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Samsung Woes Show How Dependent We’ve Become on Smartphones

By Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK (AP) — Tethered as we are to our smartphones, Samsung asking users of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 to “power down and stop using the device” is not just an inconvenience. It’s crazy. Smartphones have become extensions of ourselves, the last thing we look at before falling asleep and the […]

Google Readies New Phones, Gadgets Featuring Its Software

By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google may be getting serious about selling its own hardware gadgets. Last month, the search giant ramped up its consumer electronics strategy with announcements of new gadgets including new smartphones and an internet-connected personal-assistant for the home similar to Amazon’s Echo speaker. All are intended to showcase Google’s […]

Delta Unveils World’s First Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal Legionnaire’s Disease, and other strains of deadly pathogens that are hosted by some cooling towers, have been substantially reduced by the development of a unique anti-microbial HDPE material introduced by Delta Cooling Towers (deltacooling.com) on September 1, 2016. Delta, which pioneered the HDPE (high-density […]

Samsung Updates Smartwatch, Lenovo Ditches Laptop Keyboard

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s next smartwatch will come with GPS capabilities and the ability to call or text for help by triple-tapping a side button. The new Gear S3 retains the circular design of the current S2 model, but is slightly larger. Samsung will still sell last year’s S2 to those […]

New App Turns Apple iOS Devices Into Professional Vibration Measurement Tools

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — ACE Controls’ new VibroChecker PRO native iOS app turns iPhones and iPads into professional vibration and impact measuring devices, providing users with a high-performance, lightweight alternative to more costly systems. The original VibroChecker app from Ace Controls uses the acceleration sensors, gyroscopes and microphones integrated in the iPhone and iPad to […]