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Alexa for kids: Amazon's Echo Dot gets a kid-friendly mode and cute animal design

The new Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speaker comes in a panda or tiger version. → Read More

Adobe peps up PDF on smartphones with AI-powered Liquid reformatting

The lowly Portable Document Format is a key part of our digital lives, but it "sucks" on small screens. → Read More

Two decades of mountain bike evolution got me riding again

Full suspension, 29-inch wheels and disc brakes have revolutionized fat-tire bikes. → Read More

How 2 decades of mountain bike evolution got me riding again

Full suspension, 29-inch wheels and disc brakes have revolutionized fat-tire bikes. → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Instagram of peeping with iPhone camera

Facebook said earlier that the underlying issue was a bug and that the app didn't actually use the camera. → Read More

Mozilla shuts down Firefox Send file transfer service after malware abuse

Expanding beyond the Firefox browser to online services isn't simple. → Read More

IBM promises steady quantum computing progress through 2023

Big Blue's quantum computer will get more than 1,000 qubits in three years, and the company expects machines with more than a million qubits after that. → Read More

Apple boosts iPad Air performance 40% with new A14 Bionic chip

It's the first to move to 5-nanometer manufacturing. → Read More

Google reverses lifelong carbon emissions to fight climate change

The search giant also aims to use completely carbon free energy around the clock by 2030. → Read More

Palmer Luckey's Ghost 4 military drones can swarm into an AI surveillance system

Oculus founder's Anduril Industries is working with the defense sector while much of Silicon Valley shuns it. → Read More

Security keys to thwart hackers are now easier to use on all your devices

Security keys lock down your account. The new YubiKey 5C NFC works with USB-C ports on a laptop and phones' wireless NFC connection. → Read More

Intel's Tiger Lake chip delivers a long-awaited laptop speed boost

Premium portable PCs using Intel's 11th generation Core chips will sport the Evo brand signifying performance and battery life. → Read More

Elon Musk shows Neuralink brain implant working in a pig

"It's like a Fitbit in your skull," the SpaceX and Tesla leader says of Neuralink's brain-computer link technology. → Read More

Elon Musk shows Neuralink brain link working in a pig

"It's like a Fitbit in your skull," the SpaceX and Telsa leader says of Neuralink's brain-computer link technology. → Read More

US begins $1 billion quantum computing plan to get ahead of 'adversaries'

The government is funding basic research in AI, too. → Read More

Mozilla's Firefox Daylight browser for Android is out. Here are 5 reasons to try it

The reasons: speed, privacy, tab collections, extensions and a way to keep Google Chrome from completely ruling the web. → Read More

5 reasons to try Mozilla's overhauled Firefox Daylight browser for Android

Speed, privacy, tab collections, extensions and a way to keep Google Chrome from ruling the web. → Read More

IBM doubles its quantum computer performance

Practical use of these weird machines remains years away. → Read More

How Intel will keep Moore's Law cranking for years to come

Maybe your 2025 laptop won't suck. → Read More

Intel Tiger Lake chips mean faster PCs with longer battery life for 2020

Gamers will get faster graphics, too. → Read More