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The entire Web seemed to be broken Friday for users in the United States, with many major sites suffering outages.
The electric-car maker is putting self-driving hardware into all cars made now, and plans to push out software to activate it when the technology is ready.
The upcoming game console can also be played on the go as a tablet. Nintendo is emphasizing multiplayer possibilities, but the design has some familiar features.
New MacBooks are expected to be unveiled on October 27. Reports say the updated laptops will have a touchscreen strip and fingerprint reader. But the next round of Macs could be even more unique.
Amazon expands Prime Photos with the Family Vault. Meanwhile, Amazon also releases a Kindle for Manga fans, and eBay gets chatty with the ShopBot on Facebook Messenger.
CEO Elon Musk pushes back his mystery Tesla announcement to Wednesday. Some think it could be about Autopilot. Meanwhile, Tesla will announce some solar news next week.
As the Nike+ Apple Watch hits stores this month, a report says Google's new smartwatches are coming next year with the updated Android Wear 2.0 operating system.
At the Oculus Connect Conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows off the social side to VR with animated avatars.
The safety of replacement Note 7 phones is under question after a reportedly new model caught fire aboard a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the evacuation of the flight.
An unsettling report says Yahoo complied with government requests to scan all incoming user emails, and even wrote a special program to do so. Between this news and the massive data breach, how can consumers trust Yahoo with their privacy?
Google wants to rule your pocket and your living room with a suite of new gadgets, stuffed with the improved Google Assistant. Bridget Carey rounds up all the company's newly announced gadgets and discusses how Google is targeting Apple and Amazon.
Toyota's companion robot makes small talk, reads your emotions, and gets scared if you leave him in the car.
A new hub for buying and selling used items launches on Facebook's mobile app. But this isn't the first time the network has tried to launch a classifieds section.
Waze Rider is expanding as an alternative to Uber and Lyft. It's less expensive than its rivals, but there's a limit to how much you can use it.
Certain models of washing machines are breaking apart, sending parts flying mid-cycle. And Samsung's recall headache continues as some "safe" Note 7 phones reportedly still have battery problems.