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Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 07:32 AM EDT

YouTube Overhauls Kids' App After Complaints About Content

YouTube Overhauls Kids' App After Complaints About Content

YouTube is overhauling its kid-focused video app to give parents the option of letting humans, not computer algorithms, select what shows their children can watch. The updates that begin rolling out Thursday...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:15 AM EDT

Poll: Younger Americans Less Apt to Use Unique Passwords

Poll: Younger Americans Less Apt to Use Unique Passwords

The number of online accounts compromised by hackers is now in the trillions — enough, perhaps, to make even technophobes think hard about the security of their passwords. Indeed, many are — especially older...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 02:15 PM EDT

Funky Finding: Study Confirms Uranus Smells Really Bad

Funky Finding: Study Confirms Uranus Smells Really Bad

Scientists have confirmed that the planet Uranus smells like farts and rotten eggs — and, yes, NASA already made the joke you're thinking of. A team of scientists determined that the seventh planet from the...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:07 AM EDT

Alexa for Kids: Amazon Aims to Help Parents With New Device

Alexa for Kids: Amazon Aims to Help Parents With New Device

Amazon unveiled the Echo Dot Kids Edition on Wednesday, telling NBC News that the device is meant to help children spend less time in front of screens and reinforce good manners. The device also has parental...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 12:50 PM EDT

Facebook Is a Daily Habit for Many Americans: Poll

Facebook Is a Daily Habit for Many Americans: Poll

Social media is a daily way of life for many Americans. Nearly half of Americans who use the internet say they use Facebook at least several times a day, making it easily the most popular social media site. And...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 06:12 AM EDT

Facebook Rules at a Glance: What's Banned, Exactly?

Facebook Rules at a Glance: What's Banned, Exactly?

If you've ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you're in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and...

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 at 06:08 AM EDT

UK Calls on Social Media Firms to Better Protect Children

UK Calls on Social Media Firms to Better Protect Children

Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children. In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google,...

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 07:00 PM EDT

After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone....

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 05:48 PM EDT

How to Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower

How to Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower

If you like shooting stars, you're in luck. The annual Lyrid meteor shower, which got going this year on April 16, is expected to peak in the early morning on Sunday, April 22, NBC News MACH reported. Your best...

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 07:57 AM EDT

Twitch: Explained

Twitch: Explained

Twitch.tv is the largest, most popular place to watch people play and livestream video games. It’s become so popular that musicians like Drake are getting in on the act. He recently partnered up with one...

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