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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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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

Samsung patent tips foldable smartphone

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Published on: November 11, 2016

By Tom Brant Published November 10, 2016 Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Screenshot from patent filing. A future Samsung smartphone could use a folding design not unlike that of old flip phones, according to a Korean patent filing. Images in the patent, reported by Dutch blog Galaxy Club, depict a slab-like device with a bendy[…]

AOL’s ‘you’ve got mail’ guy now drives an Uber

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Published on: November 10, 2016

Published November 07, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo. (REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration) The man who famously voiced the phrase “you’ve got mail” might now be saying “I’ve got passengers.” Elwood Edwards, who uttered the iconic AOL announcement, “Welcome, you’ve got mail,” was driving Brandee Barker in an Uber in Ohio earlier this month, and she[…]

FLYING PIZZA ON ITS WAY TO NEW ZEALAND: DOMINO’S DEMOS DRONE DELIVERY

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Published on: August 26, 2016

www.digitaltrends.com By Trevor Mogg — August 25, 2016 1:15 AM 115 Subscribe to this topic Flirtey / Domino’s DON’T FALL BEHIND Stay current with a recap of today’s Tech News fromDigital Trends There are some massive companies out there desperate to get into drone delivery. Amazon, Google, Walmart, Domino’s Pizza in New Zealand … wait, Domino’s[…]

IBM keeps top spot as US patent leader, study says

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Published on: March 12, 2016

By James Rogers Published January 15, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook165 Twitter0 livefyre2 Email Print File photo – Attendees gather at an IBM Watson event in lower Manhattan, New York Jan. 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) IBM has maintained its position as the U.S. patent leader, according to an annual survey conducted by IFI Claims Patent Services. The[…]

3 biggest security threats of 2016

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Published on: January 12, 2016

By Kim Komando Published January 09, 2016 The Kim Komando Show Facebook81 Twitter0 livefyre5 Email Print File Photo. (The Associated Press) You can hardly look at tech news without seeing reports of viruses, Trojans, data breaches, ransomware, remote hacking, ATM skimmers and plenty of other threats to your money and information. According to the security[…]

Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

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Published on: January 7, 2016

Published January 05, 2016 Associated Press Facebook165 Twitter0 Email Print SAN FRANCISCO –   Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums. CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey[…]

Here are the trends to watch for at CES 2016

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Published on: January 5, 2016

By Brooke Crothers Published December 31, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook49 Twitter0 livefyre3 Email Print Wearables will be among the hot tickets at this year’s CES 2016, which starts next week. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) Car tech, wearables, and virtual reality are just a few of the cooler technologies that will be on parade at at CES 2016. Cars:[…]

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