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  • Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes

    In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service. The seemingly innocuous...
  • Troy Wolverton: Facebook changes tracking practices � again

    Facebook users beware: The company has yet again unilaterally changed its mind about its data collection practices. As users should know, that's not a good thing for their privacy. Earlier this month, the dominant social network announced that it's...
  • Need a doctor? Take this app and call one to your door

    Marcus Welby, welcome to the 21st century. If the fictional Santa Monica doctor from the early 1970s were still plying his trade today, patients would be able to find him at the touch of a smartphone application. He would listen to their woes and conduct...
  • Should net neutrality rules stop T-Mobile's music streaming offer?

    Should net neutrality rules stop T-Mobile's music streaming offer?
    When T-Mobile announced the other day that it would exempt streaming music services from its wireless data caps, I thought it was the best reason yet for Washington to stop the company from being swallowed up by Sprint. But some consumer advocates thought...
  • Google, Microsoft agree to compromise on 'kill switches'

    Law enforcement officials and smartphone makers met in the middle Thursday, with two major industry players agreeing to meet cops halfway on “kill switches.” Users of phones with Google or Microsoft operating systems will soon be able to...
  • Uber taking cabbies for a ride

    Uber taking cabbies for a ride
    If you're confused by the battle between Uber and traditional cabbies, consider this: Machine Gun Kelly didn't legitimize bank robbing by using cutting-edge technology to persuade bank tellers to hand over the till. Before Kelly's innovation, bank...
  • Key decisions loom as Supreme Court session nears end

    — The Supreme Court heads into the last two weeks of its annual term Monday seemingly poised to hand down a series of decisions that will come as defeats to President Obama and victories for foes of abortion. Already this year, the court has...
  • Amazon Fire smartphone includes retail bombshell

    Amazon unveiled its first smartphone Wednesday. The Amazon Fire has many of the bells and whistles of other smartphones, with some new twists and with one extra, Amazon-only component: Firefly. Firefly is a program that allows users to point their...
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  • Storehouse tries to make everyone a storytelling star on an iPad

    Storehouse tries to make everyone a storytelling star on an iPad
    SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this month, an iPad app called Storehouse received one of Apple's top design awards at its annual developers' conference.  Launched in January, the app aims to make it easier for users to create compelling stories using...
  • Dry-age your own steaks at home with the Steaklocker?

    Skip the expensive butchers and stuffy steakhouses. According to the founder of a new device called the Steaklocker, the process of dry-aging steaks could be a reality in the average home. A fridge of sorts, the Steaklocker is about the size of a...