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Tech Bytes: Samsung Unveils New Smartphones, Ikea Goes Hi-Tech

Samsung has unveiled a part of new smartphones: the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. The latter of the two has a curved glass display. Ikea has launched a new line of hi-tech furniture.

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  • Tech Bytes: FCC to Vote on Net Neutrality, Netflix Teams Up with Pee Wee Herman

    A big vote tomorrow as the FCC is expected to approve "net neutrality" rules, requiring Internet service providers to treat all content equally. Netflix is teaming up with Pee Wee Herman! Actor Paul Reubens' new feature film will be called "Pee Wee's Big Holiday." 

  • Tech Bytes: Google Wallet Gets Easier, New Diverse Emojis

    Paying by Google Wallet on your smartphone is about to get easier. The company has struck a deal with the mobile payments software developer owned by the three biggest wireless carriers. And coming soon from Apple, ethnically diverse emoji characters. 

  • Tech Bytes: YouTube for Kids, Twitter Goes Gaga for Gaga

    YouTube is launching the "YouTube Kids" app for Android devices. The app will allow only child-safe content from established shows. The most-tweeted-about moment from the Academy Awards was Lady Gaga's jaw-dropping performance of songs from "The Sound of Music," as she was joined onstage by Julie Andrews.

  • Tech Bytes: T-Mobile Tops Sprint? Apple Electric Car

    T-Mobile claims to have surpassed Sprint as the nation's third largest wireless carrier after reporting 2.3 million new customers in the last quarter. And Apple is "charging ahead" with plans to produce an electric car. Sources tell Bloomberg News the computer giant wants to begin production within five years

  • Tech Bytes: Samsung Mobile Payments, Photoshop Turns 25

    Samsung is creating its own mobile payment service, and Happy Birthday Photoshop! Adobe created the picture-fixing software 25 years ago today. Now, just about everyone edits their digital pictures. Some look good, some don't. 

  • Tech Bytes: Sony 'Smart Eyeglass,' 'Modern Family' Shoots on iPhones, iPads

    Sony is creating its own hi-tech eyewear, like Google Glass. The "Smart Eyeglass" connects to your smartphone, and it's able to project holographic images in the user's field of vision. ABC's mega-hit "Modern Family" is making TV history. The episode - airing next Wednesday - was shot entirely on iPhones and iPads.

  • Tech Bytes: Visa Tracking Function, High-Tech Contact Lenses

    Visa is planning to roll out a new app aimed at preventing credit card fraud. It's a tracking function that will allow banks to automatically verify a cardholder's location. Researchers in Switzerland have developed high-tech contact lenses that can zoom in and out with the wink of an eye.

  • Tech Bytes: New Drone Rules, Google Deodorant?

    New proposed rules for commercial drone flights are in the works. Meanwhile, is Google getting into the deodorant game? The Internet giant's new patent is for a device designed to freshen you up when it senses B.O. 



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