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Often, alarms on hack risks go unheeded

posted: 05/22/2017 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Misha Govshteyn and his colleagues at the cybersecurity startup Alert Logic dropped all their projects about a month ago, except for one they deemed a graver threat than the rest.

Asian funerals go green, high-tech

posted: 05/22/2017 2:38 a.m. Discuss

HONG KONG -- Death is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be bad for the environment.

Government tech positions tougher to fill in Trump era

posted: 05/22/2017 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Right after President Donald Trump took office, Mikey Dickerson traveled to Silicon Valley to make a pitch for the U.S. Digital Service, a program he'd run that's brought hundreds of technologists to Washington to improve the government's clunky computers and unsecured networks.

With social media, no platform one-size-fits-all, businesses find

posted: 05/22/2017 2:36 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- When Snapchat went public this year, it was a reminder to many small-business owners that they need to be part of the social media revolution. But which network? Snapchat? Facebook? Instagram? All of the above?

ON COMPUTERS: Anti-malware program can also help thwart ransomware attacks

posted: 05/22/2017 2:35 a.m. Discuss

This comes up pretty regularly. A reader writes to ask if it's worth paying $70 a year for anti-virus protection, or should he use Windows' own built-in support? A large surge in so-called ransomware infections has exacerbated the problem.

For cameras, Subaru vetting Autoliv, Hitachi prototypes

posted: 05/22/2017 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Subaru Corp. is considering Autoliv Inc.'s stereo cameras for its driver-assist system as the Japanese automaker looks for options beyond a Hitachi Ltd. unit that has been a supplier for almost a decade, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Water park's wristband high tech

posted: 05/22/2017 2:33 a.m. Discuss

ORLANDO, Fla. -- There's no need to schlep around wallets or locker keys at Universal Orlando Resort's new water park opening later this month.

State's tech giants nurtured burgeoning startups

posted: 05/21/2017 2:13 a.m. Discuss

It's difficult to find a technology company in central Arkansas that has not been touched by the region's original tech success stories: Acxiom Corp. and Systematics Inc.

Chipmaker sues four Apple contractors

posted: 05/18/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Qualcomm Inc.'s battle with Apple Inc. is heating up as the chip company hauls assemblers of the iPhone into a U.S. court on claims they are failing to pay patent royalties.

Drone traffic control in works

updated: 05/15/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

By 2020, an estimated 7 million drones could be zipping around the country delivering packages, taking photos, inspecting infrastructure or conducting search-and-rescue missions.

Immigration risk scaring tech talent to jobs in Canada

updated: 05/15/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Amir Moravej, an Iranian computer engineer in Montreal, quietly worked last year on building software to help people navigate the Canadian immigration system. He saw it as a way for others to avoid the same immigration travails he suffered a few years earlier.

Humans' rule-breaking road habits still stump robot cars, experts say

posted: 05/15/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT -- In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robo-taxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robo-taxis.

ON COMPUTERS: Deleting rather than updating some programs helps sluggish computer

posted: 05/15/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Is your computer hyper tense? Does it suffer from anxiety, mood shifts, lethargy or even narcolepsy? You can get a free checkup at Belarc.com. Belarc Advisor tells you about your dear machine's hardware, software, security settings, and whether you need updates. Our diagnosis: updates of six programs were deemed "critical."

Newest sensors let robots work closer to people

posted: 05/15/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Robots are everywhere.

Home-sharer, city reach deal on regulations

posted: 05/08/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Home-sharing company Airbnb cleared a major legal hurdle in its hometown of San Francisco last week, settling a case that was viewed by many in Silicon Valley as a bellwether for how far startups can go to test the government.

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