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Nokia to be named Microsoft Mobile

A woman shows the new Nokia XL at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. AP

It may be farewell for one trusted companion. After being, arguably, one of the most iconic brands of mobile phones, Nokia would bid goodbye in a few days and become Microsoft Mobile.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Judge in Apple v. Samsung patent trial fed up with smart phones in court

In this 2013 photo, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh poses for a picture, in San Francisco. Koh has become increasingly frustrated during the first few days of the trial pitting Apple against Samsung because personal Wi-Fi signals interfere with an internal network she relies on for a real-time transcript of the proceedings. AP

So far one of the biggest problems for the federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world’s largest smartphone makers isn’t about stolen ideas. It’s getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet

Nokia CEO, Canadian Stephen Elop, holds a Nokia Lumia 2520 on stage during an event to unveil Nokia's latest products on October 22, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Nokia has unveiled its first phablets -extra-large phones- and its first tablet computer. AFP

Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone

Samsung

After years of record profit growth, tech giant Samsung Electronics looks to be at a commercial crossroads as it searches for a new growth driver to counter slowing sales of its phenomenally successful smartphones.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung flagship smartphone goes on sale worldwide

A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, left, and a Samsung Gear 2 are displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Studio, in New York, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Samsung on Monday unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices, as the Korean company tries to turn its technological wizardry into lifestyle products.  AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

The latest version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphone series went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wearable tech gaining momentum – survey

A general view of atmosphere during the unveiling of the NIKE+ FuelBand at Highline Stages on January 19, 2012 in New York City. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/AFP

Wearable tech is moving beyond a small group of early adopters and going mainstream. That’s the conclusion of market tracker IDC, which predicted sales of wearable tech items would triple this year to 19 million units worldwide, growing to 111.9 million by 2018.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Google Glass available in US as of April 15

In this April 3, 2014, photo AP reporter Barbara Ortutay chops onions while wearing Google Glass in New York. Ortutay used the Allthecooks Google Glass app to make carrot ginger soup. Ortutay is exploring different uses of google Glass for the Associated Press. (AP Photo)

Google will makes it controversial Internet-linked Glass eyewear available for purchase for a limited time in the United States beginning on April 15.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

AP photo

Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices, the company said Friday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

LG enhances positioning in Asia with InnoFest 2014

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Global technology innovator LG Electronics kicked off the third leg of its global Innovation Festival (InnoFest) roadshow in Seoul with a showcase of its newest products aimed at Asian consumers. This included the company’s diverse lineup of TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, and smartphones. InnoFest Asia follows on the heels of InnoFest Middle East and Africa in Turkey and InnoFest Europe in Italy on February and March, respectively.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Ortiz tweeted the selfie to his followers Tuesday, and it was resent by tens of thousands, including Samsung, which retweeted it as an ad. The White House press secretary says Obama was not aware that the photo was part of a marketing stunt. AP

Samsung celebrated a viral marketing coup Wednesday after a Boston Red Sox baseball star used one of its smartphones to snap a selfie at the White House with Barack Obama.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

T-Mobile to stop selling BlackBerrys in US

The BlackBerry Q10. Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry said it will not renew an accord allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States. AP FILE PHOTO

Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry said it will not renew an accord allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

With iPhone, pope starts new era with Pentecostals

Pope Francis. AP PHOTO

The video, recorded on an iPhone, lasts less than eight minutes. The message is simple: We’re brothers despite our differences.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

You’ve got mail: Clinton-to-space laptop up for auction

This November 7, 1998 file photo released by the White House, shows US President Bill Clinton preparing an e-mail on November 6, 1998 from the home of a friend in Arkansas. President Clinton sent the first email ever sent by a US president -- to senator and astronaut John Glenn aboard the space shuttle Discovery .  The laptop he used, which belonged to White House physician Robert Darling, has come up for auction which began on  March 21, 2014 and could fetch $100,000.  AFP/THE WHITE HOUSE/HANDOUT

A more than 15-year old laptop doesn’t go for much on eBay — unless it’s the one Bill Clinton used to send the first ever US presidential email.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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