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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...

With New Mobile Apps, States Engage Citizens Via Smartphone

February 12, 2015


Filed under Technology

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


Filed under Technology

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


Filed under Technology

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


Filed under Technology

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...

Substance Tops Style At CES’ Global Technology Marketplace

Substance Tops Style At CES’ Global Technology Marketplace

January 12, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) LAS VEGAS — Sandy Liang mans a little booth at the Westgate Hotel convention hall in Las Vegas. Dressed sharply in a navy suit, he sits around trying to look busy. He plays with his smartphone. He twiddles a pen. He flicks through the leaflets he hands out all...

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

January 12, 2015


Filed under Technology, Video Games

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS _When people think of virtual reality, they think games. Put on a helmet where VR systems are being demonstrated, and chances are you'll be immersed in a video game. Here you are in a spaceship cockpit. Now you're driving a race car. Oh, look, you're dodging...

Sound Advice: Earphones Good For Running

Sound Advice: Earphones Good For Running

January 11, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Don Lindich Tribune News Service (TNS) Q: I need some headphones or earphones to use while I run, preferably something that stays in my ear and sounds good. Bluetooth would be nice, but not 100 percent necessary. —Robert S., Willoughby, Ohio A: I recently tested two models recently that take...

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