Sep 18, 2014

FCC chief says utility-style Internet rules are 'on the table'

U.S. officials are considering utility-style rules for Internet traffic, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said Wednesday. The rules are “very much on the table,” Wheeler told the U.S. House Committee on Small Business. Wheeler said the agency is considering rules under Title II, ...

Solar storm arrives at Earth, but is not a problem

Sep 13, 2014

Solar storm arrives at Earth, but is not a problem

A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday, but it was causing few, if any, problems. It may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights. Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Chris Smith said the storm left the sun on Wednesday and first arrived ...

Sep 12, 2014

Double solar storms headed Earth's way

A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms was forecast to hit Earth on Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said. Individually, the storms, known as coronal mass ejections (CME), wouldn’t ...

Jul 8, 2014

Isis mobile wallet abandons name to terrorist group

Mobile wallet service Isis is changing its name to distance itself from one acronym used to refer to a terrorist group rampaging through Iraq and Syria. The group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is also known as the Islamic State of ...

Apple hopes to lift street cred with $3 billion Beats buy

May 29, 2014

Apple hopes to lift street cred with $3 billion Beats buy

Apple is striking a new chord with a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist that also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine. Wednesday’s announcement comes nearly three weeks after deal negotiations were ...

Apple may use Beats to change its rhythm toward music streaming

May 19, 2014

Apple may use Beats to change its rhythm toward music streaming

Over a decade ago, the late Steve Jobs pulled one of his trademark reality-distorting maneuvers, browbeating music label executives into selling songs on Apple Inc.’s nascent iTunes digital store for a mere 99 cents apiece. Now it is Apple that is being forced into ...