Todd Haselton
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More Americans now get news from social media than newspapers, says survey

For the first time ever, more Americans now get news from social media sites than from print newspapers, Pew Research said on Monday. 20 percent of U.S. adults polled by the company say they “often” get news from social media…

You can now ask Amazon Alexa to read your email messages and respond by voice — here's how

Amazon announced several new features for its Alexa voice assistant on Monday, but the most compelling of the bunch is a new option that lets you ask Alexa to read your newest emails to you. And, if you want, you…

Here's how to change Alexa's name on your Amazon Echo so you can wake it up by saying something else

I read a pretty heartbreaking story this week about a young girl named Alexa who has reportedly been bullied at school. According to NBC San Diego, Alexa’s classmates have been treating her just like an Amazon Echo, asking “Alexa” the…

Huawei is one of China's most important tech companies — here's what it does and why the US is wary

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is under arrest in Vancouver and may soon be extradited to the United States to face charges for violating U.S. sanctions that prevent Huawei from selling equipment to Iran. Huawei is a major global technology company,…

5G phones are coming next year — here's what that means for you

AT&T said Tuesday that it will launch its first 5G phone, built by Samsung, in the first half of next year. Verizon said the same thing on Monday, and T-Mobile and Sprint have promised 5G devices in the future as…

With this $25 gadget, Amazon will finally get you to stop scoffing at the idea of a 'smart home'

Earlier this year, Amazon launched a $25 smart plug that lets you control any outlet in your home by voice with an Amazon Echo. That means you can control any lamp, appliance or anything else that plugs into an outlet…