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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2013 comet may be brightest ever seen

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Published on: January 14, 2013

By Joe Rao Published January 13, 2013 Space.com A fireball meteor over Groningen. (Robert Mikaelyan / NASA) Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) photographed at the RAS Observatory near Mayhill, NM on Sept. 22, 2012, by amateur astronomers Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero and Nick Howes of the Remanzacco Observatory. (Remanzacco Observatory/Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero & Nick Howes) This star[…]

Star Trek replicators for the Army

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By Allison Barrie Published January 10, 2013 FoxNews.com A design for a knife made from a 3D printer to help dismounted soldiers probe for IEDs. The tool had to be plastic so as to not conduct with any IED surfaces it might uncover. (Army Rapid Equipping Force) A commonly used Army-issue flashlight has raised, exposed button that[…]

Largest structure in universe discovered

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Published on: January 12, 2013

By Mike Wall Published January 11, 2013 Space.com Light from the most distant quasar yet seen reveals details about the chemistry of the early universe. (ESO/M. Kornmesser) Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a[…]

‘Zombie’ planet Fomalhaut b shocks scientists

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Published on: January 9, 2013

By Tariq Malik Published January 09, 2013 Space.com Jan. 8, 2013: A photograph of rogue planet Fomalhaut b. (NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas) Jan. 8, 2013: This diagram shows the orbit of the exoplanet Fomalhaut b as calculated from recent Hubble Space Telescope observations. The planet follows a highly elliptical orbit that carries it across a[…]

Texas company claims new microwave keeps bread mold-free for 60 days

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Published on: January 9, 2013

Published January 08, 2013 Associated Press Dec. 6, 2012: Don Stull, chief executive officer of Microzap, Inc., places a loaf of bread inside a patented microwave that kills mold spores in Lubbock, Texas. The company claims the technology allows bread to stay mold-free for 60 days. (AP) Attention, bread shoppers: A Texas company could have[…]

‘Kraken’ caught on film at last

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Nature’s Mysteries Published January 07, 2013 FoxNews.com Footage captured by NHK and Discovery Channel in July 2012 shows a giant squid in the sea near Chichi island. (NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel) Footage captured by NHK and Discovery Channel in July 2012 shows a giant squid in the sea’s depths. (NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel) Next Slide Previous Slide The elusive giant squid, which[…]

Curiosity rover finds ‘flower’ on Mars

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Published on: January 8, 2013

By Tariq Malik Published January 07, 2013 Space.com This photo from the Mars rover Curiosity is a close-up of a transparent rock feature that some have dubbed a “flower.” A NASA spokesman has said it appears to be part of the rock. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems) Dec. 19, 2012: The full photo from Mars rover Curiosity[…]

Atom smasher plans for future discoveries

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Published on: January 8, 2013

Published January 06, 2013 Associated Press March 30, 2010: The globe of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, is illuminated outside Geneva, Switzerland. The world’s largest and most powerful atom smasher goes into a 2-year hibernation in March 2013, aiming to reach maximum energy levels that may lead to more stunning discoveries after hunting[…]

Swirling birth of planets captured by space telescope

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Published on: January 6, 2013

By Nola Taylor Redd Published January 04, 2013 Space.com Observations made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope of the disc of gas and cosmic dust around the young star HD 142527, showing vast streams of gas flowing across the gap in the disc. These are the first dir (ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), S. Casassus et al.)[…]

100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy

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Published January 05, 2013 Space.com More exoplanets than expected in the first year of the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog. Image released Dec. 6, 2012. (PHL @ UPR Arecibo, ESA/Hubble, NASA) Our Milky Way galaxy is home to at least 100 billion alien planets, and possibly many more, a new study suggests. “It’s a staggering number, if you[…]

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