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  • Rural Va. broadband access lags behind FCC benchmarks

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new report says broadband service that meets today’s speed standards is lacking in rural Virginia. The report by the Federal Communications Commission says 64 percent of residents in rural Virginia…

  • Amazon’s big spending pays off in 4th quarter

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a Prime quarter for Amazon. Amazon surprised investors on Thursday with a fourth-quarter profit that soundly beat expectations, despite a continued increase in spending and a slight sales miss,…

  • Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The runaway success of Apple’s newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea’s Samsung for the title of…

  • US sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Not only does a feature of a popular Google Inc. mobile app put police officers’ lives in danger, it also interferes with law enforcement’s ability to carry out its speeding ticket mission,…

  • Huge YouTube bulk makes it tough to catch all terror videos

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Internet giant Google said Wednesday that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the spread of…

  • Sundance Watch: Celebs talk fest, iPhone film premieres

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here’s what they’ve seen and heard: ____ CELEBRITY QUOTES ON SUNDANCE From Kevin…

  • Judge permanently shuts down cellphone spyware app

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has permanently shut down a cellphone spyware app called “StealthGenie” that exposed targets to having their calls and emails monitored without their knowledge. Judge Leonie (LAY-uh-nee) Brinkema in…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending January 26, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. American Sniper (Enhanced Edition) by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice & Scott Mcewen – 9780062190963 – (William Morrow) 2. The Girl on the Train…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending January 26, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Trivia Crack (Ad Free), Etermax 2. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Five Nights…

  • Drone at White House raises privacy and security concerns

    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and neighbors are discussing security breaches after a hobbyist claimed his drone landed on the White House grounds early Monday morning undetected. It’s raising questions about regulations, privacy and security. Drones are becoming hobbyists’ favorite new toy, and a…

  • Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV…

  • Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

    HAVANA (AP) — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit…

  • Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China

    BEIJING (AP) — Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market. Motorola was a mobile phone pioneer in China but…

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama celebrates India’s Republic Day

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama’s experience at India’s Republic Day celebration may have felt a little like his two presidential inaugurations. He watched the two-hour parade of military hardware, marching bands and elaborately…

  • NFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site

    Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They’ll be available, legally, straight from the source. The NFL has protected its video as fiercely as any league, pushing most users to its…