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Google is enhancing mobile search results for easier holiday shopping

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Happy holidays, mobile users. Google updated its search engine on Sunday to include fancier functions for smartphones and tablets that make your Christmas shopping easier.

In time for Black Friday, your shopping on mobile devices will yield some extra information, like where the product is available and user reviews, at the top of Google‘s interface. You don’t have to use Google’s “shopping” tab, either. The details will pop up on a regular search. You’ll also have the option to use a 3D,…

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 comes crashing down to earth

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Hammered by falling smartphone sales, Samsung is reportedly eyeing major changes for its senior leadership.

Samsung‘s sales for its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone came in well below expectations, moving 12 million units compared to 16 million for the Galaxy S4. So far, the Galaxy S5 has sold 40% fewer units than the company had anticipated. The shortfall was especially pronounced in non-U.S. markets and the company scrambling to sell inventory that languished in warehouses, according to a…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 comes crashing down to earth

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Hammered by falling smartphone sales, Samsung is reportedly eyeing major changes for its senior leadership.

Samsung‘s sales for its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone came in well below expectations, moving 12 million units compared to 16 million for the Galaxy S4. So far, the Galaxy S5 has sold 40% fewer units than the company had anticipated. The shortfall was especially pronounced in non-U.S. markets and the company scrambling to sell inventory that languished in warehouses, according to a…

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The 3 fitness trackers to look out for on Black Friday

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It was a huge year for fitness trackers: not only did we see sleeker, smarter wristband wearables surface from the major players in the space like Fitbit and Jawbone, big tech manufacturers like Samsung and Microsoft threw products into the ever-saturated ring, too.

But there’s good reason for its popularity — in addition to tracking steps taken, calories burned and your sleep cycle, fitness trackers promote healthy living. They’re for true fitness enthusiasts, who want to stay on track when…

Obama literally runs back into the White House because he forgot his BlackBerry

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President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday morning, bound for Las Vegas, and nearly left behind the thing he cares about most — Kevin!

No, the president nearly forgot his BlackBerry.

The president boarded Marine One on the South Lawn around 10:30 a.m. when he suddenly realized he’d forgotten his super-secure, NSA-developed smartphone.

“I forgot something,” Obama told White House reporters who had gathered to see him off. He bounded back inside the White House as a handful of…

There’s finally a way to sync your Fitbit data with Apple Health

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Fitbit famously made the decision not to integrate with Apple’s Health platform, but there’s good news for users: It’s now possible to get the wearable’s data synced up with the hub

A new app called Sync Solver for Fitbit — available for $0.99 in the Apple App Store — takes the information collected via Fitbit wristband trackers and automatically syncs it to Apple’s Health app. This means steps, weight, sleep cycle details and other data can be pulled in from Fitbit and work alongside other…

Qualcomm: Get ready for 4K smartphones

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If you think the ultra-sharp Quad HD displays on today’s state-of-the-art smartphones are as good as it gets, think again. According to Qualcomm, who builds many of today’s key technologies in mobile, 4K smartphones are just around the corner, and they’ll take pixel counts to an — arguably absurd — new level.

When Apple debuted the iPhone 4 back in 2010, it introduced the idea of “Retina” displays, which loosely means a display with a resolution so sharp that the pixels disappear to the…

Dropbox Drags Its Expensive, Forgotten Photo App Carousel To Web And Tablets

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Half of the world’s population will be online by 2018

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The Internet is about to get a little more crowded.

According to new data from market research firm eMarketer, the web will reach 2.89 billion users in 2015, or what equates to 42.4% of the world’s population. This would mark a 6.2% jump from this year and reach about two in five people on a global scale.

The company projects even more growth in the upcoming four years; about 3.6 billion people (or half the world’s population) will be online at…

Yahoo Mail is resurrecting one of its most requested features: E-stationary

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Yahoo Mail messages are about to get a sprucing up. The service is bringing back e-stationary, and this time, they’re actually worthy of sending.

Yahoo is teaming up with online invitation and stationary giant Paperless Post to offer 50 stationary designs that can be sent directly within an email

When Yahoo updated its Mail service last year, it eliminated the stationary feature, which the company says was “old and dated.”…

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