Review: Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro is an excellent, inexpensive workhorse

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Without an event, Apple quietly announced an updated base model 13-inch MacBook Pro that featured new quad-core processors, Touch Bar with Touch ID, T2 Security Chip, True Tone display, and an updated butterfly keyboard. Is this new $1299 laptop worth it?

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:11pm

You need a backup plan before you move to macOS Catalina

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You need a backup plan, and it's prudent to implement one before a major update like macOS Catalina. Here's how and when to choose between Apple's Time Machine and third-party options including online backup services.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:13am

How to Stream the Veronica Mars Movie Before Binging Season 4

Hulu released season 4 of Veronica Mars Friday, a week early, as a birthday present for its star Kristin Bell. Her birthday was July 18th. If you’re all caught up, you can stream that now through the service.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 3:12pm

CBS goes dark on DirecTV Now, other AT&T services in price dispute

Media giants are embroiled in yet another fight over TV rates, and viewers are once again paying the price. CBS' channels in 17 markets (including New York, San Francisco and Atlanta) have gone dark on AT&T services like DirecTV Now and U-verse...

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 3:14pm

Neil Armstrong's Buzz Aldrin photo is unparalleled in art

Few would deny that Neil Armstrong's shot of fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin is one of the most famous and compelling photos ever taken. What makes it so iconic? Of course, he had access to a place that only 11 other human beings have been, but there's...

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

The sneakers inspired by Apollo 11 and the Moon landing

NASA's Apollo 11 has had an outsize influence on our culture since July 20th, 1969. That's the day the spaceflight mission successfully completed its lunar landing, paving the way for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to become the first humans to ever...

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Watch astronauts reach space on Apollo 11's 50th anniversary

Earth is about to mark Apollo 11's 50th anniversary in one of the most fitting ways possible: sending people to space on the same day. NASA's Andrew Morgan (shown at left), Roscosmos' Alexander Skvortsov and the ESA's Luca Parmitano are launching on...

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:00am

How HoloLens is helping advance the science of spaceflight

AR headsets haven't exactly caught on with the general public -- especially after the Google Glass debacle. Mixed reality technology has garnered a sizable amount of interest in a variety of professional industries, though, from medicine and educatio...

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Startup aims to bring its porous silicon battery to EVs and grid storage

One of the reasons why electric cars aren't more ubiquitous and why our battery-powered devices don't last as much as we'd expect on a charge is that advancements in the field of energy storage haven't kept up with the rest of the innovation happening in the tech in

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:27pm

FTC finalizing fine for Google illegally tracking children

Hot off the heels of the $5 billion fine for Facebook's repeated privacy breaches, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly finalizing a multimillion dollar fine for YouTube.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 1:04pm

Netflix's The Witcher is beautiful and grotesque in its first trailer

Netflix has not been forthcoming with information, yet we already know so much about the world of The Witcher from Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series (which the show is based on) and CD Projekt Red’s trilogy of games.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:53am

Equifax nearing $700 million settlement to resolve 2017 data breach

One of the largest credit reporting firms in the country is nearing a deal to settle multiple state and federal investigations into a 2017 data breach that impacted around 145 million consumers.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 9:42am

Unusual reading on the Apple Watch saves a man's life

The heart rate monitor on the Apple Watch has already saved a few lives. Typically the watch owner receives a warning that his or her heart rate is too high prompting a visit to the ER. There, the doctors usually are able to come up with a diagnosis and a treatment plan. But the latest story, published in The Telegraph (via 9to5Mac), reveals how a heart rate that is too low can also be life-threatening.
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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:46pm

T-Mobile offering free smartphones with new lines

Getting a phone on a discount is nice, but you know what’s even nicer? Free ones. Knowing this, T-Mobile is currently offering a number of devices for free to customers who sign up for its Magenta rate plan or higher.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:30pm
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