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Smartphones

This Man Bit Into an iPhone Battery, and It Exploded

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Time Management

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That's a big contrast from 17 years ago when Americans on average spent only 9.4 hours online each week, according to the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future.
CES

At CES, Netflix Shows Off ... Lab-Grown Bodies?

The Psychasec booth on the CES show floor is an elaborate marketing stunt for Netflix's new show, Altered Carbon, and some people are falling for it.
Twitter

The Guy Who Shut Down Trump's Twitter Account Says it Was a Mistake

Bahtiyar Duysak tells TechCrunch that he didn't mean to briefly shut down Trump's Twitter account on Nov. 2. 'I didn't do anything on purpose,' he says.
Apple

MacOS High Sierra's 'Root' Bug Makes Hacking it Easy

The bug appears to only affect High Sierra (MacOS 10.13.1), and Apple is working on a fix.
Uber

Uber Got Hacked a Year Ago and Paid the Hackers to Keep It Secret

Uber reportedly paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep quiet about it.
Medical

Get Ready for Digital Pills: FDA Clears Self-Tracking Drug

The drug, which contains a tiny ingestible sensor, is designed for patients with mental illness.
Apple

iPhone X Is Apple's Most Breakable iPhone to Date

According to SquareTrade, which sells smartphone protection plans, do your best not to drop that shiny new device.
Google

How to Set Up Google's Advanced Protection Program

The process is pretty straightforward, but be prepared to buy two security keys if you don't already own them.
Twitter

Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump Account on Last Day

Trump's account was deactivated by 'a Twitter customer support employee...on the employee's last day.' It was back online 11 minutes later.
Facebook Advertising

Here Are the Russia Facebook Ads That Tried to Dupe You

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released several Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russia-linked organizations during the 2016 election.
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg 'Dead Serious' About Stopping Russian Facebook Abuse

Facebook will 'invest so much in security' that the costs will cut into the company's profitability, Zuckerberg said in an earnings call.
Social Media

Facebook Says 126 Million Users May Have Been Exposed to Russian Posts

Facebook, Google and Twitter are set to testify before a congressional subcommittee on Russia's attempt to use social media to influence last year's election.
Twitter

Twitter to Disclose Who Paid for Ads on its Platform

Twitter unveiled the new effort after U.S. senators introduced legislation that would require tech companies to add disclaimers to political ads.