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Sony hack adds to growing security pressure on companies worldwide

Companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance

LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices — and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs— earned a... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Jennifer Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed "a sexual offense," actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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US agent sued over fake Facebook page

The Justice Department says it is reviewing a woman's complaint that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent set up a fake Facebook account using her identity. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

Visitors to Seattle's Space Needle are treated to a gorgeous view of this waterfront city when skies are clear and the sun is shining. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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New studies point out dangers of 'talking' to car

Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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EU investigates Amazon's tax practice

The European Union's competition authority on Tuesday opened an investigation into Amazon's corporate income tax practices on suspicion the online retailer is benefiting from an illegal rebate to... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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7 ways to help your loved one when they've lost their job

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Your loved one just lost their job. So what can you do to help them? Here's a look at the different things you can do. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club

Confused by the federal health care law? How about the debate over NSA surveillance? The way the Federal Reserve affects interest rates? Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Something that may have caused the Great Recession of 2008 is coming back

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Subprime lending is back. This time for auto loans. The question is whether or not subprime lending to borrowers with poor credit will lead to another financial bubble bursting and Round 2 of the... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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The power of girls and tech could change the world

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What would you like the world to look like in 2030? World leaders, acclaimed activists and a few celebs put their heads together at the annual Social Good Summit in New York City. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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How the fashion industry drives your shopping choices

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The fashion industry operates at high speeds. Consumers take advantage of low prices, buying clothes often. Why are some industry insiders trying to pump the brakes? Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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Americans aren't confident about their financial situations

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The 2014 American Values survey illustrated a gloomy economic situation in American households. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Alicia Keys is asking a simple question to save kids and help the poor: Why are we here?

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R&B singer Alicia Keys received a standing ovation when she announced that she was kicking off the movement "We Are Here" movement with $1 million of her own money at the annual Social Good Summit... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Apple sells more than 10 million iPhones in debut weekend

Apple sold a record of more than 10 million iPhones in the weekend debut of two new models, as consumers flocked to stores and Web shops to buy handsets featuring bigger screens. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Activision hires Giuliani to fight Noriega lawsuit

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined Activision's fight to dismiss a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the company's popular "Call of Duty"... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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NASA's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit

NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Where’s the app for an earthquake warning?

Among the many things the Bay Area learned from the recent shaker near Napa is that the University of California, Berkeley’s earthquake warning system does indeed work for the handful of... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death

Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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