Technology Trends

Toys ‘R’ Us could make a comeback?

After entering Chapter 11 protection last fall, Toys 'R' Us announced in the spring that it would sell off international operations and shut down in the US. Now, its top lenders -- the billions of dollars in debt it carried did more to kill the chain...

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Tile Mate, Pro get replaceable batteries, Premium service added

For all our powerful smartphones and intelligent assistants, we still can’t stop losing things. Never mind having things stolen, we just sometimes forget where we left our prized possessions, be it at home or, worse, at a public place. That’s where Tile’s Bluetooth trackers come in to clue you in on that “lost” remote.

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Razer claims Sila is the fastest gaming router you can buy

It's not always easy to hook up your console or PC to a wired internet connection to make sure your online gaming endeavors are as seamless as possible -- especially if your modem is on the other side of the house. WiFi can be unreliable, but Razer m...

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Amazon plans TV series based on Robert Jordan’s ‘Wheel of Time’ novels

Amazon's fantasy TV ambitions aren't just confined to The Lord of the Rings. The company has ordered an hour-per-episode series based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time novels -- yes, after years of canceled plans and legal hurdles, it's finally ha...

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Google Voice Access is a voice control accessibility app for Android

Google has released a new voice-controlled accessibility app called Voice Access. With this, individuals with mobility issues can use their voice to control an Android device, doing things like composing messages, talking to Assistant, and opening apps. The same app can also be used as a convenience tool for individuals without mobility issues

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Surface Pro 6 vs. the competition: More than just portability

Last year's Surface Pro was a satisfying, if unambitious entry to Microsoft's brand of hybrid laptops. With its sixth iteration the line is offering a load of refinements like a higher contrast ratio for the screen.

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Juul marketing materials seized as FDA targets underage vaping

The Federal Drug Administration has seized more than one thousands documents from e-cigarette company Juul, according to a new report. The documents are said to be related to Juul’s marketing practices, the focus being underage vaping and the FDA’s ongoing work to address marketing that some companies may be targeting at teens. The information comes from CNBC, which reports that … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Surface event by the numbers

Microsoft had a slew of new Surfaces to show off during Tuesday's press event held in New York. The company debuted its quad-core Surface Pro 6 and a significantly speedier Surface Laptop 2, not to mention a pair of Cortana-connected Surface Headphon...

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Windows 10 October 2018 update now available: dark mode and more

Microsoft is releasing the Windows 10 2018 update, the one it announced back in late August. The availability was confirmed by Microsoft today during a press event, its name referring to the month of its release, of course. Though anyone can manually update now, automatic updates will take a handful of days to start.

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Microsoft’s wireless Surface Headphones are all about Cortana

Lots of the news from Microsoft's Surface event leaked ahead of time, but we didn't necessarily expect to see these new Surface Headphones today. As you might expect, the main draw here is that Cortana is on board and easily accessible, but there are...

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