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Features an Amazon smartphone might offer, including 3-D interface?

A report that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted musings about what it might offer.

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2014

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President Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance powers, President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2014

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Google builds a 'Nest' for future of smart homes

When our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, Google wants to be at the center of the conversation. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2014

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Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case

Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps, the government... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2014

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Government: Apple to refund $32.5M in app case

Apple will refund $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2014

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Conference helps families learn how to pass along businesses

Research published in Family Business Review has shown that between 80 percent and 90 percent of U.S. businesses are family-owned or controlled, yet less than half get passed on to a second... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2014

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EU ups pressure on Google in antitrust case

The European Union's antitrust watchdog is increasing pressure on Google to swiftly provide better proposals to address allegations the firm is abusing its dominant position in Internet searches. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2014

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Officials: Obama likely to OK phone record changes

President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for possible future surveillance, but he'll leave many of the specific adjustments for Congress to sort... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2014

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How tunnels are built, used along US-Mexico border

As border security has tightened, drug cartels have turned to tunneling beneath the ground to avoid detection. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2014

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Hot cars at the Detroit auto show

The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 18. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2014

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Proposed spy phone record shift draws resistance

Telephone companies are quietly balking at the idea of changing how they collect and store Americans' phone records to help the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. They're worried... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2014

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'Ghost gun' regulations pushed in California bill

The "ghost guns" that can slip through metal detectors and be assembled at home without safeguards are spurring efforts in California and elsewhere to bring these weapons and their owners out of... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2014

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Iowa Legislature convenes for 100-day session

Setting modest goals, such as pursing legislation on Internet access and bullying, the Iowa Legislature on Monday opened the 2014 session of the 85th General Assembly. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2014

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The hottest gadgets of CES: 3-D printers to 4K TVs

The biggest gadget trade show in the Americas wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas after swamping the city with 150,000 attendees. This year, "wearable" computing was big, along with various 3-D... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2014

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3-D printing breaks out of niche by aiming for your kitchen, garage, wardrobe — or all three

Some of the oddest items on display this week at International CES gadget show were edible, origami-like sculptures made of sugar, their shapes so convoluted as to baffle the eye. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2014

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Target: Breach affected millions more customers

Target's pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2014

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What the widening Target breach means for you, and how to safeguard

In light of Friday's news that the Target breach has widened, are you protected? Read more »

Jan. 10, 2014

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Chinese biz to put plant at former Ohio GM site

A Chinese company will build an automotive glass-making plant in southwest Ohio, creating up to 800 jobs and revitalizing a former General Motors factory site, officials said Friday. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2014

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Old meets new in 2014 video game lineup

The usual suspects are back in new video game installments in 2014 — Mario, Solid Snake and Master Chief, to name a few— but this year they'll also be joined be some shadowy newcomers... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2014

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Media redesigns like those at the New York Times are aimed at users

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Every now and again, media companies and tech industries give their products a face-lift. And in the latest round, these updates and redesigns seemed to be aimed at the consumer. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2014

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Deseretnews.com sees year of significant growth

It’s been a year of tremendous growth for Deseretnews.com and the Deseret News mobile apps, the digital properties of the Deseret News. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2014

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Obama nearing a decision on intelligence review

President Barack Obama is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government's... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2014

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Virtual reality transforms real-life shopping in stores

In the not-too-distant future, grocery shoppers wearing Google Glass will see coupons for a new cereal flash before their eyes as they search for Cheerios, while others browsing the dairy section will have information about the... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2014

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San Francisco to charge Google, others with employee shuttles

San Francisco plans to start regulating employee shuttles for companies like Google, Facebook and Apple, charging a fee for those that use public bus stops and controlling where they load and unload. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2014

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New family products shown at CES 2014

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Amid all of the gadgets and fancy technology, viewers were treated to intriguing products that could be of interest to families. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2014

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