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Jeans that give directions? Products get, um, 'smart' at CES

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here's a morning routine for you. After the alarm on your smartphone goes off, it's time to roll out of your "smart" bed and give your hair a good run through with y...

Hunting for a Hatchimal? Technology can help

NEW YORK (AP) — Does your little girl have her heart set on finding a Hatchimal under the tree? Good luck — the animatronic bird-like creatures that "hatch" from eggs are one of the toughest toys to f...

Wacky tech gifts for the ultra-tech-savvy who has everything

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest tech can make for an easy holiday gift, but when it comes to the ultra-tech-savvy people in your life, finding a cool technology they don't already own can be tough. ...

Gift Guide: Cool tech toys for the kid in your life

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for a cool tech gift for a special kid in your life? There's no shortage of fun and fairly educational items these days. New toys for the holidays include lit...

Get ready to build! Hand-on toys that teach are hot

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys that teach aren't a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. Pl...

Thanksgiving is a chore, even with Martha Stewart's help

NEW YORK (AP) — Even for the best home chefs, Thanksgiving is a lot of work. And whether you're hosting friends or family, it's a pressure cooker of a feast. Dry birds and burnt stuf...

Taxes? Trade? How Trump could affect key areas of economy

Donald Trump won the presidency by pledging to restore a vanished and golden economic era, when growth roared, factory jobs flourished and America sat unchallenged atop the global economy. ...

Mirai malware simplifies internet attacks like last week's

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive internet attack that paralyzed Twitter, Netflix and other services is being blamed on a specific kind of malware designed to harness the power of ordinary consumer devices. ...

Attacks on the internet keep getting bigger and nastier

NEW YORK (AP) — Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks cripple...

The killer robot used by Dallas police appears to be a first

NEW YORK (AP) -- The killer robot is here.Police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the Dallas police shooting , in what appears to be the first time U.S. police have used a robo...

Insider Q&A: Proofpoint's Devin Redmond

NEW YORK (AP) -- The rise of social media has given brands a quick and efficient way to communicate with consumers.But hackers are using those same channels -- such as popular public Facebook pages an...

An iPhone-hacking tool likely wouldn't stay secret for long

NEW YORK (AP) -- Suppose Apple loses its court fight with the FBI and has to produce a software tool that would help agents hack into an iPhone -- specifically, a device used by one of the San Bernard...

Phishing season in full swing as tax deadline looms

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tax day is a little more than a month away, which means phishing season is in full swing.The IRS says it's seen a "surge" this year in phishing emails, with thieves baiting special ho...

Phishing season in full swing as tax deadline looms

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tax day is a little more than a month away, which means phishing season is in full swing.The IRS says it's seen a "surge" this year in phishing emails, with thieves baiting special ho...