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Apple CEO: 'Augmented reality' tech's future

posted: 03/27/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple's chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television.

Sellers booted from Amazon get insurance

posted: 03/27/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Like many people who make their living selling stuff on Amazon.com Inc., Rob Griffin is terrified of getting kicked off the site. Two years ago the Atlanta resident was suspended for selling a banned health supplement and wound up living off his credit cards for a few weeks. Amazon reinstated Griffin, but the memory lingers.

Auto-sale startups are dealing in dealerships

posted: 03/27/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

The auto dealer looked like a ripe target for disruption when retailing moved online. Now that startups have tried and failed to beat the car salesman, many are taking a different route: catering to them.

ON COMPUTERS: Android phones will always listen with rollout of Google Assistant

posted: 03/27/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Google Assistant is now inside our Android phone. She says little but hears all.

T-Mobile's tech lab moves needle

posted: 03/27/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

SEATTLE -- For a couple of minutes in a small, nondescript T-Mobile US Inc. conference room, the future of wireless is here.

Firm sees tiny reactors powering remote sites

updated: 03/27/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Urenco Ltd., the world's second-biggest maker of atomic fuel, is advancing its attempt to supply radically smaller nuclear reactors in order to boost demand for its services.

Two tech giants vie for niche at hotels

posted: 03/23/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Amazon.com's battle with Apple over digital assistants is moving into hotel rooms, where Alexa and Siri are both vying to be the voice-controlled platform of choice for travelers.

Phone-maker undercuts Apple

posted: 03/21/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Reclusive Chinese billionaire Duan Yongping, who founded Oppo and Vivo, the twin smartphone brands that outsold Apple in China last year, said the American smartphone giant stumbled because it didn't adapt to local competition.

For next act, Netflix going to the movies

posted: 03/20/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

Will Smith's next movie -- part police drama, part science fiction -- has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster except one. When Bright is released later this year it'll be playing on Netflix Inc.'s streaming service, not thousands of theater screens.

Seal-whisker sensors tickle Navy

posted: 03/20/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

NEWPORT, R.I. -- The U.S. Navy is enlisting the help of seals -- but not the kind of highly trained special operatives with whom it usually associates.

Small businesses' weak cybersecurity abused by hackers

posted: 03/20/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Randell Heath said he isn't sure how hackers got into his company's website -- all he knows that is a supplier called, saying the site had become an online store selling Viagra and Cialis.

Siemens, crowd-funded startup team up on electric-car project

posted: 03/20/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

LUND, Sweden -- A group of Swedish university students that raised $1.3 million in crowdfunding for their startup to build electric cars has caught the attention of German industrial heavyweight Siemens.

ON COMPUTERS: Navdy's display makes cars smart, but also makes drivers distracted

posted: 03/20/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

We had a gizmo attack. A gizmo attack is when some new gizmo comes out and you feel you have to have it. Normally you should lie down and wait for this feeling to pass. But not always. So we went for it.

Sensors can detect drowsy drivers

posted: 03/20/2017 1:57 a.m. Comment 1

It’s something that many drivers have experienced while behind the wheel, though many don’t like to admit it.

Biotech firm thrives in research arena

posted: 03/20/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- More than 600,000 times, researchers have cited Bio-Techne Corp. in academic papers as a manufacturer of tools that helped in their search for new tests and treatments.

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