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  • Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 to hit stores Aug. 21 (with video)

    As expected, <a href="http://global.samsungtomorrow.com">Samsung</a> on Thursday announced a new Galaxy Note 5 phablet and <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/galaxy-s6-edge-plus-features-and-specs/">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
  • Yahoo ramps up tech to compete with daily fantasy sports pioneers

    Yahoo, a trailblazer in the world of online fantasy sports, recently released a daily fantasy service, and the company plans to use its experience to compete with pioneers such as DraftKings and FanDuel in the daily fantasy market. It was a natural move for the fantasy sports mainstay, which launched its first offering in the late 90s, but it required technology innovation.

    Written by Lauren Brousell24 July 15 00:08
  • Consumers browsing -- but not buying -- via mobile and social media

    Consumers increasingly rely on smartphones and social media to discover and research products of interest, but relatively few people go on to make mobile purchases, according to new research from Synchrony Financial. Specifically, 45 percent of respondents performed shopping-related tasks via mobile, up 4 percent since last year, but only 18 percent of browsers went on to purchase a product using a mobile device. Mobile discount offers are also popular, with 66 percent of respondents regularly using them, but that number is down from 71 percent last year, Synchrony says.

    Written by Lauren Brousell23 July 15 23:39
  • 7 things Microsoft OneNote does that Evernote can't

    We're moving deeper into the modern "walled garden" of digital life. Generally speaking, you choose the garden you like best -- be it Apple, Google or Microsoft -- and the more time and money you invest, the more painful it is to leave that ecosystem.

    Written by James A. Martin16 July 15 00:19
  • Can Windows 10 save Windows Phone?

    The future of Windows Phone is hanging in the balance: If the launch of Windows 10 doesn't improve the struggling mobile operating system's fortunes significantly then Microsoft may have no choice but to abandon it.

    Written by Paul Rubens02 July 15 23:11
  • 5 reasons you're going to want Apple's next iPhone

    Apple is cooking up such an iPhone upgrade path, with a wave of rumors warning the next iteration will be faster, thinner, and possibly even curvier than before.

    Written by Jonny Evans23 June 15 22:28
  • Fan experience key to success of drones, VR in pro sports

    Drones and virtual reality (VR) both have barriers to overcome before they see widespread adoption in the enterprise and consumer worlds. Professional sports organizations are taking the lead and working hard to overcome those initial challenges. Teams are always looking for any competitive edge, in the stadium and in business, and part of that is to constantly test new technologies. But can drones and VR translate into real value?

    Written by Lauren Brousell18 June 15 00:14
  • My own personal Comcast customer service horror story

    Just a few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about Comcast's pledge to spend $300 million to improve its notoriously crummy customer service. If I wrote for a newspaper, I'd say the ink had hardly dried before Comcast once again demonstrated why it's one of the least loved companies in America. The evidence was right in my own backyard -- literally.

    Written by Bill Snyder27 May 15 01:00
  • Does the Apple Watch Sports go the distance for runners?

    Whenever Apple puts out a new product, it's going to draw headlines. There's no better example than the Apple Watch -- its first offering into the fitness market, which has a potential to be a 22 million unit market in the U.S., according to Market Strategies International.

    Written by Jen A. Miller26 May 15 02:08
  • Experts bust Android security myths

    Thanks to its inherent "openness," the open source Android OS is vulnerable to a variety of security risks, but how often do people you know actually fall victim to Android malware or other attacks?

    Written by James A. Martin20 May 15 23:36
  • The LG G4: Three things right, three things wrong

    This week the G4 smartphone from LG Electronics starts shipping outside its home country, with arrivals in the U.S. and Europe expected in a couple of weeks. While the smartphone has a great screen and camera, it doesn't get everything right.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs19 May 15 01:27