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Making Devices Child-Friendly

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 15:37
Molly Wood offers tips for parents to make their tablets and smartphones more child-friendly before handing them over.
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Bits Blog: Google Unveils Software for Smartwatches-to-Be

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:53
In a pre-emptive move against Apple, Google revealed Android Wear, a version of the Android operating system that is tailored for wearable computers.

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State of the Art: Discovering Two Screens Aren’t Better Than One

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:44
A once-confirmed two-monitor user decides to turn off one screen and learns how to battle the temptation of email and YouTube.

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Bits Blog: Sony Unveils Virtual Reality Headset

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:56
At a conference for game developers, Sony showed a sleek white prototype a virtual-reality headset. It will give players a high-definition, 3-D view of a digital world.

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The Getaway: Being Smart About Phone Fees Overseas

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:07
What solution is best for keeping data charges in check while traveling abroad? Here’s a guide.
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App Smart: Comic Books Zap to Life

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:26
The expanding universe of comics can be found in several apps that animate the process of reading story panels.

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Bits Test Run: Nuzzel Finds the Top Stories in Your Personal Twitterverse

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 06:39
Your friends may have a good idea of what you want to read. A start-up is leaning on them to help cull through your Twitter feed.

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Bits Blog: Apple to Offer Cheaper iPhone 5C in Several Markets

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:44
The colorful plastic iPhone hasn’t been as big a hit as the high-end iPhone 5S. So to lure more customers, Apple is introducing another model in a few markets, including China.

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Well: The Monitored Man

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:13
After six months of heavy use of activity-monitoring gadgets — sometimes wearing four at a time — the author reports back.

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Well: Activity Trackers Don’t Sense Everything

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:11
The devices can offer insight, but research suggests their accuracy is imperfect. And the larger issue of whether they improve long-term motivation to exercise more remains unresolved.

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Q&A: Measuring the Facebook Cover Photo

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:58
Plus, how to share iTunes files between computers.

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Bits Blog: Spring Cleaning Who Has Access to Your Data

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:54
As spring comes into view, it’s time to manage which apps and services have access to your social accounts and can see everything you’re doing.

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State of the Art: A Wild Idea: Making Our Smartphones Last Longer

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:00
Saving money and global resources are just two good reasons not to ditch your cellphone after the traditional two-year cycle.

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Your Money: Consumers Not Powerless in the Face of Credit Card Fraud

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 06:50
Some tips to keep yourself from becoming a victim of credit and debit card fraud, at least until merchants and banks give you a hand.

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Complaints as Amazon Raises Cost of Prime

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 19:43
The annual fee for Amazon Prime, the two-day shipping service, will jump 25 percent, to $99.

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State of the Art: A Practical Guide to Buying and Selling Smartphones That Last

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:20
Details on choosing a carrier, buying used phones, and trading in old devices.
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Q&A: Locking Up Amazon Deliveries

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:27
Plus, reconciling your Picasa photos with Google Plus.

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Gadgetwise: Review: Five Action Cameras From GoPro, Sony, Garmin, Drift and Ion

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:54
A review of five cameras that are in the same price range but offer different features.

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Machine Learning: Beats Hopes to Serve Up Music in a Novel Way

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:09
Beats Music isn’t a Spotify killer, but its emphasis on playlists curated by music industry stars and industry experts is worth a second listen.

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Q&A: Transferring Old Palm Desktop Data

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:41
Plus, picking a drive for Apple’s Time Machine.

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