October 13, 2015

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Pebble steps out with a sleeker, thinner smartwatch 09-28-15
Smartwatch critics who slammed the devices for being too clunky or geeky might have to do a double take. Smartwatch maker Pebble announced the Pebble Time Round on Wednesday, its lightest and thinnest watch.
360-degree camera makers are focusing on the consumer market 09-28-15
Jim Malcolm pulls up a video on his smartphone he recently shot at Disneyland.
At first, it looks like a typical family vacation video: We see a ride from Jim’s point of view as a carriage whooshes into tunnels and back out again.
Tech review: Microsoft Surface 3 LTE tablet acts as laptop 09-21-15
Tablets like the Apple iPad are fun, but they’re not exactly a replacement for a full-blown computer.
As an iPad user, I’ve often wondered whether it could ever take the place of my laptop.
Facebook is finally working on a ‘dislike’ button 09-21-15
The "dislike" button you’ve been waiting for is finally coming to Facebook.
During a town hall Tuesday, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is responding to years of demand from users who simply aren’t satisfied with the "like" button alone.
Startup’s software allows diners to text servers 09-21-15
MIAMI — Where’s our waiter? Patrons won’t ever have to ask that again if a South Florida tech startup has its way.
Smartphones, apps are liberating the blind and visually impaired 09-14-15
MORGAN HILL, Calif. — Ruben Morales, a blind 59-year-old retired engineer who lives in this Silicon Valley city, has used a specialized screen-reading program for years to write and run spreadsheets on his desktop computer.
Is overhauled Apple TV the future of television? Stay tuned 
CUPERTINO, Calif. — It was overlooked amid a slew of wide-ranging product announcements, but the revamped Apple TV could be key to transforming the television-viewing experience — and give consumers the most compelling reason yet to cut the cable cord.
Who owns your digital afterlife? 09-147-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. — When a landlord discovered the body of bestselling novelist Marsha Mehran last year in a seaside Irish cottage, the 36-year-old had left behind a trove of literary work.
Snapchat gets 4 billion video views, challenging Facebook 09-07-15
In just three months, Snapchat has doubled the number of video views it gets  per day to 4 billion, a spokeswoman for the social media app said.
TaskUs takes unpleasant job of customer service off startups’ hands 08-31-15
LOS ANGELES — People use Uber when they need help hailing a ride or Tinder for help finding a date.
When those companies need some assistance of their own, they turn to TaskUs.
Month after debut, Windows 10 running on 75 million devices 08-31-15
SEATTLE — Microsoft, a company built on getting people to pay for software, is reaping the benefits of free. Four weeks after its debut, the new Windows 10 operating system now powers more than 75 million devices, Yusuf Mehdi, the Microsoft executive overseeing Windows marketing, said Wednesday.
Nicolas Bernadi brings his food chops to Munchery 08-24-15
SAN FRANCISCO — Nicolas Bernadi knows tomatoes. He knows they can taste differently in different dishes, different seasons, different weeks and days, different parts of the country. 
Uber is on growth fast track, leaked document shows 08-24-15
Uber, the ride-hailing company, is on a roll — growing at an extraordinary rate even in the face of virulent opposition.
Silicon Valley map wars heat up 08-17-15
BERKELEY, Calif. — Somewhere lies a mythical city where the cars drive themselves, and the people walk around with wearable guides that know what they want and where to find it. To make this city work requires the most detailed map ever created.
What’s next for YouTube as Google reorganizes? 08-17-15
Google stunned the tech world earlier this week when it announced the launch of Alphabet, a parent corporation designed to allow the continuation of what CEO Larry Page calls "smaller bets" for better innovation.
When your tablet becomes your adviser 08-10-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Say goodbye to your stock broker and financial planner. No more trips to Wells Fargo — you can get your home loan refinanced on your iPad.
Yahoo unveils new live video and texting app 08-03-15
Yahoo unveiled a live video texting app Wednesday that could boost the company’s mobile presence and help it compete against Apple and Facebook.
Geeks on demand: Bringing tech support to your front door 08-03-15
OAKLAND, Calif. — The broken printer frayed Ross Armstrong’s last nerve.
He had to make photo copies of the death certificate of his late husband, Jay Stern, who died in May. 
Snapchat drives trend toward vertical videos 07-27-15
LOS ANGELES — Whether it’s in a movie theater, on TV or on a computer screen, the videos you watch have almost always been horizontal.
2016’s campaign technology takes online tracking to new level 07-20-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Presidential campaigns this time around have a new technological ace in the hole — you.
Inside a former Ford plant, a robot takes step into the future 07-20-15
RICHMOND, Calif. — More than 80 years ago, Model As rolled out of the gleaming new Ford assembly plant at the edge of the San Francisco Bay. 
Apple TV 'skinny' package likely to accelerate cord cutting 07-13-15
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You slip a smartphone into a pair of clunky goggles and place them on your head. The room around you dissolves and you’re standing on a grassy field behind a lineup of football players. You hear the crowd’s cheers.
PC sales slow before launch of new Windows software 07-13-15
Desktop, laptop and tablet sales across the globe have hit a speed bump but could pick up by the end of the year, according to technology analysts.
IBM’s tiniest transistor casts big shadow on Intel 07-13-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. — IBM has pulled ahead of its rival Intel in the race to the microchip of the future with the announcement this week of the tiniest transistors ever made, but analysts say the competition has just begun.





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