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Instagram tests new 'Limits' feature to protect against harassment

The feature lets users put a temporary halt to incoming interactions when they're feeling targeted or at risk. → Read More

Samsung's Family Hub fridge now comes with Alexa built-in

Alexa, how's Bixby taking this? → Read More

Make way for Matter, the smart home's would-be skeleton key

Coming soon to Echo devices, Android and iOS, the new standard is set to make waves with wide industry support -- but don't expect a smart home sea change. → Read More

Deal alert: Catch a rare sale on the Apple HomePod Mini

It's usually $99 and almost never on sale, but you can currently save $10 on the HomePod Mini at B&H Photo. → Read More

Mediacom home internet review: Less Xtream than it sounds

Mediacom's cable internet plans aren't much to get x-cited about. → Read More

Valve's Steam Deck launches for pre-order July 16, promises portable PC gaming

The $399 device lets you take your Steam library with you for gaming on the go. → Read More

The NFL is headed to Twitter Spaces to produce content for the 2021 season

The NFL is taking to Twitter Spaces to talk football throughout the 2021 season and beyond. → Read More

Maine just enacted the country's toughest restrictions on facial recognition

The new law limits law enforcement's use of facial recognition tech, and prohibits it in most areas of government, including in public schools. → Read More

Maine's new facial recognition law bans the tech in schools, limits police use

Supporters say it's the toughest set of statewide regulations on facial recognition in the US. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 appear in new leak

The next generation of Samsung's foldable phones might be here soon. → Read More

Space Perspectives opens reservations for $125,000 balloon rides to space

Liftoffs won't begin until 2024, but the six-hour trip features reclining seats, bathroom access, a fully-stocked bar, and one hell of a view. → Read More

Amazon Prime Day 2021: The best Echo bundles you can buy right now

Prime Day's a great time to pick up a new smart speaker or smart display -- and each of these Amazon bundles sweetens the deal with an extra gadget or two. → Read More

How much internet speed do you need? 73% of us have no clue

A new survey from Allconnect adds that two in five Americans don't even know what speed they're paying for. → Read More

Google announces $50 million in grants for HBCUs

The money is headed to 10 historically black colleges and universities to help support scholarships, invest in infrastructure, and develop curriculum. → Read More

Comcast Xfinity vs. Spectrum: Which is better for cable internet?

They're the two largest cable internet providers in the US, each offering service to more than 100 million people. So which one does it better? → Read More

Netflix launches new online store selling show-themed swag

Merchandising! A new Netflix Store is offering up goods and apparel themed around the streaming service's latest releases. → Read More

Hackers hit EA, steal source code for FIFA 21 and more

According to reports, hackers made off with 780GB of data from EA, which publishes notable video game series including FIFA, Battlefield and the Sims. → Read More

Apple opens Siri to third-party device makers at WWDC 2021

Apple's unleashing its voice assistant and letting other device makers put it to work. → Read More

Amazon Sidewalk's privacy settings: What to know about sharing your home's Wi-Fi

On by default and launching June 8, Sidewalk allows other people's devices near your home to stay connected by borrowing a sliver of your bandwidth. → Read More

AT&T vs. Cox Communications: Two top internet providers duke it out

Trying to choose between AT&T and Cox Communications for your home internet service? Here's how to pick the right provider. → Read More