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October 22, 2016 6:34 PM Report: AT&T to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion

AT&T has reached a deal to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion in what would become a colossal corporate merger, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. In what some analysts are calling an unprecedented "seismic shift" for the media and technology world, the deal could turn the legacy telecom carrier into a media titan the likes of which America 20

October 22, 2016 2:59 PM Hackers Used Your Vulnerable Tech To Throttle The Internet

Complex but readily available malicious code can control your unsecure devices. The disruptions come at a time of unprecedented fears about the cyber threat in the United States, where hackers have breached political organizations and election agencies. Friday’s outages were intermittent and varied by geography. Users complained they could not reach 14

October 22, 2016 1:06 PM This is AT&T's strategy to conquer the future of TV

On Friday, multiple outlets reported that AT&T and Time Warner are nearing a deal to merge the two companies, which could come as early as Sunday. Such a deal would link AT&T’s “pipes” — wireless, broadband, and satellite — to Time Warner’s media properties that range from HBO to CNN to Warner Brothers. Why? AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson wants to add more “content 22

October 21, 2016 10:25 PM New NYC law, San Francisco lawsuit highlight global risks for Airbnb

SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. In eight years of torrid growth, the company has often clashed with local public officials seeking to minimize the impact of short-term rentals on neighborhoods and urban housing markets. Now, those simmering tensions are starting 36

October 21, 2016 6:34 PM What Exactly Happened to Knock So Many Sites Offline?

The cyber attack that brought down some major websites Friday is the "difference between taking a drink of water and being waterboarded," one cyber security expert told NBC News. "When criminals manipulate web traffic to point toward a particular site in a short period of time, it overwhelms it," said Robert Siciliano, CEO of IDTheftSecurity 17

October 21, 2016 5:02 PM Nintendo Switch: Our 21 top unanswered questions

Nintendo's upcoming game system is still shrouded in mystery. The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's next game system, a tablet-meets-console hybrid that's arriving March 2017. It's been revealed in a teaser video, showing bits of information about how it looks, and how it can play games. We know more now than we did earlier this year, but even so, there's 84

October 21, 2016 2:39 PM Cyber attack takes down East Coast Netflix, Spotify, Twitter

If you live on the East Coast and had trouble accessing Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon or Reddit Friday morning, you were not alone. A large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on Internet performance company Dyn brought many popular sites to a standstill. The attack largely affected people on the East Coast, and by 9:30 AM ET, many sites 43

October 20, 2016 4:39 PM Apple: Many 'genuine' Apple products on Amazon are fake

Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit. The revelation comes in a federal lawsuit filed by Apple against a New Jersey company on Monday over what Apple says are counterfeit products that were sold on Amazon. In the lawsuit, Apple says Mobile Star imprinted 24

October 20, 2016 2:48 PM Glucose tablets likely better for easing low blood sugar symptoms

(Reuters Health) - When people with diabetes experience a dangerous drop in blood sugar, glucose tablets might be a better option than a sugary food or drink, a study suggests. People with diabetes can develop hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, if they skip a meal, exercise harder than usual or take too much insulin or other diabetes medications 30

October 19, 2016 2:25 PM You can finally stream Garth Brooks' music, but only on Amazon

This is the first time Brooks has agreed to make his music available to stream on-demand. Starting Wednesday, subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited can access Brooks’ new single, Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance — from the singer’s forthcoming Gunslinger — in addition to albums The Ultimate Hits and Double Live, which includes Friends in Low Places, The Dance 57