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Despite its relatively staid presence in industrialized regions like the United States and Western Europe, the toilet could stand a technological makeover.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rule on the divisive issue of what kinds of software are eligible for patent protection in a case being closely watched by the technology industry.
These days, people can't eat a meal or pet a cat without sharing it on the Internet. But what if people want to relive their digital lives in private?That is where a new iOS app called Heyday comes in.
A bouncy seat with an attachment for an iPad has got some parents rattled.More than one headline asked, "Is this the worst baby product ever?
Verizon has been feeling the heat in New York City and other major markets where AT&T offers much faster 4G speeds. But it looks like Big Red just leapfrogged Ma Bell on the third anniversary of its initial LTE rollout.
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet.
Spotify is getting ready to unveil an ad-supported, free mobile streaming service, reports the Wall Street Journal.Previously, mobile streaming was only available to Spotify Premium members who paid $9.99 a month. On Dec.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal computers, involving some 2 million machines around the world, since it stepped up its battle against organized online criminals three years ago.The Redmond, Wash.
GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you're inside, whether it's to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones.On Friday, Apple Inc. will begin using the technology at its 254 U.S.
WASHINGTON —The maker of a popular Android mobile app that turns your phone into a flashlight has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that the software secretly supplied cellphone locations to marketers, even when consumers rejected its terms of service.
Add a brand new Tesla Model S to the growing list of items you can buy with bitcoins.An auto dealership in Newport Beach, Calif., revealed Wednesday that it sold its first vehicle with the virtual currency as legal tender.
SAN FRANCISCO — Video game publisher Electronic Arts said on Thursday it halted development on upcoming projects of its "Battlefield 4" game to fix technical problems that have plagued the title recently.
The U.S. Navy says it has successfully launched a drone from a submerged submarine, another big step toward developing new military spying and reconnaissance capabilities.In a press release, the U.S.
Bitcoin is big business in China, home to more than one-third of the virtual currency's global daily transactions — some $65.7 million.
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter will begin showing ads to users based on their browsing history, it said on Thursday, becoming the latest Internet company to employ the controversial but increasingly widespread tracking technology.
AT&T is preparing to roll out some significant changes to its Mobile Share plan that will cut service charges for off-contract phones. Starting Dec.
Twitter has named Marjorie Scardino as a director, adding a woman to the all-white male board for which it's been sharply criticized. Scardino, 66, was the CEO of Pearson PLC, a publishing and education company, from 1997 to 2012, Twitter Inc. said in a regulatory filing Thursday.
Microsoft isn't mincing words when it comes to how it feels about U.S. intelligence agencies potentially spying on its customers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama.
The National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.