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  • Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jody Kearns doesn’t like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson’s disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But…

  • Upgrade your old electronics with one new device

    WASHINGTON – With constant upgrades and new items hitting the market, older electronic devices can sometimes end up taking up shelf space with little use. But don’t toss your old MP3 player just yet. There’s…

  • Microsoft Set to Launch Windows 10

    (REDMOND, Wash.) — Microsoft’s latest version of Windows is set to come out on Wednesday and the company is making the price of upgrading very attractive. Current users of Windows 7 or 8 will not…

  • Clinton says she’s confident about proper handling of emails

    WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence…

  • Clinton says she’s confident about proper handling of emails

    WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by…

  • VidCon a chance for fans to see online video stars in person

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A swarm of spontaneous selfie sessions has commenced in the lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center as hundreds of fans have gathered for impromptu interaction with folks they watch online. There…

  • YouTube makes virtual reality push with 360-degree 3-D

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — YouTube says it’s making a further push into virtual reality, promising to add 3-D support for videos that play back in its 360-degree format. Thursday’s announcement comes a day after the…

  • YouTube creators looking elsewhere for money

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When 29-year-old YouTube star Meghan Tonjes launched a podcast with crowd-funding site Patreon a year ago, it was one of dozens of things the singer-songwriter was doing to grind out a…

  • Comcast adds Internet customers; box office pumps up revenue

    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a slowdown in subscriber growth, the Internet is still propelling Comcast. The movies and theme parks in its NBCUniversal entertainment unit also bolstered results in the quarter. The country’s largest…

  • Is it time to panic about car hacking? Yes and no

    WASHINGTON — It was a dramatic demonstration of a newfangled problem: Two hackers remotely took control of a Wired reporter’s Jeep Cherokee through its wireless technology and messed with everything from the air conditioning and…

  • Review: Google photo service is strong on search

    NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s new service for organizing and backing up images blends some of the best of what Apple and Yahoo have rolled out in recent months. These services come as smartphone cameras…

  • BlackBerry to buy crisis-communications software firm AtHoc

    WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to buy California-based software company AtHoc, which develops emergency alert systems for government agencies, military bodies, and other organizations. Financial terms of the deal were…

  • Column: Carjacking just got real with Wi-Fi hacking

    WASHINGTON – Question: How worried should I be about my new car that has Wi-Fi getting hacked? Answer: The security industry has been warning car manufacturers about the growing dangers of adding customer convenience technology without a…

  • Even Apple loyalists taking their time on Apple Watch

    NEW YORK (AP) — For all those who hailed the iPhone as the “Jesus Phone” in 2007, the Apple Watch’s arrival has hardly been the second coming. Sure, it can do many useful, even delightful…

  • Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix to prevent hacking

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday that it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles. The fix is a response to a recent article in…