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45 min ago | Small Business Trends

USB Connection, ASUS Monitor Make Perfect Travel Tech

Mobile technology has definitely made life easier for entrepreneurs and professionals who travel regularly. But certain types of professionals such as designers, presenters, video editors and photographers can't always work on their smartphones, tablets or laptops.

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Related Topix: Computers

1 hr ago | InfoWorld

Startup develops optical zoom lens for smartphones

A Silicon Valley startup is developing an optical zoom lens unit that's thin enough to slip inside of a smartphone and won't protrude when used. DynaOptics has spent two years working on the device, which is based on an Alvarez lens, a uniquely shaped lens that produces optical zoom through lateral movement of two lens halves that sit together.

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Related Topix: Cameras

5 hrs ago | TrustedReviews

Sony to lose $2.1 billion thanks to poor smartphone performance

Sony has revised its forecasts for the year ending March 2015, and now expects to lose $2.1 billion. That represents a further $1.7 billion loss over the company's initial projections.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

CNet News

Apple Watch Privacy Questioned by Connecticut AG

Privacy concerns about Apple's new smartwatch have spurred Connecticut's state attorney general to send a letter to the company asking to talk about how the device will address consumer privacy. The upcoming Apple Watch is being lauded as the latest smartwatch aimed at consumers, but before it arrives on store shelves, Connecticut's attorney general, George Jepsen, wants to make sure that the new device doesn't intrude on personal privacy.

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Related Topix: Privacy

PC World

Three warning signs that email is malicious

Email spam filtering is far better than it used to be. There was a time when nearly every scam email would land in your inbox.

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Related Topix: Email Spam, Science / Technology, Microsoft Office

Los Angeles Times

Apple iOS 8 arrives Wednesday, replacing iOS 7

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook introduces the new iOS 8 mobile operating system during his keynote at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook introduces the new iOS 8 mobile operating system during his keynote at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Ipad, Science / Technology, iBooks, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, Google+, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

The Gadgeteer

Gadget deals - Save $370 on a Lenovo Y40 gaming laptop

The old saying "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" isn't a lie. Playing video games can be a great way to relieve tension and relax after a hard day working in the old office cube farm and other jobs.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel

FindLaw

When It Comes to Tech, Size Matters

Big, small or in-between? When dealing with tech, it seems that there are preferences, and fortunately there options currently. Long, long ago and far away, back in the disco days of the 1970s, the only available computer to me was a massive, computer punchcard-eating behemoth that appeared to take up the entire basement of my college library.

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Related Topix: Computers, PC, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, iPhone

Forbes.com

iPhone 6 Design Shame? Marketing Shots Show Apple Has Removed Ugly Protruding Camera

I am an experienced freelance technology journalist. I write for Wired, The Next Web, TrustedReviews and the BBC in addition to Forbes.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Music Players, iPhone, Apple, Startups, Publishing, Media, IPC Media

Network World

4 Windows tablet/keyboard combos take on the Surface Pro

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has gotten a lot of attention as a way to bridge the gap between tablets and traditional notebooks. Its snap-on keyboard and pull-out rear stand tries to offer the best of both worlds, but with a 12-in.

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Related Topix: Keyboards, Startups, Intel, CPU, Science / Technology, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Computers

Neowin.net

Toshiba's 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet goes on sale for $119

Earlier this month, at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Toshiba unveiled one of the most affordable Windows devices ever. Priced at just $119.99, the 7-inch Encore Mini tablet comes with Windows 8.1 with Bing - the fully-featured version of the OS introduced after Microsoft dropped its OS licensing fees for devices under 10-inches.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

The Inquirer

Acer Aspire Switch 12 Hands-on - laptop mode

SAN FRANCISCO: THE ACER ASPIRE SWITCH 12 was previewed during a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum in California last week , shown off as one of Intel's OEM partners' many upcoming Core M-powered devices set to hit the market this October. The Aspire Switch 12 is the successor to the Taiwanese firm's previous affordable multi-mode device, the Aspire Switch 10 .

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, Science / Technology, CPU

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Independent

His life, the universe and everything

In the 13 years since he died, Douglas Adams' fictional universe has lost none of its appeal. His biographer Jem Roberts explains how he came to tell his story - and the treasures he found Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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The News-Star

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Facebook privacy settings you should change Choose the Facebook settings that best suit your needs. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tY6Wec Kim Komando, shown in this undated file photo, writes a column for the Gannett News Service technology section.

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Related Topix: Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Social Software, Country, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

Silicon Alley Insider

Leaked Screenshots Show Microsoft's Virtual Assistant Cortana Is Likely Coming To Windows 9

After the Windows 8 largely failed to convince Windows 7 users to upgrade, Microsoft seems to be shaping Windows 9 into a mixture of old and new. One of Windows 9's new features could actually be something we've never seen on PCs and laptops, and that's Microsoft's virtual assistant, Cortana.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

The Gadgeteer

Gadget deals - Save on an iPad Air, ASUS Chromebook, HTC One M8 and more

Today we're going to help you save money on smartphones like the HTC One M8, tablets like the Apple iPad Air, laptop computers like the ASUS C200MA Chromebook, desktop computers like the Lenovo Z40 mini tower, IPS monitors like the 24" Dell UP2414Q Ultrasharp and more. As always, these deals and coupon codes are only valid for a limited time.

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Macworld UK

'Phablet,' the word we love to hate

Phablet [fab-lit]: Noun. A mobile device that combines the features of a smartphone and a tablet computer and is larger than a typical smartphone but not as large as a typical small tablet -- Dictionary.com Phablet [ fab -lit]: Noun.

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Related Topix: Computers, Dictionary.com, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

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Asus Strix GTX 750 Ti Oc Edition Video Card ReviewRounding out our...

Rounding out our look at ASUS' new STRIX technology we have another STRIX capable video card on our test bench today, this time based on the GTX 750 Ti GPU. We will take the ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition and test it against an AMD Radeon R9 270 and AMD Radeon R9 265 to see what reigns supreme under $200.

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Related Topix: Computers

Switched

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

The most impressive thing about Apple's iPhone 6 launch event was not the hardware, software or the company's fantastic ecosystem. It wasn't Apple Heath or even Apple Pay.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Watches, iPhone

ComputerWorld

A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices

For all intents and purposes, the new Apple Watch is not a mobile device that uses wireless charging. While its charging cable uses magnetic inductive coupling, the wire must still physically attach to the watch in order to work.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, WiTricity

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