Google and HP Halt Sales of Chromebook 11 Due to Overheating Problem

Google and Hewlett-Packard are halting sales of their recently released Chromebook 11 computer after some users reported the device’s charger has been overheating. The precautionary measure announced Wednesday comes slightly more than a month after Google Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. unveiled the Chromebook 11 as a more affordable alternative to laptop computers with similar features. The Chromebook has a display […]

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In-Flight Text Messaging Is Coming

Aircraft, long a respite from the constant contact allowed by smartphones, are finally getting connected. Many travelers are already celebrating the newly-relaxed Federal Aviation Administration rules, which allow passengers to use their electronic devices throughout their flights without incurring flight attendants’ wrath. Gogo, which provides in-flight Internet connections on many major airlines, is giving tech-savvy passengers yet another reason for […]

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It’s Time for a Google Store, Floating or Otherwise

Whether it’s a legitimate mystery or a well-orchestrated publicity stunt, the so-called Google barge is getting plenty of attention. Speculation about the floating compound in San Francisco, along with another in Portland, Maine, began last month, fueling rumors, speculation and even a mention on The Daily Show. In the latest details, gleaned by the San Francisco Chronicle from public documents, the barge […]

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Intel Agency Lawyers Urge Retention of Secret Data

Senior national security lawyers on Monday told an independent oversight board examining U.S. surveillance programs that the government needs to keep its trove of innocent Americans’ telephone records despite growing efforts in Congress to shut down the program. The lawyers also told the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board during a hearing that a secret overseas Internet data-gathering program exposed […]

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Should You Buy a Phablet?

Over the last few weeks I’ve been carrying with me a 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch smartphone. The 4-inch is an Apple iPhone 5s, the 5-inch is a Samsung Galaxy S4 and the 6-inch is the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I decided to carry these three smartphones and use them on a daily basis to try and get my head […]

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