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Google expands Android platform to wearable devices

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Google said Tuesday it was bringing Android to wearable devices, as LG and Motorola started the countdown to Internet-enabled watches based on the dominant platform for smartphones.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

San Francisco subway stations closed amid protests

BART police officers push back a protester at the Civic Center station in San Francisco on Monday. Cellphone service was operating as protesters gathered at a San Francisco subway station during rush-hour several days after transit officials shut wireless service to head off another demonstration (AP Photo).

SAN FRANCISCO— Rush-hour protests prompted the closure of four San Francisco subway stations and sent hundreds of commuters into the sidewalks and streets during rush hour Monday, but there were no new wireless service shutdowns. The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is in the midst of a raging debate over how far authorities can go [...]

Posted: August 16th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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