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Cyberattack shuts off Twitter, others

posted: 10/22/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Someone attacked a key part of the Internet's infrastructure Friday morning, causing some major services such as Twitter, Spotify and Airbnb to be inaccessible for some users.

Apple scales back plans for its own autonomous auto

posted: 10/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Apple has drastically scaled back its automotive ambitions, leading to hundreds of job cuts and a new direction that, for now, no longer includes building its own car, according to people familiar with the project.

Insurers racing to be ready for driverless cars

posted: 10/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Automotive technology has advanced to the point that some vehicles can operate without a driver, and extensive testing of autonomous vehicles has already begun.

ON COMPUTERS: Cellphone charger doubles as homing beacon guiding drivers to cars

posted: 10/17/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Joy broke her foot this summer, but that didn't stop her from walking for two hours in an orthopedic boot with her friend Betty. They walked for two hours because Betty couldn't remember where she left her car.

Amazon to limit warehouse access

posted: 10/17/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss Inc. is restricting merchant access to its warehouses during the busy holiday shopping season, people familiar with the matter said, signaling that the online retailer is worried about capacity issues that have created problems in the past.

Twitter to expand its video-feed arm

posted: 10/17/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is taking the smartphone shackles off its live-video service Periscope in its latest attempt to broaden its audience.

Samsung's Viv purchase foils Google's voice-assistant plans

posted: 10/17/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

Google just debuted a digital assistant, which it hopes to place inside smartphones, watches, cars and every other Internet-connected device. It's already hit a snag.

FTC: Ruling harms consumer protection

posted: 10/17/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Google and other technology companies could potentially sidestep U.S. enforcement of consumer-protection laws if a federal appeals court ruling siding with AT&T Inc. isn't reversed, the Federal Trade Commission is warning.

Verizon says hack affects Yahoo deal

posted: 10/14/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Verizon on Thursday said that it was leaning toward declaring as a "material" event the data breach disclosed three weeks ago by Yahoo.

Amazon to hire 120,000 for Yule work

posted: 10/14/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Christmas is coming and Amazon plans to add 120,000 seasonal workers in an effort to meet an expected spike in demand.

Samsung permanently halts Galaxy Note 7 production

posted: 10/11/2016 12:42 p.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that it is stopping production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones permanently, a day after stopping global sales of the ill-fated devices amid reports that batteries were catching fire.

Samsung halts sales of Galaxy Note 7 after new troubles

posted: 10/10/2016 5:56 p.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung said it is halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models.

Google has the goods, needs retail strategy

posted: 10/10/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Google unveiled new hardware, from smartphones and smart speakers to wireless routers, last week. It was the end result of a yearlong odyssey that involved design, supply chain negotiations and the search for a manufacturing partner.

Recycler a 2nd chance for devices, people

posted: 10/10/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Manuel Santos was grateful as he disassembled a personal computer and separated the parts to recycle on one of his last days at Tech Dump's warehouse in St. Paul, Minn.

Samsung's presence showering prosperity on Vietnam province

posted: 10/10/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

A few years ago, Nguyen Thi Dung was feeding chickens and planting rice to make ends meet in one of the poorest areas in Vietnam. This year, she expects to earn more than a typical stockbroker in the country. The difference? Samsung.




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