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Miami looks to become America's next tech hot spot

May 6, 2014

Miami looks to become America's next tech hot spot

Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging its role as the gateway to Latin America and luring northern entrepreneurs with cheap living costs and lots of sun. ...

May 3, 2014

Google is sued for abuse of market power

Google has been sued for allegedly abusing its market power by forcing makers of handheld devices that use its Android operating system to also provide its applications. Google’s requirements that manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics adopt less popular applications in order to use consumer ...

Apple, Samsung infringed patents

May 3, 2014

Apple, Samsung infringed patents

A jury has awarded Apple $119.4 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smartphone features — and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents. Friday’s ...

Japan, EU to hold cyberspace talks

May 3, 2014

Japan, EU to hold cyberspace talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union leaders will agree at a summit in Brussels on May 7 to launch a dialogue to boost cybersecurity, according to a draft of a statement that is expected to be issued after the meeting. With China as ...

May 2, 2014

Microsoft makes an exception for XP users with emergency browser fix

Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft Corp rushed to create the fix after ...

Google's self-driving cars learning to master city streets

Apr 29, 2014

Google's self-driving cars learning to master city streets

Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists — a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology. Despite the progress over ...

U.S., U.K. advise against use of Internet Explorer until bug is fixed

Apr 29, 2014

U.S., U.K. advise against use of Internet Explorer until bug is fixed

The U.S. and U.K. governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch attacks. The Internet Explorer bug, disclosed over the weekend, is the first ...

Wireless is way forward for Internet

Apr 28, 2014

Wireless is way forward for Internet

The Internet may feel like it is everywhere, but large pockets of sky, swaths of land and most of the oceans are still beyond a signal’s reach. Three decades after the first cellphone went on sale — the $4,000 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X “brick” — ...

Apr 28, 2014

Microsoft grapples with IE glitch

Microsoft was scrambling Sunday to repair a security hole in its Internet Explorer Web browser, saying it had detected attempts to exploit the flaw. The U.S. software giant said the coding problem affected versions 6 through 11 of its browser, noting it was aware ...

New Mexico dig uncovers 'E.T.' video games buried after 1980s flop

Apr 27, 2014

New Mexico dig uncovers 'E.T.' video games buried after 1980s flop

Documentary filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill on Saturday unearthed hundreds of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” cartridges. The game was considered by some to be the worst video game ever made; it was blamed for contributing to the downfall of the video game industry ...

Big tech companies offer millions after Heartbleed crisis

Apr 25, 2014

Big tech companies offer millions after Heartbleed crisis

The world’s biggest technology companies are donating millions of dollars to fund improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL, the software whose “Heartbleed” bug has sent the computer industry into turmoil. Amazon, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel and Microsoft are among a dozen ...

U.S. proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

Apr 25, 2014

U.S. proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

The nation’s top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane for movies, music and other services to get to people’s homes. The proposed rules come after a federal appeals court struck down previous “net neutrality” rules designed to prevent Internet access ...