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Tech columnist, Yahoo; PBS NOVA host; Missing Manuals creator, dad of 3!

Pro tip: Get the most out of Google Now cards

yahoo.com — Google has announced 70 new apps that will support integration with Google Now (the full list can be found here). As these new apps begin surfacing onto your Google Now space, you're going to want to know how to get the most out of what might well be the single most important feature of the Android ecosystem.

How to Find the Owner of a Lost Phone

yahoo.com — So some poor soul left his iPhone behind. Or someone set her Samsung Galaxy down and forgot about it. And here you come, the good Samaritan. The phone is protected by a password. How can you figure out whose phone it is? If it's an iPhone, you can use Siri, the voice-activated assistant.

You only have two days left to get a refund on bogus charges from AT&T - here’s how

yahoo.com — Last October, AT&T was slapped with $105 million in fines and fees by the Federal Trade Commission for hitting its subscribers with bogus "cramming" charges. For those who don't recall, cramming is the practice of billing customers for things like ringtone subscription services when customers never registered for the services to begin with.

Twitter unveils 'Highlights' to help users catch up

yahoo.com — Twitter on Thursday rolled out a new feature aimed at helping users sift through the large number of tweets on their feed each day. The new feature called "Highlights" offers a twice-daily summary "of the best tweets for you, delivered via rich push notification," Twitter's Gordon Luk said in a blog post.

Comcast is dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid

yahoo.com — NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast is dropping its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after heavy regulatory pushback. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, which would give the resulting behemoth unprecedented power over what Americans watch and download.

Pogue’s Top Apple Watch Tips

yahoo.com — Well, it's the big day: April 24, the day the Apple Watch is supposed to start landing on the wrists of the faithful. The faithful who pre-ordered. Some of them, anyway. If you're among them, you'll quickly discover that this watch's operating system has many visual and gestural similarities to the software on the iPhone.

Comcast to drop Time Warner Cable deal - Bloomberg

yahoo.com — (Reuters) - Comcast Corp plans to drop its $45 billion offer to buy Time Warner Cable Inc in the face of opposition from U.S. regulators, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The cable operator could announce its decision as soon as Friday, Bloomberg said.

The internet is freaking out over this Chinese app that turns you into a hilarious dancing cartoon

yahoo.com — (Business Insider) The internet has been obsessed with a new Chinese app called Huanshi which turns you into a hilarious dancing cartoon character. Huanshi is called MyIdol in the U.S. App Store, but that name is the only English thing about the app - the entire app is still in Chinese.

Microsoft is bringing back Solitaire for Windows 10

yahoo.com — (Microsoft Studios) Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to convince you to upgrade to Windows 10, and its newest announcement is the triumphant return of the classic card game Solitaire. Solitaire, which has been included in every version of Windows since Windows 3.0 in 1990, was removed from Windows 8 to the dismay of many.

New Windows 10 release offers preview of two other core apps

yahoo.com — Insiders who signed up for the Windows 10 Technical Preview beta program should know there's a new release in town, build version 10061. The new Windows 10 version brings several additional features, including brand new apps for mail and calendar, as well as more user interface tweaks. DON'T MISS: Galaxy S6 vs.
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May 01, 2015

New 30-second "Pogue's Basics" video: How to find a lost phone’s owner—even if it’s locked. j.mp/1I3wDov pic.twitter.com/roBBmU5hix

May 01, 2015

@chrisjlee Very excited about the Tesla battery. By time- and energy-shifting, it can save a lotta $$$!

May 01, 2015

Now you can own a Tesla for $3,000! That’s the price of its cool new home battery, for solar or non-solar homes… j.mp/1bmsNbt

May 01, 2015

Fascinating analysis of a new Thing: Crowdsourcing campaigns that raise money for shops who discriminate. j.mp/1bmmhS6

Apr 30, 2015

Why is it that 90% of the loudmouths who treat the train car or airplane cabin to their cellphone conversations…are angry or demeaning?

Apr 30, 2015

RT @emilyhughes: "how does a normal person hold a book" "just like that, you're fine" pic.twitter.com/MdKgTHUgr5

Apr 30, 2015

RT @leftnotracks: @Pogue I am just so disappointed Pew Research has absolutely zilch to do with lasers.

Apr 29, 2015

Whoa. The #1 most visited news site online? Yahoo (says Pew Research). pic.twitter.com/Vxkf67FkMW

Apr 27, 2015

“CBS Sunday Morning” wins the Emmy for Best Morning Show… again! DANG, I’m proud! cbsnews.com/news/daytime-e… pic.twitter.com/hYl0ioFZ82

Apr 27, 2015

Great advice on what to do if you become the victim of an Internet shaming campaign: yahoo.com/tech/when-trol…

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