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Disney Plus' Secrets of the Whales gives intimate look at lives of belugas, orcas and more

Executive Producer James Cameron and photographer Brian Skerry chat with CNET about filming the National Geographic series, premiering Earth Day. → Read More

Amazon could launch furniture, appliance assembly service

The offering would allow the e-commerce giant to better compete with retailers like Wayfair and Best Buy, Bloomberg says. → Read More

Facebook tests video speed dating app that nixes swipes, DMs

The platform, called Sparked, is the product of Facebook's NPE experimental app team. → Read More

Uber lets customers donate money for rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites

The rideshare company is teaming up with PayPal and Walgreens for the Vaccine Access Fund. → Read More

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks teleportation with Marques Brownlee in this exclusive Retro Tech clip

Season 2 of the YouTube original series revisits more old-school staples with special guests including Bill Gates and a couple of CNETers. → Read More

Why tech accessibility matters, and the long road to improving it

A growing list of companies including Google and Apple are incorporating more accessible design, but progress lags. Here's why experts say that needs to change. → Read More

Facebook and Instagram are down

The social media sites are experiencing outages across the US. → Read More

MyHeritage adds Deep Nostalgia animations for dancing, kissing and more

There are new ways to creepily bring old photos to life. → Read More

People's trust in tech is at an all-time low, Edelman study says

Numbers have plummeted during the pandemic. → Read More

YouTube hides dislike count in new test

The company says the move is in response to "creator feedback around well-being." → Read More

Google's Suez Canal Easter egg brings boatloads of fun

A search for 'Suez Canal' and 'Ever Given' surfaces a hidden surprise. → Read More

Instagram for kids could be coming, and it would be disastrous

Commentary: The platform incites feelings of jealousy and inferiority that would be detrimental to young minds. It's a tough enough battle as an adult. → Read More

David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad: The allegations and why companies are cutting ties

Brands including HBO Max and DoorDash have continued to cut ties with David Dobrik. Here's everything you need to know. → Read More

David Dobrik: The allegations and why companies are cutting ties

Dobrik released an apology video on Tuesday as brands including HBO Max and DoorDash continued to cut ties with him. Here's everything to know. → Read More

TikTok is full of homemade lip glosses. But should you buy them?

Videos of handmade makeup products on the site highlight the dangers of the under-regulated cosmetics industry. → Read More

Melinda Gates, diversity advocates address the long road to equality at SXSW

Issues like no paid family medical leave and weak employee retention continue to hinder inclusivity efforts, experts say. → Read More

Instagram for preteens reportedly in the works from Facebook

Currently, people under 13 can't use the photo sharing app. → Read More

Google Chrome adds real-time, automatic captions for web content

Live Caption, first made available on Android, helps users who are deaf or hard of hearing access audio content. → Read More

Monopoly wants your help in updating its Community Chest cards

Owner Hasbro is looking to bring the cards into the 21st century, with input from players. → Read More

How to bring pictures to life using the MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia app

Animate pictures of your loved ones or famous people using the app that's all over TikTok. → Read More