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Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo released by Tsinghua University, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a dialogue with students as a newly-appointed member to the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China. China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at the prestigious Beijing university. (AP Photo/Tsinghua University)

China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet

Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes & Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.  AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ

If I’ve seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I’ve probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I’m old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

A visitor tries out a Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone during the 2014 Korea Electronics Show in Goyang, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.  AP FILE PHOTO

The latest version of Samsung’s popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit from its global smartphone business.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Comet Siding Spring coming for 1st rousing visit in a million years

VISITOR FROM ANOTHER WORLD An artist’s concept depicts the comet Siding Spring and Mars. On Monday the comet will pass close to Mars and enable people to study it using binoculars. AFP/NASA

The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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