The robo-race is on for the housecleaning crown

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For some, robot vacuums might carry the whiff of silly self-indulgence. On the other hand, these devices are getting better and better at picking up after us, offering to keep things clean with a level of near total set-and-forget convenience. Since our initial round of robot vacuum reviews in 2013, One…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 5:00 pm

BlackBerry CEO: I’ll kill off BlackBerry phones if they don’t start making money

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BlackBerry yanked its phones from T-Mobile stores after a T-Mobile ad campaign suggested customers should trade in their BlackBerry for an iPhone, but on Thursday, new BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he’s not averse to snuffing out the iconic handsets completely if BlackBerry phones don’t start making money once again….

Posted on: April 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Report: Amazon smartphone to debut in second half of year

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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutReport: Amazon smartphone to debut in second half of year SAN MATEO, Calif. — Amazon.com is ready to join the smartphone wars with Apple, Samsung Electronics and others in the second half of this year, with a new handset…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 12:02 pm

Report: Amazon smartphone to debut in second half of year

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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutReport: Amazon smartphone to debut in second half of year SAN MATEO, Calif. — Amazon.com is ready to join the smartphone wars with Apple, Samsung Electronics and others in the second half of this year, with a new handset…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 12:02 pm

TiVo update lets you set recording defaults, when it isn’t creating chaos …

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TiVo has been rolling out a firmware update that has given some DVR users a lot more than they were bargaining for. Officially, the refresh supplies Mini, Premiere and Roamio units with a very helpful page for default recording options as well as a host of bug fixes. However, that’s…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 12:01 pm

TiVo update lets you set recording defaults, when it isn’t creating chaos …

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TiVo has been rolling out a firmware update that has given some DVR users a lot more than they were bargaining for. Officially, the refresh supplies Mini, Premiere and Roamio units with a very helpful page for default recording options as well as a host of bug fixes. However, that’s…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 7:00 am

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It

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Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIREDFacebook, the company that makes billions from connecting people to each other, is about to make it harder to have a conversation. In the coming weeks, Facebook’s mobile app will be losing its chat feature, a move that will no doubt annoy many regular users. But the gutting…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 7:00 am

BlackBerry CEO: I’ll kill off BlackBerry phones if they don’t start making money

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BlackBerry yanked its phones from T-Mobile stores after a T-Mobile ad campaign suggested customers should trade in their BlackBerry for an iPhone, but on Thursday, new BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he’s not averse to snuffing out the iconic handsets completely if BlackBerry phones don’t start making money once again….

Posted on: April 12, 2014 7:00 am

Amazon Preparing to Release Smartphone

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Amazon.com Inc. is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of this year, according to people briefed on the company’s plans, part of a broad push into hardware that would pit it against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. The retailer has been demonstrating versions of the…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 7:00 am

Windows 8.1 Update might change your mind about Windows 8

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Sarah Tew/CNET With the second major revision to Windows 8, somewhat confusingly named Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft seems to have finally remembered that there are PC users out there who still work with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Not everyone is happily tapping and swiping away at tablet and hybrid Windows…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 7:00 am