Apple's iPhone SE sneaks back into smartphone marketplace – for a few hours, at least

CLOSE The latest iPhone is the most expensive ever. We talk to an Android convert about making the switch. Jefferson Graham reports on Talking Tech. USA TODAYWelcome back, shorty. Apple has apparently made an under-the-radar market move in restoring the smaller iPhone SE to its online store.The iPhone SE, which has a 4-inch display and… Read More

FDA head: Agency may call back more food safety staff, currently out due to shutdown

CLOSE The government shutdown has wide-ranging ramifications on food safety and assistance programs, plus it's putting a freeze on the release of new beer. USA TODAYThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration may call back more furloughed workers to bolster the agency's inspection of high risk foods.The FDA last week said it would restart inspections of… Read More

Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos, without US delegation

Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 21, 2018. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images)DAVOS, Switzerland — As the world’s financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is under attack — and the economic outlook is darkening.Britain’s political system has been thrown into chaos as… Read More

5 reasons to get 'smart' about your thermostat: What you need to know about Nest, Ecobee

From the moment you see one, a smart thermostat looks cool.The cover plate is smooth, and there’s a clear digital read out. Unlike that grimy little hockey puck, with its analog dial and worn-out numbers, the smart thermostat feels futuristic, like something out of a science fiction movie.Yet smart thermostats are real – and they're changing… Read More