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AT&T expands 5G coverage to 10 cities

Consumers in these markets now have access to the carrier’s low-band 5G network

AT&T; has activated its 5G network in ten cities. The faster network is available to consumers with a Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G.“Millions of consumers...


FTC reportedly opening an investigation of Facebook

Federal regulators may be concerned you are too dependent on the social media giant

Facebook has been in the crosshairs of lawmakers and regulators for months. Now, a report suggests the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is launching an antit...


YouTube unveils stricter harassment policy

The company says it will now prohibit even ‘veiled or implied threats’

YouTube announced on Wednesday that it’s implementing a more stringent harassment policy in an effort to reduce the prevalence of hate speech and threats o...


Netflix to test a new yearly subscription plan

If rolled out widely, the plan would allow consumers to save 50 percent if they paid for a full year of the service

On the heels of the launch of Disney+, Netflix appears to be mulling a change to its pricing plan options. A new, cheaper pricing plan is currently being t...


Bass Pro recalls MR. STEAK gas grills

The gas regulator hose with attached fuel gauge can melt

Bass Pro of Springfield, Mo., is recalling about 3,700 MR. STEAK four and five burner gas patio grills sold in the U.S., and Canada.The gas regulator h...


California announces $3.6 million fine against CVS

An investigation found that the pharmacy giant failed to redeem recyclable containers in the state

CVS Pharmacy is facing a potential fine of $3.6 million for not following California’s recycling laws. An investigation by the California Department of...


FTC warns consumers to beware of smart toys

The agency says these products can pose a number of risks to children’s privacy

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday released a list of questions to ask before buying an internet-connected toy in order to protect the privacy of...


Surly Bikes recalls bicycle racks

The front bicycle rack can loosen and contact the front wheel

Surly Bikes of Bloomington, Minn., is recalling about 5,199 Surly front bicycle racks.The front bicycle rack can loosen and contact the front wheel, po...


Model year 2012-2013 Fiat 500s recalled

The shifter cable may detach from the transmission.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 51,788 model year 2012-2013 Fiat 500s with 6-speed automatic transmissions.The shifter cable bushing may fail allowi...


This year’s flu season has arrived early

Federal health officials report an early uptick in flu cases in the South

Health officials say the 2019-20 flu season is off to an unusually early start. For three consecutive weeks, flu-like illnesses have accounted for a signif...


Waymo app makes App Store debut

The self-driving vehicle service owned by Google parent Alphabet wants to expand its user base

Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car venture, announced on Thursday that it has launched an app on the App Store. The rollout of the iOS app comes exactly a...


DaVinci recalls bassinets

The bassinet’s support legs can break

DaVinci of Pico Rivera, Calif.., is recalling about 3,300 DaVinci Bailey bassinets sold in the U.S., and Canada.The bassinet’s support legs can break,...


Is Congress finally cracking down on robocalls?

A Senate-passed bill would order providers to find ways to block them

Republicans and Democrats in Congress appear to have something they can agree on: they don’t like robocalls and are looking for ways to stop them -- or at...


Experts pick 2019’s top dining out trends

Other restaurant trends include digital ordering and plant-based burgers

When consumers chose restaurants this year, they gravitated toward healthy fare that was closely connected to the farm from which it originated.In its...


Diabetes monitoring app suffers weekend outage

Patients using Dexcom's glucose monitoring technology were in the dark about their blood sugar levels

Dexcom, a technology company that makes blood sugar monitors that help diabetes patients monitor their readings on a real-time basis, has confirmed an outa...


Hyundai recalls model year 2020 Palisade

The side curtain airbags may be damaged during deployment

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 11,217 model year 2020 Palisades.The mounting bolts used to secure the side curtain airbags may damage the side curt...


Yamaha recalls portable generators

The generator’s fuel tank can leak gasoline

Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. of Kennesaw, Ga., is recalling about 10,100 model year 2018 and 2019 Yamaha EF2000iS portable generators.The generator’...


UAW reaches proposed contract with FCA

The deal would be the final contract worked out with the ‘big three’ automakers

The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative agreement with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) on a new contract, completing its negotiations with the “big three...


Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles with seat belt issue

The electric PRE-SAFE-function and the seat belt pretensioners may not deploy during a crash

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 29,679 of the following vehicles: Model year 2018 E400 Wagon 4MATICs, E400 4MATICs, E43 AMG 4MATICs Model ye...