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If you work in a typical office, you likely spend a lot of time on chat applications (or chatting with friends to set up those after-work drinks, but no judgment here).
It's always better to be safe than sorry. Especially when it comes to your personal information. Keeping your info secure online requires you take more time and care, but what you lose in moments you'll surely make up in peace of mind. Follow the steps below to increase your online security.
Google sweated the small stuff for the Pixel, its first homemade phone. We dive into some of the design and aesthetic decisions the search giant made to create the device, including its slight wedge shape to get rid of a camera bump and its unadulterated Android software.
I wasn't planning on reviewing the NAD C 338 stereo amplifier, but when it showed up at the CNET office I couldn't resist trying it out.
A LEADING technology website, CNET, is expanding into a platform that its users praise as portable, accessible and affordable. And unlike tablets, smartphones or laptops, it is also good for squishing bugs.
These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure. The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest consumer privacy flap to create outrage. Remember the Equifax hack? That affected more than 230 million people.
Want to see the future of car technology? Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of these products and services featured on this page. Welcome to the CNET 2018 Directory of VPN providers. In this directory, we're taking a look at a few of the very best commercial VPN service providers on the Internet.
Your dishwasher may be used to clean things, but it also needs to be cleaned every now and then. Giving it a little TLC can make it wash better, smell better and can prevent overflows. Luckily, cleaning your dishwasher is pretty simple.
The last several weeks I've been sharing some of my favorite Instagram accounts so you can liven up your feed. Just to give you a sampling, previously I've written about Kookslams, JonTaylorSweet and nextsubject among many others.
What does the world look like if you're legally blind? A new interactive website lets you see through the eyes of those suffering from three conditions that impair sight.
Two robots step into a ring. Only one emerges triumphant. Immerse yourself in the blink-of-an-eye fighting world of Japanese sumo robots with a compilation video showing a series of dramatic battles. YouTube user Robert McGregor posted the video on Monday.
CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page.
Of all the things we expected to be nostalgically heartbroken over, the fall of AOL Instant Messenger didn't even rank. And yet, here we are.When AOL announced last week the historic chat program will be, well, history -- as of Dec. 15 -- our team here at CNET started to share amongst ourselves.
This past week, we learned what's in the new health care law being crafted by Congress, we found out IBM can cram a lot of data onto a single atom, and... what else?Oh yeah, your TV could be spying on you.And so could your phone, your tablet and your friggin' car.
What's better than hearing Alexa tell a dad joke? Having her keep you up-to-date on the latest in tech. Starting today, you can add CNET to your Flash Briefing on Amazon Echo.
This is part of CNET's #adulting series of stories to help you figure out how to live, work and play now that you're all grown up. There are about 8 billion people on Earth.
With earnings season well underway, Samsung came out with a big bump in its operating profit. That's despite problems with its Galaxy Note 7 phone, which was recalled twice after several units exploded.
Microsoft's Surface tablet PCs have come a long way since their 2012 launch, but the concept behind the design remains unchanged: A tablet that can convincingly double as a laptop.Both the hardware and the Windows OS had to mature, and it finally hit its stride with 2015's Surface Pro 4.
CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the CNET Deals page.
This is part of CNET's "It's Complicated" series about the role technology plays in our relationships. After a string of mind-numbing Match.com dates, you meet another prospective partner at a bar, order drinks and start chatting.
There's something personal I need to share. Promise not to laugh? Yeah... I know. The ridiculous-sounding affliction is linked to texting-addicted teenagers. Only, I'm not a teen. I'm a new mom in my 30s.
Pokemon Go may not be the worldwide sensation it once was, but it's still a hugely popular mobile game. One year after its launch, we look back at what Pokemon Go influenced and some of our favorite memories from the game.
This is part of CNET's #adulting series of stories to help you figure out how to live, work and play now that you're all grown up. I remember sitting in the boarding area of Heathrow's Terminal 5, wide-eyed and 21 years old, trying to keep my breath under control.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh, Apple has added a special "Happy Birthday, Mac" section to its App Store.The section offers quick links to Apple's App offerings, such as OS X, iPhoto and iLife programs, and its Pro suites like Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro X.
VR has the visual immersion down, and now developers are looking to tackle smell. Let's just hope the tech doesn't stink.The latest device is VAQSO VR, a small odor-emitting device that attaches magnetically to the underside of almost any VR headset, including the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
A bevy of information about the upcoming iPhone 8 has been inadvertently leaked by Apple itself in a stack of code updates for the AirPod home speaker. Andrew Hoyle and Katie Collins sift through the data to see why the next iPhone could be seriously exciting.
Take a look behind the scenes at CNET to get to know some of our staff members better and learn what they do to make our site a success. Hello, CNET readers and community members! We're on a roll and baaaacck with another edition of the Get to know the CNET family series.
You never want to lose your luggage. But what if luggage didn't lose you? Combine self-driving tech with facial recognition and camera AI smarts, put it on a carry-on suitcase, and you have yourself the CX-1.
We may or may not see driverless cars on the road in this life, but if the crazy concept Aeternal becomes a real thing, we could be riding in them after our death.
Tech is everywhere. Coffee pots can reorder grounds when they run out, washing machines can text you when they're finished and sensors that used to cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, can now be put into a cute little plastic case and attached to your kid.
You've probably already heard by now that a star system named Trappist-1 first identified around 20 years ago has seven planets in a tight orbit -- and at least three of them could host liquid water.
We probably won't see the next Google Pixel phone for several months, but that hasn't stopped CNET from offering up a wish list for the upcoming device. Two big improvements we like to see for the Pixel 2, or whatever it gets called, are a better design with less bezel and waterproofing.
The upcoming installment in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise includes hacking self-driving cars, jumping over a submarine and retargeting a torpedo by hand.
We're already used to robot vacuums, but what about a cargo robot that follows you around? CNET's own Bridget Carey got to hang out with Gita, a personal cargo robot that carries 40 pounds of your stuff and follows you around (when it isn't crashing into glass doors).
In a piece describing the paranoid vibe in Las Vegas during the DEFCON convention, CNET reported Friday that the Wet Republic web site "had two images vandalized" with digital graffiti.
Want to share a Dropbox link with someone? There are many ways to go about it, but most of them involving a fairly clunky procession of finding, copying and pasting links.If you're a Chrome user and a Gmail user, however, Dropbox sharing just got a whole lot quicker.
On this week's show, Andrew Hoyle is joined by Rich Trenholm and special guest, ex-CNET writer Nate Lanxon. They discuss just why NASA's discovery of seven exoplanets orbiting close together around a nearby sun is so exciting.
A new Nokia flagship phone has arrived, marking yet another turnaround attempt for the brand. The gadget is sleek; it's got three 13-megapixel cameras; and it's ready to take split-screen videos. But is that enough for the Nokia 8 to break through in the tough phone market?
How big a TV should you buy? 37? 42? 50? 65? 90? There's a TV in nearly every size you can want, and at nearly every budget.As long as you're not limited by a cabinet or entertainment center, you can probably get a bigger TV than you're figuring. Possibly, a lot bigger.
CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Quick note: My apologies for the confusion yesterday over that folding keyboard.
Sonos is having an event on October 4 in New York City, and the stakes for the audio company couldn't be higher.The company, which brought whole-house Wi-Fi-connected streaming audio to the mass market, has been struggling in a post-Alexa world.
Take a step behind the scenes at CNET to get to know some of our staff members better and learn what they do to make our site a success. Hello CNET readers and community members, here we are with another installment of "Get to know the CNET family.
Special guest Josh Goldman, senior editor for CNET Reviews, visited the podcast on Thursday to discuss the big differences between the iPad Pro and Surface Pro. We also delved into Fireball, a malware that takes over your computer's browser.
CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. The ultimate home theater comes together one piece at a time.
With that device rumored to reach well above $1,000, CNET delved into some cheaper alternatives, including the Moto E4 and Moto G5 Plus. We also weighed in on the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3 launch this past Friday, and match it against the Chevy Bolt.
On this week's show, Andrew Hoyle is joined by Katie Collins and Kent German to discuss the results of Samsung's investigation into the Note 7 battery issues.