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Microsoft loses top engineer to Google

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a former distinguished engineer at Microsoft, is joining Google. Agüera y Arcas originally joined Microsoft in 2006 after the software giant acquired his Seadragon startup. He was a key software architect who helped develop and build Microsoft’s Bing Maps service and its …

Late-2013 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Review: Apple’s High-Performance Notebook Tops The Field

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display will soon be just the MacBook Pro, period. But this generation two version of both the 13- and 15-inch super slim notebooks with high-res displays is still something many average users will be weighing as an outlier possibility versus the more mainstream …

Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones

Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an open-source initiative for modular smartphones with the goal to "do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software." The company plans to create an ecosystem that can support third-party hardware development for individual phone components — in …

Samsung sold over 40 million Galaxy S 4s in six months

T<p>Sure, Samsung's sold more than 38 million Galaxy Notes since late 2011, but its latest flagship puts that number to shame. According to a Korean publication, the company has sold 40 million Galaxy S 4 units worldwide, just six months after the device hit the market. It's a hearty milestone, …

Want to see Google Glass at work in the hospital? Philips, Accenture offer a preview

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Want a sneak peak at what could be the future of wearable technology in medicine? In a video released Thursday, electronics …

Dell unveils first four Venue tablets, including a Microsoft Surface competitor

HP isn't the only beleaguered PC manufacturer unleashing a tablet blitz. Today, Dell is revealing a full product lineup of new tablets under the recently resurrected Venue brand. Not only does the company have an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, but a pair of inexpensive Android slates as well — the …

Asus AC1900, The World’s Fastest Dual-Band Wireless Router Unveiled

ASUS has this week taken the wraps of a new wireless router it has created in the form of the AC1900<br>Gigabit Router, which is currently the worlds …

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router review: A cutting-edge Wi-Fi router that has it all - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router</b> features powerful hardware, faster Wi-Fi technology, and useful features. The router delivers in all categories.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Asus RT-AC68U is expensive, not wall-mountable, and not everyone will immediately benefit from its new and …

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Tomorrow's cities: What's it like to live in a smart city?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1012000/1012212_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522191891_e6fca77a5aaf46a79eb08ae1228e58c3<p><b>As we head towards a new era of urbanisation - half of the world's population will live in cities by 2050 - the race is on to make our cities fit</b> …

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Google Glass Required? Wearable Tech Hits the Office

Wearable technology like Google Glass and Jawbone could be coming to an office near you, experts say.<p>IT goes first<p>Frank Schloendorn — director of …

Google announces health research venture

Never one to shy away from big challenges, Google has announced the formation of a new company aimed at tackling major health and wellbeing issues …

Samsung handsets top iPhone for global Internet usage

Samsung's devices accounted for 25.7 percent of all mobile Internet usage, beating out the iPhone with 23.4 percent market share.<p>Samsung is still tops worldwide when it comes to mobile users hitting the Internet.<p>Samsung devices accounted for 25.7 percent of all mobile Web browsing worldwide in …

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Barack Obama: US 'won't retreat from the world'

The US will not stop "standing up for human rights and dignity for people wherever they live", nor shy away from combating terrorism, says President Obama.<p>President Barack Obama says security threats will never lead the <b>US</b> to retreat from the world and that Americans "don't get terrorized."<p><b>Mr …

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Russia ‘Disappointed’ With Canceled Talks

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Suicide bomber kills 38 at Pakistan funeral

At least 38 mourners were killed and 60 injured today when a suicide bomber attacked the funeral of a police officer murdered in Quetta, Pakistan earlier this week.<p>Several of the city's most senior officers are among the dead.<p>Police in the city said the toll was expected to rise higher because many …

Microsoft Targets iPad Mini in New Acer Iconia Ad

Following yesterday's anti-iPad Surface RT ad, Microsoft today released another new advertisement, this time targeting Apple's iPad mini. In the spot, Microsoft compares the mini to the 8-inch Acer Iconia W3 tablet, which runs the full version of Windows 8.<p>The ad returns to using a Siri voiceover …

Why Google Glass costs $1,500 now and will likely be around $299 later (Updated)

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>If the $1,500 price tag for Google(s goog) Glass is a budget buster for you, don’t give up hope just yet. When the wearable …

Moto X lust: developers rush to copy Motorola's exclusive features on other phones

Get Motorola's Active Notifications and Quick Capture on your phone before the Moto X even hits shelves<p>Thanks to some intrepid Android developers, two of the Motorola Moto X's highlight features — Active Notifications and Quick Capture — can now be had on devices not actually made by Motorola. …

Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy

The global PC market is shrinking, and continues to trend downward according to recent numbers, which means there are a lot of concerned device-makers looking around for what to do next. Acer is one of those companies, and the firm is looking to pin the blame on Windows and find a better option, …

Galaxy Note 8 LTE getting Android 4.2.2 update

It seems Samsung is trying to roll out Android 4.2 to some of its major devices these days. The Galaxy S2 Plus and Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wi-Fi) received the update, and now its LTE counterpart is getting the update. As per the norm, you may not be able to snag the update just yet, as this is a gradual …

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Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

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Thousands Of MacBook Pro Batteries Are Being Recalled Because They Can Catch On Fire

Digital Trends is reporting that thousands of the Pro's batteries are being recalled by retailer Best Buy.<p>Best Buy issued the recall on 5,100 faulty batteries that have the potential to catch fire and cause burns. One woman has already suffered what Best Buy is calling a "serious burn to the …

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Ted Nugent: IRS Used 'Nazi Tactics' In Targeting Scandal

Rocker Ted Nugent had harsh words for the Internal Revenue Service this week, accusing the embattled agency of using "Nazi tactics" in its targeting of conservative groups.<p>In an interview with The-Trades.com published Thursday, Nugent weighed in on the scandal, charging the government with "going …

Tablets Continue To Build Momentum As A Place To Pay, Android & iPad Up 5% In 10 Months

Payments company Adyen has published the first of a new quarterly index intended to track the evolving landscape of mobile commerce. One notable increase flagged up by the data is the increasing popularity of tablets as a commerce device. The inaugural <i>Adyen Global Mobile Payments Index</i> is based on …

Google: Reader is dying because smartphone users consume news 'in bits and bites'

When Google made its infamous decision to kill off Google Reader, it didn't offer much in the way of reasoning, saying only that the RSS aggregator's usage was in decline and the company had made a conscious decision to focus on fewer products. That explanation failed to quell a massive backlash …

Samsung Beats Apple In U.S. Smartphone Market, For Now

The winner in the U.S. smartphone market is no longer Apple. Instead, Samsung is the apple of American smartphone buyers’ eyes. At least in between Apple’s new product announcements.<p>That’s the word from Canaccord Genuity, an investment research firm, that surveyed the retail stores of carriers …