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  • How to 'hard reset' your Apple Watch

    For the first couple of weeks after I got my Apple Watch, its various sensors didn't get along. My Activity app was a mess; on Monday it tracked steps but not distance; Wednesday my distance traveled was more accurate, but the Exercise ring stayed stolidly at a sad two minutes; on Friday distance was OK, but my steps were way off.

    Written by Al Sacco16 June 15 06:14
  • 3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

    It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

    Written by John Brandon24 March 14 12:56
  • 10 Back-to-School Laptop Buying Tips

    Today's students need a good dose of technology to do their best work. But the market for consumer tech is both crowded and confusing. Before you invest in a laptop--and, yes, you should get your student a laptop--here are 10 important considerations.

    Written by James A. Martin07 Aug. 13 12:50
  • Control your TV with your smartphone, tablet

    Using your smartphone or tablet to control your Tivo box is easy and offers a lot of flexibility in recording shows and channel surfing.

    Written by Nick Barber22 Jan. 13 18:49
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  • Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 to hit stores Aug. 21 (with video)

    As expected, <a href="">Samsung</a> on Thursday announced a new Galaxy Note 5 phablet and <a href="">Galaxy S6 Edge Plus</a> smartphone, both with 5.7-in. displays.

    Written by Matt Hamblen14 Aug. 15 05:55
  • NFL teams test virtual reality at 2015 training camp

    Among all the talk of rookies, holdouts, fresh starts and, of course, the never-ending Deflategate conversation, there's buzz around a new topic at NFL training camps this year: virtual reality (VR). Several teams in the NFL are testing VR during summer practices in hopes of giving players new perspectives, in-depth data during film studies and a leg up on the competition.

    Written by Lauren Brousell06 Aug. 15 23:32
  • Did Android get a case of Stagefright?

    At the Black Hat security conference this morning, Adrian Ludwig, Google's lead engineer for Android security, assuaged fears about the recent Android Stagefright vulnerability reported to affect nearly a billion Android devices.

    Written by Steven Max Patterson06 Aug. 15 03:09
  • Electric cars: Their past, present and future

    Spotting a fancy new Tesla on the road might seem novel, but electric cars are nothing new. And, of course, hybrids like the Prius dot the highways. But the emergence of electric cars dates back further than you think. The first ones go back as far as 1880, and they were common into the early 20th century.

    Written by Sarah K. White01 Aug. 15 00:17
  • Gigabit Internet access grows out of its niche

    Google Fiber launched in Kansas City in 2011. It offered gigabit speed at $70 per month and ignited the development of an ultrafast Internet access category that has since spread throughout the U.S. According to Michael Render, principal analyst at market researcher RVA LLC, 83 Internet access providers have joined Google to offer gigabit Internet access service (all priced in the $50-$150 per month range).

    Written by Steven Max Patterson25 July 15 02:00

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