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Your next TV: Will it be Ultra HD?

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After attempts to hawk 3-D and OLED TVs fizzled in recent years, television manufacturers are taking small steps toward making a new technology, Ultra HD, more viable for mainstream consumers.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


TV-on-Internet service Aereo gets $34M in funding

NEW YORK (AP) - Aereo, a Barry Diller-backed startup that provides broadcast television channels over the Internet for a monthly fee, said Tuesday that it has secured $34 million in additional funding from outside investors.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


People spent $10B on apps during 2013

CUPERTINO ( AP) - Apple says people spent more than $10 billion in its app store last year, on apps such as "Minecraft," ''Angry Birds Star Wars" and "Sleep Cycle" alarm clock.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple’s iBeacon now in grocery stores

Apple's iBeacon now in grocery stores

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung teams up with Comcast for ultra-HD movies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of TVs, said Monday that it is tackling the problem of getting ultra-high-definition content to its new TV sets by teaming up with the Internet streaming services of Comcast, Netflix and Amazon.

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Dish Hopper set-up can record 8 shows at once

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Dish Network Corp. has unveiled a new digital recorder system that can record eight TV shows at once and can be controlled by voice.

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Sony to sell waterproof phone through T-Mobile

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony has unveiled a waterproof smartphone that sports a 21 megapixel camera and expands what users can do with it underwater.

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Toyota rolling out hydrogen-powered car first in California

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Toyota said Monday that it expects to sell more hydrogen-powered electric cars in the U.S. than previously planned.

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


January often best month to file for Social Security

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself because it contains a very important message for people planning to retire in 2014.

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Auto sales best in 6 years, but demand seen ebbing in 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Automakers are going to have to work a little harder for your business in 2014.

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


OLD VS YOUNG

Will surge of older workers take jobs from young?

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide




BlackBerry sues startup founded by Ryan Seacrest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest of being a rip-off artist.

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pepsi hypes Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) - The Super Bowl is still about a month away but the ad blitzes are already starting.

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Snapchat plans to make app more secure

NEW YORK (AP) - Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.

January 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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Facebook launches lab to bring Internet everywhere

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


No holds barred: Whispers, secrets and lies

NEW YORK (AP) - At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Indie games, getting people to buy their games is difficult

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They do it inside their hotel rooms. Or in front of everyone across a cavernous convention hall. They even try it out on street corners. In almost every spot imaginable at last week's Game Developers Conference, there were indie game makers touting their latest creations in the hope of becoming the next "Minecraft" or "Gone Home."

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google Glass to feature Ray-Ban, Oakley frames for wearable tech

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cisco to invest over $1B in cloud computing

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Web storage provider Box unwraps IPO

LOS ALTOS (AP) - Online storage provider Box is seeking to raise $250 million in an initial public offering that will become the latest test of investors' interest in rapidly growing technology companies suffering huge losses while being led a precocious CEO.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Candy Crush’ maker going public

NEW YORK (AP) - King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

NEW YORK (AP) - Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Symantec terminates CEO Bennett

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Security software maker Symantec fired President and CEO Steve Bennett's employment and named director Michael Brown as his temporary replacement.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Massive tech campus sparks mystery in SJ

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose has given the green light to a massive new office complex, but city officials and the developer aren't revealing the name of the technology company that will occupy it.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google enhances encryption technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW(AP) - Google has enhanced the encryption technology for its flagship email service in ways that will make it harder for the National Security Agency to intercept messages moving among the company's worldwide data centers.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Landfill search for ‘E.T.’ video game is halted

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico environmental regulators are blocking two companies from digging up an Alamogordo landfill in search of a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Alibaba IPO: Yahoo stock surges

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is getting another lift from its stake China's Alibaba Group, a thriving Internet company that has helped mask Yahoo's own financial funk.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, providing it free

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


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