Best savings account for April 2021
A savings account is a keystone of personal finance, a secure place to stash your money where you can have easy access to it and earn some interest while you save. Whether you want to open your first savings account or find a different place for your money, our picks... Read more
What Will It Take to Get a Cargo Ship Unstuck From the Suez?
Every day, some 50 ships pass through the Suez Canal, the waterway slashed between the Mediteranean and the Red Sea. These are big ships: Some 10 percent of the world’s maritime trade traverses the Suez. But not Wednesday. That’s because a ship called the Ever Given, en route to... Read more
Comcast pledges $1B to connect 50M low-income Americans
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Comcast plans to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide, provide digital skills training, grants, and free service and laptops. The goal is to sign up... Read more
Facebook wants Washington’s help running Facebook
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a message for Washington: We’re happy to change the way we run Facebook. Just tell us how. That’s the main takeaway from a statement he will provide to Congress on Thursday, in a hearing about social media’s role in spreading misinformation. But it’s also... Read more
Facebook shuts down hackers who infected iOS and Android devices
Facebook said it has disrupted a hacking operation that used the social media platform to spread iOS and Android malware that spied on Uyghur people from the Xinjiang region of China. Malware for both mobile OSes had advanced capabilities that could steal just about anything stored on an infected... Read more
The pros and cons of electric lawn mowers
Electric lawn mowers have specific strengths and weaknesses. Ry Crist/CNET Once upon a time, all lawn mowers were gas-burning beasts whose pull-start motors relied as much on elbow grease as internal combustion just to get started. These days you have more options. While big-box stores still have plenty of... Read more
Facebook Moves Against ‘Evil Eye’ Hackers Targeting Uyghurs
Given that Facebook is banned in China, the company may seem like an unlikely source of information about Chinese hacking campaigns against the country’s Uyghur ethnic minority. On Wednesday, though, the company announced that it had identified recent espionage campaigns targeted at the Uyghur community, primarily people living abroad... Read more
Rocket League: Sideswipe is a new mobile spinoff of the car-soccer hit
Rocket League developer Psyonix is lofting its car-soccer game onto mobile with Rocket League: Sideswipe. The studio is promising that this new spinoff will capture the magic of the original with touch controls. Like the console and PC game, Rocket League: Sideswipe is free to play and will generate... Read more
Musk: Tesla accepts bitcoin as payment, won’t convert it “to fiat currency”
Getty Images | Chesnot Tesla has begun accepting bitcoin as payment from car buyers in the continental US, and CEO Elon Musk said the company plans to expand the new payment option to other countries later this year. Musk announced the news on Twitter today. “You can now buy a... Read more
Slack adds ability to direct message people outside your company
Slack wants you to talk to people in other companies. Angela Lang/CNET Slack, which offers instant-messaging within companies, now lets you exchanges messages with people outside your company. Slack Connect DMs, announced in October, are designed to work with partner companies or clients. Paid users will be able to use... Read more