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Wireless connections creep into everyday things

In this Feb. 26, 2013, photo man is pictured inside of a Car Volvo V60 P-IH at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain. The first wave of the wireless revolution was getting people to talk to each other through cellphones. The second, it seems, will be getting things to talk to each other, with no human intervention: cars that talk to your insurance company’s computers, bathroom scales that talk to your phone, and electric meters that talk to your air conditioners. So-called machine-to-machine technology all the buzz at this year’s largest wireless trade show, and some analysts believe these types of connection will outgrow the traditional phone business in less than a decade. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

A car that tells your insurance company how you’re driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

HP to make $169 Android tablet, eschewing Windows

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Hewlett-Packard Co. is making a tablet computer that uses Google’s Android operating system, steering clear of Microsoft’s latest tablet-oriented version of Windows, the company said Sunday.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

PlayStation 4 unveiled at NY event

Sony says it has resumed a limited restoration of its PlayStation Network service in the United States and Europe. The service was shut down almost a month ago after a massive security breach. (AP Photo)

Sony unveiled its next-generation gaming system, PlayStation 4, at an event in New York, saying the console will be part of a new ecosystem focused on hardware, software and “the fastest, most powerful gaming network.”

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Review: BlackBerry Z10 is good stab at rebirth

The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is displayed, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 in New York. BlackBerry is promising a speedy browser, a superb typing experience and the ability to keep work and personal identities separate on the same phone, the fruit of a crucial, long-overdue makeover for the Canadian company. AP FLE PHOTO

Are you ashamed to have a BlackBerry? It’s not exactly a status symbol any more, at least not in the U.S., after it got left in the dust by the iPhone. Now, there’s a new BlackBerry that wants to get back into the cool club: the Z10.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

RIM changes name to BlackBerry, unveils 2 phones

Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research in Motion, which is changing its name to BlackBerry, introduces the BlackBerry 10, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 in New York. The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is promising a speedy browser, a superb typing experience and the ability to keep work and personal identities separate on the same phone, the fruit of a crucial, long-overdue makeover for the Canadian company. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

After lengthy delays, Research In Motion Ltd. has unveiled its first two phones with the new BlackBerry 10 system. The Q10 will have a physical keyboard, while the Z10 has only a touch-screen keyboard. RIM says it will also change its name to BlackBerry to maintain a single brand. It will have the ticker symbol “BBRY” on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

New Lego robotics kit talks to iPhones

A picture taken on October 18, 2012, shows the logo of Danish construction toys group Lego in the newly-opened store at the "So Ouest" shopping center in Levallois-Perret, west of Paris. AFP/THOMAS SAMSON

Lego bricks are getting cozy with the isPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Huge gadget show gears up in Vegas

This undated publicity image provided by Sony shows an ultra-HD 4K TV set. At the biggest trade show in the Americas, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas, TV makers will be doing their best to convince you that HDTVs are old hat, and should make room for "Ultra HDTV." (AP Photo/Sony, File)

Think your high-definition TV is hot stuff — as sharp as it gets? At the biggest trade show in the Americas, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas, TV makers will be doing their best to convince you that HDTVs are old hat, and should make room for “Ultra HDTV.”

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple to produce line of Macs in the US next year

Apple CEO Tim Cook. AP Photo

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will move production of one of its existing lines of Mac computers from China to the United States next year.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Apps and Softwares,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Windows 8 to bridge gap between PC, mobile devices

Steven Sinofsky, president of the Microsoft Windows group, delivers his presentation at the launch of Microsoft Windows 8, in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Windows 8 is the most dramatic overhaul of the personal computer market's dominant operating system in 17 years. AP Photo/Richard Drew

Microsoft launched a radical redesign of its world-dominating Windows operating system Thursday, introducing a touch-enabled interface that attempts to bridge the gap between personal computers and fast-growing mobile devices powered by the company’s fiercest competitors.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Early look at Windows 8 baffles consumers

In this Monday, June 18, 2012, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer comments on the Windows 8 operating system. The PC industry is in a slump, as consumers show more interest in tablet computers and smartphones. Officially, PC makers say they expect Windows 8, which launches Oct. 26, 2012, to get buyers to open their wallets, but industry watchers and analysts are skeptical. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File

The release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will force users to learn new ways to get things done.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Verizon iPhone 5′s secret feature: It’s ‘unlocked’

Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone Monday, April 9, 2012, in New York. Since Verizon Wireless broke AT&T's exclusive grip on the iPhone last year, several other phone carriers now offer Apple's popular smartphone. On Monday, T-Mobile said it will make a stronger bid for used iPhones from AT&T as Apple prepares to launch a new version. AP FILE PHOTO

The Verizon version of the iPhone 5, which went on sale Friday, comes with a secret and unexpected feature: it works on AT&T’s network as well.

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple sets record for company value at $621B

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Apple is the world’s most valuable company, ever. On Monday, its surging stock propelled the company’s value to $621 billion, beating the record for market capitalization set by Microsoft Corp. in the heady days of the Internet boom.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google cutting 4,000 jobs at Motorola unit

In this Feb. 2, 2011 file photo, a Motorola Mobility Xoom tablet is shown at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. On Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, Google announced it is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility cellphone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of its 90 locations. AP/Paul Sakuma, File

Google Inc. is making its largest round of layoffs ever as it announced plans to cut about 4,000 jobs at Motorola Mobility just three months after buying the struggling cellphone pioneer.

Posted: August 14th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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