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Revisit Apple award, justices say

posted: 12/07/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday told a lower court to take another look at a $399 million award won by Apple from rival Samsung Electronics for copying the design of the iPhone.

Little Rock Tech Park names first tenants; downtown space to open in March

posted: 12/06/2016 11:32 a.m. Discuss

A handful of local companies and entrepreneurs will soon have a new home in downtown Little Rock to grow among fellow startups.

Amazon supermarket experiment eliminates checkout line

posted: 12/06/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Amazon.com on Monday unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them -- eliminating the checkout line.

Startup firm has supersonic goal

posted: 12/05/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Talk to a harried air traveler about the basics of modern flight, and they'll probably be surprised when they learn commercial airplanes fly only as fast as they did in the 1950s. Given the range of aerospace advances in the past half-century, plus the technological leaps in almost every other area of human endeavor, it seems reasonable to ask: Why can't we fly faster?

ON COMPUTERS: App makes email more manageable with folders, unsubscribe option

posted: 12/05/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

We're using a new email application that keeps you organized through the holidays and beyond. It's called Email by Easily Do, and it's free for iPhones and iPads from easilydomail.com. As you would expect, an Android version is in the works.

Hulu pursuing live-TV strategy

posted: 12/05/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

When NBC and Fox got together 10 years ago to create Hulu, they offered customers something they'd never had before: last night's TV shows available over the Internet for free. It presaged the future of TV -- online and on-demand, no VCR or DVR required.

Sirius reportedly made pitch to Pandora

posted: 12/05/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Sirius XM Holdings Chairman Greg Maffei recently approached Pandora Media’s board to express renewed interest in a takeover of the Internet radio provider, according to people familiar with the matter, following up on its offer from earlier this year.

Lenders call on phone data for credit test

posted: 11/28/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers' creditworthiness by using phone-company data on mobile calling patterns and locations.

2 brands displace iPhones in China off radar

posted: 11/28/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Two years ago, Oppo and Vivo couldn't crack the top five in China's smartphone market. Now they're on top after elbowing Apple aside, thanks to people like Cheng Xiaoning.

ON COMPUTERS: Long-forgotten DOS remains powerhouse utility on Windows PCs

posted: 11/28/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

"I must be old because I still use DOS," a reader says. He's not old, he's smart. It is the fastest, cleanest way to control any PC using the Microsoft operating system. And he gave us some examples of the power.

Robot cleaners find way to factory floor

posted: 11/28/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- New robotics technology is seeping into every part of manufacturing -- even the cleaning of the factory floors and assembly lines.

Startup jitters send workers to older firms

posted: 11/21/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

When he started thinking about leaving Apple Inc. this year, Darren Haas briefly contemplated Uber Technologies Inc., where many friends worked. Instead, the cloud-computing engineer pursued an opportunity he considered more exciting: General Electric Co.

Google offers U.K. residents free digital skills training

updated: 11/21/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

After being criticized for not paying its fair share of British tax, Alphabet Inc.'s Google unit is trying to show it's a good corporate citizen by offering five hours of free digital skills training to all U.K. residents.

ON COMPUTERS: Google Home works best with basic questions, other Google devices

posted: 11/21/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

We continue our epic struggle with so-called digital assistants. They are small, unassuming, and sit on a desk or table ready to answer burning questions like "Is the library open?" and "What's the weather like?"

Singapore bank to test digital currency

posted: 11/21/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The Monetary Authority of Singapore is poised to become the latest central bank to test its own digital currency, which it will use in a trial of a blockchain-driven system for interbank payments.

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