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Comcast's best year in nearly a decade, loses fewest TV customers in 8 years

Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, despite customer loss.

TV Buying Guide: Get out tape measure before shopping

If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes

California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to "hacking" philanthropy and "disrupting" old models for... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Old laws collide with digital reality in teen sexting cases

Educators in a small Colorado town say they had no choice but alert police when they discovered that many high-schoolers were using a cellphone app to collect and hide hundreds of naked photos of... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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VW offers diesel owners $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

Volkswagen is offering $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as a goodwill gesture to owners of small diesel-powered cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs

When you're coming down with a cold, there are a few items you typically reach for to start feeling better: cough drops, herbal tea, maybe an over-the-counter medication. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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'Call of Duty' maker buys 'Candy Crush' company for $5.9B

The company behind the hugely successful "Call of Duty" video games is launching an all-out attack on the mobile gaming market by shelling out $5.9 billion for the maker of "Candy Crush Saga." Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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2 degrees, flies planes, author, works at NASA. His age? 17

Moshe Kai Cavalin has two college degrees, but he's too young to vote. He flies airplanes, but he's too young to drive a car alone. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015

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Move to spur pint-sized medical devices to treat sick kids

Improvise isn't a word parents want to hear from their kid's doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care because many of the medical devices needed to treat sick children were... Read more »

Nov. 1, 2015

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YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series, movies from top YouTubers like PewDiePie, and on-demand... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2015

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Amazon sues reviewers to stop phony product reviews

Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they're buying an iPhone case on Amazon or hiring an Uber ride in their hometown. But just how... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2015

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Wal-Mart, others speed up deliveries to shoppers

Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2015

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Will Amazon's Echo speaker or Dash buttons make your life easier?

When I brought home review models of Amazon's Echo speaker, a sort of smart, voice-controlled speaker, and two Dash buttons that reorder household products with a single touch, I wasn't convinced... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015

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California teams with tech firms to fight cyber exploitation

California's attorney general has teamed with leaders in the tech industry and law enforcement to combat so-called cyber exploitation — the practice of anonymously posting nude or scantily... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015

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Gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species?

Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2015

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VW executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault

Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker, asserting top corporate officials... Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Tired of just pressing 'like'? Here are 5 ways you might soon emote on Facebook

Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow? Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Greek town glimpses mass transit future: driverless buses

There'll be no arguing with the driver on this bus: the rides are free and there's no driver anyway. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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'Harry Potter' e-books come to life in new Apple edition

You don't need to be a wizard to see the "Harry Potter" books come to life. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO

Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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At Asian film fest, new etiquette shows rise of mobile app

Kakao Talk, a popular mobile messaging app in South Korea, must have annoyed its share of moviegoers. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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Google unveils Nexus phones with 'Marshmallow' flavor

Google is countering the release of Apple's latest iPhones with two devices running on a new version of Android software designed to steer and document even more of its users' lives. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015

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Sonos software upgrade allows speakers to tune to your room

Want to put a speaker in a bookshelf or under a chair without compromising sound quality? Wireless speaker company Sonos is releasing a software update that will intelligently calibrate sounds to... Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015

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Drive-thru lanes in Salt Lake airport parking garage to close permanently

Starting this Thursday, people will no longer be able to pick up or drop off passengers inside the parking garage on the second level of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015

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Modi touts social media, tech development in Facebook visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the power of social media and his own goals for developing India's tech economy on Sunday, speaking to a global audience from a "town hall" meeting at the... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2015

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Tips on using new iPhone feature for animating still photos

If you're getting one of the new iPhones, you'll be able to turn still images into video. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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VW names head of Porsche unit as new CEO

Volkswagen's board has named Matthias Mueller, the head of the group's Porsche unit, to be the new CEO and to lead the world's top-selling automaker past a growing emissions-rigging scandal. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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EPA to change diesel tests to thwart VW-like cheating

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it will launch sweeping changes to the way it tests for diesel emissions after getting duped by clandestine software in Volkswagen cars for... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Meetings with Chinese leader bring agreement on tech firms

Leaders from Michigan to Beijing attended meetings Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the U.S. and signed an agreement aimed at pushing cooperation on the use of clean tech businesses to... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Clean tech a priority issue as Chinese president lands in US

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Washington state Tuesday for a visit to the U.S. that will include talks on how U.S. and Chinese experts and businesses can collaborate on nuclear energy,... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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US: China cyberespionage puts 'enormous strain' on ties

Cyberespionage for economic gain by China is putting "enormous strain" on U.S.-China relations and needs to stop, President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Monday. Read more »

Sept. 21, 2015

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Apple unveils latest iPhone, bigger iPad, revamped TV box

Apple is taking a small step with its latest iPhone while trying to make a bigger leap in other key markets with its largest iPad yet and a long-awaited overhaul of its online video box for TVs. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015

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Instagram expands marketing reach for businesses

Instagram is adding 30-second video ads and other features in a push to give businesses more ways to tap potential customers through the Facebook photo sharing app. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015

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Visibility a challenge for scientists studying German U-boat

Scientists who set out to use submersibles to study a German U-boat off the Rhode Island coast said Tuesday they were hampered by poor visibility but the mission was still a success because they... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015

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Apple event to focus on new iPhones, Apple TV and Siri

Hey, Siri, what does Apple have in store for us this week? Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015

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Cellphone, technology use increases in schools

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Like her peers, Joseph Case High School senior Sarah Aguiar, 17, doesn't remember a time when there wasn't an Internet nor a time when people didn't carry cellphones. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2015

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Team conducts field experiments at Craters of the Moon

Volcanic rocks the size of footballs slid and bounced down a steep lava slope. At the top, a team of geologists, biologists and NASA engineers had just climbed the hill of jagged rock known as the... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2015

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Clinton says family paid State Dept employee for email work

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that her family paid a State Department employee to maintain the private email server she used while secretary of state and compensated him "for a period of... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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Benghazi panel to interview more of Clinton's inner circle

A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Toyota to invest $50M in car-tech research at Stanford, MIT

Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Wave of new Windows 10 devices on show at Berlin tech fair

Computer manufacturers are unveiling the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Contours of landmark UN climate pact starting to take shape

U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015

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Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Cheating site logged federal subscribers with sensitive jobs

U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Impasse left DirecTV customers without KSL

DirectTV customers might find black space where KSL-TV used to be as of midnight Thursday. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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