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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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[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

‘Microsoft Teams’ takes on Slack

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Published on: November 4, 2016

Published November 03, 2016 Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo – A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site for the new Windows 10 operating system at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York July 29, 2015. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton) As expected, Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a Slack-esque business collaboration tool for Office 365,[…]

Time to get a smartwatch? Apple Watch Nike+ review

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Published on: November 4, 2016

By Brooke Crothers Published November 03, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo – Apple Inc. COO Jeff Williams discusses the Apple Watch Series 2 with Nike+ during a media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. Sept. 7, 2016. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) If you’ve been holding out for an Apple Watch, the Nike+ version[…]

Apple’s new MacBook Pros arrive: A great redesign, but at a price

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Published on: October 31, 2016

By Brooke Crothers Published October 28, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks under a graphic of the new MacBook Pro during an Apple media event in Cupertino, California, U.S. Oct. 27, 2016. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) Apple’s new MacBook Pros are finally here. It’s a killer redesign, but with a price[…]

New tiny memory card stores as much as a laptop

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Published on: May 12, 2016

By Brooke Crothers Published May 11, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook180 Twitter172 livefyre13 Email Print (Samsung) The days of the lowly 2GB MicroSD card are officially over. On Tuesday, Samsung announced a 256GB MicroSD card, matching – or exceeding – the storage capacity of a typical new laptop. This is remarkable because MicroSD cards are some of[…]

Dyson wants to revolutionize hair care with $400 dryer

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Published on: April 28, 2016

By Rob Verger Published April 27, 2016 Facebook43 Twitter135 livefyre Email Print The Dyson Supersonic™ (Dyson) Dyson, the company known for its sleek and powerful vacuums, fans, and hand dryers, has announced a new high-tech $400 hair dryer. The device— with a distinctive hollow head— has its small motor located in the handle, which Dyson[…]

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