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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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NYC to host smartphone hunt for giant Easter eggs

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is getting ready for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt with a 21st-century twist: The public will hunt for the eggs as part of an interactive contest using a smartphone app.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Nakamoto hires lawyer in Newsweek bitcoin fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man Newsweek claimed is the creator of bitcoin has hired a lawyer in an attempt to clear his name, repeating a denial he made to The Associated Press more than a week ago that he has never had anything to do with the digital currency.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS

• SAN FRANCISCO UPS TOTAL IT WILL LEND TO HOMEBUYERS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco will now lend as much as $200,000 to some homebuyers toward a down payment on their first house or condominium.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Last call: Obamacare’s March 31 deadline

NEW YORIK (AP) - Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don't realize it.

March 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Colorado collects $2M in recreational marijuana taxes

DENVER (AP) - Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday in the world's first accounting of the recreational pot business.

March 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

NEW YORK (AP) - On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help - but no booze.

March 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees

ATLANTA (AP) - It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.

March 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


SILICON VALLEY BOOM

SAN JOSE (AP) - Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore. Buditom rooms with his sister an hour's drive from work. Farfan gets his groceries at a food pantry.

March 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple dials up effort to meld iPhone, cars

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars.

March 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put a satellite receiver on their roof.

March 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Gates back on top of billionaire rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is once again the world's richest person.

March 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Collapse of exchange spells trouble for bitcoin currency

TOKYO (AP) - The sudden disappearance of one of the largest bitcoin exchanges only adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual currency, which was just beginning to gain legitimacy beyond the technology enthusiasts and adventurous investors who created it.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Telsa S top Consumers selection

DETROIT (AP) - The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports' top pick in this year's automotive rankings.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Panel faults federal government for failing to go after offshore tax evasion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Billions of dollars in U.S. taxes are going unpaid because Americans are exploiting Swiss bank accounts, and the U.S. government has failed to aggressively pursue Switzerland's second-largest bank, a Senate investigation has found.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Cut out junk food ads on football scoreboards, elsewhere in public schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


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