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Does Your Battery Life Stink? Try Some High-Tech Workarounds

By Ryan Nakashima LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s enough to make you want to drop everything and race for the nearest power outlet: Your workday isn’t even done, and your smartphone or laptop battery is already in the red zone. If you’re hoping that techno-progress will dispel that depleted feeling, you may be in for […]

News TV Tech Promises Sharper Colors, But Not Much To Watch

By Ryan Nakashima LAS VEGAS (AP) — For years, TV makers have focused on making pictures sharper by squeezing more pixels onto screens. Now, their attention is shifting to improving the way sets display color, with a newish technology called HDR taking center stage. HDR, or high dynamic range, promises brighter whites, darker blacks, and […]

The Smart-Tech Future Beckons to Us From the CES Gadget Show

By  Ryan Nakashima LAS VEGAS (AP) — Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. Your car, the TV set, the microwave, bedside alarm clock, possibly the thermostat, and others you’ve never noticed. Much of that computing isn’t doing much while segregated into individual devices. […]

Aerial Drones Fly Wisconsin Skies, Go Into Legal Gray Area

By Pat Schneider COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (AP) — On a recent golden autumn morning, a half-dozen members of the Madison Area Radio Control Society basked in lawn chairs on a former cow pasture in Cottage Grove where they fly their planes when the quiet was interrupted by a buzzing sound. “Mosquitoes!” shouted one of the […]

Tech Guide: Gadgets That Make Your Wrist Smarter

By Anick Jesdunan SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — If you’re looking for a device to track your fitness, alert you to incoming messages and occasionally let you buy stuff with a scan or a tap, there’s no shortage of computerized wristwatches to choose from. Over the past several months, I’ve tested numerous smartwatches for iPhones and […]