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Geek Vs Geek: Will Your Next Watch be Smart?

Geek Vs Geek: Will Your Next Watch be Smart?

Mobile tech is transforming once again. These days, smartwatches can tell you everything you need to know while your phone stays in your pocket. Will they be The Next Big Thing, or just a passing fad? Once a month, eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson faces off against Rick Broida, who writes about technology for CNET, […] Read More

Google Stuns, BlackBerry Disappoints

Google Stuns, BlackBerry Disappoints

This has been a monumental week in the annals of mobile news. My staff and I attended two major tradeshows: Google I/O in San Francisco, and BlackBerry Live in Orlando. My assessment: Google I/O was stunning, but BlackBerry Live was kind of a bust. Let me tell you why. At BlackBerry’s big keynote address on Tuesday morning, […] Read More

Cautionary Tales of Internet Insecurity

Cautionary Tales of Internet Insecurity

Last month, I kicked off eHow Tech’s first online contest. Called Protect Yourself Online, I had asked eHow readers to send in stories about any cyber security scares they’ve had. In response, I got a lot of great submissions. People told me stories about mysterious charges showing up on their credit cards, getting infected with […] Read More

Drool-Worthy Gadgets for Mom and Dad’s Day

Drool-Worthy Gadgets for Mom and Dad’s Day

Springtime doesn’t just mean warmer weather and the start of weekend BBQs — it also ushers in your parent’s favorite holidays: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. This year, skip the cheesy gifts and give them something they will really like. You know, some sort of gadget. Tech gifts can be fun, practical, and memorable. Of […] Read More

Is Apple’s Future Darker Than It Seems?

Is Apple’s Future Darker Than It Seems?

On paper, Apple looks strong: This week, it beat Wall Street estimates, reporting $43.6 billion in revenue, compared to $39.2 billion at the same time last year. But in reality, Apple might not be quite as dominant as the numbers make it seem. On the earnings call this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked […] Read More

Geek Vs Geek: Cut Cable, Watch the Internet?

Geek Vs Geek: Cut Cable, Watch the Internet?

Stick a fork in Comcast; cable television is done. Thanks to the Internet, there’s no reason to waste money on old-style television anymore. At least, that’s what Rick thinks. Dave has a slightly different opinion. Once a month, eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson faces off against Rick Broida, who writes about technology for CNET, PC […] Read More

Demystifying Facebook Home and the Facebook Phone

Demystifying Facebook Home and the Facebook Phone

Facebook recently unveiled two new products: Facebook Home for Android and the HTC First. I’ve seen a fair bit of confusion about what the difference between these products is, so let’s talk about what Facebook Home is, what the HTC First is, and how they differ. Let’s start with the basics: Facebook Home is software […] Read More

Win Kaspersky Pure 3.0 Security Software

Win Kaspersky Pure 3.0 Security Software

The eHow Tech Protect Yourself Online contest is now over. Thanks to everyone who submitted a story and look for winners to be announced on the eHow Tech blog during the week of May 13. Cybersecuity is in the news almost every day. Just in the last few months, for example, there have been high […] Read More

Losing Weight on the Internet

Losing Weight on the Internet

With summer around the corner, many of us are thinking about losing some weight. Personally, I’ve been meaning to drop the 10 or 15 pounds I’ve gained since joining the eHow team last year – which has regrettably given me immediate access to the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade, a wonderful pedestrian-only shopping zone that’s […] Read More

Save Money with T-Mobile’s New “Uncarrier Plans”

Save Money with T-Mobile’s New “Uncarrier Plans”

T-Mobile introduced its new “uncarrier” plans earlier this week, and CEO John Legere wants to make it perfectly clear that T-Mobile doesn’t want to be considered a “typical” carrier anymore. To wit: The carrier is doing away with device subsidies and contracts. You can actually save some cash by switching, too. Here’s how it works: […] Read More

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