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April 16th, 2014

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Express your love with tech this Valentine’s Day

Whether it’s an excited high-five, a sympathetic squeeze of the shoulder or holding hands while on a date, touch has always been a way for humans to express affection. Now, with advances in today’s technology, we are also using touch to interact with the devices that keep us connected to the ones we love. This Valentine’s Day, ins...

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Toddlers and tech: reasons to share your smartphone

A lot of things change when you become a parent. The shows you watch, the restaurants you go to and the concept of sleep as you once knew it all evolve when your family structure transforms from a “me” to a ”we.” And increasingly, personal gadgets like smartphones are following the same trend. “One day I looked at my p...

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Setting the stage for great game-day watching

When you’re playing a sport, the playing field is a key component of the experience, whether it’s a muddy lot in the neighborhood park or top-quality turf in a pro-style stadium. When you’re watching your favorite sport, the viewing environment is just as much a part of the fun as the field is for game play. As you’re gearin...

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Top technical accessories for your car

Whether it’s traveling during the holidays or commuting to and from work, Americans spend a lot of time in their vehicles – almost 540 hours a year according to a Roland Berger study. With so much time spent behind the wheel, it’s worth it to invest in the top gadgets to make your ride safer and more comfortable. These accessories...

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Six easy tips for securing your Windows 8 device

It’s no coincidence that Microsoft chose to launch Windows 8 in late October – just weeks before Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. Nearly 60 percent of shoppers intend to hit stores in December, when dozens of new PCs, laptops and tablets loaded with Windows 8 will be available. If you plan to pick up a new Windows 8 device...

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Four surprising ways your iPad makes life easier

With about 100 million iPads sold since the ground-breaking tablet launched in April 2010, chances are you either have one or at least know someone who does. If you’re the proud owner of an iPad, are you using it to its full potential? Possibly not, if the results of a 2012 Business Insider survey are any indication. The survey of 2,242 iPad...

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Still texting while driving? Quitting might be easier than you think

Most Americans know texting and driving is dangerous but it continues to be a problem, especially for young drivers. While 97 percent of teens agree that texting and driving is dangerous, 43 percent still admitted to continuing to do it, according to a recent survey. The 2012 AT&T survey of teen drivers also found 75 percent of teens say textin...

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The keys to an affordable home automation system

As a concept, the “connected home” probably sounds like a wonderful idea to any tech enthusiast. As a reality, it also probably feels very unattainable to the average homeowner making the average salary. While the benefits are appealing, the thought of installing technology that can tie together things like lighting, heating and air con...

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A holiday tech gift idea for your favorite TV watcher

If someone on your gift list this year loves to watch TV and wants to see all the top-rated shows for free – there’s a gift out there that can grant them their wish and won’t break the bank. It’s a razor thin, indoor, high-tech HDTV antenna that pulls in all TV broadcast signals within 25 miles and makes them available in 10...

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Cyber security professionals in high demand battling ‘cyber weapons’

Traditionally, the term “war zone” elicits images of tanks, gunfire and military personnel. However, as technology evolves, so do the weapons associated with the art of warfare. Most recently, the battleground has moved online, with the introduction of a new computer malware threat known as “Flame.” Flame steals information...

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