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5 Connected Objects to Smarten Up Your Home

January 21, 2013 9:03 am | by Mashable | Comments

Imagine waking up in a fully automated home. The light on your nightstand gradually begins to brighten, your blinds unfold to welcome the morning light, coffee brews in the kitchen and music begins to play, all without you lifting a finger. Until recently, even partially automated homes were exclusive to the domains of engineers and home owners...

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Turn Your Smartphone Into a Rugged Camera With This G-Form Case

January 21, 2013 1:04 am | by Anita Li | Comments

Smartphones and extreme sports are natural enemies, as bringing your prized iPhone on that mountain-biking trip is a surefire way to get it lost or broken. For this reason, thrill-seekers have often turned to GoPro for action cameras that can capture footage while on-the-go.

Apple Earnings Need To Overcome Technical Malaise

January 19, 2013 8:11 am | by Reuters | Comments

To those who study technical stock charts, Apple Inc looks broken. Even though it is widely viewed to be undervalued after hitting an 11-month low this week and nine out of 10 brokerages recommend that investors buy or hold the stock, Apple shareholders could still be in for more rough times if technical strategists are right.

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A Log-in Finger Ring? Google Working on Password Alternatives

January 18, 2013 2:22 pm | by Samantha Murphy | Comments

The topic of passwords has made headlines in the past year — from high-profile hacks to web users repeatedly not picking the right ones — but Google has its sights set on making the login-process much more secure in the future. How secure, you may ask?

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RIM Launches Final BlackBerry 10 'Portathon' Event

January 18, 2013 10:20 am | by CNET | Comments

Research In Motion will hold its apparently final BlackBerry 10 "Portathon" this weekend. Running from 9 a.m. to 8:59 p.m. PT tomorrow, the event will allow developers to port their applications available on other mobile platforms to BlackBerry 10.

Check Out the Sports Floor From the Future

January 18, 2013 9:29 am | by Mashable | Comments

Imagine a runner on a track with a glowing marker that follows her, showing speed and time. Or a tennis court that shows for sure whether the ball was out, or even a basketball court floor that runs ads during half time. Those are some of the possibilities with a glass floor designed by German company ASB Systembau GMBH.

Sharp Cuts iPad Screen Output - Due To iPad Mini Success?

January 18, 2013 8:59 am | by CNET | Comments

Apple has asked Sharp to decrease production of its 9.7-inch iPad screens, leading some to wonder if the iPad Mini is behind the move. Sharp's iPad screen production line has fallen to "minimal level," Reuters reported today, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its output. The sources say the production slowdown commenced late last year.

Will network operators start charging for Wi-Fi?

January 18, 2013 7:00 am | by CNET | Comments

As wireless operators and cable companies see their Wi-Fi networks as strategic assets will they start charging customers more to use them in an effort to generate revenue? That's a big unanswered question as operators signal they'd like to get more value out of their Wi-Fi networks.

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Sony Sells Its Madison Ave. Headquarters for $1.1 Billion

January 18, 2013 1:10 am | by CNET | Comments

Sony announced today that it is selling its U.S. headquarters building located on Madison Avenue in New York City to a real estate consortium headed by The Chetrit Group. The sale price for the 37-story building is $1.1 billion. "Given the opportunities and challenges in the current economic and real estate landscape, selling 550 Madison now...

Bump On The Road For Driverless Cars Isn't Technology, It's You

January 17, 2013 5:38 pm | by NPR | Comments

New technology is getting us closer and closer to the point where cars will drive themselves. Automakers are testing and refining systems that will make this happen. But our love for control may keep us from riding in these cars anytime soon....

Inflatable Earbuds Aim for Apple Debut

January 17, 2013 2:15 pm | by TechNewsDaily | Comments

An earpiece that inflates like a tiny airbag inside human ears can create the perfect fit for any music-listening experience or hearing aid. The futuristic twist on earbuds could even arrive in Apple stores sometime in the near future. The inflatable earpieces represent the newest invention of Stephen Ambrose, a pioneer in audio technology and founder of Asius Technologies. His technolo...

Lenovo Joins Chrome OS Party with Laptop for Schools

January 17, 2013 12:32 pm | by CNET | Comments

Google got a big new ally in its Chrome OS push today: Lenovo, the No. 2 PC maker. Although Lenovo is a notable ally, it's only really a foot in the door for Google. Lenovo's new ThinkPad X131e Chromebook is only geared for schools. Presumably it could lead to greater things for Google if the device gets a good reception, but this shouldn't be confused...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 May Pop Up in February

January 17, 2013 12:02 pm | by CNET | Comments

Samsung Electronics may add another member to its already large family of tablets. The company is set to unveil the Galaxy Note 8.0, possibly next month at the Mobile World Congress conference, according to self-described "fansite" SamMobile, which did not cite sources for the information. Among the mobile device vendors, Samsung has been one of...

Ex-Nokia CEO to Join Swedish TV Box Software Firm

January 17, 2013 10:37 am | by Reuters | Comments

The former chief of struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia Oyj is to make a comeback to the tech sector as chairman of a Swedish company selling standard software for pay-TV boxes. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is to become chairman of privately owned Zenterio, formed from a division sold by Nokia a decade ago where many former Nokia people still work.

How the Tesla Electric Car Actually Works

January 17, 2013 10:33 am | by Sam Laird | Comments

The Tesla Model S has been hailed as both a must-have big boy toy for the well-moneyed as well a harbinger of environmentally friendly transportation tech. So well-regarded are Tesla's electric cars, in fact, that the Model S was voted the

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