Washington’s volcanoes, Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier, are getting some enhanced — and high tech — scientific scrutiny this summer.
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Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users.
Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 percent of its staff, over the next year as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia devices business it bought in April.
International Game Technology’s $6.4 billion buyout at the hands of lottery giant GTECH was all about timing.
When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Gmail and other online accounts? A group of influential lawyers says yes, unless you specify otherwise in a will.
Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.
Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
Citing its parental controls and a history of refunds when parents complain, Amazon says it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
Nervous Brazilian soccer fans took to Twitter to breathe a collective sigh of relief as the final, tension-filled moments of a penalty shootout against Chile broke an all-time record for online buzz during a live event.
Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. You have a ticket in the very top row for an NBA playoff game, and a courtside seat. The referees are reviewing a big play in the final seconds, and you are right there in front of them.
The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google’s appeal of a ruling that it pried into people’s online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project.
Frustration over passwords affects just about everyone. “We are in the midst of an era I call the ‘tyranny of the password,’” says Thomas Way, a computer science professor at Villanova University. “We’re due for a revolution.”
GoPro, the maker of wearable sports cameras, is expected to sell its shares publicly for the first time and begin trading on the Nasdaq stock market Thursday.
If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook — your profile information, status updates, likes and interests.
On the heels of success with “The Lego Movie,” the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet games. The Lego Fusion line will launch in August at about $35 a set.
Amazon set out to do something different with the unveiling of its first smartphone Wednesday. How about a completely new way of interacting with your phone, for starters?
A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday. G Data Software said it found malicious code hidden in the Star N9500 late last month.
The Nevada Transportation Authority will study a proposal from a Las Vegas technology company to consider licensing and setting rates for a smartphone hailing application for limousines.
SYN Shop in Las Vegas calls itself a “hackerspace,” a place for people to work on personal or collaborative projects that range from robotics to welding to sewing.
Two outpost offices of the National Weather Service in Alaska are finally ending what has been a bygone practice for most of the nation for almost two decades — using real human voices in radio forecast broadcasts.
Amazon.com Inc launched “Prime Music” Thursday, a streaming service that comes free with its $99-a-year Prime membership program, to compete with Spotify and Apple Inc’s Beats Music.
The Japanese gaming giant unveiled a toy figure line called “amiibo” that will work in tandem with its video games like the toys-meet-games franchises from Activision Blizzard Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. The announcement was made in an online video released Tuesday during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the industry’s annual trade show.
On lane 25 at Red Rock Lanes a few years ago, it came to him. Bowler Rich Belsky wanted to track his improving scores digitally. How about creating an app that tracks bowling scores in real time by tapping into bowling centers’ scoring systems and sharing stats?
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