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Amazon Mayday response time is 9.75 seconds: Bad news for Kindle Fire HDX rivals

Owners of Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX can receive assistance in less than 10 seconds. The tablet's Mayday system connects users to a tech support agent with the press of a button.

Tech June 17, 2014

Google Fiber heading to Portland before it comes to New York

The Portland City Council has signed an agreement to allow Google to install Google Fiber in the city. The agreement places Portland at the forefront of the nine cities currently under consideration.

Tech June 15, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S versus iPad Air: How do they stack up?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S provides some serious competition for the iPad Air. It makes improvements in a number of areas, including display, memory and camera quality.

Tech June 18, 2014

Google Fit is proof that Google still cares about your health

Google is set to reveal Google Fit at its I/O conference this month. The service will collect and analyze data from multiple fitness tracking devices.

Tech June 17, 2014

As games become more realistic, their depiction of violence goes more extreme

An Ohio State professor says that violence and gore are on the rise in video games, and E3 2014 is the proof. Developers counter the violence advances the story and helps illustrate the horrors of war.

Tech June 17, 2014

iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens coming this fall, new leaked photos suggest

Apple's iPhone 6 models have photos leaked. Now, the anticipation for the company's launch of the new smartphones is under way across the tech world.

Tech June 17, 2014

Twitter tests embedded tweets within tweets

Twitter is reportedly testing embedded tweets within tweets. However, it is unclear if Twitter is officially launching the new concept or if it is the testing phase.

Tech June 17, 2014

Aaron Paul's Xbox One ad takes control of users' consoles

Some Xbox One owners are surprised to find a new commercial interacting with their consoles.

Tech June 17, 2014

FCC looking into Netflix complaints against ISPs

Netflix is urging the FCC to make a ruling on fast lanes and Internet service with Comcast. The FCC says it is looking into the agreement, but has not made a statement on when they would act.

Tech June 17, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S: iPad killer or not?

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S has many thinking a new tablet leader could be unveiled. The question for many is whether it will move aside Apple's iPads.

Tech June 17, 2014

Google might throw a Fit over Apple HealthKit?

Google is looking to get into the fitness and health sector. In order to compete against Apple and its HealthKit, Google is ready to launch its new app and a number of health-related devices.

Tech June 16, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S: An iPad killer or iPad wannabe?

Samsung is finding it difficult to compete with Apple on the same level playing field, and the company is doing all that it can to change that. Say hello to Samsung Galaxy Tab S.

Tech June 16, 2014

Amazon's Mayday button gets customer service to users in 9.75 seconds

Amazon's Mayday feature connects a user to the company's customer service in around 9.75 seconds. The Mayday feature is available for 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Tech June 15, 2014

4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 surface and show how they compare in size

New images of the reportedly 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 have leaked. It's the first time we're getting to see both devices next to each other.

Tech June 16, 2014

BMW owners can now control GoPro camera with in-car app

GoPro app integration lets BMW owners access and control the GoPro camera from the car's infotainment system. The app will be available for download from July onwards.

Tech June 17, 2014

Fitbit health band maker developing Windows 8.1 app.

Health and fitness lovers will welcome the news that Fitbit is developing an app for Windows 8.1. After Android and iOS, Windows device users too can track their goals thanks to the app for the company's activity tracker.

Tech June 17, 2014

AT&T confirms security breach: SS numbers, call records compromised

AT&T has confirmed a security breach that affected personal details such as social security number, call records and more. The telecom company did not reveal the number of customers affected.

Tech June 16, 2014

LEVAN is a knowledge-hungry computer that wants to learn about everything

A team of research scientists has created a computer program called LEVAN that makes image searching quick and easy. The project is yet to be completely finished, however.

Tech June 17, 2014

DICE may grant 'Battlefield' early access, involve gaming community in development

DICE may grant early access for future Battlefield games. To ensure a stable launch, DICE also hints at involving the gaming community for the development of the games.

Tech June 17, 2014

Google Fit is answer to Apple's HealthKit in fitness battle

Google Fit is the online search giant's second major push to have a meaningful presence in the health and fitness space before it is taken over by Apple and Samsung.

Tech June 15, 2014

Microsoft mulls bringing Cortana to iOS, Android platforms

Microsoft is deciding whether to bring the voice-controlled virtual assistant to the iOS and Android. Cortana is currently still in preview only for Windows Phone 8.1.

Tech June 15, 2014

Apple recalls overheating iPhone European USB adapters

The overheating adapters came bundled with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S released between October 2009 and September 2012. Customers may have their affected adapters replaced for free.

Tech June 14, 2014

Facebook lifts nipple ban: Breastfeeding photos stage comeback, thanks to #FreeTheNipple campaign

Facebook has changed its obscene content policy to allow pictures of breastfeeding mothers to stay online. Formerly any picture containing an exposed female nipple was removed.

Tech June 16, 2014

LinkedIn workforce diversity report: Mostly male, mostly white

LinkedIn revealed that 61 percent of its workforce are male, 53 percent are white and 38 percent are Asian. LinkedIn's report comes after Google's publishing of a similar workforce diversity report.

Tech June 15, 2014

Enterprise-focused Samsung Galaxy Tab S: All bark, no bite?

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S boasts an AMOLED display and a thinner, lighter body. However, it may have difficulty breaking the dominance of Apple's iPad.

Tech June 16, 2014

Six technophiles, Google Glass, and The Daily Show. Here's what happened.

“The Daily Show” takes a hilarious spin on the Google Glass controversy. What do we expect from the show and its staff? It’s a comedy program for heaven’s sake!

Tech June 15, 2014

Facebook now allows breastfeeding photos, #FreeTheNipple campaign a success

Facebook lightens up on breastfeeding photos, says mothers can post pictures of them feeding their baby even with the nipple exposed. Thanks to #FreeTheNipple.

Tech June 15, 2014

Iraq blocks social media sites, apps amid insurgent threats

The decision of Iraq to block social media websites includes Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The ban was done in hopes of slowing down the momentum of insurgent Islamist militants.

Tech June 15, 2014

Samsung Galaxy F / S5 Prime leaks and shows its QHD display and gold brushed metal case

A new image of the Samsung Galaxy F / S5 Prime has leaked. Samsung will offer the smartphone in a brushed metal gold color option.

Tech June 16, 2014

FCC wants to play referee in Netflix v. Comcast, Verizon fight

The FCC is looking into disputes between Netflix and internet service providers over peering agreements and network upgrades.

Tech June 15, 2014

Starbucks wireless charging may not be such a great tech brew

Wireless charging mats are coming to the local Starbucks, but they're probably incompatible with your phone. Customers who want to make their device compatible with the mats will have to buy a special case that costs $30 or a 'ring' accessory for $10.

Tech June 13, 2014

The dark side of the cloud: Is cloud tech overhyped?

The cloud is the future, that much is certain. But it may be a precarious journey into that promised land, and many companies are wondering if now is the right time to migrate to cloud computing.

Tech June 14, 2014

Aaron Paul TV ad turns on Xbox One consoles without users' permission: Not cool at all!

A new Xbox One commercial features Aaron Paul using voice commands to turn on an Xbox. While the commercial plays, some users are seeing their own Xbox consoles turn on as well. That's creepy.

Tech June 14, 2014

Polaroid 2014: Reinvented iconic photo brand heads full steam into new imaging paradigm with products, retail stores

TechTimes talks with Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy about what's on the horizon for this iconic photo brand. Handy talks about two new cameras and a new photo retail concept among other topics.

Tech June 21, 2014

'Daily Show' disses Google Glass and takes no prisoners in comedy sketch (Video)

'The Daily Show' has skewered Google Glass and its wearers as only it can. A panel of Glass wearers explains the wearable device.

Tech June 13, 2014

E3 2014: After all the noise and hype, who scored the biggest points?

E3 2014 has come and gone. Which company scored tops with gamers?

Tech June 13, 2014

Oculus gaming foray getting fave reviews, it's been a 'Lucky Tale'

Oculus's surprise entrance into third-party VR gaming has received positive reviews. The game, 'Lucky's Tale,' has done surprisingly well despite its odd change from traditional first-person VR.

Tech June 13, 2014

Console OS aims to put Android in the mix of everything, Can you help?

Console OS hopes that it can deliver a new platform that allows Android and Windows to both be run on a computer. But they need the public's help to get the funding needed.

Tech June 13, 2014

Apple adapters are hot, but not in a good way as recall issued

European owners of iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models should exchange 5W Power Adapters. Apple says they'll replace them for free, since in rare cases they might overheat.

Tech June 13, 2014

AT&T to offer 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S 4G LTE

AT&T is the first carrier to announce that it will begin offering Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S tablets. The 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch tablets feature high-resolution Super AMOLED displays.

Tech June 14, 2014

4.7-inch iPhone 6 gets compared with 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5 in leaked image

The iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 are likely to be the most popular smartphones of 2014. A new image of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 next to the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5 has just leaked.

Tech June 14, 2014

Amazon wants you to buy Kindle Fire HDX and Amazon Fire TV for only $249. Sweet

Awesome deal of the day can get any consumer the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and Amazon Fire TV for only $249 in the same package. Excited? Why shouldn't you be.

Tech June 17, 2014

Beats Electronics unveils lightweight, sweat-resistant Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones

Beats Electronics reveal its first wireless earphones, Powerbeats2 Wireless, inspired by LeBron James. The wireless earphones will be available for $199.95 in red, black and white colors.

Tech June 15, 2014

FCC: Companies must step up to improve cybersecurity or else...

The Federal Communications Commission is pressuring telecommunications firms and network providers to strengthen its measures in cybersecurity or else the agency will step in. Will these private firms cooperate?

Tech June 16, 2014

New Facebook Messenger iOS app allows users to send 15-second videos

Can’t resist to record short but meaningful moments and share with friends over Facebook chat? There’s an update to its Messenger app for iOS that allows users to do just that.

Tech June 15, 2014

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