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Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

Communications Inc. is said to be nearing a deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55 billion.

Pakistan judge orders CEO held for faked diploma allegations

A Pakistani judge ordered police Wednesday to hold and question the embattled CEO of a software company for a week on allegations he oversaw a global diploma mill, as broadcasters aired images of... Read more »

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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Back home on Earth: SpaceX cargo craft leaves space station

A SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station on Thursday and returned to Earth. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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What you need to know about the Takata air bag recall

A recall of air bags made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. now has the dubious distinction of being the largest in U.S. history. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Recreational noise a serious threat to young people’s hearing

More than 1 billion young people are at risk of losing their hearing thanks to repeated and prolonged use of personal electronic devices such as earbuds and smartphones, according to the World... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection

Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and —... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Orem police warn of skimming scandals

A recent skimming incident in Orem has police reminding residents to always be mindful when using an ATM or other bank card readers. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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In the NFL, helmet sensors are a sensitive issue

When big-money NFL careers are at stake, the use of impact-measuring sensors in football helmets isn't as routine as one might expect. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Prying parents: Phone monitoring apps flourish in S. Korea

Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Sally Beauty confirms data breach

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. confirmed Thursday that there was an “illegal intrusion” into its payment card systems, marking the company’s second data breach in just over a year. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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GM to invest $1 billion in Detroit-area tech center

General Motors Co. plans to spend $1 billion on construction and renovations at its Detroit-area technical center, a top-to-bottom overhaul aimed at boosting innovation and employee attraction... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Profiles of Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment victims

Eight people were killed in an Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The victims include an Associated Press employee, a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, a Wells Fargo... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Twitter founder feeling 'Super' as he heads in new direction

Biz Stone knows abandoning a struggling project to try something else can be a smart move. After all, he was part of a team that dumped the seldom-heard podcasting service Odeo nearly a decade ago... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Toyota, Mazda announce 'long-term partnership' in technology

Toyota Motor Corp. and Japanese rival Mazda are expanding their partnership to a long-term one focusing on technologies in the areas of safety and fuel efficiency. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Verizon Wireless, Sprint settle allegations of bogus charges

Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million to settle charges that the mobile giants allowed phony charges on their customers' monthly bills so they could keep a cut of the profit,... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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For marketers, e-sports enticing to reach millennials

The latest ally in competitive gaming's fight for mainstream awareness just might be marketers. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Tech exec's loss raises question: How to grieve and work?

What happened to Sheryl Sandberg could happen to anyone: The woman who wrote the book on balancing career and family will have to figure out how soon she will return to her high-profile job... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Google embeds engineers as professors

Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts

At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about... Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit

The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems

It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor and even some other features might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Crowdfunding: Where social media meets innovation

A decade ago, launching a startup venture was a “pipe dream” for most people, even in the “land of opportunity” that is the United States. Today, more small businesses are... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Japanese premier to tout bullet train in California visit

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is starting a three-day visit to California with plans to check out some of the region's tech innovations, lend support to expanded commercial ties and even promote... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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