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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My picks for the 10 most promising products unveiled at CES 2016

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Published on: January 8, 2016

By Brad Reed Published January 07, 2016 BGR Facebook16 Twitter0 livefyre2 Email Print LG’s foldable display (LG Display). It’s easy to get really annoyed at big events like CES 2016 because vendors are constantly pitching you to write about products that just aren’t very good. However, this doesn’t mean that CES is totally worthless but[…]

Google Glass redux: High-Tech wearable gets ready for business

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Published on: January 5, 2016

By Elizabeth Palermo Published December 30, 2015 Facebook16 Twitter0 livefyre1 Email Print A prototype of the latest rendition of Google Glass. (Google) Google Glass is alive and well, and it could be coming to a workplace near you. Although Google announced nearly a year ago that it would no longer be producing its futuristic Internet-connected[…]

The Prime strap beefs up Apple Watch’s battery life

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Published on: December 29, 2015

By Julian Chokkattu Published December 24, 2015 Facebook29 Twitter0 livefyre7 Email Print File photo (Prime) If there’s one problem plaguing today’s tech, it’s the battery. Most people carry their chargers around everywhere, and sometimes a powerbank too (if you don’t,you should). It’s impossible to rely on a device, whether it’s a smartwatch or a smartphone,[…]

Tech Q&A: Xmas gifts not to buy, safety on the go

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Published on: December 17, 2015

By Kim Komando Published December 13, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook13 Twitter0 livefyre1 Email Print File photo – A woman uses Apple Watch that is on display at an electronics store in Omotasando in Tokyo April 24, 2015.(REUTERS/Thomas Peter) Gifts you shouldn’t buy Q. I’m thinking of buying my wife an Apple Watch for[…]

Apple’s iPad Pro set for release: Should it be your next tablet?

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Published on: November 2, 2015

By Brooke Crothers Published October 29, 2015 Facebook40 Twitter182 livefyre28 Email Print Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad Pro during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, September 9, 2015. (Reuters/Beck Diefenbach ) With the iPad Pro, due in November, Apple is trying to redefine its venerable tablet line, turning the iPad[…]

Microsoft launches Surface Book, its first laptop, debuts Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 phone

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Published on: October 8, 2015

By Brooke Crothers Published October 06, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook33 Twitter35 livefyre Email Print VP of Microsoft Surface Panos Panay speaks on stage at Windows 10 Devices Event, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 in New York City. (Mark Von Holden/AP Images for Windows) Microsoft didn’t disappoint on Tuesday at its highly-anticipated hardware event, announcing its first ever[…]

Giant iPad Pro boasts some big firsts for Apple 

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Published on: September 11, 2015

    By Brooke Crothers Published September 10, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook46 Twitter135 livefyre0 Email Print The new Apple iPad Pro is displayed during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, September 9, 2015. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) The iPad Pro is another Apple technological tour de force, redefining the iconic tablet. “The biggest news in iPad since[…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

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Published on: August 27, 2015

By Zach Epstein Published August 20, 2015 BGR Facebook61 Twitter229 livefyre18 Email Print A man writes on a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at the product’s launch event in New York August 13, 2015. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly) Twice a year each and every year, just like clockwork, smartphone reviewers like myself used to look forward to finding new ways[…]

5 secrets to make you fall in love with Windows 10

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Published on: August 10, 2015

  By Kim Komando Published August 07, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook155 Twitter313 livefyre Email Print File photo. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton) Windows 10 is finally here! If you hated Windows 8, you’re most likely in love with Windows 10. Of course, you might still be waiting for your chance to download the upgrade, because Microsoft is[…]

Windows 10 review: The two-minute version

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Published on: August 10, 2015

    By Brooke Crothers Published July 31, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook267 Twitter164 livefyre203 Email Print Microsoft’s latest iteration of its 30-year-old Windows operating system has arrived. And with it, a flood of positive, albeit prolix, reviews. So, here’s my two-minute version that touches on the most important changes and saves you from wading through 5,000[…]

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