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How families are giving a fantastic trip to loved ones in hospice

"How is heaven going to be better than that?" A hospice patient uses a virtual reality headset.VITAS Healthcare When hospice nurse Laurie McKay arrived at the emergency room, her patient -- a man...

Galaxy S10 5G’s 1Gbps Verizon data speeds restore my faith in 5G

Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network still faces challenges, but strong real-world tests put Samsung and Big Red on the right track. Four hours, seven cell sites and dozens of tests later, Verizon's 5G data...

Facebook’s ad targeting has created a creepy image problem it can’t shake

Despite Facebook's denials, plenty of users are convinced the social network is listening to their conversations. Facebook is having a hard time fighting a specific conspiracy theory. Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images Carl Mazur, a photographer...

Sony challenges Samsung for 8K crown with $70,000 98-inch TV

It also has cheaper TVs, including five new OLED models and a bunch of mainstream 4K LCD TVs. Sony's Master Series 8K Z9G comes in 85- and 98-inch sizes. They're big. I'm...

Facebook uploaded 1.5 million people’s email contacts without permission

Welcome to the latest episode of “Facebook’s Daily Screw-up.” Following a report from Business Insider yesterday, the company confirmed it had uploaded more 1.5 million users’ contact lists without their permission when they...

Google Walkout organizers publicly accuse Google of punishing them

  Two of the women who helped organize last year’s global Google Walkout have accused the tech giant of retaliating against them, reports Wired. Last November, more than 20,000 Google employees around the world...

Intel’s new 9th-gen laptop processors give birth to ‘Musclebooks’

The updates are most useful for gamers Intel today unveiled its latest set of mobile processors, introducing its 9th-generation architecture to laptops and tablets. As we saw with the desktop version back in October, it...

Why ‘Magic: The Gathering’ is AI’s toughest challenge

Games make the perfect teaching environment for developers to train machine learning models in, but which game produces the strongest AI? You can put your money on DeepMind’s AlphaGo or OpenAI’s...

Galaxy Fold’s screen woes and more: How my foldable review unit is doing so...

Our Galaxy Fold screen is in good shape, and the ongoing review continues. Sarah Tew/CNET  Days after the first reports of bulging, flickering and malfunctioning Galaxy Fold screens surfaced, my review unit is still intact,...

How tech giants can strangle transformative tech at birth — and how to stop...

  Google is digesting its third whopping antitrust penalty from the European Commission, having been fined €1.5 billion (£1.3 billion) for abusing its market dominance around online advertising. The case concerned web publishers embedding...

This location tracking tech could save your life across the EU in 2020

  Advanced Mobile Location (AML) has been one of the biggest technological developments for emergency services around the globe. Once enabled, AML automatically activates the geo-locating capabilities of smartphones all over the...

MIT scientist’s ‘Simulation Hypothesis’ makes compelling case for The Matrix

  Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Are angels really AIs sent to monitor us on behalf of the programmers responsible for our creation? MIT computer scientist Rizwan Virk tackles...

Sony reveals the PS5 will come with an SSD and PS4 compatibility

  So it begins: after months of rumors and speculation, the first details of the next-generation PlayStation console have finally come to light. In addition to the predictable nuts-and-bolts updates, we have...

Twitter users trolled Jack Dorsey so hard they had to shut off the screen...

  Ted Talk organizers today hosted a conversation with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The conversation went mostly as planned. It centered on opportunities and challenges faced by the platform, and what it...

Oxford philosopher’s newest hypothesis predicts the rise of super villains

  Oxford philosopher and founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute Nick Bostrom‘s latest research paper seems to indicate our species could be on a collision course with a technology-fueled super villain. Will a...

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Google Maps brings ‘follow’ feature to iOS

The feature initially debuted last year for Android. "Follow me on Google Maps," this handsome baker seems to say. Franziska & Tom Werner/Getty Images Google Maps now...

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