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Google cuts losses with $2.9 billion sale of Motorola while Lenovo expands smartphone business

January 31, 2014 9:33 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An expensive mistake by Google could turn into a golden opportunity for China's Lenovo Group as it expands beyond its success in the personal computer industry. Google is ridding itself of a financial headache by selling Motorola Mobility's smartphone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion.

California cracks down on computer boot camps

January 31, 2014 9:05 am | News | Comments

California consumer protection officials are threatening to close a number of fast-paced, fast-growing computer coding boot camps that train people to work in the technology industry, saying they failed to get licensed as private schools before they started accepting students.

Photos of the Day: The Skywhale concept plane

January 31, 2014 9:00 am | News | Comments

The Skywhale, a concept plane by Spanish designer Oscar Vinals, would include three floors with a total seating capacity of 755 passengers. Much like luxury ocean liners, the top floor would be first class and have all the associated privileges. The middle floor would be business class, and the bottom floor would be coach.

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Yahoo says usernames and passwords stolen, information used to gather names, addresses

January 31, 2014 8:53 am | by New York, Associated Press | News | Comments

Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo...

Tech company opening facility in Lexington

January 31, 2014 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese technology company is opening a facility on the Lexmark campus in Lexington and will employ up to 50 people with an average annual wage of $100,000. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says Funai Electric Co. Ltd. plans to open Funai Lexington Technology Corp. to support research and...

The Nuclear Science Center celebrates 55 years

January 31, 2014 1:00 am | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

  On January 30, 1959, the Nuclear Science Center (NSC) was commissioned, under the capable direction of Dr. Robert G. Cochran, department head and director of the NSC. The receipt of a $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, in addition to $675,000 allocated by the Texas......

Army confirms Rapid Equipping Force as 'enduring'

January 31, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army has affirmed the continued existence of its Rapid Equipping Force, thus maintaining the service's ability to quickly address Soldier non-standard equipment needs....

Natick researchers developing technology to prevent heat injury in working dogs

January 31, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Through partnerships with the military working dogs community, local police K-9 units, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine will be developing products and strategies to reduce heat injuries and sustain performance in working dogs for military and law enforcement....

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Google's 4Q positions stock to reach new high

January 30, 2014 8:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's earnings are still rising at an impressive clip even as a long-running slump in its ad prices deepens and management gambles on risky ventures such as its unprofitable purchase of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility. The latest evidence of the company's moneymaking prowess emerged...

CEOs seek better Internet access in classrooms

January 30, 2014 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The top officers at more than 40 companies are asking the Federal Communications Commission to act quickly to help get more high-speed Internet into America's classrooms. The FCC is weighing changes to a program called E-rate that provides discounts to help schools with telecommunications and...

Cameron: UK public has shrugged off NSA leaks

January 30, 2014 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he believes the British public has largely shrugged off the espionage disclosures of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, telling lawmakers that people seem to be satisfied that U.K. spies are doing their jobs. The editor of...

Review: Beats Music proves it has some heart

January 30, 2014 5:07 pm | by Ryan Nakashima - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

There's no shortage of music subscription services that offer unlimited streaming for a monthly fee. The conceit of the latest offering, Beats Music, is that its playlists and other recommendations are curated by warm-blooded humans, not robots. As CEO Ian Rogers proclaims, "Algorithms can do...

Amazon 4Q earnings grow but miss expectations

January 30, 2014 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon's profit and revenue both grew in the latest quarter, but its results are below what Wall Street was expecting and shares of the world's biggest online retailer are down sharply. Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it earned $239 million, or 51 cents per share, in the October-December...

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Facebook soars to record high after strong 4Q

January 30, 2014 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's stock is soaring after the social networking company reported stronger-than-expected results for the fourth quarter, fueled by strong mobile advertising revenue. Facebook Inc., which turns 10 next week, said Wednesday that more than half of its advertising revenue now comes from...

Integration brings quantum computer a step closer

January 30, 2014 1:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An international research group led by the University of Bristol has made an important advance towards a quantum computer by shrinking down key components and integrating them onto a silicon microchip.Scientists and engineers from an international collaboration led by Dr Mark Thompson from the University of Bristol...

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