Today's Top Technology Headlines
- Pogue's Basics: How to create a search-and-replace macro in Word
Among its thousands of features, macros are power-user tools that could benefit a lot of people. You hit Record Macro, you do something — a search and replace, let’s say — and then you can play back that macro later. Actually, search and replace is a bad example — Microsoft Word cannot, in fact, record and play back a search/replace.
- Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world
- Build your own DIY video game console
- The first flying car is available for pre-order
The company unveiled their flying car in 2014 but it was not commercially available. Now it’s ready and being presented at the Top Marques car show in Monaco. The vehicle is fully functional as both a car and an aircraft, and its hybrid engine makes it environmentally friendly.
- Inside the World's Greatest Scavenger Hunt, Part 1
- This gadget can turn an ordinary surface into a smart controller
- Jeff Bezos describes one change some Amazon employees hated
- Pogue's Basics: How to forward a text message
- Jeff Bezos: Nobody asked for one of our most popular services
In his recent letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote that the company has become skilled at predicting customers' desires. "No customer ever asked Amazon to create the Prime membership program," he wrote.
- The 20 highest-paying tech companies in America
- The best ways to stream live TV without cable
Google’s YouTube TV is a solid streaming cable option, but is it the best? Google, though, is entering an increasingly crowded market with a wide variety of different channel offerings that can be difficult to parse when all you want to do is watch “The Bachelor” and eat your KFC $20 Fill-Up in your comfy chair. YouTube TV is missing Turner and Viacom properties.
- Fitbit’s new smartwatch has been plagued by production mishaps
Pictured: The Fitbit Blaze, which looks very similar to Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch, based on an internal presentation deck seen by Yahoo Finance. Fitbit’s (FIT) first “proper” smartwatch and first-ever pair of bluetooth headphones are due out this fall after a series of production mishaps delayed the project, Yahoo Finance has learned. The fitness tracker company’s smartwatch project has been a troubled one.
- Why Silicon Beach will still lure tech talent despite skyrocketing prices
Over the last two years, Venice has become one of the priciest neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles, thanks in part to the success of companies headquartered there like Snap. The new season of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” premieres this month, but the Bay Area tech scene depicted on that show is no longer the only game in town for America’s tech elite. Los Angeles has its own tech hub, dubbed Silicon Beach, a four-mile stretch of beachfront that encompasses Venice and Santa Monica and is home to Snapchat’s parent company, Snap (SNAP).
- The government might stop searching your phone at the border, but things could still get worse
- Ford brings baby’s car-ride experience to the crib