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  • Updated: September 6, 2012 - 1:54 PM

Smartphone cradle, app detect toxins, bacteria

By GamerHub.tv August 01, 2013, 01:26 PM

Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able to run on-the-spot tests for food safety, environmental toxins, medical diagnostics and more.

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GPS devices may not be all that accurate

By Katie Humphrey, GamerHub.tv July 27, 2013, 06:58 AM

Despite high-tech GPS devices, we still get lost. It’s difficult to quantify how often, but evidence of users’ frustration is easy to find.

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Apple's smartphone market share slips

By PETER SVENSSON, GamerHub.tv July 26, 2013, 04:53 PM

Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell during the second quarter to its lowest level in four years, according...

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Samsung emphasizes components as smartphones peak

By YOUKYUNG LEE, GamerHub.tv July 26, 2013, 04:51 PM

Samsung plans to plow a record pile of cash into its semiconductor and display panel businesses, hoping to reduce reliance on sales of high-end Galaxy smartphones that are poised to peak after two years of blistering growth.

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T-Mobile nixes down payments, ups monthly fees

By ANICK JESDANUN, GamerHub.tv July 26, 2013, 11:25 AM

T-Mobile said Friday that it is temporarily eliminating upfront payments on new phones, but it is increasing the prices for some models through higher monthly payments.

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New kiosk shopping options cater to tech-savvy

By Heather Somerville, GamerHub.tv July 10, 2013, 03:30 PM

In the new retail frontier, 12-foot kiosks replace full-sized stores, smartphones are daily shopping companions and store employees act as personal shoppers for every consumer who walks in to the store.

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5 new features that could be on your next car

By DEE-ANN DURBIN, GamerHub.tv July 10, 2013, 08:25 AM

Cameras that check around the car for pedestrians. Radar that stops you from drifting out of your lane. An engine able to turn off automatically at traffic lights to conserve fuel.

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Short Circuits: 'Phantom' on video, AlarMe app, cupholder speaker

By GamerHub.tv June 24, 2013, 03:13 PM

Todd Robinson’s intriguing, if uneven, thriller “Phantom” dusts off an obscure chapter in Cold War-era brinkmanship.

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PedalMN.com helps cyclists plot routes, find amenities

By Katie Humphrey, GamerHub.tv June 24, 2013, 03:08 PM

PedalMN.com, a mobile-friendly website, features an interactive map that makes sure you can find sustenance — and everything else — while riding around Minnesota.

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Facebook introduces video on Instagram

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, GamerHub.tv June 24, 2013, 08:14 AM

Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter's growing video-sharing app, Vine.

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Don't want mug shot online? Then pay up, sites say

By ADAM GELLER, GamerHub.tv June 24, 2013, 08:10 AM

Scores of people across the country are discovering that past arrests make them part of an unwilling customer base for a fast-proliferating number of mug shot websites that are demanding payment to remove their photos.

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Short circuits: 'Jack the Giant Slayer' on video, boombox, transit app

By GamerHub.tv June 17, 2013, 03:14 PM

The fairy tale-inspired film “Jack the Giant Slayer” is stuck between two extremes: too scary for young children, yet too silly for most older fans of director Bryan Singer.

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3-D TV falls flat: ESPN to kill 3-D broadcasts

By PETER SVENSSON, GamerHub.tv June 13, 2013, 09:09 AM

ESPN's decision to shut down its 3-D channel by the end of the year is the latest sign the format won't revolutionize entertainment as the industry once hoped.

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Get last-minute tech gifts for Father's Day

By Jonathan Takiff, GamerHub.tv June 12, 2013, 03:00 PM

Father’s Day is Sunday. Whatcha getting yours? Here are gift ideas that you’ll have time to buy before then.

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Amid all the tweeting and texting, new devices want us to speak up

By Omar L. Gallaga, GamerHub.tv June 04, 2013, 03:15 PM

We text, we tweet, we e-mail. Is the amount of actual talking we do with other people decreasing? Are there days when you find yourself barely speaking at all?

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Twitter: A guide for unfollowing other tweeters

By QI CHEN , GamerHub.tv June 03, 2013, 02:50 PM

There’s a growing appetite among Twitter users to prune their “followerships,” specifically unfollowing those who don’t follow back.

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New app offers guide to Sculpture Garden

By Katie Humphrey, GamerHub.tv May 17, 2013, 02:17 PM

A new app developed by Walker Art Center uses GPS to map and share stories of the Sculpture Garden with those who wander through, smartphones in hand.

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Ongoing tech problems can make you feel pranked

By Omar L. Gallaga, GamerHub.tv April 30, 2013, 09:37 AM

Being an early adopter of technology can be a lot of fun. But for every profound glimpse of the digital future you may get, factor in twice as many moments of frustration, anger and helplessness.

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Hater: A new app for sharing what you don't 'like'

By Katie Humphrey, GamerHub.tv April 17, 2013, 05:33 PM

Forget all those warm, fuzzy “likes” on Facebook. A new app called Hater panders to the pessimist in all of us.

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'Gears of War: Judgment' is a winning prequel

By Robert Workman , GamerHub.tv April 12, 2013, 03:03 PM

Review: “Gears of War: Judgment” makes the series feel fresh again.

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