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Apple's teases about a smarter Siri were actually from last year

Apple's teases about a smarter Siri were actually from last year

Apple historically has used the WWDC developer conference to announce new software changes to make Siri more useful. Will they work this time?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg again says 'I'm sorry,' but that doesn't go far enough for some EU officials

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg again says 'I'm sorry,' but that doesn't go far enough for some EU officials

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the European Parliament Tuesday to address steps the social network is taking to protect users' data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Amazon should stop selling facial recognition software to police, ACLU and other rights groups say

Amazon should stop selling facial recognition software to police, ACLU and other rights groups say

The ACLU and civil rights groups are demanding Amazon stop selling a facial recognition tool to the government
SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches NASA satellites that will track rising oceans and melting glaciers

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches NASA satellites that will track rising oceans and melting glaciers

NASA launches the next generation of satellites that will monitor changes in the world’s water supplies. The twin satellites soared into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California’s Vandenberg
SpaceX Falcon 9 launches satellites to track Earth's water

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches satellites to track Earth's water

The twin satellites are part of the GRACE-FO mission by NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences. SpaceX also launched five Iridium NEXT communications satellites.

Must see video of lightning strikes from space!

A new time-lapse video from space shows flashes of lightning above North and South America. The weather satellite launched to space on March 1st.
YouTube Music knows a LOT about you

YouTube Music knows a LOT about you

YouTube's revamped music subscription service bases its recommendations on your viewing history. How does it perform? Jefferson Graham reviews for Talking Tech.
'Overwatch' is getting the Lego treatment

'Overwatch' is getting the Lego treatment

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard confirmed its popular first-person shooter game "Overwatch" will get its own set of Lego toys, as well as Hasbro.
The new YouTube Music touts personalized music. 50 playlists later, here's what I found.

The new YouTube Music touts personalized music. 50 playlists later, here's what I found.

We tried out Google's revamped subscription service YouTube Music, which tries to take on Spotify and Apple Music with better recommendations from the Google Assistant.
Former Uber engineer sues company for sexual harassment, testing company's new policy on lawsuits

Former Uber engineer sues company for sexual harassment, testing company's new policy on lawsuits

Former Uber engineer Ingrid Avendano has sued the company for sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The suit comes after the company last week said it changed its forced arbitration
Microsoft demos robot that can chat on the phone with humans

Microsoft demos robot that can chat on the phone with humans

Microsoft unveiled its chatbot Xiaoice -- translation: “little Bing” -- on Wednesday on the heels of Google’s controversial rollout of a similar tool.

You should REALLY avoid checking your phone at these times

Let's face it, we're all pretty addicted to our smart devices. No matter how much you love them, there are certain times you should avoid them at all costs.
Americans now more fearful of self-driving cars, AAA survey shows

Americans now more fearful of self-driving cars, AAA survey shows

U.S. drivers' fears of fully autonomous (self-driving) vehicles has risen in the past several months according to a new survey by AAA.
Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to EU officials for Cambridge Analytica scandal: live blog

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to EU officials for Cambridge Analytica scandal: live blog

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear before the European Parliament in Brussels, scheduled at 12:15 p.m. ET. USA TODAY will bring you live updates.
Sony to buy an extra 60% stake in EMI Music Publishing

Sony to buy an extra 60% stake in EMI Music Publishing

Sony will own 90% of the company, once the deal is finalized.

You can help scientists find exploding stars

Scientists want your help finding exploding stars in the universe! A project conducted by Australian National University will allow citizens to help experts locate exploding stars online.
Trump 'not satisfied' with China trade deal that has been criticized by both parties

Trump 'not satisfied' with China trade deal that has been criticized by both parties

President Trump questioned a potential trade deal with China, indicating he isn’t satisfied with how talks have gone so far.
Are you getting all these GDPR privacy notices? We are too. Here's why they matter.

Are you getting all these GDPR privacy notices? We are too. Here's why they matter.

There's been a flood of e-mails advising Web users of privacy-policy changes. Stemming from European rules, they can help U.S. users, too.

Are you sitting on a forgotten-gadget goldmine?

Collectors and fans will pay big bucks for old video game systems, iPods and stereo systems.