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Cord cutting guide

Created: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:14:22 +0000

Author: USA TODAY

Which service is best

      
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Sprint, T-Mobile merger

Created: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:13:18 +0000

Author: USA TODAY

What it means for you

      
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Tech Tips

Created: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:47:45 +0000

Author: USA TODAY

Protect your router

      
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🎧 Our daily tech podcast

Created: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:14:51 +0000

Author: USA TODAY

Talking Tech

      
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Venmo did what with my data? My location was shared when I paid with the app

Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:01:55 +0000

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

A routine monitor of my phone found many disturbing, un-disclosed trackings by big companies, who shared it with third party data marketing firms.

      
Read more: Venmo did what with my data? My location was shared when I paid with the app

Anxiety, depression and PTSD: The hidden epidemic of data breaches and cyber crimes

Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:57:05 +0000

Author: Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY

Data breaches and other cyber crimes take a heavy psychological toll on the millions of Americans whose personal data is plundered by fraudsters.

      
Read more: Anxiety, depression and PTSD: The hidden epidemic of data breaches and cyber crimes

Webcams are infiltrating your home. Here's how to secure those on your computers

Created: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:12:56 +0000

Author: Marc Saltzman, Special to USA TODAY

Webcams foster connectivity and can aid in home security. But you want to make sure your webcams are secure, too, and your privacy isn't invaded.

      
Read more: Webcams are infiltrating your home. Here's how to secure those on your computers

Sports not your thing? Streaming options from Philo might be for you

Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:48:46 +0000

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

If cord-cutters can live without ESPN, CNN and the broadcast networks, Philo may be for you. Many top cable channels available for streaming.

      
Read more: Sports not your thing? Streaming options from Philo might be for you

Google-Fitbit deal could carry data and privacy risks, EU privacy agency says

Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:33:48 +0000

Author: Mike Snider, USA TODAY

Google's $2.1 billion bid for wearable fitness device maker Fitbit could pose privacy concerns for consumers, the European Data Protection Board says.

      
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Google, YouTube should remove murder videos, father of slain journalist tells FTC

Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:28:53 +0000

Author: Jazmin Goodwin, USA TODAY

Google and YouTube should remove violent murder videos including the shooting of a Roanoke, Virginia TV reporter caught on live TV, her father says.

      
Read more: Google, YouTube should remove murder videos, father of slain journalist tells FTC

From smartphones to flip phones and bending tablets: Why the future is foldable

Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:05:47 +0000

Author: Bob O'Donnnell, Special for USA TODAY

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Motorola Razr, and even the Samsung Galaxy Fold all use these impressive new screens, and their effect is, well, magical.

      
Read more: From smartphones to flip phones and bending tablets: Why the future is foldable

UCLA drops controversial face recognition plan

Created: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:16:52 +0000

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

UCLA student protest against the facial recognition system played a big part in the decision, the campus says.

      
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You might just be addicted: Smartphone use physically affects your brain, study says

Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:12:02 +0000

Author: Coral Murphy, USA TODAY

A new study suggests that smartphone addiction physically affects your brain the same way drug addiction does.

      
Read more: You might just be addicted: Smartphone use physically affects your brain, study says

Can the coronavirus spread through cash exchanges or live on credit cards?

Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:15:43 +0000

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

Viruses like coronavirus tend to survive longer on hard surfaces like credit cards and coins. Is that driving people to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency?

      
Read more: Can the coronavirus spread through cash exchanges or live on credit cards?

Uber's new 'On-Trip Reporting' tool lets you report uncomfortable rides in real-time

Created: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:27:13 +0000

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

Previously, riders had to wait until a trip was complete to provide feedback on how it went.

      
Read more: Uber's new 'On-Trip Reporting' tool lets you report uncomfortable rides in real-time

New TikTok feature lets parents set how much time their kids can spend on the app

Created: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:52:04 +0000

Author: Coral Murphy, USA TODAY

TikTok's new feature called Family Safety Mode allows guardians to link their account to their kid's to control content seen and time spent on the app.

      
Read more: New TikTok feature lets parents set how much time their kids can spend on the app

Coronavirus complications in China increase Facebook's Oculus Quest backlog

Created: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:30:20 +0000

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Coronavirus concerns complicate Facebook's efforts to get Oculus Quest headsets made. The best way to buy it now: third-party sellers such as eBay.

      
Read more: Coronavirus complications in China increase Facebook's Oculus Quest backlog

Coronavirus fallout: Study says people aren't downloading flight and hotel apps

Created: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:00:22 +0000

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

While the virus is having the greatest impact on China, the travel fallout is global. Popular hotel and flight apps are taking a revenue hit.

      
Read more: Coronavirus fallout: Study says people aren't downloading flight and hotel apps

Attention cord-cutters: Redbox rolled out a free online streaming service with live TV

Created: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:17:47 +0000

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

The tab is home to shows like "Forensic Files" and "Family Feud." There are news channels with video content from USA TODAY and TMZ.

      
Read more: Attention cord-cutters: Redbox rolled out a free online streaming service with live TV

George Soros calls for Zuckerberg, Sandberg to step down from Facebook in scathing letter

Created: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:34:47 +0000

Author: Joshua Bote, USA TODAY

Facebook continues to run political advertising on its platform, stating that it should not litigate the legitimacy of claims made in campaign ads.

      
Read more: George Soros calls for Zuckerberg, Sandberg to step down from Facebook in scathing letter

Ring doorbell camera users required to use two-factor authentication to protect accounts

Created: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:14:35 +0000

Author: Mike Snider, USA TODAY

Ring doorbell camera users are being required to use more secure methods to log into their accounts. In some cases, the Ring cameras have been hacked.

      
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Apple's next iPhone still expected in March, despite coronavirus impact

Created: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:39:06 +0000

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

The iPhone SE had been Apple's lowest-priced phone before getting pulled from the market in 2019. It had a smaller screen than current models.

      
Read more: Apple's next iPhone still expected in March, despite coronavirus impact

Instagram's 'Latest Posts' prototype brings back beloved chronological timeline

Created: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:43:36 +0000

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

The photo-sharing app's "Latest Posts" tool would give users an option to display content chronologically.

      
Read more: Instagram's 'Latest Posts' prototype brings back beloved chronological timeline

Samsung's $1,400 smartphones: What's up with the new sky-high pricing?

Created: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:49:36 +0000

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Samsung's new Galaxy S20 highest priced Galaxy S series phone to date.

      
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Samsung Galaxy S20: How the new phones stack up

Created: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 16:44:52 +0000

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Pricing starts at $999 for the entry level phone and goes to $1,399, about the priciest of major phones, but still less than last year's Galaxy Fold.

      
Read more: Samsung Galaxy S20: How the new phones stack up

The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend

Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 19:15:09 +0000

Author: Isabelle Kagan

Spend your weekend right by snagging deals on top-performing products like the Oral-B 3000, the JBL Flip 4, and more on Amazon.

      
Read more: The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend

Tech tips

Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:57:49 +0000

Author: USA TODAY

What you need to know to keep connected.

      
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Reviewed.com

Created: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:44:23 +0000

Author: USA TODAY

A comprehensive source for unbiased product reviews written by our team of experts.

      
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31 things you can buy on Amazon that will actually save you money

Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:03:51 +0000

Author: Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY

These products from Amazon, including dryer balls, a smart thermostat, and the best meal prep containers, will help save you money in the long run.

      
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Don't fall for this phish attempt from fraudsters

Created: Wed, 01 Jan 2020 20:25:22 +0000

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Read the fine print carefully before you click anything in an e-mail. Take a good look here, please

      
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Apple Watch shopper's guide: What you need to know before buying

Created: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:52:53 +0000

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Series 4 has disappeared from Apple's website but is still widely available at other resellers. The newest edition has an always-on watch face.

      
Read more: Apple Watch shopper's guide: What you need to know before buying

Cord cutters, you can finally stream your PBS stations online – on YouTube TV

Created: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 20:44:24 +0000

Author: Rob Pegoraro, Special for USA TODAY

Public TV stations had remained a holdout from streaming services since the debut of Dish Network's Sling TV in 2015.

      
Read more: Cord cutters, you can finally stream your PBS stations online – on YouTube TV

Cutting the cord isn't just for pay TV. Here are some other smart options to shave your bills

Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:44:05 +0000

Author: Marc Saltzman, Special to USA TODAY

New technologies and devices can be used to apply the cord-cutting concept to other services you want at home -- and help you lower recurring bills.

      
Read more: Cutting the cord isn't just for pay TV. Here are some other smart options to shave your bills

Better late than never? Thousands of people just received texts sent on Valentine's Day

Created: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:28:36 +0000

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

Overnight on Thursday, people across the country received previously unsent text messages that were originally meant to be shared on Valentine's Day.

      
Read more: Better late than never? Thousands of people just received texts sent on Valentine's Day

China adopts online video game curfew for minors to thwart addiction

Created: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:58:21 +0000

Author: Mike Snider, USA TODAY

China's online video gaming curfew means companies cannot let minors play between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. -- a move to thwart addiction and improve health.

      
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Team of 'white hat' hackers found bugs in Amazon Echo and Galaxy S10

Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 02:02:34 +0000

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

An Amazon Echo, Samsung TV and Galaxy S10 were exploited during the hackathon called Pwn2Own in Tokyo.

      
Read more: Team of 'white hat' hackers found bugs in Amazon Echo and Galaxy S10

 
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