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USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

New iPhones are bigger in size and price tag

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:26:56 -0400

USA TODAY's Ed Baig gives his take on some of the pros and cons of Apple's new iPhones XS, XS Max and XR.


Air fryers are the hot new kitchen gadget you definitely don't need

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:33:57 -0400

Air fryers are the hot new "must have" kitchen gadget that we think you'd be better off without


These are the four big personality types, according to science

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:48:40 -0400

A large new study published in Nature Human Behavior, however, provides evidence for the existence of at least four personality types: average, reserved, self-centered and role model.


Scientists recreate images of people's memories from brain activity

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:23:03 -0400

Real life 'Black Mirror?' Canadian researchers say the tracked brain data could be used to recreate memories from witnesses of crimes.


How to watch all your fall TV shows after cutting the cord

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:17:51 -0400

As the fall television season approaches and a lineup of new and returning series kicks off, we look at your best streaming TV options to catch up and keep up.


Ceres is covered in volcanoes that ooze ice instead of lava

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:28:57 -0400

Scientists say the dwarf planet could have at least 22 cryovolcanoes, or icy volcanoes, on its surface.


Elon Musk announces first private passenger to fly around the moon

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:27:52 -0400

Elon Musk introduced the world to Yusaku Maezawa from Japan who will be the first private passenger on SpaceX's lunar BFR mission.


New phone controls screen time for you, kids

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:37:51 -0400

Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids. (Sept. 18)


Video marketing is the key for engagement and revenue: study

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:28:45 -0400

With technology constantly evolving, its no surprise that video keeps gaining more power, a power that could raise engagement and revenue. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.


'Vegan brisket' sparks Twitter controversy

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:41:27 -0400

BBQ is a beloved type of cooking with so many options! Pulled pork, bbq chicken or vegan brisket. Yes, you heard right. Vegan Brisket! Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.


IBM sued for age discrimination after thousands of older workers laid off

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:17:50 -0400

The lawsuit alleges the plaintiffs are among thousands of IBM employees to be laid off recently as the result of a shift to recruit millennials.


Google's 'Family Link' lets you monitor your teenager's phone

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:32:16 -0400

Google's Family Link will give parents the ability to set screen time limits and lock their kids' devices. Buzz60's Natasha Abellard has the story.


A look at the new Apple Watch Series 4

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:01:26 -0400

Ed Baig gives a look at the new Apple Watch Series 4. One key new feature: fall detection.


iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max pricing: What are the best wireless carrier deals?

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:15:16 -0400

With iPhone XS and the XS Max available to preorder, carriers are beginning to advertise their offers. We break down what the major networks offer.


Tesla faces Justice Department criminal investigation over Elon Musk's tweets

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:20:56 -0400

Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation of Tesla after Elon Musk's short-lived campaign to take the company private.


Robots set to take over HALF of all workplace tasks by 2025

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:25:12 -0400

A new report by the World Economic Forum predicts 75 million jobs will go to robots by 2025. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.


These are the 5 best deals on Amazon right now

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:24:57 -0400

Save on those things you actually want.


New iPhones, Apple Watch announced at Apple event

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:55:01 -0400

Apple Watch and iPhone updates are expected at the September 12, 2018 Special Event at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California


This is how police will deal with crime in space

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:35:13 -0400

Solving a murder on Mars will be much different than on Earth. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.


Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Bigger display, fall detection and ECG may make it the time to upgrade

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:05:22 -0400

The Apple Watch Series 4 does what you expect an Apple Watch to do: deliver notifications, track fitness, Apple Pay. But the emphasis is on health.


First look: SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for NASA astronauts

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:12:30 -0400


Facebook's ad targeting accused of discriminates by gender

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:13:43 -0400

Facebook is facing a legal battle with not only the American Civil Liberties Union but also the Communications Workers of America and three female workers.


10 accessories that will make your Amazon Echo even better

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:52:29 -0400

Teach your Echo device some new tricks with these add-ons


North Carolina officials warn about using GPS apps like Waze after Florence

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:45:04 -0400

Officials in North Carolina are urging people to use caution when navigating roads with apps like Waze and Google Maps after Hurricane Florence.


Twitter to bring back reverse chronological order feed

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:15:37 -0400

Twitter announced in a statement, in the coming weeksit will go back to letting users have the option to view their timelines in reverse chronological order. Veuer's Mercer Morrison has the story.


Facebook accused of bias in job ads that let companies target men, exclude women

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:33 -0400

Three women have filed a discrimination complaint with the EEOC alleging they were shut out of job opportunities by Facebook ads targeted only to men.


Facebook and Twitter executives testify at Senate hearing

Wed, 5 Sep 2018 12:59:44 -0400

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Google exec Larry Page was absent.


You won't believe your eyes as Museum of Illusions opens in NYC

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:31:32 -0400

The Museum of Optical Illusions is set to open in New York City. Keri Lumm shares a sneak peak of what to expect!


iPhone XS and XS Max review: Apple's beautiful big-screen beasts exact a small ransom

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:15:19 -0400

The iPhone XS and XS Max have brilliant, large screen displays, a powerhouse processor and superb cameras. But these come at a high cost.


Quick and Cheesy Zoodles

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:57:14 -0400

Making a healthy and delicious dinner doesn't have to be hard. Check out this delicious recipe that is ready in a snap


Samsung's best and worst smartphones

Thu, 9 Aug 2018 12:01:30 -0400


Sony launching retro video game console PlayStation Classic in December

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:08:53 -0400

Following the footsteps of Nintendo and the NES Classic, Sony plans to launch the retro video game console PlayStation Classic in December.


Could rockets powered by light someday soon be launched into space?

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:33:28 -0400

A new theory being funded by DARPA hopes to realize a future where rockets can be launched into space using light and electricity alone. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.


What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:31:45 -0400


Sharpen these skills so robots don't take your job

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:47:05 -0400

Robots are coming for your job. Here's how to protect yourself. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.


Amazon is now third-largest digital ad platform in US, closing in on Facebook, Google

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:50:58 -0400

Amazon is taking a larger chunk of the U.S. digital ad business than expected this year and will take the third spot behind Google and Facebook.


Google holds competition to help its algorithm tell bikes from birds

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:20:15 -0400

What’s the difference between a bird and a bike? There’s a million answers but Google might not know the difference. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.


SpaceX announces Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as first 'private passenger' on moon rocket

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:58:48 -0400

Elon Musk made the surprise announcement with a lot of hoopla at the company's headquarters outside Los Angeles


Here are the best deals on Amazon right now

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:37:01 -0400

Great prices on great products!

   changed how it determines ethnicity and people are upset

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:07:53 -0400

After Ancestry rolled out a new update to its ethnicity estimate system last week, users noticed dramatic changes in their ethnic profiles.


Apple's iOS 12 feature lets you track and limit your device addiction

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:02:45 -0400

Apple has added a new feature to its iOS 12 devices that will help you curb your phone usage. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.


Electric car wars: Audi's new e-tron set to challenge Tesla Model X, Jaguar I-PACE

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:55:28 -0400

German automaker Audi is going for SUV buyers with its e-tron, which will compete with Tesla Model X and the new Jaguar I-PACE crossover electric cars.


With Apple maxing out iPhone sizes, the small smartphone looks even more endangered

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:19:09 -0400

Prefer small phones? Sorry, across the board, they are going big – huge, even. But there are few options for those who wish to skip the megatrend.


Your daily Talking Tech podcasts right here

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:24:32 -0400

The audio quick hit gives you the latest on the newest gadgets, trends and tech news, delivered in USA TODAY's quick hit format. You can listen to Talking Tech on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio and other audio providers.


What are the most 'Instagrammed' landmarks on Earth?

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:24:18 -0400

Need advice on where to travel next to get that great Instagram pic? Winfield Outdoors has your back! Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.


Report: Tesla faces DOJ investigation over Elon Musk's tweets

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:20:16 -0400

The Justice Department is investigating Tesla inc because of public statements made by the company’s CEO Elon Musk .


Amazon launches “Amazon Storefronts”

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:45:34 -0400

A new retail hub exclusively for U.S. small businesses.


Key Apple products, including Apple Watch, AirPods and Mac Mini, dodge China tariffs

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:21:19 -0400

Apple avoided feared tariffs from China on popular products such as its Apple Watch and AirPods after the U.S. opted to exclude the products.


This Is why September’s Harvest Moon looks orange

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:35:01 -0400

September’s Harvest moon marks the first full moon of the fall season, but why is it orange?


Nintendo launches ‘Nintendo Switch Online’

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:42:34 -0400

Online play now requires this subscription service.


Did 'downgraded' Florence contribute to a false sense of security?

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:04:38 -0400

The famed 1 to 5 Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, which only measures wind speed, may not the best way to gauge a storm's ferocity, experts say. Hurricane Florence was 'downgraded,' even though it was becoming more dangerous.