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Panel recommends bio-fuel options to reduce aviation carbon emissions

Scientists believe that organically produced bio-fuels could be one of the answers to the environmental challenge.

Comcast customers won't need cable box with upcoming apps

Comcast says later this year you won't need a cable box to watch cable as the company follows its rivals in offering TV-watching apps. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Sara Bareilles writes an original turn-off-your-phone song

Sara Bareilles' songwriting skills are all over the new Broadway musical "Waitress" — even down to the cellphone warning. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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EU expands battle with Google with Android antitrust probe

The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Yahoo's deterioration accelerates ahead of a possible sale

Yahoo may have hung out a "for sale" sign, but it hasn't done much to improve its curb appeal. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as it confronts decline in PCs

Intel says it will cut 12,000 jobs — about 11 percent of its workforce — as it reorganizes to confront a decline in sales of personal computers. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Airbnb adds new recommendations features

Airbnb is adding recommendations to its online accommodations service, building on its knowledge of travelers' preferences, coupled with tips from locals. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Bill Campbell, mentor to Steve Jobs, other tech CEOs, dies

Bill Campbell, a former Ivy League football coach who became a management guru for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley luminaries, has died. He was 75. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Oculus reacts to virtual reality privacy questions

An executive from virtual reality company Oculus says consumers shouldn't be concerned about an invasion of their privacy when using the Oculus Rift. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Tracking Utah’s elusive unicorns and what it means for the future

The Beehive State is home to operations of six billion-dollar firms, Domo Technologies, InsideSales.com, Pluralsight, Qualtrics — all Utah based, as well as JET.com and Thumbtack —... Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Governor trumpets entrepreneurism to local business leaders

When your state is among the most economically prosperous in the country, all you want to do is maintain the course that has helped you reach such lofty heights. That was the message Friday from... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Obama touts robots, US ingenuity at White House Science Fair

They came with eco-glue and Lego launchers. Their tag board displays were filled with charts, graphs and research on pollution. There were no little kids with plaster volcanoes in this crowd. But... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to headline Utah Technology Council event

Apple president and CEO Tim Cook will be the keynote speaker at the Utah Technology Council's Hall of Fame celebration in September. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Amazon's latest Kindle mostly wants to disappear

Will loyal fans of e-books be willing to pay tablet prices for dedicated e-readers? Amazon is about to find out. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Facebook shows new ways to chat, stream video

Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, request news articles and talk with businesses by sending them direct text messages. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Investigators visit Panama Papers law firm's office

Panamanian prosecutors have visited the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to look into its allegations that a computer hacker was behind the leak of a trove of financial documents about tax... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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UK's Daily Mail in early talks over bid for Yahoo

The owner of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper and media group is in early talks over a bid for the ailing U.S. internet company Yahoo. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight

The Justice Department said Friday it will continue trying to force Apple to reveal an iPhone's data in a New York drug case, putting the Brooklyn case at the center of a fight over whether a... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Experts caution self-driving cars aren't ready for roads

Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators to... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Kennecott eyeing ground movement at Bingham Canyon Mine

Kennecott Utah Copper has eyes all over its massive Bingham Canyon Mine looking for any potentially dangerous movement of the earth. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Ex-BYU and NFL player focuses new career on concussions

A former BYU football star whose NFL career was cut short partly by concussions has now decided to devote himself to helping others with similar injuries. Late last month, Austin Collie quit his... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Space station getting inflatable room, a cosmic 1st

Forget blowup air mattresses. Space station astronauts are getting their first inflatable room. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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FBI continues to debate sharing iPhone hack with Apple

The FBI has not decided whether to share with Apple Inc. details about how the bureau hacked into an iPhone linked to a California terrorism investigation, the bureau's director says. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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3-D printing gives 'cutting-edge' opportunities to WSU business students

Students at John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State are learning firsthand how to use 3-D printing technology to bring their creative product ideas to life. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Salt Lake City's Nelson Labs acquired by Illinois-based medical technology company

Salt Lake City-based Nelson Laboratories Inc. announced Monday that the privately held company was acquired by Sterigenics International LLC, a global provider of contract sterilization, gamma... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Data of nearly 50 million Turks allegedly leaked online

Hackers have posted a database online that seems to contain the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of its kind. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Utah’s Internet speed is fastest in the West, 8th worldwide

When it comes to the Internet, Utah has maintained its top spot as the fastest state in the West, and ranks 8th worldwide for fastest average speeds, according to a report from Akamai, a content... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Will Apple's FBI tussle take a bite out of the brand?

The revelation that the FBI was able to break into a secured iPhone without Apple's help won't take a bite out of Apple's brand reputation, but consumers will be looking for security improvements... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Apple still strong at 40, but are best years behind it?

Apple turned 40 on Friday, and it's a very different company from the audacious startup that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Hundreds line up to reserve Tesla Model 3 at Salt Lake showroom

Hundreds lined up at Salt Lake City's Tesla showroom for a chance to put down a deposit on a car they've never seen. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Affordable Model 3 is Tesla's biggest test yet

The promise of an affordable electric car from Tesla Motors had hundreds of people lining up to reserve one. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Resolution in FBI-Apple case prolongs larger legal battle

The FBI's victory in breaking into a San Bernardino killer's iPhone without Apple's help merely prolongs a battle over how far the government can go to examine private messages, photos and other... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can't keep the government out of even an encrypted device that... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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BYU mobile app winner makes keeping a journal easier than ever

BYU's Micah Wilson has created an app that allows people to write in their journal every day without ever writing a single word. The app landed Wilson the $1,650 top prize from the Marriott School... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Study illuminates big performance gap for car headlights

There may be a reason why people have trouble seeing while driving at night, and it's not their eyesight. A new rating of the headlights of more than 30 midsized car models gave only one model a... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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SoundCloud expands into mainstream with paid streaming plan

SoundCloud is entering paid music streaming, hoping to turn its huge community of cover singers, dubstep remixers and wannabe stars into a bigger source of revenue. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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US hacks iPhone, ends legal battle but questions linger

The extraordinary legal fight pitting the Obama administration against technology giant Apple Inc. ended unexpectedly after the FBI said it used a mysterious method without Apple's help to hack... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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FBI probing virus behind outage at MedStar Health facilities

Hackers crippled computer systems Monday at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., forcing records systems offline for thousands of patients and doctors. The FBI said it was investigating... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Oculus Rift begins shipping; reviews suggest waiting is OK

The first consumer-ready Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset was delivered to a real person over the weekend, and reviewers got their first taste. The initial feedback: It's a beautiful, wonderful... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Apple releases small new iPhone, iPad for business use

Apple unveiled a small new iPhone, a new iPad tablet for business use and price cuts for its Apple Watch at a product event Monday. The announcements, which were largely expected, aim to keep up... Read more »

March 27, 2016

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Concerns over 'distracted walking' grow as injuries mount

Jared Schumacher is among the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who routinely use electronic devices to text, listen to music or do other tasks as they walk outdoors. Read more »

March 26, 2016

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Dogs may be the best line of defense against subway attacks

Even in an era of high-tech crime-fighting, the best line of defense against a Brussels-style attack on airports and subways has four legs and a tail. Read more »

March 25, 2016

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For first time, drone delivers package to residential area

A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Google Fiber retail store to open at Trolley Square

Salt Lake City’s newest technology hub will be located in a Google Fiber store at Trolley Square. Read more »

March 25, 2016

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US indicts 7 hackers in effort to send a message to Iran

The seven Iranian hackers charged with attacking dozens of banks and a small dam near New York City may never see the inside of a courtroom, but U.S. officials hope their "name and shame" tactic... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Census: Epicenter of Utah population growth shifting to Utah County

Utah County could soon be gaining a larger number of people each year than Salt Lake County thanks to a thriving tech industry and overall economic opportunity that are bringing in a steady stream... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Wheels to Watch: Honda, Toyota, Buick show new vehicles

From hot-selling SUVs to cool new small cars to electric vehicles and hybrids, the 2016 New York International Auto Show features a diverse lineup of new vehicles. The show officially opens to the... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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How the FBI might hack into an iPhone without Apple's help

For more than a month, federal investigators have insisted they have no alternative but to force Apple to help them open up a phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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FBI might have way to unlock attacker's iPhone without Apple

In a stunning disclosure, federal authorities said Monday that they may not need Apple Inc.'s help after all to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Navy's largest destroyer heads out to sea for trials

The nation's largest and most expensive destroyer headed out to sea Monday for final builder trials before being presented to the Navy for inspection. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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