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May 11, 2014No Comments

The Samsung Gear Fit is not just a fitness tracker, or a smartwatch — it’s both. The device, which costs about $200, combines smartwatch features, such as call and alarm notifications, with the functions of a more traditional fitness tracker, such as the ability to track daily steps and calories burned. It even includes a [...]

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March 15, 2014No Comments

Very, very few are interested in using the browser on Windows 8′s touch-first interface, so Mozilla is mothballing the code and sticking with the older, more popular “desktop” version. After more than two years of work, Mozilla has scrapped its effort to build a Metro-specific version of Firefox for Windows 8, saying that users have [...]

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March 11, 2014No Comments

Fancy Xperia smartphone owners have another perk to look forward to, a fresh selection of Sony-sanctioned Android skins to play with. Love your new Xperia phone’s waterproof design but not so much its software UI? Apparently Sony feels your pain. The company has been at it again, touting the virtues of its Xperia Theme Android [...]

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December 10, 2013No Comments

The latest iteration, Bluetooth 4.0, comes with a low power variant called Bluetooth LE, which allows two nearby devices – like a cash register and smartphone – to connect when they’re in range of one another. It’s so low-powered, in fact, that a Bluetooth LE device could potentially last years on a single cell battery. [...]

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December 9, 2013No Comments

A leak on Twitter reveals what appears to be a supply chain database entry. Google’s new Nexus 10 could arrive soon, as a new tip-off from Twitter-based “uberleakster”@evleaks suggests LG is building the new tablet. LG V510 is the device’s manufacturing code name, apparently. And it appears that @evleaks got his hands on what looks like [...]

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December 4, 2013No Comments

Recent remarks by a Microsoft exec who noted there won’t be three different Windows variants in the future have set off a storm of speculation  – just about all of which is dead wrong. Microsoft Executive Vice President Julie Larson-Green recently told attendees of a UBS technology conference that Microsoft was not going to have three different Windows [...]

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December 3, 2013No Comments

Salesforce deemed the $1 million prize for its recent hackathon as the “biggest single hackathon prize in history.” It appears that pot has grown even sweeter. After allegations of favoritism, secret judging, and a rigged contest for the company’s first-pick winner, Salesforce announced Monday that there will also be a second winner. This means Salesforce will pay [...]

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December 3, 2013No Comments

Apple could automatically give users of its iTunes Radio service real-time information about songs or artists trending on Twitter, or could offer a wide variety of other real-time analysis, thanks to its reported purchase today of social-media analytics firm Topsy Labs. According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Apple paid more than $200 million for [...]

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December 2, 2013No Comments

There are few more concrete examples of the longtime rift between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland than the walled city on the River Foyle. Its official name, and the name used by most residents of the UK, is Londonderry. But Irish nationalists and Catholics call it simply Derry. The city was a flashpoint for [...]

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December 1, 2013No Comments

It’s been established that Microsoft believes the iPad has many, many flaws. Now Redmond would like you to know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab isn’t all that either. If you’re in business, you have to get used to criticism. If you’re in the gadget business, however, you’re nobody unless Microsoft criticizes you. What other conclusion [...]

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