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Hey, Samsung, open your Gear watches to all Android users

Samsung needs to let its Gear family of smartwatches off its tight Galaxy leash.<p>The Gear Fit, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo, which will hit the market Friday and range from $199 to $299, are the latest attempts by Samsung to breach the burgeoning smartwatch market. The $199 Gear Fit, in particular, is …

This Portable Printer Could be Yours for $180

Technology and the Internet allow us to work from anywhere in the world, but there are still some tasks that require an office or administrator. One of those is printing. Sure, email is the communications medium for business, but very often you’ll need physical (hard) copies of documents and other …

'Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff' Launches for iPhone and iPad

TinyCo and FOX have released their new free-to-play iOS game based on the popular TV show <i>Family Guy</i>. The game, called <i>Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff</i>, has gameplay similar to EA's freemium <i>The Simpsons: Tapped Out</i>, released in 2012.<p>In the Family Guy game, the town of Quahog has been trashed by a …

5 Common Twitter Mistakes You Might Still Be Making

<i>This post originally appeared on the Twitter Counter blog.</i><p>Twitter can be a great tool for establishing your brand, building a community and extending your influence. But to get the most out of Twitter and do all of the above, first you need to avoid making these common mistakes.<p>1. Starting a tweet …

Conquering The Fashion World Is What The iWatch Is Really About

When we think about the iWatch, we tend to think of a little smartphone that you wear on your wrist, or at least a bit of technology, but if the latest reports are anything to go by, Apple’s iWatch play is going to much bigger than that: with the iWatch, Apple intends to do nothing less than …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is trickier to repair than its ancestor

An easily expandable phone isn't always an easily repairable phone. If you need proof, take a look at iFixit's newly completed teardown of the Galaxy S5. While Samsung's latest flagship gets some kudos for its removable battery and microSD slot, it's considerably tougher to take apart than its GS4 …

Wearables set for explosive growth, study shows

The wearable technology space might be in its early adopter phase right now, but according to new data from research firm IDC, the mainstream will start getting into the game very soon.<p>By the end of this year, over 19 million wearable devices will ship worldwide, tripling last year's figure, IDC …

BlackBerry CEO Has 'No Intention' of Exiting Smartphones

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has denied he would exit the smartphone business if it remains unprofitable for the Canadian company. His new statements come less than a day after being quoted by Reuters, which he now says took his words out of context.<p>Here’s the original article:<p>BlackBerry Ltd would …

Heartbleed Bug: Here Are the Passwords You Should Change

When it comes to changing your passwords, the Heartbleed Bug is a better-safe-than-sorry bug.<p>This is not a case of hackers breaking into a bunch of …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

How do you fix two-thirds of the web in secret?

When word of the Heartbleed bug first came out, news spread like a fire alarm — but it didn’t spread evenly. The vulnerability was spread across as many as two out of every three servers, which made a standard disclosure impossible. Some companies like Facebook got the news early, either from …