No, the Moon can’t help you predict the next earthquake

The popular myth that strong earthquakes happen during certain Moon phases has no basis in science, according to new research. Susan Hough, a scientist at the US Geological Survey, pored over 400 years of data from over 200 earthquakes of magnitude eight or larger. She looked at the day the …

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Google's Pixel Buds: Wireless earbuds for the extremely tolerant

Google’s Pixel Buds really sounded like they’d be pretty great. Imagine: Google’s version of Apple’s wireless AirPods. Same $160 price, same earbud-recharging carrying case (good for 24 hours’ worth of earbud recharges), and the same ability to let you speak, hands free, to your synthesized voice assistant, without having to …

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Microsoft unveils new Bing search features Google doesn't have

Google (GOOG, GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) might get all the publicity for artificial intelligence thanks to Google Assistant and Alexa, but Microsoft (MSFT) isn’t letting them hog the spotlight any longer. The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant on Wednesday made a slew of announcements related to its AI efforts including a …

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The best tech gifts under $100

Shopping for someone special this holiday season, but don’t have a lot of cash to blow on the latest and greatest gadgets? No worries. You can buy plenty of tech gifts for $100 or less — from streaming boxes to smart home assistants — which will make your loved ones …

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This startup could replace your cable internet, but faces hurdles

BOSTON — For most Americans, getting broadband internet at home requires signing up with one of two corporations they may not like much: the phone company or the cable company. This lack of choice has persisted through years of failed launches of third options. Powerline broadband looked promising in the …

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How Amazon gets your last-minute gifts to you on time

If you’ve waited until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service might just have you covered. The bad news is that if you’re not in one of the 30 participating cities and regions, …

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