Articles by Thomas Halleck

Thomas Halleck is a technology reporter for the International Business Times, covering Google, wearables, product reviews, gadget news and more.

Motivated to become a reporter by the title character in Gregory Mcdonald's "Fletch" series and a love for the written word, he previously wrote for the Lockport Union Sun & Journal and wrote and edited The Spectrum, the student newspaper at the University at Buffalo.

On the lookout for technology capable of improving our lives, he may have suggested at some point that you purchase the Product Replacement Plan with your new gadget.

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Blackstone To Buy LaSalle Hotel For $3.7 Billion

Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP said on Monday it would buy U.S. hotel owner LaSalle Hotel Properties for $3.7 billion, topping a rival bid from Pebblebrook Hotel Trust in April for $3.5 billion.
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US Issues Health Alert In China

The employee, assigned to the American consulate in Guangzhou, China, was sent to U.S. last Friday where he was diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury.
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World Turtle Day Is Celebrated On May 23

According to International Union for Conservation of Nature, 129 of around 300 species of turtles and tortoises are either vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered in the present day.