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Tablet buyers shift as market sag drags on

Tablet makers will surely take their glimmers of hope wherever they can find them.<p>To be sure, sales of tablets are continuing their long, slow decline, according to the latest figures from market researchers, but new twists on the traditional design could catch the fancy of consumers and businesses …

EFF complaint says Google broke privacy pledge by tracking students

The EFF is asking for a federal investigation into whether Google broke a pledge to honor student privacy with its educational tools. Today, the group filed a complaint with the FTC, alleging that Google for Education collects a broad range of data on students' browsing habits and gives …

'Most firms will be using 3D printing'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1211000/1211122_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524616247_e8ab3d7a051609a73e2c74ac7ddc27b2<p><b>It sounds like the stuff of science fiction - machines that can "print" solid objects - but 3D printing isn't really printing at all, at least not</b> …

16-year-old inventor launches new smartphone lens

The young entrepreneur has sold 4,000 Magnibands and is hoping for a Christmas 'surge' in orders<p>Toby Liew, a 16-year-old A-level student from Gillingham, Kent, has created a macro lens that fits on most available smartphone models, which he hopes will become the next consumer technology "it" gadget.<p>…

Sony's FES Watch is a slick new take on the wristwatch (hands-on)

While the likes of Apple and Samsung are bringing out high-tech smartwatches, this Sony device goes the opposite way, stripping the wristwatch down to its essentials.<p>The era of the smartwatch may be upon us, but it seems there's always a place for paper. Sony's e-paper FES Watch is part of the …

Growing push to expose more students to computer science

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Moving her finger over the laptop trackpad, 6-year-old Lauren Meek drags and drops a block of code to build a set of …

Amazon Dominated 36% of Online Black Friday Sales, Says Slice

Slice Intelligence, which gathers e-commerce data from receipts linked to its Slice package tracking app, tells TechCrunch that Amazon dominated online Black Friday sales, accounting for 35.7 percent in e-commerce spending on November 27. A distant second, Best Buy brought in 8.23 percent of total …

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'Pictures of children' 'in Vtech hack

Dave Lee<p><b>An attack on children's toy and electronics company Vtech allowed a computer hacker to access pictures of customers' children, according to Vice Media's Motherboard section.</b><p>Last week, BBC News reported many children's addresses had been accessed.<p>And, on Monday, Vtech confirmed five million …

The new YouTube app features a redesigned interface and new editing tools

YouTube is receiving a big update that freshens up the user interface and brings new editing tools, plus the proper display of vertical videos that we covered earlier this week.<p>Version 10.28.59 of the YouTube for Android app gives up on the familiar hamburger menu in favor of a new tabbed …

Apple Watch gains a higher satisfaction rating than original iPhone or iPad

Everyone writing about the supposed failure of the Apple Watch may want to check out analyst Ben Bajarin’s latest reporting — suggesting that the Apple Watch has a massive 97 percent satisfaction rate among early adopters.<p>For those keeping track at home, that’s higher than both the original iPhone …

The Backed Pack: Buddy robot tends to the family, patrols the home

<i>Each week our friends at Backerjack highlight a cool, crowdfunded gadget. This week we look at Buddy, which has more than doubled its original $100,000 goal.</i><p>There are a growing number of multi-function robots on crowdfunding sites. While some, such as JIBO, may strike consumers as too robotic to …

Amazon employee steals $12,500 of iPhones, iPads and other devices

A 21-year-old Amazon employee in India has been arrested for allegedly stealing $12,500 worth of electronics — including numerous Apple devices — while working in the packing department of the company’s warehouse.<p>Pramod Bhamble placed orders himself, but instead of packing the correct products, he …

Ashley Madison hack threatens to expose millions of users

Ashley Madison, the dating website that purports to connect people looking for an affair, has been the victim of a hack that has exposed the personal data of its 37 million users. <i>Krebs on Security</i> is reporting that the perpetrators are a hacker or hackers going by the name of Impact Team. So far, …

Samsung Announces Two Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets Which Are Thinner Than The iPad

Samsung announced its thinnest smartphone to date last week — that’s the Galaxy A8 — and today the Korean firm took the wraps off its thinnest tablet devices so far: the Galaxy Tab S2.<p>Like last year’s Galaxy Tab S, design is a big focus for these two devices. And, at just 5.6mm, they are more …

Analysts are 'disappointed' over low Apple Watch sales

Nearly three months after the launch of Apple's fashionably smart wrist wear, some analysts say it's not a mainstream mega-hit. But others see promise in its popularity with Internet-savvy young people.<p>Media outlets last week jumped on a study by research firm Slice Intelligence suggesting that, …

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Samsung's Strategic Surrender: iPhone 6S Plus Dominates Galaxy Note 5

It now looks likely that Samsung will be bringing the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 forward from its traditional slot in September at Berlin’s IDA event to August 12th, with the phablet starting to go on sale to the public on August 21st. The Note 5 will step into the public light alongside …

Adult Coloring Books Help With Stress: Adults Are Attending Coloring Parties

According to <i>NBC</i>, adult coloring books help adults deal with stress. The newest and best relaxation method and stress-reducer that is growing in …

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School - exclusive extract

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Jeff Kinney,Diary of a Wimpy Kid,Funny books (children and teens),Children's books: 8-12 years,Children's books: 7 and under<p>Be the first to read part of Jeff Kinney’s 10th Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Old School – right here, right now and before everyone …

Apple to Unveil New iMacs, Retina MacBook Pros, and More During Fall iPhone & iPad Event

- Jun 13, 2013<p>While Apple certainly didn’t exclude Macs from their WWDC announcements, with the unveiling of a gorgeous new Mac Pro and …

HP unveils a limited edition Windows 10 version of the EliteBook Folio 1020

HP has unveiled a limited edition, Windows 10 version of the HP EliteBook Folio 1020. The updated business class device features Bang & Olufsen audio …

Windows 10

Saturday Free Books July 18th

Got a kindle or ereader. Then sign up to www.kindlefreebooks.co.uk and get a free book everyday.<p>Please subscribe to the emails on the right of the …

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Little Golden Books Go Galactic With New Star Wars Editions

Little Golden Books are those iconic illustrated books that just about everyone read and owned as children. They’ve covered everything from Grimm’s …

Books

Little Golden Books to Release Series Based on Star Wars Movies

Remember those Little Golden Books with characters like The Poky Little Puppy, Big Bird, and Mickey Mouse? Add Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke …

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The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

DC Comics Launching DC Super Hero Girls Line of Books, Toys and Graphic Novels

DC Comics is launching DC Super Hero Girls, which features the young versions of female superheroes such as Wonder Woman and Batgirl. <br>Read more on …