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Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Scientists have taken the first steps to developing a vaccine for chikungunya — an emerging mosquito-borne virus that has infected more than a half million people in the Western Hemisphere this year. About 600 Americans have brought the virus to 43 states.<p>The study was small: Only 25 people were …

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: A $400 laptop never looked so good

Chromebooks seem to be having a moment. Which is odd, because for a while there, nobody seemed to be giving them a chance. Since the first Chromebook came out, about three years ago, Chrome OS devices have gotten flak for not being able to do as much as Windows machines. And to be fair, they …

Dubbed “the best,” Dell Chromebook for education available for all

Dell’s Chromebook for education clearly isn’t just for students since anyone can purchase one directly from Dell. The company’s site is taking orders …

Dell Chromebook 11 review

Chromebooks are the simplest computers you can buy today, but they’ve proven a tricky formula for manufacturers to get right. The perfect Chromebook is cheap, fast enough, well-built, and lasts all day long on a single charge. We’ve seen plenty of Chromebooks try and come up just short, hitting a …

Snapdragon 800 vs Snapdragon 801

Hardware wise, the launches of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 have been a little bit difficult to judge. First there was some confusion over which Snapdragon chip would actually ship in the Galaxy S5, then the octo-core version appeared, and now we’re left trying to tell exactly how much …

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Toshiba Chromebook review: A 13-inch Chromebook for full-time use - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The 13-inch <b>Toshiba Chromebook</b> has a bigger screen and better keyboard than smaller 11-inch models, and battery life is excellent for a sub-$300 system. Ports include HDMI-out and dual USB 3.0.<p><b>The Bad</b> This Chromebook suffers from the same limitations as other Chrome OS products, including …

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Sizing up the LG G Pro 2, LG Optimus G Pro and LG G2

LG's latest supersized smartphone meets its predecessor<p>The LG G Pro 2 was announced before Mobile World Congress and while we already went hands on, …

LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 quick look (MWC 2014)

MWC 2014 Coverage brought to you by: Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android.<p>LG is bringing the fight to Samsung in the phablet category with the recently-announced LG G Pro 2. Both smartphones are behemoths in their own right – but how do they compare? Here’s a quick look at the LG G …

Full speed mobile data and no deadzones with pCell technology

Artemis Networks has announced their new pCell technology, which they say can provide full 4K video to every TV in New York city using just 10MHz of spectrum. Compatible with current LTE and 3G devices, small pWave radios would be distributed throughout an area that create a “Personal Cell”(or …

This Man Says He Can Speed Cell Data 1,000-Fold. Will Carriers Listen?

Steve Perlman is ready to give you a personal cell phone signal that follows you from place to place, a signal that's about 1,000 times faster than …

Steve Perlman’s new startup says it has the answer to the mobile capacity crunch

Entrepreneur Steve Perlman may have cut his teeth in the tech world with the invention of WebTV — which he sold to Microsoft for $425 million more …

Hands on with KitKat’s built-in printer support (video)

Ever since the advent of the modern personal computer, the promise of a “paperless” office has been omnipresent. To-date, that promise hasn’t been …

Messaging app UppTalk becomes a carrier, launching with $15 mobile plans

UppTalk only brought its cloud-based mobile messaging and voice app to U.S. consumers in December, but on Wednesday it announced plans to become a …

How to upgrade the SSD in your Acer C720 Chromebook

Whether you're planning to run Linux or just need more space to work with, an SSD upgrade is easy and cost-effective. {.intro}<p>Chromebooks are all …

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline

Chromebooks may have cornered a niche market as lightweight laptops and desirable computers for education, but Google’s ambitions are far bigger. The release of two new flagship Chromebooks from Samsung and the arrival of Android apps illustrate that Google envisions its operating system as a …

5 top tips for using Chromebooks

Want to get more out of using a Chromebook? I've got help. Check out these top five tips for getting more out of yours.<p><b>Take and edit screen shots</b><p>Ever …

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How To Use Google Drive on a Chromebook

Google Drive is built in and integrated with the Files App on your Chromebook. This article explains how to use Google Drive on your Chromebook, and …

Toshiba Unveils 13″ Chromebook For $279, Available February 16

Here at CES 2014, Toshiba has just unveiled a new Chromebook, running Google’s Chrome OS on a 13.3-inch display for the first time, and priced below the $300 mark.<p>This is the company’s first step into Chrome territory, while competitors like Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Acer have been pumping out the …

As Chromebooks catch on, 2014 promises more models

As Chromebooks gain in popularity, device makers are gearing up for new entries in 2014.<p>Both Asus and Toshiba will enter the market, according to a report on Friday from Digitimes.<p>That report is backed by plenty of supporting evidence. The Toshiba Chromebook leaked when a review was posted …

Acer Unveils Two New Sub-$200 Android Iconia Tablets And Chromebook

Acer has unveiled several new Android-based devices that will be on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>In particular, the company announced the debut of two new tablets. The Iconia A1-830 is a 7.9-inch tablet available for $179.99 in the US and $199.99 in Canada, while …

How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps

Earlier this month, someone pulled off the largest heist in the history of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. The illegal drug bazaar Sheep Marketplace was plundered, either by hackers or insiders, and about $100 million worth of the currency was stolen from …

Eating More Fat Could Save Your Life

The first time I showed up at a patient’s house with a tureen of fatty bone broth, I was scared it might cause her to have a stroke. As a lifelong …

The World's Most Powerful Bitcoin Miner Is Worried About How It Could Destroy Bitcoin

How hard is it?<p>The makers of the most powerful miner in the world can't even satisfy the insatiable demand for their product, because they would probably ruin Bitcoin if they did.<p>Here's the problem: Bitcoins are mined by computers solving math problems. More technically, they unlock blocks of …

HP Chromebook 14 review

Colorful gadgets are mostly a ploy, I’m told. Best Buy shoppers may be drawn in by a purple camera or a shimmering orange laptop, but they leave the store with something in black. I’ve heard the same thing from a number of manufacturers across plenty of product categories. And looking around my …

The Amount Of Computing Power Dedicated To Mining Bitcoin Has Gone Parabolic

Bitcoin mining is becoming a serious business.<p>This chart, from Bitcoin wallet service and block explorer Blockchain.info, shows the amount of computational power worldwide dedicated to Bitcoin mining — the process of maintaining the public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions, and of being rewarded …

Bitcoin Is At A Crossroads

Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer currency with no central bank, based on digital tokens with no intrinsic value, appears to be headed where no other virtual currencies has gone to date.<p>First mentioned in a research paper written under a pseudonym 5 years ago Bitcoin has, in the last year, moved from the …

The secret Hong Kong facility that uses boiling goo to mine Bitcoins

A single bitcoin is now worth over $1,000, but the process of mining for the digital currency — in which people devote computing power to facilitate global Bitcoin transactions and secure the currency's network — is growing increasingly expensive. Serious miners have started to build dedicated …

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …