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New Watch Urbane model offers LTE, NFC, but no Android Wear

LG just took the wraps off a new version of the Watch Urbane (itself a version of the G Watch R), but this time changes are more than skin deep. The new Watch Urbane LTE runs LG’s “all new Wearable Platform” OS instead of Android Wear, and offers voice calling, thanks to the integration of …

Familiar ‘smoke and mirrors’ promote e-cigs

A new study investigates how the tobacco industry managed to raise the levels of tar and nicotine in “light” cigarettes for decades without a …

The HPV vaccine works. So why aren't more girls getting inoculated?

While parents who eschew MMR out of fears of autism might be the most frequently discussed "anti-vaxxers," they’re not the only ones who are letting misinformation dictate choices about their children’s health. In fact, far more parents are neglecting to immunize their children with Gardasil, a …

Jennifer Lawrence Screamed When She Met Kim Kardashian

<b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> and <b>Kim Kardashian</b>, you could argue, are the two rulers of Hollywood at the moment, each reigning over their separate territories: Kim, the priestess of social media and reality television and tabloid culture, and J. Law with the movie-making business in the palm of her hand (and …

The 5 Most Interesting Announcements from Microsoft's Windows 10 Event

Virtual assistants, new web browsers, seamless gaming—oh my!<p>With its new version of Windows, Microsoft has done the seemingly impossible: It skipped right over version 9 and straight to 10. Really, though, the maker of the world's most popular operating system dropped a lot of major announcements …

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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Microsoft announced a bunch of new things yesterday.</b> The event at its Redmond HQ saw the company announce Windows 10, Microsoft HoloLens and updated Windows Phone software.<p><b>2. Google is planning on becoming a wireless carrier.</b> It wants to sell mobile phone packages directly to customers.<p><b>3. Uber</b> …

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Kim Dotcom Launches Skype Competitor MegaChat

Kim Dotcom, the infamous entrepreneur behind Megaupload, has released his latest product. Currently in beta, MegaChat is a browser-based encrypted video calling and file-sharing platform that is being positioned as a Skype competitor.<p>MegaChat is being rolled out feature-by-feature today and there …

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HoloLens: The hands-on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

FCC Commissioner: Net Neutrality Vote On February 26th

At CES earlier today, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said that the pending vote on the fate of Net Neutrality is finally ready to be put to vote. According to Wheeler, the vote will happen on February 26th, twenty-one days after the official rules proposal is finalized and circulated to the other …

Intel's Compute Stick puts Windows 8.1 on your TV for $149

Your Chromecast may be able to play Netflix, but can it play <i>Crysis</i>? Intel's HDMI Compute Stick probably can't either, but the tiny device <i>does</i> have enough power to run Windows 8.1 apps on your TV. Intel has rather impressively crammed in a quad-core Atom CPU, 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, along …