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

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

September 15, 2015


Filed under Technology, Video Games

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


Filed under Technology

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


Filed under Technology

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


Filed under Technology

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


Filed under Business, Campus, Technology

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


Filed under Style/Fashion, Technology

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


Filed under Technology

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...

ABC News Streaming Live On Roku

March 17, 2015


Filed under National, Technology

By Robert Channick Chicago Tribune ABC News is available as a streaming channel on Roku, executives said Monday. The network’s continued expansion into streaming services will bring millions of Roku users live video and on-demand content, historical footage and local news from several markets....

Twitter Confirms Purchase Of Live Video App Periscope

March 17, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Queenie Wong San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Live video streaming could be the next big social media craze, and Twitter has thrown its hat into the ring. The social network confirmed Friday that in January it purchased Periscope, a San Francisco startup that is creating a live video...

Google Releases ‘Street View’ Of Amazon Rainforest

Google Releases ‘Street View’ Of Amazon Rainforest

March 3, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) The Amazon rainforest is the latest natural wonder to get the Google “Street View” treatment. A camera that’s normally attached to a car’s roof to capture what neighborhoods look like instead recently took to a zipline, a hiker’s back and a boat in th...

Google Plans To Launch Small Wireless Network

Google Plans To Launch Small Wireless Network

March 3, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) A Google executive said Monday that the company plans to launch a cellphone network to introduce technology that it wants to see big carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T adopt. Google expects to formally announce the service in the coming months, S...

Facebook Launches Platform For Companies To Share Security Threat Data

February 12, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Andrea Chang Los Angeles Times You might use Facebook to share Hawaiian vacation pics with your friends and relatives. Now, Dropbox, Bitly, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Yahoo and other Interest companies are using Facebook to share information about threats to their computer systems. Facebook...

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