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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 »

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