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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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:[…]

Google wants your blood, patents needle-free blood-drawing device

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Published on: December 9, 2015

By Jason Hahn Published December 07, 2015 Facebook479 Twitter0 livefyre32 Email Print Illustration from Google’s patent (USPTO). First your personal information, now your blood: Google has patented a “Needle-Free Blood Draw,” which holds appeal for diabetes patients who have to test their blood glucose levels on a regular basis, for example. The patent, which was[…]

New Oakley shades for warriors

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Published on: October 30, 2015

By Allison Barrie Published October 23, 2015 Facebook722 Twitter45 livefyre1 Email Print (Screenshot from www.oakley.com) Meet the SI Ballistic Det Cord … Oakley’s new shades for aggressive environments. Eyewear specialist Oakley revealed the shades to international militaries from around the world at last month’s DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition) event in London. If[…]

Samsung unveils new ‘Stripe’ batteries, representing a major breakthrough for mobile devices

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Published on: October 30, 2015

By Zach Epstein Published October 23, 2015 BGR Facebook68 Twitter41 livefyre7 Email Print (younseck) As advances continue in the realm of mobile devices and wearable gadgets, we always come back to the same handful of barriers that impede progress. Chief among them, of course, is battery technology. Component makers spend millions on research and development[…]

Is Apple a cult? New York University Historian says ‘it obviously is’

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Published on: October 10, 2015

By Edgar Cervantes Published October 07, 2015 Facebook47 Twitter26 livefyre6 Email Print Customers gather outside an Apple store before the release of iPhone 5 in Munich early Sept. 21, 2012.(REUTERS/Michael Dalder ) Even when working from a garage in the Silicon Valley, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs never saw his products as mere pieces of tech.[…]

Facebook creating ‘dislike’ button to express empathy, Zuckerberg says

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Published on: September 18, 2015

Published September 16, 2015 The Wall Street Journal Facebook15195 Twitter623 Email Print FILE – In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Facebook is going beyond the “like” button, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday. The social network[…]

What you need to know about IPv6 tunnel control, even if you don’t allow IPv6 in your network

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Published on: August 28, 2015

  Posted 3 months agoContributed by Steve Veneman – Director of Vertical Marketing of Juniper NetworksVIEW PROFILE Whether you are sticking with IPv4, transitioning to IPv6, or have already implemented IPv6, controlling tunnels is crucial for the security of your network. In this article, my colleague, Bill Shelton, addresses the unique challenges of IPv6 and[…]

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