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Apple says clock is ticking on launching of smartwatch

posted: 09/16/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Apple announced its first jump into the wearable market last week, showing off a prototype of the Apple Watch, which the company plans to release early next year.

Retailers resist Apple wallet app

posted: 09/16/2014 1:59 a.m. Comment 1

While Apple's wallet technology for the new iPhone is expected to increase the number of people making mobile payments, individual retailers remain a hurdle.

Microsoft acquires Minecraft company

posted: 09/16/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire Mojang, the software company behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion in a bid to expand its Xbox and mobile businesses.

Space rivals fight for NASA funds

posted: 09/15/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co. are contending for more than $3 billion in funding to resume U.S. manned spaceflight with the first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit.

Google boosts Japan efforts in app market

posted: 09/15/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- Although Google's Android is the most popular smartphone software, the company lags behind Apple in generating revenue from mobile applications. Now Google is turning to a white cat and a gang of monsters to catch up.

Firm aims for vehicles to serve as own valet

posted: 09/15/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT -- With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, drivers one day will be able to have their car roll into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space -- all by itself.

U.S. tax credit left to twist in the wind

posted: 09/15/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

FOREST, Wis. -- When wind-power developers prospected the rolling hills around this small dairy town, they found plenty of gusty sites for turbines.

Tech Spotlight: Case evokes nostalgia; power pack's crankable

posted: 09/15/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

I thought I'd take a look at a couple of "cool" accessories this week.

On Computers: As good as new, refurbished machines cost less

posted: 09/15/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Consumers don't have to buy a new tablet or computer to get a good one, any more than they have to buy a brand new car.

GenZe scoots in for college, urban scene

posted: 09/15/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

FREMONT, Calif. -- Electric scooters are all the rage in China, but they have yet to take off in the United States.

TiVo expands services in Europe to court more subscribers

posted: 09/15/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

TiVo Inc., a maker of digital video recorders, is adding to its sales and marketing services in five European countries as it expands in the region.

T-Mobile offers Wi-Fi-powered calling

posted: 09/15/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network.

Technology news in brief

posted: 09/15/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

iPhone 6's to take up to 4 weeks to ship

Apple's smartwatch considered a threat to timepiece makers

posted: 09/14/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Just how scared is the watch industry of Apple's new smartwatch?

Nevada sizes up package for Tesla

posted: 09/11/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Nevada lawmakers negotiated a complex package of up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for Tesla Motors on Wednesday after Gov. Brian Sandoval ordered a special session he said is necessary to seal the deal to bring the electric car-maker's $5 billion battery factory to the state.

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