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    • 8:56 AM, Aug. 27, 2014

    Time Warner Cable has nationwide outages

    New York — Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.

    • 10:28 AM, Aug. 26, 2014

    Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

    Washington — Tired of that friend or relative who won't stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority.

    • 6:54 AM, Aug. 25, 2014

    Sony network hit by online attack, executive's flight diverted

    Tokyo — Sony's PlayStation Network service for video games was unusable from Sunday until Monday afternoon after being flooded by an online attack.

    • 4:27 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • TRAVEL

    On family travel outings, let these apps be your guide

    Whether you travel by car, boat or plane, add value to your family adventure with educational and travel-friendly apps.

    • 8:20 PM, Aug. 19, 2014

    Google's IPO launched decade of revolutionary big bets

    San Francisco — Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

    • 3:04 PM, Aug. 20, 2014

    Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

    San Francisco — Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

    • 11:25 AM, Aug. 20, 2014

    Uber integrates app with Starbucks, OpenTable to spread usage

    Uber Technologies Inc. helped pioneer the ability to book a car ride using a smartphone. Now it wants to offer that service within every other mobile application.

    • 12:14 PM, Aug. 19, 2014

    No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

    New York — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

  1. App of the Week: Forks Over Knives

    Get access to more than 130 healthy recipes from the critically acclaimed documentary 'Forks Over Knives.'

    • 2:03 PM, Aug. 15, 2014

    Gear up and get powered with gadgets for your gadgets

    Most of us are walking around with hundreds of dollars of portable electronics. This week we review a number of items that are designed to help you get the most use out of your gadgets, and to protect them — and your ears.

    • 11:51 AM, Aug. 13, 2014

    AT&T throws in iPads with iPhones to boost tablet customers

    AT&T Inc. is dangling $200 discounts on iPads as part of an iPhone sales promotion aimed at clearing inventory ahead of the next iPhone and at boosting the number of data-device subscribers.

    • 7:23 AM, Aug. 13, 2014

    Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

    New York — Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and t

    • 9:15 PM, Aug. 11, 2014

    Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

    Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.

  2. U.S. bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

    Boston — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a 'mystery hemorrhagic fever' in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally annou

    • 1:48 PM, Aug. 7, 2014

    Scientists make cheap, fast self-assembling robots

    Washington — In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than ...

    • 1:50 PM, Aug. 7, 2014

    Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

    Washington — In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper.

    • 9:27 AM, Aug. 7, 2014

    Richard Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)

    New York — If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, ...

    • 6:29 AM, Aug. 6, 2014

    Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords, user names

    New York — Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report ...

    • 11:29 AM, Aug. 6, 2014

    Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs

    Los Angeles — Any worried pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a more scientific way ...

    • 8:38 AM, Aug. 6, 2014

    Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists

    Los Angeles — Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label ...

    • 7:14 PM, Aug. 4, 2014

    App of the Week: TwoDots

    The latest craze in addictive smart phone gaming is TwoDots.

    • 1:56 PM, Aug. 1, 2014

    Facebook service inaccessible for some users on desktop, mobile

    Facebook Inc. was inaccessible for some users Friday, most likely due to technical issues, two months after another major service disruption.

    • 3:13 PM, Jul. 31, 2014

    Twitter: Government requests for user data have increased

    New York — Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about ...

    • 7:10 AM, Jul. 30, 2014

    Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales

    Tokyo — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales.

    • 8:26 AM, Jul. 30, 2014

    What's a group selfie? Usie

    New York — What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!

    • 5:02 PM, Jul. 29, 2014

    Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    New York ) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging ...

    • 6:54 PM, Jul. 28, 2014

    App of the Week: GasBuddy

    While you're on your mid-summer road trip, use the GasBuddy app to find the cheapest gas in the vicinity.

  3. GM to add wireless smartphone charging

    General Motors Co. said Monday it will offer wireless smartphone charging in the 2015 Cadillac ATS and 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe to help address growing demand ...

  4. Verizon rewards program includes tracking

    Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program for its 100-million-plus subscribers.

    • 10:22 PM, Jul. 24, 2014

    2 social networks paying users for profitable posts

    San Francisco — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts ...


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