What the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer tells us about the galaxy’s future

When Lucasfilm announced it was killing theStar Wars Expanded Universe, I was heartbroken. The galaxy George Lucas had dreamed up took form in the original movies, but it was populated and fully realized by the authors, artists, and video game developers that helped build Star Wars’ back stories. Now, like a blaster taken to my childhood memories, that Expanded Universe was gone….

“Walking Dead” rises again with record-high ratings

Sunday night’s premiere of “The Walking Dead” brought in a monstrous 17.3 million to give the series its best ratings ever. It looks like there will be “No Sanctuary” for those trying to go up against AMC’s apocalyptic mega-hit. That’s a reference to the season five premiere of “The Walking Dead,” which attracted a monstrous 17.3 million viewers to AMC,…

Windows 10 Undoes the Disaster of Windows 8 (Mostly)

Today, Microsoft took the wraps off the next version of Windows. You’ll be able to install a free, unfinished “technical preview” version this week, or get it in final form sometime next year. It’s called Windows 10. (Why is it Windows 10? What happened to 9? Making sense of the Windows naming sequence is like solving one of those Mensa “What’s the pattern?”…

BlackBerry Unveils Its Passport Smartphone

ORONTO— BlackBerry Ltd. BBRY -0.47% ‘s first major phone launch in nearly two years underscores Chief Executive John Chen’s commitment to the device business. But tests loom as Mr. Chen pursues his ambitious turnaround of the company amid uncertain demand for the new phone. BlackBerry unveiled its 4.5-inch square-shaped Passport Wednesday simultaneously in Toronto, London and Dubai, touting the device’s large screen and apps geared…

Is the iPhone 6 prone to bending?

Experts are divided over whether Apple should respond to claims that its new iPhone 6 handsets are prone to becoming bent when carried in trouser pockets. Several members of the public have posted photos to the MacRumors site that appear to show the problem. A reporter for the Geek.com news site also reported his phone had warped. Other mobiles have…

The iPhone six comes in three distinct color schemes – how should you go about selecting the right one for your needs?

Pre-orders of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started Friday, ahead of the most hotly awaited technology release of 2014. The iPhone 6 will hit the High Street on September 19, and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans have already begun to bombard the corporation with requests for this flagship device. But while purchasers of the iPhone 6 have a major…

iPhone 6 specs: Apple launches two super-slim phones

Apple has revealed detailed specs for two new handsets, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Apple has laid to rest months of speculation by unveiling not one but two models of iPhone 6 – one larger than the other, but both significantly bigger than the existing device. The company also launch the long-awaited Apple Watch, a wrist-mounted smart device that…

Apple Courts Fashion World For Expected Smartwatch Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc has invited top fashion editors and bloggers in unprecedented numbers to its Tuesday launch gala, further evidence that the iPhone maker is preparing to take the wraps off a smartwatch. Apple is forging closer ties to the fashion world as it plots its foray into the fertile field of wearable technology, trying to win over…

US police use technology to ID troubled officers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit from citizens or the federal government. While such “early warning systems” are often treated as a cure-all, experts say, little research exists on their effectiveness or more importantly if…

Social media site Facebook crashed Wednesday afternoon, preventing some one billion users from accessing the popular site. “Sorry, something went wrong,” the site’s homepage read around 3:45 p.m. “We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.” The outage lasted until just before 4 p.m. Eastern time. A Facebook spokesman said the outage occured during an “infrastructure configuration…

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