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Fayetteville firm wins tech award

posted: 11/30/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Fayetteville-based water treatment technology company is hoping an international award it recently won will lead to more investor interest and sales both at home and abroad.

Rush now on to build a better battery

posted: 11/30/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at most American's fingertips right now: the battery.

Young programmers in S. Korea groomed to fight foe's elite unit

posted: 11/30/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

In a darkened "war room" dozens of South Korea's brightest college students are practicing hacking each other as part of a government program to train them to battle some of the world's best -- the shadowy techno-soldiers of Kim Jong Un's regime.

TECH SPOTLIGHT: Recommendations for Cyber Monday shoppers

posted: 11/30/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Given that today is Cyber Monday, I thought I'd make a few tech toy recommendations for those who might need some shopping suggestions.

ON COMPUTERS: $40 keyboard makes typing on phone enjoyable

posted: 11/30/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

We did ourselves a favor this month and bought an external keyboard for our smartphone. Wow, what a pleasure to type on an actual keyboard instead of thumbing our way through the tiny keys on a phone screen answering email or writing anything.

Study finds hiring aptitude of computers bests humans

posted: 11/30/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

People want to believe they have good instincts, but when it comes to hiring, they can't best a computer.

Google in warp drive for new Star Wars

posted: 11/30/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Google is allowing users to embrace their inner Jedi or Sith, jumping on the Star Wars bandwagon before the new sequel opens next month.

U.S. rethinks driverless-car policy

posted: 11/25/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.

Self-driving cars take turn in Texas

posted: 11/23/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

AUSTIN, Texas -- With Google's self-driving cars slowed in a gridlock of California regulation, Texas is offering a fast lane.

Microsoft talking up top-notch security

posted: 11/23/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft was once the epitome of everything wrong with security in technology. Its products were so infested with vulnerabilities that the company's co-founder, Bill Gates, once ordered all of Microsoft engineers to stop writing new code for a month and focus on fixing the bugs in software they had already built.

Charging pad, case neat but battery needs work

posted: 11/23/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

I have always been curious about those wireless charging pads for the smartphones -- the ones where you just lay the phone down on the pad and it charges.

Polaroid Cube+ has long way to go to rival GoPro

posted: 11/23/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

We got one of the new $150 Polaroid Cube+ cameras, which are billed as cheaper than the popular GoPro. We haven't tried GoPro, but we doubt the Cube+ is going to push it out of the way.

Acxiom data called suited for terrorist hunts

posted: 11/22/2015 1:55 a.m. Comment 1

The personal information gathered by companies such as Little Rock-based Acxiom Corp. to classify people for targeted marketing campaigns is also useful for creating profiles of terror suspects and helping investigators find accomplices, industry members say.

Tech tricks shrink delivery routes

posted: 11/19/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Around 8 a.m. at a cavernous warehouse outside Pittsburgh recently, about four dozen delivery drivers for United Parcel Service got their first look at the scheduled drop-offs for the day.

Report: Hacking pays off for China

posted: 11/18/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

The United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyberattacks from China, and lawmakers should look at whether U.S.-based companies be allowed to 'hack back' to recover or wipe stolen data, a congressional advisory body said Tuesday.




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