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By Anick Jesdanun | The Associated Press NEW YORK—Samsung’s fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone. Samsung recalled millions of Note 7 phones after dozens overheated and caught on fire. Samsung blamed numerous problems with its batteries and announced tighter quality...
By Pauline Joy M. Gutierrez ONE of the most popular brand names in the US, Fossil has unveiled a new collection of smartwatches that’s as straightforward as smartwatches go. Beyond digital timekeeping, it has all the basic features one would find in standard wearable technology: notification and alerts for events...
By Joyce M. Rosenberg / The Associated Press Three years into being a business owner, Becky Davis knew she needed to break the hold technology had on her. Davis, a marketing and management consultant to other small business owners, was so immersed in e-mails, texts and social media that she was getting...

Moto makes modular marvelous

By Gerard Ramos / Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor SURE, it is not as ambitious as Ara, the modular smartphone project Google began developing in earnest not long after it acquired Motorola Mobility in 2011, a “Developer Edition” of which the technology giant unveiled at its annual I/O 2016 that allowed the...
By Troy Wolverton / The Mercury News HAVING a smart speaker like Amazon Echo or Google Home in the house can feel like you’ve stepped into the future. It can also feel creepy. And sometimes, really annoying. All these impressions coursed through me over the last several days as I tested Echo and...
By Jt Nisay THE fine-tuned V20 is LG’s return to normalcy—sort of. In late March this year, the South Korean tech giant shot for the stars by launching the first modular-designed smartphone with the LG G5. While the company missed the mark due to the clunky interchangeability, it still landed...
By Gerard Ramos / Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor  IN a smartphone marketplace increasingly littered with gimmicky features—from “borderless” screens to screens that curve to the sides (without serving any genuinely usable purpose); from modular designs to dual cameras—it’s ballsy for a smartphone player to release a flagship with no obvious headline-grabber....
By Troy Wolverton / The Mercury News Apple’s new iPhone 7 devices are no breakthroughs. The midsize iPhone 7 and the jumbo-sized iPhone 7 Plus look much the same as last year’s versions. In fact, they look little different from the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus of two years ago. The new phones...
By Paresh Dave  |  Los Angeles Times Action camera-maker GoPro Inc. gets its big chance to rebound from a disastrous year when it unveils its first drone and other new products on Monday. The company’s share price has plunged more than 70 percent since last July’s release of a delayed and...
By Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times TWO years ago, Apple Inc. executives made the case that anyone with an iPhone would be better off also owning the company’s new smartwatch. But as many gadget buyers remain unsure about the usefulness of high-tech timepieces, Apple last week pitched its second-edition watch to...
By Youkyung Lee / The Associated Press Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding some of their batteries exploded or caught fire. Samsung’s Note 7s are being pulled from shelves in 10 countries, including South Korea and the United States, just two weeks after the product’s launch. Customers...
By Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times AS wireless companies prepare to launch the next generation of service, there are new questions about the possible health risks from radiation emitted by cell phones and the transmitters that carry the signals. Concerns about the potential harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation have dogged mobile...
By Barbara Ortutay / The Associated Press LIVE video is growing more popular as a way for families to share big moments with faraway loved ones, and for artists and athletes to connect with fans. Livestreaming has also made the news in recent weeks, as House Democrats used Periscope to broadcast a sit-in over gun control after...
By Jonathan Takiff / Philadelphia Daily News TAKING better care of ourselves is a promise we always make to ourselves. We vow to eat healthier and exercise more—reasons for all the advertisements on TV for diet plans and gym memberships. If our bodies could talk—which they really do—we’d also be hearing that...
By Jt Nisay EARLY last year, American retailer Lord & Taylor tapped 50 fashion bloggers or “influencers” to simultaneously post on Instagram a picture of themselves wearing the same dress, an asymmetric paisley piece. Some posed wearing the frock with afternoon tea in mind, pairing the dress with a combination of...

Boon or bane?

By Gianna G. Maniego RAISE your hand if the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is reach for your mobile phone. Raise both hands if it’s not just to check the time. (It’s okay to raise both hands, we won’t judge.) If you did raise both hands, cheer...
By Jim Rossman / The Dallas Morning News I’ve been interested in astronomy since I was a wee lad. One year when I was in first or second grade, I received a telescope for Christmas. I was excited but also a little terrified. I was convinced I’d see things through that telescope that would...
By Pauline Joy M. Gutierrez THERE are two problems faced by users of most ultrathin phones with nonremovable batteries nowadays: one, the device loses power quickly; and, two, the device loses power quickly. Smartphones with slim profiles, or devices, like the Apple iPhone, which opt for a unibody design, may get...
By Todd Martens / Los Angeles Times A FAN at the Comic-Con International here had a message for Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and director of two Avengers movies: We want you back. In this hyperconnected, social media-driven age, Whedon has been missing in action since spring 2015. That’s...
By Alex Schiffer / Los Angeles Times THE magic of “Pokémon Go” is in the way it overlays the Pokémon world atop the real world. Step outside and you’ll spot cartoonish creatures to capture. Head to a place where people congregate—say a park or a bus stop—and you’ll battle other...
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