Four pigs swim across a trough of water in a race on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Southern Belle Farm in McDonough Ga. The event is one of the highlights at the farm that features hay rides, corn mazes and other other attractions. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
A pig emerges from a swim across a trough of water in a race on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Southern Belle Farm in McDonough Ga. The event is one of the highlights at the farm that features hay rides, corn mazes and other other attractions. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
Actor Billy Dee Williams, famous for his role as Lando Calrissian in the "Star Wars" movie series, rides atop a car in a parade during the annual Dragon Con sci-fi and fantasy convention on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
Actor George Takei, known for his role as Sulu on the television series "Star Trek," rides a crowded elevator during the annual Dragon Con sci-fi and fantasy convention on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
ATLANTA - A new device from Google makes it easy to stream video from several popular services to a high-definition TV. Chromecast is tiny enough to dangle from a keychain when not in use, but it packs a big punch for a low price.
Father's Day gifts have morphed over the years. It used to be a tie, a golf hat or a jazz CD. But dads are more tech-savvy these days.
BiGR Audio Jam Master Jay
Most people consume their music while on the go these days - in cars, while jogging, in between smartphone calls or while working at a desk. Thousands of our favorite songs are just a playlist away.
It's hard to make headlines with a portable music player these days. It's old hat by now to carry around thousands of songs in your hip pocket, whether on an iPod or a smartphone.
The Chromebook and Chromebox computers, made by Samsung in Atlanta, run on Google's Chrome operating system. The Chromebox is $329, the Chromebook $449.
ATLANTA - Two new computers running Google's Chrome operating system are looking to lure people to a browser-based environment. Both target light-duty computer users who don't need the full range of capabilities that typical Windows and Mac computers provide.
From left, the Big Jambox by Jawbone,the Braven 650, the Beacon Audio Phoenix and Logitech's Mini Boombox are wireless speakers that connect to smartphones via Bluetooth. Diminutive wireless speakers are increasingly filling the shelves at electronics retailers as they quickly prove to be th…
Diminutive wireless speakers are filling the shelves at electronics stores. They're proving to be the ideal accessory for people who listen to the bulk of their music on mobile phones.
Deborah George, Gwinnett County, Ga., Public Library official, has recommended that her 15-branch library system not stock E.L. James' best-selling novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey," deeming it primarily erotica.
Six years ago, a white plastic rabbit that was connected to my home Wi-Fi network read some news headlines and played a few songs. Colored lights on his belly lit up a few times throughout the day, reminding me that he was alive.
Console gaming occasionally gets a boost from add-ons that can
make the standard controller more efficient to hold and operate. A
new wireless mouse looks to replace the standard Xbox 360
controller altogether in hopes of giving fans of first-person
shooters added precision and control.
Console gaming on the go just got easier thanks to a mobile
gaming kit that comes with a built-in high-definition display
screen to connect to your Xbox 360 or Sony PlayStation system.
Viewsonic's new tablet has a unique solution for consumers who
are still clinging to Microsoft's Windows, even as Google's Android
operating system gains traction: It offers both.
New laptops running Google's Chrome operating system offer a new
approach in portable computing: Games, productivity tools and
anything else you might need are handled by distant computers
connected to the Internet.
The engineers at iRobot Corp. continue to fill the world with
wondrous robots, the latest being a compact floor-washing machine
called the Scooba 230.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Golf is a constant quest for improvement,
which is why new clubs, balls, training aids and other gadgets are
introduced each year. If gadgets were truly the answer, of course,
there would be more top-notch golfers littering the links.
The Garmin Approach G5 golf GPS device comes with thousands of preloaded golf course maps, and it uses its internal GPS to give golfers their position and yardage.
The Callaway uPro golf GPS device uses its internal GPS to provide golfers with course yardage, and it also can display video flyover footage of various golf courses. One flaw of the uPro is having to pay for Pro course maps.
The Garmin Approach S1 golf watch is GPS-enabled and gives the wearer yardage to the front, middle and back of the green on thousands of preloaded courses.
The Pho-tog outdoor glove ($50) is designed with photographers in mind.
Kid Cudi's sophomore album "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of
Mr. Rager" arrives heavy with lo-fi experimentation and personal
pot stories that certainly must mean something to the man behind
the microphone, if no one else.
Up until this point, Kings of Leon had been nothing short of a
great young American band, buoyed by the success of their
Grammy-winning hit "Use Somebody." Now the Followill boys are
maturing and owning up to their musical lot in life through smart
lyrics and a signature sound on "Come Aroun…
Complacency is a cruel mistress, and she has found her victim in
the Goo Goo Dolls.
The company that brought you the popular shoot-and-share Flip
camera has added a $150 companion device that is designed to make
it easier to watch your video creations on your TV.
Holiday Gift guide: Cameras
Thirty years ago Erno Rubik took a puzzle he had been tinkering
with and turned it into the must-have brain-twister toy, the
Brooke Hogan may know best on her reality show, but she should
have known better than churning out the lackluster album "The
Redemption." It's all tricks, and few treats.
The Fiery Furnaces' "I'm Going Away," for all of its quirky
ballads, remains slightly hamstrung by the hipster chic. The
experimental approach is fun for a while, but it gets poured on a
little thick at times.
Electronic music stalwarts The Crystal Method have crafted a
fine fourth album with "Divided By Night." It retains their
signature dancefloor-infused cadence while displaying a new sense
of musical and lyrical urgency.
When you're surfing the Web, editing photos, listening to MP3s
and Tweeting, it's easy to run out of real estate on your computer
display. If only you had a little extra screen — like a digital kid
brother — that could show an auxiliary program like a Twitter
You're on Twitter because everyone is on Twitter — chattering
endlessly about life, love and snack preferences, 140 characters at
a time. But are you on Twitter as efficiently as you could be?
ATLANTA — Flash memory drives, the size of your thumb, are
dirt-cheap and offer gigabytes of storage. It's tempting to fill
one of them with important computer files, clip it to a key chain
and hit the road.
Music lovers remember a familiar advertising image from the
past: a man reclined in a chair, head back, blown away by music
from his high-fidelity sound system.
SAN FRANCISCO — Consumers looking to upgrade their home theaters
can now choose between two types of high-definition DVD players —
the confusing result of a long-running format war involving
Hollywood studios and technology companies.
INDIO, Calif. — Madonna thrilled thousands of fans at the
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Sunday, even as she
brought a mainstream feel to the traditionally edgy event.