software

How to make and print your own photo book online while in quarantine

Vlad Fishman/Getty Images
There are a number of reputable services available online to help you build a photo book project that can be mailed right to your door.How much it costs: Without the sales tax, an 8- by 11-inch 20-page hardcover photo book would cost about $40 before shipping and tax.

Wisconsinites vote in the midst of coronavirus pandemic

Tony Evers tried to delay it, and the state Supreme Court declared the vote must go on, Wisconsinites went to the polls in Tuesday's spring election and cast ballots carefully, deliberately and defiantly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.I have a father dying from lung disease and I have to risk my life and his just to exercise my right to vote," she said.

Coronavirus, Wisconsin election, New York data, Boris Johnson, Kennedy family: It's Tuesday's news

Boris Johnson is in "good spirits" after spending the night in intensive care.A Downing Street spokesman said Johnson is in a stable condition.

John Prine, prolific American songwriter, dies at 73

“I made a remark about the people that were getting up to sing: ‘This is awful,’ ” Prine told the Chicago Tribune in 2010.Ebert wasn't a practicing music writer, but Prine's songs moved him to publish an article.

Why Does Covid-19 Make Some People So Sick? Ask Their DNA

Old people, those with underlying conditions, and men make up the majority of the casualties.At this point, it’s too early to say how big a role DNA might play in vulnerability to Covid-19.

Zoom: Every security issue uncovered in the video chat app

With that popularity came Zoom's privacy risks extending rapidly to massive numbers of people.Here's everything we know about the Zoom security saga, and when it happened.

Coronavirus $1,200 stimulus check: See if you're eligible and how to get your money

The first 2020 coronavirus stimulus checks are coming mid-April, and you have questions: Are you eligible to receive a $1,200 check from the IRS?Not everyone will receive the total $1,200 cash payment amount and some won't get a stimulus check at all.

Crucial X8 Portable SSD review: An affordable drive for mainstream users

Design and specsCrucial takes a slightly different approach to the design of its X8 Portable SSD by mixing materials.Another good portable drive

The X8 is one of the larger portable drives I’ve tested.

TCL 10 Series smartphone: Strong design, middling specs, affordable price

Of the three new TCL phones, only two of them—the 10 Pro and the 10L—are coming to the U.Ben Patterson/IDG

The TCL 10 Pro is a little chunky at greater than 9mm in thickness.

Coronavirus $1,200 stimulus check: See if you're eligible, how to get your payment from the IRS

Angela Lang/CNET


The US government's coronavirus relief checks are coming, and you have questions: Are you entitled to receive a check?Can you track your stimulus check?

The Reality of Covid-19 Is Hitting Teens Especially Hard

Just a few weeks ago, the conversation in my household revolved around one thing: Where my daughter was going to college.She’s a senior in high school, high-achieving, and very driven.

The Asian Countries That Beat Covid-19 Have to Do It Again

The numbers of new cases in these places are creeping upward.South Korea had 86 new cases on April 3.

10 free Zoom alternative apps for video chats

Thankfully, there are several solid video chatting and conferencing apps available that can help you keep in touch with everyone you need to -- many of which are free.For everyday use with friends, family and coworkers, here are 10 free video conference and video chat apps.

Apple's new iCloud feature for iPhone and Mac might make you kiss Dropbox goodbye

Not too long ago, Dropbox was the service to use for storing and sharing files and folders online.With Apple's iCloud platform expanding beyond single-file sharing, I don't see myself ever sharing files with Dropbox again.

Get the UtechSmart Venus Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse for $36

A good MMO mouse is not inexpensive; the UtechSmart Venus Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse lists for $55, for example.Right now you can get the UtechSmart Venus for $36 when you apply discount code 5S2IFIIP at checkout.

Coronavirus $1,200 stimulus check: See if you're eligible, how to get your money from the IRS

Not everyone will receive the $1,200 cash payment cap and some won't get a stimulus check at all.So how do you find out how much you can expect, how to get your stimulus payment and when you will get it?

Trials of Plasma From Recovered Covid-19 Patients Have Begun

“The FDA had played a key role in organizing a partnership between industry, academic institutions, and government agencies to facilitate expanded access to convalescent plasma.The quality of actual studies of efficacy has varied over the decades, but health care workers used convalescent plasma against SARS, MERS, and Ebola.

Japan Is Racing to Test Favipiravir, a Drug to Treat Covid-19

One candidate was an anti-influenza drug called Avigan, which had been developed decades earlier by the Fujifilm subsidiary Toyama Chemical.A critical step in that process involves clinical trials, one of which will conclude at the end of June.

Zoombombing: What it is and how you can prevent it in Zoom video chat

One of the biggest security issues facing Zoom is the surge in "Zoombombing," when uninvited attendees break into and disrupt your meeting.In many cases, a simple Google search for URLs that include "Zoom.

The CDC Now Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks

On Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that citizens should wear "non-medical, cloth masks" to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Previously, the CDC had recommended that only those with Covid-19 symptoms wear masks.