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Creative types gather to tinker

posted: 09/01/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

MESA, Ariz. -- Inside a nondescript, garagelike workshop nestled among restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.

Google aims for a dogfight in drone war

posted: 09/01/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Google Inc. is taking its rivalry against Amazon.com Inc. to the skies.

2 startup firms offer smartphone banking

posted: 09/01/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

China posits threat from U.S. tech firms

posted: 09/01/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

BEIJING -- The Silicon Valley economy is hot these days, but U.S. tech firms are feeling a chill in China.

Tech Spotlight: ProShow software proves to be slide-show gold

posted: 09/01/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

A few months ago, I tried out some slide-show-creation software for the Mac. Afterward, a few readers responded with a suggestion that I do the same for similar software for Windows PCs. Ask, and ye shall receive.

Draw like a pro with flashy but pricey Painter 2015

posted: 09/01/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Though we're not professional artists or even students, we decided to try Corel's new Painter 2015.

Godzilla returns in Ultra HD revival

posted: 09/01/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the original 1954 black-and-white film, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.

Kill switch makes phones useless to thieves

posted: 09/01/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Starting in July 2015, every smartphone sold in the state of California will be required to have a feature known as a kill switch, which allows smartphone users to remotely wipe the contents of their phones and make them unusable in case they get stolen.

Samsung unveils smartwatch free from companion phones

posted: 09/01/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG have unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.

Technology news in brief

posted: 09/01/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

PCs predicted to surge as prices lower

BANKRUPTCY WATCH

posted: 09/01/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Audrey Ann Armstrong, 3523 Centark Circle, Aug. 25, 2014, Chapter 13.

Farmers develop taste for sesame

posted: 08/31/2014 5:40 a.m. Discuss

Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeastern United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers in Arkansas and elsewhere take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them harvest it with typical agriculture equipment.

Bookshops' varying lures speak volumes

posted: 08/31/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Though only 220 steps separate Dickson Street Bookshop from Nightbird Books in downtown Fayetteville, the bookstores' strategies for succeeding in a tricky market could not be further apart.

Drought-plagued Brazil faces for 3rd year of coffee decline

posted: 08/31/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

A prolonged drought in Brazil has already claimed about half of Jose Francisco Pereira's coffee crop. Next year could be even worse as the country heads for the first three-year output decline since 1965.

Shale boom drives state pipeline projects

posted: 08/31/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

The nation's shale drilling boom is starting to change the pipeline landscape in Arkansas.

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