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Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:54

Want to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?

MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has 'a realistic opportunity' to enter China in 2018

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:27

Facebook has a "realistic opportunity" to enter China in 2018, Mizuho analyst James Lee wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. Lee came to the conclusion after meeting "various industry contacts" in China during a recent trip. Facebook's recent appointment of an executive to manage relations with China will help the company "understand the regulatory requirement and negotiate Facebook's operating structure in China," said Lee in the note, a copy of which was obtained by Business Insider.

Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 09:48

Apple is expected to include wireless charging as a core feature in the iPhones it launches on...

The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhone

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 13:13

Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone is nearly upon us. Here's everything we expect from what could be Apple's most important product in years.

Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 08:32

Apple's App Store is getting a major update in iOS 11, and it's going to make finding new apps far better.

Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hacked

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 18:15

Equifax was hacked and lost the information of 143 million Americans, and they need to tell us how.

The best alternatives to Apple's iPhone 8

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:57

Apple's iPhone 8 is nearly upon us, but not everyone is psyched. Here are the best alternatives for Apple's upcoming iPhone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectations

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 15:13

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a wonderful smartphone, but its high price is a tough pill to swallow.

Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:05

Imagine this. You’re on Facebook. You find an item you think your mom might like. Or your friend, or your Twitter followers, or anybody else who isn’t on Facebook. Or who is on Facebook, but will never see the post you liked. There’s a sneaky way you can create a universal link to a Facebook item so that you can send or post to anyone!

4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 14:09

There are some gadgets that are just too cool for us Americans.

Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 14:44

More laptop makers are pushing the limits of design and performance, but high-resolution panels are hurting their batteries.

The most important iPhone features ever

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:23

Apple's iPhone is one of the most important consumer gadgets ever made, and it has a lot to do with these simple features.

Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is history

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

Hope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, you’re going to have a hard time leaving the living room. The fall video game season is just about underway, and the 2017 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your eyesight. From Mario to Marvel, here’s what the next few months have in store. “Destiny 2”

'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:00

"Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" offers a ridiculous strategy experience with surprising depth and a pinch of toilet humor.

Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 17:26

The plague of “fake news” may be news to Facebook (FB), but it’s a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington that’s trying to use mobile apps, big data and social media to promote peace and accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop “technology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence,” president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the lab’s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatch

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 16:03

Samsung's new Gear Sport is a fitness-centric smartwatch aimed squarely at the Apple Watch.

The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:56

This is a big week for YouTube. It’s getting a new design and new features—all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as I’m concerned, are welcome!

Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:53

Microsoft is bringing VR to the masses with its low-cost headsets.

Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake news

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:05

Facebook is taking its crackdown on fake news even further.

Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:07

Fitbit’s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.It’s no secret that Fitbit (FIT) has been working on a smartwatch — Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the company’s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first “true” smartwatch.