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How to make your Bluetooth speaker sound better

Try the Audiophiliac's simple experiments, and you might get better sound. It's easy to do, and it's free.<p>One great thing about Bluetooth speakers is you can use them to learn about how room size and acoustics affect a given speaker's sound quality. Experiment with placement and you'll quickly …

Audiophile

Almost every major consumer electronics manufacturer is now working on a smart watch

Something about the ailing PC industry, competition among makers of smartphones and the endless quest for the next big thing has nearly every major consumer electronics manufacturer working on a smart watch or at least contemplating it. The latest is Dell, whose global VP of personal computing just …

Mobile

If You Think Apple Customers Are Loyal Now, Watch And See What's In Store

<i>Third in a series</i><p>People who use competing products just don’t get the loyalty of Apple users. “<i>What is so special about the iPhone? That Macbook Air? An iPad Mini?”</i> The product specs rarely seem extraordinary, yet customers love them. Even in Korea, Apple scores higher on customer satisfaction than …

Switched On: Hard drives face hard truths

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>The PlayStation 4's is upgradeable; the Xbox One's is not. For at least the second consecutive generation (the third for the Xbox), hard drives will be offered as part of the gaming experience for two of the home video …

What the First Arrest Captured on Google Glass Really Means

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On July 4th, documentary filmmaker named Chris Barrett took his newly acquired pair of Google …

As Microsoft Doubles Down On Touch, The Desktop Becomes Even More Of An Afterthought

The Windows 8.1 Preview version has now been out for over a week. One of the highlights of this update is the return of the Start button (but not the Start menu), and after using the new version for a while, it becomes clear that, despite this concession, the old desktop isn’t coming back. All the …

SF plane crash: Crew tried to abort landing

The doomed Asiana Airlines jetliner had its throttles set to idle and was moving so slowly that it nearly stalled before it smashed into a seawall bordering a San Francisco International Airport runway, federal investigators said Sunday.<p>The crew tried to abort the landing and avert the disaster, …

San Francisco

Nicaragua Reveals Edward Snowden's Letter Pleading For Asylum

"I, Edward Snowden, citizen of the United States, am writing to seek asylum in the Republic of Nicaragua because of the risk of being persecuted by the government of the United States and its agents," reads the letter, written in Moscow on June 30.<p>"As a result of my political opinions, and my …

Surveillance

Gloomy 2Q earnings outlook might not be so dim

NEW YORK (AP) — For Corporate America, it's the season of low expectations.<p>Companies have been scaling back their earnings forecasts for weeks as part of a quarterly cat-and-mouse game with financial analysts. It's not OK just to report a strong second-quarter profit — they also need to beat …

Greece: Blank TV screens and a blank reform agenda | Greece

Last month, New Democracy, the biggest partner in Greece's ruling three-party coalition, took the unexpected decision to cease operation of the country's national broadcaster, ERT. Within a day, all broadcasting stopped and a blank screen was displayed in its stead.<p>The move was intended to display …