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Google making changes to Chrome for Android

Google has announced new updates to its beta version of Chrome for Android in an effort to maintain performance and speed on smartphones.

Tech April 13, 2014

New Samsung patent reveals Google Glass-like display with cool looking earphone attached

Samsung is not sitting by while Google walks away with augmented reality heads up display prize.

Tech April 16, 2014

Leaked iPhone 6 phablet cases for 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch models show cutouts for side power button

New images of what are reportedly cases for the 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 have made their way to the web. The cases feature cutouts for the smartphone's power button, which has been relocated to the side to make it easier to use with one hand.

Tech April 11, 2014

Suffering from jet lag? There's an app for that

Getting over jet lag may just be a few finger touches away if a newly developed app by a team of mathematicians at the University of Michigan did their calculations correctly. The app will tell a traveler the best way to work out the time change by using exposure to light.

Tech April 11, 2014

Baseball's high-tech replay system getting cheers and jeers

While the full impact of MLB's new instant replay system will not be known for months, maybe years, many players and managers have voiced their opinions. The sophisticated gear used to make the reviews cannot be blamed, though.

Tech April 13, 2014

Selfie bug bites Instagram-loving NASA astronaut, Earth photobombs him

The selfie goes from "world-wide" to "orbital" phenomenon, as astronaut posts selfie from the International Space Station.

Tech April 13, 2014

Facebook to curb spammers: Is it fair?

In a move that is receiving widespread support, Facebook is aiming to help curb spam on one's news feed.

Tech April 13, 2014

Facebook censorship: India leads the way

India tops the global community for the number of Facebook censorship requests. It beats out Turkey and others for the top position.

Tech April 12, 2014

T-Mobile $40 Simple Starter, Galaxy S5 and free tablet data plans now available

T-Mobile launched a 1-2-3 punch combination at its competitors this week through a series of smartphone and tablet promotions. CEO John Legere led the charge blasting the other carriers as unethical in how they conduct business.

Tech April 12, 2014

Internet oversight: Top official defends U.S. transfer of power

With the U.S. seeking to transfer control of the Internet, the Commerce Department has given its support to the White House. A regulatory group would take over administering domain names.

Tech April 13, 2014

Samsung announces Verizon Galaxy S5 Developer Edition with unockable bootloader will be released soon

Samsung has posted a new web page for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition smartphone. This variant of the smartphone ships with an unlockable bootloader that makes it easier to tinker with the device.

Tech April 11, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 picks up the slack - Microsoft might be on to something here

Microsoft finally sent Windows Phone 8.1 out to developers on Monday. Early reviews indicate that the latest version of Microsoft's mobile OS is a real winner. Will these improvements be enough to boost the Windows Phone market share?

Tech April 14, 2014

Swedish startup Quixter lets you pay on the go with a palm reading

Swedish startup Quixter wants to speed up the checkout line with a new biometric palm reader that works as a payment system. The device reads the veins in your palm to determine your identity and within five seconds, you've paid for your purchase.

Tech April 14, 2014

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 deal, no money down, no contract

T-Mobile piles on the promotions with today's deal: It will pay customers to break their current carrier contract, then give them a Samsung Galaxy S5 with no money down and no annual contract.

Tech April 12, 2014

Kolibree smart toothbrush saves you from toothaches - App included

The Kolibree smart toothbrush is every dentist's dream. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and sends analysis of your brushing technique to an app on your smartphone. Kolibree even encourages you to improve by making it into a game.

Tech April 12, 2014

Google Chrome beta for Android can push HTML5 videos to Chromecast: Is it worth using?

Chrome beta for Android has improved. Now users can push favorite videos on the web to their Chromecast.

Tech April 13, 2014

Sony issues warning: Vaio Fit 11A laptop may catch fire due to battery problem

Sony warned owners of its Vaio Fit 11A laptop to immediately stop using it and unplug it because the battery is prone to overheating, posing risks to owners. What happens now?

Tech April 13, 2014

Google Glass one-day sale provides additional feedback for continued product development

For $1,500, Google will sell the 'Explorer' version of Glass to any U.S. resident who places an online order for the device beginning at 9 a.m. PDT April 15.

Tech April 11, 2014

Huge growth ahead for wearable shipments and Samsung's leading the pack

It's going to be a big, big year for wearable mtech vendors as technology moves out of early adopter phase.

Tech April 12, 2014

Twitter announces real-time notifications on the Web: Users will not miss retweets, replies, and favorites

Twitter will soon roll out a new feature that gives you real-time notifications on interactions on the Web. But critics say the new feature has been in a few social management tools already before Twitter even came up with.

Tech April 12, 2014

Something to 'Like': Facebook cleans up News Feed of Like-baiting, spammy posts

Facebook minimizes spammy posts and behavior to give users a more enjoyable experience. But it also begs the question: what is considered spam or spammy?

Tech April 12, 2014

Heartbleed bug threats are serious; change passwords? Here's why

Is changing passwords the right approach against the Heartbleed bug that may exploit and expose personal information? Security experts weigh in on the issue.

Tech April 11, 2014

Queensland Government inks $26.5 mn deal with Microsoft for Office 365

Microsoft and Queensland agreed to bring cloud technology in the local state, said to save millions for local government and its constituents and make Queensland a leader in digital innovation.

Tech April 11, 2014

Sprint reveals LG G3 official specs - 5.5-inch UHD 2560 x 1440 display, quad-core processor, and more

Sprint revealed the official specs of LG's upcoming flagship LG G3. The biggest detail is the smartphone will pack in a 5.5-inch UHD display.

Tech April 14, 2014

Sweden’s WizzCom makes 3D TV without the glasses, possible

Sweden's WizzCom 3D has launched a series of monitors delivering 3D imaging without the need for those pesky glasses.

Tech April 12, 2014

Change in gaming: How Anita Sarkeesian’s GDC Ambassador Award is a game-changer

GDC's Ambassador Award went to Anita Sarkeesian, the first woman to ever be a recipient, highlighting the role women are having in changing gaming culture.

Tech April 11, 2014

AT&T, Verizon and Sprint remove Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster, while T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular are offering it

If you're looking to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S5 from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, you should know that all three carriers have removed the Galaxy S5's Download Booster feature on their Galaxy S5 variants.

Tech April 11, 2014

Nike launches new R&D lab for wearable tech development

The sportswear maker whose FuelBand device grabbed 10 percent of device sales last year is aiming to spur fitness application and wearable technology innovations even as a rumor swirls it might leave the market.

Tech April 10, 2014

FTC warns Facebook to maintain WhatsApp privacy standards - Sir, yes sir!

The FTC issued a strong warning to Facebook on Thursday, ordering the social network to live up to WhatsApp's high privacy standards. Although the FTC will allow the deal to go through, it wants Facebook to know that it must keep its promises to users.

Tech April 10, 2014

Google offers potential Explorers a one-day opportunity to buy Glass

Been itching to get Google Glass? As long as you live in the U.S. and can complete the required online form, you have a shot.

Tech April 11, 2014

Conan O'Brien enjoys gamer's dream of a lifetime: Playing on the Jumbotron

He might not be replacing Letterman but late night show host Conan O'Brien did get an opportunity nearly just as rare.

Tech April 10, 2014

iPhone 6 survey says 40% of early adopters will buy the bigger iPhone - Will you?

Apple fans want a bigger iPhone and they want it now. A new survey shows that 40 percent of early adopters want to buy the bigger iPhone 6. Enthusiasm and interest for the next iPhone is at an all-time high - and it's just because Apple finally caved and promised a bigger screen.

Tech April 13, 2014

Google Play Music hooks up with Sonos speakers - It's a match made in heaven

Sonos speakers just got a whole lot cooler. Now, Android users can connect directly to the Sonos speakers using the Google Play Music app or the Sonos app.

Tech April 10, 2014

Redesigned iPhone 6 specs tipped by insider - Release date rumors and more

The long-awaited Apple iPhone 6 will probably be released in September and the rumors are really picking up speed. Now, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims to know the exact specifications of the iPhone 6. Kuo's sources have been right before, but will they be right this time?

Tech April 12, 2014

T-Mobile's free tablet data plan, promotional juggernaut continues with Operation Tablet Freedom

T-Mobile CEO John Legere does not fool around when he says he intends to disrupt an industry. Today he announced Operation Tablet Freedom, giving tablet owners 1.2-GB of 4G LTE data for free when they sign with his company.

Tech April 10, 2014

Is Facebook making it easier on users with new messaging app requirement?

Facebook has announced that it will require a new Messenger download for users and will roll out the new app over the next few weeks in Europe first.

Tech April 11, 2014

New Logitech keyboard enhances TV experience from the couch

New Logitech illuminated keyboard aims to make viewers' television experience easier and more accessible.

Tech April 12, 2014

Microsoft's Xbox live chief Phil Spencer talks gaming, motivation and his time at the company

Microsoft gave an inside look at what makes Phil Spencer, leader of its Xbox division, tick in an interview posted today. Spencer talked with Xbox Live's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb about his time with the company and the type of team he wants in place to take Xbox to the next level.

Tech April 10, 2014

BlackBerry CEO John Chen ponders dropping phone business, or maybe not

Whether or not BlackBerry will remain in the handset business seems to be a bit up in the air as company CEO John Chen has expressed both a desire to exit the category if it remains unprofitable, while also saying the exact opposite. In the latter case he simply wants to reduce the reliance on handsets to generate profit for the company.

Tech April 10, 2014

Apple looks for ad agency help as battle with Samsung heats up

Apple wants more compelling iPhone ads to win over smartphone shoppers.

Tech April 10, 2014

New labor agreement ends workday at 6pm for France tech employees

The stipulation outlaws work activities such as email and phone calls after 6 pm.

Tech April 10, 2014

AT&T is laying down more wireless track for NYC subway riders

The second phase of a wireless network project will provide connectivity to 242 more subway stations. Project is to be completed by this summer.

Tech April 10, 2014

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