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Gadget Watch: The desk that tells you to stand up

Jennifer McNally, a head of marketing at Stir, demonstrates on the Kinetic Desk at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. With built-in motorized legs, the hight of the desk can be adjusted by using a touchscreen controller located in the corner of the desk. AP

Sitting down all day is bad for you, or so doctors say. There’s been a burst of interest in standing desks, but they’re not that easy to use, and it’s hard to motivate sitters to stand.

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

Tamagotchi virtual pets to return to Europe, N. America

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Tamagotchi, the egg-shaped virtual pet beloved of schoolchildren in the 1990s, is making a comeback and is set to hit the shelves of European shops in time for Christmas.

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

Slight headwinds as iPad Air takes off

An Apple employee holds up the new iPad Air on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in San Francisco. Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the "iPad Air" along with a slew of new Macs Tuesday at an event in San Francisco. AP

For one Japanese man, being at the front of a Tokyo queue as the new iPad debuted around the world Friday was his way of saying “thank you” to Apple after a year that turned his life around.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Review: Samsung smartwatch blends style, tech wizardry

JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications, presents the Samsung Galaxy Gear in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch well ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year's must-have holiday gift. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear on Wednesday in Berlin ahead of the annual IFA consumer electronics show. AP

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, a new computing device worn like a wristwatch, is certain to pique much curiosity when it starts being worn in public. The intensely black rectangular screen and orange strap on the wrist of a Samsung executive immediately caught my eye as she entered a corporate meeting room to give a preview of the gadget.

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

‘Lifelogging’ camera shrugs off privacy to seize the moment

An orange version of the clip-on “lifelogging” camera at work. (From Memoto.com)

When Martin Kaellstroem was a young adult, he lost both his parents to cancer. It became a spur for him to seize the day, as a person and an entrepreneur.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taiwan’s HTC looks to Iron Man for rescue

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Taiwan’s struggling smartphone maker HTC is hoping Hollywood action-hero Robert Downey Jr. can come to its rescue.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Tokyo court backs Apple against Samsung on patent

An AT&T customer tries out an Apple iPhone 4 at an AT&T store in Palo Alto, Calif. AP FILE PHOTO

Apple Inc. has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. in a Japanese court, one of dozens of legal battles around the world between the technology giants.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung profit at record high on smartphone boost

Models show Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest smartphones Galaxy S4 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 25, 2013. The Galaxy S4 will go on sales in the domestic market on April 26 and in overseas market on the following day. AP

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its first quarter profit jumped to a record high as smartphone sales remained strong despite the April launch of an updated version of its flagship Galaxy phone.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

BlackBerry CEO says iPhone is outdated

In this Jan. 30, 2013 file photo, the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is displayed in New York. Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to Research In Motion Ltd. chief executive Thorsten Heins. Heins made the comment Thursday, March 21, 2013, on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling the Z10 on Friday, more than six weeks after RIM launched the devices elsewhere. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Apple’s iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

9 things Apple could do with $137B

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Apple Inc. came under attack Thursday from an influential investor for its practice of stockpiling cash. Its hoard totalled $137 billion at the end of last year, and it keeps growing.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

South Korea court to rule on Samsung inheritance battle

Samsung Electronics Co. AP FILE PHOTO

A South Korean court is expected to rule Friday on an inheritance battle that has rocked the powerful Samsung conglomerate.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung profits beat forecast, mobile biz doubles

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Samsung Electronics Co. reported Friday forecast-beating results for the fourth quarter of 2012 as profit from its mobile business more than doubled from a year earlier.

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

Dispose of old e-gadgets properly, says DENR chief

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. AFP

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday warned the public against recklessly throwing their old gadgets in the trash bin, noting the environmental hazards posed by improperly disposed electronic devices.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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