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Reversible USB Is Here, But Is It As Convenient As We Hoped?

Reversible USB Is Here, But Is It As Convenient As We Hoped?

Newsy (Aug. 13, 2014) The USB Implementers Forum, responsible for USB technology, has finally approved the design of a reversible USB connector. Video provided by Newsy
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Microsoft's First Windows 8.1 Smartphone: The Nokia Lumia 635

Microsoft's First Windows 8.1 Smartphone: The Nokia Lumia 635

TheStreet (July 15, 2014) The Nokia Lumia 635 is a successor to 2013's super-popular Lumia 620 model. This new handset is an improvement in nearly every way. Microsoft's first release has a great-looking 4.5-inch touchscreen, a speedy quad-core Qualcomm 400 processor, a new, squared-off design and its the first device to run on Windows Phone 8.1. The new operating system improves many things, most important of which were the long-standing complaints about short battery life. When put to the test, the new Windows phone provided more than a day of heavy use on a full charge. There is also Cortana. Think of it as Microsoft's version of the "OK Google" or Siri. TheStreet's Technology Contributor Gary Krakow has details. Video provided by TheStreet
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House Passes Amendment To Limit NSA Surveillance

House Passes Amendment To Limit NSA Surveillance

Newsy (June 20, 2014) The House of Representatives passed an amendment cutting funding for some of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. Video provided by Newsy
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Apple May Release iWatch This Autumn That Will Track Fitness Data

Apple May Release iWatch This Autumn That Will Track Fitness Data

TheStreet (June 20, 2014) Apple's planning on releasing its long-awaited iWatch this fall, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Apple may have put a strong emphasis on health and fitness in the device, with more than 10 sensors incorporated that are able to collect the wearer's fitness data. Apple already revealed a move toward tracking health data with its announcement of HealthKit for iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developers Conference. The report cites a source who claims that Apple is planning to add features to the watch that will combat criticism that existing smartwatches only perform the functions of the average smartphone. Video provided by TheStreet
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