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  • Apple, Samsung, others commit to anti-theft tools for smartphones

    Apple, Samsung, others commit to anti-theft tools for smartphones
    Many of the world's top phone manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung, announced that they have committed to include basic anti-theft tools for smartphones made after July 2015 for sale in the U.S. Google, Microsoft, Nokia, HTC and several others...
  • Google to sell basic version of modular smartphone in January

    Google to sell basic version of modular smartphone in January
    Google will begin selling a basic version of its Project Ara modular smartphone in January, the company said this week. Project Ara is an effort by Google to make a smartphone that consumers can customize and upgrade by easily switching modules in and...
  • Concept for Live TV On-the-Go Was Around Long Before Aereo

    Aereo markets itself with the simple motto, "Watch Live TV Online." The technology is new; the concept, not so much. The mantra for the digital age has been to give consumers what they want, anywhere and anytime they want it. But when it comes to...
  • Supreme Court Ruling on Aereo Will Be Significant, No Matter Who Wins

    When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the battle over television streaming service Aereo on April 22, it will be against a backdrop of two competing narratives. Broadcasters warn of the end of free TV as we know it if the start-up company is...
  • Alibaba plans IPO in U.S., not Hong Kong

    The largest tech IPO of the year — and perhaps of all time — isn't coming from Silicon Valley. Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce behemoth with more sales than Amazon and EBay combined, has decided to go public on Wall Street after months of...
  • Amid marijuana safety concerns, Colorado unveils pot vending machines

    LITTLETON, Colo. — In the posh resorts of Vail Valley, where celebrities are as common as the paparazzi who stalk them, a machine has suddenly stolen the limelight. Meet Zazzz, thought to be the nation's first identity-verifying marijuana...
  • Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife

    The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign. But when a remote camera in Griffith Park captured an image of the puma more recently, it showed a thinner...
  • Al Franken Asks Netflix to Chime in on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible congressional opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, is asking Netflix to explain if it will mean the cable giant will have the "power and incentive" to act as a gatekeeper of traffic on the...
  • State says new online nursing application should speed up licensing

    State says new online nursing application should speed up licensing
    California is urging new nursing school graduates who have not already applied for a nursing license to do so using an online application instead of submitting a paper form. The new web application is designed to speed up approvals for graduates, said...
  • 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in U.S. in 2013

    4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in U.S. in 2013
    A report released Thursday said 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. in 2013, up from 2.8 million in 2012. Thefts were largely responsible for the increase in devices that were permanently separated from their owners, according to...
  • NBCUniversal Celebrates Earth Week With New Energy Awareness Campaign

    NBCUniversal is recognizing Earth Week with a new energy awareness campaign called "Lights Off. Screens On." during its seventh annual "Green is Universal" initiative. NBCU properties will actively promote the campaign during its shows, asking...