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Large appliances are the early star of CES, with refrigerators that order groceries and dishwashers that shop from Amazon to get more detergent. Washing machines can even do their own drying.
Bridget Carey looks back on the innovations and stories that made the biggest impact on technology this year, shaping what's to come.
Bridget Carey looks back on the gadgets and apps that met their demise this year. One product didn't even last a week before it was killed off.
Yule love entertaining holiday guests with unique fireplace videos. Plus, kids can keep an eye on Santa's route in new ways and even track him in the house with the Lowe's Iris app.
Hello Barbie, can you hear me? With more voice-controlled gadgets in our lives, you need to learn how to talk to your tech. Bridget Carey offers some advice.
Move over 404, there's a new Web error code for government censorship. Meanwhile, the first website turns 25 years old and Facebook now suggests events it thinks you would like.
The social network packs several new features into its chatting app, including Photo Magic facial recognition. Also, learn how to change your chat colors and book an Uber ride through the app.
Changes are coming to streaming music. Spotify Party wants to be your DJ, and Pandora launches Thumbprint Radio to put your likes in one station. We also bid farewell to Rdio and Songza.
Trust your feelings and download a program to block websites with Star Wars movie spoilers. Also, you can distract yourself by playing Google's Lightsaber Escape and making Jedi-approved animated GIFs.
There are new clues on what to expect in next year's top smartphones. Reports say Apple has a team working on new screen technology. Samsung is also reportedly adding pressure sensitivity and faster charging to the Galaxy S7.
Growing safety concerns have halted some sales of the popular holiday gift. And that's not the only tech gift that comes with drama. If you get a drone, you'll have to register it with the government.
The Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will hit stores before Apple's next iPhone, offering a new mobile payment perk and keyboard cover accessory. Samsung also shows off its round Gear S2 smartwatch.
Slap endless emoji on your Snapchat posts, and learn about a new feature to stop the app from draining your data. Also, the popular messaging app is the latest tool for presidential campaigning.
Google is now a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet. Get the facts behind Google's reorganization and learn which projects make up the Alphabet soup.
Facebook looks at trends in how we laugh in comments and emojis are conquering the LOL. Also: Apple Pay expands, and Cortana can replace Google Now.