Are Tablets Bad For Toddlers

Educators warn tablets are wrecking kids’ motor skills

Educators warn tablets are wrecking kids’ motor skills

By about 6 hours ago.

Tablets are terrific tools that are also fun to use but there are definitely limits to how much you should let your children interact with them. The Telegraph brings us word that the U.K.-based Association of Teachers and Lecturers is claiming that children who spend too much time using tablets are unable to play with standard blocks or write with pens and paper. What’s more, they say young children who spend all night playing tablet games find it impossible to pay attention in classrooms because they’re seemingly going through withdrawal from being constantly visually stimulated by bright displays. More →

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Why Is Hulu So Bad

New report sheds light on why Hulu is an absolute mess

New report sheds light on why Hulu is an absolute mess

By about 7 hours ago.

Is Hulu even trying to compete with Netflix anymore? There are days when you really have to wonder. While Netflix is offering up a barrage of critically acclaimed exclusive series such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Hulu is offering up… well, pretty much nothing that people are getting excited about. More →

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Mt. Gox Liquidation Filing

One-time Bitcoin king Mt. Gox nears the end of the road

One-time Bitcoin king Mt. Gox nears the end of the road

By about 9 hours ago.

Sorry, Bitcoin fans: You’re never, ever, ever getting all your precious pieces of cryptocurrency back from Mt. Gox. The Wall Street Journal reports that Mt. Gox, the one-time Magic Card trading website that transformed itself into the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange before it collapsed earlier this year, has filed for liquidation. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 sales double

More signs point to the Galaxy S5 being a winner

More signs point to the Galaxy S5 being a winner

By about 10 hours ago.

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S5, it did so amid fears that the smartphone market was becoming saturated. However, based on recent reports about launch-day sales of the S5, it looks like Samsung will do just fine this year. According to a report from CNET, the Samsung Galaxy S5 sold at more than twice the rate on its first day at U.K. mobile phone retailers Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse. More →

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Game Changers

OnePlus One Price and Launch Countries

These are the OnePlus One launch markets

These are the OnePlus One launch markets

By about 11 hours ago.

OnePlus has gradually revealed on its social channels the countries where its One flagship handset will be revealed in, all while confirming pricing details for these markets once again. As previously teased, the handset will be available in 16 markets at first, and with exactly a week to go until OnePlus officially unveils the smartphone, the company has listed all those markets. More →

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Cortana vs Google Now

Microsoft is giving Cortana Google Now-like powers

Microsoft is giving Cortana Google Now-like powers

By about 11 hours ago.

In addition to creating its own voice-based virtual assistant that can stand its ground against Siri and Google Now, Microsoft appears ready to offer even more personalized search features to users in order to better compete against its main rival when it comes to search. The company on Wednesday announced on its Bing blogs that Bing.com is getting “more personal,” a feature it teased at Build 2014. More →

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Hearthstone for iPad Worldwide

Blizzard’s free World of Warcraft card game Hearthstone is now available worldwide on iPad

Blizzard’s free World of Warcraft card game Hearthstone is now available worldwide on iPad

By on April 16, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Blizzard announced on Wednesday that its free-to-play collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is finally rolling out worldwide for the iPad. Hearthstone has been available on the iPad in select regions for a few weeks, but April 16th represents the app’s official international launch. The app supports the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation iPads as well as the iPad mini, Retina iPad mini and iPad Air. More →

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Senator Franken Letter To Netflix

Sen. Franken looks to recruit Netflix in his quest to kill the Comcast-TWC merger

Sen. Franken looks to recruit Netflix in his quest to kill the Comcast-TWC merger

By on April 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Senator Al Franken (D, Minn.) has been one of the most vocal critics of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable and now he’s trying to bring in the big guns to help him kill it once and for all. Franken on Wednesday sent a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings asking him or his company to publicly weigh in on a merger that Franken says will hurt competition for online video services going forward. More →

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Samsung Design Website Released

Samsung says its devices ‘bring joy and meaning’ to people’s lives

Samsung says its devices ‘bring joy and meaning’ to people’s lives

By on April 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM.

After teasing it a month ago, Samsung released a website today that highlights its design prowess under the tagline of “make it meaningful.” The website explains its design philosophy, showcases some of its best designs, and lists the design awards it has won. According to the website, Samsung designs with three principles in mind: balance of reason and feeling, simplicity with resonance, and meaningful innovation. Samsung says it “believes in the value of people’s dreams. Therefore, our design should begin with empathy for people’s lives.” More →

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Banksy Mobile Lovers

Banksy’s latest work ‘Mobile Lovers’ has been torn down – but for a good cause

Banksy’s latest work ‘Mobile Lovers’ has been torn down – but for a good cause

By on April 16, 2014 at 4:22 PM.

One of famed graffiti artist Banksy’s most recent works is a commentary on how distracted we all are by constant connectivity. Dubbed “Mobile Lovers,” the piece shows a man and a woman looking past each other’s shoulders at their smartphones while embracing. It’s a terrific work of art, as all of Banksy’s pieces are, but it was recently torn down by a local man, as BBC reported. More →

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Google Q1 2014 Earnings

Google whiffs on Q1 2014 earnings with EPS of $6.27

Google whiffs on Q1 2014 earnings with EPS of $6.27

By on April 16, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

This past quarter hasn’t been the most eventful one in Google’s history but analysts were still expecting it to be a profitable one with a consensus earnings estimate of $6.40 per share on about $15.5 billion in revenue. The company on Wednesday missed those expectations by posting a first-quarter profit of $6.27 per share on $15.4 billion in sales.  More →

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HTC One M8 Sales

HTC One (M8) shipments seen reaching 3-5 million in Q2

HTC One (M8) shipments seen reaching 3-5 million in Q2

By on April 16, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Shipments of HTC’s new flagship One (M8) smartphone are expected to fall between 3 million and 5 million units in the second quarter this year. The phone launched in late March, so Q2 will represent the handset’s first full quarter of sales. More →

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LG G3 Release Date July

LG’s so-called ‘Galaxy S5 killer’ could launch in July

LG’s so-called ‘Galaxy S5 killer’ could launch in July

By on April 16, 2014 at 3:31 PM.

Releasing a new flagship smartphone has become tricky because you don’t want to release it too closely to new Samsung flagships that launch in the spring or new iPhones that launch in the fall. With this in mind, it looks like LG will be releasing its latest flagship device in July, according to a new report from ZDNet Korea. More →

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