Google robotics could focus on navigation, machines moving from place to place

Robots that run and jump are “crowd pleasers,” the company’s robotics chief says. Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Stephen Shankland/CNET Google wants to bring more robots to the real world. But instead of focusing...

Jeff Bezos says Amazon’s doing fine, despite his tough start to 2019

In his annual letter, he talks up independent sellers, Echo, Amazon Web Services -- and that $15 minimum wage. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called on other major retailers to keep raising their...

GoFundMe Causes let you donate to multiple campaigns at once

You can donate to topics such as animal rescue, mental health, education and more. GoFundMe.org Causes have six topics you can support and donate to. Screenshot by Marrian Zhou/CNET GoFundMe has a new charity...

13 tips and tricks for Apple’s AirPods

There's more to the tiny wireless earbuds than meets the eye. Here's how to get the most out of your AirPods, and a few things you may not know. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple's AirPods are...

2019 Audi Q8 starts at $67,400, right about where Q7 leaves off

Coupe-ified versions of SUVs tend to cost more, and the Q8 is no exception. Chris Paukert/Roadshow The Audi Q7 has long stood at the top of Audi's SUV lineup, but now, there's a new flagship in town....

Mercedes-Benz Actros truck gains semi-autonomous driver assists

It also swaps out its side mirrors in favor of cameras. Mercedes-Benz Trucks You might have tuned them out, but trucks are all around us, moving all manner of goods so that the wheels of...

Amazon’s Alexa assistant now works with over 20K devices

Alexa's expansion is way up from 4,000 devices in January. Daniel Rausch, Amazon's vice president of smart home, onstage at IFA 2018. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon executive Daniel Rausch stood onstage before a crowd of...

Apple just turned your ancient AirPort Express router into an AirPlay 2 wireless speaker...

Yep, Apple just breathed new life into a totally discontinued product. The AirPort Express is the smaller one on the right. They're both discontinued, though. Dong Ngo/CNET You've got to hand it to Apple....

New Alexa-powered Bose smart speakers and sound bars take aim at Sonos, HomePod

Bose says they'll hear your Alexa voice commands even when you're playing them loud. Bose may be one of the biggest brands in the traditional speaker market, but the company knows that connected smart...

How to create custom Quick Actions in MacOS Mojave

Custom Quick Actions in Finder are your friends. Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET MacOS Mojave brings you Stacks, Dark Mode, a new screenshot tool and a better Finder. Finder can now do more than find things. With its new Quick...
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