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Apple, FBI stake out conflicting positions before Congress

The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers. Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Business leaders oppose non-compete bill

A bill proposed in the Utah Legislature is drawing sharp criticism from prominent local business leaders who claim that it could have a dramatic impact economic growth in the state and wreak havoc... Read more »

March 1, 2016

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FBI: Phone encryption a 'vicious guard dog' in crime probes

FBI Director James Comey likened impenetrable digital encryption to a "vicious guard dog" Tuesday, as a high-stakes fight between privacy and national security moved from the courts to Congress. Read more »

March 1, 2016

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Can the FBI force a company to break into its own products?

Can the FBI force a company like Apple to extract data from a customer's smartphone? In the fight over an iPhone used by an extremist killer in San Bernardino, some legal experts say Congress has... Read more »

March 1, 2016

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USU biological engineer patents method to make natural blue dye

A Utah State University researcher has taken a big step toward making a safer, more natural dye that can be used in the food, textile, cosmetic and other industries. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Obama launches 'take your child to the lab' week

President Barack Obama is launching a version of "take your child to work day" that's focused on America's science laboratories instead of its corporate workspaces. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

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Fighter jet milestone reached as Air Force tests F-35A weapons in Utah

The U.S. Air Force reached a milestone at the Utah Test and Training Range this week when a combat unit released live weapons from the military's new fighter jets for the first time. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

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CEO Tim Cook defends Apple's resistance in FBI iPhone case

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company's opposition to a government iPhone-hacking plan at its annual shareholder meeting, one day after the tech giant formally challenged a court order to help... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

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Which is safer — Uber or a taxi? There's no clear answer

The deadly shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, raises anew a question that has dogged Uber and other taxi competitors: Their rides may be cheaper and more convenient than a cab, but are they... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

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Uber faces potential big fine and ban for bosses in France

Uber risks millions of euros in damages and fines and having two top executives banned from running the ride-hailing company in France as a trial wrapped up Thursday in a Paris court. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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FBI chief: Apple issues are hardest he's seen in government

The policy issues raised in the Justice Department's dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the "hardest question I've seen in government, and it's going to require negotiation and... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Drones in Utah: 'It's important that we get this right'

Legislation regulating unmanned aerial vehicles decsended on the state Capitol on Wednesday. One bill advanced, one hovered but didn't go anywhere and at least two more await takeoff. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Companies experiment with build-your-own smartphone programs

If you could build your dream smartphone, what would it look like? Now suppose you could put it together yourself. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Lockdown: Apple could make it even tougher to hack Phones

Suppose the FBI wins its court battle and forces Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers. That could open all iPhones up to potential government scrutiny —... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Facebook's 'like' button gets 'angry' and 'sad'

Facebook's "like" button isn't going away, but it's about to get some company. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

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The hottest phones you've never heard of

Move over, Apple and Samsung. The next big smartphone might be from little-known Chinese brands such as TCL and OPPO. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

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Some victims in terror attack support efforts to hack iPhone

Some family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino terror attack will file court papers in support of a judge's order that Apple Inc. help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone as part... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Apple tells employees why it won't help hack shooter's phone

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook acknowledged to employees Monday that "it does not feel right" to refuse to help the FBI hack a locked iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino mass shootings. But he... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Ford CEO looks to autonomous cars, sharing economy

Ford CEO Mark Fields says the 112-year-old company is tripling its investment in new technologies that will ultimately lead to self-driving vehicles — but will make sure to keep making cars... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Tech toys abound at New York Toy Fair

From a preschool toy designed to teach pre-coding skills to a hands-on molecule-building set for older kids that works with an app, technology abounded at this year's Toy Fair. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

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West Valley City to offer free Wi-Fi at all its 22 parks

City officials flipped the switch Thursday to turn on free wireless high-speed Internet that will reach its 22 public parks by the end of the year. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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How Apple ended up in the government's encryption crosshairs

As the maker of trend-setting gadgets like the iPhone and iPad, Apple has changed the way people use technology in their daily lives. Now, after positioning itself as a champion of privacy, the... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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Hospital paid 17K ransom to hackers of its computer network

A Los Angeles hospital paid a ransom in bitcoins equivalent to about $17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network, the medical center's chief executive said Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

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Apple to fight order to help FBI unlock shooter's iPhone

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will fight a federal magistrate's order to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. The... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

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US stealth jets fly over S. Korea amid N. Korea standoff

Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighters flew over South Korea on Wednesday in a clear show of power against North Korea, a day after South Korea's president warned of the North's collapse amid a festering... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2016

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Rocky Mountain Power announces solar subscriber program

Rocky Mountain Power announced an agreement with German energy developer juwi to build the utility’s first Subscriber Solar program resource. The 20 megawatt solar farm will be located in the... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2016

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US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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$500K Apple grant provides technology to Salt Lake school

Jackson Elementary became just the second school in the state to receive a grant from Apple Inc. as part of the nationwide ConnectED program. The $500,000 grant provides hardware, software and... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Proposed Utah law aims to swat cybercrime

A state legislator wants Utah to take on a wave of emerging cybercrime with tougher laws for making false police reports or harassing people using electronic devices. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game?

Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016

Palmer Luckey doesn't just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years

Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Super Bowl ads this year might stick to 'good taste'

As the Super Bowl turns 50 and faces middle age, will this be the year that advertisers stick to — gasp — good taste? Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Agency: North Korea plans satellite launch this month

Weeks after its fourth nuclear test, North Korea announced plans Tuesday to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month, in what critics see as a covert test of banned... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that's sprung up in China: drone pilot... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Chase planning rollout of card-free ATMs

JPMorgan Chase will install new ATMs later this year that will allow customers to withdraw cash or initiate other transactions using their cellphone. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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LG Electronics posts 4Q loss as mobile business struggles

LG Electronics, the world's second-largest TV maker, on Tuesday reported an unexpected loss for the final quarter of 2015 as its smartphone business struggled and costs for raw materials rose. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Werner Herzog on ski jumping and filming in North Korea

The first time Werner Herzog came to Sundance a little over a decade ago with "Grizzly Man," he asked that the Festival prepare the Olympic-sized ski jump ramps for him. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Review: Under Armour's fitness gadgets need to shape up

You may know Under Armour mostly for its heavily marketed line of athletic sportswear. But the company has bigger ambitions: It's jumping into the crowded market for wearable gadgets that aim to... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Twitter disruption silences swaths of Europe, parts of US

Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in Europe. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson to cut about 3,000 jobs in medical devices

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs over the next two years as the health care conglomerate works to restructure its medical devices business. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Another potential 'First Guy' on the 2016 trail: Meet Frank

Frank Fiorina is hitting the road in Iowa and other early voting states for his wife Carly Fiorina, the former technology CEO seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Auto industry agrees to cooperate with government on safety

After two tumultuous years of recalls, fines and friction, the government and the auto industry struck a peace treaty of sorts by agreeing to cooperate on safety issues in the future. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Best Buy reports weak holiday shopping results, outlook

Best Buy's shares sank Thursday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain reduced its sales outlook for the fourth-quarter as it reported weak holiday business in mobile phones and... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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