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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4 video chat alternatives that beat Skype

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Published on: October 30, 2015

By John Brandon Published October 28, 2015 Facebook100 Twitter27 livefyre1 Email Print (Highfive) Skype is the kingpin of the videoconferencing world. It has almost joined Kleenex and Google as a term you use that has come to mean more than the brand. We do a “skype” video chat now in the same way we grab[…]

Amazon Prime benefits you didn’t realize you can get

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Published on: September 24, 2015

Published August 28, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook120 Twitter69 livefyre47 Email Print File photo. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking) If you haven’t heard, one of the world’s biggest retailers is in a public relations slump. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is in damage-control mode, following a bruising New York Times article in which former employees described working conditions there[…]

Tech Q&A: Work from home, Windows 10 virtual desktops, Amazon and more

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Published on: September 14, 2015

  Published September 13, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook27 Twitter162 livefyre Email Print File photo. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton) Best options to work from home Q. I’m going to be stuck at home for quite a while and need to make some money. Are there any jobs I can do from home that aren’t scams? A. There are plenty of[…]

5 rules to avoid the No.1 scam in America

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Published on: September 1, 2015

By Kim Komando Published August 02, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook326 Twitter162 livefyre67 Email Print File photo. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) If I asked you what the number 1 scam in America is right now, you might say phishing email scams, Facebook scams, Nigerian 419 scams, sweetheart scams or any number of other scam types. However, you’re[…]

Tech Q&A: Windows 10 scam, the new Verizon plan, Facebook app and more

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Published on: August 17, 2015

By Kim Komando Published August 15, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook72 Twitter157 livefyre6 Email Print File photo. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton) Dangerous Windows 10 scam Q. I was going to wait a while to upgrade my computer to Windows 10, but I just got an email from update @ microsoft.com with the upgrade attached. Should I just[…]

Is Windows 10 right for you and your PC?

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Published on: July 6, 2015

By Kim Komando Published July 04, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook125 Twitter321 livefyre87 Email Print File photo. Windows 10 installed devices are displayed at Microsoft China Center One in Beijing April 14, 2015. The center which has various displays showcases Microsoft inspired innovation in China, the company said. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon) On July 29, Microsoft will[…]

Why you should wait on your next big TV purchase

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Published on: May 18, 2015

  By John R. Quain Published May 15, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook43 Twitter116 livefyre14 Email Print Sony XBR X950B Series 4K Ultra HD TV (Sony) Along with flowers and allergy attacks, every spring brings with it a new crop of TVs. This year has been no exception, with Sony, LG, Samsung and Vizio trotting out their new[…]

The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

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Published on: May 11, 2015

By Kim Komando Published May 09, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook144 Twitter293 livefyre18 Email Print Photo illustration shows projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop computer. (Reuters) A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That’s why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and[…]

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

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Published on: April 22, 2015

By Kim Komando Published April 18, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook289 Twitter298 livefyre9 Email Print File photo. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer. There is more to[…]

10 essential apps for your tablet

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Published on: April 13, 2015

By Kim Komando Published January 03, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook178 Twitter118 livefyre12 Email Print File photo. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I’ve done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet[…]

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