Samsung confirms smart watch — wrist war with Apple coming

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By Mark Spoonauer Published March 20, 2013 Laptopmag.com As fears mount that the smartphone market has become too saturated, a Samsung executive says the time has come to build a smart watch. If you think Samsung has concocted a wearable device just to counter the rumored Apple iWatch,  the executive VP of Samsung’s mobile business, Lee[…]

Stricter COPPA laws due in July to govern underage kids on Facebook, Tumblr

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By John Brandon Published March 19, 2013 FoxNews.com A new update to the 15-year-old Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act aims to tighten restrictions on gathering and selling data from children. (AP GraphicsBank) By July, Facebook, Google, Tumblr and others will likely be forced to remove photos, audio recordings or other personal identifiers of children — or else[…]

Four for the road: Spring travel gadgets

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By John R. Quain Personal Tech Published March 19, 2013 FoxNews.com Eton 1Pocket Protection Seagate 2Travelin’ Along Ventev 3Keeping Power Up Braven 4Traveling Tunes Next SlidePrevious Slide When you’re traveling, it’s the little things that count. With spring arriving this week (snowstorms notwithstanding), our attention turns to vacation plans and travel. That also means, dead batteries[…]

Ask the Geeks: We answer your tough tech questions

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By Kim Komando Published March 17, 2013 The Kim Komando Show Desktop vs. TabletsQ. I want to buy my mother something so she can video chat with me and her grandkids. Would a tablet or desktop be a better buy? A. It depends on what else she would want to use the gadget for. Skype[…]

5 tech habits every computer user needs to have

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By Kim Komando Published March 16, 2013 The Kim Komando Show AP PHOTO/ANDRES KUDACKI Behavioral experts say that one of the best ways to drop a bad habit is to replace it with a new good habit. If you have a computer that constantly acts up, you probably need to develop a few good tech[…]

Facebook to use Twitter-style hashtags, sources say

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 Published March 15, 2013 The Wall Street Journal Facebook is working on adding Twitter-style hashtags to its service as a way of organizing conversations, sources say. (AP/Paul Sakuma) Facebook is taking its business rivalry with Twitter into the realm of symbols: #Feud. Facebook is working on incorporating the hashtag, one of Twitter’s most iconic markers, into[…]

A new rockstar is born: Samsung debuts Galaxy S 4 smartphone

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Published March 14, 2013 FoxNews.com Mar. 14, 2013: The slim and sleek new Samsung Galaxy S IV is seen at its debut in Radio City Music Hall, where the company showed off the phone’s features with a four-part musical number and a full band. (FoxNews.com / Jeremy A. Kaplan) Mar. 14, 2013: A massive crowd attended[…]

SimCity PR nightmare escalates

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By Tero Kuittinen Published March 13, 2013 BGR Electronic Arts has finally created something that has captivated the world with an intoxicating melange of drama, tragedy and sick humor. Too bad all of these elements emerge from EA’s project management, not the game itself. The first stage of the SimCity fiasco stemmed from how EA’s servers[…]

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S4

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Published March 11, 2013 FoxNews.com Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S4 on Thursday in New York City. (YouTube/Samsung) Samsung’s Galaxy S4 won’t be revealed until Thursday but the phone is already getting the buzz typically reserved for an Apple iPhone. The Galaxy S3 was the first Android phone to truly tango with the iPhone; the S4[…]

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Elon Musk joins other experts in call for global ban on killer robots

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Published on: August 21, 2017

Published August 21, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYINGElon Musk calls for global ban on killer robots Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and other leading artificial intelligence experts have called on the United Nations for a global ban on the use of killer robots, which includes drones, tanks and machine guns, The Guardian reported on Sunday. “Once this Pandora’s[…]

Windows 10 S: First sub-$300 notebooks out now, says Microsoft

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Published on: August 5, 2017

Microsoft’s first low-cost Windows 10 S devices are available now in the form of Lenovo’s N23 and N24, with others following soon. By Liam Tung | August 2, 2017 — 10:20 GMT (15:50 IST) | Topic: Mobility   Lenovo’s N23 notebook running Windows 10 S costs about $250 and is available worldwide today. Image: Lenovo As part of its back-to-school[…]

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t turns out the iPad was just too expensive after all

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Published on: August 5, 2017

It seems that people love everything about Apple’s tablet — except the price. By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | August 2, 2017 — 10:46 GMT (16:16 IST) | Topic: Apple Video: Apple’s new iPad Pro takes baby steps towards the future One of the biggest complaints I’ve seen leveled against the iPad is that it was too expensive compared to other[…]

Beware Google Chrome scam that could inject malware into your computer

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Published on: February 23, 2017

By James Rogers Published February 22, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo – A man walks past a poster for Google’s Chrome browser in an underground station in central London Jan. 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) A Google Chrome scam that could infect your computer with malware continues to pose a threat to[…]

This new iPhone 8 feature might end up blowing our minds

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Published on: February 22, 2017

By Yoni Heisler Published February 21, 2017 BGR Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo: Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple Inc, discusses the iPhone 7 during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) Amid rumors that the iPhone 8 will incorporate advanced facial[…]

7 Annoying Things That Sum Up My Relationship With Amazon Echo’s Alexa

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Published on: February 22, 2017

By Daniel Bortz Published February 08, 2017 Facebook Twitter Email Print amazon-echo-alexa-white As a real estate agent, my job is to know what’s trending in smart home technology—that strange, ever-evolving realm of products and mobile apps that are designed to boost your home’s IQ. I’ve seen firsthand how young home buyers gawk at cool techie[…]

Avoid these 5 tech things that are a total waste of money

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Published on: January 30, 2017

By Kim Komando Published January 28, 2017 The Kim Komando Show Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo: Ethernet cables used for internet connections are pictured in a Berlin office, August 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) While cleaning out an old drawer recently, I unearthed a floppy disk. I blew off the dust and smiled at[…]

Don’t fall for this sophisticated Gmail phishing scam

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Published on: January 19, 2017

By Angela Moscaritolo Published January 18, 2017 Facebook Twitter Email Print File photo – a Gmail mobile app, center left, is seen on a smartphone in Beijing.  (AP Photo/Andy Wong) Heads up, Gmail users: a new phishing attack is making the rounds and it’s fooling even technically-savvy, security-conscious users. The ruse aims to steal usernames[…]

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home in a virtual standoff

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Published on: December 26, 2016

By Kim Komando Published December 24, 2016 The Kim Komando Show Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Amazon Echo (Amazon). For decades, we have seen people talk to computers in science fiction movies. Dave spoke to HAL. Michael Knight was assisted by KITT. Captain Picard directed “Computer.” The computers were smart and personable, and they (usually)[…]

Netflix: We’ll double number of original series in 2017

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Published on: December 7, 2016

By Todd Spangler Published December 05, 2016 Variety Facebook Twitter Email Print Stranger Things Netflix currently has 30 original scripted series in various stages of development or release, and in 2017 it’s going to go big on unscripted shows, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. In 2017, Netflix plans to debut 20 unscripted shows,[…]

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