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Algorithms used to determine stores' futures

posted: 10/16/2017 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Back in February, J.C. Penney said it planned to close down about 140 struggling stores. That might be just the beginning.

New device like a dermatologist in palm of hand

posted: 10/16/2017 2:20 a.m. Discuss

MIAMI -- Chances are most people have looked at a mole or irregularity on their skin and thought that maybe they should see a doctor about it. And, chances are, they didn't.

Software development firm's goal

posted: 10/16/2017 2:19 a.m. Discuss

When Tolulope Komolafe first heard the pitch, she was skeptical. A fledgling company in Lagos, Nigeria, would pay her to learn how to write modern computer code and then offer her a good job in the high-tech economy.

ON COMPUTERS: Norton makes the grade, replaces shady Avast anti-virus software

posted: 10/16/2017 2:17 a.m. Comment 1

We bow to the mounting evidence and can no longer recommend the free anti-virus program Avast. Too many complaints. And yet, cyber attacks as they're called, are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated.

VW throws big bucks into electric buses, trucks

posted: 10/16/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Volkswagen AG is flanking its push into electric cars with plans to roll out battery-powered commercial vehicles targeted at urban areas as growing public concerns about air quality boost demand.

Fans can re-sell, buy tickets on Twickets

posted: 10/16/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

ATLANTA -- Twickets, a Europe-based face-value ticket platform supported by several popular music artists including Adele and Ed Sheeran, was launched last week in the United States.

Target joins rush to shop via voice

posted: 10/13/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.

Retirement village testing driverless cars

posted: 10/09/2017 2:20 a.m. Discuss

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Molly Jackson, an 82-year-old retired nurse, was sitting in the back seat of a self-driving taxi when the vehicle jerked to a halt at a crossing as its computer vision spotted an approaching golf cart.

Fishing illegally target of Skylight

posted: 10/09/2017 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, concerned about illegal fishing depleting global fish populations, will spend $40 million to develop a system that uses satellite imagery and data-analysis software to help countries spot and catch unlicensed fishing boats.

ON COMPUTERS: Digital currency bitcoins streamline buying and selling

posted: 10/09/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Ever adventurous, Joy decided the only way to really get an idea of what bitcoin is about, was to buy some. So she bought a bit.

New plight: Keeping eyes on road

posted: 10/09/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The infotainment technology that automakers are installing into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study has found.

DeepMind buy pays off for Google

posted: 10/09/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

New hardware debuts from Alphabet Inc.'s Google in San Francisco last week showed how the acquisition of London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind might start to generate revenue rather than just research papers.

Google to sell lightweight camera

posted: 10/09/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Google unfurled a surprise new gadget last week that echoes the company's earlier controversial stab at futuristic hardware.

Where isn't Amazon's gal Alexa?

posted: 10/02/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

Amazon wants Alexa to be everywhere.

As hacks soar, cyber security techs come, go

posted: 10/02/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

The paycheck is big. The career security is great. But the headlines are a headache.

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