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Recent articles by Mike:

Internet outage shuts down travel, banking sites and many others, plus online services including PlayStation Network

A net outage Thursday disrupted service to many major websites and online services including the PlayStation Network, Steam and video game 'Fortnite.' → Read More

Netflix will press start on video game 'expansion' with games for smartphones, tablets

The Netflix earnings letter to shareholders said mobile games will come to its streaming service. Subscriber growth is slowing; Netflix stock fell 1%. → Read More

Two-thirds of Americans, 227 million, play video games. For many games were an escape, stress relief in pandemic

Half of all video game players (55%) said they played more during the coronavirus pandemic. US gamers rose to 227 million from 214 million. → Read More

NFL Sunday Ticket bidding war could lead to new streaming home after 2022 season

Apple, Amazon and ESPN may bid on the popular NFL Sunday Ticket package, which includes all the NFL's Sunday games except those blacked out locally. → Read More

July 4th barbecue food safety tips: You might be grilling your burgers, steaks wrong

Ahead of the 4th of July weekend, food safety experts are giving their tips and tools to ensure a safe meal with family and friends. → Read More

Nintendo at E3 2021: 'Legend of Zelda' sequel in 2022, 'Metroid Dread,' and more Nintendo Switch reveals

On Tuesday, Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct live stream during E3, with announcements on video games coming to the Nintendo Switch console. → Read More

How to get your Spotify musical birth chart and create a perfect Blend playlist with your bestie

Like a musical horoscope, Spotify's new "Only You" feature reveals your Sun, Moon and Rising artists, as well as your dream dinner guests. → Read More

How to get your Spotify musical birth chart and create a perfect Blend playlist with your bestie

Like a musical horoscope, Spotify's new "Only You" feature reveals your Sun, Moon and Rising artists, as well as your dream dinner guests. → Read More

JBS USA, world's largest meat supplier, shuts down 9 beef plants after cyberattack; 'vast majority' of plants to open Wednesday

JBS USA, the world's largest meat supplier, has reportedly shut down all of its nine U.S. beef processing plants in the wake of a cyberattack. → Read More

Memorial Day barbecue food safety: You might be grilling your burgers wrong

Dealing with raw meat can be tricky, and cooking it improperly can be deadly. Here are grilling safety tips for your Memorial Day 2021 cookout. → Read More

Bye to Microsoft IE, and hello, new Apple iMac

A look at the week's biggest stories in technology includes Microsoft's retiring of Internet Explorer and the arrival of Apple's new iMacs. → Read More

CEO Tim Cook takes the stand: Apple v. Epic Games gets star witness Friday as trial nears close

As the court battle between Apple and 'Fortnite' publisher Epic Games nears an end, Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to be the last witness. → Read More

Use Google services? These five updates will make your lives easier

Google hosted its annual keynote kicking off the I/O developers conference, highlighting new features for Google Photos, Maps, Shopping and others. → Read More

Use Google services? These five updates will make your lives easier

Google hosted its annual keynote kicking off the I/O developers conference, highlighting new features for Google Photos, Maps, Shopping and others. → Read More

Talking Tech: FCC's $50 COVID broadband discount program up and running; students and seniors can benefit

The Federal Communications Commission's COVID-19 relief program is open: you can get a $50 discount on your broadband bills or $100 toward a computer. → Read More

Virtual reality for military veterans: T-Mobile teams with Honor Flight Network, VR to bring memorials to war vets

For Military Appreciation Month, T-Mobile and Honor Flight Network are bringing VR versions of national war memorials to veterans who cannot travel. → Read More

Here's how you can apply to the FCC for the $50 discount on your broadband bill

The Federal Communications Commission will begin taking applications for the COVID-19 relief program to help pay for Americans' broadband bills. → Read More

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, wife Melinda Gates, announce divorce after 27-year marriage

Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft, and his wife Melinda, are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. → Read More

Apple continues COVID-19 momentum with strong sales of iPads, Macs ... and, of course, iPhones

Apple continued to set new high revenue marks during the coronavirus pandemic for sales of iPhones and other devices and services such as Apple Music. → Read More

Apple's privacy changes to iOS have arrived. What do you do with your Facebook app?

With this software update to Apple iPhone and iPads, apps must ask permission of device owners to track their activity across other apps and sites. → Read More