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Zuckerberg abandons new Facebook share class after shareholder lawsuit

(Reuters) — Facebook Inc Chairman Mark Zuckerberg abandoned plans on Friday to create a new class of company stock with no voting power, which was meant to be a way for Zuckerberg to retain control over the company he founded while fulfilling a pledge to give away his wealth.

Google’s new Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee

For the latest Google Doodle, the search giant is honoring an award-winning chemist whose research in organic chemistry had a profound impact on how plants are used for medicinal purposes.

Early Test Results: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumers got their hands on the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on Friday, and our secret shoppers were in line early to buy a range of phones that we could test on all the major cellphone networks.  Full testing will take a couple of weeks (in-depth battery testing, in particular, takes time), but we do have some early results.

In photos: Final roll call for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show wraps up this weekend, and with it goes a stunning collection of cars, trucks, vans, urban transporters, flying taxis and more.

Party Play

Party Play is a free social jukebox that lets you share a collaborative playlist with your friends, family or other party music collaborators.

Sometimes the internet is good — at least, to this 8-year-old girl who loves bugs

As I hate bugs with every cell of my body, it’s rare that a bug story makes me feel toasty inside. But thanks to Sophia Spencer, an 8-year-old girl who adores bugs, I’m slightly reconsidering my revulsion.

Apple GPU provider Imagination sells itself to private equity firm after losing contract

Imagination Technologies, the UK-based chip maker that used to provide Apple with its mobile graphics components, has agreed to sell itself to Canyon Bridge, a Silicon Valley-based private equity firm backed by the Chinese fund Yitai Capital.

Even bots need to build character

GUEST: Conversation designer Mindy Gold once prototyped a fitness bot with no stated name or gender. Its function was to keep female exercisers motivated with daily prompts.

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 3 bug fixes ahead of Fall Creators Update

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with just three bug fixes. The company is simultaneously finalizing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected to arrive on October 17, and developing the update that will come after it.

4 Biking Safety Tips for Commuters

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. It’s World Car-Free Day—a perfect day to try cycling to or from work.

Garçon Coffee

Garçon Coffee, find the perfect coffee drink, see what it looks like, and learn how to order it. View startup

4 technologies that will unlock AR’s full potential

GUEST: Apple’s ARKit is capturing the attention and imagination of developers and media alike, drawn in by an estimated 700 million iPhone owners around the world who now have AR devices.

Nvidia GPU prices reportedly set to keep rising thanks to DRAM shortage and cryptocurrency

Nvidia’s GPUs are continuing to fly off the manufacturing line and into the hands of consumers and cryptocurrency miners.

Uber’s new CEO tells employees there is ‘high cost to a bad reputation’ after London ban

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent a sobering, self-reflective email to employees today following the London transport authority’s decision not to renew the company’s license.

Essential Phone now available unlocked at Best Buy for $700

Shortly after launching at Sprint, the Essential Phone has made its way to Best Buy — both online and in stores.

Automated vehicles and the role of 5G

GUEST: Fully automated vehicles (AVs) — commonly known as driverless vehicles — are quickly becoming a reality.

Apple now gives you 48 hours to watch a rented movie after starting it

Apple has extended the period of time that customers have to finish (or rewatch) a rented movie to 48 hours.

How to Choose Healthy Packaged Food

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. The simplest way to make shopping for healthier food a snap, experts say, is to fill most of your cart with fresh and unprocessed items such as fruits and vegetables.


GitGuard is a point-in-time, multi-region, git backup solution. People are not infallible. Data gets lost.

Li'l electric bike pump pops into a pocket

When a cyclist has to change a high-pressure tire at the side of the road, pumping it back up using a compact hand pump can be quite the hassle.