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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

With New Mobile Apps, States Engage Citizens Via Smartphone

February 12, 2015

By Jeffrey Stinson Stateline.org Are you tonight's designated driver looking for a sober place to hang out while your buddies drink? The state of California has a mobile application you can download that pinpoints welcoming places and money-saving deals while you wait to take everyone home. Are...

Helpware: A Worthy $200 Laptop

January 22, 2015

By Harold Glicken Tribune News Service (TNS) There’s nothing flashy about the $200 HP Stream notebook, save its choices of colors — horizon blue and orchid magenta. It’s slow and underpowered due to its Celeron processor and woeful 2 gigs of RAM. Still, it has many of the features its more...

Google To Enter Wireless Business

Google To Enter Wireless Business

January 22, 2015

By Matt O’Brien San Jose Mercury News (TNS) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is taking a leap into the wireless business, according to reports that say the Internet giant plans to partner with Sprint and T-Mobile to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers. “It’s not surprising. Google...

2,000 Magazines In One App For $9.99 A Month Through New Magzter Plan

2,000 Magazines In One App For $9.99 A Month Through New Magzter Plan

January 20, 2015

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) The latest all-you-can-consume bundle for content comes from Magzter. The app to read magazines online announced Monday that subscribers who pay $9.99 a month can read more than 2,000 magazines, including old issues. The titles include ESPN The Magazine, Maxim...

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