Meet Fingerlings, the adorable robot monkeys poised to be the holiday season's hottest toy. This Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, photo provided by Amy B. Stepp shows a fake Fingerling that she received after paying $17 on Amazon for what she thought was a real Fingerlings monkey. Shoppers rushing to buy Fingerlings, one of this holiday season's already hard-to-find toys, say that they are being fooled into buying fakes through Amazon and Walmart.com. NEW YORK -- Shoppers rushing to find Fingerlings, the robotic monkeys that are a hot toy this holiday season, say they've been fooled into buying fakes through outside sellers on Amazon and Walmart.com. The real Fingerlings, 6-inch multicolored monkeys, wrap around a finger, move, and make sounds.
If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. So you want a Roomba. But a good Roomba will run you upwards of $400, and maybe you're trying to stick to a budget right now or you're saving up for a bigger purchase than a robot vacuum. That doesn't mean you can't still enjoy this futuristic technology!
It's impossible to predict whether Google's brand-new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones will fare better than last year's well-reviewed but poor selling first-generation models. Among other reasons, the smartphone crowd loves their iPhones and Galaxys, and Apple and Samsung obviously remain formidable competitors. What I can say is that the new phones prove how good Google has gotten at hardware, bolstered by artificial intelligence and software. And if you're in the market for a premium handset, Pixels belong in the conversation. For starters, the AI-infused Google Assistant that was a banner feature on the first Pixels is only getting smarter.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google will invest $1 billion over the next five years in nonprofit organizations helping people adjust to the changing nature of work, the largest philanthropic pledge to date from the Internet giant. The announcement of the national digital skills initiative, made by Google CEO Sundar Pichai in Pittsburgh, Pa. Thursday, is a tacit acknowledgment from one of the world's most valuable companies that it bears some responsibility for rapid advances in technology that are radically reshaping industries and eliminating jobs in the U.S. and around the world. Over the next three years Goodwill, a major player in workforce development, aims to provide 1 million people with access to digital skills and career opportunities. CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has made $1 billion philanthropic pledge to help workers develop the skills they need for jobs in the new economy.
Right now, the entire Kenmore Elite Smart Air Conditioner lineup is on sale on Amazon. The Kenmore Smart AC, like countless other smart devices, also works with Amazon Alexa. Get an 8,000 BTU Kenmore Smart Air Conditioner on Amazon for $175 and save over $200. A sunrise alarm clock that can help you wake up naturally--$22.09 Wake up naturally and fell more rested.
David Limp, senior vice president of Devices and Services at Amazon, smiles as he displays a new Amazon Echo during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company, Sept. 27, 2017, in Seattle. Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker, improving the sound quality and upgrading its appearance with six new "shells." The next generation speaker, which is powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, will have a dedicated woofer and a tweeter for the first time, as well as Dolby sound.
Apple's new Control Center lets you mix and match your favorite shortcuts in iOS11 (Photo: Apple) MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif -- You don't have to go out and spend $700 on a swanky new iPhone. The latest mobile operating system upgrade, iOS 11, was released Tuesday, and it has "hundreds" of new features, according to Apple. If you go to Settings, Control Center, you can choose what shortcuts you'd like to be in there. The iOS11 operating system upgrade lets you mark up screen shots.
'Happy' Afghan girls compete at robotics meet after US visa woes Video provided by AFP Newslook Lida Azizi, right, and other members of the Afghanistan team make a repair to their robot after their first round competing in the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, July 17, 2017, in Washington. But the Afghan girls competing Monday in an international robotics competition in Washington were clearly excited to be representing their nation. The teams play in alliances of three nations, with two alliances competing head to head in 2 ½ minute games. Afghan girls robotics team can finally compete in D.C.
Faraday Future's FF 91 prototype electric crossover vehicle is unveiled during a press event for CES 2017 at The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market on January 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Backed by Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting, FF started hiring engineers from BMW, Tesla and other rivals, rolled out a sleek if puzzling race car prototype at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, and announced it would spend a billion to build a sprawling factory in Las Vegas. "How do we get FF 91 to market by 2018 – that is the lens through which we have to view all of our management decisions," Krause told USA TODAY in a statement. "When you think of a company like Waymo (Google's self-driving car venture, which is aiming for full autonomy), they have unlimited funds and we are a start-up, so we need to be more realistic," said Hong Bae, FF's head of Advanced Drive Assisted Systems, who keeps a model of David Hasselhoff's self-driving and talking Knight Rider KITT car on his desk.