posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Amazon’s cloud service went offline last week, taking parts of the internet with it. The good news: Amazon has addressed the issue, and is working to ensure nothing similar happens again. Indeed, the incident last week was an aberration that shouldn’t scare you into not trusting AWS anymore, according to two analysts we spoke to.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
The Nintendo Switch is here, and these are the games you’ll want to buy and avoid. Nintendo’s innovative home console/portable hybrid machine, the Switch, is finally here. We’ve put the system through its paces, and while the tech is impressive, the real reason to consider buying it is for the games themselves. The Switch arrived with only 10 launch games, a paltry list compared to the other consoles and handhelds that have released in the past decade or so.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Today is a big day: The company that created Snapchat, that baffling (to parents) smash hit (among teens), is going public. This, you understand, is for a company whose growth stalled last year, whose software features have been copied by Instagram, and whose losses keep growing—It lost $515 million last year, and $373 the year before. All of which might make you wonder more than ever: What the hell is SnapChat?

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Life could get a little easier if Ford’s plan for deliveries comes to life. The automaker unveiled its plans for Autolivery at Mobile World Congress. The vision for Autolivery looks like this: Once you place an order from an app. the package will be delivered in a self-driving van, and then a drone will fly it up to a landing pad on the balcony of your 30th-floor apartment. Ford hopes to improve delivery methods in urban areas and help alleviate gridlock and air pollution. Don’t expect to see this new fleet on the road anytime soon, as Ford expects to roll it out in 2021. ...

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ is an audacious reimagining of a classic franchise. “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is one of those rare games you fall in love with the moment you begin playing. From the characters and soundtrack, to the quirky humor and slick controls, “Breath of the Wild” is a “Zelda” game through and through.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Your smartphone is surprisingly vulnerable to viruses and malware. Unfortunately, that sector is malware. Conversations with security professionals here at Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile tech show, provided a dismaying, but necessary, reminder that the computers in our pockets are targets for authors of malware and other scams — and that many of us don’t care about those risks.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Admit it, my people: the way of the world is to go wireless.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Releasing worldwide March 3, the Nintendo Switch ($300) is more than just a new video game console: It’s a day of reckoning — or a moment of clarity — for arguably the most important company in the history of video games. It’s a solution in search of a problem — most gamers function just fine with a console tethered to their entertainment center and a smart something-or-other to entertain them on the go — but Nintendo excels at giving people great things they didn’t realize they totally needed.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Meet Handle, Boston Dynamics’ latest “helper” robot.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
You don’t have to worry about which carrier these phones work with. Major companies like AT&T (T) and Verizon Wireless (VZ) occupy small exhibit spaces that are dwarfed by those of phone vendors who don’t even get shelf space in the carriers’ stores. Much of the rest of the world has been buying unlocked phones for some time.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
In the two weeks I’ve been playing Ubisoft’s “For Honor,” I’ve vacillated between absolutely loving the online fighting game and wanting to throw my controller through the window in frustration.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Samsung’s Galaxy Book 12 is one of three tablets the South Korean tech giant is rolling out. Microsoft’s (MSFT) Surface Pro 4 is an incredible device. It packs the power of a Windows 10 laptop into a 12.3-inch tablet that fits easily into your bag.

Read More...
posted 3 months ago on yahoo! technology news
The LG G6 Is a basically a screen with smartphone features. Two of this year’s most anticipated smartphones are Apple’s (AAPL) next iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S8. The big question, though, is: Will the Android-powered G6 even matter when the next iPhone and Galaxy S8 roll out?

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
VR goggles isolate you. In researching an upcoming “CBS Sunday Morning” story, I visited the medical school of Case Western Reserve Medical School, where a pilot project is under way. When it opens in 2019, med students will learn anatomy exclusively through augmented reality.

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone is half the size of most consumer drones and much slimmer…

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Elon Musk recently shared SpaceX’s plan to colonize Mars by way of an Interplanetary Transport System. Three separate vehicles would transport at least 100 people each to Mars and then return for more passengers.

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Figma CEO and co-founder Dylan Field dropped out of Brown University at age 20 to become a Thiel fellow before eventually launching Figma. Four years ago, Dylan Field dropped out of Brown University on a whim to become a member of the Thiel Fellowship, a two-year program founded by billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel. Field knew exactly what he wanted to to do: take on Adobe (ADBE).

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
You’ve probably noticed National Voter Registration Day. The Sept. 27 voting drive has been hyped everywhere.

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak at the same time during the presidential debate at Hofstra University. Last night’s presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump had a surplus of strange moments, but few could top a sequence about cybersecurity that pivoted on who’s to blame for recent hacks of Democratic National Committee servers. Clinton led off with the obvious—“cyber warfare will be one of the biggest challenges facing the next president”—and noted the importance of distinguishing between commercial and state-sponsored or state-executed attacks.

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Everybody knows that YouTube videos are for streaming, right? You can’t download one to have on your laptop, to edit or watch on the plane. Ah … but you can. You can pay $10 a month to YouTube to get the YouTube Red service — Or you can use one of many free YouTube downloading sites. In my experience, they come and go, and they don’t always work — But lately, I’ve had 100 percent good luck with Keepvid.com. Paste the YouTube address in the address bar, choose your format, and you’re done. Just think what you can do with the $10 a month I saved you.

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Snapchat just announced new camera sunglasses that may or may not be the next best thing. They’re called “Spectacles” and they have a small camera on the edge of the frame.

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met in their first presidential debate on Monday, and for the first time, viewers were able to watch the debate live on Twitter (TWTR) or Facebook (FB). Twitter, especially, has obvious ambitions to become a streaming sports and entertainment network.

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage at Hofstra University during the first of the three presidential debates on Monday. While they disagreed on a broad range of topics, the presidential candidates at least agreed on one thing: The nation needs to be more forceful in terms of cyber warfare. The discussion focused primarily on the hacks of the Democratic National Committee, with Clinton laying the blame for the attack squarely on Russian President Vladimir Putin and state actors working under his direction.

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
Microsoft is gunning for the AI market with gusto. During the company’s Ignite conference in Atlanta on Monday, CEO Satya Nadella took the stage to describe how Microsoft is pushing artificial intelligence to improve users’ lives. As Nadella explained, Microsoft isn’t “pursuing AI to beat humans at games,” a clear dig at Google’s AlphaGo computer which beat Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol.

Read More...
posted 8 months ago on yahoo! technology news
I love my Fitbit, man. Who doesn’t?

Read More...