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Recent articles by Ben:

Here's how 'NBA 2K20' is paying homage to basketball legend Kobe Bryant after his tragic death in a helicopter

"NBA 2K20" just added an in-game homage to Kobe Bryant in the aftermath of his tragic death. → Read More

The incredible life of Kobe Bryant, the 41-year-old basketball legend who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday

41-year-old NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died on Sunday in a helicopter crash. → Read More

The coronavirus has reached Los Angeles, where the fourth person diagnosed in the US just arrived from China

The fourth person the US to be diagnosed with coronavirus just arrived in Los Angeles from Wuhan, China, where the virus originated. → Read More

President Trump says Mark Zuckerberg running for president 'wouldn't be too frightening'

President Trump hinted he might be in favor of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg running for president, but warned, "he does have that monster behind him." → Read More

With the next Xbox, Microsoft is finally ending its lofty TV ambitions

It's the end of an era: When the next Xbox arrives this holiday, it marks the end of Microsoft's big push into TV. → Read More

Joe Biden says video game makers are 'little creeps' who make 'games to teach you how to kill people'

Former vice president Joe Biden is no fan of violent video games, nor is he a fan of the people who make them. → Read More

Apple killed a security project after the FBI pushed back, according to sources

Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt iCloud backups of their devices after the FBI complained that it would harm investigations. → Read More

During President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, Senators are banned from using their phones or any other electronics

The rules of Trump's impeachment trial have been set — and they include a provision that bars Senators from using smartphones or other electronics. → Read More

After former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan by hiding inside a musical instrument case, Yamaha is warning people to not do that

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan in a dramatic escape from prosecution. He got out by hiding in a double bass case from Yamaha. → Read More

Bernie Sanders says his smartphone doesn't have any apps, and he doesn't have an Amazon Prime subscription

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about his relationship with technology in a new interview with The New York Times. → Read More

Apple's iPod went from idea to product in a single year, according to the 'father' of the iconic music player

Tony Fadell, the "father of the iPod," tells the story of how Apple's iconic music player went from idea to product in a single year. → Read More

Electric scooter injuries among millennials in cities more than doubled in a single year, new study finds

In 2017, just over 2,000 people aged 18 to 34 were injured on electric scooters. By 2018, that number jumped to over 5,300. → Read More

Sony just revealed the PlayStation 5 logo, and it looks exactly like you'd expect

Sony's PlayStation 5 got a surprise bit of attention during Sony's keynote at the biggest tech conference of the year, CES 2020. → Read More

Meet 'RollBot' — a toilet paper robot that will bring you paper when you run out on the bowl

Stuck on a toilet without any toilet paper? Charmin's got a robot for that. → Read More

Google bought a game-development studio that has only one game known to be in production, and Google isn't saying whether it will be available on Stadia

Google's new video-game service, Stadia, has gotten off to a rough start. Google is hoping a studio acquisition will help to get people interested. → Read More

The way Facebook transfers people's data abroad from the EU is valid, according to an adviser to Europe's top court

But the advice questions whether European citizens' data is really protected from US surveillance. → Read More

In a rare move, Apple, Amazon, and Google just announced a major partnership

The three tech giants are often competitors, but in the case of smart home, they're unlikely bedfellows. → Read More

Yet another Ring home camera system was broken into, and this time the intruders used it to harass the home's owners

The woman said the intruder began making offensive remarks, and was able to see her in real time. "... He was tapping into my bedroom camera." → Read More

The next-generation Xbox has a much simpler name than you might think: It's actually just 'Xbox'

Microsoft is making a huge change with its next-generation Xbox: It's rebranding the console as simply "Xbox," with specific models like Series X. → Read More

The next Xbox console is Xbox Series X, coming in holiday 2020

Microsoft's next Xbox console is named Xbox Series X, and it's scheduled to arrive in holiday 2020. → Read More