posted: 10/07/2015 1:59 a.m.
U.S. stocks closed moderately lower Tuesday after five straight days of gains. DuPont and energy companies rose sharply, but the overall market was weighed down by health care stocks, especially biotechnology companies.
posted: 10/05/2015 2:29 a.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The former limestone mine seemed perfect for a large computer data center. The air was cool. The rock walls provided a defense against natural disasters. And the tunnels bored into a Kansas City hillside had access to abundant electricity and fiber-optic cables.
posted: 10/05/2015 2:27 a.m.
In the semiconductor business, it is called the "red brick wall" -- the limit of the industry's ability to shrink transistors beyond a certain size.
updated: 10/05/2015 2:25 a.m.
BANGALORE, India -- U.S. technology companies desperately want to win over people like Rakesh Padachuri and his family.
posted: 10/05/2015 2:23 a.m.
The days are getting shorter and my workdays seem to be getting longer. It usually means I come into a dark house at the end of the day.
posted: 10/05/2015 2:23 a.m.
A reader wrote to say his wife has a Kindle and loves reading outdoors. His iPad cost hundreds of dollars more but he can't read it in sunlight. "Not fair!" he said. "My wife grins at me as I struggle."
posted: 10/05/2015 2:19 a.m.
Japan will allow tests of self-driving taxis on public roads with passengers next year as the country readies itself to showcase the technology by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
posted: 09/29/2015 2:20 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- It's an afterthought or even an object of scorn in some homes, and it costs TV viewers an estimated $232 per household each year.
posted: 09/29/2015 2:15 a.m.
Facing opposition from consumer advocates and the cable industry over a new but controversial flavor of 4G LTE, T-Mobile, Verizon, Qualcomm and a handful of other companies will join an industry coalition this week in an effort to sway regulators in Washington's latest technology fight.
posted: 09/28/2015 2:27 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- A working group appointed by President Barack Obama's administration has explored four possible approaches tech companies might use that would allow law enforcement agencies to unlock encrypted communications -- access that some tech firms say their systems are not set up to provide.
posted: 09/28/2015 2:26 a.m.
LOS ANGELES -- Website visitors often find themselves waiting and waiting for advertisements to load. Video starts playing automatically, and animated ads jump in front of what they were there to see in the first place. The seconds tick by.
posted: 09/28/2015 2:24 a.m.
SHENZHEN, China -- In China's factories, the robots are rising.
posted: 09/28/2015 2:23 a.m.
LOS ANGELES -- Virtual reality won't just be another technology for hard-core nerds if Mark Zuckerberg gets his way.
posted: 09/28/2015 2:22 a.m.
I read a startling statistic recently: The average household throws out about $640 worth of food each year. As of July, there were about 117 million households in the U.S. That works out to nearly $75 billion in wasted food. That's just in the United States, and in just one year.
posted: 09/28/2015 2:20 a.m.
A reader asked us whether it's true that the new Windows 10 collects information on your computer usage. Yes, it does, but no, we're not worried about it (anyone watching us needs serious help). If you're concerned, there's a free program to shield you.