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1 hr ago | SiliconValley.com

Samsung new Gear S smartwatch won't need companion phone

This handout illustration released by LG Electronics in Seoul on August 28, 2014 shows LG's new smartwatch "G Watch R" featuring a traditional wristwatch design with a 1.3-inch circular plastic OLED display.

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Related Topix: LG Electronics, Electronics, Seoul, South Korea Travel, Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, South Korea, World News, Marketing

2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Science / Technology, iPhone, Steve Jobs, Ipad

6 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design.

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7 hrs ago | Mashable

Leap Motion Dives Into Virtual Reality

Leap Motion has continued to improve the software on its gesture-based controller, which allows you to interact with computers purely through hand motions, by adding more accurate and responsive hand tracking.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality

8 hrs ago | ITworld

Round smartwatches mean more work for developers

The arrival of the first round Android Wear-based smartwatches means developers have to take extra care to ensure their apps look good.

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11 hrs ago | CIO

IBM Uses Watson as Part of New Cloud Service

IBM announced late Wednesday that it's making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a cloud service.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

14 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

PH's typhoon hashtags 'a very big deal'

"Open data" - the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organizations and businesses - isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from chaos.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, The Data Company, Law,

18 hrs ago | Yahoo!

HP is still having trouble making PC components that won't kill you

HP has been on fire over the past yeara and that's not a good thing . HP announced this week that it will be recalling roughly 6 million AC power cords that were sold between September 2010 through June 2012 after discovering that the cords are liable to overheat and catch on fire.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Hewlett Packard, PC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Network World

Cotap, a WhatsApp for the enterprise, links with cloud storage providers

Cotap, a startup launched last year that provides a WhatsApp-like messaging service for the workplace, has integrated its product with four leading cloud storage providers and released a desktop app, as it jockeys for position in the enterprise communications market.

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Related Topix: Yammer, Google, Startups, Cellphones

Network World

Free, fast Windows updates are the future -- and they could hurt PC sales

Microsoft will unveil the next edition of Windows in just over five weeks, according to a widely-cited report last week.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Marketing, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, Laptops/Notebooks

KNDU

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

If you bought a Hewlett-Packard laptop between September 2010 and June 2012, you may want to check the serial number on the power cord as the computer giant has just issued a global recall for around six million of them.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Hewlett Packard, Product Recalls, PC

New Scientist

Supercomputers make discoveries that scientists can't

No researcher could read all the papers in their field - but machines are making discoveries in their own right by mining the scientific literature IN MAY last year, a supercomputer in San Jose, California, read 100,000 research papers in 2 hours.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Arts, Literature, Baylor College of Medicine

Silicon Alley Insider

Apple's Recent Hiring Spree Offers A Big Hint That New Products Are On The Way

According to the latest research note from Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty, which we discovered via Quartz's Matt Phillips , this list of Apple's most recent hires highlights what the company is focusing on the most.

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Related Topix: Watches, Apple, Startups, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPhone

New Hampshire Public Radio -

The L.A. School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy exchanged multiple emails with executives at Pearson PLC about the potential for working together.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Pearson, Media, Gaming, PaulSon Gaming, Ipad, Science / Technology, Education Etc.

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Red Ferret Journal

17 Open Source Tools For Music, Video and Design Editing [Freeware]

Who would have guessed all those years ago when the personal computer first arrived, that they could be used for such incredible tasks as editing multimedia files like video, music and sophisticated websites? But here we are, and one great result we've benefited from is the rise of free open source software which helps us do these tasks without ... (more)

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Related Topix: PC

Entrepreneur Magazine

By 2017, the App Market Will Be a $77 Billion Industry

The market for mobile apps is already big -- and it's just going to keep getting bigger.

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Related Topix: University of Alabama

Warwickonline.com

Lack of teacher pact not expected to affect school opening

HOW IT IS GOING TO WORK: Elementary school teachers are briefed on English Language Arts curriculum during one of several teacher development workshops held yesterday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

ABC News

Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5 Million AC Power Cords

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, HP, Hewlett Packard, Computers, Hewlett-Packard, Inform Technologies

CIO

Data Centers are the New Polluters

U.S. data centers are using more electricity than they need. It takes 34 power plants, each capable of generating 500 megawatts of electricity, to power all the data centers in operation today.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology

Brandon Sun

Hewlett-Packard recalls more than 5 million AC power cords for notebook computers

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, HP, Hewlett Packard, Computers, Hewlett-Packard, Inform Technologies

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