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Facebook's Town Hall Finds Your Elected Officials

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
Stay in touch with your local, state, and federal representatives using email, phone, and (of course) Facebook Messenger.

Report: AMC Planning Ad-Free Online Streaming

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
You might soon be able to watch 'The Walking Dead' on the internet with no commercials, but only if you have a cable subscription and are willing to pay extra.

Play 4K Videos on PS4 Pro Media Player App

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
The update will begin rolling out today; once it reaches your system, you'll be able to view any 4K videos in MP4 format you have saved on a USB stick or home server.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Returns (Sort Of)

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
Samsung announced plans to refurbish some of the Galaxy Note 7 phones that it recalled last year, though not in the US. Will anyone want them?

Amazon's AI-Enhanced Grocery Store Can't Handle Crowds

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
The store is plagued with technical problems, according to the Wall Street Journal, including sensors that don't recognize purchases unless shoppers move slowly.

Uber Self-Driving Car Crashes in Arizona

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
The crash in Tempe, Ariz., didn't cause any injuries, but it added more woes to Uber's already controversial self-driving experiment.

Share Your 'Live Location' Via Facebook Messenger

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
Once you share your Live Location, the person or people you shared it with will be able to see where you are on a map for the next 60 minutes.

T-Mobile Adds AppleCare to Device Protection Plan

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
For those with an eligible iPhone or iPad, the service offers access to AppleCare technical support via chat or phone, $29 iPhone screen damage repairs, and free battery service.

Head to the Mall and...Buy a Couch From Amazon Using VR?

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
We already have Amazon book stores, now we may get stores selling household items and electronics outlets that rival Apple Stores.

Following London Attack, UK Wants WhatsApp Backdoor

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
UK home secretary Amber Rudd argues that government intelligence services must be able to access encrypted messages from apps like WhatsApp in the event of a terrorist situation.

Samsung Files Patent For Smartwatch Rim Display

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
Rather than just having one display on a smartwatch, Samsung wants two, with the second being placed around the rotating rim of the watch.

UK Launching Most Secure Coin in the World

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
It's a 12-sided coin packed full of features to make it very difficult to counterfeit.

Blizzard Is Remastering StarCraft in 4K

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
The gameplay will be exactly the same, but everything else is receiving a major upgrade.

What 'Hidden Figures' Can Teach Us About AI

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
AI will drive consumers to look for traits in brands that have been more traditionally associated with humans: honesty, empathy, loyalty, and service.

Intel Unveils First Optane Memory Modules

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
Optane has the potential to significantly boost the speed and responsiveness of PCs powered by conventional hard disk drives.

Business Choice Awards 2017: Smartphones

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:45
Need a handheld computer for work? Make your boss get you the smartphone brand recommended by PCMag readers.

Pedestrians: Self-Driving Cars' Biggest Foes?

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:15
A researcher uses game theory to analyze the 'crosswalk chicken' that could occur between pedestrians and autonomous vehicles.

How to Cancel Amazon Prime

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:15
You've decided it's time to pull the plug on your Prime account. But just how do you do that?

In MindGamers, Your Brain Is Not Your Own

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:15
In MindGamers, a wireless neural network becomes re-configured into a platform for human-to-human transfer of advanced motor skills. Not surprisingly, dark forces lurk in the shadows.

Not in Our Image

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:15
Roboticists are exploring the possibilities of using animals as models instead of humans.

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