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Qualcomm’s Toq Smartwatch Needs More Time

The Qualcomm Toq features some cool technology, but you don’t want to buy this smartwatch. Not yet, anyway.

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They’re Baaaack. Tabs Return to Yahoo Mail.

Today, Yahoo announced that it is bringing back the popular Tabs feature to Yahoo Mail. Tabs, which allow you to multitask between reading and writing emails, will begin rolling out globally over the next few days, and can be enabled by going to View > Multitasking > Tabs. In addition, there’s a new Preview All feature that will allow you to see all open tabs in a grid view. The absence of Tabs was just one of many complaints users voiced about the new Yahoo Mail, which launched in October.

Sony PlayStation 4 Makes Right Play for Gamers

Seven years after its last release, Sony is back with the PlayStation 4, a powerful console aimed squarely at gamers.
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Nokia Lumia 2520: A Solid Windows Tablet in Need of Apps

Nokia’s first tablet is smooth in looks and performance, but it’s held back by a dearth of apps.
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Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Cover creates a smarter Android lock screen by giving you access to the apps you want, when you want them, but it needs a little fine-tuning.
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Nokia Lumia 1520 Marks Giant Leap (In Screen Size) for Windows Phone

The Nokia Lumia 1520’s giant size will turn off a lot of people, but if you’ve been craving Windows Phone on the big screen, it’s a solid (and your only) choice.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: Nice Camera, Clunky Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom can take some good photos with its optical zoom, but it comes at the expense of a bulky smartphone design.
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Haiku Deck Expands Its Anti-PowerPoint Presentation App to the Web

Haiku Deck’s PowerPoint and Keynote alternative is now available as a free Web app.
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Nokia Lumia 2520 Coming to AT&T November 22

Nokia announced today that its first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, will be available from AT&T starting Nov. 22. The 10-inch Windows RT 8.1 tablet will cost $400 with a two-year contract, or $200 if purchased with the Lumia 925, Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520 smartphone. Introduced last month, the Lumia 2520 features Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity, a full-HD display that promises better outdoor readability and 32 gigabytes of internal memory, plus a microSD expansion slot. The tablet is also expected to be available from Verizon, but no word on pricing or release date yet.

Five Tips for Getting Started With Windows 8.1

If you recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 or bought a new Windows PC or tablet, here are a few tips for getting around the new operating system.
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Android KitKat Update Rolling Out to Wi-Fi Nexus 7, Nexus 10

Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners are in for a sweet treat today. Google announced this morning that it has begun rolling out the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, to the tablets. But the software is only bound for the Wi-Fi models for now. Google says the cellular Nexus 4 and 7 will get the update “soon.” Revealed last month, KitKat offers several new features, including a more immersive design and a revamped phone app.

Latest Asus Hybrid Blends Power, Stamina for Bargain Price

New E-Book Services Borrow a Page From Netflix

Ion Air Pro 3 Adds New Image Sensor, Swims Deeper

Lenovo Launches Yoga Tablet With Multiple Modes and a Side of Ashton Kutcher

Add Hiku to the Shopping List of Shopping-List Apps

T-Mobile’s Next Act: 200MB Free Data Monthly for Tablets, Plus Trade-In Program

Happy Hours to Dinner Dates: Apps That Aim to Simplify Event Planning

Acer Unveils Iconia W4 With Windows 8.1, Faster Processor

Nintendo 2DS Invites New Gamers to Play at an Affordable Price

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work