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This week’s items of interest.

Howdy folks. Here are a few items I found interesting this past week.

What’s right (and wrong) with the new Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD

Amazon has unveiled a new lineup of tablets to take it into the holiday season. These tablets being superb hardware at a price that will make you do a double-take, but as with all things, not everything is perfect.Read more..

Apple Gets Failing Grades on New iPhone Security

In the fanfare of publicity for the iPhones 5s and 5c, and for iOS 7, a persistent and unusual motif was heard: security, security.Read more..

Norton, Kaspersky, and Bitdefender Rule New Antivirus Test

Researchers at German lab AV-Test keep twenty-odd antivirus products under observation constantly, collating and reporting their results every couple months. They cycle between testing under Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8, sometimes using 64-bit editions. The latest results relate to testing under 64-bit Windows 7. Some products scored much better than when tested under the 32-bit operating system; others lost points galore.Read more..

Tech companies have highest turnover rate

According to PayScale’s most recent survey, employee turnover rate among Fortune 500 companies is greatest in the IT industry.Read more..

[ Doesn’t surprise me.. ]

What if Verizon succeeds in killing the Internet?

Verizon is making a big push to begin actively blocking content and competition from its network. This is a bald-faced attack on the Internet in general. It’s abhorrent. But what happens if Verizon wins?” Read more..

Design lab finalists reveal gadgets of the future

From breathing walls to holograms and intelligent kitchen appliances, Electrolux Design Lab’s eight finalists reveal how we might be cooking, cleaning and improving our home environment in the future.Read/see more..

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.. if you only read one.. read the Verizon one ..

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September 25, 2013 Posted by | advice, Android, antivirus, computers, consumer electronics, gadgets, hardware, Internet, iPhone, mobile, News, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments