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Apple hits new high on rebound

posted: 08/21/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

Verizon regains top ranking for fastest wireless network

posted: 08/20/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Verizon Communications Inc. recaptured the wireless speed crown it lost to AT&T a year earlier, after adding capacity to relieve network congestion that lowered service quality in major cities such as New York.

Amazon introduces mobile-payment service

posted: 08/18/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems with the introduction of the Amazon Local Register, a credit card processing device and mobile app designed to let small-business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

Texan fills need tracking oil gear

posted: 08/18/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Keeping track of billions of dollars of equipment that's constantly on the move is one of the oil and gas industry's toughest challenges.

Harvard robots self-organize like hives

posted: 08/18/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

A huge group of self-organizing robots has emerged from Harvard. But don't worry, they're pretty tiny and quite harmless (for now).

Neurogaming takes brains for video play

posted: 08/18/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lat Ware pauses to straighten his jacket and organize the chaos in his mind. For Ware, who has attention deficit disorder, standing in the halls of a gaming conference as people rush by can feel like being in a hurricane of humanity.

TECH SPOTLIGHT: Thermometers use apps to tell you when steak's ready

posted: 08/18/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

This is one of the tastiest reviews I've ever done.

On Computers : User beware: Free downloads a dangerous game

posted: 08/18/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

When a reader wanted to divide long audio tracks into segments for public talks, we suggested he try Audacity, a free program.

Facebook to track users across devices

posted: 08/18/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Facebook Inc. will let advertisers know where a promotion was first viewed and when it led to a purchase by tracking users between their electronic devices, a tool that may reignite privacy concerns.

Sony gaming enlists Reddit, Twitch

posted: 08/18/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Think of Sony and games, and it's likely PlayStation that comes to mind. But the company has also had big success making online games for 18 years through its Sony Online Entertainment division.

Technology news in brief

posted: 08/18/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

IBM announces brainlike computer chip

Cisco announces plans to cut 6,000 more jobs

posted: 08/14/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Cisco Systems Inc. is cutting 6,000 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, as it faces weak sales in emerging markets and a slump in demand from telecommunications-service providers.

Farmers pitched on drone eyes for crop data

posted: 08/11/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Forget the weather and politics. As thousands of Minnesota farmers gathered recently for the big Farmfest trade show, the real buzz was overhead.

49ers' new home offers high-tech treats

posted: 08/11/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Along with their replica jerseys, homemade signs and foam "We're No. 1" fingers, football fans will want to take one other essential piece of gear when they attend games at the new Levi's Stadium: a smartphone.

Samsung surpassed in China, India sales

posted: 08/11/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Samsung Electronics Co., the global leader in mobile-phone sales, is being outflanked in the two biggest markets by newcomers catering to domestic tastes.


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