and you're paying for it
- Uber’s next CEO faces 3 big challenges
- Why Apple would need to use ex-NSA workers to stop leaks
- Here’s who could lead Uber out of its scandals
- Nintendo's 'Arms' is a whimsical fighter with wonderful multiplayer
- The top 10 games of E3 2017
The greatest video game show on Earth has ended, but the hype is just heating up. Nearly 70,000 gamers flooded an overpacked Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days (not counting a few days of fancy media briefings) of digital insanity, and game makers of all shapes and sizes delivered enough gaming goodness to last a lifetime — or at least until the holidays.
- These are the coolest VR games at the world's biggest video game expo
- Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a powerful machine with a slight drawback
- Nintendo shows off new 'Super Mario Odyssey' and more at E3 2017
- Pogue's Basics: Operate the Windows Ribbon from the keyboard
- Microsoft's new Xbox One X is a beast, but faces an uphill battle
- America has slower LTE wireless than Canada or Mexico
- E3 Preview: What to expect from 2017's marquee video game expo
Hope you like video games, because your social networks are about to get flooded with countless tweets, posts, pics, hot takes, snarky asides and full-on rants about interactive entertainment. E3, otherwise known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo. You’ve likely heard of E3 — it’s in its 24th consecutive year — but you might not know why the annual video game industry convention/circus is such a big deal.
- The big issues we want Apple to address in macOS High Sierra
- Pogue's Basics: The "Minimize All" keystroke in Windows
Sometimes you’ve got Windows open, and you want to have a look at your desktop to find a certain icon. Well, here’s a keyboard trick that lets you minimize all your windows at once, revealing your entire desktop. Just press Windows key+M (think of it as M for “Minimize all”). Boom! They all fly away to your taskbar.