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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India might be the next to adopt Project Loon, Alphabet’s ambitious Internet plan

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By David Curry Published November 04, 2015 Facebook9 Twitter29 livefyre0 Email Print File photo – A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the Taj Mahal in the northern Indian city of Agra July 22, 2009.(REUTERS/Brijesh Singh) Project Loon’s next test location might be India, according to Alphabet and the Indian government. It follows an announcement[…]

Microsoft confirms hack attack mirroring recent Facebook break-in

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Published February 24, 2013 Associated Press REDMOND, Wash. –  Microsoft has joined the list of prominent technology companies confirming they have been hit by a recent computer hacking attack. In a blog posting Friday, Microsoft said it had found no evidence that any customer data had been heisted. Microsoft Corp. gave few other details about[…]

AT 2013 CES, every gadget is connected — even your fork

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Published on: January 8, 2013

By John R. Quain Personal Tech Published January 07, 2013 FoxNews.com Too many mouthfuls in too few minutes, and the Hapi fork starts shaking like Harry Potter’s wand. The price for curbing your hunger? Just $99 this spring. (HapiLabs) The new $249 to $299 Martian Watches look like regular watches but have built-in microphones and wireless Bluetooth[…]

Rocket with 3 astronauts takes off for ISS

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Published on: December 19, 2012

Published December 19, 2012 FoxNews.com Dec. 19, 2012: The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-07M space ship blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Dec. 19, 2012: The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-07M space ship blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Dec. 19, 2012: Russia’s Space Agency Chief Vladimir[…]

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