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A Dozen New Gadgets

Unofficially labeled a “speed management” tool, the Cobra iRadar fits the bill as the “coolest” gadget here. CNet reviewed the product: The good: The Cobra iRadar works with or without a connected Android or iOS smartphone. Its car charger has a powered USB port for the paired smartphone. A free app helps you fine-tune the iRadar’s sensitivity and…

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Tablets to Replace Smartphone?

Thanks to the pace of mobile-network expansion, new audio and video technologies, the expansion of Wi-Fi, and more-capable hardware that runs longer on a single charge,  the tablet may begin replacing the smartphone within the next half a dozen years. Kevin C. Tofel of GigaOm, defends his predictions and gives several reasons why he thinks this will…

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Google’s Own Superhighway

Google Fiber will provide internet services 100 times faster than is currently available. It will launch late this year, with high-speed internet and TV connections to consumers in Kansas City. Over time, Google Fiber hopes to spur a new wave of technological innovation, from telemedicine to cloud computing, that can capitalize on its network’s ability to…

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Jackin’ a ‘Droid

Fortunately, Charlie Miller is on the Good Guys side. A skilled hacker, Mr. Miller demonstrated  how to hijack a smartphone via short-range radio technology known as Near Field Communication (NFC).  He created tools that forced phones to visit websites seeded with attack software. The software on the booby-trapped websites helped Mr. Miller look at and steal data…

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Must Wait For Pebble Smartwatch

The latest update sent to Pebble’s Kickstarter investors (and a few Engadget editors) is a double-edged one. After announcing that the smartwatch will be available in a new orange edition, the makers admitted that the crowd-funded wrist candy won’t be shipping to its backers on schedule in September. No new date has been disclosed just yet,…

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iPhone 5 Slims Down

Bigger and thinner. That’s what the latest reports are saying about the screen on the new Apple iPhone 5. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is already mass-producing the new screens, which will integrate touch capabilities into the LCD and thereby removing the need for a second layer used to make it a touch screen, according…

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Computer Eyeglasses a Reality

Right out of Star Trek The Next Generation–The Game. Imagine this. Going away for a spell and coming back to find everyone addicted to video games. With the contraption’s popularity, the compulsion to play comes before relationships, causes fighting, and PEOPLE IGNORE EACH OTHER. Wow. How far fetched is THAT? This episode came out 20 years…

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Facebook Changed Your Email

Go ahead. Check it. Check your email listing on your Facebook page. See? Without asking for permission, Facebook has changed users’ listed email address to one ending in “@facebook.com.” The changed was discovered Saturday, and has resulted in either users having their @facebook.com address being listed or simply having all of their other addresses be…

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