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In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 photo, participants are seen near the logo of Tizen during the Tizen Developer Summit 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. is in a quiet push to make its Tizen operating system a part of the technology lexicon as familiar as Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. Its ambition doesn’t stop there. Samsung sees the software in your car, fridge and television too. The first developer conference in Asia for Tizen wrapped up Tuesday after a two-day run, bringing together app developers and Tizen backers from Samsung, Intel and mobile operators. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Samsung makes quiet push for new mobile OS

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most mobile phone users have never heard of Tizen. Neither have car owners or anyone with a fridge. Samsung Electronics Co. wants to change that. The South Korean electronics giant […]

11/12/2013

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, introduces the new iPad Air, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Apple cuts cost to make iPad Air by 13 pct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple trimmed the cost of making its latest iPad along with the tablet computer’s width and weight. The research firm IHS Inc. estimates the iPad Air that sells for $499 costs […]

11/05/2013

Screenshot of Google Helpouts.

Google opens how-to shop with live video advice

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has opened a how-to shop that sells expert advice on everything from cosmetics to the cosmos in live video sessions streamed on computers and smartphones. The service, called Helpouts, began […]

11/05/2013

Pandora listening up in face of iTunes Radio

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People listened to Pandora’s Internet radio service for a collective 1.47 billion hours in October, up 18 percent from a year ago, in the face of the launch iTunes Radio. The […]

11/04/2013

This image provided by Google shows its new Nexus 5 phone, which was unveiled Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.  (AP Photo/Google)

Google releases 1st phone powered by ‘Kit Kat’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is selling a new Android smartphone that it hopes will become more like a clairvoyant friend than a piece of hardware. The Nexus 5 phone unveiled Thursday is the first […]

10/31/2013

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, introduces the new iPad Air, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

iPads face toughest holiday season yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Santa’s sleigh will be loaded with iPads this Christmas, but a variety of competing tablets are sure to be along for the ride, too. Apple’s iPad […]

10/30/2013

A Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Smartwatches abound. But who really wants one?

NEW YORK (AP) — If consumer electronics companies are to be believed, someone on your holiday shopping list is just dying for a wristwatch that displays message alerts and weather updates. Samsung and Sony have […]

10/29/2013

This photo shows 2066 Crist Drive, the home where Steve Jobs grew up, in Los Altos, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Steve Jobs’ Calif. home gets historic designation

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — The Silicon Valley home where Apple co-founder Steve Jobs grew up and built some of his first computers is now on the city’s list of historic properties. The historical commission […]

10/29/2013

Christian Wheel Let's Talk Tech 300

Tips to make spam stop, plus Apple updates on ‘Let’s Talk Tech’

Christian Wheel is the host of “Let’s Talk Tech,” Saturdays at 5pm on KFWB. Topics this week include: Apple unveiled a WHOLE LOT of new products this week. We’ve got new iPads, new iPad Minis, […]

10/26/2013

Sony's logo outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Sony hopes sharable clips, extras aid movie buying

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony is hoping that providing sharable movie clips and extras like deleted scenes will prompt more people to buy digital movies. At least that’s the intention behind a new initiative it’s […]

10/23/2013

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage before a new product introduction on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the “iPad Air” along with a slew of new Macs ahead of the holiday shopping season as it faces growing competition from rival […]

10/22/2013

iPad mini

New iPads likely to star in Apple’s latest show

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to round out its line-up of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with the Tuesday unveiling of its latest iPads. The San Francisco showcase is likely to feature […]

10/21/2013

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