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Among its thousands of features, macros are power-user tools that could benefit a lot of people. You hit Record Macro, you do something — a search and replace, let’s say — and then you can play back that macro later. Actually, search and replace is a bad example — Microsoft Word cannot, in fact, record and play back a search/replace.

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Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world

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Have you ever wanted to build your own retro gaming device from scratch?

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The company unveiled their flying car in 2014 but it was not commercially available. Now it’s ready and being presented at the Top Marques car show in Monaco. The vehicle is fully functional as both a car and an aircraft, and its hybrid engine makes it environmentally friendly.

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Yahoo Finance's David Pogue spoke to Misha Collins, star of the CW series "Super Natural," and creator of the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.

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You can now turn on your smart appliances with a touch of any ordinary surface.

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Amazon is one of the world's most powerful companies, and to keep it that way CEO Jeff Bezos ensures employees make important decisions as fast as possible.

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In a previous “Pogue’s Basics” tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726.

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In his recent letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote that the company has become skilled at predicting customers' desires. "No customer ever asked Amazon to create the Prime membership program," he wrote.

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A new Glassdoor report called the “25 Highest Paying Companies in America for 2017” features 20 tech-related companies.

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Google’s YouTube TV is a solid streaming cable option, but is it the best? Google, though, is entering an increasingly crowded market with a wide variety of different channel offerings that can be difficult to parse when all you want to do is watch “The Bachelor” and eat your KFC $20 Fill-Up in your comfy chair. YouTube TV is missing Turner and Viacom properties.

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Fitbit’s first “proper” smartwatch and first-ever pair of bluetooth headphones are due out this fall after a series of production mishaps delayed the project.

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Over the last two years, Venice has become one of the priciest neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles, thanks in part to the success of companies headquartered there like Snap. But the area, dubbed "Silicon Beach," is likely going to continue drawing tech talent.

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The Department of Homeland Security can currently search your smartphone when you come into the country whether you're a citizen or not. But a new bill could prevent those searches.

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Say goodbye to those late-night drives to get your baby to sleep.

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The Chevy Bolt is the first major mass market electric car for the mainstream consumer market. So what's it like to drive an all-electric vehicle versus a regular gas-powered car? I hopped in the Bolt to find out.

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Reebok has just announced its Cotton + Corn initiative, which aims to produce shoes made using sustainable materials.

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Apple's secrecy when it comes to its products might build hype with investors, but it can hurt consumers.

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If you’re a longtime Pogue’s Basics fan, then you already know that you can jump 10 seconds ahead in playback of a YouTube video by pressing the L key. And jump 10 seconds back with the H key. And pause or unpause the video with the letter K.

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In “robots are taking over the world” news… This robot arm made by RightHand Robotics is teaching other robot arms how to pick up objects. The multifingered gripper was built with an extending suction tool in the middle and a camera that’s able to analyze objects to help determine the best way to pick them up and hold them. Images are processed by an algorithm that will then help other robot arms learn what to do. This new skill will help factories and fulfillment centers like Amazon’s to fill orders more efficiently. ...

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In “robots are taking over the world” news… This robot arm made by RightHand Robotics is teaching other robot arms how to pick up objects. The multifingered gripper was built with an extending suction tool in the middle and a camera that’s able to analyze objects to help determine the best way to pick them up and hold them. Images are processed by an algorithm that will then help other robot arms learn what to do. This new skill will help factories and fulfillment centers like Amazon’s to fill orders more efficiently. ...

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Most people at Chicago’s Automate conference are looking over the latest robots, which are faster, safer, and smarter than ever before. My report will take the form of a “CBS Sunday Morning” story that’s tentatively slated to be broadcast this Sunday, April 9.

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Google's YouTube TV is officially here. The streaming TV service will get you 40 channels for $35 per month with more coming in the future.

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Amazon has outbid Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to secure streaming rights for 10 Thursday Night Football games for the upcoming season. The company reportedly paid $50 million -- far more than what Twitter paid last season.

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People who want to know everything about their pets have a powerful new tool.  SureFlap, based in the UK, already makes a line of products connected to pets' implanted microchips. Now it's putting out an app-enabled pet door for cats and small dogs.  SEE ALSO: Finally, you can vacuum clean your dog It should be pretty straightforward to start tracking your pet with the ultimate pet surveillance set-up, called the Microchip Pet Door Connect. You install the pet door just like any cat or small doggie door. You plug in the "hub" which connects the door to the internet. Then your cat comes slinking in from the garden and you get a notification on your smartphone.  Beyond letting you know when your pet comes and goes, the flap is smart enough to be set to lock or unlock, which you can control from the app. As the site a bit creepily suggests, "create a curfew" for your dog. Or "protect your home," since you can now block out neighborhood cats and strays from coming in. So much power. Like company's already-available cat flap and pet feeder, this new product uses pets' microchips. But if they don't have one implanted, RFID collar tags work, too, and are conveniently sold by the British pet tech company. It's coming out this summer for about $200, per the Verge, just in time for tracking Fido's every single move.  WATCH: Finally, you can vacuum clean your dog

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