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Congress to vote on bill that rolls back internet privacy protection

4 hours agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

The House was expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would stop the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules that would stop your internet service provider from tracking your browsing behavior and selling that information to advertisers.

David Pogue's search for the world's best air-travel app

4 hours agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

This month, Expedia (EXPE) killed off the world’s best app for air travelers: FlightTrack Pro, which it had bought in 2010. Its attractive, tidy screens show you far more detail than the airline generally provides—not just the departure...Show More Summary

Lyft wants to help you donate to charity with every ride

A small cash donation can go a long way, especially if you multiply it by millions. Lyft is launching a new scheme for riders that'll automatically round up the fare to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to charity.

Uber puts the brakes on its self-driving fleet after Arizona car crash

Uber suspended its self-driving car pilot program on Saturday after one of its vehicles was involved in a smash in Tempe, Arizona. No injuries were reported, and cops said the other car appeared to have been at fault.

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of Westworld

Ask Zhenan Bao why she went from designing batteries to creating synthetic, human-like...

How GameStop could bounce back after its epic sales miss

GameStop’s saving grace this year may be Nintendo’s recently released Switch console. GameStop’s (GME) shares plummeted more than 13% on Friday after it reported weak sales the day before, but Nintendo’s new Switch console may help the video game retailer turn things around.

Digital rights report hits Apple for its secrecy

A new report scoring tech companies’s support for digital rights comes to some surprising conclusions. It ranks Google (GOOG, GOOGL) above Apple (AAPL), puts AT&T (T) atop telecommunications firms and even says some modestly nice things about firms in China and Russia.

T-Mobile is making it harder for scammers to call you

T-Mobile wants to stop phone scammers in their tracks with its newest network upgrade. T-Mobile (TMUS) wants to make it a little bit harder for scammers to call your cellphone. According to T-Mobile’s vice president of engineering, Grant Castle, the feature will hit the carrier’s network and work across all phones regardless of its operating system or the plan you have.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet you can buy will cost you

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is a direct shot at Apple’s iPad Pro. Apple’s (AAPL) original iPad was the standard-bearer for tablets. Straight-up tablets are falling out of style, as consumers increasingly turn toward productivity laptop-tablet hybrid devices like, well… the $599 iPad Pro.

You can now convert your ordinary bike into an electric one

Don’t have the cash to replace your regular bike with a fancy electric model? Well, you don’t have to. You can now replace your front wheel with an electric one. It’s called UrbanX and has already well surpassed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal, reaching more than $191,000. Show More Summary

Nintendo explains Switch Joy-Con connection issues in official statement

Nintendo has issued an official statement regarding the cause of the left Joy-Con connectivity issues plaguing the Switch, vowing that there's no inherent design issue, but a "manufacturing variation."

Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 terrorism accounts in six months

In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,890 accounts "for violations related to promotion of terrorism," bringing the 17-month total up to the end of 2016 to 636,248.

Apple just bought the app it once crowned 'most innovative' and made it free for everyone

If you can't beat it, buy it. That's what Apple did on Wednesday when it acquired an app...

Amazon is continuing to define what consumers want

Amazon raised consumer expectations with free 2-day shipping for Prime members. Now it's setting the bar even higher with two-hour delivery.

You’re not as secure online as you might think

The problem with our grasp of cybersecurity isn’t so much that we remain dangerously illiterate — it’s that we think we know what we’re doing anyway. The Pew Research Center was a little more diplomatic than that though in characterizing the findings of a new survey of Americans’ understanding of online security. Show More Summary

LinkedIn is a getting a Facebook-like feature

LinkedIn has announced Trending Storylines, a new section for web and mobile that shows news and content it thinks you’ll find relevant and interesting. In some ways, it's more useful than Facebook's newsfeed.

Snapchat is proving its street cred with TV advertisers

Snapchat desperately wants to carve out a piece of the $70 billion in brand spending that...

Smart gym bag promises to clean itself and everything inside it

Ever had the experience of opening your gym bag to be greeted by the smell of sweaty workout clothes? The folks behind new Kickstarter Paqsule think they’ve come up with a solution: a bag which cleans itself.

Jeff Bezos takes this massive robot for a ride

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrated this insane-looking, 13-foot-tall mechanical robot at the second annual MARS (Machine-Learning Automation, Robotics & Space Exploration) conference. The robot, called Method-2, is a product of Hankook Mirae Technology, a South Korean company. Show More Summary

Why Apple announced its new iPad with such little fanfare

Apple’s new-ish iPad debuted with little fanfare. Apple (AAPL) just dropped a new iPad with all the excitement of an IRS audit. It feels like the company just woke up Tuesday morning and decided, “Hey, let’s announce a new iPad.” Instead of a flashy event like Apple usually holds when it debuts a new product, we simply got a press release.

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