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US stock market sinks as Apple drags down tech

September 25, 2014 12:29 pm | by Matthew Craft - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Technology companies are leading a broad drop in U.S. stocks that has pulled the Dow Jones industrial average down 200 points. The steep decline comes a day after the market had its biggest gain in more than a month. Apple dropped more than 3 percent after the company pulled a software update for...

Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

September 25, 2014 10:06 am | by MEAD GRUVER and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press | Comments

A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

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Cyber experts warn of 'Bash' bug

September 25, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New warnings are emerging of a security flaw known as the "Bash" bug, which cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers using Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. The Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued a warning about the vulnerability this week.

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Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval

September 25, 2014 9:59 am | by JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

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Review: Samsung Alpha big on design, short on tech

September 25, 2014 9:55 am | by ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup with new iPhones boasting larger screens like Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, Samsung is coming out with a smaller phone that looks and feels more like an iPhone. The new iPhones measure 4.7 inches...

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New iPhones run into software, bending complaints

September 25, 2014 9:52 am | by BRANDON BAILEY AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending. Late Wednesday, Apple offered users a way to manually reverse the update provided earlier in the day.

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Georgia manufacturers boost profits, but reduce long-term investment

September 24, 2014 5:35 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

September 24, 2014 Atlanta, GA Georgia manufacturers are enjoying higher profits, but in the rush to meet the demands of a rebounding economy, they may be shortchanging investment in future-focused technology and innovation, a new survey of the state’s manufacturing companies has found.

Logic PD Joins Telefónica’s M2M Global Partner Programme

September 24, 2014 5:19 pm | by Logic PD | Comments

Logic PD has partnered with Telefónica to provide customers with global wireless coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and the ability to bring connected products to market quicker. “With this partnership Logic PD will be able to ...

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Samsung to launch new phone in China before Apple

September 24, 2014 3:32 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple's new iPhones. Samsung said all three ...

Struggling BlackBerry releases new phone

September 24, 2014 3:29 pm | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry launched a new smartphone Wednesday as the embattled Canadian company hopes for a comeback. Chief executive John Chen unveiled a large-screen, square sized phone called the Passport to a Toronto audience. London and Dubai ...

Drivers, don't trade in your smartphone for Google Glass yet

September 24, 2014 3:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded -- but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of their vehicles....

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Most metal-poor star hints at universe's first supernovae

September 24, 2014 3:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers, led by Miho N. Ishigaki, at the Kavli IPMU, The University of Tokyo, pointed out that the elemental abundance of the most iron-poor star can be explained by elements ejected from supernova explosions of the universe's first stars....

Project aims to turn mobile phones into detectors of disease-spreading insects

September 24, 2014 2:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Insects transmit many of the world's most infectious diseases, but there has been a decline in the expertise needed to recognize species of insects most likely to transmit illness to people. In a new effort to safeguard human populations ...

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German man banned from Yellowstone in drone crash

September 24, 2014 2:50 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

A German citizen who crashed a drone into a lake in Yellowstone National Park this summer has been banned from the park for a year and was ordered to pay $1,600 in fines and restitution. Andreas Meissner of Koenigswinter, Germany, was charged....

Protecting our processors

September 24, 2014 2:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced nine research awards to 10 universities totaling nearly $4 million under a joint program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient ...

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