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  • Tuesday Morning Reads: House Dems, lobbyist audits and Internet cafes

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here's what we're reading this morning.   * Orlando Sentinel reports that the stae is retreating from Common Core exams being developed by PARCC in favor of a Florida-designed assessment.   * Sun...
  • 'Patent trolls' live to sue -- but they only file 20% of patent suits

    'Patent trolls' live to sue -- but they only file 20% of patent suits
    One of Silicon Valley's favorite hobbies is complaining endlessly about the rise of "patent trolls" and how they're destroying innovation. And by patent troll, we mean a company that doesn't make anything but just owns a bunch of patents and uses them...
  • Will digital restaurant menus get you to spend more?

    Will digital restaurant menus get you to spend more?
    (Reuters) - Businessman Mitch Goldstone planned to shell out about $40 at the Red Square restaurant in Las Vegas before heading to a show, but he ended up spending four times that amount because of the alluring pictures of food and drinks on an electronic...
  • Microsoft will pay iPad users at least $200 to switch to Surface

    Microsoft will pay iPad users at least $200 to switch to Surface
    How badly does Microsoft want customers to switch from an iPad to a Surface tablet? Well, it's now willing to pay them to do it. The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant has recently rolled out a new promotion that offers customers at least $200 when they go...
  • PASSINGS: Karin Higa, William C. Lowe, Ike Skelton

    PASSINGS: Karin Higa, William C. Lowe, Ike Skelton
    Karin Higa Expert in Asian American art Karin Higa, 47, a specialist in Asian American art who worked for nearly a decade and a half as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at her home in L.A., said Russell...
  • Despite early struggles, Microsoft pushes ahead with Surface tablets

    Despite early struggles, Microsoft pushes ahead with Surface tablets
    Microsoft had a rough go with the first generation of its Surface tablets, but the company hasn't let those early struggles deter its mission to compete in the tablet market. The first set of Surface tablets -- the RT and the Pro -- was slow to sell, so...
  • Microsoft once again cuts price of Surface Pro, to $699

    Microsoft once again cuts price of Surface Pro, to $699
    Microsoft's new Surface 2 Pro went on sale this week, but the tech giant is still trying to clear inventory for its predecessor. And now, it's cut the price of the Surface Pro by another $100 in order to do so. The Redmond, Wash., company updated one of...
  • Dell offers to fix laptops that smell like cat urine

    Dell offers to fix laptops that smell like cat urine
    Everyone knows the Internet is all about cats, but Dell may have taken that too literally with one of its new computers. The Texas company on Wednesday issued one of the funniest customer service notes in the world of tech when it offered to replace a...
  • Greg Schwem: Time to $hop for $chool $upplies

    TO: ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS FROM: ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS RE: SCHOOL SUPPLIES Greetings, parents! It's hard to believe the new school year is upon us. It seems like only yesterday your children left for vacation and we began our annual...
  • Greg Schwem: Repair my cellphone, repair my life

    I used to think the Department of Motor Vehicles was the best place to find a collection of individuals in catatonic states that cannot be broken, even when an employee says, "it will just be a few more minutes." Then I visited a cellphone repair store....
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...