Tech Q&A: Tracking cellphones, dictating documents, covert online shopping and more

I would like to track my wife’s location. She is never, ever without her phone. Can I track her phone so I know where she is around town?

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Nikon D850 Field-Tested: Possibly the Best DSLR Ever

Nikon D850

While the Nikon D850 is not the fastest, or the highest-resolution, DSLR ever made, its combination of solid performance and stunning image quality makes it one of the best ever. I’ve been shooting with one since the day it came out, and so far I’m very pleased.

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Amazon patents bizarre accordion-like chute to deliver packages from its drones

Looking to ever expand ways to deliver goods to its customers, Amazon has patented a way to allow its drones to deliver packages without ever having to land.

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Elon Musk shows off Boring Company elevator for the first time

With Elon Musk, nothing is ever boring – except if it’s his company.Musk, who is the CEO of infrastructure and tunneling company, The Boring Company, showed off the first footage of his company’s elevator, designed to alleviate traffic.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost

Windows 10 desktop

If you’ve ever wanted to track GPU usage the same way we can check CPU usage through the Windows 10 Task Manager, it’s finally happening.

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Google is trying to stop drones from crashing into each other

If we’re ever to live in a world where drones buzz around delivering stuff, we’re going to need a powerful system to manage all of those unmanned aerial vehicles in the sky. Alphabet is building one.

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Best Software for Malware Removal and Protection

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Now more than ever, our security is being threatened by malware. Ransomware and botnets are big business these days, and targeted attacks have become commonplace. In response, anti-malware apps are broadening in scope. And to help you pick, we’ve assembled six of the best anti-malware solutions on the market.

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WannaCry surprisingly avoided old versions of Microsoft's Windows

Though WannaCry was one of the most serious malware attacks ever, some old Windows systems surprisingly eluded infection, according to a new report.

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Scientists prove that our brains have a little bit of Jedi in them

Have you ever wished you had Jedi powers?

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Comcast Rolls the Dice With Xfinity Instant TV


Comcast has led the way in cable television ever since it acquired AT&T Broadband a decade ago. However, in recent years, new technologies — like IPTV and wireless TV from new competitors like AT&T and DirecTV Now — have been eating away at Comcast’s growth. That’s why Comcast not only has introduced Xfinity Mobile, which is its new wireless service, but also is getting ready to launch its own IPTV service, Xfinity Instant TV. I congratulate Comcast on this forward thinking, but there are no guarantees that IPTV will work for Comcast.

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Surviving the Security 'Skills Desert'


If you’ve ever spent time in a desert, it may seem inconceivable to you that creatures actually can live there. The fact that animals not only survive, but also thrive in those conditions seems counterintuitive. In fact, a number of animals do so — in many cases, they are aided by an array of specialized adaptations that allow them to leverage the environment to their advantage. For example, the thorny dragon lizard literally absorbs water through its skin, and the fennec fox has oversized ears that it uses as natural “radiators.”

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The President has a secret air force in case of nuclear war?

“Ever since the 1960s, the United States has been building and equipping a special set of planes whose sole purpose has been to evacuate the president in the event of a nuclear war and allow him to command a war from wherever he may be.”

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Nintendo is bringing its toys back to McDonald's Happy Meals

Ever the king of nostalgia, Nintendo is entering a partnership with McDonald’s to bring its toys to Happy Meals, following a similar deal from the 1990s.

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The burger of the future comes from crickets, not cows

Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world’s population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they’re going to keep up. But luckily, there’s a range […]

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