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  • Brain fitness games: A look at Lumosity, Posit Science, CogniFit

    Brain fitness games: A look at Lumosity, Posit Science, CogniFit
    As the brain fitness craze grows, so do the number of software programs that promise to boost mental skills. Here, we take a look at three of the largest companies in the digital brain health industry. Each offers trial games that users can play free:...
  • Apple has something to prove at developers conference

    Chief Executive Tim Cook likes to say Apple Inc. has an advantage over competitors because it does three things well: hardware, software and services. For much of the year, speculation about new hardware gets the lion's share of attention from obsessive...
  • Live unboxing: Google Play editions of HTC One, Galaxy S 4 [Video]

    Live unboxing: Google Play editions of HTC One, Galaxy S 4 [Video]
    Google fans have long called for devices running unaltered versions of its Android operating system, and Google delivered just that this summer. The HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S 4, the two top Android smartphones, went on sale recently on Google...
  • Samsung's own developer conference: A move to rely less on Google?

    Samsung's own developer conference: A move to rely less on Google?
    Samsung announced it will hold its own developers conference this fall, perhaps signaling that the South Korean giant is seeking to reduce its reliance on Google. The conference was announced with a teaser website that says it will take place Oct. 27...
  • Facebook can see what users type even if status is not posted

    Facebook has said that it is within its terms of service to see what users are typing even when the status or comment is never posted on the social network. The Menlo Park, Calif., company confirmed that it can track users' unpublished posts after two...
  • Exchange software should be shared [Letter]

    As a retired systems engineer with over 20 years of in development of software systems, I have to question why it is necessary that each state develop its own software for the health insurance exchanges. There are 26 states that have their own health care...
  • Cyanogen gets $23 million for 'Android on steroids' operating system

    Cyanogen gets $23 million for 'Android on steroids' operating system
    SAN FRANCISCO -- You can add all the apps in the world to that phone in the palm of your hand. But the device manufacturer still has more say over how your phone looks and works than you do. Some people in the tech community don't think it should be...
  • LCF students try their hand at coding

    By 2020, there will be an estimated 1.4 million computing jobs in the United States, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Unfortunately, there will only be about 400,000 graduating computer science students ready to...
  • California passes up millions for prison healthcare, report says

     
    This post has been updated. See the note below for details. California's court-run prison healthcare program is missing out on tens of millions of dollars a year in federal funds because of disagreement with counties and software problems, a new......
  • Shutting down online poker invades privacy, destroys jobs

    Shutting down online poker invades privacy, destroys jobs
    The banishment of U.S. players from the major online poker rooms has affected millions of Americans. With the exception of a few jurisdictions, such as Washington state, it is not illegal for Americans to play online poker. Instead, the Department of...
  • Confession? There's an app for that

    Q. A new app for the iPhone and iPad allows people to make confession with a virtual priest. According to its makers, the “Confession: A Roman Catholic App,” which is on sale at Apple's iTunes store, offers “a personalized examination of...