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  • Feds funding efforts to create single Internet password

    The Commerce Department has been handing out grants to fund a way for Americans to use a single password anytime they shop, bank, pay bills or engage in any other online activity that requires logging in and verifying identity.

  • Alibaba expert: 'End of U.S. dominance in world tech'

    The explosive success of China based Alibaba's debut on the New York stock market today is confirmation that American dominance in the tech sector on Wall Street is over, according to a world expert on the firm.

  • Border Patrol may soon wear body cameras

    The test of cameras will be worn beginning Oct. 1 to improve accountability and transparency at Customs and Border Protection, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said Thursday. The National Border Patrol Council is expected to oppose the plan.

  • US to train veterans to install solar panels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through...

  • Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

    BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. Until now, Chinese companies that made a splash in global stock markets were state-owned banks and oil companies. But they are big by decree, not...

  • Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook has been...

  • Upgrade to iOS 8 now or wait?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting — but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors. Some of the new...

  • Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag

    TOKYO (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business. Citing intense competition, especially from Chinese rivals, Sony said Wednesday it...

  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners of...

  • Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded. The Government Accountability Office said the Obama...

  • Federal Circuit: BlackBerry did not infringe on company’s patents

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Last month, a federal appeals court ruled against a Delaware company that sued the once-popular smartphone maker BlackBerry for patent infringement. Prost The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which handles all U.S. patent appeals, sided with...

  • Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency required self-driving cars to be registered...

  • FCC backs Connecticut initiative for ultra high-speed Internet

    Gigabit networks provide Internet access at speeds of up to 1,000 megabits, or 1 gigabit per second, which are over 30 times as fast as the national average.

  • Healthcare.gov got go-ahead despite flaws

    Department of Health and Human Services officials knew of the security risks before launching healthcare.gov, the troubled website for the Obamacare health insurance program.

  • Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows....



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