Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which mobile payment system is best?

So many ways to pay, so little time. Here’s the breakdown. Mobile payments want you to swap your wallet for a phone or in some cases, a watch. Rather than carrying around cash and...

Apple teases redheads, kangaroo for World Emoji Day

The gingers are coming to your iPhone. Kangaroo and peacock emojis will hop and strut onto iOS later this year. Apple World Emoji Day is Tuesday and Apple is getting the party started with the unveiling of some of...

Apple puts a new emoji face on its executive team

Apple's leadership goes Memoji to celebrate World Emoji Day. Apple's leadership team transformed into emoji. Apple World Emoji Day is Tuesday, and Apple is getting into the spirit by recasting the photos on its executive team page as emojis. Personal avatars...

How to set up a Fitbit family account

A family account helps keep your kids' fitness data private. Sarah Tew/CNET With Fitbit now selling a device specifically made for kids — the Fitbit Ace — privacy concerns are only natural. Creating a standard Fitbit account...

Get the iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave wallpapers right now

Make your iPhone, iPad or Mac look brand new. Matt Elliott/CNET You'll need to wait until the fall for the updates to iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave to hit, but there's no need to wait for the...

NASCAR’s high-tech world: Leave any preconceptions behind for this deep-dive

The stereotypes aren't justified any more. CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—For various reasons, this article is long overdue. We've looked at motorsport at Ars on many occasions, in many different forms. But a look...

Buying Apple’s red iPhone 8 is an easy way to help fight HIV/AIDS

Apple's new red-colored iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are more than just a bright new shade to match your outfit. The new iPhones are part of (Product)RED, and a portion of every sale...

Apple says that new Mac Pro you wanted is coming … in 2019

Déjà vu? Once again, Apple says the new Mac Pro won't arrive this year. It's been more than four years -- December 2013 -- since Apple's flagship desktop PC has seen a substantial update....

Battery battle: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs. iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, and more

David Cogen of TheUnlockr is back with another phone experiment — this time testing how the battery on the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus compares to those in other top smartphones. Housed inside the...

Los Angeles International Airport debuts smart bathroom for travelers

  Public bathrooms have a problem, and the internet of all things might be able to solve it.You know how it goes. When you need to go, you wander through dozens of stalls,...