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E-cigarettes: many questions, limited research

Electronic cigarettes (ECIGs) are booming in popularity—but there’s still only limited evidence on their potential health risks, or their advertised …

Gold MacBook back-orders mean a wait of 3 to 4 weeks

The silver and space gray models are readily available and will ship within one to three business days, according to Apple's retail site.<p>Apple's new, lightweight MacBook is now on sale, and it appears consumers may have started to vote with their wallets on their favorite model.<p>Back orders are the …

Smartwatches

'4D' movies bring rain and snow inside the theater

Most people would consider going to the movies a way to <i>avoid</i> inclement weather, but drop into a 4DX theater and you'll be taking the rain and snow with you. The "4D" cinemas, which only landed on American shores last year, augment the standard big screen and booming sound with smells (like flowers …

Did Apple Flub The Timing Of The Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch reviews are already in, and the verdict is pretty consistent: Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch looks great, but it’s slow, the interface is a little confusing, and too many of the apps are half-baked.<p>The decidedly mixed reviews are unusual for Apple, even for an entirely new product. …

Smartwatches

With primetime TV, Apple hopes to hook customers for new Watch

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As Apple Inc (AAPL.O) debuts its smartwatch on Friday, the technology company focused efforts to drum up buzz on U.S. television, using expensive primetime spots to entice customers to the fledgling wearable technology market.<p>A picture illustration shows Apple …

Enterprise Tech

Twitter Replaces the #Discover Tab with 'Tailored Trends'

Twitter today announced that it will now showcase trending topics under the search page on its mobile apps. You can see the update by clicking the search bar and seeing all the “Tailored Trends” along with a short description of each topic.<p>Consequently, Twitter is retiring the #Discover tab, …

Apps

Samsung Galaxy S6 dual-SIM phone pops up in online photos

Allegedly dubbed the S6 Duo, this additional variant of Samsung's upcoming flagship phone supposedly comes packed with two SIM card slots, allowing the owner to use two phone numbers.<p>Samsung will offer yet another version of its Galaxy S6 smartphone, this one dual-SIM cards, according to photos …

Phones

5 Lessons from All of Today's Apple Watch Reviews

The biggest tech launch in recent history is garnering lots of verdicts: some good, some bad, and lots of wait-and-see.<p>The first reviews of the new Apple Watch are out today, as a cadre of respected tech journalists have been putting Cupertino's game changer/hype monster through its paces over the …

Smartwatches

Amazon Echo enters the smart home with support for WeMo and Hue

With a new update, Amazon Echo users can tell Alexa to turn WeMo Switches and Philips Hue lights on and off.<p>Alexa's taking a small step into the smart home, with a new update that brings Belkin WeMo and Philips Hue devices under Amazon Echo's control.<p>The update comes after months of speculation …

Smart Homes