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Mixed reviews for Amazon fire device

People still don't know what to think of the smartphone from Amazon. The Fire has gotten mixed reviews so far.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 10, 2014

Google, Barnes & Noble target Amazon with new book service

Google and Barnes & Noble have joined forces to deliver books. They hope to give mutual rival Amazon a run for the money.

Business August 7, 2014

Online Dr. Phil service gets financial backing

An on-demand medical service has received financial backing from a celebrity of sorts. Richard Branson, a British billionaire and tech investor, pledges financial support for the Dr. Phil venture.

Start Ups August 7, 2014

Sophisticated equipment used to measure snowpack during California drought

Scientists are using equipment to analyze hydrology in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The data is being used to assess water needs in drought-stricken California.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2014

BlackBerry gets DISA approval for multiplatform secure work space

BlackBerry gets federal security approval of its multiplatform Secure Work Space. It can be used by government employees who need to maintain security while sending sensitive information.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 6, 2014

Tesla trademark issue in China put to bed

Tesla has settled a trademark dispute in China. The electric car company settled with a Chinese businessman, which should let it move its business forward.

FUTURE TECH August 6, 2014

Subaru puts 5,000 vehicles on airbag recall list

Subaru is the latest automobile manufacturer to recall vehicles due to faulty airbags. The carmaker has recalled at least 5,000 vehicles so far.

FUTURE TECH August 6, 2014

Bose now deals with both Apple and Beats after acquisition

Bose wants to sue Beats by Dr. Dre but the company was recently acquired by Apple. Will Bose be able to go up against a company with such backing?

Deals August 6, 2014

Comcast initiates amnesty, free service for the poor

Comcast will offer an amnesty program for low-income families to get Internet service. The company will also offer six months of service for free.

Internet August 5, 2014

CenturyLink launches gigabit network, so watch out, Google

Internet consumers in Portland, Ore., will soon have more options. CenturyLink will roll out a gigabit network to compete with Google's fiber optic offering.

Internet August 5, 2014

Meet Messenger, Facebook's preferred messaging app

Facebook wants to do away with messaging inside its own app and create a separate one. Read the fine print to avoid privacy issues.

Internet August 5, 2014

Does your state get faster Internet speed from Comcast?

Comcast has doubled Internet speeds in many states. Is your state on the list?

Business Tech August 5, 2014

Not sure about hashtags? Twitter wants to help

Some people still don't know what hashtags are. That's OK, because Twitter is at their service.

Internet August 4, 2014

U.S. car sales sizzle in July, price discounts a big booster

Most carmakers made significant gains in vehicle sales in July. Most were American makes and models.

FUTURE TECH August 4, 2014

Gas prices hitting new summer low, it's day trip time

Fuel prices are low and it looks like they'll stay that way. Now would be the time to take that road trip.

Money August 4, 2014

Why GM may soon be recalling its recall website

General Motors already has its share of problems with ignition switches that caused a massive recall. Now the carmaker is facing scrutiny for a faulty website aimed at helping consumers dealing with recall issues.

FUTURE TECH August 4, 2014

HGST: We built the fastest flash memory drive to date

HGST has unveiled a flash card that it claims is the fastest around. Latency has been improved with hardware and software tweaks.

Gadgets August 4, 2014

Facebook in class action lawsuit brought by Austrian legal student

Facebook is now enthralled in a class action lawsuit after a student in Austria filed a claim against the company. It alleges the social network violated privacy rights of users.

Business August 4, 2014

Captain Kirk clearly no fan of Facebook celebrity app

William Shatner, known from his role in the original Star Trek series, doesn't like Facebook Mentions much. The celebrity expressed his opinion of the app this week.

Apps/Software August 4, 2014

HP hands off OpenVMS development to VSI

VMS Software is chosen by HP to exclusively develop OpenVMS releases. This includes layered product components.

Deals August 1, 2014

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