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Spain building a ‘smart city’ with Disney-like theme park

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:32:38 -0500

When you think of Spain you picture Madrid’s picturesque streets, Gaudi’s extraordinary tile work, and a delicious array of food. Now picture a “smart city” too, because in 2023 Elysium City is set to come to life. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.

     
 
 


NASA's Hubble captures the largest galaxy cluster ever discovered

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:23:08 -0500

With the mass of three million billion suns, "The Fat One" truly earns its name as the largest-known galaxy cluster in the universe... not to mention the hottest and brightest!

     
 
 


CES Editors' Choice Awards: The best and coolest tech to expect in 2019

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:04:50 -0500

Reviewed names its CES Editors' Choice Award winners

     
 
 


How to clean and descale your Keurig coffee maker

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:38:42 -0500

A great cup of coffee starts with a clean Keurig machine.

     
 
 


'Like a rover in the wind': One Mars rover pays tribute to another on NASA Twitter account

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:54:09 -0500

The tribute poem, invoking Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," was tweeted by Curiosity Rover's Twitter account after news broke that Opportunity, a 15-year-old Mars rover, had been declared dead.

     
 
 


Science might be to blame for eating ice cream after a breakup

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:51:17 -0500

Ice cream and breakups apparently go together like peanut butter and jelly, and science can explain why. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story.

     
 
 


What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

Thu, 7 Feb 2019 13:56:59 -0500

     
 
 


New high-res music streaming service Qobuz launches in US, takes aim at Spotify, Pandora

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:56:50 -0500

A new streaming service, Qobuz, lets you listen to music at a higher quality than leading services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

     
 
 


Here's how you can view free streaming TV

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:42:50 -0500

There are thousands of free streaming movies and TV shows out there, but rarely any are commercial-free.

     
 
 


Foldable phone, 5G, Galaxy S10: Breaking down the rumors ahead of Samsung's Unpacked event

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:34:57 -0500

Given that the Galaxy line is marking its tenth anniversary at this event, Samsung is apparently going all out. Here's what we expect to see.

     
 
 


Jeff Bezos through the years

Wed, 9 Jan 2019 10:06:58 -0500

     
 
 


Report: Apple's entertainment service could launch very soon

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:23:12 -0500

At a March event Apple may launch an entertainment service featuring names like Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Wig.

     
 
 


Amazon pulls out of plan to build HQ2 in New York City amid political opposition

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:32:22 -0500

Amazon will no longer pursue a second headquarters in New York City that promised up to 40,000 jobs in exchange for $3 billion in tax breaks.

     
 
 


Amid criticism, Apple, Google assessing app that lets Saudi men track women

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:30:11 -0500

The tech giants face criticism for offering a Saudi government app that lets men track the movements of women.

     
 
 


Too scary? Elon Musk's OpenAI company won't release tech that can generate fake news

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:53:20 -0500

Text generation technology from OpenAI enables researchers to spin an all-too-convincing--and yes, fabricated--machine-written article.

     
 
 


Intimidated by taxes? These online tools can help you navigate your federal returns

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:50:36 -0500

Doing your taxes is often a pain, but this year could be extra torturous with tax law changes, These online tools can help.

     
 
 


These $16 leggings can survive any workout

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:30:06 -0500

Find me a workout where these leggings don't thrive...I'll wait

     
 
 


Elon Musk celebrates SpaceX hardware on Valentine's Day

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:19:51 -0500

Even SpaceX hardware felt the love from Elon Musk on Valentine’s Day.

     
 
 


This incredible Samsung soundbar is more than half off right now

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:57:39 -0500

Even if you're not an audiophile, this Samsung soundbar deal from Massdrop is worth checking out.

     
 
 


You can turn your favorite comfort food into tasty soup

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:59:11 -0500

Reinvent your favorite meals into warm and yummy soups with these slow cooker recipes!

     
 
 


As Galaxy turns 10, Samsung to open three new stores across the US on Feb. 20

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:36:07 -0500

Samsung isn't just preparing to unveil new Galaxy phones next week. The company is also opening three new U.S. stores, too.

     
 
 


Facebook inadvertently pulls, reinstates Trump Organization ads labeled as political

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:20:30 -0500

Facebook reportedly removed, and reinstated more than 100 ads from The Trump Organization because the network mistakenly identified them as political.

     
 
 


Behind the scenes with streaming TV, Pluto TV & more

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:43:10 -0500

Home screens for streaming TV services and a visit to Pluto's headquarters in West Hollywood, California

     
 
 


Can artificial intelligence prevent the next Parkland shooting?

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:30:31 -0500

Schools are working with companies using AI to monitor emails and documents to help prevent student suicides, sexual predators, and acts of violence.

     
 
 


How does an air fryer work?

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:06:49 -0500

Oil-free frying, explained.

     
 
 


Newly-discovered tarantula has a weird, floppy horn on its back

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:25:12 -0500

A new tarantula species discovered in Angola is channeling its inner unicorn with a bizarre appendage sticking out of its back.

     
 
 


Gmail’s new right-click menu will help you to organize your emails

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:36:11 -0500

Something as simple as right clicking is set to improve the way you handle your emails. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.

     
 
 


How to see thousands of streaming movies and TV shows for free

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:52:20 -0500

Cord-cutting: Free streaming channels like Pluto, Tubi, Roku and Crackle offer ad-supported viewing. But one catch: the lineup is older.

     
 
 


How to stop your smartphone from tracking your every move, sharing data and sending ads

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:22:26 -0500

Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and many others make money off mobile ads, and they need this information to power data mining machines.

     
 
 


The best mattresses in a box of 2019

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:47:26 -0500

The best mattress you can get might be from a box.

     
 
 


Company to reduce waste by delivering items in reusable packages

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:02:47 -0500

In the spirit of helping the environment, a company has emerged bringing the good old concept of the milkman back. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.

     
 
 


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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:18:56 -0500

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Opportunity may be dead, but the future of rovers on Mars is bright

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:55:22 -0500

The future of rovers on Mars is far less bleak than Opportunity’s last photo before it went silent during a massive dust storm.

     
 
 


New York gets dumped by Amazon on Valentine's Day

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:15:14 -0500

Just like a bad break up, we highlight the flaws that Amazon saw in your city's bid for their second headquarters.

     
 
 


Supermoon? Snow Moon? Full moon? Whatever you call it, a lunar spectacle is coming soon

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:47:44 -0500

Whether you call it full, snow or super, the biggest, brightest moon of the year is coming to a sky near you Tuesday.

     
 
 


Fyre Festival to fashion week, how do Instagram influencers make so much money?

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:44:27 -0500

YouTube and Instagram influencers make hundreds or millions of dollars touting everything from Fyre Festival to fashion week to makeup. Here's how.

     
 
 


The 5 best Amazon deals on Valentine's Day

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:26:14 -0500

These deals are better than discount chocolate.

     
 
 


Cutting the cord cutting: How to cancel Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:39:16 -0500

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, DirecTV Now, SlingTV and others offer ways to cut the cord but what if you decide you don't want one of the streaming services?

     
 
 


Don’t trash your old TV—do this instead

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:16:12 -0500

From repurposing to recycling, there better things to do with an old TV than leaving it on the curb.

     
 
 


The best mops of 2019

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:03:33 -0500

We tested more than a dozen mops to find which will leave your floors spick and span.

     
 
 


The 15 best skin care products for winter, according to dermatologists

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:50:17 -0500

These doctor-recommended picks will hydrate your thirsty skin.

     
 
 


By 2080, global warming will make New York City feel like Arkansas

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:46:54 -0500

Because of global warming, hundreds of millions of Americans will have to adapt to dramatically new climates by 2080, a study suggests.

     
 
 


CES 2019: The coolest tech you have to see

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:15:58 -0500

Consumer Electronics Show, the annual extravaganza showcasing futuristic innovations.

     
 
 


Could Amazon still pick another HQ2 site after ditching New York?

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:16:07 -0500

Amazon's decision to pull out of plans for a new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens reignites hope among cities that lost out on the project.

     
 
 


From discovering water to snapping selfies: The lasting memories of Mars rover Opportunity

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:01:16 -0500

NASA announced Wednesday the Mars rover was deemed dead after it hadn't communicated in over eight months. Here are some of its greatest discoveries

     
 
 


Ten things you probably don't know about the Nintendo Switch video game console

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:09 -0500

Tech columnist Marc Saltzman lets you in on ten things you might know know about the Nintendo Switch video game console.

     
 
 


Google is making a massive $13B investment push into middle America

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:27:39 -0500

Whether it’s your email or watching cat videos on YouTube, tech Giant Google is already part of our daily lives.

     
 
 


The best deals you can get this Presidents Day weekend

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:42:17 -0500

This holiday weekend is the best time to get a mattress or a new appliance.

     
 
 


Facebook may hide anti-vaxx posts after it's accused of spreading fake health news

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:53:59 -0500

Parents pushing anti-vaccination messages on Facebook might soon have less traction on the social media site as it takes steps to reduce fake news.

     
 
 


Here are the 20 places Amazon went looking for an HQ2

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:58:49 -0500

     
 
 


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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:45:36 -0500

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