Gadgets

  • 5 US carriers to sell new Samsung Galaxy in June
    Untitled 2012-06-05 00:45:57 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, will be launched by all of the Big 4 national U.S. wireless carriers this month, starting at $199, the phone maker said Monday. The phone will be carried by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA, a...

  • New ad zapper has TV networks worried about sales
    Dish-auto-hop 2012-05-23 05:06:57 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of a new DVR that lets consumers zap away broadcast TV commercials at the touch of a button suggested Tuesday that the networks are being short-sighted in opposing the technology. The Dish Network, which has offered its new Auto Hop feature on new digital video record...

  • Shares of BlackBerry maker hit eight-year low
    Rimm-articlelarge 2012-05-03 19:54:35 UTC
    TORONTO (AP) — Shares of Research in Motion Ltd. hit an eight-year low Thursday and have fallen more than 15 percent in the past three days, after the company unveiled a prototype BlackBerry with new software. THE SPARK: The prototype has caused angst for BlackBerry users and RIM investors. Wh...

  • Samsung reveals new flagship Galaxy smartphone
    Samsung-galaxy-s-ii-007 2012-05-03 19:50:16 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest phone in Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy line, which has emerged as the biggest competitor to Apple's iPhone, will go on sale in Europe on May 29 and in the U.S. this summer, the company said Thursday. The Korean company showed off the phone at an event in London. I...

  • Mobile app helps report unfair airport screeners
    Untitled 2012-04-30 21:06:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Sikh advocacy group launched a free mobile application Monday that allows travelers to complain immediately to the government if they feel they've been treated unfairly by airport screeners. Launched at midnight by The Sikh Coalition, the FlyRights app had fielded two compl...

  • Samsung Electronics reports record profit
    C175eb3446a1ad6893632a0ce37c 2012-04-28 04:45:12 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest consumer electronics firm by revenues, on Friday reported a record-high profit as strong smartphone sales helped mask a drop in semiconductor and TV profit. Net profit amounted to 5.05 trillion won ($4.46 billion) for the f...

  • Samsung coyness puts smartphone crown in dispute
    Filet3qc62 2012-04-28 04:40:03 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Smartphones are the hottest gadgets in the world. But who's the biggest smartphone maker? We don't really know. Samsung, Apple's chief competitor, gives only vague indications of how many it makes, which means industry watchers come up with widely diverging estimates. Apple Inc...

  • Adobe to launch new software suite for designers
    Adobecs6 2012-04-23 13:41:17 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Adobe is launching the latest version of its software package for designers and Web developers. Adobe Systems Inc. is set to announce CS6 on Monday at an event in San Francisco. Creative Suite 6 includes Photoshop, Illustrator and other programs aimed at designers. Unlike pr...

  • Analysis: In Asia, BlackBerry's RIM sees a glimmer of hope
    Webblackberry_j_1365932cl-8 2012-04-18 18:40:21 UTC
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - The launch in India of a new BlackBerry by Research In Motion Ltd is not just a nod to its lower-end users who love it less for its security, push email and seamless roaming than for its simplicity and its Messaging. It's a strategy the Canadian company hopes will help fill bo...

  • Targeting the mobile market
    120409_instagram_hmed_1147p.photoblog500 2012-04-11 20:15:45 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's not often that a two-year-old start-up becomes a $1 billion company. Yet Instagram, a popular smartphone application that allows users to tweak photos and share them with their friends, was paid that by Facebook Inc in a deal announced on Monday. The purchase of th...

  • Wireless carriers to create database to fight phone theft
    Original 2012-04-10 05:15:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wireless carriers representing 90 percent of subscribers will on Tuesday announce the creation of a database of unique cell phone IDs to help prevent theft and reactivation of stolen or lost devices, which often contain sensitive personal data. The shared database will b...

  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3> Flynn, w...

  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...

  • EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
    Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday. Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8.5 percent last year, far above the Commission's ex...

  • "Bomb-like device" Found In Central Oslo, Suspect Arrested
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2017-04-09 07:09:52 UTC
    Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" found in central Oslo on Saturday, a suspect is being held in custody, and the security police has overtaken the conduct of the investigation, authorities said. A Reuters reporter described a loud bang shortly after the ar...