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Microsoft fills a hole, unveils its first laptop

October 6, 2015


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By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) Microsoft Corp. is of two minds. The company says its new Surface Pro 4 tablet can “absolutely” replace a laptop. Its new Lumia phones can work “like PCs” too. Yet Microsoft on Tuesday said it has built a laptop for the first time — a laptop that’...

Anti-piracy battle unfolds in real time on Periscope, live-streaming apps

October 6, 2015


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By Queenie Wong San Jose Mercury News (TNS) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Floyd Mayweather Jr. vanquished his last opponent on Sept. 12, but as fans used live-streaming apps such as Periscope to broadcast the fight, they were also throwing punches at anti-piracy rules in real time. The battle extends beyo...

Amazon To End Sales Of Rival Streaming Media Players

October 2, 2015


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By Jay Greene The Seattle Times (TNS) SEATTLE — Amazon plans to stop selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast streaming media players, which compete with Amazon’s Fire TV devices, at the end of October. The company, which will debut an updated version of its Fire TV on Monday, said it’s...

Tech Q&A: Email Isn’t The Place To Store Important Documents

October 2, 2015


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By Steve Alexander Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) After reading in last week's column that a woman lost irreplaceable data stored in an email account, a computer expert says consumers shouldn't treat email as an electronic filing cabinet. Janet Ikola of Richfield, Minn., wrote that she lost photos,...

Snapchat? Twitter? Millennials aren’t that interested

September 29, 2015


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By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) All millennials are hooked on social networks like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, right? Maybe not, according to survey results recently published by investment firm Battery Ventures. The findings, which came from an Ipsos poll conducted online in August from a s...

Game Review: ‘Until Dawn’: Here Comes The Sun

Game Review: ‘Until Dawn’: Here Comes The Sun

September 15, 2015


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By Daniel Perez GamerHub.tv (TNS) I feel there’s always been a time and a place for teen horror films in all of our lives. Growing up, they serve as a great introduction to more hard-core horror films that may traumatize most adolescents, which could lead to sleeping with a nightlight well into...

Report: Amazon To Release $50 Tablet This Holiday Season

Report: Amazon To Release $50 Tablet This Holiday Season

Seth

September 8, 2015


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By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) Amazon’s hardware division may be down, but it’s not out — at least according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported Tuesday the e-commerce giant is set to release a $50 tablet with a 6-inch screen in time for the holidays. If true, this would make...

Hackers Attack Jailbroken iOS Devices, Accessing 225,000 Apple Accounts

Hackers Attack Jailbroken iOS Devices, Accessing 225,000 Apple Accounts

Seth

September 8, 2015


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By Andrea Chang Los Angeles Times (TNS) Hackers have attacked jailbroken iOS devices and obtained access to more than 225,000 Apple accounts, according to a Silicon Valley network security company. Palo Alto Networks said in a blog post this week that the malware, named KeyRaider, may have affected...

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow this year

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow this year

August 25, 2015


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By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) Worldwide sales growth for smartphones is slowing down, thanks to maturing markets, but remains strong, according to International Data Corp.’s quarterly mobile phone tracking report. The market intelligence forecaster expects global smartphone shipments ...

Heavy cell phone usage leads to uptight college students, Kent State study says

Heavy cell phone usage leads to uptight college students, Kent State study says

August 25, 2015


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By Rick Armon Akron Beacon Journal (TNS) AKRON, Ohio — Frittering away hours on your smartphone playing games and using social media may seem like harmless fun. But a new Kent State University study suggests it’s actually making you more uptight and stressed out — not to mention it’s kee...

Luxury-Goods Neophyte Overcomes Fear of Apple Watch Appointment

May 7, 2015


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By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) As someone who recently went to an appointment to try on an Apple watch, I confess that the whole thing had me nervous. I’d bought Macs and iPhones. But with the introduction of the Apple Watch, the company is now selling luxury goods. Goodbye, casual walk...

Fox Will Revive ‘The X-Files’ As A Six-Episode Event Series

Fox Will Revive ‘The X-Files’ As A Six-Episode Event Series

March 24, 2015


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By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) The truth is still out there. “The X-Files” will be back on Fox as a six-episode event series with its original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the network announced Tuesday. The short-run revival of one of TV’s most successful sci-fi se...

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