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EU tightening, adding in Google antitrust case

updated: 04/16/2015 4:12 a.m. Discuss

The European Union on Wednesday escalated its 4-year-old investigation into Google Inc., accusing the Internet giant of abusing its dominance of the search-engine market. The EU also started a new investigation into Google's Android mobile-phone software.

Tech Spotlight: Phiaton headphones deliver on comfort, sound

posted: 04/13/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

It's no secret I'm a great lover of music, especially when I can find great ways to enjoy it.

On Computers: Email encryption adds layer of privacy, security

posted: 04/13/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

What if Hilary Rodham Clinton had used encrypted email instead of a private email service? Could anyone have uncovered her conversations? We don't know the answer, but we have one word for privacy seekers: encryption.

Bank debuts smart branch in Chicago

posted: 04/09/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

"Welcome to BMO Harris," says the bank teller who literally pops up on a screen inside this new bank branch in Chicago. "How can I help you?"

Business news in brief

posted: 04/09/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Hearing in bond-trader case wraps up A hearing in which the Arkansas Securities Department accused former bond trader Steele Stephens of selling unsuitable bonds to the Arkansas treasurer's office concluded Tuesday.

Conway firms said near LR move

posted: 04/08/2015 2:08 a.m. Comments 3

Conway-based tech firms Inuvo Inc. and PrivacyStar are negotiating a lease to move into office space in Little Rock's River Market District, sources familiar with the talks said Tuesday.

Technology flaw forces state to pull the plug on its new tourism site

posted: 04/08/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A redesign of the state’s tourism website has been pulled after the underlying technology proved too weak to power all of its functions.

Tech Spotlight: Slingbox, app allow TV signal to go anywhere

posted: 04/06/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

I recently bit the bullet: I got back onto cable.

On Computers: Capture any image from any computer screen

posted: 04/06/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

After extensive research -- we talked to several people -- we found that most people don't know how to capture what they see on the computer. This is shocking but true.

GoDaddy shines with $3B market debut

posted: 04/02/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

GoDaddy Inc. shares jumped Wednesday in its trading debut, after the company raised $460 million in a larger-than-expected initial public offering.

Tech Spotlight: Skylink protects home without monthly fees

posted: 03/30/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Summer vacation plans are likely in the works, with the end of school rapidly approaching. Security of the home often is an issue for potential vacationers.

On Computers: Singalong passwords keep hackers tuned out

posted: 03/30/2015 2:05 a.m. Comment 1

Most people use a simple English word as their password, like "potato." But real words are easy for hackers to crack -- once the first couple of letters are found, the hacker's computer can immediately fill in all the words that start with those letters. Here's a better way:

Twitter, streamer work out alliance

posted: 03/23/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Rhapsody International Inc. will make its 32 million songs available to users of Twitter Inc., the first music-streaming service to let people listen to a full library of licensed tunes within the social network.

Tech Spotlight: Navigator protects phones falling from space or dropped into purses

posted: 03/23/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Let me be clear: I really had no intention of reviewing smartphone cases for a while. But darn it, one company appealed to my inner nerd, and I just couldn't turn away.

On Computers: No Apple news; Android's latest OS keeps going

posted: 03/23/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Remain calm. We are not going to talk about the features of Apple's new watch. Enough ink has already been spilled there to float this newspaper for the next thousand years. And the watch isn't even out yet! Let's talk about smartphones instead; hardly anybody ever talks about those.

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